Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR TONIGHT, WARMER SUNDAY FM RADIO IS PERFECT RADIO VOLUME 49, NO. 139 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JULY 30, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES irliner avy ane Hide, 16 Die Top U. 5. Brass In Europe for Arms Check Carnival Worker Charged in Slaying Information Sought For Committee on Armament Program Frankfurt, Germany JJ. McCloy and American military chiefs in'Germany. Admiral Louis Denfeld, chief of naval operations, said he and Gen- eral Omar Bradley, U. S. Army chief of staff, and General Hoyt Vandenberg, Air Force command- er, would talk over military prob- lems with Western European lead- ers. "We will talk with the chiefs of staff of the Atlantic pact nations during our ten-day stay in Eur- Denfeld told' newsmen. "We are not going to talk about mili- tary aid." Informed European diplomats predict that an American will be named boss of the armed forces of 12 Atlantic pact allies. They said the question will be discussed in the next ten days when the military chiefs confer in Frankfurt, London, Paris and Vienna. The American service chiefs are expected to go from Frankfurt to London early next week and later to Paris and Vienna, The joint chiefs of staff left [Washington last night after testi- Republican-Heralfl photo fying behind the closed doors of the Shown above is the rocky cliff above Alma, Wis., where 11-year-old Ann Olson of La Crosse, Wis. fell 'about 25 feet onto sharp rocks Friday afternoon. Markings indicate where the girl fell. She suffered a skull fracture and died in an ambulance en route to a Wabasha, Minn., hospital. Two other girls, out for an afternoon hike with Ann, witnessed the accident and summoned help. Prcstonsburg, Ky. A 26- year-old carnival worker was held today, charged with murder in one ,of eastern Kentucky's most baf- j fling slayings. State Police Detective Arch Thompson said an eight page state- ment; from a 15-year-old youth im- plicated William (Bill) Gamble, of near Wliitesburg, in Letcher coun- ty, Ky., in the slaying of Muriel Baldridge. The body of the 17-year-old Pres- high school cheerleader United States joint chiefs of staff 28tfi a brldge arrived here today in President Olen Collins of Truman's personal plane to Magoffin county, claimed to ten days of conferences with West- ern European military chiefs and to survey American forces in Eur- ope. The three top U. S. military com- manders were greeted at Frank- furt's Rhein-Main airbase by American Military Governor John The Alsops i their return in about ten days, the military heads of the Army, Navy and Air Force are expected to meet with the committee again for "more extended" discussions. If they gave the House group any startling secret testimony yesterday it was not disclosed. Committee members said the meeting could as well have been public. "They gave us some figures on Russian military strength which we have seen published a Republican member told newsmen they did not tell us anything Alma, Wis. An afternoon hike on the bluffs near herejto clear up some of the doubts many ended tragically Friday'for 11-year-old Ann Olson of La Crosse. Opposition Girl, J1, Killed in Fall Perils Arms Off Cliff at Alma Program By Joseph Alsop country is now squarely confronted with the grave consequences of a development of- Together with her cousin, Nancy Fuoter, 14 and Carol Lebeck, 13, I she had climbed to the top of a rock cliff near an old stone quarry several miles north of Alma. of us have about the program." ten reported in this space. Bi-par-l tisanship in American foreign pol-lwa11' landmg on Suddenly she plung-j ed 25 feet straight down a sheer rock j some dirt and __ bouncing onto a pile of jagged rocks. ,cy. which saved the Western, youngster lived a short time world ir, the postwar years, has f j accldent wnich oc_ been utterly abandoned since abbout 3 m yesterday, DUt last election. The results are thejdied in an en route to St. .open opposition of Senators Arthur jEijzabeth's hospital in Wabasha. H. Vandenberg and John Foster Nancy ran about a quarter Dulles to the Administration's pro- a mile to her home and summoned gram to arm Europe, plus the even her mother, while Carol remained at more alarming squabble over in- ternational atomic energy policy. Worse may be expected later on. The way bipartisanship has broken down is very simple deed. The foundation stone of the whole system was continuous ex- change of information, and contin- uous consultation on policy be- tween the leaders of the Adminis- tration and the leaders of the Re- publican party in Congress. Thisj was essential, because the Repub- the side of the injured and still- breathing girl. Ann, who lives at 2218 Lopmis street, La had been visiting Colorado May Supply U.S. Uranium Ore By -Oliver VV. Dewolf Washington Colorado's ur- "We haven't been sold a Democrat added. All three witnesses who have tes- itifled in public session stressed the importance of the program to the defense of the United States. They said it is needed to make friend- ly foreign nations strong enough to resist military aggression. F. R., Jr., Engaged To Marry Socialite in-1 her grandmother. Mrs. Martin deposits are ample to sup- ter. She had arrived the nation's vast atomic energy evening for a vacation visit. j program, Senator The quarry where the accident oc-jColo.) said today. MiUikin (R- curred is located several hundred feet off highway 35, north of Alma about four miles. Ann, who was born October 1, -had just finished the sixth f grade at Logan school in La Crosse. hcans could not and cannot be ex-iBesides her parents and Mrs. pected to go along blindly with she is survived by nnlirv to them at i- _ Similar assurance Senator Edwin C. came from Johnson (D- who declared there is a "tremendous amount of uranium" in the Colorado plateau country. Both senators are members of atomic energy i sister. Sarah, seven, a brother. Mar- six and her grandmother here. policy presented last minute, as fact. The body was taken to the H. The most important exchange of stohr funeral home here and then1 information and ideas was always, La Crosse, where funeral arrange- between the chief officials of are pending. State Department and Senator: Vandenberg, then commanding for-: cigivaffairs expert of the Repub-Sn flflfl liciAis in the Senate. Since his re-'OOjUUU tjirn from Paris, Secretary of State; "Oean G. Acheson had only seen Qf- %iator Vandenberg. at least until! Jifew days ago. at two or three j A formal and general I This startling fact is suffic-l that bi-pnrtisanship is atj Orient, S. D. Rhey spoke out separately as the United States prepared to enter in "exploratory converstions' with Great Britain and Canada on a long range program of collabor- ation in raw materials supplies and exchange of atomic information. At present, the United States gets the great bulk of its I basic material for atomic weapons Canada and the Belgian i Congo. The big Congo mine is controlled j by British interests and a U. S.- Britain-Belgian agreement regard- The lts output reportedly will expire Burn S. D. Elevator here together with sometime soon. Plai; EXCUSE GIVEN for the bushels of grain was destroyed by! man, mce of the man who was fire early today. Two loaded Albeijrly the Department's: freight cars also were consumed. Scha collaborator is highly formal j William Rilley, manager, said no! the least. .Previously, it estimate was available K.id, Senator Vandenberg was Iflairman of the foreign relations committee, which provided a foun- dation for collaboration. Now, it is added, the committee .chairman is Senator Tom Connally of Texas, who openly resented Vandenberg's pre-eminence in the past, and would grow very touchy now ifj mediately. Truman Enjoying Weekend Thurmont, Md. President Truman enjoyed what a lot of other Washiiigtonians pined for to- cooling mountain breeze. He left for the Catoctin moun- tains yesterday as Washington's Vandenber; licans were still consulted. It is certainly true that Senator Connally's sensitivity constitutes an obstacle to the continuation of bi-partisanship. But what is now necessary is not at all the sort (Continued' on Page 9, Column 4.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and, ..cool tonight, low 60 in city and 55 in weather threatened to break all ex- Icountry. Sunday fair and a little listing records, The President shrugged off the heat before he left yesterday by telling newsmen that hot weather is only two-thirds heat and one- third imagination. suni But he went to the Presidential it at sun rises to-1 hideaway. Shangri-La, in the mountains near Thurmont, Md., to spend' the week-end. warmer, high 82. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at' 12 m today: Maximum, 77; minimum, noon, 70; precipitation, none; [morrow at Additional weather on Page 6. have been with Gamble and the girl when she was fatally beaten on the head last June 27. Collins was detained here as a material witness. The boy was quoted as saying the death weapon was a 14-inch screwdriver. The Baldridge girl was last seen alive about 10 o'clock on the night of June 27th after leaving three girl friends with whom she had at- tended a carnival for which Gam- ble worked. Newspaperman Who Criticized Deputy Slain Miss Jean Johnson of Minnetonka Mills, a suburb, will reign over the Minneapolis Aquatennial of 1950 as Queen of the Lakes. She was chosen last night from among 40 candidates. The 18-year- old brunette, who wept tears of happiness as she was led to the throne, is pictured as V. N. Dickson, president of the 1949 Aqua- tennial, adjusted her crown during the coronation Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald. Midwest Cooler, East Awaits Break in Heat Which Caused 75 Deaths By The Associated Press Cooling breezes fanned out over the heat-weary Midwest and head- ed into the sweltering eastern states today as' the death toll from the oppressive weather mounted to more than 75. The fresh Canadian air broke the week-long spell of hot and sticky weather over the central states yesterday and last night. It was moving eastward from 15 to 20 miles an hour and was expected to cover the eastern heat belt tonight. The Federal Weather bureau at Chicago did not expect much of the cool air to drift into the hot southern states. But it looked like another day of hot weather for most of the eastern states, extending the heat wave to two weeks in some areas. With the arrival of the welcome cool air, it was a pleasant midsummer day in the central plains, the Upper Mis- sissippi valley and the upper Great Lakes region. No 90-degree tem- BUI Mason Alice, Texas A deputy sheriff was charged with murder in the shooting of W. H. (Bill) Mason, veteran newspaper and radio man. Mason, 51, was shot to death yes- ierday on a street of this south Texas town. (Mason formerly worked as police reporter and city editor lor the old Minneapolis Journal in the 1320's and was well known in Winona newspaper circles.) Deputy Sheriff Sam Smithwick, about 60, surrendered following the shooting. peratures were in prospect and there was a sharp reduction in humidity. The torrid eastern states can expect similar pleasant weather tonight and .tomorrow, federal! forecasters said. j Cool in Chicago The mercury was in the upper, j j 60's in Chicago early today after i Western freight tram Were derailed a week of hot and humid weather. I here fast night. One trainman suf- The death toll in the eastern If ered minor injuries, states mounted as temperatures The westbound train came to soared into the 90's and broke rec- grief in front of the depot of this 26 Freight Cars Derail At Scandinavia Scandinavia, Wis. six cars of a fast Green Bay ords for the date yesterday. were scores of prostrations. ness establishments in many cities closed and sent employes home be- cause of the sizzling heat. President Truman was among the thousands in Washington who There jWaupaca county community. The Busi-jcars telescoped and pyramided In Sheriff H P Sain of Jim wells I sought relief from the blazing sun. murderlHe and his staff left the 96.2 degree deputy capital temperatures for more com- fortable weather at a mountain-top county filed a charge of against Smithwick. The the arraign- of the Peace I hideaway in Mary land. Some I government employes were sent Yesterday's 96.2 reading in Wash- (Continued on Page 7, Coflumn 5.) WEATHER pleaded innocent at nent before Justice Brown Fuller. _ Smithwick was held in Jim Wells 'home early because of the heat. county jail without bond. Sain said he had made no statement. The charge, presented at the ar- raignment by District Attorney Sam Reams and County Attorney Homer E. Dean, Jr., was "murder with malice aforethought." Mason, program director of Alice radio station KBKt, Thursday re- ferred to the deputy in a broadcast as owner of a building which houses a dime-a-dance palace. In recent radio broadcasts Mason had referred repeatedly to the dance place, criticizing conditions there. Sheriff Sain said: "I understand party spite.1 Suzanne Pen-in New York Republican Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., (D- N. Y.) is engaged to marry Suz- anne Perrin, blond 28-year-old New York socialite. -J, It will be the second marriage for Roosevelt, 34, and the first for Miss Perrin. She served two years during the war as a member of ie Marine Corps women's reserve. The engagement was announced yesterday by her mother, Mrs. Lee James Perrin. Roosevelt, third son of Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt and the late President, has Franklin D., two ten, children, and Chris- topher, seven, by his first mar- riage to the former Ethel du Pont. They were divorced last May. FjDOsevelt declined to give a wedding date, but it was reported lie ceremony has been tentatively set for sometime next month. the shooting was the result of an argument." Examining trial for Smithwick was set August 2. Funeral services for Mason will be held here tomorrow. The body wffl be taken to San Antonio Mon- day for cremation. Mason, started his newspaper career in Minnesota on the Minne- apolis Journal. He had worked on the New York Times, the San Fran- cisco Examiner, the Oakland, Calif., Times, Oakland Post-Inquirer, and the old San Francisco Call. At one time he was an investigator for Earl Warren, governor of Cali- fornia, when Warren was district attorney for Alameda county. Later Mason was public relations director for the General Tire and Rubbers-Company. In 1338-40 he worked for D. P. Brother advertis- ing agency and General 'Motors, Detroit. He came to Alice from the San Antonio Light in 1947 and became managing editor of the Alice Echo. In December, 1948, he went to the radio station. fantastic fashion, littering the right of way with produce, coal, steel and paper. The trainman, Conductor James Deac of Green Bay, suffered a bruised head. Two of the derailed cars crashed through concrete pillars supporting a water tank. The tank' did not fall but teetered precariously. Sev- en of the 26 cars which left the rails were loaded. Two contained coal, one was a tank car filled with vinegar, other carried peaches, pa- per, steel and frozen berries. DC-3 Crashes Near Fort Dix, All Aboard Dead Military Plane Wreckage Sought, Pilot Perishes Fort Dix, N. 'An Eastern Air Line and burned near here today, and the line re- ported 16 lives were lost. The air- liner collided with a military plane, E.A.L. said. The line said the casualties in- cluded the 12 passengers, the three crew members and the pilot of the military craft. The southbound DC-3 "disinteg- rated in the air" after the collision, said it was advised by persons who went to the scene. First reports had listed 11 pas- sengers on the airliner. But E.A.L. said a child also was aboard who was not included in the first list. All of the passengers boarded the plane in Hartford, Conn., or in New York. Navy Plane Smashed La Guardia field authorities said they were advised the military plane was a Navy F6F Hellcat, but that it was so barily smashed it could not be identified immediately. These sources said a Navy craft which left a Pennsylvania field this morning en route to Anacostia, Md., was missing. The airliner had left Boston at a. m. (E.S.T.) and had stopped at Hartford, Conn., and La Guardia Field, N. Y. It was to have stopped at Wilmington, Del., and then pro- ceed south. Its destination was be- lieved to be Atlanta. Information about the "disinteg- ration" of the DC-3 came from res- cue squads sent to the scene, the company announced. These same sources reported the collision with a .military plane. The crash occurred about 10 a. m. Victims Listed Eastern Airlines today released these names as members of the crew and passengers aboard the air- liner: Mr. and Mrs. T. Patzin and child. Mrs. W. Andrews. Miss G. DehoU, Albany, N. Y. Miss A. Sutherland, New York city. All of the foregoing boarded the. plane at New York. The following boarded the plane at Hartford, Conn.: H. Leroy, en route to Washington, D. C. Miss S. Shaw, en route to'Ban- ville, Va. Mrs. Jean Margeson, .en route to Charlotte, N. C. Mrs. M. H. Smith, en route to Washington. Mrs, F. Curry, en route to Wash- iington. Miss June Griswold, en route to Washington. The crew members: Captain L. R. Andrews. J. B. Simmons. Plight Attendant Peter Gableck. Military personnel from Fort Dix were rushed to the scene about six miles northeast of the post. State police at Fort Dix identified the downed military craft as a Navy plane. They said it carried only a pilot and that he was killed in the crash. There was a possibility the deaths will total 15. One child was aboard, and air line spokesmen said they believed the child was not included in the passenger total of 11. The airliner burst into flames when it hit the ground. Churchill Attack on Laboi Party Rule Irks Attlee Madison, Wis. Governor London Prime Minister Attlee accused Winston Churchill Rennebohm admitted today he had today of giving Britain a black eye abroad out off "irresponsibility and jnot come a decision on the leg- cnifA rnnf.rnvprsial rorit con- Rennebohm Delays Decision on New Rent Control Bill. Churchill's Conservative party policy speech at Wolver- hampton a week ago. Attlee said his abuse of the Labor government ''may be taken seriously in other where he is remembered mainly as wartime prime minister.' Attlee declared: "Any government which does not contain him is always denounced as incompetent." Churchill told a party rally at statement issued last week as "elab- orate window dressing." "Against these promises we set the solid achievement of four years of national bankruptcy. 'I have never been slow to ac- times ahead. We, shall need a con- years he had had a bad relapse into irresponsibility and party spite." Attlee's speech was his first purely political appearance in the cam- paign for the next general elections. He defended the Labor govern- effort to win "We cannot afford to have strikes which lose this country gyeat sums of money. We must all take to heart the truth that general increases in wages without increases in produc- tion will merely lead to inflation and will not help the workers." Attlee declared that "no one out- which Churchill had-denounced as "cramping and disastrous." "How disgraceful it declared Attlee, "to try and make people be- lieve that all our difficulties are due to socialist mismanagement." ment's nationalization program side bedlam" ever suggested that Britain's postwar position would be economically secure. Attlee denounced as "mean and stupid" what he said was Churchill's suggestion that "we borrowed with one band from America and paid it Attlee described the Tory policy out to other people." islature's controversial rent con- trol bill., "I've thought of little else the last week." he said. "I want de- serving landlords to get more mon- ey, but don't want to permit goug- ing of tenants. This is a big issue. are a flock of aspects to this measure which require more consultation and thought." Under state law the chief execu- tive has until tonight to approve or veto the bill. It would allow 15 per cent in- creases to all tenants, 30 per cent in some instances and would lift all controls next June 1, although lease provisions would protect those who have them. Rennebohm wanted controls to run until the 1951 legislature but the lawmakers rejected his re- quest. A Wisconsin has been onerating under federal since May 15 when an old state Jaw gov- erning controls expired. Federal law provides for rent in- creases if they are approved by area offices, based on costs and investment return.