Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
HOT TONIGHT, SUNDAY VOLUME 49, NO. 116 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 2, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWELVE PAGES Work on Y.M.CA. Starts Tuesday Woman Drowns In Bathtub at Minnesota City Mrs. Elmer Church Found by Husband; Funeral Tuesday The body of a Minnesota City woman was found in the bathtub Of her home at 8 p. m. Friday. Mrs. Frank Durler Stands chest deep in standing wheat on his acre farm near Wright, Kan., as he checks moisture content of heads of grain before starting the day's combine operations. On most days combining operations cannot get underway until noon because the wheat heads are too damp to thresh out properly. Durler estimates his farm will yield ten bushels an acre or about total Wirephoto) CAB Reopens Merger Hearing, Air Service to City Delayed N.W.A. Asked To Make Daily Stop at Winona The Civil Aeronautics board Sri Washington, D.C., today announced it is reopening and consolidating several proceedings involving the proposed merger of the Mid-Conti- nent Airlines and Park Air Inc. The new proceeding, for which! 59, apparently felljno hearing date has been set, will! head, according Elmer Church, and struck her Winona County Coroner B. Tweedy. He drowning. said death was by The body was found by her hus- band when he came home after helping with painting at the farm of his sister, Mrs. Clyde Pierce in miles of author- ized routes of the Parks system, which have never been placed in operation. This includes Winona on the Twin Cities-Chicago run. As a result qf the decision, delay in airline carrier service for Wi- nona is likely, said W. A. Galewski Stockton valley. Dr. Tweedy Boy T_ co-mana- Mrs. Church had been dead __... Mrs. Church had been dead since som; time in the afternoon. gers of the new Winona Municipal I airport. Premier Dimitrov Of Bulgaria Dead Gcorgi Dimitrov Mikhailovich Dimitrov. premier of Bulgaria and one of of the foremost leaders in world communism, died today, Moscow radio announced. He was 167. He had been a lifelong revolution- jary, an exile, trusted agent of Sov- !iet Prime Minister Joseph Stalin, a principal defendant in the Ger- man Reichstag fire trial in 1933 andj probably the most important com-j munist outside Russia. The announcement distributed by the Soviet'monitor here said death was due to diabetes. Dimitrov had been under treatment in Bordikha sanitarium near Moscow for nearly three months. He was granted leave from the premiership in April to obtain the treatment. Vassil Kolarov, vice- premier and foreign minister, be- came acting premier at that time. The highest councils in Russia, the central committee of the Soviet Communist party and the ministers of the U.S.S.R., made the announce- ment of death. They said it caused them pro- found grief. Dimitrov was an exile from Bul- Jhe Alsops New Dutch East Indies State Seen By Stewart AIsop Batavia, Dutch East setting the fire and new state is now almost certain to I trumping up charges against the be born here, perhaps before the communists to serve their own pur- Winona Youth Faces Trial for Setting Fireworks On the eve of the Fourth of July an 18-year-old Wmonan pleaded not guilty today to a charge of discharging fireworks, which is prohibited by state law. But it'll be after the Fourth before Robert Fraser, 1108 West Fifth street, knows his fate. Trial was set by Municipal Judge E. D, Libera for Wednesday at 9 a. m., when Fraser was ar- raigned this morning in muni- cipal court. Fraser was arrested Friday at p. m. at his home by Winona police. Forfeiting deposits for non- appearances were Ray Bam- benek, 1063 West Broadway; Mrs. Otto Artz, 220 West Second street; Ben Wandsnider, 508 Johnson street; James Shrake, 523 Winona street, and Roy Larson, Sugar Loaf, all de- posits made on charges of over- time parking; Clayton Max- ham, Minnesota City, and Ray- mond Casini, 618 West Fourth street, both deposits on charges of overtime parking, and Kenneth Laska, 563 Vila street, a deposit on the of parking on the wrong side of the street. The coroner also said he thought VLrs. Church might have slipped and fallen or suffered a fainting spell and then fell. He said he believed she had struck her head either on the faucet or the edge of the tub. Mrs. Church was born in Wi- nona, August 5, 1889 and resided in this area all her life. She is survived by her husband, ted t j t Qne m ht dall jn four Paul Reps, h direotlon the airport managers containing this Appeal to NWA However an effort is being made to persuade Northwest Airlines, Inc., of St. Paul to provide Winona with carrier least until the Mid-Continent-Parks controver- sy is settled. Northwest now flies between 15 and 20 flights over Wi nona daily and this city has re- and two Minnesota City, and Miss Dorothea Reps, Winona. Mrs. Church was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the Cen- tral Methodist church of Winona. Funeral services will be held at the Central Methodist church. p. m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church from p. m. until the service. The Rev. Truman W. Potter will officiate; and burial will be in Woodlawn ceme- tery. Friends may call at the Breitlow j funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 IP; m, Curtailed year ends. The United States of Indonesia will have 70 million peo- ple, and the richest resources of I garia for 22 years because of his early revolutionary life but he I mained an obscure figure until loV6l TO was accused of engineering thej Reichstag fire conspiracy. C11 I Hitler, just risen to power when JlOVA K Ifl the Reichstag building in Berlin burned the night of February 27, 1933. put the blame on communists. Dimitrov confounded his judges! and eventually was acquitted. The' fire mystery never was cleared up. By Richard Kasischke Hitler's gang was accused by anti- Prague, eign diplomats have been warned by the government not to make any unannounced trips into Slovak- poses. Dimitrov went to scene of bloody rioting between From then on Dimitrov Catholics and communist known to the world. He became! officials. general secretary of the old comin-j The foreign ministry said it would U. S. Deficit 3 Times Estimate In 1947 this city was granted a certificate of convenience and ne- cessity for airline service. The new airport and administration building were dedicated June 18 and 19. Mid- Continent has said if its applica- tion to take over the Parks routes is granted, this city will get that service within 60 to 90 days. j As a result of this statement, Winona objected to the delay in the Mid-Continent-Parks hearing but today's decision by the CAB reopened the proceedings. ton that the new proceeding is sole-j ly to determine whether tinent or some other line Kilsfofte Gets General Contract Bid of Under Nearest Competitor By Adolph Brcmcr Contractors for the construction of the new Winona Y.M.C.A, build- ing were designated Friday by the "Y" board of directors. H. B. Kilstofte, Winona, is the general contractor and two of 'the three mechanical contractors are Winona firms. Mr. Kilstofte's final bid was 987, approximately under his nearest competitor. Total cost of the project, includ- ing architectural fees, furnishings, equipment and allowance ior con- tingencies, is That is about under the original estimate, but it is approx- imately more than has been accumulated in the fund drive. However, the "Y" board hopes to meet the building deficit by com- pleting its special gifts solicitation. Excavation Planned Preliminary work on the site at West Fourth and Winona etreets will begin Tuesday morning, Mr. Kilstofte said today. That will be cutting down several trees and im- mediately after that excavation for the building will begin. Completion is aimed for between Thanksgiving and Christmas, 1950. Other contractors ere: Sanitary Plumbing Heating Company, Winona, plumbing and heating-, Acord Ventilating Company, Chicago, Winona Electrical Construc- tion Company, Winona, electri- cal work, The allowance for architectural a spy for "Russia, now must wait the start of a" second espionage trial, ifees, furnishings, equipment and The former Justice department worker is scheduled to go on trial ling is sole-ijjj. New York July n ajong wltn valentine A. Gubitchev, a Russian she r she ,oved Tnat trial could add'up to 35 years to the sentence of Republican-Herald photo This 1849 Iowa Coach and a Rochester panel truck were dam- aged when they collided Friday at p. m. on highway 14 three- quarters of a r.iile east of Utica. No one was injured badly, although Mrs. Glen P. McKenney, Nevada, Iowa, a passenger in this car with her husband, was shaken up. Driver of the truck was Marvin Loarrai, Rochester, who was making a left turn as McKenney was about to pass him. Both vehicles were headed toward Rochester. Sheriff George Fort investigated. Judy Coplon Awaits New Espionage By Karl R. Bauman Washington Judith Coplon, already under one sentence as The board explained in Washing-j" Justice department worker is scheduled to go on trial j contingencies is have the miles of route award- ed to Parks but on which service has never been started. July 13 Deadline Set The board set July 13 as a dead line for other companies to file ap- plications for the Parks routes. I Informed of the board's order, Washington A big govern-j Representative Gross (R.-Iowa) an- ment revenue setback stuck Presi- nounced he will insist that the dent Truman today with a 1949 fis- board hold a separate hearing on cal year budget deficit of the Chicago to Sioux City route. should 40" months to" ten years she has alread'y received. Still defiant and protesting her times greater than the he had predicted. That route, via Freeport, Dubu- que, Waterloo and Fort Dodge, was Because of the huge size of the among feeder routes awarded to federal money figures the two years ago. dent was off only 3.5 per cent inj Gross told a reporter he is not overestimating government incomej interested in what carrier gets the by for the 12 months route but that he has written Early Holiday Accidents Kill 470verU.S. By The Associated Press Violent accidents took 47 lives at start of the nation's three-day any nation in the world, save the tern- toe communist internationalize a "demonstrative" act against network, in 1935 and stayed on theithe Czech government "and gross job until the Comintern was dis-linterference with internal affairs of United States and the Soviet union. The birth of this nation will rank in importance with the freeing of e communist victory lo ms nauve country ana oecame it will thp TIPW stRtp Prernier with the blessing of Russia at the new state ;in Hls Hce reginle was India and the in China. What be like? In trying to answer that ques- mies. tion, the first place to look is at] the men who will hold power. By and Ifirge. these arc men of sta- ture. President Sockarno (who has no first name, to the discomfiture of American journalists) is a mag- netic orator. Some observers be- lieve that, like most orators, he is somewhat dazzled by his own gen- ius. But he is an authentic lead- banded in 1943. After the war, Dimitrov returned to his native country and became j Czechoslovakia" for foreign diplo- mats to travel into Slovakia without prior notice. This new Western ended Thursday. Mr. Truman's es- timates were made last January. The President missed the spend- ing figure only three-tenths of one per cent, but it was enough to throw him off Actual expend- itures ran that much less than he'd counted, easing- the effect oi his revenue overestimate. The key figures, given roundly in a year-end treasury compila- tion, were: Spending up over the preceding year and a new peacetime high; revenue down and at five-year low. An per cent rise in spendingj letters to the board urging that it! be started promptly. Wisconsin to Tax Oleo One Cent Madison, Wis. Beginning August 1, each package of oleomar- garine sold in Wisconsin must carry a state tax stamp. An order issued by the state de partment of agriculture today pro- vides that licensed wholesalers and retailers, who file reports and pay tax quarterly, may dispose of pres- and a 9A per cent drop in revenue ftocks under Provisions of the converted the budget outcome fromi V- an unprecedented surplus of The 1949 legisla ure enacted a law requiring use of stamps as a means of collecting the state tax. in fiscal 1948 to a deficit in the fiscal year just over. This also sent the government bounding back into the familiar red! Rescued Girls Busy Recovering Yosemite, Calif. (JP) Joan police regime was call-1diplomats at a rabbit streaking for a briar jPUrtc ed the "iron broom" by his ene-jin the foreign ministry's a tw.o-year interval of ulctl3 of a diplomatic protest against po-jiiving within its income for the on- lice detention of Monsignor Gen-jiy period in the last 20 years, naro Verolino, charge d'affaires ofj m jthe papal nunciature in Prague. The announcement said "present D I circumstances" in the strong pro- I Catholic eastern province made the restrictions necessary. Informed church and diplomatic sources said last night that at least two communist beaten to death policemen were and an undeter- er, and a useful symbol of unity. Thompson. 19-year-old Mills college Vice president and Premier Mo-istudent from was recov-jmined number of persons injured hammed Hatta is less colorful, but I wing in Yosemite hospital today during recent clashes in Slovakia he is probably more capable. Among the less well known fig- ures there are good men, like the from the rigors of four days and nights spent while lost in one of adherents. between Catholics and government the wildest sections of Yosemite Sultan of Jogjakarta, who will play i National park. an Important role in the new re-! Except for cuts, gime, and Mohammed Rum, a shrewd diplomat who is now nego- tiating successfully with the Meanwhile the communist govern- ment moved to take over the big and national religious holidays which bruises Joan apparently was nonelstart today and extend through worse for her experience when volunteer searchers found her Dutch. Soekarno's most likely riv- al for first place is the former President. Sutan Sjahrir, a bril- liant man delicate hands and cautious eyes, who has recently been remaining carefully in the background. Sjahrir is a socialist, and he will provide the leader- ship for what the new state will certainly left-wing, non- communist opposition. ALJ THE INDONESIA leaders have one thing in common: they all cal! themselves "Doctor" to signalize their academic achieve- ments. They are all intellectuals in the European sense of the word. They are men of intelligence and character. Yet they are in somei ways hardly more equipped for the (Continued on Page 5, Column 7.) ALSOP at p. m. yesterday. She was able to accompany them out unassisted to the place where the park's patrol wagon picked her up. She reached park headquarters here at p. m. and was placed in the hospital for rest and obser- vation. Already in the hospital with broken ankle was her 22-year-old sister, Patti, who had lain injured, alone and in pain, on a rock ledge for three days before rangers found her Thursday. The girls, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. George w. Thompson, went for a hike Monday without saying where they were going. When Patti was injured. Joan struck out for became lost. have been working at a restaurant in the park during summer vacation. Tuesday. They will be marked by Catholic Anti-Veteran Conspiracy national com- mander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars charged last night that an "antiveteran conspiracy" was being plotted in Washington to. destroy veterans' benefits. Lyall T. Beggs, of Madison, Wis., here to attend the 29th annual Ohio V.F.W. convention now in session, made the remark in an interview. "Certain long range planners Duluth, Minn. officers Thirty-two persons died in traffic innocence despite a jury's verdict and a judge's opinion to the con- trary, the tiny, 28-year-old brunette returned to her native New York last night. She planned to spend Although final contracts are only now being the contractors and the contract prices have firm- ly been agreed upon, John Tearse, president of the "Y" board of di- rectors, said in announcing the win- ning bids. Said he, reflecting the board's pleasure in the bids: Board Satisfied "The board is well-satisfied with the time until her next trial at her mother's home in Brooklyn. "I hope I can get a fair trialj the very attractive bids received there, especially as I will be outjfor the construction of Winona's of the whole atmosphere of 'Y'. We are not only happy loyalty oath ridden she said in her farewell courtroom speech here. Clark Denies Rift With the trial finally over, At- torny General Clark issued a statement saying he had had no "quarrel" and no "feud" with F.B.I. Director J. Edgar Hoover and that there has been no "resig- accidents since 6 p. m. (C.S.T.) Friday. Eleven drowned, and fourination" by Hoover. were killed in miscellaneous acci-j dents. l The National Safety Council at defense insistence 30 con- estimated that 290 persons will F.B.I, reports relating to their lives in highway accidents internal security matters and to Rumors to that effect grew out of introducing in evidence at the over the three-day period. It figured that some suspected espionage agents. Clark said this resulted "in some automobiles will clog the highways clamor for an investigation of the leading to vacation lands and sorts. Last year's re-jF.BI." "Intemperate and ill advised three-day Fourth of! charges were unjustly leveled at with the prices, but are pleased that three of the contracts and the three largest ones have gone to Winona firms. "We want the people of Winona to know, too, that the new 'Y' will be a fine, usable building. The na- tional building bureau of .the 'Y' has said that it is an outstanding type of the program-type building. "That means it will be built to meet a wide variety of community needs. It will be particularly suit- able for group meetings and will satisfy the demand for a real com- munity building." Changes Announced Designation of the contract awards yesterday by the board of directors follows a private bid open- ing several weeks ago. After that opening several changes were made in the building, chiefly excavation July death toll was more than branch of the Department of in of which almost 300 were traffic fa-l Clark said. "I hearily of more basement to permit the talities. concur with the President that suchjfuture development of a youth cen- Hcat Wave On an inquiry is not justified or nec-jter. essary. I have complete confidence I Low bidders for each of the con- The heat was on in full blast over most of the nation today and lit- tle relief was expected over the Fourth of July holiday. Some cool- ing weather was reported close to the Great Lakes. But most other parts of the country sweltered in the early July heat and humidity. The central and southern states sizzled in the of the Minnesota Surgical society, hottest weather of the summer sea- elected during the society's meet- S0n yesterday as the mercury climb- ing here yesterday are Dr. M. G. secretary-trea-Jut 100 in __ ed into the 90's over wide areas and in J. Edgar Hoover." Overseas airlines at New tracts were asked to bid again on York the revised plans and specifications. were alerted today to make sure that [and yesteiJay's- letting followed. Judith Coplon does not try to leave the United States.. Miss Coplon, convicted in Wash- ington of serving as a spy for Rus- sia, came here last night to rest and prepare for her second trial, set for July 11 in New York. Airlines officials said they had been told by their Washington of- some" cities. Sirmiarjfices to be on the lookout foi Miss Gillespie, Duluth, ___ ____ ____ _....... surer, Dr. L. W. Johnsrud, Hib- readings were forecast today. The Coplon. bing, vice-president; Dr. Gordon mountain states also were promised MaRae, Duluth, president, 'continued hot weather. National Guard Officer Killed by N.Y. Hecklers August 12-14. New York A National Guard warrant officer, marching with i General Vandenberg spent his 900 other guardsmen to board a train, was knocked out of ranks in Milwaukee and went to I The original bids: i General H. B. Kilstofte, Standard Construction Company, Minneapolis, W.M.C., Inc., Pe- terson Construction Company, Min- neapolis, P. Earl Schwab, Winona, and Lovering Construc- tion Company, St. Paul a joint venture, The Stahr Com- pany, Minneapolis, and Steenberg Construction Company, St. Paul, Plumbing: Sanitary Plumbing and Heating Company, and Charles J. Olsen Sons, Winona, Heating Sanitary Plumbing and Heating fatally injured last night by two men described by police as "civilian celebrations honor- Washington are planning to destroy Saints Cyril 1 and Saint Prokop. On July 4 the nation also marks the burning at the stake of the religious reformer, John Huss, in 1415. This holiday has been moved up from July 6 to make a compact week-end and save a working day for the "people's democracy." of vetrans he and the want aU veteran bene, fits absorbed by the social security and old-age pension he added. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Albert Lea Crash Victim Succumbs Albert Lea, Minn. Baker, 29, Winnebago, Nebr., died yesterday of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car Thursday morning. Death was caused by in- ;ernal injuries and shock. With bands playing, the troops marched on, as the warrant offi- cer, Alexander J. Taras, 34, lay dying on the pavement. The assailants fled. Police said several guardsmen started to give chase, but their commanding ly unaware of what had happened them back into ranks. The guardsmen, members of the 955th field artillery regiment, were marching from an armory along Winona and Vicinity Partly Eighth avenue in Brooklyn on i guardsman to jemain with cloudy, rather warm tonight, lowjtfceir way to entrain for summer' J 70. Generally hot and humid Sun- day, high 92. LOCAL WEATHER Official observation for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 94; minimum, 68; noon, 94; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 5. camp at Pine camp, N. when the attack occurred. Police said a flurry of heckling and arguments between strectside spectators and guardsmen broke out as the troops were halted at a traffic light. Taras, an auditor for the Manu- facturers Trust Company here and head, and fell to the street with a fractured skull, police said. He was wearing a fiber helmet lining at the time, but his steel helmet was strapped to his haversack. After guard officers learned of the attack, they assigned one! guardsman to remain with the! injured man, who died later at a hospital. Several guardsmen who witness- also were detained Questioning in an a war veteran, was struck on the j Brooklyn. ed the attack by police for attempt to get a full description of the assailants. Taras lived with his wife, Ruth, 30, and their three-year-old daugh- ter, Ruth Elle, at 69 West Way in Vandenberg to Speak At Legion Convention Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Air Force chief of staff, will return to his Milwaukee company" and Charles J. home to be guest speaker at the jolsen Sons, American Legion's state convention piumbing and Heating Combined R_ Trischr Caledonia, Ventilating; Acord Ventilating Company, 363, and Winona Heating and Venti- lating Company, Winona, Heating: and Ventilating; Grudem Brothers, St. Paul, 567, and F. J. W. J. Spriggs, St. Paul, Electric Winona Electric Construction Company, Kehne Elec- tric Company, St. Paul, Nietz Electric Company, Rochester, Langford Electric Company, Minneapolis, and Gordon Electric Company, Albert Lea, Minn., The building to be built will in- clude the entire original project, with the exception of the third- story dormitory section. A gymnasium, swimming pool, handball courts, group meeting rooms, a kitchen, locker rooms, ex- ercise rooms and lounges are among the facilities to be provided by the new 'Y.' West Point from here, a Legion announcement said. Parachute Jumper Injured at McCoy Sparta, Richard Jett, Baltimore, Md., injured yesterday in an ex- hibition parachute jump at Camp McCoy. Leaping: from only 800 feet above the ground, Lieutenant Jett resorted to his emergency parachute when the regular chute opened only part way. He a member of the Fifth Air- borne training unit, based at Camp Williams, Wis., which was demonstrating jumping tech' niques for R.O.T.C. cadets. Lieutenant Jett was taken to Percy Jones hospital at Bat- tle Creek, Mich.