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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1948, Winona, Minnesota EATHER J-'nlr tonlsht nncl Hnlunliiy, cooler tuiilelit. Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated VOLUME 48, NO. 81 WINONA! MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. MAY 21. 1948 Member of the Audit Bureau of FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS HERE Dlxl 07.5 for the Best in Radio SIXTEEN PAGES THE ALSOPS StasserTs Fate Up To Oregon Hy Joseph Alsop Portland, As this bitter Oregon primary draws to a close, it must at least be said that Oovcrnor Thomas -E, Dcwcy has made a re- markable fight for his political life. A month ago, no one doubted that Harold E. Stassen had about CO per cent of the Republican vote In Ore- gon sufdy In the bag. Now, the ticnmrl of whistling In the dark may be heard In the Stassen camp, while Dcwcy's entourage exudes sober confidence. The voting must bo left to pro- vide the final test, since calling the turn of primaries is about ns wise ns betting on obscure claiming races. Meanwhile, however, It Is Im- portant that these weeks of barn- stovmlng up and clown this Incredi- bly beautiful state have revealed a new Dewcy. Dewcy is pre-eminently n man who hfis grown with preferably hard experience. He started his career with great abili- ties, Intense ambition, a chilly per- sonality and n collection of copy- book maxims as his only key to the inwardness of other people-. He al- wnys knew svhivt he long ago as 1038, he refused a Free 40 Yanks, U. S. Asks Lebanon J Aspirants Mum On Oregon Vote Portland, Ore. Governor Thomas E. Dcwey find Harold E. Stassen came to an end of the Ore- gon political trial today in their race for Oregon's Republican presidential favor. It was a photo finish to a furious and sometimes acrimonious three weeks of campaigning. Neither the Now Yorker nor the State Indians' Housing Termed 'Deplorable' St. housing condi- tions of many of Minnesota's ;wi Tnrfinns nrn "denlorable." lij many. These findings were made public today by Jarlc Leirfallom, director of the state social welfare division, In a report to Governor Young- dahl. The study was made by John W. Poor, chief of the division's pub- stay In politics, 'S lEAt T31OUBLE was that ho wanted what he wanted rather too Intensively. A fish, peer- Ing through the water, sees what Is on the bank ns a mere pattern of light and dark. Dcwey, peering at other people through tho medium of his ambition, seemed to see all other human beings simply as step- ping stones or obstacles. To be re- garded as simply a stepping stone is on the whole unenclcarlng. This was the epoch of Mrs. Kenneth Simp- son's famous witticism, "You really have to know Tom Dcwcy to dislike him." which was not quite accurate because those closest to him, his per- sonal staff, havo always been do- votod to him. In the course ot his upward climb, however, Dcwcy has by now had the cup of victory three times dash- ed from his thirsty In his first must be clarification of federal Jurisdiction and responsibility be- fore successful planning for the Indians can be initiated. Meat Strikers Vote Return To Jobs Here Union Agrees to 9-Cent Increase in Hourly Wages The 67-day-old strike of pack- inghouse workers at Swift Com- pany here is nearly over. Members of Local 305, United Packinghouse Workers of America (CJ.O.5 voted last night at a special meeting here to return to work Only ratification of the vote by the international kept workers from returning to their jobs today. An official of the local union said this morning that approval of the retum-to-work move is ex- pected from international oSlcers at 3 p. m. this afternoon. The men will probably return to their jobs tomorrow, if the back- to-the-job movement receives ap- proval of the international. Vote Return to Work The vote at lost night's meeting, attended by approximately 100 of r--------the 145 members Of the local, saw with the selection at Philadelphia only seven voting against returning yesterday of Senator Barkley of I to work, the union official said. Kentucky as national convention Meanwhile, Eugene Fletcnaii, keynoter and Representative of Swift Company here, burn of Texas as permanent chair-1 said he could not predict how long Minnesotan was bold enough to claim victory in advance of today's voting.1 Willie the two major contenders for the Republican nomination'are battling it out on the Pacific const, a third, Senator Robert A. Tcrft, will be invading New Jersey territory where Dcwey and Stassen have been claiming support. It Is Tnft day at Princeton, where Stassen visited last month, Dewey also has been Invited to drop in for a chat with the New Jersey delega- tion before the Philadelphia conven- tion opens just one month hence. Big Test The outcome of Oregon's primary vote today was generally regarded in Washington ns likely to be heavily damaging politically to the loser. The support of the state's Oregon Democrats, participating in Housing generally is inadequate tod ,s prlmary' there, are expected and food and clothing are obtained tQ name 1G ready to sup- on a "hand-to-mouth basis oy port Pl.cslclerlt Truman for the nom- ination. Nevada Democrats will choose ten and Utah Republicans 11 in conven- tions tomorrow. Democratic leaders were pleased 'Federal guardianship and differences. man. Both fire highly regarded by colleagues, north and south, and could go a long way toward solving tcrnalism must end sometime with; Indians enjoying full rights of Leirfallom's report stressed. Highlighting the report were these observations: 1. Congress should clear tho way for state jurisdiction over Indian lands In order that the state might maintain order and apply its laws, 2. Indians need training in work habits, food habits, personal .and public sanitation, self-restraint, and self-government. 3. There Is almost a total lack of employment opportunities for In- dian women, 4. Indians have skills that should bo utilized. 5. Material needs of most Indians nancial plight of the nation's public schools is "disgraceful." He deplored what he called the prevalence of overcrowded schools with underpaid teachers. raco for the New York governor-1 are being met by public welfare ship, In his first bid-for tho Repub- lican nomination, and in the presi- dential race In 19-14. With each re- verse he learned something and grew a little. He Is still able to do so. Wisconsin and Nebraska knock- ed the stuffings out of the slightly phony dignity, the pose o! being the Republican party's obvious candi- date, which ho had adopted m preparation for 1948. Again, he learned and strew. AFTEK NF.nBASKA, he Was ntin- rcl unless he could recoup In Oregon. There wa.s a melancholy Dowcy council of war In New York, and his political alter CKO, Paul Lock- wood, flew at once to Portland. His first report was sheer, unalloyed gloom, Dcwcy has tho dislike of the neatest boy In school for rough and tumble. But he Immediately follow- ed Lockwood across tho continent, to carry his fight for the Republican nomination Into Oregon's remotest The .spectacle of Dcwey the barn- stormer has Us Its comic mid t-viMi It.-; stlrrliiK sides. The charm It must hastily be added, clc- agencles. G. In some instances county wel- fare boards have not adequately in- terpreted the welfare program to Indians. 7. A groat need exists for a strong child welfare program, in. every Indian community, 8. Unified leadership in Indian communities is badly needed. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winonn and tonight and Saturday, A little cooler tonight, lowest 54: highest Saturday 82, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 94; minimum, 58; noon 7D; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night nt sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Wisconsin and perature will average 5 degrees above normal northeast, and around 10 degrees above normal southwest. Normal maximum G9 north 77 south. Normal minimum 44 north rives'r'rom tin; ri'iu-nil scene south. Mild Saturday, well above curiously confidence-! nsp 1 r 1 n Kinommi Sunday and Monday, some- crowds of iilaln gathered In tlu- plain little towns to hear the candidate, with tlic almost mt'lodrmii'itU: splendor of Oregon scenery behind the last srmill wooden house. The comedy Is provided by Dewey, wonderfully good humored but clearly working what cooler Tuesday and Wednes- day. Precipitation will average one fourth Inch most sections ranging upward to one-half inch, over scat- tered sections of Wisconsin, Show- ers or thunderstorms beginning sections Saturday night spreading north and east over. OfF CulT Talk Meantime, President Truman checked up today on party reaction to another off-the-cuff speech with his widely-heralded pre-convcntlon swing across the country less than two weeks away. He told a schoolboy audience in it would tike the local plant to get into full production should the men return to work. "I can probably answer that ques- tion better he commented. Sheriff George Fort disclosed this morning that he had pulled his special deputies out of the plantj two days ago. "It was evident to me there was little or no danger of the sheriff said. "I didn't want to spend More Than Boys And Staff members of Boys Town, day as the first of two_ solemn requieni.masses; was Md for i-A P. wirenhoto to The'Republican-Herald.) ..__________________ (A.P. Wirephoto to The 'Republican .nu Lyiu ti Philadelphia yesterday that the fl-Uhe counties' money for special ____._i _n_ut dpnnf.1 (v; when it was not necessary. deputies when it was not necessary, The sherlS kept special officers at the plant for several days and nights. To Get 9-Cent (Hourly Increase Herbert March, directing the strike of some C.I.O. workers who quit their Jobs March 16 after a, dispute over wages, said the union had recommended strikers to vote against returning to work at Wilson, one of the major Chicago Pour-power effortsi packers. He predicted the vote Austrian Treaty Confabs Collapse to write a peace treaty for occupied Austria hit head end today, after nearly two years of futile negotia- tions. Official United States sources said the negotiations broke down com- pletely Wednesday, after a two- week temporary suspension during which efforts were mr.df: to com- promise the differences between Russia and the western the United States, Britain and France. As a result, these inform- ants said, it was decided last night to call off the confabs indefinitely. The breakdown came, they said, when Samuel Rcbcr, chief of the American delegation, privately con- ferred with M. P. Kotimov, head of the Soviet delegation, to discuss the prospects of compromise. Kotimov, the U. S. sources said, advised Rcber he had been Instruct- ed by Moscow to stand fast in sup- port of Yugoslavia's claims against Austria. The Western powers op- pose these claims. Truman to Ask Broader Social Security Law would be for returning to work at plants operated by three other ma- jor packers, Swift, Cudahy and Ar- lour. The strikers voted on the ac- ceptance of a nine-cent hourly wage increase, retroactive to the March 1G strike call; retention of all seni- ority rights, and arbitration with the company on possible discharge of workers accused of unlawful acts during the prolonged work stop- age. The nine cents an hour pay boost was the original offer made by the packers and also had been re-j commended by a presidential fact-; finding board. The union, which i had demanded a boost of 29 cents an hour, rejected the original offer. It had been accepted by A.F.L. and Independent union workers, whoj remained on the Job. Wilson Company in Chicago issued a statement today saying "There will be no indiscriminate refusal by the company to re-em- ploy striking employes because of prejudice or I Declaring "it has always been lour policy to deal fairly with our Top Strategic Air Command Goes to Omaha Wher- ry (R.-Neb.) said today the Army Air Forces will transfer headquar- ters of its strategic air nerve center, of Its long range strik- ing Andrews field, Md., to Offutt field near Omaha. Wherry told a reporter the trans- fer will be made as quickly as pos- sible. As part of the shift, .the Air Forces must move headquarters of the Second Air Force from Offutt field to some other midwestern loca- tion. The strategic air command is under General George C. Kenney. When the transfer takes place, more than officers and men will be stationed at Omaha. The command at Omaha will have subsidiary commands at Colorado Springs, Colo., and Forth Worth, Texas. Six Perish in Mine Collapse 7 Face Liquor Charge _ r 11 p -Jc Trials l-ollowmg Kaids Madison, men the company said it >day faced district court trial on compelled to re-employ, today Hquor charges following raids con- ducted on evidence gathered by agents of the state liquor control commission. with back pay, any persons whom (Continued on Page 2, Column 4.) MEAT STRIKE lit It. bring Initiated us u caveman, wcurliu: ;i funny Hat as a nu'iiibi-r of a boosters' group and showing lowltu: n-utltude for 76 of sadly imtMintrolli-d I've 83 (lump lioxi-s o( ruxnr clams and huge. Dcm-er 85 ti-mfyim-.l.v Ktlm'i'ry Pacific Molnes......... 87 Wlllllflll. iDllluth 8S district Sunday. XEMPERATUUES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Free. 48 GO 55 .Oil G5 52 2 Comics-Wise 5th Graders Pilot Stolen Plane 120 Miles OkUhotna City Two fifth- Hut. the eomedy not the potnt.iTnternatlonnl Falls 76 Like, Di-wi-y'.-: city........ 87 sjwncli. wlthjLos Angeles 67 tin- .-.lime tried mid true carnpMKn- Im: They have hud their iwmi'iiN, :is when he seeks to show lus fuinilliirlty with roivlirn all.iln: by spcuklnc. In .ef- fect of "me. Winston Churchill and other rult-i'.-.." IH'.t they huvc been good six-relics the sumo, They KCIIH- over big. And Dcwey has cot his wannest applause when hi: most, deserved' it. NO ONK fAN 11KNY that a folksy: Mpl's.-St. Paul New Orleans 79 91 80 New York 70 Seattle 7G Phoenix 93 Washington 68 Winnipeg 76 45 67 GO 50 50 53 57 47 .02 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing Lake City Dcwey Is H new Ouwt-.v. A frond many people would ;idd that it Dewcy with no tendency to stiiidtlle bit: Issues Is al-io ;i new Dewey, When lie came out he luul to meet the Issue of StiiSM'ii'.-. repeated proposal to suppl'esf Communist party, with nil this proposal Involved of iippcal to prejudice and easy emo- tion. Dewey the Issue head on, by making the Bill of Rights his rallying cry. In these years of the locust mid Parnell Thomas, It Is pretty stlrrlnt; to hear a Rcpub- wiy what Dewcy has lican leader been a man for any crime he commits, but for what he tiflluves. Thai's the American rule. You cun conic here to listen to me, or to u Democrat, or to Henry Wallace, or to any other crackpot. That's the American way." I-'ov an obvious reason. It Is reas- suring to be ublo to report that this hiird-drlvliur, remarkably competent but. sometimes miner Inhuman gov- ernor Is still growing as a mtm and us n leader. I Dam T.W. Dam 5. T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Wlnona...... Dnm 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota Dam 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 13 12 8.1 4.7 5.5 3.8 5.8 8.3 5.6 7.9 9.5 5.7 .1 .1 .1 -1- 3 -1 -3 .1 graders who siudied flying in comic books confessed to the state patrol last night they piloted a stolen plane almost to Texas. 'There Is no doubt about the patrol said. The plane was a two-place Er- coupe with simplified controls ad- vertised as nearly fool-proof. "They said it was easy." Trooper The grade-school aviators are Jimmy Bodard, 11, and Robert Ron- ald Peterson, 12. Both families are prominent here. Robert, the larger, weighs 85 pounds. Jimmy and Robert played hooky from school Monday, and were re- ported missing the next day. Tuesday night they were picked up in the lit- tle western Oklahoma town of Chey- enne, due west of here and IS miles Arch Hamilton said. "They'd look- from the Texas panhandle. They cd at some- comic books that told alii told a likely story of hitch-hiking about it. They thought we were silly'by road, and Wednesday their folks not to know how. They made a'brought them back home, perfect landing." i Yesterday the sheriff of Roger Astonishment at the 120-mile drowned out talk of a juvenile court hear- ing tomorrow morning. "It's incredible I am astound- ed. This is more than mere mis- chief." one of the fathers. Attor- ney Burney P. Bodard, said. Mills county found the Ercoupe abandoned in a field eight miles northwest of Cheyenne. Inspectors from the CAA traced the numbers to Ted Goller, former Ercoupe dealer at the downtown air park here. It hadn't been seri- ously missed. 'Tributary Streams Chlppcwa at Durand 2.G Zumbro at Theilman 2.2 Buffalo above Alma 1.7 Trempcalcau at Dodge .6 Black at Nolllsvlllc 3.1 Black at Galesvlllc La Crossc at W. Salem 1.8 Root at Houston .2 .1 .1 .1 .1 Police Captain Shot to Death In His Office; Waitress Held Newark, N. Newark No charge has been made-against lice captain was killed today In headquarters offlcq by n. buLet from his service revolver, and a 39-year- old red-haired waitress was held for questioning. ,2 Police Captain Thomas J. Rowe. a veteran of nearly 33 years on the force, succumbed about an hour FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttenberir) The falling tendency will continue in all the pool areas due to gate operations required to main- tain levels directly above the various dams, Tributaries will continue fall- Ing very slowly. after being shot at first precinct headquarters, .which ho commands, Essex County Prosecutor Duane E. Mlnard salt! the woman, identified by police as Mrs. Ann Powers, for- merly of TJnlontown. Fa., was being Police Chief John Haller said Rowe and the woman walked into first precinct headquarters shortly after 4 a. m. and went to the cap- tain's office. Ten minutes later Lieutenant Wil- liam Villle, on duty at the informa- tion desk, heard a single shot and seized the woman as she ran from the office. Haller said. Rowe died at a. m. Haller said the woman refused to Dante, Va. Grim and sweat-streaked rescue crews early today brought to the surface the last of six miners killed last night after a roof section collapsed in the CHnchfleld Coal Company's No, 2 mine. Tons of coal, earth and debris burled the miners alive as they worked in the mine tunnel. There was" no explosion. Mine dispatcher J. M. Smith said; Senate the roof collapse simply "blew the, _ ..i. mj-lTl 11'rtVVlTlO' Tru- man will ask Congress to a special message to extend benefits of the social security law. Senator Barkley Senate minority leader, said after a, White House conference today .that tlie message will go to 'Capitol hill with- in a few days. Presumably the sacssage will rec- ommend -extension, of social security benefits to farm labor, domestics, self-employed persons and other groups not riow covered. The conference also was attended by House Minority Leader Raybum (Texas) and Democratic members of the Senate finance and the House ways and means committee. Barkley said that in addition to the extension of coverage to new classes, the question of Increased benefits to those already covered was discussed. As to whether there is any chance for congressional action, Barkley said, "The President hopes so. Draft Showdown Put Off Until June Washington Preparedness moves hit a snag in Congress to- day as showdowns on the draft and the Navy's plan for a super air- craft carrier were put off until next month. With adjournment tentatively set for June 39, these were the latest developments: 1. Chairman Leo E. Allen (B.-m.) of the rules committee said there j will be no House action on draft legislation, until after June 1. His group scheduled ,a meeting Tues- day to hear opponents of the meas- Bepresentatlve Fire Razes Store at Richland Center Richland Center, Wis. An early morning flre today leveled the A. H. Krouskop Company store the city's largest retail establish.- ment. WVS. McCorkle, sole owner, estl mated 'the'loss at Only one wall of the brick build ing which fronted on two streets remained standing, but Bremen from Richland Center, Muscoda and Lone Rock succeeded in saving two ad joining buildings, the Eskln theater and the Crystal cafe. The cause of the blaze was no determined immediately. Fire Chief Otto Klinzing said it started below and to the rear of the grocery de- partment where refrigerating equip- ment is located. The alarm was turned in at a. m., but the chief said he believed the fire had been burning for two hours when the first piece of apparatus arrived. It was brought under control in. 90 minutes. Plane Damaged in LeRoy Crash Returns to Base Austin, Minn. An Army I Citizens Seized Off American Ship Arabs Claim 80% of Jerusalem; Jews Use Planes Washington The United itates demanded today that toe Lebanese government release 40 American citizens taken off the American steamship Marine Carp at Beirut. The State department announced that the TJ. S. minister to Lebanon, PInkcrton, was instructed to submit the demand. The department announced at the same time that American diplo- matic representatives In all the Arab countries, including Lebanon. save been advised that the United itate would "view seriously" any discrimination against American citizens because of race, color or creed. The group removed from, the Marine Carp were between 19 and 15 and the Lebanese authorities took the stand they might bear ai-ms for the new Jewish state of Israel. The Marine Carp was en route to Palestine. Jews Holed Up Jewish fighters, holed up in a, corner of Jerusalem's old city by strong Arab legion forces, dug in today for a, last ditch stand as tho jattle of Jerusalem raged toward climax. The end of the four-day baltlo for the ancient and holy -walled city appeared to be in sight. Dis- patches- quoted the Arab Legion as claiming control of four-fifths of the old city. Fighters of Haganah. and Irgim Zvai Leuml were backed up into the Belt Yaacov synagogue. They withdrew to that synagogue yester- day when the Arabs captured Ti- feret Israel synagogue, tallest structure. At their were more of King Abdullah's legionnaires, threatening to cut off their'last'avenue of escape. Arab Shells The sounds of Arab artillery Jar- red the whole city. Jewish sources said a wing of'the Hadassah hos- pital was destroyed by shellfirc, and that the Hebrew university and the Czechoslovak consulate were hit. Fear for the fate of Jerusalem grew In Tel Aviv. RabbJs ordered prayers for the Holy City, shrine of three great religions. Millions of Moslems in Cairo offered special prayers, too, for the victory of Arab arms in the Holy Land. This la the Moslem. Sabbath. The Jewish Air Force was thrown, into the Palestine war twice last night. The planes struck at Arab troop concentrations at Shafat, north of Jerusalem, and at Gaza, Arab coastal stronghold, in the vici- nity of Egyptian operations. The Jewish command said fires were set at Gaza, but gave no oth-er Air Force training plane, damaged in a crash-landing at nenrby LeRoy village, today was on its way back to the Wold-Chamberlain Army base in Minneapolis. First Lieutenant H. J. Krunsicch, Minneapolis, member of the Air Force reserve, escaped injury in the mishap. The plane landed on a farm near leRoy., 35 miles southeast of Austin, Tuesday, while on a training flight details. The coal ou near i and over the men The dead were listed by Smith as Eurls Artrld, Arnold Vickers, Har- old Park, Oakley Creger, Troy Phillips, and a miner named Ras- were from the Dante region. Dante is in Russell county, near the "Dickinson county line, in south- west Virginia. IllLTiy Ul J. questioned by city and county de- say anything other than to, admit "o cnnnr.lnD' tectives. there been "a shooting." Tillie the Toiler Comic to Start in Paper Saturday The amorous adventures of "Tillie the Toller" will be print- ed every day in The Republican- Herald beginning Saturday. Russ Westover's- comic strip of fashion-conscious Tillie Jones will replace "Dixie Dugan." Of his creation, Mr. Westover says, "I'm just as keen about Tillie as if she were a real daughter. She's always been a fine, sweet girl at heart, and as for the way she treats Mac (her boy no worse than any other girl. Probably some of. them have treated you that way: I know they havo me." Once in a while Mr. Westover gets a letter from a boy asking him to give Mac a because "then, my girl says she'll give me a break." The artist tries to oblige, but somehow Mac still. winds up behind the eight-ball. "I'd like to see anybody predict what a 19-year-old is going to do tomorrow about affairs of the heart." Mr. Westover says philo- sophically. Start following Tillie's adven- tures Saturday on the back page of The Republican-Herald. on Its draft bill before June since lengthy debate" is due to start next; week on a displaced persons meas- ure. 2. The Senate armed services com- mittee set June 3 for a hearing on the controversial plan to build a giant carrier. This proposal has touched off a so far unofficial Air Force protest that the Navy is encroaching into the field of strategic bombing. U. of M. Head to Get Honorary Law Degree Dr. J. L. Mor- rlll, president of the University of Minnesota, will, receive an honorary degree of doctor of laws from the University of Cincinnati on June 4. Dr. Morrlll will speak at the uni- versity's commencement exercises that day. Seoul A Soviet Yak-9 airplane landed near Tacjon in U. S.-occupicd south Korea and the pilot destroyed the craft by it. %Vashington (IP) An expert on German affairs hinted broad- ly before a Senate committee today that the United States, Britain and France arc consid- ering a provisional government for western Germany. Washington yp) Commerce Secretary Sawyer today reject- ed a congressman' s request that he drop a high Commerce de- partment official whose 22-year- old daughter works here for Tass, the Russian news agency. Ml Washington NcR-otln.- tlons to settle the ll-month-old railroad labor dispute broke up in failure today. Russ Missions to Bizonia Can Use Only 1 Entry Point Berlin United States occu- highway linking Berlin with the pation authorities retaliated today ,-igp.inst Russian border crossing ta- boos. They restricted the entry of Soviet missions to the American zone of Germany to a, single fron- wcst. The 'American mission previously was allowed to cross the Soviet zone border at any point. American authorities emphasized that the action does not mean a tier tioint that the action floes not. muaH American officials said last night's closing _ of the border between the ruling was made by American com- mand, headquarters at Frankfurt be- cause the the American military mission sta- tioned at Potsdam could cross into the Soviet zone only at Helmstedt. The Americans responded by no- tifying members of the four Rus- sian missions in the U. S. zone that they, too, could cross only at Helm- stedt. Helmstedt is in the. British zone on the. Soviet border and is on the decreed "that fecting only official Soviet missions. U. S. and Soviet zones. They call- ed it merely a. reciprocal move nf- The American military govern- ment in Berlin announced that Ger- mans in the U. S. sector will be "protected against molestation and intimidation" by persons seeking signatures for a communist-inspir- natioiial plebiscite on a unified U. N. Report American French Belgian consular truce commission reported from. Jerusalem today that nothing short of United Nations force could stop fighting in the Holy City. The report was read out in the security council by Alcxandre Pa- rodl of France, this month's council president: Similar reports on the gravity of the situation in Jeru- salem and the need for Interna- tional pressure to stop fighting were read in the council yesterday. Council debate on Palestine re- sumed as Count Folke Bcrnadottc. 53-year-old head of the Swedish Red Cross, took the hazardous task of trying to mediate Jewish-Arabic differences on tile spot. Lewis Shuns Operators' Bids Washington John L. Lewis gave a cold shoulder today to the mine operators' invitation to resume talks on a new coal mining con- tract. The chief of the United Mine sent reporters word that he had no comment on the invitation and would not reply to it immediale- From U.M.W. sources, it was learned that the union regards the invitation as simply a "maneuver" by tho operators in connection with a, complaint of unfair labor prao tlces brought against Lewis by the Southern Coal Producers association. The operators wrote Lewis a, let- Ler, urging -1 reassembling of the wage conference which broke up in its early stages Wednesday. Lewis made no immediate reponse, but he had a meeting scheduled for today with his international execu- tive board. The union's' 200-man policy committee, brought here Monday for the short-lived contract negotiations, went homo yesterday. The prpsent one-yenr working agreement expires June 30. Milwaukee Woman Decapitated by Train Milwaukee, Wis. The body of a woman who had been de- capitated by a train was found early today beside a North Western track here, according to Dr. E. L. Thar- Inger, county medical examiner. The body was Identified from clothing as that of Mrs. Clara had been banned section Germany. ffiT neuuons lUrcady KrauseTBl, of Milwaukee. A switch- witeS Ing crew found tho body at jo. m. ;