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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1947, Winona, Minnesota w EATHER Fair lonlfht; etomlf Friday, warmer. Full Leased Wire Report of The Associated Press WINONA. MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1947 PROTECT YOUR FUTURE Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations U.S. SAVINGS BONDS VOLUME 46. NO. 274 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Road Ureed A; Iowa Truck Driver Dies In Mishap Vehicle Over on Curve Near Caledonia Caledonia, Minn. John Edward Johnson. 32, Marble Rock. Town, truck driver, wan killed inx'nntly on highway 44 about nix milrr. south of hero Wednesday About p. m, when n truck over- tunirtl. A piissrncrr In llio truck, William XSnlkriirnvo, nlso ot Mivrblc Rockj tintl owner of tho tnick, received only minor Injuries. He was asleep when the iiccidpnt occurred. Ho WM treated ut the Calnclonla hos- pital lii-.t nlK'ht nnd released thin Houston County Sheriff Beryl Kerricun. who Investigated, that It appeared thnt Johnson hod! not noticed n sharp left curve In thr rontl ur.tll too Inte, Tire marks Indicated hr applied his brakes, but the truck slid off the right embankment of the icy road, travel- i-d about 100 Jjet and tipped over on It.t left side. The curve In the new highway Is on R slight (crude, which the truck wu.i coming down en route toward Caledonia. It appeared, said Houston County Coroner John Potter, that Johnson had his head in the door when tho truck overturned. His head was crushed. When Coroner Potter and Sheriff Kerrigan arrived on the scene about 8 o'clock the truck had been tipped back on its wheels by persons liv- ing tn the vicinity nnd the body of Johnson removed. They Mid that the ton and half truck was load- ed with about seven tons of shelled com. which was being transported to Wisconsin, Mr. Johnson was married and four children, irij brother, Fred, Wrb.iter City. Iowa, WH.I in Cale- donia today to mnke Tor returning the body to Webster City. Youngdahl Takes Oath 50 Routed in St. Paul Fire, Damage St. persona were routed from a- loop hotel and bar here last night by fire which started In the latter. Frank Shimon, bartender at the club bar, shouted an alarm when he saw smoke coming from s> partition. Twenty-five Datrons rushed out of the place and an equal number came down stairways or fire escapes from the Grand hotel on the building's second floor. Firemen placed damage about Chief Justice Charles Lorlng of the Minnesota supremo court (left) administers the oath of office to Governor Luther W. Young- dahl (right) Minnesota'! 27th chief executive assumed duties. The Inaugural wan held In the state house at St. Paul m few minutes before Youngdahl addressed a joint session of the two of the state legislature. (AJ. Photo.) Reapportionment and Labor Law Changes Urged by Goodland Makes First Plea to New Legislature Mother Reclaims Girl Abandoned In Minneapolis Minneapolis W) Patsy. slx- year-old xpnxtlc paralysis victim abandoned at General hospital TUMdny ixlonjf with a note that she be cared for. was reclaimed by her family Wednesday. At a meeting at pollco headquar- she was Identified ri.i the datiRh- trr of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Eck- utrom. Hrr mother, who wrote the note which In pnrt: "I love Patsy more than anyone else but believe will be Riven better care this way." told officers a story of crowcJ- fd with relatives, postwar family instability and the duty of for two other children addition to Patsy, in Pntjy wa.i still at General hos- and possible pitulizatlon were bt'lrig worked out bho has two brothers. Walter Eck- j-.trom. nine, nnd Donnlc, 18 months old. "I've got the help I needed for my Palsy that's all I commented Mrs. Eckstrom us, with the as.vnt of all thoso Interested In ihf case, xhe left in the company of n brother for n few days rest. State to Get New Liquor Commissioner St Paul Earl O. Haskln will be replaced as .Ttatc liquor con- trol commissioner by Dudley C. Erlcson of Minneapolis, Tho As- sociated Press learned today. Ertcson now Li director of the Ktate inheritance and gifts tax divi- sion. ndioon, Governor Wiillur tj. Clooilland in nn nddroni rnul by chluf clorkM in both house ol thu "Wisconsin .legislature toda outlined a series of recommcnda tlon.i thnt Included reapportlonmen of legislative districts, poaslbl strengthening of the Wisconsin la bor peace act and passage of law to replenish the state veterans' re hnbllltntlon fund, Tho chief executive In his firs message to tho 68th legislature dl( not touch on record budget re quests and his plans to meet them with additional taxes, declaring hi would give n full report on this sub Jcct in his executive budget mes- sage litter. The governor told the legislators that "the attitude of what will re- elect me next term must be placed In the discard If we are to honestly and courageously meet the serious problems confronting the state and Its citizens." He urged that there be "honor- able understanding between the ex ecutlve office and the adding "playing politics or grand- tand political maneuvering have never mot any crisis or solved any state problem and will not today. "This Is my lost executive mes- (Contlnued on Page 3, Column 5) QOODLAND Hot Shampoo Routs Robber IlAlllmorr A holdup ma.'i who Invaded n beiiuty culturi .-.rhdol wa-i routed with a hot sham rxx> application, police reported las nlKht. They said the bandit attempted to rob ten Ncsro girls practicing tho nrt on rach other nt Uir Ilaltimoro beauty school Miss Itirj; seized a pan or oil shampoo iilmmerlnK on an oil stove and threw It, Into tho v.-ould-tK- robber's face, police suld. The bandit flvd in painful con- TuMOn. Jan. 1 Big Day in Olson Family Mondovl, Wls. For the Daniel Olsons, of Greenwood. Wls., New day Is now a triple birthday. Three of their children have been born on January 1 during the past five years. The third came Just last week, ac- cording to Information received hero by Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Wcndt. Mr. Wendt Is s> brother of Mrs. Olson. Richard Lee was born last week Wednesday; Duane Henry was born January 1, 194S, and Gerald John was born Janu- ary 1, 1943. Bomb Wrecks Doorway of Duluth Store Ouluth, Minn. A bomb explosion about 4 a. m. today wreck- ed doors and smashed windows In ;he entrance to tho Oladd block store here, causing an estimated several thousand dollars damage. No one was Injured.. "It definitely was a bomb, and one of considerable declared Detective Chief Robert E. Donald- son, who was called to the scene. The city fire department respond- ed to an alarm at a, m., sev- eral minutes after the explosion, but no ffre resulted. Smoke how- iver, filled the first floor of the tore, which is Duluth's largest. A strike against the Oladd black las been in progress since last Au- ust 6 by the A.F.L.-Rctail Clerks union: Only person -In the store when lie bomb let'go was John Shearer, anltor. Ho told police officers he had mopped up the lobby entrance only 0 minutes before, and was in the asemcnt soda shop, just under the xploalon area, when he heard and elt tho terrific blast. No merchandise in the store was New Case Bill Offered House By South Dakota By Douglas B. Cornell Representative Francis Case (R.-S.D.) todap com- pleted work on a new "Cast labo) bill" and said it was intended to let labor and management "live togeth- er" In peace, Case offered to the House Ills new version of a measure which passed Congress last year but wn.s killed by presidential veto. In a statement he said he does not consider his. measure "the bill' but "a bill" which he hopes will af- ford "an opportunity to meet our responsibilities in a comprehensive Provides for Injunctions Among other things, the Case bill would: 1. "Legalize" the procedure fol- lowed when the. government got an injunction against John L. Lewis and his coal miners In the recent coal strike, without requiring gov- ernment seizure of the struck prop- erty. 2. Specifically authorized the at- torney general to use the Injunc- tion when a strike is an "essential monopolized service .or burdens or obstructs commerce in such a way as to endanger public welfare, health or safety" after the President has authorized a proposed Milwaukee Killer Traced To Cudahy Robs Cab Driver and Operator of Filling Station Detective Lieu- tenant Rudy Olaser said that a man who held up a cab driver and a tilling station operator at gunpoint last night had been Iden-1 September 29 head the calendar for titled by both men as Elmer Henry !tllc January term of district court Crash in Which Three Were Killed Basis of Four Damage Actions District Court Term to Open Monday Four cases in which an aggregate of Js sought for the deaths and injuries of passengers In an which collided with a tree here Pierce, 37, sought by police on a tlrst degree murder charge follow- ing the fatal shooting of Pierce's niece on a crowded Milwaukee streetcar Tuesday night. alaser Quoted the cab driver, Richard Lebsork, as saying that a fare he picked up on Milwaukee's South Side told the driver he was n trouble and said, "I did away with that girl last because 'she was spreading stories about me." Lebsock told police his fare then drew a gun, took his cap and and drove to a filling station after ylng Lebsock's hands behind his back with wire. Lebsock said the man placed the gun in his back and marched him into the filling which opens Monday, Call of the calendar will be held Monday but Jurors will report Janu- ary 20. Judge Karl Finkelnburg will preside. Also Included on the calendar, which contains 44 civil lawsuits and two criminal actions, are ten suits brought against the Y.M.C.A, by former roomers who charge loss of personal property In a fire Febru- ary 16, 1946, which destroyed the "Y" building here. Damages In these suits aggregate S8.994.80. In the auto-deaths suits separate actions are brought against the same defendants, Ralph L. Wiczck, Winona, and his mother, Mrs. Louis Wiczck, owner of the car which Ralph was driving. The auto went out of control as tation, where he ordered the oper- was traveling west on highwa ator, James Hanson, to "gimme the lough in your changer." Admits Shooting Hanson said the man added, teed this dough to get out of town, am the guy who shot that jirl i the streetcar." Olaser said both Hanson and >ierce Identified their assailant as Pierce from photographs. Hanson and Lebsock said thnt fter the man took about from Hanson, he fled In the cab (which ater was found abandoned In sub- urban Cudahy) leaving the tw men in the filling station. Pierce was named by Virginia zemeret, 24, his niece, as the man emergency commission to investigate ho fired four shots at her on an amagod, but counters and floors ere covered with soot and wood pllnters as far back as the elcva- org near the rear of the first floor. Jarn and Livestock Cashton Burn Cashton, Wls. A lite of ndetermlned origin destroyed a am containing livestock, produce nd machinery .on the Leo Seltz arm near hero yesterday. i Scltz said he had lost 33 head and recommend settlement. 3. Define unfair labor practices by employes closely paralleling those low covering employers In the iVagner act. Labor organizations and leaders would tw forbidden to coerce employes, use violence against them, seize property In strikes, withdraw essential maln- workers, or order strikes without a majority vote ot employes n secret ballot. .Could File Charges 4. Empower the attorney general to file charges of unfair labor prac- tices. The National Labor Rela- tions board, which would be in- creased from three to five members, now has this power alone. B. Avoid Industry-wide bargain- ing, if this Is desired, by giving em- ployers as well as employes the right to choose their representa- tives In bargaining. 6. Restrict labor unions In some eastbound Wells street streetcar Tuesday night. Tho girl made he statement to detectives beforo she died of bullet wounds In her ches and abdomen several hours after the shooting. Boarded Trolley Together The streetcar motorman, Edwart Sommers, said that Miss Szemeret and a man had boarded the car together on Milwaukee's West Side and occupied a front seat. Other passengers heard them arguing. Sommers said the man rang for the 37th street stop and, as the car came to a halt, drew a revolver fired four shots at the girl as she ran down the aisle, leaped through the open door of the streetcar, and fled. Three other passengers were wounded by the shots. Two of them were released from the hospital Tuesday night after treatment. The third, 16-year-old" Shirley Bruss, respects, but still protect their right was reported in fair condition from to strike, assemble peacefully, and picket peacefully. 7. Deprive labor organizations that engage in sympathy and jurls- dlctlonal strikes of tholr exclusive bargaining rights and make them liable for civil damages. Individual union members would not be af- fected. 8. Authorize suits by and against labor unions.' 9. Acquire all national unions to supply members with annual state- ments on finances, officers and obli- gations. 10. Forbid political contributions }y labor organizations, corpora- tions, and national banks. State Rights Recognized 11. Grant congressional recogni- tion of the right of various states to enact laws to ban closed-shop agreement. 12. Authorized the attorney gen- eral alone to use injunctions in 'flagrant cases of boycott, secondary wounds In her cheek and hand. Pierce, a former Mllwaukeean who recently has been living In Chicago, was sentenced to Waupun prison for a ten to 20 year term In 1930 for assault and robbery, armed. La Crosse Youth Released on Bond La Crosse, Wls. District Attorney John Coleman said today a 16-year-old La Crosse youth had been released under surety bond a material witness in the slaying December 17 of Mrs. Bessie Moore, 35, Coleman, who assumed office this week, said he and other county law enforcement officers were con- tinuing their search for Mrs. Moore's slayer but that there had been no new developments. 61 at 2 a. m. September 29 an careened into a tree near the inter section of the highway with Man kato avenue. Three Killed Passengers in the car who wer killed were Harold Stanislawskl, Miss Genevieve Pomeroy and Jame. Rymarkiewicz, all of Winona. In jured In the accident were Gabrych and Miss Elaine Miner both of Winona, and Wiczek. Clark Miner, as father and natur al guardian of Elaine, is seeking damages of for her In Juries and Jake Pomeroy as spccla administrator of the estate of Gen evieve; Celle C. Stanislawskl as special administratrix of tho estate of Harold, and Florence Rymarkie. wlcz Replnskl as special admlnis tratrlx of the estate of James art seeking each for the deaths of the three. The plaintiffs in each action are represented by tho Lambcrton law offices and the defendants 'ore rep- resented by the Minneapolis flrm of Freeman King, NcRligcnce Alleged Allegations that the Y.M.C.A. corporation was negligent in the manner in which it operated its rooming establishment hero are charged by the ten former roomers n their individual actions. Each asserts that the "Y" should lave employed a night watchman, (Continued on Page 4, Column 1) DISTRICT COURT f cattle, eight pigs, two mllkln achlnes, a milk cooler and ha nd grain in the blaze. The Cashton olunteer fire department succeed d in saving a nearby granary ontalning a large quantity of gral nd tobacco. Check Arson Suspected in Milwaukee Church Fire Milwaukee tA') Deputy State J-'iri- Marshal William Roxsltcr snld he believed n fire which dumiiwti the Interior or Calvary JTr.bytcrlan church last flight wna or inccridlury origin. Kos-.lU'r i.itkl the fire apparently j.ct ftmont: Christ runs tri'iss used tfi dcconite tho rostrum. The blaze wa1. dH-roviTrd liy Dr. John Lewis, pn.-.tor of the church locultd In downtown Milwaukee. Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder (left) hands a cheek for to Italian Premier Alclde do Gasperi (center) In Washington In payment for services, supplies and facilities bought by American armed forces In Italy frith lira advanced by the Italian government. Looking on Is Slgnor Alberto Tarchlanl Italian ambassador to V. B, (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republlean- Ilerald.) I strikes and combinations to fix prices or restrict production." Case said this lost provision would let the government protect public Interest without opening the door to "Indiscriminate-use of Injunctlve process by private employers." 1946 State Tax Collections Up St. state tax col- lections In 1946 were 18 per .cent higher than 1945 collections, -State Mrs. itoore's body, riddled by jullets, was found sprawled In a batch of cookie dough in a tavern where she hod living quarters and was employed as a waitress. Opposition to 2 Appointments Seen in Senate By Francis 3. Kelly least two op rank nominations sent to the cnate by President Truman face ossible confirmation fights, a high- r placed Republican senator said today. They are: Miss Prances Perkins to be a monthly allowances Is "plainly in- Man Killed by Falling Icicle Chicago A hutc icicle fell 75 feet from the roof of Carnegle-IUlnols Steel Corpora- tion building yesterday and struck and killed Alva Tcskcy, 44, who was repairing a door. The icicle's point pierced his skull and he dead when re- moved to the company hospital. Halt on Winter Evictions Asked In Senate Bill St. Paul Senator Charles N. Orr of St. Paul, senate majority leader, Introduced a bill de- signed to halt evictions from homes during the winter months of the year. The measure, among those recom- mended by Governor Luther Young- dahl in his inaugural message, would authorize municipal and justice courts to grant stays until April 30, 1947 in case whero It was shown that evictions would causa undue hardship. The measure would ex- pire on April 30, 1947. The proposal asserts that a large number of evictions, legal under ex- isting law, are causing extreme hardships because of the current acute housing shortages. Two other measures were offered today to bring the total for the session thus for to six. Senator On- introduced another to authorize the legislature to fix the salaries of certain employes now fixed by statute. I Senator Harry Bridgeman of Be mldjl presented a measure to cnabli ;he city of Bcmidjl to appropriate from Its municipal liquor store profits to Aid in construction of a community hospital. The 1945 eglslature authorized on appropria- tion ot Irom tho liquor store fund for this purpose but Bridgeman said it had since become necessary to Increase this sum. After a short session, the senate adjourned until Monday. A 40-hour week, with time and no-half for overtime, for all women ind minors In Industry in Minnesota s provided In a bill drafted for jresentation to the legislature. Ar- hur Rambcrg, member of tho state ndustrlol commission, revealed to- ay. A bill boosting old ago assistance mymenta to monthly with no maximum on additional increases ready for introduction in both ouses today by Representative Arne iVanvlck and Senator Herbert logers of Duluth. A second measure, also sponsored JF the pair, would abolish the law uthoriztng a lien on the homo- teads of old age assistance re- picnts In certain coses. Representative Wanvick described ie pension measure as "in line with he recommendations made by Gov- rnor Luther Youngdahl in his jn- ugural address." He xsid the pres- ent law with its maximum member of the Civil Service com- mission and Dillon S. Myer of Ohio, as admin- istrator of the United States Hous- ing authority. The senator, who asked not to be quoted by name, said both nom- inations were discussed at a recent meeting of the Republican steer- ing committee and that both aroused adverse criticism. The two 'already are serving In their new 'posts by virtue of recess appoint- is, Congress was in adequate." Co-sponsors of both measures In the house are Representative Oscar Wldstrand of Hibbing and A. C. Thompson of Duluth. 394 Pounds of Butter Scattered in Wreck Sioux Falls, S. high- way curve north of here was but- tered liberally Wednesday. Who two trucks collided, 384 pounds o butter in one were splattered o Would Be First Link Of New 76 County Board Resolution to Go to Legislature Establishment of the Pleasant Valley road as a Minnesota trunk highway was one of two such. recortiTOend-itions to the state legislature passed by the Winona county board of com- missioners at its annual meeting under way at the courthouse icre today. The meeting was ex- pected to close this afternoon. The resolution asks that state aid oad four from highway 61 near the SJcbrecht KTcenbouses to highway 0 nt Witoka be made a part or the runk, and a copy of the esolutlou is to be forwarded to tate Senator Leonard Dcmek and Representative Clarence Hartner. Included for possible establish- ment us a part of the state trunks state aid road two from Hall's orner near Wyattville to Lewlston. Setting up of the Pleasant Valley oad (state aid four) as a state ighway and the rebuilding of state ilghway 76 from Winona through Touston to the Iowa state line was ie of the points in The Republl- an-Herald-Radio Station KWNO ostwar Program submitted last March. Such an improvement, it as pointed out, will open a vast nd rich new trading area for ty. Winona representatives were also iked, by resolution to work for glslation which would permit junty board to hire an abstract erk, and increase the maximum ill rato for the county road and ridge fund from ten to 15 mills- In other action the board: Approved the board of audit report for the June 1-November 1 period. Approved inventories. Approved the auditor's state- ment on county funds as of De- cember 31. Fixed bounties. Orantcd one on and off liquor license and seven cigar- ette licenses. Authorized the county auditor and board chairman, Richard M. Schoonovcr and W. K. Beach, to contract with the Wabasha county board for the joint operation of the Bucno Vista sanltorium at Wabasha for 1347. Approved the bonds of vari- ous county employes. Approved two tax abatements. Authorized E. P. Effertz, county highway engineer, and Gerald Meier and Louis Grab- lander, county highway fore- man, to issue time checks for road work in the county up to certain maximums for each road. Instructed tho county audi- tor to advertise for three new two to three ton trucks, with the board reserving- the right to trade in three old trucks if it so desires. The auditor's statement oa county funds showed a credit bal- nnco of with the coun- ty aid road fund being- the only Item which showed a debit balance. The balance, of will be cleared when the gasoline tax allot- ment Is received, Mr. Schoonover pointed out. There is no levy for this fund, which la financed totally from the state tax. Report Tabulated A tabulation of the report fol- lows: Fund Levy County revenue Road and bridge.. County aid roads.. none Welfare Tuberculosis when they were named. I the road. Some was .salvaged. Barber Descends From 12th Floor Of Hotel in Testing 'Escape Tape7 Tax Commissioner G. ipacth reported today. Howard Total 1846 collections amounted to compared with n 1945. Income tax collections declined two per cent, from In 1945 to in 1946. Net gasoline taxes, however, amounted to 40 per cent more in 1048 In 1946. The 1946 total was compared In 1945. with Bank excise taxes, gift taxes and inheritance taxes also showed sub- tantlal increases. N. W. Airlines to Dpen Service to Orient on May 1 Northwest Air Lines topes to open Its Oriental route on flay 1, with three roundtrlps week- y from New York and Seattle to hanghai. Plans call for flights from New 'ork and Seattle to Anchorage, Uaska, then westward to Shanghai. Atlanta A 65-year-old De- troit barber dropped 12 floors from an Atlanta hotel window Wednes- day to demonstrate a simple me- chanical device designed to save persons trapped In hotel fires. "Nothing to commented the barber, Irvln Bassett, after tho first of two descents for the benefit ot Atlanta fire department ofllcala and a representative of the South- eastern Underwriters association. Fire Chief C. C. Styron, who di- rected firemen at the Winocoff hotel last month when 119 persons lost their lives, said, "It is a won- derful device as far1 as it I'd a lot rather have It than a piece of rope." The device, patented under the name of permits descent by a steel ribbon released (from an automatic reel. It loops under the person's arms. Attach- ment Inside the hotel can be either permanent or temporary. Basset descended the 12 floors at about the speed of an 18 seconds. He c.ame down in regu- lar business dress. His knees barely buckled as he stopped on the grass lawn and his glosses remained firmly on bis nose. Irvln Bassett, 65, of Detroit, demonstrates the "Safety-Scape" at a hotel In Atlanta, Ga., for firemen and Left, Bassett leaves 12th story window with strap looped under arms. descends at elevator speed, and right he completes the drop in approximately 18 seconds. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) sanatorium Credit Balance 26.254 13.168 The board of audit report showed a balance on hand as of October 31 of wltli In un- collccted taxes on a yearly levy. A considerable sum In taxes has been paid since October 31, Mr, Schoonovcr said, so that the figure is not indica- tive of present delinquent taxes. Two tax abatement applications, those of John Molius, St. Charles, and tho Winon.i Motor Company, were approved. Mclllus tusked rr- ductlon of taxes of to on the wounds thnt some of his real property had been improperly elas- (ConUnncd on 16, Column 4) COUNTY BOARD Weather FKDKRAT. TOKKCASTS Winona and vicinity Tight. IncreaslnK Frt- Iny. Somewhat warmer. Low to- nlnht 18; high Friday 30. cloudy and omcwhat warmer tonight and Frt- day with occasional light snow lorth and central portions tonight, ndlng Friday forenoon, begln- nff again Friday night. with no decided hange in temperature. Friday ostly cloudy and somewhat warm- r, with occasional light snow north nd central portions.' LOCAL 1VKATIIER Official observations for the 24 ours ending nt 12 m. today: Maximum, 29; minimum, 12; oon, 26; precipitation, none: sun cts tonight at sun rises to- morrow at ;