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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 18, 1948, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Whowflra and Continued coot. IS HERE Dial 97.5 for the Best In Radio Full Leated Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 48. NO. 104 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. JUNE 18. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY, THE ALSOPS Setback Noted for Vandenberg By Joseph Alsop Washington A setback certainly had to bo expected by tho group socking to dratt Sermtof Arthur H Vandonberg (is Republican candid- ate Tor tho presidency. Tho plans of thn VMKlunberK underground havn been developing almost un- naturrvlty smoothly, considering the nharpness ot tho competition, and thn difficulty ot nominating ft man who will not connive. At any rate a setbnck may now have occurred because ot Senator Vandenoerg'.' refusal to pvomoto his own can- didacy. Political supporting presidential candidate like their support to bo acknowledged by the candidate himself, In the fullest frankest antl most solid form. Part- ly, this Is because they want to be sure they can depend on tho man thry are backing. Even more, U is bociiilso they want to be certain thai tho candidate's obligations to his backers aro fully understood nnd will be fully From the first, the other can cUclncr.i and their mivniiKers have warned Important, uncommlttec lenders UKo Governors Duff of Pennsylvania and Drlscolt ot New Jersey thnt Vantlnnbcrg might re- ject n draft at tho last moment And they have added, in n lower voice, that even It VnndenborR ac- cepted n draft, he would not recog- nize hl.i debts to thoso who helped to clrntt him. BECAUSE SPECTER of VancIonberK has grown Increasingly moro alarming, thl.t form of propa- ganda was given ti special play nt t'hn governors' conference In New Hampshire, which must have been tho most remarkable panorama of ambition nnd Intrigue In recent his- tory. Tho propaganda apparently convinced Governor Drlscoll. On Tuesday, ho transmitted n message to Washington asking for definite assurance, by n stated hour, that his support for Senator Vandenberg would not bo wasted, Tho answer was proclsoly tho unswor that Senator Vondonberg has Riven scores of other people In rocont that ho was not a candlclato and dH not wish to be a candidate. This was relayed to Governor Drlscoll. Almost simultaneously, a newspaper account of Vandcnberg's position, as explained by him to his friends, reached tho conferring gov- ernors and shown to Governor Duff of Pennsylvania. A llttto later, tho group planning to draft Senator Vanclenberg who had previously received assurances of Duff's and Drlscoll's support got word In Washington that these as- surances might bo withdrawn. As these lines aro written, tho situation Is In flux. The vital fact Is, how- ever, that if Duff und Drlscoll leave Vandonberg, they will go In opposite directions, rmiSCOLL IS expected to Join tho camp of Governor Thomas E Downy, Duff, on the other hand cherishes a strong personal distaste for Dewey. One reason why the Pennsylvania governor may have changed his mind, after being very staunch for Vandenberg, Is that Vandenberg WHS quoted as speaking of Governor Dcwcy's quall- flcivtlon.M. Therefore It Is reported that Duff will lead his men In the Pennsylvania delegation between 35 and -15 tho camp of Senator Robert A. Taft. If Duff and Drlscoll thus divide between Taft and Dewey, a conven- tion deadlock Is Just ns likely as It ever was. No one hrui ever argued thut Vnnclonbeo! could be drafted except after a (It-iullock. Thus, even If the druft-Vandcnbcrg planners ran no longer dispose of the Penn- sylvania and New Jersey delegates t.'ho underlying situation will not hnve rhnnsrtl radically. In some respects, It has improved. SENATOR VANDKNUEBG him self still emphatically subject to u pi'iuiliw cli'iUt at Philadelphia Ills position on this point has nevtn wavered. He will not seek to be nominated. Bui if he Is nominated hi' will accept. Equally emphatically thosp planning to draft him have refused to suspend operations bo- of the flurry at the gover- nors' ronforrnci1. Furthermore, Vnndcnborg's sin- cerity has oner more- been dccl slvcly proved. Ills admirers' enthu- siasm was cpmlni! dangerously close ro tninsfonnlng the dnift-Vamlen- nuivenii'at into a stop-Dcwry Delayed Draft Passed by House Stassen and Taft Supporters Talk Of Unity Move By Jack Bell Philadelphia The possibility of a deal bringing sup- porters of Senator Robert A. Taft and Harold E. Stassen together in Republican presidential balloting arose today out or preconven- tlon an CUillClUilUUO. Aides of Taft and Stassen were reported meeting secretly in effort to work out an agreement by which the former Minne- sota governor might consent to help the Ohioan's bid for the top spot on the. G.O.P. ticket to be picked here next week. Those who sat in said these meet- Ings had no official sanction from Truman Reports Gains in Greece Under U.S. Aid n president Tru- man told Congress today the situa- tion In Greece "remains critical." But American efforts to restore the. country's economy and bolster the Greek army are beginning to show progress, the President snld. He added thnt the "quiet self- confidence nnd competence" of the Turkish armed forces also being trained and equipped by this coun- n stabilizing influence" In that troubled area. In a report on the 13-month old Greek-Turkish aid program, Mr. Truman declared: "Such factors as inflation, honrd- ed capital, the burden of supporting refugees nnd indlgcnts, and general fonrs arising from unstable condi- tions continue to retard, the econo- mic recovery of Greece. "The military situation still is of first Importance, continue to molest Armed bands the populace and disrupt the nation's efforts at reconstruction. "However, recent successes of the Greek national nrmy, Improved mornlo and formation of defense bnttnllons, which will permit the Greek army increasingly to go on tho offensive are expected to im- >rovo tho situation materially. "The continuance of United States mlUtwry assistance has bolstered Greek morale nnd, it Is hoped, will further discourage guerrilla rcsls- stance. "In Turkey the program continues uninterrupted. Plans and facilities for the training of Turkish soldiers In the use of new equipment being provided under the aid program as- sure the ready absorption of this equipment directly into defense it Is assured that United States technical and material aid will, under the program, be put to the best use in tho interest of world pence." Final Speech Philadelphia Harold E. Stassen, in what he described as his final campaign speech for the Republican presidential nomination, todny called on the party to break down "the MaRi- not line of reactionary think- ltlK'" In an address prepared lor meeting at the Union Stassen urged the G.O.P. to take a middle course between social- ism and "the pernicious theory that allows human selfishness to KO unbridled." the candidates themselves, who were reported prepared to deny that they are engaged in such maneu- vers. The informal conferences were described by both Taft and Stassen backers as being fenced In with conditions that easily might moke any agreement impossible. Plan Outlined As outlined to a reporter, these were: 1. Stassen will not Join any corn- Sales Tax Issue Revived In Minnesota Governmental Research Institute Makes Report By Jack, B. Mackay St. sales taxes are the only major tax source that has not been tapped by Minnesota. The Minnesota Institute of Gov- ernmental Research made this ob- servation today in the fourth and final report dealing with all phases of the state's tax situation. If new taxes are necessary due to a soldier's bonus or larger tax aids, soles taxes must be given consider- ation, the institute concludes. Outlining the various types of sales taxes used in other states, the report said. Taxes on sales of tangible prop- erty are imposed by 27 states and more, than 80 cities. Four states- Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Is- land and a tax on, merchants based on amount of their sales. Sales Taxes Vary Twenty-seven states restrict the tax on retail sales, termed as the most common but the defini- tion of a "retail sale" varies great- ly and may include amusements, utility service, and other business. Seven states have a broader cov- erage. Arizona includes sales of manufacturers and certain proces- sors; North Sarolina includes sales of wholesalers. Three others base the tax on sales of all tangible property, including oil. mineral products and gas; services of utili- ties and transportation companies. West Virginia includes income from personal services, Investments and rent Indiana's tax is on all gross Investigators Baffled in DC-6 Crash Which Took Lives of 43 own presidential boon explored thoroughly In early balloting. 2. The Minncsotan's first choice Is to switch to Senator Arthur Vnndenberg if the Michigan law- maker still figures materially in voting at any time Stassen might decide he has lost his own chance for the nomination. 3, The timing must be such that It not only would head off any possible bandwagon movement to- ward Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York but also would squeeze out potential dnrkhorses such as House Speaker Joseph Martin. Stnsscn said flatly months ago that ho would not play second fiddle to Dcwcy. He and Tnft traded blows publicly In the Ohio primary, but that break Is reported on the way toward being healed. Vandenberg's place remained the most uncertain In any equation that might bring Stassen and Taft to- has Tne most common rate of the re- tail tax is two per cent. In Cali- gether. The Michigan senator is ex- Other Bates Higher While the per capita Income in- creased in Minnesota from in 1042 to in 1946. or 43.6 per cent, the institute said, the neigh- boring states of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois all exceeded Minnesota s rate of increase. "As a result, Minnesota KtlU finds Itself with a lower per capita income than any of our six neigh- boring the institute found. "The conclusion is that Minnesota has not improved its relative eco- nomic standing even in recent years." In 1946 the total amount con- tributed into the public treasuries of the federal, state and local units of government by Minnesota taxpay- ers reached This repre- sents a per capita burden of about 58; precipitation, .23; sun sets to-iboom Ior vsmdcnberR has slumped 5320, or for a family of four Weather FEDEKAt FORECASTS Wlnonn and vicinity: Local show- ers nnd thunderstorms tonight, be- coming partly cloudy by Saturday noon. Continued cool. Low tonight 58; high Saturday 70. LOCAL WEATHER oraclal observations for the 24, hours ending nt 12 m. today: _ Maximum, 73: minimum, 56; delegates is that the pccted to have something to say nbouc his position as possible candi- date on his arrival here, probably Sunday afternoon. Some of those close to him said that, unless he changes his mind, Vandenberg will reiterate that he is not a candidate, does not want the nomination and will not connive In n draft. The general impression among fornia it is two and one-half per cent, and in four states the sales tax is three per cent. "A number of surveys have in- dicated that the tax policies and the volume of public spending in Min- nesota have been one of the major factors in our unfavorable indus- trial the Research Insti- tute stressed. n. Too many handicaps, in the opin- ion of the fact-finding organiza- tion, have been created by tax poli- cies that make it difficult for many types of Minnesota's industrial products to compete in the nation s markets. ThT, is A General, aerial, persons, scattering parts of the plane over n. wide area. night nt sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Wisconsin. District 21 temperature will average 3-5 degrees below normal, Minnesota nnd Wisconsin and near normal Town. Normal maximum 76 north to south. Minimum 52 north to Bl south. Cool Saturday becoming somewhat warmer Sunday, cooler Monday nnd warmer Wednesday. Precipitation will average one-halt to one inch except onc-rourth inch or less in extreme northern sec- tions of Minnesota nnd Wisconsin. Showers or thundcrshowors western sections Sunday sections Monday, TEMPERATURES Max. night and most ELSEWHERE Mln. Preclp. Bcmldji 6C Chicago Denver 91 DCS Molncs 73 Duluth 59 International Falls 05 Kansas City ......73 movement. Now, however. Vanden- berg has not only again refused to connive for the nomination, Ho has also atfiiln refused to stand In the wny of any active candidate, and has let his" good opinion of Gover- nor Dowey become known. This can strongly influence! Governor Dewey's decision, If and when he has to recognlw that he cannot bo nomi- nated himself, 87 69 EM 79 Seattle 66 Phoenix ...........10" Miami Mpls.-St, Paul New Orleans New York Washington Winnipeg 80 05 49 59 5G 60 49 45 GG 79 56 75 58 S3 68 63 .12 ,02 .01 .01 1.50 .10 .09 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Dewey stl'.l hns n good chance to Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Todny Change Reel Lnkc City Reads Dam 4, T.W. Dnm 5. T.W. Dam 5A. T.W. 14 Wlnonn i, T.W. 13 12 go ever on an early ballot. But It Drwry docs not no over, the forces j favoring ihe more modern-minded Republican candidates, Dewey, Van- rienbrrK, Hivrokl Stiuwn iwd nnr Karl Warren nbovc A.mn_ 3.1 4.1 2.1 3.2 5.4 4.0 4.7 materially from the heights it reached two weeks ago. Platform Committee nt Work The convention platform commit- {ax svstem Is the property tax. Rev- persons. Cited by the institute as the im- portant e'lement in the Minnesota tee, headed by Senator Lodge of Massachusetts, went ahead with Its work, seemingly unruffled by a Texas delegate's demand for soften- ing of a proposed civil rights plank. Leaders said that when the plat- form goes to tho convention next Tuesday Its pledge of civil rights ICRislatlon will be just as strong as thnt made In 1944. Then the Re- publicans called for abolition of the poll tax, establishment of a fair employment practice commission and a halt to lynchlngs. The 1944 G. O. P. platform came In for some attention from Presi- dent Truman. Traveling toward Washington, the President told an East St. 111., station crowd that the G. O. P. was going back on its Ibur-yenr- oki promise to strengthen the Labor department. Taking as his text congressional action in overriding a veto of an appropriation bill which transfers the United States Employment ser- vice to the Federal Security agency, Mr. Truman declared: "They have absolutely contro- verted that platform. They have done everything they possibly could to tear up the Labor Tho President said he was re- turning to Washington to veto some more bills passed by what ho called Moch announced to the chamber 0.0'a "special interest Congress.1 At Indianapolis, the President said 0 0 the House is going to be permitted that the workers of Clermont-Fer- oV'to vote only on "emasculated rand decided today to return to enue from it exceeds that of all other taxes combined, and more persons pay the property tax than any other. Total arr.---------.------ led remained "remarkably stable over the past ten years at approxi- mately n year until 1946 when It increased to according to the report. U. S. Doubling Fighter Planes Now in Europe The United States is doubling Its fighter plane strength in Europe, Air Force offi- cials said today. This will be done by shifting a unit of Jet planes from Panama to Germany. Mt, Carmcl, tors probed through the scattered wreckage of a United Airlines DC-6 today, searching for the cause ot the crash that took the lives of 43 per- sons, including that of Theatrical Producer Earl Carroll. The big airliner, en route from San Diego, to New York, plowed into a power line and exploded into flames yesterday afternoon near this eastern Penn- sylvania anthracite community. The wreckage sprawled over an acre of woodland. The' bodies 39 That unit the 36th fighter wing ''passengers, including two Infants, stationed at Albrook field In land four crew were burn- the canal zone .will leave about and torn, many beyond recogni- tion. Their belongings were scat- Reform Ordered In Currency in German Zones BerlLi The Western allies announced tonight a drastic curren- cy reform to reduce the money in circulation in their zones of occu- pation and pave the way for Ger- man participation in the ERP. They set up a new mark, called the Deutsche mark, and provided for the first steps in taking old marks out of trade channels. August 15. At present there Is only one group (about 75 planes) of P-47 World War H type conventional engine fighters based in Germany. The 36th, fighter wing will double that strength. Moreover, it will mean that the U. S. for the first time will have an organized force of modern Jet interceptors In that troubled area. (Bussla is known to have a num- ber of Jet fighters In her air force.) An Air Force spokesman said that transfer of the fighter wing should be viewed as "part of normal train- ing policy to accustom crews of all United States Air Force planes with operation In any part of the world." Truman Returns To Washington Washington (IP> President Truman came back to Washington .today still hitting at the Repub- ly other. Ucan-controlled Congress and prom- Total amount of property tax lev-; of lts leglsia. j mv Rr.fl.nlC Joints Fists Fly in French Assembly flew in the na- tional assembly today in communist- socialist debate over the recent strike riots at Clermont-Ferrand. The general disorder forced suspen- sion of the session of the Chamber of Deputies. The outbreak came after Interior Minister Jules Moch, a socialist, de- fended activities of police against sit-down strikers at the Clermont- Ferrand rubber factory. He charged that strikers used sulphuric acid and mustard gas against the au- thorities. The communist-dominated Gen- eral Confederation of Labor has called a one-hour general strike to- morrow as a token of protest against the Clermont-Ferrand clash. 0.0. housing legislation." Tributary Streams Tri Austin Plans Big Sports Day Sunday at will still remain thr Republican majority. And this majority will still be more likely to unite on Van- denbcrK than ou uny one else, Freedom Train In Iowa Town City, The Frce- 1.9 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 -fO.l -0.1 lUVEit FORECAST (From HastlnKS to Guttenberc) During the next 48 hours, the Trcmpenlcrut nt Dodge Black nt Nclllsvlfle 2.5 Black nt Galcsvlllc 2.3 0.0 i Austin, Minn. Austin has tlom train nrrlvccl here today after Mississippi river will remain prac- rrcorcliiiR its twr, millionth vlsl- tlcnlly stationary throughout the tnr nt. Bui'lliiKton, Iowa, where district. Slight rises may occur in persons wi-ut through tho train tributaries in the event of heavy ycsttrclny, rainfall. its biggest sports day in history planned for it doesn't rain. Aquaplane races, a baseball game nnd a big parade of candidates for the Minneapolis Aqufitecnial queen arc set for the afternoon, with spon- sors anticipating a crowd of some Highlight of the evening program will be dedication of Marcusen mem- orial baseball park and a baseball game. their jobs. Negotiations have been going on there on the workers' de- mands for 20 per cent raises. None of the deputies was hurt in the melee, which was halted by guards and ushers. Wisconsin Shop Robbed of Lena, WU. The Tiny Eat Shop was held up last night at gun- point by n young man who came in and ordered a cup of coffee from Mrs. George Kugel. Oconto County Sheriff Edward Coopman said the man was described as be- tween 22 and 25 years old. He said was taken. tlon. The chief executive's special train tered everywhere. "It is as bad a mess as I have ever said Joseph O. Fluett, chief of region one of the Civil Aer- onautics board. Fluett arrived from New York a few hours after the dis- aster to head the CAB's investiga- tors. Experts at Scene He was Joined by experts from the United Airlines, Douglas Air- craft Company, manufacturers of the big plane, and the Airline Pilots association. They searched through the wreck- age until midnight last night and returned to the task this morning. "We expected to conduct a thor- ough and complete Investigation but I can see we're going to run into difficulties because the disintegra- tion is so Fluett said. Fluett said It probably would take at least two weeks before it could be decided If a hearing will be nec- essary. Representatives of the airlines and state police spent most of last night going through the belongings of the passengers and crew. They found, among other things, a wal- let containing Carroll's name and cash. And they also found a arrived at union station at baby's purse with a penny in- a. m. It was the end of a 15-day cross-country tour that made it clear he intends to make a major election Issue with Congress of his differences side. Miners Shaken by Crash Jack Herlihy, vice-president Most of his cabinet and a large part of Washington officialdom was on hand to greet him. On his White House desk, await- ing his signature or veto were about 150 bills from what he has called the country's "worst or at least its "second Mr. Truman left here the night of June 3 on a trip that took him to Los Angeles and back. Mr. Truman got back as Congress was pressing for adjournment to- morrow. One of thu measures down for action before adjournment is a housing bill. The President called that the "real estate lobby's" bill. He accused the Senate of holding up confirmation of a record num- ber of postmasters, and said he hopes the Senate will "soften its heart" and confirm Hhem. Stricken Child Shows Improvement Rochester, Minn. Seven- month-old Betty Radford of San Gabriel, Calif., suffering a digestive tract ailment, usually fatal, took a turn for the better today. Mrs. Marvin P. Radford, mother of the infant who was flown here by special Air Force plane two weeks ago, said Mayo doctors told her to- day that "if the liver can be pre- served from further damage, Betty might live for several years." The doctors also said that Betty was making "exceptional recovery" from an operation performed Tues- day, and attributed the child's im- provement to removal of fluid from her abdomen during the surgery. In charge of United, set up an emergency office in one of the collieries, where 80 miners were shak- en as Captain George Warner, Jr., pilot of Westmont, HI, veered away from the anthracite breaker which extended 265 feet into the air. The airliner, flying not more than 30 feet off the ground, was attempt- ing an emergency landing after one of its motors caught flrc. It barely missed the breaker, hit the power line and caromed 200 feet into a hillside. "Flames and smoke flew about 90 feet in the said Harry Stibitz, an eyewitness. "The whole scene was like a living hell." "Holy smokes, that must have been a said Sheriff Ray E. (Continued on Pape 7, Column S.) PLANE CRASH Basil Harris, U. S. Lines Head, Dead New York 59, chairman of Basil Harris, the board of United States lines, died early to- day at Columbia-Presbyterian me- dical center. He had been 111 for the past month. One of the leaders in the Ameri- can shipping Industry, Harris long had been an advocate of a strong national merchant marine. A prominent Catholic layman, Harris was presented with the Order of Knight of Malta by Pope Plus XI in 1935. He was a native of Pullman, HI. First Calls Will Be Made After Feb. 1st Measure Now Goes to Joint Conference Washington The House today passed a delayed-action draft bill which would not draft anyone before next February The roll call vote on final passage was 283 to 130. The amendment-loaded measure now goes to the Senate. There it laces a possible filibuster that may kill it unless Congress returns after the political conventions. The Senate passed a different bill last week. It provided for an im- mediate draft for two years of serv- ice. The House bill calls for one year of service, with none to be inducted before next February 1. Then they would be drafted only by order of the President. Induction ages In both bills arc 19 tHrough 25. The threat of a senate filibuster the bill to from Senator Glen Taylor (D.- who is a running mate with. Henry A. Wallace on a third party ticket. Ansry AVords Taylor's threat brought a quick promise from Senator Tart (R.- Ohio) to bring Congress back this summer to hammer out some sort of a draft law. Angry words on both sides of the Capitol punctuated by a warning from Secretary of State Marshall that war might follow a retreat from this country's "present line" of se- curity the stage for to- day's climactic roll call. The House bill already was stag- gering under the weight of 25 amendments, including one to post- pone until next year any decision on actual Inductions. Representative Hallcck of Indi- ana, the Republican floor leader, told reporters before the session was called to order: "I think we have the votes to pass It." Crazed Farmer Held in Death Of Young Wife Everett, Wash. A former Oklahoma farmer and aircraft worker led sheriff's oJIicers early today to the bludgeoned body of his wife and his battered, still living four-year-old daughter on a cliff south of here. The husband and rather led of- ficers to the scene, and Shcrifl Tom Wamock's shout over the cliff brought a weak, childish "help" from a ledge below. Warnock identified the father and husband as Wayne L. Williams, about 30. Williams said he and his family came from their home near Tulsa less Ulan a week ago. Discovery of the 27-year-old wo- man's body and the injured child culminated a search that lasted far into the night after a supicious sister of Williams, with whom, he and his family were staying in Seattle, had called Seattle police. Warnock said Williams freely ad- mitted last night beating his wife But Representative Short