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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1948, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER And FM IS COMING rare your new radio can IL Full Leaied Wire News Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations W1NONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL 22. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES VOIUME 4B. NO. 56----- ______________W1NONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY H.VLINIINO. i Senate Passes Long-Term Housing Bill Billion for DefenseAsked By Forrestal Secretary's Plan AUo Calls for 66 Air Groups IVimhlnirlnn Tho ndmtnl.-i- trillion Iiild n, "bargain rntn" nlr power compromise before Congress todny nlmrcl at glvlntf tho country 11 morn flithtlng Kroupn at it co.nl Of Bccrotnry of Dpfen.io Korrostnl whipped up tho proposal In n fresh frtorl to keep tho Sonnto from fol- lowing the lend of tl'.o Kou.io in In- on ft full 70-Kroup Air Force. 3'orrpntnl'ft plun cull.t for n, CO- group proicrnm nnd iv imtlorml defense outlay of 000.000. Chairman fluency Ut.-S. D.) of tho Stmnto Armed services commit- tee told n reporter he thinks Con- grew should nccrpt tho Forrostnl oflrr, Ho called his committee Into an- other closed-door no.vlon todiiy to try to win approval for thn Air Force procmm nnd then turn to thu equally hot IWUM of n temporary draft nnd unlvrrsnl military train- KorrosUl explained that tho now Kroups would not bo oxnctly whnt tho Air Knrco Is, com- pletely rnther ronotlvntod Ten of them would use modorn- Iwd ver.ilon.i of thn four-criKlne P-3P bombcrn which woro uxocl with vrent nucoe.w nKaln.it Jnpnn. The IHh new Kfoup would bo mftdu up of Tremors Shake Dominican Island; No Casualties Cludud TniJIIlo. Ilomlnlcnn public Rovernl ahook lhe> Island of Itlnpnnloln trrdny. Nn nnd only ftllKht worn reported. Dl.ipntche.i from Hnn Francisco DP Mncorl.t, nn Inlnnd city north of hrre, dtild thf walla of unvernl wern crncked find wonk- mrd thorc nnd utorei wnrr> clowrd bpcmup mnrchnndlsp wn.i thrown of! thn shplvps, At SnnttnKO, tho center of the city wii.i cvncuntpd for a time tor four of urmrpor shock.i to come. Severn! nine wern Ml In JtHiil. on the wpstprn end of thl.i t.ilnnrt. Thprp wns some pnnlo In Tort Au rrlnrr. llnlll's cnpltnl. wv thprr wns In thl.i city, whnrn Inrgr crowds prnyprt In the public nqunros. Weather KKDKKAL F-OKKCASTH Wlnorm nnd vlrlnlty: Btiownrii or Irx-nl tonight nnd Xrldny with no important tnrnpern- turc ehmiKo. tonight BO. High Friday 77. Motn: or thttndpr- tnnlKht nnd Krldny. Wnrm- cr wnith nnd coolpr nonhwrsl Frl- Wi.icon.iln; cloudy tonlKht nnd Friday with {x.'on.ilrmnl nhowrr.i or thundrr.ihdwpr.i except. In extreme noiithen.it. Wnrnmr tonight nnd In nouth Pridny, LCX'AI, WKATHKH Official Pbwrvatlonn for the 2'1 hmin rndlriK nl 12 m. uxlny: Miixlmum. 70; minimum, 'IB; noon, PI; precipitation, trnco; mm totilKht ut morrow at TKMI'KUATUHKS Max. ItrrnUIJI "H Chlcum..... Drnver Ues Mcilnes Diiluth Intrrnatl'ilinl Kari.'in4' C'ltv KI.SKWIIKRE Mln, I'cp. Mluml Mpl.'i.-f'.l. I'uul New OrlriUW Nrw Ydrk Scuttle. rtiornlx Wiunlprit 30 4.'t 40 frl 70 no .04 A-Bomb, Starvation Threats Influenced Italy, Togliatti Says (ff-J-Promlcr Alcldo Do Qaspcrl warned Italy's whipped communists today to keep their PlftCFnlmlro TOKllatti secretary poncral of the communists, said his followers "have np intention of or violence" to upsSt tho results of the election. But bo charged in the: commun paper L'Unlta that-the balloting was Influenced by "brutal injhe form Tip7 Checked In Reuther Shooting Ex-Envoy Sawyer Nominated for Harriman Post Clmrlcs Suwyer President Tru- muii today nominated formnr Am- bnsiwdor ChnrloB Snwyur of Ohio to on noci'utni'y of commerce, Presidential Socrutnry Charles O, iinld Sawyer's nomination ItlVKIt IIIII.I.M'I'IN Kliicid HlngP 84-hr. Today Red Wlnu IJIIMI 4. TW I >iim T W. I mm fiA, T.W Winonii limn U. T.W (Mikotn 7, T'ool probably will KO to tho Somite to dny, nlonn with thnt of W. Avcrcll llurrlmnn to bo "roving nmbwwa- dor" under thu Europenn nueovory I'roRrnm. Mr. Trumnn offered tho Com- morco post to Sawyer by long ells- tnnco telephone lust night after Hurrlmnn nurood to glvo up that position to tnko over thu KRP Job, Ross snld Sawyer telephoned Mr. Trumnn today from his homo at Cincinnati to accept tho appoint- ment, JOSH Larson, Oklahoma lawyer ttl Wnr Awiots chlof, rntcd n "good bet" by officials for tho No. 3 npot In tho now Economic Cooper- utlon ndmlnl.'itrntlon. Iinnion wns mnntloned ns n pos- nlblu cholco for tho rcmnlnlng top spot wider KCA Chief Paul G. IKirfmnn di.-puty ndmlnlntrator at 117.1100 a yiinr, Lnmon hnnn't In- publicly whether ho would itccupt If thn position wcru olfvred, Chinese Withdraw From Red Capital China today gnve the old communist capital, Ye- iiun, riftiT little moro thnn ti year of occupntlon, The withdrawal cnught the tuition by surprlsu, (The Chtnv.io communist radio snld Vcnnn wns rcoccuplcd by com- inunl.it. troops soon after tho gov- rure; sun prtiment forces moved out, The sun rises to- broadcast wnn recorded by The As- sociated Press nt San FrnnclJico.) Tim government, explained, that It pulled out of tho famous old cuvit olty In north Slicn.-il province to place Its troops more favorably, ft anticipates nn onslaught of Rod Ounornl Peng Toh-Hunl. who has bt-i-n threatening to cnrve a gate- wny Into Sxcchunn province, Supcrforts Stage Mock Raid on Suez Canal Wlr.ililiilcn, Gcrmnny A fleet AiiU'i'lcnn Supi'l'fortrusses based in Germany Mtagod n mock rulcl 'today on I'ort Hnld, nt Ihu mouth of t'ho ciuuil. Tim tionntop round trip covered mllun, U. S. Air Force hendciunrtcrs wnld thn (light went ritf without Inci- dent. Thn took oir shortly "1 67 74 611 14 H.4 '-jboforo. midnight and tho first of ''threw groups lundocl onrly thl.i aft- H.2 .8 Bulleti ins Detroit Police said they nru working on a "hot tip" today In Detroit's great manhunt for the Kunmun who shot the CIO's Wal- ler P, Rcuthcr. Chief of Detectives Jnck Harvlll three union members would be brought In for questioning nt once. Ho did not identify them further, "Wo have n hot Hnrvlll told newsmen, "It looks good. That's all I can say." His officers, meanwhile, checked nn. empty shell thnt may have come from the shotgun In tho hands of Routhcr's assailant. Willlnm Muntford, a IQ-year-old nclRhbor, found tho empty 10-gtvugc nhcll near tho curb on a street not fnr from'Rcuthcr'H home. Witnesses told police tho getaway red ut high .speed down the sumc street. This Indicated, police theorized, thnt more than ono mnn took purt In the attempt on tho Ufa of tho 40- yonr-old CIO United Auto Workers president by firing n, shotgun blnst through n kitchen window. Roulhcr, on n fruit Juice diet In ft hospital, was said by his physician to bo "doing His right arm wns shattered by the shot. arc 40 of them nsfllp-nod to tho widespread ncnrch lor tho would-be the shell apparently wns thrown from tho right window of n car. If it cfimo from tho red sedan, they add- ed, It might monn that another man besides the gun handler was nt the wheel. Sifting through tho pllo of pos- sibilities, ofllccrs questioned dozens of friends nnd enemies the fiery union lonclnr hud mndo on his climb to tho presidency of the CIO United Auto Workers. But despite the offer of rewards totaling tho Inrg- est In tho nntlon's history real clues to tho Tuesday night shoot- ing remained rare. Howard offers flooded In. The UAW Itself pledged to the person or persons who could glvo Information lending to tho would- bo nwKissln.'i. Tho city of Detroit offered Prom tho AFL In- tcrnntlonal Brotherhood of Tenm- stei's dime while each WHS offered by tho West Side Amal- gamated Local nnd tho Michigan CIO council. Low Air Pressure Linked With Mine Disasters Mlno disas- may be caused by tho weather, a Pcnnstyvnnlu scientist said to- day. Dr. Charles L. Hosier of Pcnnsly- vnnln stnto college told of research which "strongly Indicates n rcln- llonshlp between the occurrence of coal mine explosions and the prcs- suro changes accompanying cer- tain (wenther) situations." He snld tho research shows "the feasibility or forecasting periods of dangerous accumulation combus- tible gas mixtures in coal Hosier prepared his report for tho 20lh annual mooting of the Am- erican Geophysical union. Ho snld his conclusions were based on n study of weather con- starvation. Do daspcrl, lender of tho vic- torious Christian Democrats who claim nn absolute majority in the new Chamber of Deputies, assailed ns fantastic the communist declara- tion that coercion from the United Stales was responsible for tho defeat of the communist-led popular front. Grave Accusation Do Qasperl told a. news conference this wns a "very grave nccusatlon." Actually, DC Gnsperl snld, the gov- ernment had asked the United States several weeks ago to send n large quantity of wheat to Italy by May. There were Increasing signs of confusion and even dissension In the ranks of the Popular Front, par- ticularly In the wake of a. proposal by left-wing socialist Giuseppe Ro- mltn that the pro-communist social- ists would attempt to "regain their Independence." A spokesman for De Gnspcri said tho premier undoubtedly would head tho new government after Parliament organizes. Interior Minister Mario Scclba estimates tho Christian democrats won 307 of the 574 Chamber of Deputies seats in the election to 182 for the popular Front. The of- ficial result still nwalls a labor- ious mathemntlcnl calculation on iho basis of proportional represen- tation. In tho Senate tho Chris- tian Democrats took 130 of the 237 elective scats, to 74 for the Popular Front. Fa pal Statement Pope Plus XII, in a formal state- ment to the American press, said today the Italian elections "will be mcmornble in the annals of Italian history." "An entire the Pope said, "has given proof of its grave senso of civic duty and the skies of Italy nro brighter with hope." In tho newspaper interview, Togllattl said the election hnd not been free. Ho, alleged foreign In- tervention, intervention by the Ro- man Catholic church and Intimida- tion of voters by the government nnd employers. In the election campaign. United Stntos officials snld Italy would get no Marshall-plan aid If the com- munists won, Lewis May Foot Pension Plan Bill Mine Chief Moves to Start Payments Despite Suit L. Lewis moved today to put his S100 a month miners' pension plan into despite blunt notice that he may have to foot the bill himself. The mine union boss called a late afternoon meeting of the three- man trustee board responsible for administering the still-untapped miners' welfare fund. The purpose of the session pre- sumably wns to consider definite rules for paying S100 monthly pen- sions to miners 62 or older. Such payments were agreed upon in prin- ciple by two of the three trustees, Lewis, representing the union, andj Senator Styles Bridges (R.-N.H.i.j the neutral member. Ezra Van Horn, the third trus- tee representing the coal mine own- ers, fifed suit yesterday asking that Lewis nnd Bridges be held person- ally liable for any money spent from the fund on the Lewis-Bridges pact terms. Van Horn said the plan is illegal under the Tart-Hartley labor act. Approximately more soft coal miners today answered tho rc- turn-to-work call of Lewis. In- complete reports indicated at least of the 400.000 bituminous minors arc now back at work. Delays in calling together local meetings for a formal vote on re- turning held up work resumption in many areas. Some locals won't hold such meetings until late today or over the weekend. Leaders of the United Mine Workers and oper- ators agreed a full scale resumption by Monday was virtually certain. Late yesterday about 125.000 min- ers out of the nation's soft coal diggers were in the pits. Russian commis- sion recommended rigid new re- dkln't legs you're this, I am So that's Humphrey to Face Ball If Given DFL Backing Minneapolis Mayor Hum- phrey of Minneapolis today became an avowed candidate against Bcna- l.or Ball cR.-Mlnn.) in tho election noxt fall. Humphrey told newsmen last night hu had decided tn make the Honitl nppenrnnce tour immediately race If he received the Democratic-1 and I urn leaving us soon as he Joe Louis fought nil exhibition bout in Sweden and instead of money he received pairs of ice .skates in payment. That's an awful lot of skates for a guy with only two legs In fact. I saw him In that Joe Wnlcott fight nnd I thought ho have nny (Joe: If reading only how you got paid off there In what they have most of. I nm glad I found thnt out. I hnvo ordered my agent tr> arrange nn overseas per- Farmer Labor endorsement, made no further statement. Observers said the shoo tin IT He (flnds out which country has the harems. of The Russians wanted Louis to played n rolo In the mayor's retl- ccnci1. Rcuthcr had planned to come to Minnesota today to launch the Humphrey campaign. House Units Tiff On Price Supports Washington The congres- sional farm bloc, already split by the butter vs. olco battle, was torn farther npnrt today. The which dispute House this time is ovejc committee should dltlons preceding all 41 major mine conflicting explosions In this country during inUlci'al.lon, write new price support legislation. The banking committee and the agriculture committee have offered the past 12 years. Records of weather stations clo- sest to the explosion sites seem to Indicate, Hosier snld, that, In gene- bills The for House con- ruins committee go to the must decide which will floor for n vote. The banking committee late yes- terday voted a two-year extension on the same basis, but the champ turned it down. ITow could possibly find nny use for bowls of borsch t? But they've got pretty much the same system here. I once made a jorsonul appearance in the Ken- tucky corn llkker country and got oald off In boos. The Swedes originally! wanted to pay Joe in matches, but he didn't :ieed nny. After that close one with Wulcott, fight promoters all over the country offered him plenty of matches. Of course a few years ago when Joe- was really the rock 'em, sock em kid. he might have made a lot of money with those ice skates. He could have exchanged them for bi- cycle.1; and sold them to his oppo- nents. Il' Joe's gonna give away any of those skates I'd be pleased if he'd give me a pair. That Is, provided ml, mine explosions "occur when of farm prlco supports "as Is." The Ihu (bnromctrlc) nrcssui'e Is Ho snld that explosive gases came from spaces between layers of coal. They nl.io uro bolng produced constantly by chemical changes within the coal Itself. agriculture committee approved n bill last week to continue supports to June 30, It would put sup- port at DO per cent of purity for basic commodities wheat, corn, tobacco, rice and peanuts, Haganah Seizes Haifa, Arabs Say Women Shot T.W. 7.i! Tributary Slrranin Xtimbrri nl Thelllimn 'J.fi riiifruli) iit'ovr Alum Trriiiix-iilrau nt lit Nelll.ivllle.... Illurk nl Cliilenvlllc i.n Crowe nt W. Walem ItlVKIl KOHM'AST (from Iliullnxi tn The MlxfllwiUn'l will rontlmw full- Irit: In thin district with iivcriiKi' (Lilly fnlU .3 to of n foot, lit nil Million'! llmiiller l.rllnitnrlen will ilir nllKhlly with clffctlvn rnlliN dvrr diif-hiilf Inch expected tonlKht nnd i'l'Klny, nn Adinlnls- trntlim nlllnliilx lodny thnt I'rrildrnt Trumnn will (.'niiKre.i.H lo nny usn of Aiiii'rlcnii to jiulloo tlne. I.ukn llrnuinilnll toilny Hint tlin l.'nltinl Nutloiix prooeod Immcdliitcly to curry out partitioning of rnlcs- llnc. WiiMliliiKton Kimiitor   Air l''nriin iiroicriun. llalfn, I'alcntlno Jews vir- tually seized control todny of Pales- tine's richest port city of Haifa after heavy all-night fighting. Arab lenders sued for pence, ask- ing British military authorities to mediate. "It was n said one Arab spokesman. "It wns another StiilliiKrnd, Wu wore not propnred." Uy request of the British, the Jewish mllitnry force Hngnnah Issued a ccnse-flrc order shortly utter noon. Onn Aitib spokesman declared; "Muny women nnd children in Anil) nren.'i wern iihol, mt they nt- lo fluu into tho port iiren." port area Is controlled by llrltlsh security forces, A Mngnnnh (ipokumunii denied tin; nccusntlon. "Arab casualties were only ten per cent of what we have expected." he snld. "As for women and child- ren there just haven't been any such thing. We. deny It most emphatical- ly." A prlvnto source estimated yester- day members of the so- called Arnb Liberation army were in Haifa. Ifutfnniih attacked a large de- tachment of armed Arabs today In the northern Palestine plain of Esdraelon, and Jewish sources said casunlltios were heavy. Six Hngnnah dead were" reported thus fnr In the nttnck, near tho village of Sarin. The Informants said tho nttnck was directed against Arabs who have ambushed Jewish traffic on tho main road through the plain. This Is The Seven and one-half pound boy found by garbage collectors in a garbage can in Minneapolis Wednesday. The baby, In good health, is In the arms of a General hospital nurse. A 19-year- old girl who said she put the child in tho garbage can an hour after birth is being cared for at the same hospital. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The Russ Urge Stricter Berlin Air Rules strictions 011 air traffic of the western allies in nnd out of Berlin. Tho six-man commission, set up to investigate n British-Russian plane collision, urged thnt tho soviet commander, Marshal Vasslly D. So- kolovsky: (1) Require that the Americans, British nnd French give 24 hours' notice of their flights through cor- ridors over the Russian occupation none, with "details nbout the planes and their passengers." (2) Prohibit those allies from mak- ing any corridor flight by night, in clouds, in the stratosphere or under other circumstances "In which the plane cannot bo seen from the The latest Russian move came as some top American olflclals said they believe tho Russians intend to kill Berlin's Allied Kommandnnturn, or.ly four-power organization still functioning here. The Russian.'! Tuesday proposed thnt henceforth Kommnndnntui'n meetings be' scheduled only from one session to the ni'xt, rather than the. customary month In advance. "That would give them an excuse to reduce the number of meetings by claiming they could not show or.e American official commented today. "The result might be first a crippling process and a creeping paralysis or whenever they were ready to make the killing the Kommandnntura alto- gether." Wallace Urges Weekly Age Pension Atlantic City, N. Wallace says his new party believes a sound social security system should give everyone over 65 years of age a minimum of ?35 a week. "Our new party Is dedicated to fighting for adequate bcnellts, bene- fits sufficient to insure a decent American standard of Wal- lace said in an address here yester- day. "Upon the basis of a minimum wage of a dollar an hour, a, sound minimum benefit structure for the social security system would not they were attached to Sonja Hcnlc. be less than a he said. McLoone Slayer From La Crosse Area, Says D.A. 1.0. Crosse, At- torney John Coleman snld last night that "the mnn who murdered Dr Jnmos McLoone live months ago Is from the Lii Crosse Beyond that, Colemaii declined to comment on his earlier announce- ment of "startling developments" In the investigation which began when the doctor's body wns found beside highway 1C last November with bullet wounds in the hcnd nnd chest. Colcman snld yesterday that there hnd been startling (is the result of "certain discoveries in the last 72 hours which promise an early solution." Ho made his nnnouncrmcnt us ho culled nn emergency mooting of county and stato authorities who huvi! 'lieon Invcstlgiitlnre this case. The district attorney snld lost night that neither the murder wcnp- on nor the car in which he believes sJaylng took place have been discovered. He would give no hint as to what tho "startling develop- ments" were. Measure Goal Is 14 Million Homes by '58 Provision for U. S. Subsidies, Loans io Farmers Added SennW lo- dny pnssed vhc Tnrt.-Kllrndcr-Wax- nor IOHK range hou.ilnu bill deMsncd to spur home building in America. Passage was by a voice vote, Tlio Senate passed the bill after nddlliK a farm housing program. By a voice vote, the Senate adopt- ed an amendment by Senators Yovms (R.-N. and Russell tD.-Ga.) pro- viding for federal subsidies and loans to farmers. This action came shortly alter ap- proval of an amendment authorizing the government to pay half the cost of houses for severely paralyzed vet- erans. Under Agriculture The farm housing program would be under direction of the Agricul- ture department. Loans would be up to 33 years at not more than four per cent Interest. The goal of the bill is building of new homes in the next tea ycnrs. The bill now ROCS to an uncertain fate in Uic House, The House banking committee let a similar Senate-passed measure In JO-lfi. There Is .strong opposition. In the House committee to some pro- visions of the new bill, particularly a section authorizing construction of public housing units. The T-E-W bill liberalizes homo Joan terms, contains profit incen- tives for construction of houses to rent, and sets up a slum clearance program, Cost Million Sponsors have estimated the di- rect cost of housing program at about a year. In addi- tion, it provides for up to in loons and for Insurance of more, than worth of loans. The. Young-Russell amendment would qualify a farmer for a loan during the next four years on showing that: 1. He is the owner of farm which is without n. decent, and sanitary dwelling." 2. He is without "sufficient re- sources to provide the necessary housing on his own account." 3. He ix unable to obtain a loan from other sources on rcasonabla terms. Mother, Worried Over Child, Rescues Boy, 3 Milwaukee An uneasy mother who sought to keep her son from straying near a river bank ar- rived on the scene Just in time yesterday to save the life of a three-year-old neighbor boy. Mrs. Russell Roevc snw her three and one half year old son Robert wandering near the edge ol the Milwaukee river not far from the veterans' housing project in which they live. Silo ran to him and found a group of children pointing to a tiny, struggling form in the water. She wnded into the river up to her neck to where she could reach the child. She pulled him to safety, apparently none the worse for his experience. J .T Lynch, the owner, said today these flames which destroyed his Crystal ballroom Into yesterday did damage of The HO by 100-foot structure, built in J035 nnd located two miles south of St. rctcr, Minn., burned to the ground. Vets' Training Income Ceiling Hike Nears O.K. Washington Lcgl.'Oatlon. raising Income ceilings for veterans getting school farm nnd Job train- ing with government help today awaited President Truman's slcna- turc. A tlcup of several weeks In Con- gress ended yesterday when tho HOUM nureed to Sennto amend- ments. The jjny changes are re- troactive to April 1. Tho final bill wus a victory for Chairman Edith Noursc Rogers   dependents. MacFaddcn's 2nd Wife Tries to Halt Wedding Mhiml, Muc- Faddcn. 70-year-old physical cul- turlst, nnd Mrs. Jonnic Lcc. 41- year-old grandmother, will get license to marry 1-omorrow donplte efforts Of MncFadden'K ix-cond wife to halt the wedding, Dade County Cleric M. Rnwls Johnson said. Mrs. Mary MacFnddcn, whom the aged millionaire married in London in 1912 and divorced in Florida in January, 194C. sent a tcle- grain to County Judge W. F. Blan- ton contending the divorce "is debatable as to its legality." MncFndden'B divorce hn.t been up- held by the Florida supreme court. Reagans Reconcile After Separation Hollywood Actor Ronald Rcngnn nnd his wife, actress Jane Wyman. have reconciled, he said today. Domestic difficulties led to whnt they called a trial separation which begun February 8 but Rcngnn .vild thoy have .smoothed their differ- ences aud ho returned home.   

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