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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FROST TONIGHT, FAIR TUESDAY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 181 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES ritain Gambles With Bankruptcy Noronic Toll 121 Divers Search For Victims In Sunken Hull Carelessly Tossed Cigarette Blamed For Toronto Tragedy Toronto, Ontario dead pulled from The known the f lame-swept S.S. Noronic stood at 121 today as! divers droped below the sunken decks of the charred cruise ship in search! of 84 passengers still reported miss-! ing. j Red Cross officials expressed the] belief that many of those unaccount-j ed for after the panic-spreading I blaze Saturday had gone to their homes without reporting their sur- vival. Canadian authorities has fear- ed the death toll might reach 205. j Hope that first death estimates might have been high rose Bradley Slated To Head West Defense Setup Detailed Plans Expected to Be Ready in 6 Months Toronto Police assist Captain William Taylor, center, 65, master of the ill-fated ship Noronic, as he leaves the scene of the disastrous fire. Mournfully Taylor said, "I had hoped to end my career with- out loss of life." Taylor's face and hands were burned during the blaze. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Two Dead in Crossing Mishap at Alma Center By John M. Hifrhtower Washington Omar I N. Bradley, chairman of the Amer- jican joint chiefs of staff, appears [certain to become the key figure in the Atlantic pact military or- ganization. The military organization, con- sisting of a series of defense plan- ning with a set of unified defense plans for the whole Western Euro- pean North American Atlantic ocean area in about six months. Speed in laying out at least the general plans of a unified strategy is considered essential now by the State and Defense departments. One reason is Congress may make full-scale Americans arras aid to (Europe at least partly dependent on the existence of such plans. That is one of the major new points in the bill now before the Senate. While the American member of the 12-nation military organization has yet to be designated by the President, defense and diplomatic officials said there seemed to be no doubt that he would be Bradley. 'Center, Wis. im- getting things done. He is already regarded highly "that divers reported yesterday they had _ _________ not found the 50 or 60 bodies fire- Two one and Jake Breightenbach, men said they believed were trapped I when in the burned-out cabins. The settled to the bottom of her dock Qf Aima center today. The accident tsiani slip after the early morning blaze. at a. m. ton. 65, Center today. The accident Sidney Jensen ambulance from Hix- Three charred forms were taken out of the submerged cabins lastj night, bringing the known dead in an emergency morgue to 121. Dr. W. S. Stanbury, national com- missioner of the Canadian Red Cross, expressed his personal belief! that 90 per cent of the 84 passengers j still unaccounted for would be found; "safe at home in the United States." Most at the ship's 511 passengers were Americans. Long lines of grief-stricken rela- tives sought, meanwhile, to make identifications among the blacken- ed corpses laid out in an improvised tuorgue, formerly used as an exhibi- tion building. By early today only 36 bodies had Victims are Ralph Randalls, 35, a The pair was in Randalls' car go- ifarmer who lived northwest of north on county trunk highway 'p toward Humbird. They were driv- ing about 15 milts an hour, said Jackson County Coroner Sidney Jen- sen of Hixton. Coal Mines Shut Down Across Nation contend Western Europe can and! must be held against any aggres-j sion by Russia. In public state- ments Bradley has declared it to be this government's policy state- ments Bradley has declared it to be this government's policy that security, instead of abandonment Brokers Clerks and traders jammed the street in front of London's stock exchange this morning as clock pointed toward 10 o'clock and the usual opening hour. Exchange and banks remained closed to tiancial turmoil after the announcement that Britain had devalued the pound by 30 per cent (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from London to The Republican-Herald.) been identified. tinguishers boarded the vessel and formed. A and -was I ambulance Both of the Pittsburgh. mines shut crushed. The train, No. 5, was westbound land later liberation, is the keystone for Winona. It had just departed for Western European military from the Alma Center station and planning. also was going about 15 miles an To Bradley has urged hour, Mr. Jensen said he was in-1 Congress to -Authorize and finance a program ofgAmerican arms aid physician was Europe. _ The Atlantjc defense setup, which died blueprinted here Saturday by victims were badly ithe 12-nation council of f oreing min- Murray Seeks 'Package' Steel Wage Approval Washinpton Philip Murray Briton Buys as Much With Devalued Pound By Glenn Williams the janitor at the apartment house where I live, Pound May Increase U. S. Purchases London Business At Standstill For Readjustment By Hal Cooper London A 30.5 per cent cut in the dollar value of the pound sterling hit the British public today like a blow to the face. There was financial turmoil the world over. The labor government, in a des- perate gamble to save the nation from threatened bankruptcy, hunger and misery, slashed the worth of the pound last night from to Banks were closed. The London. Stock Exchange and those in France, Holland, Greece, South Africa and many other countries were shut down. Foreign exchange trading was forbidden in much of Europe and the sterling area. In London, harried brokers traded stocks and bonds oa the sidewalk. Business was at a virtual stand- still in this great city which once was the financial and economic heart of the world. Thirteen nations of Europe and Asia quickly cheapened their money to match the British move. Cabinets in other world capitals held emer- jency sessions to decide what to do. It was the biggest financial tur- moil the world has seen since Britain went off the gold standard on an- other September Sunday night al- most 18 years ago to the day. Devaluation of the pound was in- tended to solve Britain's grave fi- nancial crisis by selling more and cheaper goods to America. To Americans, devaluation of the pound can mean cheaper Scotch whisky, English tweeds, Stafford- shire china and scores of other British-made products. The British, Economic Boss Sir Stafford Cripps said last night in nation-wide radio address, down John across L- as is a little cockney who earns five pounds a week, that the pound has been devalued. The pound was worth S4 when he went to the local pub last night. T vray Today, as he goes to work, it will be worth only the United States But Sears can, tel, a bit differ------------------------------------------- t ministers, in organiz-ic.I.O. Steelworkers is through set-! in tne in his warning signals. iing. themselves into a of their pensions His Quld wlU buy just as Coroner Jensen said he planned to chose Secretary of State government arranged concilia-! much tomorrow as it did Saturday. f. confer with Jackson County Districts their first chairman to serve aition sessions. I That state of affairs won't last! inara far the only cause advanced for bituminous belt employing J______ __ good faith.1 "The company's refusal to bar- gain is forcing negotiations to bogj down and an impasse is expected! to be reached within the next few Burnq-jis! Clarifies ;Aufo Dealer Tax St. Paul IB wumu uie UCAI, icw, statement the tragedy was from K. R. Mar-1 All big mines in central said a amendment shall president of lie Canadajvania, employing also werejby the Allis-Chalmers Attorney General today that a 1949 Onlv Steamship Lines, owners of the down. 905-ton Noronic. He said the blaze may have start- ed in cabin from a lighted cigar- ette. Marshall said he had deter- mined "beyond any reasonable doubt" there was no negligence on the part of the crew. a few of eastern Pennsyl- hard coal atron council. TJ.A.W.-C.I.O. tax law, dealing with automobiles [as personal property does not be- hour per worker. Murray said: "We are ready and we ceed now to negotiate with and all companies and to a prompt settlement on the basis of the board's recommendations." "It is in the national interest Intosh last through another rainy! The feat never had been accom- winter and forget about that new pushed twice in a day English channel within the same become self-supporting by the time the European Recovery Program ends in 1952. wm set of kitchen chairs he was let alone three times. dollars" Cripps declared. buy, simply because prices will go _ A fourth swimmer, 58-year 0 d Bri any in the steel industry is to be cover pricf, increases. mfiatiT into buying power and ask for a I The successful trio raise. In fact, railwaymen, machin- Army Major Zason A. Ziganos, 40, and several other union groups land Egyptians Hassan Abdel Re- are demanding more money him, 41, an a: may "That is the only permanent solu- tion for our more .red. Britain's gold dustry. would agree to up to fourj of cents an hour for social insurance but balked at the company bear- production, more. thus Sergeant 30, Ziganos and Hamad made raising swim from France to England. him crossed from England in suffer "lower standards and widespread unem- same problem faces most of the other countries of the world outside the Soviet orbit, where eco- re dictated by the Within a few hours after Britain's showed up for work. f- miners Charles come effective until next year. G, ing the entire cost of nuners !ecjetary.treasurer of the councn1Howard Spaeth tax commis- insurance as suggested by the fact- profiteering and wage Many industry leaders had ex- said the statement represented suits of a two-day conference leaders. asked for the ruling. iDbiles in the hands of deal- on May 1 are taxed as personal flndmg board. Sir Stafford Cripps, the chancellor! France, becoming the third manlannouncement> similar cuts in the evcheoupr said over the radio I to swim the channel both or their currency were an- the excheouer, said over the laaio w swim EnB- nounced by Australia, South Africa. hike_s Zealand, Ireland, Senate Approves Carson for Federal Trade Position tmue working since the AW unions from plants at West I orODertv unde- the old law in: A'aE Springfield, HI., and La Crosse. ijater in the year and licensed as The anthracite pension fund is ad ministered seperately tuminous fund. from the bi- tionki f nrk Tn Schultz said contracts were vehicles, personal property States Steel at a11 Plants toe farmjpayment was refunded in full. rooi Tninino- orjpra-1 equipment manufacturing concern! The amendment provides 115 west Vir-iand there is "full and complete j dealers will get back only a that part were closed I coordination by the union in the of the personal property tax pay- weie i-iuaeu, ___ rrn mill rfononri nn duction of tons. -iovera11 negotiations. Fifteen basic points pute, Schultz said. Senate ap- proved today President Truman's; appointment of John Carson to bei a federal trade commissioner. Thej vote was 45 to 25. Carson, 59, is a former Indian- apolis and Washington newspaper- man has held various govern- ment posts in the last dozen years. More recently he has been director of information for the Co-operative i League of the U.S.A., with head-j quarters here. j Administration leaders had been I uncertain of the outcome of the) vote, particularly since the Senate j turned down another Truman ap-j pointee last week. j It rejected, by a 40 to 28 vote, last Friday the choice of Carl A Ilgen- fritz to the Defense department's munitions board. The action was taken because Hgenfritz didn't want to give up his S70.000 a year pay as a vice-president of U. S. Steel Cor-, poratlon. Balchen Flies Nonstop From Alaska to Norway Oslo, Norway Colonel Bernt Balchen, pioneer Arctic airman, landed a U. S. Air Force transport plane at Oslo yesterday after a mile nonstop flight from Anchorage Alaska, in 22.5 hours. Brigadier General Frank A. Armstrong, commander of the U. S. Air Force in Alaska, ac- companied Balchen on the hop. Balchen had planned to fly over the North pole but -weath- er forecasts were bad so he set his course over north Greenland. Balchen, Armstrong and three other Air Force officers took turns piloting the Skymas- ter during the record run. Others on the flight included Colonel Eugene Strouse, Major Gene Douglas, Captain K. Len- nart, Captain R. Shearer and Lieutenant N. M. Gudzenthe. Balchen had planned to at- tend a Norwegian air show in Oslo yesterday but had to land at Gardermoen airport, north of the capital, because of radio trouble and bad weather. When he did arrive at Oslo, persons were on hand at Fornebu airport to greet him. The American fliers will be given a reception tonight at the American embassy here. Later this week they plan to leave for Alaska, Via Washington. In Mill Fire ing away the that are sought, Ziganos stumbled ashore at Denmark, Malaya, Egypt from this drastic devision of Bay. just outside Dover breakwa- and values. Gains are anticipated in sales1 ter, after being in the water five of goods to foreign buyers less than 19 hours. trade by which Britain lives. Neither Sears, nor the exporter. Gris Nez in 15 hours and 58 min- nor even Cripps will know irippl been reached until! Hamad took 15 hours and 22 nun- France, Italy, Sweden, Holland, Greece and Finland suspended deal- Rehim "swam from Dover to Cap ings in foreign exchange. In Canada, Sioux Falls, S. Sun- day destroyed the Buttercup Feed Mill near Sioux Falls with a loss estimated at Cause of the enough to show whether Britain is naa many months have passed time jutes to make the crossing jment. The amount will depend on are in dis-'the date of sale. The attorney gen- eral said the old law in effect through this quist also gave his conditional ap- proval to spending money from the state institutions' contingent fund on the Sandstone federal prison. He said spending contingent fund money on the prison would be prop- er if they find: 1. That leasing the institution is, necessary to the thej division of public institutions, and 2. That an emergency need for1 leasing the institution now exists The attorney general added that legality of actually using the prison for the confinement of "'patients very questionable." Such procedure, he said, might, subject the state officials involved j to actions for false imprisonment j blaze not determined. moving towards prosperity. Pope Receives Bishop of Duluth Vatican City (fP) Monsignor Thomas A. Welch, bishop of Du- luth, Minn., was received in private audience Sunday by Pope Pius 3U. France to England. The trio defied weather forecasts to bids and their luck was a calm sea most of the time and only a slight breeze rippled the waters that have been known tojouy swimmers into semicon in England nak- Cyrns S. Chingy center, U. S. Mediation Service chief, site at conference table in Washington with Philip Murray, left, Steel- workers union, and Benjamin Fairless, spokesman for steel companies, asMihey start discussions to head off a major' strike. (A.P. Wirephoto to The linked with trade ties with Britain but whose money follows the U. S. dollar rates, Finance Minister Doug- from las Abbott promised a statement to parliament tonight. unfavorable Here's how the devaluation works make their how Britain and other coun- held There tries are taking a calculated risk in cheapening their currency. Until last night it took to a pound's worth of British ed. About he complained that his trunks tooth- ered him and kicked them off. Rehim had loud praises for Allah, the Moslem god. "Allah did he said, "Allah and the body he gave me." Hamad reported he had an un- easy 15 minutes about half way across. A school of porpoise pur- suing mackerel ploughed across his path. U. of M. Gets Cancer Grant federal grant of has been made to the University of Minnesota for cancer research. The grant was announced Sunday by the Public Health serv- ice. their earnings. will boost WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and and cooler tonight; light frost in favor- able locations. Fair Tuesday. Low tonight 40; high Tuesday 70. LOCAL WEATHEE Official observations for the 24: hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 80; minimum, 50; noon, 74; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 19; minimum, 49; noon, 56; precipitation, zone; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Weather on Page 17) ;