Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 18, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W I BATHER Cloudy tonight. with Jocftt rmtn. R EGJSTER Now for Swimming Fool Election November X Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 180 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 18, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES State of Emergency Declared in Florida Wheat, Corn Drop Limit In Chicago Plunges Follow Announcement of Slash in Exports By The Announcement of a sharp reduc- tion in November grain export allo- cation resulted today 'in n price plunge on the Chicago board of tradr. with wheat and corn declin- ing the limit in the first few min- utes of trading. All wheat contracts dropped ten cents, the daily limit for wheat, and Ml corn contracts were oft eight cents, the limit for that grain. Oats dropped around four to five cents, with six cents the limit. The low on September wheat was 12.67, on September corn and on September outs Exports Cut The sharp price break followed an announcement by the agriculture department last night November ex- ports would be held to bushels of grain, compared with jin October quota of bushels. Dark World Outlook Speeds Defense Setup W, Stuart Symington, Secretary of Air Force Meanwhile, proposals by govern- ment officials to curb tho recent upward trend in prices were sound- ed throughout the nation, Pre.tldrnt Truman's cabinet com- mittee on food appeared headed for n. decision to reduce grain exports for the months Immediately ahead utter tho agriculture department's disclosure of Its cut in November Brain export allocations. Cotton Down Declines were reported in the Vermonter Hits Coal Pact As 'Appeasement' Flan- dcrs (R.-Vt.) declared today that If industry as a whole copies the "appeasement" of John L. Lewis by coal and steel men, the government Chicago wholesale egg and butter markets and in New York cotton dropped a bale under heavy sell- ing pressure reflecting tho weakness in tho grain market. Eggs were off much as 1.25 cents a dozen in Chicago and butter declined cents a pound. to Washington, Representative chairman of the In Hope House agriculture committee, called lor slowdown In grain speculation. Consumer Iteslntanco Meanwhile, consumer resistance to high priced Items spread to more areas. In Michigan, an estimated auto workers organized in 11 consumers cooperative movement aimed to buck splrallng food prices, Another area of consumer resist- ance was In New York state, where the Housewives League of Rock- iounced rotating system of three-week vlllo Centre announced a plan for boycotts against key food com- modities, beginning with beef. U. S. to Serve On Commission For Indonesia New United States was chosen today to serve with Aus- tralia and Belgium on a three-mem- ber United Nations commission to assist in negotiating n settlement of the Dutch-Indonesian conflict. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winoniv and vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Fri- day with occasional local rain. Lit- tle chanpe In temperature. Low to- night 62; high Friday 7G. FORECASTS cloudy tonight and Friday with occasional showers a canoe swamped and pulled over north and west portions tonight and "will be forced to step Jn" with controls over wages, prices and profits. The New England manufacturer and lawmaker said, there was an "ominous parallel" between "the Munich pact with the Nazis" and the contract which tho United Mine Workers won from northern mine owners and the U. S. Steel Corpora- tion. In each case, he asserted Jn an address prepared for the seconc economic institute of the United States Chamber of Commerce "peace has been purchased, but at too high a price to be repeated." Flanders, who heads -one of three Senate-House subcommittees inves- tigating high prices In various sec- tions of the that those Business men who now are "charg- ing what the market will bear" arc Building up n threat of "losses and bankruptcy In the future." "Run-away Flanders said, "will not only hasten the coming of a depression but also greatly Increase its severity." Minnesota Has Record Tobacco Crop St. Cloud, Minn. Two Min- nesota counties are all set to harvest what Is expected to be a record new crop in the While not exactly ready to com-i pete with southern states, Minne- sota this year will harvest a crop of the loaves the value of which has been set at about by Mike Nols, a buyer at Watklns, Several hundred acres in the Eden vallcy-Watklns-St. Nicholas area were planted this year and have already matured Into fields ol broad-leafed plants about four feel high. The area is in south central Stearns county and the north cen- tral part of Meeker county. Ncis reported tho 1040 crop U. N. Waits Russ Answer To Marshall Soviet Rumored Ready to Pull Out If Plan Is Adopted New The United Na- tions assembly met in a tense at- mosphere.' today, awaiting, the first Soviet rebuttal to the slashing at- back on Russia yesterday by Secretary of State George C. Mar- shall. As the second day of general de- aate opened word quickly spread ;hat Soviet Deputy Foreign, Minis- ter Andrei Y. Vlshlnsky would de- Iver Russia's basic policy speech. Russia was generally expected to return Marshall's attack and re- ect his proposal for overhauling ,he deadlocked U.N, peace machin- ery. Opposition Opposition to the Marshall plan or a special year-around 55-nation ecurity committee of the general assembly developed meanwhile from an unexpected quarter. Australian Deputy Delegate Colonel W. R. Hodgson called the proposal "tin constitutional" 'In an off the tloo comment. Vlshlnsky was absent as the gen era! debate was resumed with Chii John L. Sullivan, Secretary of Navy This country's new unified defense machinery went into operation abruptly today on radioed orders from President Tru- man. The instructions sent by the Presi- dent from, the battleship bearing him homeward from the Rio de Janeiro conference on western hemisphere security came as a surprise to many top-rank officials. Mr. Truman himself said his de- cision to have James Forrestal sworn Wreckage Is riled High amid blowing palm trees as fierce hurricane winds lash West Palm Beach. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) as because of the Internationa situation. This word, arriving late in th day, contrasted with an earlier ex Jlanatlon .issued by the navy. I said that prior to Mr. Truman's do parture for Brazil it hnd been de cidod Forrcstal would be sworn in bout September 15 "or after th President's return, unless all pre liminary arrangements had been completed earlier." Aides accompanying Mr. Truman were quick to tell reporters aboard the battleship Mlsouri that Mr. Tru man had no .particular developmon In mind when he told the newsmen the international situation prompt- ed his decision. Presidential Press Secretary Char- les O. Ross said the chief executive was thinking only of "the whole general international situation." Arrangements were made to com- plete the top echelon of the defense organization with the swearing In today of W. Stuart Symington as secretary of the new independent air force and John L. Sullivan as secretary of the navy. They hac been assistant and under secretaries, respectively, In their departments. broupht growers 50 cents a pound nncl that tho prlco will probably go above that this winter. Man Drowns Near Walker Canoe Tips (Tim) Orton, Longvllle, drowned In nearby Woman lake late Wednesday when entire state Friday. No decided change In temperature. Partly cloudy south and mostly cloudy north portion to- night and Friday with occasional showers extreme north portion. Little crmncp In temperature, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 86: minimum, 04; noon, 8G; precipitation, .08; sun sets tonight nt sun rises to- morrow nt TEMPEIIATUKES ELSEWHERE Max, MIn. Pet, Duluth 57 47 Los Angeles fiC 00 Mpls.-St. Pnul 81 G7 New Orleans fll 77 New York 70 G3 Seattle 62 42 Phoenix ...........100 65 DAILY KIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr, Singe Today Change with Miss Ann Bulgarian Court Rejects Appeal From Petkov Sofia, Bulgaria (y The Bul- garlan supreme court has rejected the appeal of Nikola Petkov, 54, Agrarian opposition leader sentenc- ed a month ago to be hanged on a charge of conspiring against Premier Georgl Dimltrov's fatherland front government. wearing earphones clamped over hi head. In the corridors at U.N. headquar ters there was even speculation ove whether Russia would pull out o the world organization if the Mar shall proposals prevailed. But re: sponsible American and other off! cials said such speculations were without basis and that in Brest's would continue to require he: full participation. The U. S, delegation, asked U.N Secretary-General Trygve Lie las night to add the Marshall scheme to the current agenda. .Many of the small nation delega- ;lons appeared to be rallying to sup- port of -the American plan and while the positions of Prance and 3rltain were yet to.be disclosed dip- omats expected they would go along with the United States. Test What may prove to b.e a first test vote.on the American moves to get around the Russian veto, as it is ised in the security council, came ast- night In 8. meeting of the gen- eral assembly's powerful 14-member teering committee.. Up for deci- ilon was an American Ine with Marshall's speech yester- the assembly should con- ider and act upon the Greek-Bal- :ans dispute. Andrei Gromyko, Russian com- mittee against this roposal. He contended that as- embly action would only further aggravate" the differences between and her Soviet-satellite Bulgaria and Ibanla, Gromyko also charged that Amer- can aid to Greece "Is not economic ut military and it Js this aid that civil Hoods Hit Tokyo; Casualty Total Reaches drove Japan- ese from five densely-populatec districts of Tokyo today and even higher crests were feared in the wake of a typhoon disaster which has caused an estimated casu- alties. .American troops in assault boats rescued thousands of refugees from rooftops and dikes on the flooded Kathleen Tokyo An American baby born Just as Tokyo's lights went out with 'the arrival of a. typhoon Monday night has been named Kathleen the name jflvcn the typhoon by tho weather bureau. Kathleen Is the daughter of Master Sergeant and Mrs. Wil- liam H. Bell of Fort Mitchell, Ky. Man Trapped 21 Hour sin Well Cave-In Warner, N. more: than 21 hours at the bottom of a 20- foot well, which caved in on him, Norman Woods, 23-year-old army combat veteran, was extricated at a, m., today after 100 volunteers and state police worked all night to dig him out. His condition was not determined .mmediately as he was rushed 20 miles in an ambulance to a. hospital n Concord. State police reported earlier that Woods' condition was as "good as :ould be expected under the condl- ions" and that "He is able to talk with rescuers." Two doctors were standing by as including 80 per cent of he town's formed jades to carry sand from a circular rench being dug aroxind the well. Woods had been unable to move rom his waist down. His legs were eld fast by timbers and other de- M.F.L. Re-Elects Olson; Wedge District Officer President Expedites Federal Aid Hurricane Turns Back Toward Damage in Millions By The Associated Press FcnmcoU, residents boarded up homes and, business buildings along Florida's vulnerable west coast before an ad- vancing hurricane, and Gorernor Mlllard CaldwcU's office announced, that President Truman had de- clared a state of emergency in. Florida. The announcement came a few hours after the Weather bureau dis- closed that the treacherous tropical storm had curved sharply after In- flicting: multi-million dollar damago Mary Gale Del Ray, was born In a. hurricane. She is the dxnchler at Mr. and Mrs. J. WillUm klewich who came into the yesterday while Florida.'! worst storm in ten years waa at >its height. Parents and baby were Inside a storm-proof hotel, safe from the elements' Jury. nibbing, Minn. Re-elected plain cast of Tokyo. Air jlanes dropped food to some of hose beyond-reach of boats. As the muddy water, swirled hrough the northern and eastern districts of Tokyo, .the First Caval- ry division reported new floods of erious proportions were expected o hit the city shortly. Landslide Upstream, landslides added to thi lorrors of four days of lashing alns and floods. Kyodo news agency and the ncws- aper Yomiurl said that Mount kngl Jn Gumma pcrfecture let go with slide's of tons of rock, mud and and most of Take anc wo nearby villages, killing 182 apanese and injuring 185. Yomiurl said out of 600 homes in Tako, 112 collapsed and the rest were covered with mud and sand. Casualty Toll Kyodo agency revised Its casual American Delegate Warren Aus- A defense pica for clemency wasi filed today with Provisional Presi-l dent Vnssil Kolarov. If this plea falls, Petkov will be hanged. Petkov's Agrarian party has been outlawed in Bulgaria. The United Itates and Britain have vainly de- manded a review of his case. death toll at and reported 240 Injured and missing. The Arosemena Takes Over in Ecuador Quito, Julio Arosemena, 53, assumed office to- day as Ecuador's fourth chief ex- month. .01 .08 14 13 2.4 G.O 3.1 4.1 5.1 30.1 't.l 7.G Red Wine Lake City....... Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W..... Dam 5, T.W..... Dam 5A. T.W. Winona (C.P.i Dam 6, Pool Darn G. T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool fl.3 Dam 7, T.W..... 1.8 La Cros.sc J2 4.0 Tributary Streams Chlppeu-a nt Dunind 2.0 Zumbro nt Thcitmnn 3.1 Buffalo above Alrnii 2.2 Trrrnpeaictiu nt Dodge .7 Blue It nt Nelllsvllle 2.8 Black nt Galcsvlllc 2.8 Ln Crossc nt W. Salem l.G Root nt Houston 8.8 ItlVEU I'OUKCAST (From to Gutteribere) During the next two days, stages will be practically stationary throughout this district. I .1 .1 .2 motor-equipped which he was towing it. Dalapenn, living at the lake, saved herself by swimming to shore. Orion was to have returned to the Uni- versity or Minnesota us ti student ecutive in, less than tin replied that if Russia wanted honle ,ndustry elwjlcr estimated 576 case stricken from the deod 302 and missing, agenda Gromyko could the his demand and quences of a vote." assembly with the conse- When the steering committee voted, Russia lost by a count of 12 to 2 its efforts to prevent the as- sembly from considering Greece. Jui overwhelming majority of the assembly's 55 member nations is normally counted on. to vote with America, Britain and other Western powers in any showdown on an Is- sue between them and the eastern bloc countries. It thus appears certain from the outset that Marshall can muster easily the strength to put over the total of The ministry counted damage and casualties from 22 prefectures on Honshu, seven more than first reported when it was estimated two-thirds of this main home Island had been hit by Monday's storms. Wisconsin Phone Rate Increase Given Approval Madison, Wiscon- sin Telephone Company, serving approximately subscribers hroughout the state, was given per- 3 Negroes Denied Admittance to Badger School Racine, Wis. District At- torney Edward Krenzke said yester- day he had been informed that three Negro children had been de- nied admittance to Husher district presidcnt by the G5th annual con- vention of the Minnesota Federa- tion of Labor, Robert Olson, Du- luth, last 'night promised full imple- mentation ot the poetical program voted by the delegates. After one of the most spirited campaigns Jn federation history, Olson was returned to Its leadership by a 100-vote margin, -while George W. Lawson, St. Paul, secretary for 33 years, won over George Phillips of Minneapolis, 433 votes to 361. In a statement after the ballot- ing Olson, a consistent Joe of poli- tical action by the federation, said: "You want politics and so far as I am concerned you.will get politics. But.It's going to be American Fed- eration of Labor nonpartisan pol- itics." Robert Rooney. Duluth, whom Ol- son defeated, -had campaigned on a upon southern Florida, and -was headed back toward the ma.ini.nct from the Gulf of Mexico. Yesterday, tile unpredictable, un- controllable monster ripped a path of destruction across Florida's most famous playground and Tannins section. It roared inland with 120- mile winds between Miami and Palm Beach, and emerged into the gull near Fort Myers with scarcely-di- minished velocity. Forecasters indicated It vrould slam into the low-lying; Florida about midnight, western _ between, Pcnsacola and Apalachlcola, Hurri- cane 'flags flew from. Pensacola to St. Marks, and winds up to 100 were anticipated. Federal ReUef Civilians In the danger icera being moved to reinforced and beach residents fled to town. Truman's emergency proclamation, enables the- Federal Works Admin- Phillips. Earlier, the convention had ap- proved naming of political commit- tees by local unions and central la- bor groups. Vice-presidents elected by dis- No. 3 school. The three Negro children and one white student had been transferred from the Caledonia district No. 13 schol which closed because of small enrollment. Krenze advised the Caledonia aoard to "go back to the Husher board and reinstate the colored chil- dren." triots Included: First, Arthur Wedge, Winona, and Rochester. Robert Petersdorf, Lightning Kills Two at Red Lake Bcmldji. Minn. Two Red thc veto-strapped j mission today to increase its rates 'an estimated 20 to 25 per cent to produce additional revenue of yearly. security council. On the other hand It appear equally certain that another phas of Marshall's seven-point program yesterday had no chance of imrile diate acceptance. That is his pro posal to curtail sharply the use o the veto by the big power member of the security council. Russia, the United States, Brit aln, France and China share thi special privilege, and under the UJST charter no combination of nation can take It away from, any one o them. Russia thus can use Its veto to prevent any curtailment of It right to exercise the veto. The veto Itself cannot be restricted untl Russia is .willing to have it re- stricted. State Raw Fur Dealers Meet Planned Sept. 26 than 100 dele- gates and visitors ara expected here September 26 for the annual meet- ing of the Minnesota Raw Fur Deal- ers association. TRIPLET TRAVELERS Qulnlan, TWA host- ess, poses with the Decs triplets, Christina. Meran.and Katha (I. I.) of Washington, D. C., at La Guartlia Field, N. Y., as the triplets and their mother enplaned for Cairo. Thye Predicts Stassen Will Get Nomination Washington Predicting Harold Sto-sson would receive the 1948 Republican presiden- tial nomination. Senator Thye told a reporter Wed- nesday, "The people counting him out of the race Just do not understand the nuin'i ability and are therefore unable to see what lie has accomplished." Baltimore Man Sets 26 Years ror Manslaughter case of the anvas-wrapped body found Doat- ng In Baltimore harbor last July came to a close yesterday with the sentencinR of a 2G-year-old barge worker to 18 months In jail for manslaughter. Lloyd Douglas George originally was indicted for murder, but the state accepted his pica of guilty of the lesser charge. The victim was Identified as Doris O'Brien, alias Doris Water- man, 40, a native or Sault Ste. Marie, Mich, Her trussed and weighted body was. found beating against pier pilings after she had Lake Indian reservation residents were killed and three others stunned late Wednesday when lightning struck a construction-shed In which 14 men had sought haven from a violent electrical and rain storm. Officials said thc dead were Thomas May, 21, and Raymond White, 5fl, members of n crew build- ing a new school on the reserva- tion, which is 40 miles north of here. Treated for shock at the reserva- tion hospital but later released were George Yellow, Tim Neadeau and Wilfred Morrison. Authorities said Hurricane winds which______, the lower west coast of last night diminished to gale strength today, but continued to hamper transportation and communication. The damaging hurricane, which. yesterday whipped the rich resort and agricultural areas of south. Florida with 120-mile gales, altered its course abruptly after entering: the gulf near Fort Myers last night. Damage still was uncertain but may- run into millions of dollars. Early reports1 Indicated it might zaova westward without further menace to land, but it began to wallow northwestward during the night with accelerated speed. Three Dead The tropical disturbance, the there were no visible outer marks on any of the victims, nor was the shed struck by the bolt damaged, Forces Muster in Manchuria Felping Quick thrusts by both nationalists and Chinese com- munists were reported from tense Manchuria today as opposing forces gathered strength for a crucial battle._ Government-dispatches said mor than communists had lungec into the southwestern corner o decade, left at least two dead, thou- sands of emergency-sheltered ref- ugees, and 17 stranded or ml-cdng persons, as well as immense prop- erty damage. Ripping into the wealthy "gold coast" playground between Mlwnl and Palm Beach at noon yesterday, the savage storm pounded vacation, spots and citrus and vegetable- growing farmlands alike with winds up to 120 m.pJi. xen dead for approximately ten (Manchuria from the inner Mongo- days. 'Han province of Jehol. Ten thousand persons fled by train and automobile from their homes In the flood-menaced muck- lands around Lake Okeechobee terrified lest the storm repeat the, 1928 catastrophe in which 1.500 were drowned by wind-blown water. Red Cross Asks Food Early today refugees trere clustered around Sebrinpr. And the Red Cross called upon the navy at Jacksonville to send food for meals. Upwards of others in the hurricane's path found haven during the frightful night in emerg- ency shelters near at hand, Ferocity of the storm was pen- erally regarded as equal to that ot 1928, 1930 and 1935, but unlike those hurricanes there was only negligible loss of life. Early reports indicated one man was electrocuted by a fallen wire at Palm Beach, one man fatally injured In a highway acci- dent near Tampa and one shot to (Continued on Faire 3, Column 5) EMERGENCY An Emergency Crew of electrical workers tackles the job of repairing a high voltage power line which endangers a highway near Revere Beach, Fla., after hurricane winds snapped the pole at the base. (A.P. Wirephoto to The.Republican-Herald.) I 4 Chicago Detectives Note Similarities in Deaths into" wo unsolved slayings Involving for- mer roommates and occurring two years in Indiana and the other intensified today .fter Lieutenant LcRoy Stcffcns of the homicide squad said both kill- ings were similar. Steffens conferred yesterday with Ashley, Ind., officials about the Sep- tember I, 1945, slaying of >Mxs. Blanche Gramllng Krehl, 67, there after he learned that she was A former roommate of Miss Leda Du- ty, 52-year-old modiste who was found slain in the rear of her dress shop August 16. Stcffens' trip to Ashley followed a tip from a woman, whose name he would not disclose, that two of Miss Duty's friends met violent deaths within the last two years. Ho said the third victim report- edly was pushed or jumped from a Milwaukee, hotel window.