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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w BATHER Generally tonight little Jn Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read His New Column Daily on Editorial Pare VOLUME 47. NO. 24 WINONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 17, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES End Jap Occupation. MacArthur Asks Truman Urged to Consult U.N. on Greece Congress to Study Whole Relief Stand Hoover Urged As Administrator by Senator Moore IJ.v Jack Bell Wuhinirton Fresh Re publican proposals arose today tha President Truman (1) Officially report his Greek-Turkey aid pro pram to the United Nations and etween Prime Minister Stalin and Secretary of State Marshall, likely ;o have far-reaching effects on Soviet-American relations general- y, was predicted in diplomatic luarters today as the four-power brelgn ministers' conference en- ,ered its second week, British informants said mean- while that Foreign Secretary Ernest 3evln was aligning himself with Marshall in the latter's weekend ejection of Soviet Foreign Minister 7. M. Molotov's request for a onfcrence on China, and a solid British-United States front against "Big Three" interference in China's Internal affairs seemed to have de- veloped, i To Speed Up Work The second week of meetings here prepare peace treaties with Germany and to speed up the work considerably. These events were in prospects: First: The conference was sched- uled to buckle down today to the real unity and re- have divided the Western powers and the Soviet union in Germany almost since the This Is The Bow Section Of the tanker Fort Dearborn which broke in half during a violent storm in the middle of the Pacific. Ten men were rescued from this section. Twelve other crew mem- bers who abandoned the wreck in a life raft have not been seen since. (A.P. Wircphoto.) war's end. Observers termed prospects for agreement none too aright and said deadlock might show up promptly. Second: This is about the time in such Moscow conferences that Stalin usually Invites each visiting 'oreign minister to call for a talk While Marshall never tips off his moves ahead of time, he was be- to discuss new tr. 8. actions In regard to Greece and Turkey and stress that the TJ S. viewed the situation with con- Planes to Hunt 12 Missing in Lifeboat Honolulu Nine aircraft prepared to take off from Midway today to search anew for 12 men missing in a and feared beyond the reach of 22 other crewmen of the broken tanker Fort. Dearborn rode out lashing seas halfway ern. (President Truman gross last Wednesday urged Con- to earmark for financial and eco- nomic assistance to Greece and Turkey in line with a policy of sup- porting "free peoples who are re- sisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside Third: Bevln was reported due to make a reply in the same vein as within five days after its mandate Marshall's to Molotov's proposal for J talks on China under the "Big Russians Eyeing Alaska, California Congressman Says Washington Jeurhart said Sunday Russia "Is looking at Alaska with covetous eyes." He declared the Soviets con> tend Its purchase by the United States from the czarlst govern- mcnt "B7 mandcd that the State department. say whether Moscow is seeking re- turn of the rich and strategic tcrrl- ,2 ,1 O .5 .2 Reel Wins 14 2.8 City G.G 12 3.3 Dam 4. T.W....... 4.3 Uiim 5. T.W....... 2.5 5A, T.W...... 3.8 13 5.C C. Pool....... 90 Dam C. T.W....... 5.G Dakota 8.1 7, Pool....... 9.5 .1 Uivrn 7. T.W....... 3.1 .2 Lit Crossr 12 5.4 .1 Tributary Streams ChipjM'Wu ut Durand.. 3.9 .3 at Thcllman.. 3.8 2 above Alma___ 4.6 at Dodge. 3.3 B'.nck :n Nelllsville___ 4.G .3 Elnrlr at Galcsvlllc..... 4.9 .1 l..-i G.-O.W ;it. W. Salem 1.7 Jiwii lit Houston....... G.G .1 KIVKK KOUUCAST (From Hustings to tory. Gcnrhart said he will raise the question in the House tomorrow In connection with President Tru- man's program to curb Communist expansion by sending money, mate- rials and experts to Greece and Turkey. s issued Lewis must withdraw a no- tice to the Mine "Workers that the union's working contract with the government Is ended. If not, it will cost the United Mine Workers When upholding the contempt convictions of Lewis and the TJ.M.W. :or disregarding a U. S. district court order against last fall's coal strike, the high court reduced a fine against the union to It said, however, that the orig- inal amount of the fine should be collected if Lewis did not withdraw the order. A fine against Lewis was uphold. The effect of today's ruling is to bar the door against a new walkout on March 31. Lewis ended last fall's strike by ordering the miners to work until March 31. Three's Moscow agreement of De- Hurricane in England Kills 11, Damage High swirling .hurri- cane that killed 11 persons and did millions of dollars in property de- struction blew itself out today over flooded and snowbound Britain. The air ministry forecast milder weather today but with "consider- able rains and gales" tomorrow or later. Winds sweeping In from the 'At- lantic at velocity of 08 miles an lour unrooted trees, deroofed build- Ings, ,n to floods in more than half a century Five of the dead were killed un- der collapsing houses. A falling pipe killed the sixth, two school girls between Midway and Pearl Harbor, Late reportes from the navy com- mand ship El Dorado, escorting the tanker's stern section, said the half- ship withjhe 22 aboard was "steam- ing ahead safely, with stern to sea and and with the storm sub- siding. El Dorado said the men re- ported the bulkhead still intact and the stern seaworthy, despite batter- ing by 45-knot winds and high seas, which had prevented their rescue. Others Safe Ten other Fort Dearborn crew- men, taken from the almost-awash section, were safely aboard the Iner General W. H. Gordon, bound for San Francisco, The bow and stern broke apart wrecked houses and churned ;In, las' Wednesday's storm perilous cauldrons the worst northwest or Honolulu. cembcr, 1945. Molotov then was were crushed to death In a bus 111 11 struck by a falling tree and another (Continued on Paffe 33, Column 3.) ldlcd injuries after being MARSHALL New Postwar Council President Takes Over Northficld, Clem- ens M. Granskou, president of St. Olaf college, has assumed the chair- manship of the Minnesota postwar council. He formerly was vice- chairman and took over the chair- Acting Govenor In Wisconsin to Face Tough Task By Arthur Bystrom Madison, ernor Oscar Rennebohm moves into the executive office tomorrow and is likely to find there a none too easy job that may give him plenty of headaches. j The new chief executive plans to awing immediately into his new work as the legislature reconvenes bowled over in the street. 20 Prisoners Hart A falling tree smashed in the roof of a German prisoner of war hut north of London, seriously injuring 20 of the prisoners. Two cyclists were killed by falling trees. Across flooded southern England, meanwhile, thousands of families were marooned in their homes. Gov- Scores of highways were cut and some branch railway lines were out of service. Mountainous snow drifts still par- alyzed transportation in northern j England and Scotland. The.storm harrasscd shipping all around Britain. Scores of persons were injured by falling walls and trees. Police in the Midlands Industrial city of Blrmlng- The 22 men "are safe so long as the stern section holds Three Children Dead in Fire in Dakota County By The Associated Tress Three young Dakota, county, Minnesota, children perished lost night when fire destroyed their farm home near South St. Paul Three other persons died in acci- dents involving automobiles. The fire victims, were Cora Ann Clorkson, six, her sisters, Jcancttc, five, and Patsy, 18 months, who were burned to death while their par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Kilmer Clarkson, were away from their Rosemount home repairing the tire on a truck. When they returned home 20 min- utes later, they told deputy sheriffs the house was in ruins. Two other children escaped. The automobile dead included: Mrs. John Wulf, 65, Pipeston Minn., fatally Injured when struc! n car while she was rcturnln ionic Sunday. A youth Identified as Bruce B Jamison, 22, Omaha, killed who ils truck struck a tree In Sioiu Palls, S. D. Doris P. Bukett, 20. Argusvillc N. D., killed in a collision of tw a navy spokesman said; but the E! cars. Two others were injured. Dorado reported yesterday that the front end of the severed stern sec- tion had weakened and navy men feared it might give way. If the missing Fort Dearborn life- boat, unsighted since it put out last Wednesday, has drifted at the same rate as bow and stern it now is vir- tually beyond reach of land-based search planes, the spokesman ack- nowledged. Surface shipping in the area were being diverted to aid in the continu- ng visual and radar search. after a four-day adjournment in respect to the late Walter S. Good- land, the state's governor who died ham reported damage to 74 houses, last Wednesday at the age of 84. stores and two churches. The main problem the acting ;overnor will have before him will be that ol state finances which ho will share with the legislature. It's the problem of meeting a de- flcit of something like be- man's duties following the resigna-; tween the state's income and its an- tion of Ward Lucas of Winona, expenditures .for the 1947- was forced to relinquish the post be- cause of ill health. Gloomy Report on '47 Housing Given Congress By Sterling- F. Green IVashinRton Armed with a gloomy report on 1947 home building prospects. Housing Expediter Frank R, Creedon goes before Congress today to testify on a bill that would wipe out his agency. The House banking committee called for hearings on a measure by Clmli-man Wolcotc to repeal the 194G Patman emergency housing act In order to free the building industry of all federal con- trols. Diirlr.c the next hours the river w.Il continue falling In all upper avcr.-iKe daily falls of .2 Tributaries will change but In an unexpected development al- most on the eve of Crccdon's ap- pearance, his staff assembled data which held that: 1. Continued scarcities of mate- rials will prevent the start of more than 825.000 permanent homes this year, even if full federal financial help and controls are retained and despite earlier white House and building Industry estimates that the number would hit 2. If the federal program is drop- ped, only about new dwell- ings can be started, Including emer- gency shelters, trailers and apart- until snow melt begins wlthjments created by remodeling cxist- tcmpcraturus. illll.-14bO homes. 3. Therefore, the government's fi- nancial aids should be kept in full operation; the federal curb on non- 49 blennium. Marooned in Tree A man and his wife were ma- rooned seven hours in n tree in Walton-on-Thames, a London sub- Methodists of Wisconsin Install New Bishop Madison, Wis. The Rev Ernest G. Richardson, 73. formerly of Philadelphia, was installed as interim episcopal bishop of the Wisconsin area of the Methodist church in a solemn, impressive ceremony in the First Methodist church of Madison yesterday. Bishop Richardson, who was called out of retirement to fill the vacancy created by the death of Schuyler E, Garth, will serve until the spring of 1948 when a perma- nent appointment will be made. He Moscow Foreign Minister'had served as bishop of the church V. M. Molotov demanded of the Russians Ask Germany to Pay Supervision Under U.N. Recommended General Reports Demilitarization of Nation Completed By Russell Brines MacArthur today advocated .in early end of tho military occupation of Japan and elimination of Allied headquarters' position under a formal peace treaty on which negotiations should begin "as soon-as possible." "Control and guidance" ol Japan's democratization should then con- tinue under supervision of the United Nations, MacArthur told correspondents in his first on-the- press conference since early n the war. He declined to specify when he .hought peace negotiations should begin, but indicated he believed it should be within a. matter of months at the longest. He likewise declined to speculate on the proba- ble length of additional supervi- sion. Test For N.N. MacArthur said if the TJniU-d. Nations cannot provide the mild control needed for Jap, the U.N. cannot meet any challenge. Other points made by MacArthur during questioning at the conclu- sion of a press club luncheon: 1. The occupation has nearly completed its constructive func- tions. The first ended. "The political phase is approaching such comple- tion as is possible under occupa- tion." The third cannot be settled by occupation authorities. 2. "Japan is still economically Blockaded by the Allied powers." Final settlement of this problem is possible only with a peace treaty. Trade must be in the hands of pri- vate traders. 3. "Japan today understands as thoroughly as any nation that war docs not pay. Her spiritual rcvolu- .ion probably was the greatest the world has ever known." 4. Japan has lost her Icudalistic concepts and has come to recog- nize the "dignity of man." "I don't by that mean to say this thing ailed democracy has been accom- plished. The process of democrati- zation is one of continual flux. It takes years. But Insofar as you can lay down the framework, it already is accomplished. There is little more except to vrntch, control and guide. I believe sincerely and ab- Unit Individual freedom "is hero to stay." In Excellent Health MacArthur appeared in excellent health and flnu spirits. "It would be he said, for the world to initiate at this ilmc peace talks with Japan. This should be done just as soon as pos- sible." He pointed out that Japan had n. 'unctioning government, whereas Germany has "no government which can sign a treaty." "Japan has been squeezed out of pretty nearly everything we expect squeeze out of her. I nm not talking of reparations now, but she ilready has lost Manchuria, Korea and Formosa. There is little left." He added that "I would not en- vision any military formations any sort after the peace treaty. Bayonet control would be a zsock- ry." foreign ministers' conference today a 20-year reparation payment plan by which Germany would pay the' Soviet union Molotov asked for a four-power control of the Ruhr and immediate urb. None of London itself was un- cancellation of the American-British der water, but many nearby vil- lages to the west were inundated. Thousand of villagers who had been without fuel for weeks were Goodland submitted an executive gathering logs and wood from trees budget of largest amount in the state's against anticipated income of about In his budget message Goodland Indicated he- would submit other bills at a later date recommending how the deficit could be met. Tiie nature of these bills was not revealed but a good guess is that they would have asked restoration, of the 60 per cent surtax on incomes I to meet the deficit. During budget hearings conducted >y the governor and his stall be- fore the legislature convened Ren- nebohm was in constant attendance and gained, a good Insight into state financial problems that will tand him in good stead now. the situation briefly to- felled by the gale. Bread, milk and morning papers were delivered by boat to several hundred families isolated in upper stories over their homes in Read- ing, on the banks of the flooding Thames. residential building should continue ri ttirmmh -V, i- inncf, dav Rennebohm said he was not yet in a position to comment on the budget and other issues that con- front him such as nominations that have been sent to the legislature and those that he must make, Rennebohm also added that he was not ready to comment on who he will employ In the executive of- fice as his secretaries. Frank Graass, Edward J. Rathe, Gil Vandercook and Timothy Brown through September "at and the government should continue to "channel" scarce materials into housing. Creedon was listed to follow Ma- jor General Philip B. Flcrnming, temporary controls administrator, on the committee's witness sched- ule. Wolcott's measure would end the Patman act on the first day of the Milwaukee Road Ticket Agent at Madison Robbed Mudison, men, one zonal fusion. The Russian diplomat demanded from 1920 until his retirement in 1944. The new Wisconsin administrator told about 500 persons that he would try to carry on the "fine work done by the late Bishop Garth" but that he "could not match Bishop Garth in his capacity for labor." The ceremony was attended by also the removal from Germany state church leaders, Includ- capital goods such as factories for reparations, a division of German assets held abroad and reparations from current production. He .said the 20-year payment period should date from the signing of the dnm agreement in 1945. Molotov said the agreed level of German production in steel should 000 tons annually to provide for reparations payments. ing the Revs. R. Harold Gee, La Crosse, superintendent of the cen- tral district; Dr. C. O. Miller, White-fish Bay, law leader of the Wisconsin conference; Dr. James M. Buxton, superintendent of the Milwaukee district; R, Burton Sheppard, superintendent of the Watertown district; and Ellis H. be_ raised from to Dana, executive vice-president of the Wisconsin Council of Churches. The Rev. Fred J. Jordan of Eau Cluirc, superintendent of the northern district, presided at the ceremony and introduced Richardson. Subcommittee Takes Up State armed with an automatic pistol, ho! up Ticket Agent F. W. Licsois at the Milwaukee road's West Side station here arid escaped with S4.367 in cash checks and refunded tickets early today. Police reported that Llegois was forced at gunpoint to open an of- fice safe after which his 'eyes, hands and mouth were bound with tape. ld Bonus Proposals Liegois freed himself and called police. month following adoption. This constituted Governor Goodland's would wipe out the Office of Hous- ing Expediter and its emergency lowers, and would prevent Creedon rom assuming priority control over materials after March 31, when the second war powers present source of that secretariat. Graass as financial sec- retary did most of the work on the budget for Goodland while Rothe was the closest to him personally. Vandercook was his press secre- tary and Brown his pardon coun- sel. James Roosevelt to Take Long Rest Lone Beach, Calif. Roosevelt, chairman of the Cali- fornia Democratic state central committee, is suffering from a re- currence of tropical fever and his physician, Dr. Thomas P. Folte, has ordered him to take a complete rest for at least ten weeks. St. Paul Veterans bonus proposals came up for consideration before a house subcommittee today with the gross Income tax proposal of Representative Richard Silvola of Virginia number one on the docket. Silvola's measure would Impose a tax of one and one half mills on all earnings, private ana cor- porate, after the first Pro- ceeds would be used to pay a bonus of monthly up to a maximum of for veterans with only domestic service, and S500 for those with domestic and foreign.. The range rcprosentntiiic took sharp ..Issue with a sales tax as a means of bonus payment, asserting that "every veterans I have talked with excepting two individuals is opposed to a sales tax to finance ;he bonus." j I Bishop Swallows Back, at Capistrano 4 Days Early San .Tunn, Calif. (fC) Four days .ilic.icl of schedule, the Rov. A. ,f. Hutchinson, the swallows of historic San Juan Capistrano mission have nrrivcd for the summer, after a winter spent as far softtll :us PalaKonin. Father Hutchinson, In charge fit the mission, Mild the swallow.-j usunlly conic b.ick on St. Jos- eph's day, March 19, bul the ailvancu jrunrd rolled inf lie naJd, at sundown Saturday. Legend at the mission has it that the swallows nrrivo Si- Joseph's day and depart Octo- ber 23, the feast of San Juan, Capistrano. r- Merger of 3 State Bureaus Recommended St, Creation of ew state commerce department, nto which the Stnto Tourist bu- eau, Minnesota Resources commis- on and the Minnesota Postwar ouncil would be merged, is pro- osed in a bill introduced in the cnatc today. Senator A. O. Slctvold Of De- troit Lakes is chief author of the measure, which is in line with the recommendations of the Minnesota Small Business commission ap- pointed by the 1343 legislature. Slctvold was crmlrman of the group. Co-authors with Sletvold aro Senators John Simonson. Litch- ficld, and Claude G. Baughman. Wosccn, The department would be under the supervision of a commissioner of business reasearch and develop- ment, to be appointed by the gov- ernor. Three divisions would be set up by Sletvold's measure: Division of research and statistics, division of publicity und promotion, and divi- sion of enforcement. Construction of a new central office building to house the state highway department is sought In another bill. Authors are Senators William Dnhlquist, Thief River Falls, A. R. Johanson, Whcaton, and Oscar Swenson, Nicollct. The building, under the measure, would be built iri the vicinity of the state capital nnd with thn development of the state cnpltal grounds and related public buildings." Cost of tlic structure would br pnJd wltlj funds from the state trunk highway fund. All bouts for hire -would be pro- vided with a life jacket, life belt or air cushion for each occupant under a bill by Senator Leo Laujk- man, Olivia. ;