Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 3, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER ocal thandcmhowerfl tonlcbC or early frldny. DAYS KlDCe iTook Ebabllor Act Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47, NO. 116 WINONA. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 3, FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES 22 Nations Invited to New Aid Parley Fair Yield Of Corn in Area Likely Crop Late But Can Catch Up, Experts Say Although there Is tittle or no knee high corn in Southern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin this July 4, prospects for a ftilr com yield and a loir small grain crop'prevail at present, according to county agents, fanners and other crop authorities covered In a crop survey made by The Republican-Herald this week. Throughout the area, crops gen- erally today look good, but are from ten days to two weeks late. With favorable weather, com can still catch up and give a good yield, the experts say. Warm to hot weather In July and August will bo needed. With some vnrltles of oats head- ing, the small grain prospects also have Improved during the last .two Seasonable weather Is need- ed this month, the crop authorities agree, for small grains. The barley crop good today. A htavy hay crop Is now being cut throughout the area, dcxplte bad haying weather, and pastures. Im- portant to dairying, arc In excellent condition, farmers report. The Southeastern Minnesota berry crop, now ncarlng picking time, Js also reported by most berry growers as a good one. No Bumper Crop "No bumper crop or corn or small KrtJn can be expected this year In this area." John Stalcy, coordinator or the Soil Conservation service states. "However prospects are good, with favorable weather, for a better than fair corn and small grain yield." "Com has recovered nicely. It Is about two weeks behind today, but xtlll can catch Norman C. Mln- county ufjent, .stated. Small groin Is doing nicely, ho said. "There is no knee high corn in the Republican-Herald photo Who Says Corn Isn't Knee High by the Fourth In the Winona area? This young Winona miss explodes that theory. In fact, as far as she Is concerned, it is more than knee high! No, this picture wasn't taken in Iowa. It was taken in a cornfield along highway 35 in Wisconsin opposite Winona this morning shortly after the rainfall. county, but prospects for a corn crop have improved greatly in the lost two weeks." Tim Main, Trcmpealeau county agent, said. "Small grain has a good color and looks fine today." Similar comments came from most of the county agents, soil men, and crop observers throughout the area. Some of the farmer comments were more conservative but the general opinion prevailed that corn and small grain prospects have material- ly improved in the past week. Some Quackprass Quackgross in some fields has In- terfered with corn growth. Wet wea- ther made cultivation difficult, and there were some reports from the various counties of "root rot" in Vicland oats. Oats In some areas is heading. Years ago. It was pointed out, knee high com by July 4 was con- sidered imperative In corn produc- tion. With modem hybrids, which do not grow tall, It Is no longer con- sidered much of an Indication of corn .growth. With favorable weather many farmers in the area will spend the Fourth in the' hayfleltis, the survey revealed. Advantage, they point out, must be taken of every good haying day. There is an abundant hay crop throughout the area. Indications today nre that favor- able pasture conditions will preval through July with a normal rainfall aiding dairying materially. Unification, Tax Bills to Get Top Priority Repub- lican leaders agreed today to give top priority to legislation for unifi- cation of the armed forces and reduction. Chairman Taft (Ohio) of the Sen- ate Republican policy committee said this was agreed upon at a clos- ed-door strategy session. Chetek Civil War Veteran to Mark 100th Birthday- Chetck, youngest of Wisconsin's four remaining "boys in blue" will be 100 years old July, 12. The Civil war veteran, Aiicel Goolsbey, missed the Memorial -day parade for the first time this year. Britain Sees Balkan Issue As festofUNf Lake Britain "tol the United Nations today that the might as well "tear up the charte in 1941-he attended his last national pack up" if they could no May Found Guilty of War Fraud Garsson Convicted; Sentence Delayed to Permit Appeal Washington Ex-Congress- man Andrew J. May was convicted oday of selling his influence while wartime chairman of the House military committee. A federal court jury also icted munitions makers Henry and Jurray Garsson of paying the 72- ear-old former Kentucky congress- man more than in bribes for avors during the war years. The three defendants received the erdict calmly. All had relatives ear them in the courtroom. The jury deliberated only an hour nd 50 minutes before reaching ,its erdict, climax of a trial that lasted I weeks. Announcement of the verdict however, was delayed more than 20 minutes while court officials were assembled. Foreman George E, Wells solemn-j of the Industry was staggered by the ly answered "guilty" to each of the I concessions made to Lewis by the three counts in the indictment, eastern producers, which charged that May took money i The Midwest, far west and south- for Interceding at the War mine out of the ment for the Garsson secret, top-level settlement negotia- munltlons combine. into hurried huddles to Hike Granted in Tentative Coal Settlement Big Steel, Northern Owners Agree; Others Staggered By Harold W. Ward L. Lewis is well on the way today toward getting the best wage contract In the history of his United Mine otherwise might extend their current! 'acation into a full-blown strike next Tuesday. The way some operators figure the entative settlement reached late 'esterday by Lewis and top execu- ives of "big steel" mine owners and lorthern commercial producers, the oft coal diggers will get a cent cost in their basic hourly pay rate. The "pattern" increases negotiat- d by rival C.I.O. unions in other asic Industries earlier this year ave been around 15 cents an hour. The big question remaining, how- ver, is: How many mining companies will ccept the agreement? It is no secret that a big segment Sentence Deferred The court deferred sentence glvn the defense an opportunity for appeal motions. The maximum penalty would be six years in prison and fine. Charles J. Marglotti, head of the defense counsel, said he would ap- peal within five days. At that time, he told the court, he will file a motion for a Judgment of acquittal, irrespective of the Jury's decision, a motion for arrest- ed Judgment, and a motion for a new trial. A fourth man, Joseph F. Free- man, Washington agent for the Garsson munitions combine, won a bench-directed acquittal mid- jway in the lengthy trial. map their strategy before the to U.M.W, policy committee assembles here Saturday. Some of these operators described the proposed contract as "highly in- flationary." They contend it would boost not only the price of coal but also of steel and. dozens of other items essential to the national economy. The government last Monday turned back to private ownership the mines it seized 13 months ago thus forcing the operators and un- ion to come to terms themselves for operating the pits after the ten-day vacation period runs out July 8. While all sides were carefully guarding the exact provisions of the encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic at Columbus, Ohio. Goolsbey was orphaned when a boy and joined the Seventh Minne- sota regiment at Port Snelllng when he was 16, Most of his service time was spent bama. in Louisiana and Ala- He retired from farming in 1914 and moved to Chetck, where he tended a large garden until he was 90. Qoolsbey has six children, 19 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchil- dren acd children. flvo grcat-great-grand- Supply Bill for Foreign Aid May Be Held Up House appro- priations committee members said yesterday that thc State department contemplates spending on its foreign-aid program during thc fiscal your 1048. They .indicated, however, that a deficiency supply bill carrying more than for the program may be held up indefinitely because of lack ot Information. Representative Keefe (R.-Wls.) Milwaukee Dealers Guard Against Auto Profiteering Milwaukee Many Milwau- kee automobile dcalprs will in the future request buyers of new cars to sign a contract against sale of the automobile period. for a six month According to Lcroy Rlcsclbnch, at- torney for the Milwaukee County Automobile Dealers association, a model contract along this line, sent to the dealers by the association brought immediate favorable re- sponse from them. The contract requests the buyer not to sell the cur for six months. In case a sale is made, the car must first be offered to thc original dealer at a price agreed upon when the sale is first made. Failure to live up to thc con- tract on the part of thc buyer makes him liable for damages. told the House he would refuse to vote for any money for foreign use 'until it has been fully justified." "And they haven't Justified it yet jy a long he told reporters ater. Keefe estimated that thc commit- tee, now holding hearings, may ap- prove only for the army's needs in occupation areas, to reimburse the Re- construction Finance Corporation for nn advance under the 000 program for Greece and Tur- key, and possibly for United States participation in the International Refugee organization. That would mean that the requested by thc administra- tion for relief in liberated nations and thc remaining fo settle the.Balkans trouble as rec ommended.by the' United States. Sir Alexander Cadogan, Eritls delegate, lining up solidly for th United States proposal for a com mission to watch tho Balkans In definitely, said in a statement to th Security: council "If we cannot apply proposal such as those submitted by the com mission (the Balkan investigation commissipn) and now in the Unitec States resolution, we had better tea up the'; pack up." Cadogan referred to the recom mcndatlons by the investigating group and the United States pro 3osal for the Security council to-se up a commission to remain indefl nltely in the Balkans and try to smooth the differences in that un settled zone. "It seems to me that here "we have a danger Cadogan continued "It Is Just such a case, as the United Nations was designed to meet. We have practical proposals, which can perhaps be perfected and elaborated We must try them." The Security council embarked last week on what promises to be a strong debate on the commission's report, in which a majority of the 11 members decided that Yugosla- via, Albania and Bulgaria were mainly responsible for the Balkan disorders. Warren R. Austin, chief U. S. del- egate, charged In a sharp speech last Friday that Yugoslavia, Bul- garia and Albania were causing the trouble, but those countries have denied both the commission and Austin's accusation. Workmen's Compensation Rates Increased 3.1% St. increase of 3.1 per cent in workmen's compensation Insurance rates was granted today by the Minnesota compensation board. the Greece-Turkey loon would no be forthcoming immediately, no would any other, money requested by thc State department. Ford Withdraws Recognition of Foremen's Union Detroit The Fora Motor Company today withdrew-its recog- nition of the Foreman's Association of America, an Independent imion, as bargaining agpnt for strik- ng supervisory employes No Paper Tomorrow To permit employes to observe the Fourth of July with their families (hero will be no Issue of The Republican-Herald Fri- day. Tho rcinilar weekend edi- tion containing society, church and special features will appear Saturday. Actress Denies Part in Beating Hollywood Actress Madge Meredith denied through her attor- ney that she was.the lure in the alleged kidnap-beating of her form- er manager and his bodyguard. The accusation was made to sher- iff's officers by her ex-manager, Nicholas Glanaclis. 35, after he and Verne V. Davis, 32, reported they were beaten, kidnaped and .robbed by a group of men as they neared Miss Meredith's home. sons. proposed compact, it was widely May and the Garssons flatly de- conceded that Lewis had won a nied the government contentions sweeping victory from Presidents that they conspired to defraud the Benjamin F. Fairloss of tr. S. Steel publio-of-Ma-y's-Bervicw gross and- George-M.--Hum- By using his prestige in wartime phfey. of the Pittsburgh Consolidated Washington on 'behalf of the Company. This terse announcement late yes- Iterday nailed down actual hopes for averting a crippling bituminous "Negotiators for northern com- coal operators and the cap- tive mines, together with represen- tatives of the United Mine Workers, announce that a-tentatlve agreement in principle has been reached- sub- ject to the terms of a written.con- Spain and Germany Excluded Andrew J. May, former Kentucky congressman, leaves federal district" court at Washington, D. C., today after his conviction on a charge of selling his influence while wartime chairman of the House military committee. At right is a niece, Mrs. C. B. Roberts. (A.P. Wirephoto to 'The Republican-Herald.) Greatest Traffic Flow in History for By The Associated Press The greatest traffic movement in tract subject to tnE approval of the history of Minnesota was pre- i, dieted today for the Fourth of July uEven then the otner operators said weekend. they were not aware of the full Railroads, bus companies and air significance of the prospective con- lines were prepared to handle rec- tract terms. ord crowds. Highway patrolmen Hours later some economists in Committee Nears Vote On Revising Tax Cuts Bill Washington The House ways and means committee agreed today to postpone late today its showdown vote on the new tax slashing measure for taxpayers. The Republican majority consented to the delay on a' request United Steel Union Votes to Ignore Taft-Hartley Law were asked to go on overtime duty tonight to keep automobile traffic moving and to tag all careless driv- rs. The railroads reported they were ready to put every available car on regular runs. Thc bus com- mnles said they would put several new buses Into operation and would ent additional vehicles from pri- vate companies. The air lines said hey would add extra planes when- ver necessary. Despite the anticipated rush, ex- Jected to hit 'its peak today and iunday, transportation officials be- eved they would be able to handle he crowds and that no one would e left was the case in rar time. Highway patrolmen and deputy tho. industry said that instead of rittsburnh The United the 35-cent hourly pay increasefeteclworkerB union, largest in the Lewis had been represented as has voted, in effect, to Ig- ierlffs throughout thc state were rged to watch for raflic violations in even minor an to urb the accident rate. Also, they ere ordered to arrest anyone sell- g or shooting firecrackers, pro- ibited in Minnesota except in the ase -of supervised displays. the settlement actually would raise the basic production rate of the inside day miner from to an boost of 44% cents. The miner would get a day for eight hours underground, in- stead of the he now receives for nine hours. The one hour allow- ance for underground travel would be but he also would be paid for a 30-minute lunch period Thus his total production shif would be only six and one-half hours In place of his present eight hours Lewis also had asked for a ten- cent a ton royalty instead of the five cents he has been collecting for the union welfare and retirement fund under the expired governmenl nore the new Taft-Hartley labor measure this afternoon." Speaker Martin (R.-Moss.) has forecast passage of the bill by thc House next Tuesday. A House vote has been set for that date. Representative Doughton (ranking Democrat on thc committee. Withdrawal Puts Soviet-Sphere' Countries on Spot French, foreign office announced today that 22 ni- tions will be invited to a meeting in Paris July 12 to discuss European economic cooperation as outlined in the Marshall proposal. The countries invited will Includa Austria, Turkey, Albania, Ireland and all former enemy states except Germany, it was announced. A for- ejgn office spokesman said the invi- tations would be sent to Paris em- bossies tonight. The French foreign ministry an- nounced earlier a. BriUsh-Frenclx decision to invite all Europeaa states, "with the provisional excep- tion of to take part la drafting a reply to the proposal ad- vanced by U. S. Secretary of Marshall for European economic re- covery. No Reference to Rosua. The communique called on European countries to "draw up a European reconstruction program in which the resources and needs ct each country will be coordinated, la a manner that each of the European countries will so decide freely." The communique made no ref- erence to Soviet Russia, nor to failure yesterday of Russia. Brltaia and France to agree on the Mar- shall aid-Europe proposal. The British and French foreign, ministers conferred at length this morning, emphasizing the break with Russia over the Marshall sug- gestion. Molotov Goes Home Soviet Foreign Minister v. M; Molotov, who declared yesterdar that the program drafted, by his British and French colleagues would divide Europe, winged his way bade toward Moscow. After his conference with Bidaulti Bevin left for London by plane, is expected to push his countrym part in the program. The meeting roused considerable speculation as: to--whether-the ewt- cm European the fringes of join Britain and France In participation for economic recovery without tha Soviet Union, or whether they would go along with Russia. an4 stay outside. Both British and French quarters predicted privately that a Europeaa recovery program based on billions Democrats for a little time to of American dollars had a much, study the legislation. better chance of success in The bill differs from the measure now that Russia was on the vetoed by President Truman June 16 only in a change of the effective date from July 1 to next January 1. Chairman Knutson told reporters: "We will approve the net passed by Congress over Presi-ircquestcd thc alter tnc comj Glanaclis told investigators he went there to discuss with Mlsp Meredith a litigation between the two over a title to a house. Through :-ber attorney Warct. Sul- livan, the. actress admitted the meeting but.claimed it was arranged by Glanaclis. She declined to dis- cuss the case further. 20 Shaken At Bui Goes in Ditch Near Austin Austin, Minn. Its 20 pas- sengers were shaken up but other wise unhurt last night when a Jefferson Transportation Company bus went into a ditch two miles 'rom here to avoid a collision with an oil truck. John Christensen, Minneapolis, driver ot the bus which was bound or Rochester, said ho was forced o leave the highway when the ruck entered suddenly from a.side oad and he had no time to stop. comment, but unconfirmed reports were that Lewis had agreed to con- tinue the nickel collection, Operators inside and outside thc tentative contract figured that all of Lewis' original demands would have added at least 75 cents to the cost of a ton of coal, and piled another to on annual operating costs. There was no immediate new es- timate of the over-all cost. It was not clear when the Midwest and Western producers would meet formally to consider the proposed settlement, but presumably the ac- tion will precede the union policy meeting at 3 p. m. (C.D.T.) Satur- day. The northern commercial oper- ators covered by the tentative pact ore- those from Pennsylvania, Mary- land, northern West Virginia and apnroprlations of for the dent Truman's veto. In triple-pronged action, the un- ion's 42-man executive board yes- terday agreed: 1, Not to recognize the new labor board to be set up under the law but to "seek to resolve all issues between our union and the em- ployers through bona fide collective bargaining and other peaceful means wherever possible." 2. That the union "will not com mlt itself to no-sti-ike obligatioi enforceable by harassing law suits. 3. To follow thc Internationa C.I.O. policy, adopted last week, o Both staes. wal? refusing to "comply with unconst! tutional limitations of political ac tlvlties which are written into th Tart-Hartley bill." The stcelwoi'ker action was 1 line with the instructions of C.I.O President Philip Murray who ha announced the parent labor bod would leave it up to its intcrna tlonal unions and their locals unit. whether to resort to the new labo >oard.