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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1950, Winona, Minnesota COLD TONIGHT, THURSDAY BUY A WINTER CARNIVAL EMBLEM VOLUME 49, NO. 282 WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Cliff Charged With Grand Larceny Republican-Herald photo JUST IN TIME FOB BREAKFAST, but an unwelcome visitor was this big truck that crashid Into the.front of the William Kochenderfer residencs at Fountain City at a. m. today. The driver, Raymond Klitz of Antigo, told Buffalo County Traffic Officer Henry Zeichert that his brakes didn't hold and he couldn't make the turn from highway 95 onto highway 35. No Track of Seven Bandits In Boston Court Order For 5-Day Mine Week Sought Washington Robert N. Denhazn, general counsel of the National Labor Relations board, Bald today he is applying for a court order to put coal miners back on a normal five-day work week. Denham said a complaint charg- ing John L. Lewis and his miners union with unfair labor practices is the basis for the court action. Denham said his aides are going into court this afternoon to apply for a temporary injunction. This type of application calls for a hearing to be set by the court before any order is issued. No Restraining: Order Denham snid that he is not ask- ing for a temporary restraining kind ot legal proceeding which calls for immediate action by the court. Conceivably, it might be weeks before the court would act, Denham's complaint charges that Lewis has been failing to bargain in good faith, with the coal operators. Car Believed Used to Escape Lost in Traffic Boston A sweeping bandit hunt was under way today for sev- grotesquely masked gunmen j who scooped one million dollars In] cash and left a million behind inj one of the biggest holdups in his- tory. Vaughan Given Reprimand in Senate Report Coldest Noon Of Season; Little Relief Scouters Forced To Spend Night At Rochester By Adolph Bremer The Weather bureau, which says that the coldest readings of the season can be expected at this time of the year, wasn't disap- pointing anybody today, At noon today it was a frigid seven below, a record noontime reading for the season. A morning of sunshine had inch- ed the mercury up only two de- jgrees from the nighttime low of nine below. This was nothing compared with Bismarck, N. D., however. There lit was 44 below zero, and "ice fog" cut visibility. That's a weather phenomenon in which the air gets too cold to hold much moisture and the mosture stars forming Ice crystals. It begins at about 35 be- low. Driving Tough Around here the influx of win- ter weather brought more than cold. The cold air didn't move in last night; it roared in. The horizontal snowfall made driving virtually Impossible for several hours last evening, parti- cularly on ridge roads. When the wind slacked off somewhat 'about 10 p. m., an inch of snow fell to the ground. About 25 Winonans, attending a meeting in Rochester, stayed there overnight because of the driving conditions, and many others were marooned here and in other cities. The storm forced cancellation of a Rochester-Winona hockey game, a fight card at Caledonia and nu- merous area basketball games. ._. i T i It also put a. little more crust What a rude awakening! Imagine] whlch highway crews having a huge semitrailer carry- have been worklng diligently for ing six tons of potatoes come several days without complete suc- Truck Crashes Into House At Fountain City Fountain City, Wls. crashlng Into your house at a.m. Sut actually, it was an old story today for William Kochenderfer, Fountain City implement dealer. Cold To Continue This morning highway 61, In the vicinity, had only spots of concrete showing. It'll be cold again By Marvin L. Arrowsmith Washington Major Gener- F.B.I. agents and state police 'al Harry H. Vaughan, President joined local police who were un-j Truman's aide, was reprimanded jder orders to "break this thing today by the Senate com- which conducted last sum- were alerted because federal re-jmer's spectacular five percenter in- serve bank funds were included inquiry, the loot. jn a unanimous report on the investigation, the committee took Ithe transportation firm handles the 'Vaughan to task for accepting sev- delivery of money for a number of en home freezers as gifts, and it imember banks. I criticized him on other counts, i gave one of the !ey from an open vault in the ers to Mrs. Truman. Some of the sprawling waterfront garage of 'units went to other Washington Brink's. Inc., a money transporta- notables The presidential aide has tion firm, after gagging and was nothing wrong ;ing five employes last night. !about his taking the freezers, or in i Along with the million in cash presentlng tnem to jus friends. jthe gangsters grabbed In The committee'E public hearings checks. 'last August brought testimony that Cruiser cars raced through the John Maragon enlisted Vaughan's city and outlying districts m eflort to (Continued on Page 10, Column 2.) 1 NO TRACK influence with other government officials and in attempts to secure favors for friends. This Is A General View of the room at Brink's, Incorporated, in Boston, Mass., an armored truck firm, where gunmen trussed up five employes and escaped with more than a million dollars from an open vault. Leaving the vault is Thomas B. Lloyd, left, cashier in charge at the time of the holdup. A detective stands guard. At right is a cap left by one of the gunmen. P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) This was the third time over ajbelowjn the city, the period c-f years that the front ofj his house has been smashed by skidding trucks. The Kochenderfers live on high- way 35 at its junction with highway'. 95. The latter comes Into the river road down the steep incline from the ridge behind Fountain City. When there was a resounding crash this morning and the house] shook as though It had been smacked by a block buster, it didn't phase Mr. Kochenderfer too much. He climbed out of bed and said, "Oh, oh, I'll bet another truck slid into the house." And when he walked stairs, there was the the big semi staring him in the face. The truck, driven by Ray- mond Klitz of Antigo, had failed to make the turn downriver after coming down the hill, and it climb- ed right onto the Kochenderfer's enclosed glass porch. Signing The Complaint he filed this morning at Wabasha against Hollie Cliff is Public Examiner Richard E. Coiling, extreme right, as Justice of the Peace Charles Wolfe, Kellogg, watches. Standing in the background, left to right, are Wabasha County Sheriff John Jacobs and County At- torney Arnold W. Hatfleld, now fast friends once again after having suspicions of each other settled by GoUing's public report In the gambling pay-off case. Republican-Herald photo Oleo Tax Repeal Near Senate O.K. By John Chadwicfc Washington A long fight to repeal federal oleomargarine taxes, some of them dating back to 1886, drew toward an apparently victorious climax today. One of the leading opponents, Senator Wiley (R.-Wis.) left the city, an aide conceding "the fight's over." Advocates of the repeal measure said they expected it to be passed and sent to the House before nightfall in a quick sequence to de- feats suffered yesterday by dairy state senators, A hurdle still to be cleared was a trio of civil' rights amendments U. 5. to Buy Bacon, Ham As Price Aid offered by Senator Langer but the outlook was By Ovid A. Martin Associated Press Farm Reporter Washington tfl The govern- weatherman. There may be a little more snow tomorrow. This is a red letter day (in mem- ory of red noses) around here. A. D. Sanial, federal weather forecaster at La Crosse, said that the coldest reading on record in his 43 below recorded Janu- wasn't that bad today very wife for bacon and ham. many places, but in Wisconsin the Announced by the Agriculture de- I Partment last night, the federal that ment, acting strengthen hogs, they would be brushed aside with- out a prolonged scrap. A motion will be made to table (defer Indefinitely) his antipoll tax, antilynchlng and fair employment practices 'amendments. Opponents contend they have no place to oleo< margarine legislation. An effort also was being made by Senator McCarthy (R.-Wis.) and Senator Butler (R.-Neb.) to be keep alive a proposal to tack a taxes to the pro- uuter ui -era] cut in-exciSe taxes to the came a competitor of the bouse- but looked llke forlorn Hearing Jan. 27 For Farmer in Lowrie 'Pay-off Issued For Second-Degree Larceny Action By Staff Writer Wabasha, Minn. Former slot machine operator Hollie Cliff of Zumbro Falls was charged with second degree grand, larceny this morning In a complaint filed by Richard A. Coiling, etate public examiner. The complaint was filed with. Justice of Peace Charles F. Wolfe of Kellogg in the Wabasha county courthouse in connection with the "protection payments" allegedly given Cliff by John E. (Jack) Lowrie, Lake City night club op- erator. The Zumbro Falls farmer asked .through his attorneys that no war- Wiley was one of the chief spon-irant issued, and requested im- gesture. buying program is for sors of a proposed dairy state sub- hours and high winds were causing] to have political reactions as well dQWn to defeat yesterday, 48 considerable drifting today. ias effects on the cost of living. 37. mediate arraignment. The prelim- inary hearing was set for 10 a.m. January 27 at Wabasha. Cash bond was furnish- ed for Cliff by two men, Frank Unannounced quantities of porkj substitute, while also wiping] wyatt, Zumbro Falls, and Floyd .Ilwill be bought in a move to assurejout the taxes, would have bannedjE. Swanson, Red Wing. Cliff had lander reported ing, Eau Claire 18 below, Green Bay five below and Madison one above. In Minnesota 60-Mile Wind A 60-mile-an-hour wind whipped more than four Inches of snow in the oheastm prt of hog ernment the gov-i interstate shipments of yellow col- ____..... has promised them. Wed oleomargarine. Heavy marketings have pulled hog senator Fulbright di- prices slightly below levels which, rectmg strategy for the repeal bill, the department said, would rep0rters that he now expects antee a national farm average measure to pass quickly by Later to the morning, the truck xhVwinds had slacked off thisj be lim. and its load of spuds, which were bound for Rockford, 111., had been towed away for minor repairs. Klitz was unhurt. Kochenderfer was to see about having an esti- mate on repairs to the house. Twice before, 'loaded trucks have come to rest against the resi- dence. Once it was a semi with several tons of pears, and another time, it was also a truck with po- tatoes. But that was before the Kochen- derfer children, Judy, nine, and Linda, eight, had arrived. So this morning's crash was experience for the Likewise, the spectacle many area residents. an exciting youngsters. morning, allowing said low of E. I his thermometer state. 514.90 for 100 pounds this top-heavy majority. The Senate measure resumption "jovernment cuying win oe um- 'halted time being to bacon, vis-i smoked hams and smoked picnic Ishoulders. But it is expected to. Falls not only hog prices, but .._ prjces which consumers eBI-ea- differs in some respects from the bill pass- ed by the House last April, but he anticipates no dlf- adjustment of differ-] objected to the amount, saying that he believed was exces- sive for a resident of the county. Justice Wolfe, however, did not change the amount. Complaint Cites Payment County Attorney Arnold W. Hat- field, pointed out that the corn- cites only one of the alleged This particular pay- supposedly was given by Lowrie to Cliff in June, 1949. It is contended that Lowrie was duped by Cliff, and that money -.....Lowrie says showed reading of 47 below. International Palls ar.d Bemidjl, usually the coldest spots in the state, had a biting 38 below. Brainerd had its lowest tempera- ture of the winter last night with for virtually all pork cuts and The legislation would a i possibly prices of beef, lamb! present taxes of ten-cents-a-poundlne gave'to Cliif for pay-offs, never and mutton. Ion yellow oleomargarine and of Hatfleld and Wabasha The pork buying program was lone-quarter cent a pound on the county Sheriff John F. Jacobs. The announced the same day the de-iuncolored variety. partment disclosed it is ready to! Also repealed would be taxes was supposed money, says the Terrace night onerator. was supposed to keep give away surplus potatoes to the school lunch program, the Bureau a 36 below Four inches of snow fell (of Indian Affairs, and relief agen in that area last night, but primary icies helping the needy at home club keep him on gam- roads still were open. Buffalo County Traffic heaviest. attracted) Snow was fairly general over the state, hitting northern Minnesota Henry Zeichert and Deputy ville Abts investigated. Or- Elsewhere in the state, Rochester had nine below, Duluth 29 below, Fergus Falls 29 below, St. Cloud 20 below, Willmar 13 below, the Twin Cities 16 below and Albert Lea 11 New With Russ Urged I e New York Murder Trial New York Times says President Truman is I lllrw being urged strongly by adminis-J'UFy tration officials to make anoth- er attempt to reach an atomic j Appleton, Wis. manufacturers, wholesalers andjfrom being prosecuted retailers of colored an uncolored bling charges, oleomargarine. The complaint states Cliff ''with The dairy state substitute reject- intent feloniously to cheat and ae- ed by the Senate included said John E. Lowrie did will- ing bought by the department un-iamentiment to cut excise taxes on j fully, knowingly, unlawfully ana der a grower price support items as jewelry, falsely pretend and rep- gram. and abroad. The potatoes are luggage, telephone bills, ad- Politics may be drawn into the j missions and transportation tick- pork program because (1) It re-lets. on Page 10, Column 3.) CLIFF calls arguments supporters have made for the controversial Bran- nan farm plan endorsed by Presi- dent Truman, and (2) It raises the Wiley had hoped to pick up votes] for his substitute by tying a gen-, eral excise tax cut to it. Democratic Leader Lucas of question of whether government unois nas promised the Senate a chance to vote on excise tax cuts purchases of lard alone have supported hog prices. would It meant prices go de- Truman has submitted his tax rec- partment officials-said they most assuredly will will give ad- ministration leaders another A jury of I chance to argue for the Brannan agreement with Russia before helnine men and three women wasjproposal. This plan has been cold- decides whether to produce a by-j chosen yesterday to hear the first shouldered so far by Congress and drogen atomic bomb. degree murder trial of Robert] bitterly opposed by most of the The hydrogen atomic bomb is esti-iTracy, 28, of Neenah. Tracy Is ac-jmajor farm organizations. mated to be LOOO times as deadly asjcused of fatally stabbing his moth- Under this plan, the government the original atomic bomb. The Times, in a special dispatch from Washington by James Res- ton, says David E. LiHenthal, chairman of the Atomic Energy commission, is understood to be er-in-law, Mrs. Rose Hermsen, 62, would not buy pork or other per- in her home near Kaukauna farm products to support vember 23. j prices. Instead, it would allow cloudy, occasional very light Slow; among those who are arguing that j death. The jury went with Municipal prices to drop to natural levels, Judge Oscar J. Schmiege to the with the government making up home to inspect the scene of the the difference to farmers between market prices and support guaran- United States must reopen the I The state claims the killing foi-ltees by government subsidies paid international negotiations for con- trol of all weapons of mass de- struction before it assumes sibility for producing the new weapon. lowed an argument over a divorce from taxes. action brought by Tracy's wife, Evelyn, 26. The defendant has pleaded innocent ard innocent by reason of temporary Insanity. This plan, supporters contend, would permit cheaper retail prices while at the same time assuring farmers a just return. later in the session after President ommendatlons to Congress. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy continued cold tonight. Low tonight -5 In the in the country. Thursday highest 15. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; noon, precipitation, .04 (Inch sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on page 13. C1UI l<
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