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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER mnU warmer ttnlffMi cloudy. Full Lensed Wire Report of The Pren Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 101 WINONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. JUNE 16. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EWS PICTURES Beit In Local and SIXTEEN PAGES Bill to Cut T May Split on A id Plan W. A. Mahl, Banker Here 55 Years, Dead Economic Merger Aim Of Marshall Soviet Refusal to Cooperate Could Divide Continent HT John M. IHshtowrr Washington Secretary ol Suite George C, Marshall and his ndviscrs have now worked out approach to what they con- wdrr the twin of chaos nnd communism in Europe. Their program will either unite much of that .continent by this var's end or divide It worse than rver on Russian ''Diplomatic officials svy that If hold.' to her refusal to co- oper if !t ftlmort certainly will the organization, of western f'ravda Knockt Plan MOMOW Pravda com- mrntrd disparagingly today on Sfcrrtary of State Oeortie Mar- Rhail's proposal for coordinated plans to spur European re- covery, foreign political ob- sn.ia commentary sh'owrd there WM little likeli- hood that the Soviet Union would participate in such a project, Thr Communist party news- paper Marshall's ald-for- Europe proposals, "despite their .veailns merely cx- tpndrd the Truman doctrine, which It called an attempt to political pressure with rhe aid of dollars a program o: interference in the affairs of other states." Another Record Flood Hits Iowa Highest Crests in History Expected at Keokuk First Joined Staff in 1893 As Messenger William A. Mahl. 12. chairman of the board of directors of the First National bank ot Winona, died at 5 p. m. Sunday after suffering heart attack Friday evening. Although Mr. Mahl had been in declining health for some time, he continued at his desk at the bank and was there, as usual, Friday, Mr. Mahl was In his 56th year at the bank, having joined the bank's staff April 1, 1893. as a messenger. j During the course of that career Keosauqua, rose successively through many swollen Des Molnes river threatened.positlonSi becoming president in today to surpass -Its highest t j 1937 nnd cnairman of here since 1903, as a stage of Zj.l tne board of directors January 1. feet was recorded with the river still recorded wltn tne river rising. The 25.1 level was even with the crest of last week's flood, the second Four Fatal Air Crashes Spur Truman to Name Quiz Board L.1 CO 1. highest in history. In 1903 the riv- T reached a peak of 25.83 feet. The flood Inundated the entire business district of this town of 1000 population to depths ranging from four to nine feet. Major Nor- wood Teal said. The telephone of- flce was isolated, and operators were iken to their posts by boat. Second Flood Keosauqua, like Ottumwa, was hit for the second time in eight days by a near-record flood. At Ottumwa, meanwhile, resi- dents were watching the high wa- ters recede slowly, S. E. Decker, at the DCs Moines weather station, said the flood would abate much more slowly than that of last week. He said it would take the river six days to return to Its banks. Flood workers were keeping close watch on the power plant and the water works, both of which! were knocked out last week. By The Four fatal airplane crashes occurred over Press one an Funeral Tuesday Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a. m. at the First Congrega- tional church, the Rev. Philip Mur- ray officiating. Burial will be In Woodlawn cemetery, and longtime associates of Mr. Mahl at the First National bank will be pallbearers. The body will be at the church after 10 a. m. Tuesday. It Is now at the Fawcett funeral' home. Mr. Mahl, always active in civic affairs, only last month was elect- ed to Ws second term as president of the Latsch, memorial board, a position to which he was first elect- ed in June, 1945. Mr. Mahl was born January 3 1875, near Springville, N. Y., anc came west with his parents. Fred and Mary Spittler MaW. in 1884 The family settled at Marshland Wis., where his father worked for many years for the Green Bay Western railroad. Came Here in 1890 The family moved to Winona In where Mr. Mahl attended high ere knocked out last week, ism where Mr. Mahl attended high The Ked Cross and Salvation schooli waiking daily to his home vmv urprp feedulK most Of the nres- dLsaster that toofc atoll of 50 dead nd irjrosr ivlone Into n sort of eco- nomic federation. That would mean Rusxift and her eastern bloc ci would bf cut off from any f.ubstnntlal American help. Marshall is reported to hope this will not. happen, that Russia wli KO along or at least permit some o.' ths dominated countries to go aionK with the American proposal for some Xind of economic federa- tion of Europe. His policy nppar- m'Jy Is one of an "open door" to Rtwiinn cooperation; it the door is to be clowd, nu.Mla will have to clow It. -nTvrr, the probability that she do is considered here to be on 14. Column 2) MARSHALL, crashes occured over Mtol ersce the number killed in commercial plane crashes since May 29 to estimatcd property dam- Army were feeding most of the ,'OQ HamUton the pres- 000 persons left homel-'ss by the castern City limits on highwaj flood In Ottumwa. Herschei board to all appoint a air safety. Weather FEDEKAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity lllUlili IkllM Jill and slightly warmer tonight; low Tuesday, partly cloudy: high Minnesota: ParUy cloudy tonight and Tuesday with widely scattered showers western border tonight and over most of state Tuesday. Slowly rt-une temperatures Tuesday and tonleht. Wisconsin: Fair tonlRht, somc- higher temperatures interior of north, Tuasdiiy partly cloudy and warmer. LOCAL WKATIIEK Official observations for the 24 rnrtlnt; nt 12 m. Sunday: Maximum. 50: minimum. 52; precipitation, none. Official obsrrvinlons for tho 24 hours ending ut 12 m. today: Maximum. 73: minimum. 4J; r.cor., 72; prtclpUfttlon. none; sun trmicht nt. sun to- morrn'A' ut TKMJ'EHATliKKS KLSKWIIERE rx-rivcr 73 0'.' H2 72 78 Mln, 54 44 53 ,S7 CO Maritime Strike Threatens U. S, Shipping York W C.I.O. ncixmen down" today under a union "no contract, no work" policy which threatened complete paralysis of American flag ships on all tr. S. coasts. Although no pickets showed up on piers, the work stoppage ordered by National Maritime Union President Joseph Currnn went Into effect shortly after the expiration of con- tracts at midnight yesterday. Im- mobilizing hundreds of ships. The unions were Insisted that no strike had been called but that the men would not work without a con-- tract. The seamen were ordered to remain on board ships "as lone as pOvSxlblc" and a union spokesman said that if they were ordered off. n "lockout" would be in effect. 150 nt New York Union ports agents said 150 ships were affected In New York harbor 40 in Philadelphia. 40 In Baltimore, four in Boston and one in Portland Me. In Houston, approximately mer, quit work shortly after the mld- nlK'nt deadline and in Seattle, Pu-tct Sound waterfront workers wore ordered to quit their Jobs. On the West Coast, contract ex- tension was agreed on by shipowner- and the C.I.O. ship clerks, checker and supercargoes, an affiliate of the longshoremen, and "tentative" moct- IHRS wore .scheduled for later In the duy with the cooks and stewards' and the American communications Paul NI--A- Orlfuns .............80 73 N.-.v York c2 r'horr.ix .................108 88 RJVF.K BULLETIN Flood SttiKe 24-Hr. Stiitte Today Changr 14 (1.7 fi.2 0 S .''.ft fi.D IS 4. T W. I'mrr. .V T W rmrr. AA. TW. 'C.I'.' f'. TW. 7. Fvxil H.5 T.W....... Iji Crow 1- 7.4 Tributary at Durand B.C. Zu.T.bro i.t Thcllmiin Buffalo s.bovt' Alma Trunptiiteau at Dodgt Black "t Nelllsvlllf Black u: Galp.ivllle Iji at W. Salrm 2.7 Root at Houston 7.C KOHKCAST Just two weeks before a United irllnes plane crashed while at- emptlng to take off at La Guardla ield, In New York city, killing 43. he following night 53 persons died n the, crash of an Eastern air ncs piano near Port Deposit, Md, 12 At least 12 persons died yesterday vhen an army B-29 bomber, on a raining mission, struck the side of Hawk's Mountain near Springfield, rt. On leaving Tucson, Ariz., Sat- rday, tho piano carried 15, but rmy officials said the passenger sb was changed at the greater Pittsburgh area. The 12 bodies ound were burned so badly as to make identification difficult. In the other crashes this past weekend, Mr., and Mrs. William R. Volf of Dayton, Ohio, died when heir private plane fell into the Ulanttc ocean near Fort Laudcr- alc, Fla.. and Captain William H. Grcenleaf, Connecticut air national uard officer, died In the crash of is P-47 fighter at Windsor Locks, ionn. Another major disaster was nar- owly averted at Fort Knox, Ky., when an army C-47 transport plane nrrylng 22 crashed and burned hortly after taking off at Godman Field yesterday. Staff Sergeant Curtis F, Green, redited with calmly leading the others to the escape hatch, was the >nly one injured seriously. He suf- ercd a dislocated hip and burns on association Conciliators Meet Federal conciliators contlnuct meanwhile, efforts to break the stalemate between the N.M.TJ. and A.C.A. nnd the operators. Shortly before 2 a. m. fC.D.T.1 Margoll.i and Frederick Livingston, federal conciliators, an nounced that the whip operator would meet with N.M.U. official no o later with officials of the Amcr .Qj'lcan Communications association. The N.M.U. claims mom t 0" i hoi's, the cooks and .stewards I o' lithe A.C.A. radio operators, th OO1 International Longshoremen's an 3.5 2.0 1-8 b.1 -I 0.1 n.o o.o o.o -1-1.1 -1-0.0 (from to Gutlrnbenr. la.) The Mississippi will rise throUKh- dl.'.tnct for several days. rxc-fp: that nearly .itnllonary stages prevail from La Crosse to below thr next. 30 hours. The Wisconsin will continue rl.ilng ;K-X: 3C hours; also the lower Ruick rivrr but little change In tho Wurchouscmcr.'i union more than and the Marine Engineer liencflclal association The N.M.U. seeks a 20 per cen wago Increase overtime Increase, ex tended vacations, a 40-hour wor week instead of 48. increased man nlng, severance pay provisions an welfare funds. The A.O.A. asked 15 per cent Increase and other bene fits similar to the N.M.U. demands The- Cooks and Stewards asked con tlnuntlon of the present contrac Under the old N.M.U. scale, an or dlnary .seaman received month; pay for engineers ran up t 1588. Curran announced that the sched uled sailing today of five ships nt New York piers would be post car Keys Gap, W. Killing all Judge Refuses to Bar Wallace From Watergate Talk Federal Justice James M. Proctor refused today to bar Henry A. Wallace from speak- ing at the government-owned Watergate amphitheater nere to- (Continued on Page Column 4) FLOOD night. The judge rejected a petition from the American anti-Com- munist association, headed by Rep- resentative Alvln OTConski (R.- that he order Secretary of the Interior J. A. Krug to deny Wallace use of the Watergate. Krug's department has Jurisdic- tion over the Watergate, an outdoor theater In park lends near the Lin- coln memorial. "These matters do not fall -with- in the Judicial Justice Proc- tor commented In dismissing the petition. OTConskl left tho court building with a declaration to reporters that ho would take the matter up in Congress. Wallace, who Is crusading against the Truman foreign policy, Is ex- pected to discuss his views on peace and perhaps also clarify his posi- tion on the 1948 presidential cam- paign. Newi Conference erca a aisiocaiuu The former vice-president told ft he arm and neck. Twenty others jnews conference yesterday that the ___._ Vm4 fnr 14. Ttfli' "WQUlQ were treated for minor Landk Board M. Landls, Civil Aero- nautics board chairman, who was named by the President to head the Ivc-man Inquiry panel called its irst meeting for tomorrow. Their field of search Is as broad as aviation Itself. It will include the material, phases of engines and electronic well as flying technique, weather prob- on Page 10, Column 3) CRASHES v' j u.. United States and Britain "would land "should" fight Russia If the Soviet Union tried to expand south- ward Into Turkey near the Arabian oil llelds. He declared the Soviets should be told this. But he added he has no evidence that Russia would try that and he hopes she wouldn't. Lftter Wallace withdrew the words 'should fight" and said He meant to say only that the United States and (Continued on Page 6, Column 4) JUDGE REFUSES When he became a messenger for the First National in 1893 he start- ed at a month. By 1898 he had risen to assistant bookkeeper. In 1003. ho became teller and five became assistant William A. Mahl Miss Grace Pomaial of Chi- cago (Miss Legionnaire) and Alan Stephan (Mr. America of 1946) embrace on the steps ot Basilica of St. Mary's as they leave the church today after their wedding at Minneapolis, where they will live. Wire- photo to The Republican-Her- ald) years later he cashier. Cashier In 1912, director in 1918, vice-president in 1920 were other steps to Mr. Mahl's promotion in 1927 to senior vice-president and in 1937 to president. Mr. Mahl married Grace Cramer, Rock Island. 111., January 24. 1925 and she survives. The only other survivor is Mrs. Kate Elnhorn, Min- 'neapolis, a sister! The Mahl resl- idence Is at 351 West Broadway. Mr. Mahl was a member of the First Congregational church, a charter member of tho Country club, the Arlington club, Winona I lodge No. 18, A. P. A. M. Scot- 'tlsh Rite bodies, Osman temple of the Shrine, the Elks and the Ath- letic club. Tax on Effective July 1 St. Paul Cigarette tax stamps must be affixed to all packages of cigarettes, effective July 1, when they are ready for delivery to licensed distributors. Q. Howard Spaeth, state tax commis- sioner, announced today. Appointment of Earl M. Pcttibone of Mahtomedl as director of the newly-created cigarette tax divi- sion also was announced by Com- missioner Spaeth. The 1947 legislature passed a law levying a three-cent tax on each package of cigarettes. It was esti- mated this would yield between and annually to the state. Licensing of wholesale distribu- tors under the new law now is In progress, the tax commissioner said. I Sharp Fighting Reported I in Northwestern Iran i Khoi. reached I here today of sharp fighting in northwestern Iran, near the Turk- ish and Russian borders, where 000 encircled Barznnl tribesmen were said to be trying to break through a ring of some Iranian troops, supported by tanks and planes Weekend Mishaps In Minnesota and Wisconsin Kill 14 By The Associated Press A picnic boat ride brought death to two married St. Paul couples Sunday while other accidents over the weekend brought the. total fatal- ites in Minnesota to. eight, several from traffic mishaps. Six were killed in Wisconsin. The four St. Paul persons perish- ed within a few feet of shallow wa- ter when their small flat-bottom boat filled with water and capsized in Round lako north of St. Paul. A fifth passenger In the boat reached safety. The dead: Robert Dunshcath, "75, of Minne- apolis, killed when struck by an automobile as he walked along high- way No. 8 near the northeast Min- neapolis city limits late Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Orrtagton C. Hall, about 30, and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest G. Charleston, Jr., all of St. Paul, who died when their boat went down. Gary Wlcht, 9, St. Paul, who died when struck by a car near the cn- (Contlnued on Page 4, Column 4.) WEEKEND House to Vote Tuesday on Overriding '111- Apportioned, President Says of Legislation Washington President Truman vetoed today the tax reduction bill. virtually killing .any possibility of a cut in income taxes this year. The Republican dominated Congress will vote on whether to pass the bill over the veto, but backers ol the legislation conceded they saw no chance for success. It requires n two-thirds rote to enact a Jaw over the disapproval. Leaders said that can be muster- ed in the House, which will vow tomorrow, but not in the Senate. In a message to Congress, Mr. Truman said the bill "oners dubi- ous, ill-apportioned, and risky bene- fits at the expense of a sound tux jolfcy and 3s, from the standpoint of government finances, unsafe." The President declared it offen wrong kind ol tax reduction. Ht the wrong time." He added: "Proposals lor tax reduction must examined in the light of sound nnd carefully related fiscal economic policies. Unless they consistent with the demands of such, policies, they should not be approved." Reaction Caustic Reaction from tho bill's was Immediate and, for the roost jart, caustic. Representative Harold Knutson author tot the measure and chairman of the House ways and means committee, issued a, statement saying "The suggesting that we wait for tact reduction, until next year Is noth- ing but cold-blooded politics." Knut- gon's obvious reference was to fact that 1948 is a presidential election year. He declared that by the veto (Continued on 10, Column S) TAXES The Designation of James C. Bruce (above) as United States ambassador to Argentina was reported by the foreign office of the South American country. Bruce is vice-president of the National Dairy Products Cor- poration. Ellis O. Brlggs of Maine has been named ambas- sador to Uruguay, In another nomination by President Tru- man announced today. Briggs is now director of the State de- partment's office of American republic affairs. (A.P. Wire- photo.) Wathington Here tlie principal unmmentm Presi- dent Truman against tax reduction bill: 1. It Is "from the gtacdpoint of government finances, un- safe." 2. Tax reduction now would incrrue inflationary 3. "Tax reduction now would add to, rather than correct, maladjustments In the econotnie utruclurci" 4. Any surplus ot governinenl income over expenses used to reduce the public debt, rather than for tax reduction. 5. The tax reductions the bill propow-i are "neither fair nor equitable." A "good bill" would jrive "i KTeater portion of relief to the low income rroap." 6. If the bill were approved, theme "inequities" would "froten" Into the tax and "the fovtmtaent could 111 fford to mnfcn tax reduc- at the proper time." _____ Ed Randash. wife of a Baker, Mont, garage operator is Two Killed As Train Derails In North Dakota Oriska, N. killed and at least 11 others were injured In the derailment of 22 cars of a Northern Pacific freight train in the rail yards here at a. m. today. Northern Pacific officials said "at least two persons" were killed, but they added that names of the fa- talities had cot yet been determined. They said that still others may still be pinned under the wreckage. Members of the train crew said those injured were transients "who were bumming a ride." Nine were hospitalized and two were treated for minor cuts at a Valley City hospital. Those seriously injured Identified as: George Ambros, 3P, West AUla, Wis. Melvin Peter QunRon. 37. Stone Lake. Minn. Barnabas Qungon, 22, Stone Minn. Melvin Johnson. 35, Northflcld. Conn. Oscar Stinback, 41, Floodwood. Minn. Henry M. Grace, 35, Flint. Mich. Harold Madsen, 30, Mason City. Iowa. Paul Schirme, 30, Duluth, Minn. Donald French. 43, Minneapolis. Treated for minor injuries but not hospitalized were Reese :Durbatn. 43. of Fllntillc. Tcnn., and Edmund Weso. 22. of Pelox. Wis. Coroner Oliver Peterson of Valley City was on his way to OrlskB. fcnd the Identity of the dead was pending Peterson's report. Officials of the Valley City hos- pital said they understood that more Injured persons were due here isoon. The N. P. official said the causo of accident had not been