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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Dlnudy mill gonllnurd rotll with V ISIT YOUR School. Education Weelc November to II. Full Leased Wire Report of The Awociated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47. NO. 225 WINONA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 10. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES VWL-.I-MVIC-, V ________ __.__'.-... Asked in Stop-Gap Aid Gale Woman. Marshall La Follette May Direct Aid Agency Asked for 1st Year of Marshall Plan H.r Sterling F. Green Waahlncton The name o Robert M. I.n Follcttr, Jr., figures promlnrntly In speculation today thr poMlblr director of thin projected multl-bllllon dollar European nUl program. Lone before there can be an; choice of personalities, however, 1 must be dcclclec whether the KO- CH 11 c d Marshal plan Is to be car rletl out by i new incloponclen agency ns plcturcc 1 by President Tru man's citizen, committee or un X dor direct contro of the State de partment. 'In favoring th new agency ap pronch, the ID man eommltto headed by Secretary of Commerce Harrlman proposed that the di- rector nnd board chairman be given vast powers nnd responsibilities. He would have the'decisive volco on vital dny-to-dny decisions on the U.IP of dollars, foods and. goods as wrnponn against communist ex- tho "cold war" which the eommtttro denounced as n ruthless "drive to achieve world domlna tlon." For K first-year starter the Har- rlmnn group said this country nhould plan to spend including upwards of !n food and fuel grants that would not be repaid. Warns of Htarvlnc Program Anything lens than this "definite sacrifice." tho committee said In M report mado public over the weekend, might stnrvo the program into a wasteful operation nnd cause It. to degenerate The committee did. however, scale down the probiiblo cost of tho four- year Mlf-help envisaged by Secretary of State Marshall to between and Previous estimates had ranged up to Discussion of La Follette, former KoIlcUo Wisconsin senator, for tho task ol directing tho program was hcarc both within the government anc among members of tho advisory group which functioned under Har- rlraan ns n nonvotlnR chairman Folletts served as chairman of two Harrlman subcommittees one on tho administration of for- eign old and tho other on drafting it-i final effort to President Truman In Mexico Komr of thono who referred prl- vntely to him as a "logical" choice noted that La Folletto's service In the Senate was under a Progressive party liibel and that ho was de- feated last year In tho Wisconsin Republican primaries. Thus, they wild, he is committed to neither Republican nor Democratic foreign policy views. Nonr profrs.srcl to know whether Lu Folli-ttp would take tho Job If it were offered. After finishing a 20-hour stint of writing tho com- mittee's final draft of Its reports La Follette left Friday morning for Mexico on private business. Ho has practiced law hero jilnco leaving the Senate. In oftreclnK with widespread con- gressional demand for creation ol separata government corporation to handle the aid program, tho Hnrrlnmn group proposed that It have Us own board of directors bulwarked by n citizens' advisory committee and a Joint congressional committee. Such a "strong and flexible" agen- cy, the report snlcl, would make detailed decisions on which nations should get priority delivery on ncarce food, fuel nnd industrial items. Its foreign organization would follow up tho decision to HOC that the supplies "aro put to proper u.v" and that, tho countries meet their own commitments under the general reconstruction program Nn Klrlngn Attached However, the report was emphatic thiil no political be attached to aid. Despite Us plea 'strings" should _......... that America give "Kenerously and tho committee voiced serious doubt of this country's ability to fulfill the wnnt list drawn up by tho 10 wont rrn European nations In tholr Paris Marshall plan report. It also ques- tioned whether Kuropu's needs aro tin great stated, In tho mutter of coal, r.trel, petroleum and olec machinery. Europe hus iisked tons nf grain n year, It was noted, but America will be lucky to hnvo that much for export to the whole world. Other foods oils, peanuts, dried fruits and help miikc up the deficit. machinery Milpments can br doubled, nt the while Eur- ope wants them quadrupled, Fortlll- rrr. rated high on the committee's "must" list, cannot bo boosted much in but should rise aubstanlatlly In 1B40, The requested coal can "bo mwrrri, but only If this country iolvcn its own coal-cur shortage. Etherlncton convalesces In a veterans' hospital members ol his family ihfell around K ..._ snow which fell around Mrs, Ethcrlngton; Lewis, seven, and Norma, ten. home for the family, but the snow came too soon. (A.P. Wlrephoto.) Situation in Greece No Better, President Reports to Congress President Truman told Congress today that "Greece Is still free" because of American aid but her eco- nomic plight "has not basically Improved" and the military picture That'Is tho way Mr. Truman sized things up as of September 30, four months after Congress set up a fund to help Greece combat communistic Tomorrow Is Meatless Tuesday Wlnonarui were reminded by Luokmui, chairman of the cltliens food committee, in a telegram to The Republican- Herald, that tomorrow meat- I win Tuesday and that he ap- peals to every American family to cooperate In the uvlnr meat to that snore may be available for shipment abroad. New Premier Named in Siam Following Coup Bangkok Luang Aphal- wongso wait appointed premier of Sltim today and n five-member jrlvy council was named to head ,he government following a blood- loss coup yesterday directed by Wartime Dictator Plbul Songgram. The new privy council replaces tho regency for King Phumiphon, who attains his majority next month. Tho monarch, who Is now In Switzerland, is expected to return to Slam next month. Tho privy council immediately and Turkey pressure from inside and outside their borders. The President expressed "grave concern" that "underlying causes of economic and political unrest" still exist in Greece. Small Proportion Spent But in hla first report to Con- gross on how tho aid money IN bo- Ing used, the nearest thing to n hint that more might be asked was a statement that: 'The difficulties which hamperi the success of this program must be' overcome. Continuation of mar- ginal subsistence only- in Grocoo, without real progress toward recov- ery, will provide fertile ground for totalitarian ideologies." Tho presidential report showed that up to September 30 only of Greece's and Of Turkey's ac- tually had been spent with used for administrative expenses. However, had been made available to tho various agencies carrying out the Greek program and to be spent for Turkey. Developments' The report listed numerous "un- favorable developments" which have beset the aid programs but said that in Greece "There is every reason to be optimistic about If order can be restored. If order is not Mr, Tru- man said, "there can bo no recov- promulgatcd a new constitution re- viving some of the monarchlal powers relinquished In 1932. Under ,ho now constitution Slum's legis- lature will continue as a two-cham- ber body, but the members of the Senate will henceforth bo appoint- ed by the king Instead of being elected. Aphalwongso served as premier on two previous occasions. He head- ed tho government briefly in 1944 when Songgram was ousted because of public opposition to an ultra- nationalist program. He was again made premier early n 1940, but his regime was defeated after n brief stay In office. Songgram, who said ho had di- rected the coup "to savo his country [rom apparently does not contemplate serving In the new gov- ernment. Tho United States and British factors in Slam's foreign relations and ntornatlonal known to rogafrd unfavorably Songgram's col- liboratlon with tho Japanese and ils former regime's declaration of war against tho Allies. Public dissatisfaction over alleged corruption and rice hoarding under tho regime of ousted Premier Tham- rong Nawasuwat was said by coup eadors to bo the reason for tholr ictlon, Thoro was no news as to the whereabouts of former Premier Prldl Phanomyong, who led Siamese underground forces In support of tho Allies during tho war, Phanon- yonK's home was surrounded by loldlcrs when tho coup took place, but his wife said he had left Bang- kok. Another Ship Leaves Belgium With War Dead Antwerp, U. S. transport Robert left Antwerp today with the. bodice of homeward bound American war dead, A short ceremony, attended hy U. S. Consul Pnul II. Stein- fort and Burgomaster Lode Crncybeeck, was held at the pier before tho fthlp nailed. A general tribute to V. S. -who lost their lives In the war was paid by the Belgian people nt ceremonies which pre- ceded the sailing of the first transport with American war October 4, Gale Woman, Drying Quilts, Dies of Burns Miss Ida Haugstad Victim of Sunday Morning Accident Galeivillc, A 71-year-old woman died here Sunday afternoon of burns suffered when her clothes caught flre while she tried to dry bed clothing over n heating stove. The woman. Miss Ida Haugstad was found stumbling in her back yard in a dazed condition at a. m. Sunday with her clothes ablaze Members of the Gale Richardson family, neighbors, -found her and threw a blanket over her to kill the flames. She was taken to the Gales- vllle Clinic hospital where she died at 4 p. m. Miss Haugstad remained conscious throughout the time in the hospital, but was unable to give an account of the accident. Her death was due to burns suffered by the flre, Coun- ty Coroner M. A. Wlcmer of Inde- pendence said. Her face aiid hair re- mained untouched by the flre which was confined to her body. Miss Haugstad lived alone in her house far some time and at meals at the Roy Klndschy home. Funeral services will be held Wed- nesday afternoon with the time and place to bo decided as soon as rela- tives arrive here. The Rev. S. E. Vevang Zlon Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be in Hardies Creek cemetery. Surviving are two sisters, Miss Amelia Hnugstad, La Crosse, and Tho Condition of Mrs. Dor- othy Prochuslca, above, 21, wait given as at Cook county hospital, Chicago, today, three days after her 300-milo ambulance ride from Ncillsville, Wls., where she was shot in the head while lying in bed. Her husband, Albert, 25. told authorities she was wounded when a rifle ho was handling discharged Wednesday night, Skeleton Believed That of Kidnaped California Girl tiny skeleton clad In tattered, weather-eroded clothing, was found yesterday in the foothills of nearby Orange county, and sheriff's deputies said today they are "morally certain" it Is that of Rochelle Gluskoter, six, kidnaped her home here February 15, Large Scale Battle Rages at Peiping By Spencer Moos.i on a scale unparalleled since the bitter siege of Szeplngkai early this year raged to- day at Shihklachwang, 170 miles southwest of Peiping, and Chinese communists arrayed against the rail city. Frontline dispatches reported 000 of tho nttackers were casualties In tho initial fighting In which gov- ernment planes were used in unpre- cedented strength on orders of Gen- eralissimo Chiang Kai-shek. In Manchuria, meanwhile, govern- ment dispatches told of com- munists killed and captured in a "great victory" near Changwu, 60 miles north of Kukden. More con- As for the military situation, tho President said the Greok govern- ment had hoped a summer cam- paign would wipe out guerrilla war- Care. The President outlined "initial steps" that have been taken to bolster Turkey. Tho ultimate an in the case of Greece, he said, Isj 1940, nearly 20 months ago. to help free peoples maintain a The parents Sunday identified government in accordance with found with a child's skele- wlsh of tho majority. ton. Sheriff's Inspector J. Gordon Bow- ers said a small brown and white saddle shoe also was found, with the skeleton. Bowers said the Glusko- tcrs identified its size as apparently the same as Rochelle's. The distraught parents hardly spoke as they examined the tattered bits of clothing. Mrs. Gluskoter broke down, weeping. Rochelle was their only child. Rochelle was playing in a neigh- bor's yard the day she disappeared. She was seen to enter a stranger's I automobile. There was no further truce of her. Police investigators said no sus- pects have ever been definitely link- ed with her disappearance. Although several persons were questioned at various times, includ- ing ono in connection with ransom notes received by the par- ents. Police dismissed him as crank, trndcrsherlft Steve. Duhart of Mrs. Andrew Falls, Wls. Johnson, Eheboygan General Tried To Borrow From Him, Hughes Says Hughes testified today that Major General Bennett E. Meyers tried to borrow from him during the war when Meyers was negotiating a mul- ti-million-dollar plane contract with Hughes. Hughes told the Senate war in- vestigating committee that he turn- ed Meyers down. "This resulted in breach of friendship a complete between me and Benny Meyers, and so far as I know he didn't speak to me again for two builder added. the lanky plane Meyers, testifying to the commit- tee last week, denied an earlier as- sertion by a Hughes attorney that he (Meyers) once tried to borrow from Hughes. The committee la Inquiring Into circumstances of in plane contracts awarded to Hughes. "When I finally and definitely turned down the loan Hughes said, "I thought General Meyers was going to find some way to throw a monkey wrench into that F-ll (photo reconnaissance) plane contract If It was the last thing he ever did." But Hughes added that Meyers apparently went ahead and approv- ed the contract anyway. Fart Of Iron Mountain near Ellzabcthton, Tenn., disappeared when TVA engineers set off a dynamite said it was a record for a construction blasting for TVAg Wataugua dam project, now under way. (A.P. Wirephoto to Tne Republican-Herald.) Boy on Sled Among Six Weekend Accident Victims By The Asociated Press Three Minncsotans died in accidents over the weekend, sled mishap taking the life of a St. Paul boy, a plane crash kill- ins a St. Paul filer near Long Prairie, and an automobile killing a farmer near Claremont. Wisconsin accidents claimed another three victims. The Minnesota dead: Martin A. Rivera, 1'lvc years old, killed when his sled carried him under a bus near his home in St. Paul. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Marceline Rivera. Rudy Noltlmier, 25, St. Paul, killed when the plane he was piloting crushed near Long Prairlo, Minn. Ho Is survived by his widow and a_ 15- month Mrs N. D. Lifeboat Crew From U. S. Ship Saves Fishermen New buck-breaking ith-old son, Eric, and his mother, wlth wind and Elsie Noltlmier, Valley City, Ray Kleeberger, 20, Claremont, killed when he darted from behind waves In tho tossing North Atlantic was Just another volunteer Job to the seven lifeboat crewmen of the TJ. S. army a truck into the path of another hospital ship Charles A. Stafford truck in which his father, rescued 31 Portugese fishermen Kleeberger, was riding. ifrom a floundering schooner. Nolt'.mler, an army alrforce gun-i Tho report of the two and a half ner during the war was on a cross-' hour ordeal at the oars last Tues- country training night when his plane crashed, witnesses .said that the plane's motor apparently failed. He had taken oil from Holman air- port in St. Paul about noon. Mrs. Al Martinez, 22, Antlgo, Wis., was killed instantly Saturday night day G40 miles southeast of New- foundland was told yesterday when the Stafford docked here. Two trips were made in waves 30 to 35 feet high to take off Cap- tain Antonio Fernandez Matlos, master of the three-masted fishing when she was struck by a car Maria Carlota, and his crow she was walking along highway 30. Last to leave the schooner, one-hall mile south of Aiitigo. Henry Brown, 63, town of Mil- waukee, was killed Instantly when he was struck by an automobile as he crossed North Port Washington road at West Bender road in the town Milwaukee. Mrs. Ernest Wollm, 73, Lake Mills, died this morning of injuries in- curred yesterday when tne Wollln car overturned after colliding with another vehicle at a Janesvllle street Intersection. the captain set it afire to sink it. Stassen Urges Drastic Tax System Revision in Book munlst dead at and the cap Cabnrai E1 Modena, calif. Ho stum- tUrCd force, a ravine near by the generalissimo to give full support to Shlhkiachwang's defend- ers, flew 460 sorties yesterday and today, leaving communist troops concentrations and strongpolnts disrupted and red-occupied villages ablaze. Air power was reported to have caused two-thirds of the cas- ualties about tho rail Juncture city. The air force was using B-25S, B-23s, P-51S and P-40s In possibly tho most concentrated mustering of air power yet seen in this torn country's civil warfare. With the Reds striking in almost unprecedented strength, however, ;he government's position at Shlh- klachwang still was precarious. Every man within the city was put to work building defense works. In 'the Manchurlan fighting, the official Chinese news agency said communist dead actually were counted on the battlefield after the engagement which lasted from 3 a. m, Friday until nightfall. Central canyon road northeast of Hews estimated strength thero aa the communist Doctors at Orange county hospital said the skeleton was of a child of about seven and apparently had been in Its location more than a year. The hands and feet were miss- ing. State Levy Fixed at 7.09 St. state levy Of 7.09 mills for 1947, colcctlble in 1948, was fixed today by State Audi- tor Kir.R. King said the levy is within the limits of a maximum of 7.5 mills set by the 1947 legislature. The 7.09 mills will yield suf- ficient revenue to produce enough money to pay the existing statutory obligations for soldiers' relief, school fund, and university, state employes and teachers' retirement fund, debt levies for certificates of Indebted- ness and interest, King said. ErstasscnrCandldato for the Republican presidential nomination, shows his new book, "Here I to his father, Wil- liam H. Stassen, at St. Paul, Minn. The book was published today. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Washington Harold E. Stassen, asserting the American economic system requires enormous sums of "dynamic urged today a sharp cut in upper bracket individual income taxes and a special levy on large fortunes. In a book entitled "Where I the announced candidate for the Republican presidential' nomination also suggested new pro- grams for housing and health, three amendments to the Taft-Hartlcy labor act, and a dozen steps for combatting communism in this country. iously by the former Minnesota gov- ernor. He said the three chapters on taxes, housing and health are new. His tax proposal would provide: "ceiling" tax of 50 per cent Much of the material converir.gj (Continued on Page 12, Column 4) 12 chapters has been discussed prev- STASSEN Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and and continued cold tonight and Tuesday with occasional snow. Low tonight 32; high Tuesday afternoon 37. Minnesota: Partly cloudy this aft- ernoon, tonight and Tuesday. Oc- casional snow extreme south this afternoon and extreme southeast to- night. Continued cold. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy south this afternoon and tonight, becoming generally fair Tuesday afternoon or night. Snow southeast this afternoon spreading over most of south tonight and end- Ing early Tuesday. Warmer extreme south tonight. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon Sunday: Max- imum, 37; minimum, 23; noon, 37; none. For the 24 hours ending at 12 m. 27; today: Maximum, 38; minimum, noon, 30; precipitation, none; sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet BcmidjI ...........2G 8 Duluth 30 12 Miami ............74 71 Mpls.-St. Paul -----30 18 New Orleans 70 62 Phoenix ...........72 49 Washington. .......56 36 Edmonton .........23 1G .06 Reglna ............25 0 .09 The Pas 16 8 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 2.6 .1 Lake City G.-J Reads 12 3.7 Dam 4, T.W....... 4.4 Dam 5, T.W....... 2.5 Dam 5A, T.W. 3.3 Winona (C.P.) 13 Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, T.W........ 2.0 La Crosse 12 4.E Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 1.6 Buffalo above Alma .2 Marshall Emphasizes Emergency Secretary Russia in Talk to Joint Committees Waahlnfton Secretary of State Oeoree Marshall asked Con- KTCSI today to supply ta emergency aid to meet A "urgent" need In France, Italy and Austria. The secretary, appearing before a Joint meeting of the Senate mnd House foreign committees a week before a special congressional ses- sion, said that long-range help for these and other countries may eventually cost That Is higher than a Ifl-maa citizens committee had estimated. But Marshall commented It Im- possible to calculate that amount accurately now. With Europe dependent on Ameri- can help to get back on her feet. Marshall told the legislators In statement that decisions in forthcoming special session "win be no less Important for the future of our country and the world than those of the war years." Marshall said that In the aid pro- gram the "risks are real" but chances of success are good" in helping the people of western Eu- rope preserve their free society. Marshall cracked occasionally at Russia, saying right at the start that while Britain, France and United States formed policies to re- store Europe to health, "It is now clear that only one power, Soviet Union, docs not for its own reasons share this aim." Scope Limited And. he sold, the fact must faced that despite American to help the whole European com- munity, "Not all of the European nations have been left free to take their place In the community of which they form n. natural part." .To the east of the lino where Al- lied armies ended the war In Ger- many, the secretary said. Is unmistakable imprint of an alien. bond." Consequently, Marshall said. geographic scope of the recovery program, contemplated by this coun- try "Is limited to those nations which are free to act In accordance with their national traditions and their own estimates of their na- tional Interests." Marshall omitted in his request for emergency old any estimate of additional help for the Biittsh- Amerlcan occupation zone In west- ern Germany, plus the zones In Japan and Korea. Since this Is aa Army deportment matter, pre- sumably any recommendations must come from Secretary of Defense Forrestal or Secretary of the Army, The additional occupation cost U expected to run about Of the for emergency assistance, Marshall said needs Italy and Austria to carry them through March, 1948. Long- Ranee PUn Later, perhaps shortly after Con- gress convenes In special session next Monday, the administration la due to outline in detail the Ions range European recovery program, which bears Marshall's name. A 19-man citizens committee told President Truman over the week- end that this country's first-year bill for helping western Europe help Itself bock to economic health by 1952 may run. to which probably more than will have to be In outright gifts. But while battle lines are yet to form, on this long-range project. Sen- ator Owen Brewster made it plain that the emergency program will encounter some strong: objections unless it Includes quick help for war-battered and com- munist-threatened China. And House Speaker Joseph Mar- tin said he too wants the special session to take up aid for China "so that we will have the whole picture." Although Marshall took note of China's plight and possibly will of- fer an estimate of eventual need. State department officials have left no doubt that the administration wonts emphasis now kept on help for Europe, JThese officials say the need In Frame and Italy is urgent; that the situation in China Is chronic. .1 Fire Damages Masonic Building; at Farmington Fannlngton, Minn. Fire gutted the Ahlberg drug store here today and caused smoke damage to .3 Masonic and Eastern Star lodge Trempcaleau at Dodge 0.9 1. Black at Neillsvllle Black at Galesvllle 3.2 2.4 .1 Root at Houston ......5.6 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From to Gutlcnbcrg, Iowa) During the next 36 hours, there will be no important change from quarters on the floor above and to the Grey Sweet shop and bus depot next door. The flre, discovered when the drug store was opened for business today. Is believed to have started in the furnace room at the bock of the structure, known as the Ma- sonic temple building. Firemen from Lakeville and will occur above Lake Pepin, amounting to about .1 foot. Alma to dam ten but slight falls Northfleld were summoned to help the Farmington flre deportment fight the blaze. ;