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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 16, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Increasing Cloudiness And Showers by Thursday Afternoon Read 'Green Water' Page 16 Today VOLUME 53, NO. 178 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 16, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES "V A V .1 x _ Arthur L, Padrutt Lester R. Johnson O iinth District Voters drutt, Johnson EAU CLAIRE man who did not declare himself for or Wisconsin's controversial Ssnator Joseph R. McCarthy won the Republican nomination Tuesday for a vacant seat in the House of Representatives. Arthur L. Padrutt, 36, of Chippewa Falls, a photographer and teacher who spent 13 years in the Wisconsin legislature, captured the GOP nomination in the special Ninth District Congressional Pri- mary. The Democratic nominee is Lester Johnson, 52, Black River Falls, Jackson County district at- torney. Padrutt. who stayed away from the McCarthy issue in the primary campaign, beat put George Rowe, 43, of Menomonie. and State As- semblyman Arthur Peterson of Prescott, both of whom went on record against McCarthy. The only avowed McCarthy supporter, Mike Krultz Jr., of Neillsville, finished last in the field of six. Traditionally GOP Republican candidates in this traditionally GOP Northwestern Wisconsin district piled up a mar- gin cer.rly 5-1 over the two com- petitors in the Democratic column. Padrutt. and Johnson will be matched in a special election Oct. 13 for the seat left vacant by the death of Merlin F. Hull, Republi- can, of Black River Falls, last spring, The primary turned out to be a popularity contest. It failed to pro- vide anv clear indication of the Vote by Counties For a report on how Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson and Pepin counties villag- es and to page 17. voters' feelings on national issues in this predominantly agricultural district. CHICAGO Eisenhower ad- ministration officials were silent today on a proposal by Adlai E. Stevenson that the United States seize the cold w ar initiative by offering Russia a double-dyed non- aggression pact and a chance to agree on disarmament. Stevenson, the 1052 Democratic nominee, told a cheering throng of Democrats who overflowed Chi- cago's Civic Opera House last night that "the door to the conference room is the door to peace." The former Illinois governor laid with the backing of former President Truman, Sen. Sparkman (D-Ala) and other party leaders a challenge to President Eisenhower to "think afresh" about offering the Soviets "durable assurances of non-aggression." If Russia puts impossible condi- tions on the acceptance of any non- aggression guarantee or declines to participate in an effective disarm- ament plan, Stevenson said this would saddle on to Moscow the "ame for continuance of the cold U.S. Government's Contentions Denied By Officials A federal grand jury in St. Paul has leveled new charges against The J. R. Watkins Co. of Winona, an 3 one of its top officials in con- nection with the company's use of denatured alcohol in the prepara- tion of Watkins liniment. A new indictment accused H. F. Williams of Winona, vice president of the Delaware Company who for- merly was president of Watkins I Maryland Corp., and the company, of filing a "false, fraudulent and j fictitious statement" in an alcohol I user's report to the federal alco- j hoi tax unit. In February, a grand jury in- dieted the Watkins Delaware I Corp., E. L. King Jr., president; Williams, and 11 other officials and employes of the firm on charges of conspiracy to evade alcohol taxes in the manufacture of lini- ment. The Maryland corporation is the manufacturing phase of the busi- Iness and the Delaware tion is the sales agency for the concern. Usage Questioned Both cases arise from the ques- j tion vhether Watkins liniment is a mecicine intended by the com- pany for internal or external use. The government contendr that if it is an internal medicine, alcohol used in its preparation is subject to a federnl. tax of SI per gallon; if for external use the alcohol is tax-free. This one of the legal questions now at issue. The government further contends in both cases that the company has promoted use of the liniment, in part, for internal use. The indictment made public to- day accuses the company of caus- ing to be filed with the alcohol tax unit, a company statement Oct. 15, 1950 which represented that gallons of alcohol used by the company the previous year was for liniment for external use only I The indictment charges the com- UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (ffi pany knew that substantial quanti- Russia's Andrei Y. Vishinsky was ties of liniment was intended to be expected to make a determined i used for internal purposes by pur- chasers. Convair Bursts info Flames Near Two Rescuers Drag a body from the flaming wreckage of an American Airlines plane which carried 28 persons to their death. Twenty-five of the victims were passengers aboard the commer- cial liner which went down in flames near the Albany, N. Y., air- port. The plane was attempting to land before it plunged in flames. This photo, by Alex Bronakowski, was snapped seconds after the crash. (AP to The Republican-Herald) effort today to get the U. N. As- sembly to reconsider its decision barring so-called neutrals from the ;on from no jmmediate reac. Eisenhower's summer In almost every instance, candi- 1 headquarters in Denver, the United 'Nations delegation in New York or dates carried their own commu- nities and lost in other counties. All had promised continued aid to agriculture. Padrutt won because he swept his home county of Chippewa by more than 4-1. He piled up a vote lead in Chippewa over George Rowe, 43. of Mcnomonie who made official circles in Washington to the Democratic leader's sugges- tion. In an interview, Sparkman in- terpreted Stevenson's statements- made in the form of a radio report recent nation on his world tour to the 26-nation a surprisingly strong showing to as "a challenge to Russia to sit finish second. jdown. with us at the conference Rowe. a former U. S. Depart- table." ment of Agriculture worker and one-time secretary to Hull and the late former Sen. Robert M. La Follette Jr. of Wisconsin carried four of the 1] counties and led Padrutt until the late returns came in from Chippewa and Eau Claire. Contentions Denied j In a statement issued today, Williams and E. J. Sievers, com- j Korean peace conference. pany comptroller, denied that the Th ited states was read to i company or its officials ever is-! I sued a false statement coveringimake Just as determined a bid to I the use a alcohol to the alcohol [persuade the U. N. to stand pat on I tax unit. the action it took last month to "We have just learned unofficial-1 limjt the pariey to the countries ly that the federal grand jury has I f. TT returned an indictment against The !whlch fought under the U' N" can" JJ. R. Watkins Co., a Maryland ner and those willing to line up corporation, and H. F. Williams, j on the Communist side. who in 1950 was president of that j Westcrn diplomats believed they company and is now vice president t of The J. K. Watkins Company, ihad as good a chance to defeat i the statement said, i Russia on the Korean question as i "We understand the indictment they did yesterday, when they won charges filing a false report for a victory on the question ithe use specially denatured al-1 _ -_ TT M cohol in liniment in 1950. Neither Red Cnlna m the U; N' j this company nor its officials have I At the opening meeting of its i ever issued a false statement cov-1 eighth annual session, the 60-nation iering the alcohol to the Al- assembly quickly voted 44- 110, with two abstentions, to defer The Democrats had hoped to make a strong showing as an indi- cation that the district, which is ROCHESTER, Minn. OP) Sis- ter Mary Enda, a member of the order of Sisters of St. Francis, was struck and killed Tuesday by about SO per cent rural, did not dy concrete truck approve he administration's; farm jbacki t the rear policy. However, then- total vote j gt Sister Mary Enda, 41, died with- in 10 minutes. Nolan Parkin, 48, Rochester, was the driver of the vehicle which was in the area in connection with work being done on an addition to the hospital. Sis- Republican candidates polled in excess cf 27.000. Total Vote The total vote of slightly more than was unusually light. In the last congressional election Hull ter Mary Enda, former Madeline defeated Kent PUlsbury of Eau Francis Brown, Waseca, joined the Claire by about 2-1 with 'more than I order in 1928. votes being cast. Padrutt polled votes to 020 for Rowe. In his home county of Chippewa, Padrutt had cohol Tax Unit. "The report which is referred to is a routine usage report similar to those that have been made monthly for more than 25 years. This form reports the number of gallons of specially denatured al- cohol used in government approved formula 38E. This indictment raises no question as to the correctness of the amount of specially denatur- ed alcohol used or the fact that the alcohol was used in liniment under the correct formula. "With respect to specially dena- tured alcohol there has been no change in the formula, in the man- ufacture of liniment or in the method of reporting the same since 1928. The manufacturing processes, the labels on the bottles and all reports filed have been continuous- ly inspected and approved by gov- while Rowe had 836 which assured Padrutt the election. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Thursday, with in- In third place was Assemblyman creasing cloudiness and local show- Arthur L. Petersc-i of Prescott, I ers by Thursday afternoon. Slight- who had attached U. S. Sen. Jo- j ly warmer tonight and Thursday, seph McCarthy in his campaign, Low tonight 50, high Thursday 76. ernment inspectors. This indictment seems to be LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: with, Willis Donlsy. Menom- onie. a former Democrat., was fourth with 4.605. Dennis Daniel- son, Eau Claire councilman, fyl-j Maximum, 77; minimum, 47; lowed with and Mike Krultz I noon, 76; precipitation, none: sun Jr., Neillsville, had i sets tonight at sun rises to- In the Democratic race, Johnson morrow at another attempt at raising the same questions which are involved in the indictment returned last February." The earlier indictment returned cited 12 "overt acts" in which i company officials are accused of promoting the liniment for sale "for internal medicinal purposes for human consumption-" A motion to dismiss the con- any further consideration of Chi- nese representation the rest of 1953. Only the five Soviet bloc countries, and India, Indonesia, Yugoslavia, Norway and Sweden voted against the postponement. Major Action The Assembly's other major ac- tion at the session opening was the election of Mrs. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, sister of India's Prime Minister Nehru, as its president. The Korean question was sched- uled to come up this afternoon at a meeting of the assembly's pow- erful 15-nation steering committee. It was not clear, however, just how Vishinsky would approach the problem. Red China's foreign minister Chou En-lai has demanded that reconsideration of plans .icr the peace conference be put on the Assembly's agenda as a new item, but the Korean problem already is on the agenda, apparently mak- ing such a move unnecessary. At any rate, Vishinsky was ex- pected to demand that the .steer- step was up to the Communists. He warned that failure of the conference might have far-reach- results of the wrong kind." runewald Jailed Majority of Plane's Passengers Trapped !n Fiery Wreckage i ALBANY, N Y. Ameri- can Airlines plane carried its 25 passengers and three crew mem- bers to a fiery death today when fit struck two radio towers and (crashed near Albany airport. The two-engined Convair, en- route from Boston to Chicago was circling over the airport area, waiting for runway ground fog to clear, when the eras'-, occurred. The plane came at a 45- dogree angle. It struck and dam- aged slightly two 365-foot towers of Albany radio station WPTR. The plane landed in a small lot surrounded by trees and exploded .immediately. Two or three small explosions occurred shortly after- ward. About a dozen passengers were thrown clear of the flaming wreck- age. Many of the bodies were scorched. The other bodies were found inside the wreckage. A11 were horribly burned. Lawrence N. Gregory, 37, who lives in a house trailer close to the scene, said that immediately after the crash vhe Convair was "a mountain of flame." The airline said this was vhe first fatal crash involving a com- mercial airline in the Albany area in the 25-year history of the Albany airport. John W. Hodd, 23, an ex-Navy pilot who lived nearby, said he heard the engine cut out and then roar as if the pilot had "gunned it." Hodd said that when he saw the crash he ran to the door of the plane and tried to open it but was driven back by the flames. Another witness, Mrs. Alice Finne, who lived at the trailer camp near the scene of the crash, said the plane seemed to explode. WASHINGTON Ml Henry W. (The Dutchman) Grunewald, erst- while Washington wirepuller, was jailed today as a parole violator. The judge turned down a tearful By ROBERT TUCKMAN piea Dy his wife that he be spared PANMUNJOM Anti-Corn-1 {rora imprisonment, munist North Korean and Chinese j TJ.S. District Judge Alexander prisoners demonstrated violently j Holtzoff ruled that the long-time today against Communist observ-! Washington "mystery man" must ers at their compounds in the de-1 serve three months. He was under militarized zone. j conviction of contempt of Congress Prisoners in all five stockades to answer questions hurled stones and screamed, "Kill j Of tax scandal investigators, them, kill the as j Last June the judge fined Grune- Red observer teams drove off for j and sentenced him to their headquarters at Kaesong, a j tjjree months in jail. He suspended spokesman for the Indian com-! h sentence however, and placed mand said. Indian troops guards the prisoners. i Grunewald on probation for a year It was the first outbreak since j on condition that he lead a clean, 1 the Indians took added precautions honest and temperate life. I to guard against violence two days Edward Garrett, chief probation lago. At tha' Mme. Pandir of India New U.W, President fences in front of the compounds I and mgved the observers farther back from the stockades. I The Indian spokesman also said four more North Koreans have changed their minds about repa- triation and asked to.be returned to their homes. This makes 13 the judge Grunewald had viola-ted conditions of his pa- role. Garrett specified two instances, but did not mention an episode in Jersey City Aug. 21 when the 63- year-old Grunewald and Mrs. Ann Anderson, 46, were found semi- conscious in a gas-filled apartment. North Koreans and 1 Chinese who j They were acquitted of disorderly have made the switch. conduct charges in Jersey City. Second Birthday BroJie Siamese Twin Gets Good Luck Candle on Cake ing committee recommend priority for this issue in top By ROBERT GOLDENSTEIN CHICAGO They put three candles on Rodney Dec Brodie's birthday cake for his of age and "one io grow on." That one-to-grcw-on candle is a good, luck wish that Rodney will reach his next birthday safe and sound. He may need a little of that luck in the year ahead. Rodney's chances of having an- other birthday seemed agonizingly polled votes and Pillsbury had Rowe week declared; "Me- Carthyism means terrorism, bully- ing, false accusations and outright condemnation of anyone who hap- pens to disagree with you." Krultz, had declared himself AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Maximum temperature 78 at "wholeheartedly in favor of Joe 29.90, slowly falling, and humidity McCarthy." per cent. p. m. Tuesday. Low 43 at a.m. today. Temperature at a.m. 71. Skies clear, visibility 15 miles. Wind from the northeast at five miles per hour. Barometer i bower will jrado vacation I nar H. Nordbye in Minneapolis fed- eral court last week. The motion j was taken under advisement. like Ends 6-Week Vacation Saturday DENVER President Eisen- nation political committee, here de- j ago. tailed discussion will take place brother, eventually. Isively at Fears Expressed Some delegates privately ex- slim on his first birthday a year He and his Siamese were joined A separation operation was on tap and no twin ever before had sur- pressed fears the new Communist move to reopen the debate on the peace parley might lead to a stale- mate which would delay indefinite- ly the convening of the conference. The retiring president of the As- sembly, Lester B. Pearson of Can- six weeks' of said at the opening meeting jback to Washington. Saturday and fly I yesterday the U. N. has decided I on its representatives and the next vived such surgery. Gaining Strength Rodney came through the Dec. 17, 1952 history-making operation which cost Roger his life. He is gaining strength steadily in re- But there is one big surgical problem still to lick that has sent Rodney's doctors into frequent hud- dles in the last six months. That is supplying a hard roof substitute for his missing skull top. No decision has yet been made on whether to use bone, metal or plastic and no definite date has been set for the surgery, expected this fall or winter. They have been preparing for this step since a skin cover was placed over the boy's naked brain March 11 in the 20th operation of the series. "It is a very difficult undertak- ing and we don't want to proceed until we have a more concrete idea of how to carry it a spokesman said. Rodney's own skull, shaped like an open stove pipe, extends upward only to an inch and a half above his ears. Surgeons will have to I separation t build the skull sides higher and I disappeared. bank will sometimes slough off and pull loose, and that metal or plastic are foreign substances which can cause irritation. Hard Roof The hard roof will have to be inserted under the transplanted skin that covers the brain and will come in direct contact with this vital tissue. But like any 2-year-old who knows he's going to have a birth- day, Rodney zipped through the hospital ward on his four-wheel walker today, jabbering and proud. Oblivious to his condition and the problems ahead, Rodney is a happy boy with a sunny disposition. He still is unable to walk or get up from bed unassisted but his muscle tone is improving with physical therapy. A weakness of his left side muscles that followed the separation operation has all but then complete a roof-like cover. Bone transplanted from other sponse to special exercise and areas of Rodney's body would be He is 33 inches tall and weighs 24 pounds and 4 ounces, arcand normal for a baby of his age. treatments. Doctors at the Univer- i ideal for the job the area to Nurses gaily bedecked the larg- sity of Illinois Medical Center give the brown-eyed boy a good chance to live a nearly normal life. be covered is far too vast for the est room, in the ward and invited amount of bone available. Surgeons say bone from a bone to Rodney's party. the four other children patients Janice Thornquist Stewardess From Duluth Then she said, she saw a "shot of flame" that died immediately. The Convair just missed the trailer camp. i Inspector Joseph Sayres of the state police said he believed the 25 passengers, the pilot and co- pilot and the stewardess were i killed outright. The plane had been circling for 15 minutes in the Albany airport i area waiting fur clearance from I the airport control tower. The hold- up was due to ground fog cloaking the runway. The plane was reported to have struck station WPTR's radio tower as it crashed, but this was not confirmed. Wife, 3 Children AT n i Of Missing British Diplomat Vanish GENEVA, Switzerland UPI Po- lice said today the American-born wife and three children of the miss- ing British Diplomat Donald Mac- lean have disappeared. They have not been seen since Friday. Britain has called officially for a Europe-wide search for the fam- ily of the man who is believed to have skipped behind the Iron Curtain. In London, William Ridsale, Brit- ish Foreign Office press officer, said it was a "matter if. specula- tion" as to whether Mrs. MacLean had left to join her husband, who vanished in May, 1951. Mrs. MacLean, 37, a native of Chicago, and the three MacLean children two boys, 9 and 7, and a 2-year-old daughter had been living here with her mother, Mrs. Melinda Dunbar, for some months. Geneva Police Chief Charles Knecht said Mrs. MacLean and the children left home Friday by car for a three-day outing with friends near Montreaux and had not re- turned.   

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