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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER farlly cloudy, cold tonlxhti Sunday fen f rally tmlt warmer. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations s OKOLSKY Read His New Column Daily on Editorial Paso VOLUME 47. NO. 47 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES House Bloc Votes Ban on Closed Shop Wallace Raps U.S. 'Ruthless Imperialism' Warns Nation Can't Buy Off Communism Attacks Truman Proposal to Aid Turkey, Greece Manchester. A. Wallace charged today that the U. S, had embarked on a program of "ruthless imperialism" and de- clared that the program must In 11 because "Americans will never pay the cost and they cannot pay the cost." In an attack on President Tru- man's proposals for aid to Turkey and Greece, delivered at a public mwtlng In this Midlands Industrial center, Wallace wild America's present program "if unchecked" would stretch the "American cm-j plrc" from China to the Near Ens and from pole to pole. "This position of ruthless 1m perlallsm Is the position which a groups blinded by hatred of Russl must ultimately the lor mcr vice-president and cablne member declared, adding: "It mn cast little to divide the world, bu to keep the world divided Is beyoni the resources of any nation." First IXJR of Tour Here on the first leg of a speak Vishinsky Insists On Reparations 9 Missing After Ship Hits Mine Off Amsterdam Amsterdam Nine persons were the 824-ton British freighter Vice- roy struck a mine In the western ichcldt between Antwerp and Vlls- early today and sank Im- mediately. Four Injured crew members ar- rived at Vllsslngen aboard the Swedish steamer Lungo. Says Russia Will Balk at German Pact Without Them V. Vishinsky, So- viet deputy foreign minister, made It clear today that In his opinion Russia never would accept a Ger- State Ban on Secondary Strikes Urged House Committee Kills. Employment Practices Measure St. Paul The house labor committee last night recommended man settlement without reparations; to pass the anti-secondary boycott Here s That Cougar Is It? Tracks Corroborate Stories Inc tour that will take Sioke-on-Trcnt tonight him and Liverpool tomorrow. Wallace sale the U. S. was controlled "by men who believe that In a world in which capitalism and communism Itve nlde by side there Is little hope for pence." "They believe." he said, "that the United Nations Is doomed to in- significance. They believe that com- munism threatens the world anc must be stopped by American ma- terial and arms." But, Wallace wild, "we cannot buy off world communism any more than we can suppress the idea of communism by force of arms. No people will be un- frep people will stay bought." Wallace said the loans to Greece and first down pay- meats In a plan without shape or proposed "In the name of the (druggie of freedom against totalitarianism." Wallace, speaking on the second anniversary of Franklin D. Roose- velt's death, said "the Roosevelt spirit of Joyous service to the futuri of all mankind" Is alive In th U. S. and will rlso again. Wallace said Roosevelt's dcat "left the progressive forces in Ame lea weakened and divided." London Stirred by Wallace Appeal London Front pnge head lines and leading editorials wer (Continued on Paire 11, Column WALLACE Vandenberg Seeks Pan-American Union Solidarity By Jack Bell Washington Senator Van- denburg was reported today to be preparing an appeal lor Intensified effort by the Pan-Amer- ican union to seal Western hemi- sphere solidarity. With the Senate on a'weekend holiday from its debate over the Sreck-Turkoy assistance program, Vandenberg drafted a major foreign policy speech for Monday's gathcr- ng of representatives of the 21 American republics. Several other senators were still soothing over the latest salvo by Henry A. Wallace against the Grcek- furkcy plan his assertion In Lon- don that Britain should refuse to ake sides between the United States and Russia. Senator Eastland ac- ;used the former vice-president of rylng to "Induce the friends and allies of this country to desert her." World Interest Colleagues predicted the Vanden- >crg speech Monday will be scanned losely by the world's foreign mln- strics for signs of the trend Payment to the Soviet. Union from current production, on a large scale Vishinsky, right hand man of So- viet Foreign Min- V. M. Molo- tov, said accept- ance by the Unit- ed Stales of the principle pf cur- re n t reparations was the thing "we have been light- ing for" Jn the council of foreign ministers. VJshinsky told a news conference first held by a Soviet official since the foreign ministers conven- ed that this Andre Vlihlniky luck of agreement on the approach to reparations was the foremost dif- ficulty between the Western pow- crs and the Soviet Union. Galesville Area Farmers Tells of Seeing Animal Mute evidence of what may be a cougar or mountain lion prowling in the neighborhood .of Galesville and adjacent river bottoms was unearthed this week when, a Gales- ville farmer discovered footprints bill while dealing a death blow tojon Peacock hill near the Wisconsin the fair employment practices meas- ure. The anti-boycott bill, fought vigor- ously by labor, was voted out by the committee, 11 to 6, while the P.E.P.C. measure lost by a 9-9 tie. The boycott proposal Includes an amendment, voted down by the sen- ate, which defines such labor activ- ity In line with the ideas of the governor as he outlined them at a secret conference recently. The amendment was by Senator Gor- don Kosenmeier, Little Palls. The motion to recommend the F.E.P.C. bill for passage was made Representative Clarence Langley, Bed Wing. The measure Is aimed at eliminating discrimination In em- ployment because of race, creed or color. city. Stories of a strange animal lurk- ing in the river bottoms and seen by several persons during the las three weeks were climaxed when the prints' were brought f Into Gaiosvllle feed store by Alber Gilbo who found the tracks abou four miles east of Galesville. The prints were described by game warden as Identical to those made by a cougar, but he qualified this statement by adding that thj animal possibly may have been wounded and that it may have favored one side of its paw. Digs Up Print Gilbo corroborated his story by digging .up one of the footprints and bringing it to the Harry Kind- schy store. The footprints added the latest The senate finance committee Prl- chapter to a series of stories which Vishinsky said, "is the same thing as a man without a heart." He said he welcomed Secretary ol State George C. Marshall's recent suggestion that If capital plants car- marked for capital reparations were left In Germany, some current rep- arations might be agreed to. He added, however, that he could not state what Marshall actually had in mind. Vishlnaky's conference drew many British, American, French and Russian correspondents and pro- duced ono sharp exchange between Vishinsky and a British reporter. Verbal Duel W. N. Ewer, of the London Dally Herald, objected to Vlshinsky'8 statement that Britain and the United States were taking current day apprpved a bill which would ee cents per pack tax on The levy is expected to yield yearly. Polk Liquor Reversing its action of two days earlier, the house approved the measure which would give six com- munities in dry Polk county the right to hold referendums on the question of establishing municipal liquor stores. Already approved by the senate, the measure now goes to the governor. The house passed a bill by Bepre- sontatlve: Memm'er, St. Paul, which lie said would save employers In the state on their unem- have ben circulating In the Gales- ville area. Someone said the cougar may have escaped from a circus The first reports of its presence circulated in the Minnesota area south of Winona and with latest rumors of Its prowling- around Galesville, farmers say that It prob- ably crossed the ice when the river was frozen over. Other reports have had the animal near Hokah, Minn., and then east of La Crosse near West Salem. Milford Sylvester of Galesvllle, whose wife .teaches school at the Cndian reservation, was one of the Tirst persons to notice the animal. He said he .saw it one morning! Republican-Herald Photo Couftr Prints, Or Those of a Jaguar? Certainly not those of a lynx of a bobcat. This track left by an animal prowling in the Galesvllle area was found ty Albert Gilbo of Galesville who dug it out of the soft earth and brought It to Harry Klndschy who operates a feed store In the city. artisan foreign policy abroad, as! reparations from their occupation ell as In the Americas. zones In the form of coal and other But friends said they expected resources. Ewer said Britain 2md who heads the Senate received no coal and that coal sold Orclgn relations committee, to avoid Nation Observes F.D.R. Anniversary Hyde Park. X. na tion today observed the second an nlversary of Franklin D. Roose vplt> death, with ceremonies a the old Hudson river valley manslo: which he had hoped to enjoy 1: retirement. On the flagstoned portico, a fa vorlte lunching place of the lat president, a memorial progrnpi wll be broadcast to the nation. President Truman, who succeed ed to the cares of Mr. Roosevelt'. office two years ago today, will speak from Kansas City in tribute to his predecessor. Moscow Notes Roosevelt Anniversary The Moscow radio noted the sec- ond anniversary of Franklin D Roosevelt's death today, praising him ns a friend of the Soviet peo- ple. Russian calendars Indicate the day with a reference to the death of thp late president, but there was Wo mention of the anniversary Jn the Russian press. U. S. ErTvoy Walks Out on Venezuela Assembly Caracas. Vcncxurla U. S. Ambassador Frank P. Corrlgan, who quit a national assembly session yesterday when a communist depu- ty referred to President Truman, f.ald that listening to the "mono- tonous party line Intoned by pup- pets" was borlnc enough, but that attacks on the U. S. president were "too much to take." Truman Flies to Visit Mother Washington Feeling fine nd looking fit. President Tru- an today began his third year in fllce with a flying trip to.Grand- 'cw. Mo., to visit his 04-year-old lOther who Is bedridden with a acturcd hip. The President arrived at noon .at randvlew airport In his personal ane. The Sacred Cow. After visiting his mother, he will otor to the Muehlebach hotel in ansas City to make a brief radio CorrlRan walked out after the ddress as part of tho memorial ex- deputy. Juan Fucnmayor, told the crclses commemorating the second anniversary of Franklin D. Roose- velt's death. Mr. Truman will visit his mother again Sunday nnd leave for Wash- ington in the afternoon. any controversial subject that might be embarrassing to Secretary of State George C. Marshall at the for- eign ministers conference In Mos- cow. In a January 11 speech In Cleve- land, the Michigan senator called on the administration to propose the early convening of the long-de- layed Pan-American conference on hemispheric defense to stem what he called a "communistic upsurge." Criticism Voiced Senator Pepper criti- cized this proposal In the Senate February 8 as an effort to "lead our sister American republics Into a common hemisphere defense pact with Argentina, which Pepper said 'has not purged Itself of its fifth column ol Nazis and Nazi confed- erates." Vandenberg is not expected to link ,he Latin-American situation with that In Europe, ns some of his Sen- ,tc colleagues have done In debate m the assistance bill. Eastland told the Senate yester- day he hopes "We have heard the ost of efforts by our State depart- nent to unseat the governments of irgentlna and Spain, because those are dong a fine 'Job of ombatting communism." Leon Henderson, former OPA hlef, said In a radio interview that members of Americans for Dcmo- ratlc Action do not agree with Wai- ace's London speech and that Wal- aco had no authority to speak for he organization. from the British zone had been used to pay for Imports into Ger- many. "If Mr. Vishinsky Is aware of these two rudimentary facts, what is his motive in making these charges against us, his Ewer asked. "If It Is Vishinsky replied, "that Great Britain has received "Great Britain has received no Ewer interrupted. Vishinsky continued the question arose as to the price ol the coal and said that was a mat- ter for the economists. The cor- (CoutlnueU on Page 3, Column 5) KUSSIA ployment compensation pnyments while driving his wife to school, during the next two years. It now With years of hunting experience goes to the senate. Also okayed was the bill altering (Continued on Pujro 8, Column 6) STATE LEGISLATURE Full Fox River Survey Promised Representative John W.. Byrnes after a conference with Lieutenant General R. A. Wheeler, chief of army engi- neers, says he had been assured a 'full and complete" survey will be made of the Fox river in Wiscon- .made within a year regarding flood control, pollution control and main- tenance of a proper flow to furnish power and water to industries. Truman Sets May 11 As Mother's Day Washington President Trnman today designated Sun- day, May 11, as Mother's day. Mr, Truman called on govern- ment officials and the people generally lo display the flag that day to show the "reverent esteem in which we hold tbe mothers of our country. sin. Byrnes said Wheeler promised ;hat a comprehensive survey will be Pennsylvanian Found Guilty of Scarf Killing Norristown, Pa. Gerald C. Wentzel, 37, Pottstown, Pa., die- maker and civJc leader, today faced a ten-to-20-year prison sentence fol- lowing his conviction in the scarf- strangling of Mrs. Miriam Green an attractive divorcee. A jury of ten women and two men last night found Wentzel guilty of second degree murder in the slaying of Mrs. Green In her Potts- town apartment last December 8. he said he had never before seen an animal of that size running at large., It's color was brownish-tan and It was about the size of a Great Dane dog. May Be Dojr Gnlcsvllle residents who saw the footprints of the beast said the tracks were about the same size as those of a dog weighing about 110 pounds. A glimpse of the animal also was in the Black river t Prairie It came so close to him that he picked up a club and pur- sued It but the beast quickly eluded him. His description of the animal was about the same as Sylvester's. He said it looked gaunt and hun- gry. About the same time a deer ran by and Smlkrud thought per- haps the it was a cougar on_lts trail. Farmers, alarmed "over the re- ports of the beast in the Galesvllle Bar in Minneapolis Loop Robbed of Cash Minneapolis Andy Leonard, proprietor of a loop bar, reported to police last night he had been, robbed ol by a man he said was more than six feet tall. He said the frunmrm missed a considerable amount of. cash kept in cigar boxes under Union Digs In For Long Strike As Parleys Fail By Harold W. Ward Washington Collapse of negotiations to end the Important long lines portion of the cross- country telephone tleup left both sides looking to the governmcn for the next move today. "We're settling down for a long said President Joseph A area, are hesitating to open their Belrne of the National Federation barn doors and are worried about of Telephone Workers. the bar. Only one of 40 patrons was aware of the robbery. So smoothly was the holdup engineered that the proprietor of the place at 14 Fifth street North, could not be sure If the gunman hnd nn accomplice. Two men entered t.hc front door together. One. short and stubby, leaned against the clgnr counter, just inside the door. The other, more than six feet tall, told Leon- ard he wanted to cash a pay check. Four Women Enter Four women came In the door their livestock. Both Belrne and officials of the Some residents reported that they mammoth Bell Telephone system that former president Kletuar Lopez Contrerba.i had gone to Washington as an agent between "Vcnezulenn conspirators and Yan- kee imperialism in accordance with the Truman plan." During the session the assembly granted the government of Presi- dent Romulo Bctancourt extraordi- nary powers to cope with the threat of civil war. Under the new set-up the government is empowered to suspend constitutional guarantees, with the stipulation that it report immediately to the assembly when civil rights arc suspended. The assembly also gave Bctan- court the authority to imprison per- sons upon existence of "reasonable evidence" that they ore menacing the security of the state. Badger Power Co. Gets Refinancing Permit Philadelphia The securities and exchange commission Friday granted the Northern States Power Company, permission to Bell worth of first mortgage bonds In refinancing deal which will Include sale of shares of par value stock at par to its 3urcnt company, Northern States Power Company. (MinnJ, Proceeds will be used to redeem bonds due in 1964. had seen skeletons of deer In the area, and one person said that a consumed carcass of a deer was observed in the bottoms, A Gales- vllle woman saw huge tracks in the soft earth near the Pearl Mc- Keeth farm. One of the latest reports appeared early this week when Wilbur Stuhr, Glasgow farmer, saw an animal in his barnyard, took a shot at it, but missed. Hospital Physicians Administer op'lates and 'blood plasma to two men trapped in wreckage when a heavy trailer truck crashed into a safety zone marker at Cleveland, Ohio. Frank Price, 24, East Pem- broke, N. Y., driver of the truck whose leg protrudes from the wreck- age, was dead when he was freed one hour after the accident. Harold H. Howell (not a passenger, later underwent amputation of his left leg. (A.P. Move Launched to Bring Lottery Bill Out of Committee St. Paul (JF) Representative Thomas O'Malley of Duluth today launched a move to "spring out of committee" his bill proposing a statewide lottery system, with the proceeds to go toward payment of a veterans' bonus and for educa- tional purposes. Because his bill has not been act- ed upon since its introduction al- most six weeks ago, O'Malley took advantage of a house rule which provides that a member can de-i left the door open for continued government efforts to end Hie dis- pute over wages and other contract demands. Administration officials talked privately of possible seizure of the industry by President Truman un- der provisions of the federal com- munications, act, but they showed little enthusiasm for this solution. Public Meeting- Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwel- lenbach weighed his reply to a pro- posal by the N.F.T.W.'s policy com- mittee that the government sponsor a fnce-to-face meeting1 between union leaders and top officials of the American Telephone and Tele- graph Company, with press and radio reporters invited. So far there has been no meeting between Belrne and C. F. Craig, A. T. T. vice-president who help- ed bring off a settlement of last year's threatened telephone walkout 25 minutes before it was scheduled to begin. Crnlg has conferred sev- eral times privately with Labor de- partment officials. To Arbitrate I Meantime in upstate New York a lust then and the man said he would have to make a telephone call. After the women were farther back in the bar, the man came back to the cigar counter and leveled a black .45 automatic at Leonard. "Give me your he said quietly. Leonard said he handed over about half tlje cash in the register. "Give it all or I'll blow your brains the gunman then said. Leonard complied. Meanwhile, the short man, silent all the while, had walked out the front door. Woman Chases Robber After the tall robber left the place, Leonard asked a woman 18-4 Vote Approves Tough' Bill C.I.O. Leaders Plan Fight Against Proposed Curbs Washington Senate Re- publicans voted 21 to seven today to lump all labor legislation pro- posals Jn a single measure find risk he possibility of a presidential veto which would kill all such eglslntion in this Congress. The action taken by the Senate conference was announced by Chairman Eugene D. Millikin (Colo.) after the House labor com- mittee formally approved. 18 to four, a bill to clamp sharp restric- tions on strike and labor unions, including a flat, ban on the closed shop. Milllkin snid the Senate G.O.P. conference decision followed asser- tions of some leaders that to divide the labor law proposals into three measures might permit President Truman in effect "to write the labor legislation in this session of Congress." Chairman Pred A. Hartley (R.- N. Y.) told reporters there will be no "substantial changes" on the House floor when the bill comes up for debate next Tuesday. C.I.O. Plans Ficht The action came as C.I.O. leaders, arrived in the capital to organize for a fight against legislation shap- ing up in Congress to Impose a long list of curbs on labor unions. Both House and Senate commit- tees have included a flat ban on the closed shop In their proposed labor legislation. The Senate bill has not yet been completed. Hartley said the House measure Is so worded as to forbid any In- dustj-y-wide strike against employ- ers who compete with one another. This means, he explained, that if John It. Lewis, for cxnmplc, decides his United Mine Workers have no contract next July I, there can be no strike without running the risk of penalties. For Lewis to enforce his tradi- tional policy of "No contract, no Hartley said, would be a col- lusive strike. Suspension Penalty In case of such n. strike. Hartley, said, a union might suffer a year's suspension of its bargaining rights and under the antitrust laws Cam- age suits could be brought against the union. All 15 committee Republicans and three southern Democrats were re- 'Contlnucd on Pace 7, Column 1) nOTJSE COMMITTEE Youngdahl Vetoes Liquor Measure St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl today vetoed his flrss bill which affects liquor stores In KeewaUn and International Falls. Representative Ed Children of In- ternational Rolls said the governor's veto means that 21 "legitimate liquor stores will be knocked out of busi- ness in International Falls." All are off-sale liquor places. The measure would have permit- ted '.he KeewaUn village council to issue private on-sale Jiquor licenses after converting the KeewaUn muni- cipal liquor store to an "off-sale place." Presently it is both off and on-sale establishment. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: Partly lUStomer, "Do you know thaticloudy and continued cold tonight; When she said no, Leon- ard shouted at her, "Stop him, he Just robbed me." The woman followed the holdup man out the door and saw him turn into an alley and run north toward Fourth street. stop! Andy wants to talk with Mrs. Vlcrling said she shouted at the man. He looked around but kept running. strike of maintenance and plant mand action on a measure if against the New York Ing is done in two weeks. The Company was settled with an agreement to arbitrate a demand for a weekly wage hike. Company spokesmen hailed the mitee then gets another week in which to act. O'Malley served notice that he wants the bill reported out of committee "one way or the other.' His measure provides that a' cor- poration to be known as the Minne- sota Lottery Company would be set up. Its purpose is to establish a olvent and reliable home instltu- ion for "the sale of lottery, policy, and combination devices and lertificatcs." Jap Acquitted of Abusing Mankato Youth Yokohama (If) Yoshio Ogimoto, wartime prison camp guard, was sentenced to flve years at hard low near 30. Sunday generally fair; warmer in the afternoon: high 52. Minnesota Fnir and rather cold tonight. Sunday f.iir and a little warmer, Wisconsin Clear and cold to- night. Partly cloudy Sunday. Slicht- warm'er Sunday afternoon. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 ni. today: Maximum. 41; minimum, 20; noon. 35; precipuuion, A of Inch of snow; sun sets toninht nt sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mm. Pet. Denver 44 28 Los Angeles 83 (59 Miami 79 Mpls.-St. Paul labor by an Eighth army military j allied prisoners. Ogimoto was acquitted of other Crosse Man Elected >y Brewers Association Milwaukee The Wisconsin Brewers association elected R. C. limmerman of the Pabst Brewing tompany to its presidency at the group's annual meeting yesterday. Other officers named were; R. H. Jacallster, La Crosse, vice-presi- ent; Wallace H. Pierce, Menasha, ecretary, and C. L. Korfmann, Berr in, treasurer. development as the "first specifying he abused Major in the nation-wide strike. The set- Clarence R. Maynard, Norwich. tlement affects only plant and maintenance workers outside of New York city, New Jersey's governor, Alfred E. Driscoll, was hopeful that full tele- phone service will be restored in his state shortly pending outcome of a test of New new anti- public utility law. Striking switch- board operators arc challenging constitutionality of the new state law. Conn., and First Lieutenant Ed. ward A, Erickson, Mankato, Minn. Upper Great Lakes Navigation Opens Sault Ste Marie, Midi. Navigation on the upper Great Lakes for 1947 opened officially yesterday as the steamer Joliet of 26 GO 53 55 41 .73 .10 1.33 .02 shipping season on the lakes, which 'Mutiny on the Bounty' Author Succumbs at 60 Santo. Barbara, Calif. comprise one" of" the world's most Charles B. Nordhoff, 60, co-author; important inland waterways. 3f South Sea Island novels, includ- ing "Mutiny on the and Orleans commission today for mistreating New York fi7 Phoenix 89 Seattle RIVER UULI.ET1N Flood Stage 24-Hr. Singe Today Change Hastings 18 11.2 .8 Red Wing 14 3.1 .4 Rends .........12 85 .3 Winona (C.P.) 13 9.4 4- .6 La Crosse 12 9.8 -r J3 Tributary Streams at Holcombc 8.6 Black nt NcillsvlJlc___ 8.7 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From to Guttcnbcrc) Company passed through the Sob! A11 small tributaries :n this dls- trice fall. The Chippewa river Traffic at the famous locks beganj will recede slowly .and the lower under assurances of another huge Wisconsin below Wisconsin Dells. the Cleveland Cliffs Steamship i "The night. died here last Customary ceremonies of the. upper lakes' formal season opening attended the Jollet's arrival In rain squall. A Increased flow above St. Paul in the St. Crolx river will cause a con- tinued rise in the Mississippi river from St. Paul to lock and dam ten up to the middle of next week with average crests .8 foot above present levels.   

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