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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 233 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Dulles Named U. S. Chief at U. N. Uniformly Pleased with the city's new airport as they started the final formal inspection shortly before noon today were, left to right, Mayor John Druey; C. C. Hanson, construction engineer for the Minnesota department of aeronautics; A. W. Carlson, assistant district Civil Aeronautics administration airport engineer; Roy T. Patneaude, co-manager of the airport; Alderman-at-Large Robert Dorsch, chairman of the city council airport committee, and O. W. Swanson, vice-president of Fielding Shepley, Inc., St. Paul, the surfacing contractor. After hurdling this inspection, regarded as routine, the airport now only awaits a state license before going into use. Also present for the inspection were Cily Engineer Carl W. Frank, who designed the airport, and William A. Galewski, co- manager. Republican-Herald photo U. S. Reinforcing Tsingtao Marines Will Help Evacuate U. S. Citizens By. Elton C. Fay Washington The United Forrestal Conference With Truman Foreshadows New U. S. Peace Moves By Ernest B. Vaccaro Key West, flight here of Secretary of Defense Forrestal today foreshadowed .pos- sibly historic diplomatic and defense steps to preserve the world's precarious peace. Forrestal flew talk with President Truman about the ominous march of events in China and the threat of further trouble in Europe and elsewhere. national policy may be laid. In China, left open today the tlon of whether "circumstances' might lead to armed conflict with! communist troops, I The Navy said leathernecks j will sail from. Guam next Tuesday) to reinforce the Marine garrison at Tsingtao. This force, said the Navy in add- ing details to a surprise news con- ference announcement by Secre- tary of Defense Forrestal, "will as- 6ist In the orderly evacuation of United States nationals through the port of Tsingtao." Forrestal was asked by reporters whether the Marines will fight if the communist armies attack Tsingtao. That, replied Forrestal, is a matter for the State department to decide. At the State department. Press Officer Michael J. McDermctt tookilifted. this position: j He said in an interview that his "The answer is that it all de-i office is completing a national sur- pends on circumstances and there ]vey wlth a of removing con- ministration at various times have backed a plan for reviving an ex- cess tax on corporations. Such a tax was imposed during the war and repealed in 1945. Opposes Profits Tax Representative Dingell (D.-Mlch.) last year introduced an administra- tion bill that would have revived the profits tax in modified form. Knutson said his objection' to vacation retreat Into a conference site upon which the basis for a restatement of American inter-; that kind of levy is that it "dls- States. bolstering its Marine force The developing diplomatic crisis transformed this naval submarine base from a presidential Corporation Income Tax Hike Urged Defeated Knutson Offers Suggestions To New Committee- By Douglas B, Cornell Washington Representa tive Knutson author of! the law that cut individuals' said today the corporation income tax ought to be boosted. "A number of large Knutson told reporters, "are making too much money." He said he has "given up any thought" of further slashes in taxes for the individual. Knutson said he is going to leave those ideas with the new chairman of the congressional committee that writes tax bills. For corporations, he mentioned a four per cent tax hike that would bring in about The rate now is 38 per cent on income over after the usual de- ductions are allowed. Cites Steel Industry Knutson pointed to the steel in- dustry as an example of companies he said are making too much money. "It should be siphoned off in the form of increased he said, "but not in the form of excess profits taxes in peacetime." Knutson can't do anything about it himself. Minnesota voters retired him after 32 years in last two years as chairman of the tax-drafting House ways and means committee. The former chairman, Representa- tive Doughton (D.-N. will take over again when the Democrats start running the new Congress in Milwaukee Man Burns Self to Death in Cell which police said were self-inflicted caused the death yesterday of Kenneth Riel, 42, a vagrant found with his clothing ablaze in a cell at No. 2 police station. Detective Lieutenant John Zilavy said Riel died of the burns about an hour after he was found to a semi-conscious con- dition. Zilavy told this story: Riel appeared at the station and asked to be booked for vagrancy. Several hours later he became violently ill and was taken to a hospital. He was returned to the station after re- ceiving medication. An officer known to Riel passed through the cell block, which held no other prisoners. about p. m. Riel, who knew him, called him by name. Ten minutes later the desk sergeant and other officers smelled smoke. They investigated and found Riel seated on the floor of his cell, knees drawn up and arms on the wooden bench, the're- mains of his clothing burning. Burned matches littered the floor. Riel was rushed to Johnston emergency hospital, where he died of the burns about p. m. "He didn't make a sound all the time his clothing was burn- Zilavy said. "He was semi- conscious when found, but lapsed into unconsciousness before he could be questioned. Obviously he set himself afire." Wisconsin Election Report January. President Truman and the ad- Rent Controls May Be Eased In Many Areas New York Tighe E. Woods, national housing expediter, Mr. Truman is flying back to Washington Sunday for a full-scale review of the peace outlook with Secretary of State Marshall and Roving Economic Cooperation Ad- ministration Ambassador W. Averell Earriman. His conference today with For- restal Is expected to be preliminary to his White House survey of the entire diplomatic picture. Developments yesterday over- shadowed speculation about when criminates against the smaE cor- Potato Support Price for 1949 Season Reduced is no answer now. I what the answer will don't be. I can't pretend to say now what they will do in certain circumstances." On the basis of information avail- _____________leave the cabinet. last night that rent ceilings inj Departure from Washington "quite a. number of areas" preceded by ms announcement under federal control soon may be' 1. Marine forces are to be in- creased by men at Tsingtao, China, where are now sta- tioned. 2. Two transports are going into Chinese ports to remove Americans from the path of advancing com- munist forces. trols in areas where it is f01 nd that the residential housing crisis has passed. Preliminary findings, he said, in- dicate that ceilings may be lifted able here, the circumstances at thisiin several areas throughout the time are these: without serious effects. 1. Tsingtao, Yellow sea port at[ said he will order an end of the base of the Shantung penin- strictions in such cases. thp sula, is close to communist-con- HoweWi he New York cltyjuP TOth By Karl Bauman Washington The Irish po- tato will lose some of its glamor for growers next year. The potato won't-be supported in the manner to.which it has be- come accustomed. Not by one-third, in fact. Instead of the 30 per cent of parity guarantee of recent years, growers in 1949 will be assured by the government of getting only 60 per cent of the theoretical "fair to everyone" price. And to be certain of even that much, the growers must not plant 3. He assumed the question of re- more potatoes than they are told. porations." 'Steel, automobiles, chemicals, wouldn't be so hard hit by it because they already have a well-established earning re- he said. "But small companies were just hanging on by an eyelash back In the late thirties. So if you say to them that anything they make above the highest level of that period would be taxed, it would be like signing a death warrant." Two Killed in Crash of British Air Lift Plane Berlin Two persons were killed and two were Injured last night in the crash of a British C-47 airlift transport in the Soviet oc- cupation zone, Royal Air force of- ficials said today. The crash occurred three miles under a series of things I will take trolled areas so close that the ..every otner 'large center of water supply for the city is mwst remain subject in communist-held territory. Some regulations for some time. 4. He will remain at his post as h opposition country still under federal rent wants Is "at the service of the Forrestal, just returned from an control. He said his survey will be com- choose, without much from nationalist forces. 2. In the Shanghai-Nanking areas there cuationSCporTof Tsingtao5, rouuities about Ume- others. These figures do not include military people such as those on the American advisory missions to Chiang Kai-shek's na- tionalist government. 3. The primary reason for the presence of the Marines in China Is to protect American lives and pro- perty. It is to be assumed that ifj shooting between Marines andj communists should occur it would' be in defense of these lives and! the property they represent. Chinese Forces Regrouping for Battle By Harold K. Milks I Nanking The great Su-! chow battle between government and red troops headed for phase today. The reds reportedly were grouping northeast of the battle- field and Chiang Kai-shek threw reinforcements into the fight. The tenor of Chinese field re- ports indicated both the national- ists and reds were gathering their strength for new assaults in the swirling battle that has engulfed a large area around Suchow and more inspection of European trouble areas, said his department has prepared a budget for the three armed services within the fifteen billion dollar limit a- set by Mr. 'bureau. the Bipartisan Foreign Plan Supported Cohen Appointed Chief Delegate To General Assembly By Ernest B. Vaccaro Key West, Fla. President Truman today designated John j Foster Dulles as acting chairman jof the United States delegation to j the United Nations in his first of- ficial post-election endorsement of 'this country's bipartisan foreign policy. The President at the same time appointed Benjamin Cohen as chief United States delegate to the U.N. general assembly in Paris to re- place Republican Warren Austin, who has returned to the United States because of illness. During Austin's illness, Dean Rusk, a State department official, will serve In Cohen's place as al- ternate delegate. Dulles served as foreign policy advisor to Governor Thomas E. Madison, Truman carried Wisconsin by! Dewey, G.O.P. presidential nominee, votes over Governor Dewey in the November 2 election; j whom Mr. Truman defeated in the tabulation of official returns by the secretary of state's office i November election. TlnaT-cnO showed today. The President won in 40 counties while the Republican can- didate carried 31 counties. The total vote for President was considerably lower than that of four years ago. The Democratic ticket of President Truman and Senator Alvin Barkley received votes. Governor Dewey and Governor Earl Warren received Governor Eennebohm was elected by a margin of over the Democratic candidate, Carl Thomp- son of Stoughton. Rennebohm had votes to for Thomp- son, The governor carried all ex- cept eight counties. They were Dane, Douglas, Forest, Iron, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Portage and Sheboygan. Thompson carried Milwaukee county, to and Dane county to President Truman carried Milwaukee county to Secretary of state Fred R, Zim- merman, who was re-elected for his eighth term, proved to be the best vote getter again. He got 040 votes to win as a Republican over Erie J. Stoneman, Democrat, of Platteville, who received The People's Progressive party, headed by Henry A. Wallace, for Truman Carries State By Count Shows Truman to End Vacation Sunday Key West, Fla. President Truman plans to end his two- week vacation here Sunday. Wisconsin Boy Robbing Station Shot to Death Fruits, Colo. Marshal E. H. Wilson said last night a 16-year- president and Glen H. Taylor wlsconsin boy was shot to death vice-president, got votes. The! Socialist presidential ticket of Nor- Secretary'Marshall is returning to the United States for a full scale review of the peace outlook with President Truman at the Whita House Monday. Cohen is a former counsellor for the State department. Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Forrestal flew here for a talk fore- shadowing possible historic diplo- matic and defense steps to preserve the vicarious peace. The ominous march of events in China and the threat of further trouble in Europe and elsewhere furnished a backdrop for his talk with President Truman at the tem- porary "White House." had lunch with the President. While others were in on the luncheon, the two were to con- fer separately. The luncheon guests included Paul Fitzpatriclc, Democratic state chair- man for New York; Senator Pepper Florida Governor-elect Fuller Warren; Representative George Smathers and Leonard Hicks, Chicago hotel man. Dulles Pleads for Strong Western Europe By Francis W. Carpenter Paris John Foster Dulles said today Americans want a strong and unified western Europe capable and man Thomas and Tucker P. Smith got Farrell Dobbs and Grace Carlson, Socialist workers party presidential ticket, got 303 votes and Socialist labor party candidates Ed- ward Teichert and Stephen Emery got 399. The voters decided by four to one that they wanted no change in the constitution to give municipalities the right to condemn land without a jury trial. The vote for the amend- ment was against it 318. They also said emphatically that! .nt a soldiers' of to be financed another captured to break ink at_ of standing up for itself. a filling station. The marshal Identified the dead boy as Don Giesel of Beaver Dam. Wilson told this story: Giesel and four other youths left the state school for boys at Wauke- sha last Friday. One boy later re- turned to the school. They stole an automobile and In a prepared speech to the Am- erican club of Paris, Dulles denounc- ed as "ignoble" any charge that the United States wants to use Europe merely as a base for achieving world mastery. He said it was absurd for some to claim that the United States wants to dump its surplus goods in Europe, Dulles, an American delegate to to hrpnv into >HP feeble and disunited, its sep- to break into the ruling arate pleces may fce drawn_ Qne at a time, "Into the orbit of the east." Americans will not tie their fate station, The marshal noticed the glass in d of th Aiding had been by f WCSL UJ. J.MG JJittUC W So far this returning to Luebffck> near Schoen- year the bill amounts to aboutjb f rom a regul ar flight t o Ber- compared with the pre- ta_ vious high of nearly in 1946. Last year's bill was The trouble has been two-fold. Farmers planted more and more potatoes and Americans ate fewer and fewer. So the government had to buy the surplus under its support program. Secretary of Agriculture Brannan ilin's Gatow airport. It was the second fatal accident to a British air lift plane and brought the toll of British lives lost in the airlift to six. Four per- sons were killed in the crash of an R.A F. plane near Wunstorf Sep- tember 20. Berlin Blockade Truce Through U. N. Proposed powers' insistence that the Berlin dead- lock must be settled within the U.N. security council pushed Juan A. Bramuglia of Argentina back into the role of leading "peace maker" today. Bramuglia, November president of the council, has been work- ing behind the scenes on a new formula for resolving the Berlin level for 1949-crop potatoes last night. He said he didn't like to do it, but had no other course in view of the high cost of the potato program. Brannan also set a goal of 300 acres of potatoes for next year. This is about acres below this year's planting. dispute. His hand strengthened by yesterday's western power notes, Soviet Deputy Foreign Minister First Class Cities Seek More Revenue a three per cent sales tax. The vote on this advisory amendment was against it and in favor of it. Complete returns of all other state and congressional office races Governor Rennebohm Thompson Henry Berquist, Rhinelander, People's Progressive, Walter H. Uphoff, Oregon, Socialist, James A. Bolton, Milwaukee, t Socialist worker, 356; Georgia Cozzlni, Milwaukee, Social- ist labor 328. Lieutenant governor George M. Smith, Milwaukee Republican, 513; Anton Gawronski, Milwaukee entering he was shot indefinitely to a western Europe that insists on disunity, he said. He emphasized that his speech was not an expression of an official Am- Thirteen Americans have been Democrat, William O Hart, Alex Point, People's Baraboo Wallace, Stevens conferred i Andrei Y. Vishlnsky. They talked for nearly an hour, reportedly re. discussing a new formula for ending the crisis. Details of the plan were not dis- closed, but it is believed to involve some form of gradual lifting of the Berlin blockade along with a similar process of instituting the Russian zone mark as Berlin's currency. The separate American, British and French, answers yesterday to U.N. Leaders Herbert V. Evatt and than Chinese. Trygve Lie, made lifting of the There was nothing as yet to blockade a prerequisite to direct gest an early decision in the major [four-power negotiations, civil war which holds the fate of I Under the present circumstances Nanking. China's capital, 180 western powers said, the Berlin to the southeast. Lne we Isituatii Ion is a threat to peace and must remain in the security coun- cil. Evatt and Lie, assembly president and U.N. secretary-general, renewed their plea after receiving the west- ern answers. The Russian reply to the Evatt- lae note made no mention of the security council. The note indicat- ed the Soviets would be willing to St. Paul Various proposals for bolstering the finances of Min- nesota's three cities of the first class were being scrutinized at a meeting here today of the tri-cityj revenue committee. The meeting is at the courthouse. One move under discussion was a plea, to Congress to have the federal government give up its admission taxes so that they might go to the local governments. killed in airlift accidents. The airlift was operating at near normal rate this morning after several days of fog interference. Hunters Marooned in Idaho Snow McCall, squalls marooned 25 hunters in the Idaho primitive area today and stymied rescuers seeking to aid an injured forest service worker. Marvin Homback, primitive area rancher and pilot, said at least 25 hunters are marooned at Sulphur creek, Hood's ranch, and Mahoney' Fairchild, Milwaukee, Democrat, Progressive, Secretary of R. Zim- merman, Republican, Erie Stoneman, Platteville, Democrat; Walter G. Benson, Kenosha, Socialist, George C. War- necke, Granton, People's Progres- sive, State R. Smith, Milwaukee, Republican, Miles H. McNally, New Richmond, Democrat, Mary P. Samb, La Crosse, People's Progressive, 780; Archie Oliver, Jr., Milwaukee, Socialist, Attorney general E. landms State Compensation Charges Reduced Paul A reduction of 9J2 per cent in the workmen's in- discuss the dispute either in thejsurance compensation rates for Big Four council of foreign was ordered today by the ters or possibly in a meeting of (Minnesota compensation insurance at WEATHER FEDEKAt FORECASTS Winona and mixed with snow, tonight. Moderately hea- vy amounts indicated. Clearing and colder Friday. Strong northerly winds tonight. Low tonight 28; high Friday 37. ____ LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 52; minimum, 39; noon, 45; precipitation, .09; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow the four of state. board. Additional weather on page 3. Donald J. Martin, Milwau- kee, Republican, M. Michael Essin, Milwaukee, People's Progres- sive, Anna Mae Davis, Madi- son, Socialist, Pine City Youth Killed by Hunter Pine City, Merle Brown, 22-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Brown of Hlnckley, Minn., was shot and lulled yesterday evening by a bullet from a deer rifle. Brown was hunting; with his brother. about 14, Milwaukee, into custody. Children Amputees demonstrate how they have regained skills through a scientifically directed rehabilitation program. The demon- stration was presented during a meeting of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults in Chicago. Riding a tricycle is Sandra Kudla, seven, of Romulus, Mich., whose legs were amputated at the knees. Grouped around her, left to right, are: Coy Davison, 12, Kalamazoo, Mich., right leg amputated; Charlene Fisk, seven, Rockford, Mich., both arms amputated above elbows, and Conrad Selden, ten, Vermont-rifle, right arm amputated below elbow. (A.P. Wirephoto.) ;