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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              COOL TONIGHT, WARMER SATURDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 86 WINONA, MINNESOTA FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 27, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Eisler Released by Court in Britain 3 Dead in Train, Gas Truck Crash Cadott, Three men died in the flaming crash of a semi- trailer gasoline truck and a 58-car Soo Line freight here last night. The locomotive crashed into the truck cab at the Popple street cross- ing in the heart of this Chippewa county community. The trailer was thrown against the engine and ex- ploded into a giant pool of burning gasoline. Fifty-six of the train's cars caught fire as they rolled through the blazing pool. The locomotive finally halted on a wooden .smouldered for a before the last two cars entered the] flames. A I __ AlSOpS k A g Ik I t Must Not Fall to Reds By Stewart Alsop Congress Given New Idea for Avoiding Slump Program Will Be Pushed if Times Become Worse By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Faribaull Slayer Manhunt Continues Faribault, Minn. report that a man resembling the slaye of Fred Morsching, 19-year-old Faribault youth, had been Been early today near Northfield sen deputies scurrying there. They wen unable to find the man. Sheriff John Simon urged, how :ver, that the public keep watch for the suspect in the quarry mur der-rape case. The suspect was de scribed as about 25 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing Washington Congress has about W5 pounds. The dead were: Robert Zimmer, 64, Stevens Point engineer of the freight. Ed Ceary, Stevens Point, head brakeman of the freight. The truck driver, tentatively iden- Canton, China This" teaming !tified from a driver's license as v, it- i ,iRalph Blesi. On his charred cloth- city, which is the official was found a Minnesota cnauf. of what remains of Nationalist license pin bearing the num- na, almost literally stinks Of 84446. solution and decay. There are good men here, as elsewhere in non-com- munist China, brave, intelligent, patriotic men. It is impossible to convey their awful weariness, their total disillusion. One of chi-j The truck belonged to the Pet- roleum Carrier Company of Minne- apolis. The driver was burned be- yond recognition. Authorities said he was carrying a load of gasoline destined for a bulk station just across the track from where the na's ablest former leaders revealed place himself simply and movingly to this reporter: "I feel as if I were watching my mother and father being murdered, and could do nothing about it." The truth is that the Chinese Na- Zimmer and Ceary leaped from the engine cab along with Rex Jacobson, 53, also of Stevens Point. The engineer and brakeman were dead -when their bodies were found. Jacobson was taken to a local doc- tor, his clothing still smoking, and situated in this dusty, down-at-the-heel human tenslbly muggy, beehive, has simply ceased to exist. The outer shell of government self-important officials occupying requisitioned office re- mains. But the inner thority, the power to dead. Even the plump payrollers, trembling over their tea-glasses, admit that Canton itself must fall soon. THE THEORETICAL command- er in the Canton area is Gttneral 'Hsueh Yueh, who fought the Jap- anese like a tiger and has strong local attachments through his mar- riage to a princess of the powerful Hokka tribe who live in the hills hereabout. But General Hsueh Yueh can do little or nothing to save Canton, for a cause succinctly de- scribed by one of his subordinates enough troops, troops don'1 want to fight." To be sure, there are still two real military forces between Can- ton and the Communist armies One, situated in Fukien province, on the coast to the north, is the remaining maiiiland strength of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek The other, concentrated many miles to the westward in Kwangai province, gives its allegiance to Vice-President Li Tsung-jen, and his long time partner, General Pai Chung--hsi. J.J.1O Oljlll O.J.1U then was transferred to a Chippewa Falls hospital. a new idea for averting a depres- sion. But present prospects are the The description of the man was given by the 17-year-old girl who lawmakers won't do any more study it this "Unless we really get into bad said Senator Elbert D Thomas one of the sponsors of the plan. The idea is outlined in a bill which Senator Murray (D.-Mont.) announced late yesterday will be introduced by him and seven other Democratic senators. One of the sponsors said privately that at this point the bill has no official administration blessing, but might get it later. The bill, as Murray put it, "seeks io provide economic stability and that steady growth and expansion required to maintain prosperity and avoid he added: "In view of the present disturbed sconomic situation and the unset- Jed future, I believe this measure is of first importance in maintain- ing public confidence." The program is designed to sup- He suffered head and hand burns.iplement the machinery of the em- There was no immediate report of his condition. ployment act of 1946, which also was aimed at keeping the nation's slain Sunday night. She told police she had been raped. Authorities have withheld her name. Conductor John Dumbleton, Stev- economy on an even keel. ens Point, said he was in the caboose when he felt the crash. He said he set the air brakes and then the the jumped when he saw that was rolling toward caboose If the forces of Chiang and Li and Pai could join to cover Can- ton, Canton might conceivably be held. Frenzied negotiations to join the forces are now being conducted. But the trouble is that Chiang- and Li and Pai have no interests in common, and no real interest in Canton. Li and Pal want to hold their stronghold in Kwangsi. Chi- ang is determined to protect his own last-ditch refuge, which is on the island of Formosa off the Fu- kien coast. The communists are most likely to make Chiang's Fukien position their first military objective. They should then eliminate Chiang from the Chinese mainland. He will thus flames at the intersection. No estimate of damage to the freight cars was available, although all appeared to be severely charred. Minnesota today added four more names to its 1949 traffic death rolls. Kenneth Wagner, 19, of rural riev Prague was killed when the truck nomically "underdeveloped" and in which he was riding left high- way 13 three miles east of thai community and tipped over. Five other youths riding in the truck were injured and taken to the New Prague hospital. They were Roland Frigges, 17; Robert Zweber 17, and Anthony Thelan, 14, all New Prague high school students; Mitchael Wagner, 19, no relation to the dead youth, and Roman Sueur, 17. In Minneapolis, Anton Sidla, 69, died in a hospital of injuries suf- fered earlier when his car was struck by a train near his subur- ban Hopkins home as he was on tlis way to a church service, Frank C. Lehmann, 68, Mankato rural mail carrier, was killed short- ly before noon yesterday when his car was struck by Chicago and Jforth Western passenger train No 515 on a grade crossing about five miles northeast of Mankato. Lehmann's body was thrown 50 'eet down the tracks and clear of lis automobile. He had been carry- ing mail 29 years. He was deliv- ering mail on Mankato Route three at the time of the accident. Surviving are two daughters. The new bill would create a na- tional economic co-operation "board to work with the President's coun cil of economic advisers. The coun cil was established by the 1946 law Known as-the economic expansion a'ct -of 1949, the new bin has no provision for government operation of any business enterprise. The measure provides for: 1. "A encouraging pri- vate production and investment mrticularly in the fields of critica industrial materials and in eco- "declining" geographical areas. The program calls for tax incentives credit insurance and government loans, use of federal war plants; government construction of plants for sale or lease to private com- panies, special aids for small busi- nesses, and investigation of "monop- olistic restrictions" on private in- vestment. 2. Advice planning, by the states and local governments, of not less than worth of non- federal public work projects. The federal government would advance funds for engineering and keeping such-plans up to date. 3. A continuous survey of unem- ployment by the Labor department. The President could assign govern- ment contracts and public works projects to hard-hit areas. The Labor department also would be authorized to make noninterest jearing loans to move individual 'amilies from jobless areas to pro- ductive ones. Shotgun Clue Aids Reuther Slayer Search shotgun used in an attempt on the life of Victor Reuther, 37, C.I.O. auto union of- ficial, provided the newest clue to- day In police efforts to track down his assailant. The gun was found at Reuther's home Tuesday night under the win- dow through which the double-bar- relled blast was fired. The ehot cost Reuther his right eye. The weapon today was flown Ini a special state police plane to Chic-! opee Falls, Mass., for study by its manufacturers, the Stevens Arms Company. Jack Harvill, chief of Detroit de- tectives, said that telephone con- versations with Stevens officials es- tablished that the gun was one of only of .that model manufac- tured just last February. While police studied the thin clues to the .shooting ..Reuther remained under medical care in a hospital. Before President Truman was a request from the United States Sen ate asking him to order the F.B.I into the case. The Lutheran church synod expressed concern and councils of the Inter-American Bar Conference, a Western hemisphere ;roup, indicated an interest. The Senate, iri a unanimous ac Seated Around Table in city hall, Vallauris, near Cannes, France, during the ceremony this morning uniting in marriage Brooklyn-born Screen Actress Rita Hayworth arid Prince Aly Khan are, left to right, Prince Aly, Rita, the Aga Khan, -Aly's father, in white suit. Man shown in profile at extreme right fore- ground is unidentified, (A.P. Wirephoto via radio from Paris to The Republican-Herald.) Radiant Rita Wed Movie Queen, Moslem Prince Married by Communist Mayor called on Mr, Truman's in- tervention .in a resolution adopted yesterday. British Soap Magnate Dead body of Vis- count William Leverhulme, 61, world industrialist who headed Uni- ever Industries, Ltd., will be taken iy train and boat to England for "urial. Thfe British one of the Thomas said the sponsors of the richest rnen in the empire, died bill hope to get committee hearings last night hi a Minneapolis hospi- ptarted this year. But he added that tal in the midst of a family he crowded legislative calendar) around the world. He was taken By Harvey Hudson Vallanris, Rita Hayworth of the movies be ame the princess bride of Aly Khah today in a ceremony performe by this town's communist mayor. It was a town hall ceremony spangle with some of Hollywood's tinsel and the riches of the East. The ceremony climaxed a ten-month called it road-show Rita, 31, and 38-year-old heir to millions. Sh has been a Roman Catholic; he is Moslem, Cheered by 500 villagers, th couple drove slowly away in gray Cadillac convertible. A n ception heavy with lobsters an champagne. awaited at the 'Cha teau de prince house, where he wanted'. to hoi the wedding. (The French govern ment said Rita, who used to be Margarit Cansino of Brooklyn, wore a bi picture hat of blue and a blue Paris-designed gown, that cam down to the calves of her leg Madison Lawyer Beaten to Death New Lisbon Man, Woman, Boy Held Mauston, Wis. Herbert Sigg'elko, 61, Madison attorney, was found beaten to death in a wooded area about three miles northeast of New Lisbon last night. A 47-year-old New Lisbon man was being held for questioning, Juneau County District Attorney Charles P. Curran said today. A woman and a 15-year-old boy, both from New Lisbon, were held as ma- terial witnesses, he said. Coroner C. R. Sorenson said Sig- gelko had been beaten with a car :rank about the head and body. The body was found under a brush pile The district attorney said the tfew Lisbon man, woman and boy lad driven to Madison yesterday morning and brought Siggelko .back with them. Siggelko had represented the New that helped make her famous the movies. The sports Aly Khan, forsaking hi plaids for the day, wore makes it unlikely either 'the Senate or the House will act on the meas- Bird island. He was unmar- become a local warlord, ruling in Formosa only. jried. This, in itself, will be a matter) of utmost interest to the United! States, The Formosa position, stud-l A fc'tvpn ded with Japanese-built airfields, is the key to our own Pacific de- fense line, Japan-Okinawa-Philip- pines. It is known here in China! Madison, assis- Howard Schulte, about 24 years lure until 1950 unless the economic old, died in the Willmar, Minn, bottom falls out. hospital Wednesday of injuries suf- fered in an automobile accident Wisconsin Residents that the authorities in Washington have even seriously considered overt American occupation of For- mosa. IXTO FORMOSA, in preparation for a last-ditch stand, the General-! issimo has already poured all hi reserves cf money, men and arms Unfortunately, along with some good men, such as General Chen Cheng, a great many cf the wors of Kuomintang leaders have also pone to Formosa. These officials plus the burden of the occupation have left the Formosan natives seething with resentment. One fac tion would actually invite an Amer- ican occupation in place of the Chinese. Another is subject to Chi nese communist propaganda. Even so, however, the generalissimo is believed capable of holding the is- land almost indefinitely, against either internal revolt or attack from the mainland. His hope is reported to be the outbreak of another world war, pos- sibly beginning this summer. But this has no relevance to the prac- tical situation. Only two facts are relevant, with regard to the gen- eralissimo. First, China has already been Balkanized. The generalissimo is now no longer the national lead- er. If our interests dictate, the United States may now deal with him on the new basis. Second, much to the State de- partment's grief, it will apparently be the generalissimo who will end in possession of Formosa. tance grants to persons to- taled last month, the de- partment of public welfare reported today, Champion Speller Eliminated Washing-ion Wisconsin's champion speller. Charlotte Kreul, 12, of Fennimore, was eliminated in the fourth round of the national spelling contest today when she failed to spell "haggard" correctly. The girl looked over the Capitol yesterday as a guest of Represent- ative Withrow off a train .Monday suffering from an internal ulcer. Complications de- veloped and death followed. Charles Luckman, president of Lever Brothers, U. S. subsidiary of Unilever, said the body would spot on. the leave Minneapolis Saturday by about 6 P- train for New York. Details will be announced later. Luckman, his wife and Lady Lev- erhulme and her daughter, Jill Lee- Morris, will accompany the body Born William Hulme Lever in Bolton, Lancashire, Viscount Lever- hulme inherited a prosperous soap business and built it into a quarter- bflh'oc dollar empire controlling 516 "irms dealing in soap, oils and mar- ;arines in 40 countries. ran said. He said the man had been convicted and served a term at Waupun. Curran said the 15-year-old youth told authorities at Mauston about the body and led them to the witz farm at E. C. Bradfield, Waterloo, Iowa, engineer on an Illinois Central freight train, was killed and three crewmen injured in this collision of two freight trains near Waverly, Iowa, yesterday. The overturned Illinois Central locomotive, right center, hit the rear of a Chicago Great Western freight at a crossing of two sets of tracks. Note the tank car cut nearly in two. (A.P. VYirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Siegel Contempt Appeal Rejected St. appeal of Mil- ton Siegel of St. Paul, convicted of criminal contempt growing out of the South St, Paul Packinghouse Workers strike a year ago was re- jected today by the Minnesota sup- reme court because it was Improp- erly filed. The high court ruled that the contempt charge can be reviewed only by certiorari and not by ap- peal. This means that Siegel must ?o directly to the Supreme court o obtain a writ of certiorari in- stead of proceeding, as he had, through the district court. Siegel, a field representative for the United Packinghouse Workers of America, C.I.O., and several others were convicted in district court at Hastings. He was fined and given a six-month jail term by District Judge C. P. Hall of neur. (boy of striped trousers, a double-breast ed black jacket, white shirt and gray tie. The simple civil ceremony thi couple answered "oui" to questions over only eight minutes af ter the couple arrived, Rita in the big convertible and Aly by a back door. The ceremony was at a.m a.m., C.S.T.) and they lef the town hall at a.m. It was a double ring ceremony; they pu- on their rings after Derigon pro- nounced them man and wife. Then they got their wedding certificate and emerged into a shower of rice Rita was carrying two bunches of flowers. She had taken orange blos- soms into, the town hall and the mayor presented her a bouquet of white roses. A hot sun shone down on the blue Mediterranean, two miles away. This was the third marriage for Rita and the second for the prince. He is the heir apparent to leader- ship of the.Ismail! sect of Moslems, now headed by his father, the Aga Khan. The father and his wife, ,he begum, witnessed the cere- mony and signed a "Golden Book" made up by the village for the occasion. The Aga Khan was in lis familiar white suit and the >egum in a blue sari. She is his third wife; his first, the mother of Aly, died to 1926, and a divorce ended the second marriage. The 'mayor referred to Aly Khan as prince, and addresed the couple as. "your highnesses." Rita': will Ortonville Burglar Nabbed, Police Hunt Second Man Ortonvfflc. Minn. (IP) Night Patrolman .Walter1 Hanson last night captured one of two burglars robbing McGowans cafe. Sheriff P. W. Daly identified the man who was captured as Irwin Warren, 38, of Minneapolis. He said he was hunting for Ver- non Warren, 27, a brother of Irwin, Holmes commented: False Passport Ruled Unlike Perjury Case Russ Offer Red Leader Teaching Job in Germany By Edward Curlis London Britain refused to- day to send Gerhart Eisler back x> the United States to serve out wo prison sentences he drew dur- ing investigation of his communist activities there. Bow Street magistrate's court re- jected the American -demand that Eisler be extradited. That left Eis- America's No. 1 com- munist agent by a congressional to go on to the Soviet zone of nently out of American grasp. The squat, mild-appearing little man, about whom had whirled an international tempest, heard the judgment stolidly at first. He sol- emnly shook bands with the po- licemen who had guarded him. But when court was dismissed and he was a free man, he broke into ft Jubilant smile. "I am going to Germany as quickly as possible. I am very glad the American reactionaries have been defeated and I hope they will be defeated many times he said. Eisler has been offered a profes- sorship in the University of Leip- zig, in the Soviet zone of Germany. Presumably that is where he is :oing. After almost two hours of argu- ment in Bow Street only British, court which can deal with extradition Sir Laurence Dunne rejected the Amer- ican demand. He said the United States failed, to prove that the fugi- tive communist had been convicted of an extraditable offense. The United States had contended that-Eisler's conviction of falsifica- tion of passport information was tantamount to perjury, which is an extraditable offense in Britain. The court held that Eisler's offense Wai the same as perjury, and tHat he could not be extradited for the offense he had committed. .Eisler's other conviction was for "willful and deliberate" refusal to be sworn and testify before the House un-American activities com- mittee. U, S. Embassy Minister Julius whom be believed was the second man. The sheriff said Irwin Warren would be questioned about 14 re- cent burglaries in this area in which loot totaled between and in cash and merchandise. Officers found in cash in Irwin Warren's possession when he was seized. They believed he had akea it from the cafe cash regis- '.i. Sheriff Daly said attempts also were made last night to break into he Fred Wicklund jewelry store and the Coast to Coast stores. Both had been raided recently. Both attempts at the jewelry store ailed. Nothing was taken from the toast to Coast store last night, mt was taken the first time. Largest burglary in the series ccurred the night of May 10 in Ortonvilte when about in cash was taken from the Ortonville theater. The 'theater was broken into gain last night, and L. A. Kaerch- r, manager, estimated loss at about 200. He said the burglars knocked he combination off the safe, which lad just been repaired after the revious breaking. Patrolman Hanson captured Irwin Warren when, in the course of his ounds, he saw him In the cafe. He Altered with a drawn gun and War- "The court has pronounced. We are law abiding people. We will re- port the results to the attorney gen- eral. It is up to the attorney gen- eral to decide whether any other steps should be taken." Gordon Schaeffer, secretary of the British Council for German De- mocracy, which hired Eisler'E at- torney, said Eisler now has two concerns. One- is1 about his wife, now being held by U. S. immigration authori- ties on a deportation warrant. She is seeking freedom on a writ of habeas corpus, charging that she was detained as a "hostage" for her husband. The other is how he can get to Germany. (There was no immediate com- ment in Washington from the Jus- tice department. (The U. S. State department too declined comment except to note ,hat the embassy in London has been under instructions to explore "all possibilities" for obtaining Eis- ler's extradition.) In freeing-Eisler, the judge said: Eisler "no doubt committed the offense for which he was con- victed "The question is whether he was convicted of an offense in America which is considered both in Ameri- ca and here akin to uACfcrvu en gave up. Hanson said he heard x ?hou3d, haYe the ans- second man but unable to et him. Sheriff Daly said both men have rison records. He said Irwin War- en has served burglary terms both n the Minnesota state prison and ie Joliet prison. He said Vernon barren was paroled from the St loud reformatory May 3 after rviag a burglary term. be regarded as a princess, at least Other piaces broken into during Red Wing. He is out on bond pending appeal. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Mostly cloudy and continued cool tonight, owest 45 in city and 40 in coun- ;ry; Saturday increasing cloudiness and wanner, highest 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 70; minimum, 44; noon, 19; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sua rises tomor- row at Additional weather on Page; 15. by her fans and the bluebloods who attended the wedding-. There were seven princes ant four princesses present. .Officla witnesses were the Prince of Or leans-Braganza and General Geor- ges Catroux, former French am bassador to Moscow. Prince Sadri Aga Khan, 16, son of the Aga's second marriage and thus a hall brother to Aly, was garcon d'hon American guests included Louella Parsons, writer and broadcaster of Hollywood chitchat, and John Hyde, Rita's booking agent. (He has promised her public she'll be making more movies The many-colored robes of the guests, especially those dressed in native Indian costumes, presented a sight that Hollywood's color cam- eras would have drunk in. The Indian women wore saris of del- icately shaded blue, lavender and reen. Rita's -pale blue dress was a leavy crepe silk. It was tightly fitted in the bodice, had a small (Continued on Page 15, Column 6.) BITA the last three weeks in this area included the Big Stone Lumber Co., the Big'Stone garage, and the Big Stone Steel Co., and the Hanson Elevator Co., all in Big Stone, S, D.; the postoffice, the Johnson Lumber Co., the Gustafson Hardware store, and the Spalding- store, all in rain- ton, Minn., and the Crow Brothers general store in Graceville. Express Workers Get Pay Boost New Railway Ex- press Agency and the A.P.L. Broth- :rhood of Railway and Steamship Clerks have signed an agreement under which about employes get pay boosts and shorter hours. The national agreement, signed vesterday, provides an increase of seven cents an hour retroactive to ast October 1. This boosts the average wage to tabout an our. The agency said a cut in the work week from 44 to 40 hours next Sept. 1 will be equivalent to a ten per cent wage Increase. _ jwer is obviously not." Eisler was convicted in the Uni- ted States of making false replies to a questionnaire when he sought an exit permit. He also had been convicted of contempt of Congress. Under sentence on these two con- victions, Eisler jumped bail in New York and fled as a stowa- way aboard the Polish liner Batory, paying his passage later. British police removed him by force at the request of the United States when the ship reached Southamp- ton. U. S. to Continue Extradition Fight Gener- al Tom Clark said today the United States has not given up on its ef- forts to get communist Gerhart Eis- ler back from England to serve his prison sentences. "The Bow Street decision in the case of Gerhart Eisler, as reported in the press, appears to be based on the most narrow technical grounds. "We shall exert every effort to secure the return of the fugitive. There was no amplification from Clark or other Justice department officials as to what the next move might be. .The German-bom called by the House Un-American activities committee the No. 1 com- munist in- the United rom this country May <5 aboard he Polish liner Batory free under bond in two crimi- nal cases.   

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