Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Clooilr nut roll! Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 258 W1NONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 19. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING mre yonr new radio can reoeln H. TWENTY PAGES Marshall Plan Presented House Passes G. 0. P. Price Control Act Measure Goes to President's Desk in Last-Minute WMhinjrkm HOUM pent to FrMldent Truman wlthou' change todny the Sonnte-pwuiec bill for voluntary pricing to hold down living cosKi. Drmocrntji futile attomp to alter thn mraaure nnd give the Prealdent authority to order al- location of I wcownry. but they were over- whelmed by nn almost solid Repub- lican front. The bill was pnsaed nflor only two hours of debate under pro- crdure thivt prevented free offering of nmt curtailed tie- condemned the procedure an "nupor but Re- replied that with Con- grew adjourning tonight It tho Senate bill or nothing at nil. The Sennto pnwod tho bill tfrclay 77 to ton. Before final tho HOUM defeated on a 150 to 73 standing a motion to nend the measure bnok to the bunking committee for In elusion of authority for the Pros! dent to divide up ncnroe commodt when voluntary ngroomonts fall. Speedy action won required to got the measure through Oongrewt If Khedulcd to adjourn to- night until Jnnunry (t. rollcnll vote by which tho Senate pnwed 77 to ten tho no publican nnil-lnrintlon bill nnd sent it to the House included: Ball. Not voting but announced M In fnvor of bill MoCnrthy, Wiley Arab Hostility Halts U. S. Work On Oil Pipeline Cairo Arab hostility over American support for the partition of Palestine hns forced a halt in work on the western end of the Trans-Arabian pipeline, which De- fenw Secretary Jnmes V. Forreutai declared vltnl to U. 8. a company representative unld to- day. Work appeared to progrenslriit only in Snudt Arnbla, the of U. S. oil The project halted in Trnnn-Jordnn, Syria and Lebanon. The 31-Inch line form Abqualq on the Oulf of Persia, to the Le- port of Sltlon. on the Medit- erranean, hnd been scheduled for completion In 1950 to movtt barrfld of oil a dny, tho work of 8fl to tankers. Oil dhortngod In the United Stnben have caused nomo rationing nnd Ulk of more In thnt country. American coaitructlon crown along the pipeline route wero reported everywhere except In Huutll Arnbla. Pig Crop Short of Federal Goal Agriculture department reported todny that thin crop of pigs totaled 84.138.000, an Increase of about ono per cent over last year. The total with the gov< ernmrnt'd production gonl of 000.000 The department a survey in- dicates tho 1MB spring pig crop may total about head, or nlnr per cent smnllpr thnn thin yenr'n dprlng crop. Tho govern ment not u Konl of head for tho coming spring crop. Tito Signs Pact With Romania Mnrshnll Tito announced today tho signing of n mutual wwutanco pnct between Ko- mania and Yugoslavia. week Tito sinned n mutunl aid pact with Hungary nnd enrllor a nimilar agreement with Uulgnrln, A Klmllitr pnct wim nlso signed by and Albnnln. Brooklyn Merchant Leaves CJri-enwloh, Conn. Oliver Cooper. roUrod IJrooltlyn, N. elothlriK merchant, occupied n. room during thn seven yimrs he lived hrrr, nnd when ho filed the probnte court listed his estnto as "not exoeecllnu In vnluo, His property wus estlmntcd to be wort.il n little morn than ttl.OOO. Hut when npprnlsers of tho estnto opened his deposit box, It wns disclosed yesterday, they fount! nn estate worth approximately 000. Cooper, who died last July In MIUI- che.itrr, Vt., nt tho ntto of 77, loft no will. Meeting of All on German Pence Asked Kydney Herbert V, Evntt, AustTftllnn minister of forcltm af- fairs. Kxtny thnt n moot- ing of nil the Allied nnllons be rulled to write pence for dor- Harold K. Hlaiwen nnd Cord Meyer, Jr., right, president of United World jPodoriillsUi, chnt over coffee prior to a press conference at Bt. Paul todny. Wlrephoto to The Farm Bureau Favors Price Support, Elects lotvan Chicago Retention of price supports and other govern- ment aids for tho nation's farmers Is urged by the American Farm Bureau federation In resolutions approved at the organization's annual mooting. An cKoctlvo national farm program, the federation said at the final session of its four-day con- vention yesterday. "Is essential in order to maintain agriculture on a basis of economic equality with In- dustry, labor and other segments of Marshall Home; To Report on 'Big 4' Tonight Washington Secretary of State Marshall returned todny from London and wont immediately into a cabinet meeting with President Truman to give a flrst-hwid report on the collapse of the "Big Four1 foreign ministers conference. Mr. Truman wid other depart mcnt chiefs welcomed Marshall on arrival at the National airport and drove with him to White House for the regular Friday cabi- net MMlon. i Presumably, the wwretary in- tended to supply the chief execu- tive and the cabinet wlth-nn out- line of nation-wide radio addrew IK plans nt B p. m. (O.B.T.) tonight on tho failure of the London minion. Mr. Truman, who says he'i rtiU hopeful about peace proepecU de- spite, the crnckup of tho London conference, shook hands with Mar- shall nt the airport ,and assured him "I think you did ft good Job." Marshall told "I'm sorry I could not bring back profitable results, We hnd a very itronfc delegation nt the conference nnd they did ft great denl of hard work. I felt fully confident in their judgment and wealth of informa- tion to protect the Interests of the United States." Mr. Truman advised the eeeretary thnt he ought to take a good rent, and Marshall mnlllngly told news- men thnt "You henrd me ngree with him." Lnter, the President sent n spe- cial message to Con- gress asking'the lawmakers to un- derwrite nt their session beginning In Jnnunry a project of helping 10 western European na- tions help themselves back to tholr economic feet. Marshall first out- Inert such n plan last June, nnd It since hns borne his name, It just ono month nnd one day ngo thnt Mr. Truman bnclo Mnrshnll godspeed to London. 3 of 5 Periled Ships Safe or Headed for Port least throe of flvo ships reported In distress yc.itcr- lay wero snfo or headed for a havon today frosh storms browed In ho Pnclflc. Uncortnlnty centered about tho army tanltor El Cnnoy nnd tho stonrrwthlp Middlesex Victory, tho niter tho latest to radio news of rouble, Tho El Canoy with 42 ibourd reported from nouth of tho Aloutlnns, whoro It lont n rudclor In high earlier this wook, that t wiut encountering winds of hurrl cnno force. Westward, 300 miles off the Kurl os, tho ton Middlesex Victory reported It hnd 10 crncks In dock )lato from tho wook of storms and ts fore pnnk wiut flooded. Homo BOO miles eiutfc or thn wal- owlilK 1CI Canoy, Mio ton freighter Simon Benson wn.t pro- ceeding townrcl Honolulu with her cnptnln reporting everything "under control." Her pluto split In a storm and wntar poured Into hor cargo of rice. Thoro wore 37 men aboard. our industry." In n statement on "farm pro- the federation said "wo do not bellovo that an entirely now nnd revolutionary farm program should bo written, but rnthcr thnt wo should confine our efforts to refining and Improving the present closing session selected a new president to succeed Ed word A. O'Neal, who headed the organization since 1031, Tho new president is Allen B. Kline, 62-yenr- old stock farmer of DCS Molncs nnd Vlnton; lown. program.' The federation's War Bride Docks To JFind fiance Dead in Accident New York Twcnty-onc- year-old Mnrin dreams of a new world nnd life with her American OJ. flnnco crumbled be- fore tragedy soon nftcr she arrived yesterday aboard tho liner Vulcnnla from her native Italy, Dressed in her prettiest clothes and wearing a new hairdo, she eager- ly scanned the waiting pier crowds for a glimpse of James Mclntosh, 19, of auorrant, Ky., an army vet- eran whom she met in Italy dur- ing the war nnd whom sho hnd come to America to marry. Then, tho ship's chaplain gently took Maria's arm and guided her to u cabin. There sho was told young Mclntosh hnd been killed in nn automobile accident December 6. Tho ship lino said Mclntosh's family hnd wired that it would bo unable to post bond necessary to keep tho girl In this country and thnt sho would bo sent to Ellis is- land for probnblo return to Italy. De Gasperi to Ask Confidence Vote Homo Onllcd by n con- .InuoUK bnrrngo of criticism from the for loft, Premier Alcldo do Gasperi was expected today to ask tho con- stituent assembly for a new vote of confidence as n swelling wave of labor strife convulsed Itnly. Violence flared up both on tho assembly floor nnd on tho labor front last night, and tho country faced Its second natlon-wldo utrlke In n of food- handlers whoso wnlkout was sched- uled to begin tomorrow. Marshall Unable to Be at Badger Centennial Dinner Madison, of State Ocorgo C. Marshall who was invited to serve as principal speaker nt Wisconsin's centennlnl kickoff celebration January 5, will be un- able to attend. Chief Justice Mar- vin D. RoNonbrrry, committee) chair- man, reported today. Be a Good Fellow The following is a list of con- tributions to the Good Fellows fund to date: Previously lUted O. L. and R...............5-00 A Preston frlcnrt....... 10.00 Ellen Anderson, Mnbol. Minn................ LOO Northern Field Seed Company 15.00 Klwanls Club of Wlnonn 25.00 N. 0..... 3.00 Donovans Ino.......... 25.00 E. n................... 5.00 K. M. W............... 5-00 A friend 1-00 International Chemical Workers 10.00 C, T. D................ 1-00 Anonymous s 5.00 First National Bank of- and Rotary Club of Wlnona 75.00 A friend from Hokah a box of candy. Zip Bottling Company Christmas dinner for one fam- ily. H. Choate and Company- new clothing. A friend clothing. David Benton clothing. Mr. and Mm. John Strand, Harmony, clothing. Mayors to Be Questioned on Fuel Oil Status St. Paul The state fuel conservator today started sending questionnaires to Minnesota mayors nsklng the status of present fuel oil supplies nnd estimates of needs in tholr various communities for tho balance of the heating season. James W. Clark, the conservator, said the, IB-man advisory committee hnd recommended attacking the problem at local levels after a meet- ing yesterday. The community ex- ecutives will be asked to survey present stocks, anticipated demands nnd expected shipments: When the information is assem- bled, copies of the community re- ports will be mailed back to give an over-all picture of the situation in the state, Clark sold. The mayors are also being .asked to set up local advisory'- groups, composed of fuel oil dealers, Jobbers and distributors. At 'the meeting, .transportation was blamed main bottleneck. One dealer told the' committee he had thousands of gallons of oil available at Sweeney, Texas, but was unable to. get tank cars. In- dustry spokesmen turned down a proposal that dealers, in emergency nrcns, form temporary pools of piles, on tho ground such a pro- cedure would be in violation of anti- trust stautes. The group recommended that the state highway department lift re- strictions on load weights for tank trailers, which now travel with loads averaging 15 per cent under capa- city, Clark reported. Congress Ready to Probe Trading Truman Would Sign Authorization for Release of Names seem- ed ready a. last min- ute change of heart by House mem- turn the publicity spot- light on (speculators who have been i buying nnd nelllng the food and other products that have helped! I skyrocket the cost of living, A welter of political charges left one unassailable Re- publicans and Democrats arc unan- imously agreed that Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson ought to tell all he knows about the men who deal In the commodities mar- kets for a profit. Anderson, leaving a cabinet meet- ing at the White House this morn- ing, told reporters his department Is working on the lists. Ho could not say how long it would take to get them in shape for publication. It is necessary, he ex- plained, to check Identincatlons of all those named to protect the Inno- cent in cases where speculators bear the same names as well known persons who are not speculating. Andrcucn Sponsors Probe Despite the fact the House al- ready has ordered Its own investiga- tion into commodity speculation and thus might be reluctant to let a Senate committee grab the piny, Chairman Bridges (U.-N. H.) ol the Senate appropriations group pre- dicted approval. Yesterday's House action, spon- sored by Representative August H. Andreserj, Red Wing, simply author- ized creation of a special seven-man committee to investigate commodity speculation. An attempt to write the Senate committee resolution into it ran into opposition from Repub- lican Leader Hallack (Ind.) and did not come to a vote. Meanwhile, Senator Taylor (D.- Idaho) called for action on a bill he sponsored with 'Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) to require senators to disclose the amounts and sources of their outsldo income. Taylor is being "quietly smothered" ,and declared speedy action on it 'w'puld be the best evidence of the Senate's sincerity In investigating" specula- Billion Bushel Wheat Crop Seen Washington billion bushel wheat crop In which there hnve been only four in the nation's to be ft possibility Thursday on the basis of an Agriculture department fore- cast. The department predicted the fall-sown winter crop will yield bushels on the basis of De- cember 1 conditions. While no esti- mate could be given on the possible production of spring wheat, to be iccdcd next spring, officials said that crop should amount to at least -bushels. tlon. Stansen Cites "Proirress' At St. Paul Harold E. Stassen. n candidate for the Republican presi- dential nomination, today snld he believes progress Is being mada in his demand for an investigation of commodity market speculation by government "Insiders." Back home from Washington to- day, Stasson said "We have already made a major step In tho confes- sion or Edwin W. Pauley." He re- ferred to Paulcy's testimony before a congressional committee that he was involved in commodity futures trading while serving as special as- sistant to the secretary of the army. Stnssen emphasized, "the crucial thing is that a small group of 'insiders' Is involved in major profiteering In grain that flttcd into a pattern with government buying. That is what I am out to expose." Ten Arabs Killed In Jewish Attack Jerusalem Arabs, In- cluding five children, were reported killed and five others were injured by bombs and gunfire last night In n. Jewish attack on the village of The combined winter and spring I Klilsas, in upper Galilee. crops would total about official report said two cars of bushels. Such a, total crop, drove into the village in dark comparatively large, would threw a number of bombs and short of this year's record of bushels. St. Paul Men Plead Guilty to Kidnaping St. Miller, 37, nnd Ernest J. Pnyctte, 30, todny pleaded guilty In federal district court to charges of transporting and ddnaplng n) person in Interstate commerce. The two St. Paul men admitted overpowering Hcrschell Pepln, 48, St. Paul cab driver, and driving him across tho Wisconsin Htnto lino at 3l.lllwatcr before ho escaped. Congress Rushes Action on Restored Interim Aid Bill WntJilnjrton Senators hur- rying toward adjournment received appropriations a bill from tliclr committee today recommending for stop-gap foreign aid more than tho House thought necessary. In addition to upplng tho total for Franco, Itnly nnd Austria by tho committco tnckod on for Chinn, n nntlon for which nolthur House nor ntlmlnlfl- trntlon plant! had mnclo any immo- dinto money provision. Tho Sonnto committee further proposed restoring tho full cut by tho House from nn nrmy request for to pay occupation costs in Germany, Japan and Korea, With both houiM aiming at ad- journment by nightfall, the Senate was called into session nn hour earlier than usual, to deal with the appropriation and still loavo time for House concurrence during the day. As it came from the committee after n session which lasted until after 11 o'clock last night, tho bill lumped for the three European nntlons as compared with asked by tho admin- istration. Tho additional for China was tho only portion ear- marked for any country. In view of tho rush by Con- gross to finish tho special session business and head homeward for the holidays, there .seemed little likelihood of prolonged debate over thg bill in. tho Sonata. President Truman, left, greets Secretary of State George Mar- shall, at National airport today upon the latter's arrival at Washing- ton from the foreign ministers conference at London. Secretary of Interior Julius A. Krug is in the background, partly hidden by Mar- shall. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Andresen, Ball to Check Cut In Horse Meat to Europe Washington Senator Joseph Ball and Representative August H. Andresen, Minnesota Republicans, said today they were checking into action by the government In curtailing shipments of horse meat as food In Its foreign relief feeding program. Ball told a reporter he will endeavor to discover to what extent horse moat is used as food in Eu- rope In normal times and how much meat of any type Is expected to be exported during the next few months. Andresen said the State depart- ment informed him that it Has removed horse meat from its for- eign aid programs and Mexican canned moats are being substituted. The United States, Andresen said, has purchased this canned meat, which came from animals slaugh- tered in the attempt to eradicate hoof and mouth disease in Mexican cattle. Andresen. said- little or. no beef, pork or other regular meats are now being country "and I Will" protest' vigor- ously if an attempt is made to do so again in the next few months because of the shortage here." Meat Available Ball received n telegram from Emery Hocnshell 'of- the Duluth Chamber of Commerce saying pounds of horse meat is available in the country for use us food in foreign food, programs. He urged the senator to "work in behalf of top priority for horse meat in the coming expanded relief program." Andresen said American packing companies, several of them in Min- nesota, had been urged to slaughter horses for foreign shipments. Andresen said, "the cur- tailment program has left these companies with millions of pounds of horse meat on their hands.. In addition, it is using up valuable cold storage space. I am protesting about this to the State department." UAW.MayAsk Wage Increase, Reuther Says Waahlngton Although the C.I.O. United Auto Workers would prefer lower .costs to higher wages. President Walter P. Ruether be- lieves his union will have "no other recourse" than to ask a pay "boost within the next few months. He -told a National Press club JuncljeQh.y.eaterdfty.-ttiat.thrgoyernj private industry, fall- Ing to halt the spiral of inflation. "If Industry commits labor'to per- forming a narrow pressure group role, we have no choice but to the red-haired union leader Truman Opposes Tax Cuts Now By Franclx M. Lemay White House road block hove into sight to- day for the G.O.P. attempt to slash taxes a year. Assertions by Representative Har- old Knutson that his bill is "veto proof" were in sharp contrast to a renewal of President Truman's stand against any tax re- duction now. opened fire. Two bouses were de- Tnc implication was obvious that strayed, the tax measure might meet the Jewish sources unld Hagann, tile Jewish underground militia, made the attack because the village was being used as a hideout for in- filtrating Kaukjl's volunteers Arab "Save of Pawzi Palestine" army. Arab sources have said this army was moving guerrilla fighters to join Palestine Arab forces near Nablus. Mnrcy DlttmiuiHon, 28, above, UNRBA employe nt Tientsin, China, is reported held as host- age by communists in China. His sister, Grnco, said, in Min- neapolis today his last letter home was dated November 8 but that, she understood he was to be released December 21.