Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, December 19, 1946

Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

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Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - December 19, 1946, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin THE WEATHER For Wisconsin: Cloudy and warm, er tonight and Friday, tight mow in the north. Local weather facts, for 24 hours preceding 7 a. m.: Maximum 11; minimum -5. Tribune THE TRIBUNE TAKER" W 1 LL WRltE YOUR S1FIED AD F OR YOU. PHONE 7. Thirty-Third Taft Urges Price and Wage Truce Senator Taft (R-O.) today called on business to keep prices down and on labor to refrain from "unreasonable" wage demands to avoid any possible eco- nomic recession in 1947. Taft, who heads the policy-mak- ing Republican steering committee of the senate, told a reporter he thinks President Truman's economic advisers should have placed more stress in their first annual report on the "tremendous responsibility" of labor and management to keep prices and wages in line. who made the report public at his news conference yes- terday said he doesn't agree with his advisers' suggestion: that there Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Single Copy Five Cents may be a year. "dip" in business next The outlook for the country is good and will continue to be good, the chief executive told a question- er, if we can just get people to stay at work. He added that nobody wants any strikes at all, that he didn't think any of the recent ones were necessary. i The president said he will make Bpecifid recommendations to con- gress on legislation to carry-out the proposals of his advisers, who cau- tioned that a more than ordinarily favorable outlook for jobs and pro- duction in the next few years ought not to lull government officials .in- to a "drifting" policy. When a reporter remarked ,thafr the economic council's report seem- ed to indicate not much legislation would be necessary next man said he was glad to hear that. Taft said he saw nothing in the report requiring immediate con- gressional action, although he has in- dicated he will support actively some changes in the laws regulating labor-management relations. New British Plan To Control Farms, Nationalize Rails 1 i government, preparing to take over the country's railway system as a nationalized enterprise, an- nounced new plans today to boss Britain's farmers. Legislation just introduced will authorize extensive supervision of farming, and guarantee prices for many crops. It provides the govern- ment can take away the propeity of: farmers who refuse to abide by official advice on how to grow things. The bill is part of the parlia- mentary social and industrial "revolution" promised by the Labor party in 1945. Although a White Paper issued with copies of the bill did not mention it, another reason for the drive toward greater food production, was the husbanding of British foreign exchange much of which, particu- larly dollars, now is spent for imported foods; Technological and mechanical improvements in fanning methods will be offered to landowners and tenants through a nationwide agricultural advisory service. For those who won't take the government's advice the bill "enables, the minister to place them under supervision, to issue di- rections to them, and if necessary, to dispossess them." Government- ownership of rail- ways was virtually assured by a 362-204 vote oh second reading of the nationalization measure in the commons last night. While the measure still faces a third reading in Steel Union Lists Demands Pittsburgh (2P) Steelworkers chieftains .returned to- day to Jclosed-door on 1947-conteact demands after''rilfting Claim Iranian Troops Killed 6QO in Tabriz Tass dispatch from Tabriz isserted today that Iranian government troops .had slain hundreds of-persons; in Azerbaijan province in the- last few days and had connived in attacks upon Soviet institutions and citizens. In Tabriz alone, Tass declared, more than 600 persons have been killed and 300 arrested by the "who "were dispatched to Azerbaijan for the announced pur- pose of maintaining order during the forthcoming parliamentary elec- tions. The dispatch added that "incited by elements hostile to the Soviet Union and under the protection of Colonel Hashemi, bandits have brok- en loose, also attacking Soviet insti- tutions and Soviet citizens in Ta- briz." It wasj the first majpr to. be made by Moscow against the some time next will amount to little more than a for- mality under the usual parliamen- tary procedure. The vote last night climaxed three days of debate during, which the government's program was bitterly assailed by the Conservative oppo- sition, backed by a number of Lib- erals and Liberal-Nationals. Anthony Eden, Britain's wartime foreign secretary, concluded the Conservative attack upon the mea- sure by declaring that its passage would be "nothing less than a ma- jor national disaster.'' He asserted that the only justification for the bill would be greater operating ef- ficiency and lower costs, but de- clared the government had failed to show how this result could be achieved. Herbert Morrison, president of, the council, replied that the which also will bring trucking firms, and other forms of commercial transport under government owner- permit "a bold and con- sidered program of transport de- velopment." Loan Used To Induce China Pact United States dangled an untouched credit before the govern- ment and people of China today as an inducement to establish peace and unity in that land of civil war. In what he termed a reiteration and clarification of this govern- ment's policy toward China, Presi- dent Truman said yesterday the United States still believes it is of "utmost importance to world peace" that there be a united and democra- tic China. Ahd Truman told reporters, he hopes the credit to China has not been endangered. But he said he did not wish to make a definite statement on whether it is in jeopardy. May Hold Loan Diplomatic experts figured he meant that this government is going to hold back the ex- port-import bank loan to China un- til all threats to world stability there are eliminated. None of the has been spent, and Truman emphasized that extension of actual credits would have to be based upon the American government's policy toward China. In Nanking government officials declined today to comment on Presi- dent Truman's restatementvof Unit- ed States policy toward China but Communist spokesman Wang Ping- Nan said, "True peace in China would help the establishment of Bilbo Lashes at Former Aide as 'Judas Iscariot' peace throughout the world." ['Must Leave China'? America .wants to show re-. lie a quick-look at general wage and policy objectives. After, an all-day session yester- day, the United Steelworkers' 174- mah wage-policy committee .disclos- ed a list of some 16 sought-for con- tract revisions. The demands cov- ered an -unspecified pay boost, a guaranteed minimum weekly wage, portal-to-portal pay, paid holidays, extra wages for Saturday, Sunday and holidays, union Shops, and sev- erance pay. Representatives of the unionists also served notice on the Bteel industry they will insist white collar workers receive the same basic wage rate as just under an hour, GIO President Philip Murray, who also heads the steelworkers union, announced the new objectives and said only that the requested .wage increase would represent a "substantial" gain. President To Spend Christmas Day at Home Washington President Truman will fry to Independence, Mo., on Christmas day for a 24-hour stay with his family there. The i White House, detailing the chief executives Christmas plans, said today Truman's five-minute Christmas eve message to the na- tion, to be broadcast over all ma- jor networks, will be delivered at Tuesday afternoon in connec- tion with the traditional tree-light- ing ceremonies on the south lawn of the White House. Mrs. Truman and their daughter, Margaret, left by train last night for Missouri and will remain there through the holidays. Soviet-supported s emi-autonomous provincial government in Azerbai- jan week to permit cen- tral government troops to enter the a short-lived "civil the purpose of .supervis- ing elections. Premier Qavam said in Tehran yesterday he hoped the parliamen- tary elections could begin, Sunday. Veterans Request Reconsideration On McMurray Case Madison The University of Wisconsin chapter of the Ameri- can Veterans' committee last night voted to send a letter to Pres. E. B. Fred requesting that the regents reconsider its action on the appoint- ment o.f Howard J. McMurray as associate professor of political sci- ence. The chapter announced it was "op- posed to rejection" of any faculty member "as a result of political he- McMurray was the Democra- tic nominee for United States sena- tor in the November election. Support "for recent action of the national AVC. against the admission of Communists-to membership in the organization also was voted by the chapter. Slavs Oppose U.N. Probe In Balkans spect for Chinese independence she must withdraw troops from China." Of the Murray-Flanders proposal that the United States withdraw and France and Rus- sia to settle the civil war, Wang Ping-Tan said "no matter who pro- posed ending United States aid to the Kuomintang to keep the civil -war going, we..approve." NEGRO SHOOTS BILBO'S A. Harris, left, photographer for the Pittsburgh Courier, Negro newspaper, angles for a picture of Sen. Theodore Bilbo, right, as the senate war in- vestigating committee delved deeper into alleged unethical transactions between Bilbo and Mississippi war contractors. 40 -Year Housing Loan For Veterans JLake. today opposed a United 'States pro- posal for a United Nations investi- gation of conditions along' the Greek frontier and repeated a demand for a' study of -the situation inside Greece itself. As the security -council resumed debate on Greece's complaint that Albania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia were fomenting guerrilla warfare, in Greek frontier areas, Yugoslavia's representative declared that the sit- uation inside Greece was one amounting to civil war and that in- vestigation of mere "border inci- dents" would accomplish nothing. Sava N. Kasanovich, Yugoslav ambassador to the United States, said the American resolution call- ing for a seven-nation investigating commission to look into the situa- tion on both sides of the -frontier implied that the situation was the same in Yugoslavia as it was in Greece. This, he said, would be a mistaken assumption. Herschel V. Johnson, council chairman and U. S. delegate, was believed prepared to press for a quick vote on the proposal, upon which Soviet Delegate Andrei A. Gromyko expressed no opinion terday. ChallengesBan On Negrop by injunction to restrain Secretary -of War Ro- bert P. 'Patterson and his subordi- nates from enforcement of regula- tions "barring or limiting the en- listment of qualified Negroes" was asked in federal district court. The suit also asked that the sec- retary of war he restrained from further recruiting for the army "so long as enlistment of Negroes is barred or limited on terms not ap- plicable to white and other citizens alike." The suit was filed by Henry D. Stewart, 18-year-old Pittsburgh Ne- gro, through his father, Henry D. Stewart, Sr. The youth attempted to enlist in the army last June 80, but was re- jected under regulations barring Negro enlistment except in highly restricted specialist grades, the com- plaint said. Lt. Col. Robert W. Springer, comr (JP) appeal for 40-year, low-interest housing loans to veterans popped up today as the government pledged an all- out drive to encourage, the construc- tion of homes, for rent. The appeal for long-term, loans was addressed to. the hous- ing administration by Commander Louis E. Starr" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. But ah FHA official told a re- porter Starr should have directed his request to congress. He said the law- in the case'of one to four-family homes. Starr said in a statement he had told FHA Chief Raymond M. Foley and Housing Expediter Frank R. Creedon that elimination of most Air Scouts Will Have Organization Meeting The initial meeting for organiza- tion of a Senior Scout Air squadrpn will be held at Friday evening at the Tri-City airpark. The Paper Cities Pilots' club is sponsoring the group and has secured a leader, sub- ject to approval by members of the unit. Any boy 15 years of age or more interested in air scouting is invited to attend the meeting to- morrow night. FIRE IN PLAYHOUSE Fire in a playhouse at the Anton Radtke residence, 841 Tenth avenue was quickly extinguished by the fire department about 9 o'clock this morning with negligible dam- age. The fire, origin of which was not determined, started in bedding on a cot in the playhouse. construction controls had ended the veterans emergency program. Creedon and Foley joined with Maj. Gen. Philip B. Fleming, chief of the office of temporary controls, in telling a senate small business sub-committee yesterday of their plans for .carrying out a housing program, minus .niost controls.'- "6m- big-push for 1947 '-will "Be rental Creedon declared. Foley testified that the addition- .al which President ..Truman, made available for mort- gage insurance authorization "wil] used: primarily" to fiharice rental 'housing; 31 Reels of Titler Films Jn covered Barley Fire spectacu- lar fire, with flames shooting more than 150 feet into the air and vis- ible for.several miles, destroyed the Union grain elevator filled with nearly bushels of grain today. Early reports were that the elevator was filled .with barley and at current market prices the loss was expected to run into more than building was owned by the Froedert Grain Malting company ,0f Milwaukee. Cause of the fire manding officer of the Pittsburgh i was not determined immediately but At Press Time! STOCK MARKET RALLIES New up at a brisk pace in today's market as buyers tried to anticipate hoped-for-year-end rally. CHURCHILL HITS LABORITES London Winston Churchil today accused the Labor governmeni of "tyranny, conceit and incom and announced he. woult call next month for a parliamentary vote of censure on his charges. Attend Yule Concert at School An estimated were at Lin- coln fieldhouse Wednesday evening to hear the annual Christmas con- cert presented by the Lincoln High school band, orchestra and choir. 'The three groups each presented a variety of numbers. Robert Peck was featured as tenor soloist with the choir and David Denniston, cornetist, with the band. district army recruiting office, who also was named in the suit, was re- ported out of town and unavailable for comment. Army Claims Its Forces Overseas Are Too Weak Talniadge Condition Is Reported Worse Atlanta Gove'rnor-elect Eugene Talmadge, who is in Pied- mont hospital here suffering from a stomach ailment, was reported to- day to have taken a turn for the worse. HI Mtt Out troublti, don't novtr ofnif nofw Washington The army, getting ready to lay a- legislative program before the new congress, reported today its forces overseas are too weak to cope with any sur- prise assault and suggested this country ought to be looking now to its defenses in the atomic age. There was no indication that the army expects "trouble, but top level officials discussing long-range man- power problems with rep'orters made such assertions as these: 1. If the country encountered a military crisis tomorrow its weak- ened forces overseas, with an insuf- ficiently trained reserve at home, would be over-run except-in some isolated spots. 2. If at some'time in the next few years the United States were subjected to an atomic bomb attack, there would be dire need for a read- ily mustered Mid thoroughly train- ed regular army, National Guard and organized reserve troops. Such. an attack, these offkials said, -would' produce chaotic condi- tions among the civilian population and in transportation, and w6uld be accompanied by the possibility of having to cope with-an enemy para- trooper attack. The war department intends to emphasize two items in its forth- coming legislative cation and universal military train- ing. Convinced that some form of a service unification law stands a good chance of passage next year, the war department has given that subject top billing. A prime argu- ment, because of the economy-mind- ed new congress, will be an army es- timate that manpower savings up to 20 per cent can be attained by eliminating some suplicating army and navy in service and supply operations. In talking military training advocates'emphasize first the need for'a pool of technically trained men which can take stations quickly under any M-day order. They make the second point that universal training is expected to help the current volunteer enlist- ment program because' some portion of the youths trained each year will find the life interesting enough to enlist in the regular army. Dividends of 47 Vz Cents Declared by Nekposa-Edwards A dividend of 25 cents for the fourth quarter and an extra di- vidend' of cents per share of Nekoosa-Edwards Paper company common stock were authorized by the board of di- rectors at a meeting this'week, according to an announcement made today by John E. Alexan- der, president and general man- ager. "The action brings total dividends for the year to The fourth quarter dividend and the extra dividend, voted in light of the 1946 statement of earnings, will be paid to all stockholders of record Decem- ber 20 and the checks will be distributed by mail December 31. it was believed to have started from grain which became overheated when it clogged in a chute. .Commercial airplane pilots re- ported they could see's the fire at Fargo, N. D., 250 miles to, the north- west of Minneapolis, and at La- Crosse, about 135 miles southeast of the city. Firemen were handicapped by the 9-degree-above zero temperature which made the hos.e unwieldy. SOVIET ACCEPTS BID delegation from the Supreme Soviet of the U.S.S.R has accepted an invitaion from th British parliament to visit th United Kingdom at the end of nex February, Lord Chancellor Jowit announced today. Girl Plunges In Icy Water To Save Child Chelsea, A 13-year- old girl who unhesitatingly risked her life by diving'under ice to save a 5-year-old tot was hailed as a heroine today. The girl, Theresa Di Fiore, and Herbert Kodis, 20, already had brav- ed the chilly waters of a clay pit in nearby Revere'to rescue two older girls when- Theresa dived back, swam beneath the ice and returned with. Patricia Brooks, aged five. The trio had broken through the ;hin ice while sliding. Woman Treated For Shock After Crash Mrs. Mildred B.engston, 33, Noi folk, Va., was .treated for shock a Riverview hospital after a car driv en by her husband, Gordon, a" nava officer, went out, of control on ic pavement on Highway 13 south o the city Wednesday arid overturne in a ditch.- Damage to the car was estimated at The Bengstons were en route to Duluth, Minn., for the holidays when the accident occurred. Mrs. Bengston was dismissed from the hospital this morning. Intimate new letails of the life of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun have been uncov- red by army seizure of 31 reel's of olor films. The films, depicting gay parties at Berchtesgaden and bathing in the riude, under mountain waterfalls, were" dug "from a hiding place in the Javarian mountains, "several months army intelligence officers dis- closed .today. Taken between 1939 and 1941, .ong before the couple's eleventh- aiour marriage in Berlin's ruins, the described- as-, the-'-'per- sonal property of the German fueh- rer and his bride. Intelligence officers said the films had been used in the search for wanted Nazis and for the positive identification of hundreds of mem- bers of'Hitler's entourage and the summertime guests at the fuehrer's Alpine eagle's nest. Carefully catalogued and arrang- ed in time sequence, the films were shown yesterday for the first time to Gen. Joseph T. McNarney, the army's commander in Europe. Bennett Estate Is Valued at A value of has been placed on the estate of the late Ar- tluir E. Bennett, Cranmoor, who died October 26, 1945, according to an inventory filed in the probate branch of Wood county court. Ap- proximately half of the value of the estate is represented' by Mr. Ben- nett's holdings "as co-partner in the A. E. Bennett Son cranberry marsh. The will .provides. bequests for each of three grandchildren and a monthly income for the widow, the residue of the estate being divid- ed equally between Mr. Bennett's four children, Mrs. Eva Potter, Mrs. Ruth 'Corey, Wiscon- sin Rapids; Mrs. Ethel Walker, Rice Lake, and Ermon E. Bennett, Cran- moor, each of'whom inherits 074.12. Painter Is Given 90 Days For Theft Pleading guilty to a charge of grand larceny in Wood county court Wednesday afternoon, Ray- mond Grace, 28, Boston, Mass., was sentenced by Judge Frank W. Cal- kins to a term of 90 days in county jail. Grace, who has been employed as a painter in the town of Richfield, was arrested November 27 for the theft of from his employer, and was bound over to county court af- ter arraignment before a Marsh- field justice of the peace. r INJURED IN FALL William E. Nash, 470 First nue south, was taken to Riverview hospital in the city ambulance this morning for treatment of injuries received when he slipped and fell on icy steps at his home. He sufferec bruises of the back and one hip, but no broken bones. LIFT CLOTHING BAN office of temporary controls today lifted the four-year-old ban on manufacture of two-pants suits as well as the prohibition on vests for double breasted suits. The action is effec- tive tomorrow. Senator Flares Midway During Long Statement Washington Lash- ing out bitterly at an ex-sec-' retary whom he described as a "Judas Iscariot" Senator Bilbo (D.-Miss.) declared today it is an "old southern custom" to give presents to public serv- ants. Bilbo denied before a senate war investigating subcommit-; I tee that he had sought gifts or funds, "with the possible t exception of the money that I. borrowed to make a property settlement with my ex-wife." The subcommittee is inquiringi into his relations with war. contractors. In a word "The Man" Bilbo heaped in- vective upon his former secre-1 Edward P. Terry, who testified against him yester- day, and on former Rep. Ross Collins, a Mississippi political foe. Bilbo flared up for the first time at the hearing when Senator Fergn- son (R-Mich.) pressed' him for de- tails about the he allegedly received from contractors: "You want to know how. much Bilbo Bilbo said, slaping 'the i table. "That's the purpose of this v investigation. I did not get a damn cent." Denies Complaints The outbreak came as Bilbo was midway in his statement denying all complaints raised against him .in connection, with .war contractors. The; senator said he was given four checks amounting to by F. T. Newton, Mississippi contfacr tor who shared-in numerous big war jobs. Ferguson broke in with questions about why Newton, had- given the to Bilbo. he was" presenOenate sergeant? at arms, as senator and the Doxeyj backers were badly in need of funds. Bilbo, had not selected the names of those who were to attend the political, "pep" .meeting '.to raise funds and support for Doxey, but' that he had made a "hot speech." Checks Ferguson wanted to know how long after this the group went back to the hotel room where Bilbo got the "You did not allow them to cool off did Ferguson asked. "They don't cool off when I talk to Bilbo came back. Bilbo said the evidence to dati showed that "I am a very" poor and heavily involved in debt and that I received during all the per- iod that the investigation has .cover- ed but two Christmas gifts, .one an. automobile and the other living room furniture consisting of a aofa, floor lamps and two table lamps." Terry told yesterday of present- ing a new automobile to Bilbo on behalf of Michael T. Morrisse'y, a war contractor. From Real Friends In his statement, Bilbo declared these gifts came "from real friends" and they.came without any or obligations whatsoever. Bilbo referred to his former sec- retary, Terry, as "the modern Bene- dict Arnold" and a "Judas Iscariot" He added: "I do not know whether to pity Sloan Says Wages Can't Be Raised Without Price Boost Seek Vandals Who Broke Arc Lights Police are on the lookout for juvenile vandals who in recent days have broken a number of arc lights in the northeast section of the city with air rifles and stones. Frank L. Steib, manager of the water and light? depart- ment, notified Chief of Police R. J. 'Exner today that his department replaced 11 arc lights in the area east of Tenth street two days ago and this morning discovered that nine of the.new lights have been broken. Chief Exner" urged parents to .caution their c h i l.d r e r. against such acts of vandal- ism, pointing out _that bulbs for the arc lights are expen- sive and difficult to obtain. Boston Alfred P. Sloan, chairman of the General Motors corporation, asserted flatly today that wages could not be raised with- out increasing prices. He told the Boston Chamber of Commerce further "the idea that a wage increase is justified soundly by an increase in living costs is an economic absurdity." Calling 1946 a year of "great eco- nomic Sloan said in ap- praising the business trend for 1947 the main question was "whether production will be permitted without interruptions." "At the he added, "I am of the belief that something like the 1946 (strike) pattern is iikely to prevail although I hope in modified form." Sloan outlined this 10-point pro- gram for revision of the Wagner act: 1. Give employers right to talk freely to employes. 2. Prohibit collective-bargaining on an industry basis as a "monopol- istic practice." 3. Grant court review of all deci- sions of administrative agencies. 4. Make strikes illegal during the term of a contract. 5. Give foremen recognition "by law" as a component part of man- agement. 6. Outlaw closed shop. 7. Require unions to put up ques- tions to "representative proportion" of their entire membership. 8. Make unions file public finan- cial statements and prohibit them from making political contributions. 9. Outlaw "all forms of violence and coercion" with heavy penalties. 10. Give employers "unlimited right to petition for bargaining elec- tions." Sloan charged that labor today had 'become a monopoly, asserting: "Years ago, business in some in- stances was moving toward mono- polistic practices, both in form and in policy. Something was done about it. labor has become a mono- poly and 'something is now going to be done about it" or blame because I sometimes think that he has a mental illness of im- aginary grandeur and impossible hallucinations." "Christ had his Judas Iscariot; Caesar had his Brutus; George Washington had his Benedict Ar- nold, but I claim to have had the greatest traitor of them in my trusted Bilbo read from his statement. Denounces Assertion He denounced as "a lie" Terry's assertion yesterday that a doctor had turned over to Bilbo col- lected from a drug addict for a pre- scription. Bilbo said Terry's "greatest act of betrayal" was his statement to the committee yesterday that he accept- ed and the promise of 000 more" from "one of the leading Communists within the .United States to be used in putting the late Gov. Bailey of my state, or anybody. 11 lEWSPAPERr ;