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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER hftl tonlfhli cloudy Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations PROTECT YOUR FUTURE U.S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 275 WJNONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 10, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Federal Grant of Awarded For Airport Here The Civil Aeronautics administra- tion announced In Washington this afternoon that Wlnona had boon federal allocation and the matching funds will be employed also for lighting and the Installation of utlll- allocated for development of the new munlclpnl airport. The allocation, which will be (ties. matched Jointly by the state and the city, will be used for surfacing n runwuy nt the new nlrport In the West, End adjacent to highway 81. According to present engineering plans the ninwny selected for sur- fnclnp will grt H bituminous cover. It is presumed thnt a portion of the Wlnona had asked for a grant of from the federal govern- ment. This grant supplements two vlous grants made by the state, which total That sum Is matched by a contribution from the city for the development. In other allocations made today Enu Clntre got and Neills- vlllo. Wls.. Norway Asked to Give Reds Spitsbergen Base Oslo, Norway The Norwegian foreign ministry discJosec today Soviet Russia had asked Norway during the war for special privileges at Spitsbergen, and Implied that the request was still pending. Diplomatic circles speculated that the statement was an In- -----------------------------------------------direct indication Moscow sought A mfl military bases in the strategically Australia May Vote Against Trieste Plan Truman Budget Over Limit Hoped for by G.O.P. Lake N. lia appeared to be the only hold-out the bU: power foreign mln- sltuated Arctic archipelago. A foreign ministry communique .said Russia had taken up with the Norwegian government in exile at London In 1944 the quastlon of re- vising the so-called Svalbard treaty of 1920 which gave Norway sover- eignty over the coal-rich Islands 400 miles across the Barents sea from ftli t.i JL. UtP. "1.1 AVtblftll -I IsttrV decision to place Trieste un- the Scandinavian peninsula's north drr thr administration or the United Niitionals security council. The council to meet today to accept responsibility for the Adria- tic port us its first pence-mainte- nance project under a governor to appointed by the council after the signing of the Italian peace treaty in February- The big powers now have aban- doned hope for unanimity on the decision on Trieste, debate on which txrgan last Tuesday with Australia dissenting on principle. Meantime, the council yesterday brcan a protpcctlvely long and stub- born debate centering on the Unit- rd States lind Russia over the vfirlct-wiile nrmx reduction program rrcommriwldl thr RrntirM nwimn- bly In Deccinlx-.r. The main contenders came (Trips Immediately, disregarding an Australian compromise proposal that would put an arms reduction commission to the drafting task im- mediately, as demanded by Russia nnd also (five n free rein for fur- ther development of the American ntomic control program adopted by thr ntomic encrfty commission. Undrr the Australian proposal, these efforts would converge at lome tlmft in the future. Secretary-General Trygve Lie, who Is departing today for a three- week aerliil tour of Central Ameri- can nnd Caribbean capitals, an- nounced the resignation last night of John B. Hutson of the United States us assistant secretary-gen- eral in charge of administrative af- fairs. Lie said "a number of persons arc under consideration" for the post. Poles Accuse British Envoy In Warsaw Wanwir The British am- btt.isndor to Poland was named to- day before n military tribunal as having received state and military from tho outlawed under- ground WIN nccusci of attempting n coup d'etat agatns the Polish government. The charge was disclosed nln days before the scheduled pnrllu mcntary elections. Both Britain an the United states hnvn protc.stec that arrangements for the election not insure free voting. Tim British nmbtissudor !s 81 Victor Cnvmdisli-Brnttnck. The key figure In u Bcn.sallona Jiluh treason trial. Count Grocholskl told the military tribunal that hi tiucl delivered to the ambassador In Torm.-itKon obtained by the under KTCiund and through n former em- ploye of the Polish foreign ministry who nlso is n ro-dr-fendant. The indictment charged Orochol f.y.l and three others specifically o conspiracy to overthrow the KOV i .-nment in supply state secrets to a nmba.s.xiidor" In Warsaw. cape. Russia claimed special interests in the archipelago, It la said, and stressed that the treaty had been made without her participation. The treaty was signed by Britain, the British dominions, the United States, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Norway in Paris February 9, 1930. Rimla signed it five years later. Offering no conclusion, the for- eign ministry said Norway's exiled government had refuted to decide the question until it was back in its own country and Parliament could meet again. Now, the ministry said, Parliament has been advised of the request and with the consent of tho Soviet government the Unltoc Stains, Hrlluln and Franco lui well. The statement did not specify whether negotiations were still go- Ing on, or the exact nature of the Russian claims. Congress Considers Two Changes in U. S. Labor Act New York Rccommcndo- !ion riy L. Mctcnlre Wiilllng. wage- hour administrator, for two changes sn the fiilr labor standards act in- tended to jivt-rt conditions result- ing in thr multl-bllllon dollar flood it! pay nulls were [xTidliiK brfori! Congress totlny. In Ills .10-16 report to the ficuncrrxs. rcnrwrd two proposals hn h.ici pri-vlouMy made. He released report yestrrdiiy from his office lirrr, Thr proposals nrr: 1. A grunt to the administration "power, subject to court review, to authoritative definitions of Kriirral tf-rm.s u.sed In the statute, so i hilt employers complying with definition.1! would be protected trom Lability for the period such rulinirs are In effect." A request for a "reasonable statute of limitations In the fair labor xtandurds act, to apply to cm- Milts for back wages and durnujtcs." Congressmen Aak to Be Included in Pension Plan Waihlncton Pour Mlnne- sotans, three of them members of tho lower House of Congress, have applied for pensions under the con- gressional reorganization act. Incumbent Minnesota congress- men who have filed arc Rcprescnta- ,lves Andrcscn, Judd and Knutson. Former Representative Pittenger also has applied. Others who have filed Include Representatives Kecfo and Steven- ion of Wisconsin, and former Repre- sentative Waslelcwskl of Wisconsin. Present members can draw no money as long as they are In Con- gress but their contributions start mmedlately at the rate of six per cent of their pay. The amount a eclplent receives depends on bis age and length of service. 65 Walk Out Over Dne at Albert Lea Albert Lea, Minn. Nearly C5 machine shop employes of the Wilson packing plant walked out Thursday In a dispute over the type of work done by one employe. An International representative of the C.I.O. Is expected to come to Albert Lea. Court Asked To Reject Portal Pay Suits on File Request Payment of National As- sociation of Manufacturers today asked the federal court considering the original portnl-to-portal suit to reject all claims for back pay prior to June 10, 1946. That was the date when the Su- preme court made the decision up- holding such The N.A.M. filed a brief as 'friend of the- court" contending that courts have the power and dis- cretion to make their decisions ap- ply only to the future and to elim- nate any retroactive application. The brief was filed in the cose of the Mt. Clemens Pottery Company, now back before District Judge Frank A. Plcard on instructions 'rom the Supreme court to deter- mine what money may be due the firm's workers for "walking time and preliminary activities" under ;he wage-hour act. Other worker groups have since filed federal court suits claiming In excess of from em- ployers. Some suits ask pay back o 1838, when the work week was fixed By law by the fair labor standards act. There were new aspects In the nation's portal-to-portal buck-pay suits today as the unofficial total of claims by labor unions against ndustry soared post the JOO mark. A Connecticut company closed Its doors Indefinitely after being sued: a Texas firm agreed to pay nearly In settlement with its em- ployes, and workers at an In- dianapolis plant refused to file retroactive pay suit. At Bridgeport, Conn., the Alli- son company wjilch employes 60 CJ.O. workers Jn manufacture of abrasive wheels, said It hod closed after being named defendant In a Girls, 13 and 14, Wed House Plans Each American's Cut To Mississippi Boys Two teen-age brothers, James William Gill, 19, and James Ervin Gill, Jr., 17, are shown with their teen-age brides at Hattiesburcv Miss., as they talked over for the future. The two couples were married last Sunday. Left to right they are James William Gill, Erllne McKee GUI, 14, his wife; James Ervin Gill and his 13-year- old wife, Betty Jean Ladner Gill. (A.P. Wlrcphoto to The Republi- can-Herald.) portal suit. A company of- ficial said "attachments against the company's two bank accounts de- prive It of funds with which to car- ry on Ita business." At Indianapolis, Charles E. Walk- er, editor of the publication of lo- cal 1001, C.I.O, United Electric, Ra- dio and Machine Workers of America, said members voted almost unanimously not to flle portal pay suit against P. R. Ma lory Company. The suit woul have Involved more than and Walker said the decision not ti lie was taken despite Insistence b the international union that th action be filed., Senator Ferguson (R.-Mich.) 1 New York yesterday urged an 1m mediate Investigation of the retro active pay suits affecting wartime operated plants for the governmen Negro in Miitouri Executed for Murder Jeffenon City Van Le Ramsey, a Negro, died quickly an quietly early today In the Mlssour state penitentiary's lethal gat chamber, for the butcher-knife slay ng of a young St. Louis waitress. Miss Lena Davidson, a 19-year old waitress, was brutally kllle May 1, 1945, when she tried t defend herself from a robber. Rochester Hotel Room Fire Routs Out 40 Guests Rochester, MJnn. Nearly ,0 guests in the Wagoner hotel in Rochester were forced to flee earl: oday when fire broke out in a third floor room. All escaped without the Ire department reported, although me woman had to be carried down ladder. She was Mrs. John Par- ;en of Shawnee, who calmly at on a windowsill until a ladder run up. Firemen were able to confine the flames to the room in which the fire was discovered. Although all the furnishings of the room were destroyed, the blaze was brought under control within 30 minutes. Guests were able to return to most of the rooms after the flames had been extinguished. Those who had occupied rooms adjacent to the one which burned out were given quarters elsewhere. The firemen said they had not ben able to detemlne the cause of lit- tle girls gave up their books and parties today to settle down and make homes for their teen-age hus- bands. The young brides, Erllne McKee To Take Leadsliare National U. S. Defense Debt Is Funds Ignored share am, 0111, 14, and Betty Jean Ladner 13, who married James W the blaze. Streetcar Shooting Victim J Police examine (he Interior of Milwaukee streetcar in which Virginia Szeremet, 24, (Iniet) was fatally wounded and three othera Khot by n man whom she identified as her uncle. The killer escaped by a rear door after the shooting and the jlrl, rushed to a hospital, died fercrol boon teler. I. Ice Traps By rd Ships By Alton L. Blakeslee Aboard the U.S.S. Mt. Olympiu January 9 Th flagship flotilla of the navy's Antarc tic expedition, which set out fo Little America, is moving in re ,verse. Temporarily locked in the Ross ice pack, the ships are driftln northward toward home at th rate .of three miles a day. The flotilla moved into its pres ent location a small lagoon three days ago. Now, the lagoon Is beginning to fill up with chunks o ice and a big Iceberg is advancin from the southwest. Some Ugh damage has been caused by the ice Meantime, snow has blocked fur ther search for ten expedition flier missing since December 30 on a sea plane flight over the Ross sea an Ellsworth land. Several scare! flights were made early in the week :y two other seaplanes operating from the expedition's eastern group still outside the Ross ice pack. New Election Asked If Truman Dies Washington Senator Ful- >rlght (D.-Ark.) today drafted leg- slatlon calling for a special clec- ,ion within 90 days any time the ifflces of President and vice-presi- dent become vacant. Fulbright told a reporter he de- Ires to reinstate a provision in the aws of tho early 19th century for a special election If the vice-presl- lent, having succeeded to the presi- dency, went out of office by death ir otherwise. The Arkansas senator explained hat his bill would not change the present line of succession, which be- gins with the secretary of state. Escaped McCoy Prisoner Caught Camp McCoy, Wls. Private Benjamin Del Castillo, one f the two prisoners who made heir escape from the Camp McCoy guardhouse Monday night, has been pprehended by St. Paul, ollce authorities at his home, 138 iaton avenue. Del Castillo was taken into ody at midnight Tuesday. He will be eturned to Camp McCoy to face charge of AWOL. He escaped with Private Howard 1. Slmplot, 18, Black River Falls, a supply room adjacent to the ell block by means of a rope low- red from a window. Gill, 19, and James Ervin Gill, Jr., 17, respectively, think "it's wonder- ful" especially since they don't have to go to school. After first falling to be married because of their ages, the two cou- ples induced Mr. and Mrs. J. E Gill of Hattlesburg, parents of the Gill boys, to accompany them to Purvis last Sunday. There they obtained the parents' consent and the marriage license, then they were married. Each girl she was a first class cook. Their first ambition now is to find a duplex apartment. Special Election Asked in State Senate Contest St. Paul Frank Wrabek of Le Center, contestant for 17th dls- ;rict state senate seat, said today he would call off further planned court moves If a special election Is called In the district. Wrabek defeated William Dietz of Hontgomury, senator from the dis- trict since 1935, in the November election. His election was subse- quently declared null and void by District Judge Martin Nelson of Aus- that had On Labor Bills Strike Control Measure Expected Before March 1 By William F. Arbogast Republican controlled 80th Congress ended its first week of business today with the House threatening to take the ball away from the Senate on Jabor legislation. For the moment the new session studied with a critical eye President Truman's budget third communication to the lawmakers in a week. But looking ahead. House leaders privately disclosed plans to have their branch write a comprehensive strike control measure before the March 1 date Chairman Taft (R.- Ohio) has set for his labor commit- tee to send one to the Senate debate. It is possible the new House labor committee headed by Reprcscnta- i live Hartley (RXN.J.) will use us tin. basis of its considerations the ull- incluslve measure introduced yes- terday by Representative Francis Case (R.-S. D.) Won't Walt For Senate "We aren't going to wait for the Senate: we can pass a bill much quicker in the a high-placed Republican told reporters. He smiled broadly when asked whether he thinks the House pre- fers not to have a labor bill named after Taft, in all but avowed aspir- ant for the party's 1948 presidential nomination. The new labor measure proposed by Representative Case is far broad- er than the Case bill vetoed last year by President Truman. It in- cludes more than a score of labor law revisions, ono of which would make it possible for the government to delay a coal strike, or a strike in the corrupt practices act by circulating "false and misleading1' statements during the campaign. Dletz has filed a petition asking the senate give him the seat on tho basis of Judge Nelson's decision and Wrabek had filed a statement of objections to this course, pro- posing Instead that a new election be held. He has filed notice of motion for a new trial In district court and announced plans for an appeal to the state supreme court if this fails. However, he said today, he would be willing to drop these plans if a special election Is called. 4 Children Die In Chicago Fire Chicago Four Negro chil- dren, two brothers and their two sisters, perished in a fire which swept through a four-story brick lat building at 31st street and Cottaue Grove avenue yesterday. About 30 other persons in the ng in which 75 families lived; were carried to safety by firemen. The victims, children of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence White, were Clarance, Jr., nix; Magnolia, five; Walter ,hree, and Vernolia, two, Infant Mortality Rate Lowest in History of U. S. Washington The pub- lic health service reported today tho infant mortality rate has reached the lowest point in tho nation's history and appears to be still heading- downward. The rate for 1915 was 38.3 deaths under ono year old per live births, 3.8 per cent lower than the 33.8 for 1944. Provisional figures for the first ten months of 1946, a health, service announcement added, indicated a 3.2 decrease from the same period of 1945. The maternal mortality rate of 2.1 per live birth of 1945 also was a new low, show- Ing a reduction of nearly nine per cent from the rate of 2.3 from the previous year. The agency said one of tha factors in the lowered infant and maternal mortality rates was an increase from 1944 to 1945 In the proportion of babies delivered In hospitals. any equally important Industry, through federal court injunction. It also defines u group of "unfair labor practices" by unions. Senate Republicans had planned to concentrate at the outset on the 1946 Case bill with slight revisions, nnd to tackle more comprehensive legislation later. The widely held belief that Con- gress is in a mood to enact some :orm of strike control or labor regu- atlon was bolstered by an Associat- ed Press poll of Republican and Democratic leaders of both cham- bers. Six of the eight listed such action as while the other two ;ermed it "probable." Only three were "certain" that In- come taxes would be cut but five said a reduction is "probable." Four thought it probable that the 80th Congress would merge the army and the navy, but four said this is "unlikely." None saw much outlook for uni- versal training, three tabbing it "no chance" and the other five "un- likely." On the issue of rent controls, which President Truman wants ex- tended beyond June 30, two of the leaders said they expect them .to be removed, four termed an early end to these curbs unlikely. While Chairman Knutson (R.- Minn.) of the tax-writing House ways and means committee is stick- ing in his demand for a 20 per cent cut for all tax bills on Incomes up to some top-ranking sena- tors aren't taking so kindly to the idea. "How can you say you are going to cut taxes by any figure, until you know what the income and DUtgo of the Kovernment is going to an influential Republican sen- ator asked reporters. or the national a. slop upright after having bounced for a consid- erable distance along the tics. Cars remaining on the rails were re- routed via Fargo and Mlnot. N. D.t to continue on to Seattle, ho s.iid. Crary, 400 miles west of Minne- apolis, Is 25 miles from Michigan, N. D., where the Empire Builder was rammed by its second section August 9, 1945, killing 34 and in- juring many more. First Balanced Budget in 18 Years Forecast for 1948 By Charles Molony Tru- man proposed today that the gov- ernment, .spend dur- ing the fiscal yenr which begins next July J. His budget to ;he Repub- lican Congress thus went more thar. over I he- limit some key G.O.P. leaders have set for federal outlaws in Uielr determined to cut taxes while whittling away at. Hie mammoth national debt. Chairman Bridges (R.-N. IT.) of Uio Senate appropriations commit- tee issued an immediate statement calling the message "a cold shock Washington Ilavinc trouble? u-illi your WrII. you hhoulil nrr the one Pmu- drnt Truman handed Concmn almost too blf to lift, let alone balance. This budget big u Washington telephone director, has 1.434 wrichm nix pounds throe has mom ilRiirrs than Hollywood and more tables than a tournament. There arc 20 panes of index, for those who don't merely wtali to browse around. Colossal, that's what It Is. o the American taxpaying public" which had expected "tax reduction. debt reduction and cost-af-llvlnc reduction." Mr. Truman earmarked or nearly a third of the total for national defense nnd iRiiorcd Republican demands Youth Admits Killing Driver Nashville, Tcnn. State Safety Commissioner Lynn Bomar said today that James Sandusky, 19-year-old dishonorably discharged marine, had admitted firing all the shots In the target slaying of a hi-jacked motorist for which he and John Kelly, 20, of Marion, HI., are held on murder charges. "I did all the shooting. Kelly Just stood Bomar quoted Sandusky as saying. The youths, who became ac. quaintcd while serving military sentences in a marine brig at Bos- ton, were booked on the murder charges after officers said they calmly described how they tied J. Edward Sprouse, 36-year-old Clarks- ville, Tcnn., accountant to a tree where Sandusky -fired seven 32.- callber bullets into his body from close range. Cardinal Greets Premier that Uils item should be held to or less, But the chief executive, culling his budget "realistic" and "tight." In- sisted lie had been "more hard- boiled than I like to be" in enforc- ing his own rco.'iomy demands on federal agencies. His recommended of J37y is under bis revised estimate on what it is cost- ing the government to operate this year and higher thaa the budget he submitted just year ago. First In 18 Even so. the President said the treasury will close its books on June 30. 1948, with its first balanced budget in 18 years and with a surplus provided mere .ire no lux cuts in the next 18 months. He placed estimated income for the coming year at drop of from the current fiscal period. In addition to reiterating his plea for Congress to leave wartime in- come tax rates in effect, Mr. Tru- man prodded the lawmakers to: 1. Prevent a, ycar cut now scheduled to take, effect July 1 In excise on liquor, beer, wine, furs, jewelry, cosmetics, movie night club bills, telephone !ce and other items. 2. Increase postal raf- flcicntly to wipe out the Poet- office department's operating deficit. The PmideDt did not specify the to raised, but said he hu In- structed Postmaster General H.innegan to prepare tionx. Jf Congress accepts the recom- mendations on excise taxes and (Continued on Page 2, Column I) TRUMAN" Weather Alcidc dc Gaspcri premier of Italy, visits Samuel Car- dinal Strilch in Chicago during a .tour of the Midwest. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) FORECASTS Winonii nnd vicinity: Mostly cloudy nnd somewhat warmer to- night. Saturday partly cloudy to becoming colder Saturday night. Low tonight 28. high Sat- urday 36. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy tonight nnd Saturday with occasional light snow north portion. Colder iiortn, portion Snturdny. Colder Saturday nlRht. Wisconsin: Mostly cloudy this af- ternoon, tonight nnd Saturday, with occasional very light snow extreme north portion this afternoon and tonight and occasional light snow north nnd romrnl portions Satur- dny. Somewhat warmer this after- noon nnd tonlsht. Rather mild Sat- urday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 37; minimum, 27; noon. precipitation, none; sun seta tonight at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota, Wisconsin Tempera- Lures will average near normal in Minnesota and Wisconsin, colder late Tuesday and Wednesday, pre- cipitation will ai-erage about one- tcntli inch, occurring as light snow northern sections Saturday and most of district late Monday and. Tuesday. ;