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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 29, 1947, Winona, Minnesota tiondmr. EATHER Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MARCH 29, 1947 OKOLSKY His New Column Daily on Editorial Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 35 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Latsch Fire Loss May Reach U.S. Communists Face Drastic Legal Curbs 5 to 4 Vote 4 JtAmXA Against f Basic German Problems vFatally Hurt in Ban Predicted U. S. Communists Agents of Moscow, Report Indicates II. Cornell A member of the House committee on un-Amcrl- can activities said today the group mity vote four to three against out- luwlnc the Communliit party, but IH fure to recommend drastic new Ic- Eiil rurbs on communist mancuver- !n thl.i country. The member, who withhold use of his name, said the seven-man committee may be unanimous in support of anti-communist legisla- tion short of making the whole party an Illegal organization. Chairman Thomas (R.-N. J.> told reporters the results of a week of hearings "will have to crystallize before the committee can adequate- ly decide what It is going to do about outlawing the Communist party." Report Made Public The committee made public nlKht a report which It said fur- nl.'.hed historical proof running back to 1019 that the party in this coun- try i.i "the agent" of Russia. The report listed 02 which it called "typical directives J.-om Moscow affecting the com- munist movement In the United states." Thomas said these were proof that the party is "a fifth col- umn pawn of Moscow." Included were excerpts from Rus- sian broadcasts, communfrt books jvnd records of party conventions. Under Consideration If various members pool their idcn.i. tho committee may report that Moscow The council of foreign ministers agreed today to come to grips Monday with the heart of the German problem. The ministers will try then to reach a compromise on reparations and economic unity. In a one-hour session, the shortest of this conference thus far, the ministers agreed on a sched- ule for the German discussions and set up a special committee to attempt to draw up a directive on the lesser problems of the report of the Allied control "council for Germany. The agreed agenda for Monday, summing up three weeks of pro- posals made thus far, was: 1. Germany as an economic unit, including plus a review of the levels of Industry, Including Industrial demilitarization. Z. The form and .scope of a provisional German govern- ment. Deputies of the four-power coun- cil approved a report of progress Minnesota Second in Nation In Employment of Sightless Windmill Fall Orriri Miller, 61, Tumbles 40 Feet on Farm Near Nodine Cabinet May Declare Spain Monarchy Under Franco Water Damage Heavy Madrid An authoritative source said today the Spanish cabi- net Is expected to Issue a decree Tuesday declaring Spain a "tradi- ;ional monarchy." In effect, recognizing the regime of General- would, in effect, simply recognize the generalissimo as administrator for the monarchy because of his victory in the civil war. These partisans were not only concerned about Spain's exclusion from the sslmo Francisco Franco as merely Nations, but felt such a step -.__ would bar another bloody civil war a temporary one. This Informant said that while the cabinet discussed the decree Just night it probably would not make to determine Franco's successor. Provide for Succession The decree designating Spain, a Orrin Miller, 61-year-old wind-! Spain's Victory day, the eighth mill worker, was fatally In jured: anniversary of Franco's victory in about 5 p. m. Friday when he civil war and his assumption of pled of! the platlorm of a 40-foot- full power. any announcement until April this source said, would .....recognize Franco as "chief of state" and would provide that in the event rnn flcht communism vigorously t-onJ-Vnulnpf it and nlso it Saying In one or more laws, appropriate penalties, that it is Illegal to urge or conspire to overthrow the government by unconstitutional methods or by force and violence. Tightening up on fingerprint- of aliens, on passports and vlras. and on registration. Strengthening the law against treason to get at borderline nixes. Requiring the Commu- nist party to publish Its mem- bership lists and sources of in- come. Recommending that the F.B.I. be strengthened and perhaps that It be made independent of The Justice department. Ilenrlng.i on bills to outlaw tho Commurilxt party e.mle.d yesterday n communist protest that the (Continued on I'HCC (i, Column S.) KKD LEGAL CURBS Edward lleln, 54, Totally Blind, Is employed at the Northwest Juvenile Manufacturing Company, St. Paul. He assembles parts for baby cribs, and then Inserts them In cloth bags which are sent out with tho Ho wai placed In his Job by tho Minnesota division of social welfare. (A.P. Photo.) By Jack Mackay St. Paul "I've -been smoth- ered for years with Bricker Presses For F.B.I. Probe Of Lilienthal on the Austrian peace treaty which showed that of 55 proposed articles for the treaty, only 24 had been agreed. Three Major Questions The three major open questions on the treaty are the Issues of Ger- man assets, frontiers, and com- pensation to United Nations from property losses due to the war. In the meeting of the deputies on Germany, meanwhile, a spokes- man for the small Western nations entitled to reparations from Ger- many charged that there has been only "paltry results" in deliveries from enemy capital equipment to date. The small nations' charge on reparations was made by Jacques Rueff, president of the Inter-Allied Reparations agency which is com- posed of representatives of 18 na- tions, who proposed creation of a special four-power "reparations of- fice" with authority to expedite reparations deliveries. high windmill on the John M. Thcs- ing farm near Nodine. Mr. Miller, who lived on Homer ridge, died shortly after he fell to the ground. Winona County Coro- ner Robert Tweedy, called to the scene after Mr. Miller's death, said death was caused, by multiple in- juries, including at least one Irac- no one thought of giving me B Those words of a husky blind man echo the thoughts of scores ...or Minnesota's -blind and vlsuolly- who'1, today are suc- Briplf- cr demanded" n special F.B J. Investigation of Duvld tho other five ccssfully employed in Industry E. Lllicnthal nominees for and the Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona arid vicinity Fair to- nisht and Sunday: colder tonight; Continued cold Sunday; low 15. DC. tonight, colder ;.outh and central portions. Sunday inc.-rasinc cloudiness, warmer in north and west portions. Diminish- ing winds this evening. Wisconsin: Fair mid colder to- ri'.xht. Sunday fair and rather cold. winds tonight. LOCAL WEATIIKR O.TlcIal observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 41; minimum, 22; noon, 2.V precipitation, .24 of an inch of and melted r.naw. sun sets to- nu-h! ;it sun rises tomorrow ar r, Tf.MI'IlItATURKS KI.SKWI1KRE Max. Min.' Pet. 41 32 .02 C2 3G .01 Kansas City C4 40 Lor. Angclrs 07 54 .00 Miami SI Paul <ll 20 trace -NY-.v Orleans 05 40 New York 42 36 Phot-nix R2 52 RIVER RULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. StnKu Today Change commission and moved that tho Senate dolay confirmation until it is made. His motion then became the pend- ing business before tho Senate. The voto on It, expected next bably will furnish a test for tho final showdown. Bricker, who voted against Lllicn- thal In committee, said President Truman declined to order on B, I Investigation when tho Senate a- tomlc energy committee requested It last session The senator read a letter from Mr. Truman to the committee say- ing that records of the F.B.I. nnd other government investigating agencies wcrc checked at tho time of tho appointments and "no derog- atory Information was contained In nny report" that might already have havo been made. commented that of course the president felt there was nothing derogatory in tho records of the It would havo been a crime to appoint them." "But in this Important responsi- bility, the Senate should not be re- :ghout the state. now, they are grateful to i08C persons who did think of giving them Jobs. They are especial- ly .grateful to private Industry and atomic energy to the "services for the blind sec tion" of the Minnesota division of social welfare. Placement of the blind and vis- ually-handicapped In Jobs has con- tinued nt n high peak since tho end of tho war, according to Jarle Lelrfallbnv state director of social welfare. Wide Ranre of Jobs Sightless men and women are employed in jobs ranging from polishing metal parts to actual ma- chine operation of kick presses and punch presses. Others work in as- sembly and sorting operations, such as toy- and lawnmowcr assembly and the sorting of metal parts for No Border Change Dr. Karl Oruber. Austrian foreign minister, called on U. s. Ambas- sador Bodel! Smith today and later told correspondents the Austrians were determined that "There will not be a treaty if Aus- tria's frontiers are changed be- cause we won't sign It." (Yugoslavia has. advanced claims for the Austrian province of Ca- Grubcr, who conferred with Mar- shall yesterday, said he had ex- pressed appreciation' to the secre- tary for American efforts in Aus- tria's behalf. tured hip. Mrs. Kate Thesing, mother of Mr. Thcsing, was the only witness to the fatal accident. She said that Mr. Miller fell backwards ...off the plat- form of the but whether he sjipped, misstepped or became dizzy was conjectural. A La Crosse ambulance was call- ed immediately, but Mr. Miller was dead on the arrival of the ambu- lance. Dr. Tweedy was then called, and he described the death as ac- cidental. The accident occurred while Mr. Miller was placing a new head on the windmill, and he had nearly completed the operation. Born near La Crescent, Mr. Miller had been a lifelong resident of this area. For many years he lived in the Nodine and Rideeway vicinity and last fall he and his wife moved to a small farm on Homer ridge. Surviving are his wli'c, the former Agnes Frapplcr; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schwartz, BeardslCy, S. D., and August Buchler, La Cres- Tcmporary Regime He said such a decree, when and if -announced and made effective, would be the first public acknowl- edgment by the Franco regime of the "temporary nature of the pres- ent government." Many Franco supporters have long, advocated such a course, which of his death or Inability to rule be- cause of incapacity he would be suc- ceeded by a regency. Under the decree, the regency's first duty would be to examine the qualifications of claimants to the Spanish throne. Don Juan, son of Spain's last king and the present so-called is the prin- cipal claimant. He is reported to be in Lisbon. House O.K.'s Plan to Alter School Districts St. Paul The house Friday gave unanimous approval to a plan calling for reorganization of Minnesota's school districts, a proposal backers said might eventually cut that number in half. Representative E. B. Herseth, Kittson county, said the measure makes It mandatory that each of the state's 87 counties take action to re vamp educational setups before cent ridge, and four Her- man and August, La Crescent ridge; Klnus, Drcsbnch, and Morris, Wl- nona. A daughter, Mary, died two years ago. Armed Trucks Take to New Orleans A mite, flowed Into Baton Rouge and New Orleans last night as armed officers of the law Gratuity for State War Dead Asked St. Paul Representative Frank B, Johnson of Brainerd an- nounced today following- a confer- ence with Adjutant General E. A. Walsh that amendments adding- a gratuity to the house will be proposed next flat death bonus bill week. Johnson said he was "extremely disturbed" since the bill Introduced Friday by the committee "made no provision" for men who lost their lives in the service. The house bill proposed a bonus of per month for armed service, up to a maximum of for those with exclusively and convoyed trucks to prevent striking for vetSMms who served out- December 1, 1947. The bill provides for a state advisory commission of nine appointed by the state board of education, to work with county groups on the reorganization. The house also approved pur- chase by the conservation depart- ment of two airplanes which Rep- resentative F, B. Johnson, Braln- erd, said would be used chiefly against "wildlife hijackers" ho re- ported were operating In certain northern Minnesota counties. Liquor License Increase The House liquor control commit- tee gave renewed approval to a mea- sure which would Increase the num- ber of liquor licenses In Minnesota. Previously voted down but Inter reconsidered by the house, the bill would allow Minneapolis to Issue 15 liquor licenses to clubs In existence for 20 years or more, and St. Paul to put out ten permits to such qualified organizations. Ruhr Coal Miners Strike For More Food Essen, Germany W) Four thousand Ruhr coul miners at Dortmund struck today in the latest 3ermaii demonstration against short food rations. It was the first such action since unrest over the food situation de- several days ago. Hunger strikes and marches by an estimated persons have akcn place here in the last two days and an angry demonstration occurred yesterday at Ducsseldorf, vhere crowds upset and stoned Brl- Ish military vehicles. There arc approximately oal miners In the Ruhr valley. T1C North German control of- The legislative research council i; 1CI sa'd mmes wcrc bill sponsored by Speaker Lawrence fccted by tlle Dortmund walkout. The miners announced they quired to rely upon tho Judgment of the he declared. "Before wo vote, wo should have available to us these records in ord- tler that we can decide for our- selves If they contain any derogatory size. RT! Win: 14 City Ri-nds 12 Dx'ri 4. T. W...... Dn.-n 5, T. W...... SA, T. W..... 13 G. Pool Uuir. e. T. W....... 3.9 7.3 4.0 5.8 l.t (1.5 7.8 9.0 Easter to Delay Early Action on Aid to Greece By Alex II. Singleton Washington Congressional plans for an Easter holiday length- ened the odds today against final action on the administration's Greek-Turkish aid measure before the middle of April, -1- 2 Tho homeward trek by the law- -f- want to talk over the diplomatic issues with constituents stymied the separate measure to authorize of rclitf for D.-irr: V. Pool DA.TI 7, T. W...... 4.2 ,C Cro.sse 2 c 2 A Tributary Streams Chippcwii at Durantl .3.5 Zumbro ut Thcllmrm 4.2 above AImn 3. Trt'rnpealeuu ut Dodge 2 ,4 Bl.-ick at Nclllsvlllc .5 ut G.'ilesvllle 5.2 Crossr at W. Salem l.fi 2 Kix.t lit Houston fl.fi KIVKK FORECAST Tfom Ha.itlncs (iuttrnherg) The Mississippi will hold fairly above No. 7 but de- creasinc streamflow thence south- ward :o Dam No. 10 will cause of .2 to .3 foot in the upper pools. All tributaries will recede. Italy, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Po- land and China. There appeared some doubt a quo- rum can be mustered in the House next week for action on a deficiency appropriations bill which Includes another 000 for relief in American occupa- tion zones. Origin of Crashed Baby Blimp Sought force Blind persons usually receive their Jobs with the help of the state's blind agency, headed by Normal L. Anderson. His staff counsels them, locates Jobs and cooperates with employers In rehabilitating the blind in new Jobs. "In many jobs production by Jllnd workers has exceeded that of sighted' persons doing the same Anderson said. Economic Insecurity "Employment of the handicapped was not Just a temporary, wartime explained Anderson. "Employers found during the war that perfect sight was not essential in the performance of many Jobs. In fact, many Jobs could be per- formed successfully without the use of sight at all." "Next to loneliness, the greatest problem of the blind Is economic Anderson emphasized. "For the employable blind, a real Job takes care of both of theso problems." Minnesota, as a result of its ef- fective blind placement program, now Is second from trie top In the nation's blind rehabilitation pro- gram, according to the 1946 annual report of the United States Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Of 30 states reporting, Texas ranked first with 122 placements, and Minnesota was next with 99. dairymen from seizing them Sheriffs Teddy Martin ar.-. New- man do Brctton of West Fullciana and East Baton Rougo parishes, respectively, convoyed trucks carry- ing gallons of milk from St. Franclscille to Baton Rouge. The trip was made without Inci- dent after Martin had warned that if strikers attempted to seize the trucks, "We're not going to arrest 'em; we're going to kill 'em." The strike was called Monday by members of the dairy employes, chauffeurs and ployes (A.P.L.) ____ ......_.._ tional Teamsters union after Ncwi Orleans distributors announced a I cut in the price of milk with a four I per cent butterfat content from to per hundredweight. side the United States. St. Cloud, remained stymied n a conference committee which failed to reach agreement on the manner of naming the 18 members. Officials Seek Cause; Started in Match Room Officials were at a loss today to determine the origin of the fire that resulted in a loss which may reach as hiph as S50.000 at Uie Latsch Son Company warehouse, 50 West Second street, Friday night. Fire damage was limited to the match room on the sixth floor of Jic wholesale grocery firm, where the fire broke out. The automatic sprinkler system recorded the nJnrm nt o'clock. Majority of the damage, however, was caused by wntcr .icepnKP, with merchandise on the second, third, fourth nnd fifth floors, as well as the sixth floor being damaged. Wa- ter had seeped to the ground floor today, but damage there was slight. Donald S. Curtis, secretary of the Latsch firm, said today that the loss would easily run and lhat it may double that figure. The loss is covered by insurance. Difficult to Determine "Until we examine all the mer- chandise, to determine the amount of water damage, we will not be able to arrive nt a loss figure." llr. Curtis said. "It is impossible to know to what extent the Roods are [nmnged until we fully Investigate." Sulphur fumes caused by the jurnlng carload of matches stored in a small room on the sixth floor made fire-fighting hazardous, bur none of the firemen in the three companies called out overcome by the fumes. Firemen reached the scene at o'clock and battled the smol- dering fire until midnight. Two lines of hose were employed on the blnzc. About half of thp carload of matches was removed to the side- walk after the .sprinkler system had been cut off. Eight sprinkler heads In the nintch room went; off at the same time, flooding the top floor with about 35 gallons of water from cacti head a minute. Damage Hcavv Although some of on lower floors covered, dam- age was heavy. The bottom were badly water-soaked. Mr. Cur- tis said that all wet merchandise, even that in cans, must be removed from the boxes. Canned goods -will rust if It Isn't removed and dried, Mr. Curtis explained. 1 The match room is enclosed by steel sheeting, but the ceiling Is constructed of wood. The sprinkler system kept the ceiling from being damaged. Supports holding tho nine each from the houso and sen- time they would walk out again. would return to work Monday, but said' that if no improvement in steel siding were burned in several their food ration was seen by tha The cost of the bill legislators would be liquidated by levying a' gross income tax of one and one-' The ate. Tho house version calls for the! house governing committees to name members -while the senate plan would have appointments okayed by congressional district caucuses of maintenance cm- nnd the Intcrna- half mills on all save the first of individual and corporate income. Fond du Lac Action Tough on False Teeth Fond du tac, Wis. Mayor Edwin F. Weiss an- nounced yesterday the commis- sion council was ready to pro- ceed with a plan to add fluorine to the city water supply to help prevent tooth decay. The announcement followed a, joint meeting of the Fond du Mcdic.tl and Dental so- citics. cchnlclans leld today at Wold-Chamberlain sought clues to the origin of a baby blimp, 30 loot long, which fell onto the farm of Norman Kopischka near Rice Lake, Wls., who brought the remains of the here. Glen wood Boy Dueling With Wooden Sword Hurt Glenwood, 13, son of Mr. nnd Mrs. Clarence An- derson of Glenwood, was taken to University hospital In Minneapolis last night after a piece of wood pierced his back near the spine while he was duelling with a play- mate with wooden swords, Chrysler Corp. Head at Rochester for Operation- T. Keller, president of the Chrysler Corp., en- tered a hospital here Thursday for a gall bladder operation and said he expected to be here two weeks before returning to his Detroit, Mich., office. Dorothy Adams 16, and Theodore Lee ten, were married at San Diego, Calif., In a "gypsy" ceremony. Deputy Dis- trict Attorney Richard Vaughn said the boy's parents were charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. (A.p. Wirephoto.) Employment UiH fair employment practices bill faced renewed discussion to- day- by the senate judiciary com- mittee, which Friday talked about the measure but failed to take any action. The measure would ban discrimination in employment be- cause of race, religion, color and nationality. Senator Karl Neumeier, Still- water, blocked action Friday with on amendment expanding the bill to cover discrimination because of membership or non-membership in a union. Proponents said introduc- tion of that question would make the bill that much harder to handle. The original draft provided for setting up a 15-man employment commission with a paid director to Investigate and attempt to settle cases of discrimination covered in the proposed law. In special memorial services, the senate Friday paid tribute to seven members and former members who have died since the legislature's last session. Among those honored was the late Senator William Richard- son, Rochester. Truman Signs Rubber Controls Extension Bill Tru- man today signed legislation ex- ending government controls over he use and production of rubber ntll March 31, 1948. The measure also ends govern- ment purchasing of natural rubber t midnight, E.S.T., Monday. The bill Is designed to keep the vnthetic rubber industry going un- Congress flxes a permanent rub- er policy for the national defense. Jill Would Authorize Vew T. C. Dormitories St. state teachers allege board would bo empowered build and operate dormitories in mncction with the state's six teach- colleges under a bill introduced riday by Senator Vnl imm of Man- ato. The measure carries no appropria- ons, but provides that such pro- cts may be financed by borrow- g to be repaid from Income from ch dormitories ns may be built, j The strike occurred as olhc residents of Dortmund paraded th city's streets demanding more food Arbitration Rejected by Telephone Union Omaha The Northwestern Union of Telephone Workers, rep- resenting 1G.OOO employes of the Northwestern Bell Telephone Com- pany in Nebraska, Iowa, Minne- sota and the Dnkotas, Friday re- jected a company arbitration pro- posal. Union President Roy Anderson of St. Paul declared the union turned down the company's offer because it "restricts and directs the arbitrators only to the considera- tion of basic wages as compared to community wage levels. places. Firemen cut the steel sid- ing in several places in order to get water streams Into the room, which is 15 feet wide and 50 feet long. The theory thnt mice may have gnawed into the matches is not practical, Fire Chief H. G. Putn.im said. Tests have proved that mice do not gnaw matches, he asserted. The loss to the match supply win be between S5.000 and Curtis said. There were no workers on duty it the time of the fire, the last ,hift having left at 5 o'clock. Cur- tis said there were no smoking -ules in effect throughout the ware- lousc, discounting the possibility that a misplaced cigarette may iavc resulted In the fire. Latsch employes wcrc recalled to lelp with salvage work at 3 p. m. Jriday. Their efforts were directed o covering as much of the mer- -handlse as possible. Insurance officials were due to- day to investigate the fire and an appraisal of the Joss. Mrs. Manley L. Fossccn, wife of a retired Minneapolis Judge, has been selected by the Golden Rule foundation as the Minne- sota state mother for 1947. She is pictured after being inform- ed that the honor was bestowed because of her "achievements as a successful mother, as evidence in the achievements of her chil- dren and her keen Interest In social and world affairs." Mrs. Fosseen reared two sons, Rolf, now a municipal judge, and Freeman, who died in 1933. She also reared Freeman's two chil- dren. (A.P. Photo.) Uniformity Asked by Cheese Producers Plymouth, Wis. The Wis- consin Cheese Producers Coopera- tive wants the state legislature to allow standardization of milk for cheese manufacturing purposes. At its 12th annual meeting yes- terday, the cooperative adopted a. resolution which pointed out that there were areas in the state which averaged high in bullerfat, where cheese also was high Jn butterfat. but where manufacturers were at a disadvantage trying to make cheese in the styles that go into natural cheese consumption. The co-op also asked Congress to enact legislation which would prohibit importation of dairy prod- ucts that were not made and ob- tained under the. same sanitary regulations required by U. S. pro- ducers. 14 Chinese Face Charges of Piracy Fourteen pirates rere charged by a Chinese army ribunal today with seizing billions f Chinese dollars worth of cargo nd killing more than 50 crewmen nd passengers of small cmft ply- ig between Shanghai and the 'aiigtzc estuary. The leader. Identified as a former rmy officer, was said to have quipped his men with carbines, ubmacliine guns and modern arms, he gang allegedly stole large quan- tics of medicines, tea, cotton and ung oil. I