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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER (on If hi nil rim ruin. V OTE FOR Bwimmlnjc Pool Project Monday- Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 217 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 31. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Aid Will Stabilize U. S., Truman Told 1948 Trends Sought From Polls Tuesday Seven in Race for Senate Seat of Theodore Bilbo By Harold Oliver Wiwhlnitton Although th Tuft-Hartley law and high prlc have fljTured in some races, pol tlclans look for few 1948 "trends In next Tuesday's off-year utat and municipal elections. An apparently close contest fo thi Kentucky governorship, no held by iv Republican the of 1943 upset, holds prime Interns from national standpoint. There also will bo a Democratic race for the Senate sea of the late Theodore O, Bilbo 1 Mississippi, three special Houst elections to fill vacancies In Ohl Indiana, and New York, bonus in Ohio an New York, and scores of count and municipal elections. Seven special House election hnvfl been held so far this year without a slnsle turnovor. Important Lifted Hero briefly lire some of th more Important contests In Tues day's voting: MlMiMlppI Sleets a senator t the seat to which BUbo was re elected last November but neve filled. Bilbo died last August afte having boon denied his scat pend Ing Investigation of charges tha he advocated "every possible means to keep Nffrroes from the prlmarj poJls. Democrats, Including Repre nentAtlves Rnnkln and Colmer, ar contesting for the seat, along with one Republican. The campaign aroused only slight Interest in th state. on veterans' bonu amendment providing up to Of the total would coma from bond IMUB an the rest would be appropriated from the surplus Indiana Tote Fourth district voters- pick cue censor to Representative Robert f named to the Communications commission. William M. MoOullooh (R.) Attorney and former speaker o house, and Joseph B. Qust Lima lawyer. Indiana Tenth district voter a successor to the late Rep resentntlve Raymond S. Springe Contestants are Ralph Harve ft Newcastle farmer; pran A. Hanely Munelo business loan backed by the C.I.O., and Car W. Thompson. Prohibitionist. Re publicans "relusod to rise t the bait." says tho Democratic stAt chairman. Hanley has not df what he things of the labor law. Democrats In Indiana are count ing on local election fights to brine out a big vote for their side. Llk the 4th Ohio, which It borders, th Indiana 10th has been Republican by a good margin slnco 1038. Another Boston Payroll Holdup Nets Boston Four gunmen es- caped with n, pnyroll today after holding up the paymaster o the American sugar refinery In Boston. Tho quartet, using cloth sacks us masks, were armed with n sawed-of shotflun and pistols and wore clftC In rough work clothes and welders helmets. The holdup came clow on heels of a payroll robbery yesterday nt the Sturtcvant divi- sion of tho Wrstlnghou.io Electric Corporation In Hydo pork and tho two crimes bore considerable sim- ilarity. Infant Left on Coroner's Doorstep new borr baby left on the office doorstep of Dr. RUS.IC! R. Helm. Honnopln county coroner, was identified to- day as the daughter of a 16-year- old high school girl. Police were notified by tho girl's father of the parenthood after tho Klrl tola him what had happened Thn child wiw boni Thursday aft- ernoon at the home of tho Kirl, whoso parents both work. Tho father of the girl said a 16-year-old boy. pupil at the name school was the father of tho child and came to the house to assist In tho birth. Man Held on Charge of Ticket Scalping Cleveland A 27-yofir-old South Bend. Incl.. man wiui ordered to apprnr in municipal court today on charge of scalping tickets for tomorrow's Notre Dame-Navy foot- ball cwnr. The name as Bartlry R. arrost- rd yesterday In hl.i hotel room by PUinclothewncn Hnrold E. Burke, Theodore Lundblnd and William Ztmllch. He wild ho was not r. tudr.nl. Burke wild hr drllbcnitdly pur- chased two UckPUi from McCulllon for with bills whose num- bers hr previously noted. SU nd- ditionul tickets were found on Mc- CuUion and were confiscated along with the other two, Burko added, i Mm. Colllni, wife of James R. Collins whose 12-year-long attempt to "go straight" ended with his arrest as an escaped Alabama prison life termer, hides her grrlef while reading bedtime stories to her children in their home In Quakertown, Pa. Billy, four, Is at left and James Robert. Jr.. at right, (A.P. 1947. by tho Philadelphia Inquirer.) Reds-in-Hollywopd Probe Ends on Note of Suspense WillUm F. ArbofUt Wuhlnvton disclosures of The promised ___......- a definite Unit be- tween movleland and Russian aton spying must await the next phase of the reds-ln-Hollywood In- .__ come in "due time.1 Chairman Thomas (R.-N. J.) pledg- ed today as House committee on un-American activities ended two weeks of public hearings with an air of suspense not unlike an old- vestlgatlon. This will fashioned serial thriller. The movie Industry claimed meanwhile that the "abrupt termi- nation" of the current .Inquiry complete vindication of our pott- Paul V. McNutt; "special counsel .jr the Motion Ploturo association declared In a gtatement the In- vestigators had produced no proof of charges that films contain sub- versive propaganda. Time Not Fixed Thomas told reporters the com- mittee will go Into this aspect of things when It resumes Its hearings either hero or In Los Angeles. The ilme has not been fixed. Members of the committee staff also will continue working on the spy story during tho recess, he said, "and when they are ready we will go into 16 again." The committee's evidence about Soviet snooping on the atom bomt secret was developed by tho final witness, Louis J. Russell, soft- poken, 36-year-old Kontuckian who worked with tho F.B.I, for ton fears before becoming a committee nvcstlgator two years ago. Telln Incident With a drawling southern accent >o traced tho actions of people he Hid wanted to got Information bout tho bomb, and told parties, ato night meetings and visits with iovlot consular officers. His testimony boiled down to sscrtlons that: 1. Qoorgo Charles Eltcnton, ormor employe of tho Shell Dcvol- allf., Corporation, imd n former Emoryvlllo, resident of bomb and told him Elten- ton "cffBd relay Information ty the Soviet government." f 0. Oppcnholmer told" that was o. and he wouldn't have anything ,to do with It." Indirectly, Hollywood got Into the picture when Ruuell said ft Mrs, Louise Bransten directed the "man- ner In which contacts" would be made by communists in the case and had connections with govern- ment agencies and people in Holly- wood. Committee sources disclosed that evidence warn turned over-to Juttlee. department by the FBI about ft..year ago, and "In- dicated that they expect the next Htep to bo taken by tho depart- ment. Oppenhehner Refuses Comment At Princeton university where ho now Is director of the Institute for Advanced Study, Dr. Oppen- helmer said ho would make no comment "In order not to interfere in any manner with the activities of agencies of the U. S. government concerned." The first phase of the House committee's hearings ended In their ninth day without questioning of such witnesses as Actor Larry Parks, Charlie Chaplin, and a group of tllm writers who havti been subpoenaed. But Into the committee's volu- minous records went recommenda- tions for contempt citations against ten Hollywood writers, directors and producers who failed to state dc- rinltcly whether they are or have been members of the Communist party. Against each the committee claimed to have evidence of com- munist affiliation. Each claimed the committee has no right to in- quire Into political beliefs or opinions. In Now York, Independent Pro- ducer Snmuul Goldwyn called tho was approached In 1943 by Ivanov, vice-consul and sec- otary "t tho Soviet consulate In an Francisco. 2. Ivanov offered a cnsh payment o Eltenton if hu could got In- ormatlon about "highly secret work'-' at the Unlvcrwlty of Call- ornla radiation laboratory at Ber- cloy, ContaotH Profwmor 3. Eltcnton contacted Hankon Chevalier, a professor ixt tho unl- crstty, and asked htm to find out was being done concerning "highly destructive 4. Chevalier approached Dr. J. Robert Oppenhclrnor, the atom Hollywood hearings "a flop" and said they "certainly will not in- fluence anyone in our town." i Vlenomonie Girl Dies of Wound Mcnomonlo, sa Hoyt. 15, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hoyt, route 5, Mcnomonlc, died at City hos- pital yesterday of a wound suf- fered Sunday when she was struck by the charge from a shotgun in the hands of a nJnc- ycar-old boy. The incident oc- curred while Mlsfi Hoyt visited authorities Kald. Controls on Credit End Tomorrow Special Session May Reimpose Installment Curbs Washing-ton Easier terms for many Installment buyers are ex- pected as controls over consumer credit follow price ceilings on the statute books. Some confusion prevailed at first I over the precise timing of the ex- piration of the controls because of uncertainty over the meaning of the congressional resolution calling for their end "after November 1." Federal reserve officials first said that the resolution thus set mid- night tonight as the deadline. After consultation, in the light of different interpretations by federal reserve banks, they said midnight tomor- row would be the final official posi- tion. The amount of down payments and the number of months to pay will be strictly up to the seller for the first time In over six years. The expiring controls require In general one-third down and full payment within IS months for au- tbmobileiv, _ radios, rcfrlgcrators, I washing machines and other major household appliances. What sellers and lenders do with their new fsedom will be watched closely bjrofflcials here who, from the President on down, have ex- pressed fear of fuel being added to of Inflation, There Is wide speculation that President Truman may ask Con- gress to revive credit controls when It meets November 17 on his call to combat high prices and consider aid to Europe. 'But many officials expressed be- lief that controls .will not be re- stored unless easy terms promote a buying spree. The volume of Installment credit, bounding up at a rate of a month throughout the last year despite the controls and the short- age of goods they affect, has pass- ed the mark and la nearing the peak set in 1841. Splurge on Rubber Checks Ends for Youth, 22, Who Claims Mondovi As Home Milwaukee, 22-year- old youth, who told police his home is in Mondovi, has como to tho end of a coast-to-coast upending splurge which Includ- ed the purchase of a yacht and a automobile- all with "rubber" checks. He gave his name as Good- win P. Bock, of Mondavi, but In Mondovi he was disowned. Said one well-informed resi- dent, "This home town boy, who didn't make good, isn't from Mondovi. There Is no family by that name in Mondovi." In Alma Sheriff Henry Rhyner searched his records, found no record for Goodwin P. Bock, the name given by the youth to Milwaukee police. Police said Bock is a parolee from the Green Bay reforma- tory, and if he was committed from Buffalo county It would have boon recorded in tlic sher- iff's records. At any rate Detective Ser- geant Vance Chamberlain of the Milwaukee force said that the youth had admitted tho financing of n. const-to-coast- npree with bad checks. Behind him is a trail of In bum checks. He didn't have a cent when he started. He is held on charges of auto- mobile theft, forgery and utter- ing and operating a confidence game. It all started August 22 when Bock stole an automobile from. a parking lot in Milwaukee. In one of the pockets he found credentials of Victor H. Joyce. Prairie du Sac, Wls., including a hotel credit card. Detective William Wysockl, who brought Bock bnck from. Taos, N. M., the end of the trail, said the young man told him: With the credentials, he Ob- tained worth of clothing la a 'Milwaukee store; cashed a check for in another store, and bought n, wrlstwatch worth on credit. Then he drove Into the state, where he splurged with proceeds from In worthless checks. He abandoned the automobile in Chicago, and bought another with n. Joyce check for At Tampa, Fla., he purchased a yacht, making a down payment with a check. He also opened a checking ac- count at a Tampa bank with a check. The yacht owner became suspicious, but before he could check. Bock flew to San Francisco. From San Fran- cisco, he went to Reno, Ncv. Luck and money ran out In Reno. He pawned the watch he had purchased In Milwaukee for He hitchhiked to Taos, where he asked for lodging at the county Jail. Police found a revolver while ho was being searched. Bock Insisted ho was Just carrying the revolver "for pro- tection because I was handling so much money." Taos authori- ties checked In tho area and with neighboring states. There was no record of recent holdups. So they turned Bock over Detective Wysockl. to Wreckage of Airliner Sighted Seattle Pan American World airways announced today that wreckage of Its missing DC-4 airliner had been sighted on an An- nette island' mountainside, near Ketchlkan, Alaska. The plane van- ished Sunday with 18 aboard. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Wlnona and vicinity: Cloudy occa- Little tonight and Saturday with slonal light rain tonight, change In temperature. Low tonight 50; high Saturday afternoon 58. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy tonigh and Saturday with occasional llgh1 rain or drizzle tonight. Little change In temperature. Wisconsin: Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Saturday with occasional rain or drizzle near Mis- sissippi river tonight and extreme south Saturday. Little change In temperature. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 53; minimum, SO; proclpltnUon, none; sun Oregon's Hall Rises From 3ed to Take Governor's Oath Salem, Ore, (fP) A stunned regon slowly prepared today for a unoral in state for its governor nd two other top officials, killed n a hunting trip piano crash. SorvlcoH wore planned for all hreo In tho chamber of tho state ouse of representatives hero Mon- ay at a. Tho bodies of Governor Earl noil. Secretary of State Robert 8 arroll, Jr.. and State Senate resident Marshall Cornell were to o brought hero from tho mountoln- un southern Oregon wilderness hero their piano crashed Tuesday Ight. Tho crash aljo killed tho Hot, Cliff HOKUO. Individual Services Families ot tho crash victims also :anned individual services. Ar- nngoments hnvo not boon com- etod. It WOK tho most tragic piano in OroKon history, nnd tho ate. slowly recovering from its lock, promised a funeral in kcep- g. It will bo a stato-wldo day of otlrnlng. Officials of tho utato'B largest city, Portland, said all of- fices would be closed. Other cities were following suit. The national and state guards went Into mourn- InK and flags throughout the state were nt half-mast. Tho new governor, John Hubert' Hall, 48, Portland attorney, ele- vated from speaker of the house of representatives, took over, but many of tho state's offices were paralyzed by tho triple death. It was impossible to obtain drivers licenses, automobile licenses or numerous othor certificates. These functions, carried on under the secretary of state's supervision, will not bo resumed until new Gover- nor Hall names a successor to Far- rcll. probably next week. At present. Hall Is in Portland with influenza. He arose from bed yesterday for a hurried trip here to lako tho oath of then re- turned home. Tho new governor sold ho would take no official actions until after the funeral services. Meanwhile, the Civil Aeronautics commission opened an Investigation of tho crash. sets toniRht at sun rises to- morow nt EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota and peratures will average four to eight degrees tibovo normal. Normal maxi- mum 42 northern Minnesota, 43 central Wisconsin. Normal minimum 25 northern Minnesota, 30 central Wisconsin. No significant change through Monday, gradually turning colder Tuesday and Wednesday Precipitation will average one- fourth inch, excepting ranging up- ward to one-half inch northern Wisconsin. Rain western section Sunday, over most of the area Iiionday and early Tuesday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Minn. Free. Bemldji.............. 50 44 Des Monies ..........59 50 2.01 Duluth 46 44 T International Falls ..47 43 .01 Miami ..............84 75 Mlnncapolis-St. Paul 54 40 Seattle..............53 47 .48 Phoenix.............83 48 Washington 63 53 T DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 14 Red Wing Lake City......... Reads .........12 Dam 4, T.W. 3 5, T.W. T.W. Winona CC.P.) Dam 6, T.W. Dakota CC.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La 6.2 3.4 2.4 5.4 7.6 Crosse 12 4.6 Tributary Streams 2.3 2.2 1.1 3.2 2.6 Chlppewa at Durand. Buffalo above Alma... Trempealeau at Dodge Black at Nelllsville... Black at Galesville La Crosse at W. Salem Root at Houston 5.0 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenbcrr, Iowa) Except for a slight fall at the tail- water of dam ten there will be very llttlo change In this district over Saturday nnd Sunday. Ramadier Wins Test; Cabinet Remains Unstable Parliamentarians and even associates of Socialist Premier Paul Ramadier declared today that the present middle-of-the-road French government would have to be reshuffled again soon, despite yesterday's vote of confidence in the national assembly. The vote for the to 280, with 18 ed two days of fist-shaking, name- calling debate, but despite the ex- citement, many deputies appeared more Interested In discussions out- side tho chamber about the.possi- ble -Juturo -makeup of cabinet. Many deputies expressed belief that tho government would have to be shaken up within a mouth so as to bring in such figures as Leon Blum, former premier and elder statesman of the Socialist party, and Paul Reynaud, an Independent rightist who was the last premier before the fall of France. Ramadier streamlined his cabinet only last week by trimming the number of ministers from So- cialists, six Popular Republicans, five Kadical Socialists, and two In- 13: Seven Socialists, three Popular Republicans, two Radical Socialists and one Inde- pendent. Yesterday's vote of confidence, In which Ramadler's margin of vic- tory fell short of what some ob- servers thought he would get, found 15D Popular Republicans, 104 So- cialists, 22 Radical Socialists and 15 independents arrayed for the gov- ernment. Gi Gi ive Once an< ive for Nine Wallace in Rome, Received by Pope Rome Former Vice-Presl- dent Henry Wallace saw Pope Pius XII today and urged him, a mem- ber of Wallace's party said after the audience, to use. his Influence toward a solution of the Palestine problem. It was Wallace's first call in Italy, where he arrived Thursday "as a Four Unions Hold Out on Filing Reports By Harold W. Ward Washington Four of til newspaperman" after to Palestine. nation's most powerful labor union give every sign of Ignoring today' deadline for gaining legal status be fore the reorganized National Labo Relations board. Minneapolis Store Employes Admit Theft Hennepln Minneapolis County Attorney M. J. Dillon today studied statements of four em- ployes of the Dayton Company, ad- mitting theft of more than to determine whether the case would be presented to the grand jury. Police Inspector Eugene Bernath said the four men, all are em- ployed In the garage of the firm, operators of one of the city's large department stores. Their statements said the thefts covered about 18 months. The four were identified by Ber- nath as Richard P. Hcinrlch, 49, special delivery dispatcher; Robert B. Dunn, 38, router; Stanley C. Iverson, 39, dispatcher, and Neil W. Iverson, 31, a driver. 331" Contributions to the 1947 Wl- nona Community chest rose to at noon today, 79 per cent of the Quota. Creedon Resigns Housing Post R. Cree- don resigned today as national hous- cxpcditor. In a letter of resignation, Croc- don advised President Truman that lie was leaving the government to take charge of a large construction program In connection with the de- velopment of atomic energy. No details were given. The Will to House announced that Tlghe E. Woods has been named acting housing cxpedltor. Ho has jeen a deputy under Creedon. Woods entered government serv- ice in 1942 as OPA rent examiner n tho Chicago regional office. Later he became deputy housing expeditor for rent control. 12-day visit Tho Taft-Hartlcy net require unions to submit financial report as well as affidavits from officer disavowing communism. And thl under NLRB rules Is the last dar for compliance. While many others rushed to po under the wlro in UDIB to pond ing from dlsmSwl, tome four unions appeared to be cinch hold John L. Lewis' United Mine Work ers Philip Murray's United Steel Workers, tho United Auto Worker and the United Electrical, Radii and Machine Workers. District 50 Hard Hit All but-Lewis' miners we C.I.O. affiliates. Lewis claims some mem bers, Including 250.000 In tho con troverslal U.M.W. district 60. Thl. collection of miscellaneous unions has been Involved in almost con stant Jurlsdlctional conflict with other A.F.L. affiliates as well as some C.I.O. groups. Henco It could be hard hit by not having access to tho NLRB for certification as a qualified collective bargaining agent Although like Lewis an outspoken opponent of communism, Murray similarly refused to comply with the eligibility requirements on behalf o nis far-flung Steclworkcrs union which he heads along with tho en- ;ire CJ.O. Extension Given The Steel Workers executive boarc decided in July it would neither sign affidavits swearing Its members were not communists, nor submit to tho Labor department tho finnncla and organizational data which tho Taft-Hartlcy act mokes a prerequi- site to use of the NLRB's protec- tive machinery. The United Auto Workers led by Walter P. Reuther, another anti- communist, took similar action. Tho United Electrical Workers with some members is class- ed among the C.I.O.'s left wing un- In order to ease the last-minute pressure, the board decided to granl i 30-day extension to those which lad taken Initial steps toward com- jllance. Not quite Certain who's scaring who but prepared for some sort of visit from goblins and witches on Halloween are, .eft to right Tom, Dick and Harrv. two-year-old identical triplet sons of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bouchard7Easthampton, Mass. (A.P. Wirephoto to Tho Repub- lican-Herald.) Study Favors Controls, Official Says Marshall Plan May Mean Tax Hike, Senator The council ot economic ndvlaers la reported have notified President Trunun that the Marshall plan can promote, rather than Imperil, the stability of the United States economy. The council will official familiar with Its that a multi-billion dollar foreign aid program need not worsen this country's Inflationary problem If It is accompanied by some regulatory: safeguards. The report, due for Issuance to- night, Is the second- of three ordered by President Truman to guide the pro- posals for foreign assistance. Its purpose Is to determine Impact on U. S. economy of pro- gram of Marshall plan In a sister report, Secretary of tha Interior J. A. KrlW last week con- tended tho country la nblo to sup- port a "considerable" program with- out serious drain on the nation's physical resources. May Sucrcst Controls The council headed by Dr. Idwla C. Noursc is expected to report that tho long-range aid program will Intensify price pressures on some as grain. some other foods, steel and fertiliz- already art In world scarcity. The council's, report may not outright recom- mendations on proposed federal controls to prevent such short- ages from creating a. runaway situation. On tho other hand, said an of- ficial acquainted with tho prepa- ration of the the Noursa group has concluded that the United States has little choice In tha situation, holding that an economic collapse In Europe would have repercussions at home- However Representative Fred L. Crawford (R.-Mlch.) declared today that help for Europe ttim country with the choice between Higher taxes or greater Inflation. At the same time, senator Joseph C. Oltahoncy CD.-Wyo.) called for n. new excess profits levy as approach to the twin problem Con- gress will confront next month ot jurblng high prices at home whlla working out a multl-bUUon-dollar European recovery program. A Republican leadership decision on whether to press a third tax reduction bill at the November 17 session was delayed, meanwhile, by the Illness of Representative Harold Knutson Tax Hike Disowned Crawford, however, asserted that t no longer Is a question of cutUnj taxes but of hiking them. Tho Michigan Republican said he voted for tho two bills Presldens Truman vetoed lost session ie expected government spending ;o be curtailed sharply. Since then, however, he added :n an interview, "The Senate and 3ouso appropriations iavo shown they don't know how to cut the European eco- nomic crisis lias developed and all signs point to greater defense needs. "We arc clear out on a limb now." Crawford declared, "and you don't cut your defenses when you are ;hreatening 'everybody." The Decision Needed House member said "It In Lime for the people to make a very quick decision." on this question: "To whatever extent _ we now finance Europe, In connection with ho Marshall plan, ore the people ready to put the dollars In the tax xix, or will they now Insist that 'urthcr Inflationary pressures be ireated through additional deficit O'Mahoney made no reference to possible higher income taxes but sold a revival of excess profits evies would help bring prices down and ease Inflationary pres- sures. Rather than a straight return to. Lhe wartime tax, however, the Wyo- ming senator told a reporter it hould contain a formula that would give smaller Industries an ncentlvc to plow profits back Into their business in order to encourage ompetltlon and production. )ispute Over Jap Reparations Aired Washington An eight- months dispute among the war- Ime Pacific Allies over reparations rom Japan was disclosed today liter the Philippines had put in a. bill for damage suf- ered from the Invaders. Lifting some of the secrecy, sur- sessions of the 11-nation 'or Eastern commission. It was re- ealed that with the sole exception f Canada, every one of Japan's World War II foes has claimed a arger scare of the reparations pool size is yet to be determined the others considered Justi- ed. Only the Philippines put dollar on her loss. On a proportion- te basis, the other ere only in percentages of the fu- urc total add up to omo
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