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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Fair, flrti tn clfhl tiring tonight: partly cloudy und warmer VOLUME 46. NO. 284 Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press MINNESOTA, FOLLOW Steve Canyon Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Dnll.T On It. BACK PAGE FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Marshall Spikes Presidential Talk May Cost U.S. Senators Study Plan to Outlaw Portal Suits Washington Under Sec- retary or War Kenneth C. Royall told senators today thnt portal pay claims In connection with wnr con- tracts could cost tho government jui much as Royall testified before a Senate judiciary subcommittee considering legislation to outlaw or restrict back puy porwl suits now totaling more thnn The under secretary said the gov- ernment faces the greatest liability on cost-plus-flxccl-fce war con- tracts. Under these, he testified, the War deportment must compensate contractors for udclltlonoi costs which may arise, such as portal Royall said that cost-plus fee con- tracts Tor the period 1041-40 total to To Hear Ollicm Chairman Donnell the group also will hear heads of other government departments, in- cluding Navy and Commerce. Sen- ator Capehart (R.-IndJ, nuthor of a bill before tho subcommittee to outlaw such suits, has declared tho in claims threaten heavy reduction in federal tax revenues. The committee also wants to dis- cuss extra costs which tho gov- ernment might faco in the War nnd Navy departments' wartime cost-plus-a-fco contracts if bock pay liabilities wcro established. Proposed legislation in both Sen- ate nnd House would amend tho wage-hour net of 1D38 to offset n Supreme court decision that em- ployers must pay for worker time they control, whether or not nctual productive labor is Involved. The newest proposal, by Chairman Hurt- Pay Claims Plane Landing by V w T ___ Radar Crashes at Oakland Airport Legislators To Set Up Own Budget Departments Will Be Asked to Submit Figures St. Paul Indications that legislators may not hew too closely to Governor Luther Youngdahl's budget recommendations came Mon- day at a the Houso ap- propriations committee. While Carl Swnnson, director of state Institutions, was presenting his budget figures, Chairman Claude H. Allen, St. Paul, broke in to de- clare: "We dont intend to rely on the figures.in the governor's mes- sage as the sole evidence in these considerations. "Our past experience has shown that they are'not so reliable. There- fore, we want you to submit a list of your recommendations for spe- cial equipment and repairs to state Council Agrees to Boost in Mill Rate for Operation of City Schools Jpy of the House committee, outlaw all future claims. pact, present or Elliott Roosevelt Says Stalin Not Expecting War Sew Elliott Hoosevolt quotes Josef Stalin as telling him thnt while there has been "certain deterioration" In relations of the Rescue move through wreckage of m fonr-englned navy transport plane which crashed on the Oakland airport while making m radar-controlled landing. (A J. Wlrephoto to' The Kepubllcan- Ilvrald.) WAVE Killed, 20 Others Hurt in Accident Oakland, Calif, W) A WAVE ccrpsman was -killed and 20 other persons, including three women, were injured In the crash of n four-englncd navy plane at Oakland airport yesterday when, for the first time in more than landings, radar-ground control failed to guide a ship to safety. Tho big naval air transport plane anded 150 feet short of the fog- shrouded runway and crashed Into a four-foot rock "wall at of tho field. Its undercarriage sheared away and the plane skidded across the "leld on its fuselage for a feet, bedding wreckage and passengers as it went. Then it caught fire and burned. The dead WAVE was Identified >y the navy today as Aviation Talmadge Asks New Election In Georgia Atlanta Herman Talmadge offered today to submit the con- troversy over the governorship of Georgia to the people In a "Demo- cratic white primary" election us noon as. the legislature completed Its session. Speaking to the general assembly M governor of Georgia upon its In- vitation, Talmadgo said: "If the lieutenant governor will resign, your governor will resign. The speaker of the house of repre- sentatives will assume executive au- thority." Under the state constitution, then tho house speaker must call on elec- tion within BO days. The legislative session la expected to end -in March, Talmadgo's offer came ta a lost- States nnd Soviet govern- "I see nothing frightful United ments, About this in the sense of n violation of pence or a military Roosevelt interviewed the Rus- sian leader in the Kremlin on his C7th birthday lost December 21, and reports on the mectlntc In tho issue of Look magazine released today, "Not a single great power, even !f Its government were anxious to do so, could now raise a large army to fleht another Allied power, an- other great power, because now one cannot possibly fight without one's the people ore unwlll- jnc to Roosevelt said Stalin told him. Tired of War "They nrc tired or war. And be- sides, there are no understandable objectives to justify a new war. "One win not know for what ho has to fight and, therefore, I see nothing frightful thnt some repre- sentatives of tho United States gov- rmment nre talking about tho df-ttrtorntlon of relations between us. "In view of mlnuto revision In his prepared text. Earlier Lieutenant Qovcrna M. E. Thompson, who contends' h is the acting governor followln resignation of Ellis Arnall, ha challenged Talmadge to meet him In an election. Talmadgo recommended that th legislature remain in session to in stltuto a democratic white primar and strengthen tho election law regarding qualification of voters. Feller Signs New Contract for Over Institutions, listed in the order ol their importance." Hwanson then informed the com- mittee .he would have to consult his department experts before com- mitting himself on which projects were of prime importance and the hearing was set time next week. over until some The house met briefly and ad- journed until 2 p. m. today after taking-in 21 bills, most of them per- taining to local matters. Representative Thomas O'Malley, Duluth, Introduced a bill calling for 560 medium and maximum on old age assistance payments, and Representative William E. Carlaon, St. Paul, put in one calling fas abolition .of limits on payments, Would Limit Increase to 15 Mills Preliminary council agreement was indicated Monday night for the support of a board of education resolution asking for a boost In the mill celling for school operations. A resolution of the board, asking for an Unlimited mill ceiling to re- place the present 30-mlll top, will probably be altered, however. Senti- ment of councllmen favored allow- ing an increase up to 15 mills. No official action was taken by ;ho council at last night's meeting, however. It decided Informally in- stead to confer first with State Senator Leonard W. Dernek, who has informed the board, of educa- tion that he will not introduce a bill covering the board's resolution in the state legislature unless the council concurs. In addition, the council wishes to inquire of the board whether a IB-mill boost would be suffilcent. 14.9 Mills Needed When the board passed its resolu- tion last week It said that for the fiscal year beginning in April, 1948, it will need an estimated Increase in 14.9 mills unless the state legis- lature at this session passes a bill boosting state aid. Governor Youngdahl's proposed legislation would increase Winona's school aid about -thus lower- ing the increased mill demand In 1848 to 0.6 mills. At present, the board has ex- plalnqd, it Is meeting- the defici- encies in Its budget by using sur- New York Scientist Flooded With Requests for Made-to-Order Snow Schenectody. N. So you don't like snow, eh? You find it a hazard to driving and a slushy annoyance to walking? You groan at the thought of the back-breaking chore of (hovel- ing the sidewalk? "Snow-maker" Vincent 3. Schncfcr says plenty of folks in many parts of the world who are fond of nature's white for variety of rea- sons. Sehaefcr is the'General Elec- tric research' laboratory Mlen- tlst who November succeed- ed in manufacturing an artifi- cial snowfall by dropping dry- ice pellets from an airplane In-, to a moisture-laden cloud. Since the initial experiment, Schaefer han been "mowed un- der" with requests to "make It snow." A class of school children in long Beach, Calif., some of whom never have ween snow for- warded a bundle of asking, "Would you please make us a St. MorltK, Swiss (kit resort, asked about chancc.1 of obtain- ing more snow than It has and a score of ski in the United put In itimilar bids. A cube-Kugar manufacturer in Hawaii and tlic Kovernmcnts of Chile and Australia inquired about the possibilities of preci- pitating; rain over moisture- scarce areas. Similar came from the Arizona. Cham- ber of Commerce and an Oregon 'Irrigation company. A motion picture company wired that it would like a bliz- tard over one of its movie Iota. About the only ones who didn't want snow were several residents of Buffalo, N. Y., on take Erie. They implored Schac- fcr to see what he could do dropping their usual win- ter share of mow and blizzards into the lake instead of the city. A housewife asked Schacfcr to expand on his experiments. She wrote: "Now that you're able to make snow, how about a little iugar? General Says He Can't Be Drafted Takes Oath Ac Secretary of State Andrew Volstead, Father Of Prohibition Act, Dead these consider- ations, I think that tho danger of a new wnr is not rcnl.' In contrast to relations between the relations between thr peoples of the two countries "have Roosevelt said Stiilln told him. O.K.'s Inspection I'ian Roosevelt said that when he asked if the United Nations should not, through inspection, control all re- search and manufacturing facilities of the atomic bomb- and other weapons, tho Kcnernllsslmo Inquired 1! he meant "In "Yes. but especially us to agree- ment In principle by Russia to such a Roosevelt said. "Of course." Stnlln was quoted replying. "On the principle ol equality no exceptions should be made In the case of Russia. Rus- tla should be subject to the same rules of Inspection and control as any other nations must." Bonus Asked for Vets Who Spent Cleveland Bobby Feller fireball hurlcr of the Cleveland In- dians, signed a 1047 contract today that was expected to make him the highest paid player In baseball. Indian officials did not disclose exact terms of tho contract, but said that with the bonus-attend- ance clause, tho former Iowa font boy should make better than this season. Two Years Overseas St. bonus of for World War II veterans with two or more years overseas scrvlco is proposed in a bill ho la preparing Tor introduction In tho house, Rep- resentative Thomas F. O'Malley of Duluth announced today. Tlio amount would bo payable, O'Mullry said, in two Installments of J500 each on September 1, 1047. mid September 1. 1D48, Payment would be made by tho Ktfttc adju- tant Kencral's offlco upon proof of wrvlce. The cost would be financed by public certificates of indebtedness currying flvo per cent Interest and .-.prcad over a period of from 12 to 15 years. Increase in Sugar Ration Seen This Year Washington The depart- ment of Agriculture advised a con- gressional committee it will ask for continued rationing and price con- trol throughout this year. James H. Marshall, head of the department's sugar branch, told the House food shortage investigating committee he hopes the sugar ra- tion for individuals might be in- creased by ten pounds this year. Ho indicated, however, there will bo no increase before April 1. Two Men Killed in S. D. Crossing Crash Dlmock, 8. It. Two Dlmock men, Rclnsbach, 27, and Joe Kurtonbach, 31, were killed here last night when their auto was Specialist Third Class Margaret Wallace, whose father is Harry W. Wallace, of Pltcairn, Pa, Most of those Injured suffered nly abrasions. Many remained strapped in their scats until the plane stopped. Flying from Moffett field, only about 40 miles south of Oakland, the plane carried a crew of seven, including the WAVE who killed, and 14 passengers. The navy said that, before today radar controlled landings, in which the safety of -the plane and crew wcro involved' and the balance in training, were made without mishap. Before today, NATS had flown passenger miles without a fatality. The navy said the pilot, Lieuten- ant Clyde B. McKinney of Glendale, Calif., was making a "normal GCA (radar) approach" when for some unexplained reason the plane "made a radical letdown and hit short.o the field." providing for.thelr-establishment on a basis of monthly need Instead. Representative J. P. Lorentz, Wa- dena, would permit rough fish spearing on an ordinary angling li- cense and allow the conservation commissioner to open up 50 per cent of tho' waters in any county, under a bill he Introduced. plus. In the fiscal year wlU Ball, Pledging Aid to Stassen, Plans '48 Race St. S..Senator Jo- seph H. Ball (B.-Minn.) today said he would support Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota, for president and that he himself would seek re-election in 1048. Here to address a meeting of the Minnesota Employer's association tonight. Ball said In an interview that he and Stassen had discussed the closed shop Issue. The senator said that while 'Stassen had indi- cated Ball's proposal to outlaw the closed shop might be going too far, Ball felt there was no danger of a serious rift over their respective opinions. Ball's statement he will run again ended conjecture over his political plans. pended and in the fiscal year be- ginning in March about according to board figures. Such drains in surplus will reduce the surplus fund to about by March 31, 1948, the-board has out. A report on the board's financial condition was mado last night by Aldermen'. Stanley Wiecrorek, who represent- ed the council at a, meeting with the board early this month; That meeting was attended by Senator Dernek and Representative Clar- ence.'P. Hartner. Fund Not Available Theurer said that the board members had pointed out that money in its building fund, for which a levy up to ten mills Is au- thorized by special state legisla- tion, cannot be utilized for ordinary operations. Among the'passengers was WAVE lieutenant Commander L. A. Me Naughton, 29, of Hastings, Minn who was held in the hospital for ob crvatlon. Commander McNaughton had seen stationed on Guam since Jun 945, when she was in charge o he hospital at the naval has nd was returning to Hastings fb cave before reassignment to th ost coast. Her parents are Mr nd Mrs. Hastings. F. O. McNaughton o struck by a Milwaukee road passen- ger train. Man Who Rubbed Self With Gasoline- Dead in Explosion Manila FellelHlnio Mii- nlcnn. 20-year-old service sta- tion helper, had formed a habit of rubbing himself down with gasoline before taking a shower, He wild it prevented colds. Saturday night he-paused in the xhower room to llfht a cig- arette. lie died of hli barns a few hours later in the Philippine general hospital. fon, Undergoes Operation Baltimore Physicians a 10 Johns Hopkins hospital said yes erday the condition of Oellndo DC lero, of Fort Frances, Ontario, 1 after undergoing a "blu why" operation. De Piero, 22, is one of ..the oldes atients ever to undergo the fa mous BJalock operation, designed t  for the former and for clubs, were left unchanged. night, 20 below northwest to five that his name not be used. He said to ten below south. EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Wisconsin Tempera- tures will average about five degrees below normal, rising temperatures Wednesday and Thursday, colder Friday, warmer Sunday; precipita- tion will average one-tenth inch or less. in Minnesota and Wisconsin, light snow in Minnesota and Wis- consin by Thursday, snow flurries Friday and slight snow Sunday. LOCAL WEATHER j Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 28; minimum, noon, 0; precipitation, none; sun nets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pet. Chicago 36 2 .02 Mr. Hoover has not yet given his answer. Presumably the proposal to the 72-year-old former President has the approval of the British govern- ment and President Truman as well as the highest War department officials concerned with occupation policies. International Falls.. 8 Paul...... 35 New Orleans ......66 New York .........59 Seattle 49 Washington .......54 Winnipeg 9 -24 9 trace 44 42 .42 42 .02 37 .10 -19 Mother and Two Children Die in Rock Island Fire Rock Island, young wife and two small children of a Rock Island war veteran, who was scheduled to bo discharged this week, burned to death early today when flre damaged their two-room tourist cabin near Rock Island. The dead are: Mrs. Shirley Berry, 21, formerly of Kidder, S, D.; her son, Edward, two and a half years old and daughter, Scarlett Dawn, six months old. Berry was at the army separation center at Fort Sheridan, 111. Senator Charges Dress Donated by N. D. Woman Sold Senate ex- penditures committee interested it- self today In a second hand dress. Donated by a North Dakota wom- an In a government-sponsored for- eign relief drive, the dress later was sold by a mall order house. Senator Young (R.-N. D.) told the Senate about the dress yester- day and said the committee will in- vestigate. This is the story of the dress as related by Dick Forkner, Longdon, D., editor and publisher, in a letter to the senator: Mrs. Lars Midjaas, Fairdole, D., donated the dress last Janu- ary, first pinning a note in the sleeve. The dress then went to a collection depot at Grand Forks. Next Mrs. Midjaas received a letter :rom Elizabeth Ohlhouser, Hazel- ion, N. D.. who said the larrying the among 100 used dresses she purchased at 18 cents each alter answering an ad- vertisement. Forkner said the firm selling the [resses was the V. Portnoy Mail Order House, Chicago. Nathan Porfnoy, owner of the Urm, said he couldn't explain "this particular case" but that his com- any bought salvage throughout the ountry. "Maybe this discarded dress was onatcd to some charity, which la- er picked out the best ol the dresses o send overseas and sold the e told a reporter in Chicago. An official of TJNRRA, which andled the overseas distribution of lathing donated in the drive, said e couldn't explain how the dress cached the mail order company, lothlng collected, he said, was andled by local committees and hen turned over to treasury warc- ouses where It was cleaned, baled land delivered to TJNRRA. New York Group Opposes Seaway Albany, N. Opponents of the proposed St. Lawrence sea- way today claimed bipartisan sup- port for resolutions asking Congress bo block deepening of the waterway that would open the Great Lakes to ocean shipping. Two resolutions were introduced in the' assembly last night to me- morialize Congress to approve the hydroelectric power phase of the controversial project but to prevent development of the seaway. C. Marshall said today he la not a candidate for any political office and "never could be for the presidency. Arriving to take office as secretary Of state, Marshall told reporters he considered his new post nonpolltlcal. He then volunteered: 1. "I cannot be considered a candidate for political office. 2. "I never could be drafted. 3. "I am being explicit and emphatic in order to terminate once and for all any of my name with regard to poli- tical Marshall talked with newsmen leaving the train that brought him from Chicago. General Marshall took the oath la the presence of President Truman and then pledged. "TO do my best." Promises to Do Best Numerous notables gathered in Mr. Truman's office to witness the ceremony and to them Marshall said: "I appreciate sincerely the honor and the compliment of your con- fidence. I'll do my best." The wartime chief of America's victorious armies was assured by Mr. Truman that he Jclt the duties of secretary of state are In "safe hands." Mr. Truman told Marshall that while he regretted very sincerely the decision of James F. Bymes to resign as secretary he appreciated "very much, your willingness to ac- cept that burden." The ceremony was brief. Mem- bers of the cabinet. congressional foreign policy leaden and newsmen representing publica- tions and radio organizations all over the globe crowded Into the of- fice. The oath, administered by Chief Justice Fred M. Vlnson, places Mar- shall In line for' the presidency la tho event a vacancy should occur before the end ol Mr. Truman's term. Speculate on Since his appointment as secre- tary of state, Marshall's name huf been mentioned in speculation about presidential candidates in 1948. Some have speculated might run on a. ticket with Presi- dent Truman or obtain the Demo- cratic nomination U Mr. Tnunan were not a candidate. In talking with reporters, Mar- shall made plain that in ruling him- iell out of political consideration he Included the presidency as well as any other political office. Newsmen who met his early morn- ing train questioned him for than five minutes on a great va- riety of subjects but had not spe- cifically asked him about politics. President Truman arranged ceremony for Marshall at the White House. It originally had been set for yesterday, but bad weather forced Marshall to stop at Chicago on a flight from the West coast, and change to a train. 13 Months in China When the questions had ended. Marshall remained standing ir> the group of newsmen and finally said. "Is that all you want to ask Several nodded and then Marshall said that he had something he wanted to give out. His statement, made verbally to Uie newsmen without reference to any notes, followed. Marshall's arrival here ended a long journey which started in Nan- king, China, where a few weeks ago he concluded a 13-month assign- ment as President Truman's special envoy. In that post, he had luttlely sought peace between the Nationalists and Communist fac- tions. He was accompanied here in a private car by Mrs. Marshall and an aide. Colonel J. H. Caughey. Herriot Elected President of French Assembly Paris Radical-Socialist Loader Edouard Herriot, 74, was elected president of France's Na- tional Assembly today. Hen-lot, who was unopposed, leaded the old Chamber of Depu- ties from 1935-1342. He Is to bis 42nd year as mayor of Lyon, France's third largest city. A protege of Artstlde Eriand. Her- riot was three times premier ot France before the war. He succeeds Vincent Auriol, recently elected president of the republic. 50-Cent Butter Seen by Summer MadlNim, will cost consumers less than 50 cents a pound this summer, R. K. Froker. professor on agricultural economics at the University of Wisconsin, pre- dicted at a farm outlook conference last night. "Milk production is at its peak and that, plus the fact that supply pipelines arc well stocked, will drop auttcr prices before long." Professor Froker declared. N.   

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