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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Local Showers Tonight, Tuesday Forenoon Baseball Tuesday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 87 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 29, 1950 SIXTEEN PAGES Holiday Deaths Reach 275 ...._____ M M MMm Parade 1 Jnninn H K AVn (a 1 rltav T'lTPCHa V T TODAY- Public Not In on U. S. Decisions Washington There is good rea-j son to believe that the American] xhe lineup for the Memorial day parade Tuesday was announced today by John W. Dugan, parade marshal. The parade will move off promptly at 10 a. m., he announced. It will move west on Third street to Main street, and south on Main street to the Lake park bandshell. The lineup: 1. Marine Corp League unit On Third street and Walnut. 2. City officials On Third street east of Walnut. Municipal band On Third street east of Walnut. Boy Scouts On Third street east of Walnnt. Girl Scouts On Third street east of Walnut. National Guard On Third street and Market, Gold Star mothers On Market street north of Third. United Spanish War Veterans On Market street north of Third. Veterans of Foreign Wars On Market street north of Third. 10. American Legion On Third street east of Market. 11. Woman's Relief Corps On Market street south of Third. 12. V.F.W. Auxiliary On Market street south of Third. Parade, Memorial Rites Here Tomorrow people are not being told what they have every right to know. No one suggests that technical secrets should be broadcast to the world. But in a democracy, great isues of national policy cannot be settled behind locked doors. There must be public debate on the answers to such vitally important ques- tions as these: Has it been decided not to engage in an all-out effort to make the hydrogen bomb? Has it been decided virtually to abandon the effort to find ways of using atomic energy as it great new source of indus- trial power? Has it been decided to aban- don as impractical any seri- ous attempt to organize an ef- fective civil defense against atomic bombardment in time of war? Because of the thick shroud of secrecy in which such matters are enveloped, it is impossible now to answer any of these questions pos- itively. But certainly there are rea- sons for believing that the answer to all three questions is "yes." The fact, recently reported in this space, that there are techni' cal grounds for doubting that the hydrogen bomb is a good military Investment has now been widely confirmed, especially in a remark- able article in the "Scientific by Dr. Robert Bacher, physicist and former member oJ the Atomic Energy Commission. BRIEFLY, THERE are reasons for believing that the hydrogen at all, Vet With Gun Terrorizes 25 On Plane Ride Pilot Calls Police, Lands Craft at Fresno, Calif. Fresno, O'Reilly, 28, a meek gear grinder from Los j Angeles, terrorized 25 persons with! cocked automatic high over fornia yesterday. The Air Force veteran ranged the length of the Oakland bound air- liner for half an hour waving his weapon. Terrified passengers cringed. One] woman fainted and fell to the plane's floor. He left her lie there. j His reign of terror ended when Winona and most communities in this vicinity will pause tomorrow the plane made an emergency land- 9. to honor America's war dead. In Winona business will virtually be suspended for the holiday as the community takes time for a parade at 10 a. m. and Lake park cere- at a. m. All governmental offices, includ- ing the postoffics; most stores, the 'banks and industry will be closed. Memorial day ceremonies will be hi the morning, beginning at o'clock when the Veterans of For- eign Wars holds a brief ceremony at its monument. Parade at 10 a.m. U.S. Should Fix Levee Wall, Humphrey Says The traditional parade will move nour. yulIlUf -will yield a much smaller ative return In terms of area destroyed than the number of atom bombs which could be Senator Hubert H. Humphrey believes that the fed- with an equivalent government has a responsi- What is more Important, in the repairing of the crumb- bombs require the same levee wall in Winona. and the same uranium raw material, as atom bombs. Thus, has written a Wlnonan that make hydrogen bombs and at is no doubt in my mind that same time avoid a sharp is a federal responsibility since in atom bomb production, it might tee damage to the existing wall Is netn WTT n VMlllH O necBSsary to build a -primarily the result of high water "Dart of the reactor plant. It might even be and the changing of the necessary to build a counterpart ofiwhen the nine-foot channel was tha Northwest Hydro-electric Fow-j er system which feeds the federal government through plant. No such investment is Army Corps of Engineers has ly even remotely any responsibility for Moreover, the great to the three-block-long whose hideous magic brought It bases its views principally the atom bomb are not working on the desperately difficult a letter written by the man who lem of making hydrogen city engineer in 1940, in which This and other evidence says the city will repair the wall. suggests that the United States has been made of not now engaged in an all-out council records and no au- fort to produce the terrible new has been found for the For the reasons given above, of that letter. decision, if it has in fact the city council is made, may be justified. But for action by the federal is no justification for the American people where such a life-and-death issue is concerned. Moreover, in a democracy a small group of officials simply Humphrey is now asking the Senate public works committee to authorize the Engineers "to survey this situation and ultimately (Continued on Pace 5, Column make the repairs that are Oldest Wisconsin Durand's Mrs. Dies in Hospital at Durand, Wis. Durand's "rock- pital authorities reported, and ing chair lady" Mrs. Josephine! was given liquid food for the Girard. oldest resident of Wiscon-! time in off at 10 o'clock with John W. Du- gan as parade marshal. It will be- gin on East Third street and end ing here. Deputy sheriffs carted him off to the county psychopathic ward. His German war bride, Magda- line, 22, waited around and apolo- gized to the passengers and plane crew after the incident. The dramatic incident occurred on a flight from Southern California to Oakland. Half an hour out of Fresno, O'Reilly began acting strangely. Story Of Kide Stewardess Joan Herron and a passenger, Mrs. Dorothy McKenzie of San Francisco, pieced together the story after the harrowing half They said O'Reilly first complain- ed that music on the plane's loud speaker was too loud. at the Lake park bandshell after! He refused coffee and sandwiches, I saying they were drugged, o'clock Then he complained of gas odors traveling up Main street. Speaker at the bandshell program will be Georgejand accused Miss Herron of trying Robertson, Jr., Winona World War j to shut off the air when she put up n veteran. The Winona Civic blanket to block off a draft ce- us and Miss Mildred Newman willi sing, the Winona municipal bandi Take Your Hat Off The Winona Memorial day association today reminded citi- zens how respect should be paid to the U. S. flag and to "The Star Spangled which is the national anthem: When the flag passes, or when it is raised, all persons should face the flag, stand at attention and salute. Men should remove their hats with the right hand, holding it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the-heart. Men without hats and women should place their right hands over their hearts. The same attitudes should be taken when the national anthem is played. If the flag is present during the playing, all present should face the flag and salute. Uniformed personnel give the military salute. will play, Raymond Casini will give the "Lincoln's Gettysburg Ad- Life Scout James Mann will lead Scouts in the pledge to the flag, the Rev. William D. Cur- tis will give the invocation and the Rev. Allen W. Flohr the benedic- tion. This program will begin with the flag raising by the Marine Corps John O'Reilly tween the pilot's compartment and the passengers. After locking himself in the lava- tory for half an hour, O'Reilley came out, again complained of gas fumes, then smashed two windows with a fire extinguisher. Miss Henon summoned the pilot, Joseph N. Nuccitelli, As Nuccitelli turned the controls over to Co-PUot Don Lieto and stepped into the pas- lag raising oy .me marine wgt-s compartaient, O'Reilly pull- league and playing of "To the Col- somatic from his Docket. Nuccitelli jumped back into the locked the today. She was 109. "G'rnndma Girard." as she was affectionately known to hundreds in this area, had been a patient at Injured in Fall ors" by Bugler William O. Miller, 'Brief Ceremonies a t. compartment, Two brief cerenonies will hpr, the bandshell program. They will be held, successively, at the lake front and at the American Legion memorial shrine. Marshal Dugan said today that jcars will be provided for members Hal Eose Loses a wheel his race car spins and smashes into the wall in a qualifying run at the Indianapolis motor speedway. Hal was not injured but his racer was damaged and will not be in the 500-mile Memorial day race Tuesday. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) George, Taft Disagree on Arming Europe By Jack Bell Washington Senator George (D.-Ga.) said today that Western Germany's manpower will have to be used to build any ade- quate defense of Western Europe from possible Communist aggres- sion. George, a veteran member of the Senate foreign relations com- suggested a moderate cut in taxes, mittee made this observation in immediately, with sharper cuts later telling reporters he probably will j as government finances improve, support a military assistance pro-j The report, issued yesterday, gram the administration is expect-1 called for these steps as a spur to ed to present to Congress investment: it said, because these taxes have little adverse effect on busi- ness and the government needs the revenue they produce. In a report prepared by Economist Lewis H. Kimmel, the Institution week. On the other hand, Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) criticized the rearming of nations around Europe. He pro- posed instead that the United States, relying on its own strength alone, "tell- the Russians that if they start aggression they're in war." 'I would not arm Taft said in a television interview yes- terday. "Let Europe work out its own solution. In my opinion there is only one thing that will deter Russia from war and that is a strong American Air Force, a strong American supply atomic bombs." He said the whole effect of the Atlantic pact program is to make war more probable, and added: 1. Easing immediately the double tax on dividends by ear- marking perhaps 17 per cent of the present 38 per cent corpora- tion tax as a tax on dividends. Stockholders would not have to pay any additional tax on this income. 2. Trimming the remaining 21 per cent 'corporation tax as rapidly as government finances to ten per cent. 3. Making an immediate cut in the present top-bracket per- sonal income tax of 82 per cent, as well as other high-level indi- vidual income taxes. "What I object to is its undertak- j than ing by contract to arm about 20 [taxes eventually it should be no 50 per cent because "take more than half of nations all around the world, all I come there is often a strong psy-j around Russia, obviously an ag- chological 181 Traffic Fatalities Among Total Safety Council's 290 Auto Toll Being Approached By The Associated Press Memorial day weekend accident deaths mounted to 275 throughout the nation Monday. Near the three-quarter mark of the four-day holiday, the toll of traffic fatalities reached 181. Brownings accounted for 48 deaths, and 46 lives were lost in miscellaneous mishaps: With an estimated au- tomobiles on the highways the Na- tional Safety Council predicted the number of deaths in traffic alone would reach 290 by midnight Tues- day. The deaths by states, listed by causes traffic, drowning, miscel- laneous: Alabama 4-2-0; Arizona 1-0-0; Ar- kansas 1-4-1; California 12-1-4; Col- orado 1-2-0; Connecticut 0-0-1; Georgia 3-0-1; Illinois 10-0-3; Indi- ana 8-1-0; Kansas 3-0-0; Kentucky 5-0-0; Louisiana 1-0-0: Maine 2-1-0; Maryland 1-2-0; Massachusetts 2- 2-2; Michigan 19-2-2; Minnesota 5- l-l; Mississippi 5-1-1; Missouri 13- 0-2. Nebraska 2-0-1; Nevada 1-0-0: New Jersey 6-2-1; New York 9-6-0; North Carolina 3-0-5; Ohio 6-1-7; Oklahoma 6-0-0; Oregon. 2-0-2; Pennsylvania 5-1-0; Rhode Island 1-0-0; 'south Carolina 1-0-3; South Dakota 3-0-0; Tennessee 5-4-3; Tex- as 13-9-4; Utah 2-1-1; Virginia 8-1-0; Washington 6-2-0: West Vir- ginia 3-0-0; Wisconsin 5-2-1: Wyo- ming 1-0-0; District of Columbia 0-0-1. Minnesota, Wisconsin Accidents Fatal to 15 By The Associated Press Fifteen persons were dead today as a result of Memorial day week- end accidents in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Accidents involving au- tomobiles caused most of the fat- alities. One man was listed as a drown- ing victim after he pitched out of his fishing boat. He apparently suf- fered a heart attack. Two young- sters died of injuries suffered when they fell from automobiles. The victims: Marion Wertz, 55, of Wabanft township, Itasca county. He died late Saturday, in an auto accident six miles north of Grand Rapids, His brother, David, was injured. Their car swerved off state high- way 38. Owatonna Man Drowns Charles Shumila, 43 of Owa- tonna, listed as the first drown- ing in Leech lake near Cass lake the water from his fishing can offer information and boat. Roscoe Cross, Cass county Tax Cut Proposed On Higher Incomes Brookings Institution has called for a long- range tax-cutting program for corporations and persons with high in- comes as a path toward healthier industries and lower prices. But the privately endowed research organization opposed any sharp cut in sales or excise taxes. Proposals to reduce such levies ara "un- Secret Brink Robbery Reward Plan Proposed The state made it easy today for informants to come forward with clues to the fabulous cash holdup of Brink's Inc., without fear of underworld reprisals by assuring anonymity and a share in the reward. The "air-tight plan for citizens co-operation" was announced by Massachusetts Attorney General Francis E. Kelly as police continued i relentlessly for their first tangible clue in the nation's biggest cash (haul last January 17, _ _ Kelly said that under the scheme The top "personal tax now, the I approved by the citizens reward .mv ___ rri T.npi femaln unidentified, thus es- s gressive move. KTmmel's report was based on submitted to a num- a 1 J The informant submits his infor- stance program came up in Senate, George tried to cut its au- thorization from to Failing in that he voted against final passage of the bill. George said his attitude has changed largely because he be- lieves some positive steps now are srsTto nt wo which an-and on the DOttom 01 wmcn m. idoor and radioed here asking police i being taken to fuse Western Ger- to be on hand when he made his j many "s industrial plant with that emergency landing. Meanwhile, O'Reilly waved the pistol at the passengers, shouting, 'Nobody's going to get me. Ill kill Grandma Girard and her rocking jjje women's Relief corps, the chair were well known in this area, Spanish War Veterans, the She had suffered injuries in a fall Gold star Mothers and the U.S.W.V. in this area, had been a patient at 19 years ago and had been unable Auxiliary These cars should form St. Benedict's hospital here since to walk since then. at East Second and Market streets. April 3. When she was 90, she lost the] JD case Of rain the program For a time it was not believed she would live to see her 109th Inized relatives and friends sight of one eye. But she recog-1 scheduled for the Lake park band- even up to the end. Age and its infirmities failed to dim Grandma's interest in friends, her community shell will be held instead at the Winona Senior High school audi- torium. About school children from birthday on April 20 but Grand- ma fooled her friends and cele- brated with K birthday cake from her bed in the hospital. Although fed intravenously since being admitted to the hospital, _ m_______.......______ Grandma remained mentally alert around here in her younger to be celebrat- and cheerful. Her strength seem-1 as a cook, and many are the homes at tne Lake park bandshell Tues- ed to be improving last week, hos-j today where her recipes are being (Jay at 3 a. m. Bishop Edward A. and its to dull her sense i Cotter and Cathedral High schools humor. the parochial schools will sing Grandma gained fame for herself mass at the third snnual Me- used. She was born in Canada and is Ithe only living member of a family iof 12 children. Twice-widowed, she has outlived five step-children by her first marriage and nine of the ten stepchildren by her second mar- riage. Married in 1871 She was married to Herman Griffel in 1871 at Chicago and they moved to La Crosse, where he died in 1894. After marrying George Girard. she moved near Durand in 1896 and lived on a farm until 1912. For many years she had been living with a stepson and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. William Girard in Durand. recently, When they went on a trip she moved out into the country with a niece and liked it so well she stayed on there. In April when she began to fail, Grandma was taken to St. Bene- Survivors include 17 Mrs. Josephine Girard diet's here, great, great, last count. Funeral arrangements are pend- :Fitzgerald will pontificate at the solemn high mass. The local council of the Knights of Columbus is spon- soring the mass which will be cele- brated in St. Stanislaus church if the weather is unfavorable. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly cloudy with a few local showers late tonight or Tuesday forenoon. No important change in tempera- ture. Lowest tonight 54: high Tues- day 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 241 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 77; minimum, 53; noon, 71: precipitation, trace. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 78; Tninimum, 57; noon, 78; precipitation, none; sun sets tonighi at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 9. you all." Passenger Faints Mrs. Cecil Lyons, 72, a passenger from Los Angeles, fainted but no one dared touch her. Said the stewardess: "He ordered us not to." "The man's (nine months old) baby was said Mrs. Mc- Kenzie. "I think it knew something terrible was its mother shouting: "Johnny, what are you its father shouting back, 'Don't be stupid. They're try- ing to gas As the plane stopped, O'Reilly jumped out into the "waiting arms of officers. He was booked on sus- picion of assault with a deadly weapon. District Attorney Richard Shep- ard said O'ReiUy would be arraign- ed today unless his family prefers to have him given a psychiatric examination. O'ReiUy told the district attorney "a gang of desperate killers" were out to get him. He said he had sat up with a rifle over his knees nights waiting for them. Wisconsin Reaches 102nd Anniversary Madison, Wis. Wisconsin quietly recorded its 102nd anni- versary of statehood today. A congressional act making Wis- consin the 30th state in the union was signed 102 years ago today. The first session of the newly or- ganized legislature was held June 5, 1848. Wisconsin officially marked its century birthday two years ago. iof the Atlantic pact nations. "But we cannot rebuild ade- quate defenses for Western Europe without utilization of German man- power and I believe it is George said. The State department had avoid- ed any such position in the face of its demand on Russia last week that the East Germany police force be disbanded because it has as- sumed the form of an army. No Paper Tuesday In accordance with its usual custom. The Republican-Herald will omit publication Tuesday, Memorial Day. coroner, said Shumila apparently suffered a heart attack. The body j was recovered. Diana Scbindler, two, daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Raymond Schind- ler of Barnesvffle. She died in a Moorbead hospital Friday of inju- ries suffered when she fell out of her parents' automobile, as Mrs. or tne ow writes two sets of numbers of at her parents' automobile, as Mi swered a question dealing with the, figures j Schindler backed the car out of effort nf nnrnnration taxes on -prices, Iou_r ____ effect of corporation taxes on prices, about 60 per cent said their pricing policy was influenced by such levies. Asked whether these taxes had restrained plans for capital expan- sion, 55 per cent answered yes. Bengtson Rites Set for Thursday Wadena, Minn. Masonic funeral services for Former Sheriff John Bengtson of Wadena county will be held Thursday at the Con- gregational church here. Bengtson, widely known in state law enforcement circles, died Sun- day after a long illness. He was 81 and retired as sheriff ago after serving 26 are a son and four daughters, including Mrs. Earl An- drews of Bismarck, N. D., and Mrs. Van Duzee of Brainerd. years old, four years years. Survivors Then he tears off one set of numbers, leaves the other set on the letter and mails the letter to the attorney general, state house, Boston. The informant keeps his set of numbers so he can establish proof he was the sender when the robbers are "arrested and convicted." The attorney general said he will have the numbers on letters which offered vital information published in newspapers so they can be com- pared in private. Number holders, Kelly said, "may then come forward in secret with- out their identities being disclosed." Kelly said all letters submitted to him will be kept in his own pri- vate vault even while the informa- tion in them is being tracked down by investigators. The reward or a share of it will be paid if the part torn off by the sender compares with numbers on the letters in the attorney general's vault. __________ driveway. John Cave, five, of Lincoln, Neb., died in a Worthington hospital Sun- day. The boy fell out of the car of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Cave, eight miles north of Worth- ington. They were enroute to Ful- da to visit Mrs. Agnes Pixemer, grandmother of the victim. Joan' Suprenant, 17 and Richard Lee, 15, both of Grand Porks, N. D., killed in an auto-truck col- lision near East Grand Porks, Minn., Friday. Orrin L. Erickson, 46, Mmnea- polis killed in a headon auto colli- sion near Osseo. 8 Wisconsin Deaths Wisconsin's Memorial day week- end death toll today included five traffic fatalities, two drownings Americans United for U.S. Memorial Day Message By The Associated Press Americans, worried over the dangers of the cold war and pray- ing and working to prevent a third world conflect, will pause tomor- row to pay tribute to their warrior dead. At solemn services the living will rededicate themselves to the task of keeping the peace achieved by the sacrifices of the dead. A grateful nation will pay floral and vocal tribute on Memorial day at cemeteries at home and abroad where American servicemen lie. Ceremonies will range from the tomb of the unknown soldier in Washington to modest graves in tiny hamlets of the nation and in i federate dead of the Civil war. foreign lands where Americans under auspices of the armed fell. j forces, an American flag will be placed on each grave in the na- tional cemeteries in the United Marching millions and the mass- ing of battle flags will exemplify the theme that, once again on Memorial day, "united for peace." A five-hour observance once aKaiu U1J Americans are States, Alaska, Puerto Rico at the Arlington (Va.) national cemetery will feature an address by General of the Army George C. Marshall. A White House Army aide, Cap- tain Adam Eisenhauer, will place wreaths from President Truman on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier of World War I and at the monu- Hawaii and on graves of American war dead overseas. There are more than graves in national cemeteries, and burial grounds overseas contain more than dead of World War 1 and about dead of World War n. Memorial services and exercises were held in many cities yester- ments to. the Union and Con-! day in advance of the holiday. and one miscellaneous Billy Ahnen, 12, and death. _ Nicholas Haritert, 40, both of Oconto, Route 1, were killed almost instantly Sun- day night when the car in which they were riding collided headon with another on highway 41-141 south of Sobieski in Oconto coun- ty. Seriously injured in the crash were two of Billy's sisters and a brother, Paul, 25; Dorothy, 20, and Rosalie, 16. The driver of the other car, Gerald Raundy of Bara- boo, lost an eye and suffered a possible hip fracture. He had no passengers. One of the drowning victims was a water skier, Charles Linke, 24, of Beaver Dam. He drowned in the frigid water of Beaver Dam lake Sunday after the motor of the towing boat conked out. Al- though he was pulled out of the water by the boat's driver, Lyle Evans, soon after going down, re- suscitation efforts were unsuccess- ful. Carl Visser, IS, of Elcho, was another drowning victim. He drowned Sunday while swimming in Elcho lake. His body also was recovered in a short time but ef- (Continued on Page 3, Column 7.) HOLIDAY DEATHS   

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