Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w BATHER rinudj tonlchtt Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations S OKOLSKY Read Ills New Column Dally on Editorial Pace VOLUME 47, NO. 44 WINONA. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 9. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Early Break in Telephone Strike Seen German-Polish Boundary Agency Asked Marshall Plan Given 'Big Four' Five Nations Would Make Up Organization Moscow U. S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall proposed today that the council of foreign ministers name n special boundary commission to recommend a pcrma- ent German-Polish frontier. The commission would be com- posed of the United States. Britain, Russia and Prance, plus Poland and isomc other Allied states, Marshall suggested that the com- mission also study measures to as- sure that the natural and Indus- trial resources In question "shall fairly serve" the economic needs of Senate Voting on Lilienthal Today came to a final vote on con- firmation of David E. LJllenthal today with his backers claiming gains In strength their 62 to 38 victory In a preliminary test last week. This will be followed by votes on confirmation of the other four commissioners Individually. They arc Robert F. Bachcr of New York, Sumncr T. Pike of Maine, Lewis L. Strauss of Virginia, and William W. Way- mack of lown. All nominations arc for terms expiring August, 1948. Europe. "It will be accepted, I Marshall told the conference, "that southern East Prussia should be- come Polish territory: German Up- per Silesia and Its Industrial com- plex should become Polish, but there should be provisions to assure that its coal and other resources should be available to help sustain the economy of Europe." Main Points The main points of the program, which form the basis of United States proposals to the council of foreign ministers on frontier dis- cussions, are reported to be: 1. The council of foreign min- isters should accept the princi- ple that the resources of the Ruhr and SUesla must fit Into the whole European economy so that neither Germany nor Po- land should have exclusive con- trol. The exact details should r.ot tx laid down as hard and fast rules, but should be ad- ministered by a suitable Inter- national agency, perhaps such as the European Economic Com- mission. 2. The United Stated is will- Ing to agree to French demands for the Saar, but within pres- ent limits and thus without the enlargement of the area which France would control. 3. German areas which Po- land now Is "administering" un- der the Potsdam agreement, In- cluding East Prussia, Upper Sl- lesla and northeast Pomeranla, should be given fully to Poland, but the agricultural lands Im- mediately east of the Oder and the Nelssc river lines should be in some degree, at least, restor- ed to Germany, to give Germany more balance in her economy. 4. The Ruhr and the Rhine- land, for which the PTcnch have been demanding separate re- gimes, should be retained In Germany, but with provision, as explained, for some more or less permanent International admin- istration or supervision of the resources, 5. Other German boundary rectifications requested by the smaller nations should be fully studied. Probably some will bo agreed to. The Russians were expected t oripow revision of Poland's wcsterr frontier as It would stand undo permanent adoption of the nclmln istrative area outlined at Potsdam House Committee To Cite Dennis. For Contempt Waxhinrton (JP) The House committee on un-American activi- ties voted unanimously today to cite Eugene Dennis, Communist party secretary, for contempt after he failed to respond to a subpoena. The committee also decided to ask the Justice department to look Irito the possibility of prosecuting Dennis for "conspiracy to commit con- tempt." The contempt citation will have to be approved by the House, re- ferred to a U. S. district attorney, and become subject to a grand jury Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction Is a fine and Talk of Recession Continues Boom Production Expected to Hold at Least 3 Months (Editor's Note: Will there be a business recession in the United States? so, when will it come, how hard will it hit? The immediate future of busi- ness in this country is of vital interest to all the world. The Associated Press has surveyed, prospects across the country, and presents the in a scries of three articles. This is the first.) By The Associated Press The outlook Is that the current ecord-breaking business boom In he United States will continue t Icnst another three months. After that, the much-discussed ccesslon may come. It Is far from certainty, however. And If It does ome, the recession need not lead o a depression. Many economists and business aders expect a recession will at- In stature this summer. They say Set Fire to Farm on Lingenfelter's Threat, Former Winonan Says Whitehall, packed courtroom heard Arnold Storm, former Winona man, testify that he set fire to the Willie. Llngerifelter farm home, Centervllle, January 18 at the insistence! and on threats of Llngenfelter who is being tried here on an arson count growing out of the fire which destroyed the modern farm residence. The trial is being hold in circuit court before Judge B. S. Cowie. Storm is awaiting sentence on his previous plea of guilty to a charge ol aiding with arson. The testimony given by Storm Tuesday inferred that the dwelling was to be burned while Lingenfel-ter was absent from the state, but that Storm got "cold feet" and failed to carry through the plan at the time it was supposed to take place. Storm said Llngenfelter had'forced him to burn the residence on threat of turning Storm in as a draft dodger Sf the act ___ not done. Storm said Lingenfelter wanted the dwelling the special midweek session so that he (Willie) could collect the insurance. tllc cablnct and Mr- Truman's Truman and Cabinet Probe Price Trends No Action Planned, White House States After Conference Washington President Tru- man explored the economic prob- lems of rising prices during an hour and 40-mlnute cabinet session to- day, but the White House announc- ed afterward "no action was taken or is planned." Charles Ross, presidential sec- retary, gave this report to newsmen a year In Fine Conviction on conspiracy to com- mit contempt is punishable by a maximum of fine and two years Imprisonment. The committee also voted to as the Justice department to conalde prosecuting Leon Joscphson an Gcrhatt Eisler for conspiracy U commit contempt. The committee has received evl dencc that Joscphson participate In a Soviet espionage and falm passport ring in America, It ha called Elsler the "supreme" com munlst authority In this country. Both Joscphson and Elaler. llkrnl hemorrhage at the age of 83. His body was to lie In state until 0 p. m. tonight at Greenfield vll- age, amid the mementoes of Ford's ull and colorful life. An hour after the gate to Green- fid village was opened per- ons has passed by the casket. At time the double lino from the ccreatlon building stretched aoem- ndy endlessly out from the village ate. Company officials said they cx- ectcd an even larger crowd toward venlng when the work shifts at the earby Ford plants change. Shortly after 0 a. m., the lino was alted briefly as 300 children, pupils and in private to a tiny, iron-fenced cemetery on the farm where he was born. There the family alone, In- cluding the widow with whom he was to have celebrated his 69th wed- ding anniversary Friday, will mark his passing. Workaday employes of the fu- neral firm will roll the casket to the grave on mechanical devices, the family explaining that to recruit pallbearers would tax too many per- sons too far away. The little Addlson Ford cemetery, where Henry Ford will be buried beside his mother and father, lies at the busy intersection of Joy and Greenfield roads. Its crumbling be caught, and made further threats. Storm said he then left Winona alone by car and went to the farm. From a shed he said he took a can of kerosene and went to the attic of the home and sprinkled the fuel on clumps of paper that had been scattered there and placed in the rafters by someone else. He said tie then lit a match and threw it Into the attic. Before he left the (house, Storm said he saw that the 'fire had started. The witness further testified that under instructions from Lingenfel- ter, he had hauled boxes and trunks of material from the house to the' Minnesota Storage Company, Wi- nona, and had received a receipt for storage in his name. He .said he later turned the receipt over to thr country will fall into complete disorder. 30 Vessels Pass Straits of Mackinac Chicago The U. S. coast (rua.-d icebreaker Mackinaw has safely escorted 30 vessels through tftf icc-c'uttered straits of Mackl- ruic. a step toward the opening of spr.r.g navigation on the Great the coast guard hero said yesterday. Tnr Mackinaw Is currently under for the Soo river to clear pos- tomorrow from Lake Superior, t Ford's Greenfield village school, ere ushered Into the building. An onor guard of ten senior students the Ford Technical High school, also within the village, stood beside the casket as the smaller children filed past. At midnight tonight, the vast Ford industrial empire will halt ac- tivity. Ernrat R, Bocch. executive vice- Balaton, said Tuesday night the school aid bill would be tossed into the senate floor to- day, with or without any recom- mendation from the education com- mittee of which he is chairman. His declaration came after the committee, which has had measure for three months, ended another more or less futile discus- sion of it Tuesday. Almen said whether the bill gets a committee recommendation would depend upon action taken by the entire committee of 15 some time today. On the last of a series of reversals over the past weeks, the house put (Continued on Page 11. Column 8.) ment wars and some union practices. Labor committee members Who Pays for Arbitration Snags Talks Agreement on Long1 Lines Would Pave Way for Settlement crack in the telephone strike deadlock re- ported possible within hours today as negotiators went on with day mid night sessions. Persons in close touch with the negotiations on lone distance lines phases of the national dispute said only obstacle to a strlke-scttllrur agreement for that industry seg- ment was; Who will pay the cost of arbitrat- ng about five Issues between Amer- cun Telephone Telegraph Com- any's long distance division and lie American union of Telephone Vbrkers. With that question settled, the nformants said, the proposed agree- ment could be referred to the policy ommittec of the 49-unlon National ederntion of Telephone or approval. Pave Way An agreement as to long distanca lines would leave strikes of various local Bell system operators unset- tled but might pave the way for settlement of the entire strike. As for the money to pay arbitra- tion costs, the informants pre- dicted: "It will come from somewhere." At n. night session running far Into the morning, it was learned, federal conciliators wrote a. 101- point contract for the long-lines dispute. It would have left a few j of the national Issues to be settled by arbitration. Arbitration Costs Then the question arose of who would pay arbitration costs which mlRht run The unions said they couldn't and the Labor department said it lacked the appropriations to do St. The questions to be submitted to arbitration In the proposed settle- ment all involve money, the inform- ants said, although limy did not .specify the exact Issues other than (.o say that the N.F.T.W.'fl dcmiina for n. weekly Increase was among them. Farm Officials Back London Wheat Pact Washington three major farm Officials of organizations adopted a resolution Tuesday fav- oring the proposed International wheat agreement now being consid- ered at a conference In London. STATE LEGISLATURE er wages and lower prices." Housewife lias Remedy The housewife has the remedy in her own hands, Mason said in a statement. "The only way to reduce, prices of scarce food items is not to buy them; buy substitutes for them." Three weeks ago, Nourse said, It appeared' that prices, except for food and farm products, were about to "reach a celling and make an orderly adjustment downward." Instead, however, the Bureau of Labor Statistics wholesale commodi- ty index has risen on two succes- sive weeks to new highs since Sep- tember, 1920, and the labor rela- tions picture darkened with Mon- day's telephone strike. gard the bill as far tougher and broader than a measure under con- sideration by the Senate labor committee. They made it that way for their own collective bargaining It becomes neces- sary to compromise after Senate and House pass different kinds of labor bills. Both committees may bring their bills up for debate by the entire Senate or House by the middle of next week. They arc the National Grange. the American Form Bureau feder- rc- atlon and the National Council of Minnesota Huskey Imprisoned in Ice Lake City, motor vessel Minnesota Huskey today was 'cported disabled by engine trouble wmie. Testimony Conflicts 32 Escape When Milwaukee Tavern Ceiling Caves In Milwaukee Thirty patrons and two bartenders escaped serious injury last night when the ceiling of a tavern collapsed. Six of the customers and one of the bartenders were unable to get out of the tavern before the col- white headstones arc dusted by ashes fl from the stacks of the huze River'.. Plevlous Storm's _ testimony, Storm also declared that Scholes, Winona, a former occupant of the home with Willie and Storm, had helped Storm haul the packed They threw themselves to Winona. He said Scholes knew ;hat the house was to be burned. This is contrary to the testimony given by Scholes at the preliminary examination. The commodity price index now aW'jmprisoned V "ice in U1C Farmer Cooperatives. The agreement would set mini- mum, and maximum prices in the world export markets and would divide that market among surplus- producing areas by means of quo- tas. The minimum price for Amer- ican wheat growers would be about SI a bushel and the maximum about The farm leaders who opened a three-day closed conference on farm programs, postponed until next fall proposed changes in the farm parity price formula set up by existing farm Jaws. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS stands at 149.4, a rise of 37.4 per cent In the last year and the high- est figure since September of 1920. The level is only 11 per cent under the May, 1920, peak. sissippi river near Lake City. The coast guard cuttor Syca- more, en route downstream to St. Louis, was speeding to aid the dis- tressed vessel. oudy low 30, Mine Owners Accuse Lewis Of 'Premeditated' Strike liy Hal Cooper of the mines until federal inspectors cer- tify their safety. s.h -slightly wanner tonight: Cloudy Thursday with local from the stacks of the huge.River Rouge plant, symbol of the motor empire that Henry Ford created. At death, Ford had a personal for- tune estimated at upwards of 000.000 and, in addition, he and his wlfo were understood to hold 58 per cent of the stock in the Ford Motor Company. Presumably, most if not all of these holdings will go to the widow, Tho remainder of the stock is as- sumed to be held by Mrs. Edsel Ford fall of the celling, and then they crawled out from under the debris About 30 seconds elapsed from tho time the first warning crack ap- _______jp poured on the celling until the the prosecution, being i plaster fell. Patrons went out both Trempealeau County District Attor- J----- ney La Vern Kostner, Arcadia, had against the bar, which broke the [seized soft coal mines accused John Collisson advised Lewis that ex- confined its case to laying ground- work for Storm's testimony. This was the first time Storm had told I his story before a court as he was not called to testify at a prelimin- ary examination. During the opening days of the trial, the state called various insur- anccmen to ihow that Lingcnfelter and her four children. Henry II, 29- carried two policies on both the front and rear doors. president of the Ford Motor Com- pany said production will not re- sume until midnight. Thursday In respect to the tall, angular man who industrial built the colossus. On Thursday, Henry Ford will be borne to downtown Detroit for the ast time for funeral services at St. Paul's Episcopal cathedral on Wood- ward avenue, the street whose dust churned half a century ago with his first automobile. Again the family has invited the public to participate in final tribute. After the services, however, the jody of Ford will bo token the Ford plant as pcr'day. year-old president of his grandfa- ther's firm, Benson, William and Josephine Ford. Ford built Ills' great wealth with on original Investment of in 1D03 when he created the Ford Mo- tor Company. He was reported to have declined an offer of 000 for the firm later. But his great wealth fascinated the world less, perhaps, than the genius of a slim mechanic who moss furniture and the residence. They also called witnesses who testified to finding an absence of furniture in the residence at the time of the fire. The prosecution alleges that de- struction of the house was planned by Lingenfelter and executed at his insistence by Storm, an employe. Before the residence was burned, the state charges that the dwelling and furniture In the house was over- produced the motor car and placed insured and Just previous to the it within the reach of the average I fire; most of the furniture was re- American. His company over the years pro- duced approximately au- tomobiles. Ho was also known for his strug- jles with finance and labor and for tils startling 1914 edict In which he fixed the minimum dally wage at moved from the residence and put in storage. The 'state also asserts that Lin- genfelter, in an apparent attempt to establish an alibi, went to Texas a few days before the fire and re- turned the evening the dwelling was burned. Trial resumed nt 2 p. m. I Musician Killed Accidentally at Mill City Show Minneapolis A bullet accidentally discharged during a marksmanship exhibition kill- ed a member of the orchestra at the Northwest Sportsmen's show here lost night. Curtis Erickson, 27, a bass viol .player, died en route to a hos- pital ot tha bullet wound lust above his heart. Dr. Russell K. Helm, county coroner, said the pistol in the left hand of William Johnson was discharged when he lunged to catch his wife, Frances, as she slipped in disengaging her- self after having fired at tar- gets ,from between Johnson's less while suspended from his neck by her legs. The Johnsons, veteran sharp- shooters, were making their first Minneapolis appearance this week. Their home is at Waupacu, Wls. Police subject- ed the couple to routine ques- tioning and released them. L. Lewis today of engineering ajcept for 518 mines which the gov- "dellbcratc and premeditated" now strike by his United Mine Workers in defiance of federal courts. The Justice department kept secret its own view pending an- other appearance by Lewis tomor- row before the Judge who plast- ered him and the U.M.w. with fines totaling for violating a no-strike order last December. The order holds good until the government returns the pits to pri- vate ownership. The National Coal association eminent had shut down as hazard- ous ho would permit the nils to.re- open if the operating manager cer- tified them '.is safe and the local union safety committee made no claim of "imminent danger." Will Ask Return Lewis goes back before Judge T. Alan GoldsboroUBh tomorrow to ask for the return of all but of the lines assessed in connection with the 17-day walkout which be- gan last November. showers and warmer; hiRli 55. Minnesota: Piirtly cloudy and wnrmer this afternoon and tonight. Thursday cloudy with occasional light raui south and west portions. No decided change in temperature. Wisconsin: Increasing cloudiness and somewhat warmer tonight and Thursday, with showers southwest mid extreme west-central portions Thursday and .south and central por- tions Thursday niRlit. LOCAL WBATIIER Official observations for t.ho 24 hotms ending ;U. 32 m. today: MnxtiYuim, 44; minimum, 27; noon, precipitation. ,0'J of an inch; sun sets tonight at .sun rises tomorrow nt TEMPERATURES KLSKU'IIERK Max. Mln. Pet. Chicago 48 39 .03 Denver 60 I trace Los Angeles 70 -19 Miami............... 78 74 declared the latest move by Lewis s a "deceitful dodge" intended to break up a back work move- ment which brought bituminous production up to 40 per cent of normal yesterday. Approved Resumption Lewis advised his union locals by telegram during the day that he approves "resumption of produc- tion at each mine as fast as it is certified by federal mine inspectors as being in conformity with the federal mine safety code." John D. Battle, executive secre- tary of the coal association, assert- ed Jn a statement: "He is In reality telling his miners not to return to work until the federal inspectors have had time to revisit all the mines and recer- tify matter of weeks or months." John F. Sonnett, the assistant Mpls.-SU Paul 38 New Orleans......... 82 New York .02 GO torncy general who handled the case for the government, said the Justice department is "closely fol- lowing the current situation In the soft coal Battle declared that union oITl- clals in "various districts" arc "at- tempting to prevent the men from returning to the mines." "Picket lines at some mines have put in an appearance to force a he said. Reports to the Coal Mines ad- ministration last night showed 368, mines working of the held Seattle S3 Washington G-l 61 42 .17 trace RIVER Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stupe Today Change Red Wing 14 7.4 H- .8 Reads 12 7. -i- .7 Winona (C.P.) J.') 7.7 .1 La Crosse 12 8.7 -i- 3 Tributary Streams Black at Nelllsvlllc___7.8 -13 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gultcnbenr) The lower Chlppewa, below Eau by''the government, including 70olclalre. w-i11 bcslrl receding late to- which employ of, United Mine Workers. kWlK Out; :put was estimated at tons, com- pared with Monday. The C.M. A. said mines had been certified as safe by operating managers or Jointly by operators Captain N. H. 'Collisson, the coal and union committees and added Ine.s administrator, turned down that some mines operated "despite mine ast Saturday a demand by Lewis that the. government close the orders from U.M.W. officers" to wait for federal inspectioii. night; also thu middle Wisconsin river with a slight further rise from Portage to Muscoda.y The Black river will begin falling today. The Mississippi will rise gradually be- tween St. Paul and dam No. 10 the remainder of the week with crests occurring'almost simultaneously late Saturday or Sunday with peaks about one foot above present levels on the average.