Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER Cloud? tonlfht nd fttttqnUr. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations 92 DAYS LnliUlm P.ol Act VOLUME 47. NO. 122 W1NONA, MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. JULY 11, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Russ Plot to Spike Paris Parley Seen 10 Per Cent Meat Cut Faces Nation Reduced Corn Yield Seen As Blow to Lower By Grid A. Martin WMhlnrton The nation faces the prospect today of possibly ten per cent lew meat by early 1943. Such reduction would be ac- companied by higher prices If con- sumer demand continues strong. These possibilities arc baaed on Agriculture department crop re- port yesterday forecasting sharp drop In the corn crop as n result or one of the worst planting sea- sons oo record. Thus corn crop which Is the basic raw material for meat, dairy and poultry products was fore- cast at bushels. This compares with last year's record of the government's goal of bushels and ten- year average of Officials wild a crop of around bushels of sood quality com would bo needed 'o maintain meat production at the present level of 153 pounds a for each consumer. A crop of the size Indicated, of- ficials said, wouid require n cut In meat production of about ten per cent, or about pounds per con- sumer. This still, however, would leave supplies nt about 138 pounds per person compared with the pre- war average of 120 pounds. Still Hope for Ample Crop Officials are not ready, however, to accept the corn forecast as final. Still holding hopes for u harvest of at least bushels, they noted that acreage planted to corn Is only per cent below lost year when the record crop was produced, despite Adverse planting weather. Grain experts said that If corn gets a "good break" on the weather during the remainder of the sum- 1948 Welfare Budget of Hard Coal Asked for County, Up Mrs. Emma Norton Dakota, Chairman; Libera on Board Approval of a county welfan budget, calling for a 1948 tax levy about higher than for the current year, was 'voted by the Winona county welfare boarc Thursday afternoon at its annual and tenth anniversary meeting. The 1948 budget, which still must be approved by the county board of commissioners, totals com- pared with for .ncrease of Of that total 1948 budget, which Is met by' state and federal aids, a county tax levy and from other sources, the county s asked to contribute For the 1947 budget the tax levy was At the meeting, Mrs. Emma Nor- ;on, Dakota route one, was elected chairman to succeed S. D. J, Bruskl, Winona, resigned, and an- nouncement was made that Harry ibera, 748 West Fifth street, had wen appointed a member of the xmrd by Jarle Lelrfullom, director of the Minnesota division of social welfare, to succeed Mr. Bruski, Mr. ilbero, who was selected from a panel of five submitted to the divi- .ion, attended the meeting. His erm will expire July 1, 1949. County Commissioner Fred Bob- Tton was re-elected vice-chairman md Commissioner Carl Goetzman was elected secretary to succeed Mrs. Norton. Requirements Estimated mer and is not'caught by an early before It has matured, the crop could easily reach bushels. In that event, there would need be no reduction in livestock production. The department's forecast was based on conditions prevailing July l. time when floods still darkened the outlook. Offsetting to n degree the rather gloomy corn forecast was a pre- diction that the wheat crop will exceed last year's record figure of bushels by bushels. The wheat supply will be sufficient to allow large exports and permit some to be used for live- stock feed. If necessary. Analyzing production prospects of all crops combined, the department said the total volume may be slight- ly above the 1942-46 period, which It described as the "five best years" In American crop, history. The lowly potato may cause the (Continued on Pace 2, Column 5) MEAT What A Pacific Electric Railway substation in Los Angeles, Calif., looked like after a 20-ton armature whirling at 750 r.p.m. tore looso from a generator, one piece of the armature was hurled through a six-inch reinforced concrete roof, but no one was injured. Herman Sodcr, rail employe, examinee damage. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) Newspaper Invites Vote on Wedding Plans of Princess Man Wants Elbow: Room, Aiki Divorct Cantden, N. 3, P. Baldwin baa a new reason for The 44 year old Baldwin testified In chancery court yes- terday that he couldn't live in a house occupied by adults, two children, six docs and two cats. Baldwin won a recommenda- tion for divorce. Owners Take Lewis' Terms Per Day Increase Given Anthracite Miners By Norman Walker John L. Lewis gleefully tucked fat con- tract in his pocket today giving hard coal miners the same pay boost he had wang- led for soft coal diggers. Disclosure of the agreement came with surprising suddenness last night after only a few hours of negotia- tions between the United Mine Workers chief and representatives of the anthracite Industry. It gave added point to a discussion jy President Truman and his full cabinet today of whether coal wage concessions mean a new wnge-price ipiral. The President's three-man coun- cil of economic advisers is reported have taken the view that the joosts do not pose a serious infla- lonary threat. The council's chairman, Edwin O. Nourse, summed up the group's analysis in, a mid-year economic eport and said the cabinet would onsider the findings at Its weekly nee ting. Follows Pattern Nourse declined to Say what the memorandum contained. But It Is understood to advise the President For 1948 the board estimated (A) The soft coal pay raise equirements at: For old age as- js not so much greater than pay in- Istance, aid-to-dependent hildren, poor (not direct and administration, for a total budget of ries and as liens. From state ideral agencies it estimates it will ecelve for old age assist nee, for old-to-dependen hildrejv for poor and creases given in other Industries, and (B) That it should not require any considerable Jump in prices of steel and other products depending upon coal. A number of other economists. In- cluding Dr. Emerson P. Schmidt of otal. of from other; the United States Chamber of Com- ources, including in recov-' merce, have taken a contrary view. Europe Virtually Divided Blonde, Blue-Eyed Gloria Plnault who will be three years old July 12, clutches a small American Hag in Kansas City, Mo., shortly after she became a IT. S. youngest person ever naturalized Jn'federal court at Kansas City. Born at Cannes, France, Gloria came to the United States Jn December, 1945, with her American mother, Mrs. Mary B. Pinault. Her father, Noel Plnault, is a native of France. (A.P. Wirephoto.) BO. Of that estimated budget the 'Oard estimates it can finance a Exprem-to on whether-Priucess Elizabeth's wedding should- be shadowed by the rationed austerity under which the king's subjects live. LllUCi Wllllrll VilC B A1VC. "Should there be flags and parties- and bands and a vote from public funds to make Princess Elizabeth's wedding day our most colorfully festive occasion since the corona- estimated .to be received from othe and the total estl mated requirements, must be me Post-Surrender Japanese Policy Set by Allies 11-natlon Far Eastern commission today set forth the basic principles which should guide Allied post-surrender policy toward Japan, American government ______ said the commission's lengthy doc- ument, which comes 22 months after U. S. forces began occupation duty, in effect approves the occupation directive President Truman sent General MacArthur September B, 1945. The ll nations. Including Russia, debated the policy during numerous closed meetings nt commission head- quarters In Washington. Allied policy toward Japanese as- sets outside the home islands was omitted from the document because of the commission's Inability to de- termine whether they should be In- cluded among war reparations. The original American directive called for an Inventory of such as- sets to permit their Inclusion in rep- arations discussions. War Contract Fraud Charges To Be Probed Wachlttfton (IP) Chairman Ml'chcner (R.-MIch.) said today the House judiciary committee will in- vestigate promptly charges by Comptroller General Lindsay War- ren that at least 10 war .contrac- tors defrauded the government of more than in contract set- tic men ts. Warren declared In a report to happiness would seem out of place? Washington President Truman today extended "cordial to Britain's and queen on the betrothal of Prtnceu Elizabeth to Lieuten- ant Philip Mountbatten. Mr Truman, hi a separate menace to the ex- tended beit wishes to her and her fiance. The mecure to Princess Eliza- beth said: "On the-occasion of your be- trothal to Lieutenant Mount- batten, Mm, Truman and I wish to extend our sincere best wishes to you both." The Express asked. "Or should the auterity of life and the government dictate an occasion where Britain's traditional salute to Congress that "certain war and navy officers and employes engaged on termination settlements went to work Immediately thereafter with the very war contractors on whose termination claims they had work- ed." Husband of Slain Woman May Have Left Country Sjui Lull Obl.ipo, Calif. Sheriff Murray C. Hathway sold today that debonair Morlcy V. King, 46. wanted for questioning in the tninlc slaying of his 48-year-old wlfo, may have left the United States. The sheriff said he would take legal steps as soon as the office of District Attorney Herbert C. Qrun- dell had cleared details of possible extradition from a foreign country.' Mrs. King, identified Orleans newspaper files former Portuguse Countess Chris- tiana dc Zoheb, had been dead a week, perhaps more, when her body was found Wednesday morning In a trunk. officials They said there was no doubt "some officers and employes" were guilty of "feathering their nests" when reaching the postwar settle- ments. Mlchcner told a newsman the Warren report probably will be re- ferred to a subcommittee, for inves- tigation. One Judiciary committee member said privately about the only action the group could take would be to nsk the Justice department for ac- tion in any case where criminal re- sponsibility could be ohown. Mistress to Take Stand ir Slavery Trial San Diego, Calif. Defense Attorney Clifford Fitzgerald said Mrs. Aired Wesley Ingalls would take the witness stand today and .would be followed by her husband in their slavery trial, now In its third week. The attorney said he expected to complete defense testimony Monday or Tuesday and that the case would go to the Jury the middle of the week. The prosecution concluded its case yesterday. Dora Jones, the Negro maid the Ingalls are accused" of reducing to a slave through years of toll under threats of jail and hell, was des- cribed by two defense witnesses as "like a member" of the Ingalls fam- Public Holiday The paper, 'which claims a circu- lation of one out of every ten its readers to'write "yes" or 'no" on a postcard In answer to the ques- tion: "Should the princess' wedding day be'selected as the first postwa occasion to restore to Britain th traditional gaiety of a gala publi The day Is certain to be a publi holiday, although the wedding dat to be some time in Octo not yet been announced. The date will be chosen by th king and queen in consultation with Princess Elizabeth and bride Philip Mount batten, former Prince Philip o Greece. One of the Princess' biggest prob lems will be her trousseau, and Thi Daily. Telegraph reported that shi would have a special allotment' o clothing Honeymoon a Problem Another problem was where to spend the honeymoon. It IK known that both Australia and Canada are hopeful of a I'oya visit soon and tho welcome mal would be out anywhere in the com- monwealth; but the inevitable cere- ence Is However, Wll llam P. Werner, executive secretary estimated a cash- balance of 399.59. at the end of the current year, 'leaving to be fi- nanced by a levy. Consequently in its resolution di- rected to the county board of com- missioners the: board asked for a levy of distributed as fol- lows: for old age assistance 52 per cent of the levy; for ald-to-dependont children, 13 per cent of the levy; poor (general re- lief, 18 per cent of the levy and administration, 17 per cent of the levy. For 1947, the current operating year, the comparable levies are: did age assistance, aid-to-de- pendent children, poor, 700, and administration, (Continued on Page 3, Column 2) WELFARE BOARD Weather in as New the Mexico Restricts Luxury Imports Mexico City Mexico put Into effect today sharp restrictions on the importation of luxuries and noncssentlols In un effort to protect her diminishing dollar balance in the United States. ily. monies accompanying such a visit might be considered inappropriate for ,a wedding trip. Meanwhile preliminary planning is under way for converting West- minster Abbey into a vast audi- torium for the world dignitaries who are expected among the wed- ding guests. Second Protest Sent on Mongol Invasion Greek Guerrillas Retreating Slowly Athens Some guer- rillas, said to be trying to win ter- ritory In which to set up a com- munist government near the Albanian border, were reported re- treating slowly today under press- sure by the Greek army. x. second protest China sent a to Moscow today over the Feltashan Incident .which involved a Sinklang (China) border clash between Chinese and troops of pro-Russian Outer Mongolia last The foreign office addressed a new note to the U.S.SJI., reiterating the previous Chinese protest against "air attacks made by Soviet military! planes on Peitoshan." FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Not much change In temperature. Low tonight 65; high Saturday 85. Minnesota Partly cloudy with scattered showers in south and east lortion tonight and Saturday, and n northwest portion Saturday eve- ning. Little change in temperature, Partly cloudy with little change in temperature tonighl and Saturday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 87; minimum, 60; noon, 81; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max, Mln. Pet. Chicago 77 oo DCS Moines 85 65 Duluth .....1......81 GO Miami 84 74 Mpls.-St. Paul 88 G5 New Orleans. 88 67 New York ___..... 80 70 Seattle 77 Phoenix ill Schmidt told a congressional hear- ing Wednesday that be believes the coal settlement Is Inflationary and will touch off a general demand for higher wages. Lewis obtained a cent hourly and a 17.1-cent, raise for anthracite miners. The difference comes from a re-, duction in the soft coal miner's working day frim nine to eight hours and absorption in his basic hourly rate of daily work for which he for- merly received premium pay. 15-Cent Bike Actually, both the bituminous and anthracite miners got an increase in the daily wages they will take home of a day; On the soft coal eight-hour day this figures out to ixactly 15 cents an hour, or the same .amount C J.O. unions won in steel and other industries. For the seven-hour day worker by the hard coal miner the pay increase is 17.1 cents an hour. And as in negotiating his soft coal contract a few days earlier, he seemingly got around portions of the new Taft-Hartley.' labor law In he anthracite pact. That new labor law provides for equal labor-management, adminis- ratldn of union welfare funds ex- ept those set up In contracts al- ea'dy in effect when the law was nacted. Lewis had the anthracite opera- ors simply amend their contract written a year un- Democrats Believe Senate Could Sustain Tax Veto By Francis J. Kelley Washington Senator Lucas of Illinois, the Democratic whip, declared today the Senate "definitely can sustain" Presi- dent Truman's promised second veto ot the Income tax reduction bill. The party liner-upper also told reporters, however, he Is not at all sure the Senate will get a crack at overriding the chief exe- cutive. 'It (the veto) might be sustained In the House Lucas re- marked. The. Mil. come to vote there White House. But Senator Wherry of Nebraska, the Republican whip, said he feels "absolutely certain" the House will vote to override. The House, which passed the first tax cut bill 273 to 137 but then failed by two votes to get the required two- thirds margin to override, re-passed the measure by a tally of 302 to 112. As for the Senate, Wherry said: "I think we have the votes." Both Wherry and Lucas voiced hope the Senate would reach a roll- call today. Amendments hanged its provisions allowing him o name two out of three of the rustees of the anthracite welfare und. .33 .08 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Staffc 24-Hr, Red Wing Lake City Beads Dam 4, T, W, Stago Today Change 12 13 5.2 8.2 4.8 5.5 3.7 4.8 5.8 7.8 5.6 9.6 4.3 Tributary Streams Chlppewa at Durand. 2.0 2.5 2.0 0.8 2.6 2.6 Dam 5, T. W. Dam 5A, T. W. Winona (C.P.) Dam 0, Pool Dam 6, T. W....... Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool...... Dam 7, T. W....... a Crosse 12 areece Getting in Military Supplies Washington Dwight Gris- wold, chief of the American aid mission to Greece, said today mili- tary supplies valued at already are en route to equip the Greek army and navy on an "anti- bandit" basis. Grlswold told a news conference that the equipment now moving to U. S. ports for shipment is largely from United States army and navy surplus. It Includes light mountain artillery, mules, food for troops, ammunition, and some trucks and Jeeps. Shipments of military supplies, .1 -t- .1 .1 .1 Zumbro at Thcilman. Suffalo above Alma.. Tr'empcaleau at Dodge Black at. Neillsvllle... Black at Galesvllle... ,a Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 loot at Houston...... 6.6 ;i RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gnttcnberg) A very slow fall.will continue in 11 the upper pools for several days ith arens directly above the dams oldlng fairly stationary. Stream; ow In tributaries will. decrease, i scheduled to comprise half the ftld program, probably will continue Into the fall, Orlswold said. In the first break-down ol aid plans, Griswold said that it'is pro- rosed to spend about for agricultural rehabilitation, 000 for rebuilding ports, highways and Industry, for food, clothing and other civilian goods, to cope with malaria, tuberculosis and other health prob- lems, and to train Greek nationals. These amounts, Griswold said, rep- resent contemplated dollar expendi- tures In foreign exchange. Before the final decision, however, the chamber faced votes on a series of amendments. Senator McClellan (D.-Ark.) wants to permit husbands and wives the nation over to split their income for tax purposes, privilege that in most cases would result in a lower total tax. Only married couples in a dozen states with community property laws are allowed to do so low. Also Senator Revercomb CR.- W. Va.) Insists that the personal ex- emptions for married couples, now be raised to or And Senator Morse (R.-Ore.) said he planned to offer five or six amendments, but he declined to specify their contents in advance, Lucas announced late yesterday that he would not press his pro- posed substitute bill which was re- jected ten to three by the finance committee. It would have increased personal exemptions to per tax- payer and reduced each surtax rate by four percentage points. N. A. M. Proposal Meanwhile a cut In individual income taxes and a 50 per cent limit on taxatidh of big earnings was proposed to Congress today by the National Association of Manufacturers. Tax rates now reach 85.5 per cent on the highest bracket incomes. Don G. Mitchell, chairman of N, A. M.'s taxation committee, told the House ways and means com- mittee the N. A. M. program is de- signed to Insure full production and employment by encouraging invest- ments. Egypt Demands Withdrawal of Britisli Troops Lake Success Egypt de- manded formally today that the United Nations Security council or- der "immediate and total" with- drawal of all British troops from Egypt and the Sudan. At the same time the council was asked to terminate the present Brit- ish "regime" In the Sudan, which long has been a source ot friction between Egypt and Britain. The Egyptian complaints was signed by Prime Minister Nokruby Pasha and dated July 8. Pasha was expected to arrive here over the weekend or early next week to present Egypt's argument person- ally before the council. United Nations officials said the council could not take up the case before Tuesday at the.earliest be- cause 61 council rules. The document was handed to Zzon Kerno, assistant secretary general of the United Nations, by Mahmoud Hassan Pasha, Egyptian ambassa- dor to the United States. Its text was'not immediately made public. Filing of the case had long been expected. The complaint arose from the breakdown or negotiations be- 14 Nations Accept Invitation; Finland Last to Refuse By John M. Higbtower Washington Russia ap- pears ready today to throw Into jitter fight against the Marshall plan for European recovery every weapon of political, economic and propaganda power at its disposal. The division of Europe over the Issue is virtually complete and a. series of critical tests of relative Soviet and American strength are at hand. That is the situation with which Secretary of State George Marshall had to deal today as he prepared for the first of a series of semi- secret sessions with the Scnata foreign relations committee to an effort to strengthen bipartisan for- eign policy support In the critical, months ahead. Concern over the situation in Europe was focused here by Czecho- slovakia's direct dictation from to at- tend the Marshall plan conference opening tomorrow in Paris. 'Crudest Some authorities here called this the "crudest demonstration yet" of ruthless Soviet domination of bor- der governments. They said it showed also the extreme concern, with which Soviets view the Marshall plan and the vigor xritSi which they can be expected to oppose Jt nt every point. They expect Russia to turn its propaganda mills and those of western European communists loose to attack without restraint every phase of the Marshall project as it develops. On the other side of the picture, ns American officials see It, are these difficulties confronting the Russians: They now stand declared -op- ponents of American-backed, or- ganized European recovery. They probably have been forced into a prematurB disclosure of the extent of their domination over such governments ax .the Polish. belief Is would have preferred, no showdowns such as those of the past few days. Party in Dilemma They have cut off millions of peo- ple from access to the aid in re- viving trade and Industry which the Marshall plan is designed to pro- vide, and the political forces which develop In protest against this situation may be powerful. They have also put the Com- munist party in western Europe ia political dilemma. Fourteen nations had accepted tween Britain and Egypt for revi- sion of "the 1936 Anglo-Egyptian treaty.. Youngdahl to Visit Salt Lake City St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl and Mrs. Youngdahl, accompanied by an aide from the adjutant general's office, will leave jy train .tonight for Salt Lake City. The governor will attend the na- ilonal governor's conference there Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Tuesday noon he will speak on The proposed tax slash would not be in addition to the Republican-backed bill now before Congress, but an alternative means of reducing taxes. Mitchell described the G.O.P. -bill as "a step in the right in a statement prepared for a commit- tee hearing on possible tax revisions to be considered next year. While not calling for reductions in corporate rates now, the N. A. M. said these should be lowered "as the federal budget is brought down to a stable postwar level." Sugar Price Control Bill Passes House Washington The House to- day passed by voice vote and sent to the Senate a bill to allocate sugar quotas to domestic and foreign pro- ducing areas and fix the sugar price during the next five years. The measure also would: Provide for incentive payments to sugar beet and cane growers. Require the secretary of agricul- ture to determine what "fair and reasonable" price will be paid by processors to growers. Require the secretary of agricul- Invitations to Join the two sponsors in consultations on the Marshall plan to begin at 11 a. m. (5 a. m_ tomorrow in the French. foreign minister's state room. But seven others, all In the East and all tied politically or eco- nomically to the Soviet union, had turned down such invitations. .Of the nonparticipatJng coun- tries, Czechoslovakia had said earlier this week she would attend the conference, but last night an- nounced she had changed her mind because "acceptance of tha Invitation might be construed as an action against the Soviet Union." Finland turned down the tlon today. 'Adjustment of Labor Disputes." Jll a. m. 11 Jailed in Scott County in Liquor Raid Shakopec, in Jie second Minnesota county witli- .n two weeks, state liquor control agents Thursday jailed 11 Scott county tavern Operators on charges of liquor law violations as part of Governor Luther Youngdahl's law enforcement drive, Harold Scott county at- ;orncy, said ajl would be arraigned n municipal court here Tuesday at ture to determine every year the minimum wages to be paid sugar industry agricultural workers. East Grand Drowning Victim Found East Grand Forks, Minn. Seven days' search for the victim of a July 3 drowning here closed Thursday when two Polk county deputy sheriffs found the body of Tovio Pihlgrem, 26, about 12 miles north of here. Pihlgrem, a transient laborer from Pclto, N. D., was last seen alive leaving an East Grand Porks hotel Thursday noon a week ago. Later The lineup on tomorrows confer- ence: Czecho-Slovakla, Po- land, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Ro- mania, Bulgaria, Finland and Al- bania. France, Austria, Bel- gium, The Netherlands, Luxem- bourg, Eire, Iceland, Norway, Swed- en, Denmark, Switzerland. Italy. Portugal, Greece and Turkey. Not In three-power talks ended July 2, Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and French Foreign. Minister Georges Bidault had warn- ed each other of any action that might divide Europe. Bidault and British Foreign Sec- retary Ernest Bcvln failed in those talks to get Molotov's agreement to plans for tomorrow's conference. Under Bevln and Bidaulfs pro- posal, European nations would set up committees to list the con- tinent's resources and needs as a step toward getting United States aid in economic rehabilitation: Secretary of State George C. Marshall pledged such aid In Harvard university commencement speech June 5, with Uic provision that Europe must draw up Its'own plan. Russia and Poland had objected that the Marshall plan might mean interference with national sover- eignty. seeing a man drown in the river. Pihlgrem, who had worked in the Grand Forks area for about two years, was single. Bismarck Man After Air Crash Bismarck, N. D. (J1) Injured Wednesday when an airplane crash- ed near Baldwin, 20 miles north of here, John Sevcnko, 27, died in a Bismarck hospital last night. Philip Meyers, the pilot, was reported re- covering. Scvenko lived in Bis-1 jmarck, as does Meyers. t Du Pont Kin Killed As Plane Crashes on Philadelphia Street Philadelphia Howard A. Perkins, 40-year-old son-in-law of; the Du Pont company's board chair- man. Ammet Du Pont, -was killed last night in the crash of an amphi- bian cabin plane that ran out of gas and was attempting an emer- gency landing oa a northeast Phil- adelphia street. Three other persons, including the pilot, were injured as the plana swooped low over the Quaker city's Mayfair section, struck a trolley wire and plummeted into a streec intersection. Hundreds of persons watched the tragedy.