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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 15, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Ornrrnlly fair and M ooldrr s Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY nil New Column Dally on Editorial race VOLUME 47. NO. 23 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 15, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Five More Countries May Ask U. S. Aid Retirement Plan Asked For Officials Ten Elective State Would Benefit St. Paul State Auditor Stafford King, one of those who ultimately benefit. Friday proposed ft retirement plan for ton elective state officials, declaring they are currently the only ones in the stnte not coming under such pensions. King, appearing before the sen- ntc civil administration committee, proposed these be paid ns n pension 40 per cent of their tivcr- nce nrmual salaries for five years preceding such retirement which under the proposal, could be either voluntary or Involuntary after 20 years of service. The plan would cover State Treasurer Julius Schmahl. who would be elidible for retirement fifter present term; Secretary or Stnte Mike Holm who will have 25 ycurs of service In by 1040; Frank Mattson nnd N. J, Holmbcrg, railroad and warehouse commis- sioners who could retire In 1D51 and 1953, respectively; King, At- torney General Burnqulst and Su- premo Court Clerk Grace Kacrchcr Davis, would be eligible In 1051; Governor Luther Youngdahl couW rf.lre in 1D58, on tho basis of his previous service with the state su- preme court, find Lleutennnt Gov- ernor Anderson, "baby" of the lot would hrivc to wait until 1D58. King declared that If nil these officers should be receiving retire- ment pay at the same time, which he deemed unlikely, the total cost would bo annually. The pro- posal was put Into the hands of n Mrs. Oscar Kenncbohm and daughter Carol, 14, %atch as'Lieu- tenant Governor Renncbohm signs oath making him successor to Governor Walter S. Goodland of Wisconsin, before Chief Justice Marvin Rosenderry (right) of state supreme court, In Madison, Wis. Governor Goodland, 84, died at his home In Madison, Wednesday. (A.P. Wirephoto.) subcommittee. The house received and set for final action Monday an deficiency appropriation bill, nccd- <-d mostly to cover abruptly rising food costs in state Institutions, Representative Claude Allen, St. Puul, chairman ot the appropri- ations committee, reported. Tntrncluci-ct In tlia liuu.iv wna a rrir.vxuro Krprcitontutlve.ft Curl Lynu, Minneapolis. and Emil Johnson, St. Paul, the authors, said was design- ed to protect "the patrons of private employment agencies." Under It Job would have 60 clays to pay fees to the agency for positions Amendment to End Limit on Legislative Sessions Suggested By Cyril W. Plattcs St. Paul A proposed constitutional amendment to wipe out the 90-day and biennial limitations on the Minnesota legisla- ture was readied for introduction in the state house of repre- sentatives today with tho approval ot tho majority leadership. Observers noted as significant the endorsement of the bill by found, no position would be called permanent before tho new worker had been employed at Jt for 90 days. Plane Safe at Gander After Radio Failure Nrw York The Trans- World Airlines said today that one of their Constellation planes find hjid rndlo trouble en route from Shannon airport In Erie, but had safely at Gander, New- foundland. A TWA spokesman said the plane had "trouble with radio communi- cations due to poor atmospheric conditions but was now on the ground safely at Gancler." Previously It wn.s reported In London that a TWA Constellation 14 pu.s.sengers nnd u crew of riKhl "presumed missing" on a transatlantic flight to New York. London airport said that a radio message from the plane "was sud- clcnJy Interrupted" this morning and liotiilng had heard from the plane since-. Representative Roy E. Dunn of Peli- can Rapids, majority floor leader, in view of proposals already before the legislature providing for relaxation of the present session scheme along other lines. The bill would place squarely be- fore the voters In the 1048 elec- tion Uio abolition of (1) Tho limi- tation ot HonBlonn to every other year, (2) The limitation of 90 days per session, (3) The present rule that no bills can be Introduced the lost 20 clays without guberna- torial consent and (4) The provi- sion limiting adjournments during the session to three days. Johnson Sponsors Bill Representative John A. Johnson of Preston Is sponsor of tho bill. Co- authors are Dunn, Representatives Charles Root of Minneapolis, and A, p. Obcrj; of Lindstrom, Johnson said he will formally introduce the measure Monday. A companion bill Is sponsored In the senate by Senator B, E. Grottum of Jackson. The bill would have the effect of letting legislators write their own ticket as to length, time and ad- journments of cuch session, John- Hon wald. He criticized tho present 00-day plan as "unwieldy." and said more flexibility is desired. "And besides the state's business das grown to where Jt can hardly Truman's Income Tax Return Filed Key West, Income tax day finds President Tru- mun unperturbed about filing his ID'lO PrcLsdcnUal Press Secretary Charles G. Boss disclosed that Mr, Truman made out his re- turn before he left Washington for a rest. It was estimated that Mr. Truman would have only about left of his salary, after payment of taxes and ex- penses. Federal and Missouri state taxes, plus White House food bills, take up most of his Kalaryi associates said. be handled in one 00-day session every two Johnson said. Representative Dunn said the ex- perience of recent years has "pointed definitely to the need for a longer "Political Shenanigans' in Appointments Eyed Washington Senator Taft 'R.-Ohioi, told reporters today hi will urtre Republican senators t< turn thumbr. down on any post ir.ii.'.trr appointments by Preslden Truman uhlch Involve "politico The G O.P.-controlled Senate ha. fivllecl to confirm any of the 585 nominations for first M-concl and third class offices which have been made since the 80th Cen- met in January. Start Usually Slow "The first 30 days of every ses- sion are largely a period of indoc- trination for new he snld. "You can't expect a person newly elected to take hold before that time. But the result is that President Will Try Hand at Florida Fishing By Ernest' B. Vaccaro General Clay Summoned to 'Big 4' Talks Will Advise Marshall on German Situation By Wes Gallagher of State ieorge C. Marshall today summoned Lieutenant General Lucius D. Clay, military governor of Germany, to Moscow to serve as one of the peace advisers to the council of foreign ministers. Although it Is well known that !lay is fully occupied In Germany, where he assumed the duties of TJ. S. commander In chief only to- day, the urgency ot the discussions in Moscow persuaded Marshall to request his presence here. Soviet attacks on German admin- istration made It necessary to have a United States representative at the table who Is fully acquainted with all the facts and who can quickly supply Marshall with the re- quired answers. This, coupled with the impend-, ing, all-Important discussions on Simple Rites At Madison For Goodland Madison, Im- pressive Masonic order funeral rites were conducted today for Walter Samuel Goodland, the nation's old- est governor who died Wednesday night at the age of 84. The services, held at the Com- monwealth lodge before approxi- mately 500 persons, were the final rites in Madison for Wisconsin's chief executive. His body was taken to Racine immediately after the ceremony where it was to lie in state briefly before burial this aft- ernoon. The services were conducted by D. B. Lester, past master of the !odge, assisted by the Rev. Francis Bloodgood, former pastor of St. An- drew's Episcopal church. Pays Tribute "Long indeed would be the scroll on which might be recorded the governor's Lester de- clared in a brief tribute. "They need not be repeated here. They mve been expressed during these days in type and over the radio Aunt Heartbroken At Loss of Boy In Wabasha Ruling American economic policy in Ger- many, which are chiefly authorized by the American commander, com- bined to make Clay's presence es- sential, Chinese Reject Plea Authoritative sources said toda: the Chinese definitely had turner down Soviet Foreign Minister V. M Molotov's suggestion for a discus slon on China and under these cir cumstances the United States woul< decline to participate in such dls cusisons, since the U. S. position has been that China must be repre- sented at any talks concerning her These sources said Marshall was willing to exchange information in writing only with the Russians abou China and that this information would be confined to American ,roop Withdrawal in China and Am- erican action under the commit- ments of the 1945 Moscow confer- ence. .said that undej no circumstances would Marshall discuss or exchange Information or Continued on Page 7, Column 1) GENERAL CLAY "Spontaneously, from the depths if the heart, thousands of his fel- ow citizens have voiced profound Admiral Reports )eterioration in Vavy Standards Vallejo, flfrcd E. Montgomery, who directed nd umpired the Pacific fleet laneuvers Just concluded, says the avy's standards of performance ave deteriorated since the war ndcd. The tempo of navy training must! e kept at a wartime pace, he warn- d In an article written for the Key West, Fla. President j Vallejo Times, lest the entire struc- Truman decided today today to trylture u- s- sea Power be weakened. regret, sorrow at his passing, mourn- ing his loss, more. Sound7 ing a solemn chorus of gratitude for his sterling worth, his unim- peachable integrity, his loyalty to truth and public trust. "Nature doth nothing so great for great men, as when she's pleased to make them lords of truth. Integ- rity of life is fame's best friend, which nobly, beyond death, shall crown the end. "So in our limited human phrase we say its work is recorc of his mortal life is closed. Th great heart has ceased to beat wise brain has ceasei to function. Death terminates thi labors of man, "But my brethren here within these walls let us once more re mind ourselves that there is om subject on which Free Masonr; sounds no uncertain Im- mortality of the souls." Reads Episcopal Service The Rev. Blobdgboi read tho sorv- ce from the Book of Common Prayer at the start of the rites. As friends and relatives of the ;overnor bowed their heads he re- "I am the resurrection and the Ife, saith the He that be- leveth in Me, though he were dead, ret shall he live; and whosoever Iveth and believeth in Me, shall never die." After the prayer the hymn "Rock if Ages" was sung by Floyd Ferrlll, Vlndlson teacher, accompanied by Donald McGill, at tho organ. Later "'errlll sang "Beautiful Isle of Some- vhere." The songs had been chos- n by Mrs. Goodland. The silver gray casket bearing he body of the governor was open and on a stand on the floor of the his hand at Florida fishing. The chief executive, pursuing a long, lazy weekend at this naval submarine base, maintained silence on international developments, in- 'Unless we play this game real- istically, we're the admiral wrote, warning against a "peace- time attitude" toward preparedness. Admiral Montgomery, wartime eluding criticism from Moscow ofjcommander of one group of famed his challenge to Communism's on- ward march in Europe. Presidential Press Secretary Iharlos G. Ross said Mr. Truman had no comment 'on the complaint of the Soviet newspaper Izvestla that the United States was Interfer- Tfask Porce 58- said the re- flcot maneuvers, the first In years, caused him to ToaUze this time Is largely lost for practical I Ing In the internal affairs of Greece (Continued on GOODtAND 7, Column 2) Republican-Herald Photo Happy To Have Custody of her son again, Mrs. Alvin Tacoma, Wash., cuddles eight-year-old Claude Carpenter, Wabasha. Custody of the child was returned to Mrs. Farsdahl In a court deci- sion given-yesterday on evidence presented during a habeas corpus hearing earlier this week. Claude who had spent most of his life with his aunt, Mrs. George Billings, Wabasha, was not quite certain about changing residences and shed a few tears before he became convinced that everything would turn out all right. By Staff Writer Waba-sLui, love him Ilk lie was my said Mrs. Georg Billings, Wabasha, as she turne over the custody of elgbt-year-ol Claude she ha reared from the time he was jaby, to his mother, Mrs. Alvin Farsdahl, Tacoma, Wash., Frida' afternoon. The reunion of the boy and hi Sheriff to Return Shetsky Next Week Anffeles, Calif. Sheriff Ed Ryan said he would probably not be able to return Rubin Shet- sky to Minneapolis until next week because of a lack of plane accom- modations. Shetsky, under a life term In Minnesota for slaying Al- bert Schneider, Minneapolis labor leader, fled in September, 1945, during -his trial for murder and was caught here by F.B.I. agents Weather LFORECASTS and vicinity: Generally fnlr and n little colder tonight; low 16 in the city, 12 In rural areas Sunday, fair and quite cold; high Pair and somewhat colder tonight. Low ranging .from Jive below northwest to five nbovc southeast. Sunday fair with slowly rising temperatures. tonight and Sun- day except snow flurries in extreme north tonight. Colder northwest to- night. LOCAL WKATIIEK for the 24 hours ending lit 12 m. today; Maximum, 33; minimum, 17; noon, precipitation, tenth of an Inch of snow: sun sous tonight ut sun rif-'.-s tomorrow at TKMI'EBATUUKS KLSEWIIERK Max. Mln. Pet. By permitting sessions to be es- tablished by law, no continued, the electorate would give the senators, and representatives the authority! to adjust the length to the need before them. The flexibility of th proposed plan would permit ad journmcnts, for instance, ove longer periods to.cover emergenclc; that might arise. "I'm very anxious to have thl; matter discussed thoroughly by thi house Rcpresentativi Dunn commented. "I believe -there Is considerable belief now that the present arrangement is not too and Turkey under Mr. Truman's speech to Congress Wednesday. The president, Ross said, is here simply to get a rest. satisfactory." Assassins Kill Italian Editor dispatches said ;oday that an Italian editor, who hnd waged nn ant! -Communist cam- paign built around the disappear- ance of Bcnlto Mussolini's treasure after his execution two years ago, was assassinated last night in Milan. Tho journalist was identified as Franco do Agazlo, 42, editor of the weekly newspaper II Meridlano Dltalla. The assassins escaped. Temperature 87 at Los Angeles Los Weather urcnu wrote three records when he mercury zoomed to 87 yester- Wrecked French Plane Spotted Paris Tho wreckage of an Air France liner missing since yesterday with 23 persons, has bee sighted on Mount Mouchcrolle the treacherous French Alps, company spokesman at Lyon air port announced today. Pour of th 18 passengers were Americans. No information was available on survivors. The condition of th wreckage was'difficult to discern from the air because of a heavy snowfall In the Alps last night. The plane, a two-engine DC-J left Nice yesterday for Paris. I crashed into the mountain on It. southern slope and then slid bacl down into a valley, the company spokesman said. The site of th< wreck is in the neighborhood o: Chateau Bernard, 25 miles south o: Rcnoble. Chiriico 35 18 Lo.-. AtiKCles .........84 55 ...............78 72 Paul. 23 17 Now Orleans GO 48 N.-A- York G3 Phoenix 83 ;Htle Washington 70 .01 41 49 43 37 .10 .17 .07 clay: It was the hottest March Winter Returns to Middle West Chicago Winter was back n the Midwest today. Subnormal temperatures prevail- ed over the entire central portion of the country, and the Weather bureau said the cold spell would since the records began In 1877, the J last for several days, warmest day this year and the hottest since tho same maximum wus recorded last November 27. Thousands rushed to the beach- es. Scorching marks were recorded at many points In southern Cali- fornia, Including 90 at Indlo, 8G at San Bernardino -and. 85 at El Centre. The Los Angeles minimum wns 51. Londoners Warned to Boil Drinking Water than Londoners were warned by radio at noon today to boll all drinking wa- ter, as floods spread over a large area of southern England. mistakes which, had they not been mother ended a transcontlnenta egal fight for the custody of the child who had not been with Ills mother since he was two and a ialf years old. At that time hi. ather, a brother of Mrs. Billings iad turned over custody of the hild to Mrs. Billings when he oined the navy. In a decision given by District udgc Karl Finkelnburg, Winona esterday on evidence presentee uring a habeus corpus hearing ic-re earlier this week, the court ruled that the mother should have ustody of the child. Women in Tears The court's decision reached Wa- basha Friday afternoon and brought tears of happiness to the eyes of Mrs. Farsdahl and tears of grief to Mrs. Billings. The case was the climax of tangled web of circumstances which started shortly before the Jap at- tack on Pearl Harbor when Mrs. Farsdahl was living with Charles Carpenter and the couple was farm- Ing near Fall Creek, Ore. One fac- tor or another led to a separation and it was decided that Claude would accompany his father to] The Street Is Choked with equipment as firemen pour water on a flve-story brick warehouse on South street near the East river in. New York. The building, in which chemicals were stored, is occupied by the Iron Piping Company and the Harris Warehouse Com- pany. The building was badly damaged before the blaze was brought .under control. (A.P. .Wirephoto'.) Minnesota. In 1942 Charles entered the navy and at that time gave Mrs. Billings custody of Claude, Charles later died when the submarine he was orvlng on was lost at sea. In 1946, the court mode Mrs. Billings legal guardian of Claude and a Wabasha business man ad- ministrator of a estate left he boy by his father. About a year ago Mrs. Farsdahl commenced legal action to get her child. The office of John Foley, Wabasha attorney who represented Mrs. Farsdahl, was the scene of the re- union of Claude and his mother Friday after a court order was ob- tained to have custody of the child returned to the mother. The atmosphere in the office was tense as 'Mrs. Farsdahl her hus- band, a Tacoma plumber, and her other son, Buzzie, by a previou Knutson Rejects Plea for Delay On Tax Reduction By Francis M. Lc May Washington Kautson (R.-Minn.) today rejected Democratic demands to hold off tax- cutting until the world situation clarifies, declaring: 'If we don't cut taxes now well never cut taxes." Knutson predicted the House ways and means committee, of which he s chairman, will back him up next week by approving his bill to slash ncome taxes 20 per cent across the board. This was his answer to an ap- peal by Representative Total Cost May Be More Than Billion Palestine, Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hungary Mentioned By Alex R. Singleton Washington Key predicted today at lease five taota countries may ask for aid under the administration's program to curb the spread of Communism among war-weakened nations near the Russian borders. They said Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Hungary and Palestine are likely to call for help soon either in the form of credit or cash grants. Including which Pres- ident Truman has urged Congress to provide for Greece and Turkey, and millions more for relief else- where in Europe and China, the ul- timate cost of the over-all policy may be well over the Congress members estimated. They said these arc probable de- 1. Congressional what later than the administration goal of March Mr. Truznan'a request for funds to help Greece and Turkey withstand Communistic pressure, plus authority to send them military and civilian missions, British Vote Aid (The House of Commons approved yesterday a supplemen- tary appropriation to wind up Brit- ish aid in Greece by March 31. Hec- tor McNeil, minister of state, said Britain is "most anxious that the United Nations commission now in Greece make some recommendation of a permanent or semipermanent kind" for the country's future.) 2. Possible inclusion of a clause to make the fund the chief executive wide discretion as to whether it should be used for direct grants or loans, and where, when and how It should be spent, subject to a detailed accounting to Congress. 3. A move to slow down action on tax cuts until the foreign situ- ation has become clarified. This took shape yesterday when Repre- sentative Doughton (D.'N. ranking minority member of the tax-fixing House ways and means committee, warned of "dark clouds hanging over the world." 4. Insistent demands, particularly from the newly-dominant Republi- can majority, lor a long-range blue- print of the administration's for- eign policy. G.O.P. members want to know not only plans for the southern Mediterranean but else- where in the world In such trouble spots as Korea, Manchuria, Poland and Germany. Hoover Aid In reaching their estimate of 41.- lawmakers added to the sought by the President for Turkey and Greece these figures: in a measure now before the House foreign world.1 The North Carolinian, who man gcd tax legislation as ways an< chairman while Democrats ontrolled Congress, said last nigh recent developments" have raised erlous doubts that President Tra man's budget can bi educed. He urged delay "until w ld old age assistance client. The department began an investigation. The money, most of It in illls, was in small sacks. It was liscovered when the man was un- Iresscd at St. Olaf hospital after ie had become ill yesterday in n cst home here. The man lind been n old age assistance recipient for ome time. The welfare department said It take steps to recover for ssistance payments made to the and to .have a guardian ap- olnted for him. Nonfarm People Own 30 Per Cent of Farm Lands Chicago Nonfarm people now own "almost 30 per cent of all the farm real estate in an Indiana farm publisher said today. In an address prepared for the annual meeting of the Pure Milk association, Hassll E. Schenck, Ind- ianapolis, president of the Indiana Farm Bureau federation, asserted 'the trend toward corporation farms is making tremendous in- roads" into the family farm pic- ture. "Farmers are being criticized be- cause they own approximately one and one half per cent of the mer- cantile and industrial business In our nation. I wonder if farmers shouldn't criticize ether economic segments who today arc owners of almost 30 per cent of our fnrm- in five European them Greece and the United Nations Relief and Rehabi- litation administration goes out of business at the end of this month- Estimates by former President Hoover that the United States should spend for relief in Germany and in Aus- tria. A big prut of this is covered under War department requests for funds for the fiscal year ending June 30. 1948. An undetermined amount from the anticipated new requests. Greeks Pledge Cooperation Washington The White Extension of Sugar Controls Recommended Washington The House lanking committee voted late esterday to recommend extension sugar rationing and price con- rols until October 31. Rationing will end March 31 and irice controls June 30 unless con- itmcd by Congress. 'louse announced touny that Presi- dent TrumaJi has received messages from Greek government officials as- suring they will "cooperate unre- servedly" in United States efforts o restore peace and security there. Eben Ayers, assistant press secre- ,ary, said the "warm and apprecia- ive" messages came from the GreeJc prime minister and the leader of the mrliamcntary opposition. The White House statement said Truman oiccd the hope that "these evi- dences of good will mark the begia- of a happier era for Greece." iclped by the proposed n loans to Greece and her nelgh- ior Turkey. "It is also my profound hope that lose Greeks who have taken up arms against their government will accept with confidence that am- nesty which the Greek government is extending to all except those guilty of crimes against the common Mr. Truman's statement said. The prime minister, in his mes- sage, informed the President that Mr. Truman's message to Congress asking economic and military "as- sistance" for the Greek government has "revived the hopes of all of us." The leader of the opposition com- mittee, Themlstocles Sophoulis ask- ed Mr. Truman to accept "our deep- est gratitude for the valuable assist- ance which you liave kindly pro- posed to Congress in favor of Greece for her economic rehabilitation, the stabilization of her freedom and in- dependence and for her Internal pasiflcation." Battleship Wisconsin acfc From Training Bayonne. N. battle- ship Wisconsin, escorted by the de- stroyer Larson, is scheduled to dock tonight at the Bayonne shipyard annex, with approximately 700 of- ficers and men from the Ninth and Third naval districts, completing an- ither naval reserve training