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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Unlfht Full Leased Wire Newt Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of 91 DAYS Rlnci ftttrt Wlnonft flvrlinmlnr Pool Eonbllnir Act VOLUME 47. NO. 12! WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING. JULY 10, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Truman Says He'll Veto New Tax Bill World Offers Congratulations foBurnquist Princess Elizabeth and Phillip By Glenn radiant Princess Elizabeth, her eyes sparkling like the three-diamond engagement ring that Klistened on her third finger, received best wishes from all parts of the world today on her betrothal to Lieutenant Philip Mountbattcn, "We are very, very she told a friend as she leafed through pile after pile of congratulatory mes- sages in Buckingham palace, where her handsome blond fiance also won in residence. Outside the vast gray palace, whose gloomy ex- terior gave no evidence of the happiness within, a crowd that swelled to more than stood in steady rain for a glimpse of "Princess Lllybet" when she left with her family for a Westminster Abbey cere- mony. Hurrahs and shouts of "Good luck" rang out as the royal family left in a limousine for the abbey. The slender, blue-eyed Elizabeth, sitting beside de- (Contlnued on Pare IT, Column 2) ELIZABETH Poor Corn, Record Wheat Yields Seen Reduced Harvest of Bushels Predicted Wuhlncton The Agricul- ture department today forecast this corn crop at bushels and all wheat tit 000 bushels. The corn estimate compares with last year's record of bushels and with a ten-year (1D30- 45) average of The prospective reduction In corn reflects damage caused by spring floods and by delays in getting the crop planted due to wet weather. Officials hope for a crop of least bushels. They a crop of less than this amount would force curtailment In live- stock production and prolonged high prices for meats. The govern- ment's Is bushels. The wheat estimate is the largest of record, comparing with 000 harvested last year, which was the top crop, and with the ten-year average of This year's crop was forecast at month ago. The winter wheat crop was esti- mated at bushels com- pared with forecast a month ago, last yw and tor Un-rear average. All sprint wheat forecait at 343.429.000 bUtiuls CODlpUtd with, predicted month ago, last year and 413.000 for the ten-year average. Durum 43.018.000 Clarifies Lottery Law Memoranda on Close Cases Issued to County Attorneys St. aspects of the state's lottery laws were clarified today for law enforcement officers charged with carrying out Governor Luther Yourigdahl's anti-gambling campaign in a word opinion ssued by Attorney General Burn- qulst. The opinion, which cited specific examples of difficult-to-rule on vlo- ations, was distributed to the state's 87 county attorneys pursuant to Hope to Begin Surfacing of Airport Runways by Fall Bank Night Oat St. At- torney General J. A. A. Burn- qulst's omnibus opinion issued today was devoted mainly to lottery law. It took occasion to quiet misunderstandings grow- ing out of a recent opinion as to bank night. This held that "bank night" did not come within the 1047 anti-slot machine law. Today the attorney general emphasized that despite this, bank night Is clearly a Violation of earlier Minnesota anti-gam- bling itatuteg. ThU Official Picture Of Princess Elizabeth, heiress presumptive to the British throne, and her fiance, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, WM made In London today. The princess' engagement ring can be on her finger. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald via radio from London.) wheat was indicated bushels, compared with last year and for the ten-year average. Other spring wheat was forecast at bushels, compared last year and for the ten-year average. Move to Block Oil Shipments to Russia Stumped Optimistic Over U.S. Economy Milwaukee Because he be- lieves the country is now In a "healthy" situation economically, R. L. Williams, president of the Chi- cago Sc North Western Railway Company, "cannot visualize a de- pression for at least another three years." Williams, In a speech prepared W) Chairman Weichel CR.-Ohlo) of the House merchant marine committee ac- knowledged today that he Is stumped in his efforts to block oil shipments to Russia. He biased as "arrogant" the ac- tion of the Coqamercc deportment In granting expoHfll censes that will permit the departure of three Soviet-bound tnnkers now being loaded on the West coast. Under Secretary of Commerce William C. Foster conceded to the committee yesterday that his office had granted the licenses only a few hours after Weichel phoned him to insist that they be refused. Foster sold (A) The shipments were normal, (B) The department Intends to continue to export pe- troleum products and (C) A halt mipht upset the world market and result In a drop In this country's own petroleum imports. Young Democrat! Head Work of Congress Washington Joe C. Carr. national president of the Young Democratic clubs, declared today the Republican controlled Congress "has done little but embark on backward steps toward the days of Coolidffe and for delivery to the 79th regular meeting of the Midwest Shippers advisory board here, listed his "optimistic" views as stemming from a present "recession." He said he believed a buyers' strike was the principal cause ol the recession. "Because it' tends to stabilize prices of the general commodity list." Williams said he believed the present economic condition of the country to be "healthy." If the steel Industry and its prices arc stabilized, Williams.said he felt the stabilization of other industries would follow. As an answer to the railroad freight car Williams ex- plained that Increased utilization of cars during the war temporarily alleviated the situation, but the use of the cars by various companies prevented repairs and hence those cars ore not in condition for trans- portation now. He added that orders placed after the war have not been filled as yet. Labor demands for wage increases also limited the railroads' buying power, Williams said. their request made at Governor Youngdahl's recent law enforcement conference. "With this opinion before said the ruling, signed by the attor- ney-general and William arceu, as- sistant attorney general, "We be- lieve each county attorney will be in position to advise the peace officers of his county BS to the individual operations or schemes concerning which he may receive Three Elements -The opinion listed these three elements as necessary to constitute a lottery barred under state law: Offering of a prize; awarding of the prize by chance; and the giving of a consideration for an opportun- ity to win the prize. It added that "TCpntlnued "on TiMie 2, Column 1) LOTTERY LAWS Sauk Rapids Man Killed When Auto Overturns 8t, Cloud, Sauk Rapids man was killed and a Cloud woman auto left the a highway 23 five milei east' Cloud early today. John Reller, 27, .the driver, was killed as the machine skidded and rolled more than 400 feet. The auto burst into flames, and It was only through the quick action of a near- by fanner, Frank Madlgan, that Cleo Wlcklund of St. Cloud was pulled from the wreckage before she burned to death. She.was tak- en to St. Cloud hospital with unde- termined Injuries. A third person In the car, Robert Repulski of Sauk Rapids, was un- Julian's name was chosen -to sug hurt. The accident occurred at about jgest "11" and his blrl llth Child Born to Galesville Family GahwvlIIe, Tra- dition of large families was carried on in the Conrad Amundsen family which Friday was increased by the advent of a "Alvln' -Julian, the in the Amundson family, Republican-Herald photo This Aerial View Shows the developmental stage of Winona's new municipal airport u the principal contractor nears completion of dredging, grading and drainage. The Walter W. Magee Company, St. Paul, will complete dredging this week, probably today, but an estimated six weeks more will elapse before the firm completes grading and drainage installation. This view taken from over the present municipal airport, which can be seen In the foreground, shows the airport area to be rather spotted. The white areas are the gravel from the dredge, while the darker areas are natural ground or dirt fills, The center line of the airport's three runways are indicated by the black which have been drawn In. The longest runway, the northwest-southeast runway, is at the top of the picture and is parallel and adjacent to Crooked slough. The north-south runway rum to the lower right of this picture, and the northeast-southwest runway runs to the lower left, ending near th. federal nursery, which eventually will move entirely to the south side of highway 61. The water holes in the lower center of the picture are submerged gravel pits. Federal Grant Awaited; Plans Being Reviewed Although delays have been en- ed. jln toward _ runways" new municipal afifport, are still hopeful that surfacing wll get under way this fall. The city council determine' months ago to apply for both state and federal aid to finance, run ways ighting and other improvements A month ago the .Minnesota legis- ative advisory committee voted SO.OOO for such improvements, bu' 4 a. m, ten of whom are living. His mother, he federal may formerly Lucille Flood, was herimuch as has -not yet been mother's I3th child. Little announced. _ ,_ j. Until that grant Is made, adver- tising for bids will be delayed. Afthe present time city officials I month. Atomic Bo nib Security Staff to Replacement of U. S. Envoy to China Rumored Shanghai A fresh flurry of speculation over possible replace- ment of Dr. J. Lelghton Stuart as U. S. ambassador to China develop- ed today as the result of the sum- moning to Washington of U, S. min- ister-counselor Walton Butterworth for consultation with Secretary of State George Marshall, Eisenhower Accepts Bid To Minnesota State Fair St. Dwight D Eisenhower, army chief of staff today accepted an invitation to at- tend the Minnesota state fair Sep- tember 1. He will arrive by plane from Washington early In the mornlnf of September 1, Labor day, ant make two brief adresses at the fair grounds during his stay. The invitation was extended by William S. Moscrlp. of Lake Elmo president of the fair, and Ray- mond A. Lee of St. Paul, secretary, during a recent visit to Washing- ton. Lee receives the general's ac- ceptance today. freia Conference Following his arrival at Wold- Chamberlain airport, the general will be taken to the fairgrounds for breakfast building. in the administration Elsenhower will hold a press con- ference at 9 a. m, and at 10 o'clock wffl address 4-H club boys and gathered at the 4-H club build- ing. He will spend the rest of the morning viewing exhibits. In ex- pressing a desire for such a tour, he mentioned specific interest in the livestock shows. Luncheon will be served In the administration building at Senator Bourke B. Hlckenlooper right, talks to re- porters about his statement on the Senate floor that important in- formation flies were taken from the Los Alamos, N. M., atomic test- ing station in March, 1940, but were recovered without any "breach in Hlckenlooper is chairman of the Senate-House atomic energy committee. Wirephoto.) Waihlngton (JP) Chairman l it asked for the year which al civil Aeronautics which will deter- on the basis of those year It 'granted igure Is subject to It has been in- al grant will be are x preparing papers for submis- sion, to administrai mine the g: papers. .Earl; but J review and> dicated that? about Reviewing Plans The CAA already has the plans for surfacing, fencing, lighting and utilities, which It is reviewing, but the city engineer's department is now preparing specifications and City Attorney S. D. J. Bruski is writ- ing a legal opinion on the owner- ship of the land and availability of city funds for submission to the City Engineer Carl W. Frank esti- Moscow Calls; Czechs Quit Paris Conference _. -t j, v By James M, Prague Czecho-Slovakla, today withdrew her accept- ance of the Invitation to the European economic conference at Paris. The cabinet went into hasty special session after hearing by telephone from Moscow, the In- formants said. It was believed the cabinet heard directly from Its communist premier, Klement Gott- wald, who flew to Moscow yester- day for talks with Prime Minister Stalin, The withdrawal virtually com- pleted the boycott of tha talks by Russia and the states within her orbit in eastern Europe. Only Albania still was to be heard from, and there seemed lit- mates that the CAA will require about one month to review the spe- iflcations, which he hopes to have eady for submission to the city Continued on Page 12, Column 3. AIRPPORT tle likelihood that she would accept Hungary and Albania today join- ed Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavit and Poland In rejecting the British- French Invitation to the talks. Observers last night said there was inly a 50-50 chance that Finland would accept. Poles Still Look to U. S. A Polish government spokesman n Warsaw, commenting oh Poland's rejection of the bid, told a news onference the Poles still looked o the United States, principally, to upply what would be necessary to ebulld the ravaged nation. Poland recently sent notes to envoys of .the tour big powers expressing Poland's willingness to participate in Eur- ropean reconstruction through coal Succession Bill Sent to Truman Washington The House ossed and sent to President Tru- man today legislation placing the peaker of the House next in line or the presidency behind the vice- resident. The Senate already has passed 10 measure requested by President ruman and congressional leaders orecast his prompt approval. Currently the legislation places peaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., 63- deliveries, but regretting that the nations invited to the Paris confer- ence would be excluded from mak- ing amendments and changes In the Marshall proposal. Switzerland, meanwhile, announc- ed three conditions for her parti- cipation. The government an- nounced that the Swiss would as- sume no obligations contrary to Switzerland's traditional status as a neutral; that the conclusions reached at Paris concerning Swiss economy would be subject to Swiss ;overnment approval, and that the Swiss reserved the right to main- tain trade agreements with nations not represented at the conference. Coal Contract May Set Off New Price Spiral Washington The House watched clocely today for signs of any new wage-price spiral growing out of the record pay boost won by John L. Lewis for his 000 soft coal miners. Edwin O. Nourse, chairman of President Truman's three-man council of economic told reporter the council is studying the possible Impact of the coal settlement on the nation's econ- omy. Re added the council will wrap up its findings in a mid-year re- port to be submitted to the Presi- dent later this week. The administration meanwhile, No Reason to Change Views, Press Told Special Session on Aid Plan Unlikely, President Says Tru- man gave advance notice today that he Intends to veto the new Republican-backed bill to cut in- come taxes annually effective January l. He told a news conference that he sees no reason to change his at- titude on tax reduction If Congress sends him the sumo bill he vetoed several weeks ago. The new measure, which cleared the Bouse and is now before the Senate, is a carbon copy of the previous bill except that the effec- tive date for the tax-cutting is six months later. On other domestic matters Mr. Truman said: 1. Be has no thought at this of calling Congress back into spe- cial session this fall to consider European aid legislation. He added, however, that If the necessity be will take whatever steps are nec- essary. 3. He has no intention of sendlnc a special message to Congress on Secretary of State George C. Mar- chairs plan for European economic recovery. He sold he cannot make recommendations until after the Paris conference on the "self-help" proposal. No Trip Planned 3. He has no plans now for a cross country trip this fall, as urged by officers of the Democratic na- tional committee. Moreover, he added, he has no plans for a trip anywhere. 4. He still favors the proposed Missouri River Valley authority pat- terned aftcr-Ulc TVA, but said this would not take core of the immedi- ate problem of flood control in Midwest. Mr. Truman also said he would confer with congressional Monday, particularly about problem of displaced persons in Eu- rope. -He recently asked a admit a "substantial ol to this country. On other mutters: ...He .said_ he .reason .why _ oould not adjourn July SB, but.added Congress- that better than he and it is none of his business. He smiled as he added he does not Intend to adjourn it himself. Asked about the disappearance of some papers from the Los Alamos atomic bomb testing grounds In New Mexico, the President said he believed Senator Hickenlooper (R.- Iowa) had clearly explained the in- cident to the Senate yesterday and he IB willing to accept that explana- tion. Asked about flying saucers. said the only ones he had seen were White in the newspapers. He had no comment on the new wage-boosting contract between the United Mine Workers and the soft coal owners, saying that it was strictly a matter between the nego- tiators. He also told a Questioner he did not know of a government study of the contract's possible ef- fect on prices. (Later, however, received a report on such a study from his economic advisory coun- cil.) epublican, first In line to become Vfanitowoc Youth Killed in Dive Manltowoc, J. Bar-old bachelor and Massachusetts Hynek. 19, was injured fatally last night -when he dived from a raft at Hlckenlooper (R.-Iowa) said today the Senate-House atomic energy committee hopes to double its staff p. m. Greet Crowd (assigned to study ways of pro- At p. m.. the general will tectme A-bomb sperets speak a few words of greeting to1 tmg secrets. the crowd gathered In the grand- stand for the day's automobile races Fair officials said they expected a capacity crowd of Elsen- hower will remain for the races. Following his visit "to 'the fair, Eisenhower will be the guest of Gen- eral Carl R. Gray, Jr., of St. Paul, rice-president of the Chicago North Western railroad system who icrved under Eisenhower during the war as director general of rolll- ary railroads In the African and European war theaters. The pair will take a rest for sev- eral days and plan a fishing trip to "Northern Wisconsin. The Iowa senator said his urc yesterday that highly secret papers had been filched from the Los Alamos, N. M.( atomic testing station had no bearing on the mat- ter. But he told reporters the com- mittee now has three experts In- quiring Into security practices of the Atomic Energy commission and the number may be hiked to six if the committee's pending budget wins final congressional approval. The Senate appropriations, com- mittee approved 'that' sum yester- day after the House had voted the lolnt group only of the began July 1. Other than to insist that the move to Increase the staff had no connection with the Los Alamos in- cident, Hlckenlooper declined to elaborate. The action of two demobilized sergeants in taking along as "sou- venirs" some secret files when they left the New Mexico station may be discussed further when the committee meets tomorrow with the Atomic Energy commission. The Senate-House group scheduled a meeting today with some of the commission's experts, but Hicfcen-' looper said this involved only rou- tine matters. Hlckenlooper told the Senate his committee has "no reason to be- ieve" that any files were taken from the Oak Ridge, Tenn., atomic jlant as reported in a New York Sun resident should Mr. Truman fail pigeon lake, 20 miles south of here, a finish his term. There has struck his head on an under- no vice-president since Mr. Truman vacated that post follqwlng the death of President Roosevelt. Girl, 13, Missing From Summer Camp Found in Boston Boston Thirteen-year-old Nadla Evans, daughter of an Inter- nationally known nuclear physicist, found yesterday 100 miles from the scene of her disappearance from water obstruction. He died at a Manitowoc hospital. Chicholm Man Jailed for Automobile Death Bibbing Mich Rohac, 27, Chlsholm, pleaded guilty to a charge of criminal negligence In the March 8 auto death of Harold Minor, Hib- bing garage operator, and was sen- tenced to a year in St. Cloud re- formatory by District Judge Christ however, showed no signs of re- opening the mine wage controversy by proceeding against the operators under the Tart-Hartley labor act as Representative Hartley (R.-N. J.) declared it could do. Hartley Violation The co-author of the union, curb measure insisted in a House speech ate yesterday that the contract provision under which the mine owners agree not only to checkoff union dues but Initiation fees and assessments as well is a "clear viola- Jon of the act." He contended that only union dues may be withheld from workers' aychecks and that in going beyond hat field the operators "agreed to pay money for an illegal reason." Lashing out, too, at the provision that the miners need work only when "able and willing" to do so, Hartley said the law meant for labor unions "to become responsible organizations." "In my the lawmaker Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair tonight and Friday. No im- portant temperature change. Low- tonight 60; high Friday 85. cloudy tonight story yesterday. Vi 41CJ UJaulJUClUJXllUC: 41UU1 .1 J a New Hampshire summer was "resting comfortably" today at Massachusetts General hospital. A family spokesman said the girl iad been found on Boston Common by a friend of the Evans'. Her father. Professor Robley F. Evans of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said a "girlish whim" apparently induced her to leave a summer camp at Wilmot Center, N.. H., Monday night on horseback. Tru- Air Force Day Set for August 1 man today signed a proclamation designating August 1 as Air Force day. That date marks the' 40th anni- versary of the birth of the army air forces. declared, "this agreement clearly reflects collusion between the mine operators and the U.M.W. with the intention of violating the law." Could Charged Hartley said the operators who signed could be charged under the act and, if convicted, would face a fine and one year In prison. He added that no action could )e taken against Lewis, because the aw forbids payment of ex- cept for withheld dues, to "repre- sentatives of employes" but says nothing about the employes' repre- sentatives accepting it. Senator Tart (R.-Ohlo) had no comment on Hartley's contention. And while there no official reaction to Hartley's speech, it ap- and Friday. Scattered thundersho-s-- ers in the north and west central portion tonight and Friday. Little change in temperature. fair with ittle change in temperature tonight and Friday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 85; minimum. 5S: noon, precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Mas. Min. Pet. Chicago............78 Denver ............G3 DCS Moincs 83 Duluth 81 Los Angeles........ 90 Minneapolis-5t. Paul 87 New York.......... 81 Phoenix ...........112 62 56 61 55 60 63 70 75 RIVER BCLLETCS- Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change .1 .1 .1 .1 pcarsd highly unlikely that the Root at Houston Red Wing 14 53 Lake City S.3 Reads 12 43 Dam 4, T. W 5.6 Dam 5, T. W 3.8 Dam 5A, T. W 5.0 Winona (CJP.5 13 53 Dam 6, Pool 7.8 Dam 6, T. W 5.8 Dakota (C.P.) 7.9 Dam 7, Pool 9.7 Dam 7. T. W 4.5 La Crossc 12 6.3 Tributary Buffalo above Alma 2.0 Trempcaleau at Dodge. 0.8 i Black at Nelllsvlllc 2.6 Black at Galesville ____ 2.7 La Crosse at W, Salem 1.7 government would risk a fresh coal strike by trying to break the con- tract through legal action. However, concern' over the pos- sible economic Impact of the 44Vs- cent basic hourly wage hike won ay Lewis was evident both within the administration and i .1 .1 .1 -f- .1 -r .1 .1 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From to Gate operation over the weekend will result In tail-water falls at most dams, averaging foot in that time. Pool areas directly above the dams will hold steady or rise slightly. ;