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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 18, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Not So Cold Tonight; Warmer Saturday Send Your Goodfellows Check Today NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 24 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 18, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Railroad Wage Dispute Settled CHICAGO, iff) A wage dispute between thi; nation's railroads and a rail union was settled Thursday with an agreement providing for a pay raise for some work- ers effective Dec. 16. Under the agreement between the carriers and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, an addition- al 5 cents an hour was added to the present wage rates. It also provides that another 13 cents ad- ded in the last two years under a cost of living escalator clause be- come part of the basic wage rate. Thus, the escalator provision which was put in effect in April, 1951, was ended. An additional week's vacation for all union members with 15 or more years of service also was provided, bringing their paid vaca- tions to three weeks. Ike Works on Farm Plan and Atomic Problem Continues Round Of Conferences With GOP Heads By JACK BELL WASHINGTON President Ei- senhqwer plunged into two of the most controversial topics in his legislative atomic devel- opment and farm price supports The Is Launched at White Sands Proving Ground, N. M., from an area where three more of the faster-than-sound antiair- craft guided missiles are ready to take off. The Army has an- nounced that the first Nike battery is being installed at Ft. Meade, Md., and that the missile is designed to track down and destroy invading enemy craft. (U. S. Army photo via AP Wirephoto) Missile Will Track, Kill Enemy Planes By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter WASHINGTON The Army took some of the secrecy wraps off its uncanny, bomber-hunter guided missile last night and said the first battery of an eventual national system of such antiaircraft weapons is being emplaced. On the basis of official disclosures, an Army motion picture and other information available, it may be said the guided missile, named Nike, can: 1. Streak at an enemy bomber at a speed of probably an hour. 2. Locate and track the plane, despite evasive action and destroy it in flaming wreckage even though the missile contacts only an outer in his second round of conferences today with Republican congres- sional leaders. In advance of the White House i 81 I I meeting, Sen. Hickenlooper (R- I nirflflA HntPl Iowa) said in an interview he sees I El no reason to change his consistent opposition to "giving away our May Have Been Set to any foreign coun Eisenhower has said he will ask D M 1 I ft i Congress to relax some of the pres- KV MPflml rfltlPnt ent statutory provisions against V] 9 IVsJEIUI I UIHsHI transmitting atomic information to America's allies, although he said this would not include any of the i n v e s tigated today technical secrets involved in mak- whether a recently released men- j atomic ous tal patient set the skid row hotel] Reaffirms Confidence fire early Thursday in which he The President said last night his j CHICAGO detectives I n all, Heady Die Ch was fatally burned and which brought death to five firemen in collapsing wreckage. A note found on the body of John Tybor, 38, hinted he had "done so. It said: "I am really crazy. I killed only 15 people. I also set fire to 12 first day's conference with GOP congressional leaders and commit- tee chairmen had reaffirmed his confidence that "the Republican party will continue to present, a successful, sound and productive program that will serve the wel- fare of 160 million Americans." TODAY Ind onesia May Curb Red Plot part of a wing. 3. "Knock down a jet-powered aircraft of any known capacity" in speed or maneuverability. The first Nike unit is being set up at Ft. Meade, Md., headquar- ters of the 2nd Army. From there Nike missiles can provide protec- tion for an area embracing the nation's capital, Baltimore's big in- DJAKARTA, Indonesia If this j dustries and port facilities and a were almost any other country, numDer of military installations in one would now be predicting a ma- j the Chesapeake bay and Potomac jor civil war in Indonesia or the j River region. beginning of the end in the Czech-j f0 Defend Cities oslovak manner. By JOSEPH ALSOP apt, buildings." The President said the conferees Tybor, released Wednesday from agreed there would be "a continu the state hospital for mental pa-iation of tne substantial progress tients at Manteno, 111., had regis- administration deady has tered at the Reliance Hotel, 1702 W. Madison St., Wednesday night. His body was found in the base- ment. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair and not so cold tonight, lowest 12. Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer, high in afternoon 34. LOCAL WEATHER 'Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 26; minimum, 2; noon, precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 24 at noon today, mill. 1 above at p.m. Thurs- day. A broken layer of clouds at feet, visibility 7 miles, wind calm, barometer 30.25 and falling, humidity 63 per cent. made" in cutting the federal budg- et. He added: "In fiscal 1955 (beginning next July 1) we will continue this prog- ress by further reduction of ex- penditures and further reduction of new spending authority." The first day's look by the Pres- ident's advisers and the legislative leaders, he said, Covered the pro- posed new defense program, for- eign aid operations, absentee voting for overseas armed services personnel, housing, proposed labor law amendments, unemployment insurance- benefits and the govern- ment's budget. The over-all forecast of federal spending for the new fiscal year apparently was awaiting decisions not only on the whopping defense budget but upon outlays which may be necessary for the farm program Eisenhower was expected to discuss today. If this program involves contin- uation of present crop price sup- ports, as most lawmakers believed it would, the drain on the Treasury (might be heavy. Reporter Jerry East chalked a replica Thursday of the step-by- step medical chart used in the post-execution briefing of reporters at the execution early today of Bonnie Brown Heady and Carl Austin Hall. Looking over her shoulder was Warden Ralph Eidson of the Missouri Penitentiary at Jefferson City, Mo., where the condemned slayers of Bobby Greenlease died. The chart was similar to that used by doctors charting the symptoms of death in the gas chamber. (UP Telephoto) LAST MOMENTS Hall Planned to Kill Five Others (Editor's note: The following account of the execution of Carl Austin Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady was written at the invita- tion of the Kansas City Star by one of the eight clergymen who saw, talked to and gave spiritual counsel to the two in. preparation for their execution early today. The author insists on remaining anonymous and has written-this in an effort to point out the Christian values involved. It was made available to The Associated Press by the Star.) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Carl Hall died a tremendous witness As these words are written, this sprawling humid capital is effec- tively surrounded by battalions of Indonesia's small but capable reg- ular army. Heavily armed patrols penetrate the city nightly, to re- connoiter the dim streets. The army's able chief of staff, Col. Bambang Sugeng, has just broken with the government, with the strong support of almost all the other professional army officers. The two most important provin- cial commanders, Col. Cawilarang and Col. Simbolon, are authorita- tively reported to have told Presi- dent Spekamo, "You are driving us to civil war." Opposition Parties The leading opposition parties, the Muslims and the Socialists, which possess three times the pop- ular following of the present gov- ernment, are strongly backing the army's stand. Of the four famous leaders of the Indonesian revolu- tion, President Soekarno, Vice- President Hatta, Dr. Soetan Sjahr- ir and the Sultan of Jogjakarta, the army is also- supported by at least two, Dr. Sjahrir and the Sultan. There are good reasons to think- that eyen Vice President Hatta sympathizes with the army. The cause of all this tension is not trivial either. With the revolu- tion receding, the Nationalist party has been increasingly losing fol- lowers to the Muslims and the So- cialists. Harris Sittompoel, the shrewd political analyst of the of- ficial Nationalist newspaper, com- plained to me that the opposition was "driving the Nationalists into the arms of the Communists." Being interpreted, this meant that the Nationalists have been trying to compensate for their losses to the opposition parties by increas- ingly close collaboration with the Communists. Clue to Mystery The present government of Prime Minister Ali Sastroamidjojo is the direct result of this collabor- ation. It is a curious government indeed. Neither the real leaders of the Nationalists, such as Dr. Sid- dik, nor any of the official Com- munists are represented. Superfic- ially, the cabinet resembles a clump of sea anemones for the personalities are the opposite of (Continued on Page 14, Column 3.) ALSOPS The Army calls the Nike "the first guided missile system to de- fend American cities a'gainst aerial attack." Taken literally, that appeared to be correct. It is the first missile antiaircraft system for protection ol1 U. S. cities. But the Air Force Continued on Page IB, Column 3.) MISSILE On Untaxed Liquor By JACK B. MACKAY Be a Good Fellow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellows fund to date: Previously listed J. H. L............. 2.00 Ninth Grade English class, Phelps School 6.00 Magda Talle 5.00 Mrs. Rose Johnson .50 A Friend 1.00 Bay State Milling Co. and employes 150.00 Christ Klee 3.00 Biesanz Stone Co. em- ployes 17.50 Farmers Exchange 25.00 Langenberg's 10.00 A Friend 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Arndt 5.00 In memory of Russell 2.00 A Friend............. An Altura Friend 3.00 Chapter AP, P.E.O... 5.00 Johny, Katie and Sally 10.00 The Ferdys...... 5.00 Local 1088, U.A.W. (C.I.O) 25.00 Ronald Mrachek 1.00 Garvin Heights Farmer Helen Pritchard 5.00 Jones i Kroeger Com- pany and employes. 84.50 Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Schibye, Fountain City 5.00 ST. PAUL A new system, designed to crack down on persons bringing untaxed liquor, wine and beer, into Minnesota, was put into effect today by Dudley 0. Ericson, state liquor control commissioner. Hereafter, persons who purchase more than a gallon of alcoholic beverages in other states, must file a pay the tax. "consumer's tax return" and Failure to file a return and pay a tax will be construed by Eric- 's department as "intent to evade the with violators sub- I son ject to one of the following penal- ties: 1. Possession of untaxed alcho- holic misdemeanor. 2. Importation of liquor with in- tent to evade the gross misdemeanor. 3. Seizure and confiscation of untaxed beverages and vehicles used in transportation. Losing Yearly 'or Christ. And it saved the lives of five others. This he declared, for the world to know, just before he and Bonnie Brown Heady were executed at this morning for the kidnap-j ln a wmjf. clc murder of little Bobby Greenlease. .1 said PafF had b.e.en. >st amoer Pay With Lives For Kidnap-Killing Pair Talking Calmly as Deadly Gas Rolfs Up Around Their Faces By LARRY HALL (Editor's note: The writer of the following story was one of three newsmen who witnessed the Hall-Heady execution.) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Austin Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady died together in the gas chamber early today for the kidnap slaying of 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease, still talking calmly to each other as the deadly fumes rolled up around their faces. Just before he was taken into the gas tank at the Missouri State Prison, Hall, the 34-year-old wastrel heir to a fortune, puffed on a cigarette. He passed it o Mrs. Heady, his 41-year-old para- mour, for a puff as they talked for the last time. When they were strapped into he chairs, Mrs. Heady asked Hall: "Are you doing all right, hon- "Yes, Hall replied. His lips were red as if he had received a last kiss from the ilump, dark-haired woman who helped him kidnap and slay little Bobby Sept. 28, Prison Quiet The prison was quiet as the no- orious pair went to their deaths, seven degree cold kept the crowd jUtside at a minimum. As the official witnesses walked brough the darkness of the prison courtyard, Christmas decorations made by convicts sparkled on the trees and bushes. Elaborate security precautions lad been made, with extra guards and highway patrolmen brought in or the execution. But the extra men were not needed. There was ip outburst from the con- icts. As the parade of witnesses fol- owed the death cars down to the as chamber, one convict shouted rom his cell: "Pour it on 'em." Warden Ralph N. Eidson, who ripped the lever which sent cya- ide gas curling around the faces said Hall, "I mean five that I've hated all my life. I'd have gotten them, too, with all that money, it would have been "I can see good in this, he said to one who was ministering to him. "I only killed Bohby. If I had had just 12 hours more, I would have killed five more. God saved me from that." Did he mean five more1 from among those identified with the case? he said. "This isn't a con- version because I'm afraid of death. I've never been afraid of death. All my life I've been won- dering, thinking. And if it made sense to intelligent men all over the world, there mu.st be some- thing to it." easy. See what I mean? I killed Relaxed, poised he repeated his only one, and was caught. It might wish to have the world told about it. he demanded, "do we have been more." He paused, and then said with emphasis: "That's the working of Christ. I It had to be. I had murder in my son, Nobles and Rock. Total Mrs. George ing. Mrs. Western Coal Supply Com- half-tons of coal. Allen Schaffner and family, Fountain City, clothing. Mrs. C. A. Herberg, White- A Friend from ing. ing an excise tax, Ericson reminded the treasurers that if any incentive is needed to solicit their aid, there is a 30 per cent return on the taxes on liquor and wines to local communities. The lax return form was sent j to treasurers in the following Ericson estimated the state has! counties: St. Louis, Lake, Winona, been losing about a year Carlton, Cook, Pine, Chis a g o[ in uncollected' taxes because ofjAnoka, Ramsey, Washington, Da- liquor purchases in neighboring states. He believes a substantial part of the loss will be picked up through the tax return plan. The admitted that the new system is aimed principal- ly at those going into bordering states of Wisconsin and Iowa to get their liquor. He said there have been virtually no complaints of un- taxed liquor coming into Minne- sota from Fargo, N.D., adjacent to Moorhead, Minn. But, he added, there have been numerous complaints of .persons from Duluth and nearby communi- ties bringing untaxed liquor from Superior, Wis. Erieson mailed consumer tax re- turns to treasurers in 23 counties, particularly those adjacent to Wis- consin and to help provide forms for persons desiring them. Give Public Service Ercison said in his letter to treasurers: "You are not expected to collect those taxes, nor help people in preparing the returns, but simply render a public service in making the returns available to anyone who may call for them." The law provides that persons may bring into Minnesota up to one gallon of alcoholic beverages each calendar month without pay-1 ,God and saved those normal as they could be" since they entered the prison Nov. 20. "I don't think we've had any more normal prisoners than they were down he said. The Visited by Rector Rev. George L. Episcopal rector from Evans, Kansas Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady five others." He lit a cigarette. Tell the World "I'm he added, "and you can do -something for me, father, j Tell the world. Tell them that only God is important. I know now. And tell them that if it weren't for whisky, these penitentiaries would be closed. "Tell the world, father. if _ Christ could do this for me, a kota, Goodhue, Watonwan, Olm- 1 mean drunken, miserable so-and- sted, Fillmore, Mower, I so, Christ could do it for anybody. Freeborn, Faribault, Martin, Jack- II know. "F-ithpr I'm an intplliffpnt father, I m an intelligent Capt. L. J. Royale, left, pilot, and Capt, David P. Gannon, co- pilot, of the National Airlines DC7 that set an unofficial trans- continental record for commercial planes Thursday. It flew from Los Angeles to Washington in five hours and 54 minutes. The flight was made in observance of the 50th anniversary of powered flight. (UP Telephoto) have to wait so long? Why do we have to be so stupid? "Since I've been in jail, I know it was the will of Christ that couldn't kill those other fiva. He stopped me after killing Bobby. "And now I'm ready for God my judge. And I'm glad." But what about Bonnie? Was she equally repentant? Mrs. Heady Repentant said Hall. "She'll tell you. She loves me and I love her. I know her better than anyone else. "Bonnie was drunk for a year I was drunk daily for months, After a while anything .seems all right. I'm the guilty one. She couldn't say no to me. The only sin Suilty of was loving me." That was g p_ (last Three hours to go. Hall asked the time and laughed. "I haven't got long to live he said. "Not here, any- way. And I'm looking forward to meeting my judge." In a little more than three hours, coated men witnesses and news crowded at the prison's door. "That's all there is, ain't said one man, "That's said the last guard. Thirty-two men who had wit- nessed the double execution filed out into the night air, "0 said Lawyer Marshall Hoag, who had known Hall since babyhood. "He died right. This way was right. And he was calm, peaceful. He had faith in Gcrd." Mrs. Heady too. She died game. In the cell, before the cyanide was dropped she called to Hall. Those watching had no trouble reading her lips. "Carl." "Yen." "Carl, I love you." "I love you, Bonnie." And .so it ended as strangely as it had begun. City, Kan., who was Hall's spirit- ual adviser said both prisoners were "absolutely and completely reconciled" to death. "They are prepared to meet Al- mighty he said after pray- couple. Hall took a big gulp as the ing with them in the death cham- fumes hit his face but Mrs. Heady her. appeared to hold her breath for Neither of the kidnapers showed j an instant, any outward signs of fear although j Their heads jerked back. There Hall breathed deeply while being strapped into the death chair. The chamber door clanged shut on them at a.m. Thirty seconds later Warden Eidson tripped the lever which dropped cyanide pow- der into two jars of sulphuric acid beneath the death chairs. White fumes rose around the were a few convulsive movements. Both were unconscious almost at once. At a.m. Hall was dead. Mrs- Heady kept breathing for an- other 2 minutes and 10 seconds. One of the prison doctors, G. (Continued on Page 2, Column 4) HALL-HEADY This Is An Artist's view of the death chamber where Carl Hall and Mrs. Heady died early today in the Missouri State Penitentiary at Jefferson City, Mo. No pictures of the condemned couple in the death chamber were permitted. (UP Telephoto) Downtown Stores Open Tonight For Christmas Shoppers   

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