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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 6, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              FAIR, COOLER WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 170 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO EIGHTEEN PAGES Berserk Camden Gunman Kills 12 Bill Odom Killed When Plane Rams House, 2 Inside Burn 525 Killed Over Holiday Set Record 'Enough to Make Americans Sick at Heart, Boiling Mad' By The Associated Press More than 500 Americans metj accidental death during Labor day! all time record for the three-dayy holiday. A final tabulation of fatality re- ports from all states gave the toll from the accidents as 525. Of these, 394 were auto deaths; 48 were drownings, and miscellaneous ac- cidents, including plane crashes, fires and falls, accounted for 83.1 Ned H. Dearborn, president of the National Safety Council, said the toll was "appalling" and de- clared it was "enough to make every decent American sick at I heart and boiling mad." Actually, Safety Council officials said, the count of immediate fa- talities from accidents probably re- flected about 60 per cent of the eventual cost in terms of life. They said a wave of aftermath deaths irom thousands of accidents over the nation probably will con- tinue for weeks or months. The fatalities in an Associated Press survey covered the period from 6 p.m. (local time) Friday to midnight Monday. This year's Labor day total com- pared with the previous high of 428 over the 1937 Labor day holiday. The record-breaking toll for a La-j bor day holiday weekend followed! the all time high in accidental deaths over the 1949 Fourth of Ju- ly when 711 persons died violently. The all-time mark is the 761 fa- talities over the four-day Christmas period in 1936. Some automobiles Howard Unrnh, center, who police said shot and killed at least 12 persons and wounded five others, is restrained by lour policemen today after he was routed from, his barricaded room at Camden, N. J., by tear gas. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) crowded the nation's highways, the safety council estimated, as the na- tion' ohservecl" "the jfiriaTTioBday weekend of the summer season. Weather generally was fair. Plane crashes figured in the fa- talities. Westbrook Market Burns, Loss Wave of Vandalism, Break-ins Reported Winona police today are investigating a series of house break-ins and complaints of thefts and vandalism reported to polici headquarters I during the Labor day weekend. The rash of complaints included two instances where houses were Westbrook, Minn. ransacked during the absence of their owners as well as destroyed a super market and dam-jnumerous mstances of petty thefts aged the Westbrook dairy lastiand Charred Rafters and burned root shingles attest to damage wrought to the Bradley C. Laird home In suburban Berea, Ohio, near Cleveland, when Thompson Trophy Racing Pilot William P. Odom. of Teterboro, N. J., lost control of his plane and smashed into it. Part of radiator system of Odom's plane lies in H side yard. Odom and Mrs. Laird were killed. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) The AIsops War Perils Mounting In Balkans By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Minnesota night. The loss was estimated at Fire Chief E. I. Johnson said the fire started in the Jack' Spratt market, apparently from-spontane- ous combustion at 7 p. m. It spread next door to the dairy.- At the fire's worst, flames were leaping 100 feet into the air. They could be seen 25 miles away. The Entry was made at one business firm in the downtown district while the owner of a tire shop reported that an unsuccessful attempt ap- parently had been made to break into his plant. Under investigation by police this morning were the following com- plaints: 857 West Wabasha -street A we accii miica i heat was so intense that windows neighbor told police that someone! Minnesota today counted 11 vio-iwere broken in stores across the By James J. Strebig, Associated Press Aviation Reporter flying's richest and toughest race faced a new I threat to continuance today with the death of Distance Flier Bill Odom and two suburban residents. I I Odom's death plunge into a Berea home during the second lap of j i the Thompson trophy event yesterday revived protests of area residents' against the low flying speedsters, shrieking over their homes at 400 miles an hour. The dark green racer, a lent deaths, nine of them, in as the aftermath of the'long labor day holiday weekend. Minnesota victims included a 75- year-old Bemidji couple, Mr. and Mrs. Roy K. Wilson, who were kill-j ed late yesterday when a Northern! Pacific train hit their- small carl at a crossing one mile south of that) city. The wreckage was carried 250 1 l_l __ feet down the rails and Mrs. Wilson UGS M OD Flying Boat Loses Engine, (apparently had entered .the Bernard Hab'eck 857" West Wabasha. street, while the Habecks were visit- ing in Chicago. Window Shade The neighbor explained that when Britain Would Spend Marshall Cash in Canada By John Scali 5 More Shot On Downtown City Street Police Holding Slayer Routed By Tear Gas Camden, N. J. A 26-year- old war veteran went berserk today and shot and killed 12 persons. Five others were wounded. Detective Marshall Thompson said the busy street on which the mass killings took place "looked like a battlefield." Bodies were strewn all over the street. Killed in the 45-minute blast of bullets were two small boys, five women and five men. Thompson said the killer was identified as Harold Unruh, of 3202 River road. The policeman said Unruh barri- caded himself in a second floor room and exchanged bullets with more than 50 policemen. Tear gas finally him out. He was not wounded. Thompson said police had "a hell of a time" with men and women on the streets. Police Under Fire He said police had to go into the line of fire to pull dead men from cars. "They stopped for a traffic Thompson said. "Then they got it." Under 'heavy -guard, police took the man to headquarters. They had to fight off an angry mob of more than who screamed "lynch him" and "hang him Police authorities here said they believe it was the greatest mass slaughter on a city street in the nation's history. Detective Thompson said, the shooting in this industrial city in southern New Jersey across the Delaware river from Philadelphia began at a.m., Eastern Stand- ard time. At the time, the detective said, Unruh, dressed nattily in a light suit and white shirt with bow tie, ran out of 3200 River road, where he was a roomer. Fired at Passersby the-Habecks left the city Saturday I Just in the United one they left a window shade in out of her financial crisis, of- Washington will askj mto action and permission to spend Marshall on the street. The he ran into the drug store dollars anywhere she likes not converted fighter, ripped through I the house, killing Mrs. Jeanne iLaird, 24, and her year-old son, Craig. Odom was flying an F-51 Mus- the Stateitang owned by Aviatrix Jacqueline department and British foreign of- cochran. Cook Cleland of Cleveland, form fice have been handing out sooth- ing syrup, the current Yugoslav crisis is being taken very seriously er Navy fighter pilot, took the Thompson trophy and with behind the scenes. In fact the Amer- a new record speeci Of 397 miles ican and British ambassadors hom, He also won in With Moscow, Alan Kirk and Sir David.a record 3g6 M.P.H. that stood un- Kelly, last week urged the two til yesterday. governments to address a joint note to Moscow, sternly warning of the dangers of war in the Balkans. No note was sent, because the State department and foreign office Records Set Cleland's new mark was the last of a series established during three days of competition. -Records were pushed Milwaukee Plane Crashes Into Rock River Bridge Janesvillc, Wis. A Mil- waukee pilot suffered only minor injuries yesterday when his single- engine amphibian crashed into the center span of a Rock river bridge four miles north of here. believe "that such an indication o Ahe P Bendfxj The pilot was Clarence Thiele, Anglo-American sympathy for Trio; J t races the Goodyear 5B- manager of the life department _ cross-country raoeb, me uu.iujri.ui eager make to attack the heretic. But i races for midget planes, the Sohio and Tinnerman trophy races, and the jet division of the Thompson. The big race climaxed a day of this does not mean that the Ameri- can and British experts believe there is no likelihood of armed Soviet aggression against Yugo-j- Oshkoshi wis started it by slavia. On the contrary, there is a! OQO d {h Goodyear whole series of reasons why s no likelihood o armea] Bill Brennand aggression _ against Yugo-j. wis.. started it by win. erahssimo Stalin may think this is; (Continued on Page D, Column 5.) the right time for an enterprise! ODOM that must be very dear to his heart.! First, the heresy of Tito is in-1 creasingly affecting the Crash structure of Soviei. world power.i, r No totalitarian religion can toler-! IRJUreS Farmer ate heresy. And the Tito heresy isi not only "proving dangerously at-i Fergus Falls, Minn, tractive to the Czechs, Poles. Huu-just Strande, farmer living of the Continental Insurance Com- pany at Milwaukee. Rock County Sheriff Miles Sweeney said Thiele apparently was decapitated. Other deaths were: Elmer Mattila, 50, of Toad Lake township, killed when his car rolled over on a highway near his home, 15 miles east of Detroit Lakes. Raymond Ferguson, 17, of Aber- deen, S. D., killed when his car hit a power pole near Stillwater. Donald Driscoll, 21, Park Rapids, who died of injuries suffered in a motorcycle collision near Bagley. Three-year-old Peter Stonestrom of Dalbo, who fell out of his moth- er's car near Princeton and was run over by another. Richard Keenan, 26, St. Vital, Man., killed when his motorcycle missed a highway curve and crash- ed into a ditch near Hallock. Leonard Gagne, 27, Duluth, Minn, killed when his auto left a highway near there and struck a tree. Five-year-old David A. Langrud, (Continued on Pace 11, Column 5.) DEATHS was attempting to the Rock river in take his off from Republic Seabee when the craft struck a steel girder at the center of Four Mile bridge. -The small craft plunged into the water. Thiele was taken to Mercy hospital suffering from facial cuts, knee and hand injuries and possible internal injuries. His condition was reported as good. Sweeney said he had called state three i highway department officials to in- Karians and other satellites. The'miles west of here, was damage to the bridge, which econotnic blockade of late yesterday when hisjcarries heavy traffic from U. S. with which the heresy to belgrain truck was hit by a 14 and 151. punished, is also disrupting the freight train at a crossing) The bridge nad been opened only onomy of the satellite area. Czecho-lnear his home. The truck was de- slovakia and Poland particularly jmolished. are feeling the loss of Yugoslav cop- per, lead, zinc and bauxite, which they do not get any more because they will not send their manufac- tured products to Belgrade. SECOND, TITO has closed the WEATHER a month ago. It replaces an old structure which was damaged when a milk truck crashed into it and collapsed the center span in! 1942. kitchen rolled up. The neighbor became suspicious and called'police when she noticed Monday morning I that the shade had been drawn-and the window opened. huge fly- Ing boat Philippine Mars land- ed safely here today with its 54 passengers and crew after dropping aniengine 440 miles out to sea. The Hawaii sea frontier said the four-engine craft landed at Keehi lagoon, Honolulu. It was convoyed by an air-sea rescue Flying Fortress from Hawaii and a Pan-American strato-cruiser. The strato-cruis- er sighted the Mars after the big ship sent an urgent message to Hawaii. The Hawaiian sea frontier said the plane radioed that its No. 1 engine fell off at a. m. (Honolulu There were 40 passengers and a crew of 14 aboard. There were no civilians v among the passengers. ficials said today. Diplomatic authorities said Bri- tish Foreign Minister his (way here for three-power talks on i Britain's economic Police sent to investigate found jvinced his country shortly wiJl that virtually every room in the inave to dip into her dwindling re- ,Habeck house had been ransacked; jserves for millions of dollars unless jdrawers had been pulled, out of plan policies are relaxed, chests and contents strewn around j Bevin and sir stafford cripps, 'chancellor of the exchequer, are i- in New York tonight aboard found and pohce theonzed that the Britlsh Mauretania for the rooms. Several articles of prowlers apparently were seeking [the criticai British-American-Cann- money. The Habecks still are from the city and it has not been1 definitely thing of the house. Screen as conference opening tomorrow at the State department. Removed Entry to the house was made by removing a screen from a back porch window, after which, the window was pried open.. The prowlers are believed to have reached in through the window and opened a lock on (Continued on Page 13, Column 3.) BREAK-INS FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Fair and in the Greek border, and has thus brought cooler tonight; low 52 in the WlSCOnSin near to collapse the in the rural areas. Tuesday fair lamer ed rebellion in Greece. And if thisjand cool; high 68. were not bad enough, Tito is also threatening to move in on the (Continued on Face 8, Column 4.) ALSOPS Grand Regent Dead Grand Forks, N. D. Mrs. Martin J. Colton, Sr., 68, active for a long time in work with the Catholic Daughters of America, died at -her home yesterday. Mrs. Colton was the organization's first grand regent in 1921. Her husband, five daughters and a son survive. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's I1949 turkey hours ending at 12 m. Sunday. 37 per cent larger than 1943 pro. Maximum, 85; minimum, 63; noon, 71: precipitation, .18. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Monday: Maximum, 74; minimum, 57; noon, 64: precipitation, .43. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 68; minimum, 49; noon, duction and 35 per cent more than the 1936-45 average. The State department of agri- culture said today the big crop fol- lows a national trend, with the na- tion's crop the second largest on record. The department added that grow- 62; precipitation, trace; sun sets to-1ers intend to market earlier this night at sun rises tomorrow atjyear, selling one third of the crop by November 1 and three-fourths Additional weather on Page 7. by December 1. of stop-gap measures at these dis- cussions to keep Britain's condi- tion from getting worse. But they are reported pessimistic about find- ing an immediate formula for solv- ing Britain's long-range problem. Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., said Britain's basic trouble is that "American industry has achieved such a phenomenal peak of efficiency and produc- tivity" that no country In West- ern Europe can compete with it. Morgenthau's belief that no sim- ple solution could be found for the situation was echoed by officials planning to take part in the three- power talks. Canadian Minister of Finance Douglas arrived last night with Minister for External Affairs Lester B. Pearson told newsmen he hopes "We will be able to achieve some useful but added: One should not expect mir- acles." Bevin is reported keenly inter- ested in the Marshall plan phase of the discussions because it may provide a way for Britain to buy Canadian wheat, flour, cheese, ba- con and eggs, woodpulp and paper with American dollars. Paul Hoffman, the economic co- operation administrator, has refus- ed in the past to permit Marshall plan money to be used for this purpose because virtually all these commodities are available in the United States. Republican-Herald photo One Of A Number Of Winona Homes ransacked over the weekend was the Bernard H. Habeck resi- dence, S57 street. The Habecks were visiting in Chicago when the break-in occurred. Police found virtually every room ransacked. The photo above shows how prowlers left a bedroom with drawers pulled out and contents strewn about. Dr. Walter Camp Succumbs at 60 Minneapolis Dr. Walter E. Camp, 60, a veteran of World War I when he served In the medical corps and since a well known eye and ear doctor here, died at a hos- pital last night after long illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. He lived at 2425 Humboldt Avenue South. of Morris Cohen, 40, on the first floor of the house in which he lived. Cohen's vrffe shrieked: "It's a maniac! He's got a She dashed upstairs where her son Charles, 12, was in a bedroom. She locked the boy in a closet and hurried downstairs. A bullet cut her down on the stairway. She died in her tracks. Cohen, trying to get away, ran through a back door. He was shot as he ran and fell over dead in a gutter. Cohen's mother, Mrs. Minnie Co- hen, came down the stairs at that moment. Unruh turned and wound- ed her. Then the mad gunman ran from the drug store and into the barber shop of Clark Hoover, at 3210 River road. He shot and killed Hoover. Then he ran into a shoe repair shop at 3206 and killed the propri- etor. From there Unruh dashed into dry cleaning establishment at 3218 and killed the proprietor there. At the same address he found a young bride and shot her. Arsenal In Room Then, Thompson said, Unruh ran to his own room where he had what Thompson described as an arsenal of knives, clubs and am- munitions." He barred the door and took shots out the window at passersby in the street. He felled several of them. Among those shot down in the street was six-year-old Morris Smith and an unidentified boy of Both died later at Cooper hospital in Camden. Also killed by out-the-window shots were James J. Hutton, 45, of nearby Westmont, N. J., and Alvin M. Day of Mantua, N. J. The whole battle lasted less than three quarters of an hour. It was a.m. (C.S.T.) when Unruh was captured. The dead and wounded were tak- en to Cooper hospital, which for a time resembled a field station at a battlefront. All available doctors and nurses were pressed into service as the litters were brought in. Shoot It Out A squad of 50 policemen and county detectives tried to- shoot it out with Unruh by pumping bullets through the windows of his room. That failed. Then they sent out for machine guns and tear gaa. Tear gas bombs were tossed through the bullet-smashed window. A few moments later Unruh. opened the door and staggered out. He was quiet and unhurt. Police formed a shou'der-to- shoulder marching ranks. They hustled Uaruh into a waiting patrol" wagon.   

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