Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 29, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER FM IS COMING rare yoor radio H. Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 265 W1NONA, MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 29. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER'COPY SIXTEEN PAGES President to Sign Anti-Inflation Bill Governor, General on Trader List Anderson Blasts Andresen Report Wafthlngton Secretary of Agriculture Anderson todny releaMcl a list or 00 public officials, who ho said, were speculat- ing in grain Inst September. The list Included General W. H, Gra- ham, President Trurrmn's personal physician and Governor H, B. of Utah. The release of tha list came following a red-hot news confer- held by Anderson yesterday In which he tolrt Ttpprr.iontatlvo Au runt Andrcwm to "pti up or shut up." Oritham reported to havo held KO.ooo bushrU of wheat on the "long" side of Ihr market and 000 bunhcln on the short side on 17. f also was reported to have sold on September 18, Graham Issued a statemnnt say- inr his broker bought the grain for him without his knowledge and that when learned of It ho ordered It sold. >tc said he hnd turned "a very small saving" over to his with to handle hit account as the broker thought bent. Neither he nor family has any commodity holdings, Oraham said. Oovemor Maw listed as hav- inc held buthels on the long aide of the market on September 17 and to havo sold the same amount on September IB. Those on the "long" side of the market believe prices will higher and accordingly buy grain for fu- delivery. Those on Ihn "short" believe prices will jco down., Thiiy Mil for future delivery, hop to Kiln by a price decline. Third XJnt KcleiiMil list of traders Is the thlr by the department undo oomrrwlonal Instructions irrowln out of charaw by Harold X, Htnsson candidate for the Kepublloan dmtlal nomination, and others tha "ftoveramfTit insiders" have bee profiting by speculation In com modi ties. Speculation List Includes Many Army, Navy Men. Names of five Wisconsin govern- ment employes and two from Min- nesota woro Included In The Asso- clntod Pross-compllod partial list of local state and federal employes who lolcl positions In wheat futures in a four-clay period on the Chicago Board of Trade in September, 1947. One of the Agriculture depart- ment employes on today's list was Donald J. Smith, farm labor super- visor of St. Paul. Minn. Ho Was Istod as having bought bush- els on September 19. Others listed from Wisconsin and Minnesota included: Edgar F. Hltzlg, bank examiner, Xau Claire, held long September 17, sold September 20. Is entirely lexal, bu Truman has spoknn oil MHlrutt "wnmbllriK" In gralr eontimdlnK it has run up prices commodity exchange men dls President's view that spec illation increases prices. Airrtoulture department sal of Its own employes were on list released today. Clerk One official listed was Harold B McDonald, a clerk of the Unltot Bureau of Internal Revenue Washington, The department snld ho Is a son of J. K. McDonald. Texas agrloul- tuml commissioner" who has long been critic of the administration's policies. Andrescn, In a letter to the officer over tho weekend, sain tif hart been Informed tho Com- modity Kxrlmnge authority, lit In the AurlculUiro depart- ment, had Investlttated aliened spec- ulative operations by 300 govorn mrnt employes In ChlenKO. Ho rte manded thnt Anderson supply tho of the SOO. Andrrxon aald he know nothing ot any such investigation, culled And revn's statement "loose and him to como forth with tho facts if he knows about the Intiutry, "If doesn't he should suy Anderson told a hurriedly sum moned news conference. Sunday. "In other words, I Invltn him to put up or nhut up." Andrevn made It plain that lie dirt not Intend to nhut up. "The romml'tee will make a com- plete inve.itltfiitlon of the situation In Chicago." tho Mlnnesotan told reporters, "ami we will not bo diverted by the wcretary or any- body elw from our plans to mukp thin Another lloiw Rep- renentatlve Hfiffinun nf Michigan, said Anderson, In releasing thp flrstj two ft traders In wheat futures total of iibout l.fiOO "throwlnK the telephone book at Conere.w." "H almost as If hn were David Knysor, U. 8. Army, 3234 W, Highland Boulevard, Milwaukee, hold long September IT. Justin Waterman, Labor nent employe, Madison, bought 1.000 September 30. J, S. Stnhl, U. 8. mall carrier, Milwaukee, held long Septem- ber 17, sold September 18, sold September 20, Mttohell Mushing, U. 8. mailman, Milwaukee, Wls., BepUm- ber 17, Herbert nnd Mrs. M. A. Franzen, farm credit examiner, St. Paul, held long September 17, bought and 'Hold September 18, bought Septem- ber 10, sold September 20. 20 Mail Boxes Ripped Near Fairmont Fairmont, Minn. County and federal authorities today began a search for the person or persons who Saturday night ripped out 30 roadside farm mall boxes and npread them along tho road between Fair- mont and Lowlsvlllo. 10 miles away. Tho mall boxes were loft In the middle of the highway. Several had been carried a considerable llstanco before being dropped. Snowstorm Death Toll Reaches 70 Transportation in New York Near Normal New York Transportation links in the Now York metropoli- tan area hurdled their greatest test today millions straggled baok to their jobs for tho first time since Friday's devastating snowstorm hit from Maine to Washington. Deaths In the storm belt rose to at least 70. Railroads, with tho exception of tho Long Island, reported commuter traffic about normal. The Long Island, which was almost complete- ly out of service Friday-night and oarly Saturday, managed to bring Its trains in today although they were mbject to. delays of moro than an hour in many Instances. In the city, most principal arteries had been cleared by thousands of workeri laboring in day and night shifts since Friday and using more than pieces of mechanical equipment, Bldo nlrnnU, solid by bo- low froov.lng temperatures through the night and1 morning, wore slip- pery and treacherous for pedes- trlans and those Intrepid motorlstti who brought out their cars. In outlying nrbas, tho record 35.8 Inches of mow that toll horn Fri- day remained almost untouched and drifts were piled as high ns five aud slx..feet......... death toll.by-states was: Now Jersey 31, New-York 17, Massachu- setts nine, Connecticut six, Penn- sylvania ono, Rhode Island two, Now Hampshire two, and Malno ono, Many fatnlltlos worn attributed to heart uttncks induced by ovor-oxer- Bombs More Deadly, Terrible Says Sayre Washington Francis B, Sayre, president of the United Na- tions Trusteeship council, says the United States Is "superbly succeed- ing" In making tho atomic bomb "moro deadly, more terrible." Sayre mado tho assertion In a speech before the American Poli- tical Science association In which he urged this country to go ahead with tho Marshall plan for European rocovory regardless of a "Soviet campaign of .calumny and blistering abuse." "A rehabilitated Europe will spell the collapse of Soviet plans for world Sayre told the group 'Sunday, Weather KKDEHAL FORECASTS WInona and vicinity: Mostly iloudy tonight and Tuesday with icoiiMotml light snow tonight and tiding early Tumidity. CoUlnr TUBS- lay. Low tonight high THOU- lay 30. Minnesota; Light snow tonight vlth considerable drifting and blow- ng north and west. Tuesday cloar- west and light snow oast. Much oldor northwest tonight. Colder I sections Tuesday. Wisconsin; Snow beginning north nd west portions lato this aftor- oon or tonight, nnd snow mixed rlth light freezing drlzzlo bogln- IriK southeast portion tonight 'uosdny light snow. Somewhat 'armor south and east portions to- Ight. co.'doi; west portion Tuesday I.OCAI, WKATIIKR oniclul obsurvatlonx for tho 34 own midlng lit noon Sunday; Maximum, 37; minimum, 10; noon, precipitation, none. Oindnl observations for tho K4 out'.'i ending at noon today; Maximum, 30; minimum, 11; noon, precipitation, nono; nun nets to- night ut nun rliiun tomorrow at tlon In clearing. snow. City Markots Commissioner Eu- gono O. Schultz reported deliveries of food were "good" and warned the public against "paying exorbi- tant prices for Meanwhile an abrupt end tonight of tho mild weather spoil In the northern -plains and Upper Missis- Truman May Ask Quick Action On Marshall Plan Tru- man may appeal to Congress In his forthcoming state of the union message to speed up its Marshall plan schedule to avert a possible spring crisis in Europe. Mr. Truman is known to have been told by his Capitol hill lieu- tenants that, under present circum- stances, final congressional action on the long-range European recov- ery program Is not Ukcly to come before the stop-gap relief law ap- proved by tho special session ex- pires March'31. Undnr thn tnrniH of this all conimll.inr.nlfl muni, bo made before that date. Whether there Is any money loft for spring relief work depends on the rate at which it Is spent during tho winter. In any event, tho stop-gap pro- gram applies only to Franco, Italy and Austria In Europe, leaving the needs of other countries unfilled until Congress decides what it Flnt Lieutenant Vern H. Ar- nctt, formerly of River- side, Calif., was identiifcd by the air force as the pilot of the missing B-29, which has been sighted north of Nome, Alaska. Four survivors are known to bo awaiting rescue but their condi- tion and names have not yet been learned. to 'do about proposal, As evidence that there may be ft spring crisis in Europe, adminis- tration' exports point to dovolop- munts in Greece. Thero tho com- immlnL.i havo movod to convert their guerrilla fighting Into n full- fledged civil war by sotting up their own government which may get recognition from neighboring, Rus- sian-dominated states. Tho four-year, aid Greek Forces Batter Guerrillas, Enter Konitsa sources announced today that a brigade of reinforcing Greek troops had fo.ught their way through guerrilla siege lines and ccntqred tho hard-pressed city of Konitsa noar the Albanian frontier. The relief column was believed to be ft part of the. forces which the government announced Sunday had been hurled' Into a new offensive to smash the guerrilla drive on Konit- a. Tho nucrrllliin' KOnl nppuronl.ly wan to HCJKO KonlUii cnpllal of tho now Independent Communist "government" recently proclaimed by their leader, General Markos Viflades. Reports from the .front Indicated the relief column had smashed through guerrilla lines astride the ippi valloy Weather bureau, predicted by tho to rover up with a muss of In the Ihnl. nothing will be found." Hoffman said In n AndervMi rniclerl promplly. "Congress wanted the niimns made public nnd t run doing that as rnpidly us (ho nocrn- tury wild. "If the listings arc not packed with aliens or insiders. I they contain no political dynamite. T Know the pnln. anxiety unfl friiMriitldii Ihnl will heart Mr Arirtri'nen. That nlwnys the re.sllll TleintdJI 11 Chicago........... Si 17 73 17 control, eareened ncross the highway and through the ftutird !ntn n rlltrh, The mishap oc- rurrrd In the north section of the city. Rod Lnko City Darn 4, Dam 6, T.W. Darn 'P.W. Wlnona Diun (I, Pool Flood Stago 24-Hr Stngo Today Change 14 Dam 0. T.W DiikoU Dutn 7. IJ044 Dum 7. T.W....... 1.0 Lit Crown Trllttitnry Ohlppewn at Durnnd. ;i.y a telephone call from a neigh- bor of Bruncau's, Lucas Sytsnm, who said ho had heard a muffled shot in the cabin's interior. Arcen- cau shot the lock off the door and entered to find Bruneau's body with the rifle beside it. Arceneau said Bruncau was dis- charged from the army more than i year ago after serving In the Jn- antry in tho European theater dur- Ropiibllcnn bill doeo: 1. Authorizes the President to con- sult with representatives of Indus- try, business and agriculture wim a view to encourage voluntary agreements for: (a) tho allocution. or fair distribution, of transporta- tion facilities and equipment; (b) fairly sharing any limiting stocks or scarce commodities which basically affect the cost of living or industrial production, and (c) the regulation of speculative trading on commodity exchanges. 2. Sets up a food conservation program In this country and a pro- gram to promote production o? food and livestock iced Jn countries. Both aro to be vol- untary. 3. Requests, but does not direct, the President to submit to Congress a detailed program to parcel cost- of-llvliifr items when they reach "critical staire, Con- in'i'.in would net on thn program, wny or the other, within 15 dnys. 4. Restores until Jiuiuary 31. 1948. the President's wartime authority to restrict the use of grain In whisky production. 5. Extends to February 28, 1949. the President's power to control ex- ports, 0. Continues to the same data controls over rail transportation facilities, which also were dua to end February 29. The bill specifically forbids prlo fixing through the voluntary agree- ments. ing tho war. Ho was unmarried aud a woodsman and fliliermau bp trade. Motive for Slaying Baffles Police MxrNhnll, to- day could oiler no motive in a. brutal slaying that left an Infant dead, his mother badly bcntcn, and his father a suicide. Justice of the Peace Elmer Wheeler Sunday returned a verdict of suicide in the shooting of Rich- ard L. Preston, 2fl. His body WM found in his parents' home short- ly after a murder charge hnd been nlcd against him in the death of Ills four-month-old son. Robert Thomas. The badly beaten Infant was dead on arrival at a hospital here after his mother stumbled from a wood- ed section, where tile attack oc- curred, to a neighbor's residence. Chief of Police C. M. Ezell said Preston's wife Tied from her house about a, m. Sunday, carrying tile baby In her arms. He said they were caught in a thicket and badly beaten.