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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER Know and i lonljftitl roM Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations BOYSCOUTWEEK FEBRUARY 13oyS become VOLUME 46. NO. 299 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES New Blizzard Ties Up Northwest Stassen Lays Labor Plans Before Senate Asks Compulsory 'Cooling Off' Before Strikes By Marvin ArrownmUh As- pirant Jlorold E, Stnsxcn, outlining A plun settlement" of Industrial disputes, cautioned Con- fTf.v, todiiy against "going too far" In restricting unions. Stiuttcn laid his program before the Senate floor committee. He call- ed tor n compul- sory "cooling oft" pf rlocl before strikes ixntl lock- outs and creixtlon of an Indepen- dent office ot fed- eral labor concll- lutor. The one time Minnesota gover- nor declared new I national labor Islatlon Is needed because union (leaders have 'abuned" their Mp power. But ho added In his prepared tes- timony trmt there l.i Uwiffcr" Ir.'.t proposed changes might "BO weaken labor Unit the result would be injurious not only to labor but to our free economy as a 1U1U Assailed Part of Stnsscn'.i criticism was directed at bills Introduced by Sen- ator Zloll ths man ho numed to the Senate In 1040. Thfl former governor hit out (spe- cifically at provisions of those moa.i- ure.i which would outlaw Industry- wide bargaining, permit employers to obtain to atop utriltea, and forbid malntcnancft of mom- ber.ihip clauses In These require that workers remain mom- ot Uirtr union for the llfo of the contract. StJvssen. who announced his can- didacy for the Republican presiden- tial nomination December, pro- posed that the U. S. conciliation be separated from the Labor depart- ment that the President ap- point thn chief of the new office. This would make for "an atmos- phero of neutrality." Stiuwen said. Action Before Strike He also advocated legislation re- quiring these steps before a strike or lockout could take place: Filing of a notice with the concil- iation office stating (1) The- exis- tence of a dispute. (2) The Issues and (3) That no agreement had been reached after at least 10 duys of negotiation. The conciliation office then would call the parties together to negotiate further for at least 30 days. If no settlement was reached, the last (Continued on 3. Column 3.) STASSEN Gasoline Flows Freely End of Tank At Sugar Loaf Blows Out Lake boulevard wax covered with iievcrul of Raxollno for moro lhan 300 yards early (Ills afternoon when the xouth end of ono of the sloniKo tanks In Suirar Lout Mrw out while It was being filled with gasoline about m. today. No one wns Injured In the explosion but the Hot Fish shop and bulidlncM In Sugar Loaf were rocked. Tho tanks arc located along a Great Western railroad right-of-way Hiding uhout 15 feet north of Lake boulevard. Tho explosion occurred when KiiNollne wan being pumped Into the from a Schlrmcr Transpiration Company truck helng driven by Roy Henderson, IMckwIck. Henderson noticed a leak and started for a nearby jnotor house to turn off an electric motor. Before ho reach- ed the house, the tank blew out and the end was blown as far as Lnko boulevard. Twelve thousand gallons of gasoline valued at marc than were Kplllcd and It was necessary for Henderson to wade In jaso- linc up to his knees to get to the motor house. There was no fire. The end of the lank missed the truck by only a few Inches. Henderson was several yards from the tank when tho end cavo way. The tanks are owned by the Pure Oil Company of which D. W. Powell is the local dis- tributor. Mr. Powell said that although there was a muffled thud when tho end of the, tank gave way, there actually was no explosion. He thinks the weight of the gasoline caused the end of the tank to lie blown out. Tho tank was an old one, he Kald, and was nearly full. He estimated the loss at to gasoline and to to the tank. There are four tanks In the area and the one which blew out was the most easterly one. Police were called and guard- ed both ends of the boulevard to keep cars away. The situation was dangerous and fumes per- vaded ,the entire area but by 2 p. m. it was under control. G.O.P. Plans Budget of 32 Billions Counts 7 Billions for Tax Cut and Retiring Debt Train Snowbound Near Luverne; Bus and Plane Lines Cancel Trips By Washington Jack Bell Republican congressional leaders were said to- day to be near agreement on a top limit for next year's figure they contend would leave for tax cutting and debt payments. The 20 per cent "across the board" tnx reduction plan would cost Persons In n position to know said that G.O.P. members of the Inspector Views Diamonds Three Protestant Editors Object to Bid to Niemoeller Boston Three Protestant editors have protested the Boston Council of Churches' Invitation to the Rev. Martin Nlemoellcr to ap- pear here as ti "representative of Grrrmm Christianity." Joining In expressing an opinion a better from Cler- mnny" could have been Invited were the Rrv. Stephen II. Prltchman of the Christian Register the Rev. Emory S. Bucko of Zlon's Hcrnld (Methodise and Emerson H. Lalone of the Christian Leader Dr. >.'JemoeJler Is scheduled to ad- dress the second Ecumenical service February 18 In Trinity church. The Boston church editors said they were not opposed to free spoith for the German pastor but "the Boston public may well wonder why Christian churchmen Invite Dr. Nlrmoeller and wo urge the public who come to hear him to listen with discerning mind. "Why can we not have the best possible ambassador from Germany heroic: runt-Nazi like Pastor Wnlbnum or any one of many other ministers who languished In Dachim und other concentration mp.t? "How Is thr cuiisn of freedom by a minister who nerved Httlrr so long and so well before thrir dl.'aitrrpc-mcnt over ecclesiasti- cal Ranger's Office at Grand Marais Burns Grand Minn. Tho two-story log and stone building housing tho forest, ranger's und the Indian agent's family at Grand Portage burned last night. A 40-mllo wind and 15 below v.cro weather made It virtually Impossl- blr to fight the fire, but volunteers saved nearby garages by shoveling snow against them. Senate-House budgetary committee, meeting In secret sessions, arrived at the figure by list- Ing a possible cut of In President Truman's 000 Item for national defense. Mr. Truman proposed an over-all budget of He es- timated revenues at However, Colin Stam, revenue ex- pert for the Joint committee has estimated that these revenues will be higher. Continue Excise Taxes To this, the Republicans have added the In addi- tional revenue that will be avail- able If tho Senate, like the House, approves keeping the wartime excise taxes on luxuries after July 1. Thus, by the Republican figuring, revenues will total a spread over outgo. If this were split equally, it would take care of the 20 per cent Income tax slash proposed by some party members and still .leave 000 to apply on the national debt. ,It was emphasized that final tgreement is yet to be reached on ;ho proposed slice In Customs Inspector John Davis used a magnifying class to view Home of the Japanese diamonds, valued at seized by customs officials In San Francisco, Calif. Rest of the gems are spread out on table. Colonel E. J. Murray of Palo Alto, Calif., is held in tech' nlcal custody in the case, (A.F. Wirephoto.) Colonel E. J. Murray Colonel Denies StealingDiamonds San I'ninclsco Colonel Ed- ward J. Murray of Palo Alto, who won his nrmy decorations the hard State Sales Tax Resolution Before House Withdrawn St. Paul An effort to put the House on record regarding a general sales tax failed Thursday when a resolution seeking such a vote was withdrawn by its author after, more than an hour of some- times vehement oratory. When the resolution, submitted jy Representative Arthur Glllcn, South St. Paul, was called up, Rep- resentative E. B. Herseth, Kltson county, moved It be referred to the tax committee. The resolution would have put the house on record as for or against a sales tax "as a matter of policy." Liberals marshaled their force for an Immediate showdown. Rep resentatlves Ed Chilgren, Littl Fork, and Richard Sllvola, Virginia called upon the house "to support the governor In this governor that most of you (refer ring to the conservative majority helped to elect and that we liberal are willing to accept." Governor Opposed Levy Governor Youngdahl had voiced sentiment .against the stiles levy in wny, remained under technical inaugural address. Representa- defense appropriations. .Some Re- publican members of the joint com- mittee were reported to have op- joocd vigorously any trimming of ;he nrmy-nnvy outlay. Among.'other major cuts, the Re- publicans were said to have decided entatlvely that they can eliminate more than of the present federal employes at an annual saving of Cut Public Works They were said to have agreed hat in public .works 3f. all kinds, Including roads, rural lectrlflcation and various Interior department activities could be cull- d out of the President's budget. Among other Items the Republi- can leaders are said to be ready to trim are4he President's estimate of for tax refunds and an estimate for government corporations. A possible saving of from to In adminis- trative expenses of the Veterans administration also Is under con- sideration. To make up the remainder of their proposed budget cut of or more, the Republicans are expected to use their shears to clip here and there, Severe Cold to Continue Here Through Sunday The -longest continued cold spell for the opening week of February in the last five years Is being rec- orded In Winona as the cold and wind continued today to hold the area In Its bitter grip. Every day of the month has seen the mercury drop below the Kero mark on the crest of a cold wave which entered the area late in January following balmy wenther. During tho 24 hours from noon Thursday to noon today the mer- cury dropped to a low of and climbed to a maximum of 15 above. The reading at noon today was I four above. One tenth of an Inch of snow fell during the period The prediction for the Wlnona area Is snow squalls with strong northwest winds tonight and severe cold continuing through Sunday. It will be mostly clear Saturday and Sunday with diminishing winds. Low tonight will be eight to ten below with the high Saturday five to eight above. In 1944 there were only three days the entire month during which tho temperature dropped below zero. For. the first seven days of the month that year the low was five above and the normal was about 20 above. Three Days Cold Last year three of the first seven days were cold, the mercury plung- ing to lows of ten, 12 and ten below zero. The remaining days however saw it climb to as high as 28 above. In 1942 tho-first seven days were mild.ranging around 22 above with a high of 31 being reached and a Fighting a Cold Job Battling fires [n the high winds and .sub-zero temperatures now sweeping most of the country 16 an arduous, dangerous job. This engine pump, sheathed in ice, at a fire In Chicago graphically depicts what happens to equipment when spray congeals on it. low of only six above. Two of the tirst seven days in 1943 registered below zero temperatures but the remainder were comfortable. A. D. Sanlol of .the La Crosse weather ibureau-ln his monthly re- port for January said that snowfall for that month was nearly six Inches over normal. The normal snowfall, he said, Is 10.8 Inches. He added that winds exceeding 30 miles an hour were recorded 'during the last days of the month. The city and area have been buffeted by strong, cold winds since the last few days of January when a blizzard blew Into the area. The wind died out for a short Bevin Fears Holy War If Palestine Is Divided London Government sources described Foreign. Secre tary Ernest Bevin. today as fearful of an "Arab holy war" in Pa'lcs tine and said this was a major factor in disagreement which, ha blocked completion of a British cabinet plan for the Holy Land', future. Prime Minister Attlee summoned the cabinet today for an other urgent attempt to shape some scheme for easing the tension in Palestine, where events seemed I to be, heading toward crisis, perhaps! within days. The government was I reported hopeful Its final proposals! could be presented to the Arabs I Jews after the meeting. Qualified informants said Bevin was alarmed at the possibility of an Arab outbreak if the Palestine Arabs should be dissatisfied with a) partition of the Holy Land Into Arab and Jewish provinces, the most likely plan, under considera- tion. Bevin and Colonial Secretary Ar- ihur Creech Jones apparently led the opposing cabinet factions. They ttmc early this week but resumed; met with Jewish Agency leaders its steady blowing Thursday but the Agency's political (chief. Moshe Shertok, said after the nine. Roads Drifting Worry Blamed for Some Tooth Decay Philadelphia Worry can 'addition to Jccay of the teeth says Dr. Leonard S. Posdick, professor of chemistry at Northwestern university. Worry restricts the1 flow of saliva which neutralize mouth acids that cause decay, Dr. Fosdlck said yes- terday In addressing the annual meeting of the Philadelphia. County Dental society. County and township roads plow- ed out following the January storm started drifting again Thursday and cuts were reported filling up. Coun- ty snowplows were unable to work this morning because of high winds which cut visibility. Although the county roads ap- peared to be starting to choke with drifting1 snow, the main highways are still 'open in the area and bus utiici, iviosue onercoK, saia alter tfie I two-hour meeting that "we were allowed to see none of the features of the British government's newest unborn new Palestine plan. Compromise Urged Jewish and government sources both said Shertok discounted the possibility of an Arab outburst in the event of partition. Creech Jones was reported In favor of a compromise formula secede at the end of that time. He service has not been interrupted. which partition Palestine Railroads likewise have had little !over a period of five years, with the trouble In the Wlnona area and Arabs nnd Jews having the right to though some trains have been run- ning beliind schedule, none has been halted because of snow. Additional snow in the western part of the state Thursday has halted or slowed some trains and buses. It was reported here. The Democrats to Draft Truman, Hannegan Says broadside of Lincoln day addresses seemed likely today to provide the Republican re- ply to a declaration by Democratic Robert 33. Hannegan that his party Is ready to call on President Truman to seek re-election. Hanncgan 's statement, at a New dinner for postal supervisors, was said by White House Secretary Charles G. Ross to have been with- out Mr. Truman's knowledge. But there seem- little doubt postmaster Little South Dakota Traffic Beyond Limits of Cities By The Associated Press Blizzard conditions prevailed to- day in most sections of Minnesota, Thirty-five passengers were taken a snowbound Chicago North Western train today after they had been marooned a mile and a half cnst of Adrian, Minn., for nearly ten hours. The train, consisting of n. coach nnd pullman. stalled at a. m. In a ten-foot drift clogging a long cut. One by one, four engines were sent out to help extricate the train. One by one they too became stuck. Ai 10 a. in., automobiles were sons i out from Adrian to take off the pas- sengers. They were brought to Uie Slade hotel where they had break- last and settled down to wait out the storm. The hotel manager said all were being made comfortable although tlic establishment was crowded. He expressed thanks were 110 children and only a few women In the group. North Dakota and South Dakota. Although there vras only light snow in many arena, visibility gen- erally low as winds ranging up to 55 miles an hour swept across the praries. On the other hand, several south- cm Minnesota regions reported as much as seven Inches of snow dur- ing the night. Whipped by 35 to 40-mile winds, this was piling into road-blocking drifts. Contrary to usual conditions, northern Minnesota was warmer than the southern section, although sub-zero cold was reported frora virtually all points. Duluth, customarily a cold spot, ind an overnight minimum of one below. International Palls, on the Canadian border, had a reading of, two Above zero at a. m, today. Farther west, however, Cropkstoa reported a seven below, -while on he southern Minnesota border. Fairmont hnd nine below ar.d Al- 3crt Lea eight below. Fairmont Hard nit Fairmont, hard hit by the heavy nows of the last ten days, again vas virtually isolated today as hiph. winds piled last night's seven-inch now into huge of them IS feet high. Highway and railroad traffic, which was opened only yesterday fter the previous snows, was block- d again. By 8 a. m., many of Fair- mont's streets were closed. Part of Fairmont's trouble stem- med from ithe 15-inch snow of 'tea ays ago, and lesser falls of the list :w days. In all, Fairmont has had pprorimatcly 40 inches of snow in en days. Albert Lea had only an inch and Continued on Pace 7, Column 5.) BLIZZARD the general and na- tional chairman spoke the wishes of the party's high command when also would remove all limitations in he asserted after praising the Presi- immigratlon for the Jewish area: dent's handling of foreign and do- and would give the Jews more ter- ritory than previously suggested. Bevin, said to have the support mestic problems: "We have gone far and fast but the task of leading us to peace and Chicago North Western railroad A. V. Alexander, reportedly of the prime minister and is not accomplished In a day lailroad Rate Allowed wants to put some limits on Jewish Immigration, disagrees with the se- passcnger train which leaves Wi- nona at p. m. tied up at Man- kato after reaching that point last night, and did not continue on its the Palestine mandate over to the way until today because of blocked'United Nations if the Jewish Ageri- nor year. Until that work is done, we are ready to call upon our Presi- dent again as the man who has prov- tracks. ley rejects the new plan. rest and silent today, awaiting his return to Japan to explain how and whore ho had acquired the worth of gems taken from him here last Monday by customs men. The officer, praised and bemedaled -for his leadership of Infantrymen In combat, denied thnt the diamonds, emeralds and other Jewels had come from the vaults of the Bnnk of Jnpnn, over which he had charge. "But I'm not telling anybody whct'o they came from." ho added In un interview yesterday at Fort Mivson, "There is a reason." He said ho considered the Jewels souvenirs, arid that "there is noth- Boy, 8, on Sled Killed by Truck WIs. Donald olBht-ycnr-old son or Mr. Mrs, Arnold Marking, wns klll- yesterday when sled olid Into u truck near his homo. tlvcs Joseph Prlfrel, St. Paul, Edwin Mclhofer, St. Paul, and Murk, Minneapolis, spoke George for the Ing In army regulations that you can't buy He did not say, however, that he had purchased tho gems In Japan. "I do realize thut I am In a he explained, but "I can't say I did anything wrong. Let's put it this wny I don't feel that I stole those resolution also before Majority Leader Roy Dunn got the floor to charge that the sales tax proposa had been "a political straw man since I was a boy." He suggested reference of the resolution to the tax group was a polite way to dis- pose of It. When Speaker Lawrence Hall ruled that the resolution oould be withdrawn, Irritated by the liberals' effort to obtain a roll call Chilgren, however, scrvcc! notice that the liberals themselves would Introduce similar resolution in a few weeks to offset "nny last minute attempt to put over a sales tax." U. S. Dollar Worth in China Shanghai The, American dollar reached a new high on the Chinese black market today being quoted at to one as Chinese currency splraled to a new low. House Committee Promises New Information on Red Spy Ring cession Idea, and favors himself fit for the job. America will give him support and loyalty that he deserves of us through the years ahead." Hannegan later replied "yes" to a question whether it was his inten- tion to throw Mr. Truman's hat into the 1948 presidential ring. Most have thought for some time that President Tru- man Is certain to be tho choice of the Democrats In the party's 1948 convention. Accordingly, their stra- tegy has been to try to outshine his administration with their own By Douglas B. Cornell Washington (if) The House j handling of Congress and gubern.i- committee on un-American activities torial offices. took up the trail of Communist spy Carroll Reece. Republican nation- activities after checking to al chairman, brushed aside Hanne- the Justice department whether tojgan's remarks with the comment deport Communist Gerhardt Eislerlthat "it is again the voice of Hannc- or try him as a conspirator. Igan but the hand of Pcndergast." The committee itself urged prose- cution when it heard Eislcr describ- ed by various witnesses yesterdny as the top Communist in America and by his own sister as a "danger- ous terrorist." St. Paul The Minnesota ailroad and warehouse commission, day issued orders granting rail- oads and common motor carriers icreases in class freight rates. Railroads were given a 20 per cent increase in class rates, which apply to merchandise traffic and a small amount of carload trade, (.rucks were allowed a ten per cent increase. Commissioner J. IT. Holmberr, chairman, .ind Colonel Frank W. Matson favored Uic increases while Commissioner Ray P. Chase dis- sented. The increases arc in conformity with rate boosts allowed by the Interstate Commerce commission on interstate class rates, effective January 1. Otto Radfce, conunlsslon rase ex- pert, explained that no increases were granted in rates on livestock, household goods, or petroleum prod- ucts In tank trucks. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: While there was little other im- Low tonight eight, to ten below; high Saturday five to cignc i mediate comment from G.O.P. ranks "That is just the Hannegan's statement, many committee member told a party members were privately. "It is merely the first parlng Lincoln's birthday speeches chapter 011 Communist espionage Which they Intimated would give activities. Some of the succeeding their replies, chapters will be linked closely to operations of a Soviet spy ring In Canada." This member said that an Ameri- can on whom the committee has.1 lad its eye, was in Canada in June, 1944, "and we want to know why." It may be ten days, though, bc- Mountie Gets His Man in Minneapolis Royal Can- adian Mounted policeman arrived here last night to "get his man" 011 a manslaughter charge after a above. Continued cold Buzzard siroug northwesterly and blowing snow west por- tion, snow squalls with moderately strong northwest and north -winds cast portion. Gradually dimisiih- ing tonight and Saturday. Wisconsin Colder tonight and continued quite cold through. Sun- day. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ore the-commTttcrreiaSsTiie of nearly years. jhouM cnQ-Jngr at 12 m today: dltional charters In open hearings.I The prisoner was identified by In-! Maximum. 15. minimum. The uled until ask the ormally citing Eislcr for contempt. In a flaring session yesterday that who, Eckdahl said, had been ac- Gerhard Eislcr, alleged chief Communist agent In the United States, shakes his finger as he refuses to testify before the House committee on un-American activities. In background is his attorney, .Carol Klnc. (A.P. Wirephoto.) iroduced shouting, raw tempers lushed faces, Elsler firmly refused ;o take an oath to tell the truth without first making a preliminary (Continued on Page 6, Column 3.) EISLER cused in the death of Matthew Pet- Lethbridge. Alberta, in May. 1941. J. Campbell, the ac- companied by G. Harvej', a Cana- dian constable, was to start the re- turn trip with Zachar some time today. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mia, Pet. Chicago............ 19 9 .06 Los Angeles .......74 -59 Miami .............64 53 Mpls.-St. Paul 14 2 .05 New Orleans 64 .13 Washington .......40 34 Winnipeg 2 .09 ;