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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 14, 1948, Winona, Minnesota EATHER ooM warmer. FM IS COMING Be irore your new rmdio can receive It. Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 278 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 14. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES MATTER OF FACT G. Q P. Unity on Aid Asked JoMiph and Htrwurt A In op With tho blfwi nnd encouragement of Senator Ro- bert A. Tnft the more rxtremi among thn Semite Re publicans have now banded togethe In sort of bloc or JuiHu. Slgnl tlrnntly, the Immpdliiln purponn o: tlirlr quiet, unan- nounced meeting and c n ii r u it 1 n g during the punt dny.i Ji emphatic- ally not to find thr bm way of defeating thr Eur- opean recovery program. Thr ob- ject M. rather, to find n compromise which will per- mit them to vote with Hemitor Arthur II. Vimdenberc, and thus maintain party unity in thin elec- tion year. They hnve. In acknowledged Ui themselves, both isolatlonlxm'H Thr political danger to tho Republicans, noted In into space nomo days ago, and the strategic strength of Sena- tor Vanrtenbcrg'K position, herein suggested lust week. Personally thew men are Just us MI they ever were. Hut politically they hiive become uwarn that they Are Impaled upon n hook, that the hook has very deep Imrlis. and that netting off the hook will Improve., the Republican chances next No- vember. The new movement obviously rrmy transform Itself, In case ngree- ment cannot bo reached, Into a disciplined junta of hluer-rtideni. who will slop lit nothing to tear the out of K.R.P.. many of thn Truman Sees Peril of Depression Pauley Blasts Stassen But Will Resign Says He Planned to Quit Long: Before Probe Washington Edwin W Pauley today prepared to resign 'rom government service with fi ho idvnnco denial that hu was out by Harold E. Stasscn's public needling of his record as a grain [peculator. Tho California oil man, former Democratic national rcasurer and a close committee friend of Truman, announced that o quitting as assistant to Sce- ctary of tho Army Royall "gome Ime this month." In a memorandum to tho press liitrlbutcd by tho nrmy Tuesday Ifiht Pauloy declared this in in ccorclauco with plans he made riown noon after taking the Job last September 3. Thus Stassen, he imld, cannot "claim credit for bringing about my resignation." Tho statement camo two days nftiir Stamen, a cancllclaUi for t: Hiipubllcan presidential nomln tlon. culled on Mr, Truman to an Six Persons Die in Billings Fire A Trainman Was Killed and two were injured when a freight train plowed into a mixed train Tuesday night at Waldon, 45 miles northwest of Fargo on the Groat Northern railroad. (A.p. Wire- photo to Tho Kopubllcan-Henild.) Billings, Mont. Six persons, four men and two -women, died early this morning -when fire damaged a one-room tar- paper-covered shack in the southeastern section of the city. Among the dead -was Harold Love, who had re- sided in the structure. Fire Chief Lucian B. Smith, who identified Love, reported none of the bodies badly burn- ed and surmised that death may have been caused by suffocation rather than burns. Two bodies were found on the floor near the only door of the structure, one was on a bed, one under the bed, one seated at a table littered with bottles, nnd one under the table. would privately be pleased this question: to do precisely this, so that tho risk; "Docs a man who has admitte under Investigation that he mac approximately R million clolla to bo exact) In pornoni profit, by speculating Klnce tho wa In increased prices of food an commodltlcH, belong in the posltio of nsslntant to tho secretary of th army for procurement and trial Pnuloy mild he told ft Washing ton newspaper last September that ho planned to stay 'in th army department "for only 'thre or four months' arid "I said ver; much the name thing in a publi statement December 15. Thn December 15 statement wa Lwucd after a Senate appropria Joan subcommittee necking ovldenc that government --hav mndn money In commodities callci Pauley as a witness, Piuiley said then ho nuvor use'nr the first time In lil.s political rureer, he has lately taken a little time to study tho Inwardness of the world problem, dl.icus.slng It at some letiKth with such men as Sec- retary of Defense James Forrcstal, According to those close to him, ho has been a little shaken by thc result of his Inquiries, accepting a last thn Impossibility of total Am- erican isolation. Seek Unity of Action Thus he sees the nefr.islty of the Ultimate passage, of n Kuropoan recovery program In some workable form, without regard to politics. Tho political expediency of Tafl's now move llrs, rather, In his effort to wcuro the company of all thc other hrnatorial Isolationists. lie wants to avoid a solitary remmcliitlrm of his former position. If all tho Isola- tionists art together. It will tend to obscure nny inconM.'itency with Taft's previous statements of policy, Is will also louve no reasonable Guerrilla Attack Reported in Greece Athens Press dispatches aid today a large guerrilla force ad attacked Arakhova on Mt. arnasstls only 20 miles where 10 army started a mopping up Tuesday with an t Erattnl on Corinth, Homes for Displaced Persons Sought in Minnesota and Wisconsin St. Paul A conference of governors from more than a dozen Midwest states to discus., plans to open America's doors to displaced persons of Europe will be called by Governor Luther W. Youngdahl upon Ills return from Sweden, It was learned today. Tentative plans Jn tho states made in surveys und conferences held with church lead' oi's and others, call the resettlement of. displaced persons eixch Jn Minnesota and Wlscon Leader of Arabs Plans to Open Frontal War Damascus. Syria. Defense Minister Ahmed Sharabatl says a -rained Arab "people's army" -will aunch a direct frontal attack next month to sweep Zionism from Pal- estine. Some Arab sources here be- icvo February 15 may be D-day. Sharabiitl nald In an interview Tuesday night the attack will be made "with men and arms in an lonorablc war to preserve the rights if our Arab brothers." He said full calo training and arming nrc In rogross, and declared there will o "no bombing in trw dark." Military .observers denied a "pco- IO'N army" already is In the Pales- ne fight, and mild the recent In- n.slon of Palestine from Syria was Fadl tribal sortie led by Prince aur Falir, Bey Al Kaukjl, chief of thc olunteer fight against Zionism, de- sln. Other states and estimates o those who could be absorbed into industries, particularly agriculture and skilled trades, are: North anc South Dakota, each; Nebras- ka and Iowa, each. Tentative plans call for holding the conference in St. Paul some- time in February, with governors from the states In which "com- missions on resettlement of dis- placed persons" have been estab- lished, expected to play the leading roles in influencing the other chief executives to Join and support the movement; Five Midwest states already have commissions delving Into tho task of determining how many displac- ed persons can be absorbed in their states without displacing any present workers. They are Min- nesota, Nebraska, North Dakota. South Dakota and Iowa. In Wisconsin, Kansas and Colo- ndo, prominent clergymen and Six Minnesota Towns Face Oil Shortages By The Associated Press 'Six Minnesota communities, short of fuel oil In the midst of this year's most severe cold wave, today were warned by James W. 'Clark, state 'uel conservator, to convert to other 'orms of heating or face added throats of cold as the winter pro- fre.sse.s, Clark declared, "It is impossible 'or use or the petroleum industry ;o fill the present demand for fuel His statement camo as six more omnitmlr.loti reported Tuesday night hat oil supplies were either short Ivlc leaders arc to meet with shrinking fast. They were: Inter- governors thl.H week after national Palls, whence three similar Krug Wants Fuel Oil, Coal Price Freeze Gasoline Control Also Sought by Secretary Washington Secretary of [nterlor Julius A, Krug snid today ,hat if Congress grants stand-by control power he Immediately will order a 60-day "freeze" of retail! and wholesale prices for coal, fuel oil, gasoline and all other petroleum j products. Krug also told the Senate bank-! ng committee that if the adminls-l ration is given allocation and ra- loning authority, he believes It will be necessary to allocate and possibly" ration fuel oil and gaso- ine. Generally speaking, allocation thc dividing up of scarce commod! tics among thc suppliers. Ratlonln is dividing them among consumers. RjtUonlnr Krug testified in support of hold in-reserve power to restore ration Ing and wngc-prlcfi controls on limited b.asl.-i as Congress receiver President Truman's annual mcwmg on the nation's economy. Enrtlcr Secretary of Labor Lewi, 13. Schwellenbach told the commit tee that "If we are successful In checking the upward trend of price: and rents and In lowering thc cosi of foods, we shall have a basis for calling on labor voluntarily to limit demands for further wage Increases least we a." a nation try to achieve a basis of stability." Schwellenbach said this objective could not bo achieved without sel- ective price control. And he added ,hat even If labor did make a volun- .ary agreement to curtail wage de- mands, the administration still should have legal power to control pay increases. Schwellenbach ran Into stiff op- position on price control from Re- JUbllcon Senators Capchart Cain (Wash.) and Buck Capchart Protests Capehart protested the most Army Engineers O. K. Harbors at Prairie du Chien St. Louis, com- mercial harbor and it email boat harbor have been recommended for construction at Prnlrle dn Chlcn, by the Upper valley division of the M-my corps ot Tho commercial harbor would be 400 feet wide and approxi- mately feet long, adjacent to and just west of the north end of Challifaus Island, Esti- mated cost li J12C.100. The small-boat harbor would be In thr Jowcr end of Pljf's Eye NlouKh, GOO feet lone and from 200 to 350 feet wide, and cost- ing approximately ,ared: states Indicated their Interest In establishing resettlement commis- sions. In Minnesota and Iowa, the sur- 'Ifrorously and complained nt length when Schwellonbnch imtd he could lot foretell which commodities light be placed under price ceilings t Congress granted the authority. Federal Court Acquits Petrillo Of Violating Act James iPetrillo Chicago James C. Petrillo >day was acquitted on a charge of lolating the Lea act which Con- gress passed to curb his broad union owers. Federal Judge Walter J. Buy, his, written opinion of eight nges, snld "there is evidence whatever In thc record to ithow that ic defendant hnd knowledge of or "You confuse me, you confuse the .fts informed of the lack of need atlon and you confuse this Con- of additional employes prior to the rcss when you talk about selective Of this case." Tile government alleged In Its rice control and ycf. can't nmne a nglc commodity to be 'apchart declared. Schwellenbach said it would be jvoys to determine resettlement pos- "In one month you can witness 'sibllltles are nearlng completion hnd a 24-hour supply of reports had originated earlier in the 'necessary to confer first with in winter; Sleepy Eye, Rogers, and agriculture reprcsenta kcHt, Oxboro and Richfield, tho lat-'tlvcs to determine which commodl ter two just outside of Minneapolis. Informed that International Palls oil 3.000 o Ionian from Palestine with supe or military forces." According to foreign observers, 400 men are in barracks designed and some Syrian olunteers already have registered. Brians say armed tribesmen re available. Sharabatl said the Syrian volun-! urs under former Pr me Minis- Luthcr W" sent cjuostionnalrcs for to Mlnnesotans to dctcrmln the wishes of the public. Youngdahl Another Youngdahl Uppsala, Sweden Ooverno r Talm I L1U1U of Iran who 01 VinO of Minno 'curing Uppland produce' b. major general in the Iraq army ould be fully armed and tralnei or extended military action." Fires Hit Rock County Villages in Two States Hero's ono for Rlploy: Two fires were reported In Rock county today, but one was In Rock county, Minnesota nnd another in Jlock county, Wisconsin. Both occurred in small villages, PIllls In Minnesota and Lima Center in Wisconsin and damage estimates grounds for complaint by Colonel Kobrrt It. McConnlck and other of hl.i kidney. Like every other pf'lHlrjil Irnrlrr, wise nnd un- wise, Senator Taft has a hankering hai'p his nikr iitirt cut It too, In his raw this hankering Inevitably tnkrs the form of a liiinkrrliiff both to hnve hi.-. Illlnoi.'i tlelrgi-tcs anrl to Kft off Isolntlonl.M hook. Tile honk has become consldeniWv morn painful uliM'f (he irredt tr.s't (if Presumably the members of load- ers of this new movement to which Tart has given the Initial Impetus win shortly meet with Senator Vnn- drnberK. They want compromise on two main points, the method of K.R.P. administration, and tho ap- propriation Initially authorised, which they would like to hold to By referring tho problem of nd- mlnlstrtiMon to the Brooklngw Insti- tution, Vandenberg hus already prc- In both were Hills, of unccr Lain origin raxed a half-block of business buildings In this Rock county village early today as fire departments from three towns fought vainly In clght-bclow weather. Less to six buildings destroyed In .ho blnxo, which wa.s discovered at 2 a. m., wa.s estimated at about and four families including 23 persons aro homeless. from n baby, loss than a year old, probably suvnd tho ten- ants on the .second floor of the building.1, from Injuries as the fa- ther, Jon Ka.ika. wns awakened to find the family's living quartern filled with smoke. He ran to the fire station to give, the alarm to willed tint Hills volunteer flro de- partment responded In 10 minutes, flro fighters from Iowa, nnd Lima Center, early today leveled a lumber yard, gen- eral store and postolflce, and a feed mill, nearly wiping out the busi- ness district of this Rock county vil- lage, Fire Chief Ben Kractlln a: White- water, after talking to the owners, said the loss might exceed Kractlln said the flre started in the warehouse of the Ed Melsner lumber yard and spread to ad- joining buildings on both Earl and Son general .store and pnHloUlKc, mid the Daclmun feed mill. All of the business prop- erty was destroyed, as well a.s the postoiricc equipment. Reese, his wife and children, who automobile, came ac a man bearing the same last name, wl> engaged him In a test of agility. He met General Axel YounKdah of the Swedish air force at an al: force training station Tuesday. The governor, 51, did some 3C sltups in the officers' mess. In slt- up.s, the athlete lies on his back with his ankles pinned down, nits up and then lies flat again, re the action at will. Tho general, 50, crossed the floor n leaps from a squatting position The governor's wife, Irene, noted that the two men bore a striking physical resemblance to each other incl that the fathers of both were jorii in the same Swedish province. She said she felt "quite sure" they must be related. "This she remark- ed, "seems to be Just another sign of kinship." Weather FEDERAL FOUF.CASTS Wlnonii and vicinity Generally air and continued cold tonight, ising temperature by early morning. Lowest during tile night zero. Thurs- uy, increasing cloudiness and figures area was consuming twice as much oil as last year. He said numerous logging camps hnd converted to fuel oil when supplies of wood were rcudlly available. "Neither International Falls nor any other community can expect to receive fuel oil at the rate that commodity has been consumed so' far this winter." Clark declared. "In 75 instances of shortages reported so far, investigators have found that fuel oil consumption in those com- munities had jumped at least 49 per cent above the demand year." Mayor Donhodgon, chairman of ;he International Falls fuel Emer- gency cqmmlttce, said dealers' bulk ;anks there Tuesday night held less than a day'.s supply with no normal allotments in sight. He advised oil isers to prepare to convert to other leatlng when present supplies arc exhausted. tics arc scarce and should be con 'trolled. "Maybe I don't understand thJ Capehart said. "I'm afraid you Schwel lenbach retorted. Senators Ask Stations' Pledge of Assets in U. S. today mphaslzed demands that the 1C atlcns to receive aid under the An (llr force of 70 groups in- Group Advocates Huge Budget For Air Force Tru man's air policy commission sale today the government should adc billions of dollars to air power spending estimotcs to create a force "capable of dealing with a possible atomic attack on this country" bj January 1, 1953. A report by the five-man board declared the air force presently planned would be "Inadequate" even for the intervening five years. It would be "hopelessly tho report said, for the later period when it should be assumed that 'other nations will have atomic weapons In quantity and the equip- ment to deliver thorn in a sustained attack on the united States maln- and." The commission said plnns should be expanded all along the line to coll for: criminal case that Petrillo, head of thc A.F.L. American Perforation of Musicians, had violated the law by calling a strike to coerce Station WAAF. Chicago, to hire extra help, Tho Judge added: "Nothing contained In the and telegrams between the de- fendant and the representatives of the station disclosed to the de- fendant the lack of need for addi- tional employes as reason for re- jecting the defendant's demands." Petrillo, stern-faced, was present as the verdict was read. Anti-Inflation Powers Asked By President Annual Economic Report Given to Congress Tru- man declared today that American prosperity is riding a "wave or in- flation" toward tho peril of a "seri- ous" business slump. Keying his second annual eco- nomic report to a renewed plea, far legislative power to cope soar- ing prices, the chief executive told the Republican-controlled Congress: "The American people are keenly aware that Inflation is the dominant problem in our affairs." Demands Powers Mr. Truman used urgent words in demanding once again the full ten-piece kit of anti-Inflation tools which the lawmakers refused him during last fall's special session. He asserted that standby price, and rationing; authority are "need- ed, needed bnflly, and needed promptly." In addition to congressional ac- tion, the President called upon busi- ness to cut prices wherever possible, "foregoing a quick and dangerous excess profit In favor of long-run stability." And lie urged labor to "mod- crate" In its third-round wage de- mands. Nor did he yield any ground on taxes. He insisted that the treasury surplus now In sight for next June must be used to lower the national debt, not cut tax rates as the Republicans are determined to do. And Mr. Truman repeated his proposal for a a person of living" Income tax cut to be mads up by higher taxes on corporations. After reciting record-breaking gains during 1947 In nearly every phase of economic activity, the chief executive forecast "another year of splendid achievement." Alarm But he took alarm us well us In the advances. wo as a nation show an ability to -Jmposo restraints upon ourselves and to utilize the machin- ery of our representative govern- ment to dcvlso well-considered measures, we stand to great danger that runaway prices, over-extended credit and unbalanced developments will lead to an economic recession. "We Cannot be sure that such n recession would not be scvero ana "When Mr. Lobbying Probe Ordered in Washington Attorney Gen- eral Tom C. Clark today ordered a "cdcral grand Jury investigation of obbying In the District of Colum- bia. The attorney general gave his spe- cial assistant, Irving R. Kaufman, >owcrs of a district attorney and lUthorizcd him to go before the v.ind Jury. Kaufman has been making an nqulry into compliance with the obbying registration act or 1946. Thnt law requires that persons ttcmpting to influence legislation must register with Congress nnd Ic a statement showing who is aying them. anncr, occasional light snow by veiling; highest 22. Minnesota: Light snow and not so cold tonight anrl Thursday fore- noon becoming very cold again Thursday afternoon nnd night. lad living quarters In the store: wiscoasln: Cloudy and not so cold lied into sub-zero temper- wiui light .snow tonight and Thurs- ntures. Aside from residential tjiiverne, Minn., arrived some timojtho only buildings left standing in later. this community of 150 persons, were parrd the raw material of com- lived at tho rear, with upstairs Business places destroyed In the the town hall, telephone office and fire, which was visible for n distance, two welding shops. of moro than 10 miles arc: Henry's Oroccry Store and warehouse, over which Mr. and Mr.s. C. J. Lutjcns and four children live; Bert Berg- horst farm custom work headquart- ers, tenanted by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kanka and four children; O. 8, Ing- viilnun, a Jewelry store In which he promise on the first point. He can nnt give way very fur on the second without rendering KJt.I'. Ineffectual. It Is quite impossible to predict whether somo formula will bii found to get over this difficulty. Lliit tho great point for the present Is that even the bitter-enders have at a little of their native Old Guard appetite than surrender. for death rather ciuartcr.i occupied by Mr. and Mrs 1-lo.rnarcl Sovat.son and three chil- dren; Ruud'H grocery store In which Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Ruucl and throe children lived. Contents In tho stores were almost total Con.slclorable damage also was dont to bullcllng.ii itcrosH tho ntrcet by tho Intensity of tho flro which broke numerous windows. So You Are -Jimmy- So You Are LIIM "I'm ilnlnK all I can (o produce more Demo- declared .Tames Koosc-, California Democratic 111 It lei' chairman, eiirnimtly pleading Tuesday night for party Hiipport. It drew a laupli from the audience. Hnnsevelt's fifth child daughter named Annii. Eluanor for tits mother was born lusl Saturday. (clay. Clearing and very cold cgaln Thursday nlprht. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations tor the 2 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 11; minimum, noon, 1; precipitation, none; nun NCto tonight at rl.'ius to- morrow at N TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec 23 1 .01 3-1 10 2) 0 0 Frills. -5 33 Chicago Denver Dim Molne.s Duluth 0 Inturnatlonnl Frills. Kanfin.s City 33 9 H Angeles fll! 58 Miami 7'l Mpta.-St. Paul fi- New Orleans 53 HI Scuttle 45 Phoenix 75 Edmonton 2.1 10 Rcglim 2 -20 Thc Pas .20 Marshall plan pledge their hoards f "gold and dollars" abroad and iclr Investments in this country o help cover costs of thc European recovery program. The proposals by members of the foreign relations committee were made to Secretary of Treasury John W. Snyder who estimated Euro- peans have in assets In the United States, consisting' largely of .stocks, bonds nnd other Investments. In his prepared testimony before thc committee, Snyder "It would be folly" to European nations to make such pledges. stead of thc 55 groups now blue- printed. 2. Doubling the present total first line combnt aircraft the end of 1949. 3. A Increase to bring 13-Year-Old Flies Without Lessons Troy, Ohio A runaway l flight In a "borrowed" private plane '.ended happily for four eighth grade truants Tuesday, probably because the ship was what thc 13-year-old year nnd to for next year. 4. An additional above budget estimates to modernize thc navy's air arm this yenr and moro for the. same purpose, In HMD. proof type." With never a flying lesson in his life, young Jimmy Hartzell took thc plane .owned by his father, Robert U, president of a propeller I >T N' hnd naid force thc, Pope Pius Receives the Man Who How, Says Expert Okliihunm City Chief Deputy Culloclor J. Hart the Internal revenue office here knows all about tlic Income tax. Oklahoma hcing a. community properly stiito for married coii- lie fljriircil he woulil tnkc IhrJr one dependency benefit. That n'ould m.-iltc Mifi. Hurt pay a S38.KO lax and give him it refund of Then lie called her up and iolil her how niuch It u'ouM he. His llgures were right, Mrs. Hart agreed. Tliey checked with the joint nrtnrn she liucl OJnil. Hart pulcl. Ills wife Is wall- ing: for the refund. Rome s Noble Families Vatican City Pope Plus XII urged Rome's noble fayiilles today not to be "frightened or dis- couraged by the prospect of Rome KacririccH, which tho commo7i good today manufacturing firm, aloft and flew his three ccmpanlon.s around Cen- tral Ohio for about two hours. Airsickness, on tho pnrt of two members of the party, caused Jim my to decide to land, his father told newsmen. He chose a cornfield near neighboring Sidney and made an almost perfect landing. Harwell nald (.hat the. ship's "fool-proof" construction was responsible. Austin Y. W. C. A., Girl Scouts to Share Hormcl Legacy Los Angeles George A. Hormcl, Austin. Minn., mcnt packer, and his wife Lillian left their es- tates of more than one million dol- lars to Mower county, Minn., wel- fare agencies, except for a few minor bequests to employes and Tills was disclosed today as thc testaments were filed for probate by a son. Jay C. Hormcl, 55, of Austin, Minn. Mrs. Hormcl died March 23, ISIO, nnd her husband three months later. Under thc wills, the bulk of thc estates go into the Hormcl founda- tion with recommendation that (.he Income be divided between the Mower county Y.W.CJV. and that area's Girl Scouts. inflation is In progress, there is no way of predicting when It will break of Its own accord. One can only be, certain that, If permitted to run Its own course, it will break with de- structive The economic report, last of three major White House messages to the new session of Congress, set these national goals for 1948: 1. A three per cent gain Jn pro- duction. Lost year's target of five per cent was narrowly missed seven per cent more goods was turned out but fewer services, such as medical, laundry and the like, were made available. 2. Jobs for as a year- long average. This is above the 19-47 figure even though last year's June peak topped the so- called "full employment" goal of CO.000.000 Jobs. 3. The start of a broad social. public welfare, resources conserv- ation and industrial development program designed to immunize the nation, from "periodic depressions" and to provide Americans with "richer and more satisfying lives." More Income Needed More income for consumers will be needed, Mr. Truman said, to koep production up when exports fall off. when credit shrinks, and when sav- ings arc reduced, and "more con- sumer income must be accompanied by better income distribution." He continued: "Within ten years, maximum em- ployment will mean Jobs or more. "To raise the Individual to the highest level of productivity and to provide outlet for the Increas- ing part of the labor force which technological changes may displace from thc mass production industries, we need improved services Jn educa- tion, health and social security." Going over again much of the ground he covered In his State of the Union message a week ago and his budget message Inst Monday, tho President cnlled for federal aid 'or elementary and secondary educa- tion, prepaid health Insurance, and an Increase In the payments and covereage of social security, both old-age and Jobless pay benefits. Speaking in terms of ten-year goals, Mr. Trunum projxised Improv- rd soil maiinKctnrnt on half nation's crop and pasture land. more dams for flood control and power, a doubling of the sustained timber yields development and stockpiling of strategic materials. Mr, Truman said ft long-range housing program and the rebuild- ing of blighted city areas should be set In motion by prompt net of Congress as "a start toward the ob- jective of a decent standard of American housing within ton years." Farm policy, he asserted, should aim at a ten per cent increase in agricultural output in thc decade ahead through soil conservation. (Continued on Pago 14, Column 5) ECONOMIC REPORT ;