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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 6, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SNOW TONIGHT, COLDER WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 247 Basketball Tonight KWNO-FM WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 6, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Mrs. Larson's Testimony Admitted TODAY- Atom Bomb Shipments Under Fire By James Marlow Washington Here were, having a kind, of nice, quiet Demolition of Ogden Hall for New T.C Building Suggested By Adolph Bremer The state teachers college board has recommended that Ogden hall were, navmg a nuio. 01 IULC, to make way for the new three-quarter-million-dollar time, looking forward to Christ-jphysicai education building on the Winona State Teachers college campus, mas, taking a deep breath before! The announcement of Congress comes back In January, dent nt-s -Minne ujuaj If the state department of ad- ministration will approve the rec- ommendation of the state board, it is quite possible that demolition i would begin in the late winter !and construction in early spring, j Dr. Minne said. Boyum, Schubert Sorensen, Wi- kind of relaxing. News wasn't much although every day one or two things happened around here and managed to squeeze onto the front pages of the nation's newspapers, A couple of the government's! financial experts got into an argu- ment, or Secretary of State Ache- son had something to say about China, or former Congressman Par- nell Thomas was on trial. Then all of a sudden a former, Air Force major. George Eaceyj Jordan, started talking about atom bomb material being sent to the Russians during the war. THEN LAST NIGHT Fulton Lew- is, Jr., a radio commentator, said Henry Wallace, former vice-presi- dent, overruled atomic officials dur- ing the war and ordered atomic stuff sent to Russia. Wallace re- torted: "Sheerest This put a little pepper in the] news in these parts, and more can be expected. Since the House American activities committee now is taking a hand in the major's i story after being quiet a long time, and the congressional atomic com-' mittee is going to dig around a bit, too. Whether anything comes of all this remains to be seen. If not, at least it provided a brief sensa- tion. But it was President Truman, sunning himself In Key West, who preparing some of the biggest news material, although he won't spring It until 1850. He was beginning work on his "state of union" message and his economic report, both of which he'll deliver to Congress when it comes back in January. Shipments Of Uranium Under Fire Dr. James E, McLcone. Larson is leaning over the shoulder of inona architects, are now at work ion the floor plan for the building in co-operation with T. C. officials and the advisory group. Await Floor Plan Approval Local approval of the floor for submission iter the state depart-] Arthnr Sheridan, left, and Arnold O. Larson, center, listen as to Mrs. Nola Larson, right, testifies in circuit court at La Crosse, Wis., j weeks. I yesterday, where Mr. Larson is on trial on a charge of murdering The proposed physical education building, a giant classroom for the training of men and women physi- cal education instructors, would [probably be about 120 by 227 feet] in size, with three floors. I Facilities would include a bas- Iketfaall court with seating facilities' up to a 75 by 30 foot ming pool, classrooms, offices, P other facilities necessary to the I 1 IvV training of physical education teachers. Dr. Minne said that the T. C. board has recommended the dem- olition of the 40-year-old Ogden hall, now serving as a site for a! unfounded ru- variety of college Qf BrazU got part Arthur Sheridan, one of his lawyers. At Sheridan's right is another lawyer for Larson, John Bosshard. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) High Coffee On Rumors Purchase of a built-up area is difficult became only was made available by the last session of the legisla ture for land acquisition. State Killing Sought mates, a government expert agreed with investigators for a Senate agriculture committee that sharp price jumps are largely the result Louis J. Russell By Douglas B. Cornell ..Washington House un- American activities committee state Jiuuns DOURIH Dr. Minne said that the proposed of rumors rather than fact. Ogden hall demolition will prob-j Brazil, he told the Senate group, ably be referred to the state at-jig expected to have a larger crop torney general's office for a ruling, of coffee beans for export next year uuviv American activities committee Then we'll' really be off to thejeyed pormer Vice-President Hen- moo cfrtfn 1 ii; On VCflri__ A vrtomr nthorc t.n- since there may be a question as to the intention of the state legisla- ture. since 1950 is an election, year' A wauace and many others to- for all 435 members of the House day in a suddenly revived was for many years known and one-third of the 96 senators, wno pushed the library building, since its situation of which the President Is shipments to Russia. third story housed the college 11- not unaware, HE'S A CINCH to plug again uranium shipments to Russia. Wallace commented that a state- ment that he was involved Is false. third story housed the college 11 brary until erection of the new than it did export was larger than last year. lrc. Albert M. Prosterman, commodity Ogden hall, a brick veneer struc- specialist for the Commerce depart- O.T- irnnwn ment's Office of International Trade food branch, answered coffee- drought shortage reports with an estimate from the U. S. embassy in jjftiiy uin-i-i ci .T j cduiiij-ti building at Washington and San-) Brazil, menu tnac wtin IUWIYI.U for his civil rigms program, icaer- and a part of "an unremitting el- born streets late in the 30 s. This unofficial estimate, dated al aid to education a compulsory fort to tarnish the name of Frank-jkindergarten department was 7, stated "on basis ol health program, and maybe hlgherjnn D. Roosevelt." the ground floor and the girls gym recent blossoming_repprts embassy ___ basement level fnmnwte taxes to keep pace with government expenses. And, probably, once Chairman Wood (D.-Ga.) promis "isn't going to be any With the transfer of the library- expenses. pjuuuui.y, w-i- et] there isn t going to oe any: N f more he'll ask Congress to Ieft untoucned" as the; Lw used the Tan-Hartley labor act. commiuee digs into the .the building now used largely Since the stand taken by Con-! story that persons in high places i the stand taken by Con- story that persons in high places nff riaKsav congressmen on all heiped Russia get uranium and; College officials say these issues will have something information. new efluc do with whether they're re-elected For sake ot the depending on how you at a lot of aliblng for doing or not doing. But all that will get under way after Congress returns in January, although almost at once we can sit bnck and watch n lot of men runnliiB for office right from the time the session starts. Until then, barring any sensa- tions, this place may be fairly quiet and peaceful. Maybe. I had: to put the "maybe" in there twice, since this is Washington, Assessors Boost Slate Property Tax Valuations Jordan Says Russ Have Radar Plane New Air Force Major George Jor- dan said today a plane with se- cret Army radar equipment soucht by Kussia reached the Soviet Union after taking off from Washington, D. C., in the war. Jordan told a news conference the plane's trip to Russia fol- lowed his successful efforts to block attempts of the Russians to obtain the radar equipment by ripping it out of four planes at the Great Falls, Mont., air base. ithe new physical education build- space will be building or in vacated parts of Somsen hall and Phelps school for the activities now under way in Ogden. Advisory Group Named Dr. Minne added that the condi- tion of the structure also was a factor in selecting it for demolition. It has virtually a wooden Interior, and state officials have already ordered the construction of another ifire escape if its use is to continue. j The only space difficulty would be during the ten-12 month period of construction. The new building would be lo- cated approximately on the site of Ofrden hall, except that It would: extend farther toward Main and King streets. Serving on the T. C. advisory group iare Dr. Minne. Athletic Director [Luther McCown; Dr. Jean Talbbt, 'women's physical education dir- ector, and two students Bette jWaldron. Pine Island. Minn., and story must be either j Konkol, Ashland, Wis. 'cd or disproved." j _ forecasts that 1950 harvests will exceed 1949 by one-half minion to] one million bags." Prosterman said the crop this year in Brazil for export for export was estimated at bags. (A bag is slightly more than 132 ProstenrJan said there had been a drought at the start of the coffee growing season in Brazil for the 1950 crop but declared that later rains offset this with indications now of, a normal or even better than mal crop. In any event, Prosterman said, these conditions apply to next year's crop which will not reach the mar-i ket for eight months or longer. Britain to Cut Down Credits To Yugoslavia The Trial Of Arnold O. Larson, charged with murdering Dr. James E. McLoone, has drawn aaily crowds at the La Crosse county courthouse. A policeman stands guard at the courtroom entrance to keep latecomers from overcrowding the room. (A.P. Wirephoto to The November Gains Reported in Jobs By Charles Molony job situation appeared to be looking up in the lift that the Christmas sales season usually, gives to employment. New figures from the Census bureau were Jury Recalled To Hear Story Husband Told Larson Quoted As Waiting for McLoone Car La Crosse, Wis. to The Nola Lar- json. will be allowed to testify before the jury that her husband Arnold itold her he had killed Dr. James McLoone. This decision was made in La Crosse circuit court at tills aft- ernoon in the first degree murder trial against Larson which has beer, causing a sensation throughout the Midwest. The ruling, handed down by Judge Roland J. Steinle, presiding at the trial, followed a full morn- ing of argument by attorneys whether the panel should be per- mitted to hear testimony of Lar- son's estranged wife. Judge Steinle said the defense, however, would have the right to object to whatever testimony she may give. Immediately after the court's rol- ling, the prosecution called Mrs. Larson to the witness stand. The pretty, 28-year-old brunette told her story on the witness stand I late Monday, but the jury was ex- jcused before she began to testify. Mrs. Larson said she met her husband, 35-year-old former La Crosse auto salesman, on August C, some weeks after she had been granted an interlocutory divorce decree. The decree later Was set aside on the grounds -that her divorce papers had not been properly served on Larson. She said she and her husband stopped in park that day and there he told her he had killed Dr. McLoone. She quoted hir.i as saying he lay in wait in McLonne's car while the prominent La Crosse physician made.a call at an old folks home. Mrs. Lunan'f Testimony A portion of Mrs. Larson's test- imony follows: Q. Did yon make any statement to him? A. I told him that I had always thought he killed Dr. McLoone and how he acted the night he return- led on the night of the murder. Q. What did he reply? Diet he deny that he killed Dr. McLoone? A. No, he didn't. fBrlef court recess) Q. I believe, Mrs. Larson, that before we recessed you stated that you reminded the defendant of his conduct on the night of Nov. 14? What else did you say? A. I said that I remembered very well how he acted when he returned home that evening. Q. Did you make any further statement? A. I told him I wasn't the only one he had said things to, that (he had also told his sister, Fran- Ices, that should either of us hear that Dr. McLoone was dead we would know who had killed him. Q. Did he make any statement regarding your meeting: with him in Mandota? A. He reminded me of the letter he had written to me and what i our family and sister should say Oj] Washington Angus they were questioned by the au- today that he and his-thorities. U. S. Consul Ward Leaving Mukden Today I Much of it is old, particularly St Countv part about several shipments Held After credit for1 of uranium compounds to Russia C in 1943, by of Great NlBCC HanQS Self The figures, released by Sawyer late yesterday, showed in brief: I Americans, counting in the armed forces, hadj jobs good for one hour a week orj more in November, even if some of them weren't actually working, ._ because of illness, strikes, vaca- By Arthur Gavshon etc London Because of her 59 518m jobs jn No-i economic troubles, Britain has b represented a gain of scaled down Yugoslavia's request I October although the I for about in British com-'000 over octoDer' almouBn fof WMK-BW above Falls Mont., and the Alaskan air aggregate for the last venr. I But now big names are being 5 ear-old man was mercial credits, said today. A 51- cnarges official sources total was below November, j 1948, when the boom was at its Young Mother Starts 2-Year Prison Term American consulate staff have ar- Q- What happened _aftcr both of ranged to leave Mukden at a.m. Wednesday p.m. Dja you On highway 16? About 23 members of the con- A. Yes, until we came to a cross sulate staff and the.r dependents -d expelled with Ward by the munists, are expected to board aj Just before you get to West train for the 700-mile trip to your A 31- British Ambassador Sir Charles in Peake is expected to fly back to- conferences to M the bad news to a total, was "back to The cabinet has decided, 1949 high recorded in the late sources said, that it cannot oiferjsummer the census bur- said. it added that November I Shawano, Wis. Losses Recovered nabelle Rades began her two-to- employ- four year prison term Monday night because she couldn't bear orders to quit the peak. Furthermore, nonfarm in face her children again. The 22 year old woman granted a stay of execution Ward's latest report was tel- o. phoned to U. S. Consul General !park? JO. Edmund Clubb in Peiping andj A. We were driving back to La (relayed to the State on old highway 16. The group of 13 American offi-l Q- did H.consist of? What J.IIB Biuuy 'statements by the defendant do and their families were under; recaU7 "j A. He didn't say anything for capital by 5 p.m. few minutes and then asked it (Sam Wednesday wanted to know how he killed All have been virtualthc I told him I-didn't than a hc rcpjy? aides were; A He kept talking. Q. What did he say? anslaughter in tne. .from .iienism A. He said he had been follow- husband But she'Chant ship Lakeland Victory is Dr_ McLoone all that week and to take out the entire that particular nleht he was G Howard Spaeth, state tax com-! brought into it. missioner sniri the gain of 7.2 per: Wallace, who was fired from the mg his cent wouicl be applicable in setting i cabinet by President Truman for German tne personal property tax siding too much with Russia 3 hilltop watca rower rates said the gain "reflects international policy, and Harry L. dark morning last Sundaj. JYugosTavia much more than It added that November granted a stay of execution tinleK AU havc the excellent work done by the Hopkins, the late intimate and ad-: The trwvWherf hv even though Britain wants i "recovered the losses" caused byijalmary 2 when Circuit Judge Mi-l risoners for more county assessors and their super- riser of President Roosevelt. "Irents died help Tito in his economic fight the October steel and coal strikes Eberlein sed sentence Iour t "s; i was in the back seat of the car and he had the car keys and had a gun on him. Then he said af- ter the third filling station Dr. Mc- Loone began to catch on. He said that they drove out highway 16, Dr. McLoone jumped out of ths I car and he shot him. He got over to the side of the road and he shot him again. He thought of roll- A.M.A. Honors Illinois Doctor r. Andy who "ordered the atomic materi- als sent to Russia" over Groves' objections. "Sheerest Wallace retorted from New York. i It was a former Air Force ma-! WEATHER LOCAL WEATHER Tito's trade negotiators are said to nave raised the amount of credit lidn't put a much unemployment, The farm picture gave an un- usual boost to the November em- children, that she wanted to her sentence immediately. Mrs. Rades mother, Mrs. Wil-j liam Schellinger, pleaded with to spend the holidays with her] youngsters all under five. Thej young mother wouldn't. "It is hard) 16 SHOPP'NSAV5 to have raised the amount of credit usual D00st to November em- young motner woman t. it J5 UAIUI Yugoslavia wanted under terms ofjpioyment total by showing a to leave them she! 24 the pact because of high prices forjooo climb in November, usually ajsaid between sobs. i British goods coupled with when farm work is declin- g Seering and his wife drove na practitioner of the year by the Dr. Hall, who will be January 8, is the father of three; sons who are doctors. .c did it first in Lewis Friday tonight at sun rises yesterday. he was stationed at thei -.hejcolder with some light snow early sources said if Yugoslavia offer tte coun. of oer e co. o perations which had FORECASTS itries may concentrate on been delayed In October by heavy and Yirmitv Cloudv and term trading arrangements. Britain wants especially Yugo- On the general scenns who are doctors. Great Falls "ir base during ngM snow eany Mer whQ wanted work full. The A.M.A. house of delegates war, Jordan said, HopLms to id .tonight. exchange for her ma-; time-35 hours or more weekly, as moHni fnr ncrsonallv bv telephone to er. ionium, j.j, nhlp voted personally by telephone to er. Low tonight near 15: ing "rendered exceptional up atomic shipments to P ice to his community." Mrs. Rades to the women's prison at Taycheedah. Mrs. Schellinger will care for thei children while their mother serves j her time. Mrs. Rades' husband, Levi, was Hasted with a shotgun last Janu-, ary 11. She said he bad threatened; nurrv up HUJIIUU tw isia and keep quiet about it. (Additional Weather on Paje 9.) goods. materials in exchange ior ner nours or more to i ichinery and manufactured consum- the bureau it-was able and she and Dureau Ito get on the payroll for that long. I children lived in fear of him. ing him down the bank but thought he would lose something of his down there which would connect him with, the murder. He also said that it wasn't the way he had plan- it ned to kill him. He planned to torture him the way Dr. McLoone (Continued on Pace 9, Column 4.) LAB8OX ;