Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 21, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
WARMER TONIGHT, COLDER SUNDAY DONT MISS ICE SHOW SUNDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 285 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Th ree Pe in Brownsville Fire AlgerHissGuilty New York Alger Hiss was convicted today of perjury charges. Thus the jury found it be- lieved Hiss' chief accuser, Whit- taker Chambers, who said the former high State department official gave his secret papers for a Soviet spy ring. The verdict was returned at p. m. The jury received the case at p. m. yesterday, spent five hours and seven minutes in de- liberations before it was locked up for the night, then resumed consideration of the case at a. m. today. The jury spent a total of nine hours and 13 min- utes in deliberation. Hiss faces a maximum sen- tence of ten years in prison plus in fines. Federal Judge Henry W. God- dard set January 25 for sen- tencing and continued him in the same bail. Winter Carnival Program TODAY p. Carnival parade. Skiing and tobogganing at Silver Slopes all afternoon. p. for out-of-town parade units at Winona Athletic club. 9 p. Wing Elksters to entertain at Elks club at 9 p. m., at Eagles club at 10 p. m. and at the American Legion club at p. m. SUNDAY 7 to 11 a. at Winona Municipal airport for visiting flyers. Public also invited. of St. Paul and Rochester Ice Show units. p. Paul East Side Drum and Bugle corps at Gabrych park. 2 p. annual ice show at Gabrych park with District and Winona Queen of Snows attending. Siding and tobogganing at Silver Slopes all afternoon. Winona s Queen Pat Wins District Title Queen Pat gave them the double whammy! And today she reigns over the remainder of Winona's Winter Carni- val with two Queen of Snows and District Snow Queen. Her dark eyes sparkling, and her red lips open wide in Pat Rozek, 18, was crowned for the second time In two nights at the armory Friday evening. Actually, there was only the slightest of margins that separat- lege of Saint Teresa. By right of her victory, Miss Ro- of-town Judges pondered over the! jlori before__proclalminB who district attendants are queens in their own right. Both are 'personable, charming and at- tractive girls. And Wlnonans were to claim both Faye Thomp- son of Whitehall and Donna Lintel- man of La Crescent for their own. Both are comely of face and figure and radiate girlish health and personality. But for this time, at least, the two edict of Judges Billy Bye, Jim Malosky and Mrs. Rae Ferguson to yield the crown to Wlno- na's brunette freshman at the Col- Russians Deny North China Annexation Paul Winter Carnival. But today and-'Sunday, she will be the beau- tiful symbol of fun and frolic that is the festival here. Queen Pat is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Rozek, 468 Hamilton street, and a first year Three Houses Broken Into, Car Ransacked Prowler Flees When Residents .Return Home Winona police today launched an intensive investigation of another outbreak of house prowls and break- jins noted here Friday night when j three residents reported that their j homes were ransacked. In one instance, a house prowl was interrupted abruptly when the occupants of the. house returned and startled the prowler midway in his foraging. The unidentified man fled through the house and escaped by leaping through a win- dow. Investigations by detectives thus far have indicated that at least two of the break-ins probably were per- formed by the same person and all of the prowls are believed to have been made between 7 p. m., yester- day and 1 a. m., this morning.' In addition to the house break- ins, one automobile was broken into and a machine valued at was stolen while police also took into custody three youths found prowl- ing around a parked truck here late last night, Return Home At p. m., yesterday, E. H. Beynon, 1117 West Mark street, re- ported to police headquarters that they had just returned home and found their house ransacked. Beynon stated that he and his daughter entered the house at about p. m., and discovered a man prowling in the house. When the intruder heard the Beynons enter the house, he ran Into a.bedroom and leaped out of a window. He was seen running down an al- ley toward Cummings street and then he disappeared. Patrolmen and detectives sent to investigate the incident found that a storm window had been removed from the bedroom window and the inner window pried open.- Window Broken A basement window was broken student at the College of Saint Ter-iopen to gain entry at the Arnold esa. She Is a graduate of residence, 660 Washington dral High school and has hopes of street, where two bedrooms were becoming an airlines stewardess, j ransacked yesterday evening. For those Interested in the sta-l Mrs. Dorn notified police head- er muse iiueresieti in me sia- t t H.u _ m tistics, Queen Pat is five feet that her home had been broken into and one half inches tall, 120 u investigation revealed pounds, and has a 34-mch bust, ler the that ler ad the 24-inch waist and 34-inch hips ln the basement window and At the Rozek home last night reacned toslde to unlatch the and today, the phone has been ringing constantly, and the family has been accepting the best wishes and congratulations of friends and strangers alike. When Pat ruled over the parade today and appears at various other Carnival activities for the remain- der of the -weekend, she actually will have two sets of attendants. Chosen as her maidens-in-wait- window. Two bedrooms were ransacked and several val- ued at about taken. A chest of drawers in the bedroom also tampered with but police found Enlns Were Still Smoking When The Above picture was taken. at the scene of Friday night's disastrous fire on the Arnold Forschler farm near Brownsville, Minn, A Republican-Herald photographer was flown to the farm by Marvin M'orthrup in a Winona Flying Service plans to get the picture. Three persons died in the blaze grandmother and two girls. Loss was estimated at The fire started when a kerosene lamp ignited fumes from a leaking gas pipe in the farm home kitchen, according to Fire Chief John Biessen of Brownsville. It was the worst fire in the Browngville-Hokaii area. in many years. Error in House Vote on Korean Aid Announced ing Thursday evening at the Considerable difficulty apparent- nona Senior High school were Miss jDonna Compton, 17, daughter oJ Moscow Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky said today U, s. Secretary of State Derm Acheson's charge that Russia is and Mrs. J. B. Compton, 209 home, 515 Vila street. West Mark street and Miss At a. m., today, police were notified of the prowl by Mr. Pries who stated that he had been absent from the house between 9 p. m., and 18. daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. Archie F. Heise, Lake City. Miss Compton is a senior at the nuiuim State Teachers college, declaratio... Friday ht-s crowmn _ Vishinsky made his statement in Queen Pat by Mayor Cy Smith an unusual press release to for-'carne durmg 'the intermission at eicn correspondents, coinciding: with the arrival in Moscow of Chcu (Continued on Pafre 3, Column En-lai, foreign minister of the Russian recognized Chinese pec- pie's republic. Chou's arrival led to the belief that negotiations for a treaty of; friendship between Russia and the! new Chinese republic of Commu-, nist Lender Mao Tze-tunp were! nenrinp an important climax. Mao] has been in Moscow for a month. I Vishinsky. commenting on state-! ments by Ache-son at the National] Press club in Washington January 12 thai Russia is Inking over Man-j churia. Inner and Outer Mongolia and Sinklang, said they were In- tended "to put a good face on a bad failure of Ameri- can policy in Asia." Hits at Acheson Vishinsky also accused Acheson of uncovering his own "annexion-j 1st plans in relation to Jnpnn and) also the Philippines and Ryukyu (islands of the North Acheson, he said. declared "these non-American territories in the defensive line of the United States which, as is well-known, Is in the line of aggression. "In Vishinsky declared. "Acheson said much of his wish to give help to the peoples of Asia, clearly hinting that reaction- ary -forces in these countries and also the colonial powers, not wlsli- ing to say goodbye to the exploita- tion of peoples in Asia, can count on nil help from the side of Mr. Acheson." (The secretary of state said the United States has "and will con- tinue to hold" a "defensive peri- meter" running alonp the Aleu- tians to Japan, to the Ryukyus and down to the (The State department in Wash- ington would make no immediate comment on the Vishinsky state- Winona Senior High school, a. m., and had noticed when he returned that the house had been entered. of Police found that a storm win- dow had been taken from one of the front windows of the house but the prowler apparently then i Washington It now appears hat the Korean aid bill was de- eated in the House by only one not two. The House rejected the admin- istration request for in additional economic funds for the Ittle Far Eastern republic Thurs- lay. House tellers and the Con- gressional Record listed the vote as 191 for the bill to 193 against. But a check showed that Rep- esentative Lemke (R.-N. D.) was isted as voting against the measure and once as paired for j iU cleared it up last night, been opened and It is believed that Contacted at Devils Lake, N. D he said he was not present when the final vote was taken but was paired for it. Therefore, he said, the correct vote should be 192 against the bill, 191 for. Lemke was paired with Repre- sentative Smith When a member can't be pres- ent for a vote, he sometimes ar- ranges with another member on the opposite side of the question to abstain from voting. Such "pairs" do not count in the vote tally, al- though they are listed In the Con- gressional Record. Lemke made an impassioned plea for the Korean aid bill dur- was called prised by the return of Mrs. Dorn to the house. ly was encountered by the prowler who sought to enter the Harry Pries QUEEN (Continued on Page 9, Columns.) Republican-Herald photo GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES, and here they are. Queen Pat Rozek, center, who was crowned District Snow Queen Friday night at the armory, is shown with her attractive attendants: Left, Whitehall's dimpled young Faye Thompson, and the La Crescent Apple Queen, Donna Lintdman. AH three participated in the hour-long Winter Ca rnival parade which, started here at p. m. today. Miss Rozek will represent the area at the St. Paul Winter Carnival next week. Atomic Scientist To Head Civilian Defense Setup Washington Iffl A former atomic research official was nam- ed today to head the government agency charged with planning for wartime civil defense. Paul J. Larsen, who has been associated with atomic research in Los Alamos and Albuquerque, Grandmother, Two Girls Die In Flash Blaze 3 Others Escape Forschler Home From Window Brownsville, Minn, Two young girls and their grand- mother burned to death In a flash fire that destroyed the Arnold Forschler farm home two miles north of here Friday night. Trapped in the upstairs which was turned into a fiery prison were: Mrs. Florence Corcoran, 60, grandmother who had been liv- ing: with the Forschlens. Barbara Jean Forschler, 13. Mary Patricia. Forschler, 9. Three others escaped. The blaze sent Mr. and Mrs. Forschler and their four-year-old daughter, Kay Frances, fleeing through first-floor bedroom window. A kerosene lamp, kept burning as a night light, is believed by Fire Chief John Biessen to have ignited fumes from a bottled gas pipeline. The line connected outside tanks with kitchen stove and refrigerator. The farm Is not wired for elec- tricity. Ironically, power company men were scheduled to start clear- ing land this morning for line con- nections with the farm. Couldn't Beach Phone Flames spread through the two- story frame structure with such rapid fury the Forschlers could not reach their telephone or make any Headway in reaching the trio trap- ped upstairs. In fact, when Mrs. Forschler, 33, awoke and discovered the fire and smoke roaring through their dining room adjacent to their bedroom, she and her husband found Kay Fran- ces' crib already burning. They jumped out the window, and Mrs. Fcrschler drove Into Browns- ville, to summon aid from the vol- unteer lire department. The blare, however, had a good 20-minute start by that time, and Mr. Forschler, 35, realized there was little he could do. Several attempts he had made at entering the burning farm homa were blocked by the intense heat and fury of the fire. In trying to re-enter the blazing building Mr. Forschler suffered burns on his face and hands. These were treated late last night by a Brownsville doctor. The Same Doctor same doctor treated Kay IN. M., will take over as first! Frances for minor burns of her chairman of the civilian jtion office on March 1, Presiden- tial Assistant John R. Steelman announced. The office was set up as one of eight planning- groups in a recent reorganization of the National Sec. urity Resources board, which Steelman has been running as act- ing chairman. Larsen's appointment was an- nounced on the heels of a defense department disclosure that re- cruiting of volunteer air- craft observers will start immedi- ately to be ready for action if war should come. The two announcements marked a sudden surge of action in the civil defense program, which has been dormant since the war. Larsen will supervise planning for civil defense, health resources, housing and community services, feet, suffered when the crib ignited. Volunteer firefighters, headed by Chief is a cousin of the attempt only to prevent the fire from spreading to a nearby garage. By the time they had reached the even when the Forsch- lers themselves jumped from the had made such headway that control was impossi- ble, acording to reports. The barn and other buildings on the farm were at such a distance that there never was much chance of fire endangering them, Biessen said this morning. Mr. Forschler is employed by the Gateway City Transfer company at La Crosse, which had been on strike. He received a call about 5 p. m. yesterday notifying him that he was to report for work at 3 a. m. today. In view of this, he retired early Two Of The Victims Of Friday night's farm fire are shown above with a third sister who was carried to safety by her parents, Barbara Jean, 13, and Mary Patricia, nine, were killed, as was their grandmother, Mrs. Florence Corcoran. Kay Frances, four, was sleep- ing in the downstairs bedroom with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Forschler, and was carried out a window, although she Buffered feet burns as flames licked at her crib. strategic dispersion of Industrial! last night-about 8 p. m putting and governmental facilities, and [little Kay Frances, who had recently 'undergone a tonsilleetomy, to bed at the same time. Unusually Tired Mrs. Forschler stayed up for a couple of hours, working in the kitchen, and then went to bed about censorship Tho nptt Landslides Block Washington Passes Seattle Landslides cut off east-west bus service in Washington today and trains took time cut for hours waiting for the mountain passes to be cleared. The slides were started by thawing and heavy rains, which also brought flood threats. Rivers were rising, some dangerously high. Western Oregon and Washington bad two inches of rain in the past 48 hours. The new official formerly was associate director of the Los Ala- mos scientific laboratory of the University of California. Later he served as director of the univer- sity's Sandia laboratory at Albu- querque, N. M. When that operation was taken CMet that she atomic research. Auto License Thieves Sought at Rochester Rochester, Minn, Olmsted county authorities today were still searching for thieves who took 20 sets of 1950 license plates and an automobile from the Howell Motors Company here. lives. Asleep only a matter of minutes, she awoke to discover the flames. Authorities today said that leaking gas fumes probably accounted for Mrs. Forschler's tiredness. Survivcrs of the worst to hit this area in many staying in Brownsville with Biessen today. The frame-structure home was completed six years ago. Nothing was saved from the The thieves broke enter the garage. The lock the south side of the river, was metal box containing obtained. I the loss is covered by insurance. (Included in the loss was a waS'Sum of money Forschler had in the were conflictinz with a series of snow 8ndlautolnobue titje WpathPr forecastersaid thevlm- earth and the tra" Sfe taken' No SSS5 was I'mSe Snistic view 3Z ZZFSL'SZ view taken by the Army district neers. were covered neers. iney reported mai au nv------- ers in the Seattle district and were a day late in reaching yesterday. eral others in western Washington were rising and could reach or pass flood levels today. i Slides in the Cascade mountains' East Dus service was cut! blocked east-west highway in Washington and crippled in in Washington and along the Col-Oregon. umbia river of Oregon. Trains! Only the White river, near Seat- were delayed as much as 24 was over its banks, flooding Customs Collector i At Mayo Clinic Rochester, Minn. General Irving Lindbergh, IT. S. collector general of customs at Managua, Nicaragua, is at the Mayo Clinic Road crews hoped to reopen Sno-i the Maple valley road with three here awaiting surgery which has qualmie and Stevens feet of water. The Nooksack, in! been delayed several times by re- Washington's main trans-Cascade northwest Washington, was within] eurrence of malaria. today. The Columbia river highway, on a foot and a half of flood stage at Lindbergh, who Is 62 years old, midnight last night and rising. 'has boen in Nicaragua- 38 yean. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Cloudy and wanner tonight; low 18 In the city, 15 in the country. Sunday cloudy, windy and turning much colder in the late afternoon or evening. Pre- ceded by occasional flurries of snow; highest 24. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 13 m. today: XTaTJTYinTrt 26; 5- noon, 24; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 9.