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Publication: Winona Republican Herald March 18, 1947

Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER t ft nil foddy, cubtlnurtl cotU. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations s OKOLSKY Read IBs New Column Daily on Editorial VOLUME 47. NO. 25 WJNONA, MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 18, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Errors Found in County Tavern Lists Congress Tackles Housing, Rent Control Hearings on New Measure Streamlined Maximum Building by Private Firms Aim of Program I'.y Marvin Arrowsmllh squar- ed away today for n fresh start on twin housing to cn- courncf big-scale cons true 11 on or new homes and what to do about rent control. On the first, the Senate banking committee turned to streamlined on a slightly revised ver- sion of the Wagncr-Ellender-Taft Ions rnniTP hous- ing bill passed by the tw-nate last year but pigeon- holed In thu Hou.'.t.-. To open the dis- cussion.-; the com- mittee culled Sen- 5 in One Room Dead In Massachusetts Fire Tcwksbury, The five younr children of Mr. and William boys and a irlrl crowded Into a nlngle bedroom by the hotmlng short- were (lend today, victims of a Hash (Ire. The ranging from one to live yours of ago, nnc- cumbcd to burns suffered when nwept their tiny second- Jloor bedroom ycnterdny. Overcome by grief, the 35- yeai-'old mother was treated at Tcwkxbury hospital for shock. Fire Chief Alden Halnes Raid an oil ntove In the bedroom ap- parently exploded and Ignited the bed clothlnr. Mm, Farrell was aideep on couch on the ground floor but the flames blocked the stair- way leading- to the children's room. Timothy, aged one, was be- yond aid when firemen reached his crib. Physicians- at the hospital, aided by a Boston specialist on burns, kept vigil during the night In an unsuccessful effort to save the others. One by one the terribly burned youngsters chael, two; Jeffrey, four; Wil- liam, -Jr., five, and their little Lynnc, three. Farrell, a box factory worker said he had been house hunting but had been unable to find larger accommodations. Tsft otors Taft (R.- and Ellen- dcr (D. LiO. sponsors of the measure a 1 o n (f n'lth Senator Wagner It sets up n goal' Wajrncr of 35.000.000 new dwellings by 1958. xMeanwhllc, a banking subcommit- tee made ready to get down to work on a bill by Taft and Senator Mc- Carthy which -would handle rent controls this way: 1. Continue the celling- pro- gram generally until March 1. 1948. 2. Allow no across-the-board building by private cn- authorlzes n national 2. Set up a three-man adjust- ment and decontrol board which rould authorize rent increases or removal of ceilings on an area bails. The board would replace OPA In the rent picture. Klimlnathp rent controls on nrw hoaxes, hotels, motor courts, and dwellings which were not rented during the last two yrars. Chairman Tobcy raid the Senate banking committee plans to hold only three days of hearings on the W-K-T housing bill and re- legislation. The reason for this, he explained. Is that the sub- ject mutter was covered extensively a year tico. Th'- bill is aimed at construction o.' 5..000.000 new homes during the lirs: .'our years after enactment. Its objective, according to the spon- !.r. to encourage a maximum arr.our.t of ttrnnse. Th" bill commission which could coordinate t.he" programs of existing feder.il hoaslne aitenclc.s. Unlike In.'.! year'.'-, measure. It provides for Do ,'ioirlniT The bill also would: (inint frclrral aid to states anil loc.ilitlrs fur low-rent pub- lic housing projects. These sub- sidies uoulil amount to 400.000 annually for the first four jr.-irx following enactment of (he hill. Providr frelrral assistance for slum clearance. Seek to rncouraKc private huildrrs to construct rental housing for moderate Income available special help on morteace Insurance for low- Ineomr families. Krqulre public hoiiNlni; nffen- eirs to fflve preference to veter- ans in sclcctlne tenants. Srt up a rural home loan program under the secretary of ajrrirulture.. The Tart-McCarthy rent bill, in- troduced yesterday, is Intended as the an.-.-.ver to bank committee ob- jections to a general rent Increase. The proup recently rejected a meas- ure calling for a flat ten per cent Senator Hurk chairman o: a n-nt .-.iiix-ommlttcc, said his Kroup will meet within the next few day.-, to consider the new measure. Special Treatment for Small Incomes in New

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Publication: Winona Republican Herald

Location: Winona, Minnesota

Issue Date: March 18, 1947

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