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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 43, NO. 254 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 14, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES 3 oun Ove r n Tave rn Good Fellow Buying Waits Contributions ITS only nine shopping days left until Christ- mas, the time to! be a Good Fel- low is at hand. The Good Fellow workers who are trying to reach every needy child in this commun- ity this year, need your con- tribution now. Shopping must be done for these children. But the shopping cannot be done until funds are available Today these workers have a long list of children but nothing can be done until they are assured of thej funds to go ahead and buy that pair of shoes or that new coat or sweater Each evening these workers watch the list of contributions appearing a: the bottom of this column hopefu. that it will grow rapidly, so they can go forth and purchase 'or more of these little tots who will not have any Christmas this year un- less the Good Fellows make a gift possible. A prayer of thanks will come from these workers and from the hearts of the needy children of this com- munity if you wili Join the ranks of the Good Fellows today. A check mailed now, or a contri- bution given to The Republican- Herald tomorrow morning will help a great deal. Be a Good Fellow and mail or bring that contribution to The Re- publican-Herald now. Be a Good Fellow Previously listed ........5753.69 Nathan Hayes, Mondovi, Wis., Rt. 3 2.00 Winona Fire Fighters association 15.00 A friend 10.00 Standard Lumber Com- pany office, yard employes 60.00 Marlene Gesell 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Dunn 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moser................ 2.00 From a friend.......... 3.00 Chinese Peace Rumors Denied Girl Attacked On Guam Dies Ruth Fransworth Mrs. Philip V. Senn, La Cres- Lion's boxes of toys and clothing. Herman Wamhoff family clothing. Fire Destroys Box Factory At Cass Lake Cass destroyed the Rathborne, Hair and Ridgway Com- pany's box factory at an estimated loss of blaze, which started In the planing room and within three minutes had spread to various parts of the large wooden structure, threw 75 men out of work. Forest Villier was missing imme- diately after i-he fire. Fellow work- ers expressed fear that he might have been trapped in the basement, where he was working when the fire was discovered. The Cass Lake fire department! succeeded in saving the company's power plant, wood drying kiln and sawmill. Paratroop Boots Found Near Site Farnsworth died -oday of shock and a beating ad- ministered by a sex maniac. Search for the who kidnaped and raped the 27- year-old San Francisco woman was Intensified with discovery of a pair of paratroop boots in the jungle near the spot where she had been left to die. Peiping Isolated As Communist Armies Near City By The Associated Press Talk of a negotiated peace and a coalition government spread through Nanking today as Chinese com- munists Increased peril to that cap- ital and Peiping. Chiang Kai-shek, whose country is on the brink of disaster, sternly denounced "peace mongers." Manyj who talked peace and a deal with the reds were among the highest officials and generals of Chiang's regime. A usually reliable source said the liberal leader Shao Li Tze and the northwest commander Chang Chlh Chung have been offered posts in a new cabinet. The strategy if it could be called that of General Fy Tso-yi at Peiping was so puzzling that most people saw it as political. Fu has been reported negotiating for a proposed coalition government. A message from Hong Kong said the rumor was believed to have been circulated by speculators, who want- ed to buy gold at a cheaper price. The rumor caused the price of gold to drop in that British crown colony and speculators bought at the low- er figure. Peiping Encircled Lie Defector Tests in Spy Quiz Probable 'Pumpkin Papers' Studied by N. Y. Grand Jury By William F. Arbograst .Washington Congressional spy probers called- "a very im- portant" witness today as they pon- dered a new move to invoke lie de- Mystery cloaked the latest pro- un-Amencan But It was obvious the committee hoped for a major break before the special federal grand jury now sit- ting in New York ends its work Thursday. The grand jury also is digging into red activities in this country in the late 1930's, the period when Whittaker Chambers, confessed ex- commun-et, said he was receiving secret government information for relay to Moscow. Without explanation, the com- mittee called off an "emergency meeting" tentatively set for las) night and rescheduled it for this morning. Nixon took Chambers' "pumpkin papers" to New York yesterday These were the microfilms commit- tee agents fished out of a pumpkin The communists formed a semi-Ion Chambers' Maryland farm two circle around Peiping, the cultural center of China and largest city In the north. Red troops were seven to 15 miles away. Nationalists tried again to dis- lodge the 12th army group from the communist trap north of Nanking. The Suchow garrison, which left that city with 250.000 men and be. came trapped, still was stalled 100 miles from Nanking. The communists appeared to be tired and short of supplies, for the ntensity of the battle around Nan- king has dwindled in the last two days. 'eiping Isolated Naval officials said the boots bore Communist Attack possible blood stains, and the name AnacK By Spencer Moosa of the owner. The boots and other evidence are being sent to the FJBJ. in Wash- ington for study, the Navy said. A missing sandal, which author, itles hoped would help track down the killer, was found near the scene. The strap had been torn off when It was ripped from Miss Farns- worth's foot. Her other sandal ear- lier had been found near an Oriental curio shop where she worked nights Several men were questioned by investigators, but no one was held Rewards for Information leading to Identification of the girl's attack- ers were offered by the government and the proprietor of the shop. Miss Farnsworth was kidnaped from the shop Saturday night. She was found unconscious yesterday in a jungle thicket 200 yards away. dis- spot Her clothing was torn and beveled. The shop and the where she was found showed Miss Farnsworth put 'ip a desperate struggle. B. 0. Plans Holiday Lay-Offs Baltimore Ten per cent of the Baltimore Ohio railroad's clerical force and shop work- ers will be laid off for a two-week period starting next Monday. The system-wide furloughs were Peiping Peiping was isolat- ed today, with communist armies almost knocking at her walls. Authorities closed the south air field, last air link with the outside world. Peiping's west field was closed yesterday. Nationalist ground troops were reported looting the west! field today. Passenger traffic was halted on the Peiping-Tlentsin railway, only land link with the outside the com- munists do not control. This action was taken because of troop move- ments. Closing of Peiping's two air fields weeks ago. Studied by Grand Jury The grand jury spent 75 minutes studying them. The microfilm record shows some of the secrets Chambers claimed were channeled to him by Alger Hiss, former high State department official, and others, during the time the asserted spy ring was at work here. Both Hiss, who has repeatedly de- nied any such activity, and Cham- bers have been questioned anew by the grand jury since the new turn In the spy case. Representative Mundt (R.-S. acting' chairman, told newsmen that if the expiring grand Jury doesnt A Delegation From Truman, Minn., presents gifts of butter and cigars for President Truman to Matthew J. Connelly, presidential secretary, at the White House. Left to right, front row: Stanley Nickerson, Don Peterson, editor of the Truman Tribune; Connelly; Mayor Dale Higgle of Truman and Ed Olson. Back row: Marvin Heinemann, Ernest Kettner, Fred Huemoeller and Perry HInton. Wlrephoto.) Controls, Rationing Can't Avert Slump, Farm B arm ureau Told By Ovid A. Martin Atlantic City, N. President Allan B. Kline of th American Farm. Bureau federation declared today a new depres sion can not be prevented by resort to price controls and ra tioning. In a. keynote speech prepared for his organization's 30th annua convention, Kline said the biggest problem facing the nation is th possibility of another "boom and bust" cycle. He said the country is in the midst of a "great inflation." "Historically, without excepjttqn, such inflations have been fol said. _ _ "It is absolutely h take some positive action "that such a deflation b (Continued on Page 4, Column 4 avoided this time. It would not onl; (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) CHINESE Mrs. Chamberlain Dead at La Crosse La Crosse, Blance Jenkins Chamberlain, widely known western Wisconsin educator, died at i La Crosse hospital today follow- ing a short illness. She was 68. Mrs. Chamberlain, a life member )f the National Education associa- tion had been in educational work LIE DETECTOR Hoover Urges Pay Hike for Administrators Former Presi dent Herbert Hoover said today th pay of government administrator ought to be increased "all along th line." The salary raises must be given he said, if- the government hopes to keep skilled administrators in office and attract young men anc women to government service. Speaking from experience, the ex- president also proposed that the government take over the full cos of running the White House, thu easing the burden on the president "I believe the people should a least give the president his boarc and he told a senate civil service committee. Hoover, who spent four years In the White House, said that relieving president of the cost of oper- ...j _ __ liliC UU COlUtSi-lU liHU UA in this area for 26 years until her atmg the executive mansion would retirement a few years ago. She ordered because of a slump in freight) wk T-cuo-nl.ac. lad made her home at Bangor, revenues, the railroad said. Italy, Russia Sign Reparations Pacts in Moscow and Russia have signed a series of trade and reparations agreements. The pacts were signed in Moscow Sun- day, the Italian foreign ministry said test night. The agreements were preceded by a preliminary pact November 6 under which Italy promised to hand 33 warships over to Russia and the Soviets accepted an Italian plan for payment of war reparations. Russia accepted all Italian assets in Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria as reparations. In addition, "the difference between the value of these assets and the provided for under the Italian peace treaty will be paid by Italy's current industrial pro- commercial agree- duction. A three-year ment calls for an exchange of lire annually by both parties. Russia will exchange raw materials and essential products' for Italian industrial products and fruit. Italy also will send lire worth of industrial products to Russia in three years. Russia 'will send an equivalent amount of wheat and raw materials. (Signature of the treaty also was announced in Moscow, where it was said the Soviet union now has trade agreements with a majority of the nations participating In the Euro- pean recovery program.) The announcement, both here and over the Moscow radio, said the most favored nation principle will be ap- plied as far as customs matters, transport, internal taxes and naviga- tion are concerned. The Italian warships to be turned over to Russia will be given in flve groups, the first to be handed over by January 15, 1949. The Italian news agency Ansa said the battleship Julius Caesar and a sub- marine destined to go to Russia al- ready are in Augusta, Sicily, await- ing sailing orders. Mrs. Crosse Chamberlain served as county superintendent schools from 1919 to 1926, resigning to become affiliated with the voca- tional school here. She was a past president of the Western Wisconsin Education association and a mem- ber of the parent W.EJL A graduate of the old La Crosse Normal school, Mrs. Chamberlain was active in civic and Baptist church affairs at West Salem and Bangor and wrote a poem last sum- mer for the La Crosse county cen- tennial celebration. Surviving are one son. Clayton J. Chamberlain of Honolulu, and one brother, Lloyd Jenkins of Sheboy- jan. Funeral arrangemnts have not been completed. Flies Developing Resistance to DDT New new breed of house flies is beginning to pester Americans and the flies were pro- duced by DDT, the great fly-killer. This new finding in the use of DDT was reported to the American Association of Economic Entomol ogists today by W. V. King and J. B. Gahan, of the United States Bu- reau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. These new flies have developed re- sistance to the killing powers of DDT, despite the fact that it is the most potent single insect killer ever known. This resistance was not un- expected. be more helpful t.hnn a salary In- crease. Hoover spoke as head of a bi- partisan commission which is study- ing reorganization of the executive branch of government. The group's recommendations are due to go to Congress next month. Budget director James E. Webb told the committee yesterday that President Truman favors raising the salaries of top-level government officials, with cabinet rank pay go- ing up from to At present, Hoover said, the Pre- sident has only about S30.000 left out of his salary after taxes are deducted. Out of this he must pay a large part of the White House expenses. While the President'gets a year for official expenses, he add- ed, the housekeeping cost of the White House comes mostly out of his own pocket. A large part of these costs can not be charged off to official expense. He also suggested the vice presi- dent should be, given a home. vice president now gets WEATHER In the summer of 1947, the en-- Ma-Hmnm FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and to- night with light snow beginning by midnight. Wednesday snow or freezing-drizzle. No decided change in temperature. Low tonight 22, high Wednesday 35. LOCAL WEATHEB Official observations for the 24 tiours ending at 12 m. today: ruin agriculture, but would have re percussions for everyone in this country and everyone everywhere." Kline said proposals are being made that the government re-estab llsh price controls, allocation o scarce materials and rationing, as measures for' stabilizing the econ- omy. "Let us be a little he urged, "about substituting the clum- sy techniques of government con- trols for the glorious future of a free enterprise system in this country." The farm leader said the present inflation is "monetary" in nature 3e said it reflects the fact that cur- rency in circulation and deposits in banks has gone up from in 1939 to last September. Kline said the problem must be met by regulation of the money sup- Jly rather than by controls over irices. He urged the new Congress set up a monetary study com- mission to End ways of keeping the supply of money from preventing >oth inflation and deflation. He said no federal farm program will prevent distress to farmers "if we are not able to stabilize the gen- eral price level without a great de- flation." ___ "Further, no farm program, no more" than 200 "pounds' and was more jroductive efforts on the part o1" armers, can possibly create con Inuing well-being in agriculture i he rest of the economy Is tied u: in futile struggles between manage ment and labor, or is unproductiv or any reason he said. Two Persons Perish in Chicago Fire frail, 63-year-ol woman failed Iri an attempt to res cue her aged, Invalid brother from their burning home today and botr jerished In the fire which attacfcec ;he two-story frame structure, sister who lived with them escapee The dead were Miss Calista Prat and her brother, Richard, about 80 who had been confined to his bet 'or a month. Their sister, Jeanette ?ratt, 62, who discovered the fire in her brother's second floor room, sum- moned firemen and was forced to flee because of heavy smoke. Miss Pratt told firemen her sls- er, who was about five feet tall and weighed about-100 pounds, ran ;o their brother's room when the fire, of undetermined cause, broke ut. Daniel Lyons, fifth division mar- shal, said the woman apparently died trying to carry or drag to the tairs her ill brother, who weighed Wisconsin Cash balance 20 Million Madison, state o Wisconsin had a cash balance o December 1, compared with a month earlier tate Treasurer Clyde M. Johnston eported today. Of the total, were in the site's general fund. Approximately of this amount will be ex- ended this mouth for utility tax ap- ortionments. Disbursements last month totalec and included to the highway fund. Receipts ag- gregated Johnston listed par value invest- ments totalling includ- ing In the teachers' in- estment and retirement fund. 21: upon, tomologists said, there were reportsl2S; precipitation, none; sun sets to-. of DDT failing a little. This year :he reports got more numerous and more serious. night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 18. than six feet tall. Firemen found their bodies in the room. Waste Paper Yields Fortune in Stamps New York Forty-two let- ters bearing 71 1845-46 St. Louis stamps sold Monday for They were found in waste paper bought by a dealer for The dealer, the late Edward Hem- ingway, discovered the stamps In paper found In the basement of the Philadelphia firm of Charnley Whelen. Truman Plans Early Request To Congress By Jack Bell Tru man seems likely to signal a legls lative speedup when he reports per sonally to Congress on the state o the union January 4 or 5. Few expect the new session produce any major laws before Mr Truman Is inaugurated for his firs full White House term January 20 But there are signs that the Dem ocratic leadership plans to strik hard for Its program while the No vember election honeymoon stil beams over the lawmakers. This probably will Involve shov ing aside for the time being th civil rights- proposals the Preslden is expected to repeat In his message He is said to have decided to re- port personally to Congress a day or ;wo before the November 2 election results are officially canvassed Jan- uary 6. 21 Paints Recalled Mr. Truman already has made i clear his program will be bull: around the Democratic platform anc an expansion of the proposals he made in a 21-polnt message to Con- gress on September 6, 1945. That apparently means he wll other things re- peal of the Taft-Hartley act, stand- price controls, long-range hous- ing legislation, a higher minimum wage, wider social security benefits, national health program and fed- eral aid to education. Democratic leaders figure It will ake some swift foot work to get ome of these through a Congress the administration could be ut-voted by a coalition of Repub- cans and self-styled conservative Jemocrats. So they want to get going be- ore the momentum stirred up to his wn party by the President's elec- on victory slows down. They think ic election honeymoon may last three months, or even more if there aren't any disturbing developments. Eight Other Pleas Will Be Heard Charges Against William Vogel Dismissed Three Winonans were bound over to district court this morning as preliminary hearings for the first of 11 tavern owners charged with selling liquor without a license opened In municipal court. During a three-hour morning session before Judge E. D. Llbera today, attorneys for Hlldegarde Bielefeld, owner of the Franklin Tap Boom, 229 East Third street; Frances Blank, Ollie's- Tavern, 315 Steuben street, and Edward L. Cheslik, Eddie's Place, 700 East Fifth street, sought unsuccessfully to have charges dismissed against their clients. Mrs. Robert Halterman, operator of Bob's Tavern, 250 Mankato ave- nue, was granted her request for continuance of her hearing until January 4 while charges against William Vogel, former owner of tho Hub Cafe, 500 West Fifth street, were dismissed. Vogel committed suicide last month several weeks after his tavern had been cited as one of 13 in which state liquor com- mission inspectors had obtained evidence of illegal liquor sales, Noon Recess Taken At noon today. Judge Libera or- dered a recess In the hearing ac- tions and the session was resumed again at 2 p. m. Eleven tavern owners, Including Mrs. Blank, are expected to appear for hearings during the current session while the remaining cases will be called at healings set for January. Charges against the tavern and cafe owners stemmed from a city- wide raid made by local authorities and members of the state liquor commission here October 21. The raiding party, comprising ten law enforcement officers, served search warrants on 14 taverns throughout ;he city during a two and one-half tiour session of strikes. A legal technicality originally docked the prosecution of one case when It was discovered that the warrant served at Bob's tavern named- Robert Halterman as owner while his wife asserted that he no onger managed the establishment, A second warrant was then served naming Mrs. Halterman as owner of the tavern. Arraigned In municipal court Oc- ober 22, each of the tavern opera- pleaded not guilty to the charges and preliminary hearings were set or today and January 4. Inspectors Testify This morning, County Attorney W. Senneth Nlssen opened the hearings y calling state liquor inspectors Frank Mlsencik and John F. Whalan o the witness stand to testify that they had purchased liquor at the taverns cited in the complaints. The Investigators asserted that hey had entered the tavern, ordered nd obtained mixed drinks contain- ng Intoxicating liquors and had iphoned off samples of the drinks which were sent to laboratories for ests to establish the alcoholic con- Following the Senate Democrats will begin lay ng down their organization line i a meeting December 31, when th resent 80th Congress meets to ad ourn formally. lennebohm Leaves or Florida Vacation Madison, Os ir Rennebohm left today for Seb' ng, Fla, where he will attend ree-day national conference on ate parks. He plans to remain in orida for a week's vacation. Neighbors Kind to Man Who Offered to Sell Eye Paterson, N. Navarino, who wanted to sell one of his eyes to give his five kids a good Christmas, is 30 years old, but he believes in Santa Claus. Until yesterday, Navarino was desperate. Bills were piling up. The electricity and gas had been turned off. He had no job. And, worst of all, his brood laced 2. miserable Christmas. That did it, he decided. The only way he could think of to get money was to offer one of his eyes for sale for to be surgically transplanted. Today, though, that's all just a bad memory. After reading of his plight, more than 50 persons and busi- ness firms contributed to the flood of gifts that poured into his drab, four-room flat. Now he A job (the president of a glass company paid him a personal call to offer him work. Four other firms also offered him A complete layette for his three-months-old daughter, An- na (from a woman who lost her child at Two tons of coal for the win- ter (from a coal A station-wagon load of pre- served foods and staples (from the Volunteers of Two chickens and 15 quarts of milk for the children (from, respectively, a grocer and a milk Besides that, an anonymous donor offered to pay all back bills plus the rent through March "to carry him over the winter." No Santa Claus? Pshaw! preliminary hea> ings this morning, the three defend- ants were released without ball or ond on their own recognizance and ound over to district court for trial their cases. Mrs. Blank was represented by John R. Foley, Wabasha attorney, while Francis O. Thompson repre- sented Mrs. Bielefeld and H. M. Lamberton was retained by Cheslik. Others Charged Violations cited In the complaints are gross misdemeanors and convic- tion would bring fines as high as In addition to those who appeared in court this morning, tavern owners charged with Illegal liquor sales in- clude Fred Rettkowskl, the Friendly Bar, 161 East Third street; Louis J. Lilla, Lilla's Place, 579 East Third street; Vincent Rompa, Jerry's Tav- ern, 851 East Fifth street; Richard Campbell, the Black Horse Tavern, ;ewn of Homer; Bernard Gerson, lustlc Bar, 550 Mankato avenue: Margaret Kluzik, The Gold Mine, 313 avenue; Henry Kowalew- ski, Hot Fish Shop, Mankato ave- pue; Donald and LeRoy Kuhlman, he Sportsman's Tavern, 252 East Third street, and Edward Olszewskl, Reception Hotel, 279 West Second itreet. Can't Follow Plot 'lea Wins Acquittal Baltimore A defendant -barged with failing to file a state ncome tax return appeared before Criminal Court Judge Herman M. Moser yesterday. Dr. Manfred S. Guttmacher, court Dsychlatrist, told the court the man was a "moron" with an I.Q. of 64, and therefore doesn't understand uch things. "He can't follow the plot of a the defendant's ounsel said. Judge Moser acquitted him, adding: "I can't understand such movies myself, much less follow the plot."