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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1948, Winona, Minnesota WEA r.niv t.mBrri EATHER Full Leatcd Wire Newi Report of The Anociated Pren VOLUME 48. NO. 8 WINONA. MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING. FEBRUARY 26. 1948 Member of the Audit Bureau of FIVE CENTS PER COPY IS COMING Bo imre yonr new radio can receln 1C TWENTY PAGES New Ch idered in R Allies Blast Czech Red Government U. S., Britain, France Join In Declaration Washington The United States, Britain and Franco today Jointly condemned as n "disguised dictatorship" of communists the now Kovrrnment set up In Czcchoslo- vakia. In n declaration Issued at the State department horo tho thrno (tovemmenLt, also said the com- munists power through "a rrlMK artificially and dnllborutoly InsllKutocl." ChurjCf Oovor linen With an apparent refcrnnco to earlier communist power grabs, such us in Hungary, tho three western powers charged that tho crisis nrrved M a for "tho uso of crrtnln methods already tested In other places, An result, tho statemnnt said, Czechoslakla has suffered "tho sus- pension of tho free exorcise of par- JMmentnry lastitutlons and tho es- tablishment of a disguised dictator- ship of a slnKlfl parly." Ilrro Is tho text of tho Joint drrluratlon: "Tho Kovornmonts of the United fttuttis. Franco and Ctrout Britain have attentively followed tho course of the events which have Just taken place In Czechoslovakia and which place in Jeopardy tho very existence of the principles of liberty to which all democratic arc attached. Artificial Crisis "Thpy note that by moans of crisis artificially and deliberately in- stigated the UKO of certain methods already tested In other places has permitted the nusponulon of tho free exorcise of parliamentary in- stitutions and tho establishment of disguised dictatorship ot a single party, under the cloak of a govern- ment of national union. "They can but condemn a develop- nwnt tho consequences of which can only bo disastrous for tho slovulc people, who had proved oncv more hi tho midst ol tho sufferlnf of the Second World war their at- tachment to tho causa of liberty." Four U.S. Airmen Killed In Texas Crash of Bomber Meridian, mem- bers of a 12-man crow wcro killed In the crash of a B-20 bomber near horo Wednesday night. Tho eight other crow members. Including Colonel Alan D. Clark of Fort Worth, Texas, Seventh Bom- bardment wing commander, para- chuted through tho rain and fog to safety. One of a flight of 20 B-29's bound for tho West Coast, tho bomber crashed In flames shortly after tak- ing off from Carswell air base at Fort Worth, Clark was commander of tho flight. Names of tho four victims who wcro found In or near tho scene of tho wrnckaKo have not boon ro- Inannd, IHmUlos Clark, tho men who ball- od out woro First Lieutenant Frank II, Rlggs, Orange, Texas; First Lieu- Commun'ut Party Coup Franifl Czechoslovakia Li completely under communist con- trol today and tho way Is clear for transformlnu tho republic, modeled at birth after tho United States, into a copy of Soviet nussla. Tho pattern for tho minority parties will bo to purtco tholr ranks of all persons who have fallen Into communist disfavor. Communist sympathizers now are In control or those parties. The weapon Is charge of conspiracy against the govern- ment by of reaction." This was provided by Communist Pre- mier Klemont Oottwald himself. Now in complete control of the prniw and propaganda outlets, the communists hnvo all means at tholr disposal to drive homo this cam- paign. Control Cabinet Tho nation fell under complete communist domination Wednesday night. Thn Communist party, larg- est nl thn lust tilrctlou but still a minority In the Parliament, has urhlrvnd u riiblnnt made UP of Its members and trusted Only a somblanco of tho old seven- party coalition is preserved. (in London tho lirltlnh foreign office said Britain must now con- sider tho tiuestlon of recognition of the new Czechoslovak govern- ment. A foreign office spokesman wild tho communists forced tho government upon Chechoslovakia by using "undemocratic moans." Brl- tuln has been consulting with tho United States and Franco on tho mutter.) Columns of students at- trmptod to march to tho palace WrUnrsday night to see I'rnsldont Xdtmrcl Jlmics, who napltulatnd Wednesday to communist demands after holding out for almost a week. I'ollco arrested 50 of them. Virginian Seeks To Bar Truman From Ballot Richmond, Va, Governor William M, Tuck asked tho Virginia general awicmbly today to nnuot leg- islation which would bur Prciildont Truman's name from the next pres- idential election ballot. Thq proposal, delivered personally to a Joint session of tho state legis- lature, was tho governor's answer to the civil program. Tuck Invited similar action by the rest of tho South. Ho said tho Truman program re- sulted from "Iniquitous influences" that .had found tholr way Into both major purtlcw and would give to tho federal government "sufficient pow or to orcat In America tho counter part of a Hitler or a Stalin." Tuck recommended that tho state's election laws bo changed to elimi- nate the names of tho presidential and vlco-presldontlal nominees from tho ballot, Votcni would merely designate their party preference, Thus tho presidential electors would not necessarily bo committed to tho party nominee. His proposed legislation also would bar Henry Wallace's third party from tho ballot by limiting It to par- tlox which participated in the last presidential election or polled ton per oont or more of the vote in any general election In tho state during tho pivst five years. Weather FT.DWIAL VOKKCAHT8 For Winona and vicinity: Partly Rloudy to cloudy tonlKht and J'rlday, No importunt tpmpiirnUiro chanxo. Low tonlKht ail; high 1'rldny thin afternoon with llKht unow northwcitt portion, liKht Know iinrth and cloudy douth tnnlKhl., HIlKhtly wurmrr iiouth- Biiow tinrlli and onntral and lltthl rain pxlrnno ntnith Krl- thiy. ooldrr by I'Tiiluy nlnht. Wlxconitiii Mwtly fair and ullchtly coldur tonlKht, Friday cloudy with Hunt unow northwest portion. LOCAL WKATIIKU omclal observations for tho 24 hours ending at IS m, today: Maximum, 41: minimum. 24; noon, 41' precipitation, nono; nun to- nl sun rises tomorrow KI.SKWIIKKK Mus. MIn. Proo 30 10 37 110 IlpmldJI ChlcitKO IJcnvrr IJrs Molnfii 42 44 40 31 44 10 .0' Kunsii.i Cliy Ixis AnKPlO.t Miami 73 Mpl.i.-St. Paul 30 Seattle 48 Phoenix C5 WajihlnKton 67 Winnipeg 20 30 40 71 24 40 40 4B 11 0 .38 tenant Frank M. Worlcy, Fort Worth; Captain William S. Kern, Pasndcna. Calif.; Staff Seruciint D. W. Aslln, Forfc Worth; Staff Scr- Kcant William W. Weaver. Falmouth, Captain Julian F. Moffat, Barksdalo, Miss., and Lieutenant Colonel Harry E. Goldsworth, Spo- kane, Wash. "We were flying on Instruments at feet in a heavy rain and Clark said. He said the plane was burning as it fell. ____ Squadron of B-29s Leave for Germany Washington Strategic nlr command headquarters announced that a iiqimdron of D-2I) bomborn loft Oarnwoll fluid nnar Fort Worth, ait, today on a training rilBht to Furstcnfeldbruck, Germany. A squadron usually is ten bombers. Marshall Plan Opposed by Senator Ball Parched Los Angeles recently wel- comed an Indian rain maker Chief Tuxhal of tho Wasco trlbo, who was flown hero to tackle the drought. The chief's maiden namo wan prob- ably "Ilaln In the Face." Tho chief was pretty confident about making it rain Ho wore galoshes. Ho did a sen.ia- tlonnl rain dance for ovor three hours and all he wound up with was water on tho knon, Tho next thing wo know Arthur Murray will bo giving a course in ralnmakltlK, Tho chief oven sent up smoke signals to ask for rain But some wise guy In ft piano used It to ipell out "Honest John." All this will have an effect on the _ Hob Ilnpo Now I know what they do on a rainy night in Bio Oo danc- ing. I don't know why tho Chamber ...rnorci) wont to all ihu trou culling Chief Tuxhnl when al a, .iad to do was got Gary Coope roach up and tip ovor a cloud. of to Crookston, Minn, Senator Joseph Ball (R.-MInn.) today was ri.-cord against the Mnrithull plan because It commits tho U, S. econ- omy too deeply. Addressing an audience at the Bed Blver valley winter shows Wed- nesday night, Ball said "it is neither honest nor wise to kid Europe Into believing wo can keep this program up for four years." Tho senator mild his advlco to countries which would benefit was: "Got rid of controls In Europe and lot tho laws of supply and demand work within a currency that means something." Ball declared there was "always some danger that Russia might all of western Europe, which would forco us to go to war Immediately." Livestock sales began today at tho exhibition, which will close Stafford King Reports State Debt Slashed Bt. Paul Tho state of Mln- nonota, like most of Us had a greater Income and iipont more during tho last half of 1047 than during the last half of 3040. But unlike many of Its citizens, It managed to reduce its debt. The state cut its debt by 000 In the last six months of 1047, State Auditor Stafford King re- ported today. Tho indebtedness In bonds and certificates of Indebtedness on De- cember 31, 1047. amounted to ho said in his report foi tho last quarter of 1047. On the same date, tho total in balances, Investments and trust funds was Rccclptx XJp Tho report showed total receipts for tho last nix months of 10-17 or This compared with for tho last half of 1040. Operating expenses for the la.it, half of 1047 totaled compared with for the last half of 1040. Nonopcratlng ex- penses including debt service and Investments, totaled compared with On tho income side, cruascs wero in liquor taxes and receipts from the new cigarette tax. Liquor taxes, raised from to per gallon by the compared with 400.117, for tho last half of In- come tuxes totulod Story of Sadism, Cruelty to Girl, 16, Under Study Winona Youths to Have Hearing Before Alma Justice March 6; Victim Under Care of Physicians, By Bob Stevenson A story of startling sadism and erotic cruelty against a 18- year-old Buffalo county, WJs., girl, was under Investigation to- day by Buffalo county authorities. Mcimwhilc, two Winona teon-ivKc youths, one on a furlouRn. from the army, were confined in the Buffalo county Jail at Alma, Wls., charged with statutory rape. Additional charges of crossing the state line with a minor girl for immoral purposes and kidnapping were under consideration by District Attorney Bclmont Schlossteln, Cochrane, Wls. The youths. Eugcno Wicka, 17. 101 Mankato avenue and Rich- ard Burbank, 17, 210 Grand street arc scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing before Justice J. A. Ganz at Alma March 3. ThTtwo Winona youths were arrested about 5 a. m. Sunday morning after frantic calls from Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin NlssalSc. Fountain City area farmers, had alerted police berc. Police were told at that time that Betty Nlssalkc, IS, had been first abducted, raped and stripped of 1-clothing in of Buffalo Rldso about five from Fountain City. Today Wisconsin authorities grim- ly began to put together the girl'm story and stated that they were un- covering a tale of unbelievable cruelty. Light-heartedly the youns Foun- tain City Kirl started to a dance at School Teachers' Walkout to Be Tested in Court Eugene Wlcka, 17, 161 Mankato Republican-Herald photon avenue, left, and Richard Burbank, 17. 310 Grand btreet._ II Bulletins little assembly recommended today that the United Nations proceed with nation-wide elections In Korea In defiance of a Soviet boycott. The vote was 31 to 2. Milwaukee Curtail- ment of bus service In Wiscon- sin iliio In a gasoline KhorluKo In iioKHllilo u'HIiln 11 month. transportation executive siikl todiiy. The statement was made by Henry P. Bruncr who owns or manages the Racine Motor Coach Lines, the Kcnosha Mo- tor Conch Lines, the Milwaukee iind Lulir Shore IJiw MUD imcl Hut Inlcr-oHy Hun Chic.-xK" Counsel for two concerns denied to- day that It IN UlcRiil for such firms to enter nirrccmonls with oculists in supplying glasses to their customers. Two com- panies, four subsidiaries of one of them, nnd about cyo specialists arc accused of violal- tlio antitrust law by fixing prices and rebating. Arab League Sends W' t T C armng to U. o. Arab LCIIRUC has warned thiit "nil Arab Hlntun" will ...iricul OH eunittiiHlrinH tii tin: UnlLccl States If tho U. S. keeps pushing Palestine partition, a source said today. The Interior Of The Car, shown above, was Just like a jail, Dis- trict Attorney Bclmont Schlosstcin declared. All of the handles for onenlnc the doors or windows had been removed. Once tho doors were closed they could be opened only by a handle the two boys kept. ho Hiiid. The Blnss in the back window of the coupe had boon shat- tered, according to Buifalo county authorities, by the glil. fane KlcKUi It in attempt; to get free.___________________________________ State Launches Study of Indian Situation St. Tiiiil comprehensive .itiuly of tho "Indian problrm" in MlnnuNOla was launched today by Youngdnhl. Rent Control Bill to Be Flown to Truman K ivnleontroln through Mnrch from n i-Jflc, will be 1'lown to Key West, Ma., Frl- MlnneapolLs Striking Mln- Winoniu Her boy friend, she told pc- 14AA rUri nr. ncrvpolls school 'teachers, walking lice, did not dance and nt the cll- Sicket lines fcV the third time, today max ol the evening- had left her a court test of the legality and gone to a Center street tavern. Accosted by Four a Attempting to follow her escort county district court, Wednesday at the dose of the dance the Foun- night set that date lor a hearing in tain City girl became contused la a. suit bv a taxpayer. Mrs. Gudrun directions and was walking on r, Jensen askliw that tho strike Third street when she was accosted be declared Illegal and that a re- first by a car contolnJnB lour boys. strainlnE order be Issued halting It. She told them she could get along Bun UK ____ "II onri thn cjir rirovc HWttV. faced of their walkout on March 4. Judge D. E. Labclle in Hcnncpln Wlllard E. GosJin, school super Intcndent, was out of the city and "j schooll board members said the strike again stopped by two youths In the was not officially discussed nt a same cor. who. she sold, left meeting they held Wednesday. They motor runnlnic and Jumped to added no other meeting was plan- street. ncd until after Goslln returns from an Atlantic City. N. J. convention expected Saturday. There was also no sign of negoti- ations leading to settlement of the teachers pay Increase dispute from other quarter. niiy ubuw dragged and carried into the small Arthur NelHon. attorney for Mrs. coupe and told Wisconsin Jensen, said ho had written letters that it wan "like a Jail. to Governor Luther W. Youngdahl Mayor'Hubert Humphrey, Hcnncpin County Attorney Michael J. Dillon and the school board asking them to join in his client's court action as intervenors. Teacher in State Railed Again St. Minnesota teacher qualification levels, cased during the war, are to be raised again. The state board of education Wed- nesday voted to return qualification standards to prewar levels during tho next three ycnrs when. might board indicated, they placed even higher. During the emergency. the, be permits were issued on n. temporary basis, with renewals required each year. The board decided these will be abandoned for rural school teachers after July 1, 1050, and that none will be issued for academic high school certificates after the 194JJ-49 school year. Hibbing Girl From Bullet Wound nibbing-, Sallila 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sallila, who live at Little Swan. 20 miles south of nibbing, died Wed- ox- nesday night from a bullet wound Sheriff's deputies Miss Snllila WIJI ljU HOW 11 LO vv i-nL., j. day for President Truman's signa- shot herself at her farm home carl- lure, the White House said today, icr Wednesday. These Scene., At The Farm Home of the Nlssalke family, on Buffalo Ridge, were viewed to- day by aSo county officials. Shown at the left Is; Sheriff Henry Khyner of Buffalo county oxamlnlnK tho battery wires torn from the car by a brother of the girl, when the two Winona youSs to drive from the farmyard early Sunday morning. The center picture shows Robert Nlssalkc, a brother ol the girl, pointing to the ice In the farm yard where the car be- ______ came stalled and where the flight took place from the farmyard. The picture to the right shows County Judge G. L. Pattlson, District Attorney Belmont Schlossteln, and Sheriff Rny- nor inspecting the car. The Nissalkes pushed' it into the barn yard and chained it to a tree to Hold it as evidence. Republican-Herald photos all right and the cox drove away. But in a few minutes she u> "Come on, we'll sec that you find tho tavcm all said Uie boys, according to the girl's story. When she refused one of the youths drew a pistol and waved it at her. "This Betty e he____ was then half- bccause there were no handles on the door." The first stop of Betty's wild ride, she sold, was on the south side of Lake Winona where she was as- saulted. The pair then drove her to the top of Buffalo Ridge where they apparently became lost. TrIU ot On top of ridge the dtrl suffered tortures which she said made her bog the two youtlis to shoot her. "I would rather you killed me than stand any more of she said to her story of the assault. In spite of cold and exposure tho girl was stripped of her clothes, she said, and subjected to treat- ment which tcn-ined her and caused her to again bcr? for dcalU. She said that she finally prevailed on her captors to give her back her clothes. Henry Rhyner, Buffalo county sheriff in describing the girl's strug- gle today said that Betty formed a plan to trick the two youths into taking her home. She Rave them wrong directions that caused them W> drive their cor ovor a dead-end road which ended in the yard ot her farm home. The coupe driven by the Winona youths become mired in the yard of the Nlssalkc home and Benjamin Nissalkc, alarmed by the noise, came to the rescue of Ills daughter. sheriff said, NlxHiUko attempted to drive tho two youths away by brandishing a car chain. Betty, who hod prom- (Contlnucd on Pare 3, Column 2) CHARGES STUDIED Antilynching Bill Passed by Subcommittee Rebel nouUi- Democrats fncod tho prospect ot today In oprninR nkirm- i.sh of their batl.li! In CoimreM against President Truman and his ilvll rights program. The focal point of the engage- ment Is an antilynchlng bill which the Republicans arc pushing toward an early House vote. The bill went before the run House Judiciary committee today with the three to two backing of a subcommittee. The Republicans hold a. 13 to 12 odgc in the full committee and of the Democratic members only four ire party rebels. Chairman Leo Allen of the House- rules committee told the bill will be cleared for early House debate as soon as It ;ets over the judiciary hurdle. The legislation would make It a federal crime to take part in or en- courage a lynching. The maximum penalty on conviction would be ten years in prison and a fine.