Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 8, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
EATHER IS HERE Dial 97.5 for tbo Best In Radio Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Frew Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48, NO. 95 "WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 8. 1948 V WJ-tUJVIll, tLJ, JJ ______ K.'s Army Foreign Legion Atomic Commission and V.A. Budgets Cut lobby Training Under G. I. Bill red Halted JSy WillinVii F. Arbocast money cuts of nearly nine per cent tho atomic mercy commission and seven per cent for the Vutci'iins ciclmlnlMratio.a. were suggested today by the House ap- propriations commltlcp. Al the sumo Urno the commlUco called for a. halt to "bobby training under tho O.I. bill of It also said utomle energy com- mission officials should show reluctance to consider the "practical realities" of spending novcmmcnt funtlw. In n bill to finance six (lurlnr; the year starting July 1. thu tiiimiittcc recommend- ed: 1. Atomic mercy commission: In cut of lOO.ono rvcmi whiit President killed here yesterday when asked but S32U.BSO.OOO more than j wincl biow down a tree, hitting appropriated this Ulc cnb Ws truck. Tree Falling On Truck Cab Kills Driver Clinton. truck driver In contract authority, the amount the President asked, The actual money to pay for con- tract-; let under the additional authority wl.ll be voted next year oe later. V. A. Funds Cut 2. Veterans administration: 12f> 30D.OOO 1" cash n cut Of plus in con- tract authority us requested. The total is su-UUtfn.noO less thnn the Joscph Claramita, 32, of South Bclolt, 111., suffered n broken neck and n crushed chest. The truck, dragging the tree, ran across the roacl. wheeled over a ditch and narrowly missed Alfred Krui- zcnga who was operating a tractor In the field, A number of trees were blown down in the area and sev- eral barn roofs were blown off. The rain, hall and brief but strong wind which stormed into Mil- V, A. had available this year. 3. Maritime commlwlon: waukce yesterday played rough. in rash a cut of least .three persons _wlU at plus In contract more than was nr.kod, Offlcfi of Housing Expediter: a cut of ,'i. Office of Defense Transporta- tion: sn-io.ooo a cut or The O. D. T, pors out of existence 1'Vbnmry 20 unlcii Congress !t. Wai- Assot.i administration: a cut of Tho committee recommended that thn W. A, A. b..- abolished August ;il uncl that tlur budget bureau MipervUn thn and look after the tllstr'.butlon of records iiml now belonging to the W. A. A. Tho In Wish In the hill was below budget estimates, u tut ot about eight per It'boosted to (in estimated total nt amount re- commended by tho committee this Wallace Gcrke, 40. and Robert Taft Counts On Support In Midwest All-Out Drive Set for Third or Fourth Convention Ballot By Jack Bell Washington said today Republican Presidential Hope- ful Robert A. Taft is counting heavi- ly on Midwestern support in what may be an all-out drive on the third or fourth convention ballot. Although Taft himself has denied putting out any feelers, there are signs that the Ohio senator's friends are trying to get cozy with some of Harold E. Stassen's Midwestern del- egates. The dog-cat-dog hostility of the Stasse'n-Taft primary battle in Ohio have lost its sharp edge and talk of a possible combinaslon between the two has revived. Most the speculation has had Stasscn turning to Senator Ar.th.ur Vandenberg of Michigan if the former Minnesota governor finds he himself can't make the nomination grade at Philadelphia. But the Taft camp contends the possibility isn't too remote that Stassen might throw his strength to the Ohloan. In any event, the Taft strategists where. III lj J.H1U Hughes, 32. wtve sent to the hospital they can cufc lnto stassen's ssss men were cut by flying glass. The third victim was Mrs. Cath- erine Soclerman. 34, who suffered hoa'J bruises when. struck by a clialr blown across her lawn while she was in the yard. Truffle on one street was delayed Delegates Disputed Stassen now has Minnesota's 25 votes tucked away, along with 10 of U.-o 27 in Wisconsin. He will got most, if not all of Nebraska's 15 on the first ballot. Ke claims '.a for 40 minutes by a felled tree. A of Iowa's 23, but the Taft year on tho basis or presidential tnnnry iTCiursts of uppvoxlmntcly Morn? of the House- miirlo c.ut.i already hiivo been rc- stoivd by thr Semite, but few of the 19 monry bills to tho House flow c.lnrr January have reached thi! President. Atomic rnmmlsslnn Flnycil The committee scorched the atom- ic commission for its "re- fu-ia! to' furnish Information and (ipprnlsulH or Us various budgeted Items." Their Is much In tie rlcslred, the committee suKI. "in establishing the conflclenm; wlileli the committee must, hiive 1C it. Is to continue to supply these nvniits ot funds under eoncllllons of .secrecy." matter at fact, the report that Dn As IL nrklecl. some members feel I lie eomiiiKslon taken tric wrong-way, vantage ol stnvUv.U', position uv u-, uuxlern military defense to avoid- rucliiL: the pi-iictlcul realities Irs.-, important and subsidiary mentK nf their burltfet." Dunns: Us UHK r 1 priority nit 1m: projects. The ;ot more ITOCS and branches account- ed .tor most of the property damage. Private Slain By U. S. Officer In Germany Nucrnbcrfr, Germany TJ. S. Army officials investigated today the fatal shooting of an American soldier by an Army lieutenant. The provost marshal's office said Private Ralph J, Light, of 138 West Washington avenue, Myers- town, Pa., was shot to death last Saturday night. No charges have yet been pre- ferred and the lieutenant was re- leased to his commanding officer pending completion of the investi- gation. Officials said the shooting occur- red after Light slapped the officer's wife and called her insulting names. According to the official account, the lieutenant and his wife were driving through a one-way street when they were stopped by a. man In the Nuernberg suburb of Fuer.th who told them they were driving sought un.stiecessfully lave commission witnesses, assign to various witnesses they were stopped, officials Light stepped up to their and began Insulting the offl- jcer's wife, finally slapping her face. I When the lieutenant got out of the car, Light slapped him. Then, related, the officer pro- pistol and Light i'lod, with lieutenant In pursuit. Light shot, officials said, when the atomic: (Cimtlmidl 1'iiKD n. Column 3.) lieutenant cornered him In the rear (l CUT lyard of a Gorman beer hall. camp credits him with only six there, claiming 14 for themselves. House Speaker Joseph Mar- tin another G.O.P. darkhorse possi- bility told Massachusetts Republican delegates at Boston yesterday he would welcome support for the nomi- nation in the event of a deadlock. Martin is n member of the 35- votc Bay State delegation which hasn't decided which of its three "favorite sons" to support. Besides Martin the others are Senators Lcvcrctt Saltonstall and Henry Cabot Lodge. Lodge was named last night to head the resolutions committee which will draft the 1948 Republican platform. There already arc rumblings of at least one fight that may flare among platform framers. .A Taft- backed long-range housing bill has passed the Senate, but Republican leaders In the House are showing no signs of going .along with that twecn Arabs and Jews on terms of .fcLos gas blast heard for miles blew the fashion- aisle Hillcrest Country club apart today, sending five persons to In The Associated Press wlrephoto above firemen are shown inspecting the ruins. An earlier report from an ambulance driver that he had picked up twaLbodies was not borne out, splice said. ''OSjfcft'the victims were in the dining room, and one said the Olln. Dutra, pro at the club, 'escaped injury by" a lew moments. The explosion occurred in a locker room, and scattered lockers in a semi-circle lor 50 feet. The roof blew off the clubhouse and a fire virtually gutted it despite efforts of 12 fire companies, toss was estimated by Manager John Steinberg at Hospitali2cd -were Clarence Myers, who was sitting in the men s grill with Edward club auditor; John Steichen, steward- Emil Lepp, chef; Jimmy Wanecek and J. M. Friday, maintenance men The blast occurred at a. m. (PDT) and It was nearly two hours before police could piece together a- picture ol what hap- pened. Americans to Observe Truce In Palestine Washlnglon (IP) Twenty-one American military officers are leav- ing immediately to serve as truce observers in Palestine, the State de- partment announced today. Seven Navy officers are leaving by plane sometime today. Seven Army and seven Air Force officers will be assigned from the European thea- T, The request for observers came from. Count Folke Bernadotte, Unit- ed nations mediator, who has been trying to arrange agreement be- bill. A substitute is being drafted now Truman Pledges Tighting Campaign7 for Re-election By Ernest B. Vaccaro Sun Valley, Truman got physical and political lifts in Sun Valley before departing today on an automo- bile tour or IdaHo apparently in mood for fence mending, and "a fighting campaign" lor the White House The political lift came from a promise by State Chairman Dan cavanagh of Idaho's 12 votes in the Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlr.ona and vicinity Fair tonight and Wednesday. Somewhat -warmer all parts of the world. Wednesday. Low tonight 54; high I Tne President conferred for 25 Cavanagh Democratic national convention. The other was a ride feet up this Union Pacific railroad resorts "dollar mountain" in one of the chair lifts used by ski jumpers from Wednesday 82, a four-week truce. Michael J. McDermott, State de- by Republican Wolcott CR.-MichJ, partment press officer, said the re- who has a loud voice in came in the last few days. who economic policy. Both Stasscn and Governor Thomas E. Dcwey of New York gave their endorsement to Vancicnberg's foreign policy views yesterday in backing the Michigan senator's drive to restore cuts made in the foreign aid funds. On the Democratic side, reaction on Capitol hill was divided on Pres- ident Truman's western trip. Southerners who have been fight- ing tho President's nomination be- cause of his civil rights program Mr. Truman's sparse said that i.' In a hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 59; noon, _- G7- precipitation, trace; sun sets to- Offlcials understood observers also at sun rises tomorrow at were being dispatched at Berna- dotte's request by France and Bel- glum. These three countries are repre- sented on a consular truce commis- sion in Jerusalem. The United States' idea Is that observers should be only from, the countries on that commission, but Russia offered at the U.N. council meeting in Lake Success, N. Y., yes- terday to send red army observers. Action on Russia's proposal was postponed until Thursday. McDermott said the security coun- minutes with 25 Idaho Democratic ______ (politicians in thet Sun Valley cot- Official observations for the Of w. Averell Harriman. EGA LOCAL WEATHER EXTENDED FORECAST Wisconsin, Minnesota: Tempera- ture will average three to five de- grees below normal except near normal extreme western Minnesota. Normal maximum 75 north 82 south. Normal minimum 50 north 60 south. Slightly warmer Wednes- day, cooler Thursday and Friday and continuing mostly below normal thereafter. Precipitation will be very light and scattered occurring as rather widely 'scattered showers Wednesday night or Thursday and i 'roving ambassador" and former secretary of commerce. Assured Idaho's Voles Emerging, Cavanagh told report- 545 Missing In Vanpdrt Disaster Count By William Pnlpps Portland, Colum- bia and Praser rivers fired their third flood crest downriver today. Weary sandbag battalions defending battered American and Canadian dikes were reinforced for three wore weeks of siege. Scorching weather throughout the Pacific northwest sent tons of wa- ter from fast-melting mountain snow into the two rampaging river systems. The Kootenay river, one of many feeding the Columbia, crashed through another dike in Canada, Water poured over acres of rich farmland near Cres- ton, B. C., 350 miles east of Van- couver. Elsewhere in the vast, flood-rav- aged region of Oregon, Washington, (Continued on Pace 9, Column 2.) TAFT cil's truce resolution mijde clear a over SOQth portion Friday. A few mediator had authority to ask ob- servers, McDermott said the same authority to ask assistance is pos- sessed by the three-nation truce commission. Names Withheld McDermott said the State de- partment was not advised immedi- ately of the names of the American officers to be sent to Palestine, Meanwhile, William C. Burdett, ijr., acting consul general at Jeru- Isiilem, reported that a mortar .shell had exploded in the courtyard cf scattered showers in, western Minn- esota Sunday. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pep Chicago........... 78 Denver ___........ 82 Des Moincs 87 Duluth 73 Los Angeles 80 Miami 84 Mp'.s. St. Paul An IMIniatnl worth of Texas and Oklahoma wheat is piled in four ropcd-ofT city blocks at Hurl biirnett! Texas, beeattse the three grain elevators are already full. Trucks were lined up for a mile watting to unload. (A.F. Wlrephoto to The EcpUbllcan-Herold.) New Orleans New York Seattle. the Rosary convent next door to nnnsulnte. He did not say Winnipeg 92 73 89 SI 72 DAILY RIVFR BULLETIN 13 consulate. He did not say damage was caused but reported all American consulate and official per- sonnel were safe. Arab troops fought within eight miles of Tel Aviv in Israeli territory today, while politicians weighed the 50-50 chance for ft truce. The Jews themselves acknowledg- ed the loss of Wilhelma, eight miles east of their seat of government. The "place is within heavy artillery range of Tel Aviv, but there was no indication the city was in any immediate" peril. The main action in the shooting was 23 miles south of Tel Aviv at Isdud, and 30-odd miles to the northeast around the strong Arab acovG Aima triangle in north central Palestine. T] at Dodgc 2 Russia finally made her move at Neillsville 2.6 get both feet.into the -Palestine act. Blaoh. at Galesvnlc 2.3 Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Cl.osse ac w. l.G Gromyko said Russia wants to send 55 58 56 55 58 74 57 73 65 62 65 43 .02 .32 .15 .73 ers they had assured the Montana and British Colum- _f vnt.p.s. men and marines held the weakening held them. Hundreds Missing How long they could go on win- ning, no one knew. Nor did one know what to expect from the third crest. It had not built up enough so forecasters could say if it would top the first and second crests of the past week. It all de- pended on how long the sun blazed down oil the snowpack. In both countries, more manpower and carthworklnf? equipment was thrown, into the battle that already has cost 27 lives and perhaps damage. Hundreds still are of Idaho's convention votes. He added: "We told the President we are 100 per cent behind the Truman doc- trine, behind his foreign and dom- estic policies and 100 per cent, be- hind the Truman administration." County Treasurer T. E. McDon- ald of Idaho Falls, who traveled 225 miles to see the President, said Mr. Truman assured him he would make "a fighting campaign" for a term in his own right, when he suggested tne such a fight. The gathering here was described by Cavanagh as "a good Democratic It may furnish the pat- Enlistment Of Aliens Voted Chamber Driving for Final Draft Decision by Night Senate vot- ed today to let the Army enlist aliens. The 43 to 33 vote put the per- mission into the two-year draft bill. Scmxtor Lodge (R.-Mass.) sponsor- ed it. Under Lodge's plan, the enlistees would be eligible lor citizenship aft- er live years of service. He said the group would not be formed into a "foreign legion" but would be spread through the Army for service. The idea is that there arc in Europe thousands of anti-communist Poles, Czechs and others who would jump at the chance to serve in the American Army. Aim at Final Vote Tonight Chairman Guvney (R.-S. D.) of the armed sen-ices committee op- posed the amendment. He said he doesn't think the proposal ought to be linked to the selective service proposal. As originally introduced. Lodge's amendment proposed enlistment of aliens. The Senate leadership was driv- ing to dispose of the Lodge amend- ment and other proposed changes in the draft revival measure. They hoped for final action tonight. The House has a similar draft bill It will take up once the Senate acts. Encouraged by the fact the cham- ber was able to dispose of seven controversial civil rights amend- ments in yesterday's 11-hour and 19-minute session, ActinK Majority Leader Wherry of Nebraska said he will hold the Senate into the night again. But the chances of a passage vote before tomorrow seemed none too bright. At least seven mows amendments await action. Includ- ing one by Senator Russell (D.-Ga.) which, also touches on the race is- sue. OuUvr PoH Tax The Senate wrote in one modified civil rights amendment last nipht. It voted 37 to 35 to outlaw the poll tax as a requirement for vot- ing in federal elections so far as members of the armed services arc concerned. Southern Democrats talked for several hours against this proposal by Senator Langer but permitted it to come to a. vote. One said privately the issue was a minor one because most of the seven southern poll tax states still have in effect wartime suspensions of the tax for members of the arm- ed forces. Support of the Langcr amend- ment by Senator Taft of Ohio, chairman of the G. O. P. policy committee and a candidate for his party's presidential nomination, brought a charge by Senator Lucas (D.-ill.) that the Republicans vio- lated a "general asreemcnu" Taft retorted that he knew of no such agreement. But Lucas said it was generally understood by senators interested in the draft bill that all seven of the civil rights amendments proposed by Langer would be shelved to avoid the threat of a Dixie filibuster. Three Defeated Actually, three of them were, and another three were defeated with- out the formality of a motion to table the device which, if ac- cepted, kills a proposal for the duration of the session. Langcr's amendments, other than the poll tax proposal, drew the support of only half a dozen sena- tors. Many others would have voted for them, except for the drive to clear the draft aud other "must- legislation before the June 19 ad- journment goal. tern for such parleys in the future 'listed as missing in the Memorial on the remainder of Mr. drowning of Vanport, war hous- pveconvention. speaking campaigning city of on the Columbia in Oregon near Portland. The Red Cross at Portland re- vised again its list of persons still which heads into Butte, Mont., to- night. Tries Fly Casting- The President will speak in thei unaccounted for in the Vanport Red Wing 14 Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5. -T.W. Dam 5A, T.W Winor.a Dam 6, Pool Dakota Dam 7, Pool La Crossc 12 Butte High school stadium at about 3 p. m. (C.S.T.) in an extempora- neous address which the White Houso said would' be under civic auspices. The President's special train is i n, in Butte ot 7 p. m. (C.S.T.) I lood Stage 24-hr, and out of there three hours later Stage Today Change 2.4 6.1 3.3 4.4 2.5 3.3 5.4 10.2 9.6 4.5 _ 2! Mr. Truman, had _ '.i talked politics .1 .1 -2 .4 .3 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 1.4. Zumbro at Theilman 1.9 Buffalo above Alma 1.4 her own military observers to Pal- estine. Thei United States was up- set. Russian troops, whether ob- servers or. fighters, were exactly (Continued on Pace 12, Column 6) OBSERVERS Boot at Houston 6.4 .1 .4 .3 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenbcrir) There will be no important changes throughout the, district for several days as normal flat pool levels have been reached. He tried his hand at fly casting for trout under the tutelage of Ray Mark, fishing guide. He took three futile shots at some clay pigeons, telling his guide, "I'll try anything once." He admired a couple of bird dogs named Lassie and Retriever, calling disaster. It said the total today was 545. Last night, it listed 745. With- in tliree hours 170 called to report they were safe. Waters covering the city have given up only two bodies. Along the far-reaching flood fronts of the Columbia and Fraser, the fight is against two great cur- and tide. In the Am- erican and Canadian lowlands near the Pacific the two combined against man. Authorities at New Westminster, B. C., advised residents of suburban Queensborough on Lulu island to evacuate nightly while the swollen Fraser crashes into high tides coming up from the sea. them "nice pups." New Westminster's Mayor w. M. It was all he remarked, Mott appealed for but a little slow." daily to meet the new crisis. "We will be able to hold the river bank if we get he said. "We are fully equipped with machinery and supplies but manpower is the Bemidji Bby on Bike Killed by Truck Bemidji David Weis, nine............. son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wcis of; It was the same on the lower _ ,_A.n.H t n I'M t1 Hlk'O O 1 PH Bemidji, became thi.-, city's first 1B48 traffic fatality last night when he was struck and killed by a truck while bicycling home east of here on highway 2. Highway patrolmen said the truck was driven by Onni Siikanen ol Floodwood. vital link in the battle." Columbia in the hard hit dike area from Portland down the Oregon and Washington shores 100 miles to the ocean. U. S. Army engineers rush- ed more men and equipment into the fight that has raged the clock around lor 20 days. Shriners Parade at Atlantic City Atlantic City, N. J. Some costumed Shriners, represent- ing temples in 159 cities in the Unit- ed States. Canada, Mexico and Pan- ama, marched up this resort's main street today in bright sunshine to open their 74th annual convention. Shrine officials estimated delegates and members of their fam- ilies were crowded into all the hotel space available for the three-day meeting. Washington A bill re- quiring the retirement by July 1 of five-star Admirals Ernest J, Kins a.nd Chester W. N'imltz was passed today by the House and sent to the Senate. Arnhcim, The workers were killed here today when a. bomb exploded in n. concrete building that w.is one of the west-European headquarters oC the German air force during the Prague, Czechoslovakia. communist- bossed parliament will elect a, new president next Monday to succeed Eduard Bcncs, rrsijrned. Communist Premier Klemcnt Gottwald is regarded as tho leading candidate tor the job.