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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER l. Unlfhl to rl-ht Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press F OLLOW Steve Car Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations myon D.IIr On Ilia BACK PACE VOLUME 47. NO. 2 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 19. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES End 60 War Acts, Truman Asks Murray Fears Punitive Laws AgainstLabor Believes Monopolies Will Bring On Business Depression H.v Harold W. Ward Washington C.I.O. Prosl- rient Philip Murray told Conprcss today "punitive" laws against unions will encourage business mon- opolies :uid thus prove to be "fore- runner.1; of a serious depression in- vcilvlac ill Americans." Jn testimony prepared for the Jubor committee Murray op- posed nil pending bills to outlaw the closed shop uncl industry w 1 ti e chance The Wagner act unci lift the Nor- ris Lu Ouardla nc-t's protection of from In- junctions. The C.I.O. chief this stimcl niter Issuing un invitation for nil oreinilzecl labor to Join in a concert- ed Hunt against Icirlslu- tlcm tir. n preludo to talks between ihe A.F.L. and C.I.O. over n propo- j.nl 10 merer their total 22 Routed by Fire in Senate May Minneapolis Building Minneapolis Fire that xtarlcil In a back bedroom on the first floor forced many at tho 22 to flee through hall- ways and down firemen's lad- today OH one side of a three-story brick apartment building at 18th and Elliott was destroyed. Five persons were carried or climbed down firemen's ladders. Among- those forced to flee were a woman crippled by an injury and a woman with her three- ycar-old son, Tho fire spread rapidly, caus- ing first firemen on the scene to summon more equipment. The blaze was quickly extin- guished. Lack of Funds May End OPA Enforcement Duties in 72 Hours Washington OPA, down to its last unless rescued by the Senate, Insisted today it may have to quit enforcing rent ceilings, sugar rationing: and the few remaining price con- trols within 72 hours. Price Administrator Max McCullough declared that House Vote Smaller Budget Cut Final Savings to Be Observers Believe By Francis M. LeMay Repub- icans lined up today behind a trlmmed-down slash n President Truman's 100 budget, even if It imperils the G.O.P. plan to cut Income taxes 20 per cent. The decision to abandon the reduction recommended ly the Senate-House budget com- mittee came on a 22 to 19 vote at a losed-door conference of Kepub- Into one hugR orgunl- 7.11 1 ion. Murray appointed a committee of five to begin thu discussions with a f-imilar A.F.L. group. Not Too La to Ho declared In his statement to the Sonata committee "It Is not to Jute" to "nchicvo nn cxpnndln peacetime economy of full produc nnd employment by roens ures of cooperation between Indus try. labor and agriculture whic run directly counter to tho prescn drift. "But he wild, "mus it clear to the people, of th Russia Admits Delay in Wrecking German Warships By Edward E. Bomar Wiwhlngtpn State depart- ment officials disclosed-today that Russia has acknowledged "diffi- culties" in currying out ft "Big Three" agreement to destroy her shnre of damaged German war- country that it will not tolerate tlv 'Get Willie Green' Pres- ident 1'hlllp Murray today asked to "send tor" William Orrrn he nnd the A.F.L. chief "ran work out nn agree- ment" to prevent Jurlwllctlonal between unions. Murray told the Senate labor committee: jret WIlllo Green down hrre no he and I can nit down with thU committee and work uut an acreemeni right here." Murray made his nuKffestlon after Senator Morse (It.-Ore.) demanded that Murray say "what j-ou are golnf: to do about jurisdictions! strikes." Murray luld Morse, "I know there Is no moral justification for Jurlsdlctional Morse wild he would be "per- frrtly willing to call on Green If the committee has-the iinth- orll.v." HP added: "I'd like to srr what the results would be." efforts of monopoly to defeat tho jxwsjblllty of achieving such co- operatlon. "We- cannot move fur down thti of punitive legislation against Inspired by monopoly Indus- try nnd Invoiced by thn leKl.ilKtlvo iirm of r.overnment. without dl.ius- t rriu.1; enn.vnuenei'.s." TiirnUu: to it bill by Senator Hull to otitliuv industry-wide Murruy argued that true collective bargaining Is bcgln- iiiru: to evolvo In some Industries, steel, and Industry-wide nego- '.iii'.ing has prcKluccd order and sta- shlps. Responding to American and British inquiries', Moscow voiced assurances, however, that steps were being taken to carry out her part, of the bargain reached at the 1945 Potsdam conference. The department officials gale decision to slash from the agency's current appropriation will upheld by the OPA out of business four months before Its scheduled expiration date. It appeared doubtful, however, that tho Senate would act on the matter before Friday, thus putting the whole -issue' over for perhaps another week, or longer. The cut cannot bo made effective until passed by both houses and signed by President Truman.- Hccommendcd by the House a] proprlatlons committee, it wei through, as part of a deficiency appropriation bill la' yesterday. The committee's formal rcpor Death Toll in Altoona Wreck Up to 25; 141 Persons Hurt both the United States and Britain have carried out their commitments to sink or otherwise destroy the damaged Nazi vessels allotted to them for Iho purpono. Topping tho list of tha captured vessels the Russians wero to de- stroy was Germany's single aircraft carrier, tho Oraf Zeppelin. Whether this flattop was among the craft whoso destruction has met with 'dinicultlcs" was not revealed, Tho Potsdam conference decided hat surface vessels remaining from ho battered German fleet which were in operating condition or lould be repaired within six months hould be divided equally among the hreo powers. Thirty XT-boats also were Included in the division. Other vessels were placed In a atcgory to be destroyed. These wero assigned individually to the said OPA still would have enoug money left to "discharge Its full re sponslbilitlcs under -the law, win up its affairs and, turn over all nee essary records to the archivist" b June 30. l The last Congress extended th life of OPA until June 30. Sugar rationing expires March 31 an rent controls June 30 unless re nowed. Bills to prolong both pow crs In tha handn-of other agenda are under consideration In Con gross. toco powers for the purpose and mo schedules set up. 1 for Export Wheat Offered By Ovid A. Martin export mar- ijt prlco of at least a bushel for he next five years was offered merlcan wheat farmers in a pro- oscd international ,cnt today. wheat agree- "Jn this and the years Immediate- ly Intemperate and ill-considered action by There 1.1 for the firxt tlmo promise cf rtiivrloplnR maturity in the col- I'-rtlvc bargaining process In those industries recently Mur- ray lie mentioned stpel, nuto, electrical appliances. nnd farm rtiulianrnt He saltl proposed legislation to bar the dowd .ihop "can, by virtue limitation- on federal power, t.rx'ffitn primarily In thn mails pro- Industries." "In these, tho closed shop does lint nl all prevail. The proposed (Continued on race Column I.) MURRAY Vast Developments Seen in Dakotas By Howard Dobson Industrial (levcltipmrritjL In thy Dakotan and Montana were forr.cnnt today by Interior department In nn- luiunctm: thut coal will be pushed vlKuriiuttly this AwUstjint Secretary Davidson wrote irM-iiLutive. CUM; (H.-S. D.) that is one of the moat prornln- source materials for synthetic IK.-uid to supplement our til- This price compared with an av- 'nge of received by growers of ic grain In January. It is consid- nbly higher, however, than those during tho 1930's, when rpluses helped pull them down low ps 31 cents. Tho agreement, which major wheat exporting and Importing na- tions will be asked to ratify by August 3, also would set a celling or top prlco averaging about at the farm level. Tho document will be submitted to ftn international wheat confer- ence opening March 18 In London, Wisconsin Auto Sales Probed MndlMin. Win. Records of automobile transactions for the past Naval Forces In China May Be Withdrawn Nanking Reports that United Naval forces would soon be withdrawn from China were circu- lating today as Admiral Charles M. Cooke, Jr., commander of navy forces in the Western Pacific took off by piano for Washington. U. S. navy authorities, meanwhile, were conference at Shanghai. Naval sources declined to com- ment on the possibility that Ad- miral Cooke's call to Washington was in connection with the with- drawal of forces. Informed sources said the presence of 'naval units In Chinese waters was in line with over-all American policy in the Pa- cific rather than with TJ. s. ef-i forts to mediate the Chinese civil war. Failure of these efforts re- sulted recently in orders to with- draw American troops. ran senators. The outcome was not binding.on ndlvidual members, but as the Issue ame up for debate today there eemed little doubt the lesser figure ould be adopted with almost solid Democratic backing. Bouse Vote Tomorrow The House, which will vote on he question tomorrow, appeared ertain to stick with the cut. There was talk that he end result may be a 000 compromise between the two chambers. Senators emerging from the Re- publican conference late yesterday told reporters pleas by the armed forces that the budget committee' plan would jeopardize national sc curlty weighed heavily In the vot ing. Chairman Gurney (R.-S. o the Senate armed services commit- tee had declared the big cut would cost tho army and navy 000 of the Mr. Tru- man recommended. Other esti- mates had ranged down to but even that much, War and Navy department spokesmen contended, would endanger defense needs. New Developments As. the ,battle moved toward its cllmnx. there wero these, develop- ments: 1. Chairman Knutson if the House ways and means com- mittee said cut would ash all prospects of a 20 per cent ax reduction. Chairman Taft of tha Senate G.O.P. steer- Ing committee insisted the tax re- ef goal still can be reached, how- Bennlngton curve near Altoona, Pa., Is where the' Red Pennsylvania railroad passen- ger train from Detroit to New fork, left the tracks, 35 persons and injuring 141 others. Smoke puffs come from wrecking train which Is directly back of the lone car of the Ill-fated Red Arrow. loco- motives and cars which jumped rails are shown steep Incline in foreground. (A.P. Wlrepboto.) Altoona, heap of twis ver. 2. Republican House members ailed a conference to count noses n the proposal. The louse G.O.P. members of' the udgct committee this gure unanimously. 3. Seven Democratic arkley of Kentucky, George and ussell of Georgia, Lucas of 1111- ois, O'Mahoney of Hay- en of Arizona .and Tydings of a statement with he Senate opposing the 30 slash. ed metal scattered over a desola mountainside was all that rcmaine today of the Pennsylvania railroac the Red Arrow, .which yeste day plunged over a 160-foot embank ment, killing 25 persons and In luring 141 others. An Investigation of the wreck, on of the worst fn railroad history, wa started by the Interstate Commerp commission, the Pennsylvania pub lie utility commission nnd tho rai" oad. Five of the dead were still uni dentlfied, two of the bodies mangle beyond recognition. The' dead included 16 passengers six railway mail clerks and thre members of the enginee and two manned tin twin locomotives in the train's tor tuous climb over the. Alleehenj mountains. Potash Found in South Saskatchewan in south- ern Saskatchewan of tho first Can- adian source of potash is considered the dominion's most important min- eral find In 20 years, Resources Minister J. L. Phils said today. The mineral, used In the pro- duction of fertilizer and explosives, is of tho "same relative interna- tional importance as Phelps said In a statement. Dr. Hewit, 96, Oldest U. of W. raduate, Dead Lincoln, Hamilton W. Hewit, 96, of Lincoln, believed to been the oldest living grad- uate of the University of Wiscon- sin; died at his home last night. Dr. Hcwlt was graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1876. Ho came to Nebraska In 1877, prac- ticing medicine for 32 years before retiring. Minneapolis Liquor Store Robbed of Minneapolis The Noland liquor store at 222 South Fourtr street, about 600 feet from the pollc station, was robbed of today b ;wo men, one of whom carried pistol. year will bo investigated to bring prosecution of any illegal sales, Bon L. Marcus, commissioner of tho motor vehicle deport- ment, reported Tuesday. The commissioner said licensed dealers were cooperating with the department to stamp out a black market in now model car sales. Debate on Lilienthal Delays Uranium Mining Washington Western mine owners said today tin Senate battle over David E. LlUenthal's nomination to head thi atomic energy commission Is delaying the output of prime source of all man-made nuclear energy. As the confirmation hearings moved Into a fresh day alter twi iupplles oT JJuvidxan saw tho Ilcnlto field North iind South Dakota and has been estimated to contain about tons of "bruwn Judttcd by present methods for frurr.v.ljifr, tills l.i it potential source i-r liquid fuel almost "fi tline.i creator linn the touil known petroleum reserves, Davidson Youngdahl Names Minneapolis Judge St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl today appointed Muni- cipal Judge Earlo J. Lyons of Min- neapolis as district court Judge In tho Hcnncpln county juvenile court division to succeed tho lato Judge Fred B. Wright. Tho governor also named two new municipal court judges. They aru Thnodoro B, Knuclson and Holf T'osHccn. lo fill tho places left va- cant by tho elevation of Judge D, E. Labellc and Judge Lyons to the district bench. new outbursts of temper, a group of are idle for questions: When will the government start buying uranium from the what price will it pay? Prlco Policy Asked Charles J. Moynlhan of Montrose Badger Senate Vote on Gas Tax Repeal Madison, Wiscon- sin senate, by a vote of 18 to 13, to- day postponed indefinitely a bill that would repeal a state law that provides n tax of seven cents per cubic feet on natural gas brought into tho state. attorney for the group, told reporters the mine owners came to Washington seeking tho answers from members of tho atomic energy commission. "Our conversations were very sat- Moynlhan said, "but they kept pointing out that they could give us no assurances because they may not stay In their positions appointments may not be confirmed by the Senate." "If a prlco is set for uranium, we could get out a lot of P. A. Sltton of Dove Creek, Ccla., com- mented. Without referring to the mine shutdown a number of Senate sup- porters of Lilienthal and his fel- answers to two servinK under a rccess appointn answers to two _nave urEed specdy confirmation Two Outbursts Twice yesterday, Senator McKel- lar Lillenthal's most outspoken opponent, drew wrathfu! comments from committee mem- bers. First he was upbraided by Senator McMahon and Just before adjournment by Chair- man Hlckcnlooper McMahon literally threw up his hands as McKcllar made his as- sertion about the commission's au- thority to give information to for- eign governments, and remarked "I can't take much more of this." Earlier McMahon had burst' out ;hat he had had to listen to "a lot of rag-tag and bob-tail" from the Tennessee senator. McKellar didn't appear perturb- ed by cither encounter. He reeled off a list of witnesses he wanted subpoenaed, and got set for an- other day. Others May Die Many of the injured lay in critical condition at Altoona's two hospi- tals, some expected to die. Nobody knew what caused the 14-car passenger train, en route from Detroit-to New York, suddenly to leave the rails as It headed Into Bennlngton curve, two miles west of the famed Horseshoe curve In the predawn darkness. Its passengers incoherently de- scribed only a "series of bumps" be- fore the grinding crash of disinte- grating steel. The train, running 50 minutes late was gaining speed on a down grade as it emerged from the Gallltzen tunnel into the parobola of Ben- nlngton curve. A railroad spokesman said the speed limit -around the Horseshoe curve is 19 M.P.H. Five cars toppled into the gully with the locomotives which lay on their sides, half buried In packed' snow and the fill which the railroad uses on its snakc-liko roadbed. A mail car, n. combination baggage- passenger, day conch and two sleep- Church Parley Airs Economic Problems By Max Hall Pittsburgh About 350 Protestant church members, Joining in. an experiment, tried hard, "today to judge economic iasu.es through purely Christian they still disagreed on many things.. At the national conference on the church, and economic life. abor leaders are talking about poration profits and monopolies. 1. ongressman and an economist de nounced the closed shop. A pastor defended it. There were lively clash- s over tho proper role of govern- ment. But as the meeting moved into Its econd day, one thing was clear: Nearly everybody agreed that the hurches should concern themselves n some way with economic life. And leaders -expressed hope that ard-worktag committees can boil own the confusing discussions into general program that a majority f the delegates can approve at the nal sessions tomorrow. Hear Studebaker Head The conference is sponsored by ic Federal Council of Churches of hrist in America. Divided Into three sections, pre- ded over by Paul O. Hoffman, resident of the Studebaker Corp- ratlon; Kermlt Eby, CJt.O. research rector, and Howard Coonley, form- president of the National Asso- atlon of Manufacturers, the dele- ites were trying to determine xvhat e the vital issues In economic e. Wavell to Be Called Home From India By Arthur Cavshon London (JP) Authoritative sources said today that Lord Wa- vell will be called home soon from his post as viceroy of India and that Prime Minister Attlee will make an historic statement on In- dian freedom in. the House of Com- mons tomorrow. The disclosures stimulated spec- ulation that the British government might be preparing to withdraw rom India and to announce a plan or the subcontinent's complete In- dependence, perhaps within a year. One Informant said British evacu- ation "within a stated period" was not out of the question. The British cabinet's decision to iring Wavell home, these infor- Today they turned to the topic of mnnts said, came as a result; of the e churches' responsibility toward'ncw constitutional crisis in India. They declined to say whether he would be returning to India. Retention of 12 Emergency Edicts Urged Extension of Federal Draft Law Unlikely man today for leg- islation to make possible "an early ending" of the state or national emergency under which the country has lived since 1939. I Mr. Truman asked outright re- peal of 24 Jaws, proposed triat 3S other emergency statutes be (allow- ed to lapse upon a declaration or the end of the emergency, and rec- ommended that most of 20 defense appropriation measures be wiped out. Mr, Truman proposed that only 12 of "more than 100" emergency acts still on the books be extended by permanent legislation. Ten others would remain in force for six months after the actual proclamation ending the emergency. whenever it may come, or for some other stated period. Would Free Economy progress of reconversion now makes it possible to take an addi- tional step toward freeing our econ- omy of wartime Mr. Tru- man said In his message to Con- gress. High White House advisors hava indicated to newsmen that If Con- press acts with reasonable dispatch, Uio emergency may be terminated Ijy July! Tlie proclamation would cover both the "limited" emergency pro- claimed September 8, 1339. and tha "full" emergency declared May 27. 1941, Mr. Truman proposes immediate repeal laws authorizing employ- ment of men from industry as dol- lar-a-year men in government; tie leasing of merchant snips to other nations; the tax-free -withdrawal of, alcohol for industrial use; the lease of public lands for munitions man- ufacture, and the appointment of enlisted men to the naval academy. Given tip Among the major statutes which would be allowed to lapse upon an. end of emergency proclamation would be: The army's "streamlined" pro- curement power under which, sup- plies can be purchased without ad- vertising for bids; the power to transfer the coast guard to the navy; to increase the authorized strength of the navy, ana to initi- ate measures to increase the mar- ket quotas of corn, wheat, cotton, rice, tobacco or peanuts, Mr. Truman said following statutes should be extended until June SO, 1948; Authorization, for an under sec- retary of the navy. The authority to maintain war housing, much of it now jn emer- gency use for veterans, but which, would have to be disposed of with- in two years unless extension were voted. Provisions for the discharge of certain army, officers. Authority to make temporary ap- (Continued on Page II, Column I.) TRDMAX I Some highlights of the night's dis- cussions: 1. Eby stepped down from th chairmanship of his section to spea ersrore sprawled In the wild gully govern ment's "recognition that a man ha below. A diner and two sleepers were derailed and tossed on their sides. Another sleeper teetered perilously, half over the edge of the slope. Tw other sleepers were derailed am three cars remained on the tracks Bodies Cut From Wreckage Rescue workers, 'forced to descend the steep slope with the aid of ropes used acetylene torches to cut the bodies from twisted steel. One man- led victim was found standing on his wedged between two smashed doors. A member of a mid- ;et troupe traveling on tho train ay under a coach seat, her head crushed. There were numerous stories of icroism. An Ohio rabbi, trapped In a torn sleeper, his leg pinned in the wreckage, led interdenominational prayers at the request of other pos- engers. Pullman porters came in for fre- uent praise for their aid in calming ,nd reassuring tho injured. The tracks were cleared early last light and east and westbound traf- Ice was proceeding normally. Postal Clerk G. C. Bowman of Tyrone, Pa., hung by his feet, up- ide down, for eight hours and 25 minutes before being cut out of the necked mall coach. Wliile rescue crows burned away steel with aceytlone torches to rce him, lie dictated n will to a i T, Last night he died in Altoona hos- Conscious all the while he was a right to a Job supersedes any prop erty right I know." Representative Ralph Gwlnn (R.-N. and Econ omlst Alfred P. Haake of Park Ridge 111., rose to criticize Eby's philosophy in vigorous language. 2. Gwlnn exclaimed "It is utterly incredible to me' at this session to seo what faith, what hope my breth- ren have in government. Nobody In excp.pt a free fix a fnlr The government's sole function is to ad- minister the which comes pri- marily from God." 3. Later, Charles P. Taft, Cincin- nati lawyer, president of the Federal Council of Churches, argued for nore responsibility by local com- munities. He said one weakness of 'ederal government is that "the number of competent executives who head departments is very few." 40. The Rt. Rev, Angus Dun, Epis- :opal bishop of Washington mcn- ioned as important issues "the gross nequalities in distribution" and the terrible helplessness" of BOmc members of society. State Liquor Tax Increase Asked French Airliner Down Off Lisbon New York Coast guard headquarters said today the army air forces in the Azores reported an Air France Constellation plane was relieved down in the water aboul 340 miles southwest of Lisbon, Por- tugal, about a. m. The air forces notified the coast that tho plane sent an SO at a. m. saying it Iind jetti- soned its cargo and wns circling a ship. Coast guard headquarters said the iliip was presumed to be either the S. S. Robert Fulton or S. S. Es- rella. apped, Bowman directed rescuers their frantic efforts to release m. He gave postal inspectors the ames of the other mail clerks in 10 car, including his brother, Hol- nd L. Bowman of Mechanlcsburg, who was killed." Six of the ten clerks in the mail ach were killed and the rest in- ured. I year. St. in state liquor taxes designed to raise annually were proposed tp the house of representatives to- day with the approval of Governor Luther Youngdahl. The administration-backed meas- ure would double the present per gallon state liquor tax, and raise the graduated levies on wines and cordials. State liquor tax collections under present rates were approximately during the last calendar Mallon Back Paul Mallon, who interprets Wash- ington news for readers of Tile Re- publican-Herald Is. writing from Florida after n. two-week winter vacation there and Ills first col- umn appears to- day on the edi- torial pnsc. ,Mr. Mallon Is lonly one of scv- Wheelage Tax On Autos Asked St, for cities villages and boroughs to impose a "wheclage tax" of on automo- biles and on trucks ojinually asked In a bill proposed to the state house of representatives today. Aimed at solving the problem or revenue shortages for municipalities, particularly the large population cities, the measure provides the levy can be assessed not only against vehicles owned by residents but also against those whose use is princi- pally within city limits. Farmers would be exempted. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Fair to- ilRllt mid Thursday. Continued cold. jow tonight five to eight above; ilgh Thursday 25. FEDERAL FORECAST Minnesota Generally fair tonight and Thursday except a little light snow tliis afternoon and early to- night in southwest and extreme- south portion. Colder in the Red. river valley tonight and continued cold elsewhere. Wisconsin Increasing cloudiness and considerable cloudiness. Paul Mallon 'cral editorial page writers who call [their shots as they see them lor Re- publican Herald readers. Get the top value from your paper by reading daily the articles prepared, by Mr. MalJon, Drew Pearson, James Marlow, Hal Boyle, DeWltt Mackenzie, Dr. Her- man Bundesen .and others whose columns appear regularly in The Republican-Herald. Thursday with a little wry light now in extreme southwest late to- night and over most of south por- tion Thursday. Not quite so cold tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 32 m. today: Maximum, 33: minimum, 2; noon, 7; precipitation, none: sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Chicago 32 International Falls Los Angeles 63 Miami 74 MinncapoIIs-St. Paul..... 10 Sew Orleans 7-t New York 47 ?hoenix 69 .Seattle (Washington 6 17 45 62 48 25 3S 40 30   

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