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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Full Leaned Wire Report of The Anociated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOI.UMK 47. NO. 29f> MATTER OF FACT Row Starts Over Fund ForE.R.P. n.y Jmrpli Hint Slpwiirt Al.iop Thr first rrlMn In tiir mrilKKlP for the Ktirnpean ro- rovrry program has begun already, rvrn before the Senate foreign rela- tions committee has wound up its Senator Arthur 11. Van- has Informally opened the Itpy filiation the amount "f F..K.P. expeiuU- turr to mi- wlth (lliitf itrpart- niriil repreitriila- tlvrn over t h e wrrkcnd T'n tin rrmli' iilMrtlt It. what In wanted l.i wn? artrul or other, which vet' provide 'ihr" nrrtleil for rrbultcllnH war-torn ICurope, The Huclicrl bureau provided the nnnintrnt for Ju.it Mich a cKxIge, by noting that (llfflrultlr.., of contract- placement, vouchrr-draranee. line like, would hold K.H.I', rxpend WIMOMA MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 4, 1946 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING Be your new radio call rooclre it. SIXTEEN PAGES Tim In H.SOO.OOO.OdO lip IMP. Till" I" "f lo July i far nrlnw HIP crl by HIP iidmlnlnlritllf'li for thl.i thev roricllPd, by two flKurc.i nre elaborate mul WINONA, M1NNL.SU1 A. i _ Dodge Man, 65, Frozen to Death nil G. I. Students Due for Boost In Allowances Only Truman's Signature Needed on Legislation Wlinhliirtnn A to monthly boont In living allowances In prospect for approximately veteran's attending school. Congrcwlonal action on a bill pro- viding tho Increases wan completed Tuesday by tho House. Only Presi- dent Truman's signature Is needed to make them effective April 1, The IIouno also passed Scnate-ap. proved legislation to let cx-O. I.'s draw more pay for on-tho-Job train- ing. IHlt It hiui to co to a Sonato- Kullnri conference committee to thresh out differences. The bill raising government sub- sistence allowances for student vet- erans cleared tho House on a 370-0 aulhorlr.iitlon for 16 months, probably ubout this plan, the committee would notr (hut the cut wad made on a practical I'Mlniatc of tho rate of efficient, npi'iitllnu, nntl not from nnv fiexll'o In limit K.H.I'.'.t niiotxi of rffoptlvrnrso. In fivct, tin' efpilllillttru would rr-fiiwert faith lit a full-scale F. B.P. It would strongly endorse X.R.P.'x dbjrctlvr.i, and It will In- dlrntr support for larger spending than now planned In the programs neconcl year, when K.n.P, would hnve hit Its utricle. At the same tlmr. Marnhall would ac- rrpt the chiingr, and maintain tho of American unity. ronvlnrlnc trchnlcal arguments. I.H vote. H provides: brxlde thr point. The point In that A monthly payment for un- ih'p butlurt wan the real .source of marrletl Increase of n plan by which thr Hrnuto foreign rrlatlon.i rommlttrr would cut the 2. A J105-a-tnonth allowance for aulhorlr.iitlon f or volcrans with one dependent and E K.r.'x first 16 months, probably for lltoso with two or more dc- loppltiK off about pendents. Current payments for all students Is now Ueprraentativr; Edith Nourso Ho- Itnrn chairman of the KoUiip veterans commlltou, estimated llif! Increa.'iocl benefits will cost the Kovurnmcnt about a year. On-Thc-Job Tnilnlnjt Tho other bill, passed 371 to B, hlkc.i the amount a veteran taking on-the-Job training may receive from his employer whllo Betting n government allowanee. It these ccllliiK.'i for combined allowances nnd pay: single men. a month; veterans with one de- pendent, and thonc with two or more colllntfn are for dingle and for married ono.i The current subsistence of and monthly for single and married veterans, respectively would not bo changed for on-tho-Job training. Tllf. SrilKMK HAS obvlou.i prac- tlcul ftdvantaKen, In tho Slrnate at It would ml thn out from under the opposition. Mimntor Wlllliun F. Knowlund of Cullfornliti for example, n nu-mbcr of tho clrivftlng nubconwnltteo of thn Junta of 20 opposition Republicans or- ut the behest, but not un- der the leadership of Senator Robert A. Taft. Knowlund has been In touch with VandenbcrK. It Is be- lieved that 1m would support such n device, and could brlnK cnoimh other members of the Junta with him to leave the Waylund Itrook.ies howllnc In n unlf-crenlocl wilderness. Tho device now under considera- tion would. In effect, also defer tho final derision on K.H.I', until after the election, when the COIIKITM and thr White Ilouwt will no lonKcr be divided by party, And yet this would be clone without really restrlctlnK the rate of E.it.r. spending In the interval. Kor the committee would endorse full wale K.H.I', effort. If. hy some nstonlshliiK ehance, the K'n.F. iitlmln.itralor round ho could upend raster than tho Senate for- rlttn relations eommltteo foresaw, he would have full moral Justification to do so. and to ask the post- election CoiiKress for a deficiency appropriation, Thus the next Con- Krr.vs would finally decide K.H.IVs fate. In point of fiicI, SccMvtary Mar- shall and his aides serin to have had norni'ihiiiK of this sort lit mind from tho beKiiiniiiK, as a sort of hut-ditch remedy In nisi- of bud trouble.Whatever the amount finally provided, the money can at least be made to cover a full-scale effort unlit after the election. Then n new refiue.st for fmifls cull Ix) prci- fenled to the new tuwlnn, Thorn are reasons to suspect that ropro- sentiulvrs of forrlKii governments, dependent upon and worrying about K.H.f1.. have been rn-awiured with this thouuht, THK TltOl'ltn; IN the present case llr.i In triinsfcirinlng what wns planned us a last-ditch remedy Into a concession at the beginning of the ntruKKlr. The political repwrcus- .ilons In ICurope would certainly be bad, and mltdit he catastrophic, Moreover, the House In far more hostile in K.H.f. than Is the Senate. Whatever conci'MOon.t are made In the Hcnate, will multiplied throe or four fold In the House. There- fore, the Stute department Is strong- ly inclined to stand on Its original rVfluesl of The trouble with this Inclination of the Htnte department Is per- fectly obvious. Secretary Marshall and his staff ran stand on their original request a.i much a.i they rhotttp. Iiul If Kenator Vandenborg does not stand with them, the Sen- air- foreign relations committee will cut thi- Senator VaiHlenbcrg's manago- inrnt of K.U.I', to date has been one of the most remarkable dis- plays of tactical good sense, political wisdom and disinterested forbear- ance seen In Congress In our time. lie rnu.'it deal realistically, however, with the re.Milt.'i of the administra- tion's failure to creiile any true sense of urgency In Congi'cM or the country. Ko long as this sense of urgency l.q lucking, the adoption of home Mich device as II outlined Is (lie nulnoirii', Thn rcmtiln.i whether the ad- tnliil'.lnilliin will now awaken this nense of urgency by disclosing the grim political and strategic facts which were the real motives for in tho first Instance. Late Bulletins Ely. mont were driven from their when the OJa tavern wan dentroycd by (Ire lujro early tortny wlih tempern- turn Ht 20 below zero. Kleelnx from above the tavern were Mr. John Klobueliitr und their alx- yciir-old iliuitfhter; Frert prnprlrtur of thn tavern, brother nnd mother, In another morning nre, Krnplitne, owned by WillUm l.oltholcl, burned on tho Hhore of lake. Kuhn, former leader ol tho aermnn-Amerlcan Bund In the U. S., escaped from a Ger- man internment camp at Da- chau this morning. Kuhn is shown in Jail at Ncudeck, Ba- varia, near Munich after his ar- rest in July for possible trial as a Nazi offender. (A.P. Wire- photo to Tho Republican-Her- ald. Britain Asks Halt On Wage Boosts, Increased Profits London The British gov- ernment called today for a halt on increased wages and profits. It was n move to chock Inflation, Prime Minister Atllne'it Hovornincnt limicd a wnlto saying: labor Air force of- flcnrN today nlinnilonod March fur tho missing Urltlnh South American ulrwnyn plane SUr Tiger bconusc "there In hitely hnpn of any nurvlvors." plnnii five clnyn lloiisc iiiilionmnilttee voted today to Mok n congressional pledge to out 500, from I'rcwl- llrnt 'I'rnnuill'N liuilKet for the (Uciil yenr Ntnrl- Ing July J. 'It Js essential that there should bo no further Bcneral Increase in tho level of personal incomes with- out at least a corresponding In- crease In the volume of production "Unless wo nre prepared to check such n tendency, we shall find our- selves unable to fulfill our export task, owing to tho rise in costs which will be reflected on the home market." In recognition of the shnky Brit- ish economic position, Attlcc plan- ned to take tho floor in the Housi of Commons and outline the need for aolf sacrifice by British work- ers and employers, Tho Informants said decision to try to peg incomes temporarily wns reached at a cabinet meeting Tuesday. They said the prime min- ister would present the program on a voluntary basis. It would, however, amount to tnc. first wages-policy declaration since the labor government came to power In 1045. The government previously limited Its intervention In such mat- ters to collective bargaining between employers and unions. In these they appealed to tho workers not to ask for major pay Increases, In return for a promise to keep liv- ing costs down. Living costs have been climbing however, particularly since the de- cision late last year to freeze gov- ernment food subsidies at tho pres- ent level. Fritz Kuhn Escapes In Germany Exiled Leader of German-U. S. Bund Sought Munich, Germany FrlU Kulin, oxilert li.'iulrr or l.lic Ger- man-American Bund, escaped TUCH- dny from n German Internment camp ut Dachau. A German denazification board had him jailed hist July for trial as a Nav.i offender. He was depriv- ed of his naturalized U. S. citizen- ship and deported from the United States in 1045. The board said he would be tried In absentia unless captured. No date has been set for the hearing. Police combed southern Germany today, while authorities tried to find how'Kuhn got. out.. Other Inmate.' reported hix disappearance. Kuhn. who had become a United Stales citizen by naturalization, was deprived of his citizenship in 1943 First reports from the German- operated Internee camp said Kuhn escaped from guards as he was be- ing taken from his cell. Uncon- firmed reports said he was to be transferred to Nuernberg as a pos- sible witness In American war crimes trials there. Kuhn had lingered In Dachau since last July 24 when denazifica- tion authorities seized him for pos- sible trial under tho German dc- iiiixlllciitlon law. At that tlmu Munich Public Pros- ecutor Julius Hers.s aald the 50- year-old ex-Bund leader would be charged "on account of his extra- ordinary support of the Nazi re- gime by propagandist means." Jackson County Board to Undertake Investigation of County Financial Affairs General Kuter Named Air Transport Chief Wanhlnrton Consolidation of the air transport command In the naval air transport service with Major General Laurence S. Kutei an chief was announced today by Secretary of Defense James For- rustal, Tho deputy commander will be Rear Admiral John P. Whitney, Kutcr Is the air force Koncra whose nomination to head the clvi aeronautics board was blocked by a Senate committee. Third Son Born to Minneapolit Mayor Minneapolis Mayor and Mrs. Hubert Humphrey of Minne- apolis Tuesday night became the parents of their fourth child, n. five-pound, four-ounce boy born at University hospital, Other children In thi) mayor's family are Nancy nine; Hubert III six, and Robert, four. Rcpublica.n-Her.-Ud photo Of The Trempcnlejui Vallcv Association of Commercial clubs and the Taylor club discuss tho Helstad, meeting chairman and past president of th Casper, Taylor club president. Southern Running Mate For Truman Speculated (IP] By Jack Bell Politicians wondered today whether the cries of Dixie Democrats outraged by the racial issue might Influ- ence President Truman to choose a .southerner.as .his running mate. The speculation among some Democrats here runs this way: 1, The revolt against Mr, Truman's ten-point civil rights pro- gram may never bring about the electoral college results its sponsors predict, but It could hurt the Presi- dent In border states. 2. The Iflte President Roosevelt was sufficiently concerned in 1944 by an even weaker Dixie protest to toss Henry Wallace overboard. He picked Mr. Truman, a Mlssourlan, for his vice-presidential nominee. 3, Someone like House Minority Leader Sam Rayburn of Texas could be chosen without serious of- fense to either racial or labor groups In the North. He would give south- ern Democrats a voice at court. The politicians who talked of these things emphasized that they are only speculating. President Truman alone knows how seriously he regards the southern complaints. His parly leaders are inclined to discount them. Senator J, Howard McOrath (R. Democratic national chair- man, told a news conference at Troy, N. Y., Tuesday that the Democratic party historically has championed human rights. He added he docs not expoct it to "full in this issue." It apparently Is the party leaders' view that they have more to worry about on the score of Wallace's third party bid for the presidency than ihcy have about the role of the South. Senator John H. Overtoil (D.- -snid In a letter to constituents thnt southern governors ought to call on the leaders In their states to hold conventions and possibly "organize a .southern democratic party of. our own and vote for its electors." VH KIIIT burned a cross before the EmanucI county courthouse in Swalnsboro, Georgia, y i o? spectalors look on. They paraded in full regalia for the first time since ltie! Kiwi In theI twenties. (A.P. Wircphoto to Tho Republican-Herald.) Earl of Derby, Famed British Sportsman, Dies Lester Johnson Candidate for Jackson Judge By Staff Writer Taylor, to Initiate n full investigation of the financial affairs of Jackson county will be undertaken when the board of coun- ty supervisors opens its quarterly meeting at Black River Falls Mon- Karl of Derby Prcscotl, The Earl of Derby, 82, Britain's secretary of state for war during World War I, died here today. He was one of the nation's best known sportsmen. His family Rave Its name to the world's most spectacular horse race, and Lord Derby long had been prominently connected with racing. He visited the United States to see the 1030 Kentucky Derby and other rich American stakes and other- wise upheld the earldom's place as a patron of the turf. He had been recovering from a cold at his country house and suffered a relapse during the night. His heart failed and he died In his sleep. With him were his grandson and heir, Lord Stanley, and Lady Derby. Although much or his life was spent In service to his country, Lord Derby was best known 1'or his as- sociation with the English Derby. For nearly half a century he owned nnd bred some of the world's best race horses. They won for him purses of nearly pounds Lord Derby's eldest son, Lord Stanley, died In 103B. leaving a fortune or pounds With the Inheritance from his grandfather and father, the 29- ynnr-old Lord Stanley will be one of Britain's wealthiest men. The earl, born Edward George Vllllors Stanley, was UK: seventeenth or his linn. His father, us Lord Stanley of Preston, was Canada's governor-general from 1888 to 1008. His widow is Lady Alice Mon- tague, daughter of tho seventh Earl Madison, WIs. Attor- ney Lester R. Johnson, 46, Black River Falls, announced today he will be :i candidate for jiidne of Jackson county In tha April 6 election. The post was -vacated week by the resignation of Har- ry M. Perry of Black River Johnson served as chief clerk of the state assembly in 1935 and 1931, later working for the Wisconsin bankinjr commission. He was Jackson county district attorney from 1943 to 1947. 50% Rent Boost Seen Unless New Controls Pass WashlnEton W TlRhc E. Woods, federal housing expediter, said to- day he believes rents will go up 50 per cent on the avcrago if Congress fails to continue rent controls. The present rent control law ends February 29. Woods gave his views to the House banking committee. Iwhich is studying the question i whether Congress should enact a new one. Continued rent control is part of the anti-inflation program Presi- dent Truman has asked Congress to enact. Leaders say Congress prob- ably will vote to keep rent controls, but sec little chance for other parts of. Mr. Truman's ten-point program. Davis Time for U. S. Army Program Representative Glenn K. Davis, protested In a House speech Tuesday that the army evidently is trying to recruit housewives. He said the army is using the Fred Waring radio show for recruit- Ing in his district. It comes on at 0 a. m., lie said, and nobody but house- wives listened then. of Manchester. 1889. They married In Now that television is so big All the presidential candidates are worried about their looks. In fact, that senator from Ohio is gonna have as a slogan, "Vote for Taft He looks like Raft." All the candi- dates are prepar- ing for television. Harold Stasscn is using hair oil :y is having mustache And Wallace bought a They're television Last comb, taking week somebody Harold 1 ''4 seriously, v jweek v T----; "liOl Spotted xa tv i v A u V talking over with Bob Hope ft cosmcuclan. In fact from now at all big poli- tical conferences you'll see the President closely followed by the secret service and Ms makeup iHL'11. One candidate is having a special Milt made for tdi.-vl.slrm appear- ances Tliu coat is Yankee blue and the trousers are Confederate No matter who gets to the White House next year. Max Factor will be the power behind, the, throne. day. This was the assurance given to more than 100 members of the Trempealeau Valley Association of Commercial clubs and guests at a meeting of the Taylor Commercial club last night by DeVan Staples Merrillan, a member of the county board. A leader in the recent movement to ask recall of County Judge Harry M. Perry, who last week resigned his offlce, Mr. Staples, in answer to a question as to whether anything will be done, by the board about looking Into the purported financial condition of the county, said "I think proper steps will be taken to go into the matter." He and George Purncll, valley as- sociation president, also of Merril- lan, were the principal speakers at the meeting which saw the Legion hall here crowded with voters from most of the county's townships. Blame on Citizens Discussing the situation which has "blown the lid" off one of the quieter and more conservative of the state's 71 counties. Mr. Staples laid the blame for anything which may be .wrong on the people them- selves, "The trouble is." said he, "that too few are Interested in county affairs. All citizens should take an interest and keep the county government from falling into the hands of a few. It's common knowledge that a ring has been ruling Jackson county with an iron hand for a good many years. "But that ring has now been broken and we have a golden op- portunity ahead. Don't let us get Into that same old web of conceit and silence which has trapped our predecessors." Mr. Purncll, who congratulated the clubs-on tho success they had with their recall move, emphasized that "In numbers there is strength" and pointed out the value of get- ting together often to exchange Ideos and discuss matters leading to better government. He, too, charged that "a ring has been running Jackson county af- fairs" and asserted that the county government "has been controlled by a very few men" for for too long, Thankful for Election "I'm ho said, "thai, Gov- ernor ftcnncbohm has not appointed successor to Mr. Perry. Now. as Js proper, the people will have an opportunity to decide." The Association of Commercial Clubs is nonpolltical, he said, but Is interested in better government. He complimented the members on getting more than signers to the recall petition "in the coldest weather of the year" and he said it all led to but one answer "Things have gone wrong and the people decided that tilings have gone far enough." "In- our campaign we have used (Continued on Fape 12, Column 8.) JACKSON COUNTY Succumbs on Way Home With Supplies Body Discovered Alongside Path Through Dodder body or Joseph Jumbeck. 65-year-old Dodge man, was round beside path through n. snow-covered marsh half a mile west, of here Tuesday by a searching party. He is believed to have frozen to death Monday night after collapsing In the snow while carrying a sact of groceries to the home of John Bronk, a friend, who lives n. mile west of Dodge. Bronk reported Tuesday morning that Jumbock had not come to his place although he had been ex- pected, two Dodge Law- rence Toschner and Albert Lllla. went In search of him, taking tha shortcut which Jumbeck had trav- eled many times. They found body about 11 o'clock beside the trail Just west of the Buffalo coun- ty line. He was last seen Monday about p. in. In Dodge when he had said he was "going to sco John." Snow Disturbed The snow In the marsh was be- tween, four and five inches deep and the tall weeds and heavy marsh- grass made It rough going, especial- ly in the cold weather, said the searchers. Buffalo County Coroner H. L. Stohr, Alma, said marks In the snow indicated that Jumbeck had apparently struggled to get up. Also investigating was Buffalo County Sheriff Henry Rhyner. Alraa, and Ipmatz Rudnick. Dodge township chairman. Farm Hand in Area Jumbeck, who was born In Arca- dia township, and for the past 40 years had worked on farms through the urea, was staying at the Ralph Konkol residence near here. Surviving are three brothers, two In Winona, John, Mankato avcnuo dike; Isndore, 564 East Fourth .street, and Bernard, Marshland. WIs. One sister is dead. Mr. Jum- beck never married. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at Sacred Heart church. Pine Creek, witll burial in the church cemetery. Rochester School Board Seeks New Superintendent Rochenlcr, Rochester board of education Tues- day night pledged "full support to all the present educational services arid opportunities" but also Instruct- ed its clerk to notify interested per- sons that it's looking for a man to succeed Superintendent of Schools Dr. Morris J, Thomas, whose resig- nation was accepted January 15. Action to proceed with the of a new superintendent got under way last night after the board re- ceived a petition, signed by about 20 prominent persons, which o-skcd such action. In Its other the board acknowledged, its "recognition of the contributions Dr. Thomas lias made to education in Rochester." Thomas was quick to reply. He said his resignation, made after what he termed "fundamental dis- agreement" with two board mem- bers, was "sincere." "Nothing has occurred to convince me Unit It was a mistake. When a board of education member wns a party to discrediting a superintend- ent of schools, it is evident that no professional man would consent to serve further in a community." Thomas, who in his letter of resignation said he had been accused of being a communist and an athe- ist, declared he stands ready "to bring libel action against anyone calling me a Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy with some light MIOW and not so cold umlfilu; lowest nonr zero. Much colder Thursday with strong northerly winds and some blowing snow; highest, six. Mlnne.sota J'air tonight and Thursday. Continued cold, fair and continued cold tonight and Thurs- day except for a few snow flumes in extreme southeast. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 13; minimum, noon, 13; precipitation, .06 (one-half inch of sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mill. Prcc. Bcmidjl 8 Chicago ...........23 Denver 31 DCS Molnes 12 Duluth International Falls. 3 Kansas City Daughter of Lake City Couple Killed in Accident Clovls, N. M. Mrs. Orvllle Los Angeles Meyer. 23, Zumbro Palls, Minn., Mrs. S. H. Roberson, Encino, N. Paul 7 were killed Tuesday in the liwxd- New Orleans on collision of two autos on a high- New York way near here. Meyer also was Seattle hurt. Mrs. Meyer's parents, and Mrs. Harvey Lamb, live at Lake'Washington 59 ......08 20 13 6 18 40 (53 .15 .07 .05 lil 31 63 City, Minn. Edmoutoa .........28 50 15 25 44 30 6 .13 .02 .23   

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