Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
W EATHER Monti? cioudr nnt colrt ten If hi i rudircn F OLLOW Steve Canyon Full Leased Wire News Report of The Associated Press Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Dully On HACK PAGE VOLUME 46, NO. 285 WJNONA. MINNESOTA. WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1947 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES California Girl Escapes From Kidnaper Talmadge Forces Beaten in Senate Thompson's Oath Stays In Records Way Clear for Court Test in Georgia Crisis Talmaclgo's legislative forces tm-Hulried their first defeat in the general assembly todny when they failed to expunge from the senate Journal tho oath M. E. Thompson took ns acting governor. The senate, by a 27-27 tlo vote, thereby ordered the Journal to Dhow that when Thompson took tho as lieutenant governor last Monday ho also swore In n surprise move to uphold the constitution In exer- cising executive powers of Ktp.te. The Talmudgc group beaten dou-n today only after President J'ro Tern William P. Denn of Con- y w.i. presiding over tho session, ruled that he entitled to n vote nnti cast it to allow the dl.iputcd oath to stand. Dean then ruled that since (i tie vote existed tho Journal was adopted n.i rend. Way Clear for Test The wny Is now clear for Tal- madfie. If he so desires, to put tho of who Is.tho real governor beforo tho r.upremp court within 20 days. Attorney General Eugene Cook today. The attorney general, who has ruled that tho legislature had no riftht to elect Talmadge governor, said that Talmtulgc's appointment of Andrew J. Whltchurst of Thomas county a Kollctor general offered an opportunity for n. speedy court test. All that Talmadge has to do, Cook r.aid. is to bring auo wiirranto pro- ceedings acalns J. B. Edwards, whom retiring Governor Kills Arnall ap- pointed to thp Job. Such an notion, Cook can bo heard In the lower courts within ten days and appeal- ed to'tho supremo court within an- other ten Dccl.ilon Sought Marshall Invited to Give Senate Committee Foreign Policy Views While a heated controversy con- tinued between TalmadRO and Lieu- tenant Governor M. E. Thompson over who should wield executive powers. Cook declared that his de- sire is and always has been to have the issue stripped of personalities and adjudicated on its legal merits. Advised of Cook's statement, Tal- mudKc commented "I am informed by the press that Mr. Cook docs not represent me." Ho declined to elaborate. A citizens' meeting to urpe "con- stitutional rule" In OeorRlii bcRan last night with tho Lord's Prayer nnd ended with another prayer, but in between was sandwiched n fiery speech by Arnall, and noisy confu- C. Marshall (left) raises liLv right hand and placcN his left on the Bible as his oath-taking ns new secretary of state re-enacted at the White House just after the formal ceremony. At right is Chief Justice Fred VJnson. In background, from left, are: Secretary of Treasury John Snyder, Attor- ney General Tom Clark, President Truman, Secretary of War Robert Patterson, Secretary of Agriculture Clinton Anderson. (A.P. Wlrenhoto.) By John M. Hightowcr Washington Secretary of State George C.'Marshall has been invited to give the Senate foreign relations committee a comprehensive outline of his views on American foreign policy. But Chairman Vandenberg' (R.- extended iho Invitation in way, It won learned today, as Labor Law Changes Not Designed to Kill Unionism, Ball Says St. Paul Senator Joseph Ball author of legislation for what he termed "radical" labor law _ changes, last night declared If employers Interpreted them "as a signal to destroy unions I 'can assure you they will be repealed soon." Addressing the Minnesota Employers association, Ball said he saw no point in trying to dodge the fact that labor legislation he slon. End or Ilcctlo Day For this city it was the end of a iruldly hectic day which saw more than students, some yelling "Hell Herman" and bearing swasti- kas, march upon the state capital in an unsuccessful effort to obtain Herman Talmadgc's immediate rc- i.'Knntlon as governor. The day itlso saw Talmadge tell chc-crint; members of the general assembly he would resign to the post to which they elected him if Thompson would quit as lieutenant Kovcmor. TalmaclRe said he would ix-comc a candidate for tho office :n a .'.pcclal "white" primary. Thompson declined. Reds in Hollywood to Be Investigated Washlncton W) Tho House committee on un-American activi- ties, meeting for the first time un- der Republican management, voted to investigate Communist or influence In Hollywood, inbor untoai, national defense, and the educational system. Chairman J, Parnell Thomas (R.- N. JJ told reporters: "I Intend to make it tho most active year In the committee's his- tory." Whrn and where the investiga- tions will start is still under dls- Weather VEDERAL FORECASTS Winonsi and vicinity: Mostly cloudy nnd not so cold tonight; low 3C to 15 above. Thursday partly cloudy with moderating tempera- tures; high 30 to 32. Partly cloudy south and mostly cloudy north tonlr.ht and Thursday with n few snow Iiur- j-ic't northeast and cxtremo north RlMnc temperatures, cloudy nnd not if> cold tonight, Thursday partly cloudy with moderating tempera- T-OCAL WEATHER Official observation.1; for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. todny: Maximum 20; minimum, noon. precipitation, none; sun ;.ot.s tonight at rises to- morrow at TKMI'KKATUKKS KLSRWIIKRE Max. Mln. Chli-aso 25 3 4 Anccli-s 77 63 Miami................... 70 40 Mir.nciipollr.-St. Paul G New Orleans 39 New York GO 13 Washington 40' 12 Capone Rallies After Stroke At Miami Home Miami, Fla. Scarface Al Capone, czar of Chicago's under- world, fought desperately today to beat his last "rap." Tha former gangster hovered near death for more than 1C hours yes- terday after a stroke of apoplexy, but regained consciousness last night and his physician snid it was possible that he might survive the attack. Dr. Kenneth Phillips announced as ho emerged from tho Capone lome on Palm island in Biscayne bay that Capone "continues to im- prove." This startling change in the pudgy, 40-year-old Capone'n condi- tion cnme after hope had been vir- tually abandoned and the las sacraments of tho Catholic church administered as he lay in a coma. The doctor said tho rally began unexpectedly and Capone tried to talk, but was silenced and made to relax. Given Last Kites and other senators -have drawn up will bear down most heavily on unions for, he added, "the govern- ment has gone too far in Increas- ing the power of unions." "It is a Ball said, "that the Shortage in House Bank Members May Be Called on to Pay Part of Loss By Alex H. Singleton Washington The House leadership'handed to Attorney Gen- eral Tom Clark today the problem of deciding what' action should be taken as a result of the shortage in the congressional "bank." The deficit was uncovered by an official audit of the accounts of Kentteth Romney, former sergeant at arms. The findings were sent to Clark by Speaker Martin "for possible recovery nnd whatever action he' dooms necessary." The Justice department said Clark will assign tho report', to "the proper officials" sometime today. Lists Sums Missing: The results of the audit left the House lawmakers, who use the ser- geant at arms office as a bank, fac- ing the prospect of digging into their own pockets to make up at least port of the shortage. The report' submitted by Comp- troller General Lindsay C. Warren and made 'public by Martin gave this accounting of the missing money: in checks issued by Rom- ney and payable to "cash" but never sankod. in checks by H. A. McKcnzie, a former employe of the sergeant at arms office, one for not banked and one for cashed by the Huntington' National bank, Ohio, and drawn on the sergeant at arms. in checks of J. H. Smithwick, a former member of Hoover Accepts Bid to Make Food Survey Washington (IP) Former President Herbert Hoover today accented an assignment from President Truman to undertake a survey of food problems in the Joint U. S.-British zones of oc- cupied Germany and Austria. Hoover said he plans to fly to Europe the latter part of next week, if possible, to start Ills inspection tour. He announced his acceptance of the task after a conference with Mr. Truman, attended also liy Dr. Julius Klein, one time head of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce. Hoover told reporters at the Wlilte House that his mission will be directed "to food and its collateral 'problems." It will be directed to relieving some "cl the burden on the American he said, and will seek to develop a two or three year program .since he sees little prospect that German productivity will enable it to supply major home needs tor two or three years. Girl's Own Story of Kidnaping to emphasize the committee's desire; in orders on the sergeant to cooperate fully with the new cab-'at arms by Champ Pickens, identl- inet officer in the conduct of ln, report only as a "pro- .Qnmo Hopes High for End of Strike At Allis-Chalmers Alice Dean Dcvine work. Marshall was asked to appear a his own convenience and some com mittee members said it would be all right if he did not find it convent ent to testify until after the "Bl Four" foreign minister's -meeting a VIoscow. The general assumption 1 that Marshall will attend the Mos cow meeting even though he left thi unions and their leaders in the open temporarily, ten years have shown n growing I Praised for Decision disregard of their obligations to the public and the individual workers whom they are supposed to Earlier. Governor Youngdahl told the employers to be "quite careful and cautious" about attempts to re- vamp Minnesota's labor relations ,aw. Ho pleaded for the preserva- tion of industrial peace Instead of approaching problems "with a feel- K of bitterness." The senior Minnesota senator sail ils pioneering labor-reform program s designed to dispense "equal jus tlce under law to all individuals anc (Continued on Fajre 6, Column 3 SENATOR BALL Dr. Phillips, who 'has treated the former- gang leader since ho was released after serving seven and one half years Imprisonment for income tax evasion, said Capone was stricken at 4 a. m. vyesterday Two hours later, the last rites of :he. church were administered by the Ht. Rev. Monslgnor William Barry of Miami Beach, but about 8 p. m. Capone began to rally. Mrs. Mao Capone summoned the :loctor to her husband's bedside in .heir 25-room villa where Capone ins spent many quiet, sunny days oaring on a cabin cruiser tied to a boat dock or lolling beneath the palms. Tho gangland leader of prohibi- tion days long has suffered with paresis and had lapsed mentally to a point where a former associate described him as "nuttier than a fruit cake." Son at Bedside The Caponcs' Al was at the bedside. Dr. Phillips spent most of tho day there and returned during the night. Ralph (Bottles) Capone, a broth- er, was reported flying here from Mercer, WIs., where he operates a cocktail lounge and owns a home. His nged parents, Mr, and Mrs. Ermlo Capone; a sister, Mrs. Ma- 'alcla Mariote, and a brother, Mat- thew, were reported Hying here Extension of Sugar Rationing To Be Advised Au- gust H. Andresen (R.-Minn.) pre- dicted today the House food short- age Investigating committee will recommend extension of sugar ra- tioning and price control. Sugar producers, refiners and handlers have joined the Depart- ment of Agriculture in urging that tho reins bo kept on until there is more improvement in world supply, probably a year from now. Unless Congress acts, rationing will end April 1 and price ceilings July 1. Representatives of the Agricul- ture department and the sugar In- dustry told this committee yesterday ,ho ration probably will be increas- ed this year by ten pounds per per- 25 pounds to that ndustry will be, permitted to use 80 per cent as much as in 1041 in- stead of 60 per cent. from Chicago. Invalid Perishes in N. D. Fire F.lbowoud.i, N, D. Mrs. Uooi'gc Ooodbear. an invalid, was fatally burned and four other mem- 3jbprs of her Indian family less seri- ously hurt when fire destroyed their farm home three miles cast of here Tuesday. Road Opened To Snowbound Montana Town Babb, Mont. A large rotary snowplow rolled Into Babb early- today and seven trucks were en route from Browning with food and fuel for the 300 Inhabitants of this northwestern Montana town, snow- bound since December 30. A Glacier National park service crew, headed by Gene Sullivan, com- pleted plowing a trail through deep He buckled down to his Jirst full day's work at his big mahogany desk in the State department with praise still-being heard from both Republican and Democratic mem- bers of Congress for his expressed determination to run the nation's foreign affairs on a "nonpolitical1 basis. The statement Marshall Issued shortly before he'took the oath in President Truman's office yesterday was widely interpreted as not only removing the general from the list of 1948 presidential possibilities but taking foreign policy even further away from partisan politics. Representative Halleck of'Indiana, House Republican floor leader, said "Marshall's announcement is calcu- lated to strengthen his hand in the great task before him." Senator Connally for- mer chairman of the foreign rela- tions committee, declared the gen- eral's statement "will strengthen his position as secretary of state and ;ive added prestige to his wonderful character and reputation." Not a Candidate Marshall, whose name often had figured in presidential speculation, said he was not a candidate for any political office and could not be drafted for any such office. Furthermore, he said he considers ;hat the office of secretary of state, 'at least under present conditions, nonpolitical." While Washington officials and diplomats generally appeared as in- erested as members of the foreign relations committee to learn Mar- shall's views on a wide range of problems, Marshall himself made it clear that he Intends to say nothing until he has studied thoroughly the nature of his new task. He did indicate in general, how- iver, that he regards the policies of ormer Secretary Byrnes as those of he government and not of an in- ividual and that he will continue them. motor." Some of orders were signed by Pickens and endorsed by John Foscue, secretary to former Representative McDuffy, who was not further Identified. A receipt, for dated November 14, 1038, and signed by Frank J. Mahoney, former book- keeper for the sergeant at arms, reading: "I, Frank J. Mahoney, have taken from the sergeant at arms office the amount of The balance of the shortage made up of overdrafts of present members of the House. Martin said these will be made good. War Probing Committee to Be Continued Washington The Senate overrode Democratic objections to- day and voted to continue its spe- lal war investigating committee un- U January 31, 1348. Approval on a 49 to 43 vote of a esolution extending the life of the nqulry group marked a clear-cut Ictory by the controlling Republi- an majority over the Democrats. Sacramento, Coy F. Long- of the California high- way patrol narrated today Alice Dean Devine's story of how she was taken by a smooth-talking man from Lodi to Sncramcnto, held 18 hours In an auto court and then made her escape: "We left the Lodi photo studio about p. m. Monday night after I had my pictures taken" (the man, known as E.- William Giles in Lodi but registered in the auto court as E. W. Stylccs, had told her lie want- ed the pictures for use in a national "He was going to take me home In his car. "I got in tho back sent. Then he said he wanted to look nt some maps and climbed into the back seat. "I started to turn on the light, but he said he didn't need a light. Then he grabbed me and tried to tie me up. "I struggled with him. We had a terrible struggle. "Both of us fell out, of the car onto the nayement, and we were etill To Sell Bunk Beds War Assets dminlstration said today that nearly surplus used double- eek bunk beds, including lo- ated in the Minneapolis region, 'ould go on sale soon. Major a Plebe McCoy Task Force to Participate in St. Paul Carnival St. hundred men and a variety of equipment from Task Force Frost, the army's Arctic experimental unit training at Camp McCoy, WIs., will participate in the St. Paul Winter carnival Febru- ary 1-9, Colonel J. C. Haw, district com- mander of army recruiting, has notified carnival officials that more than 20 snow weasels, motor sleds, other Arctic transport vehicles and _ ,a display of Arctic infantry cqulp- drifts on the 40-mile Browning-1 men t will be on display during the Babb road shortly after sunrise, aft- carnival. The unit will .present its Arctic (exhibit nt Highland Park, near the er working almost since Sunday. The road had been completely I ice palace now being built for the jlocked since December 30, and had carnival. It will participate in all been open only since parades. fs'X hjljL.ii U Rev. Ensworth Rcisncr work- ers and strikers at the hugh West Allis plant of the Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company awaited word from Detroit today where thi policy committee of the XJJ.A.W.- C.r.O. was considering a company proposal to end the 270-day old strike. The company's proposal was made yesterday as top company and union officials met hero at the home of a Methodist minister whoso "con- science keeps getting me into these tiilngs." Walter Reuther, International Cadet Roy Clark 23, of Houston, Texas, a former major in the army air forces, is now a plcbc at the United States Military academy. A medium bomber pilot during the war, Clark is a. veteran of 75 bomb- ing missions over Europe. In addition to his wings, he wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with 13 clusters, and the Presidential Citation. (A.P. Wircphoto.) president of the U.A.W.-C.I.O. left the home of the Rev. Ensworth pastor of the First' Meth- odist church, hurriedly after the five-hour meeting and said that "final proposals" by the company Ion wages, union security and griev- jance procedure would be presented to tho policy committee of the union at Detroit today. He added that whether lie would return for further meetings depend- ed on the outcome of the Detroit meeting. H, W. Story, company vice-presi- dent, left the meeting shortly after Reuther, but refused to comment other than to say that there would be no further bargaining session to- day. fighting. Tied Up In Car "Then I saw he had a Joilfe with a long, curved blade and I saw tie had a gun. He said, 'I don't want to hurt you with but I was scared and got back in the car. "Then he tied me up and drove out of town. "Ho said wo were going to Oak- land. When wo got out of town no stopped and put me in the trunk and then wo rode around quite a while. "When the car stopped I though were in Stockton. He backed tho car up into tile firarnge. Then he locked tho doors and opened the trunk. "He led me Into that c_nbin. cabin five, at the auto court. "He made me get into bed. I had all my clothes on, but I kicked of my shoes. I asked him what tim It was, and he said it was p. m. "He tied my hands to the be with rope. It was clothesline rope He put adhesive tape over my moutl: "That's tho way we spent th night. I was lying there Elccplni once in a while. He sat up all nigh on a chair watching me. "Then today (yesterday) I still tied to the bed. "He spent most of the time in Jie car listening to radio new broadcasts. Police Hunt Abductor on West Coast Man Fails to Attempt Collecting Ransom By Richard Gushing 17- year-old Alice Dcvine, refreshed by i night's sleep after her 26-hour ordeal at the hands of a kidnaper, told an interviewer today, that she submitted without a struggle be- cause the man was armed and she 'feared she might antagonize him." Search for the man, who eluded police trap yesterday after the girl escaped, continued in Califor- nia, with officers reporting no new developments. Miss Dcvine told the single xirvicwer permitted to talk with, icr a few minutes that when con- ronu-d with a knife nnd irun. she icrmlltcd the kidnaper to bind her vrlsiji with cord, and remained In he cor on the drive to Sacramento, .bout 30 miles distant. Girl Very Nervous On two occasions, the man left !je car to take refreshment, and ach time the girl permitted her- elf to be locked in the luggage car- er of the 1037 Ford sedan. This version did not check with ne told by a California highway atrolman in Sacramento, who uotcd' the girl as saying sho trugglcd fiercely with the kid- n per. The girl said she still was crvous. The 165-pound girl athlete ut of her bonds in a highway motel car yesterday after- oon while the kidnaper was away and telephoned her location to rela- tives in Sacramento. State police broadcast an all- points .alarm for the arrest of a fljan they said had used the names of Everett Woscott Stiles of Portland. Ore., and William (Bill) Giles, Idea- Stories Disagree "At about p. m. he said 'Can I trust you? Will you behave while I make a phone I nodded my head, yes. "He took his suit case and all of his 'things and wiped the door- knobs and left. (Other versions say the man left the cabin at around noon.) "After about half an hour I man- aged to pet my hands free. I wont to the office and called Mrs. Tal- bert (Mrs. Eugene Tnlbcrt of Snc- ramento, a relative) and sho came oat and got me. I took the rope with me, the one he tied me up with." Joe Shlkani, proprietor of the auto court, said the girl seemed in Rood spirits when she walked out. "She asked me for change for a ong distance call. Then she made a call to Sacramento. Then r-hc walked said ShlKa.nl. "She didn't say anything about being kid- naped." 13 Americans Safe After China Crash Amcri- ans missing since Saturday were Besides Reuther, labor was reprc- .nt-ort r> .T Thnmn. reported en route to Canton today tifying himself as an affent lor eastern, publishing house. Money Kcady Alice Dean was held under guard until last night when, she nnd her father wero stationed across the street from a Sacramento bar in B. rutllo effort to capture her abductor. The kidnaper was expected but fail- ed to appear at the bar to collect the ransom. Tho father, John Edward Devine. wealthy grape grower and vice- president of the American Fruit Growers association, had been told In a note the night before to be at the bar at 3 p. m. last night with. and SI.OOO bills if he wished to see his daughter again. After waiting nearly an hour be- yond the ransom deadline, polices and F.BJ. agents decided the Jdd- naper had been frightened away by newspaper stories. The girl was whisked into the back door of the Devlne home Just as her mother. Mrs. Margaret Dovine. told a group of newspapermen she had heard nothing of her daughter's whereabouts. Since Saturday the abductor had posed here as a feature writer to a nation-wide survey of high school life Jooking for the "typical Ameri- can girl." IWissinc Since Monday Alice Dean disappeared at p. in. Monday after leaving a Lodi photographic studio where she had gone to have her picture taken lor tho purported features. Lodi Police Chief Millard L. Pore said when the girl left the studio the tidnaper placed her in an automo- bile, bound and gagged her after threatening her life with a knife and a revolver and drove her to tho motel outside Sacramento. There she was held, trussed on the bed, while the kidnaper stood watch until about noon yesterday, tho chief .-.aid. When the abductor eft, presumably to receive the ran- som. Alice Dean effected her es- cape. Giving the name of Giles, the man had posed boldly as a feature vritcr and even arranged with Alice Dean's parents for the pictures. He cnt n taxicab to take her to the tudio appointment. It was only aft- r the photos were made that his iwn automobile was in evidence. Along the route to the hotel, he topped and telephoned the Dwine ionic, advising Devlne that contact ould be made by looking for a. ansom note near a woodshed in he back yard. The call was traced to the Sacra- mento bar where he demanded the ansom be paid. scntcd by K. J. Thomas and Rich- ard Leonard, international U.A.W. vice-presidents: George P. Addes, international secretary -treasurer; John Brophy. national director of C.I.O. councils; and Robert Buse, president of local 180, TLA.W.-C.I.O., which has been on strike since April 29. The company group included; Story, E. P. Ohrmon, chairman ofj the negotiating committee; A. K. Brintnall, industrial relations ex- ecutive, and John L. Waddlcton of the legal department. Mr. Rcisncr, a former pastor of the Ford Memorial church in De- troit, told reporters he had volun- teered his services to Federal Con- ciliator James Dewey in an effort to end the strike of some production workers. The pastor declared "a church's .nfluence should be placed where it will bring peace and good will ini vital pllases of Industrial-life." after their army transport plane Axis Sally iearrested Frankfurt, Germany U. S. made a forced landing at Linping, rmy intelligence officers said today 100 miles northeast of that citv. Mildred Gillars, better known as The TJ. S. army prepared to con-1 Axis Sally, was rcarrestcd here to- tinuo the search, however, because day on orders of the Department of its only information was second Justice in Washington. Since her release from an army jail near here December 26, Miss Gillars had been required to report periodically to American military authorities. hand and incomplete. The plane was en route Shanghai to Canton. from Milkman Walks Away From Wreck Brooklyn, Drchcr, ZC, a milk hauler, stilTcr- intr only minor bruises, walked out of a battered truck call after it was carried more than a quarter of a mile on the front end of a fast North Western railroad passenger train today. Drcher, who termed it a. "miraculous said "I nev- er saw the train until I got out of the cab.'.' Rope of Sheets Helps Family Escape in Fire Plaitcvtlte. WIs. W) A rope mndc of bcdshects was used by Mr. and Mrs. Jess Taylor and their three children early today to escape from the upstairs of their burning farm home, two miles south or here. The family was awakened by smoke but the fire already nail gained headway. The House was destroyed.