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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w BATHER cloudy t, bMtomlnr MiintUr night. 107 Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations DAYS Mwimniac Enabllnc Act VOLUME 47. NO. 135 WINONA, MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 26. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES President Truman's Mother Dead Forrestal Gets Defense Post Will Become Chief Under Unified Plan Measure Signed As Truman Leaves for Missouri Tru- man today sent to the Senate the nomination of James V. Forrestal. i to be secretary of j defense under the new armed forces unification setup. Forrestal's nomination went to Capitol hill shortly after Mr. 'Truman signed m legislation unlf y- Ij Ing the army, I navy, marines and I alrforces under I one cabinet of- fleer, The measure was signed In a dramatic ceremony at Washington national airport Just before the President took off for Orandvlew, Mo, where his mother died today. Mr. Truman delayed his hurriedly arranged night home to await ar- rival of the unification bill, which passed Congress only yesterday. Wiry, tight-lipped James Forrcfl- tal. younger In appearance than bis 55 years. Is known as builder and boss of the greatest navy In world history. He hag "fired" admirals from top with the abruptness of a mine explosion, but supports efficient ad- ministrators and men who plan far Born to Beacon. N, Y.. he is for- New York bond- aelling house, and the only Roose- velt cabinet minister still in Mr. Truman's official family. He came to Washington in 1940 as an administrative assistant 'to President Roosevelt; two months later became the navy's first under war-created post. He was appointed secretary fol- lowing the death of Frank Knox in and after guided the navy through the rest of the war years. Bevin Appeals for Labor Party Backing Durham, England Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevln appealed to British working people todny not to let the socialist government fall ciuse of Britain's economic diffi- culties. "1 know there Is a lot of hope and feeling that n crisis will be brought about, that labor will be brought down and will have to go into a coalition government or In he told thousands of miners at a rally in this northern England town. is the first major govern- ment you have got. Don't let it fall, for the sake of generations to come." The foreign secretary's appeal came after a series of suggestions In the Conservative press that the government might be foroed into coalition with the conservatives to Congress Set to O.K. Appropriation Measures and Start Recess by Night Republican-Herald photo Of The Wisconsin supreme court, two Wisconsin county Judges and the clerk of the high court Ignored the beat and played 18 of golf at the. Wlnona Country'club' today. Here the group watches 84-year-old Justice O. A. Fowler getting ready to swing at the ball. Watching, left to right, are Arthur McLeod. supreme court clerk, Justice Rector; Judges, a.' Jedney, Black River Falls; Trempealeau County Judge, A.' T. Tweme, OWwvlUe, and Justice 'Elmer E. Barlow, formerly of Arcftdia. The group took time off from the annual flujjag of Bar association at the 'Trempealeau to'--'''' Rivers, Harbors Bill, Foreign Aid Awaits Action By William F. Arbogast Washington Three major appropriation bills, a wool bill and some legislative odds and ends stood as the only barriers today between the first session of the 80th Congress and adjournment to- night until next January. Republican leaders running the congressional show for the -first time in 15 years were confident they could meet the adjournment deadline without difficulty. But, if necessary, they stood ready to resort to the often-used legislative device of stopping the official clocks short of midnight to make the July 2C quitting date official. O.O.P, Leaders Halleck of Indi- ana and Taft of carried in their pockets- House and Senate resolutions which, on adoption, will send Congress home probably unti next January 2, unless the Repub- lican leadership, or President Tru- tnan, recalls the legislators before then. Consider TVIust' Bills The' House, approached its finale !resh from a normal quitting hour yesterday but senators assemblec jrogglly after their second straight after-midnight tussle. They ended a session of nearly 1314 hours early today, a marathon which followed Ellsworth Man Killed at Durand When 60-Foot Boom Falls on Him Durand, Win. An Ellsworth, Wls., welder and machine shop owner died at the Pcpin County hospital here about p. m. Friday about 50 minutes after a heavy 60-foot metal boom fell on him. He was Harry Olpford, 53, propletor of the Olplord Welding Company, who was Installing a present possible winter. a united front against a new industrial crisis this Bevln hinted that the government might ask minors to give up their nrw nve-day week temporarily to speed national recovery and strengthen Britain's bargaining po- sition in international conferences. Summer White House Car Given Ticket Kxntu City, Kan. Secret service men vowed today that, here- after, they'd be more careful with President Truman's summer White House car. Police found the vehicle unlocked yesterday in n restricted loading zone and promptly wrote out a ticket. U.N. Settlement Of Balkans Peace Hits New Snag Lake Suooewi, N. States and Russian differences ov interpretation of the United Na tlons charter threatened today block effective security council ac tlon for peaceful settlement of th Balkan problem. These differences confronted th tr. N. with a major crisis over th charter, since neither the U. S nor the Soviet union would budg< from their announced positions, Th differences arose in debate -ove the situation on the border o Greece with Albania, Bulgaria an Yugoslavia. At the core of the latest develop ment is an American proposal tha the security council set up an inter national commission to watch ove the Balkans with the power to con dilate and investigate disputes. The section of the 17. N. charte In dispute Is chapter VI, whlc provides for peaceful settlement o disputes without using sanctions o military force against the countrle involved. Russia contends that a commls slon established under this chapte has only the power of recommenda tlon and docs not have the rlgh of access to the territory of coun tries Involved without their consent Shaw, 91 Today, Assails 'Happy Birthday Rubbish9 By Ruuell Landntrom London George Bernard Shaw, 91 today, dismissed the oc- casion with snorts of mock exasper- ation and the assertion that few others could have survived so much "happy birthday rubbish." "Birthday are for those who they can afford to waste the sage of Ayot St. Lawrence, drowsy Hertfordshire hamlet, told his listeners. "I've hard- ly recovered from the last birthday. It nearly killed roe and it would have killed most men. "Whovere utters that word, 'birth- day.' in my presence shall be set down as a man to be avoided." Since early yesterday the postman has been delivering a good deal of "happy birthday rubbish" letters and telegrams from all over the world to the spacious, comfort- (Conllnued on race 2, Column 3) SHAW Bvnurd-Bhsiw smokestack at r the Hercules Powd plant. Work on installing the smokestac had' nearly been completed when th guy .wire holding the upright boo became unfastened or drop ping It on Mr. Oipford's shoulde and back. Several fellow wbrkmi saw it drop and shouted a worn but It came too late. Witnesse to the accident said that had Mr Olpford stood one foot away would have been uninjured. He.was rushed to the hospital b ambulance where he died. He ha multiple compound fractures of both legs and the attending physicla sold .his body was crushed. Glpford is survived by his wif Grace, and two daughters, Ver Eau Claire, and Mrs. Melvln Yahnk Dearborn, Mich. Man, 72, Asks Judgment Against 37-Year-Old Wife Lansdal 72, says his 37 year ol estranged wife had told him Ite quently during their marriage of 1 months-that she married him "for what I could get out of an 'you arc an old fossil I can't hav any fun with you." Parker, an engineer who lives a the Lake Shore club, appeared in uperlor court yesterday seeking a declaratory judgement that he is un der no obligation to live with o upport his wife, Mrs. Rosemary Parker, who lives in separate quar ters at the-club. The bill said that Mrs. Parker had old Parker 'that she intended to ve with him long enough to get .a arge wardrobe, then divorce him and find a younger man able to sup- jort her "in style to which I would ke to become accustomed." Counsel for Mrs. Parker, in a sep- arate maintenance suit; charged her usband was cruel and said his 111 did not provide grounds for ivorce. The hearing was continued until "uesday by Judge Joseph Sabath. lecord Prices for Steers Deoorah, Record prices were paid for two grass-fed Short- cm steers, consigned to the Win- eshlok Equity weekly sale by Oust ulbro of Hlghlandvllle, Friday, ere sold at 28 cent per pound. They eighed pounds and brought Two weeks ago Lawrence arth of Waukon consigned four ereford steers to the Ernst sale ire that weighed pounds each, nd they also sold for 28 cents a ound. Lawyers Study Ways of Ending War Measures Washington Government lawyers plunged.back into their studies today to-learn whether th eight-year-old state of natlona emergency can be ended soon. 175 war. and emergenc powers designed to.remain in fore for the "duration" ;oi; .longer wer erased at a single stroke One effect of that notion, Pres dent Truman's signature of a join congressional is to pre vent any recruit to the arme forces, today andivther'eafter. from benefiting under the G.I. bill rights. But for more than 100 other wa powers, the emergency is still on 3ome administration officials sal they think it may be possible ta nullify it "fairly shortly." Mr. Truman could by proclama tion. That would simply reverse th procedure under which Presldcn Soosevelt declared the "llmite emergency" on September 8, 1939 shortly after Europe, was plunge into' war, arid the "full emergency of May 1941, when most of th continent was falling prey to Hitler yesterday's action hod other ma or effects besides those dealing with veterans. These included: The Agriculture department may not add any farm product to the list of non-basic commodities whose Drices the government now. supports jy loans and other devices: Com- modles now under such logs, milk, potatoes, peanuts and remain so until Decem- er 31, 1948. llasses Backward, Voman Driver Finds _Des Moinu The woman lotorlst protested when she failed o pass the vision test in her drivers cense examination. "Why I Just got these glasses ew." Tyhen she returned a short time ater she-passed the test easily. "They had put the lenses in back- she explained. tamps Would Honor wedish Pioneers Washington A resolution authorize issuance of a special ries of three and five-cent stamps commemorate the 100th anniver- ry of the arrival of Swedish pio- eers to the Middle West was in- oduced yesterday by Reprcsenta- ve Twyman the 18-hour session terminated early Friday. The adjournment resolutions were due to go 'into the hoppers as soon as it became certain that the remaining .blUs were In-the In this' category were- a rivers and harbors appropriation bill, the ministration's -foreign aid supply money measure, and the annual agi-lculture department appropria- lon bin, Senate-House conference -com- mittees agreed late last night on differences on both the rivers and harbors and foreign aid bills and placed them in a position for a peedy, final okay by both cham- sers. The rivers and harbors bill left he House with a total of 69, which the Senate boosted to by adding some more irojects. The Senate-House com- promise figure is The foreign aid bill carried ap- proximately most of it far feeding Europe and helping It back to its feet economically. The Dethmers Ousted For Collecting Funds for Stassen compromise last fixed at (Continued on Pace 3, Column 7) CONGRESS Youngdahl Acts After State Investigation St. Paul State Conserva- tion Commisilpner Chester Wilson today dismissed Claer Dethmers, director'Of rough 'fish' removal, at the request of -Governor Luther Youngdahl who chargeol that me'rs had solicited arid'- received funds .tor .use of the Minnesota Stassen for President committee. A .dismissal notice, signed by Wilson- and Prank Blair, director of game and fish, was served on Dethmers today and filed with the director of civil service. The dis- missal was effective today. Will Not Fight Order Dethmers who came to the state capitol today issued a short state- men in which he said he would not ight the dismissal order. Dethmers' itatcment said: "I have absolute faith in the in- tegrity and tolerance of the gov- ernor and the commissioner and I am happy to abide by their deci- sion. I do not plan to' fight dis- missal." Dethmers, 41, had been in the conservation department for 16 years, serving in various capacities. (Continued on Pare 12, Column 3) DETHMERS Lincoln Papers Opened After 21 Years in Safe Congressional Librarian Luther Evans Inspects part of the Abra- ham Lincoln collection of papers, sealed for 21 years and opened today. The ceremony took place in the document room of the Library or Congress. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) By Alexander R. George Washington A collection f Abraham Lincoln's papers, sealed rom public view lor 48 years, was pened today but- the documents round out matters of interest to historians." Easier said nothing was found that would implicate any member of Lincoln's cabinet in the plot to assassinate him. He said there was pparently were lacking in sensa- ____ onal facts about the life of indirect reference to stories ivll war President. questioning Lincoln's parentage. Roy P. Easier, a well known ex- The preolseiy worded terms of a crt on the life of Lincoln and one J a group permitted to examine bequest by the Civil war President's son, Robert Todd Lincoln, were pre- he papers after they were opened carried out by officials of the t midnight, told reporters: 'library "I have found nothing: andas! Todd Ltacoln ieft the pa- ar as I know none of the other .wjfch the m i919i or 28 a stipulation ter our advance impression that IB papers would serve chiefly to (Continued on Page 12, Column 1) LINCOLN PAPERS Dutch Forces Regain Hold on Java Coastline 'By Stanley Swlnton BaUvU 'A Netherlands communique "said today Dutch forces, moving almost at under a fiery tropical sun, had cleared a broad 150-mile stretch, of north- west, coastal' Java between Batavla and Cherlbon, and indicated east- ern' Java now was firmly In Dutch hands. The-Indonesian Republican army claimed success both in Java and Sumatra, but most of these were categorically denied by the Dutch. American-trained Dutch, marines and Infantrymen were mopping up both in eastern and western. Java, the Dutch communique said.' However, the Dutch admitted sharpened Indonesian activity in the Modjokerto area, 25 miles south ol Socrabaja in east central Java. The communique placed Dutch troops at Lawang, ten miles north of the republican stronghold of Malang, which unofficial reports earlier had said the Dutch had captured. An Indonesian com- munique said republicans captured Modjpkcrto, and that the Dutch had not passed Lawang, but that an eight-tank spearhead had been pushed back there. Road Reopened Son on Way To Missouri As End Conies Mrs. Truman Unconscious Since Last Night Grandview, Mo. Mrs. Mar- tha Truman. 94, mother of tha President, died at a. m. (C.S.T.) today. Her death, came just one hour after the President had taken, off from Washington to be at her bed- side. Dr. Joseph. Greene, the family physician, made brief an- nouncement by phone to Tbe, As- sociated Press: "Mrs. Truman passed away at this morning." Dr. Greene said Mrs. Truman had been unconscious since last night, but that she was able to converse with him yesterday and that she was alert at that time, although her condition has been exceedingly critical ever since she suffered a. setback last week. He telephoned the President at Washington this moaning infornx- ng him that Mrs. Truman probably could riot live through thtf day. Mr. Truman immediately took off for Grandview. Broke Hip. Feb. 13 Mrs. Truman, spry and in gen- eral good health despite her ad- vanced years, suffered a of the right hip lost February 13. She fell as she was preparing to retire in the yellow frame bunga- low where she has lived with, her daughter. Miss Mary Jane Truman. for many years. It was the third time in seven years that she had suffered a simi- lar injury. In 1940 she fell, fractur- ing her left hip. Again in 1944 fell, fracturing the same hip and. her left shoulder. Recovery from, those injuries complete. After the third accident, Mr. Truman flew home, spent two with his mother and left with. couraging aews of ber progress, ._Three. times, stoop out to be at her bedside, and time physicians reported that break was knitting and she would walk again. Tliey praised her "fighting her "will to get and the care given, her by Miss Truman. For several hours a day she in'her wheel chair. Then on May 9 involving the liver developed. began carrying a temperature- Brigadier General Wallace Gra- ham, the White House physician, flew here from San Antonio he was on temporary duty, and remained with her. He reported that the complication was cleared up and that he (Continued on Pajre 12. Col MRS. TRUMAN 1) Weather The Dutch said the north coastal road stretching more than 50 miles betwen Soerabaja and Probolinggo was reopened, reestablishing com- munications with all cast Java. The latest republican communique monitored here said a 40-minutc skirmish occurred yesterday at Mod- jokerto, and that the- Dutch lost one and one-half companies to the republican underground while at- tempting to clear the city. In a dispatch from Jogjakarta, Indonesian capital in the interior, Associated Press Correspondent Harris Jackson quoted General Soedlrman, the Indonesian com- mander, as estimating Dutch losses n dead, wounded and missing-to date at men. He said these ncluded two battalions in west Java, one in central Java, four east Java and two in Sumatra. 32 Killed A Dutch communique said Neth- erlands casualties through yesterday 32 killed, 50 wounded and seven missing. The figures often ag behind operational reports. In Sumatra, the Indonesian radio at Pemanltlangslantar said toe northwest coastal city of Medan, Sumatra's largest, was in republican utnds. The Dutch, who held Me- FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday. Moderately worm, becoming cooler Sunday night. Low tonight 70; high Sunday 88. cloudy tonight. Scattered thundershowers east por- dan at the outbreak of hostilities, re said there was little action n the Medan area. Dutch opera- Ions in Sumatra thus far have leen limited mostly to the-southern ill field areas. The Dutch said' their drive in entral Java in the Semarang .area was limited to a few objectives for he time being, but they denied Indonesian reports of infiltration t Semarang. tion. Sunday generally Jair. Mod- erate temperature. cloudy tonight with brief thunder-showers nortti and central portions. Sunday gen- erally fair and slightly cooler. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 ra. today: Maximum, 90; minimum. 71; noon, 90; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow nt TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max.Mln.Pct. Chicago .............88 70 Denver Des Moines 82 DuJuth 78 Kansas City .........86 Los Angeles .........37 Miami ...............86 Minneopolis-St. Paul 76 New Orleans .........90 New York ...........88 60 69 64 71 65 78 66 73 68 SI 57 65 .01 .01 .52 Phoenix .............109 Seattle ..............74 Washington .........84 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 Lake City Reads 12 ittsburgh Firm -likes Steel Prices Laugh- In Steel Corporation today an- ounced price increases ranging rom to per ton for 17 of its asic steel products because of "the mounting costs of labor and ma- crials." The new prices are effective on hipments beginning Monday. The Increase was for all types, f nails except galvanized nails. The 5 figure was for merchant quality wire. Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W Dam 5A. T. W Wiaona 13 Dam 6, Pool Dam 6. T.W Dakota Dam 7, Pool Dam 7. T.W La Crosse 12 3.0 6.4 3.4 4.3 3.6 45 5.2 9.9 3.8 7.2 32 1.5 4.4 -i-OJ. 0.0 0.0 -fO.3 O.O -fO.l -0.3. -OJZ OJ. OJ. 0.0 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durand Zumbro at Theilman Buffalo above Alma Trempealeau at Dodge Black at Neillsville Black at GalesviUe LaCrosse at W. Salem 2.3 2.2 1.8 0.5 2.4 2.3 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 -OJ. 0.0 0.0 Root at Houston 6.1 RIVER FORECAST from Hastings to Guttenberr. There will be little change in the river stages throughout this districS the next 48 hours as normal low- water elevation has been reached In the upper pools and near maxi- mum elevations directly above tha dams.
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