Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER fmlr and murh rnlrfrr Idtilfhli rluudr ued ool4 PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations U.S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 278 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 14, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Huge Camp McCoy Expansion Seen Clark Terms Lewis Action Insult to U. S. None Above Law, Supreme Court Told at Hearing Ocn- rral Tom C. contended In the Supreme court today thut John L. Lewis' course in Inxt fall's soft conl w.w "an Insult to tho United I'.wlf." AsklnK the high tribunal to up- hold ttic in contempt lines imposed on Lewis and the United Mine Workers. Clurlc argued The government sought only to maintain governmental functions u.hcn it turned to the courts for on orrtrr nKtitnst n coul strike. When Lewis disregarded that orrtrr, he said. It wus u "contempt" thiii was an "Insult" to the country Hnd that "compromises all law and invites mob ruio." Clark said, "government has ihc authority und the power to drffnd Itself nguln.it destruction from it has the duty to drfend the country from destruc- tion from without. None Above Law "When that Issue Is Involved no cmr is person or group l.i beyond the reach of the urm of the court.. No person Is above the this Is a country und government of laws." Baby Sitter Weds Uelores Loman Sehnfferi, 13, a sandwich for Husband Jamn, 20, who originally hired as her "baby titter." (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Clnrk Jrd o.l for the government In u ciixe expected to set fnr-rcnch- precedents In interpretations of Inu-s applying to organized labor. Oni- Is whether the Morris-La Ouardla act, which has been on thr statute books for many years, burr, the government from seeking injunction a union "One of the most striking things !n this citxc." Clark declared, "Is thr continued defiance of tho dc- fcndnnU (Lewis und the U.M.W.) toward ihc Inw. the courts, and the nchts of the pcoplo of the United Slater.." Aided By C.I.O. support from thn parent A K.L. Ix-wln' U.M.W. being bock- rU in Uii' Until by the usually honiUe C.I.O. Thus organized Jnbor Is pre- srntinn u front oT ulmost unprece- dented solidarity In attacking the government's use of on Injunction us n strike-breaking weapon. Thr unions insist the Norrls- La Guurdla act of 1032 outlawed such (ourt orders even when tho govern- ment l.i u party to the dispute as it In the sort coal shutdown. The historic legal scrap began when District Judge T. Alan Goldsborough (Continued on Pare 7. Column S.) LEWIS Herman Talmadge Seeks Governorsh ip of Georgia By Romney Wheeler Atlanta, Ga. Herman Talmadge, heir to the political power of his lato father, put his claim to the governorship of Georgia before the legislature today. A roll-call vote of the combined house and senate was expected to settle the bitter controversy over succession, which has torn Georgia since death of red-gallussed Eugene McCarthy 'Modified' Clo-ed Shop Labor Plan By Marvin L. Arrowsmlth Washington Senator Jos- eph McCarthy (R.-Wls.) proposed R "modified" closed shop bill today, saying that legislation offered by Senator Joseph Ball (R.-Mlnn.) Is "unneccs-iurily druMlc." McCarthy, a freshman senator, fund in n statement thut his bill would provide for continuance of closed and union shops but "with restrictions that will modify them :o prevent Hull has proposed outlawing labor contract.'; which make union mem- bership a condition of employment as in the closed nnd union shops. McCarthy's proposal, a.i he out- lined It, provides: "1. A modified closed shop Would mandatory after two-thirds of trie employes voted for It by secret bullot nt a supervised election. "1! The modified 'closed shop' would lie 'open' only to ihc extent that anyone who l.n refused mem- bership In ii labor union or who In rKjirllcd from membership In u un- would not be denied the right to work. Outlawing of the permit sys- ;'-in. whrrcby employes in u closed shop arc drilled union membership, .'orcrcl to pay u fee to work." 15 Hurt in Train Wreck At Perham Perlmm, Minn. The unction of the Northern rallrond'ii North Court Limited rammed the rear end of the flrit lection in Perham today durlnjr a blinding inow- Htorm. Injuring 15 to 20 at leant three The trains were weitbound. The accident happened one block of the itatlon. The flrxt KDctlon had (topped at 1'erham and pulling out when wax struck by the ond lection, which travel- ing The engine of the second plowed Into the ob- servation car about six feet. The observation ear and the ulraplnj; car ahead of It were derailed but remained uprlfht. Tbe front wheels of the (eoond xectlon locomotive were derail- ed. Some of the Injured were" helped out of the of the last car of the first Mo- tion. Three Injured penonn re- mained In the ear awaltlny arrival of The wreck occurred at p. m. Ferhara li 170 of Minneapolis, Byrd Expedition Ships Nearing Little America Aboard U.S.S. Mt. The central group of Byrd Antarctic expedition ships was winning its battle with huge Ico floes of the RO.IH sea today and driving steadily toward Little America, while talcs of tho heroism of the task force's rescued airmen spread from crew to crew. Six convalescents, aboard their seaplane tender Pine Island In the Weather FKDKKAL FORECASTS Winona sincl vicinity: Fair and, much colder tonight: low 12 to IS iitxivr. Partly cloudy and continued rnld Wcdur.srlny; high 2C. westerly winds nnrl fulling trmjwntliircr, Mils nftrr- nnriri. Snow flurries untl nome (IrifiirtK 11 nd blowing MIOW In north. CViltl w.ivf with low temperatures ioiuk'ht ranging from five to ten be- low north to near south. Wed- in-vlay pi'ftly cloudy imd continued olfl DlnilMl.'.hliiK wind. ClrurliiK and much 11.MIT tfiiiiKht, with cold wave north. grotulatlons from the task fore commander, Rear Admiral Rlchar M. Cruzcn. Tho Pine Island's chaplain, Lieu tenant J. Lecompte, Jollct, 111., tok their story in full detail for th flr.it time. The chaplain pieced together hi report: At first they were so dazed by thi aerial explosion, crash and fire thn they were unable to do anything they slept, or sat dumbly. By mld- nftcrnoon of the second day, how- ever, Aviation Radioman James flobblns. San Diego, Calif., began to hunt for food. That Year's they celebrated with their first hot meal, .spinach soup heated over a Talmadge 23 days ago. Herman Talmadge has argued he is entitled to legislative election to his father's term by virtue of an estimated 700 write-in votes cast by Talmadge faithful as "Insurance1 In case his father died. Lieutenant Governor-Elect M. E. Thompson, doctor of philosophy and former educator, has contended the constitution never contemplated such alternative if a governor-elect died, and insists he should become acting governor pending the next general election In IMS. He would have succeeded automatically, had Taunadge lived to be inaugurated. A Joint committee of five, two senators and three representatives, was summoned to canvas returns for tho 1046 general election. It must report the number of votes cast for Eugene Talmadge, as un- Senators Ask CAB About Air Crashes Charge Public Faith in Flying Services Hurt By John B. Owen Washington The Senate commerce committee called in the !lvll Aeronautics board today to discuss "the whole air pictures" in .he light of recent crashes which some Congress members say have haken public faith in commercial lying. Senator Brewster com- mittee member, told reporters, -'We mve got to see if we can find out what the difficulty is." "The situation is destroying public onfldence. There won't be any- ody flying If this keeps Brew- ter said. He predicted a government air afety board separate from the CAB may be proposed, and another ommltteeman, Senator Capehart declared that such a move may be a necessity." This would remove crash investi- gation from the OAB, which also makes the rules for flying. Action Asked In House In the House, Representative Rivers (D.-S. said the Amer lean people "are horrified and scared to death. It there is some' thing wrong with the whole goned set up, then something should be W. O, McQrath, general manager of Trans-World Airline's eastern division, said in New York "There can be no question that the recen unfortunate series of aviation mis- haps has contributed to the presen air travel situation." He blamed it mainly, however, on a "temporary London Dock Workers Vote To Join Striking Truckers opposed Democratic nominee for governor, and also the write-in votes for others. Although county returns remain sealed until opened by the legisla- ture, it is known that the write-in candidates Include Herman Tal- madge, James V. Carmlchacl, Tal- madge's principal opponent in the uly primary, and D, Talmadge Bowers, Elberton Republican. Car- michael has said he would not be a andldnte for election by the legis- ature. lull in business activity." Commercial airline payloads aver- aged about 75 per cent last year, bul have run much lower in the pasl three months. American Airlines has just furloughed 160 pilots and reduced its scheduled mileage by 14.8 per cent. On the other hand, the airline safety figures from 1939 through 1B46, laid before the Senate yester- day by Senator McCarran showed last year's was the best record .in that period. The statistics, furnished by the Commerce department, showed that in 1B46 domestic lines operating on regular schedules suffered only 1.24 passenger fatalities per passenger miles, compared with 2.14 iVar-Damaged Nations Ask 7ood Relief By Max Harrelxon Lake Success, N. T. Twelve countries were rcport- d today to have Informed the hltcd Nations that they will need :ose to in emergency ood relief during 1847. Requests from the needy coun- were laid before a committee U, N. experts in a series of henr- igs last week but have not been jbllshed. Under a plan approved t the last session of the general ssembly, the requests will be for- ardcd to individual members of ho United Nations for voluntary In 1945. System Criticized The number of passenger deaths, however, dropped only one from the 76 killed in 1946 while mileage jumped from to in 1946. Also, 22 crew per- sonnel were killed last year against 12 In 1946. Brewster said recent accidents "make very pertinent" the question of establishing a separate safety, board. Both he and Capehart In separate Interviews criticized the system whereby the CAB makes rules and also investigates crashes. Brewster said the Commerce com- mittee also will look into finances and overseas operations of TJ. a. airlines. "Quite a number of companies are in quite serious financial dif- ficulty and falling apart at the the senator added. Citizens Liked Voungdahl Talk 2 A.F.L. Unions Frown on Wave Of Pay Suits By The Associated Press Two A.F.L. unions have frowned on the portal to portal pay suits which have flooded the country'8 federal courts asking claims of more than John P. Prey, president of the A.F.L, metal trades department termed the suits as a breach of faith on the part of unions, while officials of the A.P.L. Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butchers Work- men International union announc- ed that they would not file any por- :al pay suits. In a letter to the ocal unions the officials urged no mch actions be filed because "neith- T side could anticipate these issues when collective bargaining agree- ments were consummated in good atth." Meanwhile, the suits received at- ention in Congress, with all bills elating to portal pay in the Sen- te being assigned to the judiciary i committee headed by Senator Alex- ander Wiley Yesterday's suits asked for claims of boosting the grand unofficial total to British unload meat from a track at a London depot as the city's unofficial truck strike Its second week. The British Labor government used troops and sailors to move strike-bound food to hungry Londoners. The move touched off a wave of sympathy strikers. (A.F. Wlrcpboto via radio from London.) By Tom Williams mass mccUns of London dock workers voted today to join some union laborers in a walkout protesting the use of troops to move food supplies held up by a nine-day strike of London truck drivers. The decision, which may affect all of London's organized dock workers, was reached at a 40-mlnutc 5 Committees Eliminated in noon hour meeting attended by be- tween and men who Ig- nored appeals of union leaders to remain at work. After the strike vote, two officials of the powerful Transport'and Gen- eral Workers union, headed by Er- nest Bevin before he became lor- elgii secretary, mounted an air raid shelter to speak, but their advice to return to work was shouted down. The truck drivers walked out last Monday in protest against a gov> ernmcnt board award which did not (Continued on Page 10, Column 2.) LONnO.V STRIKE Willie Francis Hopes to Prove hie's Brave Man State House St. Paul A streamlined house organization of 30 commit- tees, representing a net reduction of five units, was announced today by Speaker Lawrence Uall along with individual assignments. Eliminated were the following committees: Cities of the first bined with municipal affairs. general legislation. Permanent Peacetime Post Likely New Highway to La Crosse Suggested Camp McCoy. giant, permanent peacetime military post, larger than any that existed in the United States prior to 1939, loomed here today a meeting of state and regional civilian groups with War department's officials at Camp McCoy Monday. The camp would be the first per- nancnt military post cantonment stabllshcd In Wisconsin. Colonel Newton G. Bush, post oir.m.indcr, outlined as much of >Var department's plans "as we are t liberty to disclose" to members f the state planning committee or the highway department and rep- resentatives of Western Wisconsin cities and counties. Kxpansinn Plannrd Tile proposed strength of the Mc- Coy Insinuation was not revealed but Colonel Bush said: "The War department expects it to be very targe." During the war, McCoy facilities accommodated an infantry division and attached troops, plus a station complement with all its facilities. The permanent post appeared likely to exceed that size. Its development along lines to be recommended to the War depart- ment by a military planning board will correspond to the creation of a new city in this area. Colonel Bush declared. "I can tell you that the War de- partment has definitely designated Camp McCoy for permanent post- war retention." Its size, he said, will depend on. several things. One Is the con- gressional appropriation to be allow- ed for it. Another is whether United States adopts a universal military training program. Whatever construction there assigned to assigned to agriculture, general legislation and tax committees. St. Paul Mall reaction to ction. Some countries. Including the ranging fromjnre of salvaged gasoline. northwest to nvr to 15 Gradually, more and more food south, partly cloudy and'and survival gear were recovered roldcr. Diminishing westerly winds LOCAL Official observations for tho 24 hours endliiK lit 12 in. toduy: Maximum, -M; minimum, 20; precipitation, .12 of an of rain; .11111 wts tonight at lil: Mm rl.'it-.i tomorrow m. FOKKCASTH Tempcrn- !me iiviTHKf will rungr from near fiurriMl in extreme we.st to five do- Kn-es iitxivt- noniiul In Wl.icom-.ln, Thurstiuy becoming colder and Saturday, precipitation MI.'! one-hiilf Inch north nnd one inch .south portion, north and ruin south portion snow Friday or Saturday. from the scattered pieces of wreck- age. Captain Henry H. Caldwcll, skipper of the Pine Island, devised game.i far them to the deadly monotony of the Icy sol- itude, On the seventh day they gained enough strength to dig graves for their three dead comrades, and said a burial service. Hour after hour, the men listened for the sound of a rescue plane yet, when It finally came on the 13th day, It was fading In the distance before they "could scramble outside to signal. Captain Caldwcll battled stub- jornly against their new-felt hope- lessness; the plane would return, he assured them. And It did. nlted States, have indicated they e prepared to continue Individual- tho relief Job which will be left by the expiration of UNRRA. Truck Plows Through House At B. R. Falls Black River A skidding truck plowed into a two-story residence here early today and burst Into flames, setting flre to the house and causing its complete destruc- tion. The truck driver, identified by County Traffic Officer Paul Cooper as Joseph Oumlna, Mil- waukee, suffered a scratch on the head and an unidentified passenger was unhurt. The truck passed within two feet of beds in which Mr. and Mrs. John Qllbertson and their sons, Helmer and Julius, were sleeping but all four escaped Injury. Cooper said the truck passed almost completely through the house, its progress being stopped when it bumped into a truck owned by the Ollbertson broth- ers which was parked at the rear of tho dwelling. Qumlna's truck was a total loss. Tho traffic officer said au- mina stated that he swerved his truck to avoid another vehicle which emerged from a filling station and that his machine skidded off the road. Governor Luther Youngdahl's In- augural address has been "tremen- members of his office staff said today. "We have received literally bush- els of mall from all parts of the state commenting on the governor's said one. "Even today, nearly a week after he delivered his message, a large proportion of the mall still is devoted to discussion of the inaugural." While no actual count has been made, he said "only a handful" commented and these on only certain sections. The rest were highly commendatory. Freighter Aground at Mouth of Shannon River Carrlgaholt, Eire Rescue vessels stood by today waiting for high tide before attempting to re- float the 4.700-ton Panamanian freighter Orcanos. which went aground in a heavy sea last night off the mouth of the River Shan- non. The 28-man crew of the vessel was rescued by coast guardsmen. WHAT TAX FORM SHOULD I FILE? How can I SAVE on taxes without landing in Jail? In- come tax time Is just around the corner. Turn to Page 8 for The Republican-Herald's new column, "INCOME TAX to see how a little work on figures will save one reader In taxes. Truman Will Call In Republicans For Consultations Tru- man has decided to call Republican congressional leaders In for fre- quent consultations, Representative Sam Rayburn (D.-Texas) said to- day after a White House call. Rayburn, former speaker and now leader of the Democratic minority in the House, said no date has been set for the flrst bipartisan confer- ence. What the President has In min Rayburn told White House report ers, Is Joint consultations with Re publican and Democratic part lenders in Congress. These conferences, Rayburn said will not be the regular Monda morning get-togethers the Presi dent hod with Democratic leader last year when his party controlle both houses. Mr. Truman will call the leader to the White House to discus, measures where there is prospect o cooperation. Similarly, the Caplto hill spokesmen would be In a posi tion to initiate consultations by no tifylng Mr. Truman of matters they wish to take up with him. The consultations would be in line with the President's expressed desire to cooperate with the Repub- lican majority. They would Involve the calling ol Senator Arthur Vandenbcrg of Michigan, the president pro-tcm- porc of tho Senate, and Senate Ma- jority Leader White of Maine Speaker Martin of Massachusetts Republican Majority Leader Hal- leck of Indiana, Rayburn, repre- senting House Democrats, and Sen- ator Barklcy of Kentucky, the Sen- ate minority leader. Rayburn said he discussed the setup generally with the President today, but that his call primarily was for discussion of a "personal matter." He said the "quarterback" confer- ences the President has In mind, which already have been discussed with Republican leaders, would be periodic rather than weekly. Warehouse Burns at Sheboygan Sheboygan, Wis. A two- story brick warehouse owned by the Sheboygan Iron Metal Company was destroyed by fire Sunday, with loss estimated at by Fire Chief Adrian Jawort of the town of Sheboygan. Public with game nnd fish under a conservation committee. Veterans with military affairs committee. transfer- red to motor vehicles committees. Hall reactivated the university committee, which was abolished at the last session, thus leaving a net reduction of five committees. The senate received two minor bills during its six-minute Monday night session. Senator Gerald T. Mullln was named chairman of the Hennepln county delegation andi _ Senator Daniel S Feldt. vice-chair- southern point. might be. It was clear it would run nto millions of no Igure was mentioned. Plans are [being laid for the .construction of new type permanent buildings and the rehabilitation of temporary Structures into permanent units. The possibility of a new highway from Camp McCoy to La Crosse, via Sparta, nnd paralleling the present hlcOm'iiv Ifi tt'n.t highway 1G was discussed. A plan is being set to survey re- gional recreation facilities in an area within a 50-mile radius of Mc- Coy to determine where and whether additional work is needed. This area covers Western Wisconsin. Southeastern Minnesota and north- eastern Iowa. Its northernmost cities arc Eau Claire and Marsh- Willie Francis, 18, Is shown In cell at New Iberia, La., with Jailer Clcmlre Norrls. (A.P; Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) New Iberia, La. Lanky Willie Francis Is rubbing elbows with death today but he's "right interested tn find out If I can die like the man I thought I Francis, who once cheated tho electric chair when a me- chanical malfunction allowed him to walk away from it alive, was singularly cool when lie learned that the United States Supreme court had ruled him subject to another trip to tho chair. "I always sort of wondered if I was a brave the tall, cocoa-colored Negro said in an Interview here today. "Now I guess maybe I'm gon- na find out. And I'm gonna find out the hard way, boss, so there won't be no doubt in my mind when I leave. A lot of men never find out. A lot of men die still wondering if they was the men they thought they was." Told by his attorney, Bert- rand S. DC Blanc, thut a motion will be filed for another Su- preme court hearing, Francis said simply: It's the same thing. The same old thing. A man's got to die some time and I reckon my time has plumb done come." man, as that group met after ad- journment of the main body. State Resources Commission Asks 2-Cent Sales Tax St. members of the Minnesota Kesourccs commission, with the exception of George W. Lawson of St. Paul, have signed a report recommending that the state legislature pass a two per cent re- tail sales tax law. The Associated Press learned today. It was also learned from reliable sources that the entire commission have voted to resign and James Ford Bell of Minneapolis, chair- man, has tendered the resignations to Governor Luther W. Voungdahl, The commission named a subcom- mittee to make a study of the tax structure in Minnesota nnd make recommendations. The subgroup unanimously advocated abolition of the personal property tax and pas- sage of a law calling for a two- cent retail sales tax. When the entire commission con- Rlchland Center. Isldered the report, Lawson dissent- ed. All signed the report with the exception of Lawson. MacPhail Buys Third Interest in Grid Yanks New York Larry MacPhail. president of the New York baseball Yankees, today made formal an- nouncement of his purchase of one- third Interest In the New York foot- jball Yankees. proviouJy entirely own- ing would entertain a suggestion to ,ed by Dan Topping. route the highway parallel to the and eastern point. Friendship. A housing project, which will ba a large village In Itself, is planned. The employment of large numbers of civilians for regular post Jobs apart from construction was dis- cussed. "We cannot give a Colonel Bush said, but he added there will be additional information within 30 days. Acres Colonel Bush described the post as a ground force installation "com- prising some acres of land on which there has been developed a large physical plant devoted to the training of soldier personnel con- sisting of some buildings to- taling over square feet of floor space which are served with. all the utilities common to most modern cities with (he exception of domestic Kas." "In approaching this preparation of plans for the future development of Camp Colonel Bush con- tinued, "we confronted with an aspect that definitely pertains to our neighbors on all sides that Is, the regional phase of our planning. A military installation is physically. socially, and to a degree adminis- tratively an integral part of the region in which it is located and upon which it depends for many services and facilities." The various representatives were asked to consider seriously the part their communities can contribute from a standpoint of the improve- ments of Ihc post nnd tho entire surrounding urea. Within the next SO days, through meetings to Be held with the planning board nt tht post, recommendations affecting a proposed through highway to La Crosse, eliminating the necessity of dividing tho post as presently ex- ists, nrc expected. Suggestions amplified at the meet- One third of the grid team also was purchased by Del Webb, also a third owner in the baseball club. "We think that major league pro- fessional football has come to the Yankac stadium to MacPhail said at a press conference, "and I look for another major league base- North Western and Milwaukee rail- road tracks. Further inquires indi- cated suggestions for improved ac- cess roads on the northeast and west boundaries; elimination of grada crossings, modern utilities equip- ment.; serviced with natural supply, and providing adequate ball club to buy into professional school facilities available to chll- teams in the near future." Ten Injured in New York Fire dren of military personnel stationed at or residing on the post. I New York Ten persons 'were Injured, two seriously, when! 400-Pound Cake of Ice Kills Man Grand Porks, N. D. a three-alarm fire swept through Stcinbunk, packer at the Grand the top two floors of a five-story Forks ice and fuel barns, was kill- apartment bulldinK in the Bronx ;cd Monday when a 400-pound cake early today, driving 250 ice fell from an elevator and to the street. [crushed him.