Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 12, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER 1'iirtlr Incnl llkrljr Utn tnnlrht or cooler. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press 124 DAYS Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 149 WINONA. MINNESOTA; TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 12. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Council Feuds Anew on Gabrych Lights Heat Plagues '48 Meat Supply Hot, Dry Spell May Hurt Corn Largest Winter Wheat Crop in History Harvested 1ST Ovid A. .Martin Washington Next year's meat supply hung In the balance to- day as the Midwestern heat wave trimmed official forecasts or com production and threatened to cause -still further losses before harvest U.Tlf. Plagued at planting time by cool weather and floods, corn now has run into hot. dry weather which the Agriculture department. In its regular monthly crop report, describ- rd as a "serious threat" to all crops in the Midwest. Corn is the key to livestock and meat production. A short crop this year would af- fect next year's output ot meats and other livestock products. However, meat supplies for the last three or four months of this year and the early months of 1948 are expected to be large regardless of how this year's corn turns out. The department forecast the crop as of August 1 at bush- rls. a decline of about 111.000.000 bushels from its July 15 estimate. The latter estimate did not take Into account damage caused by the hot weather so far this month. Officials have said that a corn crop of about bushels be nrcde dto maintain meat production this year's rate of 155 pounds per consumer. They added, however, that it is highly improba- ble that corn prospects would deter- iorate enough to drop meat supplies to the prewar average or 12C pounds. Affected most by a short corn crop would be livestock farmers in cast- f rn and southern areas who depend in full or in part on Midwestern grain for their feed supplies. Despite the gloomy corn outlook, the department painted a- favorable picture of over-all crop production prospects. Based on August 1 condi- tions, aggregate production would be rwo per cent above the 1042-48 nver- and only two per cent below la.it year's record volume. But continued unfavorable wea- ther could rcduco total production below the August 1 estimate, offi- cials said. The department said most of the largest winter wheat crop In history was harvested by the end of July and that an earlier proml.ie of a record total wheat crop Is beint borne out despite a slight decrease in wheat. Production or all wheat was put lit bushels comparec with last year's :i. 'the previous record. Officials said more feedlne of wheat to offset prospec- tive short corn supplies Is ifkcly during the year ahead. More could be ffd and still allow record exports of this grain to shortage areas. Iowa Corn Outlook Slips in Past Month Den 1947 corn crop prospects, which made a strong comeback after being plagued by Hoods and wet weather during June, slipped acaln ns of August 1 .follow- ing one of the dryest July months in history. The Iowa crop und livestock re- porting service yesterday forecast R per iirre yield of 42 bushels, four This Is The Way Corn Grew in one month In an Iowa corn field near Des Molnes. On the left, Robert Woolrldgc, nine, round the corn coming about to his knees a month ago. Last week Robert, right, had to climb a utepladdcr to measure an eight-foot three-inch stalk in the same field. (A.p. wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Would Probe Investigations Montanan Wants Senate to Check Quizzing Committees Washington One Democratic senator" called today for a Senate Investigation of Investi- gations as another said the decision by a Republican-controlled committee to break off the Howard Hushes inquiry gave the G.O.P. a "political black eye." Senator Murray told a reporter he thinks the war Investigating committee's two weeks of public hearings Into Hughes' wartime contracts represented "Just another example of bushels' less than lus July IS fore- Minneapolis Man Killed in Pistol Duel Minneapolis One man was killed and another suffered an arm wound in a pistol duel In front of un cast Franklin avenue sandwich shop late Monday. The dead man was George La- fayette, 49, Minneapolis. He died of a bullet wound in the abdomen. Police said Jack Thomas, 42, Min- neapolis, admitted shooting at La- fayette and claimed Lafayette fired at him first. 31 at Dachau Convicted of War Crimes Dachau, Germany All 3] lefendants In the war crimes trial f Buchcnwald concentration camp efforts to smear every witness whoi------------------------------------------ takes the "They didn't have anything to go! f on and were just depending on JLSdl Ull AYMUII the Montana sena- tor declared. "The same thing has been going on before a lot of other I committees. The Senate ought to! make an investigation of these so- called investigations." Murray declined to predict his party's course, but there were indi- cations that the Democrats will try again next January to kill off the war. investigating group, originally leaded by President Truman when he was a senator. The committee's life was con- tinued until January 31, 1948, by a 49 to 43 Senate vote. Witness Needed Youngdahl Cites Threat To Nation Asks Legion to Stand Fast Against Totalitarianism FarJbault, Minn. Governor Luther Youngdahl, telling the Min- nesota American Legion that the vultures of destruction were flying ow over civilization, today called upon the nation's people to stand agether if they would ward off dis- aster. The governor, a Legionnaire for 28 years, was given a rising ova- ion as he entered Shattuck school gymnasium to address the Legion's 29-state convention. "Democracy and totalitarianism are in a titantic he the delegates. "In this fight we must, by our Individual examples, symbolize the very best there is in civilization." Recalling the Biblical story o vultures wheeling overhead as the thirsting lion and goat quarreled at the water hole about which should drink first, Youngdahl said "The vultures are flying low over our civilization today. They wil pick our bones unless we march down the road together. If we ad- Govcrnor Thomas J. Herbert'of Ohio smiles broadly ns he chats with Commander in Chief John H. Grate, 102, of the Grand Army of the Republic at Cleveland. Herbert attended yesterday's session of the 81st encampment. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) vance at all, we must advance to- gether." Big Parade Today and a total yield of military court today, 000 bushels, down from be pronounced Thursi operators were convicted by a U. 5 Sentences will bushels estimated earlier. A Jack of rain. hlRh tempera- tures and drylnK winds since the July 15 forecast have "depressed growth and reduced plant vitality considerably." the report .mid. Among pregnant the Thursday, defendants woman, Use Koch, the The service, however, predicted Rome recovery of hybrid corn ir the Krtiu.-jfl Ki-tr. moisture "very soon." Thr DCS Monies Weather bureau forecast general showers Wednes- day and Wednesday Vandenberg Boom Starts in Detroit Arthur II. Vondrnbcrc. Michigan Republican who has declared repeatedly he will not the G.O.P. presidential nomination, mny be "drafted" for the honor by the party's rank and "If in hnme stale. A committee Detroit Repub- wldow of the former commandant of the camp. She denied on the stund charges that she had made lampshades from the skin of cx- ucuted inmates. The notorious camp was captured by Americans In 1945. Mrs. Koch flushed deeply when she heard herself pronounced i.y, but otherwise showed no cmo lion. The red-haired 45-ycar-ol woman, accused of many crueltle, became pregnant while a prlsone and her linby Is expected within rnontli or two. Her husband die.' In 19-13. Those convicted included a for mcr American citizen, Edwin Kat Eilenbogen, himself a Buchen wakl prisoner who became a trus assistant of the Nav.ls, and Prlno Jo.sla Zu Waklcck, former high SS olllcer who was the first German Although Senator Ferguson (R.- tfich.) contended that the Hughes nquiry will go on again full blast November- 17, Senator Robertson (D.-Va.) said he thinks Ferguson's action in abruptly postponing the -ase yesterday hurt the Kepubli- ans politically. Ferguson is. chair- man of the subcommittee assigned to the Hughes case. Robertson said it seemed apparent to him that the adjournment came because "the show didn't turn out as expected." Killing Wife Detroit Senior Inspector Marvin Lane of the Detroit police said early today that Harold Treakl, 50, had admitted killing Mrs. Ivy Jean Treakl, 20-year-old woman identified as his wife, and cutting her body into five pieces. Lane said officers obtained a "ver- bal" statement from Treakl after 11 hours of intensive questioning in the grisly killing Saturday. The mlddleaged machinist and part-time cook had made no formal statement, Lane added. The inspector said Treaki gave no reason for his action. The American Legion, with World War II veterans rapidly tak- ing places of leadership both in organizational affairs and showman- ship, today paraded Its strength for southern Minnesota. The occasion was the parade of the 20th convention of the Minnesota department. Thirty-five musical'units and dozens of march- ng groups and floats massed for this convention highlight. Faribault, already overflowing with several thousand visitors, counted at least here from all over this section of the state. It was Commander E. B. Miller ot Braincrd, veteran of both world wars, who called attention to inci- dents indicating revltallzatlon of he department. World War II vet- erans have given the Legion a of youth, determination and1 vision, he said. More Punch in Outfits He found these things exempli- ied by the drum corps competing for prizes In last night's contest. Deeply Commons Passes Crz'szV Measure, 178-46 By Glenn Williams London After debating- the measure throughout the night, the House of Commons today approved the Labor govern- ment's "economic crisis" bill by a vote of 178 to 64 and sent headed by Third Ward messaee to the House of Lords for final nassaze in time for Parii.i- A Howard Baumann favor- Contract Blocks Move To West End 5-4 Vote Change in Location to Athletic Park In a startling change ot heart the council voted Monday night to make Athletic park the major jail park but then dropped it like a. hot potato when City At- torney S. D. J. Bruski advised ;hcm they were bound by con- tract to install the lighting sys- tem at Gabrych park. He told them that even if the Draper Electric Company, Mankato. rontractor for erecting the lights, vould consent to installing the lights il Athletic instead of Gabrych, any axpayer could still bring suit gainst the city for breach of coa- ract. Until the council got this advics be count during the committee of whole .session stood 5-4 for ncgo- atlng with Draper for a change in he location of. the lights, although. veral of the cour.cilmcn were vot- >C "yes" with "if's" attached. Op- osing the change were Fourth. Yard Alderman Stanley Wlcczorek nd James Stoltman, Aldcrman-at- arge Robert Dorsch and Second Vnrd Alderman Walter Dopkc. The remainder of the nine-man message to the House of Lords for final passage in time for Parii.i ment to adjourn tomorrow night. The vote on the third and lost reading of the bill was completed at a. m. after the Labor majority had fended off Ceaseless opposition! efforts to kill or "amend the legisla- tion on the ground that it would en- danger the nation's "hard-won liber- ties." The debate finally resolved Itself into a struggle against time, with the government righting relentlessly to win approval of the measure be- fore p. m. Continuation of the debate beyond that hour would automatically have canceled the day's business and made it impos- sible to get the bill through the House of Lord's in time to permit mriiament to take, a summer recess jeglnning tomorrow. The opposition leader, Winston Churchill, taking up the cudgels against Prime Minister Attlec again, charged during the night that the jovcrnmcnt and rc- nforcing wartime government pow- ers over industry and erred virtual dictatorial powers on i cabinet whose prime minister Clark Orders Investigation Of Food Prices Gen- eral Clark today ordered an inves- tigation of food, clothing: .and housing prices. He instructed the Justice depart- ment's antitrust division to de- Lcrmine whether "conspiracies" ex- ist "to maintain or to increase present prices in the food, clothing and'housing fields." Jail sentences, rather than merely Ines, will be sought for any viola- tors, it was announced. A Justice .department .statement announcing Clark's uctlon, .said: "Such conspiracies will be prose- asking the contractor If he'd bo willing to put up the lights at Ath- letic park. Several of them, includ- ing Council President William Thcurcr and First Ward Alderman Loyde Pfelffcr, said they wouldn't want to change If It would cost S5.000 to change the location. Against Gabrych The move to change the location of the major ball park, a choica made early this year when nearly it score of organizations joined in asking light for Gabrych park this season, was begun by Alderman Baumann. he said, "Gabrych park ;s not the proper site for a boll park. I recommend that we cancel the contract with Draper and not go any further with our plans for erect- ing a new grandstand there. Even ir we spend to there, it still won't be a good park. "I believe there arc bettor sites, and I object to the expenditure of a orge sum at .a park where thera cutcd criminally and Jn those cruses! are not even adequate parking focil- Lhe Justice, department will xcccptance by the courts of pleas He suggested buying the two might be discarded" at any mo-jof nolo contcndere (no houses on the east side of Athletic nent. upon conviction of the defcnd-lpark, asserting that "the crowd-two But the government, using Its-ants the department will rccom- weeks ago the Mcrchants-P.N.A. irepondcrant majority, beat down mend jail sentences for the Indi-lRamc showed where the park be- Impressed, he proudly took their every challenge and only once defendants and maximum salutes and remarked: it accept an amendment. That was fines against the corporations "Our musical program is fas one offered by Liberal Leader Clem- Ferguson told wouldn't answer a reporter he the Democratic irroup "believed the poll.-t would ?.how Senator Vandenbcrg it top- ranklr.K favorite If he Would do something affirmatively to make his rligiblllty known." If the committee gets a favorable rw-pciriM1 from l.he sonnfor. tt plftn.'i im ull-out campaign for the nornl- Senator Vandenbtrg announced last February in his home city of Grand he was not :rie nomination, and since liciiris. appointed yesterday ut nlof roynl blood to be tried for war luncheon of local party crimes, piiinnod to confer with the state's son" as soon UK he re turn-. ;o MichlKiiri, probably with- in 30 diiys. Spokr.-.m.-in Archie Lcadbcttcr, Wayne auditor, .suld the. Wife, Daughter to Accompany Truman Wuxlilnjrtnn __ The White he ha.-; repeated several times. the House announced today that Presi- dent Truman will be accompanied on his forthcoming trip to Brazil by Mrs. Truman and their daughter, Margaret. Charles G. Ross, presidential secretary, told reporters that President's threc-diiy visit to Rio dc Janeiro Is still scheduled for lato August or early September, but that the time of departure Is yet to be determined. Mr. Truman plans to be in Brazil for the closing days of the Inter- American Defense conference. charges "because this is not a mat- ter of politics and we are not going to try it In the press and on the radio." "We are going to try it right in the committee room, beginning November 17." he said. Ferguson contended he had found t impossible to continue without John W. Meyer as a witness. Meyer s the portly entertainment emissary rlughc.s said he hired to improve hl.s public relations after he found that air corps "hated" him. officers generally Fliers Asked To Aid, Forest Fire Spotters Khinelandcr, WLs. Aerial aid in fire spotting on the tinder- dry forests of Oneida and Lincoln counties was asked yesterday by Algot Hanson, head of the two- county district fire headquarters here. Hanson said he had asked the can command.' state conservation department to its fire spotting plane from Tomahawk to aid the men in the 88.8. coming back to its prewar high standard. Every unit has new bloot with it more punch. It is good to see the snap and precision with which these boys go through their paces. "The same is true of all Legion activity. These young fellows are giving serious thought to the Le- gion's work. They are taking their place beside World War I men and are making themselves heard. "We saw a sample of this at to- day's business session. Some of the older fellows were visiting with one another in the rear of the hall There was quite a hubbub. Finally, a young World War II up and asked me to re- mind them formally that this was a business meeting, not a chit-chat. That shows these youngsters know they have a job to do in the Legion and are anxious to get on with it." Results of the drum corps compe- tition seemed to bear out the com- mander's observations. Sleep Eye Noses Out Ely Sleepy Eye, given little attention in precontest speculation, nosed out the champion Ely corps in Class A scoring 93.2 'per cent as against Ely's 91.1. Sleepy Eye, almost solld- ent Davles which guaranteed that the government would not use its sweeping powers under the bill for "suppression or suspension" of the press. Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Morrison agreed that the use of such powers against the press "certainly would not be Justifiable in circum- stances of peace." Three Laborltcs joined in criticiz- ing some aspects of the bill, but the most outspoken of these. Cap- tain Raymond Blackburn, angrily rejected a shouted Conservative in- vitation to "cross-over" to the op- position side of the chamber. Just before dawn Conservative Peter Roberts Jabbed a probing finger into one of the Labor party's sore spots with an seek- ng to ban "regulations or orders for the purpose of bringing all or any part of the assets of tlie iron and steel Industry under public owner- The statement said the investi- gation follows a three months study of the present price situation by As- sistant Attorney General John F Sonnett who took charge 'of the antitrust division in May. Clark feels, it was added, that 'the soaring high prices now con- tinuing in the food, clothing and housing fields, require that a new and more vigorous approach be un- dertaken In these fields." Hence, it was stated, the decision to press for Jail sentences for indi- viduals violating the antitrust laws. Shortly before Clark's announce- ment, the C.I.O. full employment committee had issued a call for a special session of Congress to re- store price controls. The C.I.O. pronouncement snld Lhcre would be another round of vage demands if living costs con-i tlnucd to rise. Clark recalled in hi.s announce- longs." Tunny Dc.il' At this point he picked up the of Alderman Pfciffcr. wljp declared, "It's a funny deal. I like baseball, but the objection at Ga- brych always will be that it's too small. The other day they had home runs there in one game. Thirty, 35 ye.irs ago we would called them pop flics." Alderman Wlcczorek pointed out that when the proposed improve- ments arc completed, the left field line will be 309 feet out and right field line 208 feet. Alderman Baumann said that he lad received comments from one (Continued on Tape JO, Column 5) CITY COUNCIL Weather mcnt that President an 1-T.DERAL FORECASTS For Wlnon.i and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Lo- cal showers likely late tonight or ly World War II. performed with the .snap and surenoss which only youth Chlsholm was third with 89.0 points, and Lltchflcld fourth with fire towers in their work. He said current haze was cutting the vlsi- Meyer disappeared after a com- blllty from the fire towers from mlttec subpoena for him expire and after Ferguson snld the party giving publicity man had agreed t remain in call. Meyer's absence the Michigan senator contendec made It impossible to "get all of th facts" about Hughes' governmen contract to construct F-ll photo reconnaissance planes. Hughes ContlnuCN Feud Ferguson said he regards com- mittee hearings as "on institution that must be preserved on a high standard" and for that reason he would not comment on the evidence or discuss them on a political plane Hughes was hot so reticent. The millionaire plane builder and movie maker left the hearing room inly after firing a parting blast at Chairman Brewster (R.-Me.) of the ull committee. Hughes and Brewster had been cuding for days, but the committee fllclally ended their fuss by clos- ng that aspect of the case last 'riday. The decision then, was to est on the record Hughes' charge nd Brewsters' denial that the com- mittee chairman had offered to call ft the investigation if Hughes ould agree Yans-World Vmcrican Airways. to a merger of his Airline with Pan normal ten miles to six to clgh miles. Forest conditions were termci "extremely hazardous" by Han son, who said the area was in "class seven hlghes danger rating used. Hanson said three minor blaze had been reported Sunday nea Rhlnelander, Bradley and Toma hawk. Forreital Sets'Aside Conviction of Marines For- rostal has set aside the court-martla convictions of two marines who fig- ured in the rape case involving a Chinese girl, in Felping last winter. A navy announcement last night said Forrestal ruled there was in- sufficient evidence against Corporal William G. Pierson of Sumter, S. C., accused of rupe, and Private First Class Warren T. Prltchard, convict- id as an accessory. Pierson had been sentenced to 15 ears In prison and- dishonorable discharge, Prltchard to ten months nd a bad conduct discharge. The case resulted in anti-Ameri- an demonstrations in China. In Class B William Laidlaw post of Minneapolis carried off top hon- ors with Virginia second and St. Peter third. In girls' competition, first place went to the Brewster daughters of the Legion drum corps. Alexandria was second. The Ninth district band, directed by T. w: Thorson of Crookston, again retained its without opposition. of dangers from rising prices. Clark's statement said: "In his state of the union message in January, President Truman pointed o'ut to the Congress that, despite- half a century of nnUi.ru.sl Inw enforcement, one of the gravest threats to our welfare Jny in the increasing concentration of powor in the hands of a .small number of Riant organisations, ami that to- day we find that to a greater ex- tent than ever before whole indus- tries are dominated by one or a. few organizations, which cm: re- strict production In the interest of lighcr proftls and thus reduce em- ployment and purchasing power." Seven Workmen Hurt in Blast Milwaukee Seven men were Injured, one of them seriously, Po- lice Lieutenant Aaron Cowlu.s said, when a cast Iron pipe carrying air under lijprh pressure exploded Jn the die casting department ot (.he Brlggs Stratton Corporation plant Jast night. Cowles said Peter Bonxcl. an em- ploye, had his left arm ripped open near the shoulder by the blast ;hat other workers, Carl "in his economic ____ Reino Orn, William Rutke, the President warned that 72: noon. 92; Luce, Vern .Vo-Lonski and Jimmy, prices, to support a prosperous econ- 62; high Wednesday 85. Minnesota: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered showers extreme southwest portion, tonight and extreme south portion Wednesday. Cooler southeast por- tion tonight. Wanner west portion Wednesday. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with scattered .showers west and central portions Wednesday. Cooler extreme north and northwest portions tonight and northeast and southwest portions Wednesday. LOOAI, Official observations for the 24 lioure ending at 12 in. today: Maximum, 94; minimum, 72: Fllnn, received minor injuries. County Emergency hospital offi- cials reported later that Bonzol had championship transferred to St. Joseph's Individual honors in bugling and drumming went to Peter Moroni of Ely and John Griffith of Minne- apolis, respectively. Thief River Falls won the vocal trio contest. Next year's auxiliary president ap- parently will be Mrs. R. H. Arvid- son of Kenyan. Hers Was the only nomessubmitted when nominations were made yesterday. Mrs, Oscar Alme of Moorhead was the only one nominated for first vice-president. Balloting will be held Wednesday. hospital for treatment and-.that the other men had been rclojised. Cowles said the pipe carried air which was used to move the dies on machines on the firm's fourth floor. He- said several windows were shattered by the explosion, but that no extensive damage had been reported. kn i r i Meanwhile, lour men taken Into known American Sergeant Killed in Manila Manila W) An American ser- was shot and killed by un- omy, must be kept down to the low- est point compatible with costs anc reasonable business incentives anc that a free enterprise system can not; tolerate collusion in price. In curtailment of or in re- striction of capacity! expansion, Or, the hampering of the entry of new firms into the business life of the community. "The antitrust program for t.hl> year will be aimed nt these vltnl problems. "In addition to. the new program the division will continue its present ictlvltles aimed' at breaking up monopoly power in various indus- tries." custody yesterday remained in Jail without'charge. One of the men was picked up on the street and later admitted to state crime bureau agents that imitation diamonds he iossessed were for use Jn a confl- .ence game. The other three were licked up for operating a crooked lice game. Saturday night 24 miles south of Manila in the lat-i cst of a series of attacks against; U. S. army personnel which have caused nine deaths in six weeks. The sergeant, whose name was withheld, was fatally wounded as he stepped into his jeep. His com- panion was grazed in the head by a bullet. Unity in American Labor Move Sought San sun sets umiRlu nt sun rises tomorrow at 81 Chicago Denver Do.s Molnes----- OK Duluth .........O-l Los Angeles Mfnml 8.1 Max. Min. Pet. 95 72 S7 New Orleans Nrw York Seattle...... Washington 07 liii 80 7.-) 73 7-1 r.o 74 .-12 .20 .01 KlVClt BUtl-ETl.V Flood Stage 24-Hr. 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