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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 20, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w BATHER tonlfhl or ThumiUy rhniitn In trmprrnlure. Full Report of The Associated Press 132 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations DAYS Pool Enabling VOLUME 47, NO. 156 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. AUGUST 20. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGE3 Europe Recovery Vital, Americas Told Lie Clashes With Russ On Balkans Unit Will Function Despite Soviet, He Tells Newsmen B.r Max Harrclson Lake Success Trygve Lie secretary-general of the United Na tior-i. took sharp issue today with n Russian contention that the Bal kar. Investigation commission anc subsidiary group In Oreeco wen "liquidated" now. In reply to reports that Russia and Poland might withdraw from both the Balkan commission and the subsidiary group. Lie told news conference that he had no in- tention of disbanding these bodies unless the security council speci- fically orders such action. Lie supported the position of the council majority, led by the United States and Britain, that both the commission and its representatives In the Balkans would continue to function indefinitely us a result of the council's failure to find a solu- tion to the problem. Bad tor Prestige Asked whether he believed the failure of the council to find a solu- tion to the Balkan dispute had af- fected the prestige of the U.N., Lie said: "Oh. certainly. But the situation 15 no more serious in my opinion than it was a year ago. We have reached a deadlock many times. There Js no more reason to be pes- simistic after yesterday's (Russian veto) ncllon than there was last year. The situation Is about the wimr." Lie expressed the belief that the bis power veto would get u thorougl Hiring at the general a.xsembly meet- mz which opens September 1C, Lie made his declaration as tr.N circles awaited n Soviet movo to withdraw her representatives from the Balkan groups. JG Vctors A majority delegates expressed belief that this would bo Russia's new move in renouncing the necur- ity council's nuthorlty to Intercede In the dUpute between and Yugoslavia, Bulcarla and Albnnln. Running Russia's string of vetoes to IS. Soviet Deputy Foreign Min- ister Andrei A, Oromyko twice used the big power veto yesterday to kill attempts at solving tho Balkan problem. Operations of Stone Knitting Mills in Cleveland to Be Concentrated in Winona Plant Operations of the Stone Knitting Mills of Cleveland will henceforth be concentrated in the Winona Knitting Mills and the Cleveland com- pany owned by Harry J. Stone and Walker B. Woodworth is being liquidated, It was announced today In New York by Mr. Stone, president of the Cleveland company. The decision to concentrate on the Winona plant was hailed by Winona business leaders today as important industrial news but officials of tho Winona Knitting Mills were noncommittal about any immediate or future plans lor expansion, Details of the transaction will await the ar- rival in Winona of Mr. Woodworth who is expected within a few days, knitting mills officials said. The Winona plant Is at present employing ISO persons. The Stone Knitting Mills Company is located at 7500 Stanton avenue In Cleveland and a New York ofllce is located at 421 7th avenue. The Wi- nona plant is located at 902 East Second street. Mr. Stone's statement Issued from the New York office of the Stone company, Is as follows: "Mr. Walker R. Woodworth and I have been associated together for over 20 years in operat- ing the Stone Knitting Mills Company. We have both been in. the knitted outwear Industry for over 50 years. "A few years ago, the Winona Knitting Mills, Inc., of Winona, Minn., (with which company Mr. Woodworth and I are also associated) ac- quired the stock in the Stone Knitting Mills Com- pany, Recently, Mr. Woodworth and I decided to concentrate our future operations in one of these two mills, and the Stone Knitting Mills Company in Cleveland Is, therefore, being liquidated. "The policy of the Winona Knitting Mills, Inc., will be the same as the Stone Knitting Mills Com- pany. "Leonard Rand and Henry Rubin, who have occupied Important executive positions with the Stone Knitting Mills Company lor many years, have severed their relationship with the Stone Knitting Mills Company, and have organized the Ohio Knitting Mills, Inc., which company is now In operation. "The Stone Knitting Mills Company, whose plant is still operating, is conscious of its obliga- tions to its trade and intends to nil all orders placed with It." General Harbord, Honorary Head of To Resign, H.C.A., Dead at 81 Paper Says Ilye, N. Y. Lieutenant His action brought n sUitcmcn from Council President 3''ari.i c Khoury of Syria that the 11-nation body had failed and must report to the general assembly when It meets in New York September 10 that the veto had paralyzed the council. With the council now stalemated on the Balkan Issue, tho It-nation body moved on today to resume tlls- of Egypt's demand that Britain withdraw her troops from Egypt and the Sudan. Meanwhile, the security council plunKfc1 deeper into the big power tup-o'-war over Indonesia. The Indonesian republic yester- day swept aside sunKestlori.i for di- rect negotiations with the Dutch ever hostilities In the Eust Indies and appealed to the council to or- der United Nations arbitration. Identification Cards As Bank Night Tickets Ruled Illegal St. attorney gcn- p.-al'n once ruled today that use of identification cards In bank night schemes does not make theater bank niphts lecal. f-a.1 J. A. A. Burncjulst General James O. Harbord, retired, 81, honorary chairman of the board of Radio Corporation of America, died today at his home here. General Harbord had been ill only a short time, A native or Bloomlngton, 111. General Harbord rose from a private to n general officer of the tr, S. army and become chief of staff of the first American expeditionary force In France under General John J. Pershlng In World War I. ne also served as deputy chief of staff of the army. Harbord had tho unusual flls- tlnctlort of possessing the distin- guished service medals of both the J. S. army and the U. S, navy. When he retired from active scrvic u> became president of RCA an seven years later was made chair man of the baord. On July 11 he resigned as chair man and was succeeded by David ;Harnoff, president of RCA. Harbord was made honorary chairman. Attlee Plans of "deteri- orating" health and "nervous ex- the Independent Conser- vative Dally Mall said this morning, Prime Minister Clement Attlee In- tends to resign his post as soon as ;he British-American loan revision ks In Washington have passed their most critical stage. The Mall's front-page story, the Balance of U. S. Loan to Britain Already Allotted By John Seall Washington Britain's dol- lar crisis took on a fresh note of urgency today with a report that the remainder of the Amer- Intensification Of Defenses in Alaska Urged Howell Asks That Arctic Flying Program Be Aided By Francis M. Lcmay Alaska America's potential first line of de- ense in the event of another war Representative Howell (R.-I11.) call- id today for its "intense" fortifl- ation. The head of a congressional nils- Jon which surveyed aviation facl- Itle's in the northern territory, Howell noted to reporters that Alaska lies along the nearest route etween Russia and the United tates, adding: "We should do everything to de elop our military installations here.. "This is not a scare statement. I m not an alarmist. But this is a obcr statement in the light of world conditions. Alaska now is a strategic location." Flyinjr Program Urgent Howell said the group of con- gressmen, just returned, found the army engaged in a broad program of training air force pilots to fly] under Arctic conditions. This pro- gram, he said, "should be pushed to the 'utmost." Moreover, the Illinois member said he believes there is a particular need to develop airports and avia- Sccrctary Of Stale George C. Marshall holds an earphone as he listens to a speech by Argentina's foreign minister, Juan A. Bra- muglia at the Inter-American defense conference at Quitandinha. Brazil. Marshall addressed the conference today, told delegates that European recovery was vital to the welfare of the Western hemi- sphere and asked for speed in drafting a hemisphere defense treaty. (A.P. Wircphoto to The Republican-Herald. tion generally in eco- nomic growth as well as defense. ted for essent purchases. that the Labor party leader might quit, declared that "it was said In usually well-informed circles" that Attlee would nominate Foreign Sec- retary Ernest Bevin as his successor Neither the prime minister's of- fice- nor Labor party headquarters would comment on the report. At- tleo wns In Wales, vacationing, nnd a. spokesman. at No...10 Downing street, his official residence, said he was expected back In about a week. Attlee has been under heavy fire Inside the Labor party for his han- dling of the British economic crisis and survived a severe test of his eadershlp only last week, when La- jor members of Parliament report- edly endorsed by a margin of but four votes his decision to delay steel nationalization. The cabinet held an extraordin- ary session last Sunday, about As the Anglo-American dollar conference entered its third day, diplomatic officials said the British are ready to confront their Ameri- can colleagues with these asser- tions: 1. The lait chunk of the credit now is tenta- tively earmarked for of raw food and ma- chinery before the end of Octo- ber. 2. Britain may have to (tart 'dipping into her gold and dollar reiervei of unless Home of (lowing the drain of her scanty supply of dollars la found. Britain delegates, headed by Sir Wilfrid Eady, are reported ready to lay these contentions before Ameri- can officials to back up the Lon-! don argument that at least two pro- visions of the loan agreement should be revised. Most of the information the Bri- :ons will offer was revealed in Lon- dog team he said, "II Alaska is to develop, it must be by air- plane." Russ Saw Bases Howell said that during the war Russian airmen "had every oppor- tunity to look at our bases in Alas- ka, but we had no opportunity to see. theirs." When the U. S. Surplus Seen Actual Last Year August Revision Income S Outco Surplus Year-end debt United States and were; battling- Germany, to- gether, Russian airmen Journeyed to 'Alaska In great numbers to re- ceive delivery of American planes to feTr to thc "BW- ting from-the cost-of In this delivery system, Russia By Sterling F. Green Tru- man said today federal spending this fiscal year will fall only short of his original cstl-j mate despite the Republican econ- omy drive in Congress. But he forecast an historic budget surplus next June 30. Mr. Truman gave the G.6.P.- tog reportedly built up a great line of airports across Siberia to make the North American continent easily ac- cessible by air. which all cabinet members have I don several, weeks ago by Chanccl- >ecn silent since. Some authorlta- lor of the Exchequer Hugh Dalton. live informants said it was called to He said then that of llscuss the Washington loan revl- the loan had been spent in the ion talks. United States 25 per cent for Attlee, who has been prime min- 27 per cent for raw materials, stcr since July 27, 1945, left London M Per cent for machinery, 12 per for a vacation In Wales le is 04 years old. Hanson. Freeborn county attorney at Albe-rt Lea. that thc acl- of thc 'bank night idcntlftca- Appeal for Petkov Badly Received Sofia, Bulgaria American nnd British appeals for suspension jiof thc dealh sentence Imposed last nn Nikola PCtkoV, garlan opposition leader, have re- ceived a chilly reception here. A high government authority. tier: ca-ci' feature is merely a re- K Buvuriuiiuin, uuuiority fine-Tien': of we can- the appeals, said no- a'low ou-srlve.s to1" be misled bv "similar actions will .K! ,.t ..-.____: ._ ,i_- be only to Pctkov's disadvantage." of the picture.' Bilbo's Condition Still Held Critical Nrw Theo- dore G. ISlltX) Of wn.1 Nlll In a critical condition here today but apparently was holding tlx he had won back In his n complication ol lllnesr.cs. Bilbo, who ha.-t undergone) three opera-Jons for cancer during thc year, has recently been attack- ed aljo by nerve Inflammation, par- tial paralysis and a blood clot on thr lungs. Motorist Killed by Train Near Sparta Spartii, U'iv Urn Fosjiben- flcr. 4C. Shcrmlncton In Monroe rouniy, was killed In.-annUy ycstcr- cluv when he drove his e'nr Into the Pctkov's disadvantage.' Former Police Chief, Once Imprisoned, Dead Hot Sprlnk.i, Ark Joseph Wakclln, about 72, former Hot Springs chief of police, who In 1938 was convicted of harboring Gangster Alvln Karpls and sentenced to two years In Lhe Leavcnworth, Kan., federal prison, died In a hospital here last nlKht. He had been In ill health for several months. State Payments To Jobless at All-Time Low St. Paul (JP) The number of persons receiving unemployment compensation In Minnesota hit a new postwar low during the week ending August 15. Victor Christgau, director of the division of unemployment and se- curity, said the new. low reflects record peacetime employment In the state. For the August 15 week, the total of persons receiving Job Insurance, Motor Carrier Rates Hiked St. Paul The state rail- road and warehouse commission late Tuesday granted temporary In- creases in motor carrier transpor- tation rates which boosts minimum rates from to per ship- ment. The Increases were granted in a to the regulated sseoer o reguae supplies needed for Germany, seven ;Motm. Transportatlon association, per cent for ship purchases shipments weighing 1.000 pounds iniir Tier ronf. ATnnrtnoM fllrvio _. four per cent for films. Meanwhile, a second Anglo-Amer- ican conference that aimed at stepping up coal production in the Ruhr, was said to be making good progress with several major de- cisions Imminent, Chief among these is a reported British-American' agreement to re- vamp the management of the Ruhr mines in order to simplify direction and to alJow greater freedom for Individual mining areas. 134 Bodies Found In Cadiz Debris With compared with during -the July 4 week, the previous low, and a high of for the week end- ng April 18, Weekly payments now total iOO compared with from to during the early spring months. Adjusted allowances to veterans Iso are near thc year's low. Cur- ently C.06D veterans are receiving workers dug today through the wreckage left by Monday night's naval torpedo and mine factory blast two miles from the center of Cadiz in a search for additional victims. Mayor Francisco Sanchez Cossio and Acting Civil Governor Antonio Fernandez Pernia estimated the death toll, probably would reach 200 approximately half the earlier es- timates. The figure was scaled or less the minimum rates per 100 government. But the net result was an even instead of the he predicted' last Jan- uary before thc Republican cost- cutters got down to work. Furthermore, in the customary mid-year budget review made pub- lic late today Mr. Truman served this double-barreled notice: First, this country's international program, perhaps including the Marshall plan for European Home Town Fetes Joe Martin, Who Denies Candidacy Fall River, Joseph Martin (R.-Mass.) said to- day he neither is, nor expects ID be- come, a candidate for the IDia Re- publican presidential or vice .presi- dential nomination. And Fall River, giving tha man who now is next in line for the prcs- orfes Publi.c opinion free of co- wiiu u jw io Jii iiui; lut Lim IJitS" idency a "day" of his own, went to connivance, only then can Hemispheric Needs Second, Marshall Says Secretary Pleads for Unity Among New World Nations Quitandinha, tary of State George Marshall told the inter-American conference to- day that Europe's economic recov- ery is vital to the Americas and .jjkcs precedence because of its urgency over needs of the Western Further, in a plea for unity among the 20 nations drafting a. hemisphere defense agreement, Marshall said new world unity Is vastly important" to ihe future of he old worid. "The results of our labors will emonstrate to all the world that icoplcs, and nations, who really peace can have peace by liv- iK in an atmosphere of Increasing ooperatlvc action and good e said. Responding to proposals 'or a. Marshall plan" for the Americas, ic secretary said the United States as assumed "unusually heavy bur- ens" In .1. determined effort to meet minimum requirements of war- cvastatcd areas in Europe and ,sia "now threatened with starva- on and economic chaos. Hemisphere Economy Not Forgotten Marshall continued: "In assuming Uiis burden wo have not lost sight of the economic problems or the Western hemi- sphere. As a matter o' fact tha economic rehabilitation of Europe U vital to the economy of this hemi- sphere. "My government will continue to take up economic questions with Its sister republics and seek .1 sound basis for practical cooperation." In an indirect reference to totali- tarian systems of government Mar- shall told the conference that tha American nations "all agree that tha stale exists for man, not man for the that we abhor any limi- tations upon the freedom of ex- pression of men throughout "For only when we have access x> the thoughts of men, to such lengths to make the whole thing nonpartisaii that It was a lit- tle embarrassing] to Louie Conos. Conos, a longj time friend oil covery may run up costs and the record-breaking surplus. Second, taxes must stay high. Rennebohm Signs Youth Service Act WIs. he Wiscon- an eating place fronting on the! city hall, ordered a lighted sign welcoming the] House speaker to his adopted eltyj as "our next pres- ident." sin youth service which public we develop a wholesome common tcrcst while at the same time re- specting separate national tradi- he continued. Standards I'or St-ila The secretary said: "We are devoted to the principla that states and nations should be bound by the same standards of moral conduct we set for the Indi- divldual. Good faith and fair deal- Ing, honesty and friendly coopera- tion, mutual respect and freedom of we expect of each other as individuals, these we should demand of each other as states. This is the basis of our funda- mental belief in the equality of in- But who W Morlin. Jr. dlvlduals. the equality of states. But Conos, wno Wc must rcjcct encroachment upon went off to Arizona and lea Iundnmcntai rlghts lhe jndl. matter in the hands of Nephew j ;d j wiu, Ule ot-ATrst t.lTO pounds were increased ten cents.per wcifare workers and legislators hundredweight, exclusive of the claimed was .urgently needed to help Steve Conos, reckoned without the that we rcjcct any oncroachmoni minimum rate of 30 cents per hun- dred pounds already in effect. Otto A. Radke, rate expert for the commission, said the Increased rates will mean added revenue of from to a month for some 50 trucking firms belonging to the association. curb juvenile delinquccy was I determination of the sponsoring signed into law by Acting Governor Oscar Rennebohm late yesterday. The act creates a youth service division in the state department of public welfare and juvenile courts will be empowered to commit delin- quents to the division. llowances, only 32 more than the idown when it developed that only ear's low point. Weekly payments n this class now total omparcd with a high of in 'ebruary. Gamble Takes Over As Head Of Housing Investigation Il.v Marvin I.. Arrowamlth Representa- tive Gamble CR.-N. assumed thc rolo of truce maker today between warring factions of thc Scnatc- pulh o: n ChicuKO A- North Western Moufc committee assigned to ln- train. Sheriff H. R. Blend salt shortage and hlgh.cost who wus deuf. conic not hnve heard the bell the railroad crossing. a Milwaukee Train Hits Truck, Kills Driver Merrill. Deg- ntr. <0, a gravel truck driver, was kJled instantly yesterday when his loaded truck was struck by u Mil- waukee rood piuwenger train at a c rooting here. The impact, police luiid. threw his body about 150 feet. Thr Diesel on the train, the TDmiihawk. was damaged uvely but the train continued alter K switch of motive power. of housing. The New York congressman found himself in the driver's seat as chairman after a bitter argument between two other aspirants for the Tobcy CR.-N. and McCarthy While McCarthy did not get the Job, he won a double victory. He nominated Gamble and clinched the assignment for the New Yorker by moving successfully to bar the use of proxy ballots for absent members. Tobcy claimed he had lined up enough proxies to get the Job. McCarthy also won the No. 2 spot on tho committee the vice-, :hairmanship. Gamble, surpri.scd'at his selection for a joint committee Job that usual- ly goes to a senator, moved quickly to get the housing investi- gation under way. But the major adversaries at yes- terday's rough and tumble session were missing lor Gamble's first movR toward harmony. McCarthy left lost night for Las Vegas, Nov., to participate in a surplus property hearing. Tobey re- turned immediately to his New Hampshire home and the bedside of hia seriously ill wife. Just before he departed, McCar- thy said Gamble's election provided "a perfect than if I were chairman myself." Gamble told newsmen he has "no preconceived ideas" on the housing problem. That is a qualification Mc- .Carlhy had said thc chairman must nave. about 30 men were working in the plant when the explosion occurred instead of 300, as was first feared Unofficial estimates said per- sons had been Injured while un- official damage esimates ran as high as Generalissimo Francisco Franco's government banned publication of any casualty figures in the Spanish press and there was no official ex- planation as to the cause of the blast, which wrecked a hospital, an orphanage and a small factory. One explanation, attributed to the fire chief of nearby Sevllla, said a gas engine In a shipyard near the arms plant had exploded anc touched off flames which spreac ;o the torpedo plant and destroyec 500 mines in one big blowoff which shook the city so that residents :hought an earthquake had struck. Widow of Edison Seriously 111 New Mlna Edi- ;on, 82, widow of inventor Thomas A. Edison, is seriously ill at Hark- ness pavilion where she has been a patient since July 16. Attendants at the hospital today described her condition as "not good." Nature of her Illness was not dis- closed. committee. This group includes several Democrats, all determined to keep the occasion just as bipar- tisan as the nation's foreign policy is reputed to be. Vacant Area So the Conos marquee displayed only the words "Welcome Joe Mar- Itin" with a conspicuously vacant aioa .lust wide enough for "our next president." Martin, preparing at his home in North Aitleboro for a Orass-band- prccedcd entry into FaU River, shrugged off Louie's exploit as just upon the fundamental rights of the state." The American nations, Marshall said, "stand to all the world as an example of states striving to live in harmony, determined to abide by the same principles of moral conduct we demand of thc individual citi- one of things your fj.-s.-.dA do, no matter xliaf you tell them. The speaker said had coon lellinp a lot tl almost any- Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and able cloudiness tonight and Thurs- day with local thundcrshowers to- night or early Thursday forenoon.' Little change in temperature. Low tonight 72; high Thursday 90. cloudy with body who oaras to "I'm j scattered tonight nor. a canulciatc and I expect jantj south and cast central portions to be a candidate." Thursday. Cooler north tonight. That'goes, Martin said, for first) Thursday. and second place on the 1948 cloudy tonight nnd Thursday with a few scattered ihundcrshowcrs somewhat cooler G.O.P. ticket. Didn't Close Door But he significantly didn't want northwest portion Thursday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 to close the door on the unexpect- ed. There would be, thc speaker in- dicated, no statement from him hours ending at 32 m. today: that he wouldn't accept the Maximum. 93; minimum, 69; noon, nation or serve if he were elected.172; precipitation, .84; sun sets to- Tliis hesitancy of Martin to Lake night- at sun rises tomorrow himself out of thc race lert Massa- chusetts Republicans scratchincr their heads over him and two other possible "favorite son" Senators Leverett SaUonsUUl Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. and River, traditionally Dcmo- at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Bcmidji ...........82 Chicago DCS Molncs DuHH.li crafc, had none of this inuccislon.lxansns City It was giving Jos Martin a clam- Los Angeles Paul. bake because he is speaker of thc House, the man who would become president if anything happened lo Mr. Truman and a congressional veteran it always liked but seldom voted for. nn 97 (13 no 75 87 Seattle 71 Phoenix 307 75 7-1 5S 77 58 68 52 83 .80 DAILY RIVER 1JUIAETW 2-1-Hr. Today Change Free. Red Reads 3.5 VlacArthur Releases Imported Food Stores General released to the Japanese today a Root at Houston huge amount of. imported 1'oods which his top rationing expert pre- dicted would take the nation's housewife out of the black market. 0.0 The Parents Of nine-year-old Jacqueline Brcese were accused by police today of keeping the child o virtual prisoner in a hot, un- finished .attic during the current heat wave at Cleveland, Ohio. The couple, Kirby Breese, 32, and his wife, Anna, were arrested after neighbors complained the girl was being mistreated. (A.P. Wire- photo to The MacArthur authorized distribu- tion of tons of imported food in September and tons In 2.19 1.29 .91 1.18 RIVER. FORECAST (From St. Paul to Dam 10) Effective rains in thc upper por- tion of the district will cause some readjustments of gates at the vari- ous dams resulting in tailwater rises of .3 1.0 .4 foot from Hastings October as the result of substantial I to dam nine followed by rises at 'quantities of imports recently from dams nine and ten lhe following fhe United States. It, will supplc- imont the Japanese ration of home- grown food. day. Tin: lower Chippcwa, thc Can- non river and tbc middle Wisconsin will rise the next 36 hours.   

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