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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 15, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER tonight. fair xnd rudity. Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press S OKOLSKY Read His New Column Daily on Editorial Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 47. NO. A9 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 15, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES A Mid-April Snowstorm Which left n thick blanket of heavy wet mow over the Wlnona area and most of southern Minnesota trans- formed this city Into n typical winter wonderland lor n few houra this morning before it melted nncl slipped to the ground from trees, homes nnd power lines. Snowfall In the heaviest reported in the 4.3 Inches. Farmers were kept from working their fields but the snow will not cause flood conditions, it was believed. The Mississippi is at a 10.1 stage in Wlnonn and was still rising but the Chippewa and other tributary streams were receding. .The mercury here reached 53 Monday afternoon but dropped to 31 during the nlKht. At noon today it was 44 and most of the snow had disappeared. At the left above is a scene in Central park showing the statue of the Indian maid Wenonah. This was taken about 6 a. m. today. Center picture shows the snow-covered shrubbery- and roofs of the Mrs. Emll Lelcht residence on Lake drive and at the right is a pic- ture of one of the Winona hills on highway 35 between Winona and Republican-Herald Fountain City. Three inches of snow was on the ground at Willmar. in western section of the state, with Albert Lea reporting the amount. Rochester reported the fall was continuing this morninsr. Austin had a. four-inch fall. Highways were drifted in the vicinity of Albert Lea, the state highway department reported. Truman Asks Power Over Arms Sales Bombshell Over Canada on World Flight N.Y. Landing Government'Waits Reply toSchwellenbach Congressional State Liauor Bill N.Y. Landing Planned Tonight Favorable Winds Over Anrierican Mainland Expected Anchorage, flvc- znlles-a-minute Reynolds Bomb- shell piano hurtled over the gulf of Alaska and toward the North American mainland early today, racing eastward against the sun for a planned New York terminus to- night of a record-breaking around- the-world flight. Snatching only a brief rest after completing the eighth hop of their long slight, from Tokyo to Aclak, Milton Reynolds, Chicago pen manufacturer, nnd his two crewmen toot off from Adak nt m. P.S.T. a. m. C.S.T.) They planned to pass up Anchorage, and head for Edmonton, Alto., Canada. Government Waits Reply to Schwellenbach Congressional Plan to End Phone Strike Thursday Night By Harold W. Ward i Company hastened back to New Washington The govern- York with the plan immediately mcnt waited for on answer todaylafter a conference of several hours to Its negotiation-arbitration plan last night with Schwellenbach. for ending the nation's first cross- country telephone strike by Thurs- day evening. Secretary of Labor Lewis Schwel lenbach. who said he has lived "in mortal fear" during the first elgh days of the walkout, asked for a decision by 4 p. m., central stan dard time, today. If the Bell system and its Idle employes accept, tho shutdown will end 48 hours later, ten and one half days after it began. The plan calls arbitration board for to a five-man decide the since the takcolf at (C.S.T.) Saturday, 62 Out of N. Y. At Adak, the Bombshell was 62 hours, 13 minutes out of New York p. m an overage of approximately 308 miles RH hour. The Adak stop had been an unscheduled one. Fuel Low Anchorage reported light rain and a moderate fog, with overcast at 1.200 feet at about the time the Bombr-hell was over tho Alaskan coast on its Aduk-EdmoiHon hop, a distance of approximately miles. Reynolds said the plane turned buck aficr passing over Adak be- cause of heavy headwinds and be- cause the pliuie's fuel supply was running low. Previous reports that he had been forced to turn buck by "me- chanical difficulties" were unfound- ed. Roj-nolds informed Frank Lamb, director of the flight, in New York by telephone, Kclmonton is tough money issues Involved in the Including tho union's de- mand for a a week pay hike The panel would have 00 days to reach a finding. For tho two remaining days of the tie-up other Issues would be the subject of intense negotiations, which presumably would be extend- ed if no agreement were reached by Thursday. Tho National Federation of Tele- phone Workers, representing the strike-idle employes, sched- uled a meeting of Its policy com- mittee to give the government pro- posal "serious consideration." vice-Presidcnt C. P. Craig of the American Telephone A; Telegraphl 'Both' the company and union in-i dtcated they were trying to gci an I answer ready .by the 4 p, m. dead- line, The secretary called reporters to a tense midnight news conference to announce his plan. Saying the public had borne the brunt of the strike, the cabinet officer prefaced his outline of the terms with this declaration: "I have lived in mortal fear that as a result of this strike some child will be. deprived of medical care; be prevented hospital: some some woman will from going to the aged mother or father will suffer after being stricken because the telephone' 'was' not available." Schwellenbach, his face flushed with emotion, commented: "In the jublic interest, this dispute must je speedily terminated." Questions for Arbitration Questions to bo submitted to the board: 1. AH elements of the basic Issue whether any pay boost should be granted' for specific Job classifications or to every worker as the union re- quests. 2. Possible revision of town classifications, which would af- feet the level of pay for those working in a community. 3. The length of time it taken to progress from the. starting rate !to top pay for a given job. The maximum now is eight years. The union seeks to cut this to five years. 4. Length of vacations. 5. Leaves of absence for un- ion officials, with accumulated seniority and other rights, while on union duty. G. Any other issue which the parties agree to submit to arbi- tration. This could permit arbi- tration of any points not set- tled by negotiations In the next 48 hours. 7. Effective date .of 'any changes In pay or other con- tract terms. Most of the con- tracts of the striking unions in tile federation expired in March anil early April, and retro- activity Is at stake. The "intense negotiation" called 'or by Schwellenbach tomorrow and Thursday would include these is- sues; 1. Union security, 2. Job descrip- tion of "service assistance." 3. Questions involving the pension plan, 4. Jurisdiction of' work, 5. State Liquor Bill Set for Early Action Censure of WallaceAsked Democrats Join Clamor to 'Gag' Ex-Vice-President By Jack Bell Washington A move to put Congress on record as con- demning Henry A. Wallace's at- tacks on the Greek-Turkish assist- ance program was discussed today by the Senate Democratic policy committe.' No' 'final action was taken. However, Senator McClcllan (D.- Ark.) told reporters he is consider-, ng offering n resolution censuring 0 Per cent of, profits go into the Wallace's attacks abroad on revenue fund and the bal- ance to municipalities. A companion bill is pending before I Measure Provides for Dispensary; May Net St. Paul The state senate Monday placed in a preferred posi- tion on general orders a bill setting up n state liquor dispensary which proponents estimated would yield annually. Senator Leo Lauerman, Olivia, principal author, listed a possible state soldiers bonus as one project which could be financed by pro- ceeds of such a wholesale liquor Business. The measure provides that program. The White House said today that Wallace speaks Itizen" In his and taken measure, of the sMktei or the striking union Secretary Charles G AH Boss that when re questioned him at a new h have scores of local demands in addition shar- ing the ten nation-wide ones. n Ilttlf more than iikmg (he .VDUD-mllu route from Adak to Nrw York. Northwest Airlines said flic plane Ir.ndcS at, Adnk at a. m. T.S.T. a. m. C.S.T.) this morning, nine hours and one minute after leaving Tokyo. The takeoff time gave the Bomb- shell an elapsed time of C2 hours, 33 minutes from Its takeoff at New York at p. m. E.S.T, p. m. C.S.T.) Saturday. By these figures, the converted (Continued on fsiKf Column 7. REYNOLDS Shipstead to Tell State Department Of Cargo Seizure Bombay Hcnrlk Shipstead, former Republican, senator from Minnesota, said today he plans to tell the U. S. State department that DuU--h seizure of the cargo of the freighter Martin Behrman consti- tuted u violation of American prop- erty without clue process of law nnd merits official American interven- tion. "I shall tell tliis to the State de- partment If they arc Interested enough to give me the said Shipstead who arrived in Bom- bay, aboard the Flying Cloud, sister i Hope for Nine Lost When Ship Sank Grows Dim New 1'ork The const guard recommended today abandonment of the search for nine men In the Atlantic following receipt of a mes- sage from n rescue ship that "No known sun-Ivors coulci be adrift in boats or rufts." Planes of the coast guard, air transport command and navy earl- ier today started searching a 200- mile urea about 800 miles east of Norfolk. Va., for nine seamen be- lieved adrift, since last Friday when thrlr ship, the Belpamcla, sank, The S. S. John P. Mitchell, which picked up 18 crewmen, said in a message to the coast guard today that uil survivors were believed to have been rescued Sunday. ship to the Martin Behrman. "While we went to war with Brl tain over search and seizure on th high seas, it is unthinkable tha this would have to bo settled mill tartly. It should be settled by som legal process, but without Unite; States action to clarify it nobodj seems to know where the owners o the Martin Behrman can get re dress." "What happens to cargo of the Martin Behrman is not an Im- portant Shipstead said "What is Important is whether the United States protects our shipping and whether tho V. S. permits a foreign power (the Netherlands) to dominate the economic life of smaller, weaker sovereign power (In- donesia) and push us around in the doing." Shipstead said he had been er- roneously described as an agent of the Isbrandsten line, (owners of the Behrman) but maintained that he has no connection with the incident save as a passenger interested In government affairs. Several weeks ago the Dutch seized the Behrman's cargo of rub- ber and other commodities loaded at the Indonesian-held port of The _Belpamela, en route fromjChcrlbon. They contended the car- York to Cherbourg, France, reportedly burst a hole in her side as a result of rolling cargo. go represented the product of for- eign-owned properties seized by the Indonesians. Austin Renominated Delegate to U. N. Washington President Truman today formally nomi- nated Warren B. Austin to bo the TJ. S. rcprenontallvc at tho next special session of the U.K. general assembly. Hcrschel V. Johnson was nominated alternative repre- sentative. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross said lie understands the nominations must be made for each session of the assembly. Body of Missing Austin Boy, 2, Found in River Austin, The body o two-year-old Kurt Rasmussen, miss Ing from his home since 11 a, m yesterday, was found today in .th Red Cedar river a mile south o Austin, The search for the child turner to the river after bloodhounds had followed a trail leading to the water's edge. Fireman Earl Blowers and Police- men Albert Haskin and Wesley Papenfus searched downstream They found the body, caught in ;anglc of brush, at the point where the river is Joined by Turtle creek. Bloodhounds, from La Crossc Wis., were brought into the hunt before an early morning snowfall and after a fruitless night of earching during which practically very corner of town was combed. Volunteers joined police, firemen and Boy Scouts in the hunt last light while an automobile con- aining a public address system oured streets asking householders o search garages and other build- Ings on their premises. Kurt was the son of Mr, and fas. Walter Rasmussen, His father a high school history teacher ere. I Russia's Bill For Lend-lease To Be Heaviest Washing-ton Russia stand to get a stiller lend-lease bill tha any of this country's other wai time allies once the lone-delayc settlement talks get under way. The reason, however, is neithc Soviet-American differences on cur rent world issues nor the Kremlin year-long refusal even to discus her Icnd-lcnse ac count. Rather, it is the larger propor tion of lasting, civilian-type good which were shipped to the Sovie CJnlon as part of the flow of supplies which -poured from the United States to its allies up to In the case of, other nations this country has agreed to cither in cash or promises to ess than three cents oil the dollar But officials who helped wind up he vast enterprise said today Rus- la will be expected to ante at a ubstantially heavier rate. The Soviet government, after be- ng officially prodded six times, an- lounced. yesterday it is ready now o begin discussions. These talks start in Washington as soon as lusslan Ambassador Nikolai V. returns from Moscow. Whether Russia hopes as part of 10 deal to revive a once-pending postwar reconstruc- on loan was not hinted in cither he Washington or Moscow an- ouncement. conference the furore raise in Congress by the former vice president's assertions that th United. States is embarked on course of "imperialism." "Obvious" One question was whether thl government would notify the Bri tish government that Wallace "speaking for himself." Ross replied: "It Is an obvious fact, is it not that Mr. Wallace is speaking as private citizen? I have no common on that." Asked if it would be correct to assume that the U. S. governmen has taken no official notice of WaL lace's speeches. Ross said. "Of course It has taken no of- ficial notice. He added that any official notice would be published. The questioning started with a query as to whether President Tru- man has been asked, or the White louse asked, by Congress members ;o make some statement about Wallace. "Not to my Ross re- plied. Enough Rope However, Louis E. Starr, com- in chief of tile Veterans if Foreign Wars, told reporters ftcr a call on Mr. Truman that ic "got the impression something going to be done." Starr said that in the talk with .Ir. Truman he urged revocation f the former vice-president's pass- ort. This would force Wallace to eturn home. declaring it would "pu the state into business and I'm op posed to the state's being in an kind of business." The anti-slot machine bill wen to the senate general legislation committee Monday after passing th house last week, 98 to nine, an Senator A. L. Almen, Balaton, sai he would make every effort to spec it onto .the lloor. Referendum on Bonus Senator Wright Introduced a bill which would give hospitalization to nurses, medical students or internes who contract tuberculosis while in training. The senate gave its ap- proval to the federal constitutional amendment limiting presidents to ,wo terms. In the house, Majority Leader Roy E. Dunn Introduced a bill provld- ng for a referendum vote in 1948 Continued on Pace, 3, Column 4.) LIQUOR Moscow-Directed Super-State in Jalkans Reported By L. S. Chakales Confidential Allied' eports assert that a supcr-admin- tratlon of the Balkans decides ter- Liner Elizabeth Pulled Off Bar After 24 Hours The Maritime association said tonight that tugs had pulled the massive liner Queen Elizabeth off the sandbar on which she had been. stuck outside Southhampton harbor for 24 hours. The Cunard White Star liner, the world's largest passenger vessel, went aground in a fog last night while nosing her way Into her home port with passengers aboard. Twelve tugs and the Queen Elizabeth's own mighty engines failed to budge her at high Ode this morning. First class travelers were among the first sent ashore In tenders. Crewmen, numbering about were the last to leave. torial questions, supervises military Derations across the Greek border nd directs political'thought in Ro- Marshall Rejects Red Amendments On Disarmament S. Secretary of state George C. Marshall today re- ected as out of place Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov's proposal or amending: the American-propos- "Big Four" treaty for disarming Germany. Marshall asked. Molotov whether le was willing to name negotiators or the kind of treaty the United States seeks. "I should like to know whether he Soviet delegation is willing to efer this matter to plenipoten- i.arlcs for negation ond the basis hich the United States proposed.' "It has been suggested that the urpose of the four-power treaty hould be amended to deal with a reat mass of other suspects, such as le permanent regime for the Ruhr, the de-Nazlflcation of Germany, the democratization of Germany, mnia, Bulgaria, Ibania. Yugoslavia the accomplishment, of land re- forms, the collection of reparations, and the elimination- of cartels and so forth.1 Although Starr declined to say the President's reaction was They declare this organization is composed of Moscow-trained men and women, receives orders from Moscow and uses the Communist- chwellenbach to 'alk on ABC Tonight of Labor Lewis Schwellenbach prcHNud for quick acceptance to- day of his formula for settling the nation-wide telephone strike and arranged to go on .the air tonight to report to. the public on the strike situation. The Labor department an- nounced that Schwellenbach' will speak-over the ABC network at p. zo. o his proposal, he said "I gathered dominated regimes of the four Bal- kan states to execute reached in three meetings at Prague in October, 1945, February, 1946. anc April, 1940. Georgj Dimitrov. 65-year-old com- munist hero of the 1933 Reichstag fire trial and now premier of Bul- garia, is said to be head of this super-state directorate, which Is re- ported also to Include Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia, Anna Pauker of Ro- mania and Nicholas Zachariades, secretary general of the Greek Com- munist party. The entire program, according to ;he Allied reports, is directed from Belgrade. Execution of the agreement on Macedonia was said to have been entrusted to Marshal-Tito. i inference he felt Wallace had ad enough rope to hang himself.' Starr said Mr. Truman had a sack of communications on his esk regarding Wallace. Leading Democrats swelled the chorus of congressional blasts at Wallace. Senator Tydlngs and Lucas members of the Senate Demo- cratic policy committee, criticized Wallace In words even sharper than some of their Republican colleagues used in assailing the former vice- president for his attacks in England on the. President's foreign policy program, Lucas, one of the first Democrats (Continued on Page 12, Column 5.) WALLACE "All these Marshall continue, "must be dealt with by the control council in the ultimate peace settlement. To deal with them in the four-power treaty, which we propose would be to alter the scope and purpose of that treaty. Changes in Neutrality Act Sought Alteration Would Permit Embargo to Unfriendly States Tru- man today proposed sweeping changes in. this country's neutrality law to permit the government to place embargoes on shipments of arms to unfriendly nations. In a message to Congress. President said, he must be free to net "in accordance with our poti- tion in the United Nations." Under section 12 of the neutrality act, Mr. Truman pointed out, requirement of Impartiality ,he secretary of state to "treat ag- gressor and aggrieved, peacemaker and. troublemaker equally by grafit- ng every application for the license "or the exportation of any arms, nmmunition or implements ol -war unless such, action would, be in violation of a treaty." "Such, a provision of law is no onger consistent witli this coun- jy's commitments and. requlre- the President's messace said. "We have committed ourselves to ntcrnational cooperation through the United Nations. 'If this participation is to be ully effective, this government must have control over traffic mud rcapons which, will permit us to ct in accordance our position n the United Nations and will be TRCMAX (ConUnucd on PUKC 12, Column 4.) Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Wiaona and vicinity: cloudy early tonight, clearing late tonight; low 32. Wednesday generally fair and cool; high 52. Minnesota: Pair north and most- ly cloudy south tonight and Wed- nesday with occasional light rain or snow extreme south tonight. Con- tinued rather cold. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy north ind cloudy souUi tonight and Wed- nesday with, occasional light, rain or snow tonight and southeast Wea- icsd.ty. Continued rather cold. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 53; minimum, 31: coon. precipitation, 4.3 inches of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet, 'hicago ..........59 Denver ..........70 Los Angeles Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans S3 45 76 38 40 60 35 42 .01 .02 .07 Marshall and Stalin Confer Moscow U. S. Secre- tary of Stale George C. went to the Kremlin at 8 o'clock tonicht (Moscow time) fur a conference with Soviet Prime Minister Stalin. Marshall was accompanied by V. S. Ambassador Walter B. Smith and Charlex Bbblcn, American expert on Ruuia. and r T New York. .......51 Phoenix ..........Si Seattle 74 50 Washington ......54 -48 .25 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing M 10.2 Reads 32 9.3 Winona (C.P.) 33 10.1 La Crosse 12 10J2 Tributary Black at Neillsville___6.5 A RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberr) The Chippewa, Black and -upper Wisconsin above Portage will fall with a, slight further increase m. the lower Wisconsin. The Missis- sippi will continue to rise, but more slowly the next two days through- out this district with crest staees .3 to ,4 foot higher at all gauging stations, peaks occurring late Wed- nesday or Thursday in the upper section and Thursday through Fri- day from La Crosse southward to Ho. 10.   

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