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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER Tartly rUiidf turf lenlfhl; llghl now Bitil rOldrr PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations U.S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 276 WINONA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY II, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Durand Area Man Dies in Cottage Fire Army-Navy Merger May Aid Tax Cut Sla.h Which Might Impair Defenses Fought By William K. Arbogant Washington W> Strong bl- purtlsan opposition to budKct Hlosh- Ine thftt might. Impair .security de- veloped as army-navy merger nclvociite.i on the President's aprndlnp estimate as n good argu- ment for consolldutlnjf the armed Thr merger move gathered mo- mentum ns Republican financial mannucrs, talking of sharp reduc- tion in Mr. Truman's OOO budget for the fiscal year Mart-, ing next July I, looked hungrily at projrcted outlay of for the forces. On both sides of Capitol hill the O.O.P. Jendcmhip seemed neanng nRrwment thiit may about tin much UK Congre.w can Engine Explodes, Kills Three Three men were killed when tbe engine on this Great Northern Empire Builder passenger train ex- ploded near DftrlU Lake, N. D. The boiler was ripped from the trucks, throwing it onto the grade. (A.P. Wlrepboto.) hope to pare from the President's iv.iimatr. Chiiirmnn John Tuber (R.-N. or the House appropriations com- mittee said the total can be reduced "at least three or four billions." This Is the amount Chairman Tafl ionlo) of the G.O.P. "Senate steering com-i mltteo ha.', snld ho thlnki can be "Mjuerwd out." Muni C'ul DrfrnMi Tnbrr told reporters his conten- tion that appropriations can be cut to slightly over had brcn widely taken to mean he In- trnelrd a slash of some In thn budget totnl. He said he re- ferred only to new appropriations that the budget provides for spending several billions In carry- ovrr funds, If the Republicans are going to good their promise to take a Ceilings to Remain on Houses Started Under Vets Priorities Washington OPA today warned builders and purchasers of some homes started under the veterans emergency housing program that they must adhere to previous price ceilings despite recent relaxation of home building controls. Whllo there are no price ceilings on construction started since the housing program was revised on December 24, OPA said In a statement it will continue to enforce ceilings applicable before that bito out of the President's fig- they conceded, they must do nipping on army and niivy which uccountn fur noout 30 JXT cent ot the total. "Substantial, honcst-to-roodness ruts" In military spending were forrsrrn by Representative Albert Knee! If the army and the navy are merged, Ensel, who will head the appro- priations subcommittee handling army funds, told reporters that even without a merger largo cuts could be made "without sacrificing essen- tial national defense." "But I want one dollar of national Country-Wide Decline Noted In Food Prices Chicago There appeared good food news today for the na- tion's prices gen- erally are on the way down. Thcro'll be no mare sharp boosts in food prices, virtually all food in- dustry sources said. And a coun- try-wide spot survey of representa- tives cities showed that more retail food prices are being marked down than up. The survey of retail dis- closed pricen have been reduced tar eggs, cheese, lard, fresh and canned moats, canned citrus Mid dried peaches and dried apples. Food industry spokesmen predicted lower prices in canned goods upon receipt of the summer pack. Gordon C. Corabley, president of the Institute of Food Distribution, said in an Interview in New York date on sales prices and rents. Not only will builders be required to observe the regulations under which they obtained priorities last year, but veterans who purchase such homes must adhere to the same ceilings If they rent them or resell them, OPA said. In the case of a sale a broker's fee may be added to the gales price. Muit Post Ceilings Builders who obtained priorities prior to December 24 will be re- quired to post notices of celling prices and give first preference to veterans on sale or lease. OPA'a announcement followed closely new relaxations of restric- tions in line with the adminlstra- lon'a decontrol program. One of hese Increases from to tSO.000.000 tbe limit .on the weekly average of nonessentiai construction permitted by the Office of Tem- defenso for every dollar En- ire! pdded. Most Agree On Size One of the first things his com- mittee will do, he said, will bo to review the personnel needs of the army to determine whether uniformed men will be required dur- the basic downward tren In retail food prices has been gath erlng momentum since mld-Movem ber after reaching a peak in mid October." Corabley predicted retail fooc inic the next year. Representative Charles Plumley who will head the naval appropriations subcommittee, said there is room for reductions In the navy's budget but declined to speci- fy what Items could bo shoved. Known ns n "blfr navy" man. Plumley emphasized that he will not propose cuts that would interfere with efficiency. Plumley saw room for substantial through clemlnatlon of bvcr- lappintf functions or the army and the nnvy without merging the two The chairman-dCRlRnato of the House firmed services committee, Rrprc.ientat.Ivo Walter Andrews (R.- N. V. took a firm .stand against "ivny cuts nffcctlnR security" but Mild he believes reductions are pos- ;.lble throiu-' "elimination of dupli- cation of the same functions by the army and the navy." Fljrurm CYttlclxed Representative Vlnson of Georgia, top Democrat on the armed ncrv- committee, declarer! that budget prices would average about ten pe cent lower by April. He added re tollers and wholesalers were "extra nervous" because considerabl stocks are not selling too well. Butter, which at times last yea skyrocketed to more than i pound in several cities, took an other drop In many cities afte wholesale prices in markets in Chi cago, New York, San Franclscc and Los Angeles yesterday showei declines of up to five and a hat cents a pound. Three major food In Chi cago announced a slash as much as eight cents a pound in retail prices One chain said stores will 63 score butter at 72 cents a pound today. The only major commodity stll showing an upward trend, food wholesalers in Chicago said, was colTco. tutting r.hoiild not be [K-ii'.e of the armed "lit the rx- forrc.s with conditions the way thry arc today." Senate Republicans jumped on the President's flRiires with both feet. but their criticism was tempered with warnings titrnln.st weakening national defense. While Democrats generally sup- Baruch Retiring From Public Life Washington Bernard M. Baruch, elder statesman, Is retiring from public life, planning to "sit by nnd let time pass me." The 70-ycur-old Baruch. con- fidant and adviser of several presi- dents, resigned last week as U. S. representative on the United Na- tions atomic energy commission. He told reporters yesterday after i number of homes under construction a call on President Truman that since the veterans' emergency hous ho had quit because "I had come: Ing program started a year ago [BLS reported. By the end of No xjrary Controls. Administrator Philip B. Fleming f OTC declared that the increased ollar limit on nonresldentlal con- traction was made necessary by ilgher building costs, to alleviate unemployment in the structural steel building trades and to provide essential community facilities in connection with housing projects. Steel Shortage Spokesmen for the American Vet- erans Committee, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Amvets, who were told of the action just before Its public announcement, contend- ed that it was a "mistake." Meanwhile, the steel products in- dustry advisory committee was told by spokesmen for the civilian pro- duction division of OTO that pro- duction of finished steel will fall short of demand in 1647 by tons. The government estimate was that production will reach tons compared with a demand of 000 tons and a out- put in 1848. U.N. Seeking Man to Manage Port of Trieste Lake Success, N. security council was on the lookout today for u man to run the Adriatic port of Trieste and guide it in the ways of peace and democracy as a free territory under united super- vision. The council, after a long proced- ural argument. yesterday, finally agreed to take over Trieste at the bidding of the "Big Four" foreign ministers' council, which estab- lished the free territory as part of the Italian peace settlement. At about the same time, the council received another Adriatic problem a British complaint charging Albania with-mining the Corfu straits where two British de- stroyers were damaged last Oc- tober with a loss of 44 lives. Youngdahl to Give Budget To Legislature Expected to Ask for Additional Funds for State St. Luther Youngdahl will occupy the center of the stage during r of labor law changes into one f bill has been favored all along by House Republican leaders. Two or three huge omnibus bills have been introduced In the House. Decide on Strategy But. the 51 Senate Republicans. Montgomery Leaves Moscow After Two Visits With Stalin By Eddy Gilmore Moscow Field Marshal Lord Montgomery left for home by plane today after a triumphal visit, climaxed by two meetings with Prime Minister Joseph Stalin who be said looked fine and apparently was in excellent health. Garbed in the greatcoat and boots of a Soviet marshal, the chiif of tbe British Imperial staff looked warm und comfort- able in the bitter below-zero weather as he chatted and shook hands with his hosts and thank- ed them for their hospitality. He expressed hope of seeing of the Russians In London in the spring or summer. The atmosphere of cordial, friendship at the airport was cnhunced by of Marshal Alexander M. Vasllcv- Bky, chief of the Soviet general staff, who braved the cold de- spite his recent illness. It is well known that Mont- gomery's visit was not purely social and that he definitely talked military collaboration. His most important talk, of course, was his 70-minute Inter- view yesterday with Stalin in the Kremlin. The two men were believed to have discussed Montgomery's recent trip to the United States, the American- British standardization of arms program and the British-Amer- ican joint chiefs of staff. Ever one to speak frankly, It is be- lieved here Stalin spoke candid- ly on these subjects. With Mont- gomery displaying this char- acteristic of plain fpttMag, Our probably had much to sny to one another. Apparently tho conversation had been most friendly, both In the interview and last niffht at a Kremlin state dinner, with the prime minister as Mont- gomery's host. Montgomery, reported himself "highly satisfied" with their talk. Montgomery, devout son of an Ulster Episcopal bishop, is a teetotaler. But when he went to see Stalin, n case of whisky was seen being put into an automobile which then headed toward tbe Kremlin. This was assumed to be his gift to the prime minister. He was known to have given Stalin two books and to have received autograph. mectinR a week aco, decided on the general strategy of proceeding first with the Ball-TaH-Smith bill and then holding, a longer hearing on other proposals. The 1 measure, sponsored by Ball, Senator Robert Taft Ohioi, and Senator H. Alexander Smith (R.-N. J.i. is a slightly re- vised version of last year's Case bill. It would set up a federal me- diation board, delay strikes 60 days. prci'ent JunsdlcLional strikes and require unions to make financial reports. Last night the C.I.O. disputed thui view of the manor. Nathan Cowan. C.I.O. legislative director, sent let- ters to Senawr Taft and Repre- sentative Hartley (R.-N. J.i, chair- men of the Senate and House labor committees, demanding full hear- ings on the Bnll-Tart-Smith bill. Christmas Conies to Quebec Town Franquclfn, Que. It finally came Christmas in Pranquelin to- day. The freighter North VoyaRUcr finally got through St. Lawrence I river ice to this tiny settlement on 'the north .shore yesterday with the Christmas mall and 43 ctuam of Uquor. I
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