Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
I EATHER lonlrhll r fair N EWS PICTURES Bert In Local and Wlrcphotos Dolly Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press VOLUME 47. NO. 99 "WINONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 13. 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES An Attempted Emergency landing brought this plane to n iwtng- end on high tension wires neur the airport at Tetcrboro, N a, Student Pilot Clark Foster scrambled to safety on lower wlng-fts nre brokr out on upper portion of wins. (A.P. U. S. Has Decisive Power For Peace, Austin Says Cambridge, R. Austin, chief U. S. delegate United Nations, declared today that "the United States, w'tr> half the productive power or the world, has decisive power trt renditions of nerma- Crests Near St. Louis; Rains Swell Missouri St. swollen Mississippi Crests of the and Missouri rivers nrarcd St. Louis today, cas- :.-s: T.ood conditions upstream, but heavy rains in lown. nnd Nebraska cave threat of more devastation In those arras. Already flood losses in the valleys of the two great rivers and their tributaries approximate Thr estimate, rmido by Lieutenant Colonel Chcntrr I., the U. S. rncinccrs Kansas City, In- cludes damatro to crops, farm lands, buildings and railroads. More than acres hnve been inundated. AJ the crests approached the con- r.uence of the two streams, 15 miles north of here, key levees were hold- ing and tho government weather bureau did not anticipate any mn- Jor damage in this area. The army engineers' office here reported levte failures south of St. Ixjuls at Grand Tower. 111., and St. Genevleve. Mo., where the Missis- sippi was sweeping through old breaks caused by the Hood of last most critical point In the April. The Mississippi levco system still was ;hr Sny levee across the river from Haanlbal. Mo., where 500 workers have reinforced It with thousands of sandbags in an effort to save 120.000 acres. North of Hannibal thp r'.vrr was receding. Meanwhile, the weather bureau Kansas City issued 9. warning to lowland residents of northwest Mis- souri and nearby sections of Kan- sas, Iowa, and Nebraska after heavy rainfall sent the Missouri and Its tributaries on the rampage again in those arms. to create the conditions of perma- nent peace." Making the first formal Amer- ican pronouncement on the new Soviet proposals for atomic control, Austin said In a commencement address ut Massachusetts Institute of Technology: "It may be that we shall make little apparent progress for some time to come In these (atomic) negotiations and in the related negotiations on tho regulation and reduction of conventional arma- ments. But even If this proves to be the case, continued study und discussion will, in themselves, I am certain In the end, bear fruit. "We should never permit our- selves to be driven Into Inaction or despair by apparent he continued. "The United with half the productive power of the world, has decisive power to create the conditions of permanent peace.' He said Russian opposition to the majority view apparently was based on "fear of capitalist 'Infiltration inside Russia" and declared that Russian atomic proposals amounted to "unilateral disarmament of the United States and would provide no security cither to ourselves or to the rest of the world. "The United States, after Austin continued, "asks nothing of tho Soviet Union that wo arc not prepared to grant ourselves. "Wo ask for strict international Inspection and control: yet lor a long time to come the United would be the mort inspected and the most controlled." FourVital Bills A wait Truman V. A. Funds Slashed by Committee for 33 Agencies Approved by Bill By William P. Arbofast Washington The House appropriations committee trimmed from the Veterans ad- ministration funds today In approv- ing an bill to finance 33 independent government agen- cies next ycnr. The total cut amounted to or per cent below the amount President Truman asked. This brought to approximately the claimed savings of'House Republicans in their drive to chop from Mr. Tru- man's 1948 budget of The Veterans admlnstratlon, how- ever, was pared only 1.8 per cent In getting for its Work during the 12 months beginning July 1. Among major recipients covered by the bill are the office of the President, not cut at all: the Atomic Energy commission, reduced 30 per President Truman Is Shown shaking hands with New York Cen- tral Brakeman Frank Miller at Niagara Falls, N. Y., as he wound up his Canadian tour there this morning. Rear Admiral Foskett. presi- dential naval aide, is shown at center. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- '_______________ Wisconsin Lbgger Wisconsin Bill Found Dead Near T n Cabin in Woods loDan Shawano, Wis. The slashed cent rgy commission, reduced 30 per bod Qf pred Dahsc, 57-year-old log- the Civil Service commission.; ger> was found near nis cnbln In the cut less than one per cent; one mlle south Of Mattoon Federal Communication commis- ]ast nlffnt and sheriff William C. Begin R. R. Men Qualify for Sickness Benefits St. Vaul More than Minnesota railroad men will be- come eligible July 1 for sickness benefits of from to per day, payable for a maximum of 26 weeks and based on previous year's earnings, Howard B. McHuRh. state manager for the railroad retirement board, said last night. All costs will be paid by the employers, he said. Weather British Talks With U. S. On Revival Plan IVashineton The British has opened talks with the Srnt.c department to learn how tojnnd somewhat warmer. pu: Secretary of State George I Wisconsin Rain tonight, Sat- FEDERAL FORECASTS Winonn and vicinity: Gradual clearing tonight and continued cool with low 40. Saturday, lair with rising temperature, high 70. Minnesota Rain southeast por- tion early tonight, clearing late tonight. Saturday generally fair Marshall's call for n. Joint European rcvlvnl procram Into fiction. Diplomatic authorities who re- this today said the embassy urdny clearing and somewhat wiirmer. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the are seeking clnrlllcfillon ending at 12 m. today: 24 i> number of Marshall's suggestions Maximum, 58; minimum, H7; tf.'orr deciding whether to urge nootit 50; precipitation, 1.64; sun Ixindon to :.-ike the Initiative In the European countries gf.hcr. Looking to IlriUiln These authorities said the United' Chicago .Vines is looking to I-rltnln to start Denver tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMrEUATUBES procriim rolling tint hits no AnKclc.s of rllc-tutlnc -vhut, the ricxt'Mpls.st 50 br. ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pet, 58 52 44 82 58 .02 M.-inhiill, In rr.stiil.lnc this rmm- dr.Mre to promote Kurnprun ri1- f'Vfry. drrhirrd week that Kil- :opr must lay the foundation :r.r American help by drafting n comprehensive rehabilitation 5 has steered clear of liny of how much American and d'titf outside help may hnve lo be Eivm :hc contlneni. Aid Now In.sufflclent But Bcr.Jam.ln V. Cohen, State dc- counsellor, declared in n speech at Lone Bench, Calif., ycster- diiv that Jrom to will be needed during the nrst ihrrf to four years to prevent r.'.iirvailon and the "clanger or dlc- 45 58 .fll KIVHIl IIUM.F.T1N Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change .1 .3 4- .3 -I- .2 13 Dam 4, T. W. T. W. T. W, Dam C, T. W. Dakota (C.P.) Darn 7, T. W. La Crossc 12 0.5 G.2 4.5 5.6 0.5 6.4 8.2 5.4 7.0 Tributary Streams Chlppcwn at Durand Zumbro at Theilman Buffalo above Alma Black at Nclllsvllle Blnck at Gnlesvllle Root at Houston 5.1 2.8 2.4 5.6 4.8 7.6 .2 .2 .6 sion, trimmed 17 per cent; the Federal Power commission, cut 12 per cent: the Federal Trade com- mission, reduced almost one third; the Federal Works agency, cut 12 per cent, and the Interstate Com- merce commission, trimmed ten per cent. Even the President's own budget bureau was cut, receiving less than the it had asked. Maritime Commission Rebuked The Maritime commission drew a stern rebuke from the committee for its accounting and general ad- minstrative practices. Major offices financed by the bill, and the effect the measure will have on them If the House and Senate uphold the committee's rec- ommendations Included: Atomic Energy commission! Cut from to but given the full contract authorization it requested. The committee said additional funds could be provided early next year if shown necessary. Of the total approved, was earmark- ed for research in cancer control. Veterans administration: Glveri of the It had requested. The amount granted was less than V. A. has this year. Aeronautics Cut Small Federal Communications commis- sion: Given less than the It sought and denied for 'a special telegraph investigation. Federal Works agency: Given of the It asked. The committee cut from the grade-crossing program and from the federal- aid postwar highway program. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics: Given all but of the It asked, includ- Seerlng said that Dahse apparently had been slain with robbery as the motive. Scoring said that he was holding material witness but declined to re- Veal the witness' identity or con- nection with the case pending a conference with the district at- torney. An inquest was scheduled later .today. The sheriff said that Dahse had been stabbed in the throat and face with a jagged knile and hit over the head with a beer bottle, his cabin ransacked and his body then taken out to the road and abandoned near the -mailbox. Tire marks, he said, indicated that a truck might have been used to haul the body. The sheriff said no money was found' tn. the cabin although Dahse wns .known to have.. .cashed a "rather check in a tavern In Mattoon yesterday afternoon. Housewives Strip Storis of Sugar In Buying Splurge By The Associated Press Minnesota housewives, starved for ample sugar during live years of ra- tioning, virtually cleaned out gro- cers' supplies Thursday, the first day of free buying of the commodity since 1942. R. Wayne Norton, director of the sugar control office in Minneapolis, now a division of the department of agriculture, sold in n statement there was no reason for the run. "There may be some' temporary shortage in some areas due to trans- port he said, "but there s absolutely no reason for the pub- lic to start laying in big supplies r cause there has been no change Strikes Advanced By Arthur Bystrom Madison, Wis. toughest flght of the 1947 legislative session wound up after four and one-half hours of action in the assembly last night with the Republican ma- jority pushing through to within one step of final passage a bill aimed at outlawing strikes in pub- lic utilities. In a session that started at p. m. and ended at 9 p. m. the Re- publican-controlled assembly, beat down two amendments offered by Democrats and rode out a two hour and ten minute filibuster by one of the minority party members to push the bill beyond amendable stage by a vote of 54 to 37. The bill was passed in the senate May 19 by n 17 to 12 vote. The Republicans, however, lacked the two-thirds vote necessary to put the bill on final passage so it must- 'come1 up- week before It goes to Acting Gov- Chiang Asks Stand Against Mongolians New Clashes Reported From Wilds of Tibet Trouble In Tibet cropped up today as Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek ordered his garri- son in northwestern of an Outer Mongolian defend China's border "to the last man." Chinese dispatches from Chung- king disclosed that Tibet, China's southwcsternmost province, was seriously disturbed by local clashes between monks and nonmonastlc residents. The trouble started, Chinese cor- respondents related, when Chinese military authorities arrested the leader the Budhlst monks and reportedly put him to death. Monks of three important monas- tarles which practically rule the major portion of Tibet then staged an armed rebellion against Chinese authority, and fighting was reported; under way near Lasha, provincial capital. The monks were described as pro-British'while the non-monastic groups favored the Chinese. Government reports said war- planes bearing the Soviet red star continued to bomb and strafe Chin- ese positions in the Peltashan region of Slnkalang province. They said the Mongolians have rushed rein- forcements by truck to Peitashan, 50 miles Inside Chinese territory. A new slant was given the Slnk- iang invasion by the American- owned Shanghai that it probably was a tribal clash with some Soviet link. Hawley Boy, 11, Killed During Rifle Frog Hunt Hawley Minn. (JP) Clay coun- ty authorities were told today that "a rlcocfiettins rifle bullet, fired at ot boys were ..________ jrocs which o, ernor Oscar Rennebohm for his hunting in a slough near Hawley, nature or rejection. Health Consolidation A proposal calling for elimination 14 positions in the state board of health at a savings of an- nually, and appointment of an ex- ecutive director were included in a report made by Griflenhagen and Associates, Chicago, and released by the Republican legislative steering committee today. Other recommendations specified: Consolidation of all health educa- tion activities. Re-cxaminatlon of policy for hir-l ing and assigning public health nurses. Increase In fees; charged for birth certificates from 50 cents to and for delayed records from to Save Consolidation ol positions in field and ex- caused the death of 11-year-old Marlin Wamre, whose nude body was found at the slough. Marlin had been missing from his home since Wednesday noon. The authorities found the body yes- terday during a search undertaken at the request of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nordahl Wamre, when Marlin failed to come home Wed- nesday night. Four of Marlin's playmates were questioned today by Sheriff Wll- Tax Deadline Set Monday At Midnight Labor, Rent Bills, Wool Price Support Confront President By Jack Bell Washington President Tru- maii returns from Canada today to face a series of crucial decisions on congrcssion.il acts that may deter- mine Uic course of the American economy in the next six months. With foreign policy matters tem- porarily in the background, the I President must decide within the next few days whether to accept or reject Republican-sponsored labor and tax-cutting bills. Within the next three weeks or. less, he must make similar deci- sions on rent control and wool price Dosland and Coroner O. D. Hllden. The first boy, ten years old, said the group had gone to a slough a half mile north of Hawley and were shooting frogs with a .22 cali- ber rifle. Marlin was on one side of a pot hole and was struck above Ing funds for developing guided jprlce nnd none Is contemplated." missiles and planes' of unprecedent- ed speed to keep the U. S. on top in aviation. War Assets administration: Cut from its request for with the number of regional and zone offices ordered reduced to cut down on high-paid personnel. Claimed Althought the actual reduction below budget estimates in the bill Norton said the Twin Cities sit- uation had been aggravated by the wholesale grocers' truck drivers strike In Minneapolis, which forced many merchants there to drive to St. Paul for supplies. As a result, St. Paul stocks were reduced rapidly, he said, while large stocks, unable to be moved, because of the walkout, remained In Min- neapolis warehouses. Norton said he anticipated an early correction was the the situation with ending of the dominated committee claimed last night. savings of It arrived at that total by adding to the actual cut In budget esti- mates these figures: ordered transferred to the Treasury from the Maritime commission's revolving fund, allocated to the Mari- time commission from TJNRBA but not needed next year. of Maritime commis- sion receipts ordered covered into the Treasury. amining, sions would result In savings to the state of approximately a Trie report said deaths from scar- let fever, smallpox and dlptheria could be reduced further by im- munization of "more children at tnc right times." cs an heart by a bullet which glanced Santiago Under 'State of Emergency' Santiago. 'Chile This city was placed under a 30-day state of emergency today after an inef- fective bus strike culminated last night in gunfighting fatal to four off the water. The boy told the aurthoritles, Sheriff Curran reported, that the boys knew Marlin had been hit. They disassembled the rifle, took It home and said nothing about the incident. Curran said Questioning of the boy had not proceeded to the point the had Dr. Raymond C. Gibson, top, president' of the Duluth State Teachers college, will remain at the head of the institution as "provost" now that it has been made a branch of the Univer- sity of Minnesota, effective July 1. Eai-le H. Kobe, Sr., below, per- sonnel representative in the University of Minnesota civil service-division, has been ap- pointed business manager of the new branch. (A.P. Photos.) Milwaukee Boy Trapped in Icebox 22 Hours Milwaukee Thlrteen-ycar- jold Robert Tome, who had been 'missing from his home for 22 hours, was found trapped in a discarded icebox yesterday and his discovery was credited to his father's "hunch." Robert disappeared Wednesday night while he was out playing cowboys and Indians by himself. His parents and neighbors searched, for him through the night without success nnd at noon yesterday his mother, Mrs. Agnes Tome, notified police. Hours later there still was no word about the missing boy. Late a sudden in- father walked over to a vacant lot across the street from the Tome residence and yank- ed open Uie doors of nil old aban- doned Icebox. Inside was his son. Robert told police he had kept At Niagara En route to Washington vrivh President ing home from Canada, Presi- dent Truman pizcd today at historic Niacara ob- served in the manner of any other tourist: "I'm glad I don'l li.ivc lo to over them in a. barrel." being left nude in secluded spot. Previously he persons. Cohen called the present aid pro- priim lor Europe "clearly Insulll- made It pluln at his ccr.fi'rence yesterday that there be a place for both ur.d Great Britain in any European conference called to de- the program he suggests. There h.i.1. been no indication, however, that Moscow contemplates sr.y action along that line. RIVElt FORECAST (From to Guttcnburt) Due" to heavy rains, the Missis- sippi In this district will rise for several days, the greater rises, over the weekend, will occur from La Crosse to tlam ten. Flood warnings were Issued for the upper Iowa and Klckapoo rivers and bankful "or over for the Root river and also the Rock river in southern Wis- consin. Fire Escape Act Unconstitutional, Court Declares Atlanta The Georgia su- preme court dissolved receivership iroccedings against the Wlnecofl lotel property yesterday and held unconstitutional the 1910 fire es- cape act as "class legislation." The court thus dismissed indict- ments against the hotel operators for failure to provide outside lire g escapes. Last December 7 flames '4 swept the hotel, taking 119 lives. The court outlawed the fire es- cape act because it required escapes" on hotels charged two dollars or more per day for rooms, and made no provision for the protection of guests In cheaper hotels. Rennebohm Signs Fishing Measure Madison, Acting Gov- ernor Oscar Rennebohm signed into law today a so-called universal fishing license bill which provides that all Wisconsin residents between the ages of 18 and 65 obtain license to fish in the state. Waters of the Great Lakes are cxcepted. 4-1.2 Mrs. Babe Dldrlkson Zaharias, wearing her lucky blue corduroy slacks, gets off a drive during the British Women's Amateur Golf championships, which she won at Gullane, Scotland. Switching from her pantslike dress of ersy flannel to the slacks at the lunch hour after being held even for the morning's 18 holes, Babe defeated Jacqueline Gordon of London, five and four. (A.P. Wirephbto.) reported the boy's clothing was found 100 feet from the body. Senate Unit Approves Interior Budget Increase Washington The Senate ap- propriations committee approved today a appropriation for the Interior department, adding to the amount voted by the House. Principal increases are for the reclamation bureau and for the Bonnevillc Power administration. The amount recommended for Senate approval wns un- der the budget bureau's estimates for the department's requirements for the fiscal year beginning July 1, nnd below this year's ap- propriation. 15 Newspapermen Taking World Flight London Fifteen American publishers and editors flying around the world this month as guests of Pan-American Airways will be entertained at a party by Ambas- sador Lewis W. Douglas when they reach London next Wednesday, it was announced today. They will leave about midnight for Istanbul. Their trip precedes tho introduction of commercial round-the-world service by Pan- American on June 27. Four Believed Drowned in Lake Winnebago Fond du Lac, Wis. Sea scouts and coast guard auxiliary seamen dragged Lake Winnebago today for the bodies of four men missing and presumed drowned after their sunken sailboat was discovered north of Luco harbor. of the Icebox. He apparently was none the worse for his adventure. Acid Thrown Into Two Cars at St. Paul St. Schmak- 'er, attendant at a filling station at Grand and Lexington avenue, re- ported to police last night a band of a dozen men had tossed sulphuric acid into two new cars being serviced there, seriously damaging the nuto's upholstery. He said the machines were owned by Midtown Motors, one of a score of firms where mechanics are on strike. Airport Employes at Geneva said today Fcrenc Nagy deposed premier of Hungary, had taken a plane for the Unit- ed States, according to The As- sociated Press. Aladar Szegedy- Maszak, Hungarian minister to the United States under Nagy, said in Washington last night he assumed Nagy "wished to draw the attention of the Am- erican public" to recent events in Hungary, where he was oust- ed by a communist coup d'etat. support bills, with the possibility that a controversial measure on railroad rate fixing also will be laid before him. If he decides to veto most or all of these live measures as many Democrats have predicted he may well Truman will have made a clean break on domestic Issues with the Con- gress. Tax-Cuttinc First First on the list of pressing presi- dential decisions apparently will be the tax reduction bill. Democratic leaders generally expect a veto message on it Monday, al- though some of them say there ia a possibility the President may let it becomo law. The deadline for a veto message is Monday midnight. Whether the President signs it or not. the labor bill, appears likely to become law. There 2s a clear mar- gin for overriding a veto 5n the House.- and Democratic strategists privately despair of mustering the required one third plus one vote to sustain in the Senate. The labor issue may be drama- tized forcefully the first weet In. July if John L. Lewis calls his TJnit- ed Mine Workers out of the pits. That would give supporters of bill a cliance to demonstrate whether its injunction provision, against "paralysis" strikes would work. Rent Issue Mr. Truman's prospective differ- ences with the Republicans in Con- gress on the other pending eco- nomic issues have been less publi- cized but offer just as wide a field for political battling. Although a Senate-House com- mittee is scheduled to reach final agreement today on a rent control bill, there are indications that It White House the June 30 expiration of controls. As it now stands, the bill calls for continuing ceilings until March 1, but landlords who give tenants a lease lasting through 1948 could get a 15 per cent increase. Several Democrats have called on the President to veto the measure, but if he does, he faces the possi- ble loss of nil controls and a con- troversy rivaling his differences with Congress last year over price con- trols. On his special train, the Presi- dent refused to give any hint, as to how he intended to act on the in- come tax reduction measure, but joklr.g -with reporters just beiorc bis train pulled out last night he laugh- ingly said he would take action "30 minutes before the time runs out." Deadline for action on the tax measure is midnight Monday and for the labor bill midnight next Friday. may not reach the until shortly before 14 Hurt As Bus Overturns Near Plymouth, Wis. Plymouth, Fourteen persons were Injured, three of them serious enough toj-cqulrc hospltaJl- zallon. yesterday wlicn a Greyhound bus skidded on wet pavement and overturned on highway 57, one mile north of here. All 14 were passengers, brought to Plymouth General hospital here. The bus was en route from Men- ominee. Mich., to Milwaukee when the accident occurred. Three Believed Drowned in Lake of the Baudette, Minn. Dragging was resumed today in Lake ol the Woods near Pine Island Jn the search for three fishermen, misslr.fr since their overturned boat was found floating in the lake Wednes- day night. Shcrill Emmctt Chilgren of Lake of the Woods county and a crew of deputies reported no trace of the trio was discovered in a prc- :iminary hunt late Thursday and last night. He identified the missing men as Bruce Fulks, 22; his brother Dean, about 27, both living at Warren. and Donald Novak, whose home is at Angus. The search for them was begun when they failed to return from a flshing trip, started from a 'resort 16 miles from here.