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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER tonlfht And Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press DAYS S Inert SwJmmlnr Tool EnablSnc Act Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 120 WINONA, MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 9, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Senate Set to Vote Tax Cut; House Studies Succession Bill Of Several Pmoni who saw the mysterious, flying disks over Second street Tuesday was Miss Bcrnell Heftman. nn office worker at The Republican-Herald. In the photo above, Miss Heftman is pointing to the three "saucers" which appeared for" about three minutes at p. m. Tuesday. Body of Melrose Youth Found; Inquest Today Black Rlvtr Falls, Inquest will be held'at 3 p. m. today Into the death of Charles E. Huber, Jr., 24, whoso body was re- covered Tuesday at p. m. from the Black river. Sidney Jensen, coroner, said the body was found beneath a raft, 200 feet above the dam, not far from the point on shore where Hubcr's car had been parked. The search for Hubcr began Mon- day morning, and crews led by Po- lice Chief Alfred Young and Sheriff I. S. Hollenbach. carried on the search with many assistants again Tuesday. They were handicapped by rocky ledges In water from ten to 30 feet deep. Huber, who worked on his fa- ther's form near Melrose, is believed to parked his sedan on tho rtver and then to have fallen or plunged Into the river. Blood- hounds from La Crosse traced Hu- ber to a huge boulder at the water's edge. Officers found his Jacket with diamond ring In a pocket on the scat. The sheriff said an 18- year-old Black River Palis girl told Reporter 'Disk-Covers7 Saucers Over Winona By Staff Photographer I photographed the Hying disks, or saucers, over Winona Tuesday afternoon. I saw the mysterious disks at a low altitude and can testify they were not driven by any "little men" as one observer reported. I had laughed along with others at the early reports ol flying saucers. I had believed them to be Jnckson county mere figments in the minds of men But yesterday I saw them swoop down over Winona. And this Is my eye-witness story. chance to become the first person to photograph clearly the weird, flying disks, at close range came at precisely p. m. Tues- day. An anonymous telephone tip alarmingly reported several disks descending In formation "over the city." Snatching up a high-speed press Miners Return To Jobs With Record Raise Southern Owners to Accept Lewis' Contract Terms Wuhington The Southern Coal Producers association nounced today It will accept the new soft coal wage contract, al- ready signed by 75 per cent of the industry. Difficult to. Hold Out Federal labor officials had con- ceded it would be difficult for the South to hold out alone, with the rest of the country producing and selling a price perhaps 70 cents to a ton higher than be- fore. Lewis earlier proclaimed his own certainty of the outcome. It Is "reasonable to he said, after telling reporters of the United Mine Workers' fat contract gains, "that the rest of the Indus- try will sign up in a few days." Bypasses Taft-Hartley Law The contract pledges the Day Shift Mlnprs troop into the shaft as work resumes today at a mine of the H. C. Frlck Coke Com- pany, a tr. S. Steel subsidiary at Bridgevllle, Pa. The ten-day vacation ended with the miners in pos- session of their most favorable contract in union history and full production was expected by tomorrow. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) camera csqulpped with a red filter and make the Theft of Atomic Files Bared, But Leak Denied Washington (XP) Senator Hlck- enlooper (K.-Iowa) told the Senate ;oday secret files were stolen from the Los Alamos (N. M.) atomic miners to work only when "able and willing." By this and a, half- dozen other novel' devices it leap- frogs most of the Taft-Hartley act whose authors thought they were putting a good-behavior harness on Lewis and his union. The "able and willing" language means that the miners can quit without violating the Tart-Hartley ban on stoppages In violation of contract, and without subjecting the U.M.W. to employers' damage suits. Long standing no strike clauses In local contracts were all revoked. The agreement sets up Industry but said Farm Income Up 25 Per Cent First Half of 1947 Agriculture department reported today that farm Income, Including government S an me the street (Second street In front of The Kcpublican-Hcrald) fe" hans' rapidly scanning the sky overhead nSTm.A saw the first disks. s.al.d the atomic energy Weaver Boys e saucers did report to ttie Joint committee and tnat there were certain missing illie energy files at the Los him she .had declined a dftte with Huber late Saturday. Rochester Firemen Go on 48-Hour Week Rochester, Members of the Rochester fire deportment will go on a 48-hour week In three shifts with an addition of ten men to the department, according to informal action by the city council when the city attorney was Instructed to draw an ordinance to provide for the week. In recent months, the firemen have bfvn on 40-hour week with three shifts. silver things" floating In tho air near their home Saturday. There documents with them when they FBI was notified F' machinery including umpires with inal and- binding authority to handle all disputes arising under the contract. It provides that the parties shall use machinery that Is, without com- plaining. to the Relations board; National Labor The disks seen over Second street. sembled huge two men and "The documents wer completely am not but plates about twice tho size of in all h ri h M th me two men whom The joint committee believes, Hick Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and with seasonal temperature tonight and Thursday. Low tonight CO; high Thursday 85, Minnesota: Partly cloudy with a few widely scattered thundershowcrs northwest and central portions to- night and In north and west central portions Thursday. Slightly warmer northeast portion tonight. Wisconsin: Fair tonight and For an Instant they were orealfh side and appeared .to be spinning .-Wc. that (Continued on Page 3, Column 1) any unauthorized persons did see FLYING DISKS these documents other than the two army he said, add- ing that the Justice department Is still investigating. He added: "The joint committee, the Fed- eral Bureau of Investigation, the military and naval establishments are all keenly aware of the tran- scendental Importance of the facili- ties of the atomic energy commis- Seaway Bill to Be Aired Before House Committee Thursday. Little change in tempcra- LOCAL WEATHER Otnclal observations for tho 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 85: minimum. 57; noon, 81: precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWIIEKE Max. Mln. Pet. Bemidji 82 Cl Clxicaso ...........78 58 Duluth ............77 54 Los Angeles 84 C3 Miami 8G 77 .3 Mpls.-St. Paul .....8C 82 Orleans ......92 Scuttle 74 53 Testimony for' Hlckenlooper told his colleagues RIVEK BULLETIN flood Stage and against the controversial St Lawrence seaway and power proj- ect, already heard by a Senate committee this year, will be repeat- ed before a House group beginning Monday. The latest hearing will be before the House public works committee of which Representative Dondero is chairman. '.rhe bill before this committee is Identical to that now pending be- fore a Senate foreign relations sub- committee. It wns introduced in the House by Dondero, and provides that tho International development be made self-liquidat- ing through imposition of tolls. The Senate subcommittee has stiil to make Us recommendation on the measure although hearings the committee has no reason to believe published reports that files have been stolen from the oak JUdge (Tenn.) project.' The New York Sun, In a dispatch from Its Washington bureau re- ported today that highly secret data on the atomic bomb had been stolen by unidentified agents working from within the Oak Ridge plant. "The Joint committee has no In- Thus the U.M.W. would escape penalties for labor prac- tices" and avoid the strike-stopping Injunctions which the NLRB is empowered to obtain under the new iw. A few legislators questioned the egality of the contract, but one observed: "We can't help It if they want to agree to a contract that bypasses the law." And Taft, co-sponsor of the act; observed that agreements for em- ployers- and workers' to settle their disputes by themselves was "exact- ly what the law aimed at." payments, was about 25 .per cent higher during the first half of this year than In the first six months of 1946. Total cash receipts were estimated War With Russ S. Refuses to Unlikely, Midwest ij Transit Unit Told on Border Issue at nearly compared with in the same period of last year. The greater part of the Increase reflected higher prices. Most farm products were under price ceilings a year :Kecelntssfrom livestock and live- stock products were about up nearly 40 per cent over the same period of 1946. The largest per from meat animals, because of much higher jrices and some increase in market- ngs. Duluth, Minn. Simon M. Davldlan, Cleveland, told the annual summer conference of the Midwest Transit association last night that Russia is in no position to fight anybody. He backed his assertion with three fear of the IT. S. atom bomb, the-fear of their leaders (of assassination, and the passive resistance to any new conflict on the port of the great mass of the Rus- sian people. Davldian warned that the United States, In Its role of world leader, must fight any further Infiltration of the communists Into other coun- tries, else some day" they' become strong enough to start another war. The association; of bus manufac- turers and operators in 12 states, May, Garssons Ask New Trial Washington Ex-Congress- man Andrew J. May and Munitli: Makers Henry and Murray Garui appealed today for a new trial grounds their July 3 bribery con- victions were and the re- sult of "prejudice." They contended there was Insuffi- cient evidence to warrant their con- victions on charges that the Gars- sons conspired to buy and May agreed to sell his wartime services as chairman of the House military committee for more than Their petitions asked a new trla.1, an outright acquittal by setting aside the Jury verdict, and an ar- rest of Judgment. They also attacked the manner In which Federal .District Court Jus- tice Henry A. Schweinhaut conduct- Receipts from dairy products showed an Increase of about 30 per cent. But only ten per cent when government dairy production subsi- dies are added to last year's re- ceipts. These payments were stopped when price ceilings were removed. Income from'poultry and eggs cx- named C. T. Williams, Sioux City Iowa, president. Lake Success The United States served notice today that It would reject any compromise plans growing out of Russia's counter- proposal to the United Nations on Balkan disorders. A spokesman said American de- mands for a semipermanent bordc commission to watch over Greece' frontiers with Albania, Yugoslav! and Bulgaria were not affected b the latest Russian arguments. He added that the council eventu ally would have to vote on the Am ceeded lost year by ten per cent. Receipts from crops totaled close to up nearly 20 per cent over the first half of last year. Looking to the last half of the year, the department said prices re- ceived, by farmers are expected to seasonally as marketings crops influence markets. is, however, are expected due to prospects of smaller corn crop, Prices of eggs dairy products, on the other hand, are likely to rise moderately during the summer months, the department said. Little change is expected in prices of. livestock and other live- stock products. Petrillo Stand May Violate Antitrust Laws Washington Nixon (R.-Cabf.) said today James C. Petrillo may run afoul of the antitrust laws if he bars union mu- sicians from making records or tak- ing part In radio network programs. Tho Californian also suggested to reporters that the Taft-Hartley act's provision- against "feather-bedding" of unnecessary might apply if Petrillo's proposed move forced Individual stations to hire music makers they do not want. Petrillo conceded before a House labor subcommittee yesterday that the "big reason" for his threat is to make <jp3 radio stations "more sus- ceptible to employing musicians." The president of the A.F.L. turned aside by the Americans. In his lengthy speech. Gromyko rejected the commission report blaming three Soviet Balkan satel- lites for the border disorders and asked the council to reverse the commission's 'on-the-spot findings and rule Greece alone guilty of pro- voking disturbances with her three northern neighbors. Committee O.K.'s Revised Knutson Act Speaker Would Hold Third Place Under New Legislation By The Associated Press Final congressional action on two Income tax reduction bill and the presidential succession net which would place the speaker of the House third in line lor tha today. The Senate flnanco committee ap- proved the bill In 43 minutes. The vote was ten to three, with only Democratic Senators Barklcy <Ky.) and Lucas (HI.) and. Connolly (Texas) opposing the re- duction which would take effect next January 1. G.O.P. leaders hope to action by nightfall on a bill desig- nating the speaker or the House, now a Republican, as chief cxeca- ive in the event President Trunoaa hould lail to serve out his present term. House Republican Leader Halledc I Indiana announced plans to call p the Senate-passed bill creating ew line ol succession but la effect topping the line with the speaker. Since Mr. Truman himself has equested the legislation and a 3emocratic-controlled House passed last year, Halleck expected no ifflculty readying It for the Pres- dent's signature without delay. The present speaker of the Housa Joseph W. Martin. Jr., 63, a bach- or from Massachusetts. President of Senate Fourth The bill that would make Martin rown prince" provides that wheo- ver there is a vacancy in the of- fices of the President and the vice- president, from any cause, the speak- er of the House shall become Pres- ident and finish out the term. Should the speaker fail to qualify would have to be 35 years age and president erlcan resolution, which embodies of the Senate would move into the'prlncipal points of a majority report submitted by the 11-natlon Balkan Investigating commission Such a ballot would force Russia to veto or abstain In view of her announced refusal to accept the American motion. The spokesman conceded that So- viet Deputy Foreign Minister An- drei A. Gromyko's 78-minute speech of yesterday, virtually in direct op- position to the American stand, might prompt some delegations to put forward such compromises. He said some "feelers" already had been But In, the event the speaker qual- ified and then died, ,or for soma other reason was unnble to serve. Ills successor as speaker would become President. Thus so long as thcro were a speaker, he would always rank behind the vice-president and, ahead of all others. Cabinet officers, who now ranlc next to the vice-president In the Una of succession, would be put behind he Senate president, starting vrita tic secretary of state. Mr. Truman twice asked Congress or tlie legislation, noting in mes- agcs last year and again this year that under -existing law a non- elective officer would become chief executive in the event of his death, 43-Mlnutc Tax Hearing- Chairman., Millikin <R.-Colo.) whipped the bill through his com- mittee without the formality of hearings. The legislation, approved by a whopping 302 to 112 margin In. reason to believe that highly clas- sified, secret documents have been Hlckenlooper said, in refer- ring to the Sun article. ed the 24-Hr. Bed City Stage Today Change 14 12 S.4 8.4 5.0 4.0 5 22 G.I 7.9 5.0 8.0 O.C 4.4 G.2 .1 .2 4- .1 4- .1 .4 im 4. T.W. Dam 5. T.W..... Dam SA, T.W. Winoniv (C.P.) 13 Dum C. Pool Dsim 6. T.W..... Dkkota (C.P.; Dam 7. Pool Dasn 7. T.W..... La 12 Tributary Streams ChJppewa at Durand Zumbro at Thcllmnn 3.0 BuSaJo abovr Alma 2.1 Tremptaleau at Dodge 1.0 Black at NelUsvllIc Bluet at Galesvllle 2.7 Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 Roo; at Houston ___ 0.6 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From nastlnjni to Gutlenberr) there will be no pro- nounced changes, the slowly falling tendency will continue in all the uprper pools. Without further effec- tive rtias. the lower pools will reach normal elevation la a week or ten were completed tho latter part of June. An tilde to Senator Wiley chairman of the subcommit- tee, said "It Is hoped" some action will be forthcoming this week on the measure. In deciding to begin the House hearings at such a late date, Don- doro said that "substantial time" can be saved and the measure brought more promptly to the at- tention of the House next year than if the hearings are delayed until January. Stillwater Man Heads Veterinarian Board St, Paul Dr. R. J. Coffeen of Stillwater was elected president of the state board of veterinary examiners at the board's annual meeting at the state capitol today Unemployment in State Cut in Half St. Taul Total unemploy- ment Insurance payments In Min- nesota were or less than half the paid out In the same period of 1040, the state divi- sion of employment and security last night. and "The verdict of 'guilty' was re- turned under circumstances of prej- udice and Ill-will against the de- fendants that rendered the verdict unfair and unjust and should be sot aside In the Interests of fair play and Justice." Schwelnhaut now must set a date Handy to Succeed Wainwright As Fourth Army Head I Thom- as T. Handy, army deputy chief of staff, will succeed General Jonathan M. Wainwright, hero of Corregidor, as commander of the Fourth army with headquarters at Son Antonio, Texas, when Wainwright retires. The War department said today that Wainwright will doff his uni- form August 31. Handy will assume command the next day. The new deputy chief will be Lieu- American Federation of Musicians said there are that many broad- casting outlets now which use only network music or records. The subcommittee, which is In- vestigating complaints of "abuses" ay Petrillo's union, has recessed un- til next week. The Russian delegate followed up the House yesterday. Is Identical this assertion with charges that the with the original tax reductioa turmoil in Greece resulted from Am-measure vetoed by President Tru- erlcon and British Interference and man except that the effective data demanded that the UJsr. order for- is moved up from July l, 1947, to eign military personnel off Greek January 1, 1948. soil. The committee rejected, also ten He also called for tTJT. supcrvi- to three, a substitute bill proposed slon. of all economic aid to Greece by Senator Lucas In renewed efforts to place the Am- The Republican schedule for Sen-" erican program of direct support ate action gives the tax measura under International control. Tax Deductions for Home Owners Stearns County Nets 1 00 in Liquor Fines St. Cloud, Minn. The Stearns county till was richer by today as -the final four of 10 defendants paid fines for liquor offenses Tuesday after raids county officials Indicated were in- spired by the governor's law en- for argument on the pleas and dis-1 tenant General J. Lawton crusade, pose of them before he can pass right-of-way for consideration us soon as the army-n.ivy uniacatloa bill Is disposed tomor- row. backers of tho bill _o clear it to the White House by Washington Arthur W. Saturday, they are determined to Binns today urged Congress to ap- bring it to a showdown even though, prove, legislation allowing persons the debate goes on for days. Senator who occupy their own homes- to Tart G.O.P. policy commit- clalm the same tax deduction for tee chairman, told reporters, "Well maintenance and depreciation as Is stay here as long as necessary." now allowed owners of rental prop- That goes, he said, even if It erty. means junking plans to adjourn sentence. The maximum penalty that could be Imposed is six years In prison and fine for each. They are free on bond pending final disposition of the case. Elizabeth's Engagement Announcement Awaited ofi same manner as Queen Victoria's the engagement of Princess Eliza 'J both, 21-year-old heiress' to the throne and Lieutenant Mountbatten was expected momentarily from King George VI i s rP today. Afternoon newspapers anticipat- ed the announcement with head- lines that delighted romantic Brit- ons who have taken the popular couple to their hearts. The Princess turned 21 last April. Her prospective groom, who would Become a prince consort In tho 'rlnce Albert, Is 26 and a great- great-grandson dt that lost ruling queen of the British empire. Recurrent stories of their be- trothal have bobbed up through the world for many months. Newspaper accounts today con- jectured that the engagement of Elizabeth and Philip probably would dot exceed three months and that :hc state wedding would take place In Westminster Abbey. The Star said Philip probably would become a duke, the top level of the British peerage. Lack of Funds May Close Minneapolis Schools in November Minneapolis The Mlnne- capolls board of education today gave formal notice to its employes that schools would operate next fall only until funds were exhausted. The action was taken because of the financial crisis facing the school system. Minneapolis voters recently rejected a plan for a one per cent; wartime commander of the Seventh army corps In the European cam- paign and currently chief of Infor- mation of the War department. Succeeding Collins as information chief will be Major General Manton S. Eddy, now deputy commander of the Second army at its headquarters In Baltimore. Transfusion Directions Radioed Miles Save Crash Victim Binns. president of the National Congress July 2G. Home and Property Owners founda- He and other sponsors or the tax tion told the House ways and means cut declare that President Truman committee the present federal tax will not have an opportunity to kill discriminates against the the bill by so-called pocket veto. Assuming Senate passage, Mr. man will have ten count- Ing which to sign or disapprove the measure after ie reaches his desk. But if Congress should adjourn during the ten-day period, he could kill It by simply home owner. blood plas- remained conscious throughout the doing nothing. gross income tax to raise funds for schools. Walter Gustafson, school finance director, said the schools could op- erate under existing budgets only until November 15, Sioux Falls Air Base Building for Sale Minneapolis The War As- sets administration today announced the 450 frame buildings and fix- tures at the former army air base at Sioux Falls, S. D., would be sold for removal from the field. The buildings will be offered on an. Individual basis to accommodate Martial Law Clamped on Iran Tehran -Martial law was In effect throughout Iran today by or- der of Premier Ahmed Qavam. Ira- nian newsmen forecast that It would bo used in suppression of newspa- pers. and arrests of editors critical ol the government. farmers not needing large amounts of building supplies. The WAA said the property could be inspected from July 14 to Au- gust 2. Bids must be submitted before midnight, 'August 2; They will be opened publicly August 5. 6 Editors to Visit Japan and Korea editors and publishers left by air for San Fran- cisco yesterday, en route to make a ma transfusions one adminis- tered by an expectant mother who listened to a doctor's Instructions via amateur a 10- year-old army radioman to survive a night plane crash at Palmyra Is- land which cost his right arm and leg. The blond radioman, whom Sev- enth air force officers declined to Identify, was brought by rescue plane to Hlckam Field late today, with five shaken but unhurt fellow crewmen. Their C-46 cargo plane had crash- ed on a reef at Palmyra, miles south of Hawaii. The plane broke Into several pieces and crewmen scrambled out, rescue crewmen reported. The radioman, they said, told them he thought at first the trans- mitter had exploded; he reached for a fire extinguisher but discovered "I don't have any hand." nearly six-hour flight back to Ha- The vote by which the House wail, and chatted with the crew. Tuesday passed the bill Included: Immediately alter the accident, two Minnesota For: Andrcscn, Dev- the radioman's companions leins in Japan and Korea: He screamed for help, and other crewmen carried 'him 100 yards through the surf to shore. Lieutenant Clarence Vicroy of personal survey of occupation prob- Honolulu, communications officer on the rescue plane, said the radioman, rlcd him through the pounding waves to safety, Then they roused the Civil Aero nautics authority crew on Palmyra and first aid was given. Tourniquets and bandage staunched the flow of blood while radio appeals for help were trans- mitted. An Audubon, N. J., amateur icard the calls and radioed instruc- tions from a .doctor in that city some miles distant. The rescue plane meanwhile took off from Hickam Field and Lieu- tenant E. R. Shanahan, Washing- ton, D. the army doctor aboard, radioed his instructions from the plane. Shanahan arrived five hours later and administered two more plasma transfusions and morphine. C.A.A. officials In Honolulu Iden- tified the Palmyra woman who had aided the injured radioman as Mrs. Robert Steed, a registered nurse who Is the wife of a C.A.A. mechanic on the island. 'Judd. Knutson. O'Hnr.1, Against: Andersen. Blatnlk. Wisconsin For: Brophy, Byrnes. Davis. Keefc, Kcrstcn, Murray. O'Konski, Smith, Stevenson. Against; Hull. Los Angeles Man Booked As Suspect in Murder of Wife Los Antonio Mon- dragon, 26-year-old sheet metal worker, was booked on suspicion of murder early today in the slaylns of his estranged wife, youthful Roscnda Mondrngou. The nude and battered body of 20-year-old Mrs. Mondrngon, who iad been strangled with a silk locking, -was found yesterday In a gutter a few blocks from the city hall. Mrs. Mondragon was the eighth vomnn victim in the Inst six months n a scries of brutal slayings in tho Los Angeles area.