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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              COLD TONIGHT WARMER TUESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 10 SUPPORT YOUR Y.M. WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Police Slay Arizona Killer Detective Ed Langevin of the Phoenix, Ariz., police force was shot in his legs last night during gun battle in Phoenix during which desperado Bill Ray Gilbert, 28, wanted for triple killing in Cali- fornia, was killed. Gilbert had boasted he would kill two policemen if he were ever trapped. Langevin's partner, Detective Gordon Silby, right, talks with wounded man while unidentified' man kneels at left. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Funds Asked To Expend Aid to Needy More Required By Administration By Frances M. LeMay Washington The admin- istration asked Congress today for a to ex- pansion of its present 000-a-year program for helping the needy. The extra money would go toward "home relief" including cost of medical care for all needy people. Arthur J. Altmeyer, commission- er for social security, presented to I the House ways and means com- jmittee the administration argu- ments. They covered today the first phase direct relief for the poor Copenhagen, appeared lined up firmly president Truman's legislation the West in the cold war today, and there were indications that Sweden, ;for expanslon Of the sociai too, is leaning in that direction. j Denmark's position on the North Atlantic defense pact proposed 'Security program, western military alliance against Russian expansion was made clear Long-Range Goal yesterday when the country's largest political party, the Social Demo-j Social security, Altmeyer said, crate, decided to look to the West for security. (has achieved its primary immedi- --------------------------------------------1 Meanwhile high diplomatic sources ate objective, to abolish the poor in Sweden, traditionally neutral keyihouse, but the long range goal of nation of the north destitution" is yet to bloc, predicted that Sweden will join be met. the projected North Atlantic agree- j jjr. Truman wants federal finan- ment within six months. One ajd extended to all needy peo- j formed source said "sooner, if up t0 a month for a Russians make any move toward I couple, and for each addi. Denmark Lines Up With West n i i LA r j r POLICEMAN Red Cross Leaders Map rund Campaign If GUN BATTLE The Alsops Senate Set For Battle on Filibuster By Stewart AIsop Washington The post-election honeymoon, which has been a pretty acrimonious affair anyway, Is now about to end with a loud bang. The Finland." Norway, the other Scandinavian country, already has turned to the West for her military security. Nor- way said an all-Scandinavian de- fense arrangement with no links to the West, as proposed some time tional person in a needy home. Federal assistance, in money matching with the states, now is limited to needy aged, the blind and to dependent children. Altmeyer appeared as the com- .mittee opened public hearings into ago by Sweden, would not be Truman's over-all legislation enough to make her feel secure, i calling for: Norway, Sweden and Denmark 1. Direct relief for all needy per- had accepted economic ties with the West in the Marshall plan. Until recently, however, they had been reluctant to forge any military links for fear of Russian reaction. All sons: 2. Blanketing of more persons doctors, lawyers, fanners, businessmen, servants and others under old-age insurance, upping the total covered to i. fv, c !are within easy range of 3, Greatly increased bene- admtnistration leaders in the Nonvay has a far northernjfits; and 4. some cases, have decided, with shuddering re luctance, to invite the head-on col- lision with the Southern Demo- crats which was bound to come sooner or later. The collision seems likely to take place Imme- diately, with results no one can fore- "A number of developments have common border with the Soviet and security tax on pay Denmark is ten minutes flight and payrolls. Russian air bases. Sweden borders The President has promised leg- on Finland, tightly tied by treaty isiation later proposing a national to the Kremlin. program of health Insurance Denmark's Social Democrats, with only one approved tive committee a resolution calling for "increased political and military cooperation" with the western VVinona County Ked Cross President J. E. Krier, seated left above, delivers last-minute instructions to team captains who will begin the 1949 Red Cross funds campaign here Tuesday. Seated at the table with Krier are A. R. Rosier and R. N. Beadles, co-chair- men of the local drive sponsored this year by the Winona Lions club, while left to right, standing, are Carl Kiehnbaun, Orin D. Hammerschmidt, William Holden, Francis J. Vaughan, Van H. Kahl, Kenneth A. McQueen and Irving Gepner. Republican-Herald photo Harmony Man, 2 lowans Dead In Auto Crash Near dissenting vote reported, through the party's execu- with new payroll taxes and the gov- ernment paying doctor bills and calling for expansion ployment compensation Receiving Aid Altmeyer told the committee of unem- laws: democracies. The resolution said "Americans already receive all-Scandinavian alliance is "notjsome form of p at present." The Social Democrats' action ____ ____ _. public assistance, [amounting to a federal-state-local a year. first place, President Truman has! flatly refused to entertain any idea of compromise on his civil rights wfl. the leader program, although some of his friends have timidly suggested that was in favor of the Atlantic agree- ment. As a result. Denmark is now ex- a little backing down might be pru- pectcd, uke Norway, to start talks with the Atlantic powers about what flent. Moreover, the Southerners havejshe gets and her responsibilities if pretty well made up their mindsjand when she joins. It means, also, to reject the sort of gentlemanly' filibuster which Democratic leader Denmark has turned her back on Russia. The Scott Lucas was hoping for. He hoped that the Southerners would [being negotiated filibuster on the civil rights issue States, Canada, North Atlantic pact now is by the United Britain, France, merely for the allowing important and survivors insurance benefits that are paid for in special taxes upon workers and their bosses. States set the size of public as- sistance payments. They ranged last December from per re- cipient in Mississippi to in Colorado. The federal government now enters the matching arrange- ment up to per recipient elder- ly person. The include needy old people, persons in families receiving aid to depend- ent children, blind persons, Warpfullv Belgium. Holland and Luxembourg. gracel.un5 Sweden's swing away from the and needy persons who do administration bills to come up for that has kept her out of from time to time. But this on-Kar for 135 years was apparent. again, off-again version of the High Swedish officials now acknowl- buster would remove its sting, privately that their country are expected stay on the fence; much long- Southerners have none of it. MEANWHILE, there has been great deal of pressure on the ad- er in the East-West lineup. They believe isolation is fast becoming irn- the blind possible and Swedish sympathy lies dren. not fall within these three cate- gories. The federal government puts up a year in a money- matching arrangement with the totes, for aid to the needy aged, and for dependent chil- the West The Swedes and Finns are tradi- ministration leaders, and particularly frjendly, but after on Lucas, who has been notably un- three wars witn now has a enthusiastic, to defy southern rage and really bite the civil rights bul- (Continucd on Pace 10, Column 3.) ALSOFS mutual defense treaty with the So- viets and Russia has a military base ically and mentally handicapped on Finnish soil at Porkkala, nearjand jobless persons not covered by Now, Altmeyer said, the admin- istration wants to provide from to a year more so that relief can be extended to all needy people, including the phys- Helsinki, the capital. unemployment compensation. Two Dead, Six Missing in Dormitory Fire Gambler, i Three Other Men In Hospital With Head Injuries Decorab, Iowa (Special) Three persons are dead and three injured as the result of a headon collision eight miles north of here on high- way 52 at p. m. Saturday. John Klema, 31, Harmony, Minn., farmhand and driver of one of the ,vehicles, died at a. 'm, today the hospital here of head injuries lege today listed six students miss- i suffered in the crash. ing in a million-dollar dormitory! Killed outright in the accident fire that killed two others and in-! were Helmer B. Hovden, 51, driver jured 26 yesterday. Firemen! of the other car, and his uncle, searched the ruins for bodies. Gilbert Hovden, 71, both of Ridge- _ Those Towering above the searchers way, Iowa. were the gaunt stone walls of "Old] Kenyon." It was the oldest building! En the hospital with head injuries on the campus of the school tne following: j Tom Hanlon, 25, Harmony restau- owner, who was riding with left of 120 men. The four-foot walls Henry Halverson, 57, farmer, of Sunday. The missing students are: Ernest Ahwajee of Akron, 41p Helmer, Ridgeway. Hospital officials said he also was in satisfactory con- !dition. He assisted his brother in the 18-year-old sophomore and f implement bujsmess In Ridgeway and star tennis player at Akron West -rnm. star tennis playe: High school. iCresco, Iowa. Helmer Hovden was driving south Albert J. Lewis of Hazelton Pa. j to Ridgeway from Spring Grove. George Pincus of Brooklyn, N. and Hanlon were returning Stephen Shepard of New York. Earmony Irom Decorah where Colin Woodworth of Jamaica1 Plain, Mass. Martin -E. Mangle, (Continued on Page 7, Column COLLEGE Two Who Escaped From Moose Lake Penal Farm Caught Minneapolis Two escaped Inmates of the Moose lake penal farm were captured in Minneapolis' early today by two patrol car po- licemen, one armed with a shotgun. Neither offered any resistance. The escapees, Robert K. Frost, 20, Roseau, Minn., and John Smith, 19, Sioux Falls, S. D., fled the penal j farm late Sunday night after slug-; King Harold Prekker, a guard. They' stole Prekker's automobile and bill- fold. Putro'men Harry Mcllvaine and Stephen Harmon were cruising in their squad car near Franklin and Eleventh avenues South, Minneap- olis, about 3 a. m. today when they spotted a car resembling the onej In which the prisoners escaped. Both had been recently trans- ferred to Moose lake from St. Cloud j where Frost was serving time forj burglary and Smith a sentence for! second degree grand larceny. i they had purchased parts for Klema's power saw. 18-year-old Rounded Curve 1 I Decorah Police Chief Bert Smith- ling said the Hovden car passed a truck and shortly rounded a curve four miles south of Burr Oak, Iowa. Six or seven hundred feet beyond Task Force Weak Spots if ri Sink Ships 400 Volunteers To Solicit for Goal of An advance contingent of a corps of nearly 400 volunteer solicitors Tuesday morning will begin a month-long city-wide canvass of business t.nd industrial firms residences in the 1949 annual Wi- nona county Red Cross fund ap- jpeal. Sponsored by the Winona Lions club and directed by County Red Cross Chairman Joseph E. Krier, the drive will seek collections total- ing set as Winona county's quota in this year's national cam- paign. During the first week of the ap- With The Atlantic Fleet on men wrinkled their brows unhap- with house-to-house pily today over highly successfully atom bomb and submarine attacks on a fast carrier task force. The Navy's "most realistic" war games, now in a regroup phase, have revealed weak defensive spots in the tactics that smashed the Japa- nese fleet. Admiral W, H. P. 'Blandy, com- mander of the Atlantic fleet, had the bad news in terse messages from combat units operating north and west of Puerto Rico yesterday. The mighty Franklin D. Roose- velt, super-carrier representing an investment of about had been put out of action in two successive phases of the long exercises. A snorkel or "guppy" submarine, able to stay under the surface for weeks at a time, pumped torpedoes into the carrier, base for as many as 130 aircraft, and officially "sank" her. Blandy said the atom bomb at- tack was "well delivered" he at- tributed its success In part to sloppy radar search efforts by the task force and In part to the clever- ness of the attacking elements. Morej fighter cover and better radar pro- vices and activities the importance of canvassing slated for the last three weeks of the month. Special Meeting At a special meeting of campaign workers and team captains this morning, Krier explained that the expansion of local Red Cross ser- has increased _________ .wholehearted community co-operation In this year's fund-raising drive. "Of the to be collected In Winona county, slightly less than will remain in the local fund while about will be directed to national headquarters for use throughout the he pointed out. "Part of the money collected during this drive will be used to finance the operation of the (Contiued on Page 3, Column 4.) RED CROSS the curve, the Hovden vehicle struck j Action is needed, he said, the Kilema car headon, Smithling said. There were no eye witnesses to the crash, Smithling said. Shortly after the crash, the driver of the truck which the Hovden car had passed, rounded the curve. He told police that all he could see was smoke. The left side of the car in which the Hovdens were riding was torn away. The front end of the Klema car was smashed. The two passen- gers apparently had been thrown through the windshield by the im- pact, Smithling said. He said he received the call at p. m. and a Decorah ambulance was called. Rocket Weapon Has Range Washington The United States may possess, right now, a rocket weapon capable of miles "Old Kenyon Hall" oldest building on the Kenyon college campus at Gambier, Ohio, was destroyed by fire Sunday. The 122-year-old structure housed about 100 students at the all-male institution. This view was made at the height of the blaze. Wirephoto.) or more range. A hint of this came over the weekend as guided missile authori- of the possi- ties considered some bilities presented in the 250-mile vertical flight of a two-stage rocket fired.by Army ordnance experts at White Sands, N. .M. Some rocket experts looked upon Sayler's estimate of range as def- initely conservative. Sheriff Tells Alleged Adoption Story Roswell, N. story of a father who gave a nine-month-old girl .for adoption to a Memphis, Term., lumber dealer for was told Saturday. Deputy Sheriff Earl Tankersley said he had "wormed" the story from Ray Seegert, 37, formerly of Milwaukee. Seegert has pleaded guilty to a forgery charge and was held in jail pending disposition of his case. Tankersley said the baby had been located at the home of H. D. Lawrence ia Memphis and Seegert had allowed Lawrence to take her with the understanding she could be adopted. Seegert was quoted as saying he received from Lawrence. Previously Seegert had main- tained the baby was in a Memphis nursing home. Seegert's sister-in-law, Miss Mary Kagel, '.15, and his 17-year-old daughter were in custody without charge.. Two other children are being cared for by Tankersley. _ State Senate Passes 13 Bills St. Paul W The senate passed 13 bills, most of them non-con- troversial. Only bill to draw any opposition votes was one to increase the salaries of the Minneapolis mayor and aldermen. The vote was 43 to 2, with Senators Oscar Swen- son of NIcollet and Milford Davis of Reading against it. Companion Caught Attempting to Visit Mother Phoenix, Ariz. The vicious killer, Bill Ray Gilbert, made good his boast he would never be taken alive. He fell dead before a blaze of police gunfire here last night. He almost made good his second boast "111 take two officers with me when I He shot a police- man three times in the leg. The 28-year-old Arizona ex-con- vict woman and two men near Needles, Calif., last Wednes- day. The gun battle with ended crime foray in which Gilbert and a prison pal, George Adolph Schmid, 22, kidnaped a Phoenix wo- man, killed the three Callfornians, and returned to Arizona with a plan to kill the state prison warden and other officials. Schmid was captured without re- sistance by two city policemen here early yesterday as he tried to reach his mother's home. He was armed with two pistols. Surround Tourist Cabin Police surrounded a tourist court cabin In the southwestern section of the city last night when the operator, C. A. Jensen, reported a man he recognized as Gilbert had registered during the afternoon. Two policemen battered on the cabin door and ordered the occupant to come out. The answer was a blast of pistol fire from the cabin's attic. Detective Ed Langevin fell wounded. Police poured bullets through the thin cabin walls. They knew their man was hit when Wood streaked the white ex- terior of the cabin. "Don't shoot anymore. I'm hit In the Gilbert shouted above the gunfire. As police held their fire, Gilbert came to the door. He threw it open and, blood streaming down his naked body, stood swaying In the glare of police lights. 'Raise your Sergeant Moorhead shouted. Instead, Gilbert raised a pistol to his right hand. Police cut him down In the door- way. His body was riddled with 13 bullet holes. His pistol was empty. Gilbert was taking a shower when police reached the cabin. Woman Held As Witness Gilbert's companion, Schmid, and the woman they kidnaped, Florence Margaret Chisholm, 31, Phoenix, al- ready were being taken to Calif- ornia when he was killed. Schmid is charged with murder. Miss Chis- holm is held as a material witness. Schmid, in a statement to Dis- trict Attorney Jerome D. Kavanaugh of San Bernardino, Calif., said he and Gilbert abducted Miss Chisholm from the riding stable she managed here last Tuesday. They took her with them to Needles, where they Joined acquaint- ances of Gilbert. Later, at a nearby ranch Ernest Winsted, 21, Needles city employe; his wife, Frances, 22, and Willis Pugh, 70, were shot to death. Schmid said Gilbert believed Win- sted was "wise to us." "Gilbert did all the shooting; I didn't fire a Schmid said. Miss Chisholm, after eluding Gil- bert in nearby Scottsdale Friday night, had said Gilbert fired all but one of the shots. Schmid fired the other at Winsted, she said. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Generally fair with and continued lowest 10 in cold the tonight city, 5 In the country. Tuesday increasing cloudiness; not so cold in the aft- ernoon, highest 32. The bill would raise the salary LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 40; minimum. of the mayor from to noon 31. precipitation, Trace a year and the pay for aldermenj 24; from to a year. mcn of official observations for the 24 Also approved was a proposal toinours endmg aj 12 m. today: raise salaries of Hennepin county j Maximum 27- minimum, officials. The vote there was 46 to! 12 precipitation, none; 0. Other bills on the calendar pass- at sun ed by votes as high as 58 to 0. The senate rules approved a reso- sun sun rises to- lution asking appointment of a committee of citizens to determine whether the state government is operated as efficiently and as cheap- ly as possible. The committee also approved a resolution calling for ratification of the constitutional j amendment to limit presidents to two terms. New bills in the senate would make municipal liquor stores sub- ject to annual audits by the state public examiner, create a state board to regulate the shoe repair business, and make it unlawful for radio stations to broadcast stories sets tonight at morrow at ___ TEMPERAIDKES ELSEWHERE Max. Mln. Prec. Bemidji 10 Chicago 36 .15 .03 Denver 50 Des Moines........32 22 tot. Falls .........11 Kansas City.......37 Los Angeles 59 Miami 77 24 67 Mpls.-St. Paul New Orleans New York 42 Seattle............57 Phoenix 69 tending to glorify crime or inals. crim-l Washington .......44 3 15 25 10 22 48 65 19 35 30 40 33 .14 .04 .53   

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