Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Pretc Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations IS COMING nm yoar IMW radio can. receive 1C VOLUME 47. NO. 271 TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 6. 1948 WINONA, MINNESOTA. FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Council Balks on Swimming Pool Stormy Congress Opens President Plans Speech Wednesday Knution to Fight for Tax-Cut Bill; Martin Is Backer Hy William K. Arhogant Washington Fresh of deep-seated between Cnpltol hill and tho Whltn House wero clearly apparent today the JiOth Congrrw rraiwmblnd In an atmosphere of flcctlon-ycnr warl new. Tho opening Ravel foil in botl tht> Senate and the House at 11 M. m. fC.S.T.) tr-dny to begin whn In fixprotcd to bn one of tho Irnt In history. The gulf which ttio Presi- dent and tho rtppubUciin-controIIoc legislative branch pointed up perfectly by a new report that Mr Truman on KWNO rrtwldrnt Truman's "xUtte of the Union" mc.wnre to a joint Marion of Confront Wednesday wtll broadcast locally by KWNO, at p, m. Truman might propo.no higher taxes on corporation profits In order to leave a margin for low bracket per- nonal ineomo tax rellrf without cut- ting total government, revenues. Fight to Klnlnh wa.i only otic of tho plain Indications that the scs.il sn will develop into a running cotvtrovorsy between White House the law-making majority rlKht up t adjournment In June for the tlonal political conventions. Iron Mr. Truman was puttln finishing touches to what'llou tenants described as a "slugglni to delivered in person Wednanday, Republicans staked ou the lor a fight of their own to cut taxex and slash governmen upending. There -were these to Indicate that dull moments will be fnr and far between: 1. Chairman Tnber W.-N. Y.) o the House appropriations commute called tht President's reported bud- of "too damn high" and promised to whittle. It There Was Little Excitement as the marines, brought to More- head City, N. C., from nearby Camp Lejeune, Jlled up the gang- planks to two large transports. Marine and navy officers maintained u close-lipped alienee as to the number of leathernecks embarking, but dockslrte placed the number at approximately Tho leathernecks, according to a terse navy announcement, will be stationed on ships operating in Italian and Greek waters. (A.P. Wlrophoto.) down. KnuUon Dviitrmlntd 2. Chairman Knutson of the HOUM wny.i nod means com- mittee reiterated his determination with leadership backing, to jam through a tux-reduc- tlon bill which will provide at least a percentage reduction for every- body, 3. The administration abandoned attempt to have Congress speci- fy a powilblB outlay for European recovery over tho next four yeiim but ran Into now Re- publican demands for further alter- ations in tho hotly debnted Mar- shall program. Top O, O. P, leaders in both Senate nnd House ftreil a verbal broadside at tho administration and blamed It for tho present high cost of living. What the President will say In state of the union message, or the oxuct amount he will ftsX in his budgnt mowiugo next Monday, remained official nccrots. But there were forecasts that Mr. Truman will mince no words. One Capitol hill official In close touch with the White House pre- dicted that the President will take a firm stunrt against trimming the Stassen Calls for Revision Meeting of United Nations New York Harold K. Staaaen, who helped write the United Nations charter as a United States delegate at San Fran- cisco In 1045, Monday, called for a major international confer- ence two years hcnco to revise and "strengthen" that world group. U. S. Approves Greek Army, Guard Increase Athena With the consent of tho United Stntca, tho strength of tho Crock army Is to bo in- creased by men and the man- power of tho national guard Is to tin boosted to men. Premier Thcmlsloklos SophoulU announced Monday night, Tho decision, ho said, constitutes a reply to the help given communist rebels by Greece's and ntendod to en- courage those who defended and lib- erated Konltsn In tho last week of tho The mcnt was Iwmcd t cr conferred for two The candidate for the republican presidcntlaUnorhlnatlon, making his nm 1048 address In his active cam- paign which began several months ago, pointed out that such a con- vention could be called "without a veto" and urged the United. States to take the lead In tho convening such a meeting. A 1040 charter revision conference, Path Cleared For Yearly Aid to Europe Administration Drops 17 Billion Cost Estimate Washington The ndmln- strntlon took not of the opposition heat off the Mar- shall plan today by Junking the cost estimate for ong range economic aid to Europe. Suggested by -Chairman Arthu. VandcnbcrK (R.-Mlch.) of the Scn- ,to foreign, committee, tho icllon wa.s generally hulled in Con- gress as removing one major stum- bling block toward approval of four-year recovery program. However, Senator Mlllikin of Colorado, who heads the confer- ence of all Republican senators, made' it plain that many in his party want still other changes made Speaking on a radio program sponsored by the Republican nu- tlonnl committee Monday night, Mtlllkln predicted eventual approval of a "sane" foreign assistance proj- ect. But he told his listeners: "A decent regard for what is In tho hcfirtiN of Ihc American people requires that the aid .shall not Im- peril our own economy and shall be of a nature that will help our friends abroad help themselves." In announcing tlia administra- tion's decision to drop the request for authority to spend up to toward the recovery of 10 Western European nations out- side the communist orbit, Vnndcn- Message From McArthur Held Misinterpreted Tokyo General Douglas MacArthur's meusngc to Wisconsin mentioning the .satisfaction berg said there is no change inij. the estimate for the 'reflected In Hit wJccLlon by one's neighbors for public service" has no bearing on whether he will run '.or president. Informed headquar- ters sources emphasized today, MacArthur himself was silent, and the opinion Is growing here ;hat lie will remain silent on this :oplc for some time. His only com- ment has been that he would re- main in Japan until a pence treaty first 15 months' of the Marshall plan's operation. And he told iv news conference this figure may cad to "n hell of a lot of trouble" n Congress. In response to a Wisconsin re- quest, the general had "radioed congratulations on tho state's cen- tennial celebration. Tho Wisconsin secretary ol state, Fred R. Zim- merman, quoted MacArthur's com- But he said the retreat from the merit on public service and said over-all sum will make it possible thls ..meimt hc would perform any to write the aid legislation in an old year, nnnounec- Orltwold nours with Dwlght B. Qrlswold, lead of the American aid mission o Greece, The of tho army thus will bo swelled from men to Tho present strength of ho national guard Is men, making a total Increase for the wo branches of men. By strengthening tho national guard, Sophoulls said, tho army ho said, would "brighten the hopes "honest way." It will leave to future of peoples Ho added: Congress to decide, he said, whether "Tho sum total of depressed minds and helpless attitudes is now a staggering millstone on the world." Tho former Minnesota governor, whoiio addrcisa at a New York county Young Republican club luncheon waa warmly received, said "clearly the United Nations needs strength- ening. "Definitely it requires a new vot- ing method to end tho power veto, now means of dovnioplng its own police force, now stops toward the rule of Jaws in special prob- lems and In human rights on a world-wide level, in tho place of the domination of men or of abso- lute sovereign states, atomic energy must be Certainly the program should be continued after the first year and what the total cost Is to be. Vandenberg's committee will open formal hearings on tho recovery bill Thursday, Thye Opposes Year-to-Year Plan Washington An attempt to rehabilitate Europe on a year- to-year or piecemeal "would bu fatnl thu Marshall Sen- ator Edward J. Thyo (R.-Mlnn.) said today. "Rehabilitation of Europe will take several Thye told a re- porter. "The best estimate Js that will take from four to five amount of tux money now flowing will bo freed of guard duties nnd Into treasury. Martin backs KnuUon In his insistence trmt Congros, cut taxes immediately regardless o the President's views, Knutson hn the support of such top House lend ers as Speaker Mnrtln Mr, Truman last ycnr twlc vetoed bills similar to the one Knut son has ready, and congresslona. Democrats are looking for a thlr rejection If the Republicans gc behind the pending meanuro. Wiicontin, Minnesota War Plants to Be Sold Washington Tho War. As wts administration told Congress today it hopes to dispose of ten ox- plosives manufncturlng plnnta with- in the next tow months, including Badger ordnance. In a special report to tho Con- gressional presiding omcors, Acting Administrator Jew Larson indicat- ed the plants probably will have to bo sold for dismantling for sev- eral reasons, one of which Is their poor location for If converted posru. Thr peacetime use to othor pur- pluntn, thi-lr cost nnd thn whon they will bo oiroriid for sale Include: March plant, Hfiraboo. Win.. 132.370.000. and Gopher plant, Rosemont, Minn., tllO.Sld.OOO, to be sold AS one unit, Minnesota Welfare Worker Quits Post St. D. Schmidt chief of tho child wolfnro unit in the stato department of .social welfare, ;.Ald Mondny night hn was resigning March 1 to become executive direc- tor of children's services at Cleve- land, Ohio. enabled to pursue nnd attack the guerrillas of Marlcos Vaflndes, the rebel chieftain, who has proclaimed n communist state in Greece, but who has been unable yet to find a scat for his government.- The U. S. State department an- nounced In Washington that as part of tho program to aid Greece in its fight against communism Britain had been given blanket authority to transfer Icnd-Icasc military equipment to the Greek government. Sophoulls' announcement said the United States also is consider- ing the supply and equipment of Greek: troops, Including machine guns and mountain artillery. Paratrooper Frozen to Death Fulrbnnkx, Alojka One of ,hroo paratroopers missing since they leaped to the aid of six B-20 crash survivors on the icy Seward peninsula December 27 has been 'mind frozen to donth neiir tho vn-ckago of tho big bomber, Lndd leld authorities announced Monday night. Trie victim was identified as. First Scrgennt Santhell London of Klnta, Okln. London's body has been flown to omc, 05 miles south of the wreck scone. Planes and dog teams are still scouring tho nren for the other laratrcopcr nnd a Lndd field doctor vho made a midnight Jump In 30- clow Hero weather in an attempt Centennial Ball Attended by Madison, grand ball, attended by nearly persons, wound up the opening day ccnten- lal day program nt the Wisconsin capltol Monday night. Oovernor and Mrs. Oscar Rciine- bohm led a grand march into the capltol and then joined with other state officials and hundreds of guests In the dancing in rotundas and cor- ridors. Square dancing, a tableau in Which the early state officials came out of the past to meet tho present governing heads, songs and music were offered during the evening. A colored motion picture depleting Badger state legislative. Judicial nnd this assuring thu Western European countries that the program will bo continued during the next three or four funds we vote this year will in ellect be nothing but a dole." public service he was called, upon to perform." At a meeting two days earlier, a Wisconsin group decided to enter a slate of MacArthur-pledged dele- gates in the state's presidential primary next April. MncArthur maintains his voting residence In the Btntc, Some sources here wild uiiy com monk from MacArthur now would be unseemly, since he still Js in uniform. Others said they believed he might accept a Republican nomi- nation If It worn bin thnt lir would miLlcn no cnmpnlKt- to get It. Trainmen and rescue workers gather at the front of a locomo- -of a Chicago-bound- New York Central train just after tho train struck a bobsled it a crossing at Archbold, Ohio, kill- ing ten children and injuring two others. Inset shows nine- year-old Shirley Grleser, sister of four of the children who were killed resting In a hospital bed. Wirephotos.) Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Generally fair tonlKht. Increasing cloudlncHH Wednesday with .some light snow likely by Wednesday night. No de- cided change in temperature. Low tonlRht 10, high Wednesday 37. cloudy and not quite so cold tonight. Wednesday mostly cloudy with snow Hurries. Colder northwest portion Wednes- day afternoon. fair and continued cold tonight. Wednesday Increasing cloudiness and not quite BO cold, with HKht snow northwest administrative processes was shown portion by afternoon. In the assembly chamber. The ball wound up a day that in- cluded addresses at the capltol ,and University of Wisconsin fleldhouse receptions by state officials, music by symphony orchestras and songs by massed choruses. Five U. S. Marines Reported Missing China Five Am- erican marines who went on n Christmas-holiday hunting trip into Chinese communist territory have not returned and Imvc not been heard from, marine hcadciuar- hero reported toclny. o help the surviving crewmen of ho "Clobbered Turkey" which rushed on n training flight Decem- ber as. Boy's Mouth Used As Theft Evidence Burglar alarm at an cant Baltimore cundy factory rang Monday nljtht. Four policemen sur- rounded the building, then en- tered cauUou.ily. They found ft 12-year-old boy, mouth stuffed with cundy bn.ro. Using the ring around his mouth as "prima facie they booked him for Juvenile authorities. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; minimum, 17; noon 26; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night nt sun rise's tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pep Bcmldji 32 Chicago 35 Falls 31 Los Angeles 67 Miami Mpl.s.-St. Paul New Orleans New York Seattle WanhlnKton 63 30 02 38 4tl 5 22 5 43 53 11 37 31 -in Mil '.'.n EXTENDED FORECASTS Wisconsin and Minnesota Tem- peratures will average six to nine degrees above normal. Normal maxi- mum 1C in north to 33 in south. Normal minimum three below in north, 1-1 above In south. Colder n northern sections Wednesday nnd rcmahidcr Thursday. Warmer Thursday night and Friday, becom- ng colder Saturday and Sunday. Precipitation will average one-tenth of an inch In north, with little or St. Lawrence Bill to Get Priority, Republicans Say St. Law- rence seaway contro- versial subject in Congress since it was first Introduced in given priority on the Senate's January calendar, Uic Republican policy committee promised today. The move was hailed Immediate- ly as a "wise and public-spirited decision" by Senator George D. Alkcn (U.-VtJ, lOnK a top .support- er of the half-billion dollar inter- national project. He predicted the Senate would give the project "favorable action." Senator Arthur Vandenberg head of the foreign relations committee, Introduced the .seaway ball In its latest form during the first" session of the present Con- gress, His legislation differed from the original St. Lawrence bill through its inclusion of a provision that the project he made self liquidating through Imposition of tolls. If the much-discu.ssed measure is approved by Congress, tile project will open the St. Lawrence water- way to permit ocean-going ships toj reach the Great Lakes area. In ad- dition, it will, provide for creation of a hydro- electric plant In the vicinity of Mas- sena, N. Y. The power output of the plant as well as the cost, of the two- pui-pose project, would be shared by tills country and Canada. Schools Close, Rites Held For Children Aralilmld, Olilo. Two illiiiK'litri-N of Mr. anil Mm. l.jlo Osborne were burled here to- day In the first of three family- group funerals for 10 children killed Sunday when a fast pas- senger train knifed through their tractor-drawn bobsled. will be held Wednes- day for two sons and two daugh- ters nf Mr. Mrs. Raymond Griescr, and four daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Griescr. The combined grade and high school wan to be closed both ilii.VH, anil of thin North- western Ohio town'n 1.300 resi- dents expected to attend serv- ices. Nimitz Declares Meat Rationing Gains More Endorsements Washington Proposals to set up meat rationing machinery on a stand-by bnsis won the en- dorsement today of Senators Ivcs (R.-N. Y.) and Murray While the meat Issue simmered. President Truman's cabinet food committee decided to eliminate cggless -Thursdays alter this week but to continue its appeal for meat- less Tuesdays. James A. Stlllwell, food conserva- tion director, announced that this; step is being taken because of a seasonal increase in. the supply of eggs. Stlllwell noted on behalf or the cabinet food committee that the supply of on the other land, is diminishing. The commit- tee took the stand that for this rea- son it is imperative that meatless Tuesdays be continued even though meat "may be offered in non-co- operating restaurants and hotels." The meatless and egKlijss along with poultrylcss do.ys, were naugurated last October to save grain for relief shipments abroad. Poultryless Thursdays were aban- doned in. November. Tho Agriculture department has jrcdlctcd a meal. Hhortagc will dr.. Jn the spring. The bill being drafted by Plan- dors contemplates no price m meat. Atlanta Youths Admit Wrecking 3ars for Thrills Alliuita, Gs. Pour gum- hewing, teen-age sons I socially prominent Atlawta faml- charged with vandalism nd malicious mischief today and 'ollcc Chief Herbert Jenkins said ney confessed the Ulrlll-wrccking f nt least 19 automobiles. Chief Jenkins said the youths fcre booked as Danny Payne, 18; Haas, Jr., 16; Ed Evans, 7: and Harold Ferst. 17. Jenkins Would Delay Work Despite Referendum Validity of Planning Council Report Questioned The city council came to a dead halt on for a nwlmmlnir pool Monday cvenlnR, and it npnoarrd Mint a majority of the council delaying conKtructlon for at least two or three years. During the course of the heated debate on the pool, opponents of the pool Questioned the validity of the Wlnona Community Planning council's report that the people want a pool and also the value of last November's referendum re- turning; a majority for the pool. The opponents of the pool Inter- pret that referendum to mean that ,he council can build the pool 'when they think Presi- dent William Theurer put it. The stand that "we want xxsl but maybe two or three from now" drew the nharp opposi- tion of Second Ward Alderman Walter Dopke, who charged the "delaying tactics were Insincere. You really don't want a Said Alderman Dopke. chairman of a committee to pick a you're not going to build a pool tell the people so. ond and Hans, Evans and Feral ere free on bond. Chief Jenkins gave the following account: Haas and Fest told of releasing the brakes on one car cnch. Evans accompanied the other three, but did not release any brakes, himself. The boys signed a joint- statement recounting how they wrecked the cars "for the thrill of it" as they raced about the swnuk, residential section of northslde Atlanta Saturday night and again on Sunday. Wisconsin Division Superintendent Picked 1C. L. Waterman. iicrlnl.iMitliMil, of frulKhr. of l.hi: ChltiiiKO North Wi-HUr railway, Monday wa.s appointed su- perintendent of the line's Wiscon- sin division, the railroad announc- ed. Waterman succeeds H. A. Par- .sh, who retired December 31 after 50 years of service. Waterman has been with the railroad since 1908. Three Americans Die in Brazil Explosion Rio Amcr- engineers and two Brazilian none indicated for south portion.1 workmen wore killed in an explosion Snow flurries in northern section Wednesday and northern and cen- tral sections Friday and Saturday. of a Texas Oil Company gasoline tank near Belem Saturday, Uie news ngency Asapress reported today. Coses Of TNT, said by Police Captain Patrick Fiarmagan to be enough to devastate an area six times that of Jersey City, which has an area of 21.5 square miles and a population of more Uinn are Kuarded by tugboat Justine McAllister In Raritan bay oil Staten Island and New Jersey. Explosives meant for Palestine, were lightered to safer spot after being discovered on Jersey City pier when abo-jt to be loaded on ship in crates labeled machinery. (AP. Wirephoto.) wrong." Srntlment No poll wan tnkcn of council aentlment but It appeared that President Theurer and Aldermen Baumann and Pfelffer definite- ly opposed to construction of pool at the present time, Aldermen Stoltman and Dopke definitely In favor of proceeding with plans immediately for financ- ing and selection of a site. Tlie remaining aldermen. Wrrt Warder Ben Dccren Second Warder Joesph Dettle, Fourth Warder Wle- czorek and Dorsch are not on record, on the basin of last prolonged discussion. Deercn and Dcttlo made no comment whatso- ever, while Dorsch took no definite stand. Alderman Wleesorek a sugtjcslon for rinandriR by an annual tax Itvy, Instead of imiiny In municipal bondj ms au- thorized by the referendum. When the bond should be sold was the starting point for the discussion. T. O. Evensen, of T, O. Ex-ensen Assoclatea, Inc., Minneapolis, bond at the meeting ready to recom- mend Immediate sole of the Because of the rising market in municipal bonds. It was the second time that ha had done so. Last November short- ly after he had been consultant on the sale of In bonds at a net Interest rate of 1.33 per cent, hc Rdvlncd the council to Mil Im- mediately the pool issue. At his suggestion the councllmen signed the call for the special meet- ing the night of November 5 for the purpose of advertising for blda for the bonds. Delay in InUrert When the council met that night. President Theurer led the persua- sive effort to delay the sale until a site, design and cost estimate for the pool had been secured. He per- suaded the council to pass a reso- lution to that effect. Now last night Mr. Evcnsen told them that since the bond aale in October the market had risen .60 pnr cent, nnd that "If nrlecu to up more. Intercut will too. "I'm not trying to push Wlnona into the pool project. I'm not tell- ing you when to build. I think cheapest interest rates are now. Construction costs may be Jess two or three years from now. Whether you sell the bonds now or a few years from now, doesn't make any difference. We have tlie maturi- ties set up for payment by ten in- stallments. Whether you those ten installments from 1949 to I960 or from 1952 to 1962 doesnt make any difference. They're Just (Continued on Pace S, Column T) couxcn.