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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Full Leased Wire Neifs Report of The Associated Press PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Member of the Audit Bureau of U. S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 272 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 7, 19-47 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Council to Ask Bond Issue 55th State Legislature Opens Increasing Revenue Top Problem Liquor, Luxury, Higher Income Levies Suggested By Jack B. Mackay 81. Pan! Faced with the task of figuring out wayn and meam of raMng additional revenue to operate state government, the SSth Minnesota legislature opened today. Edward J. Thye, although bear- ing the newly-acquired title of United States wnntor. Htlll remaln- rd Rovernor but will relin- quish the keys to the executive TtAk on KWNO Governor-Elect Lather Yoang- dahl'i Inaugural addreaa joint cnulon of the Minne- sota IffIkUturc Wednesday noon will be rebroadcast locally by KWNO at p. m. Wednes- Congress Hears Truman Wednesday morning. Shortly afterward, Luther W. Youngdahl will bo inaugurated as the new governor, Tor the fifth tuna. Representative Lawrence M. Hall of St. cloud was named speaker of bouse. He defeated Representative Jo- asph Prtfrel. 8t. Paul, by a vote of 1M to 33. Milton Llghtner, St. Paul, was elected president pro of senate, Herbert Y. Torrey Of Duluth was again fleeted senate secretary. Chief problem confronting the 198 lawmakers is that of getting many more millions of dollars to meet requests for larger grants to University of Minnesota, pay boosts for state's em- payment of a sold- ier's bonus, and financial asslst- to thrto large neapolis. St. Paul and Uuluth. New Asked As tho legislators swung into action, Bute Auditor Stafford King suggested how the state can raise In new revenue an- nually. King advocated that Minnesota assume the per gallon federal alcoholic beverage tax scheduled to expire June 30. He based his es- timates on collections of I7.673.9MM tor the year ended June 30, last, under the present state per gal- lon liquor tax. For the fiscal year ended June 30, 1945, receipts were King said Truman Seeks Budget of 37 Billions PrMddMit Trnnan (on nutrun left addressing joint session of Congress, asks predominantly Republican body to "work together" with him on labor program. Listening with members of Congress cabinet members (flrit row, They aro (from left) Secretaries Byrnes, Snyder, Patterson, At- torney General Clark, Secretaries Krng, Anderson, Harrflnan and SchweUenbsch. (A.P. Wire- photo.) Message Unites Democrats; Republicans to Expand Ideas G.O.P. Will Go Along on Parts of Program By Dovglas B. CenieU Washington Republicans In Congress figured today that himself a average. that state entry Into luxury tax fields now preempted by federal levies would yield aitlonn.1 millions na well. ad- President Truman adopted enough of their program to assure fancy legislative batting The" way O.O.P. leaders and com- mittee chairmen up, Truman record may look consider- ably better on the books than when the Democrats were running Con- discarding or changing more presidential than they accepted. .But the prospective new laws on taxes, labor, housing and on down the line will be what the Republi- cans think they should necessarily what Mr. Truman wants. Chairman Earl Michener (R.- Mich.) of the House Judiciary com- mittee, put It this way to a re porter: Wisconsin Income Blanks Mailed to Persons Madison, Wte. The Wis- Democratic Groups Find Middle Course Satisfactory "It certain congressional leaders make good their promise to reduce Individual Income taxes 20 per cent, that will give Minnesota an op- portunity to move In on the vacated tax to a ten per and do it quite painlessly." Xing explained. Federal individual In- come tax collections in Minnesota for the fi.icnJ year ended June 30, 1948, were and for the yrnr previous Both houses met ncpnmtely at noon to organize. Chief Justice Chixrles Lorlng or the utate supreme court administered the oath to C. Elmer Anderson of Bralnerd as lieu- tenant governor, who then presided over the upper brunch, and swore In members of the senate. MRe Holm, veteran secretary ol state, called the hou.te to order. Associate Justice Julius J. Olson swore In house members. "The President's are fine. But we may not like, the methods. We're for housing, bu we don't want the government to build everybody a home. We are for improved health, but not for socialized medicine." said House Republican Leader Charles Halleck Und.) "well proceed expeditiousty to act For the first tlmo In legislative hlstorc, a Netcro became a sergeant arms In the scnixtc. He Is Ed- ward HalJ. St. Paul barber. One ot tho first matters to face the nftcr organization is completed, is that of deciding who should occupy one scat. William Dletz. veteran senator .from Mont- gomery, was defeated in November by Prank Wrabelc of Le Center. but District Juctttc Martin Nelson yesterday ruled that Wrabck's elec- tion was null and void because Wrabek had violated the corrupt practices net by circulation of cer- labor problems. To End War Controls "We'll hasten the end of wartime controls. We all applaud Ideas for expansion of private enterprise. We Republicans have been for that all along. "On budget Halleck went on, "he's offering cooperation on an important plank in our vic- tory platform of 1940, Well go along with him on far- ther than he wants. "But I don't like his idea for socialized medicine. It has been turned down three times by consin department of taxation re- ported today it bad completed the mailing of IMfl state Income blanks to more than and approximately corpora- tions. The .mailing, earlier than usual, was made, the department said, to accommodate persons who file fed- eral returns by January 15 and want to prepare their state reports at the same Ume. More than blanks were sent to farmers. "Since a large number of farm- ers received gross Income in excess of during 1046, it Is expected that the amount of taxable Income to be reported by farmers for 1848 will set an all-time the department said. tain statements pulgn. during the cam- Charles Woolworth, 90, Founder of Chain, Dead Scmnton, Bum- ner Woolworth, who was a founder (.r tbo Woolworth chair, or five and ten-cent stores 65 years ago died today at his home. He was BO years Democratic The President's labor program drew loud applause. Yet many Re- publicans said it didn't go far enough. They may expand it. Both the and white House agree It must not be "punitive." Some things Mr. Truman re- quested of the last Congress were omitted this time. An example: more pay for the unemployed. Realistic Stand "In abandoning some of those things." Halleck said, "he is being realistic. The people aren't Interest- ed In a lot of those because they aren't sound or desirable." 'This Is the way some of cur- rent presidential proposals stack up: Federal President old. WoolwortX who had been In ill health for several weeti. opened first utoro hero 65 years ago nnd Inter formed the F. W. Wool- worth Company with his brother, the lute Frank W. Woolworth. and the latr Frrd M. Klrby of WllkeB-Barrc. Woolworth was born August 1, 1858. at Hodman, Jefferson county, New York, tho son of John and Fannlo McBrter Woolworth, The five and ten-cent store idea was credited to Frank Woolworth but the success of tho enterprise largely attributed to Chariot, who begun, his career sweeping floors uud tending fln-.i at Watcrtown, N. Y., for S4 a week. and Republicans are In agreement they should be lifted as repldly as possible. President says the program of veterans benefits is "complete" except for minor ad- Many members of Con- gress, both Republicans and Demo- crats, are pushing bills for more billions to help former O, I.'s. Thye Returns to State As Senator, Governor St. J. Thye re- turned to the state capital today in the dual role of governor and U. S. senator. He was sworn in as a member of the Senate Saturday. Until Oovcrnor-Klect Luther W. Youngdahl takes the oath of office at noon Wednesdaj', Thye will con- tinue as the state's chief executive. Thye plans to return to Wash- ington by plane tomorrow. Two Bills Seek To Curb Claims For Portal Pay Washington Two bills de- signed to cut the current flood of portal pay suits to a trickle at most vied for Senate consideration to- day. They were Introduced by Sena- ors Alexander Wiley (R.-Wis.) and Homer Capehart (R.-Ind.) as amendments to the fair labor stand- ards act of 1938. One section of Wiley's bill would bar all suits such as the pending lalms for more than The wording of Capehart's proposal would place most of them outside the domain of the courts. The suits rely on a Supreme court decision last June holding the Mt. Clemens, Mich., Pottery Company liable for payment of workers dur- ing some of the time when they were on company property but not actually working. Under the law as It now stands, suits for such wages may ask triple payment. It has become absolutely urg- Wiley declared In a statement By Jack Bell Washington Democrats concluded with relief today that President Truman held to s, mid- dle course in his state of the union message and thus consolidate his party's support at the outset of the Republican-controlled Congress. Praise for the legis- lative recommendations came from both wings of the party It was accompanied by indications that if Mr. Truman keeps to the course he charted yesterday he may enjoy greater Democratic support than he previously has been able to muster in Congress. All agreed that such support would strengthen his position If he bids for re- nomination in 1948. Message Fair, Pepper Says The party's self-styled liberals, who obviously had feared the President was going over to what they, regard as the conservative viewpoint as a result of the No- Extra Income Applied to Federal Debt Tru- man was reported ready today to send Congress a bud- get and simultaneously take strong stand against any tax cuts. This speculative figure clashes head on with estimates already given reporters by the new Repub- lican chairman of the House ap- propriations committee, Representa- tive John Taber of New York. He told reporters the needs of govern- ment can be met with about Also the President's view that any revenue surplus should go to reduce thfc public already indicated in his state of the union into a determined tax-cutting drive by Chairman Har- old Knutson (R.-Mlnn.) of the House ways and means committee. Knotson Demands Cat Knutson contends Congress can reduce levies on up to by 20 per cent and balance the budget by cutting ex- penses. Thus the budget and taxes Join labor law revision as the hottest Issues of the new Republican-domi- nated Congress. Usually well posted administra- tion men say they expect presi- dent in his budget message Friday to anticipate the Republican econo- my and tax drives with these argu- ments: 1. The only way government spending can be. reduced is by cutting down on and bene- fits to veterans, aid to and similar -voted by Congress In the put and therefore not Ject to reduction by presidential action. 2. When the time comes that government can afford to reduce taxes, first consideration should to the lower income brackets plus such tax relief as will provide in- centive to expand business and em- ployment opportunities. Meanwhile, prospects for a slash (Continued on Page Column TRUMAN How Bonds Would Be Sp In deciding to ask the state legislature for a bond issue of members of the Winona city council decided at their meeting at the city hall last night that the money would be spent as follows: Lako Winona dredging- Prairie Island Two lift stations and interceptor sewers............ Bonds for such projects as a municipal auditorium, swimming pool, barge terminal, recreation field, municipal parking lot, and small boat harbor, all approved by voters of the city at the No- vember 5 election, are not included In the list. Winona Dredging Included Prairie Island Road Allotted Badger Legislature To Meet Wednesday Mrs, Walter S. Goodland had big waiting for her old husband, oldest man ever elected goTwnecr IB United alter his inauguration at Madison, WU, Monday. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) By Arthur Byttrom Madison, The Repub- vember election, generally said they found the message satisfactory. Senator Claude Pepper who classes himself with this group of former new' dealers, told a re- porter he though Mr. Truman's message was "as well balanced and fair as could be expected from Saying he agrees in principle with the President's recommendations for laws to stop Jurisdlctlonal strikes and secondary boycotts. Pepper add- ed he doesn't want any action that would Interfere with free collective bargaining. Senator James Murray (D.- yesterday, "that Congress promptly enact legislation which will pre- serve the very foundations of Am- erican idustry by relieving It of the many billions of dollars of portal- to-portal pay suits which have re- cently been filed." Airline Travel at Rochester Shows Huge Increase Rochester, Minn. Airline pas- sengers in Rochester last year totaled an Increase of per cent over 1945 when pas- sengers boarded or deplaned here. August was the high month with on and off possengera, an av- erage of 303 daily. October was dec- end As in other years, more persons boarded planes here than arrive by air. Of the total, board- ed planes In Rochester and deplaned, a dally average of ISO throughout the year. These figures are for the two commercial airlines and do not In- clude travelers in privately-owned ships. retiring chairman of the labor committee, found the general tone of the President's message "very but said, he be- lieves Mr. Truman might have gone further "by putting more emphasis on some of the progressive measures that have been proposed." Pleases Conservatives But if he disappointed this group somewhat on that point, he ap- parently pleased those who say they hold more conservative views. Senator Walter George one of- the latter, told a reporter he considered the tone of the Presi- dent's message "conciliatory." "As far as he was specific in his Marshall Urges Liberals in China Help Rule Nation George C. Marshall declared today the sal- vation of strife-torn China "would be the assumption of leaderahlj by the liberals in the governmen and the minority parties." In a "personal state- the President's personal en- voy to China said that "sincere ef- forts to achieve settlement" of the strife between the government and Communist forces "have been frus- trated time and again by extrem- ists elements of both sides." Marshall, who is leaving Nanking tomorrow to report personally to President Truman, asserted that the Chinese government soon will undergo major reorganization under a 'new constitution. In a temperate note of optimism, he said that "now that the form for a democratic China has been ture will.convene in its 68th regu- lar session at the capital at noon tomorrow faced with the most se- rious state financing problem in years. Not since the early days of the depression in the '30's have the leg- islators had to face the money wor- ries that year. will confront them this They must decide what and how much to cut OS record budget re- quests submitted by state depart- ments and agencies that total about more than anticipated incomes. And, no matter how much they slice these requests, they probably will come up with appropriations still far in excess of income and will face the necessity of gettin more 'money by additional taxes. Governor Walter S. poodland wi] send his annual message to th legislature on Thursday. In it h is almost certain to stress the need for additional taxes. Highway Bills Expected In addition to tax measures the eglslators are sure to have before them bills calling for restoration of highway revenues into genera funds, repeal of restrictions on nat- ural gas, revision of retirement pen- sion laws, rcapportlonment of leg- slatlve districts, a constitutional amendment to permit optional forms )f county government, a soldiers >onus, changes in labor laws, edu- laid down the newly-adopted constitution, practical measures will be the best." ational changes to alleviate the problem of Juvenile delinquency. There will be many other highly the Georgian said, "It seems to me they present a basis on which there could be reasonable agreement between the legislative and executive branches.' Senator John McClellan (D.- found the message "a rea- sonably fair one." Senator Clyde Hoey (D.-N. called it "splendid." Senator Scott Lucas the new party whip, tabbed it "the strongest and the most far-reaching the President ever McQuillan Files for Mayor At Rochester Rochester, Minn. Alderman McCoy Detachment Plans Winter Test Camp McCoy, cross- country march of 130 miles will be started January 14 by an expedition of 172 men and 12 officers of "Task. Force Frost" in a test of winter clothing, shelter, rations, equipment and human reaction. The expedition will be conducted in three five-day phases. ontroverslal measures that are cer- :ain to come up during the session which, according to the present out- look, probably will continue through May. Organization of the houses will be the first order of business to- morrow with indications that the some officers who served last year will win posts again. Arthur May, Madison attorney, is expected to win election as assem- bly chief clerk and-Lawrence Lar- (Contlnued on Page 14, Column 7.) LEGISLATURE Heirens Says He Doesn't Recall Three Murders Meaard, year later William O. Heirens says he does not remember the three slayings for which he is serving three life terms. The 18-year-old former University of Chicago student whose three murder convictions include the kld- nap-kllllng of Suzanne Degnan, six, a year ago tonight, was quoted by Warden Walter Nlerstahelmer at the Illinois state penitentiary, Men- ard Branch, as saying he remembers several burglaries with which be was charged: "I don't remember any of those murders." Dr. Groves B. Smith, prison phychlatxlst, said of Heirens: 'He was under a definite mental (StatevlUe arrival at The city of Winona will the Minnesota legislature for authorization to Issue in bonds to finance civic Im- provements. This was voted by the council Monday night in the passage of two resolutions, which will forwarded to Senator Leonard W. Demek and Representative Clarence Hartner. If approved for issuing, thesa bonds will finance the completion; of Lake Winona dfcdirfng. con- struction of the Prairie island road, which would protect the new air- port in high water stages, and the instruction or two lift stations and laying of Interceptor sewers. Of the three projects only one. Lake Winona dredging, was includ- ed among seven approved by the Winona voters at the No- vember election. There was no dis- cussion by councilmen of an audi- torium, swimming pool, email-boat harbor, municipal dock, baseball field and municipal parking lot, all of which were approved by tbo voters. Other projects not included In the proposed bond issue are an JKtonto sewage disposal plant. repair of levee wall, and water board exten- sions, Commented Council President John W. Dugan, "The projects bave Included in these proposed bond issues are tee ones we con- alder the most essential and we have given them the highest priority. Not Rejecting Others 'In compiling the list we did not feel that we were rejecting other projects; we were merely llgbest priority. By sending these requests to the legislature now does not mean that we cannot nuke an- other request later in the M after study of other projects." first of the two resolutions passed by the council will ask legislature to permit the city to Is- sue bonds up to the legal indebted- ness limit which is ten per cent of the assessed valuation. The current legal Indebtedness ceiling is about and since approximately in bonds is outstanding about remains within tie; legal indebtedness limit. The second resolution will us; the legislature to raise the legal indebtedness celling to permit issuance of bonds for tha Prairie, Island road project and the- T..IT- Winona dredging. Both resolutions will ask: that the permission be granted without being subject to a vote of the people. II the legislature aproves both resolutions by passage of cor- responding bills, Would allocated for the completion of Lake Winona dredging to tbo depth it was originally begun a nuoiber of years ago. Of this sum would be for (Contained on Page 14. Colnm BOND ISSUE depression at Jollet and upon his Menard (October 11) we have been trying to remove the state of acute tension he suffered. We are trying to make him feel that he can make something of himself. "He has been getting along much >etter than we ever expected. He has expressed an interest in his own advancement to better Jobs avail- able within the psychiatric division marked contrast to his attitude on his arrival. "He has not taken any Interest in reading except to show a keen In- -erest in news stories about him- elf. He has responded to counsel- ng by deputy wardens against as- oclatlng with individuals in the isychiatric division whose influence Merrill Regrets Big 9 Succumbing To 'Bowl Craze9 New York J. L. MorrilL, s questionable. "He has been working in the psychiatric division laundry and his other activities include two hours dally of exercise in the playyard when weather permits. Heirens spent his 18th birthday In prison November 15. 41 Escape From Burning Plane president of the University of Min- nesota, told delegates to the Nation- al Collegiate Athletic association convention today that he regretted the "Big Nine had succumbed to the football bowl craze." The Western conference last fall signed a five-year agreement with. the Pacific coast conferecce to send its football champion to Pasadena, Calif., for the Rose bowl game, In his speech. Morrill also de- clared that "intercollegiate is ready for a killing by the gam- blers and when that killing takes place it will rock our big stadhuas. to their very foundations." He added that bowl games "are not a help to protect football from evil influences." Weather Claude H. McQuillan Monday, be- came a candidate for mayor, filing for the office with City Clerk F. R. Pinch shortly before noon. He also submitted his resignation as third ward alderman effective April 1 with close of the city year. Tho resignation was submitted to the city .council.. "I am resigning at this time so that the people of the third ward an opportunity to elect their own representative on the city council rather than have one ap- pointed by the he ex- .plained. direction of two young stewardesses, 37 passen- gers and the crew of four of a Northwest Airlines DC-4 passenger plane which caught fire as It land- ed at the Municipal airport last night, filed safely out of the burn- ing liner. The plane, inbound from Minne- apolis, lost the left landing gear as its wheels touched the snow-covered field. The left wing scraped the ground nnd left Inboard engir and the left wing burst into flame The plane skidded several hun feet before coming to a halt. Miss Leta Knapp, 28, and Betty Bell, 22, the two stewardesses! both of Minneapolis, threw ope the main door and two emegenc exits and directed the passenger; and crew to leave the flaming crafty Pilot Jack Gait and Co-Pilot Jame C. Kits, both of Minneapolis, were I the last to leave. There was no] panic. A Northwest Airlines DC-4 passenger plane, bound from Min- neapolis to Chicago, is shown burning fiercely at Municipal airport in Chicago last night. The plane burst into following; land- ing but the 41 passengers aboard escaped unhurt. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Mostly cloudy and continued mild tonight and Wednesday. Low tonight 25; high Wednesday 35. cloudi- ness tonight and Wednesday. A few snow flurries north Wednesday. Somewhat colder tonight. change in temperature Wednesday. fair with little change in temperature tonight and Wednesday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum. 25: noon. 28; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Wisconsin Tempera- tures will average 12 degrees above normal north to eight degrees above normal south, slow rising trend Wednesday and Thursday, little change Friday, colder Saturday sod Sunday, precipitation will average less than one-half inch, occurring as rain or enow showers in quarter of district   

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