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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 15, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Fmftfy elnurfy tonlfhl and M F Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OLLOW Steve Canyon On BACK PACE VOLUME 46. NO. 306 WINONA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 15. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Gromyko to Ask U.N. Ban on A-Bombs Six Billion Dollar Budget Cut Opposed Senators Expected to Reduce Slash to By Francis M. Lemay TViuhlnrton Chairman Oumey of the Senate jinned services committee announced today he will wage a la-it-ciltch battle on the Senate floor against a budget slosh which hr declared would "hamstring the Russia Warned Against Underestimating U. S. Truman Flies to Side Of Stricken Mother By Ernest B. Vaccaro Crsmdview, Mo. President Truman flew today to the bedside of his 94-year-old mother, Mrs, vtartha E. Truman, who fractured i hip In a fall at her home Thurs- lay night. The President brought with him and navy. hls own Housc A 50 to 22 vote In favor of theiBrlgiidler General Wallace H cut by the House-Senate budgetaryj Graham, who will make an exam- committee threatened President! Truman with his first major defeat in the new Republican-controlled! Tnc President flew In a C-54 Congress. transport plane piloted by Lieu- tenant Colonel Henry T.. (Hank) Tho plane landed nt the trim the Prcsidrnt'.H Orandvluw airport, only a few budget to minutes drive from the" home ol Senator Brcwster (K.-Mc.l, pre-1Mrs- Truman, at noon central dieted in n radio interview last niKhtl-stanc'rird time. A waiting motor car thr Senate will never agree to the! Immediately whisked tho President reduction recommended by the! to his mother's .bedside, commlttrp, I Mm, Truman's injury was the If upheld by the House and Scn- the committee decision will KnuUon Semi Tux Cut "I votrd for It a wiut that or no reduction at hi; sal "But I will oppose It on the Sena floor and I predict the final flgur will be However, tho committee actlo was hailed by Chairman Knutso of the House ways nn means committee ns clearing th way for a 20 per cent reduction o personal Income tnxca this year. The budget committee actlo yesterday, tnken In n meeting which the press and public were ex eluded, is subject to ratification b both houses. The vote will com next Wednesday. Ourney said the cu contemplates n, rcduc Uon In army nnd navy funds tin told newsmen "I refuse to vot for anything that will hamstrln our armed tones wtilla the pcnci of the world Is unsettled." Reject Smaller Senate Republican Lender Toft of Ohio. Joined Curacy in nn ef- fort to hold the commlttcc'n bud- set cuttine at a lower figure, bu the group flatly rejected all com- promises. It voted down, 52 to 23, a motion by Ourney to limit the cut to and defeated 4C to 29 proposal by Chairman Mllllkln to mako The committee rejected all ef- forts to stipulate that any specific amount of the budget savings be used to begin payments on the na- tion's debt. Knutson argued that this would delay the Republican tax cutting program. Representative Dlngcll (D.-Mlch.) asserted the committee action "just about amounts to the Republicans risking the national security in nn effort to meet their promises to cut taxes." Republicans who drew up the figure refused to fifty Just where the slashes will applied. The roll call of the Scnate-Hous budgetary committee on slashln from President Tru man's budget in eluded: For: Senator Ball, Minn. Representative Byrnes. Wls.; Rep resentntive Knutson, Minn. ndcpendcnce, said no attempt to Vandenberg Is Impatient With Red Diplomacy Washington A blunt as- sertion by Senator Vandenberg that it would be a "dangerous miscon- ception" for Russia to underesti- being enacted at this session of the mate this country's rank among; legislature was sounded Friday world powers gave a clear sign today of mounting congressional impatience with Soviet diplomacy. The Michigan Republican, chair Plans for State Sales Tax Spiked Hall and Dunn Find Reyenue Not Necessary St. Paul The death knell of a soles tax as a revenue measure result of n fall Thursday night us Hhn wji.s preparing to retire, the third tlmo in tho past seven years that falls in her home have re- sulted in fractured bones. Many neighbors called on the family offering their help. Mes- sages of sympathy were received days." He said Mother Truman did from all over tho United States, not appear to be suffering from Tho injured hip has not been hock. at a few N.A.M. Urges Congress Amend Laws on Labor Brewster Bob La Follette For Atomic Post Brewster La Follctte Second District Judge Upholds HermanTalmadge McDonouKh. Gu. Superior Judge Bond Almand held today that Herman Talmadgo Is governor of Oeorftln. In a decision. Judge Almand cited a decision of Superior Judge Walter Ilendlx, given last Wcdnesdaj-, and said: concurs." The court reviewed at length de- cisions which Almand said had bearing on Georgia's governorship, and cited Georgia's constitutional section under which the legislature elected Talrwidge to the term of his late father. Eugene Talmadge. Talmadge took a two-to-one lead over Lleutcnant-Governor M. E. Thompson In Superior court deci- sions over the governorship. Almand'n decision was rendered on n suit brought by the Pulton National bank of Atlanta, which asked direction as to which clitlm- nnt should draw on the executive fund of Georgia. Counsel for Lieutenant Governor Thompson appealed to tho Georgia supreme court today tho decision of Superior Judge Mcndrlx which held Talmndgc to bo the governor. Circulation of Daily Newspapers Circulation daily newspapers In this country reached a record of last a gain of nearly over Washington Announc- ing he would not support David E. r.lllcnthul for the chairman- ship of the atomic cncrpy com- mission, Senator Brcwstcr (B.- last night suggested that former Senator Robert >f. Ijv Follette of Wisconsin "would make an admirable man for the Job." In advancing La Follette as a possible man for tho atomic commission post, Brcwster said "He would have the support of both parties and hl.s character and Intellectual Integrity arc above reproach." the previous year, the N. W. Aycr <5: Son's Directory of Newspapers and Periodicals dl.iclos- rd today. The directory, which r.ald It was the fifth consecutive year that dally newspaper circulation gained, re- ported the number of U. S. dallies now nt 1.872 with weekly papers to- t.-illnp filmost Periodicals number more than 6.400, an increase of 400 over last year. 13 Miners End Sit-Down Strike Jjinsfonl, Pa, Thirteen 'L-misylvunla anthracite miners to- "Thls court clay ended u 00-hour sit-down strike 100 feet underground. Bedraggled and unshaven, the diggers emerged from the Lehlijh Navigation Coal Company's Lans- "ord colliery at a. m. United Mine Workers officials said i he sltdown was terminated on a from the company Ho pay vagc deductions which prompted he protest strike. The 13 hrtcl refused to leave the mine since Wednesday' night bc-j ausc tho company withheld pay for failure to work a full seven hour clay. Approximately miners in sur- rounding Panther Valley collieries had walked out in sympathy with the slt-downers. XLM.W. heads sale attempts would be made immediate- ly to end the general work stoppage Lamberton Farmer Killed in Mishap Sprlntrflcld. per- son was killed and eight others were Injured today in an automobile accident on highway 14, nlna miles west of Springfield. Percy Skelton, G7, Lamberton farmer, was Injured fatally as he alighted from the car of William Hue, E4, of Lamberton, who had brought Skelton and his wife home from a square dance at Walnut "Irove. The Rue car had turned into the driveway at the Skelton home and Skelton had alighted when the ma- chine was struck by the car driven by Maynard Wcndland. By Marvin L. Arrowsmlth Washington National Association of Manufacturers said today that Congress can help as- sure an era of unprecedented indus- trial peace if it: 1. Prohibits Industry wide bargaining, closed shop, second- ary boycotts. "unjustified" Htrikcs, and removes what tho N.A.IVI. culled other "external interferences to good labor rela- tions." Gives collective bargaining by individual plants or com- panies "an opportunity to prove that it can function effectively." The program was outlined to the Senate labor committee by Ira Moshcr, chairman of the executive committee. He said: "The real danger which the coun- try faces in its first serious effort to establish a sound and equitable national labor policy will be a re- luctance on the part of Congress to grapple with the vital issues in- volved, or in yielding to those who urge further study and investigation of tho whole problem, or who see In :he current developments on the nation's labor front (the waning number of strikes) a reason for do- Ing nothing at all." Moshcr testified after S. M, Coop- man of the pow- erful foreign re- latlons committee and president pro tern of the Senate, declared in unvarnished language that Russia docs not seem to share "our anxiety to establish mutual fair play and good will." He said the Soviet union (1) "Completely ig- nored" lour Vandtonbtro American requests in the past yea to discuss settlement of Icnd-lcas accounts and (2) Paid no attention to a State department note sug gesting negotiations for final dls position of 125 U. S merchant ships. Terming these "Just a couple o: symbolic incidents" in U. S.-Rus- sion relations, Vandenljerg lasi night told guests at a dinner for the Michigan congressional delega- tion: "I respectfully suggest that such experiences are not calculated to fertilize mutual good will and un- derstanding." Promptness Asked He said it would be neither un- friendly nor undignified for this country to "insist upon somewhat prompter official mail from Mos- cow." "After Vandenberg went on, "Washington- is not an inconse- quential way station on .an unin- portant RFD. If we allow others to think it is, they may get the habit; and that could be a dangerous misconception for them as well as us." There was no indication whether can get along such a levy would provide." The two Speaker Lawrence Hall and Majority Leader Boy Dunn emphasized that "We have just passed through an era of great prosperity as far as Minnesota gov- ernmental receipts were concern- ed." They pointed to .the iron tax, yielding from to annually; royalty taxes of Up to yearly, and llquo taxes of in 1946. Dunn and Hall said gross earn ings taxes have hit as high as a year and income tnxe have provided an average, of But, the pair agreed, study of recent receipts shows th state headed into a period of do cllnlng revenues. Lower Returns Seen "If this decline reaches a poln where it becomes necessary to issu jonds for current state operations ;hen new sources of incomu mus be their statemen continued. "It was because of simi ar declining revenues that ound it necessary to pass a sale: ax measure in 1935. But when th f business. Both the Senate and Housc labor ommlttccs are considering various roposals for changes In labor laws callng with labor management Connolly policy as gressiomil selors to the sec- retary of state. They perform- thls function James F. Byrnes and have been nsked by successor, ne and one-half per sent gross arnlngs tax. He estimated this ould yield an annual The senate veterans group previ- ously said it would leave the mat- ter of raising: bonus funds to the 'senate finance committee if andj when it draws up any payment plan. Asks Vote on Bill Representative Thomas O'Malley, Duluth, served notice that he in- tended to recali from the committee to tho floor a bill which would knock out the homestead Hen law, adding he wanted "a record vote on my bill instead of having Republican-Herald photo Claiming the title as the youngest ice skater in the business is James Palbickl son of Mr, and Mrs. Walter Palbicki, 767 East Fifth street. James, who has been on skates for four months, will be two years old March 7. The specially-made skates were constructed by Mr. Palbicki, him- self an accomplished master of the blades. The city recreation de- partment's maintenance supervisor, Mr. Palbicki also is director of the colorful Ice Frolic, presented annually by the Young Men's Activity group. Although he can't wheel around the ice with the Case and finesse of his father, James can slide a few feet at a time without foiling. British Plants to Be Idle Another Week By Torn Williams London Industrialists In Britain's northern manufac- turing regions gloomily decided today their plants could .not resume operations for at least another week although -workers through, the weekend were replenishing coal bunkers at cation's power plants. declared he was confident Britain Russ Envoy Plans Appeal To Council Proposal Would Keep U. S. From Building More By John A. Farris, Jr. take Success, X. vns expected today to propose for- mally that the United Xations sc- urity council ban immediately any further, production of atom bombs. There was a possibility that Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko would his formal motion when tho louncll reconvenes Tuesday to dc- late the whole ntomlc question. la an address to the council yes- orday. Gromyko demanded that the United Nations ban production o' the atom bomb as the first step to- nn international atomic con- rol system, but made no move up- n which the council would be re- uircd to net. U. S. Crilized The Russian diplomat sharply riUclzed the United States for con- inucd manufacture of mass-des- metion weajxjns. Categorically rejecting the Amer- ican control plan, Gromyko an- nounced he would make public the text of Soviet proposhl.s. mid amendments at the next coun- cil session. These were the principal points OromyJco made: 1. That a convention outlaw- ing the atom bomb must be tho first step in any program. 2. That control machinery must operate under the security- council where the power of veto holds. 3. That the American plan vio- lates the TJ. X. charter and con- tradicts the assembly resolutions on arms reduction. That despite "serious de- fects" of the report, Russia, would accept ft for a workinc paper and would offer "propos- als, additions and amendments" in due course. In another .field of activity most observers believed that next week Britain would call for a. special ses- ilon of the TJ. general assembly -o handle her Palestine problem ra- hcr than submit it to the security ouncil where the veto could be used. Delegates Surprised Most delegates here expressed sur- irlse 'at the British action since 'aJestinc's potential value as a mlli- Gcorgo C. Marshall, to continue the role with him. Conditions Critical Instead of more Industry-wide groemcnts, Cooper urged that in- ustry-widu bargaining be broken p so as to reduce collective bar- aintng and strikes to the local or ompany level. Cooper endorsed the antl-indus- y-wicle bargaining bill of Senator all but he supported only In principle. He said this Is the "most important and funda- mental" labor bill before the Sen- (Contlnifctl on Page 13, Column 2) CONGRESS Pleading the pressure of Senate business, Vandenberg and Connully declined an invitation by Marshall to attend the opening session of the Moscow "Big Four" foreign minis- ters conference March 10. But they have agreed to join the secretary of state later if he needs their help ln drafting the German and Aus- trian peace treaties. Vandenbei'u's address came only a few hours after Marshall, during a closed door policy review before the foreign relations committee, told senators "the world Is in a critical condition." He declined to elaborate to news- men, who interviewed him later, except to sny that he referred to political conditions. Even while Vandenberg and Mar- shall were giving their estimates of the diplomatic situation, Ambas- sador Arthur Bliss Lone was en route home from. one of the V. sore spots. Denis Dead New York Walter St. it buried in committee as it was last session." The house gave final approval to bills which would pay sheriffs ten cents per mile for use of their caw on official business and calling for all requests for federal aid in development of airports to be chan- nelled through the state aeuro- nautics office. Under a measure introduced by Representatives George I, Clem Pine City, and A. F. Oberg, Lind- strom, a constitutional amendment would be submitted apportioning one-third of auto license receipts to counties for road work instead of the state highway fund getting all proceeds. The1 house will reconvene nt 2 p. m. Monday and the senate one hour later. Denis. 69, widely known a.5 a sports editor and boxing publicity man, died today. of edition of Wyoming Riflemen Finish Off Buffalo Wounded by Archers Rawllns, Wyo. Despite charges of "brutality" aimed nt Wyoming's bow-anU-arrow buf- 'falo killing, the archers who took part declared today such a hunt could be "very attrac- tive" as an annual event. Jim Scoggin of San Bernardi- no, told the urchci-.s tho animals struck by arrows dur- ing yesterday's hunt would havu illud from hemorrhage if rifle- men hail not Ntuppeil in to finish them. "The archers oiiffht to be left free to finish the declared Ed tittle of Rawlhis, "whether it takes two arrows or 22. The buffaloes would aU have died if given a chance." Members of flic Kawlins Chamber of Commerce- commit- tee that sponsored th; event declared immediately after- ward that.the killings bad been too "brutal" to warrant another hunt of that kind. But at last night's meeting of the archers, Elmer WiJson of Valsctz, Ore., said he was "more interested than ever" and thought the shooting hud been "a piece of education that will enable us to make a great suc- cess of tho event next year." Isadora Boltcn, owner of the wild buffalo herd from which the three bulls were culled, told the archers he would do any- thing- they asked, and added: "This has been more fun for me than anyone." John Batter of Racine was among1 Wisconsin archers tak- ing: part. Cafe Burns At Owatonna Owatonna, cur- Jy today destroyed the Sanders cafe, caused extensive smoke dam- ige to adjoining: buildings and brought injuries to two firemen. Damage was estimated unofficially at between and John R. Wodarczak, a was overcome by smoke. Hospital attaches said he was "resting com- fortably" after treatment. Firemen Don Wavrin suffered a cut hand and was treated at the scene. Occupants of two apartments above the cafe were forced to their quarters by dense smoke. Two Hospitalized in Bus Accident Elbow Lake, Minn. Two persons remained In hospitals to- day after a Northland Greyhound bus went into n shallow ditch near here Friday after skidding in pass- ing a stalled farm truck. Mrs. Louise Erickson, Grand Forks, X. D., suffered two broken ribs and a collapsed lung. She was tnken to St. Lukes hospital. Fergus Falls, while Arthur Ellis, victim of severe chest injury, was returned to a hospital at his Alexandria, Minn., home. Lilienthal Will Get Chance to Answer Charges Washington David E. Li: lenthal today was promised a chanc to tell Senator Russell a hearings next week what he think. about the Georgian's record 'on pub He vs. private power. The nominee's answer probabl will determine whether Lilientha gets Russell's vote in the close bat tie over Senate confirmation of th former TVA head as chairman o the new atomic control commission Specifically, Russell told a re porter he will ask whether Lillcn thai approves a statement by a Washington columnist (Joseph Al sap) that the Georgia senator prob ably was against confirmation be cause ho represents a state whcri private "power people have a rea grip on local politics." "If he puts any credence in Uia1 kind of misrepresentation. I don'i think he is the man to head the atomic the Georgia senator said. long a public power advo- cate, declared in the Senate yester- day he will vote against LJIienthal f the nominee has "been iu asso- ciation with such people as these CAlsop) or has nny respect for Tho question' of confirmation comes to a showdown before the Senate atomic committee possibly late next week. overcome her gravest fuel not be in any he would crisis. 'Do told a workers' meeting at Man- chester, in the heart of the great I northwest textile manufacturing re- 'glon. "J am confident that despite the serious problems we have to overcome, we shall bring the eco- nomic and social life of this coun- try to a new level of prosperity." A decision to continue the shut- down of all essential industries In Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumberland and North Wales was taken by the northwest regional board for in- dustry at a meeting1 in Manchester. Corner Turned "Members did not feel disposed to recommend resumption of power for 'industry before a week from next an announcement said. A government spokesman said cautiously, "there arc signs that wo have turned the ns trains and ships loaded with coal broke an cy blockade to case the fuel fa- mine that has shut down thousands of factories and reduced the con- G. Driscoll Reappointed by Gov. Youngdahl St. Paul Theodore Driscoll, state commissioner of ad- ministration, today wns renppoint- ed for a two-year term by Gov- ernor Luther Youngdahl, Driscoll, a native of St. Paul, was first appointed commissioner of administration. September l. 1043. He is a graduate of Yale univer- sity, married and has two children. sive Now, apparently, the British have decided to gamble on a decision by the United Nations. British sources here were frank to admit that they want to get rid of the bitter problem and let the United Nations struggle with a sit- uation which has been a thorn in Britain's side for 30 years. Cost of Living Index Declines Over Year-End living index The cost of declined slightly be- sumption of electricity In millions of homes since Monday. Officials emphasized. however, .hat no date yet was in sight for iftlng the government ban on dom- use of electricity for five hours dally In all England, Scotland and les rind the total embargo on in- dustrial use In 38 English and Welsh ounties. Willie shivering Britons hoped for a break In the freezing weather liat has prevailed for most of the ost five weeks, these were the prin- ipal developments in the all-out truggle to get coal to the nation's owcr plants: (1) More than miners and ailwaymen volunteered to work unday to dig and transport coal. ven during the war majority f miners didn't work Sundays. (2) The special "coal cabinet" eadcd by Prime Minister Attlce eportcd that shipment of coal by was nearly back to last fall's vol. Rail shipments were up, too; Continued an Page 13, Column 8} tween mid-December and mid-Jan- uary, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said today. The index for January 15 was estimated at 153 per cent of the 1335-1933 average, 18 per cent above the level of a year before and two :ind a half per cent higher than In June, 1020 the peak after World Wnr I. The bureau said rcuul food n large cities dropped one per cent from mld-Doccmber to mid-Janu- ary. for the second straight month. Contributing heavily was n. ten per cent decline In egg prices. Dairy products dropped about 3vc per cent. Vats and oils averaged two and a h.ilf per cent lower. The food price index for January 15 wns estimated' at 184 per cent of the 1335-33 average. Weather ENGLAND Two Young Persons Killed In Shakopee Auto Mishap FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday with little change In temperature to- low tonight 25 to 29. Some- what warmer Sunday, high 40 to 44. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy tonight with occasional light snow south and cast centra 1 portions early to- night. Clearing late tonight and colder south portion. Sunday gen- erally fair witli little change in tcm- Milwaukee Woman Killed by Auto Milwaukee {If) Mrs. Erma Weber, 44, was killed instantly early last night when she was struck by an automobile and dragged 113 feet while shii was crossing an interc- tion after alighting from a bus. Shakopec, Minn. OP) Two young persons were killed early today, and four others injured, when their auto plunged down a 40-foot embankment about four miles from here on high- way 1G9. Killed were William Meyer, 23, of Belle Plaiiie, and Anna May Birr, 22, of Kasota. The following Belle Flainc residents were injured and taken to St. Francis hospital in Sha- kopec for treatment: Alton Domras, 23, injured left shoulder and left foot; Mrs. Al- ton Domras, 22, fractures of pelvis and nose; Donald Hlcich- ncr, 23, head lacerations; Cath- erine Shcchan, about 21, injur- ed pelvis. Meyer and Birr were riding In the front .scat. Meyer wa.s driving. BIcichncr was the only mem- ber of the party able to get out of the car. He hailed a. pass- ing motorist who summoned an ambulance from Shakopec. The party was returning from a reunion at Newport, near St. Paul, of their 1942 high school class. pcraturc. Wisconsin Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Sunday with occa- sional light snow north portion to- night and in south and cast portions Sunday forenoon. No important change in temperature. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 3G: minimum. 26: noon, 3G; precipitation, .02 of aa inch of rain and molted- snow; surj scun tonight :it .sun rises tomor- row at TEMPKllATUKliS ELSEWHERE Max. Mini Pet. Chic.-iRO -10 31 .01 Los Angeles SO Miami 70 Mpls. St. Paul 36 New Orleans 70 New York 48 31 3D 56 Phoenix S4 Seattle 56 Washington 55 34 49 46 3-4 .14