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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - July 30, 1947, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                               THE WEATHER For Wisconsin: Fair and cooler tonight and Thursday. Local weather facts for 24 hours preceding 7 a. m.: Maximum 91; minimum 74. Noon tempera- ture at Municipal pool 76. WATCH THE SOX PLAY BALL Thirty-Fourth Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Wednesday, July 30, 1947, Single Copy Five Cents Reprisal Hangings Reported BULLETIN Jerusalem Two Bri- tish soldiers were killed and three were injured today by an electrically-detonated mine near the Hedera railway station, it was officially announced. Jerusalem Irgun Zvai Leumi issued a "communique" today asserting that two British sergeants it kidnaped July 12 had been hanged in a forest near Natanya in reprisal for the execution of three Irgun members at Acre prison yes- terday. Shortly after the "communique" was issued from Tel Aviv, a police source there reported that the bod- ies of the two soldiers had been found. Official government sources, how- ever, were not immediately able to confirm that the Martin and Nervin been slain. Were Given Trial The underground Jewish organi- zation asserted the Britons, seized at Natanya, were tried by a "mili- tary court" and convicted on charges of "illegal entry into Pales- tine, being members of an illegal British criminal terrorist organiza- tion known as the British occupa- tion force in Palestine, which is re- sponsible for the suppression of Jewish rights in Palestine and for the deportation of Jewish citizens from their home land." Hagana, another Jewish under- ground agency of less violent lean- ings, was reported to have conduct- ed an all night search for the ser- geants despite the British curfew. The Irgunists hanged by the Bri- tish were Meir Nakar, Absolom Habib and Yacoub Weiss- They had been condemned for the shooting, bombing jail delivery at Acre prison May 4 in which 251 convicts were set free and 16 persons were killed. Suspend Official It was confirmed officially that G. E. G. Charlton, superintendent of Acre prison, had been suspended for refusing "for personal reasons" to attend the executions of the three Irgunists. Charlton, 25 years in I Palestine government jobs, was suc- ceeded by Andrew Clowe, who su- pervised the hangings. An inquiry was in progress. The dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed about two weeks ago on the Jews in Haifa was lifted today. CHEMICAL PLANT eat through the explosion- torn roof of the F. W. Berk Chemical corporation and throw a spec- tacular pillar of smoke against the sky in Wood-Ridge, N. J. Three blasts and the fire left only the walls of the factory standing. Submit Arguments for Boost in Water Rates The need for ad- ditional revenue for operation and maintenance, improvements and re- tirement of bonds justifies an in- crease in water rates charged by the Wisconsin Rapids municipal util- ity, the state public service com- mission was told at a hearing today. George K. Hood, Madison, ap- pearing for the Wisconsin Rapids water and light commission, said the application for a hike in rates stemmed from a number of sources, including a construction program which was proving more costly than anticipated. "Revision of rates are Hood declared. "The city commission President Busy Signing Bills Washington President Truman worked rapidly at his desk today on legislation passed by con- gress in its final days before ad- journment, signing many bills in- cluding government appropriation measures. Truman took up the task imme- diately upon his return yesterday fiom Missouri, where he attended funeral services for his mother, Mrs. Martha Truman. Presidential Secretary Charles G. Ross said the president passed on a number of bills before retiring last night and continued signing others today. Ross said he did not know wheth- er Truman would hold a news con- ference this week. They are usually held on Thursdays. Besides the legislation, the chief executive also must make recess ap- pointments of two members and a general counsel for the national labor relations board. With the three hold-over NLRB members they will undertake administration of the new Taft-Hartley labor legis- lation August 22. Indict Postmistress For Embezzling Fund Chicago Mrs. Irene C. Cinnamon, 38, mother of two small children, was indicted by a federal grand jury today on a charge of embezzling while serving as postmistress at suburban Steger. Assistant U. S. Attorney LeRoy H. Krein said she spent most of the money for clothing for herself and children. Fire In Fond du lac ShoppingArea Fond du Weary fire- fighters, exhausted by a seven-hour battle in 90-degree heat to save the business district of this eastern Wisconsin city of about fiom a holacaust, successfully confined the blaze today to one major busi- ness block which was destioyed at a loss of The fire, which broke out at dawn shortly after most firemen had re- turned to stations from a minor blaze, laged through the thiee story brick shopping center of the Hill Brothers Department store, gutting the structure and for a time threat- ening the whole downtown area. Also destroyed was the Arnes Dress store, housed in an annex to the Hill building. Fire Chief Harry L. Glaser, who estimated the damage, said the only injury reported was one of his fire- men, Don Higley, who was over- come by smoke. The last thieat of the conflagra- tion came when the north wall of the Hill block cracked and seemed likely to topple across Forest ave- nue onto a drug stoie built m an annex to another four-story depart- ment store. However, the flames were beaten back and the wall held. With emergency units from Osh- kosh, Neenah and Appleton called in to help, firemen wearing respira- tors against heavy black smoke fought desperately to cuib the blaze befoie it spiead further. A drag store and photo studio were in its immediate path. Two blocks of streets were barri- caded, but hundieds of spectators gatheied in the area. Fire Chief Leo L. Girens of Oshkosh also dis- patched a gallon truck to aid in soaking nearby buildings. is willing to go along with what- ever increase is decided by the state commission's engineers. "Present rates are not correct, especially to larger consumers. Sala- ries have been increased and pump- age has been jumping about 8 per cent per year, adding to operating costs without return. "The utility's customers will be better served by completion of a program calling for expenditure of This includes 83 for work now in progress." Expansion Hindered Frank L. Steib, manager of the water and light department, said that expansion of the waterworks system was being hindered by lack of sufficient funds. He added that current construction costs were ap- Seek Data On Removal Of Assets United States has protested to Russia against Soviet removal of former German and Italian assets from the defeated Balkan states Hungary, Bulgaria and Romania. Undersecretary of State Robert Lovett told a news conference today that a note had heen delivered to Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov in Moscow yesterday asking full in- formation regarding such transfers of property. Lovett said the stale department took the position in its note that: 1. All removals of property to Russia before the Hungarian, Bul- garian and Romanian peace treaties come into effect are "of provisional character." 2. Austrian assets in these coun- tries can not be seized on the grounds that they are Grman pro- perties pending allied agreement on a definition of "German assets." 3. Only removal made in accord- ance with peace treaty provisions can be recognized by the United States as legal. The note said the United States is concerned because it was one of the signers of the peace treaties with Hungary, Bulgaria and Roma- nia and thus holds responsibility for enforcement of the pacts' sions. _ In discussing Italian assets in these countries, the note said dis- posal of such properties is specifi- cally provided for in the peace treaty. Dispatches from London said the British government had delivered a similar protest to the Russians yesterday. Lovett told reporters in answer to questions that he does not know the Talue of the proper- ties involved but assumes it is con- siderable, otherwise the United States would not have taken the British to Cut Military Commitments in Europe Preway to Construct Warehouse Plans for construction of a new warehouse, 200x300 feet in size and providing 60.000 feet of floor space, at an estimated cost of Housen is the architect. It is anti- cipated that the building will be ready for occupancy by late em- matter up with Moscow. Whitefish Bay Has First Polio Victim Milwaukee A 5-year-old girl became Whitefish Bay's first poliomyelitis victim of the season, the suburb's health commissioner re- ported The case is the fourth in the greater Milwaukee area. GETS WAC PROMOTION Washington Lieut. Col. Mary Louise MilHgan, Pittsburgh, today was named deputy director of the Women's Army corps by Col. Mary A. Haliaren, Wac director. Droximately estimates. over original Wisconsin Rapids officials at the learing included Aldermen C. C. Knudsen, Van Kubisiak and Rein- hold Kroll, City Clerk Nels M. Jus- teson, and Vilas Baker and Dave Markworth of the water and light department. No one appeared in op- position to the rate increase. The public service commission gave no indication when it would rule on the application. Sentence Chandler On Treason Charge Douglas Chandler, 58-year-old former Baltimore writer, today was sentenced to life imprisonment and fined for treason in serving as a Nazi radio mouthpiece during the war. The penalty was demanded by a special eminent prosecutor as a "warning to potential traitors." Oscar R. Ewmg told the court about to sentence the tall, grey-hair- ed former Nazi radio mouthpiece that "an> lesser penalty will encour- age the commission of similar crimes in the future Chandler, a natne of Chicago. served as a Nazi propagandist dur- ing the under the pseudonym of "Paul Revere." Large Flood Control Sum Voted by Congress vot- ed almost this year for flood control and water conser- vation work in the sprawling val- leys of the upper Mississippi and the Missouri. From the gigantic Fort Peck dam in Montana, now nearly finished, to tiny tributaries in Nebraska, Kan- sas and Illinois, scores of projects were allocated money to help re- duce future flood dangers. New Strategy Mapped for Balkan Case Lake The United States moved swiftly today to cope with the stalemated Balkan problem following Russia's veto of an Am- erican proposal for United Nations action to settle the dispute between Greece and her northern neighbors. Herschel V. Johnson, U. S. deputy delegate on the Security council, hurried to Washington for a series of conferences with Secretary of State George C. Marshall and other state department officials. Johnson was scheduled to meet first with Undersecretary of State Robert A. Lovett and others and begin drafting two possible alteina- tives for again tackling the Balkan problem within the United Nations. These proposals would then be submitted to Secretary Marshall. Before leaving for the Washing- ton talks Johnson obtained a post- ponement of a security council ses- sion scheduled for this afternoon. Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko was to have given at that time his reasons for vetoing the U. S. proposal for an 11- nation border commission designed to bring peace to the Balkans. He also was to have explained a Rus- sian proposal on the Balkans. The council is now scheduled to meet tomorrow to hear Groniyko. whose proposal calls for the evacua- tion of all foreign troops from Greece and the establishment of a commission to supervise foreign aid to Greece. were announced today by the Pren- tiss Wabers Products company. It will be the largest building ever erected by Prentiss Wabeis, more than one and one-half times the size of the present warehouse. The pio- ject was approved at the July meet- ing of the company's board of di- rectors. Start Work In August Specifications are being sent out this week to prospective bidders, with construction scheduled to start the latter part of August. Bonn Says Work on PlaneOrdered By Roosevelt Jones testified today that the late Presi- dent Roosevelt ordered that woik continue on a flying boat ordered during the war from Howard Hughes. Jones, former secretary of com- merce, said he talked with Roose- velt following a cabinet meeting in February, 1944, and that the chief executive said he did not believe money already spent on the project should be thrown away. At that time, the government had spent approximately on the 200-ton flying boat which has not yet been flown. Some govern- ment production officials wanted to drop the project. Jones told his version of the story to a "senate' war investigating sub- committee inquiring into the awaid of about worth of war- time plane contiacts to Hughes and Henry J. Kaiser. Jones said he had signed the oii- bei. When completed, the warehouse will provide storage space for ap- pioximately 230 carloads of finished products as well as about tons of steel. The building, of concrete block construction with concrete floor insulated steel roof, will ad- join the piesent warehouse on the east, extending 200 feet eastwani to Bioadway. A cential heating plant is to be installed to supply heat to both warehouses. The new structure will have alons the north side only, in the aiea tc be used for steel storage, aclditiona natural liuht being provided by a 50-foot-wide monitor running the entire length of the roof. To Move Trackage A frame stiucture serving as a crate shed which now occupies tli site is to he toin down and rarlroae sidings will be moved to make roon for the project, the being relaid along the east side of the nev building, where crane facilities wjl be for unloading steel Truck unloading docks are to be situated along the south wall. The new warehouse, 24 feet higi at the eaves with an overall heigh of 32 feet, is to be complete! spnnklerized for protection agains fire. Joard Tables Request for Salary Boost A communication from Wood i unty courthouse employes, re- th.it further consideration >e given their recently rejected bid ur sala.n increases, was tabled by gmal contract on duect mstiuc- tions from the war production board and without knowing the pio- lect was opposed by the ainiy and navy. He took the stand after Glenn L. Mai-tin, Baltimore plane builder, had testified that Kaisei appioach- ed him in July, 1942, with a pro- posal to form a six-company com- bine to build .300 laige caigo planes on a government order Kaiser said he alone could get Kaiser acknowledged, Martin said, that the pioposal was "at variance" with the appioved aimy- navy plane production piogram, but said he could get it okayed by ap- pealing to "high places." he county board of fuesday afternoon. ote Margin The tabling motion, supervisees offered bv SupeiMsor Willis E. F.idwell, town of Lincoln, and seconded by G. H. FISH FRY Members of the Wood county board, elective county officeis and representatives of the press will be guests of the county park board at its annual fish fiy to be held at next Memday evening at Powers Bluff park near Arpm. Invita- tions to the outing were ex- tended at Tuesday's session of the board of supervisors. Bulgrin, Marshfield, carried 25 to 22 on a roll call vote. It superceded a motion by Supervisor Frank D. Abel, Wisconsin Rapids, to refer the communication to the salary and grievance committee, which at the June session of the board had recom- mended rejection of a series of re- solutions providing for raises for nearly all county employes and elec- tive officials. Voting "no" on the Bidwell mo- At Press Time DEMAND U. N. ACTION Lake de- manded formally todaj lhat (he United Nations Secuntj council act to settle the fighting between Dutch and Indonesian forces. Hollywood Red Probe Given Advance Billing as Colossal Firm May Eliminate 'No Strike' Clause International Harvester company offered today to eliminate the "no-strike" clauses in its contracts if the unions would "give us your word in writing that you will take reasonable, positive action to stop wildcat strikes, up to the limit of your abilitj." John L. McCaffrey, Harvester president, made the proposal in a letter to the firm's employes in the United States, following what a company spokesman said was a request from the unions to eliminate the no-strike agreement because of enactment of the Taft-Hartley law. HI NABOR Another trouble with the country is that 'many folks is trying to git by on banana o i I instid of el- bow investi- gation of Communism in Hollywood, scheduled by the house committee on un-American activities to begin September 23, got advance billing today as stupendous and colossal. Almost, that is. "It will be Repre- sentative Nixon (R-Cal.) predicted. A member of the committee, Nixon told reporters: "We intend to name names and produce witnesses who will testify they have seen some persons promi- nent in Hollywood at Communist meetings and who will report what they said." Just how many first dimension stars will be brought into the head- ings is not yet certain. Nixon said he thinks most big name stars who may figure in the inquiry will be listed as tinged with pink rather than as bright red Communists. The key figures in the Commu- nist movement in Hollywood aie not well known nationally, Nixon said, but are important m the movie in- dustry. The indicated a per- sonal view that the committee might accomplish more by training its fire on Communists in the gov- ernment, education, labor and other fields. But he said the Hollywood inquiry should be of value in giv- ing the movie capital a dose of pre- ventive medicine. Nixon said little evidence has been uncoveied that Communists ever have been able to get a com- plete party line picture produced. But there have been instances of small bits of Red propaganda get- ting into films, he said, and the committee will try to trace how i they got there. Warn U. S. Must Keep Watch on Russians Kumonitansr- controlled Central Dailj, News -aid today that a Manthunan offitial uryinq: American aid to Chiang Kai Khek's government, had told Lt Gen. Albert C. Wedempjer the Unv ted States must "watch closely So- viet ambitions in Manchuria The newspaper said Mo Teh-Hui, state councillor from Manchuria, made the statement in an interview with Wedemeyer, here on a fact- finding mission for President Tru- rnan which may determine U. S. policy toward China. STOCK MARKET JOLTED New York Lato selling again jolted the stock market today after an early selective recoverj at- tempt failed to attract muth of a Following. A portion of the present ware house, which has feet of floo 9 2 Pined for Tipsy Driving After Crashes Two men pleaded guilty this morning in Byron B. Conway's jus- tice court to charges of driving mo- tor vehicles while under the influ- ence of intoxicants. 1'eter Levendowski, fifi, Route 3, Stevens Point, was fined and costs of fi3 when he admitted that he had heen drinking Saturday :vening prior to an accident on bounty Trunk C in the tovvn of Ru- dolph in which his motorcycle struck a car driven by Earl D. Boyles, 17, Route 2. Traffic Officer Kenneth Pucker, who made the arrest, sard lhat Lev- endowski came out of a driveway without lisjhts, ziffzaggftl across the road and struck the side of Boyle's car. Levendowski suffered cuts on his hands and face, and damage to the car and motorcycle was estima- ted fit Ernest Garvm, 23, Route 1, Xe- was fined and costs of when he admitted that he was under the influence of intoxi- cants Tuesdav moining when his car left the road and tipprd ovei on llighwav a quarter mile Seneca Corners Sheriff Arthur K Ber Lr, who inveitiKalfl the that Garvm had brcn driving on the wrony side of the road, n ditch and tipped ruer. DIIVPI'.S licenses of both men wt re automatically revoked for one jfar. Merrill High School Is Damaged by Blaze A sec- tion to table the communication were Supervisors Bennett, Keenan: Hanneman, Clark, Strllman, Bump Feit, Van Wormer, Vollert, Plenge Stensberg, Villeneuve, Gaulke, Abel Burmeister, Alpine, Gee, Sweet, Gil bertbon, Yetter, Connor and Beadle Amend Dance Ordinance The board adopted an amendmen to the dance ordinance, increasin from to ?6.50 the fee charged fo dance permits and increasing in Ilk 9 tion of the Merrill High was in a fire early today. Fire Chief Walter N John- son and school officials estimated the damages, adding lhat heat, smoke and water damage to th" new section of the building prob'ib'v would run into thousands of dollar- j' The fire was di-covetfd by pasierbv earl> thi- moining. Hie school's library and workshop were destrovfd. Johl son saiel the wide corridor Ipaelinp to the new structure buinel, igniting soundproofing and tharri'ig woodwork in the new buildnm. T're fire chief said he di-covered abo it 3 of faller plaster in the hall- way of the new school. House Probe Group Is Readying for Survey Plans of a powerful, special comiTM'i'e for survevmg global economic r  that v oith i if siilfa drug-, naiula-Tf s .ml cotton donated bv thorn v aboard an Irdiin-o i'f'1 Dik i nlanc vvh'ih 4he Trdoi ii. n ported it u >w i 'hi Du'fh at Mtanv.hile rl.iri'i- for- SIIKP Julv 20 Move by Attlee Revealed After Secret Caucus Socialist source said Prime Minister Attlee told Labor legislators today that Britain slash her military commitments in Germany, Italy and Greece al- rnojt immediately because of the nation's looming economic crisis. Attlee won a virtual vote of confidence from Labor mem- bers of parliament after ex- plaining to them the "broad ines" of his plan for meeting he crisis. The Socialist source, who is onnected closely with Labor members of parliament, said Attlee promised quick and Complete troop withdrawals 'rom the Venezia Giulia sector northeast Italy and from Greece and substantial reduc- ions in the British occupation :orces in Germany. Left wing Labor party members been demanding reductions in. he armed forces, which totaled men July 1. A well-informed source said also had decided to ask miners, now on a five-day week in the re- cently socialized coal pits, to work an extra hour a day to increase production of critically needed coal, -he mainstay of the British econo- mic structure. After Attlee told the Labor M. P.'s of plans for troop reductions, the Socialist source said there were cries of "what about The informant said Attlee did not reply. It is estimated British soldiers are in that mandate. Foices m Germany were estimat- ed by a well-informed source yes- terday at between and The British disclosed recently they would ask the United States to assume 80 per cent of the cost of feeding and administering the economically merged American and Bntish occupation zones. A bulletin issued after the meet- ing said the members had express- ed satisfaction of the party" with the prime minister's statement. Attlee faced legislators, many of whom had been critical of his lead- ership, at a strictly private caucus. manv's industry Vul- into xf r i rtrtp- r Briti-h fm- to boKte r jr j th" Tntl'inp-ian today re- d  a >'is operation GEE HEADS FIRE CHIEFS Stevens Point (IP) Raymond Gee of South Milwaukee today was elected president of the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs association at the session of the group's nineteenth annual convention. Wolf Enjoys Chicken Dinner at Richfield A wolf, which ert-pi- ed a farm yard in the of Hich- fielo. killed a chicken and proceeded to it within sight of the farmex and his wife, was still at laige to- day. The wolf was discovered Tuesday in front of the henhouse on the Ii- wm Steffen farm, miles south of Mai sh field. Steffen fired at it with fine shot, and after the second blast it disappeared. Hunting parties led by dogs were unable to find any trace of the ani- mal. airred rtar the Sumatra, big Java. i ci imr'l nd of est of Annexation Petition To Be Filed With Council 10 Killed, 30 Hurt in Blast Harrisonburg, A ter- rific explosion originating in a one- story combination beauty shop and school snuffed out the lives of 10 women here yesterday, injured at least 30 other persons, shattered glass in a number of business estab- lishments and homes and kept rescue workers toiling far into the night. The weary rescue men, using pow- er machinery and working in dusi: and smoke, ceased their search of the debn-, late la-jt mpht but plan- ned to re-ume todav in an effort to ascertain it more bodies might be hidden in the ruins of the beauty shop and a jewelety store which ad- it on one side Nine of the women apparently were killed m-taiitly while Misa Dorothy Gail lawman, of Mount J.ickvm, getting a permanent wave ia a b.rthdav from her par- ruts, ditd of injuries shortly after- ward at Rockmgha'n Memorial hos- pi'al. A'i weie residents. ihe blast felt as far away as four Siaired win- m a nuarbv Methouist church were M-rvn out as were those in op.eia! homf s aM bu-n ess estab- 'f PC'CP Juhu- F. Riahie .--aid he looked out of h'3 window ana heavj black -moke all o-.er the outness area of tins Shpiia'idoah vahey uf persons. of the explosion was Ar earlv ihrt a iler was dis t- eu ist tt.eht. Coal was De.rg un- 1 r to t- U e tnre of tm resale wor'feid -aid tVv fhst siit.'td gas in deuris. n itu e i o- K a'i'i'  'ira' pt'at'.o1- A--K AID M s.i'v" The Tnterna t o- 1 I] i 1 Electrical V> Loca' LW5 at Eau which ha-, fi'ed a strike r.o- ,Cp aga.1 -t Clark Coop of Greenwood the t'n.i-'n Krrp nvert Relations board Giami Rapids town chanman Hanneman said tli" moie than fOO of the anf-annexatron u present a laige rnajoiiU ot the appioximatelj qualified tlfctrii-, icsi'lmg in the district, 1 hoe petitioners aie opposed to anri'xation to the city at this time, for school pin poses or for any oth- ei Hanneman declared, "and we do not believe Wiscon-in Rapids wants to annex the district now. Perhaps at some later date -unnoit of I'-ii annexation PK- i to invoke the provisiors of the Util- al Notice of Ttent to circulate j jty cisputes law signed last week by aiK i was Jure John Murgatioyd, rhaiinan of th< committee, said today that it is 1 petitions will bp in cnrulation by Saturday. A? pro- vided by state law, signatures rep- lesenting a maioirty of the (juah- fied electors as well as a majority of the property in the distuct, based on valuation, must be ob- tained to meet the lequirements for annexation. acting Governor Rennebohm. Caution Couriers Bristol. ing couples warned by the citj council todav to "stop courting in the corn." Gardeners complained of heavy crop damage. JEWS PA PER -IWSPAPKR!   

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