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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Generally Fair Tonight, Wednesday Baseball Tonight, p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 93 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE SIXTEEN PAGES CHARGE DISMISSED Plane Crashes Into 37 Rescued, 28 Others Missins Miami destroyer U.S.S. Saufley radioed at a. m. (E S T today that it had picked up 37 survivors of a twin-engine air- plane which crashed into the Atlantic ocean 275 miles northeast of here. Those saved included the pilot. There was no report on the remainder of the 65 and crewmen who were on the plane. The destroyer informed Coast Guard headquarters in Miami that all the survivors picked up were "in good condition." The destroyer's message: "Recovered 37 survivors. Posi-j minutes north, west. All in rafts. Pilot believes remainder have life jackets. Continuing co- ordinate search with planes and! picking up all empty rafts." Life Jackets Available The pilot's belief that all the missing passengers had life jack- ets raised hopes that the loss of life would be small. However, a B-17 radioed the Coast Guard that the survivors in- Board Cool to Plea for Parking Space Lake City Man Hit by Train Dies of Injuries Pioneer Merchant Struck While Walking Across Trestle Lake City, Minn. A pioneer Lake City merchant died from shock and loss of blood about 11 p.m. Monday after a locomo- tive had severed his right foot. O. H. Haakenson, 74, retired op- erator of a variety store, was struck on a trestle at Maple Springs, a creek about five miles .south of Lake City. He was with a party of fishermen, but he was not fishing. His wife told authorities that a The city of Winona-assisted by I northbound Milwaukee road tram [approached the bridge about the Association of Commerce park-j ing again yes- terday for a strip of courthouse land, but the reception by the Wi- cluded 34 passengers crew members. seph Halsey of Seattle, Wash. Co-Pilot William Holleran. The plane added: "Doubt there any more survivors." and threej nona county board of commission- jers was cool. Commissioner Walter Schubert block-long i feet wide on the east Among the crew members saved the plane reported, were Pilot Jo- felt that the Wash. and strip up to 60 side should be retained for if! beautifying, and also thought that (the traffic in and out of the lot iere any more for destrians The pilot of a Coast Guard PBY Goetzman noted plane which re urned St. Peters are DilinE and the county "ma so doubted any would be found. Earlier, a Coast craft, circling over s0sup" I build Guard air-! thought county "may need to an underground vault. He the location the rescue scene, reported 33 survivors were found. But another plane of the Westair Company which partici- pated In the search reported see- would be to the east of the court- house. He doubted, too, whether there is a real parking problem in the courthouse vicinity. Yesterday, Baid he, for the third time in about ten years he was unable to find a parking spot right at the court- house. Ing 45 in the life rafts. Workers All the passengers were mi- gratory workers from Puerto Ri- Sen route to the United States. Mr. Goetzman wondered too The plane was en route from how parking space for 60 to 70 San Juan, Puerto to Wilming- N. C., when a motor failed. It made a futile attempt to reach p.m. A nephew of the Haaken- sons, Ben Schweiger, 15, of Daluth, shouted a warning. Several others fishing from the trestle off, she said, but her husband re- mained there. Mrs. Haakenson said Don't Let This Happen Here (An Editorial) Tonight the annual commencement exercises of Winona Senior High school will be held at the senior high auditorium. It will be an occasion for celebration for it will mark the completion of 12 years of schooling. Below is a news story taken from, the front page of Thursday's Republican-Herald. We extend our sincerest congratulations to all of the graduates and their we hope we won't have a story like this to print about some Winona teen-agers to- morrow. Nassau. The Saufley started picking up the survivors from five life rafts at a.m. (E.S.T.) as Coast Guard and commercial planes hov- Theurer replied that "it won't, butj We're working on other spots ini lieves that he must have thought there ivas ample room for clear- ance. While the others frantically in the semidark, train bore down on the Lake City- man. She said apparently he was sucked under the locomotive. He was carried about ten feet and flung down onto the bank, wit- nesses said. After the accident, the nephew went to get help. He flag- ged down a car driven Petrich of Lake City, and driver went into the city an ambulance. Meanwhile, Edwin LaMont, Lake City, who was in the fishing party, applied a tourniquet to son's leg. At the hospital, it was found that the man had suffered a fractured left arm, broken right leg and a fractured skull. He died as preparations were being made i to give him a b'.ood transfusion from his wife. Frank Auman, Milwaukee rail- investigator, was called to the city, too." i look into the accident. He said to- He pointed out that the city was d.ay he tbelf considering changing the diagonal lln a' 7 parking on the south side of West ered overhead. Coast Guard cut- parkins on me south side 01 west Lrs freighters and otier vessels Third rtreet, between Johnson and ters, freighters were in the area. Washington streets, to parallel, There wa, no immediate indica- which would reduce the available __ enana oVinnf HY1o_Vlalf parking space by about one-half. (The council last night did pass an ordinance doing just that.) In the city delegation were Presi- dent Theurer; Aldermen Pfeiffer, Joseph Krier and Howard Bau- mann; Chief of Police A. J. Bin- gold; A. J. Anderson, secretary- manager of the Association of Com- merce, and Everett Edstrom and William A. Galewski, of the A. of C. parking committee. Mr. Anderson sai courthouse land for parking was becoming prevalent, and added that about two years ago when the com- missioners flrst rejected the use of the land for such a purpose the A. of C. had offered to pay the cost of creating the lot. Presidgnt Theurer pointed out to the commissioners that if the coun- ty ever again needed the land "it's understood that the city wouldn't stand in the way." ately sending an armada of air! As a compromise. Alderman Krier and surface craft rushing that the commissioners the area. Ships at sea were divert-! a lot there for the use of ed from their course. j county employes only, and Alderman At 5-45 am (E S T a Coast pfeiffer suggested that meters had) Sight- !been installed around the court- tion as to the fate of the missing passengers. The rescue came almost exactly a year after a transport plane went into the Atlantic on the takeoff from San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Miami, killing 53 persons. The date was June 7, 1949. Survivors were plucked from the sea today less than ten hours after the stricken aircraft's pilot mes- saged "It looks like I'm going into the drink." The time was then p.m. Veteran Pilot Joseph Hal- sey of Seattle, Wash., radioed one engine was out and he was flying at 200 feet and losing altitude rap- idly. He said he was trying to reach Nassau in the Bahamas. Ater that nothing more was heard from the plane. Coast Guard air-sea rescue head- quarters went into action immedi- about 70 to 75 miles per hour. He placed the time of the accident at p.m. Wabasha County Coroner E. B. Wise, Wabasha, said today that tile death was accidental and that! there would be no inquest. I Mr. Haakenson had resided in; Lake City since 1908. He was born! in Chimney Rock, Wis. He operat-j ed a variety store here until his! retirement four years ago. j Funeral services will be held! Thursday afternoon at Lake City, j There will be Masonic rites, butj arrangements are incomplete. Sur-! (Reprint from Thursday. June 1, Republican- Herald) MacArthur Bars 24 Jap Reds From Politics General Angered By Attacks Upon American Soldiers By Russell Brines Tokyo MacArthur, angered by Japanese Red attacks on American soldiers, ordered 24 top Communist leaders purged to- day and the Japanese government swiftly followed his command. The government promptly noti- fied the 24 members of the Com- munist party centra] committee they have been barred from poli- tics. Seven of them will vacate par- liamentary seats. All will be pro- hibited from party membership or any influence in other activities. The swift move which MacArth- ur ordered in a letter to Premier Shigeru Yoshida will cost the Beds their principal public speakers and most effective leaders. Technical- ly they also will be prohibited from guiding party affairs or writing. Reds Informed Notification of the purge by the government was made in a series I of telegrams and special delivery (letters to the Beds. They were dis- patched after the cabinet discussed Trial at Wabasha Ends on 2nd Day Defendant Expected to Be Returned To State Hospital at St. Peter By Staff Writer Wabasba, Jacoby today was formally absolved ot the responsibility for the hammer-slaying of seven-year-old Leo Schultz of Minneiska in 1918. The motion for dismissal of the 32-year-old first degree murder charge was granted by District Court Judge Karl Finkelnburg at 11 a. m. today on the second day of the 45-year-old Jacoby's trial on an indict- MacArthur's letter meeting. at a special National police, who took steps to guard against possible retalia- tory action, arrested two union leaders for their alleged part to the Memorial day demonstration during which American soldiers were attacked. The arrests led to speculation that MacArthur's letter may be a springboard to stronger measures against the Communists. The government, in the wake of Sunday's Yoshida's elections which eaw pro-occupation liberal ment reissued by a Wabasha county grand jury last month. Yesterday, the court had denied a defense mo- tion for dismissal. Judge Finkelnburg requested that the 12-member jury hearing the district court criminal action return to the courtroom at p.m. to hear the court's formal explanation of the reasons for dis- missal. Despite this morning's court de- velopments, it will probably be some time before Jacoby is a free man again. The current court proceedings were expected to be completed this afternoon with the rjiticipated mo- tion by County Attorney Arnold W. Hatfield that a second degree as- sault charge against Jacoby stem- ming from an alleged attack on Mrs. Schultz be dismissed. Return to Hospital Seen However, present indications are that as soon as the court actions have been concluded Jacoby will be returned to the state hospital at St. Peter to which he had been committed soon after the Schultz boy's death in 1918. An inmate of the hospital from 1918 to 1929, Jacoby escaped from St. Peter in 1929 but was recom- mitted in 1940. When he was first taken to the hospital, a court order provided that he be confined there until the time when he was competent to understand the proceedings of a trial. In March of this year, the hospi- tal certified that he was competent party, retained in power, already had announced its intention of out- lawing the Communist party. I at this time and he was taken to An occupation official said Mac- Wabasha to stand trial on the grand jury indictment. He was not formally released from the hospital, however, and he Traffic Death Toll For Weekend 199 By The Associated Press The nation's violent deaths over a four-day weekend were run than 50 under last weekend's extended Memorial day holiday. The biggest decline in the toll was in traffic fatalities. In the cur- vivors besides Mrs. Haakenson survey deaths on the highways numbered 199 as compared to Guard plane radioed tersely ed survivors." Northeast of Miami Operations officers pinpointed the location on their charts. It was about 275 miles east northeast of Miami. More than 30 planes and surface vessels taking pnii. in the search! house in 1940 aiid they might be again. elude a brother, Henry, of Chim- {or a simUar period last weekend. ney Rock. _ over.all total slnce e p. m. last Friday was 342. The count on the morning of Memorial day since the preceding Friday night was nearly 400. The survey is being made to give a non-holiday weekend com- parison with the death toll for a 102-hour Memorial day holiday this year when 571 died in violent acci- dents. Deaths by states in this week- end's survey (traffic, drowning and Alabama 531; Arizona 100; Arkansas 602; California 16 6 3; Colorado 300; Connecticut 111; Florida 032; Georgia 821; Idaho 100; Illinois 14 0 5; Indiana 704; Iowa 610; Kansas 203; Ken- WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Generally Schollmeier Funeral Set For Wednesday Fountain City, Funeral services for Eugene Schoil- meier, 28, who died in a Rochester, j'Minn., hospital Monday of a head i injury suffered in a baseball game (Sunday will be conducted at 'a. m. Wednesday at St. Mary's church here with the Rev. Leo J. Lang officiating. If air tonight and Wednesday with were notified. Three rafts full of people spotted and counted. They totaled niht 62 hi Wednesday 88. minutes later another LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 today: Maximum. 88; minimum. 61; noon, 33. A few Westair Company plri'ae taking! part in the search ra.lioed endj t J2 counted 45 survivors en live life] rafts. The weather was clear and and the life rafts tossed gently i three to five foot ground swells, j I Additional weather on page 13. Schollmeier, Bohri's Valley a catcher on team, was hit a pitched ball in- the first half of the eighth inning. He was not knocked unconscious by the blow and objected to leaving the game. En route home to Fountain City after the game he became critically ill. He was taken to Rochester after at sun rises tomorrow at SSll I ture. He died at the hospital shortly after 7 a. m. Monday. Beloit, Gen- eral Thomas Fairchild was criticized sharply by Beloit's city attorney Monday for starting an action charging racial discrimination in tucky 101; Louisiana 120; Maryland 50 1; Maine 122; Massachusetts pools. 323; Michigan 864; Minnesota 250; Mississippi 102; Missouri 323: Montana 100; Nebraska 301: Nevada 110; New Hamp- shire 200; New Jersey 721; New Mexico 100; New York 977; North Carolina 402; North Dakota 010; Ohio 16 1 5; Oklahoma 500; Oregon 403; Pennsylvania 15 3 5; Rhode Island 100; South Carolina 100; Ten- nessee 300; Texas 715; Utah 100; Vermont 210; Virginia 10 0 8; Washington 043; West Vir- ginia 110: Wisconsin 644: Wy- oming 400. Wisconsin Mishaps Claim 14 Lives By The Associated Press Fourteen lives had been lost in Wisconsin by Monday night in traf- fic crashes, drowning and miscel- laneous mishaps during a long weekend starting at 6 p. m. Friday. Latest reported deaths in the state were Lawrence Baga, 34, and his daughter, Nancy, seven. They drowned in West lake of the Spread Eagle chain in Florence county late Sunday. The girl was thrown from j ggio'it's" "operating the a motorboat and her father leaped city-pwned pools last fall after into the water in a vain effort tojtne governor's commission on hu- save her. jman rights received a complaint. Richard David, 88, of Bruce in I In April, Fairchild questioned Tel- Rusk county, died Monday of in- fer at an adverse examination and juries suffered in a crash city manager denied that any Arthur's order does not provide for dissolution of the Communist'party. Protective Occupation MacArthur's letter said the oc- cupation had "excluded from Ja- pan's public affairs" the militar- ists who launched the nation on its "adventure in conquest and ex- ploitation." "The guiding philosophy of this phase of the occupation has been protective, not MacAr- !thur said. He added: "Recently, however, a new anil no less sinister groupment has in- jected itself into the Japanese po- litical scene which has sought through perversion of truth and in- citation to mass violence to trans- form this peaceful and tranquil land into an arena of disorder and Strife." MacArthur said the Reds' aim was to stem "Japan's notable pro- gress along the road of represen- tative democracy and to subvert the rapidly growing Democratic tendencies among the Japanese peo- Harry Jacoby jury 32 years ago admitted as evi- dence in the present trial. During this morning's session, the state called four witnesses to testify and sought to have the ver- dict and transcript admitted. The defense objected on grounds that this was not properly admissable and the court sustained the objection. Motion for Dismissal It was then that Dunlap present- ed the motion for dismissal of the case. "The slate has failed to show beyond a reasonable Dun- lap argued, "that the death of Leo Schultz was caused by a criminal must be returned to the hospital j agency involving- Harry Jacoby. before such a release can Tf drafted. Approximately 50 spectators were in the courtroom when the motion for dismissal was granted this morning. Mother Among them was Jacoby's mother who attended the trial for the first time today. When the dismissal was announc- ed, Mrs. Jacoby sobbed joyfully and remarked, "It's been a long time to wait for this. Thirty-two years is a long time and it's hard to believe that this thing has been settled at last." The motion- for dismissal was made by Defense Attorneys Robert Dunlap of Plainview and Harold Ruttenberg of St. Paul shortly af- ter the state had been unsuccess- ful in its attempt to have a 1918 coroner's jury verdict and a tran- script of evidence taken by the Beloit Denies Segregation of Negro Swimmers Wins Iowa Renomination By The Associated Press Politicians with an eye on national trends turned to the hot Cali- the city's two municipal swimming jfomia primaries today, to watch the fortunes of Democrat James Roosevelt and Republican Earl Warren. City Attorney George K. Blakelyj They were busy, too, appraising the results of yesterdays senatorial statement immediately primary elections in Iowa. There, Republican votes gave Senator issued a statement immediately margin for renomination and early Democratic TT __ i mui a, after Circuit Judge Harry S. F03vreturns built up an increasing leadi had granted Fail-child's motion for for a dismissal of the charges against Jed for the senatorial nomination as City Manager A. D. Telfer without a backerthe prejudice. Praichild's motion was Loveland. who campaign- 1 importaut too xjje state's House made at the request of Governor not even close. Loveland's bid was Repubiican prjmary opponents was Rennebohm. Blakely declared that Fairchild had been "unfair" and asked that he state publicly "that there has not been any violation of the law by Telfer." The city attorney charged that Fairchild "is just backing out of a situation m which he was not justi- fied in bringing action on the evi- dence that he had." "Telfer is an honest public offi- Blakely said, "and he has been maligned by these accusations and publicity in certain newspapers outside the community. "Mr. Telfer has always denied that he ever violated the law and had informed the attorney general of that fact. Nonetheless the Attorney general started action claiming to have some special knowledge that Mr. Telfer had violated the law." ordered an investigation night that killed two other elderly The U. S. Destroyer Saufley stands by to pick Up survivors of the C-46 which crashed into the sea 330 miles northeast of Miami this morning. Life rafts are tied alongside the ship. This picture was taken by Machinist First Class R. B. Williamson from a Navy PB4Y Privateer. (A.P. Wirepnoto to The Republican-Herald.) Imen. Their car smashed into a steel bridge railing near Bruce. David's companions. Harry Lure, 65, of Route 1, Ladysmith, and Rennie Biese, 72, of Route 1, Bruce, driver, were killed outright. the sort of segregation of whites one pool arid Negroes in another, smaDer, ever had been enforced. Telfer also said he bad no plans to issue any orders in the -future to keep either race from using either pool. j contested by five opponents. Chief among these was former Governor Nelson G. Kraschel, who fought the Brannan farm plan. With of precincts re- ported Loveland had votes and Kraschel had The other four candidates trailed. Voting1 in California In California today, over 000 voters were taking part in pri- mary elections in which state law permits candidates to file for nom- ination by the opposing party as well as their own. Thus, two-term Governor War- ren, Republican, was also pitted against Roosevelt, son of the late President, in the Democratic pri- mary for governor. And Roosevelt was in the Republican primary against Warren. Warren campaigned on his rec- ord. Roosevelt assailed this record as one of major failures. Second in' national interest in California was today's contest for senatorial nominations, for the spot now held by Senator Downey, Democrat who is retiring from of- fice. Representative Helen Douglas and Publisher Manchester Poddy fought it out for the Demo-1 cratic nomination, to oppose the Republican candidate, Representa- tive Richard Nixon. The California House races were delegation now numbers 12 Repub- licans and 11 Democrats. Otherwise, on today's political menu there were: The bid for renomination in South Dakota of Senator Chan Gur- ney. Republican, opposed by Fran- cis Case, veteran member of the House. Five candidates are run- ning for the Republican governor nomination. A four-man race for the Dem- ocratic nomination to be governor of New Mexico. They include Dav- id Chavez, brother of Senator Cha- vez. A Republican state convention in Arkansas. B, 265 Graduate At Macaiester St. Macaiester college last night presented diplomas to 265 seniors, largest graduating class in the history of the school. Governor Youngdahl was awarded an hon- orary doctor of laws degree. Virginia, Fergus Falls Get 110 Housing Units Washing-ton The Public Housing administration assigned 110 housing units to Virginia, Minn., and 85 to Ferg-us Falls, together with planning funds of for the iron range community and for the Otter Tail county be! "It seems that the state has been relying wholly on the mere fact that Jacoby was a part of the Schultz household at the time." The jury had been requested to leave the courtroom while the mo- tion for dismissal was being argued by opposing attorneys before the court and Dunlap observed that "by the state's own witnesses, it has been established that Jacoby was emotionally calm. There is rea- son to infer from this calmness and unexcitability that he is not the one who committed the crime. "The- state has not shown manner or cause of Dunlap continued, "but merely has shown that the boy was found in a ravine and died later." At this point, Judge Finkelnbu-z interrupted to point out that state witness this morning had de- scribed the finding of a hammer which, the state alleges caused the death of th? child. "That's Dunlap answered, "but no relationship has been es- tablished between the hammer and the wounds of the boy or the com- mission of a crime." Ruttenberg also told the court that "this matter must be considered in the light of the proof presented." No Further Evidence Dunlap then said, "The state has particularly neglected to point out a criminal agency involved." County Attorney Hatfield, who di- rected the prosecution of Jacoby, remarked that "the state has been laboring under certain difficulties because the case is so old." Hatfield then told the court that "the state has no further evidence to produce." The first witness to be called by the state this morning was William Young, 76, Winona, a former White- water resident and a neighbor of the Schultz family. Young told the court that he was driving by the Schultz farm when he heard shots and the screams of Mrs. Schultz. Young said that he ran to the house and applied first aid to Mrs. Schultz' wounds. He testified that he remembered her saying, "I'm shot." but recalled no reference to Jacoby. Brought Alcohol Bert Gage, 62, Altura, explained that he "heard about the shooting" and brought alcohol to the Schultz home for cleansing the wounds. The boy's father, Frank Schultz, was called to the stand for a brief period of questioning today. The only other witness called by the state was Fred Nepper, 46. Weaver, who lived on a farm near' the Schultz farm. Nepper stated that he aided in the search for the Schultz child and carry the boy from the ravine in which he was found. Nepper testified that he knew Jacoby and that he went with a group of authorities to the ravine the day after the incident. Jacoby, Nepper testified, pointed to the spot where the hammer was lying. A motion to dismiss the case, presented by defense attorneys shortly after the jury of seven (Continued on Page 4, Column Z) JACOBY   

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