Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Cloudy tnnlfhtl fllourty c OME TO THE Wlnona Mardi Gras November 6-7-8 Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 221 WINONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Rankin Running Last in Mississippi Another Veto Predicted for Tax Reduction Knutson Plans Prompt Cut at Special- Session WMihlnglnn Representative Robert L. Doughton (D.-N. C.) pro- dlrtpd today that the renewed Re- publican attempt to slash Income tAXp.i a year will run Into another prrMdnntlal veto. Thp North Carolina House veter- an, who managed tux legislation whpn hlx party controlled Congress Mild thu new tax cut proposal wll full tifriiuw: "Urtlrvi tlio Hrpubllcans can dhow that wi- can meet our clomontlc ni-cd.1. for foreign relief com- untl pay on the debt, It Is my opinion Unit they cannot ovcr- riflr nniHlipr prc.ilclpnllnl voto Ihrir tax bill." Two nitPinpU to override tax cut vctops failed la.it year. Doughton matin his statement to uftcr Chairman KnuUon iK.-MliiM.1 of thn llmwi wiiyii un( rmmntUi-p outlined plana for n (IdUblc-barri-lrcl tux OOO.OOO.OOO "quickie" .-Hash at the special session which convenes No- vember 17. and more reductions In nn over-all revision of tax statutes npjcl spring. KnuUon Support KnulMHi told nownmon tho roporl nubmlttcd yesterday by a ton-man citizen.'.' tax study group, calling for tnx for all the Indi- vidual and for corpora- tions B.I wnll, "dcnnttoly nupportn my contentions for Immediate tax rciipf." Tho clllwnn' group, set up by tho and mcan.i committee anc hrftded by RoKWoll Maglll, former under wcrctary of tho treasury, pro- posed 1. First priority for relief for In- dividuals. It made no exact pro- posals on nitfls. 2. Unlvprnal application of the community property principle whrrrhy liiuibnncln nnrt wlvm onn dl- vldr tho family Income equally for ux reporting purposes. woutt lower the tux for middle Incomes nnd rrduce fcdurul revenues by about The system now ap- plies by local law In 13 utatw, Corporation Cut 3. Corporation tax reduction with uprclal conMderntlonn "to fost- er untl promote small business on- trrprlBCH." Corporato net incomes under should bo taxed nt lower rates than corporate not in- comes of greater amounts, tho re- port nAld. <t Curtailment of double taxation of as when tho govern- rnpnt levies on corporation Income and RKnln when that Income is paid in to stockholders. The an Individual "an appropriate e'rrrtVf or" Agalnnt hlH own for thp tux paid by tho cor- ponUIon with respect to his ellvl- ntudy group said should bo given denrtn." Matthew Woll. member of the A.F.L. executive board. and labor s mrrobf r of tho study group, filing n dlwmnUnR minority report saying the program would shirt the tax loud from thor.p best ablo to those Irnr.t able to pay. Weather IT.nKUAI. FOKKCASTH WinCim Htitl vicinity Cloudy anil coiiRlclprnMy colder tonight; low the rrrer.lng point. Mostly cloudy Thursday with rain by late nftcrnnon or night; continued cold hu-h 4ii. tonight and Thurtidny. Colder tonight. Dlmln- l.-.hliiK wlntln tonight. and colder to- nlKht with occasional rain north. Mostly cloudy Thursday. LOCAL WKAT1IKR Official observations for tho .4 hours ending ut 12 m. today: Maximum, 53: minimum. neon. It; precipitation, .42; nun urtu tonlnht at nun risen to- morrow TKMrr.HATtJItKH KLHKWIIKKK MHX. 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Wilson, president of the General Electric Company and wartime director of aircraft buying for the government, today as o Senate war InvoNtlgating subcommittee reopens its inquiry into Howard Hughes war contracts, Wilson was tho first witness of tho day, Senator Carl Hatch (D.-N. a member of tho subcommittee, is at lower left.. (A.P. WIrcphoto to Tho Republican-Herald.) Wilson Tells of Pressure For Flying Boat Contract Washington Charles E. Wilson testified today that "outside pressure" was exerted against the War Production board in 1943 to prevent cancellation of Howard Hughes' contract to build tho world's largest Hying boat. Questioned by Chairman Homer Ferguson of a _ i _ _____ ..i 1 Resettlement Commission of Ten Selected By Jack U. St. ton-member Jtiln- ncsota commission on resettlement of displaced persons was created by Governor Luther W, Youngdnhl to- day. In announcing tho npolntmcnts, Governor Voungdahl sold the com- mission will study tho resettlement In Minnesota of "some of tho home- less and tragic people of Europe who seek to como to this land." Named to tho commission, which will hold Its -first meeting in the governor's office at 2 p, m. Monday, Dr. T. president Oullixson, St. Paul, Luther Theological seminary and vice-president of the Evangelical Lutheran church. Dr. Richard C. Raines, Minne- apolis. Hcnnepln avcnuo Methodist church. Rov. James Byrnes, Minneapolis, Anunclatlon church. Rov. Prank W. Curtln, St. Paul, diocesan bureau of Catholic charl- Rov, E. B, Olabe, Minneapolis, Missouri synod of Luthoran churches. Samuel H. -Maslon, Minneapolis attorney. Lloyd M. Green, St. Paul, repre- senting Minnesota State Federa- tion of Labor. Rodney C. Jacobson, Minneapolis, secretory-treasurer Minnesota State O.I.O. council. Jarlo LclftaHom, director of state social welfare division, R. A. Trovattcn, state commis- sioner of agriculture. Governor Youngdahl said the commission may bo expanded later. Mihai, Queen Helen to Attend Royal Wedding lluch.irr.it Tho Romanian Kovurnmmfc announced today that King Mlhul and Quoon Mother Helen had accepted an Invitation to attend the wedding of Princess Eli- zabeth of Britain. Senate war investigating subcom- mittee, Wilson said that Henry J. Kaiser was one of those who brought such "pressure." Wilson, who headed tho wartime aircraft production board, was the first witness as the committee re- sumed hearings, interrupted last August, into' Hughes' wprth of contracts to build tho Hy- ing boat and photo reconnaissance planes. Wilson, who is president of the General Electric Company, testified he ordered Hughes' contract for the 200-ton flying boat canceled In 1943 my bodt Judgement It could not bo completed in time to servo tho war effort." The former War Production board vice-chairman told the committee another factor in his decision to cancel an contract for tho piano was an acute shortage of manpower on the'West coast where the ship was being built. Roosevelt Revernos Order Subsequently, Wilson's cancella- tion order was reversed by the late President Roosevelt, who directed that tho project go ahead. The big plane has been under construction since and took to the air for the] first timo last Sunday during a trial taxi run. Before Wilson took the witness Ferguson said the commit- Washington A controversy boiled up today over whether Con- gress should vote help for Europe without tying political strings to the assistance program. The issue wns due for preliminary airing at a closed session of the spe- cial House committee on foreign old, gathering for its first formal meet- ing Mince members returned from mi extended European inspection tour, The "110 strings" recommendation was part of a tentative report draft- ed by Representative Hurter Mass.) who served as acting chair- man of the ID-man study commit- too. May Be Basis Because It was created specifically to deal with the problem of global needs, the so-called Herter comrnlt- I.OO'H Him! rocomrniindiiMoiiH inny form UK; basis for House action on the Marshall plan or whatever sub- stitute -program is suggested for countering communism in Europe. Although contents of the tenta- tive report became generally known on Capitol hill today, committee members wore reluctant to it openly on the grounds that It was not an official document. Several, however, left no doubt in private conversations that they will oppose granting any aid to coun- tries which do not agree to cer- tain restrictions, Including free ac- cess to American observers. These members say they want specific safeguards to prevent use of food or other shipments for Internal poli- tical maneuvering. In addition to urging against nny political strings, the tentative Her- ter report suggests that Congress set up an Emergency Foreign Re- construction Authority (EFRA) to handle the distribution of food, fuol and fortiltaur to nuody countries. Programs dealing with raw mate- rials, heavy machinery, tools other items needed for Europe's re-1 construction would be handled by the government's Export-Import I Sending Some U.S. Gold To Europe Under Study Supply Would Stabilize Local Currencies By John M. Illfrlilowcr Washington A proposal to ship some of America's huge gold hoard to Europe in connection with the Marshall recovery plan is receiv- ing serious, consideration from top administration officials. If finally approved by the White House it probably will be presented to the special' session of Congress November 17 as part of Secretary of State George Marshall's program of hulplnic Europe help Itself back to economic health. The essence of the gold proposal as described by officials familiar with it Is this: The administration would ask Congress to authorize a European stabilization fund of about to be administered the. Treasury, This would be an addition to the to in gifts and loans which probably will be recommended to fere! Europe and rcvlvu lagging production. Use Would Me Delayed The stabilization fund would not be used until the Marshall program was well under late next year. At that time the treasury might clip into the. proposed fund to finance shipments of gold and dollars to various Marshall plan countries for use as reserves to back up their own local currencies. Officials most familiar with the idea contend that once Europe actually Is on the way to rccovcry.j local currencies will begin, to regain their real value but that this may not be apparent to the people. Hence Maglll, right, former under secretary of the treasury and head of a citizens advisory committee on taxation, files with Chair- man Harold Knutson ot the House ways and means com- mittee, a report recommending a reduction of individual Income tax rates. (A.P. WIrcphoto.) great advantage could be derived, the officials say, from making avail- able certain amounts of gold as cur- Soviet Bloc to Boycott American Plan for Korea By Max Harrelson lake. Success The Soviet hloc announced today it would boycott United Nations commission created to supervise general elections In Korea next spring under Secretary ot State George have been drained off both by the war and by postwar imports of such essentials as food and fuel. The whole Idea would be to pro- vldo moro or visible evidence of tho jstminUi of local cuiTunclcn. British Foreign Secretary Ernest S0mewhat of a stir k lth a EUBgestion ited States "redistribute" gold hoard in order to over the EFRA, which would handle i countries. a big share of the _ aid .program, to the Bcvln suggestion because none Herter recommends that tho agency be directed by seven members to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Brewster Urges Navy Oil Probe flclcncics in procurement procedures" that brought about fail- ure" to produce flyablo planes for use during tho war, Hughes was not present, but his attorney. Tom Slack, told a re- (Contlnncd on Page 3, Column 4) WILSON stories of the gold or dollars could be spent In trade transactions. Laborites Get Scottish Setback London Scottish voters handed Britain's ruling Labor party Czech Cabinet in Crisis Session Prague. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia's coalition cablr.ot, caught In a communist-bred crisis, was summoned Into special session today In an effort to patch up a widening rift between tlio right and left. The crisis, born In Slovakia of communist Insistence for broaden- ing the base of communist Influ- ence in the government, was tho first serious break in Czech politics in more than two years of postwar life. oil. An weekend's English and Welsh bal- loting for borough councCmcn. A Tlirce-Ycar-Old Yoiirijrster. who was found by a policeman on a Htroot corner In Now York ton clays ago, rubs her eye as she plays with her toys at the Children's Center. Police have been unable to Jocnto her parents, Sho answers to the name Barbara. (A.P. Wire- photo.) told by two another Jolting setback in municipal prompt o1' !S 77 12 new seats. inquiry into the subject the Senate war Investigating com- aras markedly demonstrated mittee which Brewster heads came conservative landslide in last to a noisy adjournment yesterday .__...., with the Maine senator calling tes- timony by former navy Commander A, A, MacKrille "a pretty tall story." MacKrllle was In charge of ne- gotiations with the Arabian Ameri- can Oil Company (ARMCO) In 1Q45 which resulted In an agreed price to the navy of a barrel. Brewster contends other government agencies were buying oil then for 04 cents a barrel. Under questioning by Brewster, MacKrlllo acknowledged he dis- cussed the case last Sunday with an official and an attorney for ARAMCO. MacKrllle said they sought him out at his New York home to talk about a 1945 navy memorandum which states that ARAMCO repre- sented to the navy that the com- pany was paying King Ibn Sam1 of Saudi Arabia a royalty of -12 cents a barrel. Actually tho royalty was 21 cents. border, reaching Its peak in Glas- There the Laborites lost three scats but clung to o. two-vote ma- jority among the 114 elected coun- cllmen. As in the English and Welsh local elections, only one-third of the scats were at stake. Voting was somewhat heavier than in local elections last year. In Glasgow Gl per cent of the elector- ate voted compared with 53 per cent in 1046. Bomb Explodes in Buenos Aires Bucnox bomb ex- ploded today at an extrance to an army officers' club CClrculo smashing windows or thu club and several nearby buildings In tho cen- ter of Buenos Aires. No one Was Injured. Woman Must Return Engagement Ring Los Judge Leo Frcund reached back nearly 000 years to old Roman [ound it good in California, In holding that an engagement ring' Is not the woman's property until marriage. He ruled that Miss Betty Sin- clair, 40, of North Hollywood must return a diamond ring to her former fiance, Russell O. Prlcbe, 46, real estate man, unless she chooses to pay him Instead, The judge said Roman law held that an en- ;agcmcnt ring was merely a symbol of the troth was broken, tho ring went back to thu donor, Priebe sued to recover the ring and a brooch and cash. But Judge Freund ruled that Miss Sinclair may keep the cash and brooch. Jap Refuses Black Market Food, Starves Tokyo District Judge Yoshitada Yaniaguehi consider- ed himself a man of high prin- high he could not pa- tronize the black market: The Judge resolved to. support his family on his legal salary nnd his Icfral rations. He died of tuberculosis and malnutri- tion. The story of the struggle be- tween principle and an empty Ktonmch emerged today wlion his diary was published In the newspapers. Ho subsisted on thin soup, Riving the legal rations to his family. He even refused food from a farming aren, by his fa- ther-in-law, turning it over to his hungry family. To his wife's plea that they sell some personal belongings and buy food on the black mar- ket, he replied: "How can one who judges oth- ers do any black Last March extreme malnu- trition set In. In August Ya- maguchl collapsed. A doctor told him he had tuberculosis. He was taken to the home of his father-in-law but even then he refused to eat anything from the black markets. In mid-October, still clinging to his principles, Judge Yimm- gucht died. His widow, telling reporters about it, lamented: "It is hor- rible these days to be married to an houcsc man." mittee of the United Nations as- sembly voted 46 to 0, with four ab- stentions, In favor of the U. S. plan. Tho Soviet bloc refused to take part In the vote even to tho extent of recording as abstention. The Soviet boycott declaration made by Dmitri Z. Manullsky, foreign minister of the Ukraine, after U. S. Delegate John Foster Dulles nominated that Soviet re- public as a member of the project- ed nine-nation election commission for Korea. The name of the Ukraine was included, however, in the member- ship of the commission along with Australia, Canada, China, El Sal- vador, France, India, the Philip- pines and Syria. Both the United States and Russia were omitted from membership. The refusal the Ukraine to serve on the Korean commission was seen as an indication that the Soviet union would refuse to co- operate in arranging U. N.-supcr- vlsec! elections and might bar the U. N. observers from the Russian- occupied zone of northern Korea. Simple Rites Held For John Winant Concord, N. II. Men In high places and the humble gather- ed here today for the funeral of John G. Winant, wartime ambas- sador to Great Britain and thrice governor of New Hampshire, who shot himself to death Monday in what friends described as "a sud- den crackup." Simplicity was tho theme of the services at St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal church, where the Right Rev. E. John T. Dallas, bishop of New Hampshire, officiated. Fourteen honorary pallbearers from all walks of life, and eight active bearers, including the present and past commanders of his local Legion post, assisted at the funeral. Hundreds of telegrams arrived at the family home from all parts of tho world. They Included expressions of sym- palhy'from President Truman, King _____ _. George, Queen Elizabeth and Queen man nt; tnc vv'inona office of the South St. Paul Rejects City Manager Plan By Associated Press Fairmont swapped-the Jobs of its major and alderman at large Tues- day as one feature of municipal elections In a dozen Minnesota communities, oil marked by a com- paratively-light vote. Mayor Ed Duffy won the alder- manic post, votes to from James McNerney while M. K. Brown, holder of tho council post, was topping a three-cornered race for the executive's chair. Brown polled votes, John Dickinson, chamber of commerce secretary, 828, and John Livermore 567.. Voters approved, to 761, the Installation of parking meters In tho downtown district. North Mankato returned Its four top officials to office but defeated one Incumbent councilman- Re- elected were Mayor H. C. Wollam; M. R. Wigley, clerk; Girvin Maliett, treasurer; Municipal Judge M. J. Bcrndt, and Aldermen F. C. Daniels, C. A. Keene and J. M. Gebhardt. H, C. Moadole was defeated for his second ward scat by Martin Papke. A proposal for a city-manager form of government was decisively defeated by South St. Paul voters. The count was against to 87G for. A bond Issue to fin- ance construction of two water reservoirs, and a water tower for extension of the system was fav- ored, to 027. Red Lake Falls voters re-elected H. B. Lane mayor, and overwhelm- ingly approved a hospital appropriation, 696 to 28. Mother Mary of England. "The nation mourns with you Marquardt Named to Telephone Industrial Panel St. Minn. W. C. Mar- quardt, Bluff Siding, Wls.. switch- man at the Wlnona office of the J Northwestern Bell Telephone Com- "'pany, was named to a new three- man industrial panel of the North- President Truman said, "the un- timely passing from our national westorn Union of Telephone Work- life of a great figure whose nt a union meeting here today, ices in many fields of activity were Thc 125 meeting delegates, reprc- as distinguished as they company employes in varied." i Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and The cable from the king nnd queen said they were "much dis- tressed by tho news oC your hus- band's death" and expressed "deep sympathy" to tho family. General Merrill Has Heart Ailment San Francisco Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill, 44, leader Of the hard-hitting Merrill's Marau- ders in Burma during the war, 5s en route to Washington. D. C., for treatment of a heart ailment which may terminate his army career. Merrill arrived here yesterday from Manila, bound for Walter Reed hospital at the capital. He was a member of the U. S. military com- mission advising the Philippine gov- ernment on reorganization of that nation's army. MacArthur Headquarters Opened in Milwaukee Milwaukee The MacAr- thur for President club's campaign headquarters opened today in suite 243 of. the Planinkton hotel. North and South Dakota, also re- jected "at tills time" affiliation with cither the American Federation of Labor or the Congress of Industrial Organizations. The delegates added that they would "keep an open mind on the subject" of possible affiliation at a later date. Burning B-29 Lands in Wheat Field Wilbur, Wash. The pilot and co-pilot of a B-29 landed their burning plane safely in a wheat field yesterday after five other crewmen parachuted from the crip- pled bomber. Two of the crew members were injured In their jumps. The other three and the pilot and cl-pllot were unhurt. Colonel Albert J. Shower, com- manding officer of Spokane army airfield, where the big bomber was based, said the ship was en route home on a training flight from Warner Robins Field, Georgia, when an engine started burningy 46-Year-Old Judge Stennis Leads Field Kentucy Goes Democratic; Bonus Voted in N. Y., Ohio By Tho Associated Press John A. Stennis. 46-year-old cir- cuit judge who played down the race Issue, was pulling away from two close-running opponents early today for the U. S. Senate seat of the late Theodore G. Bilbo, Mis- sissippi's "white supremacy" advo- cate. Veteran Congressman John E, Rnnlciri. who promlsrd to "out-Bilbo Bilbo" If I'U'ctod. was runtime lust in the five-man Democratic con- test. His House scat was not at stake. With out of voting pre- cincts reporting, Stennis lias votes to for U. S. Representa- tive Comer of Poscagoula and the would-be political heir of Bilbo, Attorney Forrest Jackson. who had 33.74G. Stenni.s. unknown outside liis own Judicial district before hft announc- ed for- ofllce, and .seir-.ityled "the most conservative candidate in tho drew solid support in all parts of the state except the Bilbo- stronghold of south Mississippi. Tho Mississippi Senate race shar- ed Interest In yesterday's off-year state and municipal elections with a return of the Kentucky governor- ship to the Democratic fold after four years of Republican rule at Frankfort. Democrats swept back Into con- trol In this "border" .state by easily electing U. S. Representative Earle C. Clements as chief executive over Republican State Attorney General Eldon S. Dummlt and taking over control of Louisville's board of al- dermen. Incumbent Governor Si- meon S. Willis was not eligible to succeed himself, Few "Trends' Democrats will claim this a ma- jor upset, although Republicans, who Imvo hnci only five governors In Uio alnltt'M hlHlory. have elected two In n. row. Otherwise, there was little In the cross country returns to show aay trends" for those Interested in try- Ing to figure out the '1948 presi- dential election. There were no upsets in three special congressional elections to nil vacancies. Republicans won in nor- mally Republican districts in In- diana and Ohio and a Democrat took a heavily Democratic district in Brooklyn. The TJ. S. House winners: Ralph Harvey, Republican, won over Frank A. Haiiley, Democrat. In the Indiana tenth; William M. McCulIoch, Republican, defeated Joseph B. Quatroan. Democrat, in the Ohio fourth, and Abraham J. Multer, Democrat, beat Victor Ra- binowitz, American Labor, and Ja- cob P. Lcfkowitz, Republican, in the Nvew York 14th. New York and Ohio voters mark- ed a big "okay" on veterans' bonus proposals of and respectively. New Jersey ballotcrs gave thump- ing approval to a new state con- stitution to replace one approved 103 years ago, but Kentucky de- feated a proposal to call a conven- tion to rewrite its state charter. Upsets in Mayoralty Races In the important mayoralty races both parties scored upsets. But the Republicans re-elected Mayor Ber- nard Samuel In Philadelphia and the Democrats kept Mayor Thomas A. Burke In office in Cleveland. Detroit tossed out Mayor Edward J, Jeffries in his bid for a fifth, term. City Councilman Eugene I. Van Antwerp defeated him in a nonpartisan election In which Jef- fries for the first time in his last three races had the support of the C.I.O. United Auto Workers. Democrats, Jr. other mayoralty contests, tu-ied out Republican- administrations in Indianapolis. Evansvllle, Muncie and Fort Wayne. Ind.; Allentown and Erie, Pa., and six cities in New York, Including Niagara Falls, Schenectady and Poughkcep.-ile. Republicans scored turnovers 'n. Hammond, Ind., Wllkes-Barre. Pa. Watcrbury, Conn., and nine New York cities. Including Amsterdam, Kingston and Geneva. Socialist Mayor Jasper McLevy of Bridgeport, Conn., won more votes than his Democratic and Republi- can opponents combined to gain his eighth successive term. But' Penn- sylvania's only Socialist mayor, J. Henrs' Stump of Reading, was de- feated for a fourth term by Demo- crat. John F. Davis. Danish Premier Submits Resignation Copenhagen. Denmark Premier Knud Kristensen submit- ted his resignation to King Frederit today, but agreed to keep his coali- tion government In office until a new cabinet Is approved by the king. The Kristensen government was upset by parliament October 3 and new elections were held October 28. but without giving any party a clear mandate. Youngdahl Sets Hearing Week St. Governor Luther Youngdahl today proclaimed the week of November 3-15 as National Hearing week In Minnesota and urg- ed all citizens to join with the American Hearing society and its local chapters in a campaign to prevent and alleviate hearing dis- in children.