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St. Cloud Scattered showers tonight and Thursday; cooler Thursday. Railroad Unions roposition Eighty-fourth Year. No. 289. Associated Press Leased Wire ST. CLOUD, MINN.. WEDNESDAY. MAY 22. 104K JrM un v. n; 77 rr-n , " St Miners to Work ? Navy Takes Over Coal Pits Washington (JP) Two wartime naval officers took over the nation's soft coal mines today and waited eagerly for a sign from John L. Lewis that his 400,000 union members will stay on the job. Government seizure which raised the American flag over 4,500 pits was announced by the AVhite house in an urgent bid to keep alive the two-week strike truce, now set to expire Saturday night. President Truman designated Sec retary of Interior J. A. Krug, bulky 38-year-old former naval lieutenant-commander as federal mines administrator. To aid Krug, he assigned Clark and Neils Are Elected to Education Jobs Dr. H. B. Clark and Theodore P. Neils were elected to the St. Cloud board of education Tuesday to serve three year terms. They were unopposed by any other regularly filed candidates. The vote by precincts: Clark Tech High 19 Junior High 58 Jefferson 15 Lincoln 32 Roosevelt 8 Washington 22 Wilson 18 Teachers College. . 32 Neils 19 59 17 34 8 20 16 32 Totals 204 205 There were a number of "write-In" candidates. Among these J. A. All?n received 2 votes, William C. Dcane 2, Mrs. W. B. Richards 2 and Mrs. Kurt Stai, 1. Dr. Clark' was re-elected for his sixth term while Mr. Neils will take the place of J. A. Allen who has served on the board since 1928 and who was not a candidate for reelection this year. Mr. Neils is an attorney with offices in east St. Cloud. He is prominent in American Legion activities and other civic enterprises. Board in Session The board met Tuesday to declare the polls open at 5 p.m. and adjourned until 8 p.m., when the polls closed, to canvass the ballot and declare the election of the two directors. The annual school board dinner will be held Thursday at Technical High school. State Debt Cut By $130 Million St. Paul W Richard A. Golling, atate public examiner, said today that total indebtedness of state and local units of government had been reduced by $130,000,000 in the last eight years. He set the current total Indebtedness of governmental units in the state at $229,000,000 as the end of 1945, the lowest point since 1927. He said the total indebtedness included state $72,000,000; counties $15,000,000; cities and villages $93,-000,000; school districts $45,000,000, and the state armory building commission less than $1,000,000. U. S. Of ficer Held . Up, Loses $100,000 Manila (JP) Col. Amado Dumlao, Philippine army Intelligence chief, reported today that the army finance officer at Hollo City in central Luzon has been held up for the second time In two weeks and rob bed of 200,000 pesos ($100,000). The robbery was the second larg m in the history of the islands. There were no detatto. Two weeks ago the Hollo army of- flee was held up by 16 bandits who obtained 25,000 pesos ($12,500). The latest recorded Philippines robbery occurred several months ago when a Chinese bank messenger was robbed of 430,000 pesos ($215,000). News Index news Index today Editorial Page 10 Financial, Markets 15 Radio Programs 14 Sport Pngcs 12, 13 Want Ads 15 Women's Pages 6, 7 fcI.S bf Tha Times" 4 QomcL the hard-hitting boss of the wartime seabees Vice Adm. Ben Mo-reell, who ran the oil refineries after a similar seizure step last year. The lieutenant and the admiral (their ranks now good-naturedly reversed) went to work on their major mission at once to avert re sumption of the strike next Mon day. After that comes the task of settling the coal contract dispute without shattering the government's wage-price policy. They scheduled a quick second meeting with Lewis this forenoon. Up to Each Miner At a preliminary session yesterday, the bushy-browed United Mine Workers' chief obviously wittf the consequences of the Smith-Connal-ly war labor disputes act in mind-told Krug and Moreell that the question of u'orking was one for each individual miner to decide. But, Krug related, Lewis agreed to take under consideration a request for "support." The new mine boss also met with the operators yesterday shortly after he took over his new assignment. As secretary of the interior, Krug also is solid fuels administrator. He emphasized at a news conference that -whatever contract the mine administrators work out in principle or otherwise will have to be submitted to the operators before the agreement can be complet ed and the mines released to their owners. Lewis never has made known his specific wage views. The operators have offered him the 18 -cent hourly pay increase won by the ClO-Steelworkers and CIO-Auto See Page 2, No. 1 Truman OKs New House Bill, Seeks 2,700,000 Homes Washington (JP) President Tru man today signed legislation designed to facilitate the private construction of 2,700,000 new homes within the next two years. Housing administrator Wilson W. Wyatt said "this throws the veterans' housing program into high gear." The legislation was sent to the President after a long and bitter battle in congress, during which the oirj 2uUB3iu 'suboi aSvSnow suioq the proposed use of $600,000,000 in subsidies to stimulate production of scarce building materials. However, the house later reversed itself and agreed to $400,000,000 for subsidies. Law Explained In addition to subsidies, here's what the new law does: 1. Increases by $1,000,000,000 the government authority to Insure pafM jtirBonmidiua aauo asnoii government would take that big a risk In the construction of homes for veterans. Thus, a veteran or other person could purchase a home with a small down payment and the government would protect the mortgagor for the remainder: 2. Continues to December, 1947 the war granted priorities and allocation authority for channeling scarce building materials into construction of law and medium priced homes, in city or country; 3. Gives veterans preference In the purchase or rental of new houses; 4. Puts price ceilings on new houses; 5. Grants board authority to the housing expediter to issue directives to other government agencies, including OPA, on prices of build ing materials; 6. Authorizes the expediter to stop or curb export of lumber as long as scarcities exist in this country. Congress rejected all proposals to put ceilings on existing dwellings. Late Bulletins asiiiiijrUm manes koss, wmie House press secretary, said today a report that President Truman has asked former Justice Owen J. Robert to head the supreme court "is untrue." Washington (V) With available cereal supplies still running far short of this country's promises to famine areas, the Rovcrnment is expected to extend its 550-cents-a-bushel wheat bonus beyond the fllay; 25 exriiration date. At f t ! A fT- ! . I Geits New Strike Day Set Thursday As Truce Ends White House Talks Likely Today With Truman at Helm Washington (P) Rail road brotherhoods said today they had submitted to the government a ''final proposition" for settlement of the rail strike and may confer during the day with President Truman. A. F. Whitney, president of the trainmen's brotherhood, told a reporter that Dr. John R. Steel-man, presidential labor adviser, had advised him this morning by telephone that the brotherhood officials may be invited to the White house. Whitney said he is waiting to hear further from Steelman as to what time. The strike of 250,000 engineers and trainmen is set for 4 p.m. (local standard time) tomorrow. "We gave Mr. Steelman a final proposition," Whitney said- "It is better than any we have submitted yet." Declines Details ' Whitney declined to give any details, saying, "you'll have to ask Dr. steelman about that." "We now waiting to hear from the government whether the new offer is acceptable to the carriers," Whitney said. A spokesman for the carriers told newsmen that this group has neith er heard from Dr. Steelman today nor had any word of a White house visit. Negotiators said solution of the dispute would be relatively simple if only wages were at Issue. One of the carrier spokesmen described brotherhood demands for changes in 45 working rules as "by far the most troublesome feature in the whole picture." Working rules are the stipulated conditions under which railmen perform their duties. Among changes proposed by the brotherhoods of Locomotive engineers and trainmen are that the carriers pay for all uniforms and reimburse men for time lost during depot and switching de lays and stopovers. Cost Estimated The carriers estimate the propos ed rules changes would cost them $800,000,000 a year. They have agreed to pay the 16-cent hourly increase for all their 1,400,000 workers as recommended by fact-finding eee Page z, No. 2 GOP Old Guard Whips Liberals Philadelphia (JP) Pennsylvania's Republican organization, attacked in a bitter primary campaign as "one of the strongest centers of old guard strength in the nation, rolled up smashing majorities yesterday over so-called "new guard" candidates and independents. GOP winners were Attorney General James H. Duff, of Carnegie for governor; Governor Edward Martin, U. S. senate: Brig. Gen. Daniel B. Strlckler of Lancaster for lieutenant governor, and William L. Liven- good of Somerset for re-election as .secretary of internal affairs. The Democratic organization, meanwhile, nominated for governor former air corps Colonel John S. Rice of Gettysburg. He was the only state-wide Democratic candi date who had no opposition Henry Artnur Morris, or Mahanoy City. Duff called the GOP organization victory endorsemetn of the admin istration of Governor Martin. '4 44 4 l jWWr J & A ' J S S s S7 S S S V jL J. lMfeM. rfei. Irk Wtir " V' t r ' - lit f I II ?J tW&J WHERE PLANE CRASHED INTO 58TH FLOOR An Army C-45 plane crashed into the 58th floor of the 72-story Bank of Manhattan company building (above), at 40 Wall Street in New York city, killing five occupants of the plane. (AP Wirephoto). Greenwald Bank Cashier Alphonse M. Wurst, 44, assistant cashier at the Greenwald State bank, was mussing today as a check up Monday revealed a $13,000 shortage in bank funds. An audit is being made today to ascertain the exact amount of money which is unaccounted for. Married, and the father of a 10-year-old boy, Wurst had been em ployed by his brother, T. G. Wurst, Duluth Mill Shuts Down, Needs Grain Duluth (P) Dudley J. Russell, president, said the Duluth Universal Milling Co., had shut down for the first time in its 46-year history .Tuesday, due to the grain shortage. One of two King Midas mills at Superior, Wis., also suspended grinding. Austin Approves $989,000 in Bonds Austin, Minn. (JP) Voters in special election here Tuesday voted, 1,588 to 92, in favor of a $989,000 bond issue for school improvements plus a new grade building, and re elected two school board members. Bulk of the bond proceeds will go into the new structure with the balance to be used for building additions to four present grade build ings. Roy Tedrow, with 1.174 votes, and Brooks Cutter, who had 1,142 led the field In the school board race against Dennis A. Deneen and Joseph T. Dougherty, both of whom had been indorsed by the CIO po litical action committee here. Hendrickson lo Head Guard Unit St. Paul (if) Brig. Gen. Norman E. Hendrickson, Minneapolis, a veteran of 30 years service in the national guard and the U. S. army, today was appointed commanding general of Minnesota's new nation al guard division, the 47th, and pro moted to the rank of major general. Gov. Thye handed Gen. Hendrickson hi commission, and MaJ. Grn. E. A. Walsh, state adjutant general, administered the oath in the ceremony in the gov ernor's office In the presence of member of Grn. Walsh's staff. Gen. Hendrickson said it would be his policy in naming his staff to select men with World war II combat experience. The staff will eventually consist of 44 officers and 99 enlisted men, of which 11 officers and 24 men will be North Dakota national guardsmen. Hendrickson, who served on the Mexican border with the national guard in 1916 and with the 151st field artillery overseas during World war I, returned early this year from Japan where he waa chief of rtaff o the Ninth army earpc M o MMOE 'TTT ' ' A 'A II 4 y try Missing president of the bank, since 1937, Absent from work since May 15, AT-- , . uie missing man was last seen Sunday noon, although the bank president said there was evidence to show his younger brother visited the bank early Monday morning, Shortage Discovered xne shortage was discovered in the routine daily check-up Monday afternoon, Mr. Wurst said, and has been reported to the bank examiner and the federal bureau of investiga' tion. Red Cross Gl Is Shot 4 Times by Nazis He Helped Dachau, Germany (JP) An Amer ican ambulance driver who helped wounaea uermans in Normandy told today how enemy troops ig nored his Red Cross insignia and snot him lour times after he sur rendered at the Malmedv cross. roads December 17, 1944. uiaring at a b& war crimes defendants, Samuel Dobyns of San dusky, O., described to a U. S. military court the shooting of more than 100 soldiers as they stood with hands upraised In surrender in a field in Belgium during the battle of the bulge. Dobyns was trapped by crossfire that day and his ambulance was riddled by machinegun fire. lie said he had just painted new Red Crosses on it. He and his helper hit the dirt and the ambulance was wrecked against a tree. He surrendered to a group of German troops, he testified, and one private wanted to kill him on the spot. "An officer told him not to shoot me," Dobyns said. He walked slowly before the de fendants, but was unable to pick out the officer. Dobyns said he was lined up with perhaps 150 others, including five wearing Red Cross insignia. A pistol shot rang out and a man near him fell. Tries to Escape "I broke ranks and ran to the rear," he said. Then I heard another pistol shot and others in the Sec rage 2. No. 3 1 Dead, 5 Hurt in Bus-Truck Crash Dixon, Calif. (JP) One person was killed and five were injured, including Walter Cradlock of Minneapolis, in a collision between a bus and a truck trailer last night. Tlie bus, bound from San Francisco to Salt Lake City with 30 pns-sengers, burst into flames. A charred body, found in the wreckge, was not immediately identified. Cradlock, ft soldier stationed at Oamp Stoneham, Buffered shoulder finduriea, INew Generalin g Unit Planned at 10 Street Site Company Asks for 1 5 Year Extension To Franchise Here St. Cloud will be the site of a new $1,000,000 electric generating plant, to be constructed as soon as materials are available, it became known Tuesday night at the regular May meeting of the St. Cloud city council. Announcement of the pro posed new steam plant was made by officials of the Northern States Power company who are negotiating with the city commission and the city council for a 15-year extension to their present operating franchise. The coun cil gave a first reading to the new franchise ordinance with a sec ond reading scheduled for the next regular meeting on June 18. Under provisions of the proposed ordinance, the present franchise wmcn normally would expire on December 31, 1951, would be repealed, and replaced by a new franchise extending to 1966. A franchise, after passage by the council and approval by the mayor, must be submitted to the voters for ratification, it was explained. If the pre liminary steps are completed by June 18, it is possible the ordinance may be voted on in St. Cloud on the same day as the state primaries which occur on July 8. Addition of the new $1,000,000 steam generating plant here would make St Cloud one of the major electric energy distributing points in the northwest, it was explained by E. K. Thorgaard, division manager of the Northern States Power company. The new plant would have a normal capacity of 10,000 kw with a maximum of 13,000 kw, he said, boosting the total capacity of the generating facilities here to 23,950 kw. Present generating capacity with existing equipment is 13,950 kw and, according to Mr. Thorgaard, peak loads in the St. Cloud division have frequently reached about 18,000 kw. The additional facilities would make St. Cloud self-sustaining from a power producing standpoint, he said, without depending upon outside hi-line connections. One Plant Built in 1940 In November 1940 the Northern States Power company completed and placed in operation the new steam plant located at the site of the Tenth street dam. It cost more than $750,000 and has a capacity of 7,500 kw with a maximum output of 9.300 kw. It was dedicated May 22, 1941 to the late A. G. Whitney, pi oneer utilities executive in St. Cloud See Page 2, No. 4 ins. V 5 "N" itr.V' rV-. . i?:4 ... i v. . : S" -In WEDDING LICENSE Capt. Louis Zampcrini (left), 23, former University of Southern California track star who survived 47 days on a life raft In the Pacific after his iKimbcr crashed, and Cynthia Applewhite, 20, of Miami, Fla., obtain a marriajre license at Los Angeles, Calif. They said they would marry by fall, or sooner. (AP, Wire-photo),, lime Council Tables A proposed ordinance which would return the City of St. Cloud to daylight saving time was tabled Tuesday night by the city council. First thought to be illegal under the term3 of a law passed by the 1945 legislature (prohibiting any governmental unit city or village from establishing anything other than central standard time) the ordinance was declared legal by the city attorney, R. J. Quinlivan, who said that the new time would be designated as "an hour in advance of central standard time." Mr. Quinlivan pointed out however that no one would have to follow the terms of the time-changing ordinance except those whose hours were regulated by the city. Non-metallic wiring is now allowable, following passage of ordinance 327, recommended by Laurence Seanger, city electrician. He pointed out that there Is a critical UN Awaits Fall Report on Iran New York (JP) Hussein Ala, Iranian ambassador to the United States, expressed doubt today that all Soviet troops have left Iran and told the United Nations security council he believed. Iran's case should stay on its agenda. Edward R. Stettinius, United States delegate who was Joined by Great Britain In a demand that the council keep the case before it said after hearing Ala that he be lieved "more than ever that action should be deferred." Ala told the council, with Rus sia still absent from the talks, that he believed "it was long after May 6 when all of the So viet troops were withdrawn from Iran if they are actually out now." Ala made this statement only few hours after sending the council a telegram from Premier Qavam of Iran stating that a com' mission had found no trace of So viet troops and that local people in the regions of Azerbaijan visited by the commission told it the Rus- sians left Azerbaijan on May 6. Ala's statement brought out snarp dirrerence between the am bassador and Iran's propaganda minister, Prince Firouz. Police Robbed! 3 Pencils Gone Laurel, Mont. (JP) The police station has been locked and bolted. Police Chief James Bare took the action to keep thieves out. He reported three pencils and two dime-store notebooks missing. P Change Pends Daylight Vote MUMuuio oi meiaiue winner ,n.i that the need for home-bulldilnar wuum juKuiy relaxing tne building code to permit non-metallia wiring. It differs from metallic wiring in that the two or more insulated wires are not wrapped in metal, but in additional fabric insulation. Two new ordinances will be ready for consideration at the next meeting. One will require licensing of bicycles every two years audi reports from new and used bicycle-dealers, listing every transaction la their business. Police Chief Axel T. Anderson, in advocating the ordinance, said it would be a difinlta aid in tracing stolen bicycles. The 4,402 bicycles in the city would t registered alphabetically if the ordinance is adopted. The second ordinance U one to allow out-oi-clty taxicab companies to transport passengers into the city but prohibiting them, from picking up passengers here. Flrouz yesterday said all Russian troops were out of Iran. He See Page 2, No. 5 Reds Claim U. S. Planes Used in China Civil War Moscow MP) Pravda, communist party organ, said today in a dispatch from its Vladivostok correspondent that American airmen flying American planes were fighting in Manchuria on the side ot the Kuomintang (central government) troops. The dispatch said seven American planes had been shot down after they had bombed the people's revolutionary (Chinese communist) army. (There has been no Indication recently from China of any American-piloted planes ODerattni over Manchuria except as transports for American observers or peace teams of American, Chinese government and communist members. Both U. S. army and marine generals in China have denied repeatedly that American pilots were flying anything but peaceful missions.) The Pravda dispatch, which was dated May 18, said: As has become known from authoritative sources, the Kuomintang army is armed with American guns, part of which have been captured as trophies by the people's revolutionary army. "Greater shock was caused in thr ranks of the people's revolutionary army by the fact that the seven downed bombers which were bombing troojw of the people's revolutionary arm were found to be American. The filers were also Ameri cans." The Soviet press and radio re ported today without comment that all Soviet troops had evacuated Manchuria by May 3. Stalin Defends Relief Policies Moscow M1) Prime Minister Sta lin ald today the Soviet union already was doing what it could to feed the hungry world out of ft cupbonrd thnt was Kitting bars nd could not add to UNIUtA's supplies at this time. The Soviet leader's statement, published in Soviet ni:w)ttj' r mid broadcast on the radio, ws ths first important announcement from the Kremlin on the world food sanation, and came In reply to letter from President Truman. Malln ald Truman ws thrrs months lata In proponing thnt ths Soviet union iwrll I NKUA'i tup- plies and Join In a roirrdliuUd world train dUtrlbullon plan, Ninety days ago, titalln id, ths Soviet union could haw riot swift-thing in that directum. During th Interval, he said, Him flovlH union has mad Hs own, rrniemntj, allotlng a quantity of grain Ut France and urnlles to mnno Mhet countries and now rewnircAi UiS JacrrW union art stout (0 mn Otfl,

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