Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
EATHER humid Krirtft? fair coolrr. VOLUME 47. NO. 75 c Full Leaied Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. MAY 15. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY OMICS For the In Adventure Comics Back rage Daily TWENTY PAGES V 1NW. A Greek-Turkey Aid Bill Sent to President D 1.L U U.N. Agrees On 11-Nation Inquiry Body Last Soviet-Slav Drive to Include Big Powers Fails Nrw The United assembly formally created a 11-mit.lori Palestine In- today- T rnrnjilct'-d the of the IB-finy wwilon nnd rcur.ri! r.djoiinn-rl. cli-lib'Tntldiis wound up in a of rapid Thr.v inrludi-d last-minute Arab the a-'wrmbly'.s nc- and rcfu-.iil of the five Arab Ancclrs u. asrci- to ivn Interim truce Robert- Taylor's ;n Holy Land while House Experts Suggest Slash in German Food Allotments rranUfurl, Gcrmimy German officials proposed today H temporary sUiith in thu official rations In the British nnd American zones as food experts of both zones met in cmei'Rcncy session on western Germany's grave food crisis. Reports reaching Berlin from the Soviet zone indicated the Russians, wcrc experiencing difficulty rneellnK ration In in OrCCQ 10 ACl 111 Russ-SIantedFilm, Taylor Testifies rilm Actor s testimony before n............._ __ .._...... committee that he was problem's by a government reprcscnta- 'ir -.pot this summer. A lii'-t Soviet-Slav elTort to in- r'.iide the five big powers in commission's membership failed to man today a declaration that cn.stern Germany, although the situation there was .believed to be less ucutc. German olflclalN In Stuttgart pro- i posed that the offlchxl ration In the !British and American zones be cut from to calories dally 'per peraon, and Paul S. Staggert, U. S. food director for Wuerttcn- berg-Badcn said that if the pro- posal was approved it would take ef- 25 for a four-week period. _ 1CCG iVIliy 1U1 AUL41 I live to appear against his w1'' both are lulling to In- a picture he considered Russian lnc per capita ration, the propaganda brought from Its chair-. lth deficiencies ranging up to 50 per cent, reports to the or the another indication that agency in Stuttgart ....-------1...... bar in the government have been rnmmlin Ism." political committee to major powers. The vote on the whole Palestine wii.'. 4C to 1, with one .V.1 tcr.Mon nnd one absent, April nfj.cmbly hart been in session voted 40 to 0 to confine l.he membership to small countries aftur opposition by Poland and Russia collapsed. Slav bloc and the Arab slates TtiV delegates then fiulckly ap- proved proposed Instructions to the ST.quiry commission by a vote of 4j InK and abettlnp; communism. The chairman, Representative J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N. J.) follow- IIIK Taylor's appearance before his committee on un-Amcrlcan activi- ties, told newsmen the government representative was Lowell Mellctt. former adviser to the late President Roosevelt and Office of War In- formation official. Mellctt, now a columnist, ,sald In Wa.ihlnulon the charge: that, he forced Taylor to appear In the pic- ture "Is too silly to He added that he never compelled Taylor "or ........_ ____ to 7. with one abstention and two !iny0nc else to do anything" and Thf Arab states the proposals. voted The general assembly approved a truce proposal calling on all inter- rsted parties to refrain from the or use of force or any other action which might create an at- mosphere prejudicial to an early Collapse of Brick Building inNevada Elko. Nrv. that he would be glad to talk to Triomas about the matter when the committee returns to Washington. Thomas' assertion that Mellett went to Hollywood on orders of superiors was described by Mellett as "wholly untrue." Moreover, Mel- lctt said that as an O.W.I, official he had never asked the nrmy or navy to defer anyone from service. Taylor was one of a. number of Hollywood celebrities called to tell the committee behind closed doors what they know about communistic activities in the film .capital. Another, Actor Richard Arlcn, to'.d newsmen he advised the com- mittee that "Hollywood communists have influence far exceeding their Three persons j numbcr5 they tire efficient equipment. a convocation which part of two-day ceremonies ir.auKuratlnB Dr. Stoddard presi- dent. he also urged establishment c'. nn annual "round table fund" of for "Joint education of tomorrow's leaders of labor and people." Jerusalem f iiUlllWVi-J ,.._ kilk-d and four Injured early d sccrct organizations and com- -oday when n. two-story brick apart- 1 cd Ior lho most part, Of frus- building collapsed anc! crashed into an ndjotnlng ex- cavation in Elko's business district. Sheriff C. L. Smith of Elho county said the dead were tentatively iden- tified RJ Ralph Nielsen. Beatrice Nielsen, believed to be Nielsen's rno-.hcr. and Mrs. Robert Norrls. Stoddard Formally Installed As Head of U. of Illinois Chicago Dr. George Dins- more Stoddard was honored today at a group of meetings in the first of :wo-day ceremonies officially in- v.a'.llr.g him trnth president of the University of Illinois. Stoddard, -IB. widely-known cdu- rational leader, was appointed two ycurs ago and has been president of the university since last July 1. Charles Luckman. president of Lrvcr Brothers Company, recom- mcndcd the elimination of summer In colleges and estnbllsh- of cta.-.ic.'. on a three-shift, biiMs to make full Use of cxixt- The possibility of a moss protest strike in Stuttgart next week ap- peared to have faded. Factory work- ers, reflecting the "ugly mood" noted by American officials yesterday, had threatened a general strike May 22, but Marcus Schlelchcr, president of the city's trade -unions, declared the workers would allow more-tirnc lor the situation to be improved. Both United States and British authorities the existence of the food crisis and General Lu- cius D. Clay, the American military governor, said he expected It to con- tinue ".for the next three or lour but that "relief Is in sight." In Washington. Secretary of War Robert Patterson said more than tons of food would be sent tn Judge J. Robert Martin, Jr.. who is presiding at the trial in Greenville, S. C., of 31 men charged with the lynching of 24- year-old Willie Earle. a Negro. Judge Martin has before him 2G signed confessions to participa- tion In the lynching which grew out of the stabbing of a white man. Romney Guilty Of House Funds Fraud Charge A federal iurv todav convicted Kenneth OT chwees of conceing for; Harris, o nnn ___ Bowles Asks Price Cuts, Wage Hikes Committee Report Business Collapse Imminent Bowles today proposed a ten per cent price roll-back and widespread adoption of 15'cent an hour wage boosts to wurd off what he called an "im- minent" business collapse. Bowies' report, drafted by a committee which Included two oth- er former OPA chiefs, was Issued under the sponsorship of Americans for Democratic Actio'n, the self- proclaimcd "liberal" political organ- ization headed by Ex-Housing Ex- pediter Wilson Wyatc. "While It is no longer possible to prevent some kind of business reaction, It Is possible to prevent that reaction from degenerating into a collapse such as followed World War I, with widespread. un- employment, bankruptcies and the report asserted. In addition to price cuts and !wage increases, the committee ad- vocated scrapping the pending ten to 30 per cent tax cut program land substituting a measure hiking 'personal exemptions from to Tills, the Bowles group said; would provide two-thirds of the relief to persons with net (after exemption) incomes below Instead of only half as under the congressional proposal. Signing the report along with Bowles were Leon. Henderson, one of his predecessors as OPA chief, nnd Puul Porter, his successor; William H. Davis, former chairman An Automobile is covered with debris after ft two-minute tornado whipped through the eastern rim of Flndlay Ohio. Several were injured when a trailer camp was leveled on the outsWrts of the city. The tornado was preceded by a hailstorm wUch dropped stones described as about one and three quarters inches In diameter. (A.P. Lewis Will Bargain With Portion of Coal Industry Washington John L. Lewis agreed today to try to neeo- tlate a'wage contract with operators representlnfc about 75 per cent of the nation's soft coal production and talks were set to former House "sergeant at of the war labor board; Seymour begin tomorrow. rpfuwd to eo Sees of conccaiine for'Harris, Harvard university The Southern Coal Producers association, which retused to go Germany this month, that a similar jm nis accounts. amount would be sent next month two decades a shortage of jm.y and "even more" in July. German officials in Stuttgart, ad- vised of the American plan said even 'these imports would fall tons short of the monthly require- ________ fa statement last May 23 by Federal Judge night, that' food shipments called for In former President Herbert. its verdict In iiomic consultant; and others. 'one hour and 50 minutes but an- 'nounccmcnt of the decision was delayed for more than an hour by a court-recess for lunch. until Hoover's recommendations "have been met up to May 1, except for an amount equal to about one week's ration. Even this Is only a delay, not a reduction." German gloom and dlEgruntle- ment over what many of them re- ferred to as their "starvation" diet was swiftly welling up, however, into what American investigators called an "ugly mood of bitter resentment." General Clay conceded that "all the elements of unrest that may lead 2 Killed, Trains W reCKCQ Dy ITIIHC to'such demonstrations arc _., n 1 warned that: Rio of e in KaiACTinA "If any political agitator attempts DlddlS 111 1 alCallllC to capitnuzo upon the serious food and if he Is cau be put behind bars." by'thoTcw'lsh underground Decked be pUtBlack Markct two Palestine trains today, killing St. Fatally Burned St. Paul Demonstrating "her- daddy lit a three- year-old Susun Currier suffered burns which caused her death a few hours later Wednesday at Ar.cker hospital. The paper match holder flared setting fire to nightgown :r. the home of her parents, Mr. iir.d Mrs. Edwin Currier. Mrs. Cur- rier extinguished the fire but not bc.'ore the little girl suffered the f.ital injuries. 2 Arraigned for Illegal Stock Sale in Wisconsin Two officers of the Mid-Central Mining Company of Toronto, a Canadian corporation, were arraigned in district court Yesterday charged with selling uu- rrgi.'-tcred stock in Wisconsin. They were: Carl H. Frank. 42, Mllwaukoc. president of the firm, nr.d Hubert S. Moore, 45, of Mcrton iWaakesha Their cases were continued to June and bond was set at each. Police Sue Husband for Umi.svillc. Ky. M'i Three Louls- villc patrolmen who claimed their characters werr "Impugned" by Actress Diana Barrymore and her husband, John P.. Howard, filed ir. fodenii court here yesterday, damages totaling The suits came as an aftermath of an -altercation on a downtown corner early Sunday, in the Howards were arrested and charged with assault and bat- tery and disorderly conduct. I- two British offleers. injured five other persons, damaged three bridges and disrupted railway serv- ice in the Holy Land. Uncxploded mines were discover- ed on trackage in the Jerusalem and Tel Aviv areas, officials said, and some sources said a large scale attack on the Palestine railway system may have been timed on Iho assumption that the United Nations assembly session on Pales- tine would end last night. If such was the case, these sources said, the train minings might be the forerunner of renew- ed large scale violence. The two British officers perished when a mine exploded as a bomb disposal squad was trying to deal with It on the track near Acre, scene of a mass prison break ten clays ago. Two other officers and a sapper were Injured, one of them seriously. At London, British government sources said today that British oc- cupation troops In Germany soon would swing into action in an all- out effort to crush a widespread black market held largely respon- sible for Germany's grave food crisis. Foreign Secretary Ernest Kevin this morning submitted a complete plan for this zonal swoop to the British cabinet which was expected to approve it unanimously. Main Item on the agenda of the British cabinet wns discussion of emergency measures to meet the food crisis In the British zone of Germany, The British army's newest assign- ment will- take the troops into the farmlands where they will search for hidden stocks of nil types of food which, Instead of being marketed through normal channels, are being kept back for disposal on -the black market. The maximum penalty upon con- viction is 30, years' Imprisonment and fine. Romney was convicted on all three counts of the Indictment against him. William.H. Collins, Romney's at- torney, told reporters he intended to file notice of Intent to ask for a new trial and that this possibly would delay Romney's sentence un- tll next week, Romney stood calmly as the jury foreman, Walter Stark, announced the verdict. Defendant Admits Part in Lynching Of Negro Victim Greenville, S. Roosevelt Hurd, accused execu- tioner of a Negro lynch-vlctlm ad- mllled In a statement today that he participated In the killing but denied he fired the fatal shotgun blast which ripped open the vic- tim's head. The purported statement was of- fered In evidence by the prosecu- tion, In' the trial of 31 defendants accused ol' murder and conspiracy to murder in connection with the slaying of Negro Willie Earl last February 17. Twenty-eight are Greenville cab drivers. Hurd, who acknowledged a sec- ond-grade education, said he rode with the leaders who went to Pick- ens, S. C., with taxi cabs and took the Negro from Plckcns Jail. He said the lynch-victlm was ques- tioned about the fatal stabbing of a white taxi driver. Rennebohm Signs Board and Room Law, 25 Others Madison, Wis. Twenty-six measures, including a modification of the controversial "room and board" law, were signed Into law today by Acting Governor Oscar. Rennebohm. Legislators who previously receiv- ed three cents per mile for weekend trips to their homes an'd back to Madison, regardless of whether such trips actually were taken, will be required to certify each month the number of trips for which they seek allowances. Another bill would provide penal- tics for persons who offer for pub- lication in newspapers or other pub- lic prints false and misleading news stories or advertisements. A bill specifying that, only pas- teurized milk could be sold in Wis- consin was killed by a 48 to 40 vote In the assembly today following pro- longed arguments over big industry interests and health of the general public. nomist; Robert R. Nathan, on industry-wide bargaining With Lewis' TJnited Mine Workers, asked for separate negotiations. Lewis replied that he wanted a chance to discuss the southerners' request with his policy committee before giving an onswer. I Those major developments In the long-troubled coal Industry were 1 announced by Navy .Captain N. H. Colllsson, federal coal mines admin- istrator. About-Face Lewis' agreement to negotiate with a part of the Industry represented Vet Throws Acid In Wife's Face, Attempts Suicide Newark, N. Detectives George Eschenfclder and George Daly said today they had a statement from 30-year-old navyjan about face on his previous In- veteran Harold Knowles that he slstence on Industry-wide bargain- had thrown acid Into the face of his pretty, dark-haired wife In an an attempt to blind her "so she'd never see another man." The detectives quoted Knowles as saying he threw the acid Monday morning at the end of an all-night attempt to effect a reconciliation In his wife's apartment. He had come there, they quoted him as saying, after he had gone AWOL from the Veterans administration hospital at Lyons. "I'm nuts about the state- ment said. "I love her right now, and I pray she won't be scarred." The six-foot two-inch disabled veteran, who said he was Injured In a ship explosion at Pearl Harbor, was booked here last night on a charge of atrocious assault and bat- tery with intent to kill. He was re- turned here after waiving extradi- tion at New York city where he was found early Tuesday with razor gashes in his left wrist and both ankles. Meanwhile, Mrs. Knowles was re- ported in good condition at Newark City hospital where she is being treated for acid burns of the face nnd rums. Her eyes, doctors said, are uninjured. 26 Dead in Film Fire In Rome Rome lire depart- ment officials reported today that at least 26 persons were killed and 25 Injured by a flash fire which turned the offices of the Minerva Film Company here into a verit- able furnace just before quitting time last night. Additional bodies may be buried in the ruins of the building. Some of those hospitalized were so badly Injured they were given little hope of recovery. So fast did the fire spread that Jt trapped almost everyone who was in the building. Rosenwald Funds Given 23 Negroes and 17 Whites Chicago Twenty-three Negroes and 17 white southerners were awarded fellowships averaging each by the Julius Rosenwald yesterday. The fellowships -will support such projects as the writing of poetry and novels, research In fashion design, and evaluation of political practices. Tho 1947 awards, together with. reappomtments of former fellows, Typhoon Passes Over Iwo Jima at 72 M.P.H. Manila, The U. S. navy's George, Queen Elizabeth and the Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret Rose (left to right) of Great Britain stand beneath a Wel- come Home sign outside the Guildhall at Portsmouth, England, as they are greeted by their subjects following their arrival aboard H.M.S. ship Vanguard from their tour of South Africa. (A.P. photo.) L payments of In Heet weather station reported to-1 jobless payments of day that a typhoon passed over Iwo j April indicated a 20 per cent de- Jlma this morning, with winds! cline from the March level of ing, Jn line with a policy adopted at the U.M.W. convention last year. The owners who will start wage talks immediately with Lewis In- clude operators of northern and; Freeman Cleared; To Testify for Garsspn and May WMhlniton Joseph F. Freeman, munitions agent .acquitted at the May-Garsson bribery trial, will take the witness stand for the three other defendants. Counsel for former Kentucky Congressman Andrew Jackson May and Arms Manufacturers Henry and Murray Gnrsson disclosed this Justice Henry A. Schwinhaut, In granting an acquittal motion for trolled by such companies as U. S. the Steel. Charles O'Neill, representing those operators, agreed with Lewis to set up a joint conference at once. Claim Special Problems This conference, which will In- clude about seven men from each side, will be In past Ezra van Horn as chair- man. He is a representative of Ohio coal producers. Colllsson said he wanted to make it clear that the Southern Coal Producers association is and always has been willing to bargain for Its own members. The southerners are unwilling however, to bargain along with the rest of the Industry be- cause they contend they have spe- cial problems. Collisson said he also wanted to make it clear that "Mr. Lewis at no time has refused to bargain with anyone." Wallace Asks Program to Restore World Economy Chicago A program of American exports and investments throughout the world is proposed by Henry A. Wallace, who says that the only hope for peace "is a major effort to restore the world economy by the use of American resources." The former vice-president, speak- ing at a rally at the Chicago sta- dium last night, asserted that the "Truman doctrine may not lead to war, but it will never lead to peace." Torn-Up Streets Spur Special Sale afFaribault Spurred by pav- ing projects under way on two main streets, Faribault merchants today started a three-day "remodel- ling sale" to make shopping attrac- tive despite the inconveniences caused by the work. The 72-year-old May, wartime House military committee chairman, is charged with taking In bribes to do favors for the 000 Garsson munitions combine Both Houses Give Final Approval Truman Urges Full Grant in Seqond Foreign Aid Act Congrc-vs hcnt lo the Whites House today legiila- llon authorizing a pro- gram of financial and limited mili- tary aid to bulwark Greece and Turkey nfialnst communism. The House. and thi-n l.he Senate, quickly approved the bill compro- mising minor differences between t.he Hou.se nnd Senate measures. On another bill to provide funds for relief of six countries in Europe nnd Asia. President Truman urged Congress again to voln the full asked, saying "the pence of the world cnn be realized only when people are free from the fear ol hungry." UXRRA Report Mr. Truman's appeal was con- tained in a. letter transmitting the tenth quarterly report ol UNRRA. It reached the Cnpitol as Senate and House conferees sought to rc- solvo differences in their respective bills. The biggest point at issue is thff nmount to be provided. The Joint committee failed to reach a compromise at. initial talks, then scheduled an afternoon ses- sion The House voted tn cut the fund to but the Senate favors providing the full amount. President Trumnn said "The peace of the world cnn be realized only when people are free from the fear of hunger." Refugee Organization Mr. Truman also renewed his request that Congress authorize this country to join the Interna- tional Refugee to bo composed of United Nations mem- bers, and give it to help care for persons driven from their homes by the war. 'Tho TJnited Mr, Tru- man's letter sitiu. reiourcc- needed by war-devastated countries to carry them through this year into a. new year in which most ol them may hope that they will achieve economic recovery." The United Nations Relief, nnd Rehabilitation administration up its work March 31, The S350.-000.000 foreign relief fund is intended to help tide the foreign nations over to the point they can feed themselves. Minnesota Fires in 1946 Cost Minneapolis Fires in Min- nesota, lost year cost 56 lives and did damage. Leonard C. which hc a tot t acts war con-1 Lund, acting state fire marshal, told 500 fire officials at closing sessions May himself Is expected to be a witness tomorrow after Charles J. Margiottl. counsel lor the two Gars- son brothers, makes an opening defense statement which was post- poned when the trial began April 22. In granting the Freeman acquit- tal motion. Justice Schwcinhaut turned down similar motions the Garsson to Wednesday of the 19th annual northwest fire school. Weather G.O.P. Leaders Reported Set to Kill School Bill Washington The House Republican leadership was reported today to have Issued orders to the labor committee to kill a bill which would Rive states a year in federal aid for schools. A high-ranking party member who does not want his name used (.old .reporters the orders will be carried out because of G.O.P. pledges to down government spending. Majority Leader Halleck of Indi- ana, asked about the report 'There has been no determiriation FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight -with occasional thun- dershowcrs. Rather mild and humid tonight; low 54. Friday generally and somewhat cooler late aft- ernoon or night; high 70. cloudy tonight and Friday with occasional showers, mostly In south portion. Cooler north nnd west portions Friday. cloudy tonight and Friday. Occasional showers or thundershowcrs over most of the state tonight, and east and south portions Friday. Cooler northwest portion Friday. LOCAL WEATHER Official observation for l.he 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. CD; minimum, 48; noon. a- precipitation, .31 of an Inch; nt sun rises TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Chicago 5" 'is Denver "3 -01 DCS Moines Duluth 44 (50 40 .37 .05 on the matter." A subcommittee still is holding hearings on the bill, he said, and they are "not just a gesture." But lie also said: "Of course, we are not exactly hunting ways to spend more money. And many states have done a lot in the lost year for their schools and teachers." Boost in Minimum Wages Gets Nonpartisan Support 78 04 87 Miami Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans New York 70 Phoenix Seattle 54 67 Washington 43 87 5S 05 45 78 47 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Tru- man's boost-the-minimum-wage rec- ommendation won Republican as well as Democratic support In the Senate today. But chances for action this year appear dim. Even among backers of the chief executive's proposal there is con- troversy whether a new pay "floor" should be fixed at 65 cents a hour as urged by Mr. Truman, or at 55 cents, V5 cents or some other flg- Wisconsin's Jobless Grants Drop 20 Per Cent......, Madison. Wis. Wisconsin's ure. The present minimum is 40 cents. It applies to all workers covered by the .wage-hour act. In general those whose output moves reaching 72 miles an hour. The storm, first reported 750 miles east of Manila, was expected to die out before reaching Japan. according to a report is-j across state lines, sued 'by the Wisconsin industrial commission today. Payments to veterans dropped 22 per cent. While this issue .simmered, House- Senate conferees on labor disputes assembled Ior their first later on." try at ironing out differences in two bills designed to check strikes and restrict some union practices. The President's minimum wage recommendation was contained to Red Wing H 9.1 .1 Lake City U-9 3 Reads 12 R.2 Dam 4. T.W....... S.9 .1 'Dam 5, T.W....... 7.4 .1 Dam 5A, TAV..... 8.5 .3 Winona 13 9.4 .3 Dam G, Pool....... 8.9 -3 Dam G. T.W....... 8.5 2 Dakota 9-0 -1 Dam 7, Pool....... 9.4 .1 Dam 7, T.W....... S.2 .3 La Crosse 12 9.5 3 his message to Congress yesterday approving the antiportal pay bill. P Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand.. 5.2 Senate approved increase but the WUJTrcmpcalenu at Dodgc jg Black at Ncillsvlllc...- 5.6 Taft chairman of the Republican policy committee, told a reporter he fav- ors jacking up the wage minimum but that he Is not ready to say how much the Increase should be. Senator Joseph Ball chairman of the subcommittee, said he has made no plans for hearings 'But I hope we can do something --1.2 .1 .5 .4 .1 r Black at Galesville----3.5 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 Root at Houston 7.8 .S RIVER FORECAST (From IIa.slinir-1 to Guttcnbcrff) The Mississippi river m this dis- trict will now fall more rapidly for several days with average dally falls of .2 to .3 foot. The Chippewa and Black will rise slightly.