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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Cold Wave Tonight; Fair, Cold Tuesday Dial 3322 To Place Your, Want Ad NINETV-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 42 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JANUARY T954 SIXTEEN PAGES Fa rm Surpluses, I 4 Changes in T-H Law A Neighbor, Harry Walski, points to the spot where the charred body of Miss Anna Tust was found in the kitchen of her farm home near Wilson Saturday. At the left is Deputy Sheriff Helmer Weinmann. (Republican-Herald photo) Woman Lights Her Clothing After Pouring on Kerosene By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer Despondent over health, an elderly recent ill Wilson farm woman apparently ended her life by setting fire to her kerosene- soaked clothing sometime Friday night. Winona County Coroner R. B. Tweedy declared that his investi- gation of the death of Miss Augus- ta Anna Tust, 75, has led to a ruling of suicide. went about her routine household Anna -Tust but insists that her sis- duties while the charred remains j ter made plans for taking her own of her sister lay on the kitchen j life Friday night, Mondovi Man Krll J L filed in Crash; 3 Others Hurt Raymond S. Schlegel Loses Control of Car On Road at Modena floor of the home they shared, was related today by the suicide vic- tim's sister, Miss Bertha Tust. Afforded temporary lodging in the Winona County jail, Bertha Tust told the sheriff today that she saw her sister transform herself Brother Died Since the death of their brother a number of years ago, the two sisters had lived alone in the small house a mile and one-half north- east of Wilson. MONDOVI, Wls. Mondovi man was killed, a com- panion critically injured and two other passengers less seriously Mrt Saturday at p.m. when their automobile left County Trunk two miles east of Modena, ca- reened off the road and crashed leadon into the side of a drainage ditch. The car was "smashed beyond Buffalo County Traf- ic Officer Henry Zeichert said. Dead in the crash is Raymond S. Schlegel, 26. Critically hurt, vith undetermined head and body njuiies, is Larry Woodhull. Less eriously hurt are Gerry and Wai- ace Schlegel, brothers of the dead man. Woodhull and the Schlegels re at Gillette Hospital here. 'High Rate of Speed' Zeichert; who investigated the rash with Buffalo County Sheriff lenn A. Davis and Coroner H. Stohr, both of Alma, said the eKegel car was traveling at a high rate of speed" when the nishap occurred. He said the car ent off the left side of the road, umped the culvert ditch and mailed head-on into the far side f the ditch, described as a "flat arth wall about 4 feet high." Raymond Schlegel, the driver, was killed instantly. He has been working in Milwaukee. The accident scene was near the Kenneth Deetz farm in Oilman Valley. Authorities at first thought Wood- hull was a passenger on the right They were semi-recluses and j side of the front seat. Later, they into a human torch at about 9 p.m. their major sources of income had j said, they learned one of the injured N mn-rtVKlTP i-ilH.fifTci i _1 Bertha said that she spilled sev- I been monthly old-age Information gained bv Sheriff Ieral the dying eorge Fort ?nd Dr. Tweedy iudi- v'oman.to Put .out .b.ut' to _ _ _ Hntoi'minina Th9T C1CTIM1 George cates that the old-age pensioner poured a. quantity of kerosene over her head and body and then sent fire to her dress. Sister Tells Story The bizarre story of how she after determining that her sister appeared to be dead, waited until shortly before noon of the follow- ing day to notify a neighbor. The surviving sister gives a somewhat incoherent account of slept in a nearby room and later (the circumstances of the death of WE DONT NEED TO WAIT Many Patients With Cancer Fully Bertha Tust told the sheriff that last week her sister complained of illness but declined to visit a physi- cian for medical treatment. "She just said that the only way out was to Bertha related to the sheriff this morning. Bertha said that she was carrying into the house at about 9 p.m. Friday when she saw her sister standing in the kitchen pouring kerosene on herself, "She got these the pension Schlegel brothers was in front. The third Schlegel was riding in the back seat with Woodhull, they .said. Zeichert said the accident was "a case of driving too fast." He said driving conditions were "normal." Funeral services for Schlegel will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, Mon- dovi, the Rev. Harold Haugland of- ficiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery with Dillon- Johnson post of the American Le- gion conducting graveside services, call Wednesday aft- Thomas E. Braniff Ten Passengers, Two Pilots Dead In Plane Crash SHREVEPORT, La. Iff) A blaz- ing plane crash killed the presi- dents of Braniff International Air- ways and Texas Eastern Gas Transmission Co. and 10 com- panions last night. The plane smashed into an un- occupied house and burned for more than two hours. Ten wealthy passengers and two pilots return- ing from a weekend duck hunt in the Louisiana marshlands near the Gulf Coast were killed. There were no survivors. The dead included airlines presi- Chief Change Would Require Strike Voles Congress Asked To Make Study Of Pension Funds WASHINGTON HI President Eisenhower today asked Congress to adopt 14 amendments to the Taft-Hartley labor law, including a provision that workers must vote approval of any strike before it can go into effect. On the strike proposal the Presi- dent recommended that before a union cO'Uld order workers off their jobs the workers be required to ap- prove the action in s secret, govern- ment-held election. Eisenhower's proposals contained some changes suggested by man- agement: and some asked by labor. Among the presidential propos- als was one that would give states more jurisdiction in labor disputes. Others would require employers to submit non-Communist affidavits as well as union leaders, and would remove some of the present restric- tions against union boycotts and Nitroglycerine Pills Give Boy, 2, Appetite Flexible Price Plan Backbone Of Program Wants Emphasis Placed on Winning Foreign Markets WASHINGTON W) President I Eisenhower recommended today that two and a half billion dollars i of present farm surpluses be "froz- I en" from regular markets and that 'the government move into a flex- ible farm price support program. In a special message to Congress, the President said the agricultural problem is as "serious and com- plex" as an37 confronting the legis- lators. "Immediate action is he told them, "to arrest the grow- n vf T- threat to our present agricul- BURBAMK Calif, w Jimmie ;tural program and to prevent the Resch, 2, gleefully held up an subsequent economic distress that Jimmy Resch and Mother strikes. Asks Pension Study empty bottle of nitroglycerine pills. "Look, he said. "All The frantic mother, Mrs. Mar- jorie Resch, at once told the man- ;er of the theater they were at- tending that her son had taken the medicine bottle from her purse. j An ambulance was summoned and Jimmie was whisked away to a dent Tex. Thomas Braniff of Dallas, and R. H. Hargrove of Shreveport, president of Texas Eastern, which operates the famed "Big Inch" and "Little Inch" gas pipeline to the East. Bodies Unidentified The badly mangled and charred bodies remained unidentified early Eisenhower called on Congress to make a "thorough study" of union welfare pension funds "with a view of enacting such legislation as will protect and conserve these funds for the millions of working men and women who are the bene- ficiaries." There have been numerous sug- gestions from management and Congress members that such funds should have public supervision, similar to insurance regulations now in effect. The President reiterated his con- viction that the Taft-Hartley act is "sound legislation." But he said ex- perience gained during the seven years the law has been in effect, in- j Planes and ships searched dicates that changes are needed "to freezing Tyrrhenian reinforce its basic objectives." Employer groups have advocated a much tougher law, or at least hospital, where a stomach pump was applied, Jimmie's reaction "Mommie, I'm still hungry." 35 Missing in Loss of British Comet Off Elba PORTO AZZURRO, Elba un could follow in our farming areas." Eisenhower also sent the law- makers a separate message ask- ing revision of the Taft-Hartley labor law. A major point of his request on this was for a provision requiring a vote of workers before a strike could be called. He also called for .a "thorough study" of union welfare and pension funds. no lessening of present restrictions Two Vital Programs These two and labor the two largest groups of voters in the nation. As he did in his State of the Union message last week, the President said a flexible price sup- port plan must be the back bone of new farm programs. Eisenhower also said special em- phasis in the future must be placed on efforts to develop foreign mar- kets for agriculture's greatly ex- panded productive capacity. Under his proposal to "freeze" certain surpluses, the excess sup- ply of these commodities such as wheat and corn would be isolated the from the market so as not to have Sea i a depressing effect on prices. off Elba's. Point Calamity today! Such "frozen" stocks could not for the bodies of 20 persons still be sold to commercial users farm- missing in the crash of a British I ers, exporters or to foreign buyers ______ Comet .jetliner A fishing boat Sun- wno ordinarily purchase in regular on unions. Organized labor, on the I day recovered the bodies of the i commercial channels They could today. The big seaplane, owned by United Gas Co., went down Wallace Lake, 10 miles south of! other hand, has demanded repeal 115 J'u'ers aboard, here. I or drastic revision. T. J. Rucker of Shreveport, the Enacted Over Veto first on the scene, said, "I was] Enacted in mid-1947 over the veto driving to the lake when I former President Truman, the donatjon to the I Junch program, public in- British air transport plunged at stitutions, relief, or earmarked for tremendous speed into the sea Sun- j emergency stock piles da mornin btw Friends sister recalled, "then she lit one i f "oon at tte Colby and right away she was covered Funeral Home. with By W. W. BAUER, M.D. Director of Health Education American Medical Association ('Editor's note: This is the first of a special series on can- cer, in which Dr. Bauer repeals that no longer need we wait {or a "cure." Hers are up-to-the minute facts and figures of cancer's incidence, symptoms, diagnosis and proven methods of effecting cures. Dr. Bauer offers sound guidance plus an impressive note of hope in the battle against this disease.) In order to understand cancer, insofar as it can be understood in the imperfect state of our knowledge, one must first compre- hend the principles of growth which govern living tissue. Normally, growth follows a well- defined pattern, which is the same -in all persons, withia fairly close limitations. Few adult persons ex- eeed six in f height or fail to 1 attain five feet. Bodily propor- ktions are well Bmaintained in the Inormal person, land seriously dis- only in se- RV e r e glandular Vital lorgans take "shape according Dr. Bauer to a well-estab- lished standard, and then maintain themselves with little- of either growth or deterioration through adult life. When living tissue is injured, it tends to heal. When healing has been accomplished, the growth of new tissue ceases. Cancer is a disturbance of this normal growth pattern. Cells do not follow the usual laws. They j grow wild. They pass the bounds of the organs in which they be- long, and crowd into other tissues. They separate themselves from their neighbor cells, and wander or are carried through the blood (Continued on Page 14, Column 5.) CANCER fire. "I went out and pumped six pails of water and poured them on the survivor isaid. She could offer no definite ex- planation as to why she did not notify neighbors at once of her sister's death. 'Went to Get Undertaker' Schlegel was born Nov. 27, 1927, in the Town of Canton, the son of Louis and Mary Schlegel. He re- ceived his education in Buffalo County rural schools and worked on iarms in Buffalo County until 1950 when he went to Milwaukee to work for the A. 0. Smith Co. Schlegel is survived by his jnoth- the crash. I got there and saw as- sistance was impossible. I drove to the Forbing community and called the CAA office at the Shreveport Municipal Airport." United Gas said the passenger list included: Braniff, 70 year old aviation pioneer who began a commercial flying company in 1928 and saw it grow into a major airline. law has been changed very little during the nearly seven years in which it has formed the basic ground rules for union-management conduct. The law still contains the pri- mary principle of the New Deal's Wagner Act, which it replaced. It requires employer's to bargain on wages and working conditions with labor organizations chosen by em- day morning between Elba, Na- poleon's island of exile, and the isle of Montecristo, off the north- west coast of the Italian peninsula. There were 29 passengers and a crew of six aboard. This morning British Overseas Airways (BOAC) had not officially given them up for lost, but a top airline official in Rome said: "I believe there are no survivors." Fishermen here said even if any- Hargrove, 57-year-old president Pjoyes. Despite bitter union objec-jone survived the crash, they could of Texas Eastern and former pres- tions that they were hamstrung by not have lived Jong in the frigid ident of the American Gas Assn. law. union membership has the undertaker." It was shortly before noon that (Continued on Page 12, Column 2.) WOMAN home, and three sisters, Mrs. Clif ford Thompson, Eau Claire; Mrs George Pabst, Rising Sun, Md. and Mrs. Irving Tulley, Thiens ville, Wis. New York's Times Square was almost desert- ed at the beginning of the morning rush hour to- day as commuters were delayed by a storm of near-blizzard proportions which expected to leave 15 inches of snow before its end. (UP Tele- photo) who was a former adviser for the Petroleum Administration for De- fense. Chris Abbott, 65, Hyannis, Neb., one of Nebraska's leading bankers and a director of the Mutual Bene- fit Health and Accident Assn., the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. and the Union Stockyards of Omaha. Flew With Rickenbacker Edgar Tobin, 58, San Antonio, Tex., head of a large aerial map- ping firm and a World War I fly ing ace with Eddie Rickenbacker's famed Hat-in-the-Ring squadron. Justin R. Querbes Sr., 61, di rector of Sbreveport's First Na tional Bank, president of an in surance company and the leader of the city's community chest drives Randolph Querbes Sr., 59, his brother and a wholesale electrics company head. E. Bernard Weiss, Shreveport, vice president of Goldring's Inc. a clothing chain with 50 stores. Milton Weiss, Dallas, Tex., his brother and manager of Volk's, a large Dallas clothing store. J. P. Evans, 59, a Shreveport independent oil producer. John B. Atkins Sr., 56, a Shreve- port oilman and chairman of the joard of two Shreveport oil firms. Buddy Huddleston, 30, a pilot, Houma, La. Louis Schexnaydre, a pilot, Houma, La. Six other members of the hunt- ing party arrived safely at Shreve- jort, almost 300 miles north of the mnting site, in another plane. They included United Gas Presi- dent N. C. McGowen, Shreveport banker Walter Jacobs, Shreveport oilman W. C. Woolf, P. H..Hamrick if Dallas and two pilots, Dick Elzey and Harry Ritzheimer. The group left Thursday on a mnting trip. Bernard Weiss was wst to the group at his camp 40 miles south of Lake Charles. continued growing. Annually uince 1947 Congress has wrestled with the problem of try- ing to satisfy employer and union wishes for change, never succeed- ing. Again this year, a deadlock in Congress may prevent amend- ment. Eisenhower promised during his 1952 elections campaign to make the law fairer to labor and man- agement. waters. Though BOAC officials in Rome and London were skeptical, a pre- liminary investigation today indi- those aboard in the blast. Elba's chief surgeon, after ex a mining the recovered bodies, safe they died from a concussion, with the force coming from below, anc were already dead when they hit the water. State Troopers survey, the wreckage of the amphibious plane that crashed near Shreveport, La., Sunday killing 12 men, among them Thomas E. Braniff, president of Braniff Airlines. The men were returning to Shreveport from a hunting trip in southern Louisiana when the plane iced up and crashed. There were no survivors. (UP Telephoto) These surpluses are already in government hands through pur- chases under .price support pro- grams. The President said he will ask Congress to increase the price sup- port funds of the Commodity Cred- it Corp. from the present ceiling of 6% billion dollars to 81-S billion. He said that because of the big build up of surpluses in lie hands of the corporation under price sup. ports, more money will be needed. I Agriculture department experts have predicted that corporation in- vestments in surpluses may pass six billion dollars by spring. Under the flexible program, gov- ernment price guarantees would be high in time of shortages to encourage production, and low in times of surpluses to encourage consumption and discourage over- production. The President said the present war-born mandatory supports should be permitted to expire at the end of Ibis crop year. "A farm program" he said, "first of all should assist agricul- ture to earn its proportionate share of the national income. It must likewise aim at stability in farm income. There should therefore be no wide year to year fluctuation in the level of price support." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair with cold wave tonight, temperatures falling to 6 below in city and 12 below in country. Fair and con- tinued cold Tuesday. Highest in afternoon 10 above. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 iours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 16; minimum, noon 12; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 23; minimum, 0; noon, 2; precipitation, inch snow; sun, sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 19 at p. m. Sun- day. Low zero at a. m. today. Noon four above, a scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles plus, wind from the west northwest at 18 miles per hour, barometer 30.15 rising and humidity 56 per cent   

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