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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              OCCASIONAL RAIN TONIGHT, TUESDAY FM RADIO AT ITS BEST VOLUME 49, NO. 76 WWONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 16, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY-TWO PAGES Skipping Tornado Kills 4 in Texas Scaffold Falls, Fatally Injures Gatoville Man Oscar Paulson, 67, Stone Mason, Dies After 25-Foot Drop Galesville, 67- year-old stone mason was fatally injured here Saturday when a swinging scaffold dropped 25 feet to the ground. Dead is Oscar Paulson, a resi- dent of this community the past 48 years. He was repairing the top ledge of the Galesville Realty building Saturday noon, with the swinging scaffold attached to the roof. The scaffold tore loose and Paul- son plunged to the ground. He fell head first on a concrete gutter. Con- scious when the doctor arrived, he was taken to a La Crosse hospital. Death occurred at a. m. He had suffered a skull fracture and other internal injuries. His son and daughter flew from the East coast to La Crosse Im- mediately after being notified. They arrived shortly after Mr. Paulson died. Mr. Paulson learned his trade in Norway, where he Was born Oc-; tober 12, 1881. At the age of 19 he came to this country, settling in Galesville. He married Emma Ekern on March 24, 1908. In addition to his wife, he is sur- vived by one son, Carl, of New York city, and one daughter, Mrs Richard (Junice) Bielke, Washing ton, D.C., and one grandchild. The funeral will be held Wed nesday at p. m. at Zion Luth- eran church, the Rev. S. E. Vevang officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Cliff cemetery here. Friends may call at the Paulson home Tues- day evening. Eisler Faces British Deportation Action The Alsops U. S. Eyes F. Rv Jr.'s N. Y. Fight By Joseph Alsop Gerhart Eisler, partly obscured by rail, fugitive communist from the U. is carried down the gangway of Polish ship Batory off Southampton, England, by British policeman after his arrest. Eisler, who jumped bail in the U. S., where two prison sentences are hanging over him, was carried into the tiny cabin of the tender Romsey. After a swift run from Batory's anchorage to Southampton docks, the squat, 52-year-old Eisler was taken ashore without undue protest. (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from London.) The State department said today the Unit- ed States had threatened action to seize the Polish liner Batory unless the master of the ship surrendered the Fugitive Com- munist Gerhart Eisler to British authorities. Southampton! Fugitive Communist Gerhart Eisler was ordered today to show cause why Britain should not deport him to America. A Southampton magistrate's court! dentally shot. and killed his ten- ordered that he be remanded Army Policeman Says Accidental Shot Killed Baby Las Vegas, military policeman who apparently acci- Truman May Get Housing Bill This Week Other Portions Of Program Have Rough Going By Francis M. Le May Washington Democratic leaders hope to hand President Tru- man this week, at last, one major victory in his program. This would be in housing. The House tentatively set a vote for Thursday or Friday on the ad- ministration's multibillion dollar housing bill. It calls for a far- flung program of slum clearance, low-rent public housing- and farm housing aids. House passage would head the legislation toward the President's desk. The Senate approved it April 21 by a top-heavy 57 to 13 vote.! However, there still is a possi jility the measure may be delay ed in the House rules committee Moreover, Republicans and som Democrats are expected to try tc amend it on the floor. Meanwhile, other parts of Mr Truman's program still hit rough or slow going. In the first four' and a half months of this Congress Mr. Tru While One Victim of the tornado which struck Amarillo, Texas, last night combs her hair in a cracked .mirror, another picks up personal belongings. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) 65 Others Hurt In Whipsawing Amarillo Gale 4-Square Mile Area Lashed By Wind, Hail man has seen passed only one ma jor bill based on his domestic leg islative proposals of the 1948 po- litical campaign. That one, contin- uing rent control, was not quite what he wanted, in a number of ways. Now, with duly two and a half months remaining before Congress is supposed to adjourn, here is about the way other portions of his program are getting on: blocs on both sides of the Capitol are crying for slashes In government nstead of tax boosts. Mr. Truman wants a tax increase. If Congress cannot'oalanbe'the bud- get by economy, it may.iry to ind means of getting more riioney n the treasury in the fiscal year beginning July 1. are behind the 34 Firemen Overcome By Refrigerant Fumes and refrigerant fumes felled 34 firemen and two others were hurt in a spectacular crash when fire broke out in a Lower East Side market yesterday. Rescue squads and ambulance crews revived 20 of the overcome fire fighters on the scene and they returned to duty. The other 14 were Other Countries To Participate in New Aid Plan Washington The United States would put up about one-half of the money for a tarter on President Truman's plan to build up backward areas ot the UDder being. -taken to county emergency hospi- tal. Also taken to the hospital were District Fire Chief Emst Stuppan, 50, and his driver, Harold Luecht, 34, who were hurt when their fire car collided with a private automo- bile en route to the blaze. ollowing House defeat of the first! effort of administration forces to the Taft-Hartley labor law. Jo date is set for a new show- down in either house. The problem is to find a way to deal with nat- onal emergency strikes. This in- rolves decisions on whether to use njunctions, plant seizures, or both. SOCIAL House mediately to London's Bow la? In court-the only court in mother's arms is free pending1'13 on a DlU- Indications of the fire car, spinning it across the street into two parked automo-j biles and then back across the street again and into two more. Stuppan and Luecht were treated and then continued on to the blaze. The driver of the other car, Por- ter Cockroft, 29, was not injured. He was booked on a charge of fail- ing to yield the right of way to fire apparatus. Three alarms brought 130 fire- men and 18 pieces of equipment to Officials who are in on the plan- the market, where a basement fire ning said it is intended for such relatively better-off countries as Canada, Britain and Prance to chip in. Also, the countries to be helped would contribute about to round out the total. The plans are the outgrowth of President Truman's "bold new pro- gram" for world improvement he outlined in his inauguration message released the pungent fumes from refrigerating equipment. Also at the scene were five district and sistant chiefs, seven ambulances j and 35 policemen. Even firemen equipped with masks had a difficult time figh ing the fumes and smoke, and was an hour and one-half befo By William C. Barnard Amarillo, skipping, Whipsawing torando chewed up a four-square mile area in southern Amarillo last night, killing: four people. About 65 were injured. It was the first destructive torna- do in the 62-year-old history of this panhandle capital of people. Dawn found Red Cross and vol- unteer workers still picking their way through acres of shambles. It ooked as if a big kitchen mixer had dipped in, stirred everything up, and then spewed it around. Although many sections of Amar- illo were hit, the tornado's most destructive blow fell on the south- ern area dotted largely with new homes of veterans. A near-cloud- hailstones as large as a man's to the damage. Ambulances and highway patrol units funneled into Amarillo from a 200-mile radius, bringing injured to the crowded hospitals. Red Cross people flew in from St. Louis. To property damage here may be added heavy loss to crops in the wheat-rich Texas part of the state which juts up to the north, bordered by New Mexi- co and Oklahoma. Hail such as fell here would destroy the near-ripe smashed communication Ines made it difficult to discover the extent of the hailstorm. Pigs Smashed Free carloads of pigs, smashed severe shock. Phillip, from freight-car prisons, who was driving the car, suffered I in tne wreckage here. Cur- severe bruises about the throat. 'siKnt seers thronged streets Mrs. Willkie, Son Injured in Auto Mishap Cambridge, Mrs. Edith Willkie, 58, and her son, Phillip, 29, were injured yesterday when their car overturned on a slippery road during a rainstorm. They were cared for here today at St. Francis hospital. Hospital attendants said the con- Neither was listed hurt. Accidents Kill 10 in Minnesota empowered to deal with extradition] anjnouesttoday7 S The magistrate adjourned the flames were brought under con tmMi' Corporal Charlie Dean Allen, 23, i mt. i tvujvu-i J.1CU LUibil) Jvcw is much more May 24 ,a hearing on Aether Monroe, La., was released' on his ifttt Urt AOTO Aira In TJS-ontrlirt i _ __. i _ __ than meets the eye in Franklin Eisleriown recognizance after being de- i-rew i urn.. Roosevelt's great i bail tn. united States to his ebullient personality, and hisjaboard the Polisn liner well along the way with his re-i Officials said it is tentatively in- quests for extension of old age in- tended to assign the biggest share _ surance to many millions more per-of the money to projects in LatiniSerVICfiS sons and boostin benefit Bu thi rampageous campaigning, have fo- cused attention upon him person- ally. But the real point at issue is not the future of young Roosevelt. It is the future of the Democratic party in New York. This is a ding-dong fight. And just to give the fight extra interest, Roosevelt's only serious oppoenent, manded in -custody." That means he will spend the eight days before the next hearing in jail, In London, meanwhile. Polish sons, and boosting benefits. But this j America, bill may get caught in a session- Jones end District Attorney Robert said the fatal shooting early day morning apparently was acci-Jin federal aid'to dental. No charges were filed jcratic leaders think it has a good against Allen, stationed at Las' Ambassador Jerzy Michalowski ar-iVegas air base. ranged to see .Foreign Alien wept as he told Jones cause Scotland Yard men lugged Eisler off the Batory Saturday. Eisler stowed away on the ship as saying he and his pretty wife, Kuni Agnes, 22, had returned from Judge Benjamin Shalleck, has just, been endorsed on behalf of Presi- and paid his passage when he was j the Las Vegas Helldorado celebra- dent Truman by Senator J. He had" jumped dismissfif, a hahv Eisler was free-pending ap- of prison sentences on two The House education and labor committee has put aside the bitter labor issue temporarily to start public hearings on the education bill on Tuesday. Cum, Senate filibus- ter stopped such legislation early McGratli, in his capacity as chair-! bail. man of the national Democratic peal committee. Judge Shalleck is the "regular" in the session. Efforts to write jtlon and dismissed a baby sitter, j tisegregation amendments enorls- He told Jones he attempted to'nousmB and labor bills have been Asia and the Far Africa and the Near East would also) A H_- J come in ahead of Europe. Projects would include attacks on such diseases as malaria, farm and armed for j forestry efforts and moves to im- es Saturday paid special tribute t the 28 Americans killed in the Be: lin airlift, one of whom, First Liei tenant Craig B. Ladd, made hi home in Minneapolis. Defense Sec retary Louis Johnson announce that the national military establish ment would send special certificate of honor to the next of kin. Lieu tenant Ladd's widow, Mrs. Eleano Ladd, was to receive his. "and power projects, development of mineral resources and Industrial growth. The idea is to lay down a work sheet that would appeal to private investors. A tie-up is planned with (the United Nations In its world bet- separate criminal convictions in the United States. put a shell in a .45 caliber auto- Democratic ular" .means.....__________ ___, be summed up in one Eisler, described on the charge) many. Judge Shalleck is In fact aisheet as a 52-year-old journalist, j added. which he placed on a stool nervously respectable front for the Hall's present top man, Borough President Hugo Rogers, and his ally. Francis X. Mancuso, the great chieftain of trie Tammany cave-'said wore a light brown suit, a blue shirti The bullet struck Carolyn in the and brown tie and had a brown j scarf draped around his neck. lawyer, Dudley Collard, defeated. Some friends of regation legislation want it hand ed independently, and a House sub committee now is working on The gun went off, he general civil rights measure. Ther is doubt it will pass at this sessio of Congress. inches. The infant was rushed to aiance payroll taxe had been described as hospital, where she died 45 minutes and government payment of doc tor and hospital wl! not get to a vote until 1950, ani its fate is doubtful then. FOREIGN Hous> ana nave imnorted into to? ami' offense al-lhe and military policemen ,yoted to continue the recip SKLK-W. ted. jsiSsx-srs dwellers. Rogers and Mancuso have i America's number one communist. later. Jones said Mrs. Allen corrob- __ ic Tint- A 'c nnmnoTi rvno! i orated her husband's explanation. Police Chief Roy K. Perrish said superseded the lesser Tammany! "He is not leaders of the 20th District. not even an American, is workers from all over Manhattan. scribed in the court as perjury, was an "offense of a political" nature" said he emerSed after being threat- plres June 30. THE ROGERS-MANCXJSO friend- and declared the fugitive could not tear gas. distraught and are ships also bear significantly on this j be extradited on it. weeping, special election. They were the most eminent guests at the famous Copacabana dinner party given by that remarkable experl In slot machine jackpots, the re- fined Frankie Costello. Costello admirers, who have prospered on the East Side, will vote for Shall- eck. If this is not enough, Rogers and Mancuso have a cosy relationship with Representative Vito Marcau- tonlo, head man of the communist- front American Labor party. The A.L.P. has put a grim-visaged fe- male "candidate, Dr. Annette Rub- instein, into the race to take votes from Roosevelt. If need be, a gen- erous helping of A.L.P. votes is likely to be transferred direct to .Shalleck. If Rogers and Mancuso win by these means, their kind of politics will be permanently fastened, like a particularly nasty albatross, around the neck of the Democratic (Continued on Page 16, Column 4.) ALSOPS Free Speech Upheld By Supreme Court bound to have a government price suppor system in 1950, but what it wil be is just about anybody's guess It is not likely to be more than a small part of the administration's new "production payment" pro gram that some farm organizations have attacked as a subsidy of 'dole" program. Washinfrton The Supreme court split five to four today in de- claring the right of free speech exists even when the utterances stir people to anger and unrest. The majority opinion prompted hot dissent by Justice Jackson hat this court does not temper Its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom it will 'convert the constitutional bill of rights into a suicide pact." The case involved a fine im- posed on Arthur Terminiello for a speech he delivered in the Chicago auditorium February 7, 1946, Terminiello appealed from an Il- linols supreme court decision up- holding his conviction on a disor- derly conduct charge. The Illinois court said he made "wild, Intem- perate and utter- which "tended to incite to violence against the angry mob out- side." Justice Douglas delivered today's majority decision. Chief Justice Vin- son wrote a dissenting opinion. Jus- tice Frankfurter also wrote a dis- senting opinion in which Justices Jackson and Burton concurred. Jackson also wrote a separate dis- senting opinion In which Justice Burton joined. j 'Russian Roulette" Fatal Result Port Anpeles, Wash. teen-year-old Burton Bay of Seattle tempted death once too often. Twice he put a pistol to his head, twirled the chamber in which there was only one shell, and pulled the trigger. The third time the bullet crashed into his right temple. He died .in -a hospital here yesterday. Undersheriff Howard Breece said young Bay and two companions en- gaged in the game of "Russian rou- lette" at nearby Blue mountain where they were visiting Bay's par-i ents. i Mrs. Dale Petehon, 20, and Pilot Clinton Bjork, 35, both of Cokato, Minn., were killed Sunday when BJork's small plane crashed on the farm of Mrs. Peterson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Klima, near Dassel, Minn. Picture shows wreckage of plane which burned after crashing. (Associated Press photo.) By The Associated Press A small plane crashed in a fielc near Dassel, Minn., Sunday, killing a 35-year-old Cokato) Minn., pilo and a 20-year-old Cokato bride as critically j already littered with tossed roof- tops, smashed cars, shredded lum- ber, and .toppled trees. Some roof- tops blown a mile. Night rescue work was carried on by the lights of cars, ambulances and trucks. Electric power was out. Cars by the hundred massed at the edge of the storm's handiwork. One person on the edge of the throng was heard to cry: "Let me in there, I have home in there." The twister seemed to hit first on 28th street. It moved south. Roofs left houses in the whirling wind and trees were uprooted and laid on their side. A record wheat crop is maturing n the panhandle, and it was feared he accompanying hail and down- They were among the ten persons who lost their lives In Minnesota and Wisconsin in accidents over the weekend. The plane crash victims were Mrs. Dale Peterson, daughter of Mr and Mrs. John Klima, Dasse and Clinton Bjork, pilot, returning from a trip to Litchfield. The plane crashed and burned on ;he Klima farm within sight of the farm house where Mrs. Peterson was born. The other weekend accidents vie- ,ims included Sam Davis, 29, Aus- tin, Minn., railway employe who drowned while fishing in West Ce- dar lake near Faribault. His com- >anion, Norman Opsahl, 20, of Aus- in clung to their capsized boat and was rescued. Gerald Behrens, ten, St. Paul, drowned in an attempt to swim from raft that had floated away from shore at Lake Phalen, near St. aul. His companion, Roger Ped- ;rson, ten, St. Paul, swam to shore. George Herberger, 87 year old Sauk Rapiojs, Minn., man, was in- ured fatally when struck by a car in front of his home. He died soon after in a St. Cloud hospital. Her- >erger formerly lived at Albany, Jens Jensen, 53, of Racine, was injured fatally Sunday when he fell rom a motor scotter he. was riding n a town road north of Racine. Devare E. Bauder, 27, of Har- ard, HI., was killed instantly Sat urday in a two-car collision near the Wisconsin-Illinois border. His fife was injured seriously. Ten persons were injured, four f them seriously, in a collision n highway 11 near Sturtevant Sun- ay. Still unconscious in Racine hos- tals today were Audrey Wil ox, 18; Betty Johnson, 18, and oseph Jandrin, 32, all of Hacine, nd Doris Rasch, 15, Kenosha. pour might have caused heavy crop damage. First Reports High First reports from an ambulance driver that 25 to 50 persons might have died in the swift blow did not materialize. One hospital had 34 known injur- ed and another 29. Most suffered cuts and bruises but some were un- conscious. Tornadoes hit elsewhere In the panhandle. They knocked out tele- ihone and telegraph lines, but the damage at places except Amarillo was believed light. State highway patrol units from Lubbock, Plainview, Fort Worth .nd Wichita Falls came to assist in rescue work. Governor Beau- ord-Jester's office at Austin call- d for blood plasma. South Amarillo was a scene ot wisted, grotesque wreckage. Ten or more cars of a moving anta Fe freight train were also lown off the track, It was suddenly still, just before ,e twister hit, then it was like here was a great explosion. The storm came into Amarillo rom the west. It seemed to' stand ill before turning south and hit- It then turned and head- ed northeast. Some damage was done in this second and a barn at the Tri-states fair ground was hit. Wirka Nominated Madison Postmaster Washington Postmaster nominations sent by President Tru- man to the Senate today included that of Joseph A. Wirka, Madison, Wis., to succeed ,W. J. Hyland, re- tired. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Gonsider- Two Fargo, N. D., filers'. were able cloudiness tonight and Tues- killed early today when their light .ane crashed in a fog near Marsh- The dead were C. M. Graham, and Mary McLaren, owner of e plane. The craft was identified Graham Equipment Company rvice emlems of Fargo N. D., id papers on the bodies indicated raham was a former owner.'; Gordon K. Marcy, 32, of. Almond, as killed early today when bis r crashed Into the locomotive the Malwaukee Road's crack Cop- er Country Limited, ai. the Mason reet crossing In Green Bay. The morrow at ain was just leaving the station. day with occasional showers with aeavier amounts Indicated Tuesday Not much change in temperature" except higher humidity. Low to-1 night 68; high Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 78; 53- noon, 71; precipitation, .08. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 79; minimum 56- noon, 78; preciptation, none- sun sets tonight at sun rises to- (Additional Weather on 13.)   

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