Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
w EATHER Itiftlflit unil with 15 to Swimming Fool Election Nov. 2 Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 47. NO. 186 WINONA, MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 25, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Save Food for Europe, Truman Urges Admission Issue Spurs U. N. Conflict Former Enemies, Applications to Be Decided Separately lake Success Australian Delegate "N. n. Hodgson today ac- cused Rus.-la of using "blackmail" aimed forcing the security coun- cil to ndmlt Soviet satellites to United Nations membership. Hodgson made the blackmail charge In referring to a statement by Soviet Deputy Forelftn Minister Andrei A. Gromyko that Russia would vote for admission of Italy only If the council also admitted Hungary. Romania, Bulgaria and Finland. Scpnrato Votes Gromyko, sitting as council pros dent for this, month, then ruled thi each of the flvo ex-enemy stnti would be taken up separately since majority of the council favored tha procedure. He had advocated votln on them all together. Gromyko finally ruled that th Applications would be taken up 1 the order of thrlr receipt: Hungary Italy. Romanist. Bulgaria and Fin Innd. The United States whipped a nc BnJknn.1 proposal Into .shnpo fo prompt United Nations action to day with the evident purpose o necking strong international rein forcement for the Truman doctrln In Greece. Palestine The delegation under the leader ship of Secretary of Stato Marsha was reported to have worked ou already a tentative draft of n res olutlon by which the U. N. asscmblj would set up whnt some official called a "fairly large" commission to maintain a constant watch on Greece's borders with Yugoolnvln Albania and Bulgaria. Dr. Herbert V. Kvatt, Auntralla's minister for external affairs, today was elected chairman of the extra- ordinary United Nations assembly committee on Palestine. A Pet Parrot which turned on the jet of a gas stove with the result that the'fumcs were fatal to Its mistress, Mrs. Fannie Stewart, G6, is shown posing on the arm of Detective Sergeant John Gum- brcckt at Jersey City, N, J. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican- Hcraldj Rennebohm Picks Local Rent Advisers Madison, WIs. Acting Gov- ernor Oscar JRcnncbohm named persons today to servo on local rent control ndvJsary boards in 10 Wisconsin defense-rental areas. The persons named and the area they represent Include: La Crowe Hownrd Dahl, Cnrl Olllmclster, Mrs. Alf Ounderscn. John J. Frcslslnger, and Otto Schln- bnch. Mondovl-Durand George Sev- (Tson. Nat Ward, Anton Cebc, W. S. Comings, and Mrs. Florence Loomls. Regents Meeting at University Saturday Minneapolis University of Minnesota regents will meet at th< university Saturday for their firs iwsslon since July 11. Scheduled for consideration are number of major appointments and several staff promotions. Weather I'KDKRAL FORKCAST For Wlnonn and vicinity: Partly cloudy tonight and Friday with rising temperature. Low to- State Department Official Admits Intervening for Eisler Hunns Eisler, 24-year-old Hol- lywood composer, denies before House un-American activities committee in Washington that he is a communist. He was the first witness as the committee opened n probe on whether alien communists have been permit- ted to stay in this country Il- legally. (A.P. Wirephoto.) night 37; high Friday 07, For Minnesota: Partly cloudy with scattered light showers west For Wisconsin: Generally fair to- night: partly cloudy Friday. Slowly rising temperatures tonight and Friday. Scattered frost south and Civil portions tonight. LOCAL WKATIIKK OfTlrtdl for tho 24 liours rixlliu: at 12 in. today: Maximum. Cfl: minimum, 30; iioon. 52: precipitation, none; Kun tonight at sun rises to- morrow af, TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec. Bcmldjl 45 27 Chicago 4C Du'.uth 47 31 Int. Pulls 4.1 21 Kansas City 84 50 DO R5 Miami K, 74 Mpls.-St. Paul 52 22 Phoenix 108 70 DAILY RIVKK UCLLETIN 5oth Sides Claim floral Victory n Trieste Strike Trieste1 A general strike hlch paralyzed shipping in Trieste's ort for 24 hours was brought to an nd early today. The Allied military government 1 the new free territory announced lat an agreement to call off th strike had been reached at a mid night conference attended by A.M.G officials; leaders of the Slndacat Unlcl, which ordered the work stop page, and of the moderate, non- communist Camera del Lavoro which refused to participate. Workers Idle Both unions claimed a "moral vic- tory" and military offi- cials made no effort to conceal their pleasure at having the strike ended The British-American A.M.G. had feared that the work stoppage mlgh! embroil It In an east-west political struggle with the leftist labor move- ment. About workers were .die during the strike. Tho military government an- nouncement said that under the igreemcnt to end tho strike A.M.O. would release nine SlridncnM Onlcl members arrested arly Wednesday under accusations that tlic.'y molested workers who vu- fu.sod to purUclputo In this strike. Washington George S. Mcssersmlth, then -assistant secre- tary of state, acknowledged today that he wrote the American con- jsul general at Havana in 1939 urg- jlng prompt and personal considera- tion of Hanns Elslcr's application for a visa to reside In the United States. Testifying before the House com- mittee on un-American activities. Mossersmith also said he sent the consul general a copy of a letter that Sumner Welles, then under secretary of state, had written Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt who had ex- pressed interest in Eisler's cose.. Martin Urges Self-Help In Europe None Could Say 'No' to Nomination Speaker Declares Milwaukee Nations seek- ng economic aid from the United 'tates, says Representative Joseph W. Martin should'shown 'an ever increasing dependence upon their own ingenuity, their own resources and their own pro- duction." "American dollars alone cannot do the the speaker of the House of Repre- sentatives told the Wis- consin Republican dinner at the auditorium last night. "The dol- lars must be properly distrib- uted and admin- istered. Too much money already has been wasted und diverted from tha venl Job The committee is Investigating the question whether high govern- ment officials have knowingly per- mitted communists to come to this country in violation of immigra- tion laws. Elsler, now a Hollywood song writer, testified yesterday that he joined the 'communist party In his native Germany in 1920, but de- BOATING A BIG ONE Three husky Nova Scotia fishermen struggle to bring: aboard an 800-pound they have netted and lake it to a commercial can nine plant. Truman Names of rohabllltatlng'U I Europe and tO ing ..it self-de- Ing. High prices, he said, were due t o "inflationary forces which, arose before' and during the war in this country: the law of supply and demand, .op- crating on- short- ages, aggravated clared he was never active and is by exports1 and not now a communist. lfor' 14.. the Robert E. Stripling, chief policies-of-.the ad- They arc- to be brought to trial with- in -18 hours. Both Claim Moral Victory A.M.G. said It further agreed to reinstate all suspended Slndacatl Unlcl members and permit them to ;ator, said the" committee will prov ;hat Eisler was allowed to remain n the tlnlted States.'because o 'pressure from and Chatr man J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N. lojd newsmen the hearings will show axlty on the part of both the stati department and the Immigration and Naturalization service. Allowed to Stay Eisler, 54-year-old self-styled 'free lance entered thi, ountry for residence from Mexico in 1940 after-having been In and iut several times previously. Stripling told the committee yes- erday the musician was allowed to nter and remain despite a Labor epartment finding that he was a ommunlst and after a special board iad recommended, against his ad- mission. The special board was verruled by a board of appeals in Washington, and a then pending deportation warrant for Eisler was canceled. Eisler toW the committee he np- plled for and obtained membership in tha Communist party in Ger- many in 1920 but never was an tic- ;lve member. He acknowledged having written Research Board J. W. MarHn, Jr. pendent." Martin said Congress make the decision on the aid and also said Uie next Congress would Tru- be called upon to enact legislation man today completed the top lead- relating to taxes, prices and hous- ol the nDW Mntlonal defense organization by naming Dr. Vannc- var Bush, noted scientist, as chair- man of the -research and develop- ment board. He also filled positions in the new department of air with these ap- pointments Arthur S. Barrows, Chicago, to be .under secretary of 'the dermrt- ment which. Is'headed' by Secretary .W. Stuart Symington. Eugene M. Zuckert, and Cornelius Variderbilt; Whitney to be assistant secretaries for .air. Zuckert has been special assistant to ,the assistant secretary of war for Whitney, an officer in" both world wars, is president of a lum- acring company in northern New York state and head or livestock properties in New York and Ken- ;ucky. General Carl Spaatz was appoint- chief of staff for the. Air depart- ministratlon have1 been Inflationary." Not Candidate Earlier at a news conference the House speaker said he w.as riot, a candidate for the Republican presi- dential nomination and "I don't ex- pect to be n candidate. he told reporters, "No man in political life could ever refuse a nomination for the presidency. No one could say 'no' to the greatest call the country coil give to a He added he would not take part _n the campaign for the G.O.P. ment. He has been chief of the army presidential nomination because he air force, jelleved such action would "ob-i The board which Dr. Bush will struct" Ills opportunity to serve is designed to keep America House as speaker. Asked to comment on a proposal by Delbert J. Kenny, West Bend, Wis., unsuccesful candidate for the in. the forefront of scientific devel- opments and in obtaining new weapons. Bush, one of the masterminds in Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial the development of the atom :0minatlon last year, that heads the temporary Research Spellman Pleads for War Against Totalitarianism Buffalo, X. Y. The Buffalo centennial Eucharlstfc Congress today reached its climax the colorful Euchar- istlc procession of about faithful with a statement from its patron cardinal that the four-day event was an op- portunity for rededicatlon to "warfare against evil totali- tarianism." Francis Cardinal Spellman, archbishop of New York and -patron of the congress, said in a statement: "The principle purpose of the congress was to commemorate the centenary: of the diocese of Buffalo, recalling to and hearts of: men that Christ came down on .earth to redeem mankind and to teach every roan the road to eternaJ happi- ness through, the love of God and practical love of neighbor. "It gave all who participated an opportunity, an Inspiration to renew their faith, reform their lives, along- spa-ltual pat- terns and rededicate them- selves to donstant "warfare against all evils in our modern times, against the evil totali- tarianism which threaten to destroy man's dignity and free- dom, the current menacing manifestation of which is com- munism." un for vice-president on a ticket .caclud by General Douglas Mac- and Development board set up las bv the and U-thur, the House speaker smiled organization. He also is prcsl nd replied, "Who cvcx- ran forldent' ol Carnegie Institution, scl Young Voters Vulnerable? Acting Governor Rennebohm de tho music for certain songs used by'dared last night that "When yo communist organizations, includlnglsay free enterprise, some iho "Comintern and saldJndult voters don't know what you'r he regards Premier Stalin of Rus-i'talking about. No wonder they'r sla as "one .of thd great to foreign 'isms.'" personalities of our time." Mrs. Roosevelt's Role Mrs, Roosevelt's interest in 'the case was brought out in an ev- chango of correspondence between icr and Welles, then under secre- ,ary of state, early in J93P. In one which bore the salutation 'Dear Mrs. Roosevelt that tilt El.Hler case b< to Eisler nn oppor- unlty to "defend" himself. She aid a "pei'fL-cLly honc.sL" friend o: ha composer's had told her that Eisler was not a communist. In a later memo, Mvs. Rooscvcll eforrecl to the cass as "a hard nut o crack." 'The former first lady told rcport- rs at Lake Success. N. Y., that her return to work. Slndacatl eonccrninB Elslcr claimed its moral victory on routine ana that she had slm- groimcls, since suspension of some pjy. on "for consideration" Dam 3. T, W, Red Wing Lake City ___ Rends Dam 4. T. W. Dam 5, T.W, Dam 5A T.W. Wlnona (C.P.) Darn 6, Pool Dam C. T.W. Dakota C.P.i 7. Pool 7. T.W. La Crossc Flood Stage Stage Today Chang M 12 13 l.G 2 IJ 0.0 3.2 1.1 2.3 5.0 10.2 4.1 O.C O.C 0.0 0.0 -1-0.1 0.0 O.C 0.0 0.0 J.7 -1-0.1 12 4.7 -hO.l Trllnitar.v Streams and Durand 2.0 at Thrllrrmn 2.2 Buffalo at Alma 1.8 0.0 Black at Nelllsvtlle___2.G Black at Galesvlllc 2.2 0.0 Liv Crosse at W. Sftlem l.G -4-0.1 Root at Houston 5.7 0.0 RIVKU FORECAST (From HasllnRx to Guttcnberp) There will be little change in the river .stages In this district tho next: 48 hours except a fall of .1 to 2 foot at the toilwater of Dam ten. of Its members had been given as the technical basis for the strike. Camera del Lavoro claimed a moral victory on the ground that It had not been forced into n strike It did not want and had avoldec labor strife, the threat of which had caused A.M.G. to call out specla police protection for Camera del Lavoro members. a name which had been sent to her. She did this In many cases, she said, adding that she did not know Elslcr. Fire Halts Traffic in Minneapolis Minneapolis Damage was estimated at in a fire late Wednesday which halted traffic on upper Nlcollct avenue. Heaviest oss was sustained by the Savoy cafe from a blaze firemen said started In the adjoining basement of the White Way market. Milwaukee Boy, 7, s Killed by Coal Truck Milwaukee Dennis Nagel, Milwaukee, was injured fatal- y yesterday when he was struck by coal truck on a Milwaukee street while on his way to school. His was ilwaukee county's G5th traffic fa- allty of the year. I Girl Killed When Car Hits Train Near Keewatin Speaking at the Re publican founder's dinner, the act ing governor told Republicans they were going to an electorate of whici a huge segment 'in the 25 to 30 year bracket had not "lived a day o tlioir adult lives under the enterprise system." All. they knew, lie said, was de- pression, boondoggling und war plus the "confusion und hypocrisy of the Democratic administration.1 State Republican Chairman Har- vey V. Hlgley, Marlnctle, scored leg- islators "who forget they were elect- ed on the Republican ticket." He said the G.O.P. doesn't want "ro- bots" or "me, too" legislators, but added when the party has drawn up u, careful program, "We can't be wrong all the time." entific research organization, and a member of- the national advisory committee for aeronautics. He is 57 and a resident of South Dennis, Mass. Minneapolis Tax Board Orders School Bond Sale Minneapolis The threat that. Minneapolis schools might-have ;o close November 13 for lack of lunds appeared ended today as the board of estimate and taxation or- dered the sale of In one- 'eiir bonds for October 14 as a Inancial stopgap. The order, for.the bond sale was rated unanimously Wednesday just wo hours after a suit seeking to halt it had been dismissed by Judge iVilliam A. Anderson. Jalmer O. Johnson, former state mploye who brought the action ,s a Minneapolis taxpayer, said last light he would seek a grand Jury nvestlgation of school board af- alrs. He said he would seek-to have nibbing, Minn. 20-year- old Nashwauk girl wns killed and two other young people Injured when their automobile struck an ore train at a crossing a mile wost of Koe- ,vatln last night. The victim was Eva Chclllco. Injcd Scottish Rite, which attracted Heil Among 170 Receiving 33rd Vfasonic Degree class of 170 members, including former Wiscon- sin governer Julius P. Hell of Mil- waukee, received the honorary 33rd degree, highest rank of the Masonic ec Ior lts rext roeeMng. He added fraternity, at elaborate ceremonies Itnat would be UP to Jurors last night selves as to whether such an in- Concentrate on Reds, Stassen Tells Police Group Duluth, Minn. Harold E Stassen last night urged police chiefs attending their 54th annual convention here to give "special at- tention to cleaning up communist 'nflltratlon into America." The only avowed Republican presidential candidate for 1948 de- clared implementation of such a wllcy-would "improve relations be- ,ween America and Russia" because 'if the Politburo of the Soviet union becomes convinced such infiltration s Impossible, this will be one of the 'actors that may lead to a change !or the better In their foreign JOlicy." To the chiefs, attending thcl 4th annual session, Stassen recom mended these six steps as a mean if clearing out communists: Close coordination with the Fed ral Bureau, of Investigation. Careful investigation and vigor us prosecution of communists fo ny law violations. Prompt removal of communists rom public payrolls. Exposure of known communist, ho use false names, false issue and false'fronts, 'Enlisting the cooperation of loya members of organized labor in rc- Oct. 31 Deadline For Labor Union Financial Reports By Norman Walker Washingotn Labor unloi will be given until October 31 t< certify to the National Labor Re latlons board that they have fui nished members with finoncia statements required by the Taft Hartley act. The new deadline came to ligh today following a ruling by Hober N. Denham, NLRB general counse that unions which, fail to fill ou forms he will provide will lose their standing before the board.' This means any cases the unions have pending may be tossed out an they will be, unable to file new ones Cases Suspended The ruling already has resulted in temporary suspension of cases in volvlng; Machinists union which previously had satisfied Den liam's first two (1! Filing of a similar union flnancia statement with the Labor depart- ment and (2) Filing with the NLRB of affidavits by -union officers tha' they are not communists and do not hold communist views. October 31 also is the deadline 'or the non-communist affidavits. The Machinists' union, an organi- zation independent of the A.F.L. or C.I.O., won the first union shop elections the NLRB has conducted under Taft-Harley law terms. Contents of Report But' it was discovered that the union had not, at yet, distributed financial report to its members. The machinists will do so, officials aid today, by publishing the state- lent in their next monthly maga- Ine in early October. The new Denham ruling on fi- ancial statements covers a section f the Tart-Hartley act which, says hat union members must be fur- Antiwasie Campaign Proposed Special Session Decision Waits on Talk With Solon. Washington (fP) President Tru- man asked Americans today to food for Europe's hungry and said 10 still hopes emergency aid can be met without a special session of Congress. In a news conference, Mr. Truman aft open, however, the possibility hat the legislators may be summon- d into an emergency session. That s a question to be explored at a con- ercnce he will have Monday with Republican and Democratic con- gressional leaders. Asked whether he thinks a return of rationing and price controls might be necessary, he replied that those are matters for Congress to decide. In appealing- lor food conserva- tion. the President observed that it would help budgets of American families as well as providing food to combat hunger in Europe. His 20-mlnutc talk with ranged over a wide field of the pro- blems involved in' helping Europe b'ct through the winter and back on its feet, economically speaking. Special Session Mr. Truman said: 1. A decision on a special session of Congress for emergency aid for Europe will now from a. meeting he has scheduled Monday with con- gressional leaders of both parties. hopes a special session can be avoid- ed and has an open mind on the subject. 2. Oii the long-rnngc Marshall plan for helping European countries which help themselves and each other, careful study will precede any action and the government will move cautiously. 3. A special committee- of ciUzeni ias been named to consider the im- mediate food problem and advise 'on ways and means of carrying out the necessary conservation effort.- 4. Other committees have been as- signed the responsibility of studying .he report drawn up by la ?iu-is, outlining their needs under the Marshall plan. Bushels -Wasted Mr. Truman refrained from term- ng as voluntary rationing his im- mediate plan to save food, Rcpcat- dly, ho snid, it calls Tor saving food, or not wasting food. Mr. Truman said he has been ad- ised that Americans waste tha quivalent of bushels of 'heat. Presumably he meant 70- bushels a year. The proposal for conserving foods directly from a recom- mendation of a committee of cabi- et members who have been study- ng world food programs. This com- mittee is headed by Secretary of griculture Clinton Anderson and ncludes Secretary of State Gcorgo tarshall and Secretary of Com- ierce A, W. Harriman. Mr. Truman released their report. !us a statement of his own on it nd on the Marshall plan. Mr. Truman said: "The cabinet (food) committca ade it clear that definite steps to nserve food stuffs at and Ishcd with copies of the- interna- duce the fcc6ine of to nvc_ onal union's financial statement stock wii] bc essential if we are to nd of the local union's fiscal re- ort. Each of these must contain this nformation. for the latest fiscal car: (1) All receipts and their ource, (2) All cxpcndllures and icir purpose, and1 (.3) Total assets nd liabilities. This is the same data unions must file with the Labor epartmcnt. make our fullest contribution to- wards meeting minimum foreign needs and at the same time re- (Continucd on Page 13, Column 5) FOOD urors inquire into whether the-moving communists from labor of- chool board had exceeded its legal flees, and uthorlty in spending, beyond its) Complete respect for civil rights egular resources. Informed of this, Willis R. Salis- ury, Hennepin county grand Jury oreman, said that no date had been nlght. The ceremonies highlighted the 135th meeting ol the supreme coun- cil of the Northern Jurisdiction 33rd degree Masons, Ancient and Accept- critical condition in a Hlbbing hos- pltnl is Tony Mnrtirc, 18, driver of the car. He suffered a fractured right leg, a fractured, skull and cues and bruises. Less seriously injured vas Leora Buccancro, 19. Trial in Madison Drug Holdup Oct. 13 Madison, Wis. Mack W. 3arncs, 30, of Dallas, Texas, was bound over late yesterday to circuit lourt for trial October 13 on a ihnrgc or participating in a narcotics holdup of the Madison 3rug Company hero last January 8. persons, to Cincinnati. The meeting closed at noon today after a business .session and the tradi- tional "chain of union" ceremony. Other Wisconsin recipients of the 33rd' degree included Ernest R. Jeske and William Alston, Milwau- kee; Maximilian A, Schuster, Wau- qulry would be undertaken. Northwest Fuel Oil Stores Down Dickey of Wayzata, president of the North- west Petroleum association, said to- day present fuel supplies in this area are lower than a year ago and there are'an estimated 26 per cent more oil burners to serve. watosa, Wis.; Emll J. Frautschi and! "Two factors may determine Arthur W. Quan, Wis.; whether we can keep homes sup- Cornell H. Charlson, Eau Claire, I plied during the he said. WIs.; Albert W. Elmgi-een, long the Mississippi can be Wis.; and Harry S. Peterson, open for oil barges and how peminu, Mich. Ohio Governor Thomas J.-Herbert was a member of a class of 170 who received the honorary 33rd Ma- sonic degree. 'severe the winter will be." Federal Barge Line officials said an effort will be made to keep the and due process of law throughout the program. "Such a Stassen con- cluded, "will make a significant con- tribution to the future strength of America and will brighten the prospects of a lasting peace." More Powerful Atomic Chain Reactor Planned Washington Plans for a lew atomic chain reactor pile at Oak Ridge "several times more powerful" than the one now oper- ating at the Tennessee plant were announced today by the Atomic Energy commission. The plans were disclosed in an announcement that the control of the Clinton Atomic laboratories at Oak Ridge will be taken over by the University of Chicago under a four-year contract. Since July, 1945, the laboratory has been operated river open until December 15, ten I by the Monsanto Chemical Com- daya later than last year. Ipany. Albert Lea Budget Albert Lea Approving budget of for the jiex fiscal year, the Albert Lea counc: lias boosted the amount to Ix raised by taxes from t and cut a proposed bOJ issue from to Truman Faced With Finding New Director Washington The resigna- tion of William Bcnton confronted President Truman today with the task of finding a new director for the controversial Voice of America, broadcasts to foreign nations. The White House announced late yesterday that Bcnton is quitting: as assistant secretary of state in charge of information and cultural affaire, including the war-bom radio program designed to counter anti- allied propaganda. Benton, whose division's funds were slashed 40 per cent by ;hc last Congress, declared In his ettcr of resignation that the na- .ion has not yet accepted "the out- ay of brains, energy and dollars necessary to sustain the responsi- Jilities of the State department in the .field of information." Benton will become board chair- man of Encyclopaedia Brltannica, a post he held before entering thut State department two years ago. Names First -iquor Store Manager Crookston B. F. Pierce, Devils Lake. N. D., manager of a hain store here for the past four oars, last night was appointed manager of the first municipal" quor store, to be opened here in lie near future. Gordon Gray, 38, above, Win- ston-Salem, N. C., publisher, was named September 23 by President Truman to be assist- ant secretary of the army. He 3s a native of Baltimore. (A J. Wirephoto.) 2 More Polio Cases Reported at Milwaukee more cases of poliomyelitis, a north side boy. three, and a town of Lake boy, eight, were reported here yesterday, bring- ing the city's total for the year to 35 the nonresident total to W.