Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
COLDER TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY FI6HJ HURT DISUSE VOLUME 50, NO. 10 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 1950 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES U. S. Mine Seizure Talk Mounts Leopard Captured Alive, Returns to Pit for Food f Believed to Have Wandered 18 Miles While at Large By Saul Feldman Oklahoma City City's escaped leopard was cap- tured alive at its pit by a mickey. Knockout drops placed in chunks of horse meat subdued the fer- ocious jungle cat long enough for him to be captured. Zoo Keeper Julian Frazler slip- ped a noose around the drugged animal's neck and held him while he was caged. Hunger finally drove the beast back to Lincoln park zoo, the only home he had known since being brought a week ago from the jun- gles of India. He had been free since I p.m. Saturday when he leaped from a barless pit, 18 feet deep, and s-iimpered away while onlookers stood frozen with terror. Thousands In Hunt Thousands of hunters had stalk- ed the cat since his escape. Air- planes, helicopters and specially trained dogs were employed In the search. But an empty stomach and per haps a yearning for the mate he left behind prompted the fugitive to return the same way he of his own accord. The leopard was found groggy by park employes and a game ranger as he was slinking sleepily toward the bait placed near his pit. Frazier had given up all hope of capturing the animal shortly after it escaped. The "shoot to kill" order was sent out for the leopard, which was less than 50 days out of the Jun- gle. After It escaped, expert trappers and hounds attempted to track down the -were at least 24 hours late. Frazier estimated the leopard was at least 18 miles from the zoo before it returned to gnaw at the tainted meat. Back when Hungry "This is the only meal ticket he Frazler said. "He had just been here a week but those things smart." Offers of Acheson'fof his declaration "toe country on he would not turn his back on Alger Hiss, a former State de- to capture the animal. While it was being caged, a dozen hounds were on their way by plane to Acheson Denies Attlee Revamps Cabinet for New Session New Elections In Britain Seen By Fall St. Cloud Pilgrims Reach New York En Route to Rome New York The 104 holy year pilgrims from the St. Cloud, Minn area arrived here yester- day en route to Rome by air. The "Bishop Joseph F. Busch Air Pilgrimage" Is believed to be the largest such Journey to date. The 83-year-old bishop was un- able to make the flight because of health reasons so the pilgrimage is being led by the Rev. James j J. Minette. The group is made up of resi- dents of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids, Sauk Centre, Melrose, Wayzata, Herman, Eden Valley, Little Falls, Morris, St. Joseph, Swanville, Kim- ball, Wadena, Pierz, NicoUet, Buf- falo, Breckenridge, Maple Lake, Grey Eagle, Campbell, Moorhead, Elk River, Avon, Redwood Falls, Long Prairie and Waite Park. Others include Mrs. C. G. Fris- tad, Mandan, N. D.; Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Ebner, Cameron, Wis., andj lone Thielman, Fort Mead, S. They were scheduled to arrive in Rome Wednesday night, return- ing to New York March 16. State Ready To Rest in Miller Trial Dr. W. D. Bowerman, veterinarian at the Lincoln Park zoo at Oklahoma City, checks the condition of the leopard which WES cap- tured early today after three days of freedom. The leopard was doped when it ate a piece of horse meat containing a knockout drop. (A. P. Wirephoto, copyright 1950 by the Oklahoma Publishing Company.) New York Assembly Asks Acheson Quiz Albany, N. Y. The Republican-controlled New York state assembly wants Congress to investigate the U. S. State department and 'the competence and loyalty" of Secretary of State Dean Acheson. After almost three hours of Inter-party wrangling, the assembly aid In the search. A detachment of Marine re- serves, walkie-talkies, airplanes and two-way radio police cars were brought into the big game hunt. Frazler said the 175-pound leopard would be turned into the den with its mate sometime during the day but it would not be on public "exhibition "until we dig a deeper pit." Although the leopard ate enough knockout drops to subdue a larger animal, it was able to throw off the effects when found. Game Ranger Euell Moore and Park Employes James Ward and Man-In Grain found the leopard at its pit. Moore, a strapping Indian dressed In cowboy hat and rugged outdoor clothes. Rave this version: "We put out that meat around midnight and decided to check about this morning. "As soon as we Rot around the pit we could tell the leopard was about. Two of three chunks of meat were gone and there were tracks. "There's n corridor about 18 feet lone that foes by the side of the pit into the den where the animals are kept. "We went in there and I saw some blood on a box. I looked to the risht and there was a ehunk of meat on a ledfe thai led baek into a hole. "I looked into that hole bat (Continued on Pace 11. Column 2) LEOPARD Weather Warmer For Most of U. S. partment employe. The resolution said that Acheson indicated "a complete lack of un- London Prime Minister Attlee, who won a shaky victory in Britain's national elections, has revamped his Laborite cabinet. He is expected to announce its make- up within the next 24 hours. Attlee had an hour's audience with King George VI last night aft- er spending the day forming his new cabinet and conferring with leaders of his socialist-minded La- bor party. Just what changes Attlee would make in his cabinet were kept secret. But chief post to be filled was that of colonial secretary, which became vacant because of the defeat of Arthur Creech Jones in his race for re-election to Parlia- ment. Political observers speculated that Attlee also would replace Vis- count Alexander of Hillsborough as minister of defense. The changes were expected to be announced before the newly- elected Parliament meets GIencoe row. Next Monday the king is toj, on trjal for d murderi outline the governments program, in of Gordon Jones, j in the traditional speech from the ly take in ner own throne. I defense May Modify Program Don E Morgan Frank j. With the ruling Laborites whit- Warner Minneapolis, defense at- tled down to a majority of only seven seats in the House of Com- mons, there is much speculation that the program of nationaliza- tion of industry and other socialist measures will be considerably modified to avoid an immediate showdown. Most political observers specu- lated that the Labor government will attempt to stay in power at least until the 1950 budget is pre- sented in April. Reports that Attlee has shelved Labor's program for putting more industry into the hands of the state led to the belief there might be a kind of unwritten political truce between the major parties until the main budget appropria- tions are passed. But it was almost universally assumed that the government sooner or later would be forced to resign, bringing on new elec- tions. Without mentioning any dates, Deputy Prime Minister Herbert Bright flames shoot high into the air and light the interior of the Central Christian church at Pittsburgh today as firemen fight to control the blaze and save the adjoining eight-story apartment building. The church was destroyed with an estimated loss of (A. P. Wirephoto.) Captain Takes Full Blame in Grounding torneys, said they were leaving the! decision on whether Miss Miller! testifies to the defendant herself. I Miss Miller, 24-year-old Minnea- j Norfolk, Va. Captain William D. Brown, commanding officer polls stenographer, is charged the battleship Missouri, said today "I and I alone bear the sole fatally shooting Jones, 36, a promi-! responsibility" for her groun'ding last month. nent Hutchinson attorney, in his! "AS captain of the ship, it was my duty to keep her safe and secure, law offices there January 30. li didn't do the 47-year-old officer told a naval court of inquiry, rtrtiinffT of_ mi. _ A-F rtAfpTIRA tflfitiCK Hubert Smith, McLeod county at- torney, said he expected the state to rest its case today. Evidence is being heard before Judge Joseph J. Moriarty by an all-male jury. Frank Broderius, Hutchinson po- This dramatic reversal of Brown's previous defense tactics came as the court opened its 18th day of sessions designed to fix responsibility for the grounding which occurred" in Chesapeake bay, January 17. When Brown, took the stand his own defense February 18 and lice chief on the witness stand lateJFeDruary 20, he testified his "team yesterday, identified exhibits officers" fell down when he state put into evidence. They it most" January 17, and eluded the .38 caliber revolver foundjne feit "utterly alone as far as as- near Jones' body, ammunition from my team of officers it, and the bloodstained clothing was concerned." Today, he stood tall and straight before the court and reading from a prepared statement said: "I feel, and I feel it strongly, that despite all of the numerous shortcomings of others which have Disloyalty in State Department Washington Secretary of State Acheson told senators today "I would never knowing- ly tolerate any disloyal person In the Department of State." Acheson told the Senate ap- propriations committee that he did not and does not condone In any way the offenses charg- ed agrainst Algrer Hiss, former State department official. Hiss -was convicted of lying about contacting an admitted Communist courier who said he obtained secret State de- partment papers from Hiss. Year's Supply Of Wheat in U. S. Storage derstanding on his part of thejMorrlson told a Labor meeting dangers of Communism in this ment election may "come! than later." last nil sooner __ It added: New Election by Fall "This attitude assumed by thej alj press forecasts said' head of the Department of State Isjnew elections would come by June! calculated to give comfort to otherjor t later M1 individuals who are disloyal to can bappen if the Laborites government, some of whom to get a sufficient number of still be in the State department." jvotes m commons on any of a Democrats claimed the of major issues which are smacked of politics, and was a to come up. And Winston] litlcal punch at the administration1 Churchill's strengthened opposi- of President Truman. However, combined with the few seats of them. Including Minority Leader.won by the Liberals, possibly could I block any of these issues, if only taken from the victim's body. Asked For State Civil Defense Setup St. Paul A appro- Potato Growers Will Cut Acreage Or Lose U. S. Aid Washington Potato grow- been revealed In this courtroom, I could have and should have, keptu cUor L next year -do without could have, and should have, kept the ship In deep water." I government price supports. Before passing a House-approved Brown said "the refloating of bm yesterday the Senate Missouri while properly not a partjtacked on several amendments. One of this inquiry, nevertheless whlch wouia cut off all prlce my observation that both Com- (supports for spuds in 1951 unless priation to create immediately aj and Lieutenant G.) were outstanding in their devotion to duty in this trying civil warmest praise for their effective with a full-tone director to ize an airplane spotter 1 %c" was approved today by the state; Materially to tne executive council. I Millett is the Missouri's opera- few Laborites were absent from i nor vote_ The" meeting in Cover-! tions officer, and Morris is her navi- rigid marketing quotas are set up. Less restrictive production controls are in order for 1950. Contempt Trial Resumed in Washington No Real Progress Reported Toward Early Settlement By Norman Walker Washing-ton The govern- ment went ahead today with contempt trial of John L. Lewis" miners union, amid Still more talk of possible government seiz- ure of the mines and (2) A con- tinuing spread of troubles from coal shortage. One government official offered the personal view that government seizure would appear inevitable if there is no real progress today toward a strike settlement. However, all contract talks were off for the present. were suspended yesterday after getting nowhere. They still subject to reopening on short not- ice. Moreover, there was no sign from the White House that Presi- dent Truman is changing tactics and planning to ask for a Jaw that would permit the government to seize the mines. Union Leader Lewis, away from the capital since last Friday, Was due back today from the funeral of a brother at Springfield, 111. A decision by Lewis to scale down union contract demands, could get bargaining started again. Fuel Shortage Acute The chances of getting the min- ers back to work seemed as bleak as ever. A cold wave gripping a large part of the country made fuel shortage felt even more acute- ly. More and more industries closing down. Schools were closing. Even some hospitals were having trouble finding enough fuel to keep patients warm. It is against the background of this picture that government at- torneys presented their contempt case in federal court here to Judgs Kichmond B, Keech. The government contends United Mine Workers union is guilty of both civil criminal contempt. I A possible multimillion dollar ifine against the U.M.W., j treasury is estimated at between and is the only weapon the government has at the moment to try to get tht miners back. But will they return even after a. fine? Their mood, as reflected in comments from the coal fields, is they won't go back until they get a new work contract. They may be ready to forfeit their whole union treasury. Silent on Sciiure President Truman so far has re- frained from taking up the sugges- tion, earlier expressed by some congressmen, that the administra- The Senate also directed the seek seizure powers BO the partment of Agriculture to seil atj governrnent can operate the coal cost the whopping big pile of That make the mm. plus potatoes it has collected m the I ers federal employes. But would current price support program. The they feel differently then? department already has started sell- ing potatoes back to farmers at uuum-il, weetlUB 111 uuvci-." I nntmric nrn Luther Youngdahl's gator. Previous testimony has beenjOne cent a hundred Pounds pro- tilat a.. w The first test will come when state of emergency exists." The'Brown conflicting advice as thejOr thorough investigation of the State, orted without confirma'. department, its employes, and per- ,he Labor party has decided sonnel as well as the competence! f Q mention sucn contro- and loyalty of the secretary lssues as nationalization, ionly after such a finding. The council then authorized had come to "lean_ issuance of bonds to raise the mon- ey. state." I which both the Conservatives and iberals nave sworn to oppose. secontj test is likely to come increases voted by the The government put on 11 witnesses before Judge Keech yes- terday to show the widespread ex- tent of the strike that it started full blast February 6 and was un- diminisbed by Judge Keech's strike-end order of February 11. Then, H. Graham Morlson, as- sistant U. S. attorney general, and Approval of an office of civilian -'upon the operations officer tm and peanuts, K; H0pkins the TJ.M.W.'B cause of his "obviously more went tbelr head and greater experience." Because of the Senate amendments, Approval ui an unite ui civilian ucau aiiu mpasurp nnw iropq bark to thp defense director, with the engage-l Defendants before the court now goes BacK to tne ment of a deputy director and two j sides Brown are Millett. Morris stenographers, came after Briga-i Lieutenant John E. Carr, the ship's cated that House members seek to restore at least part of Bv The Associated Press The measure was sent to the state senate for expected approval.! Hiss was convicted last month of with the debate on the budget April jdier General Joseph E. Nelson, j combat operations officer, perjury by a federal court jury onji. The Conservatives adjutant general, appeared! a charges that he lied under lower taxes and the Laborites I before the council to urge favor-! when he denied giving confidential ;askeii how it could be done and still! able action. Annnnnfn State department documents toj maintain the national defense pro-! "It's not a pleasant thing AlinOUnCC Whittaker Chambers, self-styled re-'gram, the huge social our people to further WHUVW formed Communist courier. i scheme and other government! or war, but we must train _ When queried about the convict functions. I educate our citizens so they can n...pp tion Acheson told newsmen that' Another issue which threatens best defend themselves against IXCUUUIUII} he would "like to make it clear the question of any aerial attack, sabotage or in- Soviet Union ..his! in sweeping price reductions to- j country a condition which will j night set a new rate for the ruble 'V Although the powerful British make'it possible at some f uturej four rubles to the dollar instead of j Sam al- his resolution was an effort to Union Congress (TUG) date to communize the I adv has more wheat stored in 3'000'000 sup- world, including the United! The government decreed that the Stul exist. lie aaaea. tTrn-nmrrxinr vnltmt-nrv House-approved cotton and peanut acreage increases. As passed by the House, the bill would increase the cot- aides into a private session with Judge Keech in the court's cham- bers. It was reported they discussed a proposal by Morison that the of the U.M.W.'s con- readv ports the government voluntary States." AI1C ftUVCi.lliXlCl.Ay UildV I i J i -it _ irate of exchange of the ruble would not be planted to cotton vast pool of farm surpluses than president, the State de-'wage-freeze policy, workers have General Nelson said that crea-jno longer be defined In dollars. Americans eat in a year. partment have indicated a more and" more restive in tion of a state-wide system would I At the same time it revalued the The government holdings total; less disregard for the security of the face of rising living costs. country." British railroad workers were pros about bushels, the Agri- culture department said today. By in comparison, about 500.000.000 Woman -ospect for n-.ost of the nation to-! els of wheat are consumed each! i J rv _ day, helpincr to save on the in the form of flour, breakfast AtTaCKed ID nine: coal supplies. [cereals and other wheat food The Midv.vst. after a 'week cold weather, got a batch of warm' wneat is onlv a part of a v and moist air which spread from .uy-knii. nf ourniuc far-n nrod told police today she had. Texas and the West gulf area to1 Under producer robbed snd raped in her hotel Lake Superior. 'support p'ocrams in which the McCar- Thundcrstorms were reported ln'PrAi treasuri- has' an investment of arrested a man for (R.-Wis.) sought support Mon Denver !.fl Ann Norden. 32- turned down yesterday in their de- mands for raises for their lowest paid members. Accounting Staff Reduction Asked many sections, with hjiil in some i parts of the we! belt. Tempera-: tUrCS CenCmllV hCildOd abOVe freezing, although in some parts; of Michigan and Wisconsin the tioning after hotel employes re-1 day for legislation which he said and 1948 for refus- ing to obey court strike-end orders. The U.M.W. and Lewis were fin- ed a total of in those two cases. Now, however, Lewis j'Jis not charged with contempt. He twice asked the miners to return. Morison also is reported to have argued to the judge that the court Sponsors said this ho Ifer early this month that the coal board. Judge Keech has so far refused ties." The Senate trimmed this down r ari increase of to be in line with several other states ruble in gold and foreign cur- The House also provided for a boost in the acres to peanuts by the 1949 law. and recommendations from the rencies. federal government. cuts will be effective to- The adjutant general said between and volunteers! Typical price cuts cited m per- must be organized immediately injcentages were would let growers with excess pro- duction sell the excess to the gov- eminent for crushing into oil. They an airplane spotter system. Hejtoes 10, cotton textiles ja, supp said the federal government plans] textiles 12, butter 30, cheese 20. me excess, to maintain personnel in caviar 30, chocolate sweets 20, tion with such a program in 25, salt 40, dessert wines 49. Strategic locations in Minnesota. I General Nelson said Duluth, Ro-i _ Chester and Minneapolis alreadyiMarshall Defends ihave been designated as control; .FreedOrn Or WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Partly i cloudy and colder tonight and Wed- nesday. Low tonight 15 in the city, to admit this document Into evi- dence, and also has refused to ad- mit a reply to Mr. Truman from. (Continued on Page 9, Column 4) COAL Cousin of Truman To Run for House Long Beach, Holland Truman, attorney, a third cousin of President Truman, says he believes "Cousin Harry has been kidnaped by leftwingers." To remedy the situation, he's de- cided to run lor Congress, he says. ported they had caught him de-jwould make possible a 50 to by the federal government.! Altogether, the government had scending a" fire escape. He cent cut in the staff of the gen-l A fourth "is to be designated later. CT -when elected I shall utilize all than one billion bushels of anj. connection with the case, but eral accounting office. I "I don't think we should have Wfflansbtire. Va.-tffr-Generaliten IT the country; high Wed-! Sergean: Charles He told a Senate executive ex- any hysteria, but I think that. yesterday nesday t Harry is being advisers wno lean philosophies of gov- below zero in northern New Eng-'ings of wheat and cotton under while the orier ransacked land and western New York. (government program, jroom, taking about a Democrat but heri The GAO serves as larger than all the at jwUl run on bothBuckets against the I watchdog on government spending.'it necessary that we be said. i (Additional weather on Page 13) [Democratic incumbent, Clyde Doyle.