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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 13, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                W EATHER Gennrnlly fai tonliht cooler In flycnlnf. Full Wire News Report of The Associated Press N EWS PICTURES Bert IQ Local Daily Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. I 76 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 13. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Congressional Action on Prices Seen Lewis Blocks Signing of Affidavits U.M.W. Chief Alone in Opposition to NLRB Certification By Harold W. Ward L. Lewis put the A.F.L. in the same status of noncompliance with the Taft-Hart- ley act as the C.I.O. today, and more than workers were de< prived of use of the National Labor Relations board at least for the time being. Lewis, alone among the 15-man A.FX. executive council members held out in opposition to the prin- ciple of signing an affidavit that he Is not a member of the com- munist party. The United Mine Workers, which he heads, has communists from member- ship since 1927. C.I.O. Decision Delayed Action of the shaggy-haired min- ers' leader, in the teeth of the de- sire of his colleagues to sign the affidavit so the A.P.L.'s 105 unions could have access to the machinery of the NLRB, forced the executive council to announce it could not comply. All officers have to sign or no A_yjj. unions can use the board, under a ruling of NLRB General Counsel Robert N. Denham. The A-RL. has members. The CJ.O. recently claimed In Its 49 Industrial unions. C, I. O. vice-presidents, meeting In Pittsburgh a, week ago, declined to comply Immediately, and put off ft decision until the C.I.O. convention In Boston, beginning October 13. Expel Lewis' Union Some A.F.L. leaders say they now are In the same position as the CXO., because the issue Is certain to go before the AJF-L.'s convention In Francisco October e. Conceivably, the A.F.L. might have to expel tho Lewis union in order to break the deadlock, since Lewis has taken such a. flrm stand. Had the council decided to sign the affidavits and make A.F.L. unions eligible to use tho NLRB In Jurlsdletional struggles, the CJt.O. have been at a disadvantage. It wight have been forced to com- ply, also. A.JP.L. unions would have status before the board, and CJ.O. would not have been An Intcrplant railroad strike which had choked off steel produc- tion in Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation mills at Pittsburgh ended today, sending this train crew back to work. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Marshall Calls Strategy Session Before U.N. Opening By John A. Parris, Jr. New of State George C. Marshall sum- moned his ten-member U.N. delegation lor a series of conferences here today to lay down the policy the United States will pursue on the Balkans, Palestine, the veto and other issues In the United able to election could make serious Inroads on C.I.O. union strength. get collective bargaining ballots. Eventually that August Construction Postwar Peak Wmhlnirlon The Bureau of Labor Statistics said today that construction activity reached a new postwar peak In August. The bureau said expenditures for all types of construction and re- pairs amounted to during the first eight months of this year, or about In- crease over the same 194C period. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and lair tonight and Sunday. Slightly wanner Sunday, turning cooler with brisk winds Sunday night. Low tonight 58: high Sunday 78, FEDERAL FORECASTS cloudy tonight and Sunday with a few light show- ers In the northwest portion to- night and Sunday morning. Cooler west and continued cool each Sun- day. Shifting wind tonight becom- ing northwesterly 25 to 25 miles per hour Sunday. clmitJy and cooler tonight. Sunday mostly Cloudy and continued cool with scattered light showers north and cnst por- tion, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 in. Uxluy: Maximum, 71; minimum, 01: noon, 71; precipitation, .39; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Mln.Max. Pet. Chicago SI 61 Denver 75 49 DCS Molnes.......... G8 53 Duluth G7 54 -.02 Miami SB 78 .42 Minncapolis-St. Paul 07 50 ,40 New Orleans ........90 74 .00 Phoenix .............204 02 Edmonton C5 41 Man Who Fled Waupun Jail in Desk Captured Barren. unshaven arid' 'dirty; Dale" Henry; 25, who escaped from the Waupun state prison Tuesday, was captured without a struggle in a gravel pit yesterday afternoon. Sheriff Lawrence Taylor said two deputies and a state traffic officer, armed with pistols, closed in on the fugitive. At first he denied he was Henry but later admitted his identi- ty, tho sheriff said, A tip from a farmer who saw the man tampering with his car re- sulted In tho capture. The officers went to. the gravel pit, located 18 miles northwest of here, and made the arrest. Taylor said Henry still was wear- ing the prison garb. He described him as "dirty and hungry." .The fugitive had slept In a truck In, ;he gravel pit the preceding night. The sheriff said Henry had de- clared that he had gone to the pit looking for a Job. An attempt will be made to deter- mine If Henry was the man who Nations assembly meeting to start Tuesday. An American spokesman said that because of so many major Issues, Marshall would not attempt to carry the load alone on the 55-nation po- litical committee but would assign other delegates to specific Issues as they came before that body. In'the past, the U. S. has' been represented on, this Important com- mittee by only one or two 'delegates for the entire mnidiu spokes- man tq'operate more smoothly "the State "department Jiad decided to assign experts.on certain issues like the Balkans and the big- power veto In the security council to iiandle them rather than to place the load on one perspn. -The Importance with which the D. S. views the coming assembly ses- sion at Flushing Meadow Park was seen in the fact that Marshall came here to direct personally the Ameri- can strategy. There was a possibility that he might give some hint before then of the U. S. stand in the assembly on the explosive Balkan and Pales- line Issues. Should he do so, most observers expected It to come to- morrow when he addresses' a lunch- eon session of the American associa- Labor Clash Marks Taft Appearance Cutting Off Own Noses, .Says Ohioan of'A.F.L. Stand Santa. Cruz, ed labor and Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) exchanged bristling challenges last j night in open political warfare marked by the boos of a picket line Taft skirted. The Ohio senator, plumbing west- em sentiment on his possible can- didacy for the 1948 Republican pre- sidential nomination, ran headon into virulent labor opposition stem- mine from his espousal of the Taft- Hartley bill. He met a formidable threat to the new law's operation with -an asser- tion.before the California State Bar convention that any labor leader who falls to sign an affidavit "that he is not a communist "is simply cutting off his nose to spite his face." Repeats Stand Taft repeated this declaration when told of an announcement in Chicago by President William Green that the American Federation of Labor executive council is unable to comply with the law's provisions, for the signing of such affidavits. Taft told the bar convention that :he portion of the law in question s designed to rid unions of a "com- munist infiltration" which he called a "real threat to the United States." 'The only result of not filing the affidavit is to abolish the- union's own privilege to avail Itself of the Wagner he told the per- sons Fire Chief Louis Gomes esti- mated were packed Into a hall designed to accommodate only Pickets Boo The doors had been locked prev- iously, turning away several hundred other persons. About 200 C.I.O. and A.F.L. pickets had paraded outside the hall for nearly an hour before Taft arrived. When Taft arrived the pickets booed Tart -loudly. Their demon- stration over, they dispersed as the Ohlbi senator took the platform and Senator Robert Taft second from right, passes pickets and their signs as he walks into a meeting of the California State Bar association at Santa Cruz, Calif., last night, where in a second speech of the day he asserted "The people do not propose to let union leaders run the government of the United States." Just ahead of Tart is Senator James E. Murray with briefcase, oppon- ent of the Taft-Hartley labor law. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Truman Names Ten Delegates to U. N. Cultural Meet in Mexico Truman today named a delegation of ten to represent the United States at the second general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul- tural organization. to be held at Mexico City November 6 to December 3. Ives Hits Speculation In Grains Basic Food Index Approaching Peak; Some Prices Down Washington Senator Irv- ing Ives (R.-N. Y.) said today tout unless "wild speculation In grains" and other foods Is curbed Congress "win be forced to take some Ives told a reporter that he fears continued increases in all prices and living costs "might cause the bottom to drop out as it did in 1929 and 1920-21." "We do not have all the features of a general depression at the senator said, adding that he hopes business, the public and the gov- crnment can find a solution to the price problem. Ives said he thought the current investigation into prices by a joint Senate-House committee may prove helpful. The senator said he saw no need for a special session of Congress nt this time, however, in relation, to prices or other problems. He said his criticism was not aim- ed at legitimate trading but at "people who have gone Into tha market to try and make killing." In a panel discussion Taft chal- lenged labor leaders to make the Taft-Hartley labor act a 1048 poli- tical Issue. He said union leaders were in for a political licking next year if they continued to attack 'the law. tlon for the United Nations. American sources, however, made It clear that the U. S. was prepared to hold a strong line during the as- was fired fit by Stevens Point au-lsambly session and perhaps lake a Lhoritln-i Wndnnsrliw nlcrhh n-ttfr n commanding spot early. thorltles Wednesday night after a car was stolen there, Taylor said. The man escaped. Officials from the Waupun prison will arrive here to return Henry, to his cell, the sheriff said. Henryj escaped by hiding in a crated desk shipped out of the prison. Henry, native of Duluth, was serving a three to 35 year term on a charge ol armed robbery. He had boon sentenced at Superior. Wisconsin Wife of Italian Ruled American Citizen Madison Mrs. Siivorgnan of Reedsburg, Wis., wh married nn Italian diplomat in 194 did not. Intend to renounce her a: Icglnnce to the United States an did not relinquish her America citizenship, Federal Judge Pntric Stone declared In a judgment yes terdny. Prior to. her marriage Mrs, Sa vorgnan signed.a statement in Ita lion, which was an oath of allcgl ance to Italy, but she contende she did not understand the Ian guago and thought she was sign ing only a marriage permit. DAILY RIVER ISOLLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Singe Today Change Red Wing ___ 14 2.5 Lake City ,2 Reads 12 3.4 .1 Dam 4, T.W, '2 Dam 5, T.W. ,.2.5 Dam 5A, T.W .3.4 Winona 13 5.4 Dam 6, Pool 10.2 Dam C, T.W. 4.2 Dakota....... Dam 7, Pool 9.5 Dam 7. T.W. 2.1 La Crosse 12 Tributary ChJppcwa at.' Durand 2.5 .c Buffalo above Alma 2.4 .1 Trempealeau at Dodge 1.8 -1-1.1 Black at Nelllsvllle ..3.8 4-1 nt Galesvlllc 2.5 -f- .3 Crosse at w. Salem 1.7 -i- .3 oi at Houston B.7 .C RIVER FORECAST Tr-om IlaMlnjrs to Guttcnberjr) 'iTUfrwR the .next 48 hours, slight occur in the upper pools Jrorn Genoa to below Prairie du Elsewhere throughout this thero will bo lltUo change. I When the American army enter ed during the war, she regls tcred as' nn American, The Stati department subsequently declared she had expatriated herself, but sh was given a visitor's- visa to return home to visit her mother, who died before Mrs. Savognan arrived. Upon reaching the United States she filed suit to establish her status as an American citizen. Bride-toTBT Killed in Accident After Wedding .Rehearsal Minneapolis Marjorie Amund.son, 20, of suburban Edina, was killed In an auto- mobile accident last night as she and Robert G. Crlchton, 23, were rctumlni; home from a rehcarxal of their ncheduled wcddlnjr. Crlchton'g car and that of Charles E. Colvin, 16, collided at. the Intersection of 40th street and South. Ewinr ave- nue. Miss Amundsen was thrown from Crichton's car. Tho coroner's office reported death due to it broken neck. ommanding spot early. Commission Hearing Delays Prodigy's Tour Chicago A proposed con- cert tour for three-year-old Mar- garet Rozarian Harris, Negro piano prodigy who wakens her parents dally by fingering a fuge from Bach, today faced a delay after a judge said a 40 por cent managerial commission was "inclined lo be out of line." Probate Judge William Waugh, continued a hearing yesterday on Margaret's contract until Septem- ber 19. The contract called for 40 per cent of the tour's take, less expenses, to go to Mrs. Mildred Action Against Twin City Token Increase Begun Minneapolis Court action was begun here today seeking to enjoin the Twin City Rapid Transit Company rrom collecting the In- creased fares the State Railroad and Warehouse commission authorized It to put into effect at midnight Sun- day. The commission set a token charge of five for 45 cents instead of the previous six rides which could be for the same amount. Senators Against Special Session On Aid to Europe Kansas State Agricultural college chairman, of the U. S. commission for UNSECO and member o [UNESCO's executive board; Laur iencc Duggan, director of the Instl Washinirton (If) Influential tute of International Education Helen white, professor of English University of Wisconsin, and Reu ben Gustavson, counsellor, Univer slty of Nebraska. The other five members arc Charles S. Johnson, president, Fisk: university; Anna Rosenberg, public and labor relations consultant o: senators threw cold water today on suggestions for a special session of aid for Europe. Senator Millikin (R.-Colo.) told a reporter that members "will not look kindly upon a call of a special session upon a hullabaloo basis." Millikin is chairman of the Re- publican conference, which IncludesiNew York; all Republican senators. Senators-dent. University of Illinois- Howard Vandenberg president pro tempore of the Senate and chairman of the foreign relations committee, and Taft (Ohloj.ichair- man of the Senate Republican policy group previously had frown- ed on calling the legislators back jefore next January. Senator Lucas of Illinois, Demo- cratic party whip, said he knew of no plans for n special session and increases and City Attorney Joh F. Bonner filed the request for th icstrainer, which District Judge Wi llarn A. Anderson made returnab today. Godfrey Hall and her husband, Harold, Albuquerque, N. as managers. Mrs. Hall is the talented child's teacher. Margaret, possessing absolute pitch, made her concert debut a month ago in south side 'audi- torium and her tiny ringers skill- fully handled a range of classical numbers from Brahms to Schubert. Young Meet at Gull Lake Brainerd, Minn. With more than 200 delegates in attend- ance, the Minnesota Young Kepub- Ican league opened Its annual con- 'cntlon at nearby Gull Lake today 'allowing a series of committee sessions Friday night. Early arrivals included Kepre sentativc and Mrs. George Me Kinnon, Minneapolis, and Bern' .ard Levatider, St. Paul, Republl :nn' state chairman. Both are lated as principal speakers on the trogram, which will run through lunday. Groups which hold sessions last ight Included those on resolutions, onvenUon rules, constitution and eterans' affairs. Results of their fforts were to be made public on ho convention floor at Grand View edge later today. S. D. Indian Gets Death for Slaying Rancher Runhvillc, Neb. OP) Timoth Iron Bear, 23-year-old Sioux Indluz from Allen, S. was sentenced day to the electric chair for firs degree murder in the slaying o John W, Stellar, .Rushvillc rancher July 24. Both Stellar and his wife wer found slain with an ax but Iron Bear was charged only In the deaL of Mr. Stollar. Greece Offers to Pardon Guerrillas Athens The Greek parlla ment early today passed a bill to offer pardon to guerrillas in rebel lion against the government, pro- vided they surrendered within month. Dnkotan Grows Flax Crop Linton, N. D. R. A. Che- akin of Mlnot reported here last ight he had harvested orth "of flax from 614 acres near Vcstfleld this fall. Tots Rescue Infant Brother From Fire 14-month- old boy was carried from his crib to safety yesterday by an older brother and sister when fire broke out in the family home. Four-year-old David Smith, and his sister, Cindy, three, car- ried their infant brother, Mil- ford, into the bock yard a few minutes before firemen arrived to extinguish a blaze which had started near the child's crib, Fire Marshal] Harry Geselbracht reported. The children's mother. Cecil Smith, wus at a grocery at the time. The fire, which caused damage, apparently was started by a spark from' a cigarette lighter with which the children had been playing, Geselbracht said. E. Wilson, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Detlev Bronk, chairman, National Re- search council. The delegation will be accom- panied by congressional" and tech- nical advisers to be announced later. Representatives of 31 governments which have adhered to the UNSECO constitution are expected to attend the conference on invitation by the Mexican government. A draft agenda for the confer- ence includes: Analysis of the forces and tensions affecting internation- al understanding, education for in- ternational understanding, promo- whlch Is bringing President Tru-jtion of fundamental education in man buck from the areas and removal of obstacles to the free flow of Ideas Late Friday, the Minneapolis city1 that if one were called Congress council voted 15 to 11 to appeal theiprobably would spend most of the time "talking about politics and the 1948 election." "But the decision is one for Presi- dent Lucas added. Aboard the battleship Missouri, defense conference in Rio de Jane-! iro, White Houso aides Indicated the chief executive has yet to be convinced that a special session Is needed. Mr. Truman's nouncement on the subject was at a news conference August 31, when he. said he saw nothing. at moment which would require presence of Congress before regular session next January 5. Baltimore Woman Hospitalized After Shooting Baltimore res- taurant waiter faced charges today of wounding his 21-year-old es- tranged wife and mother of three after she pleaded "Please don't shoot the children" but "Shoot me." Magistrate August A. Kozlovsky said he had issued n warrant for James Bowen, held by Washing- ton police, after Mrs. Gloria Bowen was shot four times yesterday as she prepared breakfast for the .hree youngsters and four boarders. Mrs. Bowen was in fair condl- lon in a hospital with two wounds n each thigh. and materials. At Chicago Walter H. C, Laves, Paris, deputy director general of the United Nations Educational, last public pro- Scientific and Cultural organization said today that only when activi- ties similar to those of the U. S. the National Commission for UNESCO been developed in other na- thejtlons the real impact of the organization be felt around the world." In an address prepared for the fifth and final plenary session, of the commission, which has been 7ormer Soviet embassy Worker U. S. Job parties in meeting i to prepare recommenda-ivolvcd agreed today that Miss Hel William Benton, assistant secretary of state, in charge of cultural relations, was named ,chair- 'man. He and the following fou members are voting representatives Milton Elsenhower, president Steel Railroad Strike Ends With 15-Cent Increase Pittabnrgh About 1.800 op- erating employes of the Union rail- road, on strike the post eight days in a demand for a 50-ccnt hourly wage raise and other benefits, agreed to return to their Jobs today. The return also would end the idleness of steelworkcrs, em- ployes at four Pittsburgh district Dlants of the Carnegie-Illinois Steel Corporation, served by the inter- plant railroad. Both Carnegie-Illi- nois and Union railroad are sub- sidiaries of U. S. Steel Corpora- tion. A joint statement issued last night by railroad officials and negotiators of the Brotherhoods of Locomotive Engineers and Railway Trainmen said the workers were to receive an immediate 15-cent-an-hour pay plus any additional Increase which might be agreed upon In national wage determinations." Wage committees of the big five ailroad brotherhoods will meet eptembcr 18 to formulate a gcn- ral wage demands for sill railroad Derating groups. The strike, unauthorized by the national brotherhoods, began Sep- ember 5. A spokesman for Carncgle-nilnots aid every effort would be made to ct the furloughed employes ack.on the Job us soon as possl- le. Work on blast furnaces was o start today with other opera ions resuming more slowly. Pravda Moscow Pravda. and other Russian newspapers today prominently displayed Tan news agency dispatches from abroad commenting food and CORU in the United States. Pravda, organ of the Com- munist party, reported from New York on "the rapid frowtb. of the cost of livinr" in America. The came paper contracted news with an editorial on Rnnian harvest which laid, "from day to day the victory en our fields U jrowinr." rravda also carried an an- nouncement that the price of meat, fish and other items been reduced In Moscow's co- operative stores. At present the federal government has no authority to control martin requirements but Ives laid way must be found to "put a damp- er on wild speculation." Near Peak The principal food items on the housewife's shopping list today were near the all-time peak reached after the World War I and gloomy jredlctlons came from some quar- ters on the outlook. Butter, hogs, wheat, corn, oats and lard dropped on the nation's primary markets yesterday, but the trend was checked in most of commodities today, Eggs were a dozen in cities, choice steaks were f 1 a pound and higher and butter was near or above a pound In some places. Paul Porter, last federal chief under OPA ssJd in an Inter- view at Atlanta, Ga.. that the na- ,lon would be lucky if it escaped a He said there wasn't much the Congress could do about tha price situation at this "late" date. In Minneapolis. John H. Mac- Lilian, Jr., president of CargUU Inc., one of the nation's largest train merchandising Unas, said the over-all production, of wheat, corn, oats, barley, rye and grain sorghum in the United States was expected to be long tons below the amounts produced last figure country's total 1937. MncMIllnn greater than the grain exports In snld government of- (Continued on Pajre S, Column 4) PRICES tions to the U. S. delegation UNESCO's general conference Mexico City In November, Laves declared that "no other national commission has thus far made the same progress" as the U. S. com- mission. nt cnc Yuhas, former White House in Pershing Honored on 87th Birthday Victor, Iowa Soviet ambassy employe, is off the'fedcral payroll after 20 months us a secretary to Under Secretary of State Will Clayton. But there were different versions of how it happened. The 28-year-old Paramus, N. J. ;glrl declared she was forced out by !a "witch hunt." The State department, in reply I to inquiries, said that she reslgncc Award of theivoluntarlly September 5 and tie- the Fourth Victim of N. D. Crash Dies Carrington, N. D. A car- ruck collision near Sykeston claim- d Its fourth victim Friday after- w T T c Brynjulson, 18, of Bow-1 June riaver Oiling on. He" had not regained con- fo_ nivnrvf "Jousness t %JL JL-'Iv uirioC? 'Marvin Johnson, 19, and his! cruel- rother, Duane, 17, were killed Wed- ty. Movie Actress June Haver has esday when the cor crashed into sued Band Trumpeter Jimmy Zito ie rear of the truck. Robert divorce. on, 17, a cousin of the They were married March 9 in iod the following day. All were Las Vegas, Nev., and repeated their Americanism medal of the Army and i elaborate, Miss Yuhas Navy union to General of the Armies isaid snc asklfd.to. resign. Miss Yuhas said that when she demanded to know why she was asked to quit she was informed only that there was "outside pressure.' The New Jersey girl was one of three secretary assigned to Clayton., Pershing today on birthdav was mrtnaay wa.s John J, (fcueral's nounced here by James M. Callahan national commander of the organi- :ation. The award is for "a life of out- standing service to the country" and roses were sent the general to mark the occasion. rom from Bowdon. Dallas Kelm, also of Bowdon, apparently was re- vows here March 26 In a Catholic church ceremony. They separated two months IUAL overlng, hospital attendants said. Miss Haver la 20 and Zito 23. Truman to Give Ship Official Inspection Aboard the IT.S.S. Missouri With President Truman The sailors who man this big battleship applied the spit and polish for an inspection today by President Truman. The "Big Mo." scheduled to arrive next Friday at Norfolk, Va., was more than 600 miles northeast of the mouth of the Amazon river and some 500 miles from Cape Orange in Prench Guinen, the nearest land. Detroit Woman Held in Embezzlement Detroit A .42-year-old stenographer was held today by detectives who said she embezzled in nine months and It to her boy friend to start him In business. She was booked at police head- quarters as Lillian Myers, an em- ploye for 29 years of the American Express Company where she earned (190 a month. No charge was placed against icr but police quoted Walter crs, district malinger of the com- jany. as saying she admitted to hint n a signed statement talcing money. However, Miss Myers refused to. sign a statement at the office after the matter was turned over to police. Conduct of U. S. n China Assailed China Week- y Review, American-owned and :dltcd, today editorially blamed 'outrageous conduct" of American military police and other army and marine troops in China with arous- ng a "latent feeling of antiforelgn- sm" and particularly antl-Ameri- anism among the Chinese. There was no Immediate reply by U. S. military authorities. The editorial said MP's who check visitors and Issue passes at the Broadway Mansions hotel, the army Ulet, "tote rubber, truncheons al- hough demonstraby one does not cqulre to do this Job."   

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