Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
COLD TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 253 W1NONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY GIVE TO THE GOOD FELLOWS EIGHTEEN PACES New Look At A-Bomb Curbs Urged By Joseph and Stewart Alsop the business as usual facade of th6j Truman administration, some actively serious soul-seaerchingj is going on about American atom- Fire at Little Falls ic policy. To be specific, a Hum- Wreckage Of A Capital forward section badly crushed and the tail half of the fuselage intact-rests in shallow water of the Potomac river at Washington, D. C., today. The plane was making a blind landing approach to National airport buildings in the background when it crashed in the fog last night. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Two Perish In Flash Fire At Oshkosh Strangling Suspect Awaiting Hearing Airliner Crash At Washington Kills 4 Aboard Plane Hits Mud Of Potomac, 19 Survive Mishap ber of the leading men of the gen-j em.! advisory committee of the! Atomic Energy commission havej earnestly urged the desirability of a new look at the whole problem of International control. The warnings of these scientists! have in turn led to a re-examln- tion of the problem by the high- est government policy makers.! The chances are, as usual, that nothing will be done in the end. Yet the mere fact that this debate has been going on behind the clos- ed doors nf the administration, Is; a somber commentary on the al- most idiotic complacency which has. thus far, been the official public response to the explosion ofj the Soviet atomic bomb. j THE GENERAL ADVISORY! COMMITTEE, which started the] ll g II I By Knox Craig whole business, is not a body toj lit I If Iowa city, University of Iowa psychology student officials laid plans be disregarded. It includes such VJIIlWJII jday turned to poetry as he waited in jail for a preliminary hearing a prompt inquiry into the cause! men as Conant, Oppcnhelmer I the strangulation slaying of a beautiful coed. of the crash. Dubridge, Fermi, Buckley oshkosh, Wis. An elderly The hearing was set for December 21 when the broad-shouldered! The dead were Mrs, William! Rabl. It reports direct to the Pres-jMonday when a flash flre roarediRobert E Bednasek 24, was brought before Justice of the Peace C. J. chertow Of Brooklyn, N. Y.; Nev-i ident. rather than to the Atomic jthroljgn thelr lower flat. Hutchinson here yesterday. me Lassiter, a government em-1 Energy commission. And since the j Robert s. Sherlock, 87, and nisi H j charged with the first de-l n J r II Ploye who lived in Arlington, Va.; i i ssfe ?-T Be a Good Fellow By Jerry Horn Washington A Capital air- liner wandered off a radar path leading into fogbound National air- port last night and crashed in mud of the Potomac river, carry-1 ing four of the 23 persons on board] I to their death. I The 19 amazingly I high number for a plane were taken to the hospital at Boll- ling Air Force Base, located near- by. Many were badly hurt. (suffered second and third degreejb d clad in a whitei strapless] The following is a list of contribu- X1oTA tTtlllnh TTTQC r_____J whatever. These scientific lesderc in the blaze which was almost certainly be disturbed [ported about p. m. if any serious effort were on footj The victims' upstairs neighbors, to organize the defenses of and Mrs. William Payne, called Western World. For reasons when they saw smoke curl- must be examined later, the ex-ljrip up through the floor, perts are now sharply writing! A neighbor found Sherlock lying! down the strategic value of atom-jjust Inside the front door of his! Ic weapons. when employed1 home His wife had collapsed against a nation that is about ten feet behind him. j No formal plea was entere_a lor defended. The trouble is that the I Fire chief Leo J. Glrens said defenses of the Western a kerosene heater either and particularly Western Europe, I had exploded or ignited gas fumes are anything but adequate. While this condition persists and nothing solid is being done to and the pilot and co-pilot, W. J. Davis and Lloyd L. Porter, both evening gown was found early Sunday in a men's rooming house, With his manacled hands clasp- ed together, Bednasek shook his bowed head sadly from side to a negative fashion as he heard the charge against him tions to the Good Fellows to date: Previously listed Pleasant Valley Social club 5.00 Mrs. Raymond Grosscll, clothing and 1.00 A friend LOO Express................ 2.00 senior student from Cedar in the Sherlock living room. The flames raced quickly through the flat, but firemen prevented the blaze Rapids, Iowa, but his lawyer asking for a preliminary hearing said his client would plead inno-j cent. Bednasek has said he "loved) HUH OWJ1U 1O w Aitw, WMV j" change atomic stockpile In from spreading to the upstairs apart-j that girl more than my Hie ana Soviet hands retains the dreadful ment. potentialities of the world's night- mare at the time of Hiroshima, as has been disclos- ed already In this space, the So- The accident raised this city's fire death toll to five in, two weeks. On December 3, three other persons viots are thought to have cap- ability of accumulaflhp all atomic! stockpile at a comparatively ear-! ly date. The official best guess is! that the kremlin will possess more' than fifty atomic bombs by Sep- tember, 1952. Such Is the background of the pressure for a "new look" at thej question of International control ofj atomic energy. What is being urg-j ed is essentially simple. THIS COUNTRY WOULD TRY burned to death in a duplex fire. Mrs. F. R. Letter At Bridges' Trial that she loved him. Reading in Jail A friend who described Bedna- sek as an easy-going, popular fel- low, took, upon his request, books of poems to the prisoner.- Officers brought him the book of love poems, "This is My Beloved" by Walter Benton. Bob Carpenter, of Cedar Rapids, said he took to the jail books of poetry by Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Bednasek, in a signed statement released by County Attorney Jack White yesterday, said that he hadj his hands on the girl's throat just! before his mind "went blank." The statement related how he John Kinneys, Jr...... 1.00 A-l Cleaners employes 5.00 Company I, 337th Infan- try, Organized Reserve 5.00 Pickwick friend........ 1.00 From a friend 2.00 Friends from Rushford 5.00 Jo Anne Robertson 1.00 Fctcr Bub Brewery and employes 100.00 Jack and Harry Dulck 2.00 The Steak Shop and employes 16.00 Officers and employes of First National bank 50.00 of Alexandria, Va. The bodies of Davis and Porter were recovered from the partly submerged wreckage hours after the crash. Workers hacked away at the fuselage through the night to get at the two bodies. Navy and Air Force men who sped to the scene in crash boats credited a number of factors for the high rescue rate. High on the list were luck and the relative calm of the of them servicemen going home to spend Christmas. Wheels Retracted In addition, there were reports that the plane's wheels were not in landing position, but were re- tracted into the fuselage. If true, this would indicate the pilot had changed his mind about landing. It may have kept the death toll down' It Took Considerable Switch planning to produce this Christmas tree in lights on two sides of the 32-story Foshay tower in Minne- apolis. Building employes went through 16 stories to turn on certain lights and turn off others to produce the tree. It was shown Mon- day night for the first time as a signal for the annual home lighting contest sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. (A.P. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) U.S. Diplomatic Break With Bulgaria Threatened San A letter pur-, withj ported to have written by the girl, also a senior-in psv- the Soviet Union. Under this D. Roosevelt is the had a cano.ie-iikni.ea ment, atomic weapons would be of the latest controversy in the and 10DSter dinner outlawed. Harry Bridges perjury trial. i015 rooming hous? Atomic energy would be demili-1 Defense counsel referred to it yes-i drlnks, tarised. Existing atomic stockpiles terday over the strenuous J rooming house (principally our own thus government attorneys. niehtrnn would be somehow slcrilized.l A witness undergoing cross riH k for u, j Modified provisions for was told the letter condemn-! P national Inspection would be cd him for allegedly making false j (Continued on Page 15, Column 5.) adopted, which would during nn earlier in- SUSPECT prompt discovery of any breach vestigatton of the West Coast C.I.O.' of the agreement, if bucked up leader, an efficient intelligence service.; The letter was not Introduced in Finally nnd this is understood'evidence, but Bridges' lawyers said to be the heart of the plnn a they would seek to get it in later, measure of disarmament would nK The 48-year-old Australian-born so be agreed upon, sufficient to Bridges is charged with Ij-ing when guarantee Western Europe agiur.st he testified at his 1945 natura'iza- any sudden aggression. Ition hearing he had never been The whole prolcct would sound a communist. Two union aides, Hen- like the most wishful dream, if ry Schmidt nnd J. R. Robertson, are it were not for its context. In the charged with conspiracy in aiding first place, there are reasons to the alleged fraud, believe that the Soviet Union may Kermit C. Kroiek, acknowledged be receptive to nn overture along ex-communist who testified he saw the lines very crudely sketched Bridges preside at a communist above. Signs have already been meeting in Long Beach in May, given. In the usual indirect man-, 1S3G. was undergoing cross-examina- ncr. All that Is being discussed at lion when Defense Attorney James1 present, is whether this tossed the name of the! should try to find out whether widow of the United States' wartime! these slriis mean anything. .President into the proceedings. IN THK SKCOXD l-LACE. Mnclnnis referred to a statement A-l Fountain City, Wis., citizen- clothing. A bugfry and Gerald Mr. and Mrs. Vcrnon clothing. Martin, Donna and clothing. Lynn and Robert A The Hubbarcls clothing and toys. Friends from viaumandce clothing. A and sweaters. C. A. Rackow. Cliff's Eat Christmas dinner for 30 chil- dren. United States today backed up a sharp new .tions between tries." The prospect of a possible first Millworker Kills Patrolman, Wounds Weather conditions were jfl three fourths of a mile. Waiting to Land The DC-3 took its place over the iWebb jVoutov, live in Man Killed, Flames Level Boat Works Larson Plant Blaze Starts During Night Little Falls, Minn. A night watchman burned to death early today ill a fire that swept through, the Larson Boat Works here, tic- stroying three buildings. Damage Iwas estimated at The victim was Jake who called a telephone operator at a. in., with an alarm that the ;place was on fire. Ringwelski's badly I charred body was found shortly after noon about 25 feet in from the main entrance of the plant where the blaze started. Panned by strong wind, the flames swept through the boat works' large ;main warehouse and into twc1 other buildings. An operator at the Little Fails telephone exchange said Ring- kvelski phoned at a. m, shout- ing that the boat works was on fire, land then left the wire. The operator said Ringwclskl !sounded very excited. She wasn't jable to determine whether welski collapsed while on the phone or whether he left the line in an at- tempt to escape. Emil Lintner, another employe, said he left the plant at a. m. and that everything was all right: He was the last man to see Rir.g- welski. The firm at present employs 70 men. The blaze Is believed to have started in the wood sanding room. The flrm manufactures wooden row 30ats, duck boats and other pleas- ure craft. 400 Boats Burn Paul Larson, owner of the flrm said 400 boats went up in the flames and that many more were dam- aged. He estimated total loss would at least in the north the Mlssis- ped were of brick, frame or corrugated metal. The boat works was established by Larson in 1925. One building, a warehouse con- taining about 100 boats was saved. ;The nearby Larson Water Craft Company, a separate concern which Imanufactures metal boats, was threatened, but flames did not reach one thinks there is more than nn -Krolek gave the F.B.T. during an: u i c -investigation of Bridges in 1939. even chance, at best, thit the he rtsked. I viets seriously desire even n modi- fied agreement for international control of titamie energy. Those desirability of a who urpe the "new look" a! this time simply arirue that it is our duty to find out what can be done. "Weren't you present at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Rathbone on an occasion when Mrs. Rath- bone displayed to you a letter she! received from Mrs. Eleanor Roose-' condemning you because of: your treachery in making false It is idiotic to underrate the ar- statements against Harry Bridges! jniments against the kind of radi-iftnd members of the longshore; cnl new departure that is :IPW un- j dor discussion. Two-party talks be- Government Attorney F. Joseph; twecn this country nnd Russia Donohue's vehement objection to1 nScTencf Io a not in evidence hive long been one of our ob- jectives. Yet two party talks was ,lpheld bv Federal Judge George would now be embarKed llPon- H-irris Equally, we are already strongly, protestcd and asrairi wasi committed to the stringent wnen Mnolnnis asked slons of the Bsrucn. plan for ntom- ie energy control. We have also ..Didlrt yQU Kay (he letter] committed our friends in the Unit- neyer] cd Nations, who would certainly mndp and vou! be upsot by any change in our Mrs Roosevelt and stand, .plain that you had never made! Above all. the kind of Soviet- American agreement that is en- j visionec; would contain great ele- Philanthropist Leaves ly promote the complacency which Estate tO is already reaching malignant pro- portions in this country. Aurora. 111. James Powell.' Yi't in the bleak situation in 74, who died Thanksgiving day; which we find ourselves, the new shortly after he gave away look at atomic energy control still to make his friends happy while he scorns to be the best way out. If.was alive, has left the balance of his the new look fails, we shall at estate to East Aurora High school, least know where we nre. And we Kis estate was estimated at can then take a new look at the 000 mostly in stocks and bonds. His disarmament progrsim which has wi'.l was admitted to probate today. bce'n so oddly launched, as a ur.i- East Aurora High, where Powell lateral the Truman ad-.was graduated in 1834. already had ministration.' [received a gift from him. off made arrived what worsi National airport. The field was blanketed by fog A small hole was burned in the iroof of an oil and service station Snoqualmie. Wash. An between the two plants. It [employed millworker. described owned by R0y Larson, a mem- !neighbors as "a meek little lhe boat worim family. ikilled a state patrolman andj Fire Equipment Scarce at one time numbered 40 aircraft, lecture aree The Llttle Falls flre dcpartmert The occasion was tne 'has oriv one pumper and other (Continued on Page 15, Column 3.) iof charges in the government con-j He fjnajjy Was captured CKASH trolled communist press in a Cascade mountain) One fireman suffered a minor face The articles said that both Wj settlement near here for State department and Heath delilxnours. j L L manaRer cr ih9 Tne J-HJ-3 lOOK IIS Plate UVKI field in a "stack" of planes which department for a stiff and jthe NO. i aeienaaiu m in. -i wanted to waken the people jnR where the sanding ro0m Is io- Sofia "purge" trial. One make thero good neighbors. I caled, Fed by paint, varnish nnd signed by the Director of tne the neighborhood would be wood material, the flames stircad of the _______________JswifUy through the reminder of These most recent actions, thei3Q cnickens. State department said, "are notj state patrolman, Paul John-; an isolated development." It noted .son< 30i W3S shot jn the head as that for some time the ]00ked around his squad car at "Has been subjected to a seriesjpeden Seriousiy hurt were two: I I of indignities and restrictions in-, neighbors, C. F. Johnstonc, 64. and'AVK jcluding false charges against :Gordon L. peters, 53. George American officials, intimidation :gerald 38 another neighbor, was! and persecution of local Bulgarian :grazed' on the arm by a' bullet. fln 'employes, refusal to issue visas to: state Patrolman Clare Powers personnel assigned to the legation. lsaid it al, kegan when Peden went, and various restrictions on travel to jonnstone's home with a small Britain's Protestant and housing." caliber rifle and shot him in the called on the government Whether al! this means capture he mum- today to place drastic restrictions on [Heath may actually be recalled that "Johnstone had whipped au forms of gambling, one of the and that the U. S. will tell Bulgaria 'my dog." Fitzgerald, sitting in a nation's multimillion dollar indus- to close down its small legation nearby, felt the next bullet. He (rjes Washington was left unanswered, Johnstone to a hospital and But the Anglican bishop of Lon- Press Officer Michael J. to ]earn that Peden had don admitted churches do some mott told reporters he could peters in the chest. gaming themselves. I Powers and Johnson arrived andi Their views were presented to a j Peden shot the latter from a win- royaj commission on bet tine, gam- jdow. After sending a radio call for jng and lotteries, set up to consider laid, Powers started the 25-mile whether the gambling laws should j trip to a Seattle hospital with the tightened. 'injured Johnson, who died about They said football pools should bo ten hours later. prohibited, horse and doc racing run When four other patrolmen for tne sport alone, and reached the scene they Iound Fitz" o" the stock market eliminated nothing to the formal statement. Wing Grocer Shoots Self f v of Kermith Vanberg, 40, food store gerald had managed to creep up owner was found early today Peden and .subdue him., hue County Coroner Russell Ed-! pd .as not jnjured. his mother. who two He !COUnty Thin Overalls And Cotton Dresses worn by these winona children in near-zero temperatures were replaced today with warm, new clothing at the Good Fellows headquarters. Mrs, Thomas Lightfoot, chief Good Fellows worker, is taking names of children and checking as they were to be outfitted with sturdy trousers, snowsuits, dresses, coats, shoes and each child needed to keep warm and dry during the winter. The Good Fellows are able to perform vitally !needed deeds like this because many citizens have contributed generously. The Good Fellows need this year to do a com- plete job of outfitting Winona's needy children. Won't you help by sending a contribution to THE GOOD FELLOWS in care of The Republican-Herald? Republican-Herald photo WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Generally fair and cold tonight and Wednes- day. Lowest in the city about eight above and near zero in the country. High Wednesday 20 to 22. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 22: minimum, 5; noon, 10: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 16. The church does not come before with completely J. W. C. Wand Jd the commission. "If the state has something to be 1 for we realize that we have that same necessity for penitence ourselves.1' Many English churches conduct I whist drives, draws for prizes at 'charity bazaars and similar games of chance to raise church funds. Bishop Wand orally supported a 'memorandum presented by repre- !sentatives of the Church of Eng- land, other Protestant churches and ,the Salvation Army. Roman Catholic views will be pre- jsented separately later. i The Protestant memorandum said ;if horse race betting can't be elim- inated every effort should be made: i to limit betting to that which takes 1 place at the track.