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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W BATHER nnd cool N EWS PICTURiS Best In Local and WIrcphotos Daily Full Wire Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 85 "WINONA. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING. MAY 27. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGE3 Teachers Voted Maximum Pay Hoover Urges Freeing of Axis Industry for Relief in Occupied Countries Asked Herbert Hoov- er said today the industry of for- mer enemy countries must be un- and expressed belief that world economic recovery could come "in two or three years" if Russia and France will cooperate. The former president talked to reporters after he appeared before a House appropriations subcom- mittee to buck, up the administra- tion's request for n civilian relief fund for occupied countries. He told newsmen that; 1. He Is now engaged In a private study of great a loud this country can bear In relic: and recovery work, with the probability his finding will be ready "In a couple of weeks." 2. He would not regard a M-pariite peace with Germany nnrt Japan a violation of an international agreement. "If the other party consistently fails to carry out or violates the terms. T don't think you nrc under any moral obligation. I don't see why we are obligated to go on forever under theso 'J. "More rigorous action" l.i nrrtled In foreign countries to collect food which Is now going into the black markets. Boy, 16, Admits Killing Four in Flower Patch on Michigan Farm Prison Camp Atrocities Dazed By The Shocking deaths of four children, found brutally slain at Imlay City, Mich., last night arc left to Mrs. Smith, mother of the children; William S. Smith, father; Mrs. Leona Fox, Mr Smith's daughter by a former marriage, and Ellen May Smith, ID, who found bodies of her brother and sixers. Girl crying with handkerchief to face Betty Coulter, 12. Mrs. Fox's daughter by her first marriage. CA.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Delay Seen on Truman Military Hemisphere Plan Washington Congress showed little disposition today to In advance of the former up a lather over President Jic.-ir. president's appearance at aJTruman's plea for military coopcr- session. cornmlttoejatlon with other American nations, members told reporters they want. ThR idea in both Senate and thp answers to many riuestlons be-i .seemed to be that Mr, Tru- forff they approve spending jor H ]nw to make possible morn American money abroad. "f want to hear all the evidence before I reach a verdict." said Chairman Tabcr (N. spearhead of the Republican economy drive. QurxLlons Questions llksly to be propounded, members said, include: "How much longer must the United States feed the conquered "What n.isurances are there that the money won't be used, Indirectly, to pay reparations to The program for aid .standardized military organizations, training methods and equipment throughout this hemisphere can wait a while. But leaders on both sides said It will bo considered In due time. Meanwhile, two other major for- eign policy permit Amer- ican membership in the Interna- tional refugee organization and to continue the State department's Information program, -waited in the House for the rules "committee to grant priorities for flood debate. The information service in the form of food und other needs for Germany. Korea, and Japun the world by moans pnatlon bill now before Rcproscnta- ur. Albert rgers subcommittee to of America" radio broadcasts and other first In line. The committee will take another at it tomorrow. It may come week, committee nigh; when he made public In New York letter to Tabor. Charges Kusa Delay In it he (A) lashed out at Rus- ure to shift to a United Nations agency the problem of caring for refugees and displaced persons In Germany and Austria. Secretary of State George C, sla with charges that the Soviet Marshall has called both bills UrJon Is delaying the rehabilitation of former Axis nations and (B) Out- lined a four-point program 10 put for actlon on inter-American mlll- ihe German and Japanese econo- "urgent." The President's request yesterday Oliver Terpcnning, Jr. Arguello Overthrown In Nicaragua Washington The Nicara- guan congress has declared Presi- dent Leonardo Arguello "incnpacl- Irolay City, Mich. 16-year-old Oliver Terpcnning, Jr., was arrested near Toledo, Ohio, today and was charged with mur- der in the flower-patch slaylngs of four children farm Justice Albert Perkins signed a warrant on recommendation of Prosecutor Kennth Smith of La- poor county, charging Terpcnning with tho murder of IG-ycar-old Barbara Smith, oldest of the four victims and "girl friend" of Ter- pcnning. Knund Neur Gravel Pit The bodies of three gii'ls and n boy, bouquets of flowers clutched in their hands, were found late Monday near a swampy gravel pit They were Barbara, 10, pladys, 12, Janet, two. and Stanley, 14, children ol, Mr. and. Mrs. William Smith, living on farm nine miles northeast of here. Terpcnning was turned over to 22 Hang for Thomas Gile Named Street Commissioner Ohio authorities shortly after a mcnt 27 Others to Die on Gallows in Reich Tomorrow Landslicrsr, ty-two operators of the infamous Nazi concentration camp at Maut- hausen were hanged today, with 27 others scheduled to follow them to tho gallows tomorrow in the biggest masB executions of war criminals yet carried out by any Allied power. All were convicted by an American war crimes court of murders and atrocities against inmates at the big camp near Liiiz, at which more than Nazi victims allegedly were exterminated during the war. On two gallows in the yard of Landsberp prison, where Adolf Hit- ler was once incarcerated, three U. S. army executioners dropped the first 22 of the 49 doomed camp op- erators to their deaths in two hours and 37 minutes. A muscular Austrian snapped the cords binding his wrists as he plunged through the trap and grabbed the rope above his head, kicking and struggling violently, he managed to forestall death for 18 minutes. All of the doomed walked firmly to their deaths and spoke a few calm words of farewell. The army execu- tioners, whose names were with- held, worked swiftly, dropping the noose over the head of one man as his predecessor still dangled from the other gallows. Just before the hanging began, two Polish displaced persons con- victed of murder and rape wore ex- ecuted by a U. S. firing squad in the far corner of the prison yard. Between the black-curtained scaf- folds and the double-striked rifle range, the sun-glazed prison yard was green with vegetable gardens tended by the 5GG prison Inmates, of whom 110 are awaiting execu- tion for war crimes. Nine Sentences Commuted Of Cl Mauthausen guards, doc- tors and administrators convicted at Dachau a year ngo, 58 orislnally wore sentenced to die and three were sentenced to life imprison- ment but nine death sentences later were commuted to life imprison- motorlst gave him a ride as hitchhiked south toward Michigan-Ohio line. Police officials in both states said he admitted shooting the chil- dren about 3 p. m. Monday but that he gave no reason for his act. Questioned at state police head- quarters in East Lansing, the high school boy was quoted by State Police Commissioner Don Leonard as saying he shot his "best boy friend" to death "for some and then killed the victim's three sisters with the same rifle. The slender, dark-haired farm 110 The convicts Included Austrians, Ulc Czechs, Hungarians and Yugoslavs] well ns Germans. Most were Thomas Gile, employe of the street department for 21 years and acting street commissioner, was unanimously elected street commis- sioner by the city council Monday evening. Mr. Gile, who lives at 367 West Mill street, succeeds the late Wil- liam J, Speck. The new commis- sioner has acted as commissioner during vacation periods, during the last illness of Mr. Speck and since Mr. Speck's death. Mr. Gile has been with the street! since April 1. 1926, andt in various since then has capacities. He is married and has throe children, one of whom, iiu- gcnc, is with the army at Port Bel- voir, Va. Before declaring Mr. Gile elected unanimously, the council took a secret ballot on the appointment and in the balloting the new street commissioner received six votes and John Rompa, another street de- partment employe, two. Officially in the race besides Mr. Gile and Mr. Rompa were IT. B. Host, Winona county highway su- perintendent, and R. J. Strauch, 705 West Wabosha street. A petition, bearing 58 signatures and supporting the application of Mr. Rompa, was received last night from Leon J. Wetzel post. American Legion. The commissioner's Job pays a month. Carlson, Leader Of Famed Marine tary cooperation was the second in boy made his statement at. East Lansing en route to Imlay City, where his four young neighbors were found slain late Monday. named police took down his members of the SS Elite guard Their ages ranged from 22 to 63. The court which convicted them ruled that they had written an "ir- refutable record of death by shoot- ing, and regulated starvation" at Mauthausen and held every camp official to be "culpably criminally responsible." Among the thousands of victims _ at the infamous camp was Joseph General Evans F. Carlson, 51, Morton. Associated Press corre- ftured. ieader of the marine unit spondent captured by the as Carlson's Raiders in the while trying to reach ar.ti-Nazijpacinc war_ dlcd ln n hOs. Mr. Gile Mrs. Truman Rallies After Bad Night Grandvlcw, Mo. President Truman said today that his mother was "holding her own" after a slight setback lost night. Willie Mrs. Martha E. Truman had "a bad Mr. Truman said, she came out of the setback in fairly good shape and at a. m. (C.D.T.) was sleeping com- fortably. President Truman was quoted by Press Secretary Charles G. Ross :us believing his 94-year-old parent was "holding her own" at tho time. He expressed the feeling that the situation Is about the same as yes- terday when the elderly patient ral- lied surprisingly after a succession of days In which he saw no Improve- ment and his mother grew weaker. New Housing Agency Asked By Truman Tru- man today proposed to Congress the. creation of a completely new hous- ing and home finance agency to handle virtually all government ac- tivities in that field. Operating Budget to Go Up Board Unanimous on Compromise Salary Schedule A minimum annual salary of for Winona public school instructors with a bachelor's de- gree and a maximum or after ten years' experience, u-as informally voted by the board education .it .1 meeting at the Senior High school last night. The figures were a compromise and action was reached after a. three-hour deadlock among board members. Under the new salary schedule. members of the leaching faculty will be required to work nine and a Imlf months the first year the schedule is in effect and ten. months thereafter. Teachers now work nine months. The extra month will be used to prepare classroom material mid arrange study pro- grams The minimum salary is S100 high- er thnn the present minimum and the maximum is higher than the present maximum of Six-Mill Incrr-.-usc In i terms of taxes i.hc proposed salon1- boosts will mean an incrcaso of approximately six mills for tha first year i.hc plan is m operation. To cover tlw entire program tha tax increase will amount to 12 mills. At present valuations, one. mill 1.1 equivalent to about S9.500. which will mean that the schedule will call for an additional operating expenditure of the first year. The entire program, to be rlToct.ivc at the end of four yours. year over Brigadier forces in Slovakia to obtain a news story. year. mes back on their own feet in order to lift some of the load from the United States taxpayers. "We should watt no longer. Russia will not make war about he wrote Taber In proposing that these, things be done at once: 1. Abandon the policy or re- moving industrial plants which nre needed for the pi-acetlmo economy of conquered nations. The value of these plants as reparations Is "an Illusion." he said, adding that tho Axis na- tions should pay In cash the equivalent values of the plants earmarked for removal. 2. Call it peace conference for Jnpnn and "nmke a pence wlt.li her by ni, many nations as wish to adhere." 3. Abandon the "levels of In- dustry" plan lur r.ermany and J.ipar. and restrict only such industries as shipping and avia- tion. 4. Put into effect a temporary centralized German government over the American and British occupation zones, subject to States military direction. Ur.le.is those "revolutionary chang-] PS" are made. Hoover wrote, "tho, ourdens upon our taxpayers lire nnci Democrats alike likely to lessen and are mon; like- lucraisuc, UK lnt. Agrl- ly to increase. 'culture department supply bill came before the House for debate. A morrow. Farm Cut Means Political Suicide, Democrat Says Washington Sabath (D.-I11.) told House Repub- licans today that they will be com- mitting "political suicide" If they support a 32 per cent cut In agri- culture funds for 1B48 as recom- mended by tin; House appropriations committee. Opening debate on the farm supply bill which is 000 less than the Budget bureau requested, Sabath assailed the meas- ure as "ruthless" and as represent- ing "a complete and tragic disre- gard of the best Interests of agri- culture and of our country." The House appropriations com- mittee fiicqd a major tost today in drive to chop from Truman's 19.18. Rumblings of discontent among Alternatives which would restore production have ftr least some expression in the Rus- press us a method by which the United Stuu-s can be bled white by relief measures." Hoover wrote, lie said the alternatives to free- lr.? this country so far as possible from the "hindrances" of other na- are: St. Paul Boy Falls Three to St. Paul Richard Bahn, To wash our hands of the son ot Mr, anci Mrs. business and then let the conquered George Rahn countries drag the whole world to ,in'r was dead today be- chaos: or. for humanitarian reasons, merely to carry these people or. a food subslstenre level, hoping; i for improvement in the attitudes of other nations." cause he apparently decided to slide down a banister in the state ofrice building" rather than walk Bike Stalls Freight 25 Minutes at Albert Lea Allx-rt Ix-a, GO-car freicht train was stalled 25 minutes ht-re yesterday because the engine's gears jammed when It made an stop to avoid striking a bey whose bicycle had tangled in the Richard had just delivered the last paper on the route, which ho was carrying for an older brother who had to sec a doctor. Dr. Charles R. Sattgast, presi- dent of Bcmidji Teachers college, said he saw the lad hanging by his hands on -a third-floor railing. Dr. Sattgust called to the boy to "hold on" and started to aid him. But the youth's hands slipped and he screaming, 75 feet to his I death. tated" and Lacayo Sacasa as provisional pres- ident, the State department was advised today. The American embassy at Mana- gua reported by telephone that Arguello, ousted In a coup by the army, has taken refuge in the Mexican embas- sy along with his wife. At Panama sources close to the situation declared today that yesterday's coup in Managua was engineered by former president General Anastasio Somoza, who had been out of office for only 25 days. (The Associated Press received a one-line dispatch yesterday saying that the army had taken over the government, but further attempts to roach Managua for clarification of the situation were blocked by Weather FEDERAL FOIUCCASTS _ _______ Winona and vicinity: Partly Leonard quoted the youth aslcloudy today and continued unsea- saylng that he and Stanley set out'sanakiy cooi with low tonight from Monday- to shoot crows and to 43.44. degrees. Wednesday, gen- erally faiv and continued cool with on a wire recorder. Arguello Monday- to shoot "fool around." He said he shot Stanley without warning "for some Leon- ard said, but was unable to enlarge on the motive. No Motive Found The three girls, picking flowers about "40 rods wore not aware of the shooting, the officer quoted Terpenning, but he walked over to them and shot them ono at a time. He gave no motive for these shootings, Leonard added. "I think I shot Barbara Leonard quoted Terpcnning as sny- ing of tho girls. The officers described him as "calm and collected" and dry-eyed as he dictated his statement. Bond Issue Voted at Nelson Nelson, a spe- cial election Nelson township ap- proved of a bond issue' for road improvements. The total vote cast was 174 with 110 favoring the bond issue and 64 against. a high of 02. Minnesota: Generally fair light to heavy frost tonight. Cooler south portion tonight. Fair and con- tinued rather cool Wednesday. Wisconsin: Clearing extreme north with frost tonight. Considerable cloudiness remainder pi' state to- with scattered light showers southeast portion. Generally fair Wednesday continued rather cool. T.OCAL WEATHER Oftlclal observations for the 24 hours ending nl; T2 m. today: Maximum. GO: minimum, noon, IB; precipitation, .Ofi; sets tonight sun at sun rises to- Senate Tentatively Decides To Begin Tax Cuts July 1 morrow :it TEMPERATURES Bcmidji Chicago Duluth Los Angeles Miami ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. pital-at a ,m. today. The famed veteran of two wars was admitted to the Emmanuel hos- pital last night after suffering a heart attack at his mountain lodge retreat in the foothills of Mount Hood where he has made his home since retirement from active serv- ice in 1946. Carlson suffered two earlier heart attacks, both critical, and had been released from the Astoria, Ore., naval hospital January 3 where he was a patient for two months. The general won recognition in the Pacific warfare leading marine battalions behind enemy lines and in preinvasion exploits, first at Makin island the -summer of 1942, and then at Guadalcanal, Tarawa and Snipnn. His retirement was due to wounds received in tho Saipan campaign. Railway Station in Holy Land Blasted railway sta- ..51 C-V Mpls.. St. Paul New Orleans Phoenix........ Seattle .63 .82 .01 ..84 .100 ..84 32 44 31 55 "8 42 71 68 56 tion at the all-Arab town of Ramleh .was blasted by a heavy explosion, jand a freight train was mined at JBcnyamlna today in new outbreaks violence. Unofficial reports said one person was missing. X i would cost present expenditures. Last year was expended. for teachers' salaries. For the pres- ent fiscal year which started April 1, the board has already agreed to increase tills amount to approxi- mately The new schcdula will add approximately another 000, making a total of about for teachers' salaries the next year. Board members explained, how- ever, that the budget of the board, would have had to be Increased this year despite, any salary in- creases. During the past several years the board has been operating at a deficit, drawing from its re- serve fund to meet its obligations. SUilc Aid Increased To balance the budget and to pay operating costs, a tax ir.creasa In a special message, Mr. Truman would have been necessary. Ad- said such an agency "will state aid has been voted by the legislature for this year, and board members pointed out that it this had not been done, the taxa- tion increase would have been con- tlonably make-for greater efficiency and economy." His plan would scrap the existing National Housing agency which co- ordinates present housing functions. It was created under the President's wartime powers and will go out of existence six months after the de- clared end of the war. Mr. Truman said the proposed new agency should be a permanent part of government. "The provision of adequate hous- ing will remain a major national objective throughout the next dec- the message said. "The primary responsibility for meeting housing needs rests and must continue to rest with private industry, us I have stated on other occasions. "The federal government, has an important role to play in stimulating and facilitating construction." siderably more than six mills. The mill rate now levied for gen- eral school purposes is 235. In ad- dition to this a one mill tax. re- quired by state law. Is levied and a tax ol four mills is added for the school building sinking fund. This fund which varies from year to year with a maximum of ten mills, may be used for the construction of new school buildings only. For educational purposes the mill rate, under the new program, w.'.l increase to 3-1.9 mills the flrst year the schedule is in operation. The teachers and textbooks com- mittee's proposal to set the mini- mum at and the maximum at met opposition from some board members from the start. Four Washington The Senate tentatively decided today to make the proposed income tax cut effec- tive next July 1, rather than last January 1, as specified by the House. The to a later vote wife can divide their income, even it the wife doesn't earn anything, and take advantage of lower rates. A proposal by Senator Lucas <D.- 111.) which would delay the effect- iveness of any tax reduction until January 1 also was in line KIVEII BULLETIN Stage 2-1-Hr. Today Change Red Wing 7-5 Lake City .............10-6 Reads 6-3 Dom -1, T.W..........7.6 Dam 5. T. W.......... 6-1 by ur-anlmous consent dur-; Senate consideration. ing consideration and .approval Chairman MUlikin CR.-Colo amendments to the Senate finance committee at Thoi.man. reduction bill as recommended by he is confident the above Alma -.6 Dam 5A, T. W....... 7.2 Winona (C.P.) B-0 Dam B, Pool 7.8 Dam 6, TW. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool........... 9-6 Dam 7. T.W........... G.8 Tributary Streams ofjChippewa at Durand.. 5.3 the finance committee. The so-called process of "perfect- ing the bill" was started after Re- publicans bent down yesterday a Democratic move to. delay aetion on lineup which defeated at Dodge, motion to delay all action until j Black at Ncillsvillc June 10, will hold to force through it. With G.O.P. leaders pressing for passage this week of their measure trimming present tax rates by from 10.5 to 30 per cent, Senator Mc- Clellan CD.-Ark.) called up his amendment to spread tho so-called "community property" formula to all states. Under this formula, a man and. the July I effective date. The House previously had voted to carry somewhat similar tax cuts back to January 1. With their greatest show of solidarity since January, the Re- publicans turned back the delaying motion, offered by Senator George (D.-Ga.) by a 48 to 44 vote. Only two, Senators Morse of Oregon and Wilson of Iowa, left the Republi- can ranks. Black at Galesvillc 1.4 4.3 4.0 4-0.ll 6.3: The Stern group, a Jewish under- ground organization, issued a state- ment saying it had carried out both attacks. End of Credit Controls on Auto Sales Asked Washington The'National Automobile Dealers association asked Congress today to abolish government controls over auto sales. Ford Production May Strike Detroit The possibility that 130.000 Ford Motor Company pro- duction workers might join strik- ing foremen oil the picket line loomed today after the C.I.O. United Auto Workers Grilled for a strike vote decision in nearly 40 plants. Permission of the membership to men said. Richard T. Leonard, U.A.W.-C.I.O. vice-president and head of the union's Ford department, announced yesterday that contract talks, begun several weeks ago between the com- pany and union, had been "stymied." He informed federal and state con- ciliators that a dispute existed. Company spokesmen had no com- ment on the U.A.W.'s niove. New Sugar Stamp Available; Supply in U. S. Increasing La Crosse at W. Salem 1.8 Root at Houston 6.5 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gultcnberg) The Mississippi will continue fall- ing slowly throughout the district with average dally falls of .1 foot except where gate operations have begun where falls of .2 to .3 foot will occur in upper pools. The Chip- pcwa and Wisconsin will not change much. Washington House- hold sugar shortage problems arc bcincr cosed ragildly. The Agriculture department cartic up with this good news for the housewife. 1. Snare stamp No. 1'i in ra- tion books may be used for ten pounds of sugar immedi- ately rather than on June 1 as previously announced; 2. A new rationing stamp good for ten will be validated not later than Au- gust J, and 3. If the sugar picture con- tinues to improve the individual consumer can get more sugar than the 35 pounds previously allotted him for J047. The department's action yes- terday assures consumers the full 35 pounds of supir prom- ised under the 1947 sugar con- trol extension act and makes it available by August 1. Spare stamp No. 53 good for five pounds expired March 31: spare stamp No. 11 was valid- ated for ten pounds and Is good until October 31: spare stamp No. 12 will expire Oc- tober 31. The number of the new stamp to be validated w.-us not announced. mum and maximum. Compromise Proposed The meeting Monday evening was the culmination of several spe- cial meetings nt which the board attempted to get together on a basic ligure. Four members opposed the proposal. A. G. Lnckore, president of the board, suggested that to break the deadlock a compromise of a minimum and a maximum. When a vote was about to be taken. Director A. L. Kitt proposed a minimum of and a maximum _ of This met with the accord of the board and the group was unanimous in agreeing to figures. The matter will be officially acted upon at a regular session of the board June 0 nt which time the proposal will get Its first reading. According to the rules of the board, the proposal must have two read- ings at regular meetings and then the question must be put to a vote. Under the now schedule a teach- er with a bachelor's degree would [receive the llrst year and S100 a year additional each year until the" maximum of S3.300 is reached at the end of ten years. Those teachers who have now taught ten or more years in the system will reach their maximusis at the end of the four-year period. Those teachers with additional schooling will receive slightly higher salaries and those teachers who do not hold bachelor degrees will receive slightly less. Holsteins Average at Owatonna Auction Owatonna, aver- age of S387 per head was paid for 67 animals at the annual state Hol- stcin-Fricsiau sale Monday with total of bring realized. The 51 females averaged 5427 while the bulls brought an average of