Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 12, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER V ISIT YOUR Sctooola National Kducntlon November B to 15. Full Leaced Wire Report of The Associated Frees Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 227 WJNONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 12. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Truman to Address Congress Monday U. S. Wants More Land in Feed Grains '48 Goal Set at 6.5 Per Cent More Than Last Year By Orld Mmrtln WiuOUnrton The govern- ment plans to ask farmers to plant nrarly 8.6 per cent more )nnd to livestock feed grains next year In an effort to replenish supplies cut short by this year's poor corn crop, Larger grain harvests will be need- ed If a serious shortage of meats, dairy and poultry products is to bo averted In 1949. Those will be scarcer In 1948 than this year be- cause of the present corn shortage. Officials expected actual harvest yields would be near last month's estimate which placed the corn crop nt 2.43B.874.000 bushels, a decline of about 25 per cent from last year's record crop of bushels and a drop of about eight por cent from tho 1936-45 average ot Corn The com production goal for this year was bushels. And the government will seek a crop of at least that much In 1948. Tonta- tlve plans call for corn planting goal of acres, or about 6.3 per cent more than the acres planted this year. The prospective goal tor the prin- cipal feed oats, barley and grain That Is about acres more than was planted to those crops this year and about acres more than the prewar aver- age. The department already has rec- ommended a IMS wheat goal of acres. While this Is about acres more than the 1947 RotJ. It Is about lew than was actually planted for harvest this year. Too Lane train goals are larger than the department would prefer to rec- ommend, officials said, because will require a sacrifice of good crop rotation and soil conservation prac- tices. But the controlling factors are continuing -urgent 'demand for blc shipments overseas plus thi need for building up reserve stocks at home. The com acreage may HO consld- Firemen Kuih Into The National Cleaners Company at 2821 Honnepln avenue, Minneapolis, today to flttht a flro which wrecked tho establishment and forced nlno upstairs apartment dwellers from their homes. (A.P. Wlrophoto to Tho Republican-Herald.') ________ Petrillo Pleads Innocent to Lea Violation Chicago President James C. Petrillo of the A.F.L, Musicians union pleaded innocent today to a IiTan address prepared for delivery before the Grocery Manu- charge of violating the Lea act, facturers of America by Congress to curb his pow- Stassen Says Truman Food Plan Needs Modification New York Harold E. Stassen, announced candidate for the 1948 Republican presidential nomination, said today that the nation's food Industries should support President Truman's vol- untary food saving: program while seeking "It's constructive modi- fication." erably above the tentative goal be- cause In some sections of the Mid- west, fall plantings of wheat' have not been made because of dry weather. Hence some of thin land may put to com or other feed (Trains next spring. Minneiotan Crushed by Falling Machine City. Minn. Joseph Thcin, 25, of Clara City was killed yesterday In the fall of a well drlll- i truck. ma- bclnff unloaded, Theln was crushed to death. He Is survived by his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Peter Theln of Clara City, seven sisters and four brothers. Fu- neral services will be held Saturday. injt machine from chine fell while Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Partly cloudy and colder tonight; lowest 17. Thursday, increasing cloudiness nr.d continued cold; highest 33. Minnesota: Partly cloudy tonight; colder east portion. Thursday partly cloudy with little change In tem- perature. Low tonight near zero north and S to 10 above south, Wisconsin: Partly cloudy and colder tonight with low temperatures zero to 8 above northwest and 10 to 15 above Koutheaxl. LOCAL WKAT1IKR Official observations for tho 24 hours ending nt 12 m, today; Maximum, 33; minimum, 24; noon 26; precipitation, .01: sun sets to- nittht at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPEKATVRES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln, Pep. 2 26 22 10 G 50 20 40 43 .17 ,01 .08 .02 .02 2.00 Bcmidjl............. 22 Denver 48 DCS Motnes 38 Duluth 23 International Falls 25 LOR AnKtlns 07 Mlnnrnpolls-St. Piiul 32 New York 67 Phoenix 70 DAILY ItlVKK HULLETIN Flood Singe 24-Hr. Staco Today Change Red Wins? 14 .2 Lakr City B.2 .1 Rends 12 3.8 Dam 4. T. W...... 4.2 Dnm 5. T. W. 2.5 Dam 5A T. W. 3.4 Winomi (C.P.) 13 5.5 Dnm C, Pool 10.3 .1 Dam 6, T. W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7. Pool Dnm 7. T. W. 1.8 -H ,1 Craw 12 4.7 -I- .1 Tributary Chippewn itt Dunnul, 1.0 Zumbro at Thollman, 2.7 Huffulo above 2.0 Trempealenu (it Dodge 0.8 Black nt Nolllsvillc... 3.2 -I- .1 Black at 4- .3 La Crosse nt W, Salem Root nt Houston...... C.O R1VF.U FORECAST (From HtiKtlnirn to Guttrnberx, Iowa) Althouxh tributary flow Is below normnl and decreasing slightly, KtnKes In the mivln chunncl will hold practically stationary over tho weekend. Vishinsky Hits 1941 Speech by President Truman New York Soviet Depui Jorelgn Minister Andrei Y. Vlshln aky Tuesday night accused Brltalr the United'States, China and Frano of displaying "complete disdain..fo the charter and principles of th United Nations." In a speech before the Foreign Press association in which he main talned that Russia's foreign pollc Is "one of peace." Vishinsky charge "prominent Anglo-American states men" with pursuing a program o "hatred and vicious animus" towar his country. Omits Naming of President In support of hfs.claim, Vlshlnsk referred to a New York Times storj of 1M1 which quoted President Tru a U. 8. de Glaring that the United State should help Russia "If Germany 1 winning" or aid Germany "If Bus sla is winning." Without mentioning Prcsldcn Truman by name, tho Soviet dip lomat said that shortly after Gcr many's invasion of Russia, a "prom inont American statesman" suggest ed that America lend Its aid to th country that appeared to bo losln and In that way "let them kill a many as possible." Truman Quoted The Now York Times of June 2 1B41. carried a story on Washing ton reaction to the German inva slon and .quoted Mr, Truman, amon others as saying: "If wo see that Germany is win nlnft we ought to help Russia; an if Russia Is winning wo ought t help Germany and that way le them kill as many as possible, al though I dor.'t want to see Hltle victorious under any circumstances Neither of them thinks anything o tholr pledged In his first speech outsldo th United Nations halls during the cur rent assembly session, Vishinsky spoke rapidly, pounded the speak cr's table occasionally, and depart from his prepare; ed frequently text. In Washington, Mr. Truman sail ho could not recall ever having usei such language. Presidential Secrc tary Charles G. Ross told a new, conference thnt when ho asked Mr Truman about this quotation, "Th President searched his memory ant could not recall having made any such statement." 2 Children Die InN.D.Fire Lumoure, N. Johnson, throe, and her ulster Harriot, two, wero burned to death and tholr father was seri- ously cut as ho broke a window In futile effort to nave them Tuesday when flro swept their farm home 12 milos south of Lnmourc, David Johnson, tho father, WAS working In a nearby field and Mrs, Johnson was in tho barn when tho blnzo broke out from an undetermined cause In tho upper part of the house. Johnson was Injured severely enough to be hospitalized nt nearby Onkcs. Tho Lamouro volunteer flro department found tho house be- yond salvage and a neighboring garngo In flames when appa- ratus arrived. Three other John- son daughters wero In school at tho time of tho fire. the former Minnesota governor said ers that food has a "critical relationship to the current question of The. musicians' chief is accused in a criminal information filed in whether or not we will be able to stop our wage spiral and level off our economy on a sound basis rests with the price of food. "The crucial point.In the question as to whether or not we will be able' to- give the -.needed assistance to the peoples of Europe to bring them' -through" this "winter- without chaos and disaster rdsts with food." Program Confusing Actions of President Truman's administration in meeting the food crisis. "have been quite confusing and have been too long Stassen said. Stops, he said, that should be taken this winter Include support, but modification, of -the Truman food program, government an- nouncement of a definite policy of maintaining a price relationship be- tween grains and meat so that it I In response to the request of Pe- trillo's attorney, Daniel Carraell, for an early trial, Judge Walter J. La- Buy set the case for December 15, Japanese Population Up General Tells Of Wartime Bond Deal Denies Hughes' Claim That He Tiried to Borrow General Bennett E. Meyers told senators to- day he and his wife netted from a wartime bond deal about which he said he con- sulted then Secretary of the Treas- ury Morgenthau. Morgenthau told him he "didn't see how said. I could go Meyers Testimony Conflicts Tho retired general's story of the transaction came atop contradictory testimony from, him and Howard Hughes as to whether Meyers sought a loan from the airplane manufac- turer for a bond deal. Hughes testified Meyers tried to borrow to finance a 000 bond speculation at a time when Meyers, as an air force offi- cer, was negotiating with Hughes on warplanc contracts. Says IIiiKhcs Offered Meyers called that a lie. He said Russian A-Bomb Reports Held Information Feelers By Elton C. Fay Washington Many of the strange dispatches and thunderous speeches about atom, bombs coming out of Europe strike official Wash- ington as primarily Russian-inspired fishing expeditions for military In- formation. Also Involved, well-informed au- thorities said privately today, Is propaganda, Intended for local Rus- sian consumption as well as for the "cold war" of nerves. Terming the fishing technique an old standby in military Intelligence, these authorities said it works like this: A rumor is planted at e. poln where it will be picked up by some newspaper, magazine or radio sta- tion. The Idea is to get the rumor Into circulation and then see wheth- er it is denied or confirmed. In the published denial or con- firmation by any official of another sower, the rumor-planter hopes to ;lean some Information. Things to Learn In the case of the A-bomb, lor instance, Russia would like to know: 1. How mueh the United States knows about Russian progress or lack of progress toward producing an atom bomb. (In'the spy trade, this is "counter 2. Any hint of United States in Improving Its own Hughes, through an attorney, off- ered to lend him but he fused the loan in indignation. 'bombs Whether the Dinted States or other power has a workable When Meyers related that he ac- Carman MacAi-thurs He said he believes Eccles told him die same thing Morgenthau did. Meyers told the committee he probably should have reported to superiors the various oilers he says Hughes made to offer of a loan, and of a job, and to give him a house near Los Angeles; 'Outright Morgenthau Says New Morgen- thau, Jr., said today "It's an out- right lie" when he was informed of Major General Bennett E. Meyers' testimony before the Senate war investigating committee In Wash- ington that Meyers had discussed a multi-million-dollar bond transac- itlon with the former secretary of the treasury. Morgenthau headquarters said today that Japan s, ..Our wnole practice there CTreas- home population has increased more' Morgenthau said, than in less, than two 's to discourage speculation in to a record Most Of the gain was due to the repatriation of nationals, many of them long abroad. Dr. Carpenter, Noted Meteorologist, Dead Los Ford Ash- man Carpenter, 79, noted meteorol- ano. meat so tnaciulst. loneer nvlatlon cnthuslast, Will not pay to finish cattle with inventor, is dead. He cereal grains; a strong government buying-policy In the cereal market; establishment of a "top American agency to supervise aid toj Europe; full use of good products] In surplus supply; strict limitation; on tho Industrial or distilling use of cereal grains between now and next May; rejection of compulsory rationing or price control, and early steps to speed the manufacturing of [arm tractors for spring delivery In Europe. Yesterday, at a press conference and during a network broadcast Stasson said that 1. He will enter next month's New Hampshire primary In a bid to win ,hat state's eight delegates to the Republican national convention, 2. President Truman committee ho "greatest economic blunder" In U. 8. history by vetoing the OPA extension act last year. 3. Housing should be federally supervised, with changes in present building codes and labor practices nnd homes should be mass produced on the site. 4. The un-American activities committee, by "naming names with- out evidence" abridges civil liberties. At New York, friends of Gover- nor Thomas E. Dewey said his sup- porters in New Hampshire would enter a full slate of delegates in his name In that state's primary March 'thereby creating a contest with Stassen. author and inventor, is dead. He succumbed Monday night after an illness of several weeks. He retired in 1941. government bonds and to make it impossible for people to speculate in government bonds." Dutch Artist Jailed for Faking Masters Amsterdam Hans Van in some of the world. In a military intelligence fishing expedition, the idea Is to plant the rumor where it will be stumbled on by publications not necessarily friendly to the source. The instance of the dispatch printed yesterday by the Paris news- paper L'Intransigeant was cited as an example. The dispatch telling of a purported test explosion of a 12 Mr -pound atomic bomb near the Russian city of came to L'Intransigeant from Prague where it was reported to have arrived through "confidential sources" from Moscow. Previous Story Meogeren, 57, a Dutch artist, dream." sentenced today to prison for one The same paper lost July quoted unidentified sources as saying the .United States had tesied. a, new-and powerful bomb which blew a crater feet deep In New Mexico. Because of the difference in the two situations, the Atomic Energy commission denied the July story but coldly Ignored yesterday's re- port. Major General Leslie R. Groves, wartime head of the A-bomb proj- ect, dismissed tho Russian test ac- count in these words: "It sounds like somebody Is having a pipe year by a Dutch court which con- victed him of fraud for faking and selling eight paintings signed with the names of old which fooled world art experts. ilobal Turn South From Alaska Fairbanks, Way ome finally lay south again today or tho 'round the world fliers, George Truman and Clifford Evans, nd their tiny planes. With their hops always northward nee touching Calcutta and Bang- ok In late September, the two ormer army pilots reached Bit Jcltix, Alaska, highway point 9t milos southeast of here, late ycster- ay on a'hard'five-hour flight from tachorage. They planned to resume heir trip today. Reuther Prepares to Clear Out Remaining U.A.W. Foes Authorities here were inclined to view the recent Moscow speech of Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov as designed chiefly for propaganda purposes, but with the hope that it, too, might produce some official reaction In. Washington thnt would bo useful for military Intelligence The Paris newspaper LTn- translgeant said that Russia Is making sample atom bombs and already has set one off In n test in Siberia which was held in the presence of Serve! Vavilov, above, director of the Soviet nu- clear research service, and three high Soviet army officers. (AJP. Wirephoto.) DC-6's Grounded After One Makes Fiery Landing Independence Grounded The White House announced today the. grounding: of President Tru- man's plane, a.DC-6 named the "Independence." Gallup, least five airlines grounded their huge DC-6 planes today, pending an inquiry into the cause of a fire which forc- ed an American Airlines ship to make an emergency landing. Tho-JDouglas Aircraft Corporation which builds the four-englned planes, also urged that all other users of them do likewise until cause of fires "have been estab- lished and eradicated." analysis. In his address on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the red revolution, Molotov asserted that the secret of the atom bomb "has long ceased to exist." The Atomic Energy commission said nothing, British Correspondent Places Credence in Story Paris The London corre- spondent of the newspaper Aurore wrote today that certain British! military circles, with whom he! claimed close contact, hod informa- tion which made them place credence in another Paris paper's report yesterday of a Soviet atom bomb test last June 15 in Siberia. The correspondent, J. R. Pecheral, asserted' that his sources regarded the appeared in the evening "some- thing practically certain." Percheral located the Siberian factory city of men- Twenty-five passengers and crew personnel emerged unscathed yes- ;erday alter the American Airlines' DC-6 come in for a spectacular emergency landing at Gallup air- port with flames spouting from bc- leath its fuselage: In quick succession American, United, BraniEt and National alr- incs and Panagra suspended flights of their DC-6's. Parallel to Utah Mishap One source termed the fire "be yond doubt a near parallel to th blazing crash of a United Airline DC-G which killed 52 persons in Utah lost month. The American airlines ship was en route from San Francisco New York with. Captain Evan W Chatfield of Tulsa at the controls. An Informant here who decline to be quoted by name expressed th view that the flames in both in stances apparently originated in th heater compartment below the pros surized cabin. He did not elaborate A statement from Chairman C. R of the American L'lntransigeant's story as being at Aukhta in tioned In yesterday, Arctic Siberia, where he said 200 German scientists were at work In "powerful" laboratories. Tree larvest Seen for State St. Paul Minnesota's an- ual Christmas tree harvest, ex- ected to yield an all time record income from ccs, Is in full swing In the north- oods. Rny Clement, in charge of the cut ir the forestry division, said .the itlmatc represents nn increase of bout trees above the 194C gurc. Most of the trees are .shipped to jlcago and eastern seaboard mar- cts, with Minnesota homes keeping nly about 20 per'cent of the trees, lemcnt reported. President Walter P. Reuther of the C.I.O. United Auto Workers, is carried around Convention hall in Atlantic City, N, J. (A.P: Wire- photo.) This was an eye-opener to the whole labor movement, for Addes Atlantic City, N. J. Walter Reuthor and Emll Mazey, the fiery No. 1 and No, 2 men of the C.I.O.'s United Auto Workers, set about sweeping two more of their political foes out of union cilice today. Now It was Vice-Presidents R. J. Thomas and Dick Leonard who fac- ed almost certain election defeats as the Reuther faction took full con- trol of the union at its convention here. Thomas was opposed by Dick Gosser of Toledo. Leonard's oppo-'are louder than n U.A.W. convention be when it really gets going. This organized frenzy was accom- Reece Assails Price Control control is no answer to Inflation, says Carrol Reece, chairman of the Republican national committee, and "It simply cannot be enforced slave" people." except on a "Inflation in America was as cer- tain as sunrise because of the huge amounts of money added to the money supply by the Democrat- New Deal Reece told a meeting of the Abraham Lin- had been the "strong man" of the cojn Republican club last huge auto union through most of its 11-year existence. Before the long roll-call vote be- gan, the supporters of Addes, and then those ol Mazey. paraded around the convention hail shouting, singing, banging wash tubs, brand- ishing placards, beating tables with sticks. Each side kept up the bedlam lor about 15 minutes. There are few things on earth that ncnt later in the day would John Livingston of St. Louis. After President Reuther's re-elec- tion Tuesday, Mazey beat George Adclcs out of his secretary-treasurer lob by a vote to in a ;hunderously noisy election last night. panied by what must be the fast- est-playing band in the world. The musicians A.P.L. members at a C.I.O. union convention played approximately 400 choruses of seven different tunes in 30 minutes. night. "There Is nothing we can do ex- cept face the fact that we have been on a huge monetary spree and have a severe economic hangover that must be sweated Reece de- clared. Recce said the key to the country's success abroad and prosperity at home is production. Philippine Liberal Party Scrapes In Manila President Roxas' Liberal party apparently retained a bare working majority in the Phil- ippines senate on the basis of scat- tered incomplete returns from yes- terday's national elections. board In New York said Chatfleld voiced a like opinion regarding his ship. Accounts from passengers and crew of the ship forced down here stressed the impression that al aboard displayed amazing calm, al- though several said they could sec flames from the right side while still in the air. Alerted by Smoke Waralnf Alerted by a smoke warning In- dicator, Chatfleld discovered the flames about five minutes out of Gallup, circles to fly across town and brought the ship down in a deep dive. Despite smoke filling cockpit anc cabin, he set it down smoothly at one side of the main runway. Later he confessed "I couldn't see it.' The local volunteer fire depart- ment joined in a brief -battle with flames bursting from the airliner's belly. A jagged hole nearly ten feet long and four to five feet wide was left after port of the fuselage was ripped away to reach the fire. It extended backward from the wings. The fire did not bum through the cabin floor. After several hours' delay, 18 of the passengers were flown to Albu- querque to board another American DC-6 which carried them on east. After stops at Tulsa and Washing- ton, It was to be grounded like the others in New York. More than two score Investiga- tors, representing government agen- cies and airlines, already were on hand early today to Inspect the damaged DC-G. Theodore Lorch, Stage Actor, Dead Camarilli, Calif. Theodore A. Lorch, 68, one time star of such stage plays as "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and "Sherlock died yesterday. He also appeared in early day vaudeville and later became a film character actor. His last recorded film work was in 1936. Lorch is survived by his widow, Jeannetta. Joint Session Will Hear Views on Aid '70% Efficiency In of Seen by Marshall Tnz- man will deliver to a Joint session of Congress In person Monday a message calling for stop-gap Euro- peon relief aid and for inflation curbs at home. The White House said Mr. Tru- man will speak to members of the House and Senate in. the House of Representatives chamber at p. m. Mr. Truman is continuing a round of conferences with representatives of industry, agriculture and labor as he and Ills staff work on the special message. Tho President called In M. W. Thatcher of St. Paul, Minn., presi- dent of the National Federation of Grain Cooperatives, and other rep- resentatives of this group. He also bad an appointment with Earl O. Shreve, president of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and Philip Murray, C.I.O. president. He talked earlier in the week with William Green, president or the American Federation of Labor, and on Monday with Earl president of the National Associa- tion of Manufacturers. Presidential Secretary Charles O. Ross said the discussions have been concerned with, the whole food sit- uation and aid to Europe. Ross said he has no idea, of .ength of tho President's speech to Congress Monday, that It is still in the early draft stages. The decision to address the joint session Monday was announced after an. agreement with congres- sional leaders. Ross said Mr. Truman will hold us regular weekly news confer- ence tomorrow. Marshall Before BonM Unit Meanwhile, Secretary of George Marshall said today [overnment is working: on a pro- pram to help China, -with tne ei- >cctatlon. -that any funds 'will used with "about 70 per cent ef- Marshall also told the HOUM foreign affairs committee It "is our 'eellng" that any assistance to Eu- rope ought to be supplied -Imme- diately to keep the supply pine- lines filled. The secretary appeared before .ho committee for questioning to Jie administration's foreign spend- ng program as he did yesterday oro the Senate foreign relations ommlttec. And the questions tarted out today covering much the same ground they did yester- day. While Marshall talked to House group, Secretary of Com- merce W. A. Harriman told the Senate foreign committee that in goods can be sup- plied to France, Italy and Austria as emergency aid without further strain on this nation's economy. Taft Launches Drive Senator Robert Taft of Ohio, head of the Senate Republican, policy committee, already has launched a drive to trim the ad- ministration's proposals and has picked up support from G.O.P- ranks. He expects to bring the Is- sue to a showdown before the policy committee Friday. Taft opposed the estimate by Secretary Marshall as the cost of economic help to Eu- rope and China up to next June 30 as too big. It brought a quick re- sponse from Dworshak of Republican Senator Idaho, who told reporter he thinks "the United States Is spending too much in Europe. It also prompted. a Democratic senator, who asked that his name not be used, to express the hope that Taft will "fight it out" Friday before the G.OJP. policy committee which the Ohioan heads. Although Taft said he wants the emergency aid program to go ahead, he contended that over-all outlays ought to be held to the present level of foreign spending. With this estimated at about yearly, Taft's stand would leave a considerable gap be- neath the to addi- tional funds Marshall has said are needed to carry on, European relief and recovery In the 15 months be- rtnnlng April 1. IVoman Shot at VIeillsville May Surgery Chicago Dr. Walter Watts aid yesterday that Mrs. Dorothy Procbasko, 21, who was shot In lead at Neillsvllle, WIs., last week. was under close observation to sea whether an operation m might needed. He said Mrs. Prochaska's left was paralyzed, but that this condl- Jon might be reduced or vanish In lme. Her condition was reported as "good" in Chicago's Cook county ospital, where she was brought via 300-mile ambulance ride after the hooting. Her husband, Albert, 25, has told uthorltles his wife was shot when rifle accidentally discharged while e was handling it. Mrs. Prochasta. cas lying In bed when the bullet ;ruck her.