Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 2, 1950, Winona, Minnesota
Clearing, Much Colder Tonight, Saturday Baseball Saturday p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME 50, NO. 90 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 2, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES Mankato Police Chief Wins Appeal South Dakotan Kills Sister-in-Law, Wounds Two Others Before Capt ure Dell Rapids, S. D. "You've got ten minutes to a Dell Rapids man told his sister-in-law and at the end of that time last night shot her dead while her husband and sister looked on helplessly. Following the fatal shooting of Mrs. Henry Patzer, 35, the brother-in-law, Martin Allen Merkle, 25, held a roomful of TODAY- Too Early To Write Off France By Joseph Alsop The time has come for someone to say, in a rather loud voice, that France was written off too soon. In Paris as well as in London and Washington, it has long been a favorite political par- lor game to groan that France would never recover from the shock of the second world war The groaners had better moderate their groans. A relapse is always possible, but the French patient is olearly on the mend. Great ecinomic gains are visible, both In the harden- ing of the franc, and, in the mas- sive increases in. Industrial and ag- riculturea! production. Great poli- tical gains are also visible, both in the diminishing appeal of the Communists on the left and the De Gaullists on the right, ftnd in tie increasing assurance of the French center parties. THE HUMAN VACUUM that was so conspicuous in France in the postwar years, has most con- spicuously disappeared. In Foreign Minister Schuman, Finance Minis- ter Petsche, Defensa Minister Ple- ven and ideaman Jean Monnet, the Bldault government has leaders whom any government anywhere might boast about. The improvement of conditions of confidence and the recreation of leadership have in turn enabled France to resume the initiative in world affairs, after years of im- potence. Such is the real explana- tlon ol the Schuman-Monnet plan persons are missing and 15 homes for pooling French tnd in Ow.erupbonof _Mauna card players at bay and seri- ously wounded two men be- fore he was overpowered and captured. Merkle was placed in the Dell Rapids jail en a murder charge. Sheriff Barney Boos recon- structed the dramatic events leading to the three shootings from a number of witnesses. The two men wounded at the pool hall, Le Roy Mohrman and Jim Nesby, Jr., were tak- en to the Veterans hospital ti Sioux Falls. Dell Rapids ia .a farming community of about pop- ulation 20 miles north of Sioux Falls. Boos pieced together this storyj Merkle and his wife have been living for several months at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Patzer two miles south- east of Dell Rapids. The wom- en were sisters, Enmity built up between Merkle and Mrs. Patzer be- cause she wanted the Merkles to move. Last night Merkle and Pat- zer were in Dell Rapids. Wit- nesses said Merkle had been drinking. The men returned to the farm home. Patzer retired and went to sleep. Merkle took Patzer's .22 cali- bre automatic rifle and told Mrs. Patzer he was going to kill her. He chased Mr. Pat- zer and his wife upstairs to the room where Patzer was sleep- ing. A daughter of the Patzer's, Ada Marie, 11, heard the threat. She ran to Dell Rapids for help which came too late. Patzer awoke and tried to persuade Merkle to put the gun away. Merkle told him not to move, saying he had nothing against him but hated his wife and was going to kill her. He fired a warning shot between Patzer and Mrs. Patzer. Standing in the bedroom doorway, Merkle inquired the time. It was 10 p.m. "I will give you ten min- utes to he told Mrs. Patzer. At he fired two bullets into her head. She died almost instantly. Before leaving for the Dell Rapids pool hall in his car, he took some money from his wife, saying that he wanted to get a drink and was then go- ing to kill himself. Far Under Estimate Two Missing As Hawaiian Volcano Erupts Honolulu At least two Rochester's Population Set at Rochester, Minn. There's no joy here tonight. The district census office an- nounced today that the unofficial final 1950 census of Rochester is not (as one enthusiastic Junior Chamber of Commerce member had not (which was the lowest prediction made recently by 21 "more or less informed Rochester and not even The count: For weeks the city's newspaper jhas Been preparing residents for 'the small gain to counteract an earlier story in which those 21 Eau Claire's population was placed at .in a census re- port today as compared with in 1940, a gain of CMppewa Falls' present popu- lation is as compared with in 1940, a, gain of 682. "more or less informed persons" guessed no lower than and! as high as Half guessed population at over ar.d only three were under Instead the city now has a gain of persons, Or 12.6 per Actress Marie Wilson models a new foundation bathing suit made of nylon net in Holly- wood. The suit achieves figure control through labile and con- struction. It is intended to be worn beneath conventional bathing suits. (A.P. Wirephoto.) 'Loa volcano which poured a river is LU understand whatjof red-hot lava 20 miles to the Immense progress has been made I ocean, Kona, Hawaii, police said here In France, because this pro-1today. For Fishing Bait raising is a cent, and that includes Pa--jboommg business in this part of the tients at the state mental hospital, SQUth Fishermen say they make as well as 300 employes there. So the actual numerical gain is about and the actual per- centage gain about six per cent. That pattern is roughly compar- able to Winona. It gained in the decade, a percentage gain of 11.2 per cent, but after allowing for counting students for the first gain is be- gress can enable France to do! The massive volcano erupted lastjtime, the percentage gam is what was thought impossible to j night, driving _ 60 families from tween six and seven per cent play her vital role as a leader homes on southwest Hawaii the Atlantic community. On the i island. other hand, It Is also needful toj p0yce Sergeant Henry Kunimoto understand that France today }Sjsaicj jhe area damaged was on the only convalescent, and that a very northem slde of tne iava now. grave setback is still entirely ne was one mije sible- J Communications with the south- The most specific illustration ofi h b t h dd d The boosters began talking im- mediately about the growth outside of the city limits. The census office also announced today that the number of dwell- ing units had increased from to in the decade. fine bait. But wild crickets are sometimes as hard to catch as the fish. Those who raise them sell them for bait at a cent and a half a cricket. Breeding stock brings two cents. George Smith, for instance, has turned his backyard chicken house into a cricket raising business. He has breeders and possibly a total of crickets. He hasn't counted them. They eat laying mash just as his chickens used to do. But the 16 bags a week he used to buy for his chickens would feed his crickets for ten years. 10 Plead Guilty At Lake City in Liquor Arrests Four Others Bound Over to District Court Lake City, of the largest scale crackdowns on liquor sales violations in Wabasha county was concluded here Thurs- day when ten tavern operators pleaded guilty and paid lines. A total of 18 arrests was made in three days as a result of investiga- tions carried on by state liquor con- trol agents. All but four of the defendants have pleaded guilty and paid fines, according to Wabasha County At- torney Arnold W. Hatfield. The re- maining four, charged with selling j liquor without a gross 'misdemeanor have been bound over to district court, Hatfield said. Fined and S3.90 costs before Municipal Judge John W. Lamb Thursday morning was Delbert H. Arbur.kle, Minneiska village, who. admitted selling liquor after hours. The other nine defendants ar- raigned yesterday, charged with selling 3.2 betr en a Sunday morn- ing, were fined and costs [each. They are Arthur L. Schmidt, Lake I City; Leonard Klindworin, Chester township; Herman Brandeau, Wa- basha; A. J. Siewert Son, Inc., Gilford township; Arthur Reck, Wabasha; Mrs. William McDon- ough, Mazeppa township: Gertrude j Roemer and Harry Hammond, do- ing business as the Idle Hour Game Farm. Wabasha; Eerna Schurham- mer, Greenfield township, and Fre- da Joslyn, Wabasha. Three tavern operators, Mrs. Adelaide Collins and Julius Burrich- ter, both of Reads Landing, and Donald Schnell, Lake City, and Al Jones, Lake City taxi cab operator, were charged with selling liquor without a license. They were bound over to district court after furnish- ing bonds of each in municipal court Tuesday. Also at Tuesday's court session, two Hammond tavern operators, Hugh Barrick and Francis McCar- thy, paid fines of and S3.90 costs after pleading guilty to sell- ing intoxicating liquors after legal closing hours. C. E. Buckminster and Elmer rise to such high hopes. It is non- sense to say that this great pro- Kona police reported by radio- phone that all telephone communi-l even a hint of a de- cations with toe area were cut dre to bu W a "third force" or aiThe hot lava presumably burned, "neutralized Europe." The 1' a._c t down telephone poles, cutting cir-! that the plan originated i r h Messrs. Schuman and Monnet is sufficient Ruaranty against sort of self-deceiving folly. The Civil Air Patrol said the this stream of molden rock poured in- _________t. _ i to the ocean near Honaunau village 'THE" REAL MOTIVE of the j on the southwest coast of Hawaii Ouster Charges Facing Two in Commerce Dept. Civil Service Rules Upheld In Job Suit Acting Chief Kruse to Get Tenure Test St. Paul The Minnesota supreme court warned today that confusion results when municipal authorities seek to circumvent or ignore established civil service rules. William Kruse, acting Mankato chief of police, won his appeal to have the district court try the is- sues involved in his attempt to be certified to the post by the Man- kato police civil service commis- sion. The high court's decision, writ- ten by Associate Justice Oscar Knutson, reversed Judge Chris Carlson of Blue Earth county dis- trict court. The lower court had quashed a writ of certiorari to re- view an examination and attempt- ed certification for the police chief's post. The decision was directed against members of the police civil service commission and Joe Brenner, as an intervenor. Kruse, Brenner and E. A. Vanthuyne todk examinations for the post in De- cember, 1947. Vanthuyne received the highest mark, was certified to the mayor and council, and ap- pointed. He resigned January 31, 1949. Council Names Kruse Two weeks later the civil service commission notified the mayor and the council that Brenner was the next on the list and eligible for the appointment. The council did not appoint Brenner but named Kruse. He etlll holds that position. One June 1, 1949, Brenner ob- tained a writ of mandamus to compel the council to appoint him. The next day Kruse petitioned the district court and obtained a writ to review the validity of the ex- amination held December, 1947, and the eligibility of Brenner to that position. Subsequently the court made findings that had been guilty of laxness in ob- taining the writ and quashed it. Kruse appealed. Kruse, according to the supreme court, had no reason "to do any- thing so long as the city author- itites did not attempt to act upon the certification of Brenner as a valid one." The high court pointed out that Kruse promptly applied for a writ as soon as Brenner sought to compel the city to act n on the underworld since promotion aays, upon such certification, With the full support of President at his establishment of a civil s conference yesterday-a special Senate committee moved toward commlssloni by This Smiling, Happy-Looking mother is Swedish film star Ingrid Bergman, holding the son born to her and movie director Roberto Rossellini on February 2, 1950, in .Rome. This first photo- graph of the baby, one of a series taken personally by Rossellini, was turned over to International News Photos exclusively. Because of attempts by many cameramen to invade their privacy through every conceivable ruse to obtain pictures of the child, Ingrid asked that captions on this authorized picture Include the following statement: "My husband and I have decided that the publication of these photographs will assure our son's physical safety and will finally give us the freedom of movement and peace which we both crave and need." Alert-looking little Renato Roberto Giusto, -whom Ingrid calls now weighs almost 15 pounds. (World copyright, 1950, all rights reserved by International News Photos.) Crime Investigation Gathering Strength By Don Whitehead Washington A Senate investigation of crime and gambling appeared to be snow-balling today into the biggest government crack- down on the underworld since prohibition days. Museum to Get Buffalo Pill Gun Funke, both of Lake City, paid) _( rifle that _C li-Crt nrtr3 OH i j i, fines of and costs each Buffalo Bill used in his adventures for selling liquor before the legal m tne wiu be given to the opening hour. Memoria] Museum here. In Although the defendants were reaj Buffalo Bill was William arraigned on only one count each, Frederick Cody. Hatfield stated that in nearly every The he used in real ]jfe case the investigations had produced as a pioneer in the west is In the latest move, Chairman Kefauver (D.-Tenn.) disclosed he will ask the Federal Communica- tions commission to "freeze" all] Western Union message files "is permitted by our statutes in order that municipalities availing them- selves of such provisions may ac- complish certain definite objects. Security of Tenure Not the least of these Is the es- of security of tenure prevent them from being discard- jln Offices affected. Once civil serv- ed. ice is established, there must be The FCC ,has ordered such ajat substantial compliance freeze M telephone toll slips at the requesi of the Kefauver commit- tee. Normally the telephone corn- evidence of more than one in all arms collection of destroy toll slips after hold- ter F. Siegmund, an official of them for six months. West- By Charles Molony Washington The Commerce department pressed outer THE RE4L 01 me i on tne soumwesi coasi u; nawaii ceedings against two trade officials today in the face of an acusation' Schuman-Monnet plan was and is'island. It said a second flow was that the real reason for its action is fear of a congressional investigation, to strengthen the Atlantic commu- only three miles from the sea. Department officials said "maladministration" charges are being whole, by solving tion. The arrests were made by Sheriff John Jacobs and his deputy, John Held, on warrants signed by the (two state liquor control agents who jhad conducted the investigations over a period of several weeks. "There would "be little security L afforded by civil service if that Winchester Repeating Arms Com- Union keeps its message filesjwere not true. Instead of creating with the laws and rules appertain- ing thereto if it is to be of any value. pany. The Cody museum was jor the same period. founded by his niece, Mary Jester Will Study Recordi Allen. Siegmund will present thej The investigators hope, through rifle to the museum July 4 during j these communications records, to the Frontier Days celebration. nity as a ._.... _ worst problem of the West, the) problem of Germany. And the realj danger of the Schuman-Monnet I plan is not that it will encourage j delusions about European "neu- trality." The danger is that this plan, so good in theory, will not be realized in practice. The practical obstacle to the] plan can briefly if crudely stated. If thej of heavy industry is not to become another international cartel, conditions of work must be roughly equalized between nations. Only thus can the coal and steel Industries of all nations in the pool be placed on a iound competitive basis. This need was recognized in the original proposal by the French government. In fact, however, hours of work are far longer and wages are con- siderably lower in the Ruhr than in France. The differential between the German and British industries is still greater. The Ruhr mag- nates frankly expect the relative (Continued on Page 8, Column 3) ALSOP WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Clearing and much cooler tonight. Saturday partly cloudy and unseasonably! cool. Low tonight 48: high Saturday! 65' LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum. 57; noon, 64; precipitation, .58; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 3. This Cow Walked unconcernedly out of an upside down truck after the vehicle upset on U. S. highway 20, near Elkhart, Ind., when the driver, Fred Brock, Millersburg, Ind., missed a curve. Forty calves and two hogs were killed in the accident. Brock escaped with minor bruises. (AJP. Wirephoto.) readied against William W. Rem- ington similar to those handed yesterday to Michael E. Lee. Both Remington and Lee are officials of the de- partment's office of international trade. Both have denied congres- sional charges that they are poor security risks; both have refused to as requested by Secretary of Commerce Sawyer. Lee was notified yesterday that he will be fired unless he can re- fute the maladministration accusa- tion within five days. He retorted in a statement that the accusation was a subterfuge: That Sawyer had yielded to an ultimatum" by some senators that the department would be in- vestigated unless Lee was dis- charged. Sawyer has said that his action against the two men is grounded "in the interest of good adminis- tration" rather than loyalty, Details Awaited While the department refused to give any details about the charge against Lee, its basis already had been indicated by Assistant Secre- tary of Commerce Thomas C. Blaisdell, Lee's direct boss. Blaisdell told a congressional committee back in February, it was learned, that there had been complaints by "certain people who were disciplined by Mr. Lee for not doing their work properly. Mr. Lee is a hard taskmaster. He works his people hard." Lee, 42 years old and a Com- merce department employe for five years, said in his statement: "I bear the secretary no ill will for his action because I believe he was motivated by an understand- (Continned on Page 3, Column 3) OUSXER John Shures and his family picket the United Auto Workers C.I.O. headquarters in Detroit this morning after the former U-A.W. official claimed violation of his right to work. The family, carrying placards calling attention to their plight, are, left to right, John, Jr., five; Norman, seven; Mrs. Lucille Shures, mother; and John Shures. (AP.'.Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) establish that big-time gamblers and racketeers are using inter- state communications to conduct their operations. At his news conference, Mr. Tru- man pledged his personal support the full co-operatio'n of fed- eral agencies to the Seriate com- mittee. He opened up a whole new field of "inquiry by promising to give the senators access to information which usually is highly confidential material. Mr. 'Truman said he will leave it to Attorney General McGrath to see the committee gets tax infor- mation if necessary on suspected gamblers and racketeers. This an- nouncement came after the Presi- dent had conferred with commit- tee members at the White House. Income tax returns and informa- tion are confidential under the law, but can be disclosed on presidential order. Committee members said an executive order is "in the works" to help them get the infor- mation they need. Backed by President Senator Tobey (R.-N.H.) told re- porters Mr. Truman "is backing us 100 per cent." The President would be set- ting no precedent by opening in- come tax returns and other such confidential information to the committee. He reminded newsmen he was given this privilege when he headed the Senate war investi- gating committee during World War H. Kefauver said he also expects to get information from the Fed- eral Bureau of Investigation, the Treasury department's narcotics division, and the Immigration bu- reau. With information from these sources added to information from local law enforcement agen- cies the committee hopes to piece together the story of big- time underworld operations. confusion, asxintervenor (Brenner) argues, requirements that there be a substantial compliance with civil service rules lead to certainty. "Confusion results when munici- pal authorities seek to circumvent the established rules or to ignore them. We cannot see that prejudice will result to anyone if a legal and proper examination be held now in order that applicants for the position Involved may be duly and legally certified." D.-F. L. Governor Aspirants Open Campaign Moves of three Democratic Farmer-Labor aspir- ants for governor were kept busy to- day in behind-the-scenes .political maneuvers in a prelude to the state D.-F.L. convention. The convention opens officially Saturday, but many delegates were here today for various committee meetings and to "line up" support for their respective Orville Freeman, D.-F.L. party chairman; Former Associate Su- preme Court Justice Harry Peterson and Charles Halsted, Brainerd. W. G. Kubicek, Rosemount, chair- man of the state-wide Young D.- F.L. group, claimed that Freeman has 60 per cent of the delegates "in the bag" for endorsement as the standard bearer, and that 25 per cent of the delegates are undecided. A two-thirds majority is required for endorsements. Peterson, who quit the supreme court to get into the gubernatorial race, and Halsted, D.-F.L. nominee against Governor Luther W. Young- dahl two years ago, have announced they will run in the primary whe- ther they get an endorsement or not.