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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 6, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W BATHER fMr Inrtlchl nnd oplflrr tonlfhl. s Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY tVx New Column D.lily on Editorial Pace VOLUME 47. NO. 15 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 6, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES ion of Lewis Upheld Man Sought in Menomonie Slaying Seen Here Wednesday Replacement of State Mental Hospitals Asked Warrant Out For Former Buffalo Citian Believed to Have Taken Bus to Weaver A former Buffalo City, Wls., man for whom a warrant cnarg- Inp manslaughter has been 1s- jmed at Menomonie, Wls., was seen In Winona Wednesday. H? Is Floyd (Bud) Shafer, 21. named in the death of Lawrence ChrJstlan.ion, 45. Bldgcland farmhand whose badly beaten body was found on the shore o: Lnko near Menomonie Monday. Arra nuthoritlrx Joined enforce- ment omcors of tho Mltlweitl in nn int.rn.tlvo search for Shafer today, Wlnonn otncers were told by Buf- falo County Sheriff Henry Rhyner early today that the man was neon at the Pork hotel at a. m. by ft Buffalo City Klrl as she got off the bus at tho depot housed by the hotel. Police checked and found that three tickets had Bold for tho 31 a. m. buses, one for Weaver to a, man answering Shafer'n description. Converging at Weaver shortly after 1 a. m, today Sheriff George Fort, Wabasha County Sheriff John Jacobs and Rhyner could find no one who had seen a passenger get off the bus. They theorized that Shafer may have been let off at West Newton Crossing, about four miles west of Weaver, and then crossed the river to Buffalo City. Fort got back to Winona at 4 a. m today after making an attempt I contact a male friend of Shafer at Buffalo City. Officers later learn ed from the friend's divorced wlf a Winona woman, that the man has been livlns In Milwaukee for som time. An attempt will be made t reach the driver of tho bus whlc it Is believed Shafer took, to learn where he was let Sheriff For said. District Attorney Clarence Smith of Menomonie said today tha Shafer left Menomonio shortly afte Chrlstlnruion's body was found. H stated that a witness told Mcnomo nle Police Chief Leonard Oas ani Sheriff Fred Elnum that Shafo had met Christiansen in a Me nomonle tavern and that Christian fton had mndo tin Improper tion which led to a fight In which the Rldgeland man wna beaten se vrrrly. The witness sold that Shafer at- tacked the man. beating him with hn fists and knocking him un- conclous. Later, according to the witness h; and Shafer returned again to the Secretary Of George C. Marshall Just before boarding a plane for the Moscow foreign ministers' conference, says goodbye to Dean Acheson under secretary who will be in charge of his department during his absence. In center is Lewis W. Douglas, new ambassador-designate to Great Britain. .They are shown in Washington. sentenced recently forgery charge. Sheriff Albert Relnartz said the pair sawed a bar which gave them an opening 13 inches by seven and one-half inches, and added that Kackley and Watson let themselves down to the ground by tying to- gether, strips of blankets. The sher- iff said he believed they had used fcr buildings at Hastings, Willmar and Anoka into receiving hospitals Erection of 12 buildings for senile 350 patients per building at Rochester, St. Peter Fergus Palls, Moose Lake. Anoka and Hastings. Senator Imm's committee, ap- pointed by the 1945 legislature to study the needs for construction and remodeling of buildings at the state hospitals, emphasized that the 'substandard condition of the pres- ent physical plant at Rochester is an extreme fire trap and a dis- gram costing I grace to the state." A separate appropriation of The group estimates replacement 000 for installation of sewage dls-iat Rochester will cost between posa! plants at the various state in-1 and and recom- i mends it be undertaken during a Two Prisoners Break Out of Jail at Austin Austin, prison- rs, one awaiting transfer to St. Cloud reformatory sawed a bar rom a second floor window and scaped from the Mower county all early today. The fugitives are Ralph Kackley, 30, of Valley City, N. D., confessed tion. For weeks the Hungarian Com- munist and other parties have sought to oust the moderate Small Holders' party majority in Parlia- ment. The most recent incident was the arrest of Bela Kovacs, anti-Com- munist member of parliament, by Russian, soldiers. Kovac's arrest was reported by the official Hungarian news' agency to have been ordered by Lieutenant a iiack escape. ;ad been bound over to district court on a forgery charge after giving a written confession General V. P. Svlridov, Russian oc-i admitting passing of bogus checks flowing down the aide of the vol cano at u rate of about 600 feet a hour. The lava was reported movln In the direction of Randazzi northwest of the mountain. It wa said to be spewing forth In a hlghl fluid condition, threatening a-ropi spread. Advices to Rome newspapers sali the new eruption was accompanlci by dense clouds of smoke which made observation difficult. Th craters from which the lava wa flowing, however, appeared to b at an altitude of about am B.OOO feet respectively. Mount Etna s over feet high. Four Outers Active A dispatch to the Rome news paper H Momenta said four craters were active again. This report described the new 'Incandescent flow" as "proceeding without deviation and with Increas- ng impetuosity and terrifying as- pect" toward Randazzo, a town of River Falls and Beloit to Be in Kansas City Meet Kansas City (XP) Wisconsin will have two teams in the National As- sociation of Intercollegiate Basket- ball tournament to be held here March 10-15, officials announced to- day. The Badger state's representatives will be Beloit college, co-champion or the Midwest conference, ancl River Falls, champion of the Wis- consin State Teachers' College con- ference. Brlott filed an Independent entry nnd it was accepted. River Falls de- feated Oshkosh in a play-off ar- raneed by the Wisconsin tournament certification committee. A faculty rulmc and conflicting dates approximately A motorized .rescue column was ormed in Catania, south of Etna o send first aid to Randnzzo il ceded, II Momenta said, adding htit Passo Plsclaro. a small village which narrowly escaped destruc- lon in last week's eruption, was gain In danger today. fugoolnvia Asked to Delay Execution of 5 Salonika, 'Greece The hlted Nations Balkan investi- atlng commisison will' ask Yugo- 'avla to delay executions of five ondemned men until it can deter- mine whether their testimony might elp in Its inquiry. The commission is looking into Tcek charges that antlgovernment uorrlllas in Greece got help from Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. Several weeks ago, the Slav bloc Marshall planned to continue toipicket ]jnes established shortly after'cupation commander and chairmanlin 15 Minnesota and, 14 Iowa towns, Berlin tomorrow. French Foreign' Secretary George Bidault, also en ft f A i of the control council, on charges I netting him more than the walkout took effect at 4 a. m. that he alded formation of Watson was sentenced recently to underground terror- groups and had a term not to exceed two and a half Urges U. S. Aid for World Trade Charter Waco, Texas President Truman, calling for n. reduction o world trndi: barriers, declared to- day the United States "can lead the nations to economic peace or we can plunge them into economic route to Moscow, was In Berlin, Milton Siegel, field representative organized espionage against the'years in St. Cloud reformatory tor today, while British Secretary Lr district two United Packing- army. ;second degree forgery. Ernest .Bevln spent a few workers of America American Concern over Russian-< Kackley has a prior conviction in Warsaw. IITKII plane" bearing 11 the only persons working in news correspondents also reached jthe three Armour i supported efforts to upset the re- Berlin. Teams Being Chosen for Big Tourneys New By Bob Grubb York Selection teams for two of the major post season college basketball tourna- ments stood at the halfway poin today as the fields for the N. C A.' A. and National Invitation 3lay-offs in Madison Square garden began to shape up. The National Collegiate brackets now contain four teams, with Holy Jross and Navy lined up for the lastern eliminations and Wyoming .nd Texas for the western. Naming 3f two more teams in the East and wo in the West will complete the picture. For the eight-team invitation. Kentucky, West Virginia and Du- uesne are in, with Utah virtually ertaln to be named the fourth member, Asa Bushnell, N.I.B. se- ection committee chairman, does othing more than admit the Utes have a good record" and are in IB running, although it is known ho westerners have received a eelcr. Meanwhile, Notre Dame looked head to a possible N.C.A.A, bid fter romping to a 65-43 victory ver St. Louis last night. The re- ult, besides enhancing the South asked that executions of chances, may also have prisoners of Greece be suspended clarified St. Louis' tournament posl- so that they might testify. I tion. New Germ-Killing Chemical Successful nnd office employes, supervisors and maintenance men gime was evidenced last month by the extension of a second credit to Budapest to buy surplus American war material. State department held out operating refrigeration systems to hopes then of further aid for Run- prevent spoilage of meat on harid.igary, and made clear that this gov- Siegel who visited the strike scene early this morning said he saw one truck of livestock arrive at the yards. It was not un- loaded. Embargo on Shipments An embargo on shipments was established by the company late yesterday, with A. L. Olson, presi- dent, advising shippers that tHe ernmeht proposed to help under- for forgery, Relnartz said, having served three years In the North Dakota penitentiary. Kackley was described as five feet six Inches, weight 165 pounds, dark complexloned, blue eyes, brown hair, stocky build. Watson, Reinartz said. Is five feet six inches tall, weighs 150 write Hungary's postwar political! pounds, coarse brown hair, long and economic stability as agreec upon at the wartime "Big Three' Yalta conference. Joint Aid Rejected When Hungary Was experiencing a financial crisis last year Moscow rejected three proposals submitted by the United States that Russia, this country and Great Britain Join in helping. Great Britain Is In- volved as one of the "Big Three" at pany "will be unable to embargo would be in effect "until the Yalta conference and as a mem- such time as- normal operations I ber of the control council at Buda- may be resumed" because the iri f The Russian espionage charge v iagainst Kovacs was called "prepos- custornary stockyards services." iterous" by 'a British legation at- The pen workers, now receiving tache and other officials, average earnings of 92 cents per Russian troops in Hungary, who numbered possibly at the war's end, have been reduced to less than according to re- ports credited by officials as ac- curate. lour ask a 7Vi cents per hour wage The company has offerered a 2'a cents raise with a three cents advance if the union signs a year's contract. A state labor conciliator's nact finding board recommended a hree-cent advance. Not affected by the walkout (s :he Cudahy plant at. Newport, Cudnhy operates its own pens, 3ungum Named Grid Doach at Luther Dccorah, Iowa Selection f Bob Bungum as head coach in and track at Luther col- ege was announced yesterday by Hamlet Peterson, athletic derictor. Bungum came to Luther as a reshman from Hayfield, nd was graduated in 1932. Minn., Chicago A new germ-kill- ng chemical agent called bacltracin, developed after nearly four years of research, was reported today to have been used successfully in treatment of infections and so powerful that out of 100 patients on whom it was tried C2 were xaved from surgery. Among the infections successfully .rcatcd by bacltracin, said the phy- ilclans who developed the antibiotic, were bolls, carbuncles, sties and ul- :ers. They reported results were Medical association as being ef- fective against many of the same organisms as penicillin. But 30 or- ganisms were resistant to penicillin and responded to bacltracin, while six were resistant to bncicracln and susceptible to penicillin. Some or- ganisms were resistant to both-. The new agent was developed from a germ found in the infected wound of Margaret Tracy, seven, who had suffered a compound frac- ture. The germ was subjected to face and long nose. Peace Plan Meeting in Rice Lake Whitehall, Wls. (Special) Trempealeau County Traffic Officer H. F. Theurer and State Traffic Of- ficer Herman Sense, both of Arca- dia, plan to attend a Northwest peace officers meeting at Rice Lake March 12. St. Charles Tourney to Open Tonight St. Charles, St. Charles Subdiatrict Four basketball tournament will gtt under way tonight, with Lcwiston playing Eyota. and St. Charles tangllnr with Dover. Games arc to start at o'clock and o'clock. Finals will be Friday nlcbt. The President, en route home from a three-day goodwill visit to Mexico, stopped here to receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws from Baylor university. In an ac- ceptance speech devoted entirely to the need for freer world trade, he: 1 his faith in the reciprocal trade act which has been under attack by some Republican! in Congress. out at. those .who would return to high tariffs and "economic isolation." continuation of bipartisan support for a for- elm policy .which caibv for co- operation in the economic as well M the political field. that the alterna- tive to 'regimentation" of Inter- national commerce is tbc world vride charter to be considered by IK nations at Geneva, next month. The proposed interna- tional trade organization, he said, would apply to commercial relationships "he same principle of fair dealing- that the United Nations Is applying to political affairs." <Mr. Truman made no reference in his remarks to Greece's appeal, with support from Britain, for American economic aid. Last Tuesday, Secre- tary of State Marshall termed the threatened collapse of the Greek Fine Against Union Cut To Injunction Against Strike Legal, U. S. Supreme Court Says Washington The Su- preme court ruled 7-2 today that John. L. Lewis and his mine union were guilty or contempt for flouting: a court order to halt last fall's soft coal strike. Chief Justice Vinson read the extraordinary midweek decision to a startled courtroom. It rep- resented a smashing victory for President Truman's "fight to the finish" against.. Lewis and the United Mine Workers for break- ing off their contract to mine coal for the government. The decision put over the heads of the United Mine Workers too a penalty if they strike iftnin on March 31. The miners cnd- d last fall's 17-day walkout under irders to work only until That comes about this way: The court upheld a fine gainst Lewis personally and re- duced from to the fine ngnlnst the union. But it sold that unless the union complies with the court, order ngnlnM, breaking off I is contract will) the government, then Hie shall bo rclm- posed. Court Divided If the miners walk out March 31, that would be through termina- tion of the contract. The high court justices divided sharply. Justices Murphy, and Rutledga dissented from the principal deci- sion that Lewis and the Uit.W. were in contempt. Justices Black and Douglas, while agreeing there was contempt, dis- agreed with the majority action on the fines. They said fines should imposed only on certain condi- tions. Vinson used strong language in ;peaking of Lewis' stand that he could (1) Withdraw a contract with ;he government for mining by fcis onion members, and Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman with proper safeguards against the ,'tinued to hold the mines. postwar Ofllce of Temporary Con-jof the Republican policy commit-'establishment of monopolies and Lewis issued oji order to his trols. :tee, replied that even if OPA should I cartels. Fleming said in a statement to'have to go out of business April 30, the lawmakers that he will need .Congress would have time to enact just to close up shop for .21JOPA, and that the remaining will allow actual operations i only through April 30, new legislation dealing with rents, sugar and other matters. The appropriation bill itself pass- ed on a voice vote. The only re- Prevlously the House not only had'corded test was a roll call on the denied Fleming any additional' rider. It was upheld, 68 to 29. i miners "terminating" the spring Leahy With President they were not to Mr. Truman was accompanied to work under it any they Waco by officials who were with him during his three-day good will visit to Mexico. walked out. The government asked U. S. Dis- trict Judge T. Alan Goldsborough They included Fleet Admiral Wil- ifor an order against the (Continued on 16, Column 5) TRUMAN i (Continucil on P.ICC IG, Column 7) SUPREME COURT