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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1949, Winona, Minnesota                              SNOW, COLDER TONIGHT, SUNDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 257 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY DOWNTOWN STORES OPEN TONIGHT SIXTEEN PAGES TODAY- Escape From Reds Difficult By Joseph and Stewart AIsop is, fortunately, not possible to peer into men's minds. If It were. It would be an interesting, If perhaps rather har- rowing experience, to peer into the mind of Czech Foreign Minister Vlado Klementis, who some days ago took ship from New York, bound for Prague. Klementis has been attending the United Nations meeting in New York, where he was pictured wreathed in smiles, walking arm In arm with Soviet Foreign Mln ister Andrei Vishlnsky. Even when this picture was taken, Klementl; had received friendly warning, from Prague. He was warned tha his and Vishinsky's mas ters were preparing for him the same fate which has now been meted out to Bulgarian communis leader Traicho Kostov and a hos of others. As this is written, Klementis has reached Paris, on his way home It is impossible to Imagine wha thoughts are going on behind the bland exterior he presents to the world. Yet it seems highly prob able that the same thought has occurred to him as occurred some time ago to his former second In command, Arnost Heydrich, score tary general of the Czech foreign office. NOT LONG AFTER the commu nlsts had seized full power in Prague, one of these correspon dents interviewed Heydrich at the Czech foreign office. Heydrich was surprisingly affable and outspoken for a high official In a communis state. Toward the end of tha Inter view, he suddenly asked his Inter- viewer what the chances were of war in the near future between the Soviet union and the United States. The reply was that on the whole war seemed unlikely. Heydrich blurted out, "in that case there is nothing left to do but escape." This extraordinary remark It was as though Under Secretary of State James Webb had told a strange Tass correspondent that war with the Soviet Union was his only hope of liberation can only now be reported because Jftydrlch Hungary Arrests Relief Chief was as good as his worSTSon he -slipped across -the Czech'-borders, and he Is now in the United States. THE REASONS WHY the thought of escape may logically be supposed to have occurred also to Klementis may be briefly listed. First, there are the secret warn- ings which have come from Prague. Second, there Is the fact that a number of Klementis' closest associates and appointees, like Klinger, chief of the Czech foreign office press section, were) purged while Klementis was In; New York. And third, there is the damaging record of Klementis' past. For on a number of occasions in the past Klementis has defied the Kremlin and this is not something the Kremlin quickly for- gets. In 1S39, when the Nazis gob- bled up Czechoslovakia, Klementis "Yes, there'll be eight Winona bands playing That's the good word being given to dancers who are Inquiring about Monday's Battle of the Bands at; the armory. Helen Schmidt and Bud Satka of The Republican-Herald advertising de- partment; were busy on the telephones today ans- wering queries regarding the benefit affair for the Good Fellows Christmas fund. All 65 of the musicians In the eight bands are donating their services that night to the Good Fellows and all proceeds will be used to help clothe Winona's unfortunate children. These bands will engage in musical combat: Don Morgan and his Dutch Masters. Frenchy La Renze and Ills band. Ernie Beck and his Moonlignt Concertina orchestra. Jim Cronen and his band. The Rhythmaires orchestra. Dale Simons and his Blue Denim Boys. Louis Schuth and his orchestra. Henry Burton and his band. "This Is an excellent chance for Winonans to have a lot of fun and help a worthy cause at the same Mrs. Thomas Lightfoot, chief Good Fellows worker, said. Tickets are on sale at EDSTROM'S, THE HURRY BACK, ARNIE'S BAR, THE UNION CLUB, THE REPUBLICAN-HERALD, JOCKEY CLUB, KEWPEE LUNCH and can be obtained from all members of the Winona Musicians asso- ciation. Republican-Herald photos Chinese-Soviet Pact Linked to Mao Visits Water For New York Moscow A Chinese-Soviet friendship pact appeared almost certainty here today following the arrival of China's communist leader Mao Tze-tung In Moscow last Eight. Some observers speculated that the subject of the pact already Nazi-Soviet pact, and war. The Kremlin ordered Klementis, a life- time communist, to Moscow. In stead, Klementis went to London. Soekarno Takes Oath as Indies President unforgivable. He broadcast for the Benes-Masaryk government In ex- ile, and his broadcasts were openly critical of the Nazi-Soviet pact, and later of the Russian attack on Fin- land. Moreover, throughout the period of the pact, Klementis prov- ed himself a premature antifascist may'have- beert Introduced-when- Mao- and Prime Minister-Joseph Stalin met last nigrit at the kremlin. Boon after the ChlneMi leader arrived from Peiping on the Trans-Siberian railway. The two countries also are ex- pected to work out trade and mu- tual assistance agreements during Mao's first visit to the Soviet cap- ital. On his arrival at the Moscow railway station Mao spoke Immedi- ately of his admiration for Stalin and of stronger ties between China's communist government and that of Russia. The most important tasks facing them, Mao said, would be fulfilled, tanks to the correct International policy of Stalin. And these tasks, he said, were the strengthening of the front, the struggle against the war- ongers, the strengthening of good neighborly relations between China and the Soviet Union and the strengthening of friendship be- tween the Chinese and Russian peoples. After his long rail trip across Siberia, and Russia in a special railway car, Mao was met at the station by Deputy Prime Minister Molotov, Marshall Nikolai A. Foreign {Trade Minister Michael A. Menshl- By Kenneth Likes Jogjakarta, Java The In- donesian republic's first citizen, Dr. Soekarno, today was inaugu- rated .president of the embryo United States of Indonesia which esc'ape'S c'am'elh'e will take most_of the East Indies islands from the Dutch. Sokekarno was sworn In at a colorful ceremony in the palace 'in London, he compounded sultan of Jogjakarta. Dry Friday He had been elected first presi- dent of the U.S.I. yesterday by representatives of the 16 states thatj will make up the new independent nation. Soekarno has been president and Deputy Foreign Minister the Indonesian republic since it de- A- -d flatly contradicting the Soviet-corn mumst hne. M. and Foreign TKV viTic tK0 betaB December 27, when it as- THi NAZIS attacked the iri fnrmor comes Andrei Y. Vishinsky. w's mornin aers t Soviet Union, Klementis' devia- tions ended, and he was apparent- ly accepted back into the Krem- lin's good graces. Yet another black mark was entered against him in 1947, when the Czech gov- ernment of which he was a part publicly accepted the offer of Mar- shall aid, without consulting masters in the Kremlin. As a snow and colder tonight and suit, the Czech leaders were called I Sunday. Low tonight 24; high Sun- sumes sovereignty in the former Dutch East Indies and becomes a paBfaer with the Netherlands In a Nettierlands-Indonesian union. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Occasional to Moscow and curtly disciplined. In view of all this, Klementis must be fully aware that the kind of independence he has frequently displayed has no place in the Krem- lin's new order. He must know thnt there is an chance that the warnings are ac curate, and that in Prague the familiar sequence of arrest, deli- cate persuasion, abject confession, trial and execution awaits him sooner or later. j It is just possible that Klementis I may yei accept Marshal Tito's of-; fer of asylum of communists in I his position, and end up In Bel-i grade instead of in Prague, partic-l ularly as he is accompanied byj his wife. Yet his former subordin- ate, Heydrich, who has known him well, does not believe this likely. In the first place, Klementis is an old friend and associate of Czech President Klement Gottwald, and if he failed to return he would thus almost certainly destroy Gottwald. In the second place, he has a cer- tain courace and independence of spirit, as his past defiance of the Kremlin has shown. But however courageous, it is hardly possible that he is not afraid. And as the long contest between the free and the slave states drags on, it is at least worth remembering that the loud and angry voices from the East are, almost without exception, the voices of men who are afraid. day near 30. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43; minimum, 26; noon, 40; precipitation, none; sun Jsets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional Weather on Page 13. Moscow's morning papers today gave marked attention to the Chinese leader's visit. His reception by Stalin was the subject of large headlines. Front pages also car- ried a detailed story of his arrival. His speech at the railway station under separate was published headings. In his speech at the station, Mao said; "For 30 years the Soviet people and the Soviet government have repeatedly given aid to the cause of the liberation of the Chinese people. These acts of friendship on the part of the Soviet people and the Soviet government which the Chinese people received during the days of their severe trials will never be forgotten." By John Randolph New York turned the water faucets tight here yesterday and eight million New Yorkers saved nearly 11 gallons apiece. That's the amount of a skimpy tub bath. .or a fast shower. .or two big dish-washings. .and- it may not seem so much. But when you get peo- ple saving that much water it means gallons that are still in the big city's giant but drought-stricken reservoirs. It was a water holiday. Friday. .or if you want to go along with the gag, "Driday." Water officials, apparently aston- ished by this blase city's response, called it all a "huge success." Then they crossed their fingers and hoped people wouldn't throw a water binge to celebrate. The final figures won't be known for certain until later today. The gallon figure was a cagey estimate based on 17 hours of the 24. The city has -already managed to trim gallons off its daily water budget since the short- age began two weeks ago. That gives a net savings yester- Jews, Arabs May Agree on Jerusalem Both Oppose Internationalizing Holy Region Haifa, Israel Informants here say Israel and Hashemlte Jordan may rush to a final peace agreement as a result of the U.S. decision to internationalize Jeru- salem, which the two countries hold jointly. The two nations, whose war has been halted by a truce, already are negotiating for settlement of traffic problems aimed at giving Jordan a route to the Mediterran- ean sea and providing Israel roads through Arab held territory to Mount Zlon. Both the Israeli republic and King Abdullah's Arab nation are in full agreement on maintaining their present positions in Jerusa- lem rather than giving in to the U. N. internationalization order. The Arabs hold the old city, in which most of the holy places of seven faiths lie. The Jews hold the new section and have set up most of their government offices there in defiance of the U. N. order. The informants said the U. N. order may speed up these negotia- tions in Order that a final peace agreement can be made. Other Arab nations would be expected to join in the peace agreement. U.N. Trustees Turn to Kashmir By A. I. Goldberg take Success United Nations trusteeship council, after three fruitless meetings wrangling about the Internationalization of Jerusalem, is going to try for a quick preliminary decision on Kashmir. Letting the question of Jerusa- lem slide over for a fresh start next week, the council meets to- day to take up the princely state over which India and Pakistan have fought and argued for the last two years. The 11-nation council stopped a shooting war over disputed Kash- mir by a cease fire order last Lie Detector Test Clears Ted Wagner Ted Wagner, right is at Madison, Wis., today taking a lie detec- tor test after being questioned at Prairie du Chien in trie slaying of Clara Olson, 18-year-old larm girl, in 1926. J. Edward Dolan, a co- worker with Wagner in a Fargo, N. D., meat packing plant, notified authorities that he thought Wagner might be Erdman Olson, the girl's missing sweetheart and suspected murderer, but a brother and other relatives of the slain girl declared that Wagner definitely is not Olson. (A.p. wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Ecaping Coal Gas Kills Five At Scranfon Scranton, Pa. Deadly coal gas seeped through a small home undetected yesterday killing a 29- Since the commission has tried for" Wagner's dentaljyear-old mother and her four chil- bince tne commission nasmea Madison, Theodore E. Wagner, 46, Fargo, N. D., was ab- solved today from any connection with the 1926 slaying of Clara Ol- son, 22-year-old farm girl. A member of the Crawford coun- ty sheriff's department said that Wagner was "absolutely cleared" by a lie detector test at the state crimS aboratory. He said testimony given by wit- nesses connected with the the finding January 1 The came after had nQ connectlon wlttl case that commission representatives of India and Pak- istan. and that he was not the long- sought Erdman Olson. A dentist at Viroqua, who did work in vain to get India and Fakis- ;an to sign a truce agreement and jold a vote so the population could decide whether the state should go ;o Moslem Pakistan or Hindu In- dia, Nearly four-fifths of the more identification did not tally with that dren, aged five months to six of Olson. UndersherifE Ulysses Day said) expressed no hard feelings j to years. Police described it as the worst In Scranton Iran Kashmiris are Mos- ner was taken to Prairie du Chien although he appeared irked. Wag- and will be given a ticket to Fargo, Day added. Ten persons connected with the The commission now Is asking he council to name one man to mediate and arbitrate the dispute. A long report December 12 saidj and came up with the jdecided oP-jfive months. he commission was no longer ef- history. Dead were Mrs. John Simon, a French war bride, and her chil- dren; Michael, six; Francis Louis, case scrutinized Wagner Friday three; Jacqueline, one, and Teddy in dealing with the two The commission report said al- inion that he was not Erdman Ol-j jacqueiine was to have celebrat-! left Prairie du Chien for ed her second birtMay day of about gallons. If New Yorkers can save gallons every day, Water so neither Pakistan nor India had satisfied completely the commis- for withdraw- innJfVW cvcij' ua j t i-ntr Commissioner Stephen J. Carney things the city may sneak through the winter without rationing until the big spring thaws solve the problem. The water holiday passed with- out a broken water main or bad almost at the stroke of midnight a four-alarm blaze broke out in a Harlem factory and swept through the building. But even the fire department saved city water. It moved a fire boat Into the nearby Harlem river and ran hose- lines a block and a half from the boat's big river pumpers to the fire scene. At last cout, the water level in reservoirs stood at 000 gallons, compared to the day before. This is small gain of gallons. The reseiTOirs are now holding on- lly 34.9 per cent of capacity. so as to allow a free ple- Five Killed Going To Air Crash Site Jalapa, Mexico Five per- sons were killed today going to the Isolated scene of the wreck of a treasure laden Mexican air- liner. The plane crashed killing 17. The Mexico-Merida plane of the C.M.A. (Compania Mexicana de Aviacion) rammed the slope of nearby Lamb's peak (Cerro de killing the 13 passengers and four crewmen aboard, Thei is 20 miles northwest of to Prairie du Chien Friday by police authorities who had been tipped the state crime laboratory here early today in company of Crawford County Undersheriff Ulysses Day, District Attorney Larry Peterson and Deputy Sheriff Fred Brock- way. The Fargo man was brought The bodies were found by husband and father when he re turned from work. U. S. Director Held on Secret Charge by Reds Agency Unable To Learn Reason, Release Sought Vienna Israel Jacobson, director of the American Joint dis- tribution committee in Hungary, has been arrested by Hungarian jpolice, it was learned here today. Hungarian officials confirmed his arrest, but refused to specify the charges against him. Harold Trobe, Vienna director of the American Joint Distribution I committee, a Jewish relief agency, I said Jacobson was arrested Thurs- jday when he returned to Budapest [after a six-week leave in the United States. Trobe said he knew of no pos- sible reason for Jacobson's arrest. Jacobson's home was formerly Rochester, N. Y., but a few weeks ago his family moved to Chicago. His wife, Florence, worked in the Chicago office of the "Federation of Jewish Charities." Mrs. Jacobson was with him In Budapest before they left three months ago on their trip to the United States. Jacobson left here last Thursday after spending a week getting a Hungarian visa. Trobe said the visa was Issued with "only a min- imum of difficulty." Jacobson was driven to the Aus- tro Hungarian border Thursday morning by a driver from the Vien- na office of the A.J.D.C. At the border Jacobson was met by a driver from the Budapest office and he crossed the border at U o'clock. Inquiries Reveal Arrest When he to show up at the Budapest office on schedule Thursday, Inquiries were made at the American legation there. The legation was informed by the Hun- garian foreign office ytsterday that Jacobson had been arrested. Trobe aaid Jacobson "probably was acquainted with" Robert A. Vogeler, businessman arrested by the Hungarians No- vember 18. He said, however, the two were probably not very close friends and he did not think there is any connection between their arrests. Jacobson, who is 37, was assign- ed to the Budapest office of the A.J.D.C. in September. 1947, and stayed there until he left for the United States. He left Budapest to visit Vienna only twice during that time. Trobe said as far as he knew Jacobson was never molested by Hungarian police during his long stay in Budapest. In Chicago, Jacobson's dis- traught wife wept when she learn- ed of her husband's arrest. i've been terribly worried be- cause I haven't heard from him. Dh, we were afraid this would happen." of Americans She explained that the commu- nist-dominated Hungarian govern- rnent was "very suspicious" of Americans or anyone who had ra- cently visited America. Dr. Paul E. Kubasko, Lackawan- na county coroner, said coal gas escaped from a defective choker in the basement of the home. The asphyxiated. by an amateur detective in Fargo i The mother was found to bed with her two daughters. Michael (Continued on Page 14, Column 2) Was m another room and the in- WAGNER American Ship Carries Oil, Scrap Steel to Chinese Reds Tokyo A gale kept the S. S. Pacific Transport from picking up the Angus Ward party at Taku bar. but the American ship did deliver oil and other cargo to that com- munist port. The Pacific transport is only one of many U. S. ships that regularly delivers cargo to communist ports in North Chi- na, beyond the reach of the Chinese nationalist blockade. After an almost complete shutdown in October in fear of the blockage. British shipping firms from Hong Kong have stepped up their trade with the communist north in the last two months. The volume now exceeds that reached before the na- tionalists announced the block- age. The flagship of the Pacific Transport lines were selected by the State depart- ment as far back as Novem- ber 24 to be the official "res- cue ship" for the U. S. consul general who was ordered out of Mukden. A gale delayed the ship nearly 24 hours off Formo- sa. Another American vessel, the Lakeland Victory, reach- ed Taku bar first and picked up the Ward party. But the Pacific Transport delivered 793 tons of cargo sent to Chinese communist ter- ritory by individual business firms in the United States. In the cargo were gal- lons of oil, 67 tons of scrap steel, more than 20 tons of us- ed truck tires, and quantities of paraffin. All the cargo for Tientsin was taken on in San Francisco and Los Angeles. It was con- signed to private Chinese com- panies in and around Tient- sin. The bank of Belgium in Tientsin was receiving- agent. The five killed in two traffic accidents were either relatives of passengers or persors attracted to the scene. The father of one pas- senger was among the new vic- tims. The mayor of Chiconquiaco, a mountain village, told authorities he saw the broken DC-3 wreckage and saw no sign of survivors. He is the only person to have come from the scene. Fond du Lac Tavern Robbers Take Fond du Wis. Two masked bandits held up the Bright Spot tavern two north of the city and fled with Friday night after pulling out telephone wires. Henry Balthazor, proprietor of the tavern, said the men threat- ened to shoot and his wife when he failed to comply with or- ders to empty the cash register. The till yielded and Balthaz- wallet according to Conn' ty Police Officer Harry Rozek. She said she could think of no other reason for the arrest. Mrs. Jacobson, 34, said she was "sure the legation would do ev- erything possible to get my hus- band free, but the Hungarians won't release anyone until they're good and ready." She balked at answering other questions explaining that she didn't want to say anything that might jeopardize her husband's position or his work in Europe. "After all, there may be 000 Jews who depend on the A.J.D.C. for help and if I say something that makes the Hunga- rians even more suspicious may- be the other workers will be ar- rested, she said. "Where is he .being she asked a reporter. "I must get in touch with the office (A.J.D.C.) and see what they know. Please, no more questions now." Mrs. Jacobson said she last heard from her husband from Paris. She said he wasn't too well, 'not sick, but run-down from working so hard." Mrs. Jacobson Is living with the couple's two daughters, Margo, eight, and Helen, six, on the south side in Chicago. James Edward Dolmn He signed vxuront for Wagner1 t arrest at Fargo   

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