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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Cloud 7 wurnttr iiHilfhli Thursday FM IS COMING Kf ran your new radio can ft. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 272 WINONA. MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 7, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PACES Truman Asks Individual Tax Cut Meyers Pleads 'Not Guilty' Of Perjury Lamarre, Awaiting Sentence, Seen As Key Witness Major Ocneru Brnnrtt E. Mryem, nccuflnd o lying to thr Senate war Investigat- ing committee about his private war- time blwIncM drnl.i and of Inducing uriotlwr wltniwi to commit pnrjiiry jilmflrd Inndfrnt In federal court today, Kedrml Judge Dnvld A, Plnr, be- fore whom Meyers wim arraigned, net thr trlnl for JVbrunry 1C. JtldKC IMno glivr ilrfntlw' (teiuiutnl trn flnyn In which to flln inntlonn fit tnrklnK Mryrrs was Indicted on three charge of perjury and on three charges that he persuaded Blcrlot H. Lamarre. 35, a former builncjui Kwoclale of the general, to tell to the Senate committee, Lamarre aluo was Indicted on three charges of perjury nnd pleaded guilty Tuesday before Judge- Pine. Sentence iiuiilnnl Lamarrc, n rwldont of Duyton, Ohio, was de- ferred prndlnK n report from ft pro- bation officer. Kvklcneo bofont the Senate committee showed Lamarrc was Installed lu president of the Aviation Electric Company, found- ed by Meyers In Duyton, while the general held a high post In air lorce purchasing during the war, Larriarre, who told the Senate wiu Investigating committee he was the "dummy" president of a Duyton air- craft plant actually owned by the 52-year-old Meyers, Is expected to bo the Kovernmont's main wit- ness against the retired New York The arraignment of Meyers re- quired only a few The Amazing, Astounding! (An Editorial) Our unpredictable city council has come up with a now one. Some members now doubt the validity or value of the city referendum authorizing the Issuance of up to in bonds for an out- door swimming pool. With such an the mandate of the voters means wonder how they reconcile the fact that they themselves were elected to are they Just kid- ding? repeat, of Wlnona have voted for a swimming pool yet some of our gentlemen elected to run this the ohctir effrontery to ques- tion the will of the majority. One goes so far as to say he has yet to talk to one person who wants a swimming pool. Where, pray tell. Mr. Howard Baumann, have you boon these lust 20 yearn? It gratifying today, however, to learn that one alderman was misquoted in the story of the proceeding of Monday night's city coun- cil meeting. Alderman-at-Large Robert Dorsch. has since pointed out that he did not doubt the Importance of the report of the Wlnona Com- munity Planning Council which spent nearly nine months studying the swimming pool project. Mr.'Dorsch Is for a swimming pool. His remarks about the Planning Council's report wnro merely an attempt to show Mr. Baumann that tho latter was wrong in his views and that there are plenty facts to prove It. f Some time ago we said In this column that Mayor John Druey typified that old conserva- tism which for so many years has held Wlnona back. We we use the mayor's recent remarks about the city's need of a swjm- mlng pool ax the basis fox our John Druey has old foggy ideas. If the future of Wlnona was up to him, we might as well fold up right here and now and resign our- selves to being a small country community always, while progressive cities on every side advance. It is because of attitudes such as his that we have the residential and industrial housing shortage we have today. Because ol tho extreme conHcrvatlum of many of our curly loaders, we today must lose such valuable Industries as the Lowther Manufacturing Company which is now In the process of moving to Jollet, HI., where it can have square feet of floor spaco Inntnnd of the mjuuro foot avail- able In Wlnona. Our city council hires a they get his best advice. Sell the swimming pool bonds now, says he, to get'the most fav- orable Interest rates. These rates, he warns, arc going up. Then, In the face of this advice, the alder- men do the opposite, Their action Is amazing. It's more than that. It's positively shocking, It's astounding! How much more of this-sort of thing will the voters of Wlnona tolerate? bald, 62-year-old retired officer ar- rlvea early In Judge Pine's court and waited while (icverixl routine crim- inal CMOS were bundled. He stepped forward briskly when name wax called nnd the clerk asked him how he wished to plead on each of two Indictments. "Not guilty." lie In a firm voice, that was allowed to 25 Rochester Teachers Offer Resignations Roeheator Protesting what "unfair" treatment of J. Thomas, recently- Tree, but Judge Pino ordered him to be fingerprinted and photographed M is the custom with defendants arraigned in criminal caiex. 16 Persons Die As Two Planes Crash in Europe persons per- ished and neven others were hurt In two separate European plane crashes Tuesday night. Throe Amcr- wero among tho dead. An air Trance from Brussels crashed and burned whllo coming in for a landing at Le Bourget airfield in Paris, killing 15 of tho 18 pcr- thoy called Dr. Maurice resigned school superintendent, 21 Rochester public school teachers, principals and supervisors Tuesday submitted- 'their -to- -be- como effective July 31, statements nubmitted with resignations, tho teachers, In their comprising eight per cent of .the RochcBtcr teaching ttalt, fully sup- ported tho education, program of nora aboard, Americans. Including tho three A -European twin- rain Vlklnic hit while cornlnc u treu In the Into London'd iiuburbrvn Northholt airdrome from OlMiRow. The pilot wan killed and MX of the other 14 persons aboard were hurt. A Polish woman passenger was Dr. Thomas, which some school board members had called "too progressive." The resignation-protest brought to a climax a discussion, current In Rochester for name time, about the "progressive education program" n relatively new but rapidly grow- ing educational theory, which was fostered by Dr. Thomas. Although Eugene Cutshall, presi- dent of the school board, said he hoped the group would net on all of the resignations, Including Dr Thomas' before March, the boarc voted, as In the case of tho super- intendent, to table the resignations until n March 9 school board elec- tion. Included among the 23 who turn- ed In tholr resignations were a Junior high school principal, sev- eral Krade nchool principals, high school leachern and directors, and crude school tcnchern and super- visors, I.ouln H. Hoover, formerly of Wi- the only person to survive tho yrench crash. She was thrown clear with two other persons, but they died later of their injuries. Air France tentatively Identified the Americans as Durrol, Slbro andj Power, but said full identification could not be pending a chock. One M'na said to bo Burrol of Minnesota, a courier of the U. B. rmbniwy In Pnrl.i, The piano wan gliding in for a landing nt riourgpl when It dcmprd the of trttvit, fc into a clearing nnd burst Into flam Eau Claire Judge Criticizes Jail Release of Woman Clalrr, Munlc pal Judge Merrill R. Farr took ex .repllon Tuesday to tho release from thr county Jail of 74-year-old Mr Ella Thaynr after she had nerve two days of n flvo-clny term fo shooting a dog which nho clalmc hns chasrd her cats. Judgo Purr Imposed tho ncntnne Saturday In lieu of n flno afte tho jigpd woman snltl woulcln' let anyone pay it. According to thi Judge. Mrs. Thayrr was released b' Sheriff Lloyd Thompson Tuo.idaj tnkrn home by an Investigate for the county wrlfarn clnpiirtmant Mrx. TtuiyiT In an old age ptmnlon- ft. Jurtgc Knrr trnnncl thn whcrlff'ji acUon "highly Improper." but added that ho thought that to return the woman to Jail now would bo "too harsh. Sheriff Thompson told a reporter hc had rrcrlvctl "about 7i tele- phone criticising him for holding the elderly woman in Jail JCe .nalcl that Mrs. Thuyer had been under care. Judftr Fan- said he had .tcntencecl Mrs. Thn.ver to Jail of her brlllgcrrnt nttltudr." Hn mild hnrt only two eournfx left open to her aflrr ho pnwipcl an nppeul to circuit court or n re- for executive clemency, and added that she had not Indicated she wished to avail herself of either. nona, Junior high school principal, said In his of the he had been "In full sympathy with the over-all edu- cational program In tho Rochester schools and had always received full support and cooperation from Dr. Thomas." P, T. Pritzkau, director of ele- mentary education, and Byron H. Van Rocket, director of visual aids, were among those who signified their intentions to quit. Electrical Workers Union to Seek Raises New C.I.O. Unit- ed Electrical union Bays It will seek "substantial wage in- creases" In 1048 for its mem- Dorsch for Pool, Says He Was Misquoted Alderman at Large Robert Dorsch today laid he was quoted In account of the city council's dlaouulon of the Hwlmminf pool project dur- ing the council meeting- at the city hall Monday nlfht. In dlicuulnir the matter with Third Ward Alderman Howard Baumann, Mr, Dorsch U Mr. Baumann'i men 11 were rlrht, "then the whole Community Planning council lurrey li -wrong-." lie wai tuinr the planninr M an argument to con- vlnee Mr. Baumann that the latter wai wronr. Mr.Doneh laid he In In favor of a iwlmmlnr pool and he of the opinion that the plan- ninr lurvey which wan the remit of nine monthi of work, wan a good one. Brooklyn Pier Burns, Loss New pier and its cargo were destroyed, two barges.burned and n freiRbter was damaged In a five-alarm fire which raged on the Brooklyn waterfront early today, j Three hundred firemen with five Thousands Move To Higher Land In Flood Area Ore. The flood rain swollen Wllllamctte Stassen Says Drive Near Crucial Point Minnesotan Encouraged by Midwest Upswing New York White House Aspirant Harold E. Stassen says he is "greatly encouraged by devel- opments so for in the campaign and that he views the next 90 day as 11 crucial period In his drive fo tho Republican, privtUloiiUnl noml nation. "We have moved Into first plac in several polls In the Middle Wei where wo arc known th former Minnesota governor declare lit H. nriwn cnnfoi'ancn Tiiiwliiy n hl.i oiiritm'ii NliiUw uampnlKii hrsirt WHS opened at the Hole Sheraton, Stassen, who has entered slate of delegates in New Hampshire Wisconsin and Nebraska, said he vnd his supporters are looking for wurd to "very active" work In the next three months preparing for ;he preferential primary elections iln those stales. i Decision whether to enter prefer- ential primaries or cnlor KlatoN of delogiiteN In KCvernl key In- cluding Mew York, Ohio, Illinois Oregon and West Vrglnla, will be made within DO days, he said. A newsman asked whether Stas- sen believes ho ,has much "second choice" strength In New York after Governor Thomas E. Dewcy, an un- announced candidate for the nomi- nation, and the Minnesotan smiled and replied: Strong In New York "We have taken some polls in this state which Indicate we have a Jot of strength of both a first and second choice character, particularly among the veterans, the Independ- ents and the young voters." Other points made by Stassen ns Eugene, crest of p ____ river swirled northward today from -icTiuiswe'red'a ;hls stricken upper valley area, wcre. .eavlng thousands of persons in the, j.. General Douglas MacArthur, if care of relief agencies. hc permitted his name to be enter- One, child has drowned, In a rain swollfn 'Alcfcg ditch.. a hundred-mile stretch of ,he rich farmlands in tho middle ,nd lower valley, where tributaries have already burst their banks, committees braced for greater in- undation of lowlands, highways and more evacuations. Six days of incessant rains have President Truman Today delivered his State of the Union message to a Joint nciuslon of Seated behind the President are Senate President Pro Tern Arthur H. Vnndenbent and House Speaker Joseph W. Martin Thin Associated Prcu Wlrephoto, token In Wuhlngton. was received In The Republican-Herald at p. m, today. Georgia Plane Crash Takes Lives of 15 Savannah, per- ons were killed and nine Injured to- ny when a coastal airlines twin- nglncd plane crashed In a marsh n the Savannah river. ._ ______ The on'a chartered flight, ed in active campaign, would be was en route from Philadelphia to a formidable contender In the April Wisconsin preferential primary. 2, Stasson stands by his "Cali- fornia statement" that he would not Miami, Fla. Frank Bell, reporter for the Ba- vanuah Evening Press, reported from run for vice-president on a the scene that the pilot and co-pilot with Dewey for president. But.' jounded Weather western Oregon bureau forecast and was the for ontlnued rain today and tonight. Warm chlnook winds off the ocean >iave caused mountain snows to, melt, adding to the flooding condl- ions In the valleys. he has not made any statement ;on whether he would run in second place with General Dwlght D. Eis- enhower. 3. Stassen does not believe any of his present supporters will switch to Henry A. Wallace in his third party bid for the White House, but believes that Wallace's announce- imcnt may have hurt Stassen's cam- were among the dead. All the sengers were Puerto Rlcans en route to their homeland. Bell said that a the injured appeared to be In scrlou condition. They -were transferred to the coast guard cutter Aurora whlc started for Savannah. The crash occurred in tho thick marshland about three miles off tb i v v a -ifi-il it j In the Lane county lowlands near palgn somewhat because of "the' "mlns ton island a Irport. The hug ugene and Springfield, the Red psychology of its effects on a pos- ross has directed evacuation of'sible Republican victory in Novem- was practically demolish ome persons to higher ground, ;ber." They are being cared for In public; 4. The school auditoriums, fire halls an race still lodge rooms In the area. Lie Tests Begin In McLoone Case Croiue, In flrcboats and 35 pieces of land tho mysterious murde parntu.1 fought the flames. Four i of Dr. James E, McLoone Tuesda firemen fell overboard from a fire- began a rare "mass use" of the 11 boat and were taken to a hospital I detector in quest of new Informa for treatment of submersion. The origin of the fire was determined. bers employed by the "big three" of the electrical manufacturing" In- dustry. Minnesota Village Bans Train Whistles DuluCh, Minn. of the village of Oliver apparently don't like trains that whistle. "At night, tho trains kept every- body awake. In tho daytime their whistles made everybody ncrvouw.' That's the way Qcorgu Vukovlch, president, described the situ- ation. Tuesday nounced a night Vukovlch new ordinance by village board makea It unlawful to blow a train whistle within vil- lage limits. According to the or- dinance violators are subject to land {25 fines. tion. not' With no definite suspect in mine more than a half dozen persons wh have had some part in the Investl gallon to date were put through th test Tuesday by Charles M. Wilson superintendent of the new Wlscon sin state crime laboratory. Numerous others will be callc to take tho test in the next few days by Wilson and John Colcman Ln Crosse district attorney. Principal aim of the Investigator. Is to determine whether some per- sons may have withheld, intention- ally or otherwise, Home Information that might flt Into other develop- ments. The number of Individuals to be tested Is not definite, and additions may be made to the list as Infor- mation develops from the examina- tions. "We will give the test to anyone ;hat our investigation shows should subjected to such Wilson said. "Any refusal to take the test will be considered an in- dication of possible guilty knowl- edge and will lay the person who refuses open to an extremely com- prehensive investigation of his background and recent activities.' nn- the Captain William Berlin of Hlbblng, Minn., former commanding r of tho American countur Intelligence In Trieste, In shown with hln wife, Lorraine, talking with Senator Joseph Ball (R.-Mlnn.) in Washington. After a lengthy visit wlfh Senator Ball. Captain Berlin today told a reporter that "communlut agitation will continue all winter In Italy" but that no Immediate coup is planned. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The Republican-Herald.) Governor Chats With Fish Women in Copenhagen Copenhag-cn Governor Luther W. Younifdahl of Min- nesota, in Scandinavia on a goodwill tour, visited the Co- penhagen flub market today and chatted In friendly fashion with the flHh women, who blush- ed bashfully when ho shook their handH and nuked: "How's business this morn- The governor later visited sev- eral of Copenhagen's workers' districts. Before leaving for Oslo to- night he will hold n n-o.i-pUmi at hU hotel, where hn will inert who have In Minnesota. Each of his guests will write a message for the governor to take back to the United Republican presidential Is "wide open" and "we personal income after allowable de- as for other taxes< don't recognize any person as the leading contender now." Sees Major Problems 5. It still Is too early to predict the main issues of the presidential campaign, but he believes the major problems facing the nation are "the prospect of pence and Its relation to the clash with Russia" and "the curbing of too high prices and the continued successful working of ou economic system without Its being wrecked by a boom through the At the conference. Daniel C Galney, Owatonr.a, Minn., manu :acturor and national chairman of ;he Neighbors For Stassen organ- zation, said his group Is being widened into a national citizens for Stnsscn organization. One of thaw airing In establishing .he Stassen headquarters here was Thomas McCabe, Duluth. Minn. ormer Minnesota Republican state halrman. charitable contributions, Before personal Single B Minneapolis Company -ow Bidder in Montana Glasgow, Mont. The Po- les Construction Company, Mln- eapolis, Tuesday wns apparent low idder with an estimate of 00 for completing the powerhouse t the nearby Fort Peck dam, army nglnecrs reported. Higher Tax Rate For Corporations Sought As Balance By B. Washington President Truman asked Congress today to vote every individual taxpayer an Immediate tax cut ror him- self and each dependent and to raise corporation taxes by to offset-It. He thus laid the groundwork for another tax battle with the ---------------------------------------Republican-controlled HOUM and r__ _ Senate in a State of the Union ad- Tax Comparison dwion toe dmjr of Under Truman, Knutson Plans is a com- parison of taxes under present law, as they would be under legislation proposed by President Truman, and under a measure Introduced by Rep- resentative Harold Knutson (R.- (Net Income in first column means 5 If Mr. Truman labeled his recom- mendation as a "cost of credit designed primarily to the small taxpayer. Because of Inflation, he said, government should not reduce total he described corporations as well able to take up the slack. The recommendation ran sharply counter to a Q.OF. tax cutting measure sponsored by and Chairman Harold Knutaon Minn.) of the House ways means committee which would ncome tax payers percentage cut! all along the line and leave cor- to 27 no 173 S71 I.IK X.OWI U.WWl I O.MS 2S.4M ChlHrrn 0 o .inn 7M 1.210 1IS.I1K11 Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona imci vicinity: Increas- ig cloudiness and warmer tonight; west 20. Thursday generally fair id somewhat colder: highest 32. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy to- ght, Thursday light snow. Not cold cast, ponton tonight. Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy to- nlRht and Thursday. Occasional llRlH snow north portion tonight. Light snow most of state by Thurs- day afternoon or night. Not so cold LOCAL WKATHKIl OJllclul observations for the 2' hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 30; minimum, 10; noon 25; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight nt sun rises tomor- row at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Mnx. Mln. Pep. Chicago 32 14 Denver 56 32 DCS Moincs -1C 29 International Falls Kansas City 44 36 Los Angeles 60 48 Miami GO 54 Paul ___ L'7 Ki Nijw Orlciiiid (Ill 47 New York 30 .13 Seattle 48 42 .30 Phoenix 76 41 Washington 35 30 .03 The Pas 23 13 j Fred R. Zimmerman, above, Wisconsin secretary of state, reads a message of congratu- lations on opening of the centennial celebration at Madi- son, Wls., from General Doug- las MacArthur. Zimmerman said he thought the message Indicated that MacArthur was receptive to the Republican nomination as President of the United States. (A.P. Wire- photo.) nmount of under the KnuUon bill am not correct Tor tho docon itikttfi thiil now .havn community properly IKWH whcrft liuRbuncU und may divide the Jnmlly Income equally lor tax reporting Pierce County Road Employe Dies in Crash ElUworth, Thurbcr, Pierce county road department em- ploye, was killed Tuesday afternoon In n head-on collision with a car driven by Harry Snyder, a salesman from Red Wlngr. Minn. Snyder was critically injured. Thurbcr's car collided with Snydcr's on an open highway stretch three miles from Ellsworth, almost In front of the farm house in which Thurbcr won born 40 years ngo. Milwaukee Mother Caroused While Four Children Begged Milwaukee Her four smal children begged for food and slop! alone in a cold, dirty house while she caroused In taverns, drinking up her mother's pension of a month, Mrs. Eunice Boohcr, 43, ad- mitted Iji district court Tuesday. Her oldest boy, 13, told police how his mother "hung around taverns and brought men home." That was the reason, he said, that he ran away from home New Year's eve. Police found the boy on tho utrcclK, begging food incl Nlccplng In parked earn, and jegnn an Investigation of Booher. Tho boy told how the pension check would come the first part of tho month, and for a week there would be food In the house. For the rest of the month he said they begged for food. Police found Mrs. in a tavern, followed her and a man companion to a restaurant and then to the Boohcr home. Meanwhile, the other three children returned from a movie nnd entered the locked house by breaking a glass panel to unlatch the door. poratlon taxes unchanged. Knutson called the jroposal "political ic wJd he would go ahead, with his own bill. Senator Mllllkin (R.-Colo.) Mr. Truman did not propose to reduce total taxes on the American people "a single penny" and that the Republicans "Intend to taxes and reduce spending." Knutson and Mllllkin head Bouse and Senate which handle all tax legislation. Mr. to a joint session of tbe two cham- bers, also called for: 1.'Enactment of- the anti-inflation program he submit- ted to the recent special session. In- cluding wngc-price control and rationing authority. The bulk of tills program was turned down by the Republican leadership. 2. Prompt congressional approval of nn Initial expenditure of to finance the European recovery Marshall 15 months from next April 1 as n. "decisive contribution to world peace." CMT 3. Quick action to set up a pro- grain of universal training as foundation of n national security program, and maintenance of stronc armed forces as long as "there "re- mains serious opposition to Ideals of a peaceful 4. An Increase In the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour. 5. Extension and strcngtheninc of rent controls which are due to expire February 20. Broadened social security cov- erage and increased benefit pay- ments. 7. Legislation to protect the clvU rights of every individual. 8. A nation health program fin- anced by compulsory insurance. In a message certain to be quoted frequently by Democratic oraton In the coming national election campaign, Mr. Truman wild (Continued on Pare 0, Column 1) TRUMAN SPEECH Fish Catch Cold., Die by Went Palm Beach, Fla. A marine biologist of the state frenh water game and fish commission, said today the thousands of flab _..... that died- In Lake Osborne in District Judge Hortcy Neclen last two weeks "simply cauicbt a continued the cose for two cold for a pra-flontcnco InvenlJgatlon ot the mother by the probation de- partment. Mrs. Boohcr was under bond n Jail and the children were moved John P. DcQulne Identified ftah as glKzard xhad. lie they are vulnerable to iuddcn la temperature and when the recent cold spell sent the water temper- cnUdren. the county home for dependent ature down ben. they like files." ;