Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER TVIndr lonllhll ttirmir TotxUn T OMORROW In McntlcM Full Leased Wire Report of The Preii Member of the Audit Bureau of W1NQNA. MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 24. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES vwi-uivic. __ Mondovi Man Killed While Hunting Little Hope Held for Treaty at London __ _ 'Big Four' Meet Opens Tomorrow Vishinsky to Be Present; Russ Press Blasts Marshall Approximately 600 Hides, secretaries and experts pul the finishing touches today to preparations the Big Four for- eign ministers conference, which convenes here tomorrow for what many observers believe may attempt to reach unified peace settlements with Germany and Austria. Soviet Foreign Minister V. M Molotov nrrlved Bundiiy by pluno und French Foreign Minister Oeorres Bldnult-ln.it of tho four principal participants in tho con- expected tonight, Doubts over the Identity of France's representative wore clear- ed away last night with Bldnult's retention In the new coalition cab- inet formed by Premier Robert Schuman, Immediately after his appointment Bldault announced his intention of departing for London British snld that Briton's Foreign Secretory Ernest Bevln probably would see Molotov and U. 8. Secretary of State George Marshall time during the day Marshall arrived here Friday; Vbhliuky to Be Aide Soon after Molotov's arrival the Soviet embassy announced that his principal aide in the discussions would be Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. yishlnsky, who ex- pected to depart for London soon M hU duties at the United assembly in New York would permit. London hotels-were crowded with delegation stAffs as well as with nome 300 newspapermen assembled from all over the world to cover the conference. British government sources- em- phasized that the conference would strictly business and that enter- tainment would be held to mini- mum in keeping with the country's austerity regulations. The same sources sold that the opening session tomorrow would be devoted to formalities, with Bevln welcoming the visitors on behalf of government. While there was wide speculation over the probable outcome of the conference, official sources care- fully refrained from comment on the possibilities of any agreement being reached with respect to either Austria or Germany. Fewlmlntlc A British foreign office spokesman emphasized that Bevln could be ex- pected to display "infinite patience" in the negotiations, but beyond that he declined to go. The feeling of most observers, however, was reflected by the Times of London, which said In an edi- torial: "What makes this meeting of the four ministers of more than usual significance Is tho general under- standing thnt another failure to agree must lurid disastrously to the partition of Germany." The Conservative Dally Mall the conference was opening "In an atmosphere of such pessimism, skepticism nnd cynicism that no one has bold enough to hint that It will completely succeed." Whatever optimism existed ap- peared to center chiefly around the possibility of completion of a treaty for Austrian Independence. Pessimism over the chnnccs for an agreement on Germany were not enhanced by utterances from Mos- cow, where the Soviet press launch- ed a new attack on Marshall Sun- day. Blasting his speech last week In Chicago, Moscow papers declared that he was Intent on partitioning Germany and transforming tho western zones Into an antl-Sovlot coalition. Heroin Found in Luggage of Man Who Died on Airplane packages of yellowish powder found In tho luggage of an airplane passenger who died aloft turned out to bo pure heroin, federal narcotics agents said today. Thirty-two ounces of tho drug In four half-pound packages would bo worth several hundred thousand dollars at retail prices, and Police Lelutenant William Yoakum, after It was cut 20 times or so In tho pro- cess of wholesaling and distributing. The passenger was stricken, ap- parently with heart disease, as the United Airlines piano from New York approached Los Angoles.. An undertaker, examining the man's luggage, was puzzled by the packages In one suitcase and sum- moned authorities. .Federal Narcotics Inspector D, F, Carpenter seized the drug supply and began investigating the Identity of the dead man. Carpenter said papers on tho body gave tho name of Masoy or Maccy, atced with various addresses in New York city and Brooklyn.' Stassen Drive Opens Tonight at Milwaukee Milwaukee An old fashioned political rally, complete with, band, parade and buntings, today will help Harold E. Stas- aen open his campaign for the Republican presidential nomlna- by nearly a score of political writers, the former v---------- ----------Minnesota governor will arrive in a Youngdahl Pleads For Sharing of Good Fortune St. Paul Governor Luther Youngdahl asked Minnesotana to- day to give thanks for their bless- ings and reminded them'''of our obligation to ahare this-good.-for- tune with those men, women and children of war devastated lands who are in dire need." His pica was contained In his Thanksgiving proclamation, setting aside Thursday, November- 27, to five thanks, His proclamation: "Whereas, tho founding fathers of our nation established tho sacred custom, based on an abiding reli- gious faith, of setting aside one spe- cial day each year in giving thanks to God for His providence and the opportunities of America, and "Whoroiifl, of all tho wo as a nation observe, none Is more typically Amerlcn.n in its origin and significance than Thanksgiving day, designated by statute as the-fourth Thursday in and "Whereas this clay is an occasion to unite in our homes and churches Tor grateful reflection and prayers of gratitude for tho countless bless- ings that are ours, and "Whereas, we pause to glvo thanks mindful of the plcntitudo that is and of our obligation to share this good fortune with those men, women and children of war devas- tated lands who are In dire need of food, i clothing, shelter and medical supplies, "Now therefore. I call upon citi- zens to Join together in thls'natlon- Sldo expression of gratitude to od." NEWCOM ER LI ttl.e Judllh 1 year old, Just arrived In New York from Vi- enna by air. en route wllh her mother to make their new home In Missouri. Minnesota governor chartered plane noon. (Several .Vfinonans boarded the train this-'morning ]or the trip to Mtlwauket ana the opening speech in Staaen's Wisconsin campaign.) U. S. Right To Buy Wheat Crop Asked Continuation of Transportation, Export Curbs Asked Broad alloca- tion powers under which the gov- ernment could buy the nation's en- tire wheat crop were proposed to Congress today by administration officials outlining specific points of President Truman's cost of living program. Carl C. Farrington of the Agricul- ture department's production and marketing division told the Senatc- iHousc economic committee that even If tills nnd other measures are un- dertaken, Americans will Imvc ten less meat to eat In 1948 than this year and it will cost them more. This will be true, he said, because less grain has been fed to livestock due to high wheat and corn prices and exports abroad and because de- mand will push meat prices upward. Continued Export Limits Asked A small wheat crop could produce "an emergency Forrlng- ,ton declared In his prepared tcstl- imony. To cope with that problem, he added, the President should have powers "to make it possible for the government to become the sole buy- ers of the crop in a manner similar to that which was used during the war with respect to soybeans, pea- nuts and wool." F. Marion Rhodes, of the depart- ment's production and marketing Government May Quit Synthetic Rubber Business By Howard Dobson Washington The govern- administration, urged continuation lent U in the synthetic rubber two years be- ment business, and that puts two ques- tion up to'Congress. Will the government get out of it? If BO, how? It has on industry on spent during the and which it Is supporting with ment. yond next February 29. Rhodes said too that while the Agriculture department is not di- rectly concerned, it believes alloca- tion powers should extended to cover such products as petroleum, which It, t lumber, fibres, chemicals manufacturing equlp- Wisconsin G.O.P. leaders, includ-l by executive orders, _ Hueo peggt-Q uy ing Senator Joseph McCarthy: Hugo A. Murray, Milwaukee county G.OP. chairman; Cyrus L. Phlllpp, Milwau- kee; national commltteeman, arid Harvey Hlgley, state a.O.P. chair- man, Marinette, will meet tho can- didate at the airport. The industry could turn out almost all the 'rubber this country needs, some people want it to, some don't. The tangled story of this wartime industrial miracle will be unraveled this winter as Congress decides Twenty-four riders of the to do about the temporary law 'em cow" patrol, of South St.' Paul, Minn., will escort Stassen to his hotel, and during the day about Stassen supporters from Min- nesota are. expected to arrive by train and automobile. Parade Set Caravans of Stassen men from Wisconsin, led by the horse patrol, will parade to the auditorium where the rally will start. It will be pre- ceded by a band concert. Stassen will deliver his address, entitled "Straight From the Shoul- at p. m, CC.S.T.) In a broadcast to bo carried by 280 sta- tions of tho American Broadcasting Company. At St. Paul, Minn., under which the Industry now oper- ates and which compels manufac- turers to use'the rubber it produces. The law expires March 31. Low prices on natural rubber, which has skidded below three cents 'a. pound several times, discouraged research on synthetic rubber here. However, when American chem- ists found out In the mid-1930's that Transportation Curbs Urged Another department official, Wil- liam C Crow, head of the marketing facilities branch advocated that con- trols over the use of transportation facilities be kept intact beyond tnelr February 29 expiration date. He said this is necessary because railroads now are operating with the smallest number of cars they have had in service in many years and special action already has been necessary to keep grain and perish- ables moving rapidly, to get cans to canners, feed to dairymen and grain on the eve German chemists had some synthetic rubber of the formal opening of his cam- paign, Stassen said last night he had protested to President Truman what he called the administration's "economic appeasement" of Russia, And that he had wired the White House stating six reasons, any of which for stop- ping machine shipments to the Soviet government, Complains of Russia Stassen said he complained to the White House that the Russian gov- ernment has refused to agree to world-wide atomic energy control, has refused to join a program for the reconstruction of Europe, has not permitted a normal flow of machinery, equipment and materials between eastern and western Eur- ope, IB leading riots and strikes In Franco and Italy, has not re- pudiated a charge that the U. 8. a. nation of warmongers, and that no one can be confident of the future course of tho Russian foreign policy. Stasson said that "an unending effort must be made to reach sound open agreements with the govern- ment of Russia to correct this ob- struction and change policies, but there will be a better chance of success If we do not engage in eco- nomic appeasement and if there is a common senso consistency in Am- erican foreign and economic policy throughout tho world." Ncwlyweds Found Dead in Auto Pa. Bridges W. Fittard, Jr., 24-year-old Carnegie Tech student, and the former Helen Grove Brown, 21, who were mar- ried tho day before their scheduled church wedding, were found dead in on automobile parked behind' a lonely graveyard, State Policeman Harold S. Luther said. Luther said Sunday Fittard and the girl, married by an alderman in Pittsburgh Friday, apparently died of carbon monoxide poisoning 1'n tho car to which the policeman sold an air hoac had been attached to the exhaust pipo and extended through a window. developed ______ __ processes they wouldn't let outsiders see, the Americans hustled home and got busy. By tho end of 1041, the govern- ment had contracted for the build- ing of synthetic plants with a capa- city- of tons a year. In Janu- ary, 1842, the goal was jumped to and more plants were au- thorized. It Jumped again in mid- 1942, this time to tons, and finally hit Romania Rejects U. S. Protest on Maniu Affair Bucharest The government of Romania has rejected a XT. S. note protesting charges made dur- ing the recent treason trial of for- mer Premier Juliu Maniu that U. S. officials plotted to overthrow the Bucharest government. The American note said the charges were based upon "political motivation and Insincerity." In recognition of the great Amer- ican holiday, The Republican- Herald will omit publication on Thursday of this week. Advertisers arc requested to bear this fact in mind In making their merchandising and adver- tising plans. Advertisements for insertion in the Issue of Friday, Nov. 28, should be in the hands of the Ad- vertising Department by Tuesday If possible, or by NOON on Wed- nesday at the latest. to the ports. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and vicinity: stonal snow flurries tonight Light Earthquake Shakes Several Cities in Montana Helena, Mont. A 68- sccond earthquake rumbled across Montana Sunday, crack- ing plaster In two cities, and startling residents of several more. The quake brought down a main street cafe building in Hamilton, cracked plaster in several Butte homes, and shook buildings in Helena, Harlow- ton, Malta, Havre, Glasgow, Kallspell and Bozeman. Neither the state highway patrol nor the Red Cross re- ceived reports of injuries. Dr. A. J. M. Johnson of Mon- tana State college in Bozcman said the coaist and geodetic survey seismograph timed the quake's beginning at a. m. Johnson classified the quake's intensity as "very, very moder- ate." Professor Stephen W. Nile of the Montana school of mines faculty in Butte sold the quake was the strongest recorded there in the post four years. The shock also tripped the alarm on the seismograph at Carroll college in Helena for the capital city's quako since 1935. martial. Meyers' wartime boss. General of the Army H. H. Arnold, revived speculation over a possible military trial just before the war Investigat- ing committee's hearings came to an abrupt close Saturday. A subcommittee headed by Sen- ator Ferguson (R.-Mlch.) -devoted eight sensation-packed days to the balding, 52-year-old retired. officer. During that time the senators heard assertions that the general concealed in his wife's name hold- ings of Aviation Company stocks, that he took some in profits out of the Aviation Electric Com- pany of Dayton, Ohio, and that he founded this firm to provide for the future of a former "girl friend" and her husband. Mrs. Lamarre May Sue This latter testimony by Meyers i himself brought a heated denial Belriot H. Lamarre, the corn- president who told stonal snow Humes WJIUBI" former president who tola Tuesday. Rather windy and colder comjnittce he hoped it would j_ ._.ji.i. id w.lQinO' r.Ciii _ _ __.. tonight with lowest 14. Rising tern peraturc late Tuesday: highest in tho afternoon 20. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy, light snow tonight and In northwest por- tion Tuesday. No decided change in temperature. Wisconsin: Cloudy, light snow tonight with snow make Meyers "crawl out of this room like the snake that ho Is." At Dayton, Lamarre's wife, Mil- dred, described Meyers' testimony as a "bold faced lie." "There never has been any im- propriety in relations between Mey- ers and Mrs. Lamarre was tonight With snow in nil Interview copyrighted colderPOextrenm0Teast Davton Journal. She added LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours enndinng at noon Sunday: Maximum, 3C; minimum, 10; noon, 24; precipitation, none. Officials observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 noon today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 22; noon, 26- precipitation, one inch of snow; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at ______ TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max, Mln. Free. Bemldjl 19 Chicago 37 Duluth 20 International Falls 13 Miami'............ 80 Minncapolis-St. Paul 2G New Orleans .......GG Washington ........58 Winnipeg 12 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stago 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 30 0 10 75 13 62 48 by the Dayton Journal. She added that "a suit for slander seems to be the only answer." 24 Robert Knee, Lamarre's attorney, said details of a possible court action were being worked out. 40 Former Official! at Auschwitz Go on Trial Krakow, Poland Forty former Nazi officials at notorious Auschwitz (Oswiecim) extermina- tion of responsibility for the killing of prisoners from a dozen European .30 went on trial today before supreme national the Meyers Under Fire From 4 Sides; Mrs. Lamarre to Sue By Donald Sanders W.ishinrton Quadruple trouble built up for Major Gen- eral Bennett E. Meyers today as a possible new Senate Inquiry threatened uneasy moments lor "many others" whose idle cash went, "joy riding" on wartime government bonds. The quoted words are those ot Senator Tobey (R.-N. He hinted that his Senate banking com- mittee may take up where the war investigation'committee left, off aft- er disclosures which brought de- nunciations of the retired air force general ranging from "rotten apple" to "snake." First, however, federal grand juries here and elsewhere were due to hear a review of testimony in which Meyers was accused of hold- ing aircraft stocks and pocketing profits from his own secretly owned subcontracting firm while deputy chief of air force purchasing. Clark to Indict Specifically, Attorney General Clark said the government's ob- jective will be to indict Meyers on charges of war frauds, perjury and income tax evasion. Still a fourth question also re- mains to be answered: Whether the two-star officer will be .ordered back into uniform to court _, WQ Charged With Murder of Girl Crystal City, Mo. A 25- year-old man and an 18-year-old youth being held on first degree murder charges today after delivering the partly clothed body of a 16-year-old girl to Missouri highway patrolmen here early Sun- day. _ Prosecuting Attorney Harry Weier of Jefferson county ordered Ivan Schubert and Ronald Gulat, 18- year-old marine private on fur- lough, held without ball on war- rants, charging murder of Juanlta Margaret Jones "by means unknown while in the commission of a felony Highway Patrolmen C. W. Keith and Paul Rrchambault said they were summoned to an all-night fill- ing station here by Schubert and on their arrival found the girl's body stretched out on the rear esat of Schubert's car with the two men sitting- in the front seat. Keith quoted the two men as saying that they had visited a couple of taverns Saturday night in company with the Jones girl and three other young persons, who were not held. The officer said Schubert related that the girl asked to be taken home and they drove to her house but when they tried to awaken her she failed to respond. A coroner's inquest adjourned until next Saturday without deter- mining the cause of the girl's death, House Votes First Contempt Action Washington The House overwhelmingly voted today a con- tempt citation against Screen Writer Albert Moltz. This cose was the first brought to the House floor, but the other nine were to be colled up im- mediately, one at a time. Pope Thanks U. S. for Aid to Europe Cistcl Gondolfo, Pope Plus a six-minute broad- cast to the United States last night gratitude for American aid to the distressed of Europe and said 'We hope you will save them again from their hopelessness." The pontiff lauded Catholics for .heir support of the American bishops' campaign to obtain food for Europe's needy. .12 2.39 .04 Red Wing 14 Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W. Dam 5, T.W. Dam 5A, T.W. Winona (C.P.) Dam 6, Pool Dam 6, T.W. Dakota (C.P.) Dnm 7, Pool Dam 7, T.W. La Crosse 12 3 2.5 G.2 3.4 4.3 2.7 3.4 5.G 10.3 4.3 7.6 9.G 2.0 4.8 .1 -i- .1 Tributary Streams .2 .1 .1 -I- .1 .1 Chippewa at Durand. 1.8 Buffalo above Alma... 2.1 Trcmpealenu at Dodge 1.3 Black at Nelllsville... 3.5 Black at Galesville 2.4 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.7 Root at Houston...... 5.7 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Gnttcnbers-, Iowa) During the next 24 hours there will be a slight fall at the tailwatcr of Hastings and Red Wing dams and a slight rise below No. 10. Else- where throughout this district there will bo little change. This Is Tlie First Flight picture of the air forces' radlcally-de- sicncd XP-8G jet-propelled plane In which it proposes to challenge the sonic speed realm. It was built by North American Aviation. (A.P. Photo.) Body Found In Woods Near Fairchild 2 Others Wounded in Nearby Wisconsin Areas Mondovi, Wis. (Special) Russell 51, Mondovi. was killed instantly Saturday afternoon, when struck below the right eye by a stray bullet while hunting deer three miles cast of Fairchild. Qne other Wisconsin deer hunter was killed and nine oth- ers were wounded by gunshots, two of them Winona area men. In weekend Wisconsin deer hunting accidents. Mr. Crandoll was found by hunting companions, his son. San- ford, 16, nnd Harry Fletechnucr. neighbor, nt about JO m. Saturday.. Tho party left Mondovi Friday in a housctrallcr to hunt near Pair- child. The three became separated nt 2 p. m. Saturday nnd when elder Crandall did not return to the trailer for supper, Sanford and Fleischauer set out with looking for him. They found' his frozen body in the woods, Indicating he had been shot In the afternoon. Clark Coun- ty Sheriff Ray Kutsche nnd Clarfc County Coroner E. H. Snyder summoned from Nclllsvllle to view the body. Bullet Removed The body was then brought to Nelllsville where the bullet was re- moved from the skull. The coroner pronounced the death accidental. Mr. Crandall was employed In the Farmers store here. Surviving are Ills wife; ten children: two broth- ers, Orval, Mondovi, and Glee, Eau Claire; and three sisters, Mrs, John Marum, Mondavi, Mrs. George Par- son, Chetek, and Mrs. Eugene Swm. Bock Falls. Funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday at the Trowbridga funeral .home and at p. m. at the Congregational church. Rev. William Huntlcy wfll officiate. Burial will be In the Oak P.orle cemetery. The other Wisconsin hunter killed Saturday was Burr Shanks. 43, Racine, who was caught in cross fire as four hunting com- panions shot at a deer near Mellea. Two Area Men Wounded Wounded was Bemie Wlggen, 51, Black River Falls, who was hunting near Hatflcld when he was struck to the hip by a stray bullet. Also wounded was Walter Barns- dale, Jr., 43, Stevens Point, who was shot in the jaw Saturday while hunting near City Point, Jackson county. The Trout Lake Area headquar- ters of the state conservation de- partment reported a fairly heavy concentration of hunters and good hunting conditions in 11 north- eastern counties and said there had been no fatalities. The report said 111 wardens working In 11 counties had picked up 117 illegal deer. Including 50 docs and 67 spike bucks, and that 48 arrests had been made during tho first two days of tho season which opened early Saturday. George Hadland, chief warden, sold the concentration of was light in tile western part of the state. The most hunters, he said, are in Forest, Shawnno, Florence, Marlnctte and Oconto counties. A third hunter, Frank J. KO- pecky, 71, Wnbeno bank president, died of a heart ailment while hunt- ing in the woods near his homo Saturday. One Killed in Trieste Incident man was re- ported killed and another wounded Saturday as Yugoslav, British and. Trieste free stntc guards fired at two trucks which crashed a. frontier post at Basovizza. miles north of here, and fled Into Yugoslav ter- ritory from the Allied zone. The first truck, speeding by the post at high speed, escaped without being hit and disappeared. The driv- er of the second, identified as Giovanni Raiz, 23, of undetermined nationality, was shot in the heart and killed, while a passenger was wounded. Hawley to Resign Veterans Post General Paul R. Hawley said today he win resign as medical director of the Veterans administration, December 31, The resignation, one month before the general's 57th birthday, will fol- low by a month the retirement of General Omar Bradley as administrator. Stassen, Youngdahl, Thye Named to Legion Committee St. Paul The Minnesota department of the American Legion has named 17 Mlnncsotans, among them Governor Youngdahl, Senator Thye and former Governor Harold E, Stassen to serve on its distin- guished guests committee.