Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER fair hnd root tnnirht, fRir Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press L Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations FE OF FORD Intimate Story of Famed Auto rionccr. Another Chapter Tonight. VOLUME 47. NO. 57 WJNONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL 24. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Bonus Up to Senate, Session Near End; Anti-Slot Measure Goes to Youngrdahl I Violators Face Loss Of Licenses Carley Pleads for Conviction Before Permit Revocation St. Paul senate early today parsed and sent to the gov- ernor the anti-slot machine bill he hnd n.-.krc! to aid his campaign to rid the :.l.i'p of such devices. Tho vote on passage was 08 to 0. The- vote on the anti-Rambling nv.-isure came after fi f.chi to restore the bill to the form In which it pawed the house and two hours after the time for ad- journment. The senate general legislation had drastically amended the measure. An amendment by Senator A. L. Almen. Bnlatln, to rc- iristau- provisions of the bill strlck- rn by the committee was approved, 48-18. thai eliminating the necessity lor returning the bill to the house, Thr debate was largely among lawyer members of the senate. Powerful support name from Sen- ators A. R. Johanson. Wheaton, Thomas Welch, Buffalo. Gerald Wu'.Iln, Minneapolis, and Magnus Hawley. Carlry Lrads Fight Another lawyer, Senator Donald Minneapolis, aided by Sen- ator James Carley. Plainvlew, ear- ned the opposition to the house version of the bill. Senator Wright declared adoption of the bill would be "the beginning of administrative law" and called It "a proposal to revoke a man's li- cense to make n living In an honest business before he had been con- victed of violating any law." Tho measure, as enacted, pro- 50 Feared Dead in Ocean Storms London Fifty seamen were feared dead today in a .storm that swept three ships onto Britain's rocky coasts and brought distress calls from ves- sels fighting; mountainous seas on three sides of the Isle. The British tanker Samtampu .smashed into rocks off I'ortlicawl, Wales, and the lirltl.xli I'rcs.s association salt! JUT crew of 42 WON believed lost. KlKht lifeboat men perished try- ing to rescue them. The 31.000-ton British battle- ship Warspltc, veteran of two wars, was breaking up on the Cornish coast near Fcnzancc and coast guardsmen said it would be Impossible to refloat her. Her crew of eight salvage workmen, who had been taking her to the Junk heap, was saved. The 375-ton trawler Benghazi went aground on tiny Fladda Is- land, In the Firth of Lome off northwest Scotland, "but her 14 crewmen were reported to have escaped In a small boat. The storm, with trusts up to 100 miles an hour, tossed huco waves over the promenades at coastal towns on the English channel and the North and Irish seas. v.des for revocation by licensing authorities of any business licenses held by a person on whose premises Buyers Strike Against High Housing Costs New houses stand empty and unsold in many sections. Plans for additional building are deferred mortagagc lenders trim their appraisals. Analysts of the construction In dustry agreed today these condition; signal tho arrival of a. "buyer'; strike" against high, costs and tha only the elimination or reduction o: will penni 'Big Four' Parley Ends In Deadlock All Major Issues Unsolved; Next Meeting- at London By John M. Ilightower Moscow Tho four-power conference of foreign ministers in session since March 10, ended today in disagreement on all. major Ger- man and Austrian issues. TJ. S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall expressed disappointment that the council had failed to reach agreement on the Austrian treaty and the American-proposed four- power pact to keep Germany dis- armed. The next meeting was set for Lon- don In November, but there was a, possibility that the Tour foreign ministers might meet earlier In New York, during a session of the United Nations general assembly. Leaving the conference, Marshall told reporters: "After all we have had a very na- tural disappointment that we did not have agreement on the four- power pact and the Austrian treaty" Hoped for Austrian Settlement Marshall said that before he had come to this conference ho had un- derstood he would be unable to make much progress on the German treaty, but he had hoped that something might be done on the Governor Luther Youngdahl signed the municipal housing and redevelopment bill Wednesday, describing it as "one of the truly great achievements of this session of the legislature." Shown with him, left to right, are Senator' Gerald T. Millin, Minneapolis; Repre- sentative Charles W. Root, Minneapolis; Senator B. G. Novak, St. Paul; Senator Donald O. Wright, Minneapolis; Representative Harold R. Lundeen, Minneapolis, and Representative Judson D. Helton, St. Paul. (A.P. Photo.) Members Of The Minnesota, house of representatives picketed the senate chamber Wednesday and boycotted all senate bills after the senate highways committee voted to kill the house omnibus high- ways bill. The house demanded reversal of action. Shown, left to right, carrying signs are Representatives Luverne Noon, Minneapolis; diaries Swindells, LaPorte, and George Murk, Minneapolis. Late in the day, the senate goodnaturedly acknowledged the house protest by agreeing to sit with a similar house group and see what, could be done about the "impasse." (A.P. Wircphoto.) many Senators Wright Carley held for a provision to permit re- vocation by the courts after con- viction of maintaining and operat- ing r.Iot machines. boom in building to get under way. Some softening of prices of build- Ing materials already is reported, as supplies overtake production. On tho other hand, new wage de- Welch" and Wcfald. Welch cited building trades. George W. Wnrnccke, Now York prc.vnt law which i u 5 itAte hlL-hwrw r.ommls.sinm.r to gliding financier, said ho believed highway commissioner to drivers' licenses, iincl Weffikl pointed to the statute permitting the state notel inspector to revoke licenses of the eating places ho finds that cooperation of industry anci la- bor In nn attack on cost factors could effect a. 30 per cent reduction In the present price for construction. The national committee on hous- ing, voluntary organization devoted as nnin move to bring another arm of "5" annual covcrrimrnt into the flght against I3Olt thls wcck described tho situa- machines, a now method by which the state can control an 11- activity. To critics who con- tended only the court should have the power to revoke licenses, he replied that courts never have; been revocation agencies in the matter of A'.mtn. JlurUlrk. IJu'.lrr. Cury, Curr, Coir. DrnnlMjM. Ocornr. Ooodnur, oroUuni, i. H.irrr.mi. Irnin, Johiinnrm, John- it A Lnr.vin, N. J. I.iirson, I.nllrr- Miller. MulHn, N'.vn. Orr. I'rtlersrn, Hvrrrtt I'rt- tion this way: "Sales housing is being priced out of its market. The or house Is too expensive for veterans and others of modest means, and too small to suit the family that can afford that price. Builders fear lo build rental units at today's'costs when those same units may have to compete five years from now with new units built at lower cost." Aside from the housing flcld, posl ponements are reported In a numbe 3f industrial construction program, xith large and small. Here the cob Austrian settlement and the four- power pact and the Austrian a year ago by the then Secretary of James P. Byrnes. At last night's session, at which Marshall- declared that if an Aus- rlan peace treaty remains uncom- ileted in September the United itates would favor tossing the quus- lon 'into the Jap of tho United Na- tions, the ministers finally disposed of many long-debated issues block- ing agreement on a peace treaty for Germany. The disposition, for the most part, however, consisted of referring the question either to the deputy for- eign or the four-power control coun- cil in Berlin. It meant that Germany will re- main disunited for many months more and that serious work on a lerman peace treaty will be delayed until the next meeting of the for- eign ministers. State Bills Passed The Associated Press has compiled a summary of Hie major Wls passed tlic SSili session the Minnesota legislature. They follow: PUBLIC WELFARE Municipal housing and redevelopment act to allow cities to clean out and redevelop slum areas, and providing municipalities may get federal aid for housing programs for persons of low in- merit bills and started consideration of two more measures legisla- Ban on Secondary Boycott Bill Signed St. Luther Youngdahl Wednesday signed the antisecondary boycott and municipal housing and redevelop- Mnrshall Is expected to leave Mos- ffW Friday morning by air and reach Washington late Saturday, the State department .said today. [n Robbery of Toronto Bank robbers es- caped last night with loot which a bank official said might total 000, after a daring robbery of a branch of the Royal Bank of Gan- come if citizens decide by referendum. Financial aid of yearly to each county toward employ- ment of county nurses. Anti-eviction bill which gave courts discretion to stay evictions from homes until April 15. (Law now has Permanently establishing feeble-minded -institution at. Owa- tonna in place of state public school. Raises old age assistance payments from to S50 monthly maximum. Increases aid to dependent children from to month for and one from to for second child; from to for each additional child. Reduce nge for qualifying of blind to 18 years and adding burial ex- penses. Provides for licensing of practical nurses. State Government Creates legislative research com- mittee to gather information on problems for submission to legis- lature. Consolidates groups of present state agencies postwar council, resources com mission and tourist U. of M., Teachers Colleges to Get St. By Jack Mackay highest ap- propriation in the history of the University of for the next agreed tors passed which would bring about an overhauling of the state constitution. The controversial labor bill drew no comment from the chief executive although attaches in his office conceded scores of letters and telegrams had arrived urging his veto for Jt. A similar bill was vetoed two years ago by the then Governor Edward J. Thye. The chief state executive called the housing law "one of the truly great achievements of this legisla- tive and said he expected it to stimulate the entire housing construction industry. In addition to enabling municipalities to engage iln slum clearance and building pro- jects, the bill permits acceptance by State Bonus in Winona Won't Go For Riotous Living If the Minnesota legislature give Winona veterans a bonus, It ap- pears they won't spend it for riotous Ivlng. A check made today of local vet- erans indicates that large amounts derived from a bonus would be The constitutional measures, pro- nllv Mavcd in somc fon" pared by Representative Walter Rogoshcske, Sauk Rapids, would create a constitutional commission upon by a legislative conference committee early today. The appropriation represents and administrative heads bureau to-form a business submlt n referendum to voters icarch department. Requires registration of superin- Huiiivnn. wuiit- factor Is not the only one l Cnr'.cv, Orrnck. IllfiLr., Murk. Mitrlirll, Nrumrlrr, M: O'JirlTi. flpolculcy, WnKcnrr, WrlKht, WurrU, is programs rejected last yea are being reviewed In the light o changed economic prospects. As against forecasts of more than of construction actl (Continued on Fare 2, Column IJIJYKICS STRIKE House Committee A i L ReVieWS Proposed House Break7; Five Rent Ceiling Hike Washington A new show- dr.MT. on whether to boost rent ten per cent was set In th" banking romrnlttco to- cluv, wl'.h the OOP. lilKh commnnclj aloof from the politically! PcX'Tst l.vue. Wolcott fR.-Mlch.) the committee would recon- "nn its own" Its previous .-ipprovini; n general rnnt He declined !n predict, whe.th- tr '.he woukl reverse Itself. Diiys of maneuvering nmonK Sen- Occupants Unhurt persons es- caped Injury yesterday when a two- story frame rfwelllng slumped sev- eral fwt. tearing loose the front porch, shattering piaster and break- ing WIlll.'l. llobcrt Lnngworth, 05, part- owner of the building who was trapped In a first floor room with six-year-old Alice Kuntx until res- cued by firemen, said there was a Midden thump, t.ho house shifted and debris showered upon him, Mrs. Ingrlcl Lnmpshlrc, 34, who lived In the upper story, said she was standing on the porch when t.'i. -r.ri t UI1 me wiiun ...-.d nous- Rcpub lean brokc t ftnd thiu Kn an to arrive at party miick, wfl upstars and led her po..r.v on the qut-Uloti apparently two Barbara, nine, and Jumc.s, two, to safety, approved iate yesterday. The House committee rent boost u nine to four a mor.th ago. The Senate group rejected a general recommending Instead that Irx-.i.; eornrnltti-fs be set up in vari- ous rental areas to recommend rent adjustments. C.O.P. leaders hac to harmonize the divergent Bo-h the Hou.w and Senate bills iroulc! extend rent control until 7.'-xt Under present law. con- trol'; expire June 30. C.M. Rejects Union Arbitration Offer General Motors today rejected an of the C.I.O. United Auto to j.ubmlt to urbitra- '.he question of how a 15- CC.M ruiiC should be distributed. ad a. Clad in blue overalls, their heads nnd fnce.s completely covered with black masks, the robbers bound and gagged the caretaker, his wife, his daughter and a visitor, after break-j ing into hia third Iloor apartment In the bank building. Three hours after the robbers left the caretaker's wife managed to break her bonds and summon police. Missing Balkan Documents Sought Geneva, SwltKGrliind Tlic mystery tin- missing documents is liclnjr followed up linn; while the United Nations IJalkan investigating commit- tee writes its report on even though the missing docu- ments are held to be of little moment. U.N. secretariat personnel with the commission said last night that no KTeat Importance was attached to the documents but that just the same inquiries were under way in an effort to track them down. The papers consisted of Home fiO memoranda from leftist In- dividuals and nrfraniz.ilion.x fin the Islands of and Syros. They were in a suitcase that vanished somewhere between Salonika, where the commission hist took testimony, and thia city. Increase of over the al- lowances by the 1945 legislature. The amount approved by the con- ferees and expected to be approved by both houses during the closing hours this afternoon will: (1) Equalize the university's civil service with state civil service. of hospitals and sanitariums with health department. Blankets in civil service employes In county service who were in coun- ty employ for five consecutive years prior to December 31, 1945. Transfers rural .credit depart- ment to banking department to speed liquidation of rural credit I department. (2) Provides a 15 per cent "across Sets up commission to study re- tho board" increase in salaries for all employes, and five per cent for merit and compelitive increases. (3) Allow funds for increase in cost of supplies and equipment. A annual appropriation, or yearly increase over the last blcnnlum, was allowed for general research work to be carried on any where at the university. The appropriations, Senator Mullin said, took into consideration an 80 per cent increase in student enroll- ment. Set aside for maintenance nnd Improve.mcjnts was for thej each year of Lhc blcnnlum as com- pared with for each yeai of the current biennial period. Also T. C.'s The university bill also embraces appropriations for the teachers col leges: Bcmldji Stale Teachers college was allowed for 1048 and for 1349 for maintenance and equipment. Other small amounts are set aside for repairs and re- vision of state constitution. Provides snlnry increases for state employes totaling for bl- cnnlum and averaging 20 per cent over January 1, 1045, levels. salary from with regard to future alterations in the document. Plan Commission future investment In permanent ac- quisitions. Of the six veterans queried not one said he needed the money im- mediately to supplement his income, although two indicated they might One Bill Asks Payments in Cash July 1 Second, Passed As Alternative, Asks Referendum St. stnte house or representatives In a ilna.1 spurt to- ward adjournment passed two bonus bills, one late Wednesday calling 'or cash payments, another today as ail alternative measure which, would put the bonus issue up to voters of the state. Adoption of the second me.-isure came on n 37 to 0 vote without debate after a. brief explanation by Majority Leader Roy E. Dunn of Pelican Rapids. Dunn explained the referendum, which is in the form of a constitutional amend- ment authorizing any future legis- lature to pay such bonus as it may decide should be voted on in case the bill earlier approved by the house should fail of final passage. Meanwhile Senator Daniel Feidt of Minneapolis, who is senate spon- sor of the referendum, was request- ed by the senate leadership to with- hold his bill until the senate tax committee makes a recommenda- tion on the cash payment measure. The cash payment bill was passed 114-7 after lengthy debate late Wednesday. It provides for a maxi- mum payment of to be financ- ed by a five per cent surtax on present state levies and was sent to the senate tax committee. The measure was the center of bitter debate during which it was called "purely a matter of political expediency and a political sop" by Representative Vernon Welch. Min- neapolis. Meanwhile, there was no indica- tion of when the legialatuc. already past its yesterday's midnight dead- line for passage of legislation, would adjourn. Prewar enthusiasm marked the Minnesota legislature Wednesday night. Galleries were Jammed. Lawmakers' families were seated in the senate and house Corridors were packed with hun- dreds of persons. Some members directed their friends to committee rooms for the evening. Governor Luther W. Younsdahl, iftcr dining at the stntehouse with Mrs. kept close to his desk. Tills was mainly because his anti-slot machine bill was up for final consideration. The commission would be jt immediately to improve their 1 of nine senators, an equal num- ed ber of representatives, a delegate appointed by the governor and one by the supreme court, plus one from the citizenry. This group would re- port back to the supreme court by October 1, 1948, with proposed revi- sions. The bill's author said these would be directed at "bringing the tattered homes. Here arc the comments: Walter Janda, commander of Ne- ville-Lien post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, overseas air force veteran; "That's n good question. I haven't been counting on money like that, so I'm not really ready to answer. ind outmoded constitution into line'But I believe I'd salt it away until with the economic' and- political needs ol the day." The second bill affects methods of oo fiom to as- S (Continued on Page Column 2.) tions, the number to be left to leg- GTAT17 FkTr Y C 'icIrtfNfrt STATE BILLS islatlvc discretion. modeling of classrooms. I Duluth State Teachers college will 'get for 1048 and for 1949 for maintenance nnd equip- Wallace Asks 5o Billion Reconstruction Program the material shortage Is over nnd use it for building n home." Joseph POSN, chairman of the Winona chapter of the Ameri- can Veterans army veteran: "I haven't Riven it much thought, but I imagine It would go Into tlln bank until the day when the inflated dollar is oil' the market. Then I'd use it for housing; :tncl furniture." Douglas Spanton, student, at, Wi- nona State Teachers college under the G.T. bill, coast guard overseas veteran: "I'd save it until the day I could Invest it in some type of business." Miss Grace Slagowskl, employe of !.he Minnesota Employment service, 11 Trapped in Quebec Gold Mine Underground Fire Malartic, IG-man rescue squad equipped to fight un- derground 11 res. tried today to rescue 11 men trapped by a blaze In Die rich East Malartic Role! mine. One miner was known dead in the blaze, W, GrilTIn, assistant mine man- ager, said the lire was comparative- ly minor, although huge clouds of smoke billowed up the and that Jt is believed lo have -started in .the lunch room at the 200-foot level. Paris Henry A. Wallace Wednesday called for a who wns in the marine corps for 20 innnfinn imonl.lis: "New clothes? Oh. no, world reconstruction program. He declared the United States would have the gravest depres- sion of its history unless it took the lead in world-wide repair of the ravages of war. Predicting the situation would 'come to a head in four or six In another address delivered to a closed meeting of the foreign af- years unless we are prepared committee of the national as- noct it the Amcri- mcnt. Amounts totaling were nlso predicl.cd n. minor United Lewis Gets Refund, Donates to Phone Strikers L. Lewis today got back of a contempt fine Imposed against his TJnited Mine Workers and promptly contributed to striking telephone workers. Less than an hour after Federal District Judge T. Alan Goldsbor- ough refunded the U.M.W. officials arrived at telephone strike headquarters with n check for the F. Sonnctt. had offered no objection from the government. Sonnctt told the court that it ap- pears the stoppage in the government held soft coal mines "has caused and will cause approved for other purposes. Conferees agreed on the follow- ing amounts for other teachers col- leges as follows: Mankato: and for 1.048 anci 1949, respectively, for'main- tcnance and equipment. Moorhead: and for maintenance and equipment, St. Cloud: and for maintenance and equipment, with for the biennium for child welfare in addition to other items for repairs and betterments. State Teachers College board: For maintenance, lor each year. The original items in the senate fi- Statcs depression next year. Earlier, at a news conference he said Russia should get 000 to worth of goods and services in the world economic reconstruc- tion program. These funds, he made clear, would come mostly from the United States. Defines Imperialism The former American cabinet member told a meeting .of the American Veterans committee that when he used the words "ruthless Imperialism" In his address at scmbly, Wallace was said to have repeated his previous criticism of the proposed American loans to Greece and Turkey. JflO Attend Parley About 150 of the members of the French parliament invited were reported In attendance. Rep- resentatives of the Socialist, Ra- dical Socialist and Popular Repub- lican parties were present, but most were communists, parliamentary correspondents said. Summing up his "convictions" on the world situation, Wallace told the veterans he recognized there were conflicts between capitalism. I've got more important, places for that kind of money. I'm not count- Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnonu unrt and ing on the bonus, but if someoneicool. continued end tonight; low Part- ly cloudy Friday and somewhat warmer; high In afternoon 00. Generally fair this afternoon, tonight and Friday, ex- cept; mostly cloudy .southeast por- tion Friday. Continued, cool. Fair thl.s ultrmoon iinri tonlRlu, wIMi freiv.lni; tomppra- luri'K north portion tonlnlH. ncreosing cloudiness. Continued gave me or so, I believe I'd I invest it In a new refrigerator our home." C. E. Linden, commander of Leon .1. Wctzcl post No. Am- erican Legion, oversells air corps veteran: "A bonus definitely would lie irr.tvy. I never dream- ed tho staie would consider any- thing like that, but if they dc- cide to hand it out, I'll nilil it to my savings nccount." LOCAL WKATIIKK Official observations for the 2-1 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 48; minimum, 30; noon. prcclplt.nl.lon, 08 of an inch; Mm siM.s tonight lit. Mm rise.-, to- morrow :il ELSEWHERE Max. Mm. Pet. Manchester, England, he was notlcommunism and socialism but that referring to present American for- nancc bill was for 1918 andlelgn policy, but to what it might for 1949. Per extension of vocational train- no real injury to the people of the] Ing of disabled persons: The confer- ees cut the original figure of United States." Two weeks ago, Goldsborough had refused to grant the re- fund because many mines were idle. He said then that U.M.W. Chieftain to help support the 18-day-1 John L. Lewis and the union hud old cross-country tlcup, Goldsborough took the action aft- er Assistant Attorney General John not showed they were acting in "good faith" In line with a Supreme court mandate. to SGC.OOO for each year. State department of education: Salaries, for 1048, find 200 1'or 1949. Set aside for the revolv- ing fund for on-the-job training program was for 1948 and for 1949. The grant for em- ployes' compensation, was j become. Later, during a question period, he declared that the American policy in the Middle East ,today was "just good old-fashioned Amer- ican the object of which was to get oil from Saudi Arabia. "It is not ruthless imperialism. It Is just good old-fnshioned Amer- ican imperialism. You old American he said. he did not believe they were ir- Alfrcd G. Berndt, deputy clerk of municipal overseas navy vet- eran: "I could use or very well to make some repairs and improvements oil my house." Paul Sanders, contact representa- tive in the Veterans administration office, overseas army veteran: "I think I will go see the chaplain. Denver :in 31 Los Angeles (ifi 5-1 iMIiiml HI 7l! iMpl.s.-St. Paul New Orleans......... !10 New York............50 43 Phoenix 47 Seattle C4 49 Washington G3 47 .17 .18 You sec I enlisted from Ohio, soiled Wing I won't be eligible for the Ml RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change sota bonus." reconcilable. "I have criticized the present; trend toward and divided world that is found in Con gress, the government and the press of the United Wallace! Tine Island Wlllinm P. said. i Friary. 50, Pine Island grocer and "I have criticized actions thaticouncllman, was strangled Wedncs- Pine Island Man, 50, Strangled in Trapdoor accelerate this trend toward even- tual war and I shall criticize these actions whether they are taken by Britain, America, Russia or any nation." day when a trapdoor from the basement first knocked him out and then pinned his neck between it and the store floor. Deputy Cor- oner A. C. Larson reported. 14 in n.o Winona iC.P.) 100 La Crossc 12 10.0 Ti'lhutary Streams Blnck at NYillsvlllc (i.9 1.0 KIVKIl FORECAST (1'Yom Iliustinirs to Giitlenborir) Thfi smaller t.rlbulanrs will begin falling today from puM. 24-hour rninfsill. The slowly fiilling tenden- cy will continue In the main chan- nel of the Mississippi but with some gauging stations remaining nearly stationary the next 36 hours.