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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 24, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER tonlrht and N Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of 'WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY; EWS PICTURES Best In Local and wircpbotos Dally FOURTEEN PAGE3 VOLUME 47. NO. Donovan, Gamble Robinson Strikes Lnd f 1 On Vw _. FBI IsJv Rennebohm Asks New Wisconsin I axes Seeks Funds For Schools, Vets, Guards Message Asks Reapportionment, Lobby Restrictions Ily Arthur Hy.ilrom Madison, Gov- ernor Oscar lU-imebohrn. In a mes- sage prepared for delivery to Wis- consin legislators today declared that the present revenue structure would not provide sufficient Income in meet the state's demands and It was up to them to levy additional aiw-wmenw based on the policy of taxation m accordance- with the nhiliiy of people to pay. In his first mossnge to the Irgls .-.'.nee assuming thy office of )wf executive March 13 upon the drain of Governor Walter 3. C.ood- land the actinic governor recom- passaKc of legislation to as- sure- additional funds to the Univer- sity of Wisconsin, the national KV.ard. the veterans department for rehabilitation purposes and for in- creased school aids. In forceful language he told the legislators that It was their duty to legislative districts as p'ovlded In the constitution and ihat he could see no merit in :i pro- potal that has passed In the assem- bly to add miles to the present state highway system. not mentioning how addi- tional taxes should be raised, the chief executive mndc it clear that ju-h new assessments wero ncces- .tarr Previously In a news confer- FT.c'e he had stated that he favored 3 surtax on Incomes for new rev- On the subject of taxes he said: Ability to Toy "Is is important that you explore all -possible sources of state income, mid that you enact such additional revenue legislation as may be re- quired, keeping in mind that It has ever been the taxation policy In Wisconsin to levy taxes In accord- oaco with the ability of the people to pay them." Deelartnc that the university en- rollment had more than doubled sizcr before the war, thp acting gov- ernor urfted the legislators to rc- Rt least to the budget for the Wisconsin school which had been cut from the late Governor GoocUand's recommendation by t.he Jo'.n: finance committee. must be provided." he said. carry Wisconsin's educational program "beyond the Madison cam- ?u'- to promote the welfare of farm and urban home in Wiscon- sjrs." National Guard. Veterans hir. recommendation that the guard appropriation be riiM-d, RcnncboUm said that unless was done the state would lose tnc division which was rich In Wis- consin tradition. He urged that the r.nanrr committee's rccommeridn- for this function be Increased J175.CXX) to keep the division Inj Eisenhower Accepts Columbia Presidency Dwteht D. Elsenhower, army chief of today accepted Uic presidency of Columbia university. He will taXThow" .asclo-1 m ntatcmcnt by Major Grnrra? Floyd I.. Parks, chief of the War department's public rcla- of the President o, the United State, and h ap of war, General Eisenhower has today tlency of Columbia university, to become effective at such time as may release him from actlirc iluty In the army "While this date cannot be accurately foreseen, It Is llmt with no rarllcal change In the current outlook It .should be time durlnic the first half of 1348." Wabasha County Heirs Seek Part Of Huge Fortune nine years of waiting that the family will be some of the heirs to the Garrctt fortune. As representative, with power of attorney, he and his attorney John R Folcy of Wabasha, have followed the legal struggle through the Philadelphia courts for nine years and have worked _ __ __ fvprv United Company Low Bidder on Huge Project The "United Construction Com- pany of Wlnona. which has rcncral at 04 West Fifth street in the Younger building, in tho low bidder on a million dollar government project at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., it wai announced today by the War de- partment corps of engineers. Tho project, wild Tho AHSO- clated ITcss, Is lor cofler damn, the excavation of canals and the building of foundations for new power plant at St. Mary's on the St. Mary's river at Sault Marie. The new hydro-electric power plant will replace an old plant which now furnishes power for the Jocks the Soo and for commercial purposes In that urea. The Wlnona company offered to complete the contract for Officials of the firm said they knew they were the Jow blddcrn but as yet have not heard from the government and have not yet sinned the con- tract. The project Is the first major step in construction of the plant. Flood Areas Brace for Third Series of Crests Omaha New flood crests "'He "also u.-ccd that the Irglslature rolled down Midwestern streams to- a forcing larcc scale evacuation veterans department low lying areas and heaping ae- structlon on some sections for the committee had trimmed irorr. the late governor's budget rec- onunrnda'-ion, declaring that It was important the veterans program be and strengthened. rcupportlonment. Ken- said that personal interests muK be submerged in the Interests of ihf gt-r.cral welfare. Sis bills to rtapportlon legislative have been introduced In asscir.bly. Four were reported t.u: for passage late last week asscrably judiciary committee without recommendation. third time in a month. Behind the flood waters, residents of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri re- paired damages and cleared away debris, while ahead of the floods others moved to higher ground The assembly probably will act on this week. X'rprs on Presrnt System that the legislators At Cambridge, In southwest Nc- where 13 persons were in Sunday's flash flood, the search continued for four bodies. Nine already have been recovered, drownlngs near Miller, Neb., a tornado death near Oxford, Neb., left Nebraska with a weekend toll of 1C, The weather bureau at Norfolk, Neb., Issued n new flood warning before adding more miles date last night as two flood crests system. Rennebohmirolled clown northeast Nebraska s state oc'.arrd that attention be given to condition of present roads. "I r.o point In adding -ilcs to the present highway sys- he said, "which pending legls- propoww to do. when over por CC.T, of existing system rrccivcd little attention for years or longor. are badly In of repair and as substandard rfjadr. require sums for governor also com- lobbyifiK which has been the l.rm-liKht recently. "You prcscr.tly have before you '.Lir consid'Tatioii." hu said, "pro- XACC; icKi.-iation for strengthening which regulate (iftivitips. with penalties yroi'idcci for abuses which have attendant upon such New Richland Mayor Succumbs at 63 Xrw Kirhiand. Minn. John v.' C3. of the Poultry und En" a.ssocla- t.'.r, 17 vrii.-s and New Richland jrifcvor du-d at his home Mon- n lone illness. He was a .T.-'.-r.Dc.- of council here 17] services will be held I "'r.'-rsiay t'. v- m. i Elkhorn. river about 20 miles apart. to get before the Investigators every Consultants Chosen on Sewers, Bonds Winona Firm to Be Architect on Airport Building In a splurge of activity, the city council Monday night: 1. Informally agreed to cm- ploy Toltz, King Bay, Inc., St. Paul, a.s consultants to its scwcr project. 2. Informally agreed to em- ploy T. G. Evcnscn Associates, Inc., Minneapolis, as to UK bond issueii. 3. Hired Boyum, Schubcrl Sorcnson. Wlnona, ax architects (j: an administration building at Wnona's new municipal air- port' the1 the Ice will be Lions Vote to Form New District For Western Minnesota Counties LeVander Warns World Problems Must Be Faced The formation of a new Lions club district In the state was approved unanimously by delegates now in an- nual district convention here. The now district, to be known as Minnesota West, will include the following counties: Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Big Stone, Stevens, Pope, Swift, Kandiyohi, Meeker, Sher- burne, Wright, Henncpin. Career. McLcod, Siblcy, Rcnville, Chippcwa Lac Qui Yellow Medicine, Lin- coln. Lyon, Redwood. Plpcstono, Murray, Cottonwood, Rock. Nobles and Jackson. At the business session today. Harry Rose, Bemidji, elected of District 5MN, about and the fee for the building architect will be Six per cunt of the total cost of construc- Uon. Reed was named created District BMW. All choices were unanimous. of Most of the counties making up King Day ap-1 the new district were taken from the __.. J-l___IV. -ll i.rYlt ftll parently concludes a discussion started by the Association of Com- merce in March. The St. Paul flrra was hired over a half dozen other applicants at the urping of Alderman Stanley ..-..--.l-Fourth Ward Alderman Stanley West; St. wunncsoui ouun.. Item of evidence that might bi .ng chairman of the coun- and Dulutti and Winnipeg, Canada, i_ Ct 1-tfL' __ __. Minnesota South district which "is overJoaded with and the Min- nesota North district remains nearly the same. Key cities in each dis- trict will be Minneapolis, Minnesota West; St. Paul, Minnesota South. the vast fortune to 57 claimants, the Kohn family in the United States and Germany. On his list arc 32 claimants in Germany and 19 in the United States. Thirteen of the latter reside In Wabasha county The Qarrett fortune is not a fable. It is very real and valuable. It is estimated by some, today, to exceed In good American securities, whose values and earn- ings Increase a day. At the time of the death of the last of the Garrett family in 1930, the court appraisal of the fortune was 549642. and those wore depression years. The trust company handling the account has continuously built tho fortune up, dollar by dollar, un- til, the estimate now prevails. Interested in '30's Joseph Kohn became Interested in the fortune back in the 30's when he oil's engineering committee. Three Firms Discussed He told fellow aldermen, "I be- Minnesota North. C. C. Plngry, Minneapolis. Inter- national counsellor, explained that the formation of a new district be- came necessary because of the "ter- t rifle growth" of the district since the Of the half dozen contenders for war "especially the south district." lieve they have the best engineer- ing service and will give us the best 1 the half dozen contenders "especially the soutn district." consultant's Job only three en- Johll L Konshak, Brainerd, dis- tered into the discussion; Toltz, KinR Day; the Davy Engineering, La Ci-osse, and Greeley Hanson, Chicago. In preliminary discussion Council President William Theurer and First Ward Alderman Loyde E. Pfelffer Indicated that they- believed tsat since the Chic.iRO firm was the con- sultants for the disposal plant In 'the 1930's it -understood the local situation. However, as the discussion devel- oped the council divided evenly be- (Contlnued on Page 9, Column 4) CITY COUNCIL received a letter from a cousin If jllar in Germany, telling him that a "Phil- DOV IVlllvI 111 adelphia lawyer" was there look- ing into the family tree in connec- tion with a great American fortune. Snuff made the millions. The for- tune originated, the records show, with Walter Gnrrett and his family, Philadelphia snuff king of the roar- Ing Ws. Upon his death he left the for- tune to his widow, Mrs. Henrietta E. Garrett. There were no children. Mrs. Garrett left the management lived a quiet Philadel- phia life until her death at the age of 79 in her mansion home In the heart of the old Quaker city. The Garrctt's were Quakers. She left as a bequest writ- ten on a mere sheet of paper of to her faithful mere speck of the Garrctt fortune. She made no disposition of the rest of the estate. That was the beginning, back In 1930, in the quiet courts ol Phila- that court has not boon quiet since. It didn't take people long to nose out the news of the gigantic Gar- (ConUnucd on Page 3, Column G) WABASHA Minneapolis Architect Dies of Auto Injuries Casper, Wyo. Robert Van Loan Haxby, 65, Minneapolis archi- tect, died In a hospital here of in- juries received Friday when the car he was driving overturned on pavement, slicked by rain. His wife and a daughter-in-law are still hospitalized as result of the mishap, in which R. O. Haxby, his son, was unhurt. Michigan Given Life Sentence Lapccr. -year- old Oliver Terpening, Jr., was sen- tenced to life imprisonment today a few minutes after he pleaded guilty to first degree murder in tne flower- patch "thrill" slaying of four, young neighbor children. Circuit Judge George W. DCS Jar- dins pronounced the mandatory sen- tence shortly after the slender farm boy entered a guilty plea. Earlier, he had been found sane in a public hearing before the court. In his original statement to state police, the boy said he shot his four young companions to death during a flower hunting expedition near trict governor of the north district, who presided at the session, said the south district now has 48 clubs in it and that the work has become too Renubllcan-Horald photo Clifford D. 1'icrcc, Memphis, president of the Lions Intcr- r.auonal. acted as "middle man" when Charles Sectarian, left, presi- dent of the Wlnona Lions club, discussed club problems with G. Don Young Winnipeg, Canada, deputy governor of the north district. The meeting took place at the Lions convention headquarters at the Hotel Winona. In the photo above Mr. Pierce Is in the center and Mr. Young Is at the right. Overriding Vote Spurs Talk of Third Party By Jack Bell Washington Enactment of the Taft-Hartley labor law over President Truman's veto brought disputed predictions today or a third party movement and possible Republican loss of the Workers Return to Duties Here Foundrymen Get 12-Cent Hourly Pay Increase All WJnono. strikors weiv b.-icfc to work today following tin.- set- tlement of one strike and partial settlement of the second. At Donvan. Inc., 176 foundry men returned to work Monday cveninp and after agreement was readied at 4 p. m. Monday between the com- pany and local 39C of the Inter- national Moulders and Foundry Workers of America. According to terms of the agree- ment reached by the company and union, nn ncross the board increase of 32 cents nn hour was granted. In ndditlon .six paid holidays two weeks vacation with pay, a.s un- der the old contract, ivcro printed. Wages at foundry run rrotn nn 85-cent per hour minimum to an hour. When r.opoUallor.s broke down between the union nr.d company, Uic union upped Its re- quest to 22 cent.-; an hour in an at- tempt to "balance file difference between wanes paid Twin workers and Wlnona workers." but tills request was Inter dropped. Negotiations Continuing At the Gamble Robinson company where about 20 drivers and ware- housemen had been, on strike June 6. an agreement was reached whereby all of the strikors re- turned to work while negotiations are being continued on wages. Wage negotiations are to be discussed .1: ja meeting this afternoon. The Donovan workers went on. strike June 5 when contract nego- tiations between the company and. the union broke down, principally over certain clauses Pepper told a. reporter he thinks "tremcn- dous impetus" was given the Iledg- Quua o great for one governor to handle. to third ty movement by the There are fewer clubs In the west part of the state, and. this area Is "ripe for he said. There are 35 clubs In the north dis- trict which includes Manitoba, Can- ada. Duluth Gets Convention Duluth was chosen as the 1948 convention city at an open session of delegates here this morning. A proposal to increase the state dues from 80 cents to SI per capita, per year, was unanimously approved, as were recommendations to hold the 1948 convention the second week In June, and to express apprecia- tion to the Winona Lions club for "the manner in which this year's convention was handled." Highlights of the afternoon and evening sessions today will be elec- tion of new state officers and the (Continued on Pace 9. Column 1) LIONS Polandlpng To Participate In Aid Program Poland today announced its willingness to par- ticipate in Secretary of State George Marshall's proposal that European imlay City May 26, "because I al- natlons work out a joint economic UMIVS wanted to know what it wli-.ii American Senate's 68 to 25 vote yesterday smothering Mr. Truman's veto. "Political history has been, writ- ten Pepper declared. "Con- gress has done more than Henry Wallace ever did to give lift to a third party, have seen a demonstration that neither party can muster a majority in Congress for liberal proposals, Vitalize Movement "Nobody but intellectual liberals has been interested in a third party up to now, but If the work- ing people feel that their rights aren't going to be protected they may make a third party movement a vital affair." Pepper, one of 22 Democrats who voted to sustain, the President's veto, said he will remain'a Demo- crat in any event. Senator Byrd one of the 20 Democrats who cast their ballots against the veto, said he thinks the President has succeed- ed in making at least the admin- istration's part of the Democratic party the labor party for 1948. Byrd, who had urged the Presi- dent to sign the bill, noted that Mr, Truman pulled only a slim majority the Senate Democrats along with him on the issue. The President got only minority sup- port from his own party when the ways wanted to know what it wou feel like to kill somebody." The victims were Barbara Smith 1C; Stanley; Gladys, 13, and Janet, three. Tcrpening, once described by his father as a "problem was specifically charged with the murder of Barbara, a girl he admitted he admired and with whom lie played kissing games as :i child. Third Legion District Elects Northfield Man Hastings, Minn. The third district American Legion elected Walter Norbeck, Northficld, its new commander and chose Glencoe for its 1948 convention as this year's sessions ended here last night with a smorgasbord supper. Vino And A ll-ilf Feet Of Water Covers Main street here at Agency, Mo., after flood waters of the Plutte inundated most of the town and forced evacuation of most of its residents from their homes. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The Republican-Herald.) recovery program with Polish Ambassador Jozef Winic- wicz told reporters of this develop- ment after calling on Robert Lo- vctt, special assistant to Marshall. Poland thus becomes one of the first of the eastern European coun- tries to express willingness to take part in the Marshall program, Wlnlewicz wild he has notified the American government. Great Britain, France and Russia that his country is ready to enter discus- sions, make available any' informa- tion needed and submit its own rec- ommendations. 'This means our adherence to the Winiewicz said. He said his country needs tons of grain between now and the end of December, adding that the State department realizes Poland's need is Winlcwicz expressed hope that the United States will speed Poland's share of the relief pro- gram recently approved by Con- gress. Stanton Griffiths, new American ambassador to Poland, is expected to sign an agreement authorizing relief shipments as soon, as he ar- rives In Warsaw, Wintewicz said. Michigan Father Admits Suffocating Daughter Mason, Police Captain Lawrence J. Mcehan sr.id today that Clifford Mongar, 23, ad- mitted suffocating his seven-month- old daughter, Myra, "because I didn't want anyone else to have her." Meehan quoted Mongar, a tenant farmer estranged from his 22-year- old wife, as saying: "I put my hand over her nose and mouth and held it there for about three minutes. Then I laid her down in her baby buggy and covered her House overrode the veto last Frl- Amcrican day by a vote of 331 to 83. Dispute Political Effect There was a dispute about the political effect of the vote on the Republicans, too. Senator Aiken (R.-Vt.) told a reporter that "as of today I think the Republican party has lost the rank and file labor vote." Although he got only a two-vote margin among his Senate party members, Mr. Truman's position found wide support outside the solid South, which will be Demo- cratic anyway in 1048. Thus if the labor question is an issue in the 1348 campaign, the President will have plenty of sen- atorial support in states where deciding votes on the presidency are likely to be cast. up." The child was found dead in the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Pea- body, parents of the estranged wife, near here Sunday, Authorities Hunt Iron Range for Slaying Suspect Kccwatin, Minn. County authorities and agents of the state bureau of criminal apprehension centered their search in the Iron range district today for Jack Par- rcll, 23, ex-convict, charged with the fatal shooting of his former father- in-law, John Panyon, 81. Meanwhile, Sheriff Marvin Mit- chell of Itasca county said a nightly guard was being maintained at the Panyon home where other members of the family, Including Mrs. Mary Parrel, the Panyon's daughter and divorced wife of Parrcll, said they Had received previous threats from the fugitive. Mitchell said authorities were searching for a truck stolen, from Keewatin after the slaying Sunday! as a possible clue to Parrell's where- abouts. Indications were that the truck had been headed south on highway 73. I G.O.P. Leaders Plan Boost in N.LR.B. Budget By Marvin L. Arrowsmltn Washington Senate Re. publicans today planned a big boost in National Labor Relations board funds to help administer the new union curb law Congress put on the books over President Truman's veto. Senator Robert Taft chairman of the Senate labor com- mittee, told reporters "one of the first things we must do" is provide more money for the NLRB. Senator Irving Ivcs (R.-N. also a member of the labor com- mittee, estimated that the board's pending appropriation for the year starting July 1 "probably will have to be at least doubled." That would give the agency about Will Put Up Money President Truman originally ask- ed for the NLRB next year. The House cut this figure to barely but the Senate agreed to These senators predicted, too, that Congress will back up all the money it needs the new federal mediation agency created by the Taft-Hartley act. In both cases the lawmakers have some time. The Wagner act revi- sions, such as the ban on the closed shop, do not go Into effect for 60 days. The new mediation set up will start operating in 30 days. But another major provision in the con- tract, the main one being a pro- visio'h. that workers must be cm- ployed by the company 'or a year before they are entitled to getting six paid holidays. The union also objected to a pro- vision that workers must work the day before and the day after a holiday. In regard 1x3 the length of, scrvlca clause, the union succeeded in get- ting Uic Ume cut to six months, but lost out on removing the "day before, day after" clause. _ Operations Normal Ray Moody, manager of the Gam- ble Robinson company, said opera- tions at the plant have returned to normal today. Principal of tho strike there was an attempt of the union to have all Gamble company drivers In six states pus on tho same pay schedule. The company objected to this. preferring a system of unit contracts whereby drivers In cities of a sim- ilar slsc were paid on an equal scale. The company proposal will be fol- lowed under the new contract which will be written as soon as wage negotiations are completed. Winona Gamble drivers are 80.3 cents an hour plus uroe and a. hall for any time worked beyond (Continued on P.-IKC n. Column 5) STRIKES Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and to- night and Wednesday. Little change In temperature. Low tonight 56; high Wednesday near 80, Minnesota fair to- night. Wednesday increasing cloudi- ness. Little' change in temperature. and cool tonight. Wednesday generally fnir and some- what warmer. LOCAL WEATBER Official observations for the 24 at, 12 in. today: I Maximum', 80; minimum, 61; noon. Is 79; precipitation, none; sun sets to- In effect now. This authorizes thclnight at sun rises tomorrow government to obtain 80-dny junctions to block or stave off na- tional emergency strikes. Taft reiterated, however, that tic is not sure this section will accom- plish Its purpose in the event of a coal strike next month when the government turns the bitu- minous pits back to private opcr- TEMPERATURES ELS Max. fta Min. Pet. lib .30 Meanwhile, 40-year-old i Gerhard P. Van Arkel quit his job as NLRB general counsel. He said he holds "grave doubts concerning both (.he. workability and the fairness" of the' Taft-Hartley act. President Trumnn called In mem- bers of the National Labor ReJa- UUJ ft tions board today to discuss admin- Dnl" j.stration of the Taft-Hartley labor control law, enacted over his veto. Paul M. Herzog Is chairman of the N.L.R.B. The other members are John M. Houston and James J. Reynolds, Jr. Brood additional Bemidji Chicago Kansas City .......73 Los Angeles .......77 M Miami 84 73 Paul 7-1 57 New 73 New York 70 58 Phoenix 100 G7 RIVER HULI.ETIN Flood Singe 2-1-Hr. St-iKC Todny Change Red Wing H fl .3 Lake City Rends 1- Dnm D, T.W....... Dam 5A, T.W..... Winona 13 Dam C, Pool....... Dam G, T.W. are imposed on the N.R.L.B. by the new Jaw. Dakota (C.P.) responsibilitieslDam 7, Pool Badger Butter Output Lowest in 50 Years Madison, WIs. Wisconsin dairy plants produced only 000 pounds of creamery butter last year, lowest production in 50 years and 25 per cent below 1945 output, the state department of agriculture reported today. Delivery of a smaller quantity of milk accounted tor the marked de- crease. department Dam 7, T.W 7.0 8.5 .O.fi C.I .6 .5 La Crosse 32 7.7 Tributary Streams Chippewn. at Durand.. 3.5 Zumbro at Thollman.. 3.2 Buffalo above Alma----2.1 Trempealeau at Dodge. Black at Noillsvillc----3.2 Black at GalcsvilJe La Crosse at W. Salem 3.8 Root at Houston iS.8 RIVER FORECAST (From HnstinRS to Gultcnberg) In the section from Winona to Lansing there will be little change the next 30 hours: olsewhc: e throughout the district the river will fall slightly. All tributaries will fall slowly except Uic Minnesota   

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