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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                WEA Climclr I hnw flu EATHER FM IS COMING Be nure yonr new I radio can receive It. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 257 WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Children Ask Good Fellows For Clothing IDE number of children nuking for c 1 o t h t n it ant! foot for Christmas shown tho need Tor tho Clood Fel- lows. When n child toys and play- the thnt Siuita Olnu.i brings at Christ- mas time, It Is unusunl. Yet let tern arriving rach dny dn pxnctly thnt. Hero arc n frw of thrso Privr Hnnta Clnun: I wish you would plimnn a pair of nhopn. 1 have no mother nor father and I llvo with my grandma, P. B, Ooocl Fellow: I am writing you n Icttor to aMc you If you will plonsn help u  buoko cluliirmlnod Democratic opposltio In n last-hour attempt to get Sen ato approval of a bill which woul ct businessmen got together volun tnrlly to dlvldo up scarce com mfxIUInn and materials without run nlnK the risk of anti-trust prose Clltlons, Split Possible On top of was evidence tha there may bo a sharp division be twonn Tftft und tho Houra Rcpub llcnn leadership on whether Con gross should not on any anil Inflation Issue now or consign th whole problom to the regular sow slon starting in January. Some House Republicans wen saltl to bo peeved at Trvft for bring' Ing up tho bill, similar in norni rojipncts to a measure which dine In tho Iloune Monday whon tho required two-thirds majority re- fused to consider It under a "gag' procedure blocking off nil amend- ments, Credit Controls Passed Earlier, the Senate has passed and sent to the House n mensure which would restore government over Installment buying Tho controls expired last November 1. But Chairman Wolcott (R.-Mich.) wild tho House banking committee won't bo nble to net on the measure until January. It was evident the House leadership had no dcslro to bring up u question that threaten- ed to split the -Republican ranks. Meanwhile, Secretary of the Treasury Bnyder announced that govnrnmont agencies are tightening up their credit policies in An effort to curb Inflationary trends. P.A.C. Splits on Third Party Move Nnw York Top levels of the Progressive of America were split nsunclor today over the question of a third party movement with former Vlco-Prosldont Henry A, Wallace as Its standard bearer. Tho P.C.A, recently urged Wallace to seek tho presidency on an inde- pendent ticket with those reactions; Two of tho organisation's top ranking officials quickly submitted their resignations. Now York units of the powerful O.I.O, Clothing Work- ers announced tholr opposition. Pour lontlorn of Americans for Democratic Action said they would have no part In n third party, Wallace was not available for comment on tho situation. In Washington, lour top officials of tho Americans for Democratic Action suld they would not support a third- party drive on tho ground that It would "Insure tho election of a reactionary Isolntlonlst admin- Tho statement was signed by Wll- iton Wynit, A.D.C. national chair- man; Leon Henderson, chairman of tlio executive committee, and Vice- Chairmen Franklin D, Roosevelt, Jr., und Hubert M. Humphrey. Residents Stand about some of the furniture saved from their homes In a fire at Bradford, which caused damage estimated at Seven business places, Including three of the towns four grocery stores, were totally dCHlroyod by tho blaze. (A.P. Wircphoto to The Drill Hits Trolley Gable, St Paul Traffic Held Up St. riuil AH nirectcar traf o in tliu St. Paul loop wns hultc nbout a, m. today a clr: row hit an underground powe able, aetting off on explosion whlc hnttored a mrinhOlo cover an mashed windows in a store noa lovonth and Cedar directs. 7our Killed by Accidents in Visconsin The AMoclated Presi Accidents, ranging from n falling 00-pound chunk'of frozen coal t traflte.mishap, claimed 'the f four'persons in osday. At Mllwnukee. two girls, Lol rank, 10, r.nd Georgia Griffin, I1 ore killed Instantly lust nigh hen they wore struck by a en hllo hiking down W. Brown Deo oncl toward a riding nondomy whor icy panned to obtain Nlolgh boll or a ChrlHtmns play in which tho oro. scheduled to perform. Loo V. Rlttcnhousc, 57, wns Shoboygnn .yesterday when 00-pound chunk of frozen coa and struck him while ho wa orklng at tho Hlldobrnnd Lumbo id Supply Company coal yards. Leslie Larson, 20. Of Rock Falls is., was killed last night when th utomobllc In which he rldlni ruck a freight trnln at n crosslni cur Cnryvlllo, 12 miles southwes Eau Claire. Philip Bedea, C8. Pelican Lake ns injured fatally last night whei c was struck by a car on nlghway 5-47 near tho village.. Probation Agent Named St. F. Telnnder, n rndunto of tho St. Cloud Tencher >llogc, Wednesday wns nnmed pa- ilo and probation ngcnt by the ato board of parole. He had pre- ou.sly served tho board In fin nd- Inlstratlvo capacity. iifutlle to. halt communism in Eur- fpe'and In Asia. The House1 the army aiking .too for its occupation particularly In the absence of "a clear nnd definite agreement" between the United States and Britain to just how much each country should be re- sponsible for in their economically merged zoned. Such an agreement announc- ed last night after nine weeks of Anglo-American negotiations. Under ts' terms tho United States will assume between 80 and 90 per cent of the costs, which previously were divided equally between the two countries. Whnt effect tho now pact might invo'on tho appropriation bill was not Immediately clear. .1 .1 ,1 .1 .3 City 6.7 Dum 4, T.W 4.3 T.W SA. T.W Wlnonn iC.TM 13 C.fl Onm T.W 4.4 Dnm T.W 2.2 Ln Crowic 12 4.0 Tributary Chipppwn nl Ournnd.. Ziiinhru lit Thcllninn.. 2.4 HufTnlo iibfivt1 Tri-mprnlpiili nt DoclKO. l.fl IHncIt lit Onlpsvlllr tit IlnuMdii fl.2 ,2 HIVKIl I'OHKCAST (from lUnllmcn to Oultpnberc. Inwu) Only minor flurtuutlono will oc- rur ihrouKhout this district tho re- mulndpr of thp wrfllc with Ice thtcfc- I'et of tho late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, stands by as Mr. and Mrs. Frnnk Smith of Poughkeopslc, N. Y., nnd their 11-month-old daughter, Sandra, select a tree at Hyde Park, N. Y., from nmonK tho 30.000 Christmas trees planted by tho late President ton years ugo, (A.F. Wlruphoto-to The Ropublican-Hornld.) Administration Looks to Senate to Restore Full Aid Washington The administration pinned on the Senate today Its hopes of restoring House cuts In foreign aid funds. There was no Immediate Indication, however, what that cham- ber would do about either: (A) The slice carved out of tho winter relief program for -France, Italy and Aus- trln or (B) The slash] in the asked by thcl__ army to meet emergency occupation H I llGTOrinC? costs abroad. llJTUiaUIIU Chairman Bridges (R.-N, H.) of the Senate appropriations commit- tee announced immediately after the House stamped its voice vote approval on the reductions late yesterday that his group would noot to consider the action. His only comment to newsmen was thnt hto personal belief is that some funds should be .provided ior aid to Chinn on the theory that it Employment in IVisconsin on Gain Madison, Wisconsin stabllshmcnts, employing more persons last month In manufac- urlng, retail trades, transportation ind utilities, registered a gain of line-tenths per cent in personnel when compared with October fig- the state employment service eportod today. Despite a decline of work- _......______ rs in construction industries, state Buforcl Sennett hns refused to sub- rms rnnnrf.nri omnlovmcilfc Of Equipment Used In Weckler Hunt Blue River, WU, Armed with hydraulic digging equipment law officers, engineers and volun- teers today began an exhaustive search of 20 to 30 foot square area of the sandy Wisconsin river which, they believe, holds the body of a brutal kldnap-killing victim.' Four days of dragging operations in tho shifting sand and ice-pocked water below the Blue Blver bridge had failed to yield a trace of eight- year-old Georgia Jean Weckler. who was stolen from her Fort Atkinson farm homo lost May 1. Buforcl Sennott, 22, serving a life term for another brutal murder broke down last week nnd told au- thorities that he and a companion he refused to name kidnaped the tyke, Ted her an overdose of sleep- ing tablets, shot her and dumped her body from the Blue river bridge. Authorities believe the girl's body was weighted with 75 to 300 pounds of stones when it wan dropped, from the bridge nnd that it remained under the span, covered with the river bottom's constantly shifting sand. George Lchmann, of Watertown, Wis., a former navy diver, was placed in complete charge of all operations late yesterday, the au- thorities said. Lchmnnn conducted an underwater search for the body on Sunday, but since then has been unable to dive because of large chunks of Ice whipped along by the rapid current.' Sennett Refuses to Be Probed in Unsolved Killing Rhlnclundcr, WIs. Lifer Anderson to Give List of Grain Traders Promises Data As Soon As It Can Be Prepared BULLETIN Washington The Sen- ate appropriations committee dropped today 111 demand that Secretary Andcnion give It niimi-K of MK tniileni In grain anil ilecldcil to auk Senate anil House vote on whether It should have them. Washington Secretary Agriculture Clinton Anderson prom Ised a Senate committee today t give It and tho public a list of heav traders in commodities "as rapid! as we can gather the informatlo and prepare the lists." He told the Senate approprla lions committee in a closed door ses Klon that "It your decision to do mand the names remains unchang ed" he will make them public as soo as possible. Anderson was questioned by tr committee for two hours and 3 minutes in the closed session. The reporters were admitted and stenographer read to them his rec ord of what had been said. The transcript recorded that An dcrson had testified: "In the event that you n-i a com mlttee, without further action b the Congress, Insist on having th names and addresses of all trader I along with the statistical informa tlon called for in your supoena, shall not permit myself to b charged with shielding anyone b a. refusal to grant your request." The committee served a subpoen on Anderson yssterday dlrectln him to appear before It this morn ing with all Information he has o commodity trading. The group i inquiring into that govern mcnt "Insiders" have profited from speculations in wheat and oth.e commodities. Anderson's remark about "shield ing" apparently was a reference tc statements by Harold E. Staasen Republican presidential' hoptttu rms reported persons, employment o: Including manufactures establishments in transportation, communl- atlons and other utilities and n wholesale and retail trades. An additional workers will e needed before January 15, the ervlce said. Employment conditions In labor market areas included: La Crosse Supply increasing with emand slackening; material short- gos precipitating temporary luy- ifs of 160 workers; shortage of omcstic, clerical help and nurses. 'anama Slated to )eny U. S. Bases Panama, Panama Rejec- on by tho national assembly of n agreement to lease the United tales 14 Panama canal defense tcs was regarded as a virtual cer- nlnty today, despite n presidential lea that It be ratified because a ash between democracy and com- "is Three Milwaukee Overcome Milwaukee Three .firemen ere overcome by smoke early today ghtlng a flre which gutted a three- lory brick building and damaged wo adjoining structures on the ingo of the downtown district. Fire Chief Edward E. Wischcr, ho directed operations at the lur-nlarm blaze, said cause of tho Tro had not boon determined. He timatod damages at The 14 occupants of the dwellings ere driven out by srnokc but no 10 was hurt. Tho vast amount of fire cqulp- ent summoned by tho four alarms ed up downtown-bound traffic for everal hours and thousands of orkcrs were- late arriving at their bs. Firemen fought the blaze for bout thro hours. mlt to questioning connection with an unsolved murder in Wis- consin's north woods Inst fall, Mi's, Gordon Taggart, Onelda county sheriff, revealed today. Mrs. Tnggnrt, said her under- sheriff, Melford Krause, visited the state prison to question the 22- year-old Rlchland Center youth, now serving life for the murder of n University of Wisconsin medical student nnd recent confessor of the slaying of Georgia Jean Weckler, Fort Atkinson farm girl. Krause sought information on the death of a middle-aged woman still unidentified, whose body was found in a crude grave some 20 miles north of here near Hazelhurst Inst September, Mrs. Taggart ex- plained. that "insiders" trading in iroflted- b; Ball Yesterday Senator Ball said tin explanation given by Secretary o Agriculture Clinton Anderson 10 not making public the names o grain speculators illustrated "th pattern of that has markec the administration's handling of th Marshall program.-and the..Presl dent's anti-inflation The Minnesota senator polntei out these discrepancies of fact am statement as they have been given tho public by President Truman Attorney General Tom Clark and Anderson: On October 8 In his radio address to tho nation urging observance o tho food-saving program, Prcslden Truman so.ld he had recommended that grain trading margins be In creased. He added that "the cost of living must not be a football to be kicked about by gamblers in grain." Clark Flayif Dealers A few days later, Clark describ- ed grain dealers ns "men greedy with the lust for in human misery." Tuesday, Anderson told the Sen- ate appropriations committee that the law permits him to publish the names of speculators only whei 'market operations disrupt or tend to disrupt the market or are harm- ful or against the interest of pro- ducers nnd "There are no conditions, pres- ently known to me concerning any market operations under which I could Justify publishing the names of all he added. Ball said Anderson's statement 'makes It obvious that Mr. Truman and Clark had no evidence with which to substantiate their charges.' "It seems apparent thnt the Pres- dent and the attorney general wcfc playing politics rather than nt- cmptlng to get at he said. Government Seeks to Avert Strike of Western Union aNhlnfflon The govern- ment will make another try tomor- row to win n settlement which would ward off a strike of IJO.OOO A.F.L. Western Union employes set for 5 a. m, C.S.T. next Tuesday. The move came as the C.I.O. Am- erican Communications association, which represents workers In New York city only, offered to "strike together" with the A.F.L. members if the walkout materializes. ,_ This would make the tlcup nation- wide: Soo Line Names New Traffic Manager Minneapolis The Soo line railway announced the appointment today of Walter W. Kremer as jcneral traffic manager, effective January 1, to succeed G. A. Mac- Namara who lias been nnmed vice- president of the Canadian Pacific railway. Minnesotan Gets Personal Damages of St. former a week employe of the American Hoist Derrick Company who was crip- pled for life when another worker fell on him, was granted a settle- ment of largest award ever made in Minne- sota. The award arranged by rep- resentatives of tho company and Clarence D, Wincell with the ap- proval of the Minnesota Industrial commission, Wincell has been paralyzed since the accident in 1942. Streetcar Motorman Leaves F. Wcls- nmn, the streetcar motorman who left an estate of "wasn't exactly a reduser" said today, "but he liked to" save" his money and mostly stayed to him- self." Fred Bader. Jr., his attorney, said Welsman built a fortune from sav- ings eked out of meager earnings, as a driver of horse drawn cars, and later with improved wages as an electric power car -operator. Allan B. Kline, above, of Vin- ton, Iowa, Is generally consid- ered as the man who will cecd Edward A. O'Neal as pres- ident of the American Farm Bureau federation. (A.P. Wire- photo.) Crop Production Fourth Highest In U. S. History Crop produc .ion this year turned out to be th fourth largest on record despite severe drought which cut the cor Harvest to tho smallest (since 193 tho Agricultural department oil nouncod lute Wednesday in its summary of 1947 crop production. Com production was set at 2 bushels and wheat lit 1 bushels, both figures ibout two per cent down from th November estimates. Despite tho revision, the whea crop was the largest on record. Mlnnesotas' com production was reported to be with en average yield of 36.5 bush els per acre. Wisconsin produce bushels and averaged 4 Bushels. New Goal Doubted Wheat production in .Minnesot with an average yiel of 17.7 'bushels. in major grain cropi new. doubts as to this coun try's-ability-to meet-a grain--ex fo he ending next July 1. Apples, and prunes Wen about average. Crops below aver age Included barley, rye, cotton compeas, maple products, sweet po ;n.tocs, sugar cane, apricots an >room corn, as well as corn. "Not Good' -Despite this, the 1947 season tola crop volume has been topped only by 1942, 1944 and 1948. It was onl slightly more than one per cen >clow the 1948 record. The department Bald the 194 growing icason must be describe) a chiefly unfavorable, even thoug) all-sown grains were produced un dor Ideal conditions. Yield per acre and production, o jther crops in Upper Midwest states include: Spring wheat other than vlinnesota, 17.5 and 38 and 00. 15 and Wisconsin, 11.5 and Soybeans for 5 and 11 and IS, 120 bushels ,nd Wisconsin, 105 and State Agents Raid 16 Taverns St. a pre-holiday mop up, state dry agents raided flve Dakota county taverns last night ervlng warrants on the owners on harges of serving liquor after hours They were ordered to appear in ourt today. In addition, warrants were prc- arcd lor H on and oil-sale liquor ealcrs In Hastings, West St. Paul and Inver Grove. The raids were disclosed by Mar- jn Chestnut, law enforcement offlc- r for the state liquor control com- mission, who said the raids were Imcd at places licensed only to sell .2 beer. Act Drops Million From Rolls Low Income Groups, Aged, Would Benefit From Legislation By FrancU M. Lenwy A W.600.000.- 000 income tax cutting bill which would strike low Income and elderly persons from Uie tux was Introduced today by Rep- resentative Harold Knutson For the other the measure, referred to by Its au- thor M "veto proposes tax reductions ranging Trom M per cent in the lowest bracket to ten per cent on higher Incomes. Knutoon, chairman of the tax- writing House ways and means com- mittee, said he expects the bill to be the first major business when Congress reconvenes In January- The reductions would be retroactive to January 1. They would slash Ux by more than the Knutson measure which, President Truman twice killed with. vetoes earlier this year. Exemption Incnucd Here Is what the new bill would do: 1. Increase the present WOO per- sonal exemption to thus free- ing low Income from tax paying and providing for all other tax- payers. This would reduce revenues by about 2. Apply the "community prop- erty" principle to all permit- ting married couples to iplit family Income equally for tax re- porting purposes In order to take advantage of lower surtax ThU principle now Is applicable In a, docen by local law. Gen- eral application would cost treasury about 3. Provide, in addition to the added exemption and "community property." split, ten to 30 per cent graduated reductions as follows: A. Thirty pwr for with after deductions and ex- not exceeding. taxpayers in B. Thirty to alldlng icale, for thoae with taxable between and This would Affect C.' Twenty per cent for those wltA between and There are such D, Twenty per cent on the first of taxable Income for all ten per cent on the tax applicable to the remainder of their income. There are tax- payers In this group. The total revenue cut from these percentage would amount to Keller to 4. An additional penonal exemp- tion of meaning a total exemption, for 83 of age or .over. This would affect an estimated persons, remove about of them from the and cost the treasury about 8. Blind persons now have an extra personal exemption of This would be to making their total exemption The number Involved is small and would reduce revenues only slightly. 6. Make minor revisions In the payment of estate and girt taxes. This would reduce revenues by about All reductions would be effective next January 1, and taxpayers would be refunded any overpay- ments between then and the date of enactment. A married couple with two chfl- [ren now pays on a net Income Continued on Fare 18, Column 1) KNDTSOX J. of Minnesota o Graduate Minneapolis More than 000 seniors will receive degrees at ic animal fall quarter commcnco- icnt at tho University of Minnesota onight. Dr. George D. Stoddnrd, president f the University or Illinois, will peak. Ship Breaking Up in Mid-Pacific Honolulu The freighter Simon Benson -was breaking up in icavy mid-Pacific seas today with >cr cargo of watcrsonkcd rice ing against the cracking hull. Four were speeding to her aid with the closest one reported about SO miles distant. The Benson's crew of about 44 jcgan Jettisoning the sacked rice. The Liberty ship a wartime troop ronsport was about 1.400 north-northwest of Honolulu. St. Paul Child in Crib SL Paul Gregory Robert Morris, threo-month-old son of Mr. find Mrs. Robert Morris of Mahto- mcdl, suffocated in his crib Wcdnes- ay. Dr. S. M. McCarten, Stillwater, Washington county coroner, said aby apparently choked on a lonket with which his mother had overed him while giving him an Hiring outside the Morris home. Falls Man New tank Stock Director Samuel P. dams, Fergus Falls, yesterday was amed a director of the First Bank: tock Corporation. Adams prcvl- usly served as a director in 1932 id 1933 and was named to the va- ancy created by the resignation of s father, Elmer W. Adams, presl- cnt of the First National bank of 
                            

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