Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1952, Winona, Minnesota
Generally Fair Tonight, Friday; A Little Colder VOLUME 51, NO. 305 Phone, Write, or Visit Us to Place Your Want Ad WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 14, 1952 This Car Received relatively small damages for having been bit by a train, but its driver was fatally injured. Republican-Herald photo V V V Train Hits Stalled Car, Driver Killed UTICA, Minn. County recorded its second rail- way crossing death of the year Wednesday evening when Gust Madland, 63. died of injuries suffered when his car was struck by a freight train at a crossing here. Madland who was en route to the Jesse Preacher farm ZVi miles south of here where he was to begin work this morning, had been living recently with a sister in Stockton. The accident occurred at p.m. at a crossing near the depot here and Madland died a few mo- ments after he had been lifted from his car. Two children of Marvin Burt were standing about a block away from the crossing and are believed to be the only actual eyewitnesses I of the accident. f Nearly a score of other Utica residents heard the crash, how- ever, and were at the crossing a few moments later. Car Wai Observed Among these were Mr. and Mrs. Lester Becker who operate a tav- ern a short distance from the crossing. Several tavern patrons said that they noticed the Mad- land car at the crossing several minutes before-the eastbound Chi- cago North Western freight ar- rived. They believed that the auto- mobile was only parked near the crossing, however, and paid scant attention to it until they heard the sound of the crash. Sheriff George Fort who, with County Coroner R. B. Tweedy and Deputy Sheriff John F. Jensen, St. Charles, was called to the acci- dent scene, said that he believed that Madland's car stalled as he drove across the crossing. The sheriff said that it appeared that Madland, intent on starting the car, did not notice the oncoming train until it was too late to leave the car. The sheriff, his deputy and Dr. Tweedy were unable to find any automobile skid marks at the north approach to the crossing. The engineer of the extra freight, M. T. Fitzimmons, Waseca, Minn., said that he noticed the car on the tracks while the train was still 200 yards from the station. Whisrie Sounded Fitzimmons 'declared that he sounded the tram whistle but was unable to stop the train before it reached the crossing. The freight engine, which was traveling at a speed of about 25 miles an hour when it reached the i crossing, struck the small coupe broadside and pushed the automo- bile a distance of 80 feet to a point just north of'the tracks. The engine continued 280 feet be- fore coming to a stop. The automobile gouged out a substantial quantity of snow along the siding while it was being push- ed by the train but it did not over- turn. Madland suffered a neck frac- ture, head injuries and cuts'but was not thrown out .of the. auto- mobile. .'if. Clarence Craven, operator of the Utica Produce Company; Becker, Robert King and two other men Gust Madland Dies at Crossing San Francisco Revenue Office Termed Slovenly were the first to arrive at the wrecked car. Madland, who was bleeding pro- fusely from his injuries, was still alive, the men reported, and was lifted out of the car. The five men began to carry the critically injured Madland to the produce firm office a short dis- tance from the crossing but Mad- land died before they reached the building. Dr. Tweedy arrived a short time later and pronounced death due to accidental causes. Belongings in Car In the Madland car at the time of the accident was a suitcase fill- ed with clothes and other personal effects which Madland was taking to his new place of employment. Both of the county's traffic deaths thus far this year have re- sulted from crossing accidents. A Rushford physician, Dr. N. P. [Continued on Page 3, Column 3) MAN KILLED SAN FRANCISCO House investigator said today the San Francisco Internal Revenue office "at best was very slovenly in handling" the income tax case of George T. Davis, prominent San Francisco Democrat. A ways and means subcommit- tee spent yesterday questioning Treasury Department agents. Members said they wanted to de- termine if Davis received favored "It seems to be a the very slovenly said Chairman Cecil King (D- Calif) of the bureau's dealings with Davis. "Perhaps it is un- fortunate that a prominent poli- tical figure happens to be the one involved, with its very reasonable implications." Davis was 1948 campaign man- ager in northern California for the President. Truman-Barkley ticket. Undeir questioning, three Treas- ury-agents told King's committee that (1) Davis' bank deposits ex- ceeded his reported income by more than in each of 1946, 1947 and 1948; Agent William evidence of fraud and so "suggest- ed" a routine audit "at the con- venience" of regular revenue agents; (3) Apparently no such audit was made; (4) An investiga- tion still is going on into Davis' 1949 taxes. Fluoridation Safe, Dental Chief Claims WASHINGTON W) The Chief Dental Officer of the Public Health Service told Congress today it is perfectly safe to add fluoride to drinking water to help .reduce tooth decay. Assistant Surgeon General Bruce D. Forsythe.gave the assurance to' a.Special House Committee which is investigating possible harmful effects of the addition of chemicals to food and drink. Forsythe said one part of fluoride to a million parts of water is the ike in London For King's Rites LONDON WV- Gen. Eisenhower flew in from Paris today to join seven monarchs and other notables for the funeral tomorrow, of King George VI. Mrs. Eisenhower accompanied the commander of Supreme Head- quarters, Allied Povfers in Europe. As he arrived, Queen Elizabeth was greeting other foreign dignitaries here for the them the sovereigns Holland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Iraq, Luxem- bourg and Greece; the president of France and the chancellor of Ger- many. Secretary of State Acheson will represent President Truman. B Boyko Agrees To Return, Face Murder Charge DEL RIO, Texas Boy- ko, 22, is ready to return to Min- neapolis vojuntarily to face first degree murder charges resulting from the slaying of his 18-year-old wife, Jacqueline. Boyko, captured by immigration border patrolmen yesterday after a 40-mile motor chase, waived ex- tradition last night. Sheriff A. E. Steinmetz said the prisoner refused to discuss the shooting of his comely young wife, promising to "give the whole story" when Minneapolis police ar- rive here to take him back. Charles Wetherille, detective in- spector, and Detective Calvin Hawkinson were due here fay plane some time today. They will carry a murder warrant. William S. Eatmon and Edwin C. Kirk, the officers who captured Boyko, said he was red-eyed from lack of sleep. He apparently cov- ered the miles here from Minneapolis in about 48 hours. Kirk said Boyko pleaded that his arrest would bring shame onto his family. The officer, not knowing he was wanted for murder, near- ly let him go. Kirk turned him over to Sheriff Steinmetz only be- cause he suspected the Cadillac car the young man drove might have been stolen. (2) Intelligence Sherman saw no general mended. concentration recom- John Boyko New Prisoner Exchange Plan Given to Allies Retains Demand For Compulsory Repatriation MUNSAN, Korea truce negotiators presented a new prisoner exchange plan today in- corporating some Allied ideas but clinging to their own demand for forced repatriation. The Allies repeatedly have said they won't turn a single prisoner back to the Reds against his will. The Communists have another new plan. It was drafted for the final clause of a Korean armistice. It will be unveiled Saturday be- fore a full dress session of truce negotiators. The meeting was set for 10 a. m. 3-Point Plan Originally the Communists sug- gested a three-point recommenda- tion for a high-level post-armistice conference: (1) Withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea; (2) Set- tlement of the Korean peace, and (3) Settlement of other Asian problems related to the Korean question. The U.N. agreed in principle to the first two, but balked at discuss- ing problems-other than those di- rectly connected with the Korean war. The Reds offered to submit a new proposal. Thursday they said it was ready. The Saturday meet- ing was set when Allied spokesmen said the U.N. delegation would be unable to meet earlier. Col. George Hickman said he had not had time to read carefully the nine point Red prisoners exchange plan, but on several points the Communists had "come to our own point of view." Reds Hold Out While holding out against volun- tary repatriation the Communists did agree to let Red Cross teams operate in prisoner of war camps after an armistice is signed. Staff officers discussing truce supervision made little progress. A U.N. spokesman said some minor differences were ironed out. Col. Don Darrowsaid an agree- ment was reached on the five is- lands below parallel 38 off western Korea the Allies will hold after an armistice. U.N. troops will be with- drawn from all other coastal is- lands. In Pusan, the Republic of Korea national assembly Thursday adopt- i ed unanimously a resolution urg- ing the U.N. command to hold out for the repatriation of South Ko- rean civilians now held in North Korea. French Premier Wants Vote on European Army PARIS, Edgar Fau- re demanded early today that France's National Assembly ap- prove a six-nation European army with Germans in it or get a new government. But Faure said the United States and Britain must guarantee that Germany won't threaten Europe with war again. The premier, whose government has held office for only four weeks, designated the vote on the international army plan a ballot I of confidence one in which a defeat would cause the cabinet's resignation. But as a sop to French fears of German rearmament, he endorsed a provision to the motion calling for the U. S. and Britain neith- er of which will be members of the projected European army to keep the proposed force together. In other words, don't let Germany pull her troops out and set up her own independent army. The motion also voiced once again French opposition to recon- stitution of either a German na- tional army or. a German general staff. France, Faure's government said in effect, wants the Germans rearmed as "members of a Euro- pean army or not at all. Vote on the motion and on the fate of Faure's government will come Saturday. a Slot Machines Out in Kentucky Legion Posts LOUISVILLE, Ky. Legion officials have decided to bar slot machines and other gambling devices, from all Legion posts in Kentucky. The state department's executive committee approved thje action at a meeting here, and planned today to mail directives to all the 265 posts in Kentucky. A spokesman said the committee action was ap- proved unanimously. The action followed recent raids by FBI agents, who confiscated slot machines at several Legion posts, two of them in Louisville. Plot to Gag Tax Charged Nothing' But Debris remains for curious passersby to view after leaking gas blasted the Farmingdale Federal Savings and Loan Associa- tion building in Farmingdale, N. Y. Some 10 persons were injured while cash and bank records were strewn over a wide area. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Sen. Morse Urges Ike to Come Home By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gen Eisenhower was urged by one of his supporters today to come home and launch a vigorous campaign for the Republican presidential nomination "before it is too late." This was a change in viewpoint for Senator Morse tie had indicated a month ago he thought the general could win the GOP nomination in -July, .without-leaving in an inter- Four Pharmacy Students Ousted For MINNEAPOLIS Four Uni- versity of Minnesota students have been suspended for cheating in a pharmacy college examination and stealing ycollegeefurniture for their The all-university disciplinary j view was mterpreted as reflecting a growing belief among some-Ei- senhower back- ers that he will have" to meet head-on the drive by Sen. Taft of: Ohio for the nom- ination. The Oregon senator add e d that there were several generals who could take over Eisenhow-l er's job as com mander of thel committee, which ordered the sus- pensions Wednesday, also put Phi Delta Chi, professional pharmacy fraternity, under strict probation. Dr. G. Williamson, dean of students, said the four students had obtained a key to a pharmacy building office and had taken an- swers to examinations during much of 1951. Some worth of furniture was also taken from the building, but it was recovered. Suspicion was aroused after the students obtained unusually high marks in recent tests. The students, who were not nam- ed, may be readmitted after a lapse of a year. Political Decision Difficult, Truman Tells Reporters WASHINGTON wi President Truman said today the question of whether to run for re-election con- fronts him with a difficult decision. He told a news conference he is not yet ready to make any an- nouncement, and that when he does have an announcement it will not be made through any third person. It was the first time in many months that the President has in- dicated there was any indecision in his mind about the matter. Nearly -a year ago he said he had made up his mind but was not ready to announce what he would do. Today's statement spurred spec- ulation that he had meant he had made up his mind what he would do under certain circumstances. Archbishop Bows At King's Coffin LONDON Archbishop of Canterbury, Britain's fore- most Anglican churchman, stood in bowed prayer beside the closed coffin of King George VI today. The graying Dr. Geoffrey Fisher bowed for a few min- utes in front of the purple draped catafalque and then- turned away through the famed Star Chamber door. Sen. Morse no one was so well qualified for the presidency. "I am very Morse said, "that Eisenhower will recognize before it is too late that the wel- fare of the country needs his great leadership much more in the White House than as head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organiza- tion." Meant What He Said Eisenhower said last month he would not seek the nomination but would accept it if it were offered. Sen. Brewster a Taft backer, said he is convinced the general "meant exactly what he said" about making no pre-con- vention campaign. Commenting that "politicians seem to have difficulty understand- ing Brewster told news- men he is convinced Gen. Douglas MacArthur also meant it when he said he was not a candidate for president. Another general, Lt. Gen.-Albert C. Wedemeyer, now retired' to pri- vate business, called "substantially correct" a statement by Mrs. Mary E. Kenney that he had agreed to be a favorite son candidate in Ne- braska, provided he is not com- mitted to any particular candi- date. Mrs. Kenney is state chairman of the Fighters for Gen. MacAr- "thur. Other political developments: President Truman told a Wash- ington farewell dinner for retiring Price Administrator Michael Di Salle last night he hopes the for- mer Toledo mayor will defeat Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) for re-election. In Oregon, Taft told a Portland audience the people can not have "common honesty" in government if they don't elect a Republican ad- ministration. Gracie Fields Drops Plans for Marriage CAPRI, Italy Fields, 54, British film-and stage star, left here suddenly today and a friend said her plans for marriage with Capri's Romanian-born radio re- pairman are off. The wedding originally was set for yesterday, but a friend said Gracie has "postponed her mar- riage plans indefinitely after a sharp disagreement with her fi- Boris Alberovich, 48. Russell Predicts Congressional O.K. of DMT WASHINGTON UPI Chairman Russell (D-Ga) of the Senate armed services committee today predict- ed congressional approval of a broad system of universal military training While conceding that some law- makers were wavering in the face of vocal opposition by churchmen and others, Russell'said: "I can't conceive of the Senate rejecting this bill. UMT is the only apparent solution of the prob- lem of giving this country adequate security without the risk of national bankruptcy." He told reporters he believes House approval also is certain. Russell said he hoped to wind up public hearings today and send the bill on to the Senate "some time next week." He said he probably will not call for a vote until the House has acted "provided that is no later than the middle of March." Chairman Vinson (D-Ga) of the House armed services group, which already has approved a UMT bill, planned action in the House the week of Feb. 25. The American Legion, today urg- ed Cbngress to tighten "civilian control" over universal military training. "One sure way of killing any universal military training pro- gram is to make its cost so bur- densome that the people and the Congress will not support Don- ald R. Wilson, Legion national commander told the Senate armed services committee. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair tonight and Friday. A little colder tonight. Low tonight 16, high Friday 28. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 40; .21; noon, 26; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on Page 9. House Group And Treasury Dept. Clash Rep. King Battles Attempt to Stifle N. Y. Investigation WASHINGTON A congres- sional committee and the Treasury Department clashed openly and bitterly today over twin investiga- tions of Internal Revenue Bureau tax scandals. Rep. King. (D.-Calif.) said his subcommittee digging into tax af- fairs has "clear evidence" the Treasury called a sudden hearing in New York Monday to stifle his group's investigation there, set for mid-March. King issued a sharply worded statement in San Francisco, where his subcommittee is making an on- the-spot investigation of Internal Revenue affairs in that area. said certain documents whisked out of New York and away from Power of Subpoena Asked for Probers President Truman said today he will ask Congress to give NewboH Mor- ris, his government cleanup man, power to subpoena people and documents. Morris, 50-year-old socially prominent New York attorney, was picked on Feb. 1 to take command of the long-demand- ed probe into tax scandals. Treasury officials involved "per- sons of national importance" and they would remain in the safekeep- ing of the House sergeant at arms "pending further clarification of the situation." His statement contradicted as- sertions made yesterday by Secre- tary of the Treasury Snyder and Tax Commissioner John B. Dun- lap. The explosion of the simmering feud between the House unit and the Treasury highlighted other Revenue Bureau developments in- cluding new resignations, an indict- ment, an arrest, and growing criti- cism of President Truman's plan to reshuffle the organization. 1. Frank Scofield, veteran Inter- nal Revenue collector for South Texas, resigned yesterday. Offi- cials here said be was asked to resign; his wife said he quit volun- tarily. He was the seventh of the nation's 64 regional tax collectors to leave office in less than a year. In all, 166 tax employes were fired or ousted last year, 60 for dis- honesty. 2. Theodore J. Naumann, deputy collector at Minot, N.D., was oust- ed and arrested on charges of con- verting tax collections to his own use. 3. John A. Malone, suspended as- sistant chief of the income tax di- vision of the San Francisco office, was indicted on a charge of con- spiracy to defraud the government. 4. Chairman McClellan (D.-Ark.) of the Senate expenditures com- mittee which is considering President's plan to reorganize the Tax Bureau, putting all except the top commissioner under civil serv- ice, said he was against the Civil Service angle a major part of the plan. The clash between congressmen and the Justice and Treasury De- partments came after the Justice Department ordered a special grand jury session in New York. Tornadoes Lash 4 States, Man Killed, 60 Injured BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ing from black and boiling skies, tornadoes roamed with bloody de- struction through four states last night. The toll as rescuers dug into, crushed homes in Alabama, Ar- kansas, Tennessee and Missouri was one dead and more than 60 injured. Hailstorms added their damage in Mississippi other states. Thirty persons were hospital- ized and an estimated. 75 homes were damaged at Decherd, Tenn., 80 miles southeast of Nashville. Five cars .of a freight train were blown from railroad tracks there. The foil in hard-hit north Ala- bama was one dead and 27 in- jured: Numerous houses in rural communities were wrecked. The winds ripped apart and wrapped heavy metal tele- phone cables around trees. Hail as big as baseballs was reported. A panic-stricken man leaped from a car into the funnel of tornado near Adamsville, Ala., and was hurled away into the night. He was reported found later, not badly hurt. Clarence Espey, 50, died whta storm tore his house apart New Lexington, Ala. He wai kffled by a falling chimney. Eight other personr re- ported hurt in the same area. The heaviest damage apparently was inflicted in a northwest Ala- bama area beginning in the mountains near Birmingham and extending- toward JTayette, Ala., 75 miles away. members of two families were injured near Adamsville. Another person tart nejir Garden City, Ala.