Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 10, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER Tliumdiijr. N EWS PfCTURES Bert In Local and Dally Full Leased Wire News Report of The Awociated Member of the Audit Bureau of VOLUME 47, NO. 173 WJNONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 10. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Marshall Hints of Special Aid Session Housing, Tax, Price Probes Begin Today Lawmakers Meet in Washington for Special Studies congrcs sional Investigations were set in mo- tion today Into housing, taxes anc prices, three of the most controver- sial phases of the nation's economy The recess quiet on Capitol hll was broken by these simultaneous developments: 1. The special Senate-House com- mittee on housing assembled for the first of a series of cross-country hearings Intended to determine why housing costs have mounted and how they can bo brought down Seven government housing experts were summoned for questioning at a "round table" session to be prc- Kidcd over by Senator McCarthy 2. A special tax study committee, appointed by Chairman Knutson (R.-Mtnn.) of the House ways and means committee, came to town to hear reports on subcommittee stu- dies that may go a long way toward determining what future tax bur- dens will be. This group of private citizens Is headed by Roswcll Ma- stUI. former under secretary of the treasury. Knutson, the top Republican tax manager, already has announced the G.O.P. will renew Its drive in January to cut Individual Income taxes, and that the slash may ex- ceed the figure twice vetoed by President Truman earil this year. The studies of the Maglll grou are covering all phases of taxatlo Including Individual and corpora tion Income levies, all business tax and excises. Maglll supported th vetoed tax cut bills. Economics Study 3. Senator Flanders (R.-Vt.) son out a call for a meeting here to morrow of members of the eastern subcommittee on economics. Th Blackened Boat Searched for Blast Victims; Dead Set at 21 Torrential Rains Pound Range Area Hibbinsr, Virginia Hit; Washouts Halt Shipping of Ore group and similar Scnate-Hous subcommittees for. the mid-corit nent and the the causes of and possible cures fo prices In general. The eastern jtroup will open its formal hearlnt at Providence, R. I., September 1! .speculation continue unabated over the possibility of special session of Congress this fall "While the prospects ot such a ses idon hinge entirely on the Europe economic crisis, some pressure being brought on Mr. Truman t assemble the lawmakers to deal wit prices and other domestic problems Representative OTcole (D.-N. Y. wrote the President today urgln him to "give deep consideration to ward the calling of a special scs sion to enact legislation that wouli bring about some form of rent ani cost of living OToole was critical of the ren control extension measure enacted In June. Throughout Country The H-man housing committee is headed by Representative Gamble who planned to open to- day's hearing and then turn the gavel over to McCarthy. Gamble was assigned the chairmanship aft- er a hot fight for the post waged by McCarthy and Senator Tobcy (R.- N. In announcing plans to question the seven witnesses together rather than one at a time, the Wisconsin senator told reporters that if the experiment works here, "we will use the same plan for all other public hearings throughout the country." Sessions have been planned for a dozen or more cities, probably start- Ing with Chicago. Government housing authorities have placed the immediate national housing shortage at somewhere be- tween and 1.500.000 homes. Wilson Wyatt, former housing ex- pediter who exercised broad contro over materials and government sub sidles, originally set a goal new home units for 194 and 1847. before he resigned. Tie pending long range housln bill sponsored Jointly by Senator Toft Wagner (D.-N. Y and Ellender (D.-La.) alms at get ting now homes built an nually for the next ten years. McCarthy said all or these cstl mates would be examined. By Elaine Xahn Pittsburgh Firemen today 'esumsd a grim search among the blackened embers of the once proud teamer Island 'Queen for victims if the cxploslon-flre whose toll of dead and missing Is counted at 21. Thirteen of the 17 persons injured n the blast which rocked Pitts- urgh's "Golden Triangle" yesterday vere still under treatment in hos- jitals. Nine bodies had been re- overed. Efforts to recover the bodies were tempered with caution as the char- red hulk of the five-deck steamer sank deeper Into the'muddied waters of her Monongahela river berth. Once, firemen were ordered from the boat because the hull Was shift- ing and threatened to break side- ways as it slipped Into deeper water. Only the top deck was still visible and It was believed many of the victims would remain locked In the river's bottom, Edward L. Schott, 40, of Cincin- natl, president of Coney Island, Inc., which owned the Ill-fated steamer, lust night set the nutnber-or 'dead and missing at 21. He estimated loss to the boat alone at which he said was 'pretty well covered" by insurance. Plro Chief William Davis estimated the loss to the boat and its furnish- ings at The cause of the explosion was still unknown. Andrew Charles, as- sistant superintendent of police, said the boilers In the vessel were found intact, dispelling an earlier report that a boiler explosion set off the holocaust. At noon yesterday the glistening white ship stoop at anchor in the water, a short distance from the Jaltlmore shc fainted, broke the straps holding her, fell to the floor and was In- jured. About a week later, she said an- Milwaukee Allots Fund for Downtown Airport common council's joint finance and buildings grounds committee yesterday voted, 9-1; to appro- priate for construction of a downtown airfield on the lake front. The resolution provided the money be borrowed temporarily from the lake front improvement fund and be re- paid next year. Nehru Pledges Move to Crush Communal Riots New Delhi Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of the month- old dominion of India, pledged gov- ernmental measures "on a war basis" today to cope with com- munal massacres blamed for The Proud, Five-Decker ex- cursion boat Island Queen ex- ploded and was destroyed by fire at her Monongabela dock in Pittsburgh, causing an unesti- mated number of casualties. In the lower picture is shown a crew member of towboat Charles T. Campbell swimming to res- cue a survivor of the blast and fire which wrecked the .excur- sion boat. Wirephoto.) Uniform Acquittal May Bring Change In Rules of War Nuernberg-, Germany cause conduits became full of water and smarted flooding the basement of the county court house. Records kept in basement offices were hur- to upper floors. School Room Flooded The shop department in Technical I High school In Virginia was flooded and scores of home owners in t! south section of the community r ported basements flooded for th first time in 20 years. Firemen spent the entire nigl manning pumping equipment various establishments." The tel phone company reported sever circuits out of order. Fergus Falls reported 1.54 inch of rain in a 24 hour period. It wa the heaviest fall since June and wa budlyNnecded for farm crops. The basements of scores of and business places in Hibbing wer fined with water which in man cases- swept. arid' that two cars, sloshing throng running board-deep water, wer carrying rowboats to rescue motor ists stranded in dozens of auto marooned by the deluge. i Golf Course Lake Ore trains on two railroads serv ng this self-styled "iron ore capita of the world" were brought to standstill by washouts in the yard or along their main lines, he re ported. In other cases, huge slab of concrete highway was under mined to halt motor traffic. Th municipal golf course was made Int i lake averaging flve-feet deep. Fourteen-year-old Gordon Erick 'an, a. 1946 polio victim, was force o swim more than 100 feet to 'neighbor's home to telephone hi (father, a mine worker, that wate was pouring onto the first floor o their home after filling the base ment. Accompanied by violent electrlca 'displays, the six-hour series o 'storms brought what old-timer 'called- the worst downpour in War 55-year European Visit to Cure Gripers, Advised by Senator Elmer Thomas (D.-Okla.) said today "pro- fessional bellyachers" in the United States should be "sentenced to 30 his mates Innocent of scar-faced Otto Skorzeny and his seven aides on war crimes charges may well lead to a rewriting of the laws of war. A court of American colonels atj Dachau ruled' the giant SS (Elite guard) by sonm Americans as a "Don Quixote o: days In any part of Europe." crime when they infiltrated U. S Flying Laboratory to Check Minneapolis Landing Devices Air Trans port association's flying laboratory will leave tomorrow on a mile 12-day trip to Inspect Instru ment landing equipment at 2' cities. This Is the second surve> flight, the previous trip havlni covered the east iind southeast. The objective Is to check on the operation of Civil Aeronautics ad- ministration facilities for assisting planes to land under low visibility conditions. The schedule includes: Septem- ber Mollne, 111., and Minneapolis. Dutch Say Indonesian Over Bmtavla, Java The Nether- lands army said today that Indo- nesian truce violations since the United Nations cease-fire order be- come effective August 4 passed the mark yesterday. i hip could accommodate pas- ngcrs. The boat had a crew of 00 but nly half of these were aboard when blast turned the ship Into a amlng funeral pyre. Herbert Henderson, 22, of Cov- "They would be so glad to during the Battle of the Bulge he told a reporter. In 1944 and spread havoc while U I ington, Ky., a bartender on substantial repast In Paris Island Queen, said he was lying in bed reading when the blast shat- tered a window In the room. "I heard jny brother Bill holler, 'Everybody get and saw him jump over the side, I jumped, too, and was burned on the Joes as I fell through the flames. I served in the navy in the Pacific during the war and was under fire several times, but this was the worst experience I ever had." came to Canadian Senator Succumbs at 74 Nupanec, Ontario Senator William J. Harmer; 74, of Edmon- ton, sometimes referred to as "Silent William from because he never was known to have made a speech during his 29 years In the Canadian senate, night. Modern Farm Methods in Germany Urged byAndresen Nuernberg, Representative August H. An- drcsen (R.-Mlnn.) suggested to- day European farmers root out traditional methods and jack up production before they hoped for outside help. Andrcsen is a member of a committee studying European economic conditions prelimin- ary to House action on the Marshall plan. Meantime, Andresen said in an Interview, it already has be- come apparent to his colleagues that the German farmer can help himself somewhat first. "He is bound by tradition set by his father and Andresen commented. "He Is raising too much livestock now, as he always did, and all the feed goes to the livestock. Ho could have more cereals for food." Germany eventually could be- come self-sustaining in food, he said, but one of the obstacles now is "that the big bread bas- ket (predominantly agricultural eastern Germany) is In the zone of one of our former Al- lies." Occupation authorities have suggested more livestock.slaugh- tering to the-farmers, but An- dresen pointed out the "mili- tary government can only: sug- gest, it cannot That Is a German question. Asked If occupation forces seemed-too large or-too small, Andresen commented that the number was unimportant. "What we need are the right said. "It Colonel A. J Thomas said he is-plenty clad to wearing American uniforms, be home, himself, after a three- "Tf week tour of'the continent. "I came back here he said, adding that a light meal for two in a London hotel cost him the equivalent of and a somewha Rosenfeld, Skorzony's prosecutor said of the verdict. "There is much more to It and it will have lego! consequences." High-ranking attorneys in wai crimes cases here, although not sur- prised at the acquittal, said Rosen- feld's remark was valid. One of them, who asked not to. be identified by name, said he believed the court may have used this line of reason- ing: Sfcorzcny, whose first turn under the world spotlight came when he kidnaped Benlto Mussolini from the s at Adolf Hitler's command, and :his men wore the uniforms of ;he enemy in battle. They admitted ,t.' The Geneva convention, the basis of all Jaws of war, .forbids that. Men caught wearing the uniform of the enemy are deemed to be spies and may be shot on the spot. But Skorzeny and his men were not caught red-handed. And the Geneva convention does not clearly covor Pope Expected to Name Spellman Vatican Secretary Rome Agenzla Qlobe, an Italian news agency, said today Pope Pius XII was expected soon to nominate Francis Cardinal Spell- man, archbishop New York as Vatican secretary of state. Keports that the Pontiff .was con- sidering the Am- erican primate for the secretaryship have been recur- rent ever since Cardinal Spell- man was elevated to the sacred col- lege a year and a Francis CnrilJnalhalf ago. Socllmnn The ngency dis- patch, published in Rome newspa- )er Momento Sera, said Cardinal ipellman was expected to come to ratlcan city soon to assume the post left vacant with the death o lUigi Cardinal Maglione in 1944. Delhi deaths in three days. In a radio speech last night, Nehrue declared that such meas- he did not detail- were necessary in the face of a situation he called "analogous to other physician examined her and found she' had- fractured ribs and bruises. The wife asks damages of and. the husband special damages of ;500. The flrm of Flynn y the Tehran government to train Iran's gendarmerie.) EUROPEAN AID Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Local thun- dershowers tonight ending early Thursday. Continued rather warm, tonight. Clearing and cooler Thurs- day afternoon. Low tonight 68; high Thursday 78 to 80. cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder- storms tonight. Thursday clearing and cooler, except littla cnange Red river valley and along Canadian border. Wisconsin Partly cloudy and continued warm tonight, with scat- tered thundershowers northwest portion. Thursday mostly cloudy, with scattered thundershowers north and west portions and somewhat cooler northwest portion. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 73; noon. 81; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Pet. Bemidjl Denver Des Moir.es Duluth ___ Kansas Cily Mpls.-St. Pnu New Orleans Seattle 64 31 97 83 S3 35 91 67 51 66 78 71 75 49 1.42 .05 .05 .06 .03 DAILY RIVFR BULLETIN Stage 24-Hr. Today Changn 2.3 5.9 3.2 4.0 2.3 3.0 5.2 Franklin H. Lichtenwalter is shown with his wife at. campaig a headquarters at Allentown, Pa., after he Was elected to fill Pennsyl- vania's eighth district seat In Congress over Democrat Phil H. Storch, who had labor backing la a campaign that had.as its main issue the Taft-Hartley labor law.