Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
Henry Ford, Founder of Auto Empire, Dead at 83 W EATHER Lffht ruin or t, wjtrntrr s Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations OKOLSKY Read His New Column Dally on Editorial P3.0 VOLUME 47. NO. 43 WINONA. MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING. APRIL 8. 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Bond Issues Pass; Re-elected Sewer Vote Tops, Lake Job Second Outcome Authorizes Issuance of Bonds for Three Projects Winona voters gave to its new- ly-elected city council authority to issue in bonds for public Improvements In Monday's election. All three bond proposals placec on the completion of Lake Wlnonn dredging, the con- struction of an all weather road to Prairie island as a protection for the new airport, find the newer yx- trnnion tho vot- rrs' rndorsement. The vote on the each a nrpjirate referendum, was as fol- lows: Lake for, ainkln.it. Priilrie Wand (or, against. Sewer extension for, i.178 acalnst. These figures include the total of those voting against the proposals and all of those not voting on the issues which automatically become "no" votes. In the sewer referendum, widely discussed before the election and the subject of a hot debate between the city council and the directors or tht Awoclntlon of Commerce, the vote in each ward was highly favor- able to the project. It carried In eve.-y precinct In the city. The vote on this project by wards was as follows: Ward For First Second 812 Third 901 Fourth 953 Succumbs in s Candlelit Home At Dearborn Against 810 340 404 485 Total 4.333 The actual "no" vote on this pro- posal 1.380. but 798 voters fail- ed to cast ballots on the issue, and under the majority vote rule KOV- f Continued on Tagr 3, Column 3.) BO.VD ISSUE George Sitts Electrocuted Ilenry Ford Wisconsin Tobacco Growers Protest Low Price Levels Stouchton, About southern Wisconsin tobacco services" "at a Tknnrrs we expected to attend fireplace wtirmc.J Plants Will Suspend Work Thursday for Funeral Rites By David .T. Willkle Detroit In the nickering Ight of kerosene lamps and of candles Henry Fortl, fnmcd pioneer of the automobile Industry, died jat o'clock last night in his home in nearby Dearborn. He would have reached his 84th birthday next July 30. High flood waters or the River Rouge running through the Ford estate had cut power rind heating 9 Die When Bus Falls Into River Near Seattle Seattle Nine persons lost their lives last night when a heavy Cornea to Go To New York Eye Bank Convict Calm in First Chair Death in South Dakota Sioux Falls, S. Sidney Sitts, 33, wfts executed at a. in. (CST) today for the slaying of n South Dakota peace officer, thc first man to die in an electric chair in this state. Four shocks were administered and Sitts was pronounced dead by Warden G. Norton Jameson' at a. m. While 41 officials and witnesses remained locked in the death chamber. Prison Chaplain E. L. Wessman conducted funeral services at the foot of a stairway leading from It. After Sitts, escorted by two guards, had been led into the chamber and the electrodes placed, Jameson asked if he had anything .o say, .From under tho black lood. Sitts replied: "In my experience, this Is thc first time the authorities ever helped me escape prison." Previously Sitts had bequeathed the cornea of his eyes to a New York bank but requested the war- den to give no publicity to the act. Arrangements for delivering the cornea, which physicians said must be transplanted within 72 hours to make the graft successful, were I made by Dr. O. Charles a Sioux Falls physician. Sitts was executed for the mur- der of State Agent Tom Matthews near Spearflsh January 24, 1946. Butte County Sheriff Dave Mal- colm was slain at thc same, time Kcpubllcan-Hcrald Photo A Skeleton Staff From The management personnel is substituting at the posts held by the striking members of local 2322, Northwest union of Bell Telephone Workers, who operate the switchboards at the Wlnona telephone exchange. Operating the boards are left to right: M. L. Spencer, wire chief; Larry De Young, construction foreman, and Elinor Przytarski, daytime chief operator. About 13 operators ordinarily are on duty on one shift. These empty chairs show how the long distance toll board looks during the strike. an oil truck then plunged into the Duwamlsh river, running along- side the Pacific highway. Twelve other passengers and the bus driver, Mclvln D. Long, 22, of Olympla, Wash., survived, some with Wednesday night in pro- Btrn.ln.n "unsatisfactory" prices for 1M7 crop. The meeting was called by grow- ers who uired their grievances at a meeting In Cambridge last week. the room. Mr. Ford'n death wns duo to n cerebral hemorrhage. It came after the noted Indus trlullsl had a vigorous day Inspecting flood-water Tcibncro growers In this area imuu-wumr damag contend that after ft brief period the I'ord plant and high prices lust February for inspection suddenly lowered their bids. thls morning. Wlfo nl Bedside Friends said he had never ap- peared In better health. At his bedside were his wife, Mrs Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS Wlnona and vicinity: Occasional Clara Bryant Ford, and a member very light rain or snow tonight: low0'' thc household staff, partly cloudy, be-1 A statement wild he had In the late afternoon -18. Light snow :r. ooutri this uftrrnoon. Partly cloudy lonlcht and Wednesday. Warmer tonlghi. Warmer Wed- nesday. Wlnconmn Occasional light rain retired at I) p. m. and had awakened at p. m.. com- fplt slightly 111. Mrs I'ord gave him a .'drink of water lie died 25 minutes later. Thc statement said that even telephone service from the resi- dence was out of commission bo- or snow ending in south this after- of thc flood waters and that or curly tonight. Mostly cloudy ''mpioyc hud to go to thc com- north tonight. Wednesday partly engineering laboratory, Little change in tempera-1 half a mile from thc resi- cioud.v. lure. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for thc 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 37; minimum. 31; noon. ?7 precipitation. .02 of an inch; ;.ur. srv tonight at sun rises irmorrow ot dcnce, to summon n physician. Dr. John Mateer.' of the Henry Ford hospital, who arrived at a. said death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. Fuueriil Arrangements Funeral services will be held from St. Paul's Episcopal cathedral In .Detroit Thursday at an hour to severe but Juries. none with critical in- but Sitts was not tried for this sec- ond killing. The two officers were shot down at a road junction as they sought to halt the flight of Sitts from Minneapolis, where he had broken from jail while under a life sen- Eric Johansson during a liquor store holdup 'in that city Decem- ber 12, 1945. Government Hopes for Telephone Settlement on Long Lines Today Washington Federal Conciliator Peter O. Manno reported the government is "liopcful" of a settlement today in the long distance part ol the nation-wide telephone strike. As negotiations resumed between the union and the American Telephone Telegraph com- Dugan Loses To Pfeiffer By 58 Votes Dorsch, Dettle, Baumann and Stoltman Win Mayor John Druey won re- election and three new aldermen were elected In Monday's city election which was characterized by close alderrnanic contests, and peak interest in Its outcome. Mayor Drucy won easily over George R. Eckert, North Western '.illroaci .shop employe and former police captain. The vote was Drucy Eckert 2.081. New aldermen elected were Loyde E. Pfeiffcr, first ward, Howard A. Baumann, third ward, and James T. Stoltman fourth ward. Alderman .t-Large Robert T. Dorsch and 'oseph T. Dettlc, second ward, won c-clection. Close Race in First Ward The first ward nldcrmanic con- est held the center of interest In he voting and in the returns last vening. Pfciffcr, local nurseryman nd member of the board of park ommissioners unseated John XV. n, first ward alderman for two crins and president of the city ouncll, by the narrow margin of 8 votes. The vote was Pfciffcr >ugan Jt was ji sec-saw contest with ugan carrying the first precinct by vo votes, Pleiffer the second by 21 ote, Dugan the third by four volC5, feiffcr the fourth by 33 votes, and ie fifth by five votes. The vote by prccints in this con- :st was as follows: Precinct Dura First 238 Second 228 Third.........260 Fourth........22X Fifth 261 rtf.lttcr 236 240 256 266 pany's long lines division Manno told reporters: "We ate hopeful that a settlement will be effectuated in the Jong- lines today." Long distance service has been hit hardest by the two-day-old cross-country work, stoppage South Dakota, punishment since without capital 1915, rc-cnacted Max. Mlti. Pct.ibl- Vo.-k il) 78 44 Kfi G4 V. 73 30 Hi 44 (M 37 40 4t> 3D Thc body lukcn to a Detroit "funeral homo this morning and will be returned to the Ford Grecn- field village to He In state all day Early today seven of thc dead had been identified, Coroner John P. Brill, Jr., said. They were: Tclford F. Smlthec, Scuttle, the truck driver. Darlene Wick, six, Portland, Ore. Ervln Burlan, Tacoma, Wash. Mrs. Helga Wick, Seattle, grandmother of Darlene. James Mark Sullivan, Seattle. Lydla M. Cressrnan, Seattle. Two women have not been iden- tified. Heroic rescue work by cyowlt- and passing motorists, who waded Into the river and climbed atop tho two-thirds submerged bus, prevented a heavier death toll. Thc first rescuers at thc scene hacked holes into thc roof to pull to safety frightened passengers who were fighting for air Inside the wreckage. Tho bus driver escaped by klck- ng out the windshield while a num- ber of men got out without asslst- ince and clung to driftwood in the until rescued. Girl, Six, Perishes The heroism of a six-year-old slrl nslde tho partly submerged bus was redlted by survivors with saving many lives. The child, Identified as Darlene iVlck of Portland. Ore., was one of I nine persons who lost their lives. Survivors said that amidst the screaming and panic Inside the bus. Wednesday. All Ford operations throughout ]'lhc world will bu suspended Thurs- 'idn.v. r'liifs on all Ford property '.will bo at half staff until thc it1 in 1930. Under thc old law. ex- ecution was by., hanging. Although I three men previously had been con- demned to thc electric chair, their sentences were commuted to life Imprisonment. Showed No Emotion Jameson said Sitts displayed no emotion when informed Monday afternoon thnt he would be ex- ecuted shortly after midnight. His only request was for a cake of soap and a clean shirt. The last meal the condemned man ordered was chow mein, tea and sugar, bread, butter and ice cream. He also ate a piece of cake not Included In his request. Thc prisoner's hair, clipped short] last Saturday, was shaved offMon-' day night alter his arms had been pinned to his sides. Sitts entered thc death chamber wearing a black hood and blinders over his eyes. Thc only relative to see Sitts since he entered the prison a year find eight days ago was his mother, Mrs. Mildred Rose, Cornelius, Ore., who carnc here several months ago. Since no relative claimed his body, Sitts will be burled In an unmarked grave In a Minnehaha the first in the Industry. Manno emphasized that a set- tlement of the long lines phase would not end the entire walkout of telephone workers. John J. Moran, president of'the American Union of Telephone jWorkers which represents Ions dis- tance employes, was Jess optimistic. Moran, when asked whether a settlement could be expected soon replied, "That's up to the company." Edgar L. Warren, director of thc Pastor's Son Charged With Killing Sexton St. Joseph, studious IC-ycar-oId minister's adopted son today wius charged with the ham- mer murder of John Frank, elderly sexton of his lather's church. Police said the youth, Stuart Al- another phase of the tlcup In n pri- len, had admitted slaying the sex-'vate conference with George Gap- Early End to Conference at Moscow Seen By John M. Hlgntowcr Moscow American sources _ _ _ _ said today that unless the Ward toLil 1215 1273 Two thousand, five hundred and five of the registered voters in the first ward, or 72 per cent cast votes in the election. In the second ward Alderman Joseph T. Dettle won re-election over Hallie R. Port, grocer, by more .lion 200 votes. Alderman Dettle curried all three precincts in the wnrd. The vote wns: Dettle G77 1'ort .......................451 In the Uiird ward, where Robert Albrechl.. present alderman. was not a candidate for re-election. Howard A. Uaumann, J. R. Watkins Company employe defeated Clar- ceased. what the Americans called hart, first vice-president of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Com- pany. Secretary of Labor Lewis Sclrwel- lenbach canceled a scheduled ap- pearance before a Senate appropria- ton in the church basement because he felt a "sudden urge to kill some- one." Prosecutor O. R. Newcomer filed the murder charge against the boy whose foster father, the Rev, James S. Allen, Is pastor of the Christ Episcopal church In downtown St. Joseph. Police quoted young Allen as say- ing in a signed statement; "I went up to ChrisC church and played the organ when this desire to kill somebody came over didn't mutter who. "I went to tho undercroft and, saw Mr. Frank. I dropped some "on to determine the effectiveness Conciliation service, also tackled'obstructionist tactics in the for- eign ministers' council the whole conference could end very soon. These informants said a show- down was taking shape within the four-power council between Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov and the ministers of the western powers. The basic Issue Is whether the tlons committee without cxplana-1four powers must continue long the Truman in Touch President Truman was reported to be in close touch with devel- opments In the strike but there were no signs that he might order .seizure of the industry. Tho government, industry and discussions on current German problems which have proved fruit- less, or whether they can go 011 t.o frontiers and other matters, with the possibility of eventual agree- ment on the Austrian treaty. The Russian proposal to permit Germany to choose by plebiscite the county cemetery, Jameson said, adding the burial place would not be announced. Greyhound Buys Badger Rapid Transit Bus Line J. Kay, Min- neapolis, president of thc Northland Greyhound Lines, Inc., said yester- shc stood calmly and in an even j day his firm was buying thc Mil- monoy on v.he floor and when he stooped to pick Jt up I hit him with the hammer. I struck him right hard over the head." The hammer handle broke, and it was then Allen seized an electric drill from a work bench and plunged It into the 58-year-old sexton's body, (police quoted the statement as say- ing. Allen told .reporters who inter- viewed him that he had no argu- ment or disagreement with Frank and that he "liked the old man." union alike were sltua-jform of "her future government was regarded by Western diplomats as an effort to offset the effect upon the German people of the insistent of the first cross-country work stop- page by the telephone workers. What the three sides to the con- troversy see may have a bearing not only on the length of the shut- Soviet demands for in reparations. These demands, thus far blocked for the post by 31 votes. Tho vote was Baumann 600, Tribcll G29. The vote by precincts in this con- test: Precinct Bnum.inn First..........24G Second isfi Tribcll 203 246 ISO down but on whether the v s Secretary of State George (Continued on Pace 10, Column J.) C. Marshall, British Foreign Sec- retary Ernest Bevin and French For- eign- Minister Georges Bldault. have created a problem for Russia in Oermnn politics. This was regard cd by some delegates as the under- lying cause for the plebiscite pro- voice directed the efforts of volun- teer rescuers who cut 'through the metal top to extricate passengers. She stood there In the aisle, they said, with the water rising around .15 the .1 A KIVER BULLETIN' Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Wir.c 14 C.G Panels 12 (i.3 i C.P.I 13 7.0 Crussr 12 B.4 Tributary at NeillsvlIIe___0.1 RIVEK FORECAST iFrom Hastlnfs to The Black river will peak at Gii'.esvlile Wednesday morning at feet: the Chippewa at Durand 9.8 Wednesday noon; thc Wis- cazz-.n at Portage at 14 feet Wed- afternoon. The Mississippi cor.ilr.ue rising thc next two diys :r; the upper section above to the end of thc trfirr. Winonu to Guttenbrrg funeral. Mr, Ford's death marked passing of not only one of thc world's most noted Industrialists but of an Individualist who dcvcl- one of the most colossal family fortfinc.i the world has known out of what often had ben ridiculed as "ft lot of crazy Described in numerous citations "of thc select company assured of perpetual Ford, a one- time obscure farm youth, was also (Continued on Pace 8, Column 4.) FORD her. She, too, was rescued but too late. She died shortly after being brought ashore. waukce-Waukesha and Milwaukee-! Hales Corners Rapid Transit line from the' Kenosha Motor Coach lines. The Kenosha firm purchased the lines from the transport company, Milwaukee, last December. Deceptive Treasure Manila, P. Fcderlco Snmodio, digging in his garden, uncovered a gasoline drum jammed with pesos. Samodio hasn't retired, however. All the bills were Japanese invasion notes. PHONE STRIKE Cabinet to Confer on Price Situation Washington President Truman today called a speci.il session of his cabinet for tomor- row to explore the price situa- tion. Presidential Press Secretary Charles G. Ross said that Chair- man Edwin G. Noursc of '.he President's economic advisory council lias been asked to sub- mil a report at that time. posal, rejected by the western pow- ers last night. Minneapolis Banker Succumbs at 61 J. Mul- cahy, Gl, president of thc North- western Mortgage Company, score- ttiry t'batik. ___..........._...... _........... levels. The greatest circles here for 45 years, died lost night after collapsing in his oHlcc T'.-." r.er.t r-t hours will occur Wing !o Fountain City earlier Monday. Funeral services du Chlcn to dam >will be held Irom the Basilica of Mary's Thursday nt 9 a. m. Revolving Doorway Frustrates Policeman Sprlmrficld, III. VirRil Lathrom, 21, obeyed again and again an order of Patrolman Fred IVIctzkc to get out of a restaurant because he was ac- cused of annoying other pat- rons. After going out the revolving door just ahead of thc officer. Lathrom went right back and out, and In and out. But Mctzkc kept up the futile chase in thc doors until Lathrom fled down an alley. When the patrolman return- to thc restaurant an hour later and found Lathrom already there, he took another look :vt tho revolving door and culled two other officers to take up ntratcglc ;ruard positions. Lath- rom was booked on a charge of disorderly conduct. r- Winona Sailor Disregards Shells To Treat Marines Shot in China A Winona sailor, Paul D. Corliss, have exploded the shells, to pick was involved in a right between a UP the injured and bandage them small band of U. S. marines and to a rePort of thc Asso' -hinesc commun- ists when the lat- ter attempted to jdestroy a big am- munition dump Saturday at Hsln- ho, China, It was learned today, P h a r m a cist's Mate First Class Corliss disregard- ed shells at the scene of thc am- clatcd Press. Although five Americans were killed and 16 wounded in the en- suing fight, Corliss was not listed He is the son of Corliss, 452 Center The fight apparently began while 115 marines were on guard duty in- "jsldc a barbed-wire fence enclosing 'a collection of Quonset huts and canvus-covcred ammunition sheds. When the communists attacked, ac- cording to the A.P. report, six marines went to thc aid of the Paul Corliss marines Inside thc fence. Six com- It was -not clear in the report from China whether Corliss was within or without the fence when thc fight started. Another Private First Class Ronald L. Johnson, Minne- 3 Farm Groups' Meeting on Prices Washington Leaders of three of thc nation's major farm organizations opened a three-day closed conference here today on a long-range plan to replace the war- time farm price support program which expires next year. The groups are tile American Farm Bureau federation, the Na- tional Grange and the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. The National Farmers Union de- clined an invitation to participate, Oconomowoc Man Gets Badger Livestock Post Madison, Wis. Dr. John T. apolis, was one of the six 56, Oconomowoc, has been Total C23 In thc fourth wnrd contest for alderman whoro Daniel linmbcnek, present alderman, was not a candi- date for re-election, Jnmcs V, Stolt- man won easily over Louis Crjir- lowskl. former alderman." Thn vote wns Stollmnn Cxnrnowskl J80. In the aldormnii-al.-InrKc contest Mderman Robert T. Dorsch defeat- ed Henry V, Parks, a former alder- man by 2SS votes, carrying thc first iiid fourth wards. Parks led in the second and third wards. Thc vote by yards was as follows: Ward Dorsch Parks First............1215 J1G3 Second.......... 4 IS 6SS Third........... r.2.1 Fourth..........1096 331 Ward total '.'i2r.i 29G-I Hurb Schoror won rc-clccLion ns city assessor by a two to one margin over Mylcs T. Keenan. The vote was Schcrcr 4.2G4, Keennn 2.06G. There were only two board of ed- ucation contests in thc election. George W. Richmnn was elected director from the firs', ward over Ben A. Miller. Thc vote was Rich- man Miller 747. In thc other contes. in (he fourth ward. John P. Borzyskowski defeat- ed Carlton A. Neville by over GOO votes. The vote was Bonyskowski 1.054, Neville 423. Otto P. Pictsch was re-elected city treasurer, E. D. Libcra municipal udge.'and Lorcn W. Torgerson was elected special municipal judge, all without opposition. School board members elected without opjjosition were H. M. Bicrcc. dircctor-at-largc. Gordon W. Huntley, second ward, and H. C. 'ehrson, third ward. munition explosions, which, mlghtjinuuists died in the flght. who came to the assistance of the marine guards. Captain Henry Van Joslin, Washington, D, C., of Company C, First Marine division, said the six men. together with those inside the fence, bore the brunt of the attack and "were cour- ageous and resourceful." Corliss was a member of thc orig- inal "Mob the naval hospital unit ordered at the start of the war to a Polynesian Island In the South Pacific. named chief of livestock sanitation by the state board of agriculture, Milton H. Button, deportment di- rector, announced today. Dr. Schwab, who will begin his new duties July 1, will succeed Dr. V. S, Larson, chief of the division since 1938. Dr. Larson was named state hu- mane agent, to succeed Dr. O. H Eliason, who will retire July 1 after 32 years of service in thc depart- ment. King Christian Ordered to Rest Christian X suffered n. heart attack Sunday, and a royal palace communique said today the 7G-ye.ir-oId monarch had been ordered to "rest for a consid- erable period." The communique, issued nt noon, said tho king had recovered from the attack.