Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
MORE SNOW, WARMER WATCH THIS PAPER FOR FAN FARE VOLUME 49, NO. 263 FIRST SECTION WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 24, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FORTY PAGES Youth Kill in Crash Getting Out Of the Watkins Company plane at the Winona airport this morning when he came home from the Sister Kenny Institute at Republican-Herald photo Minneapolis for Christmas, Steve Chappell is held by one of his pilots, Jack Thrune, left. At the right is Steve's dad, iDwlght S. Chappell. TODAY- Stalin Hailed As Deity By Russians By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington Christmas report- Ing In American newspapers is get- ting to be sadly stereotyped. Shop- ping crowds and creches, midnight masses and department store sales these aro the routine dribs and drabs that our editors warm up when Christmas comes each year. But surely it is a story of some significance that while the Western world marks this great a good pa'rt of the rest of man kind has been busy celebrating a newer epiphany and a more re-j cent godhead. Coming Home Best Present Chappell Boy Flown Here for Yule Visit Steve Chappell came home for Christmas today. He had a "swell ride" to Winona in the private plane of the J. R. Watkins Company and he was greeted by members of his family and friends at the airport at a. m. But the kick Steve got out of the trip was the fact that he had three a combat flyer In World War n. Stephen, ten-year-old son of Mr.: and Mrs. Dwight S. Chappell, Above-Freezing Weather Due For Christmas More Snow Coming Accompanied by 40-Mile Winds The weatherman relented today by predicting above-freezing weath- er for Christmas day, but it'll be a bad day, anyhow, in his opinion. He predicted a snowfall of two to three inches, beginning early Christmas morning, with strong winds. Winds up to 40 miles an hour are predicted for the Dakotas, and the weatherman thought it might be just as bad here. And right after the snow and the winds he sees "another batch of cold air." Burt until tomorrow things will be pretty nice. con- trast to last night's ten below here to be no colder than ten above. Christmas day the mercury will shoot up to 35, despite the weatherman's predicted snow and wind. He's fearful of highway condi- tions after the snow and wind. The cold, meanwhile, was pleasant y u Js one of wlnona.s pollo victims. He contracted the dread disease on his everybody's mind and nose. on Inter- national Falls was the cold spot in the nation. It had 33 below; De- corah, Iowa, 22 below, the La Crosse airport 21 below, Milwaukee seven above and Duluth 14 below. And the cold was pretty well the Watkins company branch man-iscattered_ In New York city> where ager at Kansas City who was In ft 6Q yesterday mornjng, it was J.1- _ TJrt rtl f I J J Ol now freezing; in Mobile, Ala., and part of Georgia is was freezing, too, In the last week, the ceremoniesj In Moscow on the occasion of Sta at the Sister Kenny in Minneapolis since then. Steve's ilegs are paralyzed. the Seventh Air Force in the Pacific i theater during the war and George Hawkins of Johannesburg, South company W0uldn't know anything they lifted I and in northern Florida it was al- most freezing. Even in Los Angeles, ager there. Mr. Hawkins was a pilot, the mercurv hajj dipped near the in the Australian Air Force the war and flew in combat over A Kushford Youth Was Fatally Injured in the above automobile which figured in a collision with two pickup trucks on highway 43 north of Rushford Friday night. Clifford Allen Ness, 20, was riding in the car driven by Milo Thompson, Decorah, Iowa. He was thrown against the dashboard and suf- fered a fractured neck. Republican-Herald photos the Near East and lin's birthday have of course out of the Watklns Beechcraf t! reported in the press. But no one; morning. He had a asjBurma- has come right out and stated christmas itself and he was! Ako on boarl3 wee steve's tad central fact about these extraordi- nary ceremonies that the Rus- enjoying every minute of it. Steve is going back to Minne- slan dictator is now being openly apolls He hopes he will company, treated a.p; n deity. jhave brother Gary and his dad, who is president of the Winona Hotels same three pjlots because at It's going to be a Merry Christmas the Chappell home tomorrow. Steve is going to be the center of attraction. He said he had a real The official newspaper, those b cjm fl da, announced the theme with Us, They were Jack OUomi Watki simple headline Inspirer who was m Creation, Gladness o! .in Eighth Air Force in the present this year. He was variation on this theme, Stalin was theater during the war, Jack; able to come if only described as haying soared to Iormerly of Winona, nowifor a couple of days, porhuman heights, from "which hej can survey all humanity and allj happenings on earth." he was stated to be the "beloved leader of progressive humanity, defender of world peace, legendary the "conqueror of ig- norance and and the "liberator of scienc-c, culture and art." IN OTHER WORDS, Stalin isi now officially given three of the! four usual attributes of godhead; omnipotence snd! omnipresence. No one has as yet I imprudently claimed the fourth at- tribute, immortality, for the Soviet dictator. Instead, he has simply been hailed as the reincarnation of divine predecessors, and Lenin. And this of course is the very doctrine that has always been promulgated, from the dawn of history, by cults worshiping liv-; ILIC; (rods. The transformation of world communism into the state rclitrion of the Soviet union has often remarked upon before this. What, is now happening, however, car-j rles this process into a new phase, that cun only be understood in his-! toric terms. The ancient Egyp- tians who, called Pharaoh "the pood the Peruvians, whose name for the Inca was "the child; of the the early who quite seriously believed that By Richard P. Powers Washington Congress which convenes January pass necessary appropriation bills quickly "and then go Rep- resentative August H, Andresen (B.- Minn.) said today. 'That would be the best thing for the country as a whole." said Andresen, who has returned from several weeks among the home folk. "And I would reduce every one of the appropriations so that we ITH the biggest year in its history drawing to nave a budgeted close tonight, the Good PeDows organization m Trr; formally thanks all contributors and wishes them a who said he has Merry Christmas. i no expectation that Congress will. During the past month, more people of this ms advlce' added ln an 612 Children Aided By Good Fellows Short Session Best for Nation, Andresen Says Spirting On Slippery Pavement, Tho Pickup truck, above, crashed head-on with the Thompson automobile which had also gone out of control at the same spot. Driving the truck was Roger Brand, 16, of Hart. Riding with him was Stanley Bunke, 15, of Rushford. They had been trimming the Hart Lutheran church. munity have contributed more to the Good Fellows j than ever before in the history of the organization 'Eyery .bill we pass here costs. and more children have been given substantial gifts! additional money. If we don't pass than ever befo-e !any more authorizing laws, we will! Traffic fatalities headed the list It has been a heart warming year to the Good addinS to violent deaths today as the na-. Yule Holiday Opens With 51 Traffic Deaths By The Associated Press Fellows workers and Mrs. Thomas Lightfoot and her staff felt this afternoon that the gigantic task under- taken had been fairly well completed. The office, however, will be kept open another two weeks to take care of small pre-school children and those children that may have been missed. The Good Fellows, however, was only one of the many organiza- ng today. Five trucks left the Elks club this more- Scouts to deliver 101 baskets to the needy families 1 Winona. Salvation Anny Aids Ifoot stated, "was splendid, and en- Salvation Army, likewise. us to reach our goal _ a slributing needy ;CjlrJstmas for every yjg community.'' Firms Thanked Thanks also goes to Clark Clark Ther between is even a neat parallel also were free. to the Northwestera s ee the deification of Stalin day to the needy of tfle Teiepnone Company for tele- eween e e and the deification of the Roman Christmas remembrances emperors. Rome was Before the state cult of, clothing. I public services for their assistance. well established, the' The Good Fellows organization up j Thanks also goes to all the con- saner rulers Augustus and Friday evening had reached to the Good Fellows fund, dius, for instance did not per-'children for whom shoes and those volunteers in various organ- mil themselves to be overtly wor-'clothing had been purchased. The-jzations who helped raise the fund; shlped in the imperial city, during organization still was buying arti-'to the Winona Musicians associa- their own lifetimes. The first tern- cles this forenoon for additional non its members, and to Roy pies were tactfully opened in the children. Thousands of other gifts.''c. Benedict for their work in con- provinces. In the same way, the'such as used clothing, toys and with the Good Fellows frankest assertions of Stalin's given by Good Fellows, had dance and to the many friends of the children who sent packages of clothing, food and toys to the Good Fellows. i To aU of these and any others who may have assisted in any way, (Continued on Page 11, Column 7.) ALSOPS -Jbeen distributed through co-operat- No Paper Monday In line with the general ces- sation of business throughout the nation Monday, The Ke- publican-Herald will omit pub- lication. ing organizations. Thanks is extended by the Good Fellows to Mrs. Lightfoot, Mrs. L. R. Harris and others who assisted with the buying and office work, to'the Good Fellows say: Thank You the principals, teachers -and sisters'and a Merry Christmas, of the various schools: to city andi Also to all the children of this county welfare agencies; to the city1 community who and school nurses and to the clerks1 have assisted in a humble little way, in all the stores. I we hope your Christmas will be a "Their Mrs. Light-'merry one. started an extended Christmas He said generally feel that the federal gov- ernment Is spending too much mon- ey and that taxes are too high. "The people also believe in gen- eral that foreign aid should be tap- ered off rather sharply as long as the administration is engaged in deficit he said. "There is no doubt that the for- eign aid programs have done some good in rehabilitating the Marshall plan countries of Europe. "But I believe it is time for ajthe gasoline ignited. A five-year- very material reduction in foreign I old Texas boy also burned to death aid funds." i after his playhouse of flimsy boxes Andresen, a member of the House caught fire from a candle he car- agriculture committee, said he into the playhouse to light fire- tends to propose an amendment toj crackers. the 1949 farm act "to give all types' A six-year-old and to the various Of agriculture the same Albert Kevorkian, Jr., was elec- holiday. Of the 60 violent deaths reported since 6 p.m. Friday, 51 resulted from motor mishaps. A Texas farm family of fivej Third Vehicle To Figure In The Crash near Rushford last night burned to death and a truck driver j was the track, above, driven by Stanley Marln, 18, Hart. Riding was killed after an automobile-gas- oline truck collision. The five were trapped in the burning car after 'My amendment would provide jtrocuted as he played in front of that the support level determined i his gaily decorated Christmas tree. upon should apply uniformly to all I He was killed when he put his 'finger in an open socket of a with him were Martin Luedfee, 18, Rushford, and Albert Cordes, 20, of Houston. Both trucks were headed towards Rushford at the time, while Thompson was driving towards Winona. Andresen said. "That way we wouldn't have to- bacco and wheat supported at 90 per cent of parity, butter at another fig- ure, and say fresh.fruits at still an- other level." WEATHER LOCAL WEATHEK Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 11; minimum, Wisconsin Man Escapes in Crash Laruar, men were killed in the crash of their car 30 Christmas tree light while lying on Imiles south of here Friday. An- a iron hot-air register. other man was badly hurt, but a The National Safety council escaped injury. Commissioner Dead Wasnineton Carroll Mil- ler, 74, a member of the Interstate Commerce commission since 1933, died today. He had been ill for two months. President Roosevelt appointed him to the commission. He was serving his third seven year term. Six Others Hurt In 3-Car Mishap Near Rushford Clifford Ness, 20, Dies Shortly After Highway Collision By AI Olson Rushford, tragic holi- day season accident on a snow- covered highway near here took the life of 20-year-old Clifford Allen Ness Friday evening. This small for stunned and its Yule merrymaking was stifled oy he fatal accident which also In- ured six other area youths. Ness, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ness, died about m. in a Rushford doctor's office after two trucks and an automobile in which Ness rode had collided Just north of here on high- way 43. Injured were: Milo Thompson, 22, 410 Me- chanic street, Decorah, Iowa, son of the Rev. and Mrs. T. L. Thompson, student visiting in Rushford for the holidays; cuts and bruises. Roger Brand, 18, Hart, of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brand: severe cuts, body bruises and facial lacerations. Stanley Bnnke, 15, Rushford. son of Mrs. Ragna. Bunke, very facial lacerations. Stanley Matin, IB, Hart, min- or bruises. Martin Luedtke, 18, Rushford, cuts. Albert Cordei, 20, Houston, minor Injuries. Young Ness, popular Rushford youth, was thrown violently against the dashboard of an automobile driven by his school buddy, Thomp- son, and suffered a fractured neck. En route to Winona for some last minute Christmas shopping, the two boys were laughing and talking about school. Thompson is enrolled at Luther college; Ness had just completed a course at Bradley un- iversity, Peoria, 111, in Jewelry and watchmaking. Slippery Curve Suddenly, about two miles north of here on highway 43, their car hit a slippery, snow-covered curve and started to spin. About the same time a pick-up truck was carrying two Rushford youths homeward on the same road. They had spent the afternoon dec- orating trees and the Interior of the Hart Lutheran church. Coming down a winding hill, they hit the same slippery spot and went into a spin at the same time as the car went out of control. Both vehicles crashed head-on, ramming about five mstal guard (railing posts on one side of the i highway. Second Truck Seconds later, a second pick-up truck heading toward Rushford, also carrying boys from the Hart church, came down the hill. Unable to stop, it rammed into the twisted pile cf wreckage. Jam- ming the Thompson automobile still harder into the pick-up truck. Driving the second truck was Stanley Marin, 18, Rushford. Rid- ing with him were Luedtke and jCordes. An unidentified passing motorist and his wife stopped and took all seven injured youths to Rushford. Young Ness was still alive, but un- conscious. Doctors In Vain Try Two Rushford V. Williams and I. G. save the life of the critically in- jured Ness and to treat the injuries of the others. But the odds were too much. Death came to Ness without his ever regaining consciousness. Men and women in Rushlord last night cried without shame. The tears were the kind that come from, deep within. As the night wore on and other Rushford folk learned of the tragedy, a hush fell over the community. Ness had been known and loved by people here. He reflected the enthusiasm and spirit of a typical American youth, in high school ne (Continued on Fare 11, Column 5.) TOCTH ea in tramc accidents over me uui- iday period, from 6 p.m. FridayjGarden City, Kan., and Lloyd La- until midnight Monday. In the flrstipiante of Duluth, Minn. ten months this year, the council j injured critically was K. W. said, auto accidents killed an of Sunnydale, Wash. He erage of 83 persons every 24 hours. hospitalized here and doctors said The average covers deaths occur- Friday night they were uncertain ring long after the accidents in whether he would siirviva which the victims were injured. There were 396 accidental deaths of sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 18. over the Christmas holiday last ed only scratches and braises, year. The toll Included 277 traffic fatalities and more than 50 from :ar turned over alter leaving TJ. S. Floyd Carron of Clear Lake, Wis., fourth occupant of the car, receiv- The state highway patrol said the fires. j highway 287. 5 I 8 S of many of the business houses of Winona and area are one of the features of this evening's issue. You will want to read these messages, particularly of the concerns which you have patronized during the past year, so for your con- venience an index of them appears on Page tonight.