Thursday, April 14, 1949

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 14, 1949, Winona, Minnesota RAIN, COOLER THURSDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 49 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 14, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Fugitive Eludes Viroqua Roadblock IV i t t District Court Calendar Light; Only 27 Cases 12 Divorce, 14 Civil, One Criminal Action A comparatively light calendar is scheduled for the April term of Winona county district court which convenes Monday at the courthouse.! Twenty-six civil cases, including, 12 divorce actions and one criminal I case make up the calendar. The call of the calendar will be held Monday at 11 a. m., according to Clerk of Court Joseph C. Page, with District Judge Karl Finkeln- burg presiding. Jurors wil report the following Monday. Damages of "arc being ask- of Dr. W. F. C. Heise, Winona, by August Kaczorowski, 456 High Forest street, who claims that the physician's negligence caused the death of his wife, Sophie, February I 24, 1948. Kaczorowski's complaint! ert Benson of the Vernon county sheriff's office said the thief had stolen another can and eluded of- ficers from five counties who had almost trapped him in some woods 18 miles south of here. Benson said that this car was a rray, four-door Dodge with Wiscon- sin license 4-16136. Benson told this story of the chase and shooting: Two men drove into Viroqua last night In a stolen car. One of them, Winona Alerted V Winona police Wednesday night were alerted in the search for Carl Hert, the fugitive who is believed to be attempting es- cape in an automobile stolen near Viroqua, Wis., yesterday. The automobile is described as a, 1941 model Nash five-passen- per sedan bearing license plates Wis. 9-69105-49 and is painted black. The message was ed at police headquarters here at p. m., and officers were warned that the fugitive is armed and to use extreme cau- tion in any attempt to take him into custody. Syracuse, N. Y. Hundreds came last night to watch an 11-year- old girl kiss the forehead of a broken religious statue saved from a trash can. Many., including a Roman Cath- olic priest, said tears appeared in the eyes of the plaster image of St Ann after Shirtey Anne Martin hae pressed her lips to it. It happenec time after time, they said. One visitor kissed the severed head but nothing happened, witnesses re- ported. The Rev. Francis J. Furfaro of Our Lady of Pompei church said he had "watched the little girl kiss the head and it began' to weep." "I can only he added, "that it is a wonderful, extraordinary oc- currence." Two other priests from that church, Father Furfaro said, also lad seen what were described as in the painted eyes of the iiree-inch plaster head after it had been Jdssed by the Martin girl. Shirley Anne, the oldest of a Syracuse milkman's four children, attends public school. They are Catholics. The child was report- ed near exhaustion last night after demonstrating the phenomenon for St. Ann was the mother of the Virgin Mary, the mother of Christ., tole another car and they both rove south. Sheriff Morris Moon pprehended one thief. Dr. Raymond S. Hirsch, Viroqua, wner of the second car, and F. E. Po.tter of the sheriff's depart- ment followed in a squad car and potted the other man in a vehicle n highway 27. Potter said he forced the car into a ditch where the driver sud- enly opened fire with a pistol. ix shots hit the police car and Jr. Hirsch was struck by flying lass. Potter said he and Hirsch eaped to the other side of the oad where Potter returned the ire. Potter said he was not sure he had wounded the man, but oticed he limped as he fled into le woods. Later, automobiles were report- d stolen from a farm near Monu- ient Rock, at Fairview and at lount Sterling. The latter vehicle as a 1935 Chevrolet four door edan with Wisconsin license 10- t598. The fugitive eluded deputies from ve counties and, was later report- seen passing through Gays fills. Benson described the man as "armed and very dangerous." Sheriff Moon said the man in custody identified himself as Wil- liam Sparback, 18, Muncie, Ind., and his companion as Carl Hert, 35, address unknown. Moon said Sparback refused to talk except to give his name and that of his partner whom he said-he had known only one week. The sheriff said he found three Colt automatic pistols, two rifles, in one dollar bills and in small change in the car or on Spar- back's person. There also were drills, crowbars and tools in the car. The sheriff said Hert Is about six feet tall, medium build, wear- Ing- dark trousers and shirt. Exertion Fatal To 2 Fire Fighters Virginia Heart attacks by exertion in fighting :ires have caused two deaths in his area this week, Dr. J. Arnold. Malmstrom, deputy St. Louis couni ty coroner, said today. The body of Gust Edward TJotila; 57, Sax, was found yesterday by lis wife. He had been missing since fuesday when he was last seen fighting grass fires near the Sax community, ten miles south of Vir- ;inia. He had been a county school >us driver for 21 years. Erlier in the week, Toivo MakI 58, collapsed while'-carrying water o fight a fire in a barn ignited by a grass fire, near Embarrass;