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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER jtml wliikl ht) Djtlil unow y, continued Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press _ BOYSCOUTWEEK FEBRUARY "Soys become Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations VOLUME 46. NO. 298 WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Conspiracy Count Against Eisler Asked O. M. Gardner, U.S. Envoy to Britain, Dead Succumbs in N.Y. Hotel at Age of 64 North Carolinan Was on Way to Post in England New Vork O. Max Gard- ner. 64, died of coronary thrombosis today (i few hours before ho was to sail on the liner America to assume his post as United States ambassador to Great Britain. Mrs, Gardner nnd their son, Ralph, who were to have willed with him, were with the former North Carolina governor when he died at the Hotel St. Regis. First announcement of the death made by the White House, where Prcsldentlfd Secretary Charles C. Ross said President Truman was "deeply grieved find shocked." N'amrti Month AKO Gardner was named to the diplo- matic post a month HBO to succeed W. Averell Harrlmim who left Lon- don 1o become secretary of com- merce. Prior to appointment to Lon- don, he was under secretary of the trra.Mjry. He served as governor of North Carolina In 3028. In politics for almost 40 yciirn, Gurdnrr wa.i born nt Shelby. N. C., the youngent of a family of 12 chil- dren, nu country doctor father, Oliver Harry Gardner, was an antl- dreesrJontst In the Civil war. While his father lost everything he had durlnc the war, his non Max Gardner is reported to have made more than chiefly In the textile business. Falling to get an appointment to West Point. Gardner studied at the University of North Carolina he developed talent for public speaking, football and baseball. Ho was graduated In law at the ago of 25, and practiced In Shelby from 1907 until elected governor. in Jap Diamonds Found On U.S. Colonel Wilson Testifies U. of W. Needs More Buildings, Kohler Declares MKlison. Univer- sity of Wisconsin needs more academic buildings, laboratories and classrooms to make a "great school greater." Herbert V. Kohler of Koh- Wls., speaking at the university founder's day dinner, declared last nlKht. Cluirlcs E. Wlbon president of General Motors, with papers In front of htm and Ke.tlurlng with in hand, tratlllcs before the Senate labor committee In Washington. lie toltl the committee he "never will n cloned nhop con- tract. (A.r. Wlrephoto.) Will Be Flown Back to Tokyo for Investigation San Francisco An army colonel with an excellent record in the Pacific campaigns and Jap- anese occupation was under arrest today while customs officials and the army pursued Investigations re- sulting from seizure of In Japanese diamonds. The Jewels, customs officials said, were found on the officer's person and In his safe deposit box. The San Francisco port of em- barkation said the officer, Colonel Edward J. Murray ot Palo 'Alto, had been placed In "technical ar- rest anc" confined to quarters" on direct orders from General Mac- Arthur. Murray, Tokyo dispatches said, was officer In charge of the Bank Ten-Pound Sugar Stamp Due April I Each Person to Get 35 Pounds in 1947, Belief OPA will validate another sugar stump April 1 good for ten pounds instead of the usual five. This ration will cover home both use. canning and regular said Murray was traced a previous sale hero of U. S. Granted Right to Enter Portal Pay Suit By Arthur W. Ererett Detroit The tJnltcd States government today became a party to the Mt. Clemens Pottery Com- pany suit, which opened the door to nearly In portal-to- portul pay claims. Federal Judge Prank A. Plcard said lie will sign an order grant- Kohlcr. chairman of tho Wlscon- ing the attorney general's petition sin foundation's centennial fund campaign, nald "over <uid above" appropriations from tho Jrelslaturo would be required to meet set for 1040, tho univer- sity's centennial year. Lieutenant Governor Oscar Rcn- ncbohm support the university is to program of service." said additional financial "must be forthcoming if continue Its H. Monument Orders Increase in U. S. Minneapolis Leonard Braun of Lansing. Mich., president of the Monument Builders of -Amer- ica told delegates to tho Northwest monument builders convention today that orders for monuments in the United StatM last yetir totaled moro than S90.000.000. said that this compared with 1945 and Almon D. Olsen of Duluth, presi- dent of the group, pre- sided nt sessions which will conclude tomorrow. in In 193 to intervene, Tho court renewed an Invitation to tho national C.I.o. also to be- come a party to tho suit. However, ho said, ho has received no word from that organization and that his offer will not remain open Indef- initely. The government's Intervention cnmc over the objection of Edward Lamb, attorney for tho pottery workers who began tho suit in 1941. The company made no objection to the government's intervention but I reserved' the right to oppose similar 'petitions from any other organiza- tion, including the C.I.O. I Wisconsin Jiluf 48 J Traffic Fatalities During Past Month Madison, Traffic acci- dents in Wisconsin during January of Japan, In the vaults of which were millions In gold and sliver bullion and diamonds held In oc- cupation custody. Murray arrived hero Monday aboard tho S. S. Westminster Vic- tory. Collector of Customs Paul Leake said customs agents seized worth of Japanese diamonds in his watch pocket and more from his deposit box. To- Go Back to Japan Leake through worth of smuggled diamonds. He said tho officer, while being questioned, had intimated he con- sidered tho diamonds "legitimate loot." Told that tho army, had ordered plane priorities, to-fly for an investigation, Murray said: "T am pleased to go back to Tokyo since I am sure my side of. the story will be given full nnd Just consideration." The customs service has been working on the case, Leake 'said, since It was discovered some 'time ago that some diamonds had unloaded In the San Francisco market. Set Leake sold the diamonds were The price agency also announced that stomp No. 35, currently good for five pounds, will expire at mid- night March 31 Instead of April 3D as originally planned. All subsequent stamps will be good for ten pounds, OPA said yes- ;erday. An OPA official told a reporter two factors governed revision of the rationing procedure. These, he said, are: 1. By making each new stamp good for ten pounds, OPA will be saved the expense, estimated at around of issuing new sugar ration books. After stamp 53 is used, the books will contain only four and OPA wants them to last through the year and possibly be- yond. 2. The change will prepare OPA to handle any Increase In the year's total sugar rations for household :se. OPA officials said the "best guess' now Is that housewives will receive 35 pounds of sugar per person In 1847, compared with last year's ra- tion of 25 pounds. Republican. leaders in Congress have been campaigning for an In- crease to at least 35 pounds and preferably 40 for householders and a hefty boost in rations for In- dustrial users. Schoolboy, Six, Killed By Auto at Lake City Lake City, Minn. Six-year-old Elliott Charles Hattemer, first grader at the Lake City public school, was killed at p. m. today when he was struck by an automobile while crossing a Lake City street. Driver of the car was W. J. Fallin, Milwaukee, Wls. According to Fallin's account to authorities, he was driving north on Garden street when the roungster suddenly darted out into the path of ;he car. Elliott fell forward onto the right front fender of the car and then slipped olf. The rear wheel passed over his body. The boy. died almost nstantly, before his body could be moved. His lead and chest were crushed. mobile was not set, but authorities said it could not have been going1 over 15 miles an hour for despite ice, the car was stopped within 12 feet of the impact, Elliott had been given a ride back to school by Herman Tushaus after eating lunch at his home. Tushaus Jet the boy out across the street from, the school, cautioning him to watch for cars, lie said. The boy walked across the street in front of the Tushaus auto, stopped momentarily and then ran across the street, Tushaus said. Mr. Tushaus surmised that the boy cither saw the car and figured he could "beat" it or else became fright- ened and went the wrong way. Cited for Contempt by Committee Plot to Overthrow U. S. Charged by House Probers Washington The motorist said that he thought the boy The son of Mr. and Mrs. Micrl Hattemer, Lake had been brushed off the car without injury. He stopped Instantly however. Speed of the auto- City, Elliott is survived by his parents, and four sisters, MarJys, Joan, Phyllis and Janice. committee on un-American actlxl- ies asked today that the Justico department charge Gcrnart Eisner. an admitted Communist, with con- spiracy to overthrow the United States (Tovornmcut. The action came after Eislcr had refused to testify under oath, and he committee had cited Him 'or :ontempt. Chairman J. Parnell Thomas (R.- T. J.) told reporters the committee ecidcd iji an executive session that hns been clearly established that Eisler conspired against the govern- ment. When Eislcr. a pale, slightly-built man. was ordered to take the stand, Church Wall About to Fall in Fire not set, but had been cut, and they ranged from a fifth of a carat to ten carats. Murray, whose wife and daughter live at Palo Alto, was a bridge engineer for the state department of public works for 25 years before tho war. Army authorities in Tokyo said! Murray was selected for the Democrats in House Oppose 2-Terra Limit By William T. Peacock a rip-roar- ing House debate, Democrats op- posing a two-term limit on-presi- dents, accused Republicans today of trying to "deny future genera- tions the right to choose whom they want for President." Minority Leader Rayburn of Texas led the fight against a pro- posed constitutional amendment to restrict White House tenure. Re- publicans replied that it would be a barrier against "dic- The'wall of the Glen Oak Christian church bulges just before it fell as fire raged through the two- atory structure at Feoria, HI., yesterday. The fire, fanned by high winds, caused damage estimated at (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Weather Clovls E. Byers, chief of staff of the Eighth army, said Washington agents only recently Inspected the bank and found everything In order. Murray commanded the 160th infantry of the 40th division In the Philippines. He later was com- mander of military forces on Panay Island. He was presented the Le- gion of Merit award at Yokohama last July. British Ready Martial Law For Palestine By Carter 1. Davidson Jerusalem The prospect of British-imposed martial law loomed must be approved by two thirds of over a tense and bitter Falcstin the Senate and House and by 36 of (today in the wake of renewed Jew Loss in Terre Haute Blast resulted In 48 fatalities, tho state motor vehicle department reported today. Fifty-four deaths wore regis- tered In January, 1040. School Burns at Waahburn, Wis. Washburn, appar- ently caused by sparks from a chim- ney, gutted the 53-year-old three- story Walker school yesterday. Tho school's 200 students picked the 48 states. A House vote was expected late today. up their wraps and left the build- ing when the blaze was discovered. No one was Injured. U. S. Truce Teams Called Out of China Pclplng U. S. army forces took another official step today to- ward getting out of China, sending: urgent orders to seven truce teams in the field to return to base at once. The first group to return from the field, six officers stationed at Changchun, already have arrived in Feipine, When all are assembled, the officers, enlisted men, civilians and dependents will depart for Tangku, I the port from which they will sail. FKDKKAL FORECASTS Winona iind vicinity: Mostl cloudy -with occasional Know llurrlc and somt-H-hnt colder tonight. Pr day light snow, continued cold strong northwesterly winds: low to night five to eight below: high Pr day five to ten above. Minnesota: Colder Friday and 1 south and west tonight with sever coJd development Friday and lost ins Sunday. Mostly clear t pnrtly cloudy weather. Low tonlgh 35 to 20 below north and flvo to 1 brlow south. North to northwcs winds 25 to 35 miles per hour dim Inij-hinR Friday night. Wisconsin: Continued Kcvcre cole through Sunday nnd considerably colder Friday night than tonight Mostly fair weather. Low tonigh ten to JS below north and four to ten below south. winds 25 to 35 miles nn hour. LOCAL WKAT1IKK OlTicial observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 11; minimum, 5; noon, 7: precipitation, none; sun M-ts tonight at sun rises to- innn-ow nt TEMPElCATUKKS KI.SKWI1KKK Max. Min. ChicsiKo 11 C Uuiuth 1 Alludes 78 02 Miumt 02 35 Mitineapolls-St. Paul a 0 Nrw Orleans 33 Neu- York 17 10 17 12 ..............._ 4 Law Enforcement Committee ish underground threats and th les of the world to come to our iclp." Tuesday may be the day of doom Tcrre Haute, explo- sion of benzol that had leaked into a sewer from a broken tank.rocked the south side of Terre Haute to- day and caused damage estimated by City Engineer Paul Lindeman at Police had received no reports of injuries and there were no lire alarms. They said they did not know what ignited the benzol. Tho city engineer said about 2.000 gallons of the liquid apparently had leaked into the sewer. A grade school was dismissed after gas fumes from the wrecked sewer penetrated the building. One man- hole cover crashed through the roof of a residence and tore the wash basin from the bathroom wall. City and state police and firemen went through the area warning resi- dents to take precautions to pre- vent further explosions. Manhole covers from First to 19th streets were hurled into the air, many of them crashing into homes. .Large sections of pavement were blasted into the air and police said some of the holes torn in the street were as deep as 25 feet. The tank Is owned by the Indiana ias Chemical Corporation. jlie first sputtered: "No. I am not coins to take the stand." Chairman Thomas (R.-X. J.) de- manded that he raise his hand and take the oath. Eisler refused and ilnrrily de- clared "You will not swear me in before you hear a few remarks." Finally Chairman Thomas fR.- N. told Eialcr to "step aside." meaning: to leave the witness stand. Facos Jury Trial The committee promptly to cite Eislcr for contempt. Thar, is a charge which must be tried before .a Jury. Conviction carries a pos- sible penalty of fine and a year in jnil. The committee called Ei.sler in an effort to develop what is the "chain of command" between American Communists n.nd international Communist leaders. Louis F. Budcnz, former editor of the Daily Worker, told the com- mittee at n. hearing; lost year tnae Eisler is the No, 1 Communist in tills country and "hands down the party line." Eisler came to the hearing car- rying a sheet of pajxars upon which he apparently had scribbled his re- ply to testimony previously present- ed by Budenz. He never rend it, however, for from the start he become em- broiled with Thomas over whether he would take an oath. At the end, sputtering protests In a German accent, Eisler was taken from the committee hearing room by Justice deportment agents. They snid they were taking him back 10 Ellis island. Arrested Last Week Ho was arrested lost week on charges violating immigration Jaws. Eisler says he Is Austrian-born and describes himself as an anti- Fascist. Eisler first refused 10 take Uic stand. Thomas snapped: "Kcmcmbcr you are here as the guest of the country" Eisler shouted angrily: "I nm anti-Fascist. I am sot a guest of tlie country." After EisJer dcp'artcd. Commit- tee Investigator Robert Striplinc read to Uic committee excerpts from a statement he snid J. Edgar Hoov- er, director of the F.Bi, made last October to the Immigration sen-ice regarding Eislcr. This said Eislcr "controlled and directed American Communist ac- tivities." Witnesses Deny Truck Stopped in Crossing Mishap Fresno, At- James M. Thucsen said today A state-wide law enforcement advisory committee, to "advise and consult" with the governor on his law enforcement program, was appointed by Governor Lather W. Young-danl Wednesday. Shown In St. Paul, standing behind the governor, left to right, Paul E. Anderson of Wlllmar, former Kandlyohl county sheriff; Bradshaw Mlntener of Minneapolis, chairman; Harold Ames of St. Paul; Prevost A. Coul- ter of Duluth; Albln G. Bcrcn.i of Rochester, former F.B.I. agent, and Kichard L. Johansen, secretary of tlio committee. Governor Youngdahl said the committee was named to Join in a "relentless drive against, vice, crime and other disrupting elements." (Associated Press Photo.) I- -s. -I. il LHJOUli LUVJiLV for Dov_ Bela Gruncr, condemned cyc witnesses had told him Phillip Mayer, driver of a tan Irgun member upon whose fat Palestine's future now seems t depend. There has been no offlcia announcement as to when th respite granted him. would expire but executions usually occur on Tuesday in Palestine. His death wa expected to be followed by a promp and violent reaction from the underground, possibly touching off a new and terrible chapter in Pales- tine history. Evacuation of British women and children went on, meanwhile, as continued to clear the possible future trouble the- army decks for Approximately 700 were sent to Egypt by plane and train yester- day and 250 more were on the list today. Larson Named to VTaritime Commission Tru- man today appointed Joseph. K. 'arson, former mayor of Portland, Ore., to be a member of the Mari- ime commission. Press Secretary Charles G. Ross aid Carson, a Democrat, will suc- eed to the vacancy created by the xplration of the term of John M. iormody. truck which sprayed a Southern Paciric train with flaming gasolln alter a collision Tuesday, had failed to stop at the railroad crossing. The witnesses likewise reported that the wig-wag signal at the crossing was working, the district attorney said. Four trainmen and two fatally in- jured in the blazing crash neai Kingsburg, but Mayer, n 21-year- old Fresno resident, escaped injury Eighty persons' were hurt, eight seriously. ians Fall ad a, 43, )ead in Germany Hans Fallada, whose Little Man What was an merlcan best seller of the early O's, died today at 53. The German ress said he had just finished a ovel' based on- tho Nazi, period. More Bonds Bought Than 'Cashed In' Washington For" the flrst Jnie in a year, Americans in Janu- ary bought more series E "war jonds" than they cashed. Purchases totaled and lash-ins leaving the reasury an edge of of- Icial records disclosed today. That was better than the last favorable margin the treas- ury January, 1946. Winter Sports Hard on Wisconsin Boy Hcafford Junction, Wis. Winter poses its problems for 11- year-old Lonn Lamer, who recently broke his right leg while toboggan- ing at his parents' estate near here. Previous encounters with winter sports by Lonn have resulted in a broken left leg while skating and a fractured skull while riding a, bi- cyclo on ice. Ellen Wilkinson, British Education Minister, Dead London tiny, red- iaired Ellen Wilkinson, British min- ister of education, died today 2 hours after entering a hospital f and Werner Austin.] Denies Charges Hoover described Eislcr as havinj: "almost unlimited authority" and as the liaison between the Commint- crn and tho Communists in Mos- cow and those' in this country. Eislcr's attorney distributed to reporters a 20-pnge statement by j Eisler headed "My Side or the I Story." It did not, KO into com- mittee records. "As Uio new season of rod hunt- Inp has opened it began. "Let me tell you: I nm not a spy; not a foreign agent: not the 'boss' of all tho Reds in this or any other country and that I never did any- thing to harm the American people for which I have a great deal of sympathy. I am a German Com- munist, a political refugee, want- ing to go After Eisler left, other uriteesscs wore called. William Nowcll, Negro, who said he joined the Communist party in 1929, declared lie had known Eisler in Moscow and that EisJer was for years an agent of the Communist international. Ruth Eislcr. New York city, tosti- led she is a sister of Gerhard Eisler, 5Ut has not spoken to him for years because she regards him as "a most dangerous terrorist both for the peo- ple of American and the people of Germany." Singer Takes Own in New York New O'Rourke. 4, had beauty, charming personal- ty and a silvery coloratura-soprano oice, clippings in her scrapboofc ild. In Chicago she was one of four hosen 1'rom 150 singers to try out or tho "Metropolitan opera's au- tions of the air" in Xew York. Last night she cormtted suicide in cr Manhattan apartment by turn- ig on the gas jets, police said. Near- y was the scrapbook and a note ddressed to her father, Albert, of ima, Ohio. The note, said, police, told him the uturc had not held the bright hopes er scropbook promised.