Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1948, Winona, Minnesota
VOLUME 48, NO. 252 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES nson toD th Good Fellow Plan Started In Detroit little fuzzy toy dog in a store window more than 50 years ago is credited with starting the Good F e 11 o'w movement in this country. One evening near Christmas me' a Detrolt businessman was walking down one of that city's busy Yuletide streets when he saw a small boy very poorly dressed rub- bing the frost off a small show win- dow to peep inside. The man stop- ped and looked in too, and saw the little toy dog and the tears in the child's eyes. He took the boy inside the store and bought him the dog and in the talk that followed found out about the child's" family, their suf- fering and conditions. He bought what the boy suggested for the other members of the family, in- cluding a big basket of food. The boy and the rnan loaded it into a one-horse drawn hansom, and started for the boy's home, both singing Christmas songs with the old hansom driver who entered into the spirit of the occasion. Up three flights of back stairs they found the bare flat and the boy's bedridden mother and four other small children poorly cared for. The man was greatly impressed and the next day went to a news- paper editor with his experience and the thought that there probably many other such families who would have no Christmas and many other men who would like to do as he had done, If the details could be arranged. From that beginning the Good Fellow movement started, and Is now used by many newspapers throughout the nation at Christmas Duluth Man Likely To Get C I. O. Pos United Nations Republican-Herald photo William Laak, left, president of the Winona county council of the C J.O., welcomes R. C. Jacobson, state secretary of the C J.O., at the opening session of the state convention here this morning. time to bring Good Fellows and needy children together.- Here In Winona it dates back to 1912 when it was started by H. G. White and Frank J. Rucker, then publishers Herald. of The Republican- Each year it has grown and each year It brings Christmas to more children. It has been greatly simplified through the years. Now all a Good Fellow needs to do is to make a contribution to the fund. Exper- ienced workers do the rest and see that the children have suitable and useful gifts at Christmas. You can be a Good Fellow by simply mailing or bringing your contribution to The Kepubllcan- Herald. Join the movement today. Be Good Fellow this Christmas. from the Hwai river line and its anchor of Pengpu, 105 miles north- west of Nanking. In the battle for North China, aowever, communist pressure con- Inued, prompting authorities in Peiping to proclaim that the city Is facing a critical situation. Citizens were told to prepare for an emer- gency as the army prepared an es- cape route. Relief Forces Associated Press Correspondent Harold K, Milks reported from the front northwest of Nanking that the sixth army had won back a number of villages and now Is fighting about 22 miles northwest of Pengpu. This would place the relief forces 22 miles southeast of the 12th, which Be a Good Fellow The following is a list of contri- butions to the Good Fellows fund to date: Previously listed Helen 2.00 Winona Trades and Labor Council 10.00 Judy Henderson 10.00 Albert Bittner 5.00 Walter Cooper, North Rich- land, Wash.......... 1.00 William New 5.00 Mr. and Mrs. William Chtlstenscn 5.00 Ole Bjclland. Blair, Wis. 2.00 Mary Frost............. 1.00 Total 5715.61 Susan Stehn, clothing, shoes and candy. Resident of West End, cioth- Insr. Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Nogle, canned Roods. Association of Commerce, candy. Tom and Ted Reed, tube skates. Chapter AP. P. E. O., canned roods, clothing, candy and nuts. Winona Glove Co, worth of clothing. Turkey Meet Slated Chinese Reds Give Ground Before Attack Nankin? Chinese commu- nists encircling the 12th army group gave ground on the south today be- fore a spirited government column which is trying to open the jaws of the red trap. The relief column is from the sixth By Adolph Bremer A youngish international represen- tative for the steelworkers today ap- peared destined to be the Minneso- ta CJ.O.'s new president as the state jlabor organization opened its llth annual convention here. Session Today Offered Little To Enforce World Peace By Arthur Gavshon United Nations general assembly winds up tonight a 12-week session in which it has call- ed on peoples of the world to live in peace, but offered little to enforce peace. The assembly cooled diplomatic fevers over. three of the world's trouble spots. Palestine, Berlin and Greece. But it found no real cure. It urged nations to live without wars, without fears of atomic disas- ter and huge armies, but gave no fin- al clue on how these things could be achieved. Human Bights The assembly passed last night, over bitter Russian opposition, a world declaration of human rights proclaiming freedom and equality for all. The declaration has only moral authority, at least until the next regular assembly in September, 1949. To give it teeth, a human rights covenant is proposed. This coven- ant, to be drafted before the Sep- tember meeting, would oblige nations which sign the declaration to respect Stuhldreher Quits Coaching, Remains Athletic Director The apparent heir to the office of individual rights under pain of sane- president, now held in title by left- ist Walter Smith of St. Paul, is Glenn Peterson, Duluth. He was elected chairman of the convention at the Winona Senior High school auditorium this morn- ing in a surprise move. tions. The vote on the declaration was 48 to 0. Russia and her five satel- lites abstained from voting. They were joined toy South Africa and Saudi Arabia. Honduras and Yemen were recorded as absent. Soviet spokesman Andrei Y. Vish- ings here the past two days had asked Secretary R, C. Peterson to 10 amm serve as chairman of the convention army group. It is fighting the absence of Smith. When the temporary chairman. Otto Wagner, Minneapolis, callebTfor nominations, The executive board at its meet-jinsky. accused the United States, first was trapped about three weeks ago. The 12th is fighting from strong natural positions. There was no progress report on ihe three trapped army groups far- ther north. These groups, the sec- ond, 13th and 16th, are trying to fight free of a second trap south- west of the abandoned base of Su- chow. Morale High Milks reported that the sixth group, unlike many government units, has high morale. It is sup- xnted by some tanks and artil- ery as It grinds slowly northward. A threat to the sixth's supply line Executive Board Member Robert Wishart, who has presided over the board, promptly nominated Jacob- on. One-Vote Margin Peterson supporters then nomi- nated their man and. In a standing vote, Peterson won, 78-77. That was Interpreted as no re- buke to Johnson, who has no aspira- tions to the presidency, but a sup- port vote for Peterson. Meanwhile, the rightist majority was completely in control as the two- day convention began. A few confirmed as their enemies know them, had drifted in as delegates, perhaps, a few more as visitors. But the rightist majority! Britain and France during the de- bate of paving the way for World War n. Palestine Issue Vishinsky said the Munich agree- ment "opened the way to war, and added: "The governments of the United Kingdom and France, being supported by the government of the United States, did everything in their power to deflect this aggres- sion on the part of Hitler from themselves and to open the door for the aggression of Hitler against the U.S.S.R. Here are the reasons for the second world war." The human rights debate delayed consideration of the Palestine ques- tion. It is expected to come up at today's session. The principal item, is the British resolution calling for taxes are due to the state on 1948 creation of a three-nation concilia- tion commission to work for final Madison, Wis. (ff) Harry Stuhldreher resigned today as the University of Wisconsin's head football coach. The board of regents voted to accept his resignation as coach but moved to continue him as the university's athletic director with no change in salary. Doctor E. B. Fred, university pre- sident, said that the personnel com- mittee of the board of regents had made the recommendation and the board approved it immediately with- out comment. The resignation takes effect at once. Stuhldreher served as Wisconsin coach for 13 years. During the last season his team won two and lost seven games. Stuhidreher, quarterback of Notre Dame's famed "Four Horsemen" backfield under the late Knute Rockne, coached at Villa-Nova iuniversity before coming to Wis- consin. His salary as head coach and athletic director at Wiscon- son was per year. Harry Stuhldreher peace between Arabs and Jews. Steps Taken During the 12-week session, states- had combat troops when tf is taking no chances, even if the uumy session states oboosition is smalL imen of the 58 nations comprising th .opposition is small. host of sergeants-at-arms tne following steps to- annointed. and the rules adoDt- ward achieving world peace: been.appointed, and the rules adopt- ed by the convention this morning provide that visitors will be admit- ted to the auditorium only on speci- fic issues. Liberal Platform The leadership, intent on the pas- 1, Launched mediation or armis- tice campaigns in efforts to setae disputes between Jews and Arabs In Palestine; between Russia and the United States, Britain and'France in Berlin; between the Greeks and of a ture, wants no heckling from the left-wingers. Attendance at the convention is considerably under estimations. State leaders have been saying that there would be about 400 delegates, but when the conclave was called to for pre- Yugoslavs, Bulgarians and Albanl- legisla- ans m tne Balkans; and between the Indians and Pakistanis in Kashmir. 2. Called on the big powers to compose their differences and strive for world peace in the spirit of the to Nanking has been eraseca a order at o'clock, slightly less spokesman for the ministry of com- than 200 delegates had registered. By mid-afternoon the total, how- ever, was expected to reach about DCS Moines bert D. Blue of Governor Ro- Iowa last night munications said. The reds had cut the railway be- tween Pengpu and Nanking at four joints, he said, but repairs were nade quickly He blamed the raids a "small communist marauding bands." There were no further reports on communist attempts to cross the Jwai in greater force at a bend In .he river 90 miles northwest of Nanking. General Fu Tso-YI, north China commander, launched a drive to clear the communists from a moun- tain pass northwest of route he must use if he is forced to retire into Inner Mongolia, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly cloudy 270. Convention Enigma challenged Governor Youngdahl of tonight. Sunday mostly cloudy, oc- Minnesota to see which state can casional light snow in the afternoon produce the largest bird for the National Turkey federation conven- tion here January 6-8 with the winner in turkey poundage to claim the loser's entry. J--HOPP1N6 LEFT followed by colder Sunday night. Low tonight 28; high Sunday 37. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 33; minimum, 14; noon, 33; precipitation, none; sun sets tcnight at sun rises to- morrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Max. Min. Prec. Chicago 21 19 Denver 55 33 DCS Moines........30 24 Duluth ..........-...20 4 20 International Falls.. .08 Kansas City .......41 38 Los Angeles........70 46 Miami ............76 71 Minneapolis-Si. Paul 23 14 .02 New Orleans.......57 37 New York .........41 32 Seattle 49 42 J6 Phoenix............ 72 35 Washington........43 27 The importance of Peterson's elec- tion as chairman in relation to the presidency was emphasized in that the man who nominated himself been rumored as a possible candidate for the presidency. Wishart is something of a con- vention enigma. He's president of I Dutch Desert United Nations In Indonesia The Hague The Nether- lands announced today breaking off of United Nations-sponsored nego- tiations with the Indonesian re- He has been under heavy fire for public and said it plans to proceed Yale with the formation of an interim Issued the following State Income Tax Blanks Mailed St. Paul Some Minne- sotans had their state income tax Dlanks sent them today by the state income tax department. The pre-holiday reminders that ixes are due to the state on 1948 earnings, beginning January 1 with a March 15 deadline, were mailed Wednesday and Thursday from the i large growth in numbers and stu> office of William G. Burkman, in-1 dents and the programs required to care for them have made this job several months. During the Yale game at Madison, where a favored Wisconsin team bowed 17-7, a group of students unfurled a "Good-Bye Harry" banner in the stands during the game. Issues Statement University students were due to vote on an advisory referendum De- cember 15 on Stuhldreher's status. The referendum was set up as a result of student petitions, and cleared by a faculty committee only Thursday. Dr. Fred statement: "Harry Stuhldreher has requested that he be relieved of his duties as head football coach. "The athletic board and the president of the university have recommended acceptance of the resignation of Mr. Stuhldreher' as head football coach and have further recommended that he devote full time to his duties as director of intercollegiate athle- tics. "The development of a soundly conceived, properly balanced and ef- ficiently managed program of in- tercollegiate athletics is a major task of the university. The recent Falls 12 Floors From Room in Chicago Hotel Tragedy Accident, He Tells Police Before Succumbing John A. Johnson, 38 years old, i former prominent Winona manu- facturer and inventor, plunged ten floors from a window of a north side Chicago hotel early today and four hours later in a Chicago [hospital. He had resided in Chicago (the past three years, since leaving Winona. Johnson, before he died, told po- lice he fell from the window of the New Lawrence hotel after visiting a woman friend there. He was found on the wire screening covering a skylight at the second floor level. Miss Jerry Alexander, 31, the j woman to whom Johnson referred, told Police Lieutenant William O'Brien, The Associated Press stat- ed, that Johnson had dined and had a few drinks in her apartment, "He left after a minor Miss Alexander said, remarking as he departed, "No one loves me." Widely Known in Northwest Johnson, before going to Chicago, was very widely known throughout the Northwest for his work in the flax industries. He was president ot Northwest Flax Industries, which operated plants here and at several other points In Minnesota, the Indonesia newsj He has been credited in the flax John A. Johnson, above, died this morning in a plunge from a 12-story window of a Chicago hotel. Before dying, he told po- lice his fall was accidental. government for the other areas of Indonesia. The Dutch had proposed to set interim republic for by the end of this up a federal all Indonesia month. Batavia agency Antara yesterday quoted an Indonesian republican communique as warning that the formation of an interim government of Indonesia without the republic would result in disaster. The Dutch delegation in Batavia has advised the U.N. good offices committee, that further talks with the republic are useless unless the Jogjakarta government radically al- ters its viewpoint, a communique stated. Accordingly, it declared, The Yalta and Potsdam declarations. 3. Directed the big powers to con- tinue their efforts to secure work atomic armaments control. 4. Outlawed the practice of geno- act of persecuting or ex- terminating groups of people for rac- come tax director. This year's 'distribution of blanks is nearly more than were sent out a year ago. And the state income tax de- partment expects its receipts will be higher, too. Principal reason is that Minnesotans who will save money under the new federal in- come tax law -will pay more into state coffers. The 1949 collections are expected to go well beyond 40 million dollars probably reaching 45 million dollars There was 1948 blanks even more demanding." Record Listed Stuhldreher's teams won 45 games, lost 62 and tied six during his tenure. His top team was the 1942 eleven which won eight, tied one and lost one, and finished second to Ohio State irx Big Nine stand- ings. Netherlands will' proceed with the institution of an interim govern- ment for the socalled "federal ter- said to include two-thirds of the territory of the islands. The Dutch communique indicated negotiations had broken down on two main points: 1. Dutch demands for more rigid republican observance of the truce. 2. Sharing of authority during the interim period. The Dutch asserted negotiations had revealed to them, an inability industry as the man who found an improved way to make cigarette paper out of flax straw. Acquiring the old Union Fibre plant here he launched extensive experiments in making paper and cloth out of flax straw. He finally succeeded in producing a flax paper pulp which could be used to make cigarette paper and found a ready market for it In the East. Sold First Concern Mr. Johnson and his associates sold this plant and its pulp-making process to the Archer-Daniels- Midland Company which now oper- ates this Industry in the West End of the city. Organizing a new company, Mr. Johnson then built a large new mill under the name of the Northwest Flax Industries on the west out- skirts of the city. He operated this mill for two years, selling it to east- ern Interests. It was the Winmar Fibre Company. The buildings now are used by McConnon and Com- of the republican government to Panv- impose its will on armed' forces and the republican that real co- operation in ending truce violations was impossible. The communique accused Hatta of going back on a previous commit- ment to accept complete Nether- Later he entered a contract with the War Industry authority to build special machinery for a series of flax plants designed by Mr. John- son and to be built over the North- west flax belt. Arrangements were made with lands sovereignty during the interim j tne Donovan Company of Mlnnea- period. ial or religious reasons. 5. Passed the bill of human rights, which defines the basic social economic and civic rights of man. The assembly often found itself bogged down by verbal duels. Three Slain the Hennepin county CJ.O. Cabin Fight in the electrical workers union. That union has been a focal point for leftist tendencies in Minnesota, and in the rightist efforts to stamp out the leftists there has been talk of pushing the UE Into either the auto workers or the steelworkers i today, apparently when one of them unions, the better to deal with them, went berserk with a gun and set That situation gives Wishart a fire to two cabins in a remote can- strong bargaining position, but he yon setlement 15 miles north of Riverside, men sheriff's deputies said has said he's not Interested .in the presidency. Elections Sunday Elections are set for 2 p. m. Sun- day when the session begins. There's much interest, too, in the naming of directors. Each international, in accordance with the size of its membership, is allotted posts on the board of direc- Palm Springs. Two of the victims were identi- fied as Max C. Salter and John A. RegaL Their bodies, both shot through the chest, were found near the ruined cabins. Body of the third victim, with a .38 caliber re- volver beneath it, was discovered in the charred cabin of Henry Tolton. Burned beyond recognition. It was little change in the as compared with those distributed a year ago. The minor changes included dates only But the income tax department warned there were come changes in the rules and regulations which in- come taxpayers should read to avoid difficulty. One of the most important, drawn as a result of the 1948 federal in- come tax laws, concerns the amount of federal taxes legally deductible from a state return. It was pointed out that where a husband and wife, with individual incomes, file separate returns for the federal taxes, the husband may deduct only the tax which he paid to the IT. -S. government when he makes out his state income tax return. Where a husband and wife file a joint federal return, with the wife having no separate income of her own, the husband continues to de- duct the full amount of federal tax paid when computing his state tax. Famed Clothing Merchant Dies New Russek, 73, founder and vice-president of Rus- seks Fifth Avenue, Inc., died last night. Born In Poland, he came to this country when he was about 15 years tors. TJE, for instance, is allotted tentatively Identified as that of two, although it was allowed three until several locals recently pulled out in the right-left squabble. Directors are named in caucuses, but they're subject to the approval of the convention. If it wishes, it ask the union to return to caucus for naming of other choices. This is "seldom done, but if an in- ternational returns a known leftist at this convention it could happen. The conclave got under way slow- ly this morning. Slated to start at 10 o'clock, the beginning was de- j (Contained on Page 3, Column 6.) 1 CJ.O. PARLEY Tolton. Sheriffs Captain C. F. McCracken said Mrs. Regal told Mm that Tol- ton struck her yesterday with a hammer, grazing her head, after in- quiring the whereabouts of her hus- band. She ran to the cabin of a neighbor, Albert Wells, emerging a few moments later to Ond Tolton's cabin and another on fire. The bodies of her husband and Salter lay on the ground nearby. Sheriff's posses continued to search the rugged canyon on the chance the slayer wasn't one of the three victims. old, and started his career as woman's clothing merchant in ten-foot-square store on 18th street in lower Manhattan- Bfatnik Criticizes Red Spy Hearings Chisbolm (JP) Repersentative John D. Blatrulc said esterday he agreed with President Truman that the congressional spy hearings were a "red herring" and predicted that "nothing would come out of them because they are being xrnducted merely to discredit Demo- crats.'' Spy Hunters Plan To Bare Secrets By Douglas B. Cornell Congressional Investigators prepared today to release a dozen of the secret papers which, they claim, prove that a red spy ring operated in the State department a decade ago. Members of the House un-American activities committee say that while the documents may appear Innocent enough, now, they mention military and diplomatic secrets which once would He was a son of a Nebraska doc- polls to manufacture the machinery here. That company took over the Diamond Huller Company plant which operated until recently. The Northwest Flax Industries, which maintained offices here In the Exchange building entered a contract with the government to operate a flax plant at Wlndom, Minn., which they operated until the close of the war. Popular Resident Johnny Johnson, as he. was known locally, was a popular resident here. He belonged to the Arlington club, Winona- Country club, and many other local organizations. He was known as an entertainer for he staged here and in the vin Cities. have been invaluable to Russia. And they say the documents scheduled for release would save enabled the Soviets to crack the codes in which American diplo- matic messages were sent. Hiss Accused The 10-year old papers came from former Communist Agent Whittaker Chambers, who last week brought them out of a pumpkin shell hiding place on his nearby Maryland farm. Chambers has testified under oath ihat he got some papers for relay to Moscow from Alger Hiss and Henry Julian Wadleigh, former State de- partment officials. He has testified, too, that Mrs. copied some of the originals on a typewriter. The committee's acting chairman, Representative Mundt told reporters investigators have un- earthed some "very good clues" about a typewriter. He said they lave a good chance of locating some etters which would show whether hey came from the same machine that produced copies of State de- partment papers. The committee set its next meet- ing for Monday noon. Whether It will be open or closed or if there will be any witnesses, was not known. The House group had summoned Hiss and his brother, Donald, for questioning this morning. But it ex- cused them until some time next week because a New York grand jury investigating espionage wants to quiz them, Mundt, who has been critical of tor who reportedly left him a large estate upon his death. He lived here at 1256 West Broadway and had the Justice department stand on' home whjcn'hc buijt the spy investigation, said the com- mittee is willing to take its turn at the witnesses. He added; "If the grand jury is acting in good faith in holding this highly un- usual and almost unprecedented Saturday session, certainly the committee will not In any way try to Interfere with what would then seem to be a highly encouraging indication that they are about to bring to justice the people guilty of stealing these documents from the State department." Charges Denied Both Hiss brothers have denied Chambers' charges and Alger Hiss has filed a libel suit against Chambers yesterday resigned as a senior editor of Time magazine. The committee also deferred plans to hear William Ward Pigman, a 38-year-old chemist from. Appleton, Wis., who formerly worked at the national bureau of standards. Pig- man reportedly has been called be- tore the New Yorfc Grand jury for testimony. Representative Hebert (D.-La.) put in against a loud release but futile protest of the Chambers papers. He told reporters it wasn't "proper and fitting" to. turn the documents loose at this time. He said the committee1 ought to lang on to all the documents un- til it Is ready to make some find- ings and recommendations. with a swimming pool. He and his wife Joan separated shortly after leaving Winona. They were divorced in Winona county district court. Two children, Nina, 14, and William, 12, now live with their mother at Zephyrhllls, Fla. Miss Alexander, also a former Wi- has lived In Chicago a num- ber of years. She aided police in the investigation of the accident. Johnson, before he died, told police that the fall was accidental. Johnson's sister, Mary, Is in Chi- cago. Home Near Alma Leveled by Fire Alma, Wis. Fire de- stroyed the Merle Herold home in the town' of Belvidere, four miles east of here, last night. The blaze, believed caused by a defective chimney, was discovered by Mr. Herold at p. m. The Alma fire department was called, but the blaze was beyond control. Only a few pieces of furniture were saved. Herold, a milk truck driver, has five sons, 15 to four, In age. Mrs, Herold died two years ago.