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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w BATHER F OLLOW S teve Canyon Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Dtllr On BACK FACE VOLUME 46. NO. 288 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 25, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Youngdahl Assails Gambling at Savage Stalin Asks Changes in Pact With Britain 'Weakening' Reservations Under Fire Exchange of Notes May Help Relations London Prime Minister Stalin says he and Foreign Secre- tary Ernrat Bevln aro agreed that the 20-year British-Russian treaty of allance still stands but declares that before It L-i extended It must be rid of what he terms weakening reservations. A note from Stolln to Bevln to this effect was made public by the foreign office lost night and London newspapers hailed the note today as making for better relations with Russia. The Kovcmmcnt attitude was not Immediately clear. Previously publicized were Bevln's December 22 radio statement that Britain "does not tie herselt to any- the Interpretation of Pravdo, Soviet Communist party newspaper, that this repudiated tho 1042 al- liance and tho British government's denial that this was true. Stnlln rnwlril Last nlcht'.i forclgn-ofllcc dis- closures shotted also thiit Stalin himself had expressed puzzlement over Bevln's statement to Field Marshal Lord Montgomery. British chief of staff, in Moscow recently and that Bcvin hod reassured Stalin in a note that "It Is certainly nol my view" that tho treaty was dead In hLi note, Stalin referred to this reply und also to Bevln's pro- posals that tho treaty, set up for New Premier King George II of Greece has named Dcmetrlos Maxlmos (above) us premier of Greece, nucceedlng Con.itantln Txalda- rl.i. MaxtmoH 74 and a former foreign mlnljter. TsaldarLs was given the foreign mlnhtry. (A.F. IVIrcjihoto.) 20 years, should be extended to SO nou' clctir tlmt you ji the Eamo viewpoint with re- curd to Anglo-Soviet the Soviet leader snlcl. Ho declared Unit tho of Bcvln and thr British government left "no room for misunderstanding." 8uKKCitcd "Beforn extending tho he added, "It Is necessary to change n, freeing it from tho reservations which weaken this ThU wrek n British foreign of- fice spokesman told newsmen ho understood that Bevln's offer to rxtrrid the alliance implied only "that tho word 'twenty' would bo xubstlcutcd by tho word 'fifty.'" Last night n well informed source repressed belief that Britain, In view oJ the newly published notes, might be willlnc to go farther nnd take out what Stalin referred to as "reservations" as well. It was not immediately clear what Stalin meant by "reservations." Stalin Frowns on Officer Exchange MOMOW Toss, the Russian news agency, said In an. official re- Irase today that Prime Minister Sta- lin had Informed Field Marshal Lord Montgomery that ho frowned on an exchange of Soviet nnd Brlt- Man Sought for Milwaukee Killing Holds Up Garage Milwaukee Elmer Henry Pierce, 37-year-old ex-convict want- od on a charge of murder In the trolley car girl, last night kidnaped a garage man, stole a car and held up n chain store, escaping with Detective Lieutenant Rudolph Glas- cr reported. Plorco has been the object of a riCB of manhunts sinco he ogcdly shot and fatally wounded, his niece, Virginia Szeromet, and wounded three other persons aboard a crowded Well street Ktreetcar January 7. Since then, police said, he has been Identified as the man who boldly held up two taxlcab drivers 12 Dead in Plane Crash In London Airliner Taking Off Falls on Second Craft London A Rome-bound plane of the Spencer Airways carry- ing settlers'for South Africa crash- ed and burned In the takeoff from Croyijon airport today, killing at least 12 of its 23 occupants. Seven of the 18 passengers and four of the five crew members sur- vived. Relatives and friends of the vic- tims witnessed the tragedy. The twin-engined DC-3 plane faltered momentarily as it became airborne In a light snow and then plummeted to the field, crashing. Into an un- occupied Czech Airlines craft. Both ships burst Into flame. Air Commodore Vernon Brown, chief inspector of accidents for the ministry of civil aviation, said the plane was "burned. out." Two hours after the crash, 11 bodies were recovered. Among the dead was the pilot, Captain Ted Spencer of Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia, head ol Spen- cer Airlines, which operates from Victoria Palls, Southern Rhodesia. Three of the passengers, believed to be among the dead, were white- hooded nuns bound for Nyasaland as missionaries. Many of tho passengers were members of families of ex-service- men, offered free passage on the trip to South Africa where they planned to make their Fallen Behemoth Over-All Rent Oil Gusher and two filling stations, escaping each time. last night, Closer said, He related Pierce was Identified positively that the fugtive walked into a garage where he formerly parked hla truck, bound an employe with homes. Some were uninjured. The wind apparently drove the flames away from some of the passengers. Seven Injured When Plane Overturns Halifax. N. S. Six men and n woman aboard a DC-3 transport of tho U. S. navy were injured last night when tho plane overshot landing field and caught fire. Pilot Lieutenant J. Smith, of Oakland, Calif., and Lieutenant D. A. Swanson of Jacksonville, Flo., were described as seriously injured. The only woman on board, Nurse Blanche Oldrldge of Shebeague 1s- Thls 12-ton trailer truck skidded through an iron guard rail on tho South street rump to route 25, Newark, N. J., and fell 40 feet, injuring two drivers critically. It took police 25 minutes to cut tho men free with torches. (A.P. W'ircphotb.) Steelworkers Allow Time for Wage Talks By William G. Smock Pittsburgh Uninterrupted production -in. the nation's largest steel mills will continue at least through. April 30 by agree- ment between IT, 3. Steel Corporation iand the United Steelwork- ers union (CJ.O.) to extend their present contract to permit more leisurely, careful discussion of'a 1947 pact. Increase Is Not Likely OPA Will Allow Changes in Some Cases By Eugene Dodson Washington The possibili- ty of a flat "across the board" rent increase was ruled out today at OPA revised regulations to make It easier for landlords to get boosts In hardship cases. OPA officials said they did not know how many of the estimated dwelling units under rent ceilings would be affected. But they did predict that small property owners would be the ones "most likely to benefit" under the changed regulations. An official familiar with top ad- ministration rent .discussions point- ed out that "previously there was pressure from some sources to de- control, but now practically every- one feels wc'ro not far. enough along for that." he told a reporter, "there Is pressure on the part of some for a flat over-all increase. I wouldn't think the changes coming up will provide for that cither." This official said that there 'might be other adjustments In the future If they were found to be Justified." However, he said the requirements for "Justification" would be "pretty strong." May Make Farm Family Rich Elmorc City, alfalfa fai-m they have always dreamed about Is In sight for the Lester Howard cause from 100 to 200 barrels of oil Is gushing from their prop- erty every hour. Tho 33-year-old Howard, his wife, Vcr.i, and their three chil- dren had a, pretty hard time of it on their 1-10-ncrc Namly farm in G.-u-vin county. Kerosene lamps, wood heat and water from an outside well don't spell comfort, and in Mrs. How- ard's words, "We lived here so long without anything that I just can't intae'ne what real comfort Is like." The Ohio Oil Company brought in the big- gusher this Week and it may make the How- ards rich. Already they have realized in Icxscji and royalties, and the most coveted possession on the place Is a new tractor. Mrs. Howard said, "I'm will- ing to find out what real com- fort is like. It's sure going to be nice." State Aid Promised in Cleanup of Liquor, Gaming: Laws Charged He added -that any changes In rent regulations would be 'discussed fully in advance with President Truman, Presidential Adviser John R. Steelman, and Major General Philip B. Fleming, chief ot the Office of Temporary Controls. OPA now Is a branch of that office. The President-has said he favors extension of rent controls beyond the present June 30 expiration date. Fleming told reporters yesterday Philip Murray, president ol both the C.I.O. and the Steelwork-1 after a call on Mr. Truman, that ish officers academies. studying In military Stalin, Toss said, told the British chief of staff during his recent visit in Moscow that such a measure should not be undertaken Klncc it mlKht create the popular impression trmt thn two countries were "pre- paring for war." Senate Extends Committee on Small Business By Kilwln Ii. Haaklnson Washington The well-dis- ciplined Senate Republican majority sent a new special small business committee on its way today with to spend in the next eight months. Thr O.O.P. Icaclnrnhlp emerged frcim 1C to 42 victory nomc- whnt bnUlroctirrvd by the bludftoon- IriK of .Senator Tobey but frnly ftiur Republicans Joined him in voting aKulnut creation ot the t-roup under chairmanship of Scn- ator Whrrry and Brewstcr Brrwstcr is chairman of tho spe- cial Senate wtir investigating com- mittee, recreated after another bat- tlr earlier In tho week. Most Demo- crats and some Republicans claimed the only purpose of extending the committee's life was to give the Maine Republican a chairmanship, Tobey contended the functions or the small buslncxn group should bet Irft to the banking commltfo which hr hrncls. Jflr suld his party's he rmmed Senators Tuft VnndcnbcrK (Mich.) 'and White "running tho train wlre and selected a car. He then thrust tho employe into the car and drove to a chain grocery where ho poked a revolver at the store manager, declared "I am Pierce" and escaped with In cash and checks. Tho garage employe, Willie Green, who knew Pierce previously, escaped while the holdup was being com- mitted and spread the alarm. Pollco have been flooded with tips on Pierce since the trolley car kill- ing and have upread dragnets about the city after each reported holdup. Hundreds of tips, most -of them jrouncllcss. have been given to po- lice. He has been reported in nil parts of the state, frequently In several distant places slmultnn- Big Iceberg Forces 3 Ships Out of Bay By Alton L. Blakeslce Aboard the U.S.S. Mt. Olympus, Little America An Iceberg routed three navy ships from the Bay_ of it was an a fully big iceberg. The berg, 200 yards long and 100 feet above water, bore down on the narrow neck of the bay yester- The C-47 plane left Manila this, day as neatly as II it were being land, Cusco bay, Portland, suf- fered lacerations and possible frac- tures. Plane Carrying Gold A .two-engine plane of tho Philippine airlines carrying In gold was reported to have crashed today ten miles from Hong Kong. cously. Records show Pierce staged 40 filling station and drugstore hold- ups and 15 automobile thefts be- fore he was caught In 1930. He was released from Waupun state prison in 1942. morning for Hong Kong. It had no passengers aboard. The crew con- sisted of four men. The Manila office of the airlines announced it would sent out a search plane. When the last radio contact was made with the craft it was reported ten miles from Hone Konsr. Senate Confirms Perkins Nomination Senate has confirmed the nomination of Miss Prances Perkins, secretary of labor in the Eoosevelt administration, to be a member of tne Civil Service commission. Confirmation yesterday was by voice vote, with no objection. U.S. Defense Counsel to Plea For Germans Condemned to Hang For Battle of Bulge Massacre by wind and current. Rather than risk having mamoth here crush against navigated Instead of being carried the his three anchored ships Admiral Cru- zen, commander of the Antarctic ex- pedition, ordered the Mt. Olympus and the cargo ships Merrick and retreat out into the Dnchan. Germany A U. S army lieutenant colonel was re ported en route to Washington to clay to carry United States an appeal to th Supreme court o off the tracks" by in-listing upon the special committees., Taft heads thr G.OP. r-lPi'rUift committee, Van- Is presiding officer and White majority leader. Senator Tuft, wa.i awny from the Senate and other Republican load- ers made no direct reply to Tobcy. In the final vote the Republicans who linrd up with Tobey were Sen- ators Alkcn Cooper I-unccr (N. and Morso Thn-r Drmornitn Joined tho Ilopitb- liciui majority: Hcnatnr.'i Murray 'Mont, i, O'Uimlel line! Stewart behalf of 43 German S3 (Ellt Ruarcl) troopers condemned to han for the slaughter of 750 Amerlcar soldiers captured during tho Battl of tho Bulge, Colleagues of Lieutenant Colone Willis M. Everett. Jr., of Atlanta defense counsel for the condcmnec men during their trial last summer said he was carrying with him a re view of the affair In which ho bit- terly criticized tho handling of thr snow Red river valley late Sun- iny. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy tonight .nd Sunday. Somewhat colder north lOrth and cast portions Sunday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 IOUTS ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 50; minimum, noon, 5; precipitation, trace.of sun ets tonight at sun rises to- lorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pct- hlcago 49 31 envcr 53 39 Cansns City 62 42 os Angeles 70 55 flami 72 70 :pls.-St. Paul ___45 33 ew Orleans ......72 58 ew York .........57 45 cattle 43 .93 ;