Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
WEA rhiiMiii EATHER Mid elnuitr. IS COMING sure yonr new radio can receive It. Full Leased Wire Newi Report of The Associated Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 48. NO. 3 I W1NONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. MARCH 24. 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES THE ALSOPS Communists Close Net OnWallace Tty .lowph and Stewart Alsop pattern holds, for a Nennl or a r'lerlliwer or a Wallace. Always an alliance between iioiieoiiimiinlnt liberal nnd the commuuM-i leiuh lo the MIIMIO ends. l''lr'.t. Ihe liberal hlm- U. S. Blocks Russ Berlin Squeeze House Passes 4.8 Billion Tax _, Cut Bill; Quick Veto Expected n rr. m 1 I lly Illinois M. Thn House today tho. tax- slashing bill, sending it to Presi- dent Truman, Tho votti was 2BO to (10. This Is K, votes more than thn two-thirds which would bo needed l.o override taxes for all .'.o diptured, S" bound mid Hint I here Is no escape short. of political .iiilrlilr. Thru lid rmiit turn nnd destroy his old asso- ciates on the iKinooiiimiiiil.il, left. Then the rurUitis process of S titty degeneration of thn accepted stand- ards of piilltlcnl honesty and per- sonal sincerity, which mi alliance with the communists must In the end always force upon n liberal, set.i In, The nrst pfirl of thn pattern lins nlreadv been described In this cpiicei. Hut Mr, C. II. MiiUlwln. ehlcf Wai- luce miiii-iKer. has .lust obligingly supplied furttirr evidence. l''ow of, the perfectly honett people who perfectly honestly believe tlllit Henry Wallace the wuy to pence, would gra.'.p the significance of a litile. noted announcement Mr. llnUlwiii this week. Mr. Baldwin 1ms announced with some pride thnt Mr. Seymour Llnfleld has been nppolnted to "direct veternns nnd youth work" for Wallace, In response, to n "grass dcmund, Mil. HAJ.DWIN polnl.'i out (hut Mr, I, Infield is a combat vetenin nnd mi associate general counsel of the United Klectrlcul workers, which hwppeni to be run by thn commun- ist.'.. What Mr, Baldwin fulls to point, out Is thnt. Mr, Infield was one of the most active members of the Young Communist Icacuo, mid that, there Is no rriison to bi'Ucvo thnt he has chunked either his jxi- lltlral opinions or tils ixilltlcal uf- fllliitlons. The second part of the the political iis.'nisslnnlKin of old New Deitler.t mid noncommunlst Jlhernl.n to which Wullaon him now lent, has ivlso benn (Id- Kcrlbccl In this space, ICxumplos of the third part of tho imttern, tho development of n curious double .ttnmlnrd of political honesty, ntiotind: the Itaruch cpl.todn, tho fttelnhardt. rpl.wulc. certain inci- dents on Wallace's trip abroad und so on. Hut poi'hnps the most slrlk- Inc example Is the story of Wal- relationship with hl.t inicce.i- sor as secretary of commerce, W. Averell Hurrlmiin. Komo months HCO, Wnllnrn ramri to Washington to mako an open nlr speech, nttacklng tho nclmlnls- trntlon's foreign policy, lieforo und clurinc this rally, thorn was much Wallace tdlk that Washington had brcomo iv police state, that ment employes were throiuencd with dire retribution If they list- ened to Wallace and so on, NO COSSACKS, how- fver, appeared to ride down tho In- nocent populace which somewhat npathetlcHiIIy gathered to hear Wul- Ince speak. Cm the contrary, Har- Mmixn somewhat untt-ellimictlCaHy ururd employes of the Commerce department to attend the Wallace rally, so that they could "hear the Other side." Wallace heard of this ccsture, and wrote successor an admirably generous letter. "You are curtalnly a good he wrote. IIo was "deeply ho wrote, when despite, their dlsarreomont on for clKii policy, he discovered n number of "people from the Commcrco do parlrnent whom you had encouraged to conic." Wallace concluded, "Thin Is still Ameriou nnd you aro cloltu; part to keep It so." That Is the private Wallace ver- sion of a good sport, who ii a friend and protector of a veto, The mea-sure. cuts the Incnmo taxpayers and low Income persons from the tax rolls. Mr. Truman Is expected to veto the bill quickly, perhaps with a message citing needs for more bil- lions for military preparedness In tho drive to stop communism, The question then will be whether the bill's backers in Congress can put It Into law over his veto. It ink0.1 ft two-thirds volo In both BennUi and House to do that. That test may come some time next week. With largo numbers of Demo- crats deserting the President on the Issue, Speaker Martin and Senator Taft CR.-Ohlo) con' fldcntly predicted a veto will be overridden with' votes to spare. The House originally voted last February for a tax cut. The Semite trimmed that down. One. purpaso was to try to win enough vnl.es to beat u veto. As finally sent to thn While House, the 'bill cuts taxes 12.U per cent for those with the smallest in- comes on which taxes must be paid. The cut ranges down to five per cent on the biggest Incomes. Tito Withdraws Gorizia Offer; Italian Election Clashes Flare SS.'-, SWITZERLAND imimpRi FT House Fight Bills Fades Foreign Help Foe to Vote Full Amount By B. Cornell Washington Prospects of iv House light to cut the 000 foreign aid bill faded today. State Grants More for Airport, Completion Assured Allocation Brings 'Outside Money' Total to Early completion of Wlr.ona's new municipal airport appeared to be assured communism in China and part ofi Europe rolled into a second day's! A Wh-.oim delegation Tuesday con- debate Representative Jonkman vlnced tho Minnesota legislative (R-Mlch.) told a reporter he is foriadvisory committee that it should the full amount. up its allocation on the surfacing led contract from to S75.000. the past, Jonkman has led In the past, battles to slash foreign aid pro- grams. He opposed them, he said because he was against letting the State department handle business matters. But the new program. He said provides for an administrator free of State department control. Representative Lawrence H. Smith who teamed up with Jonkman for cuts In other bills said he hasn't made up his mind on this one. Racing against clock and calen- dar, the Senate is handling the for- eign aid program in three separate packages, while the House is put- ting it all into one. The Senate has passed the economy recovery program for western Europe and a 000 military program for Greece land Turkey. The Greek-Turkish bill rattled through yesterday by a voice vote. Next week the Senate votes on a. bill to authorize for China, of which could be for military purposes. lleports Of Quick Ami Favorable Italian reaction to tho western powers1 proposal for the return ol thn free territory of Trieste (1) are coming irom several sections ol Italy In Milan which has boon Koncrftlly regained as the chief citadel of communism In Italy, red demonstrations against tho domocrados mot with such opposition that the troublemakers took to flight This is tho flrs t me slnco iho war that any such thing has happened in northern Italy. In Turin Foreign Minister carlo Hforia delay a request for a npttclal I'alratlnu session of the United Nations as- sembly. A U. S, spokesman said last night that Chief U. S, Dclogato Warren II. Austin would propose todny that Hie United Nations Security council call the session. Shortly before tho council met, however, the American delegation announced no resolution would bo Introduced today, Thcro was no explanation for tho shift In plans. last night as communists and pro- clashed ma counter-, sympathizers and the third straight day. Roars of "Viva La Guerre were reported from one mass demon- stration In the Plcmonte. Number Hurt A number of persons were hurt, most of them slightly. Thousands of .milling 'demon- strators filled Milan's Plnzzu Del Dunmn (aitliedrnl Police nenrhy a wiirlllco HiMiiir, with barbed wire bar- ricades blacking .street approaches. Steel holmctud police with field equipment were stationed stra- tegically. Jeeps and trucks with armed police patrolled tin; nron. It was reliably reported In Rome that the United States is "favor- ably disposed" toward accepting the return to Italy of her pre-fnsclst colonies In Africa. An ofllr.lal an- nouncement mny bo expected shortly. It was ndde.cl. Exemption Plans for Husbands, Vets, Men Over 27 Supported Washington Plans to ox- War II draft law, said he thinks the erupt husbands, veterans and men over 27 from any peacetime draft named fresh backing In Congress today, While Capitol hill waited for military ehk'fs to blueprint the who nation's defense machinery, two lawmakers spoke out for keeping Gurney of iirmod services coin- Wniild the IievV Imve now beenrne hi1! Min-v of the Wallace nuitlvlty demands within nar- wdiild be merely pathetic If It were i row limits. nc1 al'.o InN'iiM'lv dangerous.] Chairman tin- constant repetition by Wai- I the Hciiato lure of the manic word "pence" Is milter, told a reporter ho expects undoubtedly leadlm: many imxlnusjany plan to ivylvu selective service and sincere Americans down Will-' Lice's path of appeasement, which emi lead In the end only to a total American Mirrender, or to the most terrible of all war.-.. to' louvn out "all veterans of the last wur UK well as all married And Representative. Wndsworth (ft.-N.YJ. who wrote tho World age span should be 10 to 20 or 27. Ho also suggested exempting vet- Draw Up Draft Waclsworth said Chairman drows (R.-N.Y.) of the House armed services committee has asked him to help draw up new draft legis- lation, Moanwhllo it was learned that tho Scnnto committee turned down u proposal calling for registration of men up to 45 years old. Gurney said his committee, still awaited Information from the armed forces, "may have a more complete picture by later this But he added: "I don't caro If we never get a recommendation from the military. We can draft our own bill." Tho South Dakotim, who has said he expects ten of the group's 13 members to support both An- and tho temporary draft, told a re- porter he hopes the committee will recommend thorn Tho two measures by President Truman this country's stand were nskud to back up against the further spread of communism in Europe. As part of the preparedness pro- gram, Russell J. Hopley, the nation's new civilian defense director, urged states nnd communities to form "cntnstrophc organizations" ready to spring into action In the event of attack. change; highest 55. cloudy tonight and Thursday. Occasional snow extreme northwest tonight. Warmer Thursday. Wisconsin Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Thursday consider- able cloudiness and warmer. LOCAL WEATHER Ofilcial observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 30; noon, 57; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Pep. Bcmldjl........... 21 Chicago......... 52 37 Denver C9 35 DCs Molnes..... 68 41 Duluth.......... 55 30 International Falls 41 16 Kansas City..... 71 45 Los Angeles (i7 Mluml.......... 711 Ti Mills.-St. Paul :i7 Nuw Orleans SO 53 New York...... 43 38 Seattle 53 3R Phoenix......... 81 Washington 65 W Winnipeg....... -12 5 .34 .72 coupled with a fund of up to S130.000 from the federal government, creating a fund of in "outside" money. City Engineer Carl W. Prank also reported that both the Minnesota department of aeronautics and the federal Civil aeronautics adminis- tration have Informally agreed to approve the re-negotiated Fielding Shepley, Inc., bid of about 000. New Figure Awaited The final figure on the renegotiat- ed bid has not been determined, but the city engineer said he had been Informally assured by the Paul contractor Mint it would be no higher than and possibly several thousand dollars less. The city engineer today was conferring with the electrical sub- contractor on the Fielding Shep- ley bid, and plans to go to St. Paul Thursday to secure the signatures on the supplemental agreement, re- ducing the unit price contract from to the new figure of about If the informal contract reduc- tion becomes reality, a special meet- ing of the city council will bis called, probably for Monday, to award the bid to Fielding Shepley. The grants of by the state and by the federal govern- ment are nmximums, that is, the actual contributions will be up to those figures. U. S. Funds Help The state will contribute to the Fielding Shepley contract, which involves surfacing and other Im- provements, on a dollar-for-dollar -a dollar of state money for dollar of city money. The basis every federal government will participate to a maximum of 50 per cent of the total city and slate expenditures. When the city got the additional yesterday from the state, the legislative committee heard a delegation of five Wlnonans, includ- ing the city engineer, Council Presi- dent William Theurer, Senator Leonard W. Dernek and Roy T. Patncaude and William A. Galewski, (Continued on Page Column 5) AIRPORT Bulletins Lanascastcr, WLs. The body of .1 slain, unidentified man was found today atop a burning stack on a farm near Kieler in Grant county. The man apparently had been shot twice in tbe head and badly beaten, Sheriff Mclvin Gillcn reported. The body was found by Francis Dressier and Linas Dalslnp, both farmers. It was on Drcsslcr's farm. w Washington A con- gressional witness testified to- day that he boufiht 46 war- type airplane engines from the War Assets administration last year and sold them lor export to Russia and Poland. The witness, Lcroy II. Lucky, of Dallas, Texas, said the en- gines were suitable for bombers or troop-carrying planes. Ex-'Prctticst Baby Boy' Accidentally Hangs Self Auduhon, N. J. Barry Wayne LaFavc, eight, who was named New Jersey's "healthiest and prettiest" baby boy in 1941, hanged himself accidentally yes- terday while playing a. game of "cowboys and horse Police Sergeant Henry Slchrcr said. Mcbrer said the child's par- ents discovered their son's body in the basement of their home after rcturnlnK from a business trip to Camdcn, N. J. The parents said Barry lind been fond of re-cnactlnp wild West scenes, alternating In the role of hanic thief and cowboy, Mchrcr said. Jewish Holy Land State to Be Set Up May 16 Jerusalem A provisional Jewish government will be set up in the Holy Land May 1C, repre- sentatives of Palestine's Jews announced last night. The British will give up their mandate In the Holy Land May 15 Members of the Jewish agency and the Jewish National council (Vaad Lcumi) made the announce- ment after a Joint conference in the all-Jewish city of Tel Aviv. They rejected any plan to estab- lish a Palestine trusteeship, as sufj- gested by the United States, even for a brief period. Announcement .of the plan to form a, provisional government was more moderate than some had ex- pected, for there had been Indi- cations a flat proclamation of a Jewish state would be made. Palestine Reversal Increases Truman's Opposition By Jack Bell of big- city opposition and a "serious poli- tical situation" in California multi- plied signs today that President Truman may face a tough fight for the Democratic presidential nomin- ation. Chicago politicians visiting Wash- ington were said to have brought word that they fear it will not be long before the rash of criticism for Mr. Truman's policies breaks out in their ranks. Unlike the Dixie complaint against the President's civil rights program, northern opposition is based on the administration's about-face on Palestine. Criticism became so hot In New York that three Brooklyn district leaders announced they won't sup- port the President for the nomina- tion. One of these, James M. Power, said last night Uiat two party clubs In the 13th assembly district short- ly will announce their support of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. At Los Angeles, Democratic State Chairman James Roosevelt sum- moned 62 prospective national con- vention delegates to an "urgent Army to Stay In Control Of U. S. Zone Germans Heartened by Stiffening Western Attitude meeting" Thursday. In Sacramento next Roosevelt issued the call "because of the serious poli- tical situation." DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing Lake City Roads Dam 4, T.W... Dam 5, T.W... Dam 5A, T.W. Wlnona Dam B, Pool.. Dam fi, T.W.. Dakota Dam 7, Pool.. Dam 7, T.W... La Crosse 14 12 13 12 7.0 10.1 fi.5 7.6 (S.O H.O n.i 8.0 9.4 9.4 9.0 10.1 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durand. 8.9 Zumbro at Thellman. 5.C Buffalo above Alma.. 5.3 Trempcalcau at Dodge 4.3 Black nt Nclllsvlllc... 9.1 Black at Galesvllle... 3.2 La Crosse at W. Salem 2.1 Root at Houston RIVER FORECAST (From llastliiK" to GutlcnbcrR) Gates nrc open at n.H locks and dams except at Nos. 2, 4 and 5. The Mississippi will continue rising slowly the. next 48 hours from Hastings to Fountain City; from Trempcalean to Genoa the river will fall amounting to .6 to .8 foot in that time. By Berlin If the Russians trying to force United Statei, Britain and France to get out of Berlin, they have a scrap on their hands. The western power command- ers say they are staying right here. More than tli.it, they have put the squeeze on Russians to flnd out exactly what the So- viet boycott of four-power Ger- man governing machinery mean. Germans here interpreted yester- day's White House announcement that the U. S. army would continue Indefinitely lUs occupation of the American a.s full backing for General Lucius D. Clay's determina- tion to keep American forces in Berlin, which is in the heart of tha Russian Lltllc RUNS Can Do Short of war, then, there appears HtUe the Russians can do to throw the western powers out of Berlin, despite the tirades in the commu- nist-controlled press. Tho Russians partially ended their boycott of four-power administra- tive machinery yesterday by call- ing meetings of four agencies later in the week. They canceled 16 such, meetings Monday and Tuesday. Clay said the Americans would not attend the .subcommittee meet- ings until a date is sot for another meeting of tho four-power control council, the governing agency in Germany. The Russians walked out of the last meeting Saturday. Brit- ish and French commanders back- ed Clay. "We are tired of being pushed one. American official wild. The stakes and prestige Involved in Berlin are so great none of tha western Big Three can. afford to abandon them. Given Word They have given their word, pub- licly and privately, to the and to the world that they will stay in Berlin, come what may. In Berlin each of the Big have thousands of their nationals. There is no iloulit that the Soviet Union finds Allied pres- ence In Berlin an Irritating is- land in the Rod .sea of com- munist tranquility slretchlur from Finland to Albania, The Russians have lost only one election (and it stayed lost) behind Europe's "Iron Curtain." That was in Berlin. Tills October, elections come up again. Soviet controlled German papers have warned that "results will be different this time." Liltc to Dump It Many American officials feel that the Soviet Union, unable to gain advantage in the four-power ma- chinery, would like to dump it and try to force the west out of Berlin. They would thus gain political con- trol of the city. Then they could silence opposing voices which now speak in the Soviet front parlor. General Lucius D. Clay shifted the emphasis of American control In Germany back to the military to- day. Clay, who received orders from Washington last night that he is to stay on indcllnitely as U. S. mili- tary governor and commander in chief in Germany, announced there would be r. slowing up in the process' of transferring military government personnel to civilian status. Germans, particularly socialists and other antlcommunista, were vastly encouraged by the stiffened, western attitude. The communist papers have been publishing broad lints that reprisals would be taken against certain Germans after the western allies withdraw from Bcr- In. Mrs. Marion Liikcman Hashes across court nntcroom toward her five children after she heard Judge Samuel S. Leibowitz award her a suspended sentence in a camp fraud case. The judge also suspended sentence of her husbnnd. Richard, nfter seeing the children bid their father goodbye. Mnn with children is unidentified. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) The West coast's first big auto ilant opened in Van Nuys. Callfor- jia, recently. Tills is a big step for- vard in the auto industry but what California really needs is a pedes- trian plain. It won't be long before the cars outnumber the pedestrians an" won't be a sport any more. Of course, the new plant will make special models for California drivers. The fenders will be al- ready smashed. ThiJ cars will have four speeds In California. First, second, third And sidewalk. It will be a little unusual seeing the new cars roll off the assembly line with dark glosses on the head- lights. But they're putting sun tan oil in the engine. The plant is also putting in a new feature for the Chamber of Com- merce Convertible license plates. Whenever it rains they nip over l.o the side, marked "Florida." My brother is working :it the auio plant Ho lllls nil the Ures by letting the air out of his head. I saw Vcra. Vague browsing around the plant She was looking for some spnre pnrus. I went a tour of the plant and I was a little em- barrassed on the way out The guard one. look at my nose and yelled. "Hey the radiator caps."