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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight; Colder, Snow Late Sunday K Inner p. m. Mon. American p. m. W Tuesday Rogues' p. m. Wed. Your p. m. Fri. The p. m. Fri. N Hannibal Monday U Through Saturday VOLUME 5C. NO. 233 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 18, 1950 FOURTEEN PAGES BERSERK NEW JERSEY GUNMAN KILLS FIVE Banker 'Liked Him' Cohen Cites Loan Without Security By James R. Bacon Los Kefauver Senate crime committee, admit- tedly unsatisfied with Mickey Cohen's version of the Los Angeles crime problem, plays a holdover date here today. The crime Kefauver Tobey (R.-N.H.) and Wiley planned to be in San Francisco tod'ay. Instead that session was postponed until I Tuesday. Jimmy Utley, an under-1 j world foe of Tohpn will hr amnnu borrowed more than a quarter of Those heard mmion last years Rudulph Halley, committee coun-l and pald Uttle of u back' He told sel who persistently quizzed Cohen yesterday, said he was "doubt- ful" of some of Cohen's answers. He said he believed Cohen answer-1 "He Just took a liking to ed questions truthfully when explained, was sure they were drawn from Mr. Cohen, you undoubtedly must official records. j be a man of considerable charm Halley's persistence on certain to borrow from a bank president j questions aroused Cohen's ire on j under such enviable several occasions. j observed Senator Kefauver. Cohen gave some puzzling ans- j Cohen said he wants very much wers. Among them: jto pay the money back but he "I haven't the slightest idea why j can't get into any business be- anyone would want to kill me. I! cause "I got cops that put me to have spent thousands of dollars sleep and wake me up again." trying to find out. I have nothing. Senator Kefauver asked Cohen No one would want to muscle in about his visits and numerous tele- on me. I just ain't got nothing." j phone calls to hoodlums and gam- He opened his wallet, showed I biers in most of the nation's large and said it's all he had. He cities. added that he is in debt "I never had any business deal- and has been borrowing heavily. ings with any of "them. They're The "borrowing" puzzled the f just personal the witness senators, who learn that he has I replied. of borrowing from the pre- sident of the Hollywood State bank with no note nor interest. Army Adopts Marine Green Tanks, Infantry Gain in Blizzard American infantrymen thrust through a snow- itorm today toward the Manchurian frontier in rugged northeast Korea. mercury was skidding sharply. Only scattered rifle fire from nearby hills opposed the doughboys Of the U. S. Seventh division in the four-mile drive that carried them within two miles of burning Kapsan, 21 air miles south of the Red border. Washington Front-line soldiers are going to look more like that rival outfit the Ma- rines. The Army announced yester- day it has ordered new com- bat uniforms of dark olive green to replace present olive drab ones as they wear out. A spokesman, without the flick of an eye toward the Ma- rines' greens, said the new Ar- my uniform has a better de- sign and better camouflage properties than the present bat- tle dress. The Army is also working on a new garrison uniform for inspections, parades and desk work. It hasn't made up its mind on whether to have blue- gray or gray-green. Acheson Flays Critics, Raps 'Re-examinists' A irSer vice Near for Winona By John Hightower Washington Secretary of State Dean Acheson has decided to fight it out with his Republican critics, some of whom want him I of Madison is problematical, but May Be on Temporary Basis at Start Committee Back From Washington Hearing Optimistic Airline service for Winona, on a temporary basis at least, seems certain within the very near fu- ture. This was the optimistic report given to city officials and airport managers today by J. M. George, Winona attorney who represented the city at a pre-hearing confer- ence before the Civil Aeronautics board Wednesday in Washington, D. C, Whether the service will be pro- vided by Mid-Continent Airlines of Kansas City or Wisconsin Central fired. service on a temporary basis is This became clear today in the virtually certain pending the out- light of his sharp attack last night on post-election statements made by Senator Taft It was verified by Acheson's aides. In last night's speech, Acheson come of the hearing involving the entire route between the Twin Cities and Chicago and the ques- tion of trunk line feeder line ser- vice. said, without naming Taft, that he I Attend Hearing has read that the "isolationist" hss i At the Washington hearing were disappeared from the American Congressman August Andresen, scene and that a new figure has appeared, whom he called the "re- examinist." Taft, in post-election statements, said that "anybody is an idiot who calls anybody else an isolationist." State Aeronautics Commissioner, L, L. Schroeder and Joseph Bright, assistant attorney general of Min- nesota; Mr. George; representa- tives of La Crosse and Rochester who have intervened in the case Correspondent Tom Stone, g rearm' with the Seventh, reported that j .Acheson spoke beFfore nation. the storm, dropping temperature and rocky terrain were the biggest obstacles. However, a field officer to TODAY- President Worried, Heartsick By Joseph <.nd Alsop j foo.OOO North'Korean had shown their lack of con- al council of Negro Women. In an acidly humorous series of jibes, he suggested a "re-examinist" is the same thing as an "isolationist" and I declared those who advocate such a course "incapable of the very foundations of leadership." I But the significance in the speech I what he said as the fact that he Little Resistance said il' since tte election Re- Elsewhere Red resistance evap- Publicans have been demanding his i orated. But on the western sector I resignation on the ground that the Smoke still was rising from the town from heavy Allied air strikes covering the advance. The Seventh the Am He called for a re-examination of I with Winona and attorneys for most of the nation's airlines. Following the pre-hearing con- ference, a private hearing to pre- sent the case of the three cities was held before F. W. Brown, chief examining officer and James Verner, assistant to Delos Rentzel, chairman of the CAB. This, in turn, was followed up by personal conservations with most of the members of the board or their assistants by Mr. Schroeder and Waihington of those presen' at President Tru- man's press c' flference last week carried away with him a sense of utter unreality. It was not that there was anything unusual about the press conference. It was the first since the election, and it was natural that most of the questions concerned the election results. At le-ist one i were reported dig- iccidL uiic n ging into a low mountain defense line south of the Yalu river's inter- national powersites on the Man- churian border. The Red objectives appeared on the basis of intelligence reports to be: U. N. forces get ahead under harassment into the higher mountain gaps in the northeast i ft .1 iii me iiui With his usual cheerfulness, the where they might be ti d d President insisted that the results j through the bitler cold winter at were not really unfavorable -the the end snowbound supplv lines Democrats lost less than any party 2-Resist on a 60-mile line run- in power had lost in any off-year I mng through uplands from Taechon election since 1916, except for 1934. j on the southwest to Tcikchon With his usual stubbornness, the amj Chongchon river area President also insisted that he i China Reds stuck by his whole domestic politi- j Intelligence sources at Eighth cal program-now quite obviously Army headquarters estimated a footnote to history and that about Chinese in three divi- he expected the new Congress to sion-size task forces are on the Taechon-Tokchon line with about North Koreans. Other units There was nothing unusual, eitn- are in supporting positions. There cr, in the President's appearance. was no reported evidence of any The four neat points of his pock- Reds pulling back to the Yalu in fidence in him. pass it. No Nervousness Shown Murder, Assault Charges Filed Against Attacker Hayward, Wis. A 25-year- old resort worker who told author- ities of a bloody attack on his fam- ily Friday was in jail today on charges of first degree murder and assault with intent to murder. I 7o "provide" Stanley Crocker telephoned Saw- such service immediately, there is Mr. Bright. Patience Exhausted "Winona has already had two sets of patience Josh Lee, a member of the board, said. He and other members assured the Minnesotans that Winona's case as well as that of La Crosse and Rochester will come up for general discussion by the board at its next meeting. "This said Mr. George today, "That Winona is going to get special consideration because it does not have airline service." Mr. Schroeder was equally op- timistic, i "On the basis of our conversa- he told The Republican- Herald, "it appears the board rec- ognizes the fact that Winona needs air carrier service and cannot wait for two years until the entire case has been decided." Wint Prompt Servic, He said if the board does not Wounds Four Others in ill1! f r "i Wife s Family Caught in Attempt To Escape Police Net Ernest Ingenito, center, 25-year-old Piney Hollow, N. J., war veteran who machine gunned to death five of his in-laws and wounded four others, has his head held up for a picture after his capture early today near Vineland, N. J. New Jersey state police troopers who captured Ingenito after an automobile chase are Leonard Cunningham, left, of the Malaga police barracks, and Ray Vorberg, of the Port Norris barracks. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) yer County Sheriff William Sands from a hotel at Winter Friday morning and asked to be arrested. Dead in a backwoods cabin was Stanley Crocker, Jr., 18 months old. His sister, Christine, four, was et handkerchief wcro red. instead that area 45 miles northwest of! fatally wounded and their mother, of the customary white. His face Tacchon._____ j Irma, severely cut. looked a shade pinker than usual. shade plumper. He spoke with his j Cigarette Levy Deductible hands clasped behind his back, pos-! Oklahoman Gains Draw in Bout Over Income Taxes By Charles Molony v-...v. ................-r can take a federal income tax deduction ness. This happened when a re- slate cigarette taxes paid in a state which requires that each pack porter risked him about the stories bc Tto Lhe amount of the levy. of inadequate clothing for the: I Thompson, an Oklahoma City cement finisher, won a troop: in Korea. Truman replied decision on this point from the U. S. tax court yesterday. Thompson _ ,_ im itr _i_ J r a good possibility it will request Wisconsin Central to do so. To provide the type of ser- vice Winona needs, however, would require a remapping of (Continued on Page 9, Column 1) AIR SERVICE Bodies Of Two of the five victims of Machine Gun Slayer Ernest Ingenito lie on the lawn and in the doorway of the Piney Hollow, N. J., h )me of Armando Pioppi, grandfather of the killer's wife. The bod; in the foreground under a cloth is that of John Pioppi, who the killer with a knife in an attempt to stop the slaughter, but was cut down by a bullet blast. Slain Mrs. Theres'a Pioppi lies where she fell in the doorway of the house. Standing guard are unidentified New Jersey state police troopers. (A.P. Wirephoto to Thp Republican-Herald.) 1 By Frank O'Brien Vineland, N. J. A berserk 25-year-old appliance salesman I was captured without a struggle early today four and a half hours I after he machine gunned to death j five of his estranged wife's family and wounded four others. Ernest Ingenito. a "pleasant fac- led" war veteran, was captured by I two New Jersey state troopers aft- I er a two-mile automobile chase down a country lane in the scrub i pine flatlands of nearby Landis I township. He gave up without a j struggle, saying simply, "I'm the one you are looking for." He was whisked away under heavy guard to Malaga state po- lice barracks where officers at- tempted to determine why Ingenito started his reign of terror. A few miles away, authorities pieced together the story of the I horror-filled moments that brought j death to: Michael 44, Ingeni- to's father-in-law, Pearl Meizoli, 45, In- genito't mother-in-law. John Pioppi, 46, uncle of In- genito's wife. Mrs. Theresa Pioppi, grand- mother of Ingenito's wife. Marion Pioppi, 28, wife. Wounded were the gunman's wife, Tessie, 23; a eight-year-old cousin, Jean Pioppi; Frank Maz- zoli, 35; Michael Mazzoli's brother, and Frank's wife, Hilda, 34. Frank Mazzoli and Jean Pioppi underwent emergency operations shortly after being taken to New- comb hospital in Vineland, All the wounded except--Mrs. Ingenito were listed in critical condition. The shootings occurred less than 20 miles from the scene of another massacre. On September 6, 1949, Howard Unruh walked grimly down Camden's River road, killing 13 victims with a Luger pistol. Un- ruh, a war veteran, now is held in the New Jersey state hospital for the insane at Trenton. Heavily Armed State Police Captain Howard A. Carlson said Ingenito was heavily The paper was found by a re-1 armed when captured by two pair man in a tube used to send troopers. Leonard Cunningham interoffice communications at the and Raymond Vorberg. The two spotted a car answer- Scribbled Note Starts Police Murder Probe Milwaukee Handwriting on a piece of scratch paper started police Friday on a "murder my- stery" investigation. sibly to conceal his only nervous habit, a tendency to shut and open his hands repeatedly, like some or.e moulding putty. But if he was nervous, or under any strain, he certainly did not show it. Only twice did his tone take on a certain edge, a familiar sharp- that General Mac-Arthur had re- wo sa ne urns up 15 packs nnrtpH In him tint thprp nlpn. a Week, argued his Own C3S6. "the On other tax issues, Thompson i and that was good enough for him. j not so successful. He won a Aqain. when he was asked wheth complete with prices, overalls, shoes, overshoes, I rubber boots, wool socks, caps, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST j Winona and vicinity: Cloudy i with little change in temperature tonight, low 36. Sunday mostly cloudy, turning colder in late after- noon and evening with snow flur- ries. High Sunday afternoon 48. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 45; minimum, 26; noon, 45; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additioal weather on Page 9. lost more- er Secretary of State Dean Ache- I., "nompson s contest with the i khakj tio users and son would resign, he snapped back bureau stemmed from his with a loud, positive, angry 1M' tax return. He had an and nf n of cotton gloves. live and said Acheson would stay standard, ten per cent The coun, after weighing the on. and that wis that. deducuon which can be taken by extent to which these items were These were, in fact, about the ;vithout itimization. necess fa a cement that nnvthinp rpmntplv in SaaiUOD to Claiming deduc- icy was mentioned. And this no l do'ubt partly accounted for the cu- ltems as S279-66" for Poses, disallowed the entire and laundry bill and all clothing costs automobile ex- except S11.50 for overshoes and L imuuiiLiAi iui tilt j ffn f------------- mtu a.uu <an sense" of unreality. For the iary' for automobile ex- except S11.50 for overshoes and facing the reporters in the j and deprecation, and rubber boots and S87.50 for cotton e. high-ceilinged old-fashioned _ L., gloves. _ _ _ _ American President of the twen- ties, say, or even the early years (Continued on Page 9, Column 6) ALSOPS rious sense of unreality. For the j man Ornate, u r TT. room of the old State department i Bureau feit Thompson had Thompson's watch breakage was might just as well have been an "i ,blUed a 'ruled "a Per50113! and S21S.2S tax "deficiency." Thompson taxable. i took the claim to court. j The court left it to the bureau of this "century, serenely discuss- i Jurfe Dlfney 'Thompson to get together on _ Proved, a deducuon for Okla-! the exact amount of taxes he still ihoma cigarette tax. :0wes under the item-by-item ml- Thompson's work clothes and ings. Truman Asks Aid For Yugoslavia Washington Tru- man has called for emergency ac- tion to keep drought-crippled Yu- goslavia and its powerful armed forces from falling back into the Moscow fold. And officials said today he may ask Congress when it meets No- vember 27 for some to further strengthen the morale of that one Communist country that has broken with Russia. In a message to key congression- al leaders of both parties, Mr. Truman said that Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito "controls the largest fighting force in Europe, except the Soviet Union, and these forces constitute an important element in the defense of Western Europe against Soviet aggression." Since Tito broke with other Communist nations in the Moscow- controlled Cominform group, he has sided with the West of a num- ber of issues while frankly asking Western nations to help him com- bat, Soviet pressure. The U. S. Export-Import bank has granted his country industrial loans totaling during the past year. Yesterday the Eco- nomic Co-operation administration announced that emergency ship- ments of worth of flour will be started shortly to meet food needs brought on by an extreme drouth. Stressing the need for meeting this situation, Mr. Truman said "The prospects are that if remedi- al measures are not begun im- mediately, Tito's ability to control subversive elements in Yugoslavia will be seriously if aot fatally un- dermined, and the ability of the Yugoslavia military forces to with- stand an attack by the U.S.S.R. Schlitz Brewing Company. Officials said the possibility it was a hoax is not stalling a com- plete investigation. The writing, described as in a feminine hand, said: "He is a menace to society and must be taken away from all these people. It has come to prey on his mind already, and it will also not be long before we do something about. Poor devil! He had every- thing, but no one realized how far it had gone. Of course, I do not deem it sensible to go on humor- ing him in this- dreadful fashion. Naturally no one knows of the mur- der. However, a constant hounding on my part is beginning to show a strain on him. Soon I will tip my hand. Therefore, I have done away with him." Roadside Plunge Kills Driver Tintah, Minn. Victor Row- land, 63, Wheaton, was killed last hen his car off an embankment into a 15-foot excava- tion, about a mile and a half west of here. Sheriff George Schmitz of Wheaton said he couldn't give an adequate explanation for the acci- dent. The embankment was thrown up near the road in preparation for building a bridge. Tintah is in Traverse county. ing the description sent out when Ingenito fled the scene of the slay- ings. The policemen forced the car to the side of the road and Vor- berg held Ingenito at the point of a sub machine gun as he climbed out of the car. In his belt, Ingenito had a .38 caliber pistol. In the car were a German-type automatic weapon, a .32 caliber pistol and a .32 caliber carbine Police said the automatic had an attachment with extra bull- ets which made it in effect, a sub machine gun. 'I'm the one you're looking Ingenito said calmly and surrend- ered without a struggle. On Ingenito's left wrist were ra- zor wounds, not serious. On the car seat was a barber's type ra- zor. Police said he had tried to commit suicide. Story of Shootings State police reconstructed this chronology of the shootings: At 9 p.m., Ingenito went to the home of his father-in-law, Michael Mazzoli, and asked to sec his two children, Ernest, Jr., four, and Mi- chael, two. Mrs. Ingenito told her husband he was prohibited under a court separation order from seeing the children. Ingenito then shot his father-in- law, mother-in-law and wife. With the smoking weapon still in his hand, he dashed across the street (Continued on Page 9, Column 2) GUNMAN FourScore, Seven Years Ago Anniversary of Gettysburg Address Gettysburg, Pa. Four score and seven years ago tomor- row, Abraham Lincoln stood here and said a few words. It was the immortal Gettysburg address. Lincoln spoke to dedicate a cem- etery for the Union soldiers who were killed here in the Civil war's greatest battle, which raged for three days from July 1-3, 1863. What Lincoln said: Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new na- tion, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing wheth- er that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedi- cate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is al- together fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate we cannot consecrate we cannot hal- low this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have conse- crated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us, the living, rath- er, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rath- er for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining be- fore us that from these hon- ored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.