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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER tonlfhli now flurrl" F OLLOW Steve Canyon Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations D.IJr On BACK I-ACE VOLUME 46, NO. 305 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Plea to Keep Army Fund Intact Denied Gas May Be Cut Off in British Crisis Compliance With Household Bans 'Not So Good' By Robert Ilcwett Lo n d o n W) Browncd-out, shivering Britain faced n threat of widespread ROS cuts today us the next sacrifice to combat n coal shortage which tins led the nation to the brink of disaster. As the Island's residents entered their fifth dny under drastic elec- tricity restrictions with slight [tains in the coal stocks (it power stations, the. British gas council nlcrtccl the country's phmts to bo ready to shut off gas supplies to nonrssentlnl Industries. The special nine-man "coal cab- headed by Prime Minister Attlee, scheduled n meeting with BUS company executives today to discuss the problem. The Labor party organ. The Dally Herald, proclaimed In front Pkge headlines that gas cut was likely In a frw Attlee reported to Parliament yesterday that the coal situation Appeals Court Upholds Ruling on Sugar Which May Upset Rationing To Oppose Lilienthal U.S. court of appeals today upheld a district court decision which OPA officials say may upset the entire sugar ra- tioning program. Tho appeals court's two to one decision was given on OPA's appeal from a ruling January 28 by Dis- trict Judge F. Dickinson. Letts, In that, Letts held Invalid the agency's "historical use" system of allocat- ing sugar to producers of bulk sweetened condensed milk. Letts' ruling was issued In a suit brought by the Mobcrly Milk Company of Mbberly. Mo., which contended that the OPA allocation on the amount of sugar used by a company In previous illegal under the war mobilization and reconversion act of 1944. Attorneys for the milk company argued this act prohibited "dis- crimination" against small busi- nesses in the allocating of mate- rials for peacetime use. They as- serted that after the formula was put into effect last November 1 for :ondcnsed milk producers, the Moberly Company had been unable to obtain sufficient sugar to mee its needs. The majority opinion of tho ap- peals court was written by Justici S. Wilbur K, Miller and A. Barreti Prettyman, who said they were no "Impressed" by the OPA argument that the district court order "woulc wreck the sugar rationing program.' Justice Henry W. Edgerton dis- sented. Carl Auerbach. chief OPA coun- sel, told reporters a decision on whether to appeal to the Supreme court will be made after he has had time to study the opinion. U. S. Coal Refuted Wftihlnjrton president Truman made public today a message from 1'rlme Minister Attleo declining an American offer of aid In the British coal crisis. Attire's messace to the Presi- dent asserted that need for coal In Europe Is "no Ion prea- Inc" that that of the British and added "We could not ask that cargoes should be rflrcrted from Europe to the United Kingdom." tras "still critical despite the break- ing of the snow and ico blockade by Rhlpji and trains currying fuel to London nnd other metropolitan areas." 7S.OOO Tons Saved Attlee told tho ITouso of Com- mons that tons of coat had been saved ns result ot tho first three days' restrictions on clec- trtclty. Since Monday factories in a 38-county industrial area of Eng- land and Wales havo been shut down. Householders In that area have been forbidden to use any electric power during five daylight hours in each dny. Tho latter ban was extended yesterday to all of England, Scotland nnd Wales. Author! ties reported, however, that compliance with tho house- hold ban was still "not so good" despite threats of heavy penalties. Thirty-seven coal ships carrying more than tons of coal beat their way through ley channel to London yesterday and tho movement of snowbound coal trnlns In northern England nnd the Mid- lands was speeded by the labor Slayer of Woman Grain Co-op In Waukegan inrSta'f 0 Supreme Court of thousands or railway workers, soldiers and Ocrznan prisoners working nround tho clock. One collier. Identified as tho 042- ton Ary, of Pnnoman registry, wius reported to have floundered nnd sunk off the Irish const while car- rying coal from Wales to Eire. Six- teen of her 17 crew members were reported mlsslnic. Wartime Hluckout The virtual wartime blackout or street lights went Into effect lost nlBht. Freezing weather continued to grip most of Britain nnd Viscount Addison, government lender In tho House of Lords, mcnt last night Informed Parlla- thnt It was 1m- The Archbishop of Canterbury wn.i furious because ho had been naked to set aside a "fuel nnd power Sunday" for special prayers. "It makes me furious sometimes when people Assume that nobody run pray for anybody unless they told to do so by nn archbishop, he snld. Wisconsin to Vote on Daylight Time April 1 By Arthur Bystrom Madison, Wis. What Is ex pcctcd to bo the most controvcrsla bill of tho 1047 legislative a measure completely revising th state's elementary nnd high schoo introduced In th assembly today. The bill calls for n revision in nearly all the Wisconsin school nl nnd educational laws and provide for n state educational fund o about n year raise through new income taxes nnd fo matching funds by counties nnc communities of about an- nually to pay the of cle mentnry and high schools. Both tho assembly and senate conducted brief sessions today, with the a.i.scrnbly the only body trans- acting business. The senate had no calendar. The assembly completes legislative action on n resolution cnlling for nn Informative vote by Wisconsin rcsl- 1 on whether they de- tlmc. The sen- thp mcnsurc. It Mrs. Ruth Peterson and Daughter Waukegan, hunt- ed a maniacal slayer today as they Intensified their investigation of the brutal killing of Mrs. Ruth Peter- sen, 20, whose stabbed and beaten body was found in her bungalow By Jack Mackay St. Paul The Minnesota supreme court today ruled that the Farmers Union Grain Terminal as- sociation has a legal right to buy for its own account grain shipped to it for sale as a commission mer- chant. The decision, delivered by Asso- ciate Justice C. R. Magney, sustains Judge Kenneth G. Brill of Ramsey county district court who knocke out an order of the state railroa and warehouse commission July 1 last year, directing the associatio to "cease and desist" from sue practices. The supreme court upheld bot Judge Brill and .Attorney Gener J.A.A. Burnqulst who pointed ou that the railroad and warehou; commission has permitted such praf politics he party's 1C months .way. N o agreement ias been reached with Senator John Robert tafi Three B-29's Vanish After Soviet Landings New York (fp) The New York Times suld today that "at least three B-29's In operational condition vanished after hav- ing made emergency landings near in extreme eastern Russia, before' the U.S.S.Il. declared war on Japan. "In at least two the Times snld, "Russian fighter planes opened fire on the ob- viously friendly American planes and, in at leaxt one Instance, Russian antiaircraft batteries opened np, in daylight, on stricken Superfortress." The crews, the Times said, were interned with other army and navy aviators at Tashkent In southern central Russia in a camp that at one time held 131 Americans. Tho Times story was written by Sidney Shalett of Us Wash- ington staff, who said that "while the war lasted, it was a 'top-secret' matter and even now War and State department au- thorities arc extremely reluc- tant to see it In print." I. Bricker to withdraw and leave the Ohio favorite son field clear, Tnft said, adding that he hadn't "en- couraged such talk." As a key to the delay in what many.politicians still believe will be a later clarification of this situa- tion, Taft observed that the more presidential talk intrudes into dis- cussions now "the more confusion it introduces into the legislative program, upon which the success of A a man on a, bicycle provides motive power for a London factory's machines, normally driven by electricity, daring the power shutdown due to tho critical coal shortage. (A.P. Wlrcphoto.) any Republican candidate so de- pends." Fingerprinting of School Children Asked St. Paul of all Minnesota school children for 'civilian identification purposes" is proposed in a bill given to the cglslature today. Elmer O. Stovern, chief of the state bureau of criminal apprehen- sion. Is supporting the measure along with several other civic and law enforcement groups throughout the state. "We now have the fingerprints of most adults In the state from military and naval records, as well as those of all persons who were employed in defense Stovern said. The crime bureau chief said the measure would be of assistance In identifying persons for civilian pur- poses, j Funds for State Airports Asked St. Paul The Senate avia- tion committee today recommended for passage two bills which would make available a total of S2.SOO.OOO in state funds for airport develop- ment during the next blenniura. The measures now will be sent to the finance committee for further consideration. One bill would roappropriatc an estimated balance from the appropriated in J945. The second bill calls for in new funds. L. L. .Schrocder told the com- mittee this total would maic it possible for the state to match all federal funds now in sight, would cover credit adjustments due cer- tain municipalities for work already done, and provide n. small amount for non-federal projects. It also Includes for secondary air- ports under Jurisdiction of the metropolitan airports commission. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and somewhat colder late tonight, preceded by snow flurries early to- night; low 28. Saturday partly cloudy; no important temperature changer high 40. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy and colder with snow Hurries tonight. Clearing and little change In tem- perature Saturday. Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Somewhat colder to- night with snow flurries north and central and occasional showers changing to snow flurries extreme south portion. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tie 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 46; minimum, 26; noon, 34; precipitation, trace of rain; sun sets tonight at sun nscs tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Chicago......... 45 36 Los Angeles......71 54 Miami C9 57 .53 Mips. St, Paul 46 30 New Orleans.....68 45 New York 41 32 Phoenix 83 42 SS 50 28 SeiuUe Washington ;