Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 28, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
EATHER Cloudy and warmer tonight) howeri Tuodar. Full Leased Wire Newa Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations IFE OF FORD Intimate Story or Famed Auto Pioneer. Last Chapter TonJjrbt. VOLUME 47, NO. 60 WINONA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 28, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES U.N. Committee to Hear Arab Demands Rejection of Phone Offer Seen First Cash Terms Hailed As Possible 'Beginning End' St. of a n. week wage Increase was forecast by union officials today a few hours before telephone workers in Min- nesota, Nebraska, Iowa (uid the kolas were f.o give their decision. The offer was made by the North- u-rstern Bell Telephone Company in St. Paul lust night to the North- west Federation of Telephone Work- ers In New York. Henry Mnycr, at- torney for 15 striking telephone unions, who was present when the offer was made here, predicted the workers would refuse to accept and hold out for a a week. The nation-wide strike bcnan April 1. A. R.. Toepfcr, secretary of the union In Jpwn. said in DCS Molnes today thnt the directorate of the Union had "definitely rejected" the offer, but that their action would r.ot be binding upon negotiators unless two or more of the five Midwestern states affected take a similar stand. Before he left for New York, Mayer had said that the offer, if accepted, would set the- pattern for settlement of the nation-wide strike. YounRdahl Talks The company's offer cnme last nizht after four days of conferences which Minnesota's Governor Luther W. Youncdahl called when earlier meeting.', In Omnha failed of re- sults. t An hour and. a hnlf after the rucht bargaining session started, YounRdahl announced the settle- ment basis. J. H. Kremcrs of Om- aha, chairman of the company negotiators, described tho wago us the major obstacle and added: "I feel that all other issues will be settled readily and the workers in the five states (Minnesota, the Marshall Says Firm Policy May Lead to Russian Concessions Dakotas. Iowa and Nebraska) will go bnck to work." The union struck for but reduced its demand to In' line with action taken by the National Federation of Telephone Workers First Italic Offer Tho Northwestern negotiations are among the more than 20 in- volving Bell company subsidiaries throughout the nation. All the companies have offered to arbitrate issues In dispute. Bu Northwestern proposal the wage the none had agreed to even a token wage raise. President Joseph A. Bcirne of the striking National Federation of Telephone Workers, urged un- ions at mass meetings in Washing- ton and Baltimore yesterday to hold out because of tho Importance of the next few days In the strike, Similar Bppeuls went out elsewhere. The chance of a settlement in Northwestern led federal concilia- tors in Washington to accelerate their drive for a quick peace in the three other strategic links in th? Bell chain. Mainly these efforts were directed at the long lines division of the American Telephone Telegraph Company. C'r.ion officials said that the unbending attitude he displayed at the "Big Four" meeting has already has the effect of making the Rus- sians less sure of "themselves In their demands affecting the future peace of Europe. Advises Patience The soldier-diplomat was said to fiave counseled patience with the Soviets In the hope that as they di- gest the American position in the next few months, they may go to London for the next, foreign minis- ters huddlo in November more imenable to suggestions from their wartime allies on vital points in- volved in proposed Austrian and rerman peace treaties. For this reason, Marshall was said o have told the congressional lead- ers he believes it is too early now or this country to decide whether it should take 'the unsettled Issues Secretary Of State George Marshall (right) arrives from Moscow nnd is greeted with a smile and handclasp by President Truman. Thfi President told Marshall that he was very well pleased with what the secretary is doing. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Washington (fP) American hopes for an easing in U. S.-Sovic tensions were buoyed today by re ports that Secretary of State Georg C. Marshall believes this country' firmness on European peace treaty issues may lead Russia to givi ground. Marshall's view was laid before congressional leaders n.t White House conference in advance of his radio report to the nation at p. m. C.S.T.) today on the results of the Moscow foreign ministers con- ference. (The talk-will be broadcast locally by Radio Station KWNO) Some of those who attended the two-hour session with tho Presi- dent nnd. his cabinet officer last nighl said they came away with the im- pression that Marshall believes the Six Killed Over Weekend in Wisconsin By Tho Associated Tress Bonus Issue Left to '48 State Election Legislature Quits After Passing1 Rent Control, Tax Bills St. Paul voters will decide at the 1948 general elec- tion whether the state should pay a bonus to World War II veterans. That was the decision of the legls- ature as it wound up its 1947 ses- lon lute Saturday after enacting major measures as those providing or state rent control, a three-cent .igarette tax, higher liquor and iron ire taxes, and appropriating a to- ol of to run the state government for the next two years. The house adjourned sine die at :20 p. m. Saturday and the senate .n hour later. Voters will ballot In 1D48 on a onstltutional amendment authorlz- ng the state to pay a bonus. If this s approved, the 1919 legislature rill decide how .much to pay and ow it is to be financed. The House approved a bill for an cash bonus during the losing days of the session, but it eached the senate too late for con- .deration. On its final day tne, legislature ican' senators squared off today Iso finally approved, usually in Ior a .week-long battle, two on one clopting conference reports, nnd two tne other_ as tne o: j Senate resumed arguing about its Fix the state tax levy at 7.50 mills 59-page, labor bill. r the first year of the blennium I Democrats were in on the scrap, nd 7.30 for the second year, and some were ready for long ared with 8.10 and 8.05 for thel oratory, but the Senate expects .st two years. sparks to _fly when these New Cars, Brought Overland To Cincinnati, begin a Journey down the Ohio river for delivery in southern states, part of a shipment of 399 new cars loaded on specially-built barges for the trip. Towing steamer is in the background. (AJP. Wirephoto.) Four Senators To Lead Battle On Labor Curbs Washington Four Repub- Fix the state tax levy at 7.50 mills ir the first year of the blennium nd 7.30 for the second year, corn- Republicans go after each other: 1. Ball, of Minnesota, and Taft, of Ohio, on one side. They are ared with 8.10 and 8.05 for to expand the pending st two years. (bill by adding more restrictions Establish state rent control In resent rent control areas if arn hen federal controls are ended.'- Levy a three-cent tax on clga rettcs, raise the tax on from a gallon and th Six persons, including a six-lore occupation and royalty tax rat Northwestern company's proposed j Involving those treaties to the United ,ivl wila S-.M) increase wou'.cl not necessarily I Nations general assembly for an air- car that was hit M-: the pattern for the nation. Ing. month-old infant, were killed in ac cidcnts in Wisconsin during th weekend. Tho infant, Bruce Chadek, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Chadek Milwaukee, died .of suffocation In his crib at his home yesterday. Henry Zumach. 62, of Sturtevant was injured fatally Saturday when a one-ton crib toppled over on him at the Norberg Manufacturing Company The body of Mrs. Viola Brook 10, mother of three children, was 'ound yesterday on the Milwaukee road tracks on Milwaukee's north ide. She apparently had been hit by a southbound train. Edward Oclkc, 19, of Milwaukee, was killed yesterday when he fell 0 feet to a concrete sidewalk from tree he was helping to cut. A five-year-old Racine boy, Rob- rt Parks, son of Mi-, and Mrs. Arthur Parks, was injured fatally esterday when ho was struck by tractor-trailer near his home. A 23-year-old Mukwonago woman, iarjoric Wolf, was killed ycster- ay on highway 15 two miles east f Mukwonugo when an automobile sidcswiped another, then struck her as she was standing near the ing Impartial government observers The secretary was said to hav expressed the private belief the related that proposed American ac 'tlon to bulwark Greece and Turke- against communism appeared have made a profound impression o the Russian people and their lead ers, despite the fact that this pro wns kept out of the offlcia discussions at the Moscow confer once. More Willing- to Comprom.'Kc It was represented as Marshall' belief that when the Soviets hav settlement was likely t between and a week. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Incrcasln cloudiness and warmer tonight; 48. Tuesday mostly cloudy with oc cii-ilonal showers; warmer; high 70. cJoucly an wiirmrr tonight, with scattered llgh .showers cast portion, fiiir and mild Tuesday. General! Wisconsin Considerable cloudl ness and warmer with n. few brie .scattering light showers north por tion tonight and cast and extreme south portions Tue.idny morning. LOCAL WKATHEK Official for tho 2 hours rncllr.g at 12 m. today: Maximum, CC; minimum, 20; noon fifi; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night, lit rises tomorrow al For the 24 hours ending nt 12 m Sunday: Mnxlmum. 72; minimum. 3D; noon, 48: precipitation, trace. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. I'ct. Chicago..........58 30 Los Anseles......C5 52 73 37 C3 30 .01 53 18 10 BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 10.4 .1 12 0.-( Mpls.-St. Paul----55 Orleans.....80 New York........71 PhcK'nix..........82 Seattle........... 68 Washington......77 had addition time to think over th attitude taken by the American delegation, plus the President Srcek-Turkish proposal, they may 3e more willing to compromise some of the issues involved in the treaty discussions. In this connection, Murshall was laid to have described ns "unreason- able" the Soviet reparation demands on Germany and Austria and to havi dccinred that there .should be no American retreat on this issue. Covering only tho Moscow con- 'erenco in his discussions, the sec- retary wns reported to have told the cglslativo leaders that he made the position clear In an hour md ii half talk with Premier Stalin icfore he loft Moscow, Stalin was said to have spoken nly briefly of the Russian's stands i-lthout deviating from the demands Foreign Minister V. M. Molo- ov previously had laid before the onference. Winona 13 10.4 La C.-osiC 12 10.1 -I- .1 KIVEK FORECAST (From to Gultenbcrff) In the Mississippi the river will Tall fjowly from Lansing to clam No. 10. Thel-c will bo a slight fur- ther rise at La Cros.w and Wlnonn nnd a r.tutionary tendency above Almu the next 48 hours. Uries will frill slowly. Trlbu- Vational Income on Downward Trend New income ontlnucd its downward trend In ebruary for the third consecutive onth but was still far ahead of ie comparable period one year ago, the Alexander Hamilton Institute reported today. Income amounted to 000 in February, as compared with In January and with the record peak of last November. Total income for the two months was as against for the first two months of 1D4C, an increase of 55 per cent. Stabbed in Heart, Man Walks to Hospital Philadelphia A man walked a mile to Iluhncmann hospital and told attaches "just patch up this chest wound and I'll walk back home." Examination showed 54-year- old Bert Mullln was stabbed in the heart, creating a leak. Three stltr.liea were sewed in the during im hour-long operation' nnd attendants said Mullin had "an excellent chance" of recov- ery. He declined to say how ho was wounded. on unions, 2. Ives. of New York, and Morse, of Oregon. They are defending the present bill, as approved by th Senate .labor committee. They ar resisting-'four amendments backec by Ball, Taft, and other senators. The first of these amendments which is before the Senat for action, would prohibit unions from interfering with workers in their free choice of unions, (Em ploycrs are already so A vote oil this provision will conn. later in the week. Before it comes many speeches will be made, no merely on the amendment, but on the entire bill. from 10 'A to 11 per cent. Thesi taxes are expected, to raise approxl mately a year in new revenue, with a portion to be al lotted to local communities. Tho senate-house dispute over highway legislation, which tied up the legislature three days beyonc the Wednesday midnight deadline Was settled by passage of two bills To provide for a ten-man in- terim committee to study the state highway system and make recommendations as to its fu- ture development. To submit at the 1948 general election a constitutional amend- ment providing for splitting gasoline tax money equally be- tween the trunk highway fund and the road and bridg-c fund. Two-thirds now goes to the high- way fund and one-third to the road and bridge fund. The proposed split would provide more money for the rural areas. Amendment Rejected A measure to add 1.270 miles of new routes to the state trunk high- way system, on which the" -house Had demanded action, was Junked by the senate on the ground fur- her study is needed before exten- lons are authorized. The bonus debate was marked iy a futile effort by Senator Leo nree passengers were seated on that to attach an amendment the aisle, railroad men said. Ambulances took the injured to four nearby hospitals and the un- injured passengers were transferred by bus to Colton and continued their journeys in another train. Eight of the former were released soon after receiving treatment. The train left the Los Angeles union station at last night and was wrecked an hour and 25 minutes later. 36 Injured in California Train Accident Ontario, Calif. Thirty-six persons were injured, three serious- y, when the Southern Pacific's New Orleans-bound Argonaut passenger rain struck a broken rail at Guasti, 'our miles cast of here, last night. Only the locomotive, two baggage ,ars and the last two Pullmans of he 18-cii.r train stayed on the track. The others were derailed but re- mained upright, although several lundrcd yards of track was torn up. The side of one coach, the fourth ichind the baggage cars, was shear- d away by another car but only o set up a state hard liquor whole- sale monopoly to finance a bonus. The senator withdrew the pro- posal after other senators warned such a tieup might make a wet- dry issue of the bonus. Today is the last day on which Governor Luther Youngdahl may sign bills. Besides those enacted Saturday, such bills as the antl- sloh machine bill and the measure providing for a branch of the Uni- versity of Minnesota at Duluth are still before him. Price Cuts Termed 'Publicity Stant' Milwaukee The ad- vertising- manager of the Ral- ston Purina Company, Joseph Gctlin, declared yesterday the present price-cutting trend gaining headway in the food industry was a "million dollar publicity stunt." Gctlin, addressing the Wis- consin Food Industry confer- ence, said it was a fallacy to believe merchants could con- tinue cuts in retail prices. He said producers, manufacturers and Jobbers and wholesalers would have to lower their prices before retailers could afford to. Georgia Man Survives Nine Hours in Ocean Beaufort, S. in his grim struggle with the sea during which he would promise himself only to live "ten minutes Clayton Boardman, wealthy oil company executive, rested today from the ordeal of nine hours in the water, Boardman, .56, of Augusta, one of four men swept seaward by an ebb tide. Saturday when their 16-foot fishing boat swamped, clung to a small cushion until the sea washed him ashore early Sunday. The body of one of his companions has been recovered. The other two men still are missing. "I promised myself I would try to stay up just ten minutes IB told Sheriff J, R. McTeer. "When that ten minutes was up I'd say to myself, 'You've gone this another ten minutes.' "A shrimp boat came within 125 'eet of me and then went away. I 'elt my last chance had gone and was lost for good, but somehow I kept hanging on." Boardman, care at his sum- mer home on Land's end, was able o give only a brief account of his lours in the water. He had re- moved his outer clothes while nfloat and, at the end of the ordeal vhen he felt the beach beneath ils feet, he burrowed Into the sand jo keep warm. Early Sunday morning he made] ijs way to a Negro home from vhere word was spread of his re urn from an apparent certain eath. Boardman estimated he was car led six miles into the Atlontl. cean. Tax Cut Decision By Finance Bloc Asked This Week Eu- gene D. Millikin (R.-Colo.) called on the Senate finance committee to- day to make a decision this week on cutting income taxes. Ho said public hearings will wind up Wednesday on the House up- proved measure which would slash nearly a year oH Indi- vidual income tax obligations. That will give the committee two or three days to reach decisions on csscu- tinl points. The question is whether to adopt the House formula or some other Astern, such as that, put forward by Senator Scott W. Lucas (D.-HU. The House bill, retroactive to last January 1, would provide a 30 per cent cut for those -with taxable incomes of or less; 20 per cent oK for the great bulfc of tax- payers between and and 10.5 per cent for those In the ;op brackets, Lucas believes no reductions ihould be made before next January 5 States Ask Independence Of Holy Land Brazilian Heads General Sessions on Palestine Issue By Max llarrclxon New United Na- tions assembly In special session, agreed today on creation or a H- laUon .steering committee to re- solve the controversial problem by Arab demands for 1m- ni'dintc Independence of Palestine. At present the agenda Is limited o one item: Britain's proposal to set up a fact-finding committee vhich would .make a preliminary tudy of the Palestine question and report to the regular assembly ncetlng In September. The Jive Arab Syria, Suudl Arabia, Lebanon and proposed the addition, of an item calling for Immediate ending of Britain's 25-year-old League of Nations mandate over the Holy Land. Tile committee also will have to consider the rival demands of the official Jewish Agency and the Hebrew Committee of National Lib- eration that they be permitted- to participate in the debates of the special Palestine session without1, a vote, Creation of the steering commit- tee was proposed by Dr. Oswaldo Aranha. of Brazil, who was elected president of the extraordinary ses- sion, and was accepted without op- position. The committee was composed of the president, seven vice-presidents and the chairmen of the assembly's six standing committees. Tile assembly elected as vice- presidents the representatives of the United States, France. Britain. Russia, China, Ecuador and India. Tlie committees were scheduled to meet later In tine day to. elect their chairmen and complete the mem- bership of the steering committee. The tall, silver-lialred Brazilian received 45 votes on the first ballot and Immediately toot Prince Faisal A! Saud of Suda Arabia, Andrei A. Gromyko of R.US- Ja, Hernan Santa Cruz of Chile, ..ester B. Pearson of Canada and lermnn C. Erlckson of Sweden :ach received one vote. The sc.islon convened with, the He would increase personal ex- official Jewish agency declaring Jt- is from to permit self absent until it is formally re- imptions lusbands and wives to split their iii- ome for tax purposes and lop two percentage points oft each surtax >racket. The Illinois senator esti- mated his plan would reduce reve- nue by annually. It is not unlikely that the effec- tive date of any tax cutting bill cognized. Without the usual formalities. the delegates of the 55 nations plunged Immediately Into the task: of electing officers and setting up committee machinery. Warren R. Austin, tf. S. dele- gate, and Andrei A. Gromyfco. finally agreed upon in the Senate; Soviet delegate, gave Identical ans- may be July of this year. m Henry A. Wallace, former vice-president, has a hearty Jaugh ns he replies to a reporter's'question following his arrival at La Guardia Field, New York, by plane from Paris, Hu returned to the U. S. from a speaking tour of western Europe and England. (A.P. Wirephoto.) C. N. W. Reports First Quarter Earnings Chicago Chicago North Western railway today reported a first-quarter net loss of SI, compared with a net loss of 004 for the similar quarter a year ago. S. D. Farmer Drowns When Tractor Overturns Plankiri'ton, S, D. Mer Jumper, 45, drowned late Saturday when he was pinned underneath a iractor which overturned in a wa- ter-filled ditch atf the family farm northeast of here. _____ Congressional Committee jets Newburyport Report Newburyport, Mass. A detailed report on the price- dropping "Newburyport plan" was on Its way to a. Senate- House committee today as the plan's backers started the sixth day of the experiment with a report that many Boston whole- salers were willing1 to go along: with the ten per cent cutback. Norman J. Randcll, executive secretary of the merchants group behind the campaign, said a report was prepared for, Sena- tor Ralph E. Flanders (R.-VI.) after news dispatches said a. subcommittee he heads was in- terested. The Newburyport merchants will meet Thursday to de- cide whether to continue tho beyond the original ten- day schedule. International Falls Goes Dry After Veto International Falls, This border city was dry today as a result of Governor Luther Young- dahl's veto of the International Palls liquor bill. The measure in question Was de- signed to bring up to date an old law under which the city council has issued 21 liquor licenses by changing the population figure in tho description of Koochiching county. The taverns and clubs closed Saturday while officials studied the resulting legal tangle. Meanwhile, the council also was considering a proposal for establish- ment of a municipal liquor store. After 20 Years as an auction fan, Mrs. Lillian Nelson (above) "hit the Jackpot" when she found in two cans amid a case of odds and ends she bought for in Seattle. Mrs. Nelson is 'shown part of her flnd and tin cans In which It was hidden. Her legal right to money is being contested by attorney for estate from which auction goods came. (A.P. Wire- photo.) Kenosha Man Gives to Needy Child for Operation Rochester, Minn. A 27- year-old Albuquerque. N. M., moth- :r expressed gratitude last night for the an anonymous Ken- osha, Wis., businessman sent her to help save the life of her 22- month-old daughter. The mother, Mrs. P. V. Massegec, flew to Rochester Friday night to seek advice of Mayo clinic- doctors or her baby, Lanea, who is suf- ering from a brain ailment and we should bring her to Rochester and our chickens wcrs when ar.kcd separately about their positions on the Palestine question. No Comment "I have no comment on that they both replied. Shortly before the assembly con- vened a spokesman said the Jewish 'Agency felt It "Inappropriate to attend" unless the delegates of the 55 member nations had acted on the agency's request, for official recognition as a non-voting partici- pant. The IT. N. previously had set aside 20 seats for of the agency in the observer's section, but these were left vacant. Main Positions As delegates of 55 nations filed nto the spacious as- sembly chamber as Flushing Mead- ows, this was the position of the parties directly concerned: A British spokesman said Great Britain, which holds a League of Nations mandate over the Holy Land, Is ready to ac- cept any decision the United Nations make on the Palestine question, but will insist that the world organization enforce all its own recommendations. The Aral) Icajrue, which is represented by five Arab states in the U. N., announced after a caucus that it wonld stand firm on its demands that Bri- tain end her mandate and that I'.tlestfnc declared an inde- pendent country nt this special xcssion. The Jewish Agency, official representative of Palestine Jews under terms of the mandate, called upon the United States delegation to take the lead in advancing its demand for a. Jewish national home in the Holy Land. Other questions which might come up for airing were terrorism n Palestine and Jewish immigra- tion into the Holy Land. Public interest in the session e sold a cow and a calf andlhit a Peak over the weekend with ickens for to get started.' u- N- officials declaring that more is In St. Mary's hospital under- olng preliminary examination. "He'll never know how much that loney will help." Mrs. Massegee aid. "I hopn he will read tills and luiow how grateful I am." The child, she said, had been ill or several weeks. "So iny husband and I decided On the plane. Mrs. Massegee told Miss Marjorie Murray, Kansas City airline hostess, the story of the sacrifice. Miss Murray related the story to another passenger, a Ken- osha businessman. Shortly after Mrs. Massegec reached Rochester she received the by telegraph. "It will help and it may keep my husband from selling our furniture as we planned if more money were needed to save our Mrs. Massegee said. The Wisconsin man advised Miss Murray that if more money were needed, to Jet hlnj know. The Massegecs have three other small children who arc being cared for by the father Albuquerque. than persons already had been turned down in the quest for tickets. Only a token group of about SO (Continued on Page G, Column 5.) JEWISH GROUP Minneapolis Man Dies in Train-Car Crash Roberts, Wis. Harold G. Fisher of Minneapolis was killed near here Saturday when the auto- mobile in which he was riding and a North Western freight train collid- ed. William Bcshcars, also of Min- neapolis, another occupant of the car, was Injured.