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Evening Tribune, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Albert Lea, Minnesota THE WEATHER Wanner Friday THE EVENING TRIBUNE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Special Correspondents Report Happenings in Surrounding Area Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press VOLUME NUMBER 298 ALBERT LEA MINNESOTA THURSDAY DECEMBER 19 1946 16 PAGES SCENTS Churchill Raps Action Of Laborites WOl Call tor Vote Of Censure When Parliament Reconvenes LONDON Dec Churchill today accused the labor government of tyranny conceit and and announced he would call next month for a parliamentary vote ot censure on his charges Churchill's announcement came as Prime Minister party announced new plans to boss Brit- ish farmers and prepared to take over the country's way system As leader of the conservative opposition Churchill said he would parliamentary debate to arraign the government when the lawmakers reassemble Jan 21 after a month's Christmas holiday Want Censure Vote A vote of censure is not so severe as a vote of lack of con- but its passage would amount to almost the same thing If carried it would force either a change of government policy or resignation of the government However the more than 60 Laborites control percent of ment's 640 seats and Churchill's motion undoubtedly will be ed decisively as was a previous censure motion Stay Off Dangerous Lakes Safety Council Cautions Alarm over the way residents of Albert Lea disregard ings about the danger of crossing the ice of the lakes here was expressed by members of the Albert Lea Safety council at their meeting held last night in the city council chambers The Lakes have not been declared in condition for crossing nd the members pointed out that actually the lakes never are what might call safe in the winter ime Insist on Crossing Ted Lifeson police chief said a chases kids and Legislation just introduced will authorize extensive supervision of farming and guarantee prices for many crops It provides the can take away the erty of farmers who refuse to abide by official advice on how to grow things The is part of the parliamentary social and industrial Revolution promised by the bor party in 1945 House Votes Rail Ownership Government ownership of was virtually assured by a vote on second reading of the nationalization measure in the Commons last night While the measure still faces a third reading in ably some time next amount to little more than a formality under the usual mentary procedure Victory For Laborites The vote last night climaxed three days of debate during which the government's program was terly assailed by the conservative opposition backed by a number of liberals and The issue was decided on party lines with labor presenting a solid front but mentary observers noted that the vote showed the heaviest tion of Commons members in eral years and marked the first time in this parliament that the opposition had totaled more than Bowling Alley Operators Here Pay Fines Operators of the two bowling alleys in Albert Lea were fined re- cently in Justice court for two violations of state labor laws August Johannsen operator of the Town Club was fined for employing boys under 16 as setters and was fined for em- ploying minors after 7 p.m Reece Shanks operator of the Bowling Center was fined for the first offense and for the second The fine for the Town Club was higher because complaints had been brought against it before The fines followed an Inspection on Dec 11 by A E Malmberg tor with the division of women and children of the state industrial commission Miss Florence Burton chief of the state division told the Tribune today thai Malmberg found five boys under 16 working at the Town Club and two under 16 working at the Bowling Center as pinsetters in violation of a long-standing state law Similar violations were reported here in January ups off the lakes every day De- the fact that the lakes are in some spots and the under- current makes the ice precarious persons have been cutting across Earl McFarland reported that he situation of sters driving recklessly around the high school has improved Posts Notices Supt J John Halverson has ed notices in the schools ng young drivers At Carrier's motion the council went on record commending the city for putting sand barrels at slippery hills for the use of both drivers and pedestrians Lawrence Allen was y elected president of the council ast night Myron Wold was ed vice president and George secretary Their names were submitted by le nominating committee headed ay Ed Carrier and promptly ed McFarland is the outgoing president 200 Edin Attacks Plan Anthony Eden Britain's wartime foreign secretary concluded the conservative attack upon the measure by declaring that its pass- age would be nothing less than a major national disaster He that the only justification for the would be greater operating efficiency and lower costs but de- clared the government had failed to show how this result could be achieved Herbert Morrison president Of the council replied that the which also will bring trucking firms and other forms of cial transport under government permit a bold and G M Chairman Sees Price Jump If Wages Climb BOSTON Dec 19 Alfred P Sloan chairman of the General Motors Corp asserted flatly today that wages could not be raised without Increasing prices He told the Boston Chamber of Commerce further the idea that a wage increase is justified soundly by an increase in living costs is an economic absurdity Such a Sloan said in a prepared speech can only resul as a matter of fact Is re- an unending spiral of increasing wages and prices The only sound attack Is more and more production with In- creased efficiency hence lower prices through the competition of an expanding volume of goods and services Calling 1946 a year of great economic Sloan said in appraising the business trend for 1947 the main question was er production will be permitted without interruption At the he added I am of the belief that like the 1946 strike pattern is likely to prevail although I hope in modified form Schools Study Consolidation Bilbo Denies Getting Any Part Of Fire Destroys Mill City Elevator Loss Johnson gives his three-year-old er Patricia a long tight hug as they were reunited at Los Angeles Johnson's arrival by plane from their San Diego Calif home The child reported missing Tuesday was found in Los Angeles in company with a man who identified himself as Darold Neal R Hoff 23 AP Wirephoto Child Stealer On Probation considered program of transport Fire Officials Not Named Yet Residents of Albert Lea won't know who the new chief and captain are until about the middle of next week LeRoy P Harloy city manager said today Mr low wants to take time to study the reports of those who qualified and to get the results of the health examinations Girl 13 Risks Her Life to Save Tot CHELSEA Mass Dec A old gill who ingly risked her life by diving un- der ire to save a old tot was hailed as a heroine today The girl Theresa di Fiore and Herbert Kodis 20 already had braved the chilly waters of a clay pit In nearby Revere to rescue two older girls when Theresa ed back swam beneath the Ice and returned with Patricia Brooks aged five The trio had broken through the thin ice while sliding Gasoline Price War In Des Moines DES MOINES Dec Des Moines motorists were reaping benefits from a local gasoline war which dropped the price of gaso line an average of about cents a gallon Most service stations were quot ing regular gasoline at 16.9 cents a gallon including tax and high tes at 18 cents Freeborn Districts Discuss Petition to Care For Children Children too have been a good crop in Freeborn county in recent years In fact in the vicinity of the village of Freeborn they are overcrowding the school facilities For that reason and because teachers have been hard to get folks in surrounding school dis are debating a plan of going n with the village to build a arger structure Planning to circulate a petition or the consolidation are districts 0 11 15 21 63 and 113 all of which have closed their schools nd 16 and 98 which still maintain chools The petitions must be signed by at least 25 per cent of the resident ree holders in each district to call an election When the petitions have been submitted to the county it will become his to set a date for the elections The voting will take place at one dace and one time The lent is required to set the date of voting within ten days of the filing of the petitions Ten days posted notice is required Freeborn District 12 residents will not We have had only six or seven pupils in our Anton M Olson of District 10 said this morning I think there are more now There may be fewer later Hiring a teacher for so few at present salaries Is expensive We folks nearer to Hartland would like to see a high school said John Madson and I think some at least would be ing to help provide it Of course Albert Lea probably has the best facilities in the county But the Albert Lea school may have about reached its limit too Built to accommodate 200 pupils the Freeborn school now has 310 John McPherson superintendent SAN DIEGO Calif Dec Neal R Hoff 23 charged with three-year-old Patricia Johnson was released in custody of a brother Myron on assurance he would be placed under tion at the Sawtelle Veterans pital Municipal Judge Eugene Daney in approving hospitalization for the former U S Marine corps flier continued the arraignment to Jan 23 Representatives of the can Legion appeared with the brother in behalf of Hoff father MINNEAPOLIS Dee spectacular fire with leaping Humes visible from the air as far as 250 miles away destroyed the Union elevator early today and a company official estimated the loss at about Joseph Hicks of Chicago public relations counsel for the Ki Grain Malting Co of Milwaukee which owned the tuie estimated the loss He said the old wooden building about 80 feet high by three-quarters of a block long was valued at about and the bushels of barley it con- were worth at a bushel Taf t Urges Wages and Price Check of a son the was arrested in Los Angeles with Patricia the missing daughter of Mr and Mrs Ivan Johnson The child had ed the day before when her father allowed a thin stranger they met at a tavern to take her out posedly to a nearby amusement zone District Attorney Thomas an in issuing the complaint had said he expected Hoff might need hospital attention Hoff's wife who did not appear in court told news reporters at her home that her husband had received head injuries in a marine plane crash at Cherry Point N C- had undergone four operations and was subsequently discharged as disabled Russia Charges Iranian Troops Slew Hundreds By EDDY GILMORE MOSCOW Dec Tass dispatch from Tabriz today that Iranian government troops have slain dreds of persons in Azerbaijan province in the last few days and had connived in attacks upon Soviet institutions and Calls Upon Business And Labor to Prevent Any 1947 Recession WASHINGTON Dec Senator Taft today called on business to keep prices down and on labor to from un- reasonable wage demands to avoid any possible economic re- cession in 1917 Taft who heads the ing Republican Steering committee of the Senate told a reporter he thinks President Truman's ic advisers should have placed more stress in their flist annual report on the tremendous of labor and management to keep prices and wages in line Mr Truman who made the re- port public at his news conference yesterday said he doesn't agree with his advisers suggestions that there may be a dip in business next year Outlook For Country Good The outlook for the country is good and will continue to be good the chief executive told a er if we can just get people to stay at work He added that no- Flares Up For First Time at Senate Quiz Says Money From War Contractor Went Into Campaign for Doxey zens In Tabriz alone Tass declared more than 600 persons have nv pointed out Wisconsin Fire Checked WATERTOWN Wis Dec UP Firemen from six departments fought for six hours yesterday be- fore bringing under control a fire which had threatened the entire downtown shopping district Music Maestro Christmas carols resounded again today from the son Music company loud ers mounted atop the Hyde building The broadcasts were resumed yesterday afternoon lowing a two-day quietude brought about by complaints from persons more annoyed than pleased with the music Mayor Ostrander explained day that he had never ordered the music stopped but had ly brought to Ronnie son's attention the complaints which had come to him Those complaints were few however compared with those that came in once the music ceased and when the first strains of music burst anew upon the throng of downtown yesterday afternoon it wan with most everybody's hearty that of the mayor Alexis Smith Injured HOLLYWOOD Dee A misstep as she ran downstairs on a film set slowed Alexis Smith's new picture down to a walk today Dr Robert W King said she will be In bed for 10 days with a i en bone In her right ankle been killed and 300 arrested by the troops who were dispatched to Azerbaijan for the announced pose of maintaining order during the forthcoming parliamentary elections Bandit elements and ments of soldiers under Col Hashemi In Tabriz have been brutally mobbing democratic ments for several days arresting hundreds of persons and shooting them on the the dispatch said Bodies Lying Everywhere Bodies of hundreds of crats are lying everywhere on the streets the city The building of the Central committee of the Azerbaijan Democratic party offices of local newspapers the national museum and other tural institutions of Azerbaijan have been smashed The dispatch added that In- cited by elements hostile to the Soviet Union and under the of Col Hashemi bandits have broken loose also Soviet Institutions and Soviet zens in Tabriz First Major It was the first major charge to be made by Moscow against tho Central government or since the Soviet In Azerbaijan last week to permit Central provincial govern Weather Cloudy and warmer tonight and Friday with light snow north and Colder Friday night cloudy and er tonight and Friday North Dakota Partly cloudy with rising temperatures tonight snow flurries extreme cast Friday considerable ness with scattered light snow and strong winds South Dakota Partly cloudy with rising temperatures tonight becoming cloudy and windy day with light showers or snow flurries Local temperatures Maximum Wednesday 24 L Mini- mum today 12 WEATHER H I- P Higher Freight Rates Will Boost Cost Of City In- M I A 64 12 21 29 19 N V VUr H T P 43 40 it 71 40 41 t -I H stp n TIM -1 The raise In freight rates ed to the railroads by the Inter- state Commerce commission and to go Into effect Jan 1 will raise the cost of Albert Lea manufactured goods to consumers but will have little effect on the volume of ness here managers of local ies believe It will probably raise the cost of our products to consumers by about five per cent said Myron K Pederson president of Super- Structures Inc It will Increase our lumber costs of course and In- crease the freight charges on rail shipments of finished products We ship about 90 cent of our out- put by rail However he looks for no de- crease In demand and to maintain employment at Its aver age of about 100 men now working 54 hours a Brooder and utility houses for houses garage and hog farrowing quartern In North and for dwellings ia Florida ia increasing demand he said and he Is planning a new type of pre- fabricated dwellings for persons of low Income which will be an- the coming month He hopes to increase the company's payroll by 50 per cent the coming spring Little effect will be felt by the meat Industry locally John L Crowley general manager of son Co said Ninety-five per cent of our mals come In by truck he said Maybe the radius from truck shipment will come will be Increased very slightly The tion to the basic rates Is 20 per cent on poultry butter and eggs cheese and hides It Is up 25 cent on animals 15 per cent The added cost of course will have to come out of the consumer How that will affect demand and thus prices to producers Is up to the Is the buyer of our product i laminated Karl Nelson superintendent of shipping said about 65 per cent of that com- Albert production shipped by truck even over erable distances to ers will be affected more by the rise In rates on lumber all of which comes by rail Business is getting used to ing costs said Lyon of the American Gas Machine company He looks for no diminution In de- mand for tne company's products even at prices necessarily ed to consumers But I anticipate truck rates will be raised too the gloomy comment of several heads Prices to farmers for ducts will directly diminished Immediately the of tho order to producers being the prices terminal markets dim by of transportation and marketing Income of farmers will still further by IB the cost of things buy ment in Azerbaijan agreed last week to permit Central ment troops to enter the province after a short lived Civil for the purpose of supervising tions The the Soviet Monitor in said was on a transmission serving only bureaus the Soviet charged that the Central ment troops by their acts had broken Premier promise to enter Azerbaijan peaceably The Azerbaijan regime's tance to the entry of Central troops collapsed Dec 11 in the second day of fighting as four columns of government troops advanced into the province The Azerbaijan regime Just days short of a year after It was body wants any strikes at all he didn't think any of the recent ones were necessary The President said he will make specific recommendations to Con- gress on legislation to carry out the proposals of his advisers who cautioned that a more than favorable outlook for jobs and production In the next few years ought not to lull ment officials into a drifting cy When a reporter remarked that the economic council's report seemed to indicate not much legis- lation would be next year Mr Truman said he was glad to bear that The council set up by Congress earlier In the year Is headed by Dr C Agrees With Observations As a member of the House charged with Ing on the President's economic recommendations before Feb 1 Taft said he Is In accord with the council's observations that any threatened setback can bo over- come by courageous and sensible action on the part ot business and labor It Is encouraging to find a commission stating so soundly tho general principles un- continued employment and the Ohio Senator commented but I doubt if It lays sufficient stress on the dous responsibility resting on ness to keep its pi Ices down and on labor to refrain from able demands for Increased wage rates No Congressional Action Tuft said IIP Haw nothing In the report requiting Immediate Con- gressional action although he has indicated he will actively some In laws regulating Some Grain Escapes Adjacent concrete tanks which wore not burned contained about bushels of barley but Hicks said he believed some of this could be salvaged Local said it could not be mined for some time to what ex- tent this grain had been damaged by heat A general alarm was sounded when the fire was discovered ly after midnight and firemen from neighboring St Paul were sent to in the early morning hours as most of Minneapolis equipment was sent to fight the fire Heat Handicaps Firemen Because of the intense heat men were in getting the blaze under control but in preventing the flames from spreading to nearby grain in the immediate vicinity in the southeastern section of the city The fire was brought under control after about four hours al though it was expected to burn for several days The building was owned by th Grain Malting Co o Milwaukee The was believed to have started from grain which became overheated when it WASHINGTON Dec 19 Senator Theodore G Bilbo D- Miss angrily testified today that he did not get a damn cent of handed to him in a hotel room by a war contractor Bilbo flared up for the first time at the Senate War ing committee hearing when tor Ferguson pressed him for details about the You want to know how much Bilbo Bilbo said slapping the table That's the purpose ot this investigation I did not get a damn cent All The outbreak came as Bilbo was i midway in reading a pared statement denying all conv raised against him in con- with war contractors The Senator said he was given our checks amounting to F T Newton Mississippi con- who shared in numerous big war jobs Ferguson broke in with repeated questions about why Newton had given the to Bilbo Trying to Re-Elect Doxey Bilbo he was trying to re- elect Wall Doxey present Senate in a chute Call All Firemen Off-duty firemen were called back to their stations as the flames roared through the wooden structure Commercial pilots reported they could see the fire at Fargo N D 250 miles to the northwest of apolis and at La Wis about HIS miles southeast of the city Firemen had to lay hose for about a mile to obtain water They were handicapped by the zero temperature which made the hose unwieldy Grass fires a half mile away started by sparks carried by a wind diverted the attention before they were extinguished U S Offering China Credit to End Civil War labor-management relations The President said he Intends to slate to Congress in clear nml under- any changes he mny want in labor laws Senator Bush field said It Is his feeling that Congress will to tako some action to Ize bargaining power between tho unions and management before there can be any assurance of the ml tint rial the council Is necessary to keep tion rolling full Want Hog Prices Drop For Third Day CHICAGO Dec 19 dropped for the i on- j day today res lung new WASHINGTON Pec States dangled an un- touched credit before the government and people of China today JIH an Inducement to pence and unity in that land of Civil War In what he termed a reiteration nml clarification of this ment's policy toward China dent Truman said yesterday the States still believes it Is of Importance to world peace that there be a united and democratic China Ami Mr Truman told reporters ho hopes the credit to China nan not been endangered Hut ho said he did not wish to make a definite statement on whether 1 Is in Jeopardy Diplomatic experts figured he meant that this government Is going to hold back the export-Import bank loan to China until nil threats to world stability there are eliminated Six Negroes Die In Hotel Blaze lows since removal of OTA Ings Slumping 25 to 50 a dred qualify at a top of 2 i with a record top of earlier thin year Dec 19 Six Negroes were burned to last night and more 40 In- jured an gutted the first floor of hotel a low priced story structure In smith phia Child Drowns As Mother Trims Tree ONTARIO Calif Dec 1 Happily Mrs Luther a tree for her Karen Ruth 2 Then she went to call her She found police said drowned In a fish pond State Luxury Tax Faces Legislators ST Minn Tho Minnesota legislature when it In January look lo taxes for Uie state's needed Increase in M Hall St Cloud reported today Hall speaker of the house for four Is mentioned as the possibility for reelection as speaker Hall rejected the idea that a sales tax would bo considered by sergeant at arms as Senator and the Doxey backers were badly in need of funds When Ferguson wanted to know every detail about what was said who got the checks where money was put Bilbo sat back IB his chair with disgust Senator you are a reasonable Bilbo told Ferguson Do you suppose any man can sit down and cite a casual conversation more than four years old Never Got I'd think you would remember any time you got son shot back I probably would if the was for Bilbo replied ly Jt was for Wall Bilbo said he had not selected the names of those who were attend the political pep meeting raise funds and support for Doxey but that he had made a hot speech Ferguson wanted to know how long after this the group went back to the hotel room where Bilbo got the You did not allow them to cool off did Ferguson asked They don't cool off when I talk o Bilbo came back as the crowded with spectators Raps Lashing out bitterly at an ex- secretary whom he declared as a Judas Senator Bilbo declared today it is an old ern custom to give presents to public servants Bilbo denied before a Senate War subcommittee that he had sought gifts or funds with the possible exception of the money that I borrowed to make a property settlement with my ex- The subcommittee is ing into his relations with war con- tractors In a word statement the man Bilbo heaped invective upon his former secretary Edward P Terry who testified against him yesterday and on former Rep ROBS Collins a Mississippi cal foe Poor and Heavily in Debt Bilbo said the evidence to date showed that 1 am a very poor man and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the period that the investigation has covered but two Christmas gifts one an automobile and the other living furniture consisting of a soft three floor lamps and two tahlo lamp's Tei ry yesterday of ing a now automobile to lio on behalf of Michael T rissey a war contractor In his statement Bilbo declared these gifts came from real friends and they without any strings or obligations ever Custom of South In fact as to the car It has been a custom not only in sippi but throughout the country legislature He liquor and cigaret taxes and tho instigation of luxury taxes ni the tax solution The luxury tax would apply to such as am now taxed by the federal government such as jewelry luggage and other similar Items Hall believes No Increase on state income will forthcoming be prophesied to In- I fo presents to citizens who been honored by their ple he said Bilbo referred to his former ec- Terry as the modem edict and a Judas ot He I do not know whether to pity or because I hat he has a mental of grandeur and to sible
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