Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W BATHER Lltht ruin tmljrht; roludr nd cool Sunday. J OIN THE New Civilian Naval Reserve Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 83 W1NONA. MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 24, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES I f 1 t w -w Labor Bill Agreement Seen Wednesday .i o Senators Balk Winonan to Be Questioned In Weckler Case Salesman Held at Viroqua on Delinquency Charge! Wis. 'Special 'flic vol Hox'.-ver. county dl.'.lni-t attorney said -.Jjat he "ptT.M.nmlly roll- thai Wino.-iii man held for (luc.itla.'iliu: eoneerning the of Atkinson. girl is not in- d :n th.v. case. Attorney Martin Gul- wud he iiad come to the conclusion after talking to the man this morning. ihe district attorney j the Wliuiilii re.-.lclent, D. JJhM-ur.on. 31. atvl Westj would appear In eotin- t here Monday lit 10 n. m.i t ii.-i-.wrr tin- charge tliii'. he has! tn th'- delinquency of aj .'..ml that, the WI-1 riliin. ii traveling salesman for: a wax concern, was taken Into! rridny after hi; allegedly, .'i nine-year-old Jlillsboro i.r'. h'.-r way to school fit noon lo gel her Into his The district attorney that the girl was not touched. Gultraridson Mild that Ellseuson van taker. Into custody ut Wont'woc, r. b'ij; 12 miles cart of llillsbcro. Although Gulbratidsoii said that he was "personally convinced" of Kivu.ior.'s Innocence In the Georgia! Wrf.klrr cnxc, which has confound-! ri! cour.ty since I the girl's cll.-.appciiriinci- May 1, he that fiuestlonlnt: would ci.-.tinuc. .Since the girl's di.suppcr- nuthorltlrr. have run down rvrry cltir In the wurrh for thr Kir! nnrt her nbiluctor, If there j o.'if. I KilwuMjn is married, has two nr..-i.i. at 3EM We.nt Sarniu Btreetj ftr-.ei moved to Winona about si d'.'.trlct ntt.orney r.nkl the v.'i.ir.nn man told him hn wsu't "ut Muy 1. the clny Georgia! .van Weckler vunl.-.hed after net-; n ride home from school In ai car. The prisoner would I why he stopped the Hills-j Klrl ye.-.t.erdiiy, Gulbnin.son; .'.aid the Minnesota VM. driving u red rord.i Th'1 reported to have! In tiie Weckler farm lane I -.Jir nft'-rnoori of May 1 Ii Muck J'Yird. Wholesale Price Index Declines The A.-.-iocliiU-d r.-c.'.-. c'irnpo.Mte of wholesnlej prices .stood Friday lit, compared with u week1 rarllf-r nrid 11H.OB a year ago. In the1 V i ?T Thrso TrltilctJi, children of Mr.'nnd Mrs. Isaac Whitcfcather, Chippewa Indians of Ponemah, Minn., welk-hed' less than three pounds nt birth but were gaining steadily -when this, their first picture, was ke t the Red Lake'resertatlon hospital. Left to right they are Ronald Richard Whitefeather, Kose a Jean and Rosanna Joyce. Rear: Emma Van Os, Dr.-John Cox and Anna Erlckson. who assisted at the births. (A.P. WIrcphoto to The Mrs. Truman Gets Weaker Condition of To Death by Father s Bethany, Crushed under his father's car which ,-ns being backed up at their farm home two and a half miles .sonth- of here Friday. Wayne Prudoehl. two years old, only chllrt or iir and Mrs Emll Prudoehl, died while being rushed to a Lewlston Stassen Answers Wallace Attack On'Production for Peace9 Policy Crickets Raid Ordnance, Pushed back by n relentless advance of Mormon crickets, farmers attempted to establish n new "extermination" line today Just three in lies from the green gardens and farm fields of this lu.ih eastern Oregon town. The crickets, emerging from the dry sagebrush country sur- rounding the rich UmatiUn. river farmlands, crawled and hopped through a poison bait line established four miles from here. Farm crews began laying a new line of bait in an to prevent the bugs reaching Ordnance and Hermlston, The latter town, now Just six miles from the crickets. Is the center of the Umatilla river farming urea. The Insects, which cover a area., have been advancing on a 12-mile front. A De Gasperi Asked To Form New' Italian Cabinet Rome Alcldo dc Gasparl .wht, resigned as Italy's premler m7 days ago. announced today that ethers declining from! he had been asked to a new Krulav were livestock government, his fourth since the end r-d ox: lie-.. The grains and cotton, 01 the war. n V new n7f Leaving Provisional President food also Enrico de Nlcolai's residence after .uvv. f fin f rtwln nrt fVlf. Weather mid vn-lnlly: Clfuuly iind; with rx-raslonal tonight: low Sunday, an hour long conference, the Christian Democratic party's leader told newsmen he would "reserve decision according to customary j That meant he would confer with racii.T.s of other parties and of his inwii about the prospects of organlx- J'lru: a cabinet before giving ft definite !answer as to whether he would ac- ;.v i lonely !o cloudy and turn the post again. LOCAL UI-.AIIII.K ..My proBrllm ls wcll known to you DC Gasperi declared. OSIcia: observations hours i't 1- m. today: fii: mltilmuni, iip-eiintiitlon. ruine-; sun at. to- nomlc problems nt I-artly ckimly tonight cooler iicirtli portion, __'_____ cool .Sunday. :n .Mir.tlv cloudy tonlchl A fi-w iiirht r.howrr: consists In .in appeal to everyone to collaborate In solving our cco- or the salvation of country." He re.'-.lKiiecl beoiiuso of criticism of British Won't r.nn .-.oullii-UNl and rx- soutli tonight in lurrnoon. Not so cool to- 111 sor.iewhat '.-ooli-r north por- Washington The State department says Great Britain will IKMI-IIKATl'KKS KLSKWIIKKK somL. dollars OUt of Max. Mm. I'ct. Greek-Turkish aid 71 w; in 71; -1-t Hi) 70 nvrr: r.rr.t.KTiN Paul program, but only by selling the Greeks military equipment. Under .Secretary of State Dean Aehesoti denied flatly at a news conference lute yesterday that there will be any "kickback" of funds to 2-1-Hr Denver British expenses In support- Today Change' -1 March 31. circek armed forces since T W. T P. T' Tributary The Drltslh may obtain several millions In badly needed dollar cx- 1 ehange. he added, by delivering munitions of a type which could not be obtained" elsewhere. Streams .1 jit Duriind ,'i. Theilman iX'Ve Aim.i -.Ill 1 -l Cf.ilc.'.villc -I -I W. S.ilem. IK IKnii.toii .1 roKKC'As-r i From ILullncs (itittenhcrc) :r. decreasing stream flow, t: i ,r will fall throughout this t.. fn: -'-veral day.-, with aver- ot .1 to foot. All will recede slowly. Chance for Woman Mrs. F. R. .1' New York A woman would have "no chance at all" to be elected president, says Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, "and what Is more, I wouldn't wish it on her." "If by some (luku a woman were nominated and elected, she could not. hold her follow- (.hi- president's told the Foreign Press association yesterday at a luncheon. fn this country, Mrs. Roose- velt Mild, the idea of equality for women on nil levels has not been accepted yet, so that the mere presence of a woman in political office often causes re- sentment. U; S. Must Direct Foreign Aid, Mmnesotan Says Former Gover- nor Harold E. Stassen of Minnesota reiterated his "production for peace" program last night in replying to what he termed attacks poli- cies by Henry A. Wallace. In an address to the Wisconsin Press association, n. weekly news- paper group, Stassen said Wallace and "others of the extreme left" had delivered u "four-pronged" at- tack on his policies; Stassen, only avowed candidate for the 1048 Republican presidential nomination, said the United States could not afford to allocate more than ten per cent of its production for n world-wide rehabilitation and building plan, under his program. Ho also declared he considered it essential that the United States administer the program, with the United Nations' advice and 'sugges- tions. (At Seattle, Wallace said ycstcrdny hb Idea was similar to SLasucn's but that he would make one-fourth of American savings available, through the International bank. Wallace said he was willing to go along with the Stassen plan if it was favored by a majority of Americans.) I-'rcc Economy Discussing the "production for peace" plan he outlined Wednesday In a speech at Jefferson, Iowa, Stas- sen said-the plan also had been at- tacked because It demanded that any area given aid be free of cen- sorship and be operating under a free economy system. "I believe in a free Stassen said. "I believe that social- isation of Industry, nationalization of enterprise and government own- ership of production has a scrnl- paralyxhiB effect on production and results In n lower standard of living for people than they can obtain from capitalism and an essentially free economy, "Consequently, I feel that it is wasteful to put our resources into an area unless they are moving; in the direction of greater individual freedom." Concerning United States admin- istration of his program, the Mlnnc- sotan said it was He said the "confused and conflicting inter- ests of others, the safeguards of our own economy from distorted infla- tionary pressures all require that we should administer tho program Elect WcyauwcRa Man The Wisconsin weekly editors, who met Stassen at their dinner meet- ,ng in the Pfister hotel, electee! Pete Walch of the Weyauwcga Chronicle to their presidency. Acting Governor Oscar Renne- bohm and U. S. Senator Joseph Mc- arthy were among those greeting Stassen. The former Minnesota governor paid particular tribute to the late Governor Walter S. GoodJand. He referred to him as the "highly res- pected dean of the governors" and mentioned his "frank and salty ap- proach to the problems that affected the states of the union." Governor Rennebohm told the publishers it was the duty of public officials to "awaken citizens to the klllca danger of minority groups who dis- like our form of government and are doing everything to destroy it." Jewish Refugee Ship Escorted to Cyprus Haifa. Liberty ship Runnymcde Park sailed for Cyprus today with 1.-157 visaless Jewish refugees who arrived yester- day In Palestine waters aboard a three-masted Italian schooner. The refugee ship, originally nam- ed Bruma and renamed in Hebrew Mordel Hagetaoth, meaning ghetto fighters, was intercepted by British vessels while trying to run ashore on t, south Palestine beach. A na- val party boarded her and escorted her to Haifu. McKellcr Stricken in Senate Office Washington Senator Ken- neth McKcllar was re- moved from the Senate office build- Ing to the Beth- csda, Md.. naval hospital today after he suffered a fainting spell. Office aides de- scribed McKcllar's illness ns a "light attack, about like he: has had be- and said they did not be- lieve he Is in seri- ous condition. short the time Navy department issued this statement: Ki-nnrlh MeKdlnr "Senator McKellar has been ad- mitted for examination and check- up. His condition is not serious. Hunt Spreads for Negro Believed Lynching Victim By Halph Howlancl Jackson, N. officers today suggested the possi- bility that .there had been no lynch- ing in the' cnse of a young Negro who was whisked away from the Northampton county jail here by a masked, white band early yesterday after he had been arrested on a charge of attempted rape. "We worked all said a weary state bureau of investigation agent who would not be quoted by name, "and we are not so sure there has been ;i lynchlujf." A half doKCii other officers .nod- ded agreement. None would offer a theory as to what had happened to the suspect but there were rumors he had escaped from his captors. Meantime, law enforcement offi- cers continued to comb through the thick pine woods Of Northampton and nearby Hertford and Halifax counties for the missing Negro. The object of the search was 24- ycar-old Godwin (Buddy) Bush. Charged with attcmpLlng to rape n young white woman. He-was seined In tho Northampton county jail here by an armed, masked band of white ir.cn who disappeared in the pre- dawn darkness yesterday. In Raleigh Governor R. Gregg 'hcrry announced that he had or- dered the SBI "to locate those re- sponsible. Such persons will be pro- secuted to the full extent of the law." Could Not Advise, President to Leave, Physician Says President Truman's physician .said today that he would not be warranted in ad- vising the chief executive to return to Washington at this time in view of the critical nature of his mother's illness. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross, after a talk with Brigadier General Wallace H. Gra- ham, told reporters the young medical officer feels that the pa- tient's condition is such that he would not he warranted in advising her son So return at this stage. Improvement. Not Maintained The disclosure of General Gra- ham's view came after it was gen- erally known here that the Presi- dent has abandoned nil thought of returning to the White House In the absence of any decided change for the better. It 'followed questioning of Boss about a news conference Wednes- day in which General Graham-had told correspondents that if a grad- ual Improvement noted nt that time continued for a couple of days, the President's return might be con- sidered. The improvement was not maintained. The President, looking despondent, loft his hotel at Kansas City at a. m. (C.S.T.) for Grandvlcw for another clay at Mrs. Martha E. Truman's bedside. He told reporters that while his mother "had a fairly good night" there was no change in her condi- tion, which he described last night as "a little weaker." He was accompanied by his wife and daughter, Margaret. Despite his concern with his own and the nation's said he "did a day's work last night and this President stop- ped to buy eight "buddy poppies" from eight little girls who awaited him at the loot' of hls-penthausc elevator. The President, a veteran of the first world war, autographed each of the one dollar bills he gave the girls for the poplcs. The poppies ore being sold by the Veterans of For- eign Wars to raise rehabilitation funds. The President chatted brief- ly, with the little girls. WAC Asks Easing of Hesse Jewel Theft Sentence Charleston, W. Kath- leen B. Nash Durant sought to Ret out of federal prison, yesterday on a plea she was a civilian when the army tried her for -complicity in the theft of the Hesse crown jewels. She charged a purported confes- sion was "extorted" from her after her arrest by the army in Chicago June 3. 104G, and that she was sub- jected to a series of indignities, such as "being compelled to un- dress" in a detention cell before a male guard. Counsel for the former WAC cap- lain from Hudson, Wis., set out her contentions in a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in federal court here today. Judge Ben Moore granted her a hearing July 14. She Is serving a five-year sentence in the federal reformatory for women at Aldcrson, W. Va. Mrs. Durant's husband, former Colonel Jack W. Durant, was con- victed by a court martial April 30 of engineering the theft from Kronberg castle in Germany. He was sentenced to 15 years at hard labor and dishonorable dls- Ilcthany, Minn wa ea; Mr. P had unloaded some chicken feed from the car and the tragic accident occurred when he was going to put his car into the garage He was unable to make a sharp turn into the garage and backed up. He didn't know 1.he child was outside. Wayne was born October II. 1944, at, Winona. He i.s bv his parents, his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. 1-reel Schettler. and his paternal grandmother. Mrs. HatUo Prucloehl. all of Winona. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at p. in. at the Wellman funeral home In Lewiston and at 2 o'clock at the Bethany Moravian church, the Rev. John Goserud officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Senators Balk At Yielding to House Views Final Action in Congress Expected About June 2 Democrats Assail Cuts In Farm Budget Funds !up for ratification in By William F. ArbORast about June 2. The con- Cannon declared j R0 into session next tod'ty the sharply-trimmed agriculture appropriation measure for 1948 is "the worst bill of its kind ever sent to the House floor. Washington Senate con- ferees lodiiy stixxl iignln-st any imore major concessions to the j House in drafting the linal vcr- ifiion of legislation imposing strict ___'legal curbs on labor unions. Although most of the big differ- ences between the House and Sen- 'aic bills still exist. Senator Robert Taft CR.-Ohio) said he expects an agreement by next Wednesday. Taft, head of the Senate con- .fcrence delegation, said this -would !permit the compromise bill to come I'lousc and The Senate group agreed late July 1, Cannon told reporters, "The Republicans have tossed the farmers to the lions." As ranking minority member of the House appropriations commit- tee. Cannon said he will lead n Democratic fight against the re- duction when the bill comes up lor debate next week. Representative Gore said the Democrats will carry the issue into next year's congressional elections unless the G.O.P.-con- trollcd House heeds their plea. Both Cannon and Gore conceded there is little hope the House will reverse the appropriations commit- tee, which is driving toward a goal of a reduction in the President's over-all budget of for next year. By their own figures, and assum- ing the House backs up the 421.142 agriculture cut, the Repub- licans still are about short of the mark. Previous House-voted cuts total approximately in ad- dition to a tern Inserted by the Senate in a deficiency bill. The deficiency bill maneuver re- quires the treasury to cancel imme- diately, Instead of next year, notes given by the commodity credit corporation to cover losses on war- time food subsidies. Deepest cuts in the agriculture bill yesterday were aimed at the farm tenant, soil conservation, school lunch and crop Insurance programs. Who Stripped Jeeps to Repair Own Autos Fined Wisconsin Roads, Labor Bills Head Legislative Slate Madison. Wis. Two con- troversial ciUlinc for increased hiphway fund segrega- tion and the other outlawing utility been scheduled for hearings before state legislative committees in the capital next week. The segregation proposal, intro- duced by the assembly hiRhway committee, would Increase the fund from to and add up to miles of county and town roads to the state trunks system. An outlining complete scgrcsatlon of all high- way revenues, estimated at 000 for the next fiscal period, was introduced recently by the com- mittee. The assembly labor committee will hear arguments on a senate- approved bill outlawing public utility strikes. It would-provide for compulsory arbitration. A measure proposing to exempt certain commercial fishermen from conservation commission authority will bo conducted before the as- sembly conservation committee. Other bills to be- heard include those which would: Permit trustees to" invest trust funds in any securities they con- sider to be prudent investments. Subject persons possess! nu Ramb- llr.K devices for sale to penalties under state gambling laws. Increase from one nnd one-half to two mills maximum tax levy for Frankfurt, Germany strange case of TJ. S. constabulary troopers who misappropriated nnd stripped American army Jeeps in order to repair those of their own squadron resulted yesterday in heavy fines for seven enlisted men. The operation, which came to be called "moonlight consisted of spiriting away jeeps from a parking lot at the Red Cross club in Stuttgart, removing all possible useful parts in a barn- yard hideout and scattering the remainder over the countryside. Testimony was offered that the defendants had no thought of pri- vate gain, but had failed to receive the necessary parts through regu- lar army channels and wished xeep the squadron at a high stan- dard of readiness to perform its occupational missions." crnment employes. They nlso went along with the House on n. section prohibiting expenditures or con- tributions by unions for national elections or primaries. The Senate has consistcnUy balked on the more far-reaching provisions exclusive to the House bill. The include a ban against Sadus- try-wide collective bargaining In nearly every case, an authorization for private employer injunctions against some strikes and boycotts, and flat outlawing of union health and welfare funds. Tart made it. clear tliat his group docs not intend to yield much more ground. Wool Tariff Action of the House in approving an increased tariff on wool wn-i viewed by opponents of the meas- ure today as a threat to success of the IS-nalion international trade conference in Geneva. If the bill becomes law, the Amer- ican delegation nt Geneva will unable to make tuiy agreement.-! involving lower trade barriers here on wool imports. Representative Cooley (D.-X. C.) told reporters President Truman will have "no other choice" than to veto the measure. As passed by the Senate the bill called for government support pay- ment--; to domestic wool growers equal to the 19-56 level. But the House yesterday added a clause which in effect would direct the President to order the tariff com- mission to increase the present im- port levy on wool If import--; threat- en to undercut the support pro- gram. Tax Proposals Sen.il.or MiUlkln (R.-Colo.) pre- dicts the Senate will reject vocational school aids. posals to hike income tax cx- Thcl outlaw sales of merchan- eruptions and to make community disc and offering of one item con-1property laws apply to all states, tingent upon purchase of another.! The proposals were offered yes- jtcrday by Senator McClellrm (D.- Ark.) as a substitute for the finance committee's bill to trim tax levies 10.5 to 30 per cent. j Other matters of congressional interest included: question of whether vast Reconstruction Finance j Corporation shall continue in cxist- iencc after June 30 comes before Crewmen senate banking committee the 1 week of June Congress Besides stiff ranging up to reprimands, fines forfeiture of their monthly pay for 13 months assessed the men. Newsmen Probing Student Strike in Peiping Held Up IJy .John Roderick I us as we left that secret agents Rand'were waiting outside Day ton Bowling Alley Proprietor Killed by Gunmen Dayton. Ohio George K. Zavakos. 53-year-old Dayton bowl- proprietor, was shot and] ___ly today on the street in front of his fashionable home. Police said he was slain by two shots in the chest apparently after grappling with two men who had lain in wait for him. Witnesses said the killers fled in a fast automobile. Approximately in cash was found on Zavakos1 person, discount- ing a robbery motive, police said. Eleven Belgian Traitors Shot Namnr, Bulfrium Eleven Belgian traitors died before a firing squad at dawn today. They were convicted several weeks ago by a military court of hunting down Belgian patriots and underground resistance workers during the Nazi occupation. of the New York Herald-Tribune, and I were held up today at gun- point by five Chinese youths, pre- sumably government secret police, near Chaoyang law college where two students were gravely injured and a bystander killed in a clash ivllh plain clothcsmcn. Rand and I visited the college, where students on strike are tense, terror stricken and still in a vir- tual siege. We talked inore than an hour with undergraduates who warned A few minutes from the campus, a bicyclist drew alongside our young Chinese interpreter. Drawing a Japanese pistol, he cocked it, crouched on the other side of the pavement and refused to let us proceed. A moment later, four other civil- ian cyclists appeared, each with drawn pistol. When an interpreter explained we were newspapermen their attitude changed. "We thought you one said smiling. "Are Americans? That's all right." We were then allowed to proceed. Burning Tanker Abandoned in English Channel Deal, England abandoned the blazing American tanker Ncwh.ill Hills this ncus_ R.RC. wlll ond June 30_ afternoon after a six-hour battle Taft (R.-Ohio) with a fire which claimed at least indicated that congressional Rcpub- one life. ,licnns may go only half wny with The stricken tanker drifted toward Truman who has asked treacherous Goodwin Sands, about year's extension on controls over 12 miles from shore in the English ;CCrt..uri imports and exports. Taft channel. Transfusion From Vet Gives Baby Malaria Philadelphia <7P) A seven-__________ month-old Philadelphia boy T" contracted tertian malaria from a JrnOlie Union may t-old a reporter that while he still the President's request is inclined to believe the Uzne oome when import controls uo blood transfusion given by :i war veteran who served in the Pacific, the city health department reports. Dr. Angclo M. Pcrri, chief of the communicable diseases division, said the donor had no knowledge of hav- ing suffered from the disease. He asked doctors and hospitals not to accept transfusions from veterans who may have been stricken. Appleton Man Killed at Railroad Crossing Applclon. Joseph P. Theisen, 46. wns killed yesterday when struck by a northbound North Western railroad passenger train at the College avenue crossing here. Witnesses said Theisen, father of six children, walked into the path of for Unite With C.I.O. New general ex- ecutive board, of iho American Union of Telephone Workers, key affiliate of the National Federation of Telephone Workers, has approv- ed unanimously a plan to affiliate the Union with the Congress of In- dustrial Organization. J. J. Moran, A.XJ.T.W. president, announced to- day. Moran said the proposal to af- filiate with the C.I.O. would be submil.vcd next week to meetings of the union's 23.000 members, em- ployes of the long lines division of Telephone Tele- graph Company. He added that the ultimate of the move was n national industrial the train. workers. TO MAKE CERTAIN the body of 8-year-old Georgia Weckler, missing- since May 1, has not been buried on her father's farm near Atkinson, Wis., neighboring farmers join in a tandem tractor operation to turn the soil. George Weckler, father of the third-grade student, stands at tho IcJtt aa pre- pares to start its Bearch, which foiled to mv Man Buried Alive in N. D. Cave-in Kulm, X. TO. One per- son buried alive and ft second narrowly escaped death here yesterday when a sewer tile ditch caved in on them. Dead is Giles Chambers, 57. Rescued was Jacob Schock. Both :ire from Kulm, Jacob chief of police here said both men were dig- ging and laying tile about seven and one-half feet bolow the surface of the ground when the loose, .sandy dirt caved :n. Nill said rescue workers dug for about minutes before uncovering the men. Clvunbcrs wns dead nnd Schock, uncon- scious. Schock today was reported to fiood condition.