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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER mttl wn tftnifMi Ulr urtU wHfni FM IS COMING tan your new radio can M. Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48, NO. 45 WINONA, MINNESOTA FRIDAY EVENING. APRIL 9. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS Stassenites Turn to Nebraska IIy JiMrph 11 rid Slrwurl thut Senate Gives Defense Go-Ahead Vandenberg Surge In Nebraska Seen By .Tuck Bell The possibility tlo- viilopud today thut sutiuior Arthur Vutidenborg who says he isn't Is M'ltlliiK. pnvcUcal _ mtw intluoneo tho result lire bcKliinlMK tr. druw nop nnwlrlnnilal m-1- from Governor Htiiwen's OOP prcsldcnllul prl- victory In Wisconsin. A number of onD Of seven whoso k II nt I tl U F It 41IIMI1 these are pretty obvious, Htasm-n, UUCP mi extreme shot, hccrimi' I'ri-sidrnilul contender to fop .seriously reckoned with, Clcti- ln IUxtl Ncbnuska Arthur hu.s fullen oCf hi; lior.w, untl In thi.i undignified pro- cess hu.i toirtlv bruised Colonel Kobort It. MrCorrnlck, WinCim Hundolph Jfeurit mid other Uepubllcun.i <if their peculiar kidney. And of rour.ip, Governor Thomas Ucwey suffered worst of nil, jiiit the curioti.i thing Is. tho generally agree, thut 8tu.wri l.i going to have to work very hard, from now on out, to his Wisconsin victory, Ptu.virn nnd tils nupportors thl.i themselves. They wfint Into Wisconsin In u mocxl to bti glud of a nomination on u tided with Senator Arthur II. Vundrnberif. They bet thn bottom dollar of their considerable cum- nulnn fund.s, ur.umlly oiuspcncllw: the lavishly Woll heeled MueArthur forces, They were themselves as- tonished by tho outcome. The primary liullots were, not completely counted, hownver. botoro yiiuytrn lu.vlng out tho next of his strategy lit n mooting with hl.i lieutenants at his house In m. Puiil, A.n these words lire written, stiisftrn men are pusslng Ihe hut i with response) In the Kust where the big money is. What is now planned is a sort of series of simple nn attempt to comn out top man In Nebraska-, which tho Htfirtntin camp claim they may nuhlovo; fcccond, iv grand effort to cut tho Kizznrd out of Senator Robert A, Tuft In Ohio, whore tho Stu.vtonltus hope for ten and finally, another victory In Oregon, If all this run be accomplished, they hopo Hint Htitwcn will eomo Into tho convention us front, runner, The ngroo that If Stwwon thim adds thron more vlc- to his nucooiui In Wlsoonnln, he wilt Indeed have thn Republican Presidential nomination conceivably within his grudp. The loudest clalmor.i of Incidental brnoflCA are the adherents of Son- ntor Tart, Stajawn, they say, has dealt, a body blow to Tuft's mast rlvul. Governor Dowoy, And BUiwion. they add under tholr breaths, tins ulso disposed of u threut to Tuft by MueArthur. It, is hnrrt to know which plousos them most. Certainly to tho Tuftltes, pleasure over MncArthur's defeat has a cor- tain Irony. MueArthur was thn first put Into the Wisconsin primary by Tuft's people, In tho hope of hurting Dt'wry, and In tho know- ledge thut Senator Tuft himself could hardly win a Wisconsin pri- mary for county clerk, Then, for various a lureo purl of tho local climbed on tho MiicArthur bandwagon. Ami uftur thut MrCormlck, Hearst nnd a glr of others like them Joined tho (iiirudp. and thn money bo.gun to [x-itir in. The, Illinois delegates arc Tiirt'.i dntrr.-ii Ireamirp, The ri'doubl- iidle C.'nldiirl McCormlKk'd loud pro- riaiiiittioim thut. Tutl wu.i u very nice man but MueArthur wan very much nicer sent cold chills down every Taftlte'.s spine, In .short, until MacArthur tumb- led, the Taft people fourod thoy hud created a sort of Krunken- n'.ein's monsl-er, who would eompoto with them Tor the ultru-cotmervutlvo liepublleiin Mipport. Thut fear l.'i now luld, The Tuft culnp also hopes for Dowry delegute.s, like some of In Okluhoniu. may bo unsettled by the Wisconsin rosult.n. The profrwioniil.-i iiKrep broadly with this uniilysls, but add two provisos. First. It Is fur too eftrly to count out Governor Dewey. He run still reeouii In Nelmisku, where the KltuittUm serins to liuffle tho experl.'i even morn tlutn thiit In WlM'Oll.llll. yecond. the detent of MiicArthur wus it rusoundlni-' rejection of tho extreme conservative Isolationist hntnd of Itepiibllcini In the sumo slutr which oner drittilittlciilly rn- leelrd proitrewlve Uepulilk'linlsin In the prrsoii of Wendell Wlllkle. Philadelphia convention. Tho Michigan senator Isn't cam- paigning. In fact, he tried to get his namn withdrawn, This was In lino with his rc.poutod stulemc.nls thut he Inn't u cundldute and wllli But Nebraska politicians who know their wuy nround say there Is some, strong senLlment In thu state for the chairman of the Sen- ate foreign relations committee. Thoy contend ho is likely to be among thu top four. Tho three lenders Konerally expected to bn Harold K. Stassen, who walked away with the Wlscon- sln primary. Governor Thomas E, DCWL-.V of New York and Senator Robert A. Taft, The politicians here haven't fig- ured out yet which of the three would be hit hardest by an unex. pcctedly large Vandenberg vote. Where in Wisconsin it was a case of Stassen fighting for his political life, now It Is u of Dowoy connlvu" In n draft movumeia.imuklng a litsl-dllch fight. Top 7 Divisions Lost But Reds Can't Win: Chiang Niinklnp Chiting Kal-shck said today seven of his best divisions wcro destroyed in Manchuria but declared defiantly the communists cannot conquer China. In ono of the frankest public speeches of his long career as China's leader, the generalissimo told the National Assembly: "I confess seven of the government's best divisions were de- .Htroycd In Manchuria, They were my _ best ai'inles ttint under my command Voluntary Control Best for ERP, Says Hoffman (IP) PorelFm Aid Chief Paul Q. Hoffman predicted today that voluntary controls will do u "bettor Job" than fodurul reRU- Intlon of American industry In mooting tho recovery needs of Eu- ro pn. Tho Republican businessman forecast that European production cun bo booKtnd onn-third In tho four yearn of thn Mtirnrmll plan, with tho holp of tho billions voted by iv communism-conscious Con- Hoffman nald ho Is Rratinod nt tho amount of preliminary work dono by Whlto HOUHO officials and othoni towards getting tho EGA or- Kanlsintlon under wny, Ho told nowmnen ho has In mind a man to servo as deputy admtiil.i- trutor. -Ho wouldn't mention the name but said ho had given It to Presidential Assistant John R. Steolrrmn, He said ho and Stool- mnn will try to persuade tho man to nccopt rlKht uway. Hortinim will set up temporary hoMltiuartnrs In tho old Stato de- partment building. Ho now has a nttilT of only eight people, including stenographers. This will bo cx- pundcd quickly. Nation's Workers Show Increase WiiNlilnvton The number of Job-holdor.i Increased only slightly In Murch, but mory people were iictuully on tho Job and working longer hours than In February, the Census bureau reported today. Total Civilian employment was estimated lit for Murch, tip from February. Unem- ployment declined to n total of Thn women nro doing a bang-up job these cliiy.s. Forty lady cops In Los Angeles, who have Just completed an cxtcn- pulRns with Elory." These divisions are being reorgan- ized, Chiang said, adding: "I refuse to admit defeat because our fight- Ing strength is! powerful." (Chiang evidently intiiint tho di- visions were destroyed over n. con- siderable period of time. There has been no recent heavy fighting In Manchuria.) "In north ho said, "our .strength under General Fu Tso-Yl Is growing. I guarantee within six months to annlhilato all commu- nists below tho Yellow river (In central Conceding "We have made seri- ous military Chiang said his armies arc changing strategy. No longer wlU they try to defend all points, but will concentrate for decisive blows. As ho phrased It, tho now' strategy Is one of "big cat He promised, however, to defend not only central and north China but Manchuria as well, vowing: "In 30 years or 00 years tho Reds will not conquer China." On the. subject of Inflation, the generalissimo declared China is sol- vent. Ho said China has enough gold, silver, other assets nnd U. S. dollar credits' to recall all of the Chinese currency afloat. Lewis Case Test For New Labor Curbs Hartley Awaiting Court Ruling Before Tightening Law Washington Representa- tive Hartley CR.-N, said today that if the labor law he helped write falls to "put the brakes" on John L. Lewis, he will act quickly to clamp on stlffer curbs. Hartley Is chairman of the House labor committee, "I'm going to sec what the court clon.'t to Lewis on ho told a ruporlur. "If it develops that the Taft- Hartlcy law Is Inadequate to deal with him, I'll proceed with hear- ings immediately." Lewis is scheduled to appear Mon- day to "show cause" why he should not face a contempt of court trial for ignoring a back-to-work order. As for the present Taft-Hartley act, President Truman told his news conference late yesterday that the administration will enforce that law to the letter In an effort to end the coal strike. Paul G. Hottman, left, rests his left hand on the today. President Truman, center, observes tho photo to The Republican-Herald.) The Train Cut government today ordered j gU VUI IJtllCHu LUW4tjr coal-burning passenger and freight truln sorvico cut to halt of normal, Four-Power Rule Council Will Not Meet, Says Clay effucllvo nuxt Thursday midnight. Today's reduction amounted to n 25 per cent cut on top of a prevU ous 25 per cent reduction. ODT estimated earlier this week that the railroads arc now down to less thiin 22 days coal supply. Other labor developments: President Truman studied the re- port of the fact-finding board that investigated the strike of C.I.O. meat handlers. Tho govern- ment can seek a court order at any time to halt the work stoppage for at least 80 days. GE Officials of General Electric Com- pany expect labor demonstrations ind possibly work stoppages noon will hit GE plants In various purtu of tho country. The demonstrations are foreseen as a protest against company resistance to union wage demands, a OE spokesman said. Tho A.F.L. United Financial Em- ployes union, whose members are on strike at the New York Stock and Curb exchanges, voted to remain adamant in Its demands for union security. Both sides appeared cn- ;rcnched in contrasting positions on union security. There also were these develop- ments: 1. UMW and operator negotiators met again on the miners' pension dispute, which set off the strike March 15. After a brief session, operators conferred separately and arranged lor another Joint meeting ;atcr In the day. There was no word of progress toward a settlement. 2. UMW attorneys asked dismis- sal of the operators' petition for court appointment of a third and neutral trustee of the miners wel- fare fund. The operators had re- quested the federal district court to ct after Lewis and the mine owners deadlocked over plans for paying pensions out of the fund. In seek- .ng the dismissal, union lawyers con- tended the court lacked Jurisdiction. 3. Attorney General Clark do- illned to say whether tho Justice department would press contempt proceedings ngalnst Lewis In the event the strike should be called off General Lucius D. Clay announced today there will be no meeting of the Allied Control council for Germany tomorrow, the regular meeting day. Clay, United Stales military governor and council chairman for April, explained that none of the four occupying powers had asked for a session. This development emphasized the new low to which four-power co- operation has fallen since the Rus- sians opened up their recent cam- paign to crowd the western allies out of Berlin. Soviet authorities wcro reported today to have approved finally the setting up of a communist-control- led economic commission for their occupation zone embracing eastern Oormany. __ Top U. British and French leaders conferred yesterday on the idea of a merger of the French zone with the economically com- bined American and British zones In the west. Russian guards at the border ol the U. S. and Soviet sectors of Berlin fired several shots into the American zone today. They said they shot into the air to frighten away a group of blackmarketcrs. British sources said today Soviet Marshall Vn-ssily Sokolovsky has left Berlin, possibly for consultations In Moscow. Sokolovsky Is commander of the Russian occupation zone of Ger- many and the central Soviet figure In the Berlin crisis of Russia and the western powers. Beating Victim's Condition Grave Jollct, of a sav- age beating Wednesday night, Wil- liam R. McCube, 05, Jollct publish- er and a former state legislator, re- mained In critical condition today. Meanwhile investigators were checking various angles, Including politics and gambling, which Mc- Cabo fought editorially, In an ef- fort to learn the motive for the vicious attack. Sheriff John Kirln- c.lck mild, however, ho regarded rob- bery as the most llkuly motive. Found unconscious on a country ulu uc tulltu <H rond near his Lockport farm, Me- qulckly. "1'ji cross that bridge who counted the dead, said Cube was siiftering from two broken jj to lt clBrk told hours after the blast that he 3 Die, 4 Burned in Restaurant Blast Louisville, 111. An ex- and flro today killed three Sergeant 100 Feet Into River in Car, Northumberland, Pa. Woodrow Carr, 20-year-old Army has only a few scratch- es today to show for this of events: Carr's automobile swerved off a bridge near his home at Northumberland yenlcrdiiy mid plunged 100 feet Into the Icy waters of the Sunquchanna river. Carr found the water pressure bad scaled the car's doori. He finally managed to push one door open wide enough to wriggle out and swim 50 feet to shore. Jerusalem Lifeline Village Retaken By Jewish Forces By The Amoclalcd PreM Haganah fighters recaptured Kas- tcl today In the seven-day seesaw battle for the strategic Arab village commanding a Jewish lifeline- to food-short Jerusalem, a Jewish ag- ency spokesman announced. Haganah, the Jewish militia, had held the village through six days of fierce Arab attacks until yesterday, When a strong Arab force stormed It. The Arab commander, Abdul Khaddcr Husscini, cousin of the ex- iled Mufti of Jerusalem, was report- ed by Arab officials to have been killed in the assault. Latest reports said five other Arabs and nine Jews were killed in yesterday's fighting. Preliminary Arab-Jewish truce talks failed yesterday at Lake Suc- cess, N. Y. A special session of the United Nations assembly has been called for next Friday to reconsider the Palestine problem, Including the United States proposal of a U.N. trusteeship and the previously voted partition plan. Fire Destroys Elevator At Colby, Wis. Colby, An elevator containing bushels of grain was destroyed yesterday in a spectacular fire which burned out of control lor several hours. The elevator, operated by Clark Mills, Inc., wholesale feed dealers, was 86 feet high and about 50 feet square. Flames shot from the top of the structure and could be seen for six miles. Billowing smoke could be seen in the Marshfleld urea, 20 miles away. Loss was estimated at between and Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and. and a little warmer tonight, lowest 34. Saturday fair and. warmer with nlgn- est 64. Minnesota: Considerable cloudi- ness and warmer tonight and Satur- day with showers beginning In the Red River Valley Saturday or Sat- urday night. Wisconsin: Fair, not quite so cold west and south-central tonight. Sat- urday fair and warmer. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43: minimum, 26; noon, 43- precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Torch Slayer's Trial Is Set Jack K Johnson of Clay nrst degree, legs, a broken arm and numerous puncture wounds on his body. He stUd two of three men who halted his automobile beat him with an Iron pipe and u spiked club. after a cabinet meeting at the White House. He added, however, he would "feel pretty good" If Lewis halted tho walkout. dlvn training course, are the "Hpollce women In I any metropolitan Icily to be author- plunnrd Ic, uso MueArthur us u The professionals to provo It." therefore how the obvious harm done Dewey cull counterbalance the less vUlbic, more psychological clamiiKt' to Tuft., They still predict Tuft ciinnol Kuln enough for u mulorlty at Philadelphia. There one further fuctor In the sltuutlon. Stassen has given bitter jirrsonul offense to both Tuft nnd Dewey. so thut ho must muko an nlmoKi mlruculous show of to tnuku the grade their opposition. Thut Is why tho priifcsxlonuls su.ipret thut the man to benefit most from Wl.seon.ilti rn.iy be Wcnutor Arthur It, Vandrn- On the OHM hand, the phil- osophy df Vundentierg has now Ix'en loudly affirmed ii.v an Important, representative group of voters who were supplied to dlisent from It. On the other huntl, deadlock lit Millndelphlii hu.i been rendered little likely. This IN the situa- tion dc.Mred liy thiwi' who hope that Vundcnbci'K cun bo drafted, to carry guns, Of course It's a m 1 s t a ko letting thorn curry the guns In Ihulr hand bags. They'll Limit on Russ in U. S. Urged Washington Representative Kcrstcn proposed yester- day that the number of Russians in the United States be limited to the number of Americans allowed to en- ter tho Soviet Union. 'Actions, not words, will impress a never be able nnd them. to1 bully government like that of Rus- sia." he said in a statement follow- 'j And they'll be wearing uniforms that huvu that now look. With these the girls will bo able to Tuft. brlptiKs to precisely Hie con- stop trafllc two ways. (iri-vutlvr.lsoluUonlM wing of tho Ono of tho older women on the Republican purty, nnd hud Indeed forco wus uskcd how old she was. 38 and I have tho 38 One guy followed ono of the pretty pollcowomen for three blocks before ho found out who she was. Then sho turned around and followed him. 1 hoard ubut ono crook who called up hnidriur.rtors and asked what Ix-nt u citto blonde wus patrolling. Un wus going to commit a crime and lin figures sho might us well gut tho business. Of course, ho wus being ro- muntlc. He could sen himself with u good looking lady cop walking down tho ulslo Right up to' the Judge. Hut what a drnmntlc Idea this for uwuy a In thu through buck yards A killer getting durkno.ts, racing Then sud- denly the clutter of high heels and u shot rings out In tho night. And n.'i wn sou the smoking revolver and tho cop putting powder on her nose, wo know thut Justice has buun Ing introduction of n bill to keep tub on the Soviets In this country. "Wo should limit tho number to tho exact number of Americans per- mitted'In Kcrstcn said. "Ac- tion should have been taken on this long ago." Silver Dollars Lead to Girl Burglar, 7 Knckfonl. III. A shining trail of silver dollnr.s led officers yes- terday to a seven-year-old girl who, they said, admitted four burglaries. Deputy Sheriffs Donald King and Gerald Prntt snld that In one of tho four homes robbed, the young- ster whacked open a cedar chest with a hatchet. The loot there in- cluded the .silver dollars and .some two-dollar bills. Bulletins Washington President Truman asked the striking C.I.O. packing house workers nnd tho major me.nt companies to renew In an ef- fort to settle thrlr wage depute. Washington The State department said today it may be necessary to change the Ameri- can policy of refusing to allow damage claims againxt nltlp.i owned foreign Rovcrnmcntn. DCS Iowa Amateur Athletic union ruled to- day that Murray Wlcr, Univer- sity of Iowa all-America basket- ball player, Is a professional. Chicago VP) Mike (The Greek) Fotson. 64, of Enclno, Calif., was convicted today of evading S162.106 In income taxes. He was sentenced to two years in prison. believed "we have them all out of the wreckage now." All of the dead were residents 01 Louisville. The sheriff Identified a charge of circuit court April 20, Judge Edward. Duquaine announced yesterday. At his arraignment Wednesday Drews pleaded innocent to a mur- der charge in connection with the death of 85-year-old Mrs. Richard them us Mrs. Paulino Ki-utsinger. Cody whose charred body was found about 35- Sherman Manson, 49, am a furnace at her home Monday. Max. state highway worker, and Delmar District Attorney Edward Minor JBemidJl 28 EXTENDED FORECASTS Minnesota and Wisconsin. The temperature will average slightly above normal north to 4-6 degrees above south portion. Normal maxi- mum ranging from 49 north to ei south. Normal minimum ranging from 27 north to 37 south. Warmer tonight and Saturday and In south and east portions Sunday. Cooler Monday and Monday night, warm- er around Wednesday. Precipitation will be moderate with average amounts for period ranging from one to two tenths western Minne- sota to three to five tenths cast half of district occurring as occasional rains or snows beginning northwest- ern Minnesota Saturday and conti- nuing extreme north portion or areas into Monday. Scattered show- ers elsewhere Sunday night and Monday. Some precipitation likely In Minnesota Wednesday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Finn President Sees Confident Future said that after his arrest Drews, a former tenant of Mrs. Cody, had signed a statement that he had struck the aged widow and stuffed her body into a blazing furnace after she had refused him jjennihgs, 25, a gas station worker 'The injured, all of Louisville, were Darrcll ZInk. brother of the gas sta- tion owner, John ZInk; Lon Barnes, George Tolllvcr and Robert Kcllums, Louisville is about GO miles north- east of Ccntralla. 111. The sheriff said uii investigation was not complete, but that he had been informed that the restaurant was "filled with fumes from gaso- line Just unloaded Irom a transport truck for the station." The loss of the combined rcstaur- Czechs ___ ant and filling station was estimated I plotted in advance, the fugitives rc- Anti-Red Czech Hop Plotted in Advance Frankfurt, Germany The aerial flight of 20 anti-communist Czechs Into Germany was carefully by the sheriff at and Justice Fowler's Pallbearers Named Madison, WIs. Distin- guished members of bench, bar and government and personal friends were named today n-s active and honorary pallbearers for State Su- preme Court Justice Chester A, Fowicr, 85, who died yesterday. Services, conducted by the Rev. FJ-, John O. Patterson, will be held tomorrow at Grace Episcopal church. Burial will be at Forest Hill ceme- tery. Helsinki, Finland Chief Justice Marvin Rosenberry, Juho K, Paaslklvi told the Finnish'only member of the high court to people in a radio address tonight outrank: Justice Fowicr In seniority, named the following active pall- bctwccn jated here today. A Czech army colonel who once flew with the British Royal Air Force organized the flight, they said. Eighteen of the 26 persons aboard the Czech National Airlines plane knew of the plot before they took off from Prague Anonymous Pays can look with confidence to- named r T- cc- 17- i ward tl-.e [bearers: for Traffic Violations O.ihknsh, Chief of Po- lice. Wllllum J. opitnud u loiter today iWMitiniirkud locally and found In cash In the envelope. An accompanying unsigned note said: "TraHlc violations over a period said he would iisk Municipal Reporting on the recently con-1 LcRoy Burllngame and Gerald eluded Russian-Finnish frlendshlpiHaycs, Milwaukee; Fulton Col.lpp, and mutual iisiilnlunco pact, Vincent; McNumaru, iMonlullo; Ward Hector, Muclltion, participation in a warUind Harland Rogers, Portage. against the Soviet Union is ab- solutely excluded, and let us hope our land and Its territory will be .spared In the future from an al- Judgc S. J, Luchslnger what to do, tack by possible enemies of the with tho money. Soviet Union. Governor Renncbohm, Attorney General John Martin, Justice Fowler's colleagues on the high court; the board of circuit judges and county and federal Judges wil! I serve as honorary pallbearers. headed for Bratislava. Court Refuses to Disbar Lawyer, 77 St. Paul A 77-year-old Moorhead lawyer who was admitted to the bar a half century ago to- day was absolved by the Minnesota supreme court of unethical conduct or any wrong-doing in his profes- sion. He is James M. Witherow. The high tribunal dismissed the dis- ciplinary proceedings Instituted two years npo by the practice of law commtl.tiiR of the Minnesota State Kiir association, The bar committee, seeking Wlth- erow's disbarment or suspension, claimed the attorney violated the .statute while handling three estates, In two of which he acted as admin- istrator, and In the third as the guardian of an Incompetent. Chicago 56 Denver 62 DCS Moincs Duluth Int. Falls Kansas City Los Angeles Miami Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans New York 50 32 27 58 70 77 39 88 55 Seattle........61 Phoenix Washington Winnipeg 8C G5 27 Mln. 0 29 32 29 10 o 41 53 74 69 48 43 53 51 II Prec. .03 .05 .06 .36 KIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr, Stage Today Change Red Wing Lake City Reads Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Winona........ Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 12 10.1 13.0 9.1 9.9 8.1 9.3 10.2 9.1 9.5 8.9 10.1 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 5.1 Zumbro at Thcilman 3.4 Buffalo above Alma 2.4 TrcmpeaJcau at Dodge 1.7 Black at Neillsville Black at Galesville 4.1 .1 .1 .2 .1 .1 _ .1 "i .1 .1 .1 .1 H'-' '.i La Crosse at W. Salem J .3 Root at Houston RIVKR FORECAST (From IIoNtlnps to Gultenberjr) During the next three days the river will fall slowly throughout this district, then more rapidly in the absence of heavy rain. There will be little change In the Chippewa and Wisconsin rivers. Draft, UMT Costs Set at Million Taft for Airmada, Temporary Draft; Opposes UMT Waahlnrton Senate Re- publican lenders agreed today to place military legislation ahead or all business. Senator Tart said the Senate will begin consideration of; temporary draft, a larger air force, universal military training or any oilier defense measure as soon aa Its armed services committee reaches an agreement, Taft. chairman of the Republican policy committee, said It might all next week and possibly two weeks to ngrec upon a bill. Personally, Taft said he is willing to support increased funds for the Air Force and a temporary draft II the latter Is necessary to nil up the ranks of the armed services. He still opposed UMT, he added. Senator Gurncy (R.-S. D.) said today the cost of the proposed draft and universal military training pro- grams would run about during the first fiscal year of op- Gurncy Is chairman or the Sen- ate armed forces committee. Gurney told reporters this cost would be on top of the J14.000.000.- 000 now proposed for national de- fense during the year starting July 1. Boost Air Power Although major attention woa centered on boosting the air power other moves followed the lines laid down by Secretary or Defense Forrestal. He cautioned Congress not to build up one mili- tary arm tit tho expense of any "National security bal- anced tho secretary declar- ed, adding "dollars alone do.not guarantee the delivery of military were highlight develop- ments along the lengthening pre- paredness front: 1 The House armed services committee drew up a draft bill re- oulrinK registration of all men through 30, but making only those 19 through 25 liable for two yean SCVeterans with a year or more war service would have to register, but would be exempt; those with so days, but less than a- year's sen-Ice also would be exempt if they join reserve units of the Army. Navy or Air Forces. Forrestal, who will testify at open- Ing hearings Monday, proposed much the same legislation, but his called for registration of men up to 45 He was due to discuss the draft before the Senate armed services committee today (10 a. m. 2. The House appropriations com- mittee raced into hearings on a bill to pour into a warplane expansion drive. Forrestal put the "highest priority" label on these funds for the Air Force and fleet aviation. Chairman Taber (R.-N. Y.) Is speeding action to have the mu. ready for House consideration Tues- 3.' The White House told the War Assets administration to hold up final disposition of unsold industrial plants, machine tools and other equipment needed for war produc- tion. The stop-order was Issued to permit the munitions board to sur- vey the items In the next 30 days. The board already has put 150 ma- jor plants under the national secur- ity clause requiring them to be so kept as to be inconvertible to war use in 120 days. 4. Secretary of the Navy Sullivan said President Truman will ask Con- gress to boost merchant ship build- ing funds from to The added money would for new vessels suitable for troop transport and for an increased tanker licet. 5 Mr. Truman asked Congress to increase the Export-Import bank's lending authority by to finance further economic develop- ment in Latin America. KOKOU. Messasre Although Mr. Truman's message did not specify the types of projects contemplated for the loans, dis- patches from the Pan-American con- ference at Bogota. Colombia, indi- cated increasing United States In- terest in developing South. Ameri- can petroleum production. Other items for which the loan funds might be used are manganese, iron, tin and rubber. Russia has been a major supplier or manganese, .1 critical war material, and the Malay states provide the bulk of the world's tin as well as huge rubber stocks. Both of these were cut oft by the Japanese early In the lost war. Meanwhile, the chief of the Army s field forces. General Jacob L. Devers. asserted that a "fifth column" Is fighting against adoption of national defense plans. Devers told a Chamber Of Com- merce meeting in Sharon, Pa., last night that a "sixth column" Is of even greater menace to the country's security. He said this is composed of "un- questionably patriotic and loyal Americans" who through opposition to measures "nevertheless play the game of the fifth, column." i