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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 4, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Fair nntl WVdnriiUjr, ehanco In S Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read III-; New Column Daily on Editorial VOLUME 47. NO. 13 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 4, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Huge Watkins Building Plan Revealed Marshall Asks Senate to Ratify 4 Pacts Treaties With Axis Satellites Await Action Termed Step for World Peace and Stability Parking Meters 'on Limited Scale' House and Endorsed by Merchants Bureau HT Jack Hell Secretary of Suite Martitiall told tho Scnato for- flcn relation.1! committee today that the "Important fact" about four pending, peace treaties Is that in make a beginning of them "we peace." Urging speedy ratification of the treaties with Italy, Romania, Bul- garia, and Hungary, the secretory of state OMcrted that they represent the "composite Judgment" of the nations arrayed on the Allied side during tho war. The terms, he said, were not dic- tated by the United States or by any other single country, Marshall opened the committee's hearings on the treaties, then turn- ed the witness chair over to former Triple Title Man James F. Byrnes wan (reeled aa a triple- title roan today when he ap- peared before the Senate forclffn committee. the former secretary of stale took the witness stand, Chairman Vnndenbcrif maid with a broad smile: "Mr. Senator, Mr. Justice, Mr. Secretary, did I understand your name Is James F. "You Hyrnes grinned. The former secretary also serv- ed nn associate Justice of the United States Supreme court ant] senator from South Carolina. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes. The trcntleti were nngotlatod while held tho cabinet pout. Byrnes asked for speedy Senate action In the Interest of ending the ftrmlstlcr regimes In tho Balkans nnd In obtaining withdrawal of oc- cupation troops. First Formal The four pacts are the first formal peace treaties to come from World War II. The.committee took them up at ft time when world attention is focus-icd on the Balkans and eastern Europe by Britain's turning to the United States for help In her com- mitments to Greece. W-hut course this country should take already has raised controversy in Congress. Senator Pepper (D.- Fla.) suggested that the whole mat- ter be submitted to the United Na- tions lest any other course be In- terpreted as an American "Imper- ialistic move" aimed at Russia. The committee took up the treaties, too, at a time when the "Sis Four" powers are turning to ;hc matter or treaties for Germany nnd Austria. This comes up at the Moscow conference next week which Marshall will attend. Pray For Success Bidding Marshall Godspeed on his trip, Chairman Vandenberg (R Mich.) told the cabinet member i hat he felt he spoke for tho nntio and for Congress "when I tell yoi Mr. that our hearts, our hopes, ou prayers arc your 'fellow travelers when you depart tomorrow upo your vital mission, so fraught wit destiny." By agreement with Vandenberg Marshall was not questioned nbou any of the world's trouble spots, in eluding Greece, Jje'orc he turne the witness chair over to Byrnes. The four defeated nations may regard some of the treaty clause as harsh, the former secretary said but they will have the right to ap ply for United Nations membership If they arc admitted "It is pos (Continued on J'ujfe 4, Column 5. MARSHALL Hearing on Lilienthal Ends on the nomination of David E. Lilienthal to head the atomic energy commis- sion ended today. Acting Chairman Knowland (R.- Calif. i of the Senate atomic com- uiittee r.ald ft vole on confirmation or Lillrntbal and four other nom- IK unlikely before tomorrow, however. Knowland announced the conirnlt- tfc would meet in closed session this s.rternoon with all the atomic energy commission nominees. The hearings ended after 25 min- utes of questioning of Lilienthal by Senator McKcllar who rcpcjLted for the most part an ex- amination he conducted previously in his opposition to confirmntlon of rhe former Tennessee Valley author- ity director. The Merchants bureau of the Winona Association of Commerce today went on record favoring parking meters for Winona, However, the bureau specifically recommended that tho installation be on a "limited scale" only on Third fitrcet, perhaps, from John- son to Market street. In favoring the return of parking meters to Winona, tho bureau au- thorized the association's parking committee, which has t made a similar to carry the proposed plan with bureau ap- proval to tho city council. Two-Point Attack Support of parking meters was part one of a two-point attack on The second endorsement was for the acquisi- that a limited Installation should tion of free parking areas, but the bureau made no specific recom- mendations for such a develop- ment. Tho stand of the bureau, made up of local merchants, represents ii reversal of the stand many mer- chants took in late 1941 when there was considerable opposition from them to the meters which were Installed here-on a nix-month trial period. The meters vwcnt out In January, 1D42, at the 'expiration of the trial period. Discussion at the bureau meet- ing in the association office this morning indicated that merchants now believe that the error in the 1941 installation was its complete- ness. Merchants at the bureau meeting said they believe down- town Winona should not be 'blanketed" with the meters, but jpletlon of the Bed Cross drive. be made 1o Induce a quick turn-I over of cars in certain areas. To Go to Council The proposal will be presented shortly to the city council, A. J. Anderson, secretary-manager of the association, said. In other business the bureau voted to initiate summer store hours of 0 a. m. to 5 p. m, the Monday after Memorial day. Fri- day hours will be 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Bureau members will close their stores on Good Friday from 12 noon to 3 p. m., and will observe the holidays of Memorial day, July 4, Labor day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. No decision was made on Armistice day. The bureau endorsed the Winona livic chorus andu rged quick com- 3-Cent Cigarette Tax Approved by House Committee St. house tax com- mittee today recommended for en- actment a three-cent per package state cigarette tax after defeating a motion to raise the levy to five cents. The committee approval compris-lofl federal revenues. Senate Split On Tax Cut Speaker Martin Presses for Slash of By Francis M. Lc Mny Repub- licans waded into a pitched battle with the Senate on fiscal issues to- day with Speaker Martin com- manding "no retreat" on either a budget slash or a 20 per cent cut .in income taxes. Backed by his O.O.P. steering committee. Martin issued a state- ment declaring President .Truman's budget can be trimmed to "with- out endangering national defense or security or sac-; rificing other es- sential services of government." Moreover, the Mas sachusetts lawmaker assert- ed, "we House Republicans are deter mined to give the people a 20 cent re- J. W. Martm, Jr Auction in taxes." This would slice about Airport Runways to Be Paved With Concrete The new Winona airport will have concrete runways. The city council, without an opposing- vote, decided to pave the long runway, by 150 feet, and the areas near the administration concrete Instead of blacktop at its regular meeting Monday evening. The action came in connection with an application for federal aid for the airport which was approved by the council. The application required a decision on the type of pavement to be used on the run-ways. Carl W, Frank, city engineer, pointed out that concrete would cost about per square yard, and blacktop about The first paving to be done would cost if con- crete is used, and- if blacktop is used, Mayor John Druey informed the aldermen. Engineer Frank stated that the maintenance cost of blacktop compared with .that of concrete in ten years would make the cost of the two types about equal. The fill at the airport, he said, will be perfect for concrete In that it will be a settled sand and gravel dredged fill similar to that used on the approaches to the high bridge here. There has been no settling of these fills. Secondary runways could be paved with blacktop later, desired, he said. A Crewman In Rescued by breeches buoy from the collier Oakey L. Alexander after It was beached on the rocks at Cape Elizabeth, Maine. The ship lost its bow In the storm a mile off shore. (A.P. Wircphoto.) Funds May Be Asked to Keep Up Draft Records By Sterling F. Green Washington While President Truman has.agreed to let the draft act die at month's end. Congress may be asked to pro- vide between and a year for keeping selective service records Intact. Some administration leaders also are urging: that a "standby" crew of manpower mobilization ex- perts be set up for. quick action In ed the first major revenue victory for Governor Luther Youngdahl who had recommended the three- cent levy in his budget message. Consideration on the house floor is expected next week. The bill is expected to provide new revenue annually, of which two thirds would BO into the state general revenue fund and one third would be allocated back to cities, villages and boroughs on a basis of population. Badger Farm Worker Slain, Doctors Find Martin's statement was chal- lenged immediately by Chairman Gurney (R.-S. D.) of the Senate armed services committee, who told reporters: Fears Cut Too Large "I certainly would like to agree Mcnomonie, "Wis. Two phy- sicians who performed an autopsy on the body of Lawrence Christian- son, 45, which on the shore of Lake Meriqmlli yesterday morning reported to -Coroner Rich- ard Olson today that the Bidgeland farmhand died of an intercranial hemorrhage induced by shock. Olson has expressed the belief that Christiansen had been beaten, placed in a' car and dumped out on with Mr. Martin, but all'my infor- mation is that we cannot cut the budget Ill view of the news from Britain and Greece, It does not to we can safely cut the funds. for the army and navy." Martin's statement embodies the answer of House Republican lead- ers to yesterday's, 64 to 20 Senate vote to hold the promised budget slash to and to stlpu- ate that or more of the saving be Applied to the na- tion's With the House certain to reject the Senate version, the issue will go to a 20-man conference, committee of ten senators and ten House mem- bers! Truman Sightseeing in Mexico After Pledge Of Good Neighborliness Mexico City President Truman set out like any other tourist today to take a look at Mexico after pledging to her citi- zens last night that the United States Intends to stand by the good neighbor policy and the doctrine of nonintervention. He had a lull schedule for the day, ranging from the laying or a wreath at the foot of the Mexican Compromise Seen Martin and other House leaders declined to discuss compromise prospects, but Chairman Taft (Ohio) of the Senate Republican policy committee told newsmen he expects the two chambers to agree finally on a promise to pare the budget by between and _ the lake shore 20 to 30 feet off Declaring in his statement that monument to Independence, through attendance at a festival of native dances, to a luncheon and reception at the U. S, embassy in the after- noon and an evening reception at the. Mexican' foreign office. Speaking In the national, palace lost night, tho President declared ;hat to him nonintervention meant "that a strong nation does not have the right to impose its will, by reason of its strength, On. a weaker nation." Won't Tolerate Lawlessness "The whole-hearted acceptance of Stalin Gives Up Post As Minister Of Armed Forces. London Prime Minister Stalin has stepped out as minister of Soviet armed forces because of the "excessive pressure of his main key- the Moscow radio says, and has handed the job on to General iwn, bc onc story Closing of Street Asked By Company Printing Plant Block Square in Program Projected plans by the J. R. Watkins Company lor con- struction of three large plants, each about a block large, on property recently purchased from the city in the East End, were disclosed by company offi- cials at the city council Monday evening-. One of these buildings, an- nouncement of which was made recently, will be in the construction stage within a month, and the re- maining two are still in the plan- ning stage, D. C. Alexander, vice- president of the Watkins company, told couneijmen. He and Allyn M. Ramsden, plant superintendent, for Watkins, told the council that the first block-large plant, which will be devoted to man- ufacturing-, will be built on tie block nearest to the Swift In temperature. Low tonight 15; high Wednesday 32 to 35. Minnesota: Variable cloudiness with .scattered light snow flurries Wednesday and in north and west portion tonight. Continued cold. Wisconsin: Fair tonight. Increas- ing cloudiness Wednesday, with a few snow flurries near Lake Su- perior. Little clinngo In EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Wisconsin Tempcra- suggested the .two nations. that the 'defense of was a matter between Retired U. of M. Professor Found Dead in Basement Minneapolis S. Chatwood Burton, CG-year-old retired professor of fine arts at the University of Minnesota, was found dead today in the basement of his home. less than one-fourth inch in Wis- consin and Minnesota; snow flurries most sections about Saturday. LOCAL WEATUER. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 28; minimum, 12; noon, 20; precipitation, none: sun sets to- night nt sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet, child was divided between .the two and has been the subject of liti- gation .since. On July 8, 1942, she Policemen who went to the house (Denver Chicago 28 married Grant but divorced him on a starting salary of Before tho ground that ho did not like herigolng to Aurora he was principal of superintendent of Eveleth the coroner was called said LOS Angeles 65 "Vnn Ifuttcn who succeeds fclic n t- Twrinm i i late Dr. A. D. Gillett, will receive cruelty. I the Red Wing High school. 1G 29 48 1 a gas jot in the basement was open. Members ot tho Burton fniiitly Paul. 27 Burton, who was released from Uni-jNow Orlenn.s......... 52 42 vcrslty hospital February 21, hadjNew York ...........34 28 been despondent for several weeks. Waslvingiou .........a7 23 _