Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 5, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER c OM1CS For tho Tops In Adventure Comics Back Pace Daily Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations W1NONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. MAY 5. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VOLUME 47. NO. 66_____________________________.... _ 1 1 House Gets Budget Bill Taf t Calls For Decision On '47 Bills Ohioan to Name Subcommittee on Republican Policy Robert of Ohio culled oti Senate and JH.LI." Republicans today to decide far they want to KO this year rxpandttii: KOVeruriient activities Mich fields us .social security, health and education. Tuft, v, ho heads the senate Repub- colr.mlttri-, told a rc- ho will name :v subcommittee :o confer with n similar house on general G.O.P, policy to- v ard which call for In- federal expenditures at n when the party Is trying cles- lo cut President Truman's Uou.se Republicans already have ounv.'recl .'-tronK Democratic re- Ti.-icr in trimming the annual np- bills, and Senate O.P members expect the same To Protest Cut ?ecre-.ary of State Gcorec C'. Mar- tool: unu.'.u.'il measure to com- one :.urh economy cut when he congressional leaders to moot v. :th him and radio industry cxccit- ver, today to consider Impending House appropriations committee ac- in whacking off fund." for the deprirtment's cultural rclu- :.or.x division and its overseas broad- V.'lth GoncresT, beginning Its fifth the Republicans soon must cl-cide whether they Intend to limit program to the piuuuiKc of such legislation RS that affecting :..scr regulation, tax reduction and ,'oreisn relief and assistance so they .-.hut up .'.hop about August 1 so home. Frw Major generally believe the will put oft until 1948, i; election year, con- of social security, vctcr- housing, education and such .'uui- icionthx thus far, Uio Bc- :in-controlled Congress has .t to final iicMon few major Severn 1 have been hy one house and arc on the I: rniictfd Inchule mi'iisnres to Oi'A 30. continue sugar ru- nnd ronlrcil until Octo- Ner to extend presidential con- I'v.-r Miiirrr) commodities until :il and to centralize wartime In pac.h .-.tivle. In rulcil- tjf, to restrict portnl pay been sent to the White fnle Is uncertain. Gerlach's Death Debate On Greek Aid Delays Aleman Visits West Point I'olnt, N. dent Mljrucl Aleman of Mexico arrived at tho United States military academy today and nn Inspection tonr of the KTOumls and buildings, to be followed by a luncheon and a full dreRX parade ol the cadet corps. President Alcmnn in visiting West Point on the anniversary of tho battle of I'uebla, Mex- ico, nt nntlonal holMay In Mex- ico. Mexican troops under General Zaragnza defending two old colonial forts, Loruto and Guartiilupe. routed on thnt day veteran French Zouaves and crack infantrymen sent by Napoleon III to invade Mexico. Quiet Restored to Army Prison at Ft. Leavenworth Fort Leavenworth. Kan. The army disciplinary barracks, scene of a violent nice riot between white and Negro prisoners Friday and Saturday, was slowly getting back to normal today. No signs of disorder were evident as the prison- ers filed into the prison mess hall for their meals. White and Negro prisoners, cat- Ing at separate tables, were served 192 Who Fled Palestine Jail Still at Large 16 Killed in Mass Delivery; British Comb Large Area By Edward Curtis and Carter L. Davidson British troops An Editorial Jerusalem f and police fanned out over north- ern Palestine today in a great man- hunt for 102 Jew and Arab prison- ers still at liberty after a macs delivery from Acre prison engineer- ed yesterday by the Jewish under- ground. Sixteen persons including 11 members o'. the underground band who blasted a two-yard hole in the wall or the ancient citadel were killed in the break, described as one of the biggest in modern times. A total ol 251 of the 555 inmates of the old gray-walled prison north of Haifa participated in the dash for freedom, but five four Jews and an Arab were killed before they could make good their escape. Nineteen eight of them wounded captured within a few hours. together as has previously been others wore wounded in the exchange of gunfire that ac- custom. That was the cause of the riot which took the life of one prl-' soncr and Injured five guards and six other inmates before the disturb- ance was brought under control Sat- urday night. Honor gangs and trusty details left the barracks to resume their routine work. According to Major Henry C. Trieslcr. Jr., public Information of- ficer at tho post, the rioters, nil em- ployed inside the walls of the prison, will bo back at their work not later than Tuesday. Brigadier General Harry L. Twad- dle of the staff of the commanding general of the Fifth army, arrived at the fort from Chicago to assist in investigating the riot. Twaddle nnd Colonel Graeme Parks, com- mandant of tho barracks, conferred but withheld comment on proceed- ings. Parks said earlier that nn effort was being made to segregate the ringleaders, and that plans for court martial proceedings would await completion of the investigation. Hundreds of tear gas shelfs were hurled into the two cell blocks hous- ing the rioters before the ultimatum of "unconditional surrender" issued over n loud speaker was heeded by the 213 Negro prisoners. Six hours Inter the remaining 514 prisoners In- volved, surrendered. Tho dead prisoner was Dewcy O.iborne, 30. white, Mountain City Tenn., who was trampled to death Burnquist Rules 'Bank Nights' Within Law St. Paul "Bank night" in a theater Is not a violation of the J'.y Alex II. Sincletnn untigambllng law passed by the start session of the state leglsla- companled the break. At least nine of the underground raiders were reported captured un- injured. Comb-out Troops of the Sixth Airborne division, moving with lightning speed, cordoned, off at least n. dozen predominantly Jewish settlements In the immediate vicinity of Acre during the night nnd began an Inch-by-lnch comb-out at dawn in a hunt for fugitives. All villages in a 120-mile area were placed under close surveil- lance and highways were blocked every few miles by gun-bristling blockades at which all travelers were checked and all cars searched. Tho manhunt, greatest in the history of Palestine, reached from r A .___ rtr, I Favorable action by the city council to- night, if. it follows the recommendations of Wlnona business and civic leaders and obtains the services consulting engineers for the sewer project, finds strong support of many other cities confronted with a similar situation. At Birmingham, Ala., the city has hired a firm of consulting; engineers and has drawn up a contract to provide for a complete survey of the city's sewage disposal problems. The hiring of the consultants was the first .step in a long-range plan expected to culminate in a to construction pro- gram. The city fathers at Seattle, Wash., have in- structed a firm of consulting engineers to pro- ceed with preparation of plans for a sewer system in the suburban area north of the city, a project involving 36 miles of pipe and a sewage disposal plant. In Atlanta, Ga., outside engineers will make a survey in preparation for the Installation of sewers in a suburb of the city and for increas- ing the capacity of the existing system. Cleveland, Ohio, with an expansion program, of contemplated, has hired a con- sulting firm to prepare a report on the project. A smaller under way at Frederick, Md., and the city officials there have hired engineering experts to go over the city's problems. Natchez, Miss., has commissioned an en- gineering firm to draw plans and specifications for a proposed sewer and water im- provement program. A New York engineering firm, has prepared for the extension and improvement of the wa- ter system at Hlaleah, Fia. v Miami, Fla., has called on engineering con- sultants for advice on a sewage disposal system. The general pattern over the nation is too prevalent to be ignored. When a man Is sick and needs medical and perhaps surgical at- tention he calls in the specialist who, along with Ills family doctor, diagnoses the case and recommends q. cure. Asking the taxpayers 1x> put up for sewers is a big request and the citizens who have sanctioned the project arc entitled to full assurance that the plan is the best available and the cost in keeping the need. It seems that the overwhelming opinion among the business and civic leaders of Winona that consulting engineers be engaged before the city launches this project should guide the city council to only one decision. Before the final plans are prepared and the first contracts let, Winonans must be sure that the program is best fitted to our needs, en- gineeringly practical and economically feasible. The possibility of discovering too late that flaws in the program will have to be remedied at considerable cost must be avoided by Wi- nona. This project unquestionably is one of the largest ever undertaken by the city and may well reach the figure before it Is com- pleted. Double checking of plans should estab- lish a policy for all future construction where this or any similar amount of public funds are involved. Winonans generally will look to city council members to exercise the leadership expected of them on this project and will hope that they will decide to "be sure" on the sewer extension program and obtain the services of a consulting firm, a company expert in the field of sanitary engineering. Ft. Atkinson Continues Hunt for Girl 7 Hurt As Freight Hits Streetcar In Minneapolis Minneapolis Seven per- sons were injured early todny when a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific freight engine hit a street historic Acre itself to Tiberius on on the. Son of Galilee and, north into the Jewish colony area nt the headwaters the Jordan river. TJrtrun Zvai Lournl, Jewish .under- ground organization, immediately claimed credit for engineering the prison break. In a "communique" Issued to Hebrew newspapers, Ir- park. gun said; Statement debute on the l.wuejuire. Attorney General J, A. Burn- and Turkey In' communism posl- :y House today because. quist said today. M. L. Greenberg, Eveleth city at- torney, described "bank night" as of on by n theater in Eveleth Cerlach, Pennsylvania and asked for ti legal opinion [whether It violates any provisions nr. n member of the for-iof the nntigumbllng law. commuter, which In In, Grcenberg salt! the enterprise iikl bill, consists of issuing numbers to pcr- tti defer I sons who pay cash admission and who register. Then, when number until trrnorrow >niptly today out of [uitl name has been called, the who died at his lucky person receives a cash prize home of heart present at the show. Burnqulst explained that gamb- ling devices, under the 1947 act, "Today at 4 p. m. our soldiers attacked a fortress at Acre in order to liberate our brethren who are languishing In prison. Further de- tails will bo announced as soon us possible." The delivery operation began with. a diversionary attack by two jcep- londs of Jewish undergrounders in military uniform, who peppered the walls with gunfire and hand gren- ades. While this screening operation was under way, another group of raiders carried four bombs into a Turkish bath which adjoined the prison and placed them against a section of the nncicnt wall which had been weakened by Turkish sold- iers during the Napoleonic wars. An Arab language newspaper quoted an escaped Arab us suylng that Jewish prisoners were playing soccer in the yard with a group of Arabs that thoi dicatecl they knew in advance .of the delivery plot. Prisoners streamed through Lhc gap in the walls and scattered In nil directions, many apparently fan- ning out Into tho Galilee hills. Or War? 'he aid program, nrc defined to mean slot machines, will be searching wheels, punchbowds, tium- i-r to tli'..-. question: to peace or ber Jars and plnball machines which return coins or tokens redeemable -which only time ln mcrchandlsc or cash." the, with choice Woman Plunges 162 Feet now in an effort to ft communism, or whether Russia States can recon- in their ways of life. to Death at Niagara Falls Niagara. Falls, N, un- identified woman plunged 162 feet ,to her death from Terrapin point took ft stand for yesterday In full view of sightseers lw to 23 oKay on the American side of rj niter clay.-, of acrid famed Horseshoe fulls. Coroner James W. Heary said two youths told him they saw the wom- an climb a three-foot fence on the point and cither leap or fall Into the. Nliigarn. river. Austin Policemen to Work 46 Hours Weekly Austin. 4G-hour work week for tho Austin police depart- arguments, plus are due lor Hiring Hi XVicIr Plvlslon membership lr, more on n foreign pol'cy r: :it any time since Con- c.illcd upon ,'ilx years ugo li-a.v the nation's aid v.-e.-s r.Rhtlng Axis acgres- ment, a reduction from the 52 hours test will come on a move now DCiriR worked, was approved by bill sending the ;h problem to the Unlt- Scrurltv ecu me II for n :i whfthi-r Russia would vtn jiiuvcr nn the been devised on the city council. Mayor T. B. Rockne said the In- tention is to appoint additional members to the force in June to make the 40-hour week possible. Un- til then the members of the force It would prove wlj[ rcceivc time and a half pay for to nil opposition hours worked In excess of 46. motion to reject the a Martin fR-Mlss.) pre- administration bill will a "substantial margin." Sewer Diggers' Strike et Racine, Wis., Ends lUcinc, Wis. The ten-day- f of sewer diggers belonging A F.L.. Local 108 has ended with of n 20-cent hourly tn- plumbers. The l fl' Carpenters in Milwaukee Area Return to Work carpen- ters In in a four-county area began returning to their Jobs today after ending a 34-day walkout yesterday by voting to accept a 20 cent nn hour wage increase. The new rate, covering carpen- ters in Milwaukee. Wnukesha, Ozau- kcc and Washington counties, Is ui- sever diggers scale an hour. The union orlglnul- io: residential work. Uy sought a 30 cent an hour increase. Most seriously injured were Rob- ert Malloy, 24, a, patient at Veterans hospital, and Norman Vlgen. an attendant at the hospital. Both were, believed to have suffered foot bones. Others who were injured suffered bruises and were released after treatment at General hospital. Engineer Wesley Morton, 2715 Sixteenth avenue, South, said the engine was traveling only about ten miles an hour. The force of the crash knocked the streetcar 22 feet off the tracks. John Strom, 33, 2932 Seventeenth avenue, South, operating the one- man streetcar, said he had stopped at the crossing but did not see the freight engine. Morton said he didn't see the streetcar. Stassen Backs Greek Aid With Reservations By Jack Bell Washington Harold E: Stassen, although saying he favors the Greek-Turkish, aid program, declared to- day it would -be a "tragic" mistake for the United States to arm an all-out offensive against guerrilla opponents ot the present Greek government. At a news conference where he discussed the program, the..former Minnesota, governor 'also termed the general dectrine back of President Truman's policy a negative one. He said-he endorses the aid pro- gram in the form approved by the Senate but hopes that military ex- penditures will not be such us to bring about a full scale civil war in Greece.. Instead, Stassen .said, the United States should concentrate on at- tempting to build a stable and pros- perous regime In the valleys of Greece which by its very prosperity would weaken the appeal of com- munism 'to the mountain guerril- las. A reporter asked Stassen. if he "rrlnhnl Imnlinationfi" Of Ramadier Wins Confidence Vote; Communists Ou t By Robert C. Wilson premier Paul Koma- dlcr faced nn uncertain future to- day as he embarked upon the ex- periment of government wifthout the powerful labor-controlling Com- munist party. The Socialist premier dropped the five Communist ministers from Ws coalition cabinet last night after winning a SCO to 186 vote of confi- in his wage-freezing policies, Representative Gerlach of Pennsylvania Dies Allcntown, tive Charles L. Gerlach yulu serving his fifth consecutive, term when the blast came and I in Congress from the Bucks-Lehlgh r immediate reaction in- district, died early today of a heart attack nt his home. Tlio 51-year-old Gcrlnch, a ber of the House foreign committee, hnd been ill since. Pch- I'unry 7. His widow survives. port "free peoples" wherever they are threatened from within and from without by communism. Negative Policy 'FutlJc' "I recognize the futility of a nega- tive policy of simply being ixgainst Stassen replied. "It is imperative that America adopt positive, constructive approach the economic and political problems sen ting. Ousted from the cabinet were Vice-Premier Maurice Fran- cois Billoux, national defense; Charles Tillon. reconstruction, and Ambrolse Crolznt, labor. Georges Mnrranc, health minister, was due to resign today. He was not present during yesterday's vote. Georgia Weckler Fort Atkinson, lease of a kidnaper suspect sent several hundred persons back into the countryside today in an Inten- sive search for eight-year-old Geor- gia Jean Weckler, missing since Thursday afternoon. Rewards totaling had been posted for a "definite tip or in- formation leading to the recovery of the girl or the arrest of the nb- ductor." Convinced that the blond, 23 Per Cent Cut From Estimate Commerce Justice? State Departments Get Committee Ax By William F. ArbOKra.sl 23 per cent cut In the combined 1348 budget of three government departments and the federal courts was recommended, today by the House appropriations committee. The committee sent the 003 omnibus supply bill to the House floor with a. sharp report wamins all federal agencies against a. "spending psychology" and maxlns these recommendations for funds: State Department: 058, a reduction of or 22 per cent below the Presi- dent's budget estimates but more than it had for the current year. Commerce Department: S191-- 057 000, a 33 per cent cut below the budget figure of 000 and less than for 1947. .tustice Deportment: 306500, a cut of about 2.7 per cent from budget estimates of and less than the 1047 total. Federal judiciary (the 146 450. a 20 per cent slash from budget estimates of and below 1347. More Than This Year The bill's total >s be- low budget estimates but more than the combined agencies received this year. blue-eyed daughter of George C. Tnc Ojji finances activities of the been kid- nsencscs for the fiscal year starting next July I. Xt is scheduled for House consideration late this week. Weckler. a farmer, napcd, Oscar Menzel of Milwaukee offered his services as an inter- mediary in the event ransom de- mands are made. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in. Chicago released after questioning last night a man reported to have been driving which fit the description of one seen here about the time the girl disappeared. Police here said Sam Kliment, a retired farmer, reported having seen an "old cor" driven, to a curb in Port Atkinson Thursday afternoon and that n. little girt who cried "Let me out of here. I want to KO home, was back into the car. Kliment said the driver "threw something over the girl's head or struck at her." Jefferson county authorities con- ferred yesterday with S. L. Feastcr of Wisconsin Rapids, n. post en- gineer at Camp McCoy, who said ic saw nn automobile stop beside a girl of Georgia's description in ihe Weckler farm driveway- Thurs- day afternoon. Marvin Thorn, n. farmhand who drove a tractor past the home at approximately the same time, corroborated the story. Authorities also were checking the story of James Barazo, a ncws- :oy, who said he saw- a small girl struggling with a man in the rear seat of a car day tho girl disappeared. County officers blocked off the approach to the Wccklor farm and refused admittance to other than qualified persons. They explained the "Wecklers have been worried of the peoples of the world." "Then you consider the Truman (Continued oil Pace 4, Column 4.) STASSEN Unidentified Guards at the army disciplinary barracks at Port Leavenworth, Knn.. inspect tier stairway area In cell block of wing seven of barracks after rioting by prisoners was brought under control. Inmates tore plumbing loose and dislodged or destroyed everything Dr. Curtis Evans, Thyroid Surgery Pioneer, Dead Dr. Curtis Alban Evans, 68, a pioneer in surgery of the thyroid gland and a founder of the American College of Surgeons, died of ft heart ailment Saturday night. He had retired in January cRUse of ill health. Dr. Evans performed many suc- cessful goiter operations years ago when such surgery was considered very delicate In the medical pro- fession. He died in Milwaukee hos- pital where he had been chief of star! for 13 years up until 1041. In the First World war, Dr. Evans cited for exceptional service by General John J. Pershing. He was a founder of the American Board of Surgery. _ ____ Minnesotan Killed in Accident in Kentucky Covington. Ky. Inmates tore plumbing they could move during siege. (A.P. Wirephtoto.) Private First Class Erwln W. Peterson, 28, of Otisco, Minn., was killed Sunday near covlngton when his motor- cycle and an automobile collided. Peterson was visiting in Covington wlille on furlough. Municipal Court for Albert Lea Favored Albert Lea, Minn. (fP) A pro- posal for establishment of a munici- pal court in Albert Lea won the unanimous endorsement of the retail division the Chamber of Com- merce and the chamber's parking committee. Civil cases now arc taken before justices of the peace. Campaign Begun to Unveil Moslem Women Belgrade, Yugoslavia (IP) Dr. Nedzat Agoli, minister of so- cial welfare in Yugoslav Mace- donia, ntartcd a campaign to- day for removal of veils by Moslem women. The people of Macedonia arc largely of Turk- ish origin. were added. In- enough by the carious." cumbents among the socialists, MRP and Radical Socialist parties simply took over the Communists' jobs. The most important portfolio changes gave Radical Socialist Yvon Delbos the defense est post the Communists Socinlist Robert Lncoste tho labor not apparent, however, cabinet shake-up had ministry. It was that the brought any solution to the situa- tion which prompted it. Apparently Renault auto workers still were oil strike demanding ton francs per hour more pay. Communists were still backing the strike, which is why they refused favor the vote of confidence. Youngdahl Names May 18 I Am an American Day St. Paul A proclamation designating Sunday, May 18, as I Am an American day has been is- sued by Governor Luther Young- G.I. Fined for Holding 53 Cartons of Cigarettes Tokyo Far East Air force headquarters nnonunced todny that Donald A. Camesi, Pittsburgh, hnd been fined and sentenced to two months at hard labor after conviction of possessing "more than a reasonable amount" of cigarettes. Camesi. a radar instructor, was charged with possessing 53 cartons of cigarettes sent him from his home. Body of N. D. Man Found in River at St. Paul St. body of a man identified by draft cards as Arne King, about 60, of Van Hook, N. 13., was recovered from the Mississippi river near the Wabasha street bridge In a lengthy report explaining its actions, the committee suggested that the State department pet out of "the news business" and criticized: the Commerce department for "nursing business rather than aid- ins it." It recommended: Abolition of the State de- partment's war-born foreign cultural relations program, which Secretary of State George C. Marshall hnd defended as "an Integral and essential part ol the conduct of foreign rela- tions." 2. Funds for the Justice de- partment's drive to recover claimed freight overcharges against the government during the wartime and far the anti- trust division's campaign asalnss the "big fish" among monopo- lies. 3. The full re- quested for the FJ3.T. by J. Ed- gar Hoover, who told the com- mittee of increasing crime and said communities have pcnc- sald communists have pene- trated "every 3cld of activity in this country." While it flatly turned down Sec- retary Marshall's request for for the foreign cultural re- lations program, the committee ap- proved for a similar un- dertaking in cooperation with other American republics. The is S2.820.000 below budget estimates for the South Am- erican program, which has been in operation for some -time. The foreign program, which in- cludes the "Voice of America" broadcasts into Russia and other countries, lias not been authorized by law. the committee pointed out. "It would niso the com- (Continucd on Pace 2. Column J-) BUDGET BILL Weather ness King apparently had FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy and rather cool tonight, low 42 Tuesday partly cloudy with oc- casional brief showers; high 62. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy and continued cool tonight, nr.d Tues- day. Showers southwest portion to- night and In southeast portion Tuesday. Wisconsin: Considerable cloudl- rxnd continued cool tonight dahl. 'been dead about two weeks. City Phone Lines Cut; Settlement Held 'Imminent' Police assist- ance was required today to help supervisory employes gain ad- mittance, as mass picketing was re- sumed around the main telephone exchange here todny. Meanwhile, conferences looking by government officials this after- noon" both "point to an imminent nation-wide settlement." Mayer, declaring "there might be a settlement by said he based his opinion on a statement by officials of the long lines depart- ment of the American Telephone LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 3< hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, SS: minimum, 43: noon, 51: precipitation, none: sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at For the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 72: minimum, 41; noon, 5-1: precipitation, trace. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. toward settlement of the 20-day-oldj telephone strike were resumed in the state capitol and telephone company officials reported four local cables had been cut with an axe, cutting off service to more than 500 Minneapolis telephone users. The telephone company said at- tncks on property wcrc getting "more numerous" and were a serious threat to service in the Twin Cities area. Early End Seen At New York Henry Mayer, coun- sel for some of the unions of the National Federation of Telephone (Ind.) said today there might be a settlement of the nation- TeleBraph Company, who reported iMlaml Denver Kansas City Los Angeles wide telephone fall." strike "by iilght- Simultaneously the N. F. T. W. regional strike committee said that a meeting of the national policy committee and the "intensive drive; they would review immediately a federal proposal of a weekly wage increase 8G 73 82 To Make Offer Hope for a break in the telephone strike was also kindled with an- nouncement by the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company that it make a cash wage-increase offer if its negotiations are returned to St. Louis. Employes of the New York Tele- phone Company, members of four unions that agreed to a weekly wage increase, start- ed back to their jobs today, crossing picket lines of other unions still on strike. The telephone strike in Wisconsin remained stalemated today with ne- gotiations blocked on the question of the honoring of picket lines. will recede. Mpls.-St. Paul........ 55 New Orleans.........87 Phoenix ...'..........108 Washington .........G9 54 58 45 66 68 55 .04 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Wing H 10.4 2 s 12 9.3 .1 Winona 13 10.3 La Crosse 12 10.2 .1 Tributary Streams Black at Neillsville-----5.3 J RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to GuttcnberB) The slowly rising tendency will continue throughout tills district the next two days and without further begin falling All tributaries effective rains will slowly next Friday.