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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 28, 1947, Winona, Minnesota W EATHER w INONA a Clvlo Auditorium Full Leased Wire Report of The Anociated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 240 W1NONA. MINNESOTA. FRIDAY EVENING. NOVEMBER 28. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES VULUfvlfc. INW. i Car Kills Farm Worker at Minneiska France Mobilizing to Meet Strike Crisis Pour supported It. Schuman, armed vote of confidence, More Troops Called Up 66 of Police Fired; Schuman Vote Franco called an ad- ditional 80.000 conscript troopK to the to help moot the rmrriioncy cauHed by an epidemic of which Mowly nro utrunK- llnsr French economic life. The ciibl.not'd declnlon, rouohod In a session of moro than four hours, brought to lt> divisions the total of military forces cnllocl up within B week to deal with the threat of civil strike arising from commu- nist-supported fltrlkcs Involving 000.000 men. The decision followed an an- nouncement that 00 police com- missioners, each of thorn In charge of district, were flrod by the gov- rrnment. There was no official ex- planation. The communist news- paper. LltumanUe. culled It a purge. Premier Robert Schumnn's now cabinet which met under the chair- manship Of Socialist PrcMdent Vincent Aurlol, announced that tho half of tho 1046 class of conscripts being called Into uniform. Halt tho class of 1047 was called up lant week. The ministry of war refused to confirm ft report that French troops on duty In occupied Oormany wore being brought back to Paris to re- inforce local forces. Wins Confidence Vote Schuman known to bo afraid of letting tho communists gain con- trol of the French police. The po- lice abstained from voting last night when unions of government em- split on a motion to strike, Six unions rejected tho strike call. with a mot with his new cabinet undor the chairmanship of President Vlnoont Aurlol. His government, loss than a week old. won a narrow victory In the chamber, the final count showing 323 for him and 180 against him, with 83 abstentions. That was lew than ho got In his first vote of confidence last Saturday. Ills popular Republican, party and and the Socialists backed him, the communists voted against him and rightists abstained. Informed sources said tho cabinet would work on a plan by Schuman calling for some regulation of tho right to strike. Minimum Raised A decree In today's official Jour- of law to a _________ __ to have all workers In private Industry paid a 1.300 franc cost-of-ltving bonus rvcry month. Tho effect of this IB to rulwi tho niitlnnnl minimum wage to francs it month, fltrlko leaders already hiivo said this not meet their demands for higher pny. This morning's vote, which ended 34 hours of debit to on tho crippling strike crisis, camo us wlclo open split appoari-d In thn ranks of labor, A national central sti'lko commit- tee wits formed, Including 20 strik- ing national union criminations under communist leadership within the communist-dominated Ocnornl Confederation of Labor, Opposing this committee was a movement culled tho "workers representing the moro mili- tant of tho old majority union ele- ments from whom tho communists took over after tho war. This group dutmcd control of 14 national unions. Tho communists control five additional unions out- side the national strike committee, The number of strikers was esti- mated today at S. D. Exchange Robbed of MclnUmh, S. mask- ed bandits obtained about farly today In tho robbery of a money exchange operated hero by John W. Anderson, Insurance and rral estate man. Corson County Sheriff Al Wf.wl reported. Rabbi Minda to Be Honored Minneapolis Governor Lu- ther Voungdahl and Mayor Hubert Humphrey head an Imposing list of civic and religious loaders who will pay tribute to Rabbt Albert O. Min- da of Tomplo Israel on tho occa- sion of his 2Sth anniversary as the temple's spiritual leador. The two-dny observance of the quarter century of ber 5 and December 7 will find Minneapolis. St. Paul and Duluth community loaders Joined by others from throughout tho state, accord- ing to I. S. Joseph, tomplo presi- dent and general chairman of tho observance. Special recognition In behalf of the state und city will bo paid by the governor and Mayor Humphrey in honor of Rabbi Mlnda's outstand- ing record of service to his com- munity In tho fields of social wol- fnrr, religion, racial problems and youth activities. ruU gave the forco government decision Judd Says Success in Europe Depends on Chinese Situation __. i.__ _ J 4" n t Vll ft Representa- tive Walter Judd (R.-Mlnn.) today the Marshall plan for long- range nld to Europe is "doomed to fail" If tho "communist throat in China la not Judd Is author of an amendment to the emergency aid bill to provide China with "Unless wo give quick and sus- tained financial aid, China will go under tho dominance of the com- Judd told a reporter. "If that happens, tho Marshall plan in Europe cannot succeed. 'Rehabilitation of England and other countries of western Europe is dependent upon trade with col- onies and other areas of the Par East. If Russia controls the Far East, recovery of Europe will bo hit a body blow. It Is as simple as that." Tho Mlnnesotan recently return- a one-man House foreign affairs a tour of the Far East where he consulted with Gonoral Douglas MacArthur, Chiang Kal-shck and other high officials. China to "let them know we arc behind them and expect to stay there." 2. Release1 surplus ammunition "which Is already in the area and would cost us nothing tis it will fit only Chinese rifles." 3. "Tako the shackles our military mission to China and al- low the members of this mission to advise the Chinese on all military nmttci-n and not advlsu only on or- ganizational 4. Provide economic aid to permit Judd 'said it Is "essential" to stabilize its currency and the United States: 1. Give moral aid and support tolccts, such ns its rail system. make loans for self-liquidating proj- Ball Hits Means Used to Push Aid Bill Through Joseph Aorll 13 Illinois primary In their contest for the lO-Jo n (Bi_Mmn.) snjd Thursday the f __..__l f Inn i i__ _ i Dewey, Taft, May Meet In Illinois April Primary By Jnck Bell Washington Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and Senator Robert A. Taft ol Ohio may collide head on in the Arrests Made in Raid on Midwest Counterfeiters Cvntralla, (ff) Midwest's "biggest upsurge of counterfeiting in ton years" is under Investigation, secret service agent 'said Thurs- day. Thousands of dollars in botua 110 iind 130 notes have turned up >at scattered points in Indiana, Wis- consin and Illinois durinf the put 80 Secret1 George B. Loy of Bprtnjfleld, HI. Loy wag in southern Ulinoli In- vestigating the discovery of at least 11 lake ISO notes passed to mer- chants In Cairo, Carbondale, Du- quoln and He also plan- nod to question four persons held at Cairo lor a federal grand jury on charges of possessing and pass- ing the bogus money. The fake bills should easy- to spot, Loy said, having "poor printed too heavily in green with details not too clear." Potralts on the counterfeit notes aro "very blurred" and the bogus notes found in Cairo and Cen- tralla bear the same serial num- bers, he added. The counterfeit money has turn- ed up In Indianapolis and South Bond, Milwaukee and Madison, Wls., Champaign, Urbana and Chi- cago as woll as several other cities, Loy said. The agent said 12 or 15 powons had been arrested in Chi- cago for punning tho notes. Cause of Plane Crackup Which Killed 13 Unknown Junenu, Alaska The cause of a twin-engine air transport's crack-up and death of its 13 occu- pants remained unknown today, but an airman who followed the ill- fated ship Into Yakutat two hours later expressed belief It resulted from some emergency, other than weather. "Weather conditions required a ntandard instrument approach to Yakutat, but there were no severe atmospheric conditions and we made a smooth said Km- mott Flood, Renton, Wash., co- pilot of a Northern Airlines plane. Tho DC-3 transport crashed early Thursday as It approached the Ya- kutat village airport for a sched- uled landing. All of tho 13 persons aboard 11 passengers and two crewmen perished In the wreck- age which was reported "about two- thirds burned." Tho plane was operated by tho Columbia Air Cargo Company of Portland, 'one of several firms operating in Alaska and between Alaska ond tho states on a non- schedule basis, Yakutat Is about 200 miles.north- west of Junoau and about 350 miles west of Anchorage. The plane was hoadcd for Seattle and Portland after picking up seven passengers at Fairbanks and four-at Anchor- presidential nomination While neither has given any indi- cation of his plans, friends of Taft said today he is almost certain to enter the Illinois lists if Dewey de- cides to try openly for the state's 56 convention delegates. Taft Is an announced candidate, but Dowcy hasn't said publicly that he Is running again for the nomina- tion ho won in 1044. Politicians generally have looked on the Illinois Republican situation as unsettled because of reported opposition within party ranks there to Governor Dwlght Green as a "favorite son" candidate. Preside Involved administration Is using a "combi- nation of blltzkrcig and the old mousetrap play" to push its foreign policy measures "through a some- times doubting Stating that was the "strategy" used for passage of the British loan and on the Greek-Turkish and for- eign aid bills, Ball added in a state- ment: "The same strategy is being used again on the interim aid bill for Secretary, of State George C. Marshall insists it must be passed by December 1. The pres- sure is on Congress to rush ac- tion." Ball said the Senate appropria- tions committee, of which he is a Undor Illinois law, tho name Is criticized as "miserly" my candidate may bo entered In i preferential primary with or without his consent. The results are merely "advisory" to the state's delegation but prestige Is involved. bewcy's .friends .have given notice that his'name .will be entered in the March B New Hampshire pri- mary, where former Governor Har- old E. Stassbn of Minnesota, an announced candidate, already has pitched his hnt. Dowey forces also aro reported to be'marshalling for a battle with and -probably General Douglas MacArthur, in the Wlscon- aln primary April 6. But whether the New York governor will be projected Into the Illinois contest a .week later apparently depends largely on what arrangements Green can make toward getting a favorite son pledge. Taft previously had said he didn't Intend to enter any primary except In Ohio, May 4, where he Is virtual- ly conceded solid support of the state's 53 delegates. Close associates nald, however, that If tho Illinois sltuullon devel- ops to the point where Dowoy Is entered, Taft will plunge into the race, too. This would mean active cam- paigning, because although Taft backers say they think they can count on substantial support among Illinois Republicans, they have no Illusions that they could win with- out a fight. Taft Strength Shown Some Indications of tho Ohio senator's strength In Illinois may have been given recently when Col- onel Robert R. McCormick, editor and publisher of the Chicago Trib- une, was quoted in Hong Kong as saying that Taft Is his first choice for tho Republican nomination. The entry of Dewey and Taft might make the Illinois race a four or five man battle, depending on whether MacArthur's friends think the general wants to make a try for the nomination and whether Green would elect to fight It out because "we have scheduled some hearings to try to flnd out (1) What United States resources are avail- able to supply European needs and (2) What those, needs are in de- tailed terms." "It is our view in the appropria- tions he said, "that we have an obligation not to wreck or endanger the American economy by promising more than we can'safely deliver, and that this obligation even takes precedence over that to assist Europe." Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona and cloudy tonight and Saturday. Con- tinued cold tonight with lowest 10, Not quite so cold Saturday, highest fair and in afternoon 24, Minnesota: Generally. continued cold tonight and Satur- day. Wisconsin: Light snow tonight. Saturday partly cloudy, continued cold. LOCAL WEATIIKR OlllcliU for tho 24 hours ending at noon Thursday: Maximum, 23; minimum, 12; noon, 21; precipitation, ,23 (3Vi Inches of obscrvatloiiH for tho 24 hours ending nt noon today: Maximum, 20; minimum, 3; noon, 13; precipitation, trace; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota Wisconsin: Tempera- ture will average near normal west- ern Minnesota to three to six de- grees below normal eastern Wiscon- sin. Normal maximum 27 northern Minnesota and 37 southern Wis- consin; normal minimum ten north to 24 south. Frequent temperature fluctuations southwestern Minne- sota; continued cold Saturday, slightly warmer Sunday and colder Monday and Tuesday, Warmer again Wednesday. Precipitation will range from one-tenth Inch north to one-quarter inch south. Snow TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min Pep. with the top contenders In his home'Sunday and again Wednesday. state. Stassen apparently would leap' at tho chance to get into such a contest. Doubt has arisen In Republican circles that MacArthur will be drawn into the Wisconsin race, despite plans to enter.his name in Wisconsin. The general is described by some friends In this country as reluctant to engage in the rough and tumble political battling that goes with efforts to win the nomi- nation and the- presidency. A fresh indication that all is not serene within the G.O.P. came meanwhile from Senator Aikcn of Vermont. Recce on Mat Contending "There have been no constructive Ideas from the party leadership in many the Vermont senator told a reporter this week he thinks there should be a "top to bottom" reorganization, Including a replacement for Na- tional Chairman Can-oil Recce. Aiken's blast came only days after three other Republican sen- ators, Smith of New Jersey, Fland- ers of Vermont and Baldwin of Connecticut, summoned Reece to a three-hour conference called to de- mand closer llalsbn between party! headquarters and G.O.P. lawmakers. Recce: was criticized among other things tor two statements attribut- ed to him. One said President Tru- man's special session call was based on a "phony" crisis. The other labeled Democratic National Chair- Chicago ........32 Duluth......... 15 Los Angeles 75 Miami..........76 Mpls.-St. Paul 20 New Orleans 62 Washington 51 Winnipeg.......10 DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change 12 -2 54 60 -1 48 36 -2 .03 ,09 .02 .05 Final U.N. Vote Near on Palestine Balloting to Be Close; One Change Could Swing Result New By Larry Hauck York The United final Nations assembly goes to a vote today on partitioning Palestine with the contest so close that neith- er side would predict the outcome officially. The major development during the Thanksgiving recess was a dis- patch from Port au Prince saying that the Haitian delegation, which had joined the Arab-led opposition to partition, had been Instructed to vote for the division scheme. Such a reversal could give the pro-parti- tioncrs enough votes. At adjournment Wednesday night, 28 nations were supporting the .plan and 15 were listed In opposition. This left the proposal short of the two-thirds (of those voting yes or no) necessary for passage, but a Haitian swing could put it over the hurdle. Both factions were conscious, however, that 12 nations remained in the abstention column and any or all of those might take a stand on the final ballot. Nine speakers were scheduled before the vote. Should partition pass, the as- sembly immediately will begin con- sideration of the five nations to be selected for a U. N. commission to administer the Holy Land in the Interim period between the final withdrawal of the British next Au- gust 1 and the following October 1, the date set for creation of the two new countries. Should partition fall, the assembly was expected to reconvene the spe- cial 57-natlon Palestine committee Immediately to seek some other solution. In, any event; the 1947 session of the assembly which open- ed September 16, was expected to adjourn tonight, with any continu- ation of the Palestine issue to be handled by a special session. Taft Charges Bad Faith in Control Proposals Wasblnjrton Senator Rob- ert Tart (R.-Ohlo) declared today the administration is not acting in good faith in asking "limited" au- thority to channel scarce materials to most essential- uses. The Ohio senator's statement brouwht vlgoroiiH clisfiRrccmcnt, from Sisc.rnl.ary of Commurcn ITuiTlnmn who was before the Senate-House economic committee to discuss a part of President Truman's ten- point cost of living program. Hnrrlman had listed a number of mn.tcrlaln which he snirt .should be covered by "limited" allocation and priority powers when the exchange with Tait developed. Generally speaking-, allocation Is the authority to say what use is made of the national supply ot any commodity under control. Tart said he couldn't understand the distinction between "limited powers" and "100 per cent complete" authority. He said the administra- tion, if granted the authority It is seeking, actually would have blanket power to allocate what it chooses and to the extent it desires. "I don't think your proposals are in good Taft declared. Age of Experts Philadelphia. Employment has reached a new high In special- ization here. A suburban weekly newspaper Thursday carried this advertise- ment: "Wanted piano player who can open oysters and clams." Mrs. E.L. King, Jr. Dead After Illness Young Winona Mother Succumbs at St. Louis Mrs. E, L. King, Jr., wife of the president of the J. R. Watklns Company, died at 3 p, m. Thursday at Barnes hospital, St. Louis, Mo., after an illness of seven weeks. She won 30 years old. Mrs. King, the former Neill Har- riet Meglnnls, suffered a cerebral hemorrhage October 7 at Spring- Held, where she had gone to visit her step-sister, Mrs. Clinton IS Good. She was taken to Memorial hospital, Springfield, at that time, and moved to Barnes hospital No- vember 23. Mrs. King was born in Winona March 7, 1911, was a graduate of Winona Senior High school, and at- tended the University of Minnesota and the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial school, Clhcago, before her marriage March 13, 1337, at Daytona Beach, her mother, Mrs. Wlnoria, and her Fla. Survivors arc her husband: three sons, Lee, nine; David, seven, and Frederick, four; F. J. Meginnls, step-sister, Mrs. Good. Funeral services will be private, and will be at Kingswere. the King estate on the Homer road, at p. m. Sunday, the Bev. Philip G-. Murray, minister of the First Con- gregational church, officiating. Bur- ial will be in the Watklns mauso- leum in Woodlawn cemetery. It is requested that no flowers be sent. Out-of-town relatives who will at- tend the services will be Mrs. Good and Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt C. Lind- ley, Springfield. Amendments Bar Immediate Vote On Stop-Gap Aid Tru- man's message to Congress on the long-range European recovery plan likely will not be ready-before De- cember 8. The President Is leaving next Wed- nesday for a rest at Key West and a dedication speech at Everglades Na- tional park December 6, He will re- turn to Washington December 8. Senate supporters of the 000 emergency aid to Europe plan worked toward passage of the mea- sure early next week, but at least four amendments are to be con- sidered. Chairman Vandcnberg (R.-Mich.) of the foreign relations committee has 'predicted passage "with a mini- mum of final opposition" for the measure authorising winter relief for Italy nnd Austria. None of these, however, appear- ed likely to touch off anything like the flurry which upset earlier plans to have the stop-gap measure out ot tlie Senate's way by Thanksgiv- ing, That resulted from a drive by eight Republicans to pare 000 from the authorization bill. It was beaten back, 56 to 30, but the debate consumed so much time Wed- nesday a final vote was put un- til Monday. Mrs. E. L. King, Jr. a U. S. Last of German High Command Goes on Trial Nuernbers Three German field marshals, ten generals and one of the important military figures in the Nazi high command to be tried by TJnited States dieted on charges of crimes peace and humanity. The 14 are accused in indictment made public today, of planning, preparing, initiating and waging wars of aggression and ln- vasion.of other.countries; ;pf-murder, torture, deportations, enslavement Into forced labor and mistreatment of mUllons of persons: of plunder of public and private property; of wanton devastation and destruction of cities, towns and villages and of grave crimes." "The origins, developments and backgrounds of their crimes may be traced through many decades of German Brigadier Gen- eral Telford Taylor, chief- Ameri- can prosecutor, stated In the 59- page indictment, The defendants are: Field Marshal Wilhelm von Leeb, who commanded the 12th army which occupied the and later was an army group com- mander-ln-chief in the invasion of France. jrjsra s which bombed Bngland from bases In France. Hit While Putting Chains On Auto Irven E. Nagel Victim; Returning From Winona Irven E. Nagel, 27-year-old Wl- toka man, who was employed on. a. farm near Minneiska, was fatally injured when hit by a.' car driven by Eugene Mirmciska, on highway SI, a mile cast of Minnciska at a, m. today. He died at the Wi- nona General hospital an hour later. Returning from Winona with a. brother, Holland, the Nagels had stopped their car on the highway to put on chains before going up a side road when the Deering car, also coming from Winona, struck the parked machine, hitting Irven and throwing or dragging him. 150 feet, according to Information obtained by Sheriff George Fort and Dr. Robert B. Tweedy, Winona county coroner, who investigated the acci- dent. Death was accidental. Dr. Tweedy stated. "We had. been to wmona attend- ing the dance at the Rol- land told Sheriff Fort, "and pulled of! on the shoulder with one wheel of the car on the pavement to put on chains before driving up to the ridge where we worked on a farm. This was-about a. m. It was clear and there was bright moonlight. Saw Crash 'I saw the car coming from the he continued, "and told Irven who was down on his knees putting on the chains. He stood up just as the car hit us." Miss Pearl Dcering, who was In the car with her brother, said she saw the tar without lights parked along the highway about 100 yards before they got there. They were also returning homo from the Wi- nona dance. The Deerlng car hit with its right front fender and also hit the bumper and fender of the Nagel car: The injured man was immediately placed in the Nagel cor, and Miss Peering nnd Holland Nagel drove to the Winona General hospital with him, from where they notified au- thorities of the accident. Eugene Deerlng also came to the hospital at tec. Nagel received a fractured skull and a crushed right leg. Deerlng told authorities he did not see the car in time to stop and that he was driving between 30 and 35 miles an hour at the time of the ac- cident. There was no ice on the pavement, authorities said. Funeral to Be Monday Further investigation of the acci- dent was undertaken this afternoon, when Shcrlfl Fort was to make a complete report to W. Kenneth Nls- sen, county attorney. Nngcl ts the son of Mrs. Catherine He It si born March 27, 1020, In Homer township and lived In the county all Field Marshal Georg Karl Freid- von KuecWer, who rlch his life. He is survived by his mother; five lfttci brothers. James and Lew. Mlnne- north, both in Rus- General Johannes Blaskowitz. who commanded German forces In the Netherlands. General Hermann Hoth, .com-: mander of the Fourth Panzer army; in Russia. General Hans Rcinhardt, mander of the Third Panzer army Global Pilots in U. S., and later an army group center in Ready for Last Leg General Hans von Salmuth, com- Hollywood Clifford Evans mander of the 15th army In the and c'eorge Truman, who are hop- French campaign, prng around the world in two Piper General Karl Holidt. commander cub planes, plan to head east to- of the Sixth In southern Rus- for the last long leg oflsia and later liaison officer to Hit- morrow their global flight, Truman, 39, of Los Angeles, and Evans, 27, of Washington, D. took off from Teterboro, N. J., last August 9. They arrived at Van Nuys, Calif., metropolitan airport Wednesday night after a hop from the- Canadian city of Lethbridge, Alberta. Red Wing 14 Lake City Reads 12 Dam 4, T.W....... Dam 5, T.W. 2.3 5.9 3.1 4.4 2.8 3.8 5.8 '4.5 7.7 2.1 5.0 Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand 1.4 2.2 2.5 4.3 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 Dam 5A, T.W..... Winona (C.P.) 13 Dam 6, T.W....... Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, T.W....... La Crosso 12 Zumbro at Thellman Buffalo above Alma Trempealeau at Dodge Black at Galcsvllle Root at Houston 5.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -1-0.1 4-0.1 0.0 0.1 0.8 0.3 -0.1 0.0 man J. Howard McGrath a llonalro Rhode Island red." "mll- RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberjr, Iowa) Practically all pools are frozen over this morning with running ice In swifter tributaries. Ice action will cause irregular fluctuation of water levels over the week end but no important changes except where gorging occurs. Senator Robert A. Taft left, and Secretary of Com- merce W. Averell Harriman compare their differing views on the need for government control over certain scarce materials at a meet- ing of the Senate-House economic committee today. Harriman s advocacy of "limited" allocation and priority powers brought a dec- laration from Taft that the administration is not acting in good faith. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ler's Reichschancery. Admiral Otto Schniewlnd, op- erations officer, chief of the navy armament office and later com- KS i'ss.' s Joseph Kiral Winona; Mrs. Edward Benlke Ray- mond, S. D.. and Mrs. Ralph Even- son Stockton; two and five nephews. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p. m. at the Brcitlow funeral home. Burial will be In the Bush cemetery, Ridgcway. Friends may call at the Breltlow fu- neral home Sunday from J2 to 4 p. ja. Russia Expected To Reject Assets Compromise London A Soviet source the North sea. Lieutenant General Karl von Rouques, commander of group Rou- ques in southern Russia and com- mander of the rear area of army group A in the Caucacus. Lieutenant General Walter War- limont, chief of the department of national defense on the nxmed forces operations staff. Lieutenant General Otto Woch- ler, commander of army group south in Russia. Lieutenant General Rudolf Leh- mann, legal counsel 'of the Wehr- macht. Lieutenant General Hermann Reinecke, chief of. the national socialist guidance staff of the high command. Lamplighter With Hidden Fortune Slain Columbus, Ohio (A3) Police searched vainly today for clues lead- ing to the slayer of a lamplighter, who died Thursday of a crushed skull and possessed a hidden for- tune of more than Apparently, police theorized, 67- year-old Donate (Dan-the-Mooch) Mucci, an Italian immigrant re- cluse, was the victim of a would-be robber who broke into his rickety shack near the Chesapeake Ohio railroad tracks. Mucci's snap-top purse was miss- ing but detectives found in cash and bank deposit books, recording a total of nearly stuffed into an old coffee can. tria. four-power stalemate over what constitutes German assets in Aus- Deputies of the foreign ministers of the United States, Russia, Great Britain and France worked on the narrowed differences between the West and East over writing an Aus- trian treaty while their superiors were to continue talks on the fu- ture of Germany and Its bounda- ries. The deputies have been snarled for four months on the issue of Ger- man assets in Austria. The French compromise avoided definitions of assets. It called upon all countries to list their reparations claims on Austria and say lor how much they would settle. The Soviet informant said Rus- sia will await the outcome of the council deliberations about Germany before committing herself on Aus- tria. Conclusion of a peace treaty with Austria would necessitate oc- cupation troops leaving. Georges Bldault was represented as anxious to get a decision approv- ing amputation of the Soar valley from Germany in the belief that such a diplomatic victory would soothe internal French politics. Just as Trieste became the diplo- matic problem child during the quest for an Italian peace treaty, so have Poland's at least temporarily by the big pow- ers after the a ma- jor threat to the council's efforts to reach agreement on a peace pact for Germany. ;