Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER FM Full Leased Wire News Report of The Anociated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 30 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. TUESDAY EVENING. MARCH 23. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING rare your new radio can reoeltv It. SIXTEEN PAGES to. iiw. House Unit Accepts Senate Tax Gut Bill UMW Rejects Bid to End Coal Strike Miners Committee Down U. S. Back-to-Work Plan Wiwhlnirlon Tho United Minn Workers today flatly rejected u government proposal for ending the iilne.dav-c'ld soft roul Nlrlkc, The rrlrellnn wii.'i made III li let- ter In Cyril-. S. Chine. federal run- rlilrf. by the tlirrn-niiin U.M.W. committee whli-li received llir vnvrmiiieiil. otter yesterday, I. Lewis, president, rllrl r.nl. MKII I reject Km pcrsnn- itllv. Tlir emmnltlee termed III" KOV- rriiini'tit. proposal "Kriilejique." CliiiiK'-t proposal, which win crplrd "relurtanlly" by tlv mil'0 oni-rator.i ye.'.tiTday, called -tor rri'iition of u fiiet-fltidltiK board to Uivi-.ilk'iilr (hi- depute over inliii-rn' PI-II-.IHII'. thiil. toiielied off I lin walk outs. JJnrk li> Wnrlc However. Lewis would havo to dfiitl thn riilniTM hnek to work be- iiirr Mir plan would Into effect Thn li.M.W. committee advised Ching It f''lt thn proposal was made to "aid the foul who havp dlslioiiornl their (Work) nKrcemrnr. mid in furl her defruud the tii'iirrirliirlen the welfare Therrfori'. they fiakl, they could not recommend ltd iicceptanco by the mlnn workers. ChinB hud told reportrni uftpr the offer WHS made that. formal rejection hy Ihr U.MAV, would force him to tuni thn dlr.ptlln over to I'reHidi-nl. 't'i'uiiiiin, That would opi'ii up HIP court. Injum-tlmi rnt-y f.trps available to the 1'rcM- clad you c.an't an.'iwe.r buck. (if cnur.'ie, nil the big ntani are :i! ncrvoii.-i ln-rori' the awards aru i-IVen mipply Greece and Turkey with iirniN and mili- tary know-how headed for pos- sible passage by nightfall. In its wake was another to give China for both civilian anil combat use. The goal is to lay the whole Hot of bills before Senate and House conferees by late next week to work out a single legislative weapon for the cold and warm wars alike. Representative Eaton (R.-N. laid the global assistance bill before his colleagues with the declaration that the measure is "the voice of the American people" answering this question: "Is thu now world to enthrone slavery in every land, with Russia us Us instrument of con- Bundled up In the House bill are: 1. The European recovery program already passed by thn Senate. 2. A economic as- sistance plan for China, plus for military purpos- es. Tho total is the amount Mr. Truman asked for thn next IS months. But lie proposed no military funds. The Senate's hclp- for-Clilnn Is fur 12 months only, with to be not aside for any or the Chinese government proposes. 3. The Grcck- Turklxh military 'unit, rxtiinil- llllf for unolhur ynur tlin aid program this country launched In 1947. The Senate foreign re- lations committee sent its sep- arate to the floor with a plea for quick action. 4. A allotment for tlie International Fund lo Aid Kuropcan Children. The Senate has a separate bill ready for ap- proval later this week. House Sentiment An indication of House sentiment came yesterday when a bill carry- Ing in stopgap aid for Austria, Italy and France skipped through without a dissenting vote. It is designed to keep the pipe- line to Europe filled until the re- covery program for those three and 13 other western European cmmtrleH nun bo put. 'nto iiprraMon Mllllll.ll, The prlmu objective is to have the whole foreign assistance plan writ- ten into law well ahead ot the April in Il.iillan Somi! Corigi'iMi.'! members have linen demanding even morn posi- tive action. And one of them, Rep- resentative A. L. Miller (R.-Ncb.) hinted yesterday It might be forth- coming. A-IJombs Miller told an audience of fellow Republicans at Lincoln, Neb., that most of the American licet is In the Mediterranean and "some of the ships nre properly equipped with nlomlc. bombs." mil, l.he. Navy In Wn.'ihlnKUin cumo out with a denial. .o.... activities this week! "Representative Miller must; be ami sent to tho full committee. It said. "The Navy He said the Justice officials will [has only 14 combatant ships in the bo on hand to advise in the drafting [Mediterranean and none of them of possible amendments. Icarrlcs an atomic bomb." The Ice Jam That Filled the Mississippi for three miles in tho Homer sector over the weekend, broke Monday afternoon and started moving through the Trcmpcaleau dam. During the next four hours, a soUd field of ice passed through the open gates of the dam. The river was clear today of Ice in the area, as in most sectors. The river dropped nearly a foot here following tlie breakup of the jam. The read ng at 8 a m today was 8.5 feet. Tributary rivers throughout the area continued to drop today, u he ofrT' he exlended noTthward to Luko Pepin. The Chlppcwa continued o rise slowly. The photograph above, taken by Mrs. Helen B, Kissllng, Richmond, shows the ce move- after the Jam broke Monday afternoon. The picture was taken from the front yard ot to ment shortly her home. Italy Rejects Tito's Trieste Swap Offer Rome A foreign ministry ipokcsnmn said today Italy lias Jlat- ly rejected YiiRosliwIa's olfcr to swap Trieste for Gorlzla. the Italian city of The Western Allies proposed the return of the free territory of Trieste to Italy last Saturday. Yugoslavia countered yesterday with an offer to relinquish her claims on Trieste if Italy will give up Gorizia to the north. The spokesman saldt "It is clear that Italy cannot ac- cept the .separation of a part of Italian llesh bartered for another part of Italian flesh." The Italian answer came only a Soviet Continues Berlin 4-Power Rule Boycott few hours after great throngs roar- Ing "Viva "Trieste" welcomed Pre- mier Alclde de Gasperl and Foreign Minister Count Carlo Sforza back to Rome. Xo Word The spokesman emphasized that the Italian government had received no olltclal word of tho reported pro- posal regarding Gorlzia. He said he was speaking entirely on the basis of press reports. Asked what other hopes of, treaty revision there was in regard to the Italian colonies, the spokesman said: "On the part of France, the thesis has been confirmed in the most ab- solute manner that she wishes to give Italy administration of Eritrea, Somallland and Libia." Russia also has stated willingness to have administration of. the colo- nies revert to Italy. U. S. to Go Alonsr The United States is also believed to go along with Franco. The Brit- niic'il their boyi'ol.l. of roiir-powur government contl- sevcn meetings of Allied control authority agencies scheduled for the day wen: canceled by the Soviet ihiilrmnn. They rancrlrd nlni: .such VCHl.ei'ilay. Siiturday they angrily not been made said he hoped along with the Clennany "iwiiM.cirn pnwnrs' Ti'lcntu proposal, today. All; Hcvlslon of tho treaty by restora- ish position has clear. The spokesman Russia would walked out o! council itself. thu' Allied The three control western jowcrs sat tight, apparently waiting ;o sec if the Russian actions mean total and llnal break in the four- ,-iowcr administration. One Russian-controlled newspa- pcr, the Berliner Zcitung, indicated ,hat German communists hope soon ;o replace the control council with ,hclr own German wople'.'i congress and a people's :ouncll. Anil-communist parties have de- nounced these agencies as frauds and U. S. and British occupation authorities have banned them on ;hc same grounds. Leima NordllnR, 17, and Robert Lagcrstam, 25, whose engagement ring she 1 nd refusedI, wcici found shot to death last night In Minneapolis. Police Detective Roger Rydland said tho rfrl fa.I told her Lagcrstam had demanded that she start taking their romance seriously. (A.P. Wircphoto to Tho Republlcun-Hcrald.) tlon of Trieste to Italy, the spokes- man said, could be the "guarantee oC peace and that sincere collabora- tion which Italy desires with neigh- boring people." EUKt-ne Cardinal Tlsscrant of Italy declared, "No menace so grave as atheistic communism has ever threatened Christian civilization." These were the strongest words against communism yet voiced by an Hall all prelate. In Washington, American official also turned a cold shoulder to the Yugoslav swap offer. Nervous Italians became even more Jittery following a shooting af- fray between Yugoslav and Italian border patrols In Trieste. An Italian policeman Was hit. At Lake Success, Britain's Sir Al- exander Cadogan told the United Nations Security council that the advance of communism must be halted. "There are limits beyond which this tide must not advance and it must be dammed Cadogan said. In Helsinki, President Juho Paasl- kivl assured Finns that next July's parliamentary elections will be free. It was the first interview the 78- year-old statesman has granted iiincii tho critical discussions began on the proposed Russian-Finnish friendship pact. "Perhaps I am a little he said, "but I do not think there will be any wnr in the near future." In Czechoslovakia, purges con- tinued, Tho Prague radio said two Cath- olic priests, both members of the government before the communist coup, were arrested while trying to lice the country. Tho Moscow radio rjuoted the communist "Free Greece" radio as saying American officers were re- sponsible for the use of poison gas by Greek government soldiers against guerrillas. Average Badger Income Tax Payment Is Madison, WIs. (IF) Average Wisconsin income tax payment was this year, the stale department of taxation reported today. Up to March 15, persons paid compared with 300.- 000 who paid a year ago, Mori) than returns are ex- pected to be fiicd of which 850.000 will report a tax. Total Individual income tax pay- ments this year probably would ex- ceed the department said. Dane Army Leave Canceled in Face Of Arms Thefts Copenhagen Denmark has canceled eastern leaves for part of Its military, in the wnkc of wide- spread thefts of arms from home guard depots. Defense Minister Rasmus Hanscn nolrt tho cance.liU.lons applied to part of tho country's young mi tary officers and nori-commissloncd officers. He said enlisted men would be given their usual furloughs. One source said the leaves were suspended because of "the internal political situation." Guards have been doubled at all military and naval establishments since last Saturday. Danish police have reported thefts of weapons from all over the country. Last night they said seven submachineguns, five rifles and some ammunition, stolen from a depot in Broerup, Jutland. An official government source said the government, is expected sunn, uoswlbly tiiilny, tlntlons with UrlU.sh occupation au- thorities in Germany to have a Danish brigade group moved to Schlcswlg. .lust south of the Danish border. The brigade is now sta- tioned on thn Aurich peninsula. Such a transfer would bring Dnn- Ish troops to a position from which they could be sent to any part of Denmark, within a day. Passage Over Veto Predicted Measure Would Lower Withholding1 Tax Starting May 1 House and means committee voted 18 to 5 today to accept the in- come tax-cutting bill passed by ttie Senate. The original tax bill passed by the House had called for a cut of, The committee action Is subject to House approval. It virtually as- sures that the Senate bill will go to tlie White IJousc without change. House Speaker Martin previously had predicted the House will approve the measure by a "more than three to one" vote and send it to President Truman's dcsle tomorrow. Knutson Comment Chairman Knutson author of the uix-slashlng legisla- tion, told reporters: T hope the President will fall in line with the popular demand for tax reduction, and will not veto bill. If he docs veto it, he Is sure to be overridden. The Senate passed the bill 78 to II. "The tax cut is certain. The veto will be Speaker Martin said. But Senator Tart of Ohio, choir- man of the Senate's G.OJP. policy committee, was less positive. Nearly everyone on Capitol hill looks for Mr. Truman to veto the bill. Taft told a reporter he thinks President first will send Congress a message urging an additional outlay of between and S3.- for military proparednesa as part of this country's new stop- Russia policy. "I don't know what effect tint will Tatt said. Effective January 1 All tax cuts would be effective last January 1, if the bill becomes IAW. Lower withholding rates would start May 1. Those who overpaid during the first lour months get re- funds next year. The bin, aw It headed toward White House, would remove low-income persons from the tax rolls completely. Here is how tlie proposed with- holding taxes compare with those in effect now: Speculation 'Leak Flood Rep. Andresen W3 llcprr- scnlatlvc Andresen said today hichly secret Inform- ation "leaked" from the Agri- culture department last Septem- ber and ns a result certain per- sons "made tremendous sums of money" speculating in fats and oils. Andresen made the statement when a House committee opened hearings on specnl.iling. He said the committee, which he heads, would develop the story. George A. Parks, an official of the Department of ARrleiil- turr's fiitn anil division, In the, wltncKH clinlr. llr testi- fied that there was :i "leak" ot Information shortly before the department made a public an- nouncement September 10 of a IIHKC incrrnite In the allocation of and ollx for export. Bulletins Washington Joseph C. Crew told senators today that America roust remain strong so countries overseas will choose our slile anil become our allies. Crew, former U. S. ambassador lo Japan, iirucd the Senate armed services committee to move speedily for passage ot limited draft and universal mili- tary training laws. Nev. The young wife of a Presbyterian minister wan raped and viciously bludg- eoned to death with a rolling- pin b.v an itinerant who for food, Constable Homer Mur- phy said today. The Rev. Uicli- ard Morninjr, 27, found the body of his wife, Billcc Rahc, 23, about midnight on his return homo from nearby Montcllo. _ I'OK SIXGI.K PERSONS WITH NO DIvl'KNDKSTS r klr SnUry rn-nont Bin so s.4n 411 .1.10 R.70 lO.rtft 1I.M ".It H.4H ".TO JOO J'l.ftO 51.20 i.ln FOB MAimiF.n cow.r.s -WTTH NO DEPENDENTS no no HO Wroklj- Salary Ittl nn 70 HI) IH1 ion S.7n i.no TI.IHI tl.tlll 10. no 1J..V) 14. M 111.10 ron. MAimiKn- corri.KS WITH TWO Wrrklv nn inn I'rrarnl L.aw jl.nn .1.10 4.KI) rt..v> n.sn in.nn lft.su 10.40 I. so 4.41) 7.70 11.41 13 -SO Dangers Ease St. U. S. district engineer's office said today that flood dangers have cased to Min- nesota, but the Rod river Is still being watched closely. The situa- tion in the valley Is regarded aa dangerous. The Minnesota river is out of its banks in the New Ulm area. At Mankato the river reached a 17.5 foot stnge, equalling last year's high. Flood stage is about 19 feet. Some of the ice went out of the mouth of the Minnesota, river last night nnd lowlands in the vicinity went flooded. Tho Earth river reached its crest Inst night, the engineer's of- fice reported, and is receding today. Flood waters along the Root. White- water, Zumbro and Cannon rivers also were reported receding. The Minnesota highway department said several highways closed by high, water now are open again. At Quincy, HI., on the Mississippi river, the South Quincy drainage district: loveo appeared in .vrious danger. Volunteer workers helped to snndbng the levee, where new weak points developed In a 300-foot section. Two river-front stove foundries closed. At Canton, Mo., 15 miles north of Quincy, U. S. highway 61 was closed for six blocks in the business dis- trict. In Hnnnlbal, Mo., the Bur- lington railroad yards were under- water and the river had flooded the basements of several buildings In the business district. Mrs. Ross Renominated As U. S. Mint Director iiAhlnjrton President Tru- man today nominated Mrs. Nellie Ross for her fourth live-year term as director of the mint. Mrs. Ross, one-time governor of Wyoming, was first named mint director In 1033.