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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 29, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER rinrr tunlitili FrldNj partly cloudy, continued mild. IS COMING Bo mire your new radio 1U Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 291 W1NONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 29, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Truman Asks Controls in Grain Crisis St assen Asks For Debate With Dewey Taft Rebukes Minnesotan for Ohio Entry B.v The Associated Tress Former Governor Hai'old E. Stas afn of Minnesota, currently cam palgnlng for the Rnpubllcan prcs dcntinl nomination, appears to Ilk It when the going is the toughest. Fresh from a congressional com mlttce battle Edwin Paule over the letter's alleged 'lnsld was the only one of the group wh. eouM swim, dived from the boa 30 fret to Cole, who face him and flailed hl.s anus. Cole ffrusp rd BcrKstrom around the neck will both arms and caused him to sub merge. "Brrakmis' Cole's hold by sub merging him ulso, took hold of Cole'n clothing at the wills und ro.M.1 with him, luivlng drifted 20 feet. After Bergslrom had swum towing Cole five feet, the boa reached thrm; nnd Bcrgstrnm wltl aid supportod Coir at the uteri wlnle they were towed to the bank.' "Cole suffered from shock but re- covered in three days. Bcrgstrom VAS chilled and nervous." Ball Charges Contributions State Fuel To 8 Subversive Groups Listed As Tax Deductible Washington Senator Joseph H. Ball said today the treasury Is okaying income tax deductions for dona- tions to eight (groups labeled "subversive" by the attorney general. The senator described all eight as "communist Ball said his office staff found the organizations amonp; 81 listed by Attorney General Clark Tho Nomination of General Omar Bradley, above, as army chief of staff to succeed Gen- eral Dwlght D. Elsenhower, was confirmed Wednesday by the Senate. ,000 Franc Note Withdrawal Asked n French Bill Paris The governmen' anded the national assembly a ablnct-ftpproved bill today to wlth- raw Home worth of OOO-franc notes from circulation It closed all banks until Satur- ny. to forestall speculation during wo days of debate on the measure. Shortly before the bill was intro- uccd. Premier Robert Schuman Id the cabinet had .agreed to It a meeting held before the as- mbly session. Schuman has staked the life of his government on ap- proval of his financial program. In a development today a govern- ment bill to confiscate francs from black marketeers was rejected by the national assembly's finance com- mission today. Premier Robert Schuman's gov- ernment apparently sotight to con- fiscate those obtained illegitimately. Notes of denomination, economists say, have been used ex- tensively by speculators on the black market in currency and by hoarders, notably farmers. In the assembly, Communist Deputy Jacques Duclos objected toj Schuman's demand for rapid action last November 23 as "subversive" opposed to our kind of government. They also appear, he told n re- porter, on a treasury list table, religious, sclcntlfl or educational" organizations. This makes contributions to them tax- free. A treasury official said the de- partment has no power to separate "good" from "bad" organizations with making up il.i tax deductible list. It merely follows definitions in the law which Congress passed, he said. But Ball said the treasury was 'very tough" about denying de- ductions for many other organiza- tions "with only the slightest poli- tical tinge." Ball called Oil Outlook Brightens Governor Says Oil Companies Promise Aid St. Paul Governor Luther W. Youngdnb] snid today he was greatly encouraged over the Minne- sota oil situation after a series of t CIllls Wednesday to top ir- liicrnrv officials of the nation's major pclro- roiienL Uiu thn treasury listing bocmmn thorn: whn 1'rp- citn claim "Uiiry Have been checked by the U, S, Treasury department and found to be purely He added: "That almost amounts to n fed- eral department assisting organi- zations dedicated to the overthrow of our system of government." He suggested that in the future the "Treasury department submit ts list of tax-deductible organiza- tions to the Federal Bureau of In- vestigation and clean out all sub- versive and front outfits." Ball identified the as: Joint committee; Anti-Fascist Refugee National Council of American-Soviet Friendship; Holly- wood Writers' mobilization; Inter- national Workers order; Ohio School if Social Sciences, Cleveland, Ohio; '.hlladelphia School of Social Sciences; Samuel Adams school, Soston, Mass., and School of Jew- sh Studies, New York city. "Apparently this is another case n this administration of the right land not knowing what the left is the senator said. Funds given to communist-front roups, ho added, "are siphoned off o finance communist party work." Mexicans Number 28 of 32 Dead n Plane Crash Fresno, Calif. The bodies f 32 persons who perished when a inrtered transport plane loaded rfth Mexican deportees crashed and urned Wednesday wore being rought out of Los Gatos canyon oday. The disaster killed 28 Mcxt- ans. three crew members nnd a S. immigration service guard. There were no survivors. Witnesses said an engine fire ap- parently set one wing ablnxc, the wing tore oil and tho DC-3 plunged in flames. Director Irving P. Wlxon of the Jeum Youngdahl said he had received the pledge of additional gallons from one firm and that an- other had indicated it would in- crease Its allocutions to Minnesota dealers by as much as 15 per He estimated that from five to seven million gallons would see communi-j ties of the state through the cri- tical winter period. Youngdahl drew applause from the 250 mayors with whom he met Wednesday when he announced ob- taining the one promise of added oil. He It would be delivered at regular market, prlccc. The mav- rjivi piumnrl n ivr.nliH.lun unllliiK upon Cnimnum to furl oil over tin; nation as ot last .Novem- ber. Plans to Beat Shortage Announced men sot out to boat the serious fuel oil shortage by cooperation today. Attorney General Tom Clnrk promised them they arc safe from the antitrust laws as long as they do not try to fix prices. With this backing, oil producers and dealers announced Wednesday night' they will: 1. Cut production of gasoline ah refineries sharply for the next two months to leave more oil 'or heat- Ing purposes. 2. Pool oil supplies in some areas to save transportation and over- come local shortages. 3. Plan for increased production, of gasoline in the spring, especially! to meet farm needs next summer.' Three Persons Miraculously escaped death in Tulsn, Okla., Wednesday when a pocket of BOS ex- ploded, blowing off the entire side of this duplex. The blast occurred when the T. Barnes, 68-year-old retired postal employe, attempted to connect a bathroom heater. His wife and three-year- old grandchild escaped injury but Barnes suffered, severe burns about the head and hands. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) No Inquest Ordered In Duluth Death will, inquest into the death of Gregory A. Barcelona, 27, who died in a flaming.West Hillside home Tues-. day afternoon, Dr. John W. Ekblad, St. Louis county coroner, announc-j ed Wednesday night. Knutson Asks Democrats To Bolt Truman on Taxes Washington Representative Harold Knutson. today made a direct appeal for Democrats in Congress to split with President Truman on the big election year tax-cutting issue. He declared his bill to lower income taxes by is needed to help meet the high cost of living and "preserve the American system." "Do not be misled Knutson told the Democrats in a prepared speech leading off debate on the measure. Last year President Truman twice vetoed bills by Knutson, who is chairman of the ways and meant; committee, to trim taxes a year. Enough Democrats held the party line In Congress to uphold the President. Mr. Truman has given every sign that he will veto any measure along Dairy Spokesman Asks Rationing Of U. S. Exports Washington A spokesman [the lines of Knutson's. Instead, he The-coroner said Barcelona diedj for dairy farmers declared today has suggested a person "cost of carbon monoxide asphyxiation, demands for new. price controlstof' living" tax cut. To balance this, Dr. Ekblad offered no opinion on and rationing come from wrong I he asked of new taxes 3W a two-inch stab wound nnH "Vvvst.iTin on corporations. how and Barcelona's abdomen was inflicted.; Charles W. Hoi man. secretary of the National Cooperative Milk Producers federation, said what this country should ration is exports. He told the Senate banking com- Singh Bulge 27 Persons ie House In Boone, Iowa Itoonr, lown Thn Albert MlIlT farm home wnilli of here IB bulglriK ul every Jtilni with an e.mor- Krncy loud of In nvu iooms. The Millers, who huvc nine chil- dren as well as n grandchild and Mrs. Miller's sinter with them, have taken In the I4-member family of William Miller whose home and possessions at Molngona, Iowa, were destroyed by fire Monday. Willlum and Albert are cousins and their wives are sisters. The 27 persons eat in three shifts nnd at nlKht spread mattresses and Mruw ticks on almost every square foot of floor space to provide nleep- UIK plnre. "Wi: put the children to bed Ilrst und then put '.he little fines in wherever they fit." Mrs. William Miller nald. "You can hard- ly move around without stumbling over i >3giiuiimii r> uuuimiu ivi juyjiu n t j r. -n i on the bill. He said speculators al- ready were buying notes! for francs. Observers said one aim of the new bill was to satisfy the socialists. They have been balking at a sepa- rate bill to authorize a free market n gold. The latter move would tend to bring hoarded gold stocks of hiding and enable to use these reserves to buy needed imports. Pierre Abclln, secretary of state for the premier's office, said there! were about of the franc notes in circulation. He said they represented a value of some francs, or 37 per cent of all current French bank notes. (A note Is worth about J23.50 at the present internal rate.) Mexicans. two women, were being flown from Oakland to the deportation center at El Centre. Calif., to be returned to Mexico, Some had entered the United Statos illegally and others had stayed beyond the length of their agricultural work contracts, he said. All were agricultural workers, Stanford University President Succumbs New York Dr. Donald Trcsidder, 53, president of Stan- ford university at Palo Alto, Calif., died Wednesday night In his suite ut a mid-Manhattan hotel. Police attributed thu educator's death to natural causes. Late Bulletins Washington Federal John liritflil today issued a temporary restraining- order in New York city barring Gen- eral Motors Corporation from pulling an employe insurance plan into effect on February 1. Belgrade, Yugoslavia Tho newspaper PolHilca .said to- day the Albanliin siipi'rmo court Inis sentenced seven to death on charges of plotting against the government. Thn group included an "American :iRcnl" named Hassan Rcchi, the report .said. Norman, Okla. Stu- dents demonstrating against the ban on admission of Negroes to the University of Oklahoma to- day burned u ropy (if the Mill iimciKlment to the Constitution :inJ mulled tltc julies to Presi- dent Truman, Ion corporations. As the debate opened the House voted to consider the bill under pro- cedure barring'any changes. Demo- crats cried "gag." A wide break in Democratic ranks developed. mlttee the government should set; Before tho debate began, Speak- aside "minimum quantities of Joseph Martin said sential materials and commodities" an income tax cut this year is in for home use before permitting the bag. ,N The Albert Miller five-room farm house near Boonc, Iowa, Is a bit crowded today with 27 persons living in it. MlUer took in n 14-membcr family of William Miller, a cousin, who lost his home by fire. Some members of both families arc shown around the dinner table with Albeit, Miller, second from left and Mrs. Albert Miller on extreme right. Mrs. Wllllnm Miller stands nt tho corner (with a scarf on her head) uud her husband is at her left. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) shipments abroad. Such a he said In a prepared statement, "Wou'.cl .sure the people that reasonable supplies for domestic use will be maintained in this country and would put an end to the incentive to bid up prices and build up in- ventories." One of the principal arguments, for price control, Holnian assert- ed, is that It would head off an- other' round of wage demands thlt spring. "We believe the die ts cast and no possible price action can com- pel or forestall such he said. "Labor unions take advantage of every opportunity to raise wngc scales and to exploit every opportunity to build spring- boards for improving: their posi- tion regardless of productivity." Huge Tank Blown 100 Feet in Air By Explosion explosion which sent a petroleum tank JOO feet into the nir set a fire which destroyed six other tanks vnd 450 one-hundred gullon barrels Wednesday at the Cicero tunic fnnn of the Certified Core Oil and Manu- facturing Company. Joseph David, assistant chief of ;hc Cicero fire department, esti- mated damage nt David said he was approaching he farm in Ills car when the ex- jloslon occurred; The tank, 45 feet h ami ten feet in diameter, "shot up Into (.hi; nlr Him n pop lie aid. The tank landed about 30 feet in! ront of his car and kept ie related. The subsequent tank explosions! prayed tho area with the flamlnK1 11. David expressed belief the fire tarted from a short circuit in wlr- ne under a loading platform. British Labor Party Candidate Defeated G1 astro w, Sco llun ri Ui i n's ulliifi; Labor party Wednesday suf- jrucl Its fii'iiL fie font for n HOUMU 1! Commons scat .since general ulec- lon victory in 1945. Laboritc John M. Inglls lost to 'onservatlve Charles MeFarlanc by plurality of 305 in n six-candidate ontesl. al, Calmachle. McFnrlane ot votes; Icglls, He conceded it might not be as much as the provid- ed in the Knutson bill. But in the end, Martin told re- porters, the Republican Congress override a veto "of Mayor Humphrey Asks Immediate Freeze on Prices immediate price "freeze" was urged today by the mayor of Minneapolis and a former O.P.A, official, but a spokes- man for Illinois manufacturers said such controls arc Intended "to take over management of industry in this country." The Senate banking committee was told: 1. By Mayor Hubert H. Humph- rey that a poll shows 75 per cent of the people of Mlnncopolis wiuit Congress to do something about high prices this session. He said that In addition to in- Extension of Powers Urged In Message Reports Shortage) National Security Tru- man asked Congress today to extend until October 31 his power to con- trol use of groin, snyinf? the present shortage "Jeopardizes the national security." In-a special message to Congress, Mr. Truman recommended that his authority over grain be extended under the Second War Powers act 'with respect to allocation and In- ventory control or grain for production of ethyl alcohol regard- less of the use to which the product Is to be put." The message was read to the House. The Senate was not In ses- sion. Mr. Truman acted after a House committee .shoved aside his request 'or JeglNliitlon providing a tem- porary extension of conlroln wluch would affect the amount of gram allocated to distillers for use in whisky-making. The power to control use of grain will end Saturday. The President's message was re- eased after a White House confer- nce with Secretary of Agriculture Clinton P. Anderson, Mr. Truman called attention of Congress to the gravity of "a. critical hortagc of grain which threatcna o become even more serious during Jie next few months." The President sold the situation 'cannot be solved" by voluntary igrocmcnts within the Industry. He submitted a proposed measure or the conservation of grain eivlnjc ontrols over its use for production f ethyl alcohol, "including but not imltcd to distilled epirits and neutral spirits." "As a result of devastation rought about by the war and ex- remely unfavorable weather coo- itlons the grain situation of most uropean countries Is extremely the said. "Careful tudlcs have Indicated that tho United States should endeavor to export nt least bushels f wheat from the crop harvested 1947." Mr. Truman said It Is now estl- atcd that considering omcctlc needs and the grain stock- Do required by law, approximately bushels will be available or export, "considerably below the minimum amount necessary to meet rosslng needs In other countries." Mr. Truman's message was in ompliarjce with legislation passed y Congress lost year directing the 'resident to propose measures for onscrving raw materials and com- lodities when he determines a critical shortage. This is his first action under that measure. The law provides recommendations be made by the President when scarcities menace "the health or safety of the people of the United States or its the tax bill we send to the White in- flation." Unless Congress nets, Humphrey said, "cities will of neces- sity either go bankrupt or call upon the federal and stale governments to ball them out by extensive grants In n.lci 2. By Maurice W. Lcc, one-time executive assistant to former O.P.A. Chief Paul Porter, that wages as! well as prices should be froze against inflation. 3. By David R. Clarke, genera coun.sel of tho Illinois nmnufnclur crs association, that the way to gc more production, and thus, cu House. This was taken to mean that Sen- ate Republicans will lone down the House measure to attract Democra- tic support. The G.O.P. will need sonic 10 round up the two-thirds majority necessary to overcome a veto. The parly JIneup in the House is 245 Republicans, 185 Democrats. In the Senate it is 51 Republicans to <16 Democrats. St. Paul Burglars Steal 56 Cases of Whisky St. cases of whisky wii.h a wholesale value of approximately wore .stolen fronj the Lexington bar at 1096 Grand avenue, early today, police reported. prices. to "reduce Washingto: interference." The banking committee- Is consid erlng various bills designed to cur' inflation. All of them propose l restore federal controls, in vary In; degree. MEET THE CHAM P_Llttlc Patricia Meyer, G months olrl, seems elated over being clioscn "Miss Chicago" In finals of baby contest sponsored by AMVETS auxiliary. She In the daughter. of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Meyer, Chicago., and there Is no prospect that such critical short- age may soon be remedied." Mr. Truman told Congress that he acted on the basis of informa- tion provided by the secretary of agriculture and has determined "Is a. critical shortage of Former N. D. Banker Dies in Minneapolis Burnett Landt, 78, former North Dakota, banker and of Victor Johnson, Wisconsin campaign man- ager for Harold Suissen. died today ut Swedish hospital here of heart attack. Landt, who reached his 78th birth- day lost Monday, was born nt BH Spring, Wis., and went to North Da- kota- in 1893 .settling at Hlllsboro where ho was a-ssociaujd in the banking business with E. Y. Snrlcs, former governor of the .stntc. Weather FEDERAL FORECAST Wiiionn and vicinity Fair and warmer tonight, lowest W: Friday partly cloudy and continued rather mild, highest 3H. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy north- east nnd fair south and west por- tions tonight and Friday. Jfo de- cided change in Wisconsin: Generally fair to- ilRht and Friday except for .somn cloudiness in extreme north and lour Luke Michigan. Not quite no cold extreme southeast tonight. LOCAL WKATHKIt Official observations for the 24 jours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum, 25; minimum, 5; noon, 25: precipitation, none; sun sets to- light at sun rises tomorrow it TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Free- Chicago ............18 7 Denver .............32 IS 3cs Moines ........19 3 Dululh.............20 11 nt. Falls ..........17 3 :ansn.s City ........20 11 os Angeles ........59 vllami ..............79 69 Paul ......25 6 Orleans 33 York ..........23 IT battle ............53 34 hoenlx ............50 1M Va-shlngton ........26 18 Winnipeg ..........25 S ;