Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER Ulr tonlrht mttrt Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press F OLLOW Steve Ci Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations .anyon n.nr on th. HACK TAOK VOLUME 47, NO. 3 WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 20. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES 30 Dead, 300 Hurt in Los Angeles Blast Truffle On Tlir Illclitr Kouto, main highway between (louthern California and the San Joaqutn val- ley. Is closed by tho wreckage of two trucks, one carrying butane and the other horses, which collided head-on February 18, Two homes were killed. (A.P. Wlrcphoto.) House' Votes Tests For Drivers; Senate Advances Bonus Bill St. Paul The house Wednesday approved, 91-17, and sent to the seriate a bill making drivers license examinations com- pulsory as a senate committee reported out the first soldiers' bonus measure, callinp: for maximum payments or and esti- mated to coat Minnesota Examinations would Include eyesight and driving tests, plus any other physical and mental proofs the highway commissioner may deem necessary under the bill, Ten Suggested For Chairmanship Of Atomic Group By Fruncln 3. Kelly Wuhlnrton Senator Bridges (R.-N. today listed ton them former Secre- tary of State Byrnes, and A.FX. Secretary George cap- able to him for tho chairmanship of the atomic energy commission, David E. Llllcnthnl, President nominee for the post, definitely Is not acceptable to Bridges, The New Hampshire sen- ator has called Llllenthal "an ex- treme left winger" and an "np- peaser of Russia." Listed by Bridges as alternate nominees were: Eme.it Martin Hopkins, president emeritus of Dartmouth college at Hanover. Bernard M. Baruch, adviser to presidents and former American representative on the TJnlted Na- tions atomic energy commission. Former Senator Robert M. 1 Follctte of Wisconsin. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. Lawrence F. Whlttcmorc, presi- dent of the Boston Federal Reserve bank. John L. Sullivan, under secretary of the navy. Lewis H. Brown, chairman of tho Johns Manvlllc Corporation. Henry M. Wrlston, president of recommended by safety councils and highway departments as a moans to help stop highway deaths. As sent to tha senate, tho meas- ure provides examinations shall include: To Provide for 'A test of applicant's' eyesight; his ability to read and understand highway signs roirulothwr.'Warning directing traffic; his knowl- edge of traffic laws; an actual demonstration of ability to exer- cise ordinary and reasonable con- trol In the operation of a motor vehicle, nnd any other physical and mental examinations tho commis- sioner finds necessary to determine tho applicant's fitness to operate a motor vehicle safely. "Tho commissioner shall make provisions for giving these examina- tions cither in tho county where applicant resides or at a reasonably convenient place adjacent thereto." Ho Is given authority to require (Continued on Pace 2, Column C) LEGISLATURE Church Parley Will Continue Economic Study By Maurice Moran Pittsburgh A conference of 350 Protestant churchmen seek- ing to blend Christianity and mod- ern economics met today in final session In an attempt to find the Brown university nt Providence, R. I. Although several of Llllcnthal's opponents have KURKcxted that his name be withdrawn. President Tru- man him declared ho has no Inten- tion of doing so and will support him all the wny. Meanwhile Chairman Hlckcn- of the atomic committee considering the loopor energy nomination nald he is driving to close the public hearings by Sat- urday. The hearing started January 27. Trumuri predicted toduy the confirmation of Questioned by u reporter about tha fight on LlUcnthnl In the Sen- ntr, Mr. Truman told his news con- ferrnce he still is behind his noml- nro 100 per cent and thinks ho will be confirmed. Four Students Escape in Fire Plattevillr, college student.-; Irnppd from n window Into deep snow drifts Tues- day night when flnmc.x blocked their rxit from tlielr living quarters In tho Munfrrd block rrMdrnce. Thn youths, nil of whom fscnped injury, were Robert Perry, Clordon, Wjs.; Donald Klc.-n. Mndl.son; >lnrvry Lurr.on and Gerald Wlckup, Purdrevlllc. All are students at the Wisconsin Institute of Technology. The fire which apparently started in the dining room on the first floor gutted the Interior of the two- story brick dwelling and caused the roof to collapse. Firemen fought ihr blaze for four hours. Fire Chief William Von Natta estimated the loss lit J15.000. Father Perishes Trying to Save 2 Sons in Fire Bit Beaver, Mich. A 26- year-old father lost his life In a futile attempt to rescue his two young children as the family's two- story frame house near here was destroyed by fire early today. Dead arc Edward Frank Welch, the father; Flora -May, four and Edward Frank, Jr., three. The chil- dren's mother escaped with minor burns, Police said the children wore trap- ped In an upstairs bedroom when tho flames broke out about a. m. Welch and his wife Eva, 28, escaped from the burning building by Jumping out a back window, but the father, rushed bock Into the house through the front door. He was overcome by smoke before he could reach the children. Cause of tho fire was not given. Stassen Favors Cut in Budget Phoenix, Stas- sen, former Minnesota governor who seeks the Republican nomina- formula. Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, chairman of this unique national conference on the Church and Eco- nomic Life and president of the Federal Council of Churches, sa! that without a concrete plan tho effect of these carncs discussions would be lost. 'Without a representatives' com mission set up by this conferenc and further cooperation from th church denominations, the cffectiv results of these discussions would b lost. They wouldn't carry outsicl this ho sold. Consider Commhufon Taft asserted today's final meet Ing, at which tho suggestions from throe section meetings will be draft ed Into the churches' economic pro gram, undoubtedly will establish such a commission. The first step in this direction was taken last night when one o the section meetings adopted a resolution calling on tho conferenc to set up such a commission. This resolution asked that the commls sion undertake research and stlmu late discussions throughout th churches to bring Christian prln ciplcs to bear on economic life. Out of the welter of speeches In the section meetings yesterday came vivid indication that these conferring churchmen wanted their churches to mix more in the prob- lems of labor and industry. The Rev. Francis B. Sayre, Jr. Cleveland, suggested .that churches name "industrial chaplains" whose duty would be to attempt reconcilia- tion of labor and management on problems. Victor Reuther, educational di- rector of the CJ.O.-Unlted Auto Workers, asked that church repre- sentatives come into trade union meetings, saying that trade unions "wanted" their presence. The conference's section two yesterday suggested that the churches "set a better in their own economics example' Involving such things as employment and .nvestment. Belgian War Damage Totaled Brussels The Belgian ministry of reconstruction said to- day that buildings were damaged during the fighting in Belgium, and thnt of that number were destroyed. The minis- try estimated damage at about tion for the presidency, said here Wednesday President's that he budget believes "can the and should" bo cut and in- come taxes cut ten to 12 !4 per cent across the board, Stnsscn spoko to a group of in- dustrial, financial and civic leaders from throughout the nation spend- ing the winter here. They included J. Cumcron Thomson of Minne- apolis, president of the Northwest Bancorporatlon, who said ho repre- sented Minnesota Republican back- ers of Stasson. i Damage in Minneapolis Fire Minneapolis Fire which started shortly before midnight last night routed 16 persons from apart- ments on the second floor of the two-story business block at Central and 22nd avenuss Northeast, and did damage estimated at from Firemen said, the blaze started from unknown causes In the base- ment of the Labello, grocery but to an tavern House Ready To Vote Big Budget Cut Likely to Be Under Truman's By Jack Bell Wuihlngton As the Hous set Itself to chop Of the administration's budget, Presl dent Truman served notice today h will have plenty to say if that is the final congressional verdict. Mr. Truman told reporters, flrlnL juestlons at a news conference, tha ic did not want to comment now but would give his views in no un certain terms when the time comes That time, he added, will bo when .he matter reaches his desk. Mr. Truman has declared In thi past thnt his budge s rock-bottom for safe operation! by the government. The President also told the re- porters hd Is not convinced tha OPA will have to die. Miiy Kill OPA (Tho House has voted to reoal of earlier appropriations or OPA and officials of the agency ;oy this would virtually kill It. The Senate has not yet approved the ecail and. If It does, Mr. Truman ould veto the measure If ho wished f vetoed, It would become effective nly If approved by two-thirds votes n both House and Senate.) "Is there any way OPA can be cpt in operation If Congress with- raws Its one newsman sked. The President replied he would ross that bridge when he got to The House scheduled four hours f debate today before voting on the roposal to cut off he President's budget. Predictions mounted, however, that the cut will be a billion dollars less than when Congress finally agrees on a figure to replace the presidential estimate. The House action was regarded as ft foregone conclusion, Jn the light of the unanimous rising vote chalk- od up for tha slash at yesterday's republican conference. Also the rule under which" the House was to operate barred amend- ments that Democrats were aching to present. Foes of the big cut thus planned an effort fa send the whol question back to the Scnate-Hous budget committee for a new repor Milwaukee Killer Suspect Slain by Police in Chicago F. E. Gimlet Of Sallda, Colo., an 82-year-old prospector, alts In on a hearing before the Senate labor committee February 18. Ho Is Jri town to give Congress his annual lowdown on how It can save the country. (A.P. Wlrcphoto.) J. S. and Russia )isagree on 3 Atomic Questions By Francis W. Carpenter Lake Success, N. rlnclpal points of disagreement be- ween Soviet Russia and the United tates on atomic control stood out 3day as the United Nations se- urlty council delegates discussed ossible ways to harness the atom r peace, The council was called to meet r an Important general debate on Russian and United States roposals now before the delegates. It was generally agreed among ,e delegates ..that the three out- 50 Holdups in Wisconsin Laid to Gunman machine gun fire killed Elmer Henry Pierce, no- torious Milwaukee ex-convict. In an ambush at a deserted elevated sta- tion in suburban Westchester shortly before midnight last night. Detective Joseph of nine policemen who laid thn opened fire on Pierce, 37, charged with murder in the wild Milwaukee streetcar slaying of hln nlcco lant January 7. He Bald Pierce, described by police ax a "dangerous Ignored orders to surrender and reached for a loaded revolver In his overcoat pocket. McCabe raked Pierce with 18 shots at a distance of ten feet, kill- ing him Instantly. Andrew Altken, 'deputy chief of detectives, sevcra 'weeks ago warned police to "have your weapons ready at all times" In dealing with Pierce. Pierce was slain a few minutes after he alighted from the elevated train. He walked up a catwalk from the depressed tracks to the station and through the door. He was the only passenger to get off the train, Shot Reaching For Gun As he walked Into the street, Mc- Cabe called to him: "Raise your hands. We arc police officers." Pierce turned toward McCabe, with his left hand outstretched as though to ward off a blow. McCabe sold he saw Plerce's right hand steal into his right overcoat pocket. McCabe fired as did Police Chief Darrel E. Whcaton. wounded. Schuster of Pierce fell, suburban mortally April 15. Senate Takes Time Ont The Senate, taking time out bcfor resuming Its unlimited debate to- morrow, seemed headed in favor o a nick proposed by Chairman Mllllkin of it. finance committee. Even before the House assembled two Republican sentatives Engel and Curtis public the speeches they planned to deliver In suppor of the full reduction. Engel said he has come to the :onclusion that can be Timmed off the army's proposed ap- including its civil still leave an effi- cient army. He said the total amount the War and Navy departments would have 0 spend in the year beginning July 1 would reach about ncluding other appropriations, II heir full requests were met. He not- ed that a 15 per cent cut of this would save adding: "Yet General Eisenhower, Secre- :ary of War Patterson, Secretary of ho Navy Forrcstal and others are >roadcasting over the country that hey cannot take this cut without raecklng national defense, crippling tho air corps and scuttling the navy. Warning- to Generals "I say to Secretary of the Navy Forrestal, General Eisenhower and Admiral Nlmitz that if you cannot give us an adequate national de- ense during the third year after le close or the war with available for expenditure, without wrecking the air corps and cuttllng the navy, you ought to ;ep aside and give someone else. a lance." points at-. 1. The veto. X. A. convention prohibiting atomic weapons Immediately. 3. The lack of powers for con- structive work on atomic energy in a control -scheme, Meanwhile the council scheduled a meeting for 10 a. m. (C.S.T.) to- morrow to continue debate on the charges against flled by Albania. Great The Britain British charged that Albania laid or was responsible for laying mines which damaged two British destroyers last October 22 and killed 44 British sailors. Albania In a, long answer yesterday denied the charges and accused the British of hostile and provocative acts against Albania. Snow and Cold Continue to Plague Europe weather, a critical factor In the battle against Britain's fuel and power shortage, turned worse today. Snow fell In most districts of Eng- nd and Wales. Continental countries without ex- ception subnormal tem- peratures and no sign of an early jreak in the cold wave which flrst struck more than a month ago. Practically all. regions were short of fuel and In some areas food sup- illes were drained to tho danger Joint. Police said they round PJcrce's loaded revolver in his1 overcoat pocket and a roll of thin aluminum wire which. Altken said, he had used to bind the hands of some of his robbery victims. The trap for Pierce wfts made possible by n telephone call Pierce made about an hour before the am- bush to Roy Pnnknin, 30, In Whea- ton. Aittfen sold Pierce lived there for a short time previous to the fatal shooting of his niece, Miss Virginia Szeremet, 24, on a Milwau- kee streetcar. Three passengers were Injured In that shooting. Altken said Pierce returned to the Panknln home January 25 and threatened Panknln and his wife with a gun for five hours. He told them of the slaying of his niece and threatened to kill them and their two children If they notified police. Panknln, however, notified Schus- ler. When Pierce called Panknln last night and said I want to meet he arranged a ren- dezvous at the Roosevelt road sta- tion In Westchester. Had Milwaukee Record Pierce, who had a Milwaukee po- lice record of 50 holdups previous to his imprisonment In Wisconsin from 1930 to 1942, had been con- nected by Milwaukee police with a William Green, 73-Year-Old boss of the American Federation of Labor, rests cheek on hand as he listens to charges by Sena- tor Robert A. Tuft during Senate labor hearing In Washington February 18, that he Is taking a negative view- point on Congress' attempt to write new labor laws.