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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 17, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER tnnfehl with on.tI rnln. N EWS PICTURES Best In mid WIrcphotos Daily Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 102 WINONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 17. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Bill V Conscription Necessary, President Weak U.S. t T .17 _1 __ O'____1_ F 268-137 Vote wo Short of Weak U. S. Held Peril to Small Nations Peaceful Countries Must Be Strong, Truman Declares Princrton. N. J. President Mild today that universal Is a "military necessity :.ow when weakness by tho United would raise feur.i among nations that It I.-, abandoning Uncertainty, us lo the future of Amerirn, the President might weaken the resistance or frc' and Independent nations to encroachment of totalitarian Pp'-nhlr.K under the elms before university's historic Na.i- hull In a eeremony Hi ermnec- ;ior. with the union's blcentcn- r.'.ft'. rrlrSriit.nn. Mr. Truman, who received an honorary degree of cloc- of the United States rr.i'.not undertake alone thc task of new und orderly world." The P.T-.ldent win oni; of 30 persons tc- receive honorary degrees ihn conclusion of n. long aca- demic procfsslfin in which gowned marched. KUrnhowrr llonon-il Grnf.-al DwlKht D. Eisenhower, rhiff of staff, who accompanied the prr.ildrntlal party on thc special trMn .'mm Washington, and Ad- .-r.ira! Chester W, Nlmltx, chief of riava! operations, received thc honorary degrees ol doctor of law.M, "Even though we are contributing rn.rrouKlv and Truman f.alil. "no MiiKlr iifttlim hiiM mi-iiriTi thc world nrlght. a Job for all nations lo do to- "Genrroslty of impulse and nbund- good ho added, must be "supported by strength" behind prace-lovlr.g nations. "Peace-loving Mr. Tru- 'ir. .'-aid "can make, only slow proirrcM toward tho attainment of 11 .f'ab'.n which all peoplc.'i ;rrp to work out their own rtentnles in thMr own their rnorM Jratlrrshlp Is supported, on our part would stir frnr among small or weakened na- Council Rejects Plea for Parking Lot in Levee Park Council Votes Yearly Bicycle Tax "Vfe_L Ordinance Objects to Cost, Fears Project Wouldn't Be Popular The Association of Commerce proposal that the city council fi- nance a parking lot for 80 cars on the southerly edge of Levee park met the unanimous disapproval of the council Monday evening. In rejecting thc plan, councllmcn Indicated that they objected to thc cost estimated at by City Engineer Carl W. Prank; believed it would not bo popular, and feared their responsibilities under thc terms of acceptance from thc park turning clown the plan after hearing a delegation of A. of C. members, President William Theurer appointed n special com- mittee of four to study the parking member of the board of fire and problem. Named to that committee ipollcc commissioners, said today that were Aldermen Walter Dopke, Loyde ln hjs opinion it would be advis- E. Pfeiffer, Stanley Wleczorek and able to DCgin issuing the licenses Howard Baumann, with the presi- sornettme this year and provide that CITI Tnnmhnr. n fi i in til dent an cx-offlclo member. Committee Approval Present to urge approval of Federal Judge James M. Proc- tor fabovr) rf.'fu.icd poMMon of thu American Antl-Com- asnoclatlon to bar Henry A. Wallace from speaking at tho government owned Watergate amphitheater In Washington. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Hoover Reviews Achievements of 'Reactionaries' I'rlncclon, N. J. Former via- wr w.-rc- giving up Herbert Hoover summed leadership. It. would sirrm to, up the accomplishments of what thn will to Jokingly called "thc terrible re- frpr and, nctionarles" and discounted "thc maintain evils of right-wing freedoms" at a we wer .....4 that, we our plrdKi' to "Id 'ndfpendent nations to------- ;hi-.r nr our lust night for guests of aid'in rr.'UTliiK war-torn university's bicentennial om'.rs. celebration, Lenders in All The year-long observance of thc an armosphrrc of un-'school's 200th anniversary ends to- nations might wlth commencement ceremonies ;wlnK system of freedoms have built A report bv a pre.Mclenilal com- A us n j" yp a pian recommending a law has boon forwarded to, Hi bu: no action i.i couici and equipment on n: this srv-iun. Thf President al nation's schools m -..-r.rirr.-- ni concern Hoover said, "another ltlt.oloKy couki do lt better in the -next 200 years. But I suggest we lso adtled tluit.ncnlld bcUcr continue to suffer the uM "train niture f freedoms than cvs rn- fields to undi-rstantl IQ Qf nostulKlIl... themselves with the, the need' New York Banker Sees for" rf'rpctivc administration of thejFarm Price Recession business in thc publlci Npw Randolph Rennebohm Signs State Bank Act, Six Other Bills M.uil-M.n, Ciov Owar Kennebohm ln- t-Kliiy a bill KlvliiK the litate o'. df'por-lts authority to flcn- vice-chairman of the Na- tloiml City bank, predicted yester- day Liu: United States would .suffer a recession with a consequent reduc- tion In farm prlco.s. Burgess, who returned from thc Congress of International Chambers of Commerce at Montreux, Switzer- land, aboard thc British liner Mau- rctaiiln, .said that "I still think there .will some recession In the United Clov-'status, but not too severe." "In a he said, "It will be a good thing for the world because It will bring prices of farm products bill's'for of iitate down and It will be a help for other nations who purchase them for al'.o authorized the: Burgess said he thought world ,0 umi, nrnmmt of public recovery would be "a long slow pro- be deposited Tho world is shattered and It .will take a long time, patience, hard of the board arc thcjwork and .-.ecretary of r.tate, atlor-l j jT-j antl .state I U. O. Hindered Ala to bin-: :.icni-d by itu-governor: Ukraine, RUBS Charge inr-lucicd: I MIIMCHW A Tass dispatch ini: ollie.-. right to K-.ue rev-'rrom Kiev today quoted V. V. rnur to help finance Soviet chief of the mov.-f. of railroad tracks, department there, 'lls much of thc aid dls- Drclannc MHV 1MH. the 100th. pt.nsccl lti Ukraine "did not come of _wls- th standard be- to statehood u legal holiday. city and county nurses o conduc: health programs under up to the established standard be- cause of the unfair attitude of some American llrms." lic wclfarf. rrriiticin crrc..'. unions and increasing from r.'.O to S100 amount a credit union rr.ay ioar. without collateral. Pcrmittlnc a person to point ft JunC Haver .'und; to the department of to Divorce Jimmy Z_._ Hollywood Blaming incom- patibility for causing their separa- tion only three months after their marriage, Actress June Haver, 21, has announced she shortly will file suit for divorce from Musician Jlm- unother person In Zlto, 23. They were married property or to prevent a in Las Vegas, Nevada, March fl and were remarried here two weeks la- iPciiiiting of a gun now is only in. self Amended As Traffic Aid Recovery of Lost Or Stolen Bikes Will Be Easier Wlnona's bicyclists, estimated in some quarters at are now subject to annual licensing, which will cost them .25 cents each. At the request of the board of fire and police commissioners, the city council Monday night amended the existing bicycle ordinance, which provides licensing only once during the life of the bicycle The amended ordinance provides that nil owners of bicycles operated In thc city shall secure a license from the police department during May and Junp of each year and prior to June 30. However, it was Indicated today! that the licensing will probably be- gin in 1948. Peter P. Loughrey Its Bow In Thc Sand Thc Tanker La Placcntia is fast aground in the Napa river, Napa The tanker was being towed to Napa for scrapping. Note tugs alongside off the bow trying to pull thc big ship free. (A.P. Wirephoto to The the Levee park parking lot were C. Paul Venablcs, association president; A. J. Anderson, secretary-manager, und Konneth McQueen und .Harry Norrl.t. of the association's parking committee. Mr. Anderson said that within the last week a survey had been made to determine the downtown mer- chants' views on parking. Out of 21 replying to that survey, said he, 18 or 86 per cent favored the immedi- ate development of the Levee park lot. Ho said that all 21, "tho lead- ing firms in agreed that the city should develop free ofT- strcet parking, although only 18 said that the city has a parking problem at thc present time. All except one of thc 21, said Mr. Anderson, had replied that they be- lieved thc Levee park lot would be used. He added that the question- naire had also asked thc merchants (Continued on Tsigo Z, Column 4) PARKING LOT "Board and Room' Act Held Legal Madison, Judge Edward J. Gehl of West Bend today ruled against a suit instituted by William T. Evjue, editor of the Madison Capital Times, challenging constitutional validity of a "room- and-board" law enacted by the 1945 legislature. The decision sustained a demur- rer which had been filed to thc suit, directed at Iti holdover senators, by the state attorney general's office. The suit sought to restrain Secre- tary of State Zimmerman and State Treasurer Smith from paying the senators each month for the first six months of thc current ses- sion as provided in the 1345 law. ing the senators' term of office. licenses would" be effective until June 30, He was at the city council meet- ing Monday evening to urge pass- age of the amendments, which pro- vides that each bicycle must carry a license plate. That plate will be furnished by the city 1'or the an- nual payment ol 25 cents. Mr. Loughrey told the council that he was urging passage of the amendments because it would re- duce bicycle accidents. Said he, "I've talked to traffic patrolmen and police captains in a score of cities, and they all say you can't enforce a bicycle ordinance unless you have a good licensing system." "I he continued, "that If you make a boy a good bicyclist, you'll make a good car driver out Of him." Bicyclists under thc old ordinance have been subject to traffic laws, such as stopping at arterial stop signs, but Mr. Loughrey said that it could not be enforced except by annual He dccli.i-ccl, too. that with annual licensing nnd registration of serial numbers recovery of lost and stolen bicycles will be easier. He said that an educational pro- gram will be planned under which children who violate the ordinance will bo asked to attend a bicycle safety program on Saturday after- noons. The police would be In charge of that program, and they will also be in charge of licensing. Until now the city recorder has been charged with licensing. Cream of Wheat Founder Dead Truman Triples Estimate of Budget Surplus Tru- man apparently has tripled his original estimate ol' .the amount of money the government will have left over a year hence. In vetoing- the Re- publican-backed tax redaction bill yesterday, Mr. Truman asserted that if tho measure were to become law "the amount available for debt re- tirement would be entirely too low for this period of unparalleled high levels of peacetime Income and em- ployment." Never before has the administra- tion acknowledged that there would be anything at all left for debt re- tirement If the government lost in tax revenue. The President's official estimate of the coming fiscal year's surplus still remains at the figure he set forth last January. But his" veto message indicated he now believes the surplus will be at least thrice that some- thing over Mr. Truman may be conceding that government revenues in the fiscal year beginning July 1 will be greater than the he last estimated. He counted then on tax collections out of a national In- come of In recent months, the national income has been at a rate of or tore. Or the President may be taking into account the G.O.P. campaign to trim to 000 off his spending estimates lor the 1948 fiscal year. The President's precise new flg- ___________ ures, however, are unlikely to Minneapolis Frederic W. presented unbil August. Clifford, Sr., 7.0. a founder of the Cream of Wheat Corporation, and a Minneapolis civic leader, died today. He served as treasurer of the cor- House Rent Control To Feb. 29 House accepted today a joint congres- sional committc'n recommenda- tions on the terms of a measure to extend rent control until February 29, 1948. The action came on a stand- ins Tote of 163 to 73 after the House, by a standing- tally of 114 to 87, rejected a move to send the measure back to a House-Senate confcrendce com- mittee for further study. The legislation now procx to the Senate. Included In the Mil ts a controversial provision permit- ting a 13 per cent hike in rents when landlords and tenants "voluntarily" eel to- gether "in cood Taltli" and agree to the boost In exchange for a lease through 1948. be Thc payment, Evjue contended, poratlon until 1319. when he rc- representc'd an illegal pay raise dur- signed to devote his full time to his private investments. Jackson County Man Killed in Gun Accident Warrens. Wls. Robert Four-Year-Old Bobby Beck's tears stopped flowing when his mother handed him an ice cream bar as they awaited arrival of fire- men to remove his hand which was caught in an open fire hydrant on a wall of a building In Blueflcld, W. Va. (A.P. Wirephoto.) ssfs sxjszgfts jsss-sjriiris Sidney Jensen chjef of thc cc scctioi welfare. November. 1943, Berg Margin Sought Reduction Expected to Be Major Issue in 1948 Campaign House to- day upheld President'm veto of thc tax reduc- tion bill, thus killing It nnaUy and. completely. The vote was 268 to pass the bill over thc veto and 137 against. Thus It was two votes .short of the two- thirds majority necessary to a law over thc -President's disap- proval. that count turned up on ].he roll call, Republican Leader H-illcck of Indiana demanded and obtained n recount, but no votes wore changed. Voting to override the veto 233 Republicans and 35 Democrats. Supporting the President were 134 Democrats, two Anderson of Minnesota and Merlin. Hull of thc Ameri- can Labor member, Vito Marcan- tonlo of New York. Vote Applauded Applause broke out on the Demo- cratic side as the vote was nounced. The House action mcasvi U.C Senate will not oven vote on the Issue of overriding the veto. It, means, too, that Republicans have an issue that already have made clear will figure prominently in the 1948 presidential campaign. Before the Speaker Joseph Martin had declared that if the Senate or House upheld the veto it would mean no new attempt this year to reduce taxes. The Massachusetts legislator made Uic statement to reporters. "This is tho last say on taxes this he said, "Apparently the Democrats have little interest in cutting expenditures and reducing taxes. "We may have to wait until we get a Republican president before wo get tax reduction." Campaign Issue Even before the House vow. Re- France, Britain Open Talks on Marshall Plan Paris Top diplomats of Britain and France meet here to- day In tho first of a series of Inter- national conferences on tho 'United States' offer to help In the economic rehabilitation of Europe. British Foreign Secretary Ernest jrvcn ociore mi: Bcvin, French Foreign Minister publlcans said the veto had killed Georges Bidault and Premier Pauline bin, but promised its ghost win Ramadier scheduled exploratory I walk m 1943 presidential cam- talks in response to U. S. Sccrc- pttjgn. tary of State George C. Marshall's A two-thirds vote is required in suggestion that Europeans draw up House and Senate to override a program to restore their nent's economy with American Tho vote by which tho House sus- Berg Named State Commissioner of Administration St. Paul Erlrl L. Berg, assistant commissioner of adminis- tration for thc past two years, to- day was appointed by Governor Luther Youngdahl to the commis- sioner's post. Berg, who lives in Minneapolis, succeeds Theodore G. Driscoll, com- missioner since September 1, 1343. Drisnoll resigned to become as- sistant director of the Council of State governments, with headquar- ters in Chicago. Berg, born in Cokato. Minn., in 1906, was graduated from Cokato High school, attended Macalester college in St. Paul, and later studied accounting. Ho entered state service "On thc eve of their consultations, (France was disclosed last night to have proposed that specialized in- Itcrnational committees be set up to 'assist in drafting this program. Hcrve Alphand, chief of the French foreign office's economic section, told a news conference these committees should consist of rep- resentatives of European nations and of the U. S. nnd should survey Europe's needs in transport, fuel and energy, agriculture and Iron and steel industry- Alphand said each of the sug- gested committees should estimate what each country had, what it Mahnomen Man Killed As Truck Overturns hadiwnen lie oecamc cii.ei UK; ti- Fertile Lloyd Nelson. 43 and'-nance section in the division of so- Mahnomen, Minn., was killed and cial welfare. his son, Meryl. Injured Monday In November. 1943, Berg was ap- when Coroner H. E. Nelson of Polk pointed acting director of thc so- county said their milk truck hit a Ar- cial welfare division and moved soft spot in the road and overturn- back to the administration depart- ed into a ditch on a road two miles tre that it apparently discharged ac cidentally Into his race. He said there would be no inquest. Mr. Burkhalter anc ley, were sitting in guns. When the gun discharged, the son Jumped from tho tree and called for help. Roy Smith, owner of the farm, arrived and assisted in taking the body from the tree, Retail Prices Slightly Lower, Report Says Washington Retail prices on essential cost of living items dropped slightly between mid-April and mid-May, the bureau of labor statistics reported today on the basis of preliminary estimates. The consumers' price index lor May 15 is estimated at slightly be- low April 15 ing the 1935-1938 period as 100. Re- tail prices were a little more than 18 per cent higher 1939, level. year ago two years later. talncd President. Truman's veto of thc tax reduction bill Included: Minnesota: For drcsen. Dovitt, Hagon, Judd. Knut- son. Macklnnon, O'Hara. Andersen, Blatnik. Wisconsin: Davis, Kcrstcln, Murray. OTvonski, Smith, Stevenson. Against Hull (Kccfe not Weather "iVUilLl w. .1 --------r could produce and what it could contribute to general continental production. Oshkosh Lumberman, 75, to Wed Madison FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday with occasional rain or local thunder- showers. No important temperature Low tonight GO; high Wcd- incsday 70. Minnesota Considerable cloudi- ness tonight and Wednesday. Oc- Marliunn Woman showers in south portion to- j w cm might and south and cast portions Madison. Wls. June Wednesday forenoon. Cooler Wed- Wheeler, 65, an employe of the state motor vehicle department. nesday afternoon. Wisconsin Considerable said she and William J. Campbell, ncss wiu, scattered, light showers to- 75, of Oshkosh, would be and Wednesday. Little change ricd today by Circuit Judge Edward ,n temperature, J. Gehl at West Bend. LOCAL WEATHER Mrs. Wheeler is active in Madi- son social and civic activities son social and civic activities. hours cndmp at 12 m. today: Campbell, a prominent Oshkosh Maxinium, 77; minimum, 51; noon, lumberman, is a member of thc C7. nrccipjtation, .18: sun sets to- __, _ _f v I' ...._______ is a member of thc C7. .18: sun sets to- ot Wisconsin board of 7.50. sun rlsos tomorrow VnMrkiiATURKs ELSEWHERE University regents. Mrs. Wheeler said the couple would be at home at Oshkosh after September 1. Bemidjl Chicago Des Moines ......7K Duluth 65 Los Angeles...... 30 Miami S3 Mpls.-St.. Paul T.ri New York Phoenix .........110 Seattle 73 east or here. Waters Recede in Iowa; Flood Crests Moving South Kcokuk, Residents along the Mississippi river south of here in Missouri and Illinois braced today for the highest flood waters in history as Hoods throughout Iowa were reported receding. With levees in weakened condition from last week's floods, army engi- neers worked to prevent major levee failures and the U. S. coastguard was prepared for rescue work in the area near Quincy. 111. Army grave districts in Illinois north of !Quincy and to the Pabius district, where the threat to the levees ap- that Rapid City Pilot Dies in Air Crash Rapid City, S. D. Stan ton I Army engineers reported that the Neil, Jr., 18, son of a city com- Mississippi below Keokuk will reach i------ Trmnrt ctnrrnc pmin.l t.llOSG Of lOSt peared to be the greatest in section. "Thc fight to hold thc levees will continue said Colonel W. N. Leaf of thc army engineers. At Alexandria, Mo., a few miles upstream from the mouth of thc Des Moines river, water was sev- eral feet deep in the town while the Mississippi had risen more than two feet here since Sunday night. The Des Moines river, which yes- terday brought the highest crest since 1903 to Keosauqua, Iowa, and earlier had battered Ottumwa, Iowa, for tho second time in eight days, was pouring huge quantities of water into the Mississippi river south or here. Other swollen Iowa streams were dumping more water into the "father of waters" farther upstream. missioner here, was killed Monday when the light plane he was pilot- ing crashed Into a grain, field two miles from where it had, taken off. row. flood to those of last week at Canton, Mo., today and at Quincy and Hannibal, Mo., tomor- u In Ottumwa. Iowa's most flood- will'be Uulc change from Lansinc battered city, the Des Moines river to below Prairie du Chicn the rua... had fallen about three and one-half 3G hours. The Chippewa and BlacK feet from thc flood crest of Sunday, rivers will not change much but but much of thc city remained in undated. LOCAL WEATHER Official observation for thc 24 Min. 52 55 62 46 55 Pet. .04 .07 KIVEK BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Changts 34 Red Wing Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4, T. W...... Dam 5. T. W....... Dam 5A, T. W..... Winona (C.P.) 13 Dam 0, Pool Dam G. T. W...... Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T. W...... Tributary Chlppewa- at. Duvand Zumbro at Theilman Buffalo above Alma Trempeoleau at Dodge. Black at Neillsville 4.3 Black at GalcsviUe 7.0 7.0 9.9 6.4 7.0 5.3 6.2 7.1 7.S fi.7 8.5 9.5 0.2 Streams 5.S 3.6 2.6 1.3 .5 J) La Crosse at W. Salem. 3.0 Root at Houston 7.1 RIVER FORECAST (From Ha-stinprs to The Mississippi will continue ris- ing slowly throughout this district, for several days except that there slow rise will continue In the lower Wisconsin, over Wednesday. 1 ;