Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 19, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w E ATHER c Full Leaaed Wire Newi Report of The Auociated Prett Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 78 'wiMOMA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING, MAY 19. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY OMICS For the Tops In Adventure Comici Back Dally FOURTEEN PAGES Truman Urges U. S. Health Program Snyder Cites Trend TowardAf Mother's Bedside Tax Slashes Truman Resumes Vigil Grain Buying Statement Ignores Pending Knutson Reduction Bill U'mhlnjrton Secretary of Treasury John W. Snyder told Con- crrss today ihiit "a period or tax reduction i.t approaching." But he made no recommendations us to taxe.'. should be cut or when. Snyder further told the. m-iivs' nnd means eotnmltf.ee. that Oor.srrexs should "cou.-.kler" how to reduce Uvxni at some un- Thr prepared state- me-v by ihe Treasury head made r.o mention of the tax rrr.'uctlori bill pii.iwd ovcrwhelmlliK- !y bv the Hotifiir despite iiclmlnlstrn- t'lon' opposition. Tlie bill now Is nwaltmc Senate action. Nor did Snj'tlcr'.t statement sny whether President Truman might, veto this tnx-cut bill If It reaches him, Snyder was i.he first witness na the committee becan hearlnns on iv jcnrnil revision of the entire tax Mrs. Matiha. Truman Odom Flies From Minneapolis to N. Y. in 3 Hours New York (XT) Captain W1I- the Rcy- 20 Snyder's ivtraemeut contained !humSnall sketches of 20 levies vhich have been under Treasury P. is Odom said his time bettered an unofficial record set last winter by a Northwest Airlines DC-4 of four hours and 25 minutes. Odom gave Ills flying distance 1.050 miles. He wild ho averaged about 302 miles an hour and hit a top speed of -120 miles an hour be- tween Green Bay, WlS... and Detroit In the twln-cnglno converted A-2C bomber. With hlrn wa.-i Tommy Bnrtlctt of Chicago, who served us co-pllot, 1 Killed, 46 Hurt As Tanker Burns At Texas City Texas City, fed flumlng from the tanker Pan- Massiichusetts killed one man and injured -1C others yesterday. The tanker, n. tut! and a clock were badly damaged before the flames were brought under control. ury head commented Included per- j.onn.1 Income taxes and the .npllttlng r.! family Income; corporate income tuxes; taxation o.' dividends: tax- rxempt organizations such ns co- nprratlvf; rxrlxc, pstate and Klft tnxcn, Rnci social security taxes, Individual Incnmo Knydrr wilt! of Individual Income tux rates: "Thr must bo rc-oxamlned drtrrrnlnn their on Incen- to work nml Invest iirtcl thole rttf-rM on llvlntf standards and pur- cnaslnc power, nevl.ilon of the should bo coordinated with other changes In the income tax such as personal excmptlon.t and thr treatment of family incomes and with changM In other taxes." i A bill to revise the rates, Increase personal exemptions, and allow the splitting of family In com en along lines mentlonr-tl by Snytler tins been ir.trcxluced by Senator Scott W. ,Lu- cns but Snyder did not re.'er :o It sprrlflcnlly.' Cr-.a'.rman Harold Knutson Mjr.n.) of the tax-writing House proup iwiri the central revision ____ result In r.ubsinntliil tax Louis Iloinmn, 40, of Gftlscvton, a nert ynr. brynnd the mr-nitire now pending. Thnt bill awaits n decision In the Senate on n Democratic drive to lay Rr.ldr unlll June 10 at least. The want Congress to take. a Sool: nt the government's financial in the lust month of the Treasury's aerotintlnc year. The -M Democratle, senators wen> lined up Mildly for deluy, GOP. leaders conceded there would be some detections among the liepabliciir.5 when the showdown vote is called. The Issue was in crewman on the tuK Richard Clark which caught flru from the tanker, was killed. Credit for extinguishing the four- hour fire went to Texas City's heroic volunteer fire department which lost 27 members In the fires and explosion.-! that wrecked this wntcr- fnnit town a month ago. Two urew members ot the tug Richard Clarke were burned critical- ly us they Jumped from the flaming vessel and swam through burning gd.'iollne. Forty-five members of the Pan-Massachusetts' crew also Jumped overboard and were treated for minor burns. District Legion Meets Scheduled SI. American Lectori conventions will open June _rntln.nl-B nnd 7 with the fifth district mcct- detailed pioposnl MUmoanalls and the fourth .'or a Sl.000.000.noo innc.trrm creel t; 'n nrc: Scv- Jiir...'i from the United Mates Madison, and second. thrmidi Allied head-, 8 nnd 9: sMh, ___ __ eighth, Grand Rap- ninth, Fer- Kasson, Hastings, Hastings, Billion Dollar Jap Loan Report Is Circulated Physicians Report Little Change in Patient's Condition By Ernest 11. Vaccaro Grandvicw. President Truman resumed his vigil at the bedside of his gravely ill 84-year- old mother today, somewhat encour- aged again by her own report that she was "feeling better." The President drove to Mrs. Mar- tha E. Truman's frame bungalow home here from Kansas City, 17 miles away, where he spent the night in the Hotel Muehlobach. Earlier, the President told report- ers in Kansas City that he had tel- ephoned his sister, Miss Mary Jane Truman, at Grandview for a check- up on his mother's condition. "She Is Mr. Truman said. 'I talked with my sister. She said For German Zones Ended New Purchases Slated for Other Areas in Need Present plans contemplate little if any further government buying of grain for the British-American zones of Germany this year. J A War department official con- nected with relief operations for the occupation zones told a reporter to- day that much ol the foodstuffs needed to carry along the rationing program until the German crops corou in already have been pur- chased. The department announced last the height of unrest In It expects 3 Killed When Plane Crashes On Burlington, Iowa, mother herself said she was feeling !tons Of f00d to be delivered to the better." The President's daughter, Mar- garet, canceled her concert stage debut scheduled for tomorrow night at Pittsburgh, to fly to her grand- mother's bedside. Ilcarl Very Weak The elderly Mrs. Truman's strug- gle for recovery from complications which followed the fracture of her right hip In a fall in mid-February "a very tired Wallace H. was handicapped by and weak heart." Brigadier General Graham, the President's personal zones during May, a similar amount in June and even more in July. itl also is likely, the official told a re- porter, that there will be some further shipments In August to make certain supplies will be on hand when the German spring wheat crop is ready for harvest that month. The severe European winter caused heavy losses In the winter grain crop, seeded last fall. Transportation Trouble Officials of the army's civil af- fairs division say the crisis that arose in the occupied zones' physician, said she was drawing onjdurinK recent weeks resulted prl- ------.....in marily from transportation dlilicuir ties In Germany and not from failure to procure adequate tan- nages in the United States. (While most of the grain is produced itl the United Britain shares the Citing an example of the difli- over the war-damaged Germany, one official recently re- turned from Germany said that a tvainload of coal routed over a comparatively short distance finally u strong will power. She "slipped" a bit yesterday aft- ernoon after a Sunday morning ral- ly which amazed her walking, with support, to her fav- orite rocker where she sat talking with the President and others for nearly three "hours. Time of the President's return to Washington is problematical. Im- portant papers and reports requir- ing his attention are being flown to him hero. Mr. Truman conversed with re- porters this morning when he re- turned from n 20-mlnuto walk in tho vicinity or his hotel, accompa- nied by Roar Admiral James H. Foskctt, his naval ulde, nnd secret service agents; He appeared to be more cheerful than before he went to bed. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told a news confer- ence that "there has been no ma- terial change" In Mrs. Truman's condition Klncc last night. He quoted Brigadier General Wal- lace H. Graham as saying Mrs. Tru- man "Is tired" and will not attempt to get out of bed during the day. She chatted briefly this morning____ u-lth her pastor, the Rev. or to occupation au Bowman of the Grandview Baptist thorltles as to specific tonnage de- church. The White House today canceled Guards Eligible To Join Union, High Court Finds Washington The Supreme court today ruled that plant guards 'commodities deputized by local police arc "em- ____ A i__ ....i.. rtn n-insvni-1 rtf nlsivrrtf-11 i trtHnv i.lin IHDO1' cavort- ployes" under the national labor relations act and may join unions which also represent production em- ployes. The decision Involved labor dls- arrlvcd at its destination alter 11 putes affecting plant guards of yard, c locomotives had been used. All but JonCH anci Laughlin Steel Corpora-1 plodea. one broke down. Aversion to Corn A secondary problem, but one to be reckoned with, officials say, is the matter of inducing the Germans to eat corn products. Like most Europeans, corn to them is fodder for livestock but not food for humans. Nutrition teams are at work sell- Ing the Germans on the idea that corn is better than not eating at all. There is more corn than wheat available for export from the United department officials said never has been any promise itlon's Otis works In Cleveland, and E. C. Atkins 'and company, In- dianapolis maker of tools and armor plate. Jones and Laughlin contended! States. War or postponed all social activities for the next ten clays and Mrs. Truman prepared to leave for Grandview. No Trace Found of Moorhead Pair Mimrhcad, Minn, clues had been received up to this morn- ing concerning the whereabouts of Albert Johnson, 38, and Dorothy May Schumen, the 17-year-old liveries. The department nsked President Truman to commission former President Hoover to make a survey of the situation and now uses Hoover's report as a basis for its food delivery totals. The requirements suggested by Hoover have been met, officials said except for tons (about one week's They said this shortage, caused by especially acute transportation difficulties, will be corrected during this month and June. Food shipments during the Burlington, ing navy plane crashed school playground Here yesterday, killing the pilot and two school boys and injuring six other youths as wreckage showered through the neighborhood over a four-block area. The plane, one of a fighter squadron from Lambert Field, St. Louis, was being put through a ser- ies of barrel rolls as part of a naval air show when it plummettcd to the ground where 14 children were playing baseball, hurtled across the yard, crashed Into a tree and ex- oded. Commander J. D. Taylor, leader of the squadron, sold he -would be- gin today an investigation of the mishap. The dead school boys were iden- tified as Roland Hagemefer, 16; and Richard Grant, 14. Lieut employer, directly or indirectly." The high court handed down two separate decisions. In the Jones nnd Laughlin case, the court's five-four opinion was written by Justice Frank Murphy Mrs. Ethel Peeler of St. Louis. The Injured who were hospltal- ized were Identified as: head cuts and Harry Darrah, 19, bruises. Jackie- Brunat, 5-year-old girl. severe arm and leg burns from. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson and i flammg gasoline which sprayed on Justices Felix Frankfurter, Robert H. Jackson arid Harold Burton dis- sented. In the Atkins case, the majority opinion was written by Murphy, with dissents noted by the chief jus- tice and Justices Frankfurter and Jackson. Newsmen Upheld The'Supreme court today her as she stood across the street from the playground. Norbcrt Dunn, 18, cuts, burns and bruises. Two Children Hurt in Falls Down Blufisides Spring weather over the weekend, lured hikers to the Winona hills and two children were injured when they fell down bluflsides in the nona area. Most seriously Injured was Ann Stewart, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Stewart Dodge Center, who visited Sunday at> Minnesota City. The other Injured hiker was John Bitu, ten years old, son of Mr. ana Mrs. Victor Bltu, 1005 West Broad- way, who fell about 25 feet from a bluff near Devil's cave ia the Bluff side park area. He told his mother that he slipped and fell. He re- ceived a broken left arm and alter it was set at the Winona Genera hospital, was permitted to return home. The Stewart girl was hiking with other girls on the hill and was at an elevation of about 200 feet when she stumbled, one of her sistcr said. Apparently stumbling on a piece of rock, the girl fell 200 feet down Ihc steep liJll and received ft two and a half-inch gosh on her fore- She was Insurance m iruiscs. ihead and a broken nose. Herbert Salone, 20, burned jn a dazed condition to the Winona General hospital where her and leg. Allen Kelly, 15, head injury, burns ruled three Texas newspapermen were im- properly convicted ol contempt of court 1'or publication of several news stories and an editorial. Justice O. Douglas wrote and lacerations. Lyle Lewis, 14, bruises. head and arm Cort Klein, city editor of The Burlington Hawk Eye Gazette, said the plane plowed through the backstop fence of the Perkins school playground, hurtled across the dia- iVilly OUJlUliiUll, WIG Al-Jt-ni -v...-. Moorhead girl Johnson Is charged recent months abou with kidnapping. W. T, Curran, Clay county sher- iff, said there was absolutely "no trace" of the pair, missing since last Thursday. Authorities here 'speculated last week that the two are headed to- wards Minneapolis, but a Twin Cities police check of hotels failed to locate the pair. Italy Applies for U.N. Membership Lake Success, N. Y. Italy's application for member- ship In the United Nations was handed to Secretary-General Trysvc He today by Alberto Tarclii.ini, Italian ambassador to Wiishlnston. tons a month. Relief experts estimate that to maintain the calory minimum ration for the two zones requires nn average of about tons of imports a month. There arc some persons in the two zones but not all require the ration be cause some live In rural areas wher they are more or less self-sustain inp. With virtually all supplies for th German shipment bought, tho gov ernmcnt plans to resume purchas of grain for other shortage areas when the new American crop be gins moving to market next month These purchases were all bu stopped In February due to rising prices, and a new market plan is yei ,o be worked out. Island Rips Hole in Golden Eagle St. guard offl- credited recently Ui- wuier-tlcht bulkheads with rcrventmi: a loss of life when Tho Id'TI fill Old MlssiW.lppl n-.t-r vnt'Het bout, rammed nil la- near Grand Tower, 111., ycs- A five-fool hole wan ripped In tho of :he '.ternwheeler. There- was no panic as the. 01 abonrcls. Including 44 pr M reached .shore wifely across after obeying the in.-tructlonr. to abandon the T.'ie stricken .sternwhctlcr was re- ported in dancer of breaking up. E. Nathan Smith sivlcl tho or.'- of the lost excursion on the river, went out of after the stenrinK gear '.iili'd. lie expressed little houc she bf Ttic Oold'-n Elide, veteran of river rticrs. survived a similar nriir Chester. III.. In 1041, rerouted after owners cave up for loss. Tin- ucridenl occurred about Aft.-r all pii.v.ctwrK their r-.ivt! been lauded two pas- !rv, in M. Urllnc, news edl- Wiiti-rwayji .Iininuil, mid i( onlinuril nn Column 4-1 wrote a dis- and Justice Frankfurther wrote another. Chief Justice Vinson con- curred in Frankfurther's dissent. 3 KilledDurTng Robbery Attempt On Chicago Home persons were shot and killed last night during an attempted robbery of a West Side apartment where 32 people were, gathered for a dinner party. The dead were Albert FIneberg. 38 in whose home the shooting oc- curred- Benjamin Eisenstein, 39, personal balMlI to Municipal Judge Oscar S. Caplan, nnd a man. Iden- tified as George Stunlslnwski, an ex- convict, 32. who police said was one of the robbers. One of the guests, Lionel TaklfT, was taken to a hos- Mtal after being struck by one of ;he intruders. Door left Open Witnesses to the shooting told Po- ice Sergeant Ambrose Mahoney the 'ront door of the apartment at 3929 West Adams street had been left Jar to improve ventilation. Shortly jefore midnight three men sudden- y appeared in the doorway. Two of ,hein were armed with guns and he other carried a large hammer. Sergeant Masoney said the wit- nesses told him two of the robbers went into the kitchen and lined up mon Tin- CJoliI island and crew wore sawd. Kiulr, One. of the last of the famous old packet boats on the Mississippi river, struck an r Gnmd Tower. III., Sunday, tearing a five-foot hole in the hull and sank. All passengers (A.P. WJrephoto to Tho burned. The schoolboys killed and injured were struck by flying wreck- age, he said. The propeller and port wound was closed. She was rest- ing comfortably today and tomor- row X-rays will be taken to de- termine whether she suffered a fractured skull. Her condition, how- ever, is reported serious. The girl was in company of her sister. Hazel, eight years, and two neighbor children, Gary Leighton three years old, and his sister, Lil- lian, six years old. The accident occurred in the hills back of Minnesota City. Her father. of plane's engine hurtled through the kitchen of a house occupied by the William Waugh family, entering through the north wall. They landed in the garden within a foot of where James Waugh, nine, was standing. Acrobat Performs on High Kenosha Tower Kcnosha, WIs. An acro- batic display on a 240-foot radio tower atop an eight-story bank building attracted dozens of specta- tors in downtown Kcnosha yester- day, including a number of police- a former resident of Minnesota City, In Army Air Forces. Food Runs Out As Fliers Meet at Blue Earth Blue Earth. Minn. than 300 hungry private fl-.ers came from southern. Minnesota and northern Iowa for the biggest breakfast flight since the war, swamping the sponsoring Junior Chamber of Commerce- with de- mands for food. Sunday, In all the visiting fliers, -many of them farmers by vocation, con- Tlie cops gained the roof of two cases 500 pan- cakes and all the bacon that, Mel bank building while their quarry performed on a steel runged ladder. As they waited, the performer ob- ligingly height, descended performed to some 50-foot special .he women against the walls. Mean- while. Eisenstein started toward the Bedroom where he had his coat con- :ainlng a gun -which he is entitled o carry as n bailiff. Tripped, Bandit One of the guests, Sam Takiff, 38, antics, and then came down. Today in municipal court. Ruetz paid a fine of and costs on a charge of disorderly conduct. Jones, committee chairman, could find in Blue Earth. Fairmont nns- Research Funds, Hospital Building, Urged by President Tru- man asked Congress today to 'immediate attention" to enact- ment of a federal health and dis- ability insurance program. In a special message to the legis- lators. Mr. Truman declared sucil legislation is "crucial to our na- tional welfare." Under the type ol program ne asks, a worker unable to work be- cause of injury or illness would re- ceive government payments. Mr. Truman told Congress: "Of the four basic risks to security of working people and their old age, death and have pro- vided some insurance protection against three. "Protection against the fourth- the major missing ele- ment In our national social insur- ance program." Mr. Truman's message asked, in addition: 1. Adequate public hCMth. ncrviccs, including an expand- ed maternal and child health prosram. 2. Funds for research and medical education. 3. More hospitals and doctors, especially sparsely-settled areas. The total health program wnicH I have proposed Is crucial to our national he said. "Tha icart of that program is national lealth insurance. 'Until It is a part of our national fabric, we shall be wasting our most precious national resource and shall be perpetuating unnecessary misery and human suffering." The President asserted that an Insurance plan is the democratic wav of coping with the menace of serious illness which requires ex- pensive care nnd services. He continued: "It is the only plan broad enough, to meet the needs of all' our peo- ple. It the long lew costly and far more effective tnaa public charity or a medical dole. "Under the program which I proposed patients can and will free to participate or to reject par- ticipation." He suggested administranon through state and local agencies, subject only to "reasonable national standards." Mr. Truman's message renewed a proposal he had made previously to Congress. Twelve Killed in German Explosion Brunswick. Germany Twelve British sol- dier and 11 German were killed today when ex- plosion ripped a. mnnitioni dump here. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Tuesday. Cooler tonight, low 50. High Tuesday 74. cloudy except fair cast portion early tonight. Lo- cal showers Tuesday beginning la west tonight. Not quite so cool northwest and slightly cooler ex- treme east at night. Cooler west portion by Tuesday and cooler to- night. Tuesday light showers. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for tile 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 57; noon. 65: precipitation. .74; sun sets to- night nt sun rises tomorrow at Observations for the 24 ending at 12 noon Sunday: Maximum. 78; minimum, 44; pre- pittaion, .05. TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Chicago 73 54 international Falls 71 41 .10 wered a call for help to A'ngclc's .....71 the food. Plans for the event, made by the Jaycces, included even provision of baby sitters for the Infants brought by flying parents. Defense of Middle East May Become U. S. Charge Miami 79 Mpls.-St. Paul 80 Phoenix .........101 Seattle Washington 56 75 55 62 51 G4 .06 .02 RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change London W Informed British sources declared today Britain Is setting the stage to hand military responsibility in the Mediterranean and Middle East over to the United States and withdraw empire defenses to East Africa. Qualified British military inform- ants said the proposed set-up im- ranean and the Suez UA UilU fciutOKO, v-, prang against the third bandit and I plied that defense of the Mediter- rlpped him. Eisenstein fired ln nartl- lie man, later identified as Stanis- awski, and killed him. The other two robbers rushed into he living room and opened fire, fa- ally wounding Eisenstein and Fine- cular would become a United States responsibility. The move will not mean abandon- ment of Britain's economic and po- litical Interests in the Middle East. The intruders then fled. however, these sources said, recalling erg. TaklG was struck by the man with he hammer as he dove at one of he robbers, witnesses said. His ondltlon was reported as good. Stanlslawskt was identified by his vlfe who said they had been mar- led two weeks. Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin's statement to the House of Commons last Friday. "We must maintain a continual Interest Jn that Bevin said, "if only because our economic and interests are or vwt im- portance to us and to other coun- tries as well." The military informants, who are close to the war office, fixed the time table for withdrawal of the British military and supply bases to East Africa at two to three years. The momentous shift, revamping a 50-year-old policy of imperial de- fense, has been made possible, the informants said, by emergence of the United States as an active Med- iterranean power with definable in- terests to defend. The decision to fortify East Afri- Kenya and the two understood to have been dictated, too. by Britain's de- cision to quit India by June, 1948, by the instability of Palestine and by the uncertain constitutional fu- ture of the Sudan, whose status Is Lake Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Winona (C.P.) 13 Dam 6. Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota (C .P.) Dam. Dam 7, Pool 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 11.4 7.7 8.4 G.8 8.0 8.7 S.-i 8.0 8.8 9.5 7.8 9.1 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Dur.ind 4.0 Zumbro Theilmon. 3.-1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .1 .3 .1 .1 .1 .6 .6 -1 1 .1 .4 Buffalo above Alma Trempcalcnu at Dodge J.7 Black at Galesvillc 5.G La Crosse n.t W. Salem 1.8 Root at, Houston ----7.3 IUVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gutlcnberc! The Mississippi will continue fall- ing very slowly the next 48 hours except nearly stationary from Lynx- ville to dnin ten, due to backwater now the subject of an Egyptian ap- from the rise in the lower Wiscon- peal pending before the United Na-i sin. T the Smaller tributaries j.-ill rise the next 24 hours.