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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W BATHER dr a ilrthftl tlftll titnltfht w INONA it CIvJo Audltorlcm Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 247 WINONA. MINNESOTA. SATURDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 6. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PACES Fund Equips Children for Outdoors RESHLY fallen nnow txmutlfylnK the outdoor mnkew winter n happy ttmo to children or th northern ell rmvtrs, It Is Urn for heavy shoos Kcxxl warm cloth InK, sliding, itkl IriK, coasting nnc s k a 11 n K. Rod rhnnkod young strrs comn In from happy and hungry. But to the needy child, not prop- erly drmurcl for winter, without over- shoes and In thin clothes, frosl itnow just heaps uddltlontvl (tuffor- and brings nrw hardships. I means colrt, wet feel, followed by rolds nnd ellnilnntlon from piny Into a restricted world, It has always been the aim o: the Good Fellows to bring Joy to such children at Christmastime b; rtjulpptnK them for Mlnnesoti weather. PtronK, heavy shoos, over- shoes, wnrm clothing and mlttons have always predominated amonK the Rifts the Good Follows Again this year'to see every needy ehlld properly equipped for winter Is one of the goals of the Ooo Trace :t ,01 17 Trace PAtliV IttVKIl llUt.f.KTlN flood StlvKO 34-Hr. KtiiKu Today Chance IV-d Wing I-afcr City Dum 4, T.W. Diiin 5, T.W. Uiim .'.A, T.W, 'J.B 0.0 12 3.4 6A n.n 7.3 fl.3 2.0 .2 .1 -I- .1 -I- .1 -I- .1 -I- Uiun (1, Pool iJtim fl, Dakota (C.P.) 7, Pool Dnm 7, T.W, Crowir Tributary Slrenrim Chlppewtv nt Duruml 4.11 at Thelliiwri Hurfitlo above Alma 2.7 Trrinpenlctiu lit DodKo 1.0 Black at Galesvlllo 3.0 Ln Crow ut W, Salem 1.7 Koot at Houston 6.7 KIVKK (Krom Hiistlnxs to Guttenbenr. Iowa) During the next two days only minor will occur In tho rxtrrmp upper pools. Elsewhere there will be llttla change. .1 Marshall to Ask Cut in Russ Demands Stalin Now Asking In Reparations Secretary of State Marshall and key American eco- nomic advljiors decided to press Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov to- dny for nn amiwor on whether Rus- Hlu Will diminish ltd demand and clofor col- loctlorm until Germany Is back on Un foot. Tho United States delegation mot privately for two hours in advance of today's Big Four council acssion Diplomatic said Mar- shall. with support from British 1'orolgn Secretary Erncut Bevln tnkcs tho position that there can be no agreement on Germany's eco- nomic unity until tho reparations Issue In settled, and may Insist as well upon an accounting of tho wmount already ox true tod by Russia from eastern Germany. Developments so far In the for- eign ministers council have Indicat- ed tho virtual partitioning of Ger- many between Russia and tho west- ern powers for an Indefinite time, As tho second wook of the con- ference drew to a close, one more Gorman economic was added to tho list of thoso which have provoked basic disagreement between Russia on the ono hand anc! France, Britain and tho United Btatcs on tho other. Manlmll Challenges Tho latest deadlock camo yester- day when U. S, Secretary of State George 0, Marshall challenged Sov- Foreign Minister V. M, Molotov to stop talking "generalities" about the Gorman poaco treaty and state precisely tho conditions under which Ruwlft would agree to unify Ger- many, Tho American secretary call- ed for the elimination of Germany's boundaries a.i a starter. In response. Molotov launched In- to an attack on British and Amcrl- policies iqousod tho two of bronklng Jio Potsdam .ntrroomont on ropnrn- lions, Halt! thoy wore "actually hln- ctorlng" economic recovery In tho western wnes and claimed thoro had boon a contradiction between Mar- nhall and Secretary of 'Commerce William Avoroll Harrlman over tho huua of unifying Germany. Who In Tho Soviet minister said Harrl- man had rocommurxlod In a recent report to tho President on tho Mar- shall plan the creation of a separate regime In western Germany. This, Mololov said, contrary to Marshall's call for tho unifica- tion of all Germany, and asked 'Who Is right, tho secretary of com- merce, Mr. Harrlman, or tho secre- tary of state, Mr, Marshall and British Foreign Sec- retary JSrnest Bcvln both counter- attacked as soon as Molotov fin- shod, Bcvln assorted that Molo- tov'n arguments wore designed to convince tho Germans that "they iavo but ono friend tho Soviet union." Fight Dispute Leads to Fatal Shooting riilluilelplilu The Joe Iiouh-Jeraoy Jew WnlooU Kent led to fatal Philadelphia tap- room fthootltifr. police reported. Arthur Brown. 33, Nhnt to death liutl iilRlit In an arKU- ment over tho fleht declaim. 1'ollcc sent out n teletype mex- HBKC for arrest of a 53-yoar-old man licensed of wielding the pistol. Boy and Mother Hurt When Train Three Die _ _ w Knocks Car Off Track Into Post The physician for Kenneth Moore said this noon that the boy Is "not out of Ho has a simple fracture of tho left thigh and a HO- voro laceration on that Jog, This dcoratlon, jfhusually deep and ong. His mother, Mrs. Clotus J. Moore, 31, 212 West Sarnla street, who es- caped tho wheels of tho westbound train.at p. m. by Inches, has n concussion. An X-ray was to-be tak- en today to determine whether the skull In fractured. A third victim of tho accident at tho Wlnona street crossing was Or- wln DcRoos, Minneapolis, driver of tho car, who.has n laceration on his head and car. An early arrival on tho scone said the right ear was nearly cut off. Two Similar Mishaps Tholr .collision with a Milwaukee train was the first of two such ac- cidents In Wlnona yesterday, The second one resulted In no injury. A member of the Hiawatha train crew estimated the speed of the rain at 20 miles an hour when the engine rammed Into DcRoos' 1940 coupo about m. Friday. De- loos, brothcr-ln-law to Mrs. Moore, was In W'.nona on business and was boy and his mother taking the lowntow.i. "After tho accident ho told a rela- tive that ho drove north on Winona struct, stopped at the stop sign (not tho flashing typo) at tho railroad racks and started up tho Incline Lo tho track lovel. DcRoot) aald that neither ho nor Mrs. Moore noticed tho approaching ;raln from their right, nnd that ;hey hoard no whistle. As he came on tho tracks, however, he saw the train and deduced that It wns too ato to stop, and that if ho would ,ry to, tho car would be hit broad- (Contlnued on Paire 3, Column 4) CROSSING CRASH Republican-Herald Photo A Curious Crowd watches police and Milwaukee railroad officials secure facts in a collision at the Wlnona utrcot crossing Friday afternoon. Three victims had Just been removed to the Wlnona Gene.al hospital when thin was taken. The car, now pointing south, was traveling noith when stiucK by the train. Tho car was hit on the right rear fender._________________ Second Auto Hits Freight, None Reported Hurt A ten-year-old Wlnonan, thrown from a car struck by the afternoon Milwaukee Hiawatha Friday, is In a condition at the Wlnona General hospital today. In Mill City Plant Fire Loss in Factory Blaze Estimated at Minneapolis The body of a third man was removed today from the ruins of the Walter Haer- tcl Products Company destroyed by nrc last night with an estimated loss of The body was that of Rudy Helm, missing since the blaze. Bodies of the two victims recov- ered from the charred structure last night were identified as those of Frank Zlzak, 21. and Wayne Aim, 34. Walter Haertcl. president of the firm, which manufactures fur clean- ing equipment, made the estimate of I damage to the one-story building 'and its heavy machinery contents, located at'2524 Delaware sUeet S.E., in the southeast Minneapolis indus- trial district. Firemen said the location where Helm was at work in the. basement was covered with ten feet of debris. Bodies of the two victims recovered were found near a window where they apparently suffocated, Dr. Rus- scl R, Helm, Hcnncpln county coro- Grain May Go to Feeding Instead of Shortage Areas By Ovid A. Martin Washington There Is 'a possibility that grain being saved now by farmers through selling livestock early and at light weights may.be fed .to animals later instead of being made avail- able for shortage areas. This possibility is one ol the things the Truman administration General Surles Succumbs at 61 General Alexander D. Surlos, wartime direc- tor of public for tho army, died today, Ho hiul been 111 for several weeks from a pulmonary trouble and was a patient at Walter Reed army hos- pital here. Surles, 61 and with almost two score years of a soldier's career be- hind him, still was on active duty at the time of his death, serving on an advisory group for the chief of staff. Locks to Stay Open Long As Possible Wa.Mhinjrton Lieutenant General R. A. Wheolcr, chief of U. S. army engineers, has directed that locks on the upper Mississippi river jctwecn St. Louis and St. Paul and Minneapolis remain open as long as coast guard Ice breaking activities can continue to help move coal, and oil up the river. Milwaukeean Tried for Negligent Homicide Waukiwha, Win. Richard W. Wirth, 27, Milwaukee, pleaded guilty to a charge of negligent homi- cide In the death of a motorcycle rider and was fined and costs n municipal court yesterday. The fatality occurred September 12 when. Wlrth's car crashed head- on into Howard J. Felskc, 36, Mil- waukee, who was riding a motor- cycle. Firemen Four Water today Into basement of Walter Haertcl Company fur cleaning equipment manu- urlnTUmt at Minneapolis at point where bodies of two workmen were found. A third worker Is to Tho Republican-Herald.) had In mind when it suggested to Congress that there .may bo need for price control and rationing of meats. Right now there Is little financial incentive for the average farmer to fatten hogs to heavy weights. II he has to buy corn, the price IK too high, considering the fnct that it takes more grain to put a pound of grain on heavy ho'gs than light weight ones. Hog feeding operations are consid- erably less favorable now than earlier in the fall. Hogs brought farmers an average of a hun- dred pounds in mid-October. By mid-November they had dropped to an average of This was a de- cline of about 12.4 per cent. Corn- Eases, But Less Corn cased off only four cents a bushel to a decline of less than two per cent. But this situation may change later In the winter when meat sup- plies arc expected to become scarce In relation to demand. This scarcity may lead to advances In prices of meat animals to a point where it would be profitable to feed the high- priced grain to produce heavy hogs. In that event, .the grain which farmers saved during the fall and early winter by feeding animals to lighter weights than they have been accustomed In recent years would be used for extra feeding later. Prices and ration controls could be used, Agriculture department of- ficials say, to hold hog prices at levels which would discourage feed- Ing to heavy weights. Selling; More Profitable Consequently many com belt farmers would find' it more profit- able to sell grain saved under the present grain conservation program than to feed it to livestock. The corn they sold would become available for farmers who otherwise might be forced to buy wheat for their live- stock. The wheat IK needed for human food in .shortage areas abroad. It is possible, on the other hand, _hat any future advance in live- stock prices might be accompanied by a corresponding Increase in grain prices. If that happened, there ner, said. Fire Chief George S. Lockhart said first llremen nt the scene found the 100 by 300-foot building a mass of lire with flames shooting through tho windows. Greek Freighter Aground Off Virginia Cape Norfolk, Va. The coast ruard district office here report- ed today that the freighter Michael went aground some 13 miles off Cape Charles. but was "In no Im- mediate danger." Search and rescue headquar- ters dispatched the cutters Sc- and Jonquil and the Cobb Island lifeboat station motor lifeboat with orders to stand by the vessel until she either floats off the flats herself or Is pulled off by commercial tug. The Shipping- Com- pany, local for tho ship, said the Michael was en route from Antwerp, Belgium, to Hampton Roads, and was not loaded. Leaders Push Aid Bill Despite House Fight Washington Congressional leaders today 'held firm to their plan for sending the European win- ter aid bill to President Truman by the end of next week despite a de- termined campaign In the House to scale down, the administrations request. A severe cut might threaten de- lay while a compromise is reached between the Senate and House ver- sions. The Senate has approved the whole Prepare for Fight House members who contend that B IUIOUL...K U..UUK.. Italy and Austria can be said lubricating oil tided over the cold months for MlO WlllUOWh. QIL1U. stored in the plant apparently had million, less than Mr Truman spread the blaze quickly in several explosions. Dr. Riley, Founder Of Northwestern Bible School, Dead Minneapolis Dr.. William B Rilcy, 80, national Baptist leader and founder of Northwestern schools, died at midnight Friday at his home In Gold- en Valley, Min- neapolis after a falling Funeral will be Tuesday. A militant parti- san of fundamen- talism, Dr. Rlley was responsible for the organiza- tion of the Chris- tian Fundamen- tals Association of :he World. In 1946 he led a victorious fight for funda- mentalist control of the Minnesota Baptist conven- tion. He was named pastor emeritus when he retired in March, 1942, as pastor of First Baptist church, Min- neapolis, a congregation he started serving In 1897, At the time of his death he was president of North- western schools Bible training school, seminary and liberal arts co'.lcse. He was author of mor.e than 80 religious books nnd pam- phlets. Surviving are his widow and five children of a previous marriage. Funeral services will be Tuesday at p. m. In First Baptist church with burial in Lnkewood cemetery. The body will lie in wtate at First Baptist church Sunday from 2 to 5 p. m. Dr. Klley Fishing Combine Operations Bared By Youngdahl St. Governor Luther Youngdahl last night disclosed a public examiner's report which charged a "fishermen's combine" had conspired to violate the state laws with respect to the removal of rough fish from Minnesota lakes. The governor's revelation came 48 hours after Frank D. Blair, dircc- tor of the game and divlslon, .if._ _j tnc name ana IIHLI uivioiun, would be no incentive to.return to ?ard Bounced of three tho practice of heavy feeding for roUKh nsh removal, grain to animals. to William A. Quast, Morris- The price pattern of grains in RObcrt F. Haunch, Watcrvllle. inniiUix ahead .will bn determined In a largo measure by prospects for next year's wheat nnd corn crops. At this time, signs point to a much smaller winter wheat crop than was produced this year, due to weather In the great plains. .ind Charlen Dm-Rln, Slfiyt.on. Colncidontally, Blair .said a fourth contract, sought by Dr. Seth S. Os- borne of Slayton had been denied. All of these men were mentioned dry in the report of Richard-A. Coiling, ____...... ;thc public examiner. An unfavorable spring planting Coiling said an enterprise known season could be expected to Rrnin prices much higher than they now price controls are established. By the same token, a favorable spring season might rauso grain prices to drop. Austin Woman Succumbs at 100 Austin, Minn. Mm, Tcna Bushman, who observed her 100th birthday anniversary last August 11, died at the home of a daughter Thursday night after an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Bushman, who was bom In Hanover, Germany, came to Austin In 1878 with her husband, Barney, who died in 1D10. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Thompson, with whom she lived, and three sons, Henry, Aug- ust and Frank, all of Austin. as "Osborne Fisheries" had been op- erating during the past decade, with its main business the removal of rough flsh. He alleged that Osborne and the others had, under oath and without qualification, "claimed to be the sole and exclusive owners" of fishing equipment listed, whereas it was actually operated by a "com- bine" of those cited, Golling said that records indi- cated Dr. Osborne had received 000 as his share of the proceeds on contracts issued for the past seven seasons, adding that during this period he and his associates had __________ ____ ask- to fight the Issue out on the floor Monday with n scries of proposed amendments to the bill. The House schedule calls for flnal action on the Senate-approved bill Tuesday. It then, will go to a House- Senate conference committee which will Iron out differences between the two measures. Under Secretary of State Robert A. Lovett declared yesterday that current- strikes In France and Italy are inspired by demonstrate "an extension of So- viet foreign policy." UrfM 'Fall' Sum He urged the Senate appropria- tions committee to provide the full gum asked by tho administration for stop gap relief abroad, saying thla country should "not get fright- ened out" of Its plan by the com- munist maneuvering. With both chambers In recess for the weekend. Senate Republicans concentrated meanwhile on drafting their own substitute for the anti- Inflation program which President Truman, tied In with, the European relief project. Instead of the limited price-wage and rationing powers requested by Mr. Truman. Indications were that the Republicans would place the emphasis on a voluntary program of allocating such, scarce Items as steel. 2 Flee Scene Of Robbery at Dumont, Minn. Dumont, Mtnn. One man was captured and two others es- caped early today when Sheriff George Schmitz interrupted an at- tempt to rob the Dumont municipal liquor store. Sheriff Schmltz and a deputy raced here from Whcatoii about 4 a. m. after a call from Mayor Lcs Jardlns who had seen "suspicious men" near the liquor store. The sheriff arrested one man, who refused to give his name, in an automobile parked near the store with the engine running. Apparently warned by lights from the sheriff's automobile, two men dashed from the liquor store a mo- ment before an explosion ripped the back out of the safe. The explosion started a flre, which was extinguished quickly by the flrc department, and caused consider- able damage to the liquor stoclc. Sheriff Schmitz said, however, that a preliminary check indicated noth- ing was missing. The two who had been in the store escaped on foot In the darkness. Sheriff Schmitz said they appar- ently made their way on foot to Whcaton, seven miles away, stole a car, and headed nouth ngaln, through Dumont. An automobile answering tho de- scription of 1936 Green Dodge sedan stolen from the rear of the Clyde Sax restaurant In Whcaton was seen going south through Dumont about a. m. This, however, was before the sheriff had been advised the car was stolen. An airplane was pressed into the search for the missing men. Sheriff Schmitz said he believed they were still In the Gracevllle area, south of here. Sheriff Schmitz said the man In the waiting car was armed. The automobile, a 1D4G Buick sedan, is registered, he said, In tho name of Carl W. Hcdln of St. Paul. Dumont is In Traverse county, In west central Minnesota, about 175 miles west of the Twin Cities. ptlrlQU J1U tlJll-l JJ.JO i __ actually got on the basis of Governor the four men's respective interests. Ceiling's report declared: "Dr. Osborne and his associates have been able to control the fishing op- erations in all waters granted the combine to the exclusion of other fishermen and to the detriment of the state." Badger Centennial Day Madison, Wls. January 5, 1948, has been designated centennial day and should be observed accord- ingly to initiate Wisconsin's celebra- tion of its centennial. Governor Os- car Rennebohm said Friday. Government Already Using Powers 21-Hour Session Sends Act to President Auriol Paris After a 21-hour session, the upper cham- ber of the French legislature ap- proved Premier Robert Schuman's drastic new tmtistrike, anttsabotape Jaw today. 217 to 82. The bill, which heavily increases the punishments for sabotage and sets up penalties for persons Incit- ing .strikes or keeping them KOUIK. was approved by the national as- sembly. the lower chamber, Thurs- day morning. It now goes to President Vincent Auriol for signature and is expect- ed to become effective today or to- morrow. The measure was de- manded by the Schuman cabinet to guarantee nonxtrlkers the right to work without Interference, to sup- press sabotage and to allow ths state to use force in accomplish- ing these purposes. Already Using Powers The French press agency earlier today quoted Schuman as saying that Auriol had already refused demand by the communist-led Gen- eral Confederation of Labor (C.G.T.> that the bill be sent back to the assembly for revision. Although the bill was the center of a hot legislative flght in both chambers, the government lor sev- eral days has been making use of virtually the snme powers, given It by the 'measure, and to all extents nnd purposes it Is in effect now In the struggle to break communist- engineered strikes which have idled more than men. The government announced in assembly last night that police been empowered to use flrearms to defending themselves against If necessary. The all-day and aJl-nlght ses- sion of the upper chamber, council of the republic, was longest In Its short history- proceedings were blocked time after time by the delaying tactics of com- munist members, who cast the only against the bill, At Showdown Stmre labor 'crtsla -appeared to at the showdown stage with directed to use flrearms If neces- sary and strikers under orders of their communist leadership to "hold firm, for the last quarter hour that will decide the victory." The threc-weck-lons wave of strikes, violence and sabotage reaching a "virtual state of anarchy at a few has cost more than, a score of lives and un- counted millions of dollars In prop- erty damage and lost production- Thousands 'have been Injured or ar- rested. One official source yesterday list- ed as some of the material costs of the communist-Instigated wortc stoppages: Two million, tons of coal, tons of Iron ore, tons' of pig iron, 175.000 tons of steel. 160.000 tons of finished steel products, 90 per cent of a month's rubber pro- duction and 40 per cent of the au- ;omobilc production for a month. Buying Power Guarantee Sought A communique of the General Confederation of Labor the communist-dominated organisa- tion leading the strikes, repeated demands for a "guarantee or tho Buying power of the minimum. wage." Tills, the C.G.T. said pre- viously, meant a monthly minimum wage of francs or at overvalued official exchange rate. That Is more than the govern- ment is offering and more than ne present minimum. The C.G.T. said It refused to resume discussions with the gov- ernment under new conditions giv- ng a minimum chance of agree- ment." Benoit Frachon, communist sec- retary general of C.G.T.. said labor organization had asked Presi- dent Vincent Auriol to "create a more favorable climate for nego- tiations" by soft pedaling applica- tion ol' the recently passed drastic antistrikc and antlsnbotaRC law. He declined to say what Auriol's response was, but the French press agency quoted Premier Robert Schuman as saying the president had refused to return the bill to ,hc national assembly for further consideration as requested by C.G.T. Milwaukee Rent Director K. SLrsr, Milwaukee nrna rent director since April 2, resigned Friday. Delbert Ryan, of 1.hc Chicago regional office, has been assigned to take over Stcgc's duties until appointment of a new director. Stege came to Milwaukee frota Madison where he had served in federal rent agency since August 14, 1044.