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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1954, Winona, Minnesota Drizzle, Snow Tonight, No Temperature Change Buy A Winter Carnival Snowman N1NETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 49 SIX CENTS COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 19, 1954 EIGHTEEN PAGES an Francisco Man Freed Two Men Arrested After Attempt to Get Fail s The Moskovitz family held a joyous'reunion at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco today follow- ing Leonard's safe release from his kidnapers. Left to right are Mrs. Gertrude Wishan, sister; Leonard; Maurice, father, and twin brother Al- fred. (UP Telephoto) Communists Won't Take 349 Pro-Red POWs Back SAN FRANCISCO wealthy young San Francisco real estate broker kidnaped Saturday and held for ransom was rescued unharmed early today by police who arrested the suspects. No ransom was paid. The kidnaped man, Leonard Moskovitz, 36, told newsmen with a jroad smile: "It's wonderful, I love the police department." Dist. Any. Thomas Lynch, in announcing the break at 6 a.m. (CST) identified the two suspects as Harold Jackson, 57, and Joe Lear, 43, both of Sacramento Calif. Moskovitz was found shackled in a rented house at 167 Arbor St., a few minutes after two police in- spectors picked up Lear as he talk- ed with the victim's family from a public telephone a few blocks away, Lynch said. Police Lt. Don Scott said Lear squealed and quickly led officers to the hideout. Newspapers, wire services and radio stations had known of the kidnaping since shortly after wor- Blood-Stained Auto Fades as Hartley Clue LA CROSSE. Wis. blood- stained auto held at Minneapolis by University of Minnesota offi- cials began to fade Monday night ried members of the Moskovitz family telephoned police Saturday afternoon and reported him miss- ing. All kept' it secret while the as a clue in the disappearance of jfamily negotiated for his release. Moskovitz, father of two chil- dren, said the kidnapers threatened baby-sitter Evelyn Hartley. Hay Sundet, assistant district attorney of La Crosse County, who inspected the car earlier in the day, said he doubted very much ;hat it is a link in the mystery of the 15-year-old girl's abduction. Communists Claim Indian Turnback Violates Armistice PANMUNJOM The Commu- nists told the Indian Command sedan which was turned over to Tuesday night they would not take university authorities by a student who Dec- 31 from to mutilate him, but actually did him no harm. "They kept me shackled all the he said. "They gave me water when I wanted it, and food." He said the kidnapers never re- and La Crosse Detective I Bernard Sauer went to Minnea-i to back 349 pro-Red prisoners-in- eluding 21 Americans-scheduled am Duluth. for return Wednesday. Sundet said he and Dist. Atty. John Bosshard would confer on The Indians said they would eossnara wouia comer on rto or 99MQ whether to conduct further tests Earth Cast a shadow over the lower left portion of the moon during an eclipse observed in Washington Monday night. This photo was made about mid-way between the beginning and the peak of the eclipse by astronomers using a 26-inch telescope at the U. S. Naval Observatory. (U. S. Navy Photo via AP Wire- photo) ike Prepared To Give Farm Surpluses Away WASHINGTON tfl President Eisenhower was reported today about to propose giving up to one billion .dollars worth of farm sur- pluses to non-Comrnunist countries ito the small home and two others itions" of the armistice by continu- with the transfer of anti-Communist Koreans and Chi- nese back to U. N. custody. In a nine-page letter to the In- dian Command the Communists angrily opposed the decision to re- turn all unrepatriated war prison- ers to their captors Wednesday. An Indian spokesman said the Reds said they would not accept the captives. He did not elaborate. The Communists accused the In- dians of violating the armistice and added: "We cannot concur in such in- terpretation and decision, "We consider that each prisoner of war has full right to refuse to be forcibly restored to the former detaining side and to demand to attend further explanations. It is not for anybody to deprive them of this right and especially to de- prive them of this proper right by force." U.N. to Honor Obligations I The U. N. Command notified the Indians that it "will honor its ob-! legations" and declare anti-Red i prisoners civilians at midnight Fri- day. A letter to the Indian Command I said the Allies "will be prepared to process and dispose of the pris- oners of war now in custody of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission whether they leave the demilitarized zone on January 20 or immediately following ter- mination" of neutral custody at midnight Friday. The Reds insisted that the In- dians withdraw their decision to return the prisoners and "actually car's upholstery is human. The auto will be held at Minneapolis until it definitely is ruled out as a clue, Sundet said, and until au- thorities here check the mechan- ic's story. Clinton Hascomb, director of the j University of Minnesota protection! cept Jackson was called "Dutch." party as if he were a boss, but I Leonard Moskovitz, right, pointed an accusing finger at his two abductors in San Francisco to- day after confronting them in the district attor- ney's office. Joseph Lear, left, and Harold Jack- son, center, were picked up early this morning after holding their victim since Saturday. (UP Telephoto) VltTIM TELLS OWN STORY: think that was just a cover up." Here is the way the case devel- oped Leonard Moskovitz left his office on outer Geary street at 11 a.m. Saturday to keep several busi- ness appointments. He didn't keep any of them. Five hours later his family call ed the Missing Persons Bureau. Al- most simultaneously a special de- livery ransom demand arrived at the father's home in the exclusive district overlooking the the lin R. Eleviteh, Duluth, the stu- dent, is still at the university but not impounded. The Hartley girl has been miss- ing since Oct. 24. She disappeared The letter, in Leonard's hand- writing, demanded and gave directions for the kidnapers through the personal column of the Examiner. Manhunt Gets Under Way The father immediately called police and the biggest San Fran- cisco manhunt in two decades was signs of a bloody struggle. The car answers the description of one reported seen near the scene at the time Evelyn vanished. Car Sunday in a downtown public garage, but there were no imme- diate developments. Late Sunday night a second spe- cial delivery note asked the family to hurry ransom arrangements. Feared He Faced Death Unless Money Was Paid SAN FRANCISCO felt I was facing death." With these words, Leonard Moskovitz related the weird series of events that end- early today when police rescued him from two kidnapers and almost three davs of threats of torture and death. When police rescued him "I said a silly thing: "Are you police or gangsters? "They said 'Don't worry, Lennie. We got those two guys.' Moskovitz, 36, a real estate broker, told newsmen his kidnaping actually had its beginning last Wednesday. His story: "That day a rather nicely dressed man came to my office. He said he was inter- ested in a nice home in a very good district. I told him of one at SeacJiff. He liked it and said be would call back. "He did. "Mr. what Harry Jackson called me to pick him up at City Hall. He said he was here on business and his wife had his car. "I drove to City Hall and he said be wanted me to meet his j brother-in-law, who would have to I help him out in the house deal. I "I thought it was curious but I Flexible Farm Price Showdown Delayed By JACK BELL WASHINGTON UP) The Eisen- hower administration moved to day to delay for at least six weeks any showdown with Senate critics of its flexible farm price support program. The Senate Agriculture Commit- will ask the committee to consider (A) authority to "freeze" 2Vi bil- lion dollars worth of crop sur- pluses from regular markets, (B) a 154-billion dollar boost in funds to support farm prices and (C) au- tee recalled Secretary of Agricul-1 thority to dispose of a billion dpi-1 PTusned ture Benson for questioning on the i lars worth of surpluses abroad TT" call from a telephone booth in the 4 Children Die As Fire Sweeps Quonsef House ABINGTON, Mass. UP) Four children perished, another was burned and three others were res- cued last night as fire swept a single-family Quonset-type home near the Rockland line. Fire officials said two _....... died an a second-sttry room added shoulder the duties and obliga- had been instructed to pick up any-1 Port. in exchange for pledges to found under a collapsed bed iing to hold the prisoners and take economic projects. on the first floor. Ssuming explanations. Officials helping draft the plan! were Roger McDonald, 8, Red Rejection Reasons idji Father Pushes Fight on Group Showers BEMIDJI. Minn. father told a public meeting last night his twin boys would be kept from school if they had to take group showers. Norman G Moe, a service sta- 111 i ii_ vaucLi aarit.u, uovu.wv. i faon employe, told some 60 adults j ,.The kjd jfl sick_ Wg W2nt tfl ggt j at the meeting. My children are i -.jj nf >ia nn Police traced the first i-ansom Program but Cliairraan Aiken (R- over the next three years, ill from a teleuhone booth in the vt> said in an interview he won't Officials said the last poi point con- Mission district and all officers! Push for a vote on the price sup- templates the surpluses would be hari hepn insfruMpH tn nifk nn nnv. i issue until about March l. Aik- given to non-Communist countries i one using the booth. I Two inspectors cruising in the area spotted Lear talking on the i telephone and made the arrest, Lynch said. He called it "a na- tural." Just after noon on Monday, a man telephoned the elder Mosko- vitz' home. The caller asked for who is Leonard's twin brother and business partner, Al- fred. "How much can you raise by midnight tomorrow the j called asked. "Get Committee OK's Bill for Alaska, Hawaii Statehood The Senate not going to school if they have said the governments getting the products would be asked to sign i 3> an" David, re- to go through that. "There are plen where they can go to i todaTto Two and a half hours later, a to undertake specific j A 6-week-old sister, Jannine, suf- j Peiping Radio.' James. 6-- Kevin. Contents of the Communist letter out being run like beasts in a mar- were broadcast b Red ket place." 'v ot olaces third special delivery letter' again and A "y L i "1 Leonard's handwriting, gave in- :o school with-1 ._. nnn Chair (approve statehood for both Hawaii told me on Arbor St. I asked him if it was necessary to go inside the house. He insisted. "We got out and he made sure stayed in front of him. He living room. He grabbed both my arms and pushed me down, sitting on top of me and said 'Don't get excited.' "Another man then appeared. He had a knife and he said, 'One peep out of you and it's the end.' Captors Want Money "I tried not to show my fear. Then they said 'We won't hurt you, we just want money. You and your ing of what the President and Ben- old man have it and if he doesn't son are trying to Aiken said, ihave it he knows where can "In six weeks it is entirely pos-1 lay his hands on it right away.' sible that our differences over par- j "Then they frisked me, looked ity will be resolved." in my wallet but found no cur- Aiken said he was "not .at all I rency. They got pretty mad when discouraged" by the evident fact I they found there weren't a few that a majority of his committee (hundred dollars on my person, now favors continuance of SO per j -Th Jooked my 2pers cent parity pnca supports on ma-j and _fQund a lctter of introduction jor field crops instead of the 75 for my unde and aunt from Ben pose'd PbSyr Hotel, Parity is a farm price standard said by law to give farmers a en is backing the new exchange for pledges to under- whieh President Eisenhower out-1 take economic projects, lined to Congress eight days ago. j "When all of these have been In the meantime, Aiken said, he explained and considered, I think 'there may be a fuller understand- S300.000 to MoS' projects aimed ing standards of their people. Countries which would be eli- gible would be those hardpressed for funds to finance such projects, such as India, Pakistan and oth- ers, mainly in Asia. of Agriculture Benson rejected the 10 Reds aspects of the armistice have not told the Senate Agriculture Com- mittee yesterday the President in firs. Francis McDonald, and neigh- j Fire officials said the fire start-1 ed apparently from an overheated I bucnnM UUL LUUltl Moe was recently given a 30-1 1.1 day suspended sentence on charges j school. The sentence was suspend- ed on condition he return his 13- year-old boys to school or that he certificate space heater. his budget message Thursday would suggest a one-billion-dollar program, covering a three-year period, which would "complement our general program of economic and technical aid" to friendly gov-j ernments. Benson provided no fur-1 ther details. It is not clear whether this new program would replace the cur- rent law which authorizes.the gov- ernment to sell for local currency up to 250 million dollars in farm surpluses. Some administration planners acknowledge it may be necessary to combine the two because of likely opposition to a "gift" ap- proach. Although wheat and cotton are believed to be the products most liksly to find overseas markets, some fats, oils and dried fruit may also be disposed of if Congress approves the idea. Officials said that foreign gov- ernments which received Ameri- can farm surpluses would be al- lowed to sell it at the going local price to their people. Railway Express Rates Going Up in State ST. PAUL W An increase of approximately 20 per cent in rail- way express rates' within the state, with few exceptions, was author- ized today by the Minnesota Rail- road and Warehouse Commission. This means that shippers will pay an additional a year, according to Otto Radke, commis- sion rate expert. He said, how- ever, that the railroads will still be deficient by about in meeting their costs. The Railway Express Agency, which is owned by all the rail- (Continucd on Page 15, Column 5) PRISONERS dicating they were not in suitable health. The boys were absent last week with rheumatic fever. The school board granted Moe's request for the public meeting. Woman Asks Congress To Cut Coffee Prices WASHINGTON the woman in the kitchen, and man Butler (R-Neb) told j fair return for their products in reporters the vote to add Alaska statehood to the Hawaii statehood terms of things they have to buy. "I am confident that we are go- bill was "as close as could j ing to get a workable presumably 8 to 7. Butler declined (the Vermont senator said. "If these ad in the Tuesday Examiner, on sale Monday night. Police were assisted by FBI hower administration had this ad- vice today from a Democratic con- gresswoman from Missouri: Forget a minute about the Big Four, atoms, deficits and the bud- get. But for goodness sakes Do something about the 15-cent cup of coffee. To Mrs. Leonor Kretzer Sullivan, styling herself a typical "harassed the implication was clear: Democrats may get an is- roads, was given permission to sue that will push the old nickel hike its intrastate rates to the same cigar into the background, level and extent as already author-1 Mrs. Sullivan, an attractive bru- ized by the Interstate Commerce nctte, said rising coffee prices are Commission on shipments in inter- j making coffee a luxury beyond the ClfafP mol-rtn Ak _1____i. state commerce. 4 v reach of the man in the street, "that is almost un-American.' She said profiteering arsd specu- nesday 32. lation have caused the price of a agents as observers, rather than participants. Regulations preclude the FBI from coming officially in- to a case until seven days after a kidnaping, or until there are in- dications the kidnapers crossed state lines, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with occasional light drizzle and some snow tonight. Wednesday cloudy with occasional light snow. No decided change in tempera- ture. Low tonight 14, high Wed LOCAL WEATHER Maximum, minimum, 8; cup" of coffee to jump to 15 cents I Official observations for the 24 in St. Louis and other cities, and hours ending at 12 m. today: the price of a pound to climb to Sl.10 and higher. "If this gouging were occurring in copper or she said in a House speech yesterday, "I'm sure the government would be showing some interest and some concern and undoubtedly getting some helpful results. "But so far as I can see, it is looking with resignation or un- concern on the holdup of the Amer- ican consumer and housewife on skyrocketing coffee prices." noon, 26; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at 5.00; sun rises to- morrow at 7-36. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 22 at a.m. Low eight degrees above zero at p.m. Monday. Noon readings temp. 22, an overcast at 900 feet with visibility of five miles and fog. The wind was calm, the barometer rising at 29.90 and the humidity 64 per cent. to make public the roll call vote which was taken in a closed door committee session. After voting to combine the Alas- ka and-Hawaii statehood bills into a single package, the committee voted to delay its report to the Senate until the Alaska statehood section can be "perfected." McCoy Summer Training Program To Be Expanded CAMP McCOY, Wis. itfl The summer training program at Camp McCoy will be expanded this sum- mer, it was announced today by Col. George P. Long, post com-j mander. surpluses can be removed from competition on the market and !to some of his friends in Israel. My uncle and aunt are leaving in a few weeks for Europe. "When the two men saw that letter, they said 'It looks like you have a few mqre rich relatives who can boost up the total.' "They made several references to my father as being a Golden farmers can have a fresh start, j Gale bridge director and a big they will get better returns out of the President's program than they out of 90 per cent parity with 'the surpluses stil! hanging over them." Benson told the committee yes- terday that farmers might well get total income equivalent to more than 90 per cent of parity under the President's plan. He said Ei- senhower's goal still is to get 100 per cent parity for the farmers in the market place, not through gov- ernment supports. Cold, Cold East Too Much for Thief LOS ANGELES Tinsley surrendered to pclice in New York Col. Long said school troops [last week with the statement that will move in late in April to pre-1 he was cold and wanted to come shot. I tried to impress on them that I just didn't have money like they seemed to be in a hurry for their money and wanted me to start writing letteri demanding, ransom. "The first letter they dictated was so gruesome I pleaded with them not to use those words. I told them the shock of my being missing would be enough for my family without referring to cutting off organs of the human body." In a later note, Moskovitz said the kidnapers threatened to cas- trate him if the ransom weren't paid. During all this conversation, the younger of the two men, Joseph Lear, kept referring to "the big nnco Moskovitz said Lear told him the pare facilities for the first trainees to sunny California, waf, "2 terrifying creature due to arrive in June. Two reserve (though he would have to face the woma at nothing. infantry divisions, the 70th and S5th, will make up the opening con- tingent. music for taking from the Hollywood Egyptian Theater. He added that he has spent the Scheduled for training in July is I "If Tinsley wants to come back, the 35th infantry division, a Na- tional Guard unit from Missouri and Kansas, and two reserve di- visions, the 102nd and 103rd. let him make his own Dist. Atty. S. Ernest Roll told newsmen yesterday. "Why 'should the tax- payers have to spend the money to Gagged and Tied "7 succeeded in persuading them to let me make a few changes in the note. Then they took me into the bedroom and tied me shackling me with rope. They put and consin's 32nd division of the Na- send a detective to New York to tional Guard, and the 85th reserve bring him back? gag over plugs in my ears division, take over in August. "Let him shiver a while." con- ._ "However they were very (Continued on Page 15, Column 4) VICTIM ;