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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1949, Winona, Minnesota TONIGHT, FRIDAY VOLUME. 49, NO. 178 WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 15, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO TWENTY-TWO PAGES Minton Named to Supreme Court Mankato Man Faces Mail Fraud Charge I St. Mankato, Minn., 'man was indicted today by a federal grand jury on a charge of mail! fraud in the sale of stylus operated pocket adding machines. Howard Gelb, assistant United States district attorney, identified 'the man as C. C. Walker, 47, head of the Business Machine Service Company at Alexandria. Gelb said Walker netted more than last year through sales of the ma- chines. Walker was arrested at his home in Mankato. He is scheduled for larraignment in Minneapolis federal court on September 27 along with i others indicted by the grand jury ithis week. Dulles, Lehman Enter New York Senate Race Contest Expected To Be Test of Truman Program New York The nation's Brust Awaits Arraignment At St. Paul only U. S. Senate contest this year starts officially in New York today Kenyon Centennial Cites Shopping Ease Kenyon, ease in phoning up the grocer for a sack of flour will be brought Into focus during Kenyon's Centennial jubilee. Two Kenyon couples left for Red Wing, 40 miles away, with two wa- gon loads of wheat. They will ex- change the grain for flour and start the return trip to Kenyon tomor- row. The idea is to show what ear- ly Minnesota settlers had to do to get flour. The couples are Mr. and Mrs. Peter Langemoe and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schreiber. They'll arrive home in time for opening of the jubilee which will continue through Sun- day. A queen will be crowned Friday, ,a parade and Centennial review with nominations of Senator set for Saturday along with dedi- Foster Dulles, Republican, and cation by Congressman August An Ingwald S, Stetnsland, 69, Minneapolis, front, right, steps from the federal court building in Minneapolis while trying to ar- range bond after he was named in a federal grand Jury indictment charging him with mail fraud and violation of securities reeulations. Federal investigators said Steensland's operations in which he used the name of the late Franklin D. Roosevelt, netted him <AJP. Photo.) former Governor Herbert H. Leh- man, Democratic and liberal party candidate. The Democratic state committee meets in New York city to name Lehman, 73-year-old financier, four-term governor and one-time j director general of the United Na-j Itions relief and rehabilitation ad Wilbur Brust, 44-year-old Wino-1 ministration. nan, is confined in the Ramsey! The Republican state committee1 if in Aibany to nominate' there on charges of fraud that Dulles, 61, a lawyer and Governor legedly netted him more than E. Dewey's adviser on 000 during a two-year period. J foreign affairs. Brust-who is under indictmen by a federal grand jury which al- Lenman is t receive tne nomina. uy a. J.CUGI HJ. j y t" _., leges that he represented himself asltion of New York state's liberal a government official to obtain the [party at a state committee meet- ing here tonight. Dulles and Lehman both of whom were prodded by their party leaders to enter the to money for nonexistent surplus arrested here yes- terday morning by Sheriff George He was taken into custody at his home, 663 Huff street, and Adenauer Premier Of West Germany Bonn, Germany (JP) Catholic conservative Dr. Konrad Adenauer skinned through by a one-vote margin today to win the necessary major- ity to elect him first chancellor of the West German republic. shortly after noon was taken to St.ifju the remaining year of the un- Paul by two deputy United States expired term of Robert F. Wagner, marshals. Assistant District Attorney Rob- ert Short stated in St. Paul this morning that he will confer with Brust this afternoon and that a I date tor arraignment probably will be set after the conference. veteran Democratic senator. Wagner, who sponsored much of the New Deal's important legisla- tion, resigned last summer in the face of illness and advancing years. Dewey appointed Dulles to serve as senator until after the election, In a secret indictment delivered jand ]ater helped persuade him to j by the grand jury last Friday, Brust] is alleged to have obtained approxi-' mately from Joseph Bemauer who formerly operated a bakery eec m The 73-year-old lawyer pulled a bare majority of 202 votes in the here and from Bernauer s 402-member Bundestag (lower house) of parliament after nomination j brother-in-law, Harry Melcher of by President Theodor Heuss yester- day. As first German chancellor since Adolf Hitler, Adenauer will be the strongest man in the new federal j government, heading a cabinet of his own choice. In his new to[ prime will as- sume the guiding role in western Germany's return to self-rule. The three-party rightist coalition i supporting Adenauer came within one vote of failing to win the neces- sary majority. The vote was: Although there are 402 deputies only 389 were present at today'sitient. session. The constitution requires a-j Bartholomew pleaded Stories of Mayo Clinic Robber Puzzle Police Rochester, Minn, Olmsted' leged to have posed as a War decision on whether he land P. itself would not be permitted earlv f0rm.al meeting the sets Administration official who had wju try to stay in public office to own more than one such councji_ access to a fleet of light delivery after 1950, when his term covering about 800 stores, Dewey twice beaten for presi-jin contrast to the retail out- trucks that Bernauer wished to pur- Milwaukee. November 8. The Dulles-Lehman contest is ex- pected to be a 'popular test of President Truman's fair deal. It also is expected to give some in- dication of what lies ahead in the 11950 elections. dresen of two Centennial trees planted today. Massed choirs of lo- cal churches will take part in Sun- day's program. McGrath Files Suit to Break A. P. Chain Washington Attorney Gen- eral J. Howard McGrath todayj filed suit to break up the Great j appointinent in a telephone talk with President Truman today. Federal Judge Sherman Minton, above, receives telephoned con- gratulations from friends today at New Albany, Ind., on his appoint- ment by President Truman to the U. S. Supreme court. Mrs, Min- ton listens to the conversation. Minton said he was informed of Atlantic and Pacific Tea Com- prrTy'snatlon-wMe food Sn. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) civil action was broungt in federal i district court at New York city this morning. It is a follow-up to a criminal conviction of the A. and P. Com- pany under the anti-trust statutes at Danville, HI., three years ago. The conviction was affirmed the U. S. court of appeals at Chi-j cago early this year and trie com-! pany paid fines totaling The action in New York requests a court order requiring A. and P. to separate its manufacturing and Vishinsky to Ask New Big 4 Talks By Eddie Gilmore Moscow-OT-Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky, slated to head mM101_JVUsou J_T___ii___t TTXT ai.caynV.lir in TJoUT VnT-fe TtPft WPftk. IS CiOSB irienOi. Ex-lndianan To Succeed Wiley Rutledge Held Desk Next To Truman During Term in Senate Sherman Min- jton of Indiana, who battled in vain for the 1937 Roosevelt plan to put younger blood on the Supreme court, today was chosen by Presi- 'dent Truman to serve on that bench. Minton, In 1937 a Democratic, pro-New Deal senator, now is a jndge of the seventh U. S. circuit court of appeals. That court has headquarters at Chicago and em- braces the states of Indiana. Illinois and Wisconsin. President Truman opened a news conference by announcing his choice of Minton to succeed the late Jus- tice Wiley B. Rutledge on the na- tion's highest court. He also announced that: Judge Walter -C. Lindley of the U. S court for the eastern district of Illinois will succeed Minton on the appellate court. Casper Platte, now a circuit judge of Illinois, will succeed Lindley. Catholic Wife Now 58, Minton is a Democrat and a Protestant, but his wife is Catholic. There had been speculation be- fore the appointment that Mr. Tru- man might choose a Catholic for the high court. The death of Justice Prank Murphy in July removed the only member of that faith from the court. Mr. Truman appointed At- torney General Tom Clark, a Pro- testant, to succeed Murphy. Minton, a lawyer of New Albany, Ind., was elected to the Senate in 1934. His Senate desk was next to tnat tnen Senator Harry Tru- In these transactions, Brust is al-j The outcome Is likely to affect seven independent companies, A, the Soviet delegation at the U.N. assembly in New York next week, is processing business from its to press for a new meeting of the Big Four council of for- ing and selling .easiness aiid to sep-j arate its present seven retail store divisions into seven independently owned retail good chains. Under the proposed break-up of the present national chain into ministers. With U. S. Secretary of State] Dean Acheson, British Foreign Sec- retary Ernest Bevin and French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman all due to be on hand, informed circles here said Vishinky will urge chase for the bakery firm. Down payments were made by urged by some G.O.P. lets it now operates, leaders to enter the Senate race, but refused. He now is reported Bernauer for delivery of the trucks ___ _______ which -was never made and later pointing toward a try for a third payments were made by the bakery] term as governor next year. owner for war surplus Cadillac carsj Lehman was beaten in the which were never received. I Senate election by Republican Irv- On file at the federal court office jng M. Ives, New York state's sen-! here are other indictments against j j0r senator. Brust which allege that he obtained in that year, Lehman had the I Milwaukee to See New Miss America agreement to end the Russian Ber-, killed her husband. So the judge county authorities said today ranging from to nominations of' the Liberal party) Milwaukee The new Miss lin blockade, but several questions were left hanging I slayer to die for his crime? Among major problems still to are having difficulty checking two other Winonans. i The three complaints on file here accuracy of stories told by Lavernejallege that Qn Ig47_ he rep. and the left-wing American takes her first public bow party as well as of the Friday, but not in a bathing American Labor party haslsuit, fellas. less of whether all 402 are present. Bartholomew who is awaiting sen-iresented intent to decided not to endorse any Senate! Petite Jacque of tence for robbing a Mayo Clinic pa-j defraud Mrs. Ray Kohner and! candidate this year. The bulk of I the Miss American pageant, at At- JDonald Kohner" as an official votes are expected to go to.Leh-lantic City last week, will make of the United States corpsirnan. Entry of an Alp candidate several appearances at the Wiscon- b y I of engineers and obtained !would have been a bad blow to sin Outdoor Exposition. Tne IB- court on August 23 to indictment states that onJLehman became the Alp vote usu- year-old, five feet three and a half (charge of second degree larceny. June 1 of the same year he fraudul-1 ally goes to the Democrat when j inch brunet from Arizona will have _ __ _ i.__j.i__ _ i_j_ nnn _ a fViQ nPTnn pnTlstfl.YltilV fl.t S1G.C nhvimis that the 15'Judge Vernon Gates delayed sen-lently obtained from thejthere is no Alp candidate in thela chaperon constantly at her side joined the social-jtencing pending an investigation ists and disgruntled BavarianJBartholoinew's past, rightists in opposing Adenauer for) Bartholomew flrst told Judge1 a member of the LlObe vote can decide chancellorship. i Gates he was a war hero who had; Wisconsin Speed The Bavarians accused Adenauer fte last weeklbeen a prisoner of the Clarified Despite the reported Alp rank-! aged each Miss America the last and-file support for Lehman, years, Jlaid down the edict Iparty's top command has officially 's Discuss Next Meeting: When the foreign ministers end- ed their Paris meeting on Germany j last June, they agreed to meet in-] formally during the U. N. session j to discuss their next meeting. j The Paris session reached an r ill1! Victim s Wife Saves Slayer From Execution New York The man had Thus did Mrs. Anna Falletta, 35, the widowed mother of four as one of his administrative as- dren. save 35-year-old (Charlie) Petillo yesterday be solved are possible future econ- omic and political unity of Ger- many, an independence treaty for Austria and reconciliation of diver- gent allied views on who should write a peace treaty for Japan. The Austrian treaty was turned over to the ministers' deputies, but they have failed to reach an agree- ment, thus turning the matter back to the foreign ministers council. Moscow informants said- Vishin- offered to plead guilty to sky, who was' turned down at the degree murder, which does not As a senator, Minton was an em- battled "New Dealer" and a vigor- ous fighter for the Roosevelt ad- ministration's measures. He fought hard for President Roosevelt's plan to add new justices to the Supreme court to the number of those over age 70 who. did not retire. As the age of the justices then stood, the plan would have enlarg- ed ths court from nine to 15 mem- bers. The court of that time had de- clared unconstitutional major legis- lation which the President backed as essential to the country, Defeated for Re-Election With the shifting of political tides, Minton was defeated for re- up to her. Did she want the election to the Senate in 1940 by Raymond E. Willis, Republican. Minton went back to Indiana, but President Roosevelt quickly called him back to Washington and named jcuit court of the electric chair I Minton was born in Georgetown, Potiiir, nr, fnr first-dpirree'11113-' but family moved to New Petillo, on .rial foi wnen he was a smaU bcy_ murder in the May 4 shooting Mrs. Falletta's husband, Frank, 35, j of switching promises with the result that Dr. KarljHe later rescinded that story. assailed his support of the nation's bipartisan foreign policy. Arnold, Christian Democratic officials now are checking other ;new ister president of North-Rhine! Madison, Wis. Wisconsin's] The only state-wide contest at the speed limit of 55 miles I November election in addition to ister president oi of Bartholomew's latest hour is in efiect from one hourjthe Senate race is to fill a vacancy Westphalia, was elected president Bartholomew told theater sunset until one hour the court of appeals, the state's of the Bundesrat (upper house) in- stead of a Bavarian. Although Bartholomew told the judge that he served time in an! sunrise. about no bathing suit poses. "Only at a beach or style show may she pose in bathing Miss Slaughter said. "And Miss America may not be photographed Paris meeting, probably will press again for action on a peacy treaty for Japan. Peace Treaty Debated Acheson, backed by Bevin and Schuman, contended a Japanese Treaty was not a question for the council. They argued it should go carry a death penalty. Kings County Judge Samuel'; Leibowitz told Mrs. Falletta the! decision was in her hands as to! whether he accepted Petillo's to the lesser charge. Taff Calls Farmers 'Pretty Well Off' ay with every Tom, Dick and Harry, to the Far Eastern commission Her appearances must always beiwhich includes Australia and i Philippines. "I feel two wrongs can't make Washington C. H., Ohio Senator Robert A. Taft (R-Ohio) yesterday told a group of farmers "his corn-hog belt area he dignified." Arizona prison on a grand larceny, rhanrpllor wm I charge, the FJB.I. reported it does! given to Ben the chancellor of the state motor vehicle At a session of the lower house next Monday, The clarification of the limit was L. Marcus, commis- make a policy statement and an nounce his new cabinet, it was dis- closed. The Bundestag then will de- bate the policy statement, after which a vote of confidence will be of the government He now claims he is an orphan! department, by Attorney General who was adopted by a family livim; Thomas Fairchild today asked. Completion near Garden City, Kan, Bartholomew posed as a doctor A new state law also established a daytime limit of 65 miles per hour. will cause the replacement of the; J American, British and French to steal a purse from the Mayo' The Wisconsin division of the Clinic patient. He faces a S500 fine j American Automobile association or up to five years in prison on also asked for an opinion of the llaw. itary governments by a civilian high commission. Allied control j over German affairs then will be j regulated by an occupation statute, a sort of interim peace treaty, which the Germans are given self-1 rule in nearly everything except! foreign relations and trade. j Adenauer, in his first policy statement, said today that Ger- many would never give up claims to its Polish occupied eastern ter- ritories. Shortly before he was elected as chancellor by the federal Parlia- Engine Blast Wrecks Indiana Power Plant Bnshville, Ind. A diesel Bob Ratikin, Tony Barringer and George Kreher from the engine exploded in the South- eastern Indiana Electric Company's generator plant, Wiling at least one will pursue. They included: Work for revision of Germany s eastern frontier. Encourage the maintain as Tni Russians in Europe. Work for peaceful with the United States, and France. and stopping electric parts of 11 counties. State troopers and wrecking crews dug in the shattered build- ing for another missing workman. plant just ahead of the blast. They told troopers that the engine devel- oped a hot piston and they couldn't England Press for Germany's admission to the Council of Europe. In a message to the people of the United States, Adenauer said: "We owe the United States an extraordinary amount. Perhaps never in the history of the world has it happened that a victorious power devoted itself to the recon- struction of the vanquished. Public Service Company of Realizing that an explosion was imminent, the workers ran from the big brick building but the blast caught Woqd. The explosion ripped away thej roof and one side of the structure. Rushville newspapermen described generator plant as the biggest erating in the same area, sent out diesel engine installation east emergency crews to tie in the cut- off lines to P.S.C. cables. They the Mississippi river. Ten state troopers at the scene hoped to be supplying electricity to radioed their headquarters in In- Southeastern's customers to recruit a labor crew to.help rip away the debris on the possibility that "cross was inside- nightfall. State police identified the dead man as John Wood. They said El- bert Cross also was missing from the plant crew but they were not certain, he was in the wreckage. and still alive. Rushville garagemen helped pull away shattered beams with their wrecking car cranes. A Conference on Franco-American relations with Secretary of State Dean Acheson brought this group in the State department in Washington today, headed by French Foreign Mmister Robert Schu- man third from right. Left to right: French Ambassador to the U. S. Henri Bonnet; ECA Director Paul' Hoffman; Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder; Schuman; French Finance Minister Maurice Petsche and Averell Earriman, KCA roving ambassador. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Sending chair won't bring Frank back. "I feel sorry for his (Petillo's) i poor mother. I know what it is to lose someone. He'll have to answer to God for what he has done." Leibowitz called the prisoner be- fore Mm, and said: "You ought to get on your knees and kiss the hem of the skirt worn by this good woman. Every morn- ing and every night in yo'.'r cell in Sing Sing you ought to thank God you met such a kindly person. "Remember, Petillo, she saved you from the electric chair." I Petillo, who shot Falletta in an argument about a debt, was I ordered held for sentencing of not less than 30 years in prison. The judge said the prisoner has a can- cer which will kill him before he is eligible for parole. Officer Sentenced For Killing Friend Redfield, S. D. A Redfield policeman enters prison today to serve 15 years at hard labor for killing his "best friend" after a drinking party. Maynard Schultz, the officer, pleaded guilty in circuit court yes- terday to a charge of first degree manslaughter. He admitted shoot- ing Roy J. Siebe, one legged taxi- cab driver and friend, following a party on September 3. Schultz ac- now is in trie midst of 100-day "report to the people" which will take him into all sec- tions of the state. In his appearances here and in London, Ohio, yesterday, he spoke repeatedly against the farm, plan of Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan. Taft explained his opposition by charging the plan would have the cused Siebe of improper conduct for lower prices through sub- sidization of the farmer. He added: "The Brannan plan would cost about and would have to be paid by the taxpayers, both the people in the cities and on the farms." When a Madison county farmer reminded the senator "farm prices have dropped 17 per cent and prices in stores three per Taft replied: "Farmers still are pretty well- off. You still are receiving prices of 101 per cent of parity." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair and warmer tonight and Fri- !day. Low tonight 50; high Fri- day 74. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 69; minimum 46; noon, 69; precipitation, none; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at with Mrs. Schultz. Additional weather on page 3.