Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER eioudr, ion I I'M mnd Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press N EWS PICTURES' Kent In Local and Wlrcphotoa Dailr Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 1 72 WINONA. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 9. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Island Queen, River Excursion Boat, Blows Up at Pittsburgh Stassen to Enter Badger Primary Food Prices Advance for Fourth Day Dairy Situation Critical; Hogs Sell New Highs shrinking food dollar ,was being dragged, through the wringer again today by'for last Tuesday night and then another somewhat general advance I escorted Clerk Barbara Seabert to Courteous Bandit Pays Second Call on Detroit Store Detroit A friendly band! who held up a dry-cleaning store In staple commodity prices. Except for a reduction of five cents a pound retail for margarine in New York, the general trend was upward in the faster moving race for economic adjustment. Tor the fourth consecutive day. The Associated Press index of 35 wholesale commodities reached an- other new all-time high yesterday at 19226, compared With the 192G base year of 100. Included in the continued ad- vances were meat, coffee, butter, tallow, eggs and., corn. Moreover, the whole dairy outlook was far from a pretty picture as described by Russell Pifer, executive secretary of the American Butter Institute. her bus stop paid another call last this time. Eighteen-year-old Barbara told police she looked up from her work to see a familiar smiling face and hoar a pleasant voice announce, "Here I am again." Recognizing the caller, she said she reached for the telephone, but the polite bandit, displayed a gun and admonished, "Here, here, none of that.'1 He had just appropriated trom the cash register when the iclephone rang and a passerby looked in at the door, the young clerk reported. She answered the phone and the man fled. On his last visit, Barbara said waukee November 24. He describe this as his opening address In h: campaign for the Republican nomi nation. Stassen said that committee ac tlyity in Wisconsin has indicate that slates of delegates-will be pre scnted in the April 6 primary on >ehalf of Governor Thomas 'E 3ewey of New York and Qenera Douglas MacArthur, but that in neither case has there been an; evidence of "authorization" from those two. While Stassen was absent from he country in the 1944 campaign a partial slate was entered for him going Into the winter with an ex-lto the bus stop that he was Wisconsin and he recalled that ceptlonally low supply of butter and I married veteran with a child and I they won three or lour convention The dairy Industry, Flfer said, Is the bandit confided while walking Has Not Decided Other.State Races, Ex-Governor Says E. Stas- sen announced today he will enter the Wisconsin presidential prefer- ence primary next April 6 In his quest for the Republican presiden- tial nomination. The former Minnesota governor also told a news conference that he will make a major speech in Mil-jing broke out aboard the vessel. 33 Jews Hurt In Pier Fight At Hamburg Violence Marks Unloading of Last Refugee Ship Hamburg, helmeted British troops completed a forcible disembarkation today of Jewish refugees from three trans- ports which brought the Exodus 1947 Jews to Germany, and flght- creazn In storage and with two per cent leas milk cows than a year ago. Since the peak milk production in 1B44, ho added, the number of milk cows has dropped seven per cent while consumer population since the start of the war has Increased many of them now "in heavy milk drinking ages." Stock at New Hlfh Butter climbed another cent a pound on .the New York and, Chi- cago mercantile exchanges yester- day to new peaks for the year. Eggs advanced to 60 cents dozen whole- sale here, and porterhouse steak hit a pound lit New Vork retail out- lets. Probably foreshadowing retail pork price hikes, hogs hit a (Continued on Pa ice 14, Column 1) FOOD PRICES Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight and Wednesday. Low high Wednesday 88. cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered show- ers and thunderstorms north and west central tonight. Warmer north- west tonight and Wednesday. cloudy tonight and Wednesday with a few scat- tered thundershowers northwest to- night. Little change in temperature. EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota-Wisconsin Temper- ature will average about five de- grees above normal northern sec- ilons to 10 degrees above.southern sections. Normal maximum 67 north to 79 south, minimum 47 north to 56 south. Continued warm Wednesday, becoming cooler late Thursday and Friday. Rising trend Saturday and Sunday. Precipita- tion will average about one half inch; rather frequent periods of scattered showers Minnesota, and northwestern Wisconsin through wns Just getting his start in th robbery business. Police continue efforts to cut off his career qiuckly Russia Submits Proposals for U.N. Police Force Lake .Succemi. Oorlet-Rui sla proposed today that the Unitec Nations police force have 13 dlvl slons of troops, planes and five or six cruisers. further Russia did not propose any bat Jeshlps or carriers for the U. N force. The figures, were submitted by the Soviet delegation to the TJ. N military staff commltte as Russia's estimate of the size and strength of the forces to be put at the dis- posal of the security council by the TJ..N.'members. The United States, France, Britain and China submitted estimates last June In response to a demand from the security council for actual fig- ures on the U. N. force. Russia refused, to turn In. figures: The Soviet estimates are given now only ft few days in. advance of the U. N. assembly, where the world police force is expected to be dis- cussed in some detail. The actual force still appears far in the future. The figures submitted by the Big tonight 70; Five now stand: Land forces: 12 divisions. seats. Dewey however walked off with the .great'majority of them. Other Primaries Undecided Stassen said he has made no deci- sion yet as to whether he will enter primaries in other states. Stassen, the only avowed candi- date, so far for the Republican presidential nomination, said he will discuss vital issues before the coun- try arid the Republican party. Asked whether he. accepted the record of the Republican Congress as his platform, ho replied he did Sot'-accept It entirely. He added ;hero, will be other questions In- volved in new legislation, and-listed the following as 1848 talking; points: Prices and related -economic 4s- sues, tax policy, housing, world economic policy, health, basic rela- The troops turned firehoses on the defiantly shouting and singing refugees of the last ship, the Tlun- nymede Park, to break up a sltdown strike. Later soldiers dragged two Jewish men with bloodied head down the gangplank. Other Jews followed, some fighting. A preliminary British on casualties showed 33 Jews, includ- ing 13 women, hospitalized, and hree British soldiers sent to hos- pitals with injuries. Correspond- jnts on the dockslde counted at .east six Jewish men with bleeding heads, carried down the gang- plank, and about 20 others, includ- ing women, borne off face down- ward, as if unconscious. About 300 soldiers armed with clubs took part, in the operation mmmmmtwi" wm.'ittfttifnn Jew Ziiiebeck-Xuecknliz, Germany officials said to- day that one Jew escaped from Poppendorf camp during the night. Thin camp Ii where the Exo- dus 1947 refugees were brought for ic'reenlng yesterday and to- day after their debarkation from Britiih tramportf at Hamburg. Shown Above Is the Island Queen, five-decker excursion boat which blew up at Pittsburgh today, killing ah estimated 20 persons. The picture was furnished Thu Republican-Herald by Captain Frank J. Fugina, this newspaper's or Man. River columnist, from his personal collection. f tor most of the 'third 'ship's Messengers rejected two separate lltimatums to leave peaceably. A short time before the British ions with Russia, future of the ad effected the peaceable dlsem- (Jnlted Nations, efficient and eco nomlc conduct cf government, an abor policy. Asked whether he agreed with Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) that th Taft-Hartley labor act is not ar ssue, Stassen said. -general ln.bc >ollcy Is always an Issue and th Taft-Hartley "law a' partlcula ihase of that issue." He reiterated that the new labo ct Is a good one in general anc said the "extreme attacks on it bj abor leaders are 'not juutiQea b; ts provisions." Support He said it is not'.'leglslation tha rill break up labor unions and pre Icted that the rank and file OL orklng .men will support It in n ew years' time. Staasen would not elaborate on (previous statements that he migh Air forces: planes, Interested in the vice-presiden- Tburhsday, with showers remainder of district Friday night. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at-12 m.-today: Maximum, 80; minimum, 74; noon, 68: precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow Kt TEMPERATUKES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pet. Chicago 88 CD Denver 82 56 .0 DCS Moincs 99 73 Duluth 76 70 Int. Falls 88 56 Kansas City ___102 78 Mpls., St. Paul ..92 73 New Orleans 88 77 New York 87 68 Phoenix 9B 76 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Stage 24-Hr Today Change Red Wing 2.2 Lake City 5.0 Reads 3.2 Dam 4, T. W........ 4.0 Dam 5. T. W.......2.2 Dam 5A, T. W........ 3.0 .1 Wlnona 5.1 Dam 6, Dam 6. T. W........4.0 Dakota 7.3 Dam 7. Pool 9.2 .1 Dam 7, T. W......... 1.6 .3 La Crosse 4.4 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Dunind, 2.5 .8 Zumbro at Thellman. 3.9 .3 Buffalo above 2.4 .1 Trempealeau at Dodge 0.9 .1 Black at Ncillsvlllc___2.7 Black at Galesvillc___2.3 .3 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 .1 Root at Houston...... 5.8 RIVER FORECAST (From Ma-itlnj.i to Guttrnbcrjr; COO Members, 300 fighters, 300 other planes. Naval force; Five to six cruisers 24' destroyers, 24 minesweepers, 12 submarines, 24 escort vessels. UNITED STATES Ground forces, 20 divisions. Air forces: planes, including 1.250 strategic and tactical bombers fighter bombers, 300 miscel- laneous. Naval forces: Three battleships, During the next 3C hours, there will be little change In the river stages from St. Paul to La Crosse. From Genoa to below Lyrtxvllle, there will be a slight fall in the upper pools, the greatest fall belngl J foot at dam ten. six carriers, 15 84 destroy- ers, 90 submarines, six assault shipping and craft for number of divisions shown. Britain Ground forces: Eight to 12 divi- sions. Air forces: 1.200 planes, including COO bombers, 400 fighters, 200' mis- cellaneous. Naval forces; Two battleships, four carriers, six cruisers, 24 de- stroyers, 48 escort vessels, 24 mine- sweepers, 12 submarines. France Ground forces: 16 divisions, in- cluding three armored, three air- borne, ten motorized or mountain. Air forces: planes, includ- ing 225 strategic bombers, 150 medium bombers, 400 light bombers; 300 fighters, 200 reconnaissance. Naval forces: xThree battleships, six carriers, nine cruisers, 18 to 24 destroyers, 30 escort vessels, 30 minesweepers, 12 submarines, one Rent Hikes Filed On 6 Per Cent of Housing Units pro- viding rent Increase! up to 15 per cent'under the new rent law had been filed on dwell- ing; units throughout the nation tip to August 29, Housing Expe- issault shipping and craft for num-; alter Frank R. Creedon an- .tlal nomination If he could not get 'top place and that he would not go on a ticket with Governor Dewey A columnist asked whether he would go on a ticket with General Dwieht D. Eisenhower.-' Stassen replied: "I read your column on that and I have no comment." As for the Marshall plan, Stas- sen said American aid ,to Europe should be conditioned on beneficiary countries not moving further to- ward socialization and greater regi- mentation. He replied in the affirmative when asked If that meant future old to Britain should .be on the condition that Britain does not socialize her steel industry, Stassen announced he would make eight speeches this month in the East and Midwest. Ullc U1.LU1AJ11H.L1 Ui U Exodus Jews back- to Germany from! House expenditures subcommittee contract terminations 'whjch was called into session today. b'arkatioh' of Jews from the second of the three transports, the Empire Rival. The first of the transports, the Ocean Vigor, was emptied yesterday of refugees, with some violence attending the landtags. Some Leave Quietly One of the two men dragged down the gangplank with blood spurting from head wounds was reported to have been a veteran Zionist leader who had urged the refugees to "fight to the death." When he was dragged from the ship, the number of Jews deciding ;o leave peaceably increased no- ticeably. Most of them were drenched from the streams of water played into the holds. One gangplank was reserved for ,hose who decided to leave peace- ably from the Runnymede Park, Which the British had said brought the toughest of the lot" of Inquest Set in Accident Fatal to Four Near Wadena Wadena, Mian. (IP) Wadena lounty Coroner W. E. Parker of Sebeka said he would convene an nquest today into the auto acci- dent'on highway 71 north of here (which claimed the lives of four persons and seriously injured a fifth, all passengers in the same car, late Monday. Dr. Parker said the victims were i Mr, and Mrs. William van Dale, Mrs. Tillle Sutter and Mr. Van Dale's brother, Abraham, 74, all of Milwaukee, Wis. Mrs. Mary Helm, sister of In critical condition- Wadena hospital, Sheriff O. D. Tullgrren said wit- nesses told him the auto, traveling at a reasonable rate of speed, left the highway for some unexplained reason, hit a high gravel bank and overturned. The two men were dead when aelp arrived at the scene and the iwo women died later en route to Non-Communist Clause Backed in First Court Test Fort Worth, Texas In the CIrst such ruling on the Toft-Hart- ley law. Federal District Judge T Whitfleld Davidson yesterday ;he hospital, Tullgren reported. It was one of the worst accidents in the county's history, he added. War Contract Overpayments Set At [prices, which already is having some effect on retail food costs and may have more this winter and next year? During the latter half of tills summer grains have made very 'sharp advances, reminiscent of the 'days when big-time speculators I used the grain futures market on Washington the Chicago board of trade for Bender (R.-ohio) today estimated 'grandiose "corners" and overpayments on canceled war con-i Currently, there is no indication of racts have totaled nearly a planned, artificial corner. Since 'July 29, when the present 8 Nazi Officers Acquitted of Mixing Uniforms Frankfurt, Nazi Lieutenant Colonel Otto Skorzeny and seven co-defendants were acquitted today by a United States military court at Dachau of charges of sending German troops into battle dressed in American uni- forms. The big scar-faced former Ger- man (Elite guard) officer com- manded the 150th Panzer brigade at the time of the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-45. He denied that he or his under-offlcers ever sent troops in U, S, uniforms to spread confusion behind the lines of retreating American, troops. Heavy Exports, Sad Crops Spur >ain Upturns By William Ferris Chicago What Is behind the spectacular upturn in grain Judge Davidson declared, "and It is consistent and proper to throw restraint around any organization by denying privileges to those who would destroy .this form of govern- ment." Davidson ruled that the O.W.I.X7. was not eligible for certification as a bargaining unit because the CXO. failed to comply with the provision of the Toft-Hartley law which re- quires filing of non-communist af- fidavits. unions file affidavits that their-of- ficers are not communists. The judge .declared that the non- communist provision is fully con- consistent and proper. The ruling was made at a bear- ing here Involving the Oil Workers International union He held that the CXO. had not com- plied with the law, thus the O.W.I.TT. did. not have recourse to the NLRB. Ballot Count The O.WJ.TJ. had filed a petition seeking to force Regional NLRB Director Edwin. A. Elliott to count ballots in an election of workers of the Deep Oil Development Com- pany at Wichita Falls, Texas. "The constitution guarantees a representative form, of o Palestine. Another gangplank was set aside for those who had o be forcibly ejected as the dlsem- iarkatlon began.shortly before noon. The Jews sailed from Sete, 'ranee, July 10 aboard the Exodus name for the one-time Chesapeak Bay excursion steamer President Warfield. Cameras Barred The British headed them off near 'alestlne eight days Inter, put them n the three transports and sent hem to Port de Bouc, France. In ort there from July 28 to August 2, they refused to disembark, and British then brought them to in the British zone .of ermany. The Jews of the Empire Rival fere loaded on two trains for ship- ment to the Poppendorf ersons come near Luebeck, where hey would be housed in tents and uts pending screening and event- al disposition. The first train left ve minutes after announcement of he disembarkation. News photographers 'were barred rom the dock area today for the econd day. When reporters were dmittcd through the dock gates, lelr bags and typewriter cases were j searched for cameras. >00 and said a public explanation will be demanded of companies advance got under way. wheat has which fail to return the money. Iriscn 4G to 49 cents n bushel, corn Bender Is the chairman of to 53 cents and oats 23 to 29 cents. Both corn and oats are sell- ing above their previous record peaks made around the World War I era. Allocation System Two factors, in the opinion of grain men, are mainly responsible for the upturn: 1) The heavy ex- port drain on American crop pro- duction; 2) This year's disappoint- ing American corn crop and Eur- Decision Friday Cut From Glass Fatal to Minneapolitan's Sister Rye, N. Y. Mrs. Ralph Proctor. 45, bled to death Monday when a glass dropped on her foot and severed a blood vessel, Amos JO. Squire, Westchester county med- ical examiner said in signing a cer- tificate of accidental death. Squire said Mrs. Proctor apparent- ly arose during the night to get n. drink nndj in a drowsy condition, failed to notice her cut foot. Funeral services will tie held in Minneapolis, where Leo R. Coscrlff, a brother, lives. She is also survived by another brother, Dr. J. A. Cor- griff, Olivia, Minn., and her hus- band, who Is a field engineer for the National Coil Company, Columbus, Ohio. (In Chicago, A.F.L. President WlllJam Green said that he believed .op A.F.L, leaders would sign non- communist affidavits in order 20 Believed Dead, Craft Flaming Mass 16 in Hospital; Heat From Ship Hampers Rescuers v. Pittsburgh The "Island a giant, five-deck excur- sion steamer, exploded and was de- stroyed by fire at her Monongahela river dock today, causing a death. toll estimated by police at 20. At least 16 persons were taken to Mercy hospital, and authorities feared the total dead might rise. Crewmen were hurled into the river by two tremendous blasts which shook the downtown area. The first body identified was that of Mary Jones, address unde- termined. The steamer's crew of about 90 included a number of maids. No passengers were reported aboard. Police, firemen and passersby dived dramatically into the murky river to rescue crewmen. Along the wharf, firemen were hampered by a huge crowd which gathered swiftly. Terrific heat from the burning ship held back rescuers. Thict smoke billowed through the neigh- borhood. Paatenterc Boardlne The blast occurred just before passengers were to board the hugs Doat for an afternoon ride down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers- Jack O'Berry, a crewman said: "I was on the gangplank. were 02 aboard. "I counted those I saw In the water, and if the others were on board, I figure they are dead. I saw- two women and eight men on rtha porch, I didn't sec them after Wast." The boat had a crew of about 90 and accommodations for pas- sengers. Passersby along the wharf peeled off their clothes and assisted swim- mers. Thousands of spectators crowded the sidewalks at the scene, on. the fringe of Pittsburgh's famous "golden triangle" business section. Enrine Room? Thirty to 40 persons were seen In the water at one time. An unde- termined number of injured hospitalized. William C. Morton, 21, of Cin- cinnati, an apprentice engineer, ex- pressed belief the explosion occur- red In the engine room. The Island Queen is owned by Coney Island, Inc., operator of Coney Island Amusement park on the Ohio river in Cincinnati. The five-deck Queen, which the company claims to be the largest inland excursion boat in the United States, can accommodate ex- cursion passengers. It has no cabins for overnight passengers. The craft is 286 feet long, and 51 feet wide. The boat featured a large dance opean wheat crops. American grain exports are al- located among various countries, based upon relative need. For the (Continued on HEAVY EXPORT 2, Column 4) Pedestrian Die at Danla cemetery for the 95-year- old Indian to whom death came yes- terday in big cypress swamp. He was a descendant of the great Sezni- nole Chief Osceola.