Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 26, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 239 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 26, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Holiday Death Toll Over 100-Mark Truman and Cabinet Review Foreign Crisis Washington (IP) Presi- dent Truman and his cabinet reviewed foreign affairs at an hour-long session today. Cabinet members told report- ers after the meeting that Secre- tary of State Marshall did a great deal of the talking. Postmaster General Donald son said Marshall brought the cabinet "up to date" on the international situation. Presumably that meant Mar- shall covered both the European and Chinese phases of the for- eign situation. Donaldson would not go Into details of what Marshall said, nor would other cabinet mem- bers. At a news conference last Wednesday, Marshall described the Chinese situation as critical and said the administration is considering what the United States can properly do to be of real assistance to President Chiang Kai-shek's Chinese na- tionalist government. No announcement has yet come Of any decisions. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross told reporters he knew of no plans for talks between the President and Se- cretary Marshall later today. Substitute Labor Law Being Drawn Some T.-H. Act Provisions May Be Retained By Norman Walker Washington The adminis- tration is preparing a substitute for the Taft-Hartley labor law with built-in compromises to meet pos- sible objections from Congress, In- dustry or labor. j This, it was learned today, is the plan being followed by a five-man lawyer team assigned to draft the new law: 1. Write labor legislation which can be sent to Congress with Mr. Truman's blessing, and Madison, requests totaling 2. Write alternatives for several1 new high for the state of been presented to Gov- j sections of their draft, as possible emor Oscar Rennebohm in recent hearings. j substitutes along what may be a; The total, an unofficial estimate, does not include requests legislative route. j approximately for proposed construction, or law in proposed state aids during the 1949-51 biennium. aidls by Monday The governor and the legislature's! Contents Guarded finance committee will study the; Exactly what it will contain is a requests together with estimated carefully guarded secret, but it was Wisconsin Budget in Prospect The Alsops Marshall Urged to Keep Post By Joseph and Stewart Alsop decision is now apparently up to Secretary Mar- shall. If he yields to the President's urging to stay on at the State de- partment, it seems likely that the high command of our foreign and defense policy, Including Under Se- cretary of State Robert A. Lovett and Secretary of Defense Jatnes V. Forrestal, will remain unchanged. But Marshall is known to be In- tensely anxious to lay down the gigantic burden he has borne for so long. And if he will not consent to withdraw his resignation, changes may be in order all along the line. Such is the simplest way to itate the uncer- tainties of the sit- uation as it Is re- liably reported to stand after the President's meet- ing with the secretary. From this meeting, however, has emerged cer- tanty on a very different kind of point, that Is perhaps almost as im- portant as the staffing of the second Truman administration. In brief, when the President urg- ed Secretary Marshall to continue In harness, he also took indignant note of the barrage of slander being directed against his chief foreign and defense officials. Every one knew that he would assure Secre- tary Marshall of his high confidence and deep admiration and gratitude. But it Is particularly significant that he included Under Secretary Lovett in this expression of his senti- ments, since members of the Presi- dent's own entourage have joined In spreading the word that Lovett was guilty of "disloyalty" during the campaign. Stories Denied There Is of 'course not a word of truth in the innumerable stories that Lovett has spoken slightingly of the President, that Secretary Forrestal refused to contribute to the Democratic National committee and so on. The sources of these stories either aspire to Lovett's and Forrestal's offices, or wish to see them replaced by more pliable of- ficials, or desire to undermine the bipartisan foreign policy. But the President is, after all human. There are those who have access to him who repeatedly acted (Continued on Page 5, Column 5. ALSOPS Sale of Toronto Announced revenue from taxes. Governor Ren- nebohm has until February 1 to reported to call for reinstatement ,'of most of the old Wagner labor prepare his budget message to theiact, plus some modified Taft-Hart- legislature. Two years ago the late Governor Walter S. Goodland received re- quests aggregating These ley provisions. Secretary Labor Tobin in charge of baudng up Mr. Truman's pledge to replace the Taft-Hartley were pared down to I act with a "fair" labor said The requests by departments expects to seek advice from in- elude1 rinstnr nnrt labor University of Wisconsin 199; aeronautics commission 002; National Guard public welfare vocation- al dustry and labor. The drafters' work probably will be changed, in respects at least, on the basis of these talks, with further changes likely in Con- Looking East On Winona's Third street Festooned With Christmas decorations, downtown Winona was all set today for the busy Yule shopping season. Tonight lights will be turned on and this thoroughfare pictured here will be transformed into an avenue of Christmas delights. Republican-Herald photo by Mcrritt KcUey of society Teachers' colleges in- stitute of technology con- servation department de- jartment of agriculture Stout institute commis- gress. historical the controversial parts of the! suggested legislation are being! drawn up. Right Flan Single Bill now the drafters expect sion on human rights Grand) single bill. Taft-Hartley repeal and a substi- tute to be offered to Congress in a Army home at King, The men doing the drafting Job Board of health public are William S. Tyson, Labor depart- instruction motor solicitor; Kenneth Meikeljohn, department public department's liaison officer with commission jrary commission indus- trial commission budgets and accounts Water pollution committee 908; bureau of purchases (Congress; Fred W. Livingston, la- !bor-management consultant, and (Charles Donohue and Kenneth Rob- ertson, Labor department attorneys. Livingston, a former veteran of- ficial with the National Labor Rela- tions board and Labor department, now is in private practice in New state audit bureau of York. He and Robertson, a Labor engineering bureau of per- sonnel veterans' affairs for postwar rehabilitation lund; annuity and investment board i insurance department Savings and loan department 000: deep waterways commission bar commissioners circuit courts crime labora- tory law library Secretary of state su- preme court veterans' housing authority athletic commission securities, 222; board of tax appeals land department planning department Dock Workers Strike Near Settlement San Francisco Terms for settling waterfront strikes on East and West coasts today cleared the decks for early resumption of nor- mal American shipping. Negotiators in the 86-day CJ.O. longshore strike on the Pacific coast announced settlement terms last night. Earlier in the day negotia- tors agreed on peace in the. 17-day strike of A.F.L. longshoremen on the 15 Billion Ceiling On Defenses Asked Of Russia New China Premier Bitter Enemy Atlantic coast. department attorney in San Fran- cisco, were called to Washington forj Both tentative agreements must be Carrier Task Force n Pacific the" bill-writing Job. Hunt Continues For Missing British Vessel New Guard and Air-, Force planes continued a near- hopeless search today for the Brit-i ish freighter Hopestar and her crew U. S. carrier Princeton and two escorting de- stroyers of task force 38 departed By Edwin B. Haakinson Tydings served notice on the armed services today that the new Congress will aim at a ceiling on defense costs next yea'r. "We must keep America strong and the world at he said, "but do that with the idea that the taxpayer also must survive." Rotund Dr. Sun Fo, legislative Yuan president since Good Roads In Midwest i r i Cut Fatalities Wisconsin Has Five Deaths, Minnesota One By The Associated Press The nation's death toll from vio- lent accidents over the Thanksgiv- ing day holiday passed the 100 mark, a survey showed today. The total of 105 fatalities from 6 p. m. Wednesday to njldnight Thursday compared with a violent death, toll of 128 for Thanksgiving: day last year. On the same holiday I in 194G there were 83 deaths from violent accidents. About two-thirds of the fatalities on the holiday resulted from acci- dents on the highway. The survey showed that 80 persons lost their lives In traffic mishaps. The other 25 died in accidents from miscella- neous causes, Including drowning, plane crashes and falls. The National Safety council did not make an estimate of the proba-, ble number of deaths by accidents I for the period. j The toll by states, listing traffic land miscellaneous: Arizona 2-0; Arkansas 1-1; Cali- fornia 3-0; Colorado 8-1; Connecti- cut 2-0; Idaho 4-0; Illinois 3-1; In-, dlana 6-0; Iowa 7-1; Kansas 4-0; Kentucky 3-0; Maine 1-1; Maryland 1-2; Michigan 2-3; Missouri 4-0; New Jersey 2-4; New York 7-0; Ohio 6-5; Oklahoma 3-0; South Carolina 1-0; Tennessee 2-0; Texas 3-1; Utah 1-0; Washington 2-0; Wisconsin 1-5; District of Co- lumbia 1-0. Wisconsin Deaths Drownings and traffic claimed flvf lives In Wisconsin over the Thanks- giving holiday. The dead were: John Stagman, Bagley, Wis. Burnell Stagman, Bridgeport, Archie Duff, Prairie du Chien, Wls, Albert "Keane, Lancaster, Wis. Mrs. Charles D'Abruzzl, South St. Paul, Minn. The Stagmans, Duff and Keane drowned when their boat capsized on Ferry lake near Lancaster, Wis., late "We will cut out every bit of military expense that is not republic, was approved as the I Wednesday night or early Thursday. !The four men had gone onto the he told a reporter. ratified by the union memberships before some 515 strike-bound ships put to sea. On the Pacific coast four other, unions are involved in the strike, but the longshore terms are considered the key to peace. The four other unions scheduled meetings with management today. Final settlement would return to maritime jobs and many thousands more to work in other in- dustries halted or curtailed by the strike. It would release some of Marshall plan cargo in eastern docks and restore business running Red Forces In China War Near Yangtze forces shifted a step closer to the Yangtze river today in the fighting around of 37. The search was expected to be abandoned last night, but Coast Guard headquarters here said bad weather prevented a full sweep of the area where the ship Paper Toronto The trustees of the Toronto Evening Telegram an- nounced yesterday the sale of the newspaper" to George McCullagh for McCullaugh is pub- lisher of the Toronto Globe and Mall. Under the terms of the will of the Evening Telegram's founder, the late John Ross Robertson, the pro- ceeds of the sale will go to the Toronto hospital for sick children. By purchasing the Telegram. Mc- Cullagh now controls two of Toron- to's three daily newspapers. He bought the Globe, and the Mall and Empire in 1936, backed financially by William H. Wright, a mining millionaire. He combined the two morning papers. McCullaugh said the Telegram be a "separate entity" from the Globe and Mail, with its own editors and staff. The Hopestar radioed on Novem- from Yokosuka yesterday for an un- u belleved to have gone down, disclosed destination. The war ships are a part of the task force on maneuvers out of Tsingtao, China, western Pacific fleet base. into the millions of dollars. The Pacific tieup, second longest n history, has cost by estimate of the Pacific American shipowners about in trade at the rate of a day. The negotiators agreement boosts the western longshore basic wage by 15 cents to an hour, which was Suhsien and Lingpi. Reds deployed on the eastern flank of Suchow, 180 miles north- jwest of Nanking, suddenly pulled Tydings is due to become chair- man of the Senate armed services committee when the Democrats take over Congress January 3. He also will be a ranking member of the appropriations committee, which hasj premier today by the lawmaklng tody, 228 to 44. The legislative Yuan acted under a constitutional requirement that it lake to check the nets of John Stagman, a commercial fisherman. When they failed to return Thurs- day morning, Mrs. Raymond Stag- man, a relative, rowed onto the lake and found the overturned boat. must uphold the president's of the four men ]ater wera nation. President Chiang Kai-shek a hold on government pursestrings. nominated Sun to replace Wong Wen-hao, who resigned. Sun prepared to select a new cab- inet. The new premier's political pow- ers largely were inherited from his late father, Dr. Sun Yat-sen. He is a bitter enemy of Russia and has the close support of rightist mem- "It is my he said, "that for purely armed services at home and abroad we will make expendi- tures less and certainly BO greater than the present year." The current defense budget ranges around But next year, "we may be able to cut it to 14 or 12. We'll bers of the Yuan and such Kuomtn- southward. They regrouped east of the Pukow-Tientsin railroad 40 miles north of Pengpu. Major fighting was expected along the'suhsien-Lingpi highway where both sides were bringing up rein- forcements. The new development in the bat- ber 14 that she had suffered "heavyily agreed on a 13-cent hike retroac- weather damage" in a howling At- live to August 21 to bring the east- the amount the union was asking tle Ior Suchow, gateway to the when it struck September 2. capital, came as national forces in The A.F.L. union officers tentative- lantic gale. No further word was heard from the ship. em daytime base scale to an hour. the Pelping-Tientsin area got ready for a major battle for that area of north China. The Central News agency, quoting a headquarters spokesman, said government forces had not recapt- ured Suhsien, which almost hourly in the past four days has been de- scribed by various sources as in the hands of one or the other warring factions. Government dispatches from Su- chow said a decisive battle was ex- pected shortly. Control of the northern Yangtze region hinged on developments. Red units east of Suchow cover ing the communist southward move- ments were said to be taking a beating at the hands of government ground and air forces. (In Peiping a government official said a battle second'only in size and importance to the Suchow strug- gle will break in that area In a few days. (North China's supreme command- er, General Fu Tso-yi to ,1 speech before army cadets said tee situ- ation there was completely different from that which prevailed in Man- churia, where the morale of troops was so low that defeat was inevit- able. In the Pelping-Tientsin area, Qnick Action by Captain Evan Lewis, inset, is credited with saving the lives of 23 persons, including his crew of five and lour children, when his TWA Constellation airliner, shown below, caught fire after landing at Los Angeles airport. Lewis brought the airliner to a stop, rushed through the cabin and assisted all aboard to safety through a rear escape door. He was the last to leave. The plane was de- stroyed. aave to be a little tough and_ make them prove their cases." Tydings said the armed services committee plans to call in Secre- tary of State Marshall and-Secre- tary of Defense Forrestal at the start of the next Congress for a full report on world conditions. j Commenting that defense and for- eign occupation policies are not "static the veteran Maryland senator said: "We want to be brought up to date on the hazards to peace both in the East and the West. Then we want to know how they affect the peace of our own nation." He said the armed group also will take a fresh look at the draft law to see how It is meeting military manpower needs. Tydings said he plans to rein- troduce legislation to put the Air Force on a full 70-group combat basis. The House approved such a plan last session but the Senate later modified it. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Saturday becoming cloudy with light or snow. Low tonight 30; high Satur- day 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Thursday: Maximum, 43; minimum, 32; noon, 35; precipitation, none. Officials observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 33; noon, 41; precipitation, .02; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow I tang leaders as Secretary General Wu Te-chen and Chen Li-'u. Fu said his troops were i-eady and willing to fight thu reds "at any- time and any Crash KMs 21 Hitachi, one persons perished today in a plane crash near Lahore. The ship, which belonged to Pakistan Air- ways, Tvtd., was carrying 26 persons from Karachi to Peshawar. Missing Iowa Girl Married, Living at Tulsa Le Mares, Iowa Sheriff Frank Scholer said today he had been informed that Delores Bensley, 15-year-old Le Mars girl missing nearly a month, is married and liv- ing in Tulsa, Okla. The sheriff said he received aj telephone call from Tulsa at 3 a. m. today from a friend of the girl's husband. Scholer said he was told that the girl, who disappeared October 28 in company with a young stranger, had hitchhiked to Tulsa and married William Cabrarra, a Bible salesman she had met last summer. The sheriff said he was told De- lores was married November 4 and is living with her husband in Tulsa. The friend said he had seen the girl's picture in a newspaper and then called the sheriff. No other information as to the whereabouts of the girl had been received since she left a highway cafe here at 3 a. m. October 28. It EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota and Wisconsin: Tem- peratures will average near normal north to one-three degrees above normal south. Normal maximum 27 north, 42 south. Normal minimum ten north, 23 south. No major change until turning colder about Tuesday and Wednesday. Precipi- tation will average one-fourth-one- half Wisconsin and Minnesota. Snow north and rain south Saturday and Monday changing to snow flurries Tuesday. Additional weather on page 17. recovered. Burnell was John's brother and Duff was Bumell's father-in-law. Mrs. D'Abruzzl was killed and three other members of her family hurt when their car went out of control and overturned last night at the approach to the Apple river bridge near Somerset, Wls. D'Abruz- zi suffered a broken ankle; a daugh- ter, Joanne, severe head Injuries; and a one-year old chHd, cuts and bruises. An eight-year old son, Pat, escaped injury. Marilyn Gezing, Keewatin, Minn, 18-year-old high school senior, drowned yesterday In the bathtub at her home. Her mother, Mrs. John Oezing, re- ported she found Marilyn lying in the tub, her head under water, half an hour after she had started to take a bath. Physicians expressed the opinion Marilyn had fainted. i Three Arrested In Killing of Michigan Youth Bellaire, With three men under arrest, including a fa- ther and son, a solution was claim- ed today to the highway-pursuit killing of 25-year-old Gerald Lee. The once baffling case turned out to have one of the simplest of ex- planations. State Police Captain Earl Hatha- way said that Theodore McNeil, 19, Grand Rapids factory worker here for deer hunting, admitted firing the fatal shot from his father's car but only with intent to "scare them." had been feared she had met with! The young man said, according to foul play. SHOPPING 'PAYS LEFT Hathaway, that the shooting fol- lowed a pursuit of Lee's light trucK after the two vehicles had bumped fenders In town traffic. Several shots were fired in a wild chase. Lee was killed south of here early Wednesday by a rifle-shot la the back. He was driving with Mrs. Goldie Long, 22, his "date" on an earlier tour of taverns. Mrs. Long, who is estranged from her hus- band, escaped injury. For a time police worked on a theory that Lee might have been shot in revenge for his alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl, but this proved groundless. Lee was awaiting trial on the rape charge. Held with McNeil on an- open homicide charge were his father, Charles McNeil, 41, of Bellaire, and Eex Loveless, 19, of Grand Rapids.