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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              RAIN TONIGHT, CLOUDY SUNDAY SUPPORT YOUR Y. M. C. A. VOLUME 49, NO. 45 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Re In escuers Digf or II 75 Feel: ow Girl Missing From Home Overnight At noon today, police were still searching for nine-year-old Loretta Weber who has been missing from her home here since Friday afternoon. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Weber, who reside at 666 East Second street, told police that they have received no direct report from their daughter since she home after lunch yesterday. She attended afternoon classes at the Washing- ton-Kosciusko school and was. dis- missed at p. m. Apparently, Loretta is off on one of her periodic her first disappearance from The Alsops Bradley May Head West Army By Joseph Alsop Washington An informal agree- ment already exists between Paris EGA Grant Wins Senate O.K., 70-7 Aid for Next 15 Months Slated For House Approval By Don Whitehead 000 European recovery program went to the House today stamped with the overwhelming approval of the Senate. Even administration leaders were startled by yesterday's lopsided 70 day. The girl's lunch Friday was to for the prepared by her "-year-old another 15 months of Marsnall ter, Shirley, who stated that the id to noncommumst western youngster at noon gave no indica- home, however, since she was re- ported missing for 30 hours last summer. The mother of eight the youngest two years (Weber is employed until p. m. (each afternoon and has not seen Loretta since a. m., yester- tion that she might not return af- last night. and London, that an American gen- 1 Mrs> Weber explained that the eral will be named to the supreme began a search for the military command if the Soviet last mght antj notified police union attacks the Western powers. jof ner disappearance shortly be- Thls agreement, reported somejf0re 10 a m __ today. months ago in this space, was thej p0ijce 'determined that a child condition of French acceptance of wno knew Loretta claimed to Europe. Field Marshal Montgomery as chair- man of the commanders in chief's committee of the Brussels or West- ern union powers. The agreement was and is logical. As long as American troops in Ger- many block the Soviet advance into Europe, we must be automatically involved in any European conflict. Our decisive, yet impartial position makes it natural for the French to prefer an American commander to an Englishman, and for the British to prefer an American to a French- man. Yet even this conditional and unannounced agreement' should be enough to convey to every American a sense of this country's vast re- sponsibilities as leader of the West. NOW, HOWEVER, this sense of responsibility is likely to be brought home publicly and formally, in the most specific possible manner. Some- one must have the assignment of making the Atlantic pact- work. There is a strong move on foot to choose an American for the post; and! General Omar Bradley is the almost! universally popular candidate. II the plan goes into effect, Bradley will have some such cumbersome title as chairman of the committee of chiefs of staff of the Atlantic pact. But he will in fact be acting as have seen her near 529 East How patrolmen who searched neighborhood were unable to find Loretta. The House was called into ex- traordinary session today to take up the authorization measure. Both Democratic and Republican lead- ers predicted quick approval. Speaker Rayburn (D.-Texas) said he expected a "great majority" in the House. Republican Leader Martin of Mas- sachusetts told reporters: "I be- "UJ lieve the Economic Co-operation ad- mal ministration bill will be approved with bipartisan Winona theaters were notified of but efforts to locate her were un missing child has been broadcast! over KWNO. The youngster is described as slender and was wearing a brown coat and dark plaid dress when she left home yesterday. She has blond hair, brown eyes and was wearing .brown oxfords and white anklets. Mental State May Figure in Banker's Plea New Crowe's chief of staff of the Western world, attorney has hinted that the ex- Making the Atlantic pact work isjbanker's mental state may figure going to be infinitely more difficult [in his defense against charges that than most people suppose, even if he stole almost a million dollars overwhelmingly support." The bill approved by the House (foreign affairs committee is a llt- jtle different from the one passed Co.operatioll afl. .ministration got from tn David Fiscus, center, turns his eyes to the heavens to ask protection for his daugh'ter Kathy, trap- ped deep in a well shaft at San Marino. Firemen in foreground work to keep the child alive with forced ventilation as huge steam shovels, bulldozers and well diggers dig out a rescue excavation. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) implementation of the pact is not rejected by Congress or sabotaged from within the administration. The present defenses of the .Atlantic community must be quickly integrat- ed. Roles and missions in all spheres, from a branch bank where he was assistant manager. "He isn't Attorney Peter F. Gulotta said yesterday, shortly after a federal grand jury indicted Crowe on charges of steal- for the 12 months starting July 1; plus in long- term contract authority. The House committee lopped off the first figure and turn- ed down the contract authorization, for a total cut of Then it wrote into the bill a government guarantee for private investors of up to The result, committee members said, would be a add- ition to total Marshall plan spend- ing in the next 15 months, if pri- vate investors can be induced to 'sink their money in Europe to the full 'guranatee. A vote on this measure is ex- pected Monday or Tuesday. Senators cheered passage of their authorization bill as "another long step toward peace." The vote by which the Senate yes- terday passed the aid bill included: Humphrey, Thye. Wisconsin not voting but an- nouncing as favoring: Wiley, Mc- Carthy. from arms production to from a branch of thej divisions in the field, must be de- cided for the member nations. Long range military plans must be laid. American lend lease equipment must National City bank. "When I saw him Thursday, he! had a funny look in his the' attorney said. "I've known him for La Crosse Man Burned to Death be parceled out among many years as a loveable, nice, jovial tional competitors. of fellow. There is something All these activities add up to ajwrong with Dick Crowe." I gigantic incredibly complex, fan- Four indictments, under _. fill tastically delicate politico-military different federal laws, were re I I IJlf job. The job cannot be done, quitejturned against Crowe. If convicted, III II. Hi VV obviously by the committee of West-j he could draw up to 45 years m wi wi em foreign ministers which the pact jprison and fines M Jones, (Continued Column M0X- Wife and Another Spent Captain's Money San Fernando, he was at sea 20 years. Captain Harry L. Pfeil faithfully sent home every month, he says. But his wife, Elphiiiia. spent it with another man, Colonel Daniel Mullaly of Sherman Oaks, Calif., the captain, charged in a suit yes> Authorities gave new details ofiversity of Wisconsin, died today of the theft yesterday, telling howl burns suffered in a fire last night Crowe had to work in frantic the Beta Theta Pi fraternity to remove the money. house. j Federal officials gave this ac- Jones and five other students were Two Men Comprising a hand excavation team are lowered 80 feet into the pit dug beside the water pipe in which Kathy Fiscus is trapped. On the surface silent spectators watch the dramatic rescue attempt. Arrow indicates spot where 14-inch water pipe reaches surface. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) count: burned when a can of paint re- Between 4pm. and p. m., mover burst into flames. on March 25, Crowe took four cash! The others jvere James_ Volker.j strong boxes out of a vault, and hid them in an adjoining closet. On that day. it was his turn to close the vault for the night, a job shared by varioups bank officials. But for some reason that day, terdavThe'v'went through a totalise branch manager stayed un-j iir-nnllirlafB of Pfeil declares. usually late. He is suing them for that amount! When he left, it was p. m. Ait io ouAt.e, ort minntap Madison: Avery Kessler, Evanston.j HI.: Keith Osbome, Portage; 'Mark Williams, Milwaukee, and Robert TJtnehner, Green Bay. TJtnehner was released after treat- j ment at a hospital. Jones died at the hospital. The flash fire broke out when the students, all freshman, were Humphrey Asks Marshall Plan Aid to India damages. Gales Over Germany Fatal to 11 Persons up to 75 miles an hour swept Germany yesterday, killing 11 persons and making scores homeless. The winds toppled bomb-putted buildings and forced evacuation of other war-weakened structures. WEATHER FEDERAL FOEECASTS Winona and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness and not so cool with oc- casional light rain tonight; low 38.j Sunday mostly cloudy, clearing the late afternoon: high 55. 1LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 61; minimum, 33: noon, 56; precipitation, -none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 15. Fire Kills Two Infants Petersburg, Pa. Two in fants, trapped and helpless in aj burning home, died as firemen! from three tiny central Pennsyl-j vania towns battled the flames. Killed yesterday were Dennie Lee Yoder, 17 months, and Rebecca only 20 minutes before cleanup (removing paint in a third-floor that Ann Yoder, six months. women arrived. 5-B I In that time, Crowe rushed to the basement, pried open strong boxes with tools he the had brought the day before. He scoop- ed out in cash, then re- moved worth of bonds from a vault, and closed it, using his tools to jam the time locks. asng washroom, firemen said. The blaze s and be brought into was extinguished before it communlty of nations opposing to other parts of the house. communism came fror Jones jumped under showerLraHc senators today. right after the explosion and turned, on the water witnesses said Os- Senator O'Conor (D-l _ __ borne smashed a window and crept for inclusion of Spain in both the f A n along an outside ledge to an ad- joining room. Senator O'Conor (D-Md.) plugged! Tito Warns Western Powers Can't Depend on Yugoslavia London Marshall Tito told the West today it conld not depend on Yugoslavia to join in "war plans" against the Soviet Union, despite his break with other communist nations. Yugoslavia's premier address- ed the third congress of his country's "peoples front" in Bel- grade. His speech was broadcast and monitored in London. He said: "Wrong are all those war- mongering reactionary elements in capitalist countries who im- agine they can count on us in their war plans .owing to the difficult situation in which our country finds itself today due to the attitude of Eastern coun- tries toward us." It was Tito's first_ major speech in almost three months. Tito opened the congress today amid a roar of chanting and rhythmic clapping by dele- gates chosen from among parti- son veterans and workers. U. S. Price Index Lowest Since f46 Warm Air Pumped ToS-Year-OldGirl Believed Still Alive By Graham Berry San Marino, fresh crew of miners was sent 75 feet 'below the surface of a vacant lot today to bore from a rescue shaft to 'the 14-inch abandoned well casing In which three-year-old Kathy Fiscus has been trapped since o'clock yesterday think there is a chance that' "I Kathy is said Fire Chief Jimmy Bolz of Pasadena, "Our res- Kathy's mother, to the mouth of the deep hole. cue squad-has been pumping warm Jney called down to the little air into the casing since o'clock ,.Kathy_Kathy_are you stand- yesterday afternoon. We Kathy was alive at because shej j repiied, sobbing. answered her mother's calls an hour after that. At least she hasn't died of asphyxiation." The corroded pipe was sunk 20 years ago by Kathy's father, David H. Fiscus, who Is San Marino dis- trict superintendent of the Califor- The little girl cried gently at cia Water and Telephone Company. tijneSi and her confused answers Drilling of the rescue operations! showed' her hysteria In the dark- Then, later: "Are you lying "Yes, I am." The child's crying continued tor nearly another hour, then ceased and her voice was heard no more. Mrs. Fiscus talked with Kathy as long as the child responded. shaft was stopped at 75 feet and electric rotary saws were lowered to a four-man crew of miners, who bored in eight feet to the left of the pipe casing. If, when the crew of miners cuts a section of the pipe out at the 75- At the scene, waiting to treat Kathy, if found alive, was the Fis- cus family physician, Dr. Robert J. McCullock. A flash camera was lowered. It did not function and a call was foot level, Kathy is not located, a made for special oil well cameras. much deeper shaft will be dug to Jockeys and exercise boys came permit rescuers to operate at 120 feet, the depth of the abandoned well. Cutting Across Pipe Decision to cut across to the pipe at 75 feet was made because Kathy at one time early last night is be- lieved to have grabbed a hold of a from nearby Santa Anita race track to offer their assistance. Kathy's mother kept control of herself during the heart-breaking rescue operations. She and Fiscus made repeated trips back and forth from their home to the eerie scene of tragedy rope that was lowered to her. the vacant lot. mother and rescue workers urged j "what can I say? What can I her to seize the rope. Fiscus kept repeating. "All wa It was only the alertness of little js to hope for the best. You Kathy's five-year-old cousin. see for yourself what they're Lyon. that drew attention of child's mother and others to the The mother was pale and nervous, fact that she had fallen down became tearful as the hours almost hidden old well casing. "She's here, mother, she's Gus cried out. "She's down here crying." His shouts brought his mother, Mrs. Hamilton Lyon, Jr., and dragged by. Bystanders reported she was "bearing up well." The family pastor visited the Fis- (Continued on Page 15, Column 6.) CHILD IN WELL real struggle for men's minds is l Associated Air Clerk Held After Cash Recovery New York Fifty thousand dollars reported missing yesterday at New York International airport was recovered early today. Police said an air cargo clerk jaad admitted taking the money. All of it was recovered buried in ja vacant lot. A manila envelope containing the leash was reported missing after North Atlantic security agreement and for MarshaU plan aid. Senator Humphrey (D-Minn.) said the United States has had its I Kew 'lne. was Qn a desk offices eyes focused so much on wdex of 35 whole-] fe K_ L M_ R al Dutch that it is overlooking "our good commodity pnces this week friends in India, in Asia where theldmed.to 160.02 lowest weekend; extensive search was for minris te! level since November 12, 1946. AmTterdam-bound piane taking place." j The Index, whose base year of held up at Ganderj Newfound- Humphrey said in a statement! equals 100, compared with 162.28 wijiie officials sifted through that India needs dollars to balance; week ago and 186.90 a year ago. and searched the crew. her trade balance deficit with hard The index, with comparative fig-j a night-long investigation, for a week ago and a year ago, T Mmnhv 25-year-old K. money countries. He insisted that American dollars spent there willjfoiiows: give this country more future re-1 turns than almost any other place in the world April Week Year Ago Ago "China is an he said. 'No one is sure what is happen- 35 commodities 162.29 186.90 Industrials '149.26 156.00 168.48 Food 124.67 124.16 149.80 L. M. Clerk, was charged with grand larceny in the theft. Police said Murphy, former Army para- trooper, admitted taking the money when he quit work Thursday mid- night. The money was being sent by we ought to do about T. '199741999920567 or what will happen if we ai 99-w f niiixrfinn in Gram cotton 183.73 182.81 23D.28 a Broad street investment a and rich '135.25 135.79 to Adler Company, an in- of nekT and metal '181.87 187.82 172.68 vestment nouse in Zurich, Switzer- I 1949 lows. hand. 1 This Artist's Sketch shows how Kathy Fiscus is trapped in a 14- inch pipe about 80 feet below the surface of a vacant lot n--ar her t San Marino, Calif. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican- ing it sorely." 1   

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