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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 23, 1949, Winona, Minnesota WARMER, RAIN THURSDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 30 SUPPORT YOUR Y. M. C. A. WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 23, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Canada PlansSharplncomeTaxCut Israel, Lebanon Sign Armistice En Naqura, Lebanon W) Israel j and Lebanon signed an armistice agreement at the customs house j here this morning, The armistice agreement was reached by Israel and Lebanese delegates last Sunday and was initiated then. Today's ceremony; was the formal signing. j The first armistice in the Pales- 1 'tine war was signed at Rhodes! February 24 between Egypt andi Israel. Senate Gives Cities Power to End Rent Curb Chamber Hopes To Complete Action On Bill Today By Marvin L. Arrow-smith adminis- tration forces, defeated in a ma- jor "home rule" test on the rent bill, faced up to fight a fresh bar- rage of amendments today. The Senate -late yesterday voted 45 to 33 to let cities and .towns junk federal rent controls when- ever the governor of the state ap- proved. The amendment, sponsored by Senator Fulbright (D.-Ark.) was written into the Senate banking committee's bill to extend rent con- I Barker died of cancer. He hadjtrols 12 to 15 months. It permits I been critically ill for six weeks at i some rent increases up to ten per his home here. Barker, 60, was active in state politics for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Minneso- ta house of representatives from 19311 Chicago, to 1938 and was speaker of the! Law Ends March 31 house at the regular and special! The present rent law sessions of 1937. March 31. Majority Leader Lucas Barker was Democratic-Farmer- served advance notice he By Gordon Holte Labor candidate for governor in 1946 The city teachers salary dispute appeared, headed for quick settle-iancj was a deiegate to the Demo- ment today after the Winona Public School Teachers association voted approval of the school board's compromise salary schedule at a special Four Members of the Rochester, Minn., High school basketball team relax in their hotel room at Minneapolis after arrival there this forenoon. The Region 1 winners will practice today and meet Daw- son in their first game tomorrow. Shown are, left to right, Bill Smith, Captain Charles Brunsting, Shorty Cochran and Jim Larson, (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Harold Barker, Former Speaker Of House, Dead Elbow Lake, H. Barker, longtime political figure Teach ers Approve romise Plan cent. The Senate also decided, by voice vote, to recontrol residential hotel apartments only in New York and There Was No Fooline about a sign in front of the Blmquist Shoe Company at Minneapolis today. It said: "Fire Sale Now On." Also, there was a fire. It broke out in the basement of the store and smoke curled up around the fire sale signs as firemen fought the blaze. They confined it to the basement. The store reopened recently after a flre on October 28. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) The Alsops Congress Draft New Pact By Joseph and Stewart Alsop One of the few encouraging aspects of the rather down-at-heel Washington scene is meeting Tuesday afternoon. Approved by the teachers, the revised schedule now awaits only the formal adoption by the board of education. Although the school board has given no official Indica- tlon of its immediate future course LJ I _ lifaCi Ol action' lt; ls believed that Pres- I leipS IxrQIlident A. G. Lackore probably will call the board into special session sometime this week to resolve the week-long controversy. The compromise schedule accep- ted by the teachers yesterday after- noon raises the minimum starting] salary for teachers holding bach- elor's degrees but with no prev- ious teaching experience from from provides the way that Secretary of State to Dean G. Acheson has taken hold Lm Maximum with Congress. The succinct, effec- tive drafting of the Atlantic pact, also lifts the maximum salary is the first fruit Instructors with B.A. degrees of this collabora- tion. As everyone knows, the mem- bers of the Sen- ate foreign rela- tions committee began to be con- sulted about the I for pay increases of for each year of experience between the up-j per and lower limits of the sched- ule until the maximum is reached after 12 years teaching ex- perience. Instructors with advanced train- cratic national convention two years plans to keep the Senate in session! today until action on the measure is completed. The House already has passed a 15-month extender. The Senate still had to vote on a long list of amendments, all of them opposed by the Truman ad- ministration. One would knock out criminal penalties and triple damage-suits filed by the housing expediter. An- other would require that landlords be. guaranteed a "fair return" on their investment. Still another would extend rent controls six months and provide six months additional protection for tenants who wanted it. The com- mittee bill calls for a flat 12- month extension and three more months of optional protection. The Fulbright amendment keeps in Motive Sought In Slaying of Milwaukee Girl intensified their search today for the missing sister of the slain Patricia Birming- ham and her fiance. Patricia's sister, Kathleen, 17, and Milton Babich, 19, have been jnissing-J-rom--their -suburban Wes1 Allis homes since last Friday. Last Sunday the weighted and bullet- pierced body of Patricia, 16, was found in the Milwaukee river. She had been missing from her home the Senate bill a provision let-1 since February 10. ,ting states scrap rent controls, or I take over the control program, at lany time. Fulbright's plan simply goes a step further and lets cities or towns remove rent curbs, pro- vided the governor said all right. If he didn't that would block ac- Ition. Power In House Bill drafting of the pact some time ago. dingly higher salaries on a t What is less well known, is that level with holders of wm-terf on an eaual ler's degrees eligible, for a the senators worked on an equal basis with Acheson and his staff, suggesting some of the most signifi- cant language. The results of this co-operative effort are a classic state paper and a unanimous Sen- ing qualification receive correspon- higher mas- start- here June 15, 1889, the W. Barker and Mary Mahan. He attended Sparta, Wis., public ,j Whereischools and the University of Wis- is paid after 12 years. lconsin In a like manner, teachers who1 have not completed ing wage of that increases in steps for each year of teach- The House bill allows any state, A warrant charging Babich with a minor was issued yesterday. Ear- and n her, police broadcast a general w t v temns the will Mi anri War -1 Veterans. alarm for the youth and Kathleen. She had left a note with her' parents saying she was going to elope ,with Babich. His parents told police he had withdrawn 500 last week from a joint bank House Set to Vote Monthly Pension to War I Vets at 65 By Barney Livingstone high, pension backers drove for quick and almost certain House passage of a big veterans pension bill today. The House, by fast footwork yesterday, went on record for a.pension bill after tentatively voting earlier to kill it. On a roll call vote, the House staged a complete reversal of its earlier stand to shelve the bill. Called up by Bepresentatlve Bankin (D.-Miss.) it provides for of a month, to all World War I _ _- and II veterans at age 65. iWllfAP Kilt But as the lawmakers got down II IVHI to business today, the multibillion Passenger Dead In Accident proposal wasslated v contributmg to the delinquency be strlppedv its WorW War committee. subdivision to remove controls any Caller poliUcai account he maintained with his The the World War II Barker was me cmei anierence neiweeii uie------- uumu-cu. salary schedule asked by the the adjutant generals office and of the chers and that most recently concerned ld ed bv the school board lies in Of the SINCE ACHESON'S departure lower from assistant secretaryship, the personal intimacy between Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg and succes- sive secretaries of state has been almost the whole foundation for congressional acceptance of admin-, istration policy. But now, S3 GOO maximum to Increase tempting to systematize the rela- f_ Since 1914, Barker was owner and time, regardless of what the gov- publisher of the Grant County Her- ernor says. aid at Elbow Lake. Fulbright told the Senate the pur- Harold Henry Barker was born pose of his amendments is to per- son of Henryjmit municipalities to shed controls Frances Me-1 when a state legislature is not in session. Twenty-six Republicans joined 19 of them southern- voting for the Fulbright pro- posal. Seven Republicans lined up with 28 Democrats against it. Before a city or town could pe- f TJtition the governor there would charged as _a first lieutenant, in to be a pubjic hearing an- ten days in advance. brother, Victor, 21. Police investigation of Barker served in both world wars. to the 339th field artillery and dis- police inveaLiuauuii ui r-aniuia. oi slaying has thus far failed to Representative Huber when school bus collided with tablish a motive. Detective Captain This would_ restrict pensions to Adolph Kraemer said he thought World War I veterans, and also it "very peculiar" that neither Bab- would establish financial need as ich nor Kathleen have been heard! a requirement for eligibility. Huber from by their parents since Pat, was prepared to propose, as well, ricia's body was found Sunday. "It Increases in compensation benefits _ fiiffafinrr Ylrtn- The tlonship between the two govern- mental branches. Ernest A. Gross, who is well equip- ped for the place, has been given the sole assignment of assistant in 11 steps so that the maximum j would be reached after ten years. The school board's compromise' provides the same upper and lower' limits requested by the teachers but divides the range into r one main job, which he has cxoerierce r mke sure Fishing License Fees Advanced St. bill raising Minne-j amendment shouted wreck" rent control. i Backers of the plan contended lo- jcal officials are in the best posi- ition to know whether controls still [are needed. Liquor Sale Hours in Stale May Be Extended is hard to believe they have not heard of the murder." he added. Pair Traced to Kalamazoo, Mich. Kalamazoo, Kala- mazoo jewelry clerk today identified newspaper photographs of Milton Babich. 19, and Kathleen Birming- ham, 17, sought by Milwaukee po- lice, as customers who Friday after- House stagefl one of dizziest noon purchased a engagement parliamentary go-arounds in years, ring from her. Before it was over, the House Babich and Kathleen have been had reversed itseif once and con- sought since Kathleens ol of the bill had changed hands sister, Patricia, was found slain! Sunday. The man, after purchasing the ring, gave his name as Milton Ba- bich with the notation "no address." Neither the youth nor the girl ap- peared nervous or under a strain. well begun. It is to try to make sure; "-Tost, week members of the Wi- sola hunting and fishing license fees; that Congress ns a whole is well: Public'school Teachers recommended to pass Tuesday] gt. for the sale enough informed about the foreign; iation had e on as fav-iby a 9 to 7 vote of the senate iiqUor and beer are extended in situation, so that necessary termination of their contracts and fish committee. jail rural communities under a bill ,vill aHvovc hp _. ..._._... __ steps will always be supported. has acted none too soon. general indignation about the civil (Continued on Page 6, Column 2.) ALSOPS Bride Names Congresswoman Washington An attractive blonde bride of less than a year; charges that her husband's attach- i ment for 67-year-old Representa- tive Edith Nourse Rogers of Massa- chusetts wrecked her marriage. Mrs. Eilene Diana Latta-Law- rence in a suit filed yesterday said her husband, Naval Captain Harold Alexander Latta-Lawrence, 47, had been on "close and intimate terms" with the orchid-wearing dean of the Republican women in Congress for 20 years, often visiting her hotel suite "late into the night." Called from the floor of the House and told of the suit, Mrs. Rogers said it was "ridiculous." She said she would withhold com- ment until she knew more about its details. i three-hour approved by the house liquor con- 150 trol committee today. The vote iwas before April 1 if their salary re- The vote came after were not met by the school Teachers Proposal As indorsecj yesterday the This decision was made after the ld increase resident small snaieir. -_ _ ODtlor, la board of education had fishi licenses ,rom sl to the originally-proposed teachers sal-! on from S1.50 to 53 for any community the ary schedule. The board favored wife it would raise and to decide establish Z incrfase to resldent nshin" licenses from t0 annual pa increase to emn inr-roaco tr, nil i 'j.'ne extension hour bill would per annual pajt increase to all for the individual and communities throughout the members of the teaching staff and for man and wlfe_ Resident t0 Eell Uquol. or beer until 1 (Continued on Pagfe 15, Colnmn 7.) licenses would go from m_ day nights and one hour TEACHERS to S4. i longer Saturday nights. Present law provides closing at midnight week day nights and limits the longer hours to cities of the first and second class. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Cloudy and -warmer tonight and Thursday with rain beginning late tonight or early Thursday. Low tonight 34; high Thursday 54. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39: minimum, 27; noon, 39; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 15. Dry Communities Sharing Liquor Tax Held 'Moochers' Madison, Genzmer (R.-Mayville) be- lieves that dry communities which, share in the state liquor tax are "moochers at the .public trough." Genzmer and Assemblyman SchaeSer are au- thors of a bill which would prevent dry communities from getting a share of the liquor tax. At present communities are returned 50 per cent of liquor taxes collected after administrative deductions. "The 400 Wisconsin communities that want to'be dry are privi- leged to stay that Genzmer told an assembly hearing yester- day, "but they are not entitled to one cent of the liquor tax. This should go back only to the communities that raised it." Paul E. Jorgensen, of the Tavern League of Wisconsin, said dry areas got returned to them in 1947 and in 1948. He supported the bill. There was no opposing testimony at the hearing. limited to World It was conceded that the Rankin bill had no chance in its original form. Rankin himself acknowledg- ed that it was in for some drastic amending. Regarded most likely to emerge as the finished product was a World War I pension substitute offered 32 Per Cent Reduction, More Exemptions Seen Finance Minister Predicts Year of Unexcelled Prosperity Ottawa The Canadian gov- ernment moved today to cut taxes sharply and provide more consum- er goods for the people. A 32 per cent reduction in in- come taxes and liberalized exemp- tions striking the names of 000 income taxpayers from the rolls are features of the program. It also calls for a cut in taxes on earnings of small business firms; repeal or reduction of a var- iety of other levies; removal of price control of many commodities; and relaxation of import restric- tions on a long list of commodities. Announcing the program, Finance Minister Douglas C. Abbott told Parliament last night that at least another year of "almost unexcelled prosperity" lies ahead of Canada. He said the danger of Inflation seems to have been passed, and "prices have begun to recede to more healthy levels." Swift approval of the program is expected. Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent's national Liberal par- ty has a majority in Parliament, and he Is prepared to take the tax cut issue to the people in a general election. S2 Per Cent Cut The program would lop 000 32 per cent of last year's tax revenues from the national income, Abbott estimated. He said the government still can wind up the fiscal year 1949-50 with a budgetary surplus of of despite the tax cuts. This is possi- ble, the finance minister explained, because of the country's prosperous condition and the bud- get surplus piled up in the- current year ending March 31. The income tax program calls for exemptions to be raised from fo for a single person; from to for a married person; and from to for each dependent child. The exemptions and reduced rates would work out this way; A single man who paid tax on a income this year would have to pay only under the Tomahawk, Two per- new tax formula. A earner sons were injured fatally yesterday now paid to veterans suffering service-connected disabilities. One amendment was tacked to the Rankin bill before the House quit work yesterday. Offered by Representatives Kear- ney (R-N.Y.) and Hinshaw (R-Cal- It requires that veterans must have received an honorable dis- charge to be eligible for pensions, debating the bill yesterday, twice. Veteran House observers said not since 1924 had a similar snarl de- veloped. Representative Carroll (D-Colo.) (Continued on Page 15, Column 5.) PENSIONS semi-trailer truck 13 miles south of Minocqua. Andrew Moffett, of Harshaw, about 55, substitute driver of the bus, was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital here. Audrey Hasmussen, 12, of Har- shaw, a bus passenger, died early today at the hospital. Three other children in the bus, all of Harshaw, were not seriously injured. Betty Lou Durkee, ten, and Audrey Loomis, six, were treated for minor cuts and bruises. Shirley Rasmussen, sister of Au- drey, was .released after receiving treatment at the hospital. The truck driver, Gunder Olberg of Duluth, Minn., suffered a sprain- ed thumb. The bus, which served the Cas- sian Center school, had a capacity of 48, and had taken the others to their homes before the collision. The owner and regular driver, Harry A. Poling, had gone to Mil- waukee on a trip. Senate Confirms Johnson, Approves Jililton Babich and Kathleen Birmingham Senate to- day confirmed the nomination ol Louis A. Johnson to be secretary of national defense. He succeeds James Porrestal. The Senate acted with unusual speed at the request of chairman Tydings (D-Md.) of the armed services committee, which only a few minutes earlier had formally approved Johnson's appointment. Meanwhile, Secretary of the In- terior Krug announced plans for swearing in James Boyd tomorrow as director of the Bureau of Mines. He expressed pleasure over the Senate's action in confirming the nomination, which appeared to have broken a log jam on President Tru- man's appointments. The Senate put its okay on Boyd last night, 50 to 11, in the face of bitter opposition from John'L. Lewis, chief of the united mine workers. The U.M.W. is'out of the coal pits on Lewis' call. Upon being sworn in Boyd will begin receiving his salary. Also he will be paid for nearly two years-he has served without a pay check while the wrangle over. his selection went on. with a wife and two children would pay instead of A )00-a-year family man would pay- instead of Other Levies Eliminated The tax relief program calls for repeal of the five to 35 per cent commodity taxes on chewing- gum, candy, soft drinks, transportation .ickets, long distance telephone calls, telegrams and cablegrams. The 25 to 35 per cent luxury taxes on jewelry, cosmetics, smokers' supplies -and pen and pencil sets would be cut to ten per cent. Because supplies are good, Ab- xrtt said, war time price ceilings are being abolished immediately on many foodstuffs. Controls will re- main on primary forms of iron and steel. Rent controls will remain in ef- fect, and the government is asking for authority to continue any other controls it deems necessary. To provide more consumer goods, Abbott said, import restrictions will. be loosened or removed on a long list of commodities, many of which come from the United States. He said an increase of T7. S. dollar reserves to made this possible. La tee Man Kills Self on Wife's Grave La. Crosse, Wis. A 76-year-old man was found dead this noon from a self-inflicted bullet wound on his wife's grave in a cemetery here. The body of William Schwanbeck, a retired barber, was found at his wife's graveside in the cemetery shortly after noon t6j v by two sons, Raymond and Schwanbeck. The, sons were directed, to the cemetery by a note left by the father at the Schwanbeck home. Mr. Schwanbeck_had been in ill health for several years. His wife died in 1942. In addition to two sons, a daugh- ter, :Mrs. Delores Foster, also sur- vives. After Sehwanbeck's body had been found at the cemetery, the La Crosse county coroner was called to the scene and ruled the death a suicide. Schwanbeck apparently died late Tuesday afternoon as a result of a .22 pistol wound ia big head. ;