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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 31, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER r.lf tonlttil cootr tonight. Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Press 112 DAYS Swfmminr quine Act Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 139 WINONA. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 31, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Oct. 7-Nov. 5 Duck Hunting Season Set Bricker Steps Aside For Taf t Dewey As Way Clears for Ohioan'a Drive Columbus, Ohio Sen- ator Robert A. Tuft toduy hud the right of way from his Junior col- league. Semitor John W. Brlckcr, vlcc-prcsidcnuiil nominee, to the 1D48 Republican presi- dential nomination. The Ohio Republican suite com- zrmrec today unanimously pledged its support to Tuft for the Republi- can presidential nomination In 1848. Briclcer officially stepped out of Tuft's path on the eve of a mammoth Ohio C. O. P, rally. The man who [campaigned with I New York Gov- I crnor Thomas E. D c w c y uKulnst the late Franklin D. Roosevelt and Hurry S. Truman j three years ago, I xlnted definitely I he was not run- ning for anything I in 1948, The an- Taft nouncemcnt came us no surprise here since Brlcker's position with respect to any Tuft Mlehxll 8. Vmvllor, left! reaches tot one of the four derogatory signs that were posted on the premises of the Russian embassy at Washington today. Don Lohbcck, right, one of the two men who posted the cards and said they were representatives of the Christian Youth of America, leaves the embassy grounds. The read "Beware. Spies Working" and "Bat Infested." (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Wantt to Be Sure Srna- tor Taft (K.-Ohlo) said today he wanu to be certain "thcre'n a. cood chance to win" btfore definitely declcllnc to run lor the Republican presidential nomination. lie made thin xlntrmrnl to rc- txrttem prior to 11 meeting the Republican committee which was expected to endorse him unanimously for the nom- ination. Army Opposition to Flying Boats Hughes Planned to Build Told presidential aspirations had been rumored for some time. Tuft will withhold a definite announcement about his candidacy until he returns Jrom nscntlment- aounding West- East speaking trip In the fall. However, party chiefs and news- papermen who talkfd with him after he arrived last, night had little doubt 'that his answer would be "I'm in the race." cress. Approximately (Continued on Pajre 4, Column 2) BR1CKER Winona Harbor Bill Signed By President Flood contro and navigation projects in the Wa department civil functions appro prlntlon bill signed today by Prcsl dunt Truman include. at Lake City Harbor at Red Wing 813, 800; Mississippi river harbor at Wl nona Mississippi river a Wabanha, two harbor: (AKate bay) Mississippi river be- twccn Missouri river and Minneap- olis Greeks May Invoke Drastic U.N. Provision By Francis IV. Carpenter Lake Succeu The Greek government was reported by in- formed sources today to be consid- ering the possibility of bringing Tonight's big Taft rally will be charges against Russia's Balkan lopped off with a "recognition din- satellites under the most drastic ner" for state representatives In provisions of the United Nations' Congress and the state legislature, charter. Taft, will speak 30 minutes on the The Greek delegation to the Unit- record of the recent session of Con- cd Nations would not comment, but Informed sources said the Greeks have made were studying closely chapter VH Catcr' wh'ch Provldes United Nations action In cases of Senators May Hear Builder Tomorrow Hughes and his globe-trotting publicity man, John Meyer, will take the stand side by side tomorrow in the senatorial investigation of Hughes wartime plane contracts. Senator Ferguson (fl.-Mlch.) an nounccd today that arrangement have been made for the joint ap- pearance of the Hollywood million- aire and the man who said he spen lavish sums to entertain govern- ment officials In Hughes' behalf, Ferguson's announcement was made after a session in which the Senate war investigating committee heard testimony that top military leaders turned down' a' mass .flying boat program in July, 1B42, yel contracts for three boats were made later with Hughes and Henry J Kaiser. Under Secretary of State Robert A. Lovett testified that the joint (army-navy) chiefs of staff de- :lared In July of that year that the diversion of materials to such a program would be "inadmlssable1 >ecause everything was needed for ightlng planes. U. S. Food Not Inexhaustible, Says Andresen Corn Termed Key to American Situation Washington "Corn Is the' key crop which will determine the sup- ply of meat, poultry and dairy products for American' a House of Representatives sub- committee on feed reported Wed- nesday. The committee, headed by Repre- sentative August Andresen (R.- warned that the U. S. is not "the inexhaustible horn of plenty as many have assumed" and that food prices and amounts pur- chasable by the American house- wife depend, rot only on corn, but on American commitments abroad. Situation Summarized In an interim report on Amer- ican food prospects, the committee sized up the situation as follows: Corn Prospects still unsettled due to unseasonable weather and the possibility that the crop v.lllj have a high moisture content. It recommended that exportation of corn be stopped until the exact size and quality of the new crop is ascertained. Wheat Despite the prospect of the largest wheat crop in history the committee recommended "cau- Patterson Letter He read Into the record a letter which Robert P. Patterson, then nder secretary of war, wrote five ears ago yesterday summarizing he position -of the Joint chiefs of taff. Lovctt at the time was assistant Bomb Explodes As British Cut Down Bodies Jerusalem A cunningly contrived booby trap today blasted to bits the bodies of two British sergeants hanging from a tree near Natanya 24 hours after Irgun Zval Luuml had slain them in reprisal for the execution of two Irgunists by the Palestine government. jtion" in exportation of wheat. It One British soldier was wounded warned that wheat may have to be by the blast and Associated for livestock feed if the corn Photographer James Pringle wa knocked to the ground, Prlngle's camera was destroyed by the ex plosion, which blew pieces of flesh over an area of 50 yards. The blackened and bloody bodlc; of the two sergeants were founc hanging five miles from Natanya. The booby trap exploded as the first body was being cut down. Dutch Capture East Central City in JaVa By Stanley S win ton Batavlti, Java The Dutch army announced, tonight the cap- ;ure of fire-scarred Malnng, former resort city which Is the key to east central Java. A broadcast Indonesian communi- que said the Dutch were within mor- tar range and that Indonesians were _ applying the scorched earth policy, hrtllTpVcrtuction record' crop is not fully realized, and if "American consumers are to be supplied with a reasonable quan- tity "of meat, dairy and poultry products at fair prices." Increase In Beef Meat-high purchasing power of consumers is causing a big demand on the better cuts of meat, the committee found. Future supplies and prices depend largely on the corn crop and foreign exports. The committee quotes "reliable livestock authorities" as predicting a 15 per cent increase in meat supplies but warns that those predictions do not take into account the corn crop nor the export program. Livestock population The com- mittee declared drops in sheep and amb slaughterings "indicate this ndustry Is gradually vanishing from our agricultural economy." It re- vealed increases in slaughter of beef and dairy cattle and a slight drop in hog slaughters. Milk Production High Dairy products Despite a re- duction in the numbers of cows, Mrs. Alma Magnuson, who lives near Isantl, Minn., subdued tills -pound turtle with the aid of a pitchfork and washtuta when she found It -raiding her chicken coop. It was one of the largest ever recorded In Minnesota. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ecretary of war for air. Patterson wrote the memorandum o Donald M. Nelson, thtn chair- man of the War Production board, The Republicans asserted also heir forces were within 12 miles of Batavia and had reoccupied the perimeter towns of Tangcrang, Ser- and TJlmene. The Dutch de- 1 this claim was "nonsense." This reporter found no sign of re- publican activity in the general Clark Files New Complaint on Railroad Rates Gen- rraJ Tom Clnrk In a new complnlnl today accused more? than DOO rail- roads of collcctlnK "unjust and un- reasonable" rates on wartime ship- mrnt-1! of steel airplane landing mats The action was filed with the Interstate Commerce Commission, The government Is asking repara- tion for allpKccl overcharges on the landing mnt.s moved from eastern fchlpplng points to Piiclflc coast ports between January I, 1042 anil June 30, 10-lfi. The complaint Is another In, a se- rlrs which Clark has made before the I.C.C. concerning wartime freight In one of the earlier actions, he alleged that the government had bten overcharged on shipments i aluminum landing rnat.i. Legislative Unit Meets on State Flood Funds Split St. Paul (tit An emergency mtctinc of the Irplslntlve advisory committee was held In Governor Luther Younxdahl's office today to aggression and breaches of peace. I which later that year gave Henry That chapter was Invoked for the J" shipbuilder, first time In U. N.' history yesterday by Australia In bringing- the Idone- slan case to the security council. It was said authoritatively that the Greeks have been told by the United States that the Truman aid plan remained definitely in force de- spite the Russia veto of an Amer- ican proposal to set up a Balkans commission. Furthermore, It was said that the United States told the Greeks this country was firmly be- hind them In their efforts to estab- lish a stable government and stop the disorders In the Balkans. Chapter VH includes Strong meas- ures, from breaking off relations with the aggressor up to actual military operations by the United Nations against any country the security council decides has commit- ted an act of aggression. Siegel's Friend to Return From France Virginia Hill, rich decide how to split appro- priated by the 1947 IcKlslature for relief of eight counties stricken by floods early in spring and In June. The eight counties have filed np- pllcnUons for grants totaling 000 to repair ditches, roads, culverts knd bridges and It Is the LAG'S task to pare down the requests to fit the amount earmarked by the legisla- ture. Six counties In the Red Rlvtirj valley suffered the heaviest dam- age In floods In early spring. rlcnd of slain Benjamin (Bugsy) Slcgel, was reported today to have decided to go back to the United States. Miss Hill was In France June 20 when Slcgel, 42-year-old gambler, was shot to death from outside n window ns he sat reading a news- and Howard Hughes, aeronautical engineer and film producer, an contract to construct three huge flying boats. On September 12, 1942, Lovett testified, he wrote a letter to Nelson to confirm Information he had re- ceived that the WPB had awarded a contract to the Kalncr-Hughes company for three of the 200-ton craft. He said he understood they were to be built of "nonstrategic materials" Chairman Ferguson (R.-Mlch.) of Batavia .area. The Indonesians said another col- umn of the Dutch army, equipped largely' with U. S. Icnd-Iease and surplus war supplies, had cut nearly halfway across the waist of Java in a drive from Tegal, on the north coast, to the Bobotsari area, 35 miles to the southeast. The republicans asserted the Dutch were using a company in the attack. Licenses for New Wisconsin Autos Madison (Special) Llcens fees for new automobiles will be flat a year in the future, regard less of the weight of the vehicl by Governor Oscar Renne the letter constituted War depart- ment approval of the project. "No, sir, it was Lovctt piled. "It was in response to a At the time, he said, the army "had an elaborate plan" for the oroduction of cargo planes, but It did not include the Kaiser project to mass produce planes. The army "did not desire" to underwrite Kaiser's project, calling lor production of planes similar to the 70-ton Martin Mars, he said. Before today's committee session xigan, Senator Pepper (D.-Fla.) said an aircraft expert's appralsa of Hughes' F-ll photo-reconnals ance plane as a "hot wagon" in dlcated Elliott Roosevelt hat, grounds for purportedly pushing The new fee Is applicable to ai newly purchased cars for whicl license applications arc beini madu for the first time. Old car will continue under the presen schedule. The flvc-ycar clause In the pros ent law, which reduces license fee to a set amount after the fifth year Is abolished. paper in her palatial Beverly Hills oT Punwtedly pushi home wartime construction of the ship, Stlmson Letter Kandiyohi County Board read a letter dated AugusTs, 104Sfi Library Funds Wlllmar, Minn. The Kan- dlyohi county board has adoptee a 1047 budget totaling an Increase of over the 1946 figure. The new budget includes levies 'or school tuition and school trans- portation, required by the new state ild law, and a new levy for county Ibrary purposes. These three items account for of the increase, Guards at Hiroshima Deny Beating Prisoners Vokohama Seven Japanese civilians who guarded prisoners at Hiroshima during the war plundcd innocent to charges of beating and abusing allied servicemen when ar- ralirnecl before nn Ulghth army 22 Women Die In Fire at French Prison Paris French officials today tentatively blamed a light- ning flash for a fire which nlffhi iwept through a third mtory room of a prUon here, resulting In tbe death of 22 of the Inmatci. from Henry L, Stimson, then secre- tary of war, .to John W. Snyder who was chief of the office of war mobilization and reconversion. Stimson said the big cargo plane was outside the province of the deportment and that the army had "no requirement" for such a flyinj boat. Stimson wrote further, however, that he felt "serious consideration' should be given to completing the big craft at an additional ten per cent in cost because, if it passed tests, it would provide valuable scientific data. Lovett, who was on the witness stand less than on hour, said he did not know offhand of any military jlane developed from the drawing ward to combat-worthiness in 24 months, as Kaiser and Hughes un- dertook to do with the flying boat. A fact not generally realized, he aid, Is that no plane this country mployed successfully in combat was designed after Fear] Harbor. levels. Future prospects depend on corn, A tight situation may develop In butter, the committee reported, because "due to consumer demand and large purchasing power of the people, a relatively small quantity of butter has been placed in storage so far this year. Cheese and other dairy products will be in sufficient supply. Fats and oils The committee found market conditions very un- stable because of crop foreign relief programs and import and export policies. "It is unlikely that market conditions will become' stabilized until more definite in- dications on these questions are available." Adequate supplies of fresh fruits, vegetables, and canned fruits and canned vegetables were foreseen. '47 Traffic Deaths Average 80 Per Day Chicago Traffic acci- dents in the United Stales Jellied an average of 80 persons a day from January 1 to July 1, figures released by the National Safely Council disclosed today. The council said there were traffic fatalities In the first six this year, nine per cent .less than for the corresponding per- iod in Of the total, were killed in June, an increase of five per cent over June, 1946. However, the council said, the traffic situation was "pretly well in band." It said the total in June was eight per cent less than In May; there were 20 per cent fewer dcalhs in June this year than in June, 1941, the year an all-time high in traffic fatalities was set. Railroads to Sponsor Military Service Units Association of American Railroads and six railroad lines are sponsoring 11 railway military service units under ihe War department's new "alfllla- tlon" program, Major General Ed- Truman O.K.'s for Flood Control Tru- man signed today a appropriation bill for flood control, navigation and other nonmilitary activities of the Wnr department. One. of the last measures ap- proved by the 80th Congress before the July 26 recess, it carries for flood control construe- Decontrol in Most Rent Areas to Be Handled Locally By Eufene B. Dodson Washington The teden rent control office, with a wary ey on Congress, has decided again! further action on its own to 111 ceilings from any of the 014 areas remaining under control. Future policy, on agency offlclf ,old a reporter privately today, wl )e for the federal office to chec the decontrol question to the local advisory boards authorized undc the new rent law enacted las month. Although the law provides tha Housing Expediter Frank R. Cree don, who administers rent regula ions, may Jift ceilings if condition warrant, it also gives the loca boards a strong voice in their own areas. Another official said Information vhlch "might lead to decontrol o ome fringe sections of several areas" is being gathered and wil be submitted "when the boards are ready to begin their studies." "Certainly Congress wanted th> boards to have a strong voice In operation of the new this official said, "and it seems only right they should pass on decontro matters." Control officials said it Is up to the various governors "to decide how quickly the boards will begin functioning." Under terms of the new control net which became law July 1, Crec- don was directed to appoint local and maintenance during the year ending next June 30. While the total is under a budget esti- mate, it carries the largest flood control fund in several years. The budget figure included an original estimate of nearly ,__ vji IA; 1IUIH ly mond H. Leabey, chief of trans-looo.OOO and President Trumnn's re- portation announced today. quest for an extra War department Ol thjs of to begin a ten- work out cooperation between in- year to Iloods. '.r f War depart-1develop hydroelectric power nnd utilize the countirs powcr and trained In military procedure! an be taken into a military setup in case of emergency, the War de- partment explained. The Association of American lailroads is sponsoring units In Chicago, New York and Washlng- .on. The Milwaukee railroad Is spon- oring the 730th railway operating attalion at Minneapolis, and the 57th railway shop battalion at Fish Kills in State Held Unusually High St. Paul The state con- servation department today dis- closed that an unusual number of fish kills have been reported by Minnesota fishermen and resort the governors. Only nine gov- ernors have done so. Plane Carr ying U. S. Envoy Crashes Near Oslo Oslo, Norway An Ameri can military plane carrying Josiah Marvel, Jr., U. S. ambassador to Denmark, tipped and crashed today after landing on a runway of Fornebu airfield near Oslo. None of the four persons aboard was seri- ously injured. Marvel suffered a slight cut. Both engines of the DC-3 caught fire, but prompt work by the ground crew arid the pilot subdued the flames quickly. Possession Limit Fixed At Eight Wisconsin Shooting to Be October 21 to November 19 Tru- man, today fixed the open seasons wad shooting limitation waterfowl In the United States, territories. and possessions. The proclamation was issued, as usual, under terms of the treaty governing migratory birds signed. with Canada in Iflis and the con- vention on wild fowl and game animals concluded in 1936 with Mexico. The opcu seasons on waterfowl and coot except for wood ducks, snow geese, and brant, in several states; and excluding geese and Iowa and 21 a November 19. >er 7 to November 5. North and South 7 to Novem- ber 10. Posseuion Limit Rails and gallinules (except coot) may be taken from September 1 to November 30. inclusive, with somo xceptions including: Minnesota, September 16 to November 30. Wisconsin, October 21 to Novem- ber 19. On Woodcock, the open ncludc: Minnesota, October 11 to 25. Wisconsin, October 10 to 24. The proclamation also sets forth; lie number of birds which may ,aker> in any one day including all owl taken by anyone accompany- ing the hunter or assisting him. Ducks (except American and red rcastcd mergansers) four, de- luding in the limit not more than no wood duck, and no person may xjssess more than eight duclcs in- luding in such limit not more than ne wood duck. Geese American and red breasted mer- single or in the aggre- gate. No possession limit. Occsc and brandt (except scow Beesc in Beavcrhcad, Gallntln, and Madison counties In Montana, in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming, and snow geese and brant in states bor- dering on the Atlantic ocean; and Ross" geese Including Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. Iowa, Nebraska and Wis- consin, four, including in such limit either one Canada goose or one white-fronted goose. Any person may possess not more than the above bag limits of or brant. Chinese in Tsingtao Fail to Redeem Bonds Tsliurlao. Tsing- tao municipal government notice a month ago that It was ready to redeem its prewar bonds at lace value, but so far not a sin- lie bondholder has appeared. There's a good reason. The value of China's currency has fallen so ow that the Chinese dol- ars the bonds are worth is the equivalent of only tt. S. at the official exchange a mere at the black market rate. Weather Jeanne Cody, two and one- half, knows Just the remedy to defeat the heat wave at Kansas City, Mo. When temperatures zoomed to 105 degrees she was busy perfecting the squlrt-ln- the-neck method. ('A.P. Wire- photo.) Chicago Fire Truck, iits Train on Way o Blaze Chicago An extra alarm fire, preceded by three explosions, raged through a three-story office building on the north branch of the Chicago river today, causing damage estimated by Michael Cody, first deputy fire marshall, at 000. A water tower truck, racing to the scene, collided with an out- bound Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific railroad suburban train and Fire 'Captain Leo J. Ouimet was thrown from the truck. He was treated at Hcnrotin hospital for cuts and bruises. Another fire- man, Edward Crowe, 28, was cut by flying glass while fighting the blaze. owners during the past few days. The unseasonably warm and calm weather from July 14 to 17 was attributed by the department as a chief factor. Teamster Sons Picket Dad's Moving: Business Truck driv- ers James and Robert Gray, members of the A.F.L.-Team- sters union, don't have far to go to take up their picketing duties In the 4D-day old house- hold movers' strike. The Gray brothers are picket- ing their father two other sons, William and runs a moving business here. "Two of the boys RO to the carriers' says father Gray, "and two attend union meetings. Yet we manage to keep it level and ID good humor." Special Coin Issue for Wisconsin Vetoed Tru- man today vetoed a measure au- thorizing the coinage of half-dol- lars commemorating the 100th an- niversary of the admission of Wis- consin into the union in 1848. Mr. Truman expressed his "re- Bret" that he found it necessary to disapprove the proposal, but said he did so In following the "wise policy" of Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt. Californian Heads Lions International San Francisco The four- day convention of Lions Interna- tional ends today with the for- mality of electing Fred W. Smith of Ventura, Calif., president to suc- ceed Clifford D. Pierce of Memphis, Term, FEDERAL FORCASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair to- ilght and Friday; cooler tonight. Low tonight 56, high Friday 84. Minnesota: Fair tonight. Friday mrtly cloudy and warmer. Wisconsin: Fair tonight and Frt- ay. Cool tonight. Warmer west ortion Friday, LOCAL H'EATHEK Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 61; noon. 1; precipitation, none; sun sets to- ight at sun rises tomorrow t TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. cmldjl 75 46 97 70 >es Molnes ..............100 68 )uluth 80 53 ttcrnational Falls 71 48 onsas City .............107 75 tinneapolls-St. Paul .....34 59 ew Orleans .............92 73 ew York ................93 79 hocnlx .................ill 81 cattle 79 58 RIVER, BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 Lake City......... Dam 4, T.W....... Dam 5, T.W....... Dam 5A, T.W..... Winona 13 Dam 6, Pool....... Dam 6. T.W....... Dakota Dam 7, Pool....... Dam 7, T.W. La Crossc 12 2.6 6.3 4.4 4.3 3.7 5.6 10.1 5.4 7.5 9.3 1.8 4.4 Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at 2.5 Zumbro at Thcilman.. .1 .1 .6 .2 .1 .2 Buffalo above Alma___4J2 Trempealeau at Dodge, 2.4 Blncfc at NcUlsville___2.7 j. Black at Galcsvillc___2.6 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.8 J. Root at Houston ......6.0 a RIVER FORECAST (From Ba-ttinirs to CuttenbUTl In the section above Trempealeau ;here will be little change the next 36 hours. From La Crosse to Prai- rie du Chlen, upper pools will Use 1 to .2 foot, at No. 10 the pool vrfll hold steady with about i foot drop at the taihvater. Tributary flow Will continue below normal. ;