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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 15, 1947, Winona, Minnesota                                w EATHER Colll lOllU wllk flurrUi n( mow! mid T OMORROW MeaUow Tneriar Full Leased Wire Newi Report of The Prett Member of the Audit Bureau of WINQNA. MINNESOTA. MONDAY EVENING. DECEMBER 15. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES VOLUME 47. NO. Weckler Girl Dead, Sennett Says Long-Range Aid Message Set Tjiis Week Final Action on Interim Relief Speeded in Capitol bVLtKTIN WAnhlnxlon The Sen- approved compromise IritUlallon authorising of emfocenoy altl thin winter for France. Itnly, Austria and China. Washington President Trfi- man told congressional lonclora to- day ho will hnvo a moiuwKO 'or Con. grew this week on loins-range Eu- ropean recovery aid. This BMUrrn that tho loBlslntorn will hnvfi the for study dur- InR their vacation between the end of the current special snwilon and thn openlnK of tho reitulfir session January 8, Pinna nro to adjourn the special session Friday. Both Republican nnd Democratic were called to tho White Mouse to hear Mr. Truman's The rrcmtlpnt'B with tho group Instrd but Id minutes. Prom tho White Hollfto, tho load- went back to tho Onpltol whore pinna were Inld to spood final action on a measure approving of rmerKonoy nld for France, Italy, Austria nnfl Chlnn. Even with this monauro out of the way, new efforts wore in pron- pect to trim tho money outlay by means of the nil-Important appro- priation legislation. There wore reports that a cut rnnK'nK between and or more, would be recommended to the Houito by committee. The President wna represented an nrmly to his resolve to aak the lawmakeri to approve In ad- a four-yew program. Oon- rreM would, however, be left to de- cide on the amount of money it ahould bo made nvnllnble to bolster the Western European countries which Uuu far have re- mained outside tho communist orbit. Jn connection, Mr, Truman reiterated hla determination over the weekend "to-proan drive to block communist expansion in western Europe, Under of Italian pence treaty the last American occupa- tion troops sullea from yentwday. A White House atnlement com- menting on tho withdrawal In ad- vance of the actual departure do- dared ftatly thnt If Itnly'a freedom la threatened "directly or Indirect- ly" the United will consider "appropriate" mcnaurea. Senator Toft who tho Ropubllonn policy com- mittee, has anld la oppoaod to authOTlilnff more than a one-year proirram. Idea la thnt Oonitrcsa should review tho whole proposal In principle each yonr Instead of mere- ly deoidlnx how Wioh moro money It will pour into tho plnn. Hastings Boy Wounded in Hunting Mishap W) Kuicenr Kmoln of was wounded In the hend by n ,33 rnllbrr rine bullet Sunclny while hunting rnbbitjt with ooualn, Jarklo Jiotklns, M, St. I'nul. Tho liolklna boy snld KuKrno rMdftcl up In front of him us Jackie fired, Three Recaptured After From Iowa Reformatory 8t, Aniwar. men who eaonpcd from the Town state ro- formntory farm at Annmoan, lown, were bnok In custody today, purity brciiu.'io of the frlondllnoMji und helpfulnesa of a tnxlcnb drlvvr. The three men, Identified M Wil- liam it. rnttrr.ton. Id. Aahford. Itirhard D. Drown, 24. Bun Dlcgo. Calif., and Hcnjnmln Mooro, 33, Danville, III., escaped Hiilurdny nnd drove to Waterloo, lowit, In n ear they sulft they stole from n prison fnrm KUiird. At Waterloo, they entered tho cub of Dick KrlsliiKi'r und him to drive them to St. AnnKnr. They Irft the cub nt n cemetery hero und rrlrnsed Kelnlrmrr. Ketslniter notinrd HherlfT Ted Horn, who iirreMi'd the trio n short time Inter, The turn told Lhe sheriff they hud Intended to tuke KnlalnK- rr's rlothen und tie him up In tho remctrry, but ttiut he been so friendly nnd obllKlntt they hntl lot him tfo. Be a Good Fellow Thr following is n list ot contrlbu- to thn Oootl fellows fund to Vri-vlduilr tinted Mr, iinil Mri, Wlllliim Chrldlensrn MO A woman rlllirn H.Ott K, B.OO From n frlprid S.1.00 A frlenil '.00 Art fIIVM..... 0.00 Itohrrl, Ulchiiril. Mnr.v. 1'ittrlrla Nrvllle.I.Irn I'ont, Vet- rrnnn of K n r e I If n Warn SO.M tlrthany KrleniLi rinrlniU O, 2.00 A. J. Sn.velrr A London Conference Ends In Complete Failure tors ended tonluht failure to nttroo on London Tho London con- ference of Did Four foreign mlnla- in complete .....__ _ ....._ _. the economic "ciofmnny or an Austrian Independence treaty. Secretary of State Marshall made tho propoaal to adjourn, Western observers Indicated tho breakup probably signals tho be- ginning of a period of more Intense rivalry between Russia nnd the western powers, with tho United States. Orcnt Britain and France expected to move as soon up possible to unify western Germany. Tho meetings began November 35. Today's session It lasted 45 minutes longer thnn the Russian Molotov usual throe hours. In tho closing period, Foreign Minister V. M, camo forward with a new proposal for solving the Austrian problem which, western diplomats sold, would give Russia two-thirds of tho Aus- trian oil production. The whole subject of the.Austrian treaty was referred to the ministers' deputies. The adjournment was indefinite. No time was sot for a future moot- ing Officials said if and when there are efforts toward a new meet- Ing, these will be made through reg- ular diplomatic channels. Tho Western powers were report- ed to have protested in the final session against Russia's repeated blasts at their policies in Germany Democrats Stall G.O.P. Drive For Anti-Inflation Program voted I M A Y O R CUR L I Y B A C M. Curley (left) Is shown back a) l.ls desk a. rn.yor of Boston a com multd five-monlh federal term for mall fraud. At U Clly Clerk John B. Cold Spreads Into Minnesota Vy The Associated TreM A now wtvvo which brought nub-xoro temperatures to North Dakota today spread Into Minne- sota, Iowa and Wisconsin. Tho Weather bureau at Chicago reported that Pombina, N. D., had a low rending of degrees this morning and predicted tho murcury would drop to from 8 to 10 below in northwestern Wisconsin, five below In Mlnnoaotn, and zero to five above In northern Iowa tonight. Tho affected area prepared for a sharp fall In temperatures. Mlnno- iipoll.t having reported a high of IB abovo and Duluth 10 above yester- day. _ __ Jap Who Abused Wermuth Gets 25-Year Term Iku Takn.iakl. Yokohama former commander of prisoner of war camps at Cabanatuan nnd Da- vao In tho was convict- ed today of responsibility for tho doalha of two American aoldlora nnd abuaoa of othora, Including Major Arthur famed "one-man nrmy Batnan." Tho Japanese lieutenant colonel was itontnncoc! by a U, S. Eighth army trial commluslon to 25 years at hnrci labor. Man, Son Dead in Fire at Ely Ely, Minn. Arvld Hill. S8, a Worm War II veteran, and his year-and-a-half old son. Dennis, suffocated Sunday night when fire broke out In their apartment, fllllnr It with smoke. Fire Chief Joe Martlnettl found the bodlei In the bed- room of the apartment. He uld the fire, which caused lout than (100 damage, wai confined to an overstuffed davenport, ap- parently started from a olrarot. Mrs. Hill was absent at the time the fire started. Seventh Grader Wed in Iowa Maxlno Linda Klttloson, 14, St. Ansgnr, nnd Don- ald Orlnstcad, 20, Orchard, Iowa, wcro married hero Saturday, despite opposition of Mnxlno's parents and the St.. Ansgar school board. When tho maturo-looklng brldo who was to havo entered tho eighth grade last fall refused to return to Hchool, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bon Klttloson, finally consented to her marriage to tho ox-G.I. Tho couple plans to live with hor par- ents In St. Ansgar, where ho will bo employed. Tho brown-oyod girl was born May 13, 1033. Man, 88, Father. Tenth Child Molnnn Lula Carrlzalos bocaino a father yofitorclay for UK. third time slnco 1040 and 23-yoar-olcl wife Mary wuro tho parents of a clnufthtflr Sandra In 10-18 and a son, Frederick, In 1040, The children Have the black hair, nnd ollvo akin of thrlr falhor who la half Choro- ken Indian nnd half Spanish. Tho latest child weighs seven poumla. 1ft ounces, Cnrrlxnltm, farm equipment firm umployp, has ho fit by chinning himself 40 times a day. lie has sovon othnr children by two provloua mnrrliiRoa, St. Rhodes Scholarship llimtun (A1) Unymond E, Ja- oobson, 30. St. Paul, Minn., a for- mor navy veteran now attending tho Harvard university graduate school, was among Hhcdoa scholar candidates selectee! to attend Ox- ford university whono names woro nnouncod Saturday. Kenny Drive Attains 54 Per Cent of Goal Minneapolis The Kenny InallLuto fund drive reported today that has been raised In tho Mlnnoaotn Dakolaa Wisconsin area. Thin la 64 per cont of thu In- ulltuto'ti ftoitl. Waahlnrton Embattled Democrats defeated today a Repub- lican drive to ram through the House "M is" a.O.OJ1. substitute for President Truman's anti-infla- tion program. Not a single Democrat for it. Republicans amassed a 202 to 188 vote for their bill, but a two-thirds majority was required for passage under the O.O.P. procedure which would have barred all amendments. The party line vote swept the Q.O.P. "voluntary action" bill off the floor but thorn still Is a possi- bility measure will be brought up ftgnln before Congress adjourns the special session later this week. Debate was limited to 40 minutes under the Republican-dictated pro- cedure tor handling the bill. Burring of prevented Democrats from Injecting ports of President Truman's standby price- wage and rationing prescription for dealing with high living costs. of Measure Hero'a what the Republican meas- ure would do! 1. Permit and encourage business, industry.and agriculture to agree on transportation facilities, (B) marketing livestock? and poultry In a manner to use grain most efficiently, (O) dividing up scarce commodities and (D) regulating on the commodity ex- changes. And voluntary agreements, when approved by tho President, would bo immune from anti-trust law prosecutions. However, price- fixing would be specifically barred, and no agreement ceuld extend be- New Medical Services Chief Named for State St. Jarlo Loirfaliom, state director of social welfare, has announced tlio appointment of Dr. Francis F, Callnhan of Pino City, as now chief of tho medical services unit of tho division of social welfare, Ho succeeds Dr. Edwin J. Simons of Swonvlllc who rc- algnccl. Rochester Man Heads Research Unit on Nerves Now Henry Wolt- man, Rochester, today be- came tho now president of the As- r.oclatlon for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease following its annual mooting In Now York, Five Die in Cottage Fire Stockton, persons perished Sunday In a cottage fire with heat so Intense neighbors could only stand aside and hear three dying children cry: "Mommy The dead were: Mrs. Earllne Scott, 37; her daughters, Beverly Ann, seven, Glenda Marlene, five, and Bronda Fay, three; and Mrs. Scotts sister, Lamoine Mays, 14. H E Baric and Audio Nodlne, neighbors, discovered flames shoot- Ing from the four-room house be- fore dawn. They tried to crash the bolted front door but were driven back by heat. As they stood aside with the house a moss of flames, the children began to cry in agony. Sheriff's officers said an over- heated water heater apparently caused tho blaze. The officers said Mrs. Scott's hus- band was believed to be somewhere In Oklahoma. Soviet Union To Issue New Currency End of Rationing Part of Move to Check Inflation By Eddy Gilmore Moscow The Soviet gov- ernment has announced crce signed by Prime yond'March 1, 1D49. 3. continue export controls for one year from February 29, 1048, and authorize'the President to fix maximum mark-ups In export prices over domestic prices. 3. Continue for the same period existing presidential power to al- locate box cars and other rail trans- portation 4. Increase from 35 per cent to 40 per cont the gold reserves behind currency issued by federal reserve banks; Increase from 25 per cent to 35 per cent the gold reserves federal reserve banks must'carry to support deposits of commercial banks. Senators have called for a boost In production, and cuts In taxes, the national debt and federal spend- ing. f But lor the special session, the G.O.P. senators pledged action only on voluntary agreements and ex- port and transportation controls. President Plan Like the senators, President Tru- man has submitted a ten-point program to Congress. He has 'said anything less will bo inadequate. Ho wanted such tilings as export and transportation controls, too. But he asked In addition for power to bring back selective price and wage controls and rationing au- thority for use if voluntary methods of attacking Inflation fail to get results. While the Truman program de- finitely has been sidetracked, neith- er tho House nor Senate Republi- cans ruled out completely the kind of controls tho chief executive rec- ommondod on a standby basis, A policy statement by the G.O.P. senators said: "If it .appears that voluntary con- trols are Inadequate to meet speci- fic problems, we will consider the granting of authority to meet such particular problems." And the House banking commit- too said In a report Saturday that It "expects to make a further and more detailed study of the Presi- dent's proposals at the next regular session if more specific Information can then bo made available to the committee. Favorite Bible Verses Start Today BeKlmiiiir today on the Edi- torial The Rcpubllcan- Ilerald will publinh a vcrne f rpm the Bible (elected by Wlnona county clergymen. These prepared by the Ministerial Union of Wlnona will Appear dally at tho head of the Editorial -column and it hoped they will provide an In- uplrntlon to of tho news- paper. Befln them today on 8. Mrs. Sporre Found Guilty of Manslaughter Furlbault. Mrs. Sylvia Snorre, 41-year-old divorcee found Kuilty of first degree man- "aughter by a Rice county district court jury late Saturday In the shot- gun slaying August 9 of John J. Dwyer, 71, French Lake farmer. Sentencing was deferred until De- cumber 22. Jn a dc- Mlnlster Stalin that it will attempt to check Inflation with the issue of a, new currency tomorrow and, at the same time, will abandon the rationing of all "food and Industrial goods." The Moscow radio broadcast to tho Russian people the news of the decree, which was issued by the council of ministers (cnblnotl and the Communist party, (The decree was the first admis- sion by the U.S.S.R. that the con- trolled Russian economy had been affected by postwar Inflation. The Soviet action came ten days after a statement in. Washington by Un- der Secretary of State Robert Lov- ctt that something "in the nature ol panic buying" had gripped Rus- sia, following rumors of impending devaluation of the (American officials in Washing- _________ ton were keenly interested in the flve to 20 years in prison. Two Nabbed in St. Paul for Station Thefts St nnd on Iowa sheriff Sunday arrested two men here and Detective George Barklcy said they had signed statements ad- mlttinK six filling station burglaries to Iowa and Wisconsin with loot totaling more than 1300 In cosh and In war bonds. Barkley Identified the two. under arrest na Stanley E. Weelcs St. Paul, and Robert J. B. Vokaty, 22, of Elmn, Iowa, his brothcr-in- weeks' statement said he broke into the T. Is. Grortenhuls filling in Baldwin, Wls., while all ll-year-old boy ntood guard, and obtained In cash and a box containing in war bonds and other papers. Weeks said he had hidden the box in a cornfield. Wis- consin authorities recovered the box and contents, including the bonds, yesterday. two are to be questioned fur- ther here, before it is decided where they aro to be charged jvnd tried. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity Cold wave tonight with occasional flurries of snow but clearing by Tuesday morn- Ing Generally fair and continued cold Tuesday. Lowest tonight five above in the city, near zero in rural nrcas. High Tuesday 20 to 25. Minnesota: Clearing and colder south and east. Increasing cloudi- ness northwest with light snow be- ginning in Red river valley tonight. Tuesday cloudy with occasional light snow north portion and partly cloudy' south portion. Somewhat warmer northwest portion. Wisconsin: Cold wave tonight with low temperature reaching five to ten below in the northwest and five to ten above in the southeast, Tuesday Increasing cloudiness north, nnd fair south, rather LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon Sunday: Maximum, 34; minimum, 25; noon, 34; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at noon today: Maximum, 30; minimum, 18; noon, 20; preciptatlon, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Free. 37 2 -.05 insistence on how sound tho Soviet economically as compared to capitalistic New Exchange The currency decree stipulated that rubles brought to banks for conversion would bo exchanged at the rate of ten for ono new ruble. This exchange must take place between December 18 and 22. The reform does not affect wages. All factories and offices have been ordered to pay their employes this week in new money their salaries for the first half -of the month to en- able them to get started under tne new program. The ending of rationing of al "food and industrial goods" will bring consumer goods under unified price control. The announcement said one object of tho program was to check Inflation and speculation, which had Increased market prices of some commodities to ten or 15 times their prewar levels. The price of bread under the new program will be 12 per cent lower than the old ration price. A ten per cent cut -will take place in cereals and macaroni. Meat, fish, fats, sugar, confectionery goods, salt, potatoes and vegetables will remain at the present ration price, Some Prices Increased Tea, milk and'ccrtain other items were increased over their ration but reduced well below prices charged In tho unratloncd "com- mercial" stores. Citizens of Moscow received news of the rctionlng abolition with open Joy. Bemldjl 37 Chicago 40 Denver............. 51 Des Molnes 44 Miami.............. 80 Mpls.-St. Paul 3G New Orleans....... 51 Phoenix eo Edmonton 24 Reglirn 27 The Pas 7 30 18 20 74 18 31 30 2 2 20 .02 T T DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 13 6.0 4.4 2.7 3.4 5.4 4.5 7.5 5.1 Lake City Dam 4, T. W, Dam 5, T. W. Dam 5A, T. W. Wlnona (C.P.) Dnm 6, T. W. Dakota (C.P.) Dam 7, T. W. La Crosse 12 Tributary Streams Chippcwa at Durar.d.. 4.0 Zumbro at Thcilman.. 2.4 Buffalo above Alma 2.D Trempealeau at Dodge. 1.8 Black at Galcsvllle 3.3 La Crosse at W. Salem 1.4 Root at Houston 6.2 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to Guttcnberif, Iowa) There will be no material change In the level of the pools during the coming week. .1 '.i -I- H- -1 ,5 .4 'i .1 .2 H- .2 Buforcl Sennett Minneapolis Fire Destroys Former School, Box Plant Minneapolis Spectacular fires today destroyed the old Sum- ner school, at Olson highway and North Bryant avenue, and the Northern Package Company's box- making plant at 175 North Colfax avenue, two blocks away. The school was abandoned sev- ers! years ago nnd recently has boon used principally for commer- cial warehousing. The fire prevention bureau esti- mated the school loss at and the box factory loss at Twenty-three fire companies, di- rected by five district chiefs, were thrown into the fight against the flames. Two companies from St. Paul were summoned for standby duty. Stabbing Suspect Nabbed at Austin Austin, Chief Under the new decree the Rus- George Roope said today Clyde J. slan worker can buy food, clothes Reed, Jr., 25, has been arrested here or any other consumer goods In i for gt. Joseph, Mo., police who want such quantities ns he has money to pay for. Ho hns been apprised that the changes may cost him money. The announcement of the decree said that nny monetary losses suffered by individuals under the currency reform were "the last sacrifices" which would be demanded of them ns tho result of World War n. Tho old ruble was held at 5.3 to the dollar in foreign exchange. The diplomatic exchange rate, at which diplomats change their money, was 12 rubles to the dollar. him for questioning about the stab- bing of a woman In St. Joseph. Roope said Reed has waived ex- tradition nnd that St. Joseph officers are en route to Austin. The police chief said he was in- formed by St. Joseph police that the stabbing victim Is in serious condi- tion. Reed, who has been living in Aus- tin, is a former resident of St. Jo- seph. BUSY "ORGANIST Helen Snrros sits at the "con- sole" of Ihc enlarged tube room In the Marshall Field St Co. Iji Chlcaco, through which cash sales transactions can now be completed in an average of SO seconds. Body in Blue River, He Declares Implicates Another Man in Crime; Killing BtJIXETIN Blue River, WU. ford Sennett, confaMd alayer., of little eight-year-old Jean Weckler, brought from the prison at under heavy rnard today to help dnwrinir the Bine River here for the rirl'a body. JefTcnon, At- torney Francis Garity said today Buford Sennett has admitted ho was involved In the and death" of Georgia Jean Weck- ler, eight-year-old Port Atkinson farm Klrl. Cavity' sold Sennett, now serving a Me term for the mur- der of a University of Wisconsin student, admitted he and another man gave the girt an overdose ol sleeping pills and then dumped her body In the Bluo River near village of Blue River. Garity declined to reveal name of Sennetfs companion. The body of the girl, missing from her home since May 1. was dropped Into the river near the place where Senuett and Robert Wlnslow dumped the body of Carl Carlson, Wisconsin medical student, after they shot him three times after raping I'-ls sister-in-law durinB on all-night orgy November 14. Written Confcwlon Obtained The district attorney said he ob- tained a written confession" from Sennett Saturday night at Waupun state prison. Sennett refused to name of the friend Involved with, him in the idaylng, Oarity said, but declared the man was acquainted in Jefferson county and knew Weckler family. The confession sold the pair In- tended originally to Jddnap the child, whose parents are well-to-do farm- ers, and hold her tor They picked the child up In lana of her farm home, after had dropped off by a neighbor giving her a rldo homo from ichooV Sennett to the original phases of- the crlnw. and that he drove while his friend kept the little girl on the floor of the rear seat. The pair drove to a woods near Rlchlond Center, Bennett's home, Garity said, and got into the frtend'i car. They gave the girl two sleep- ing pills, Sennett said he then drove away to keep a date with a girl friend, leaving: the other man and Weckler child alone la the car parked In the woods. The next morning, the confession continued, Sennett returned to the woodi and found the girl dead. ShooUnx Unexplained Oarity quoted the confession: "You will find, Mr. Garity, the was shot, but I know she died of the sleeping pills." The district attorney be unable at time to explain shooting or when it happened. Sennett related, Garity said, that he and lus friend stayed in the woods with the girl's body all that day and night. Then, he said, they weighted the body and took It to the Blue river, a tributary of the Wisconsin river, where they dumped it off the middle of the span "Just opposite tho place we dropped Carl- son's body" "It was well the confes- sion said, "and you should flnd It nearby." "At no time." the confession con- tinued, "Did I assault that llttto girl. She asked once 'When are you going to toko me But I never touched Garity sold it appeared positive Wlnslow was not involved in the case, but that he did not know who the accomplice was and was con- tinuing to investigate. Text of Garity said Scnnett's confession. In substance, is as follows: "I was involved in the Weckler case, Mr, Garity, but I was not alone. A friend of mine, whose I refuse to disclose, who was ac- quainted in Jefferson county and knew of the Weckler family, planned to kidnap the little girl lor ransom. With this plan In mind, we left Richland Center but left my friend's car in a woods about three south from the city of Richiand Center and then drove to Jefferson county In my car. "The little girl was walking down tho Weckler drive to her home, and I turned my car and drove down the Weckler drive to her. It was not hard to get her into the car and she was placed in the rear seat down on the floor with my friend. East "I then backed out of the Weck- ler drive and headed east on high- way 12 to the first crossroad and then turned right and drove down this road a short distance and stop- ped my car. We then talked about whether or not we should go through with our plans of abduct- ing her. After a few minutes, I drove back to highway 12 and down highway 12 to the WecWer drive and again turned into the Weckler drive, driving down a short distance. We then again decided to to through with our plan of abduct- ing the girl. I again backed my car out of the drive and after I (Continued on Fate 3, Column 4.) WECKLER   

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