Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR, COOLER TONIGHT, TUESDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 93 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 6, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Gunmen Free Kidnaped Officer Committee Says Officials Blocked Arrest of Spy Investigation May Show Russians Tried To Buy Secrets Chicken Thieves Strike at Willmar Willmar, i c k e n thieves struck at two farms in this I vicinity during the last week. Seventy-five laying hens were stolen from the farm of Joyce Tul- lis, four miles northwest of New London, and 350 chickens were ta- ken from the August Fenske farm, four miles west of Willmar. Both thefts happened while the families were away from home. West Awaits Moscow Action On Berlin Bid Stanley A, Dashew, right, of Grand Rapids, Mich., has retired nt 35 to take tin ocean cvulse in his 76-foot schooner with his wife and children. With him behind the wheel of the schooner at Chi- cago, are his wife, Martha, left, and son, Stephen "Skipper" Dnshow, seven. They plan to sail from Chicago through the Great Lukes and St. Lawrence river, down the Atlantic coast, through the Panama canal, and north to San Francisco. A total crew of nine are making the voyage. (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican-Herald.) By Douglas B. Cornell Washington. UP) inves- jtigators said today there are signs that two of the government's high- est officials prevented the arrest of a Soviet spy on grounds a dip- lomatic riot would result. It was uncertain whether or not] Western powers the House un-American activities are reported today to be awaiting committee would bring reaction to a persona along that line into a hearing today attempt by Dean Acheson to reach on Russian espionage at the with Rus Aircraft plant at Buffalo, N.Y. Acheson dined at the U S em But committee officials said theyjbassy here Saturday night with So were ready to produce definite ev-iviet Foreign Minister Andrei Y idence that a Soviet official injVishtosky. Reliable informants said charge of wartime purchases of i the American secretary made clear .Bell Airacobra fighter planes triedjhow far the U.S. would go in mak to buy aviation secrets from Bell 'ing concessions at the current for T-H Repeal Fight Begins in Senate By Marvin L, Arrowsmith Senate starts today a labor law debate keyed to PrcKident Truman's campaign pledge to jet rid of the Taft-Hartley-act. A month ago the House Hocked the first big drive in Congress to redeem Mr, Truman's promise. Now that hot political issue is bafore the Senate. It's there in the form of the administration's bill to repeal the T-H law and replace it with a slightly modified version of the old Wagner act. employes. Listed as witnesses were Mr. and eign ministers conference. The informants said Acheson Mrs. Joseph J. Praney of Niagara stressed that the West is standing Falls and Loren Haas of Buffalo, firm on their main propositions on They were described as presentlBerlin and Germany and that if or former employes of Bell whom the Russian attempted to recruit into a spy ring. Russia has any new proposals to offer, they, should be put forward Committee sources said they arel The sources said the day and persons of unquestioned loyalty-and proved it by dealing with the So- viet spy while letting government agents know all that was golngf on. The story is that they passed along pieces of information that were phoney or of little value and half between the dinner and today's scheduled secret session of the Big Four council gave Vishinsky an op- portunity to contact Moscow and come up with any compromises the Kremlin might have up its sleeve. French Foreign Minister Robert The Alsops U.S. Faces Big Decision On China By Stewart Alsop Clinton It is not pleasant to watch a nation in defeat and de- cay. It Js not pleasant to realize that this defeat and decay in China! Again, the odds are all against enactment of the Truman measure, despite its backing by union lead- ers. In fact, very few In Congress hurry. are talking any more about either (1) Outright repeal or (2) Keeping the Taft-Hartley law practically in- tact. were paid for each weekly jSchuman, speaking at a war me- latch, plus around for expen- s__ es. But the Russian, now supposed o be back in Moscow, never was arrested or prosecuted. Some com- mittee members would like to know Why. 'They have two' top reach officials in the government asked that the case be dropped because there might be loud international repercussions that could hamper delicate negotiations. Coi.imittee authorities say they suspect the Russian may have learned that F.B.I, agents had morial service yesterday, said the foreign ministers .face "several weeks of hard work" in trying to reach some settlement. Schuman added Jt was certain the Big Four would not have met U. S. Assault Troops, laden with equipment, wade through the surf to a Normandy beach from landing craft to support those who had gone before in the D-Day assault. Five years ago today, these knights in shining armor, just plain "Joes" from cities and the assault on Hitler's "Fortress Europe" to wrest from him the captive continent in deeds of valor as heroic as any of song and story. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Time Softens War Relics Cows Where Roam Heroes t0 with peoples -went with them. Officials acquainted with what has been happening at the secret talks said today they' thought the) discussions were approaching a cli-j max although they agreed it would be "premature" to expect an mediate settlement on Berlin. Vishinsky has insisted that if thei vucvb j. agcuus uuuj nas uisisicu mat u me caught on to his operations andjfour-pow.er kommandatura is reviv- that he got out of the country in a In the Senate, for example, the contract, strongest opposing factions backing different compromises. In advance of today's Senate ses- sion, key Democrats and Repub- licans arranged for separate strategy pow-wows. Senator Elbert Thomas (D-Utah) the committee chairman and co- sponsor of the administration bill. They said Miss Elizabeth T. Bentley, admitted courier for a war-time red spy ring-, testified to a similar case last year in which a Russian agent failed to keep a 'Iwas to open the Senate debate. It which constitute a disaster for expected to last at least two weeks and it is certain to be stormy. United States, could have been pre- vented by wise, forehanded Ameri- can action. But the Important thing at tho moment is not to bewail the disaster that has occurred here, but to try to find out what should now be (lone about it. American policy in the Far East can now have only one primary aim, The nlm must be to stop the threatened absorption of all of Asia Into the Soviet sphere. As this cor- respondent reported from Tokyo, even Japan and the Philippines will be In immediate danger, if the communist tide washes out of Chi- jm Into Indo-China, Slam, Malaya, Burmn and Indonesia. The disaster In China will thus become a world catastrophe. The first task is to prevent this. THE TASK WILL not be easy, There are tare; main groups in the picture at this point. The first is made up of a few Democratic senators who still are plugging for the administration bill, even though some of them ack- nowledge privately that it hasn't a chance. The second group is composed of a majority of the Democrats, in- cluding the party leaders, and a few Republicans. They are support- ing a compromise version of the ad- ministration bill which includes a few provisions of the Taft-Hart- ley law. In the long run, that sec- ond group is expected to get the support of the first. The third group appears at this point to include most of the Senate's 42 Republicans and at least a dozen arej So they think there may be some reason for believing someone in- side the government tipped the red agents that they were being trailed. Miss Benfley gave the Senate judiciary committee yesterday a list of 37 persons she described as TJ. S. government employes "in- volved in giving information to the Soviet government." She had supplied 31 of the names at the House un-American activi- ties committee spy hearings last year. The new ones on the list: Peter. Perazich, United Nations relief and rehabilitation adminis- tration; Ruth Rivkin of U.N.R.R.A; Bernic Levin, War Production] board; Vladimir Kazakevich, teach- er of Army courses at Cornell uni varsity; Peter Rhodes, broadcast- er for the Army in Africa and Sicily; and Abraham Brothman, reserve Army officer and employe of Republic Steel Company. Lutherans Meet At Fergus Falls Fergus Falls, 49th annual convention of the Church o .utheran Brethren of America wi ed in Berlin it should be restored exactly as it operated before the split last year. This would mean retention of the veto power. The West has demanded that the kommandatura's authority be trim- Lewis Contempt Finding Upheld in Fines Assessed Washington The U. S. cir- med to give the Germans more cuit court appeals today upheld power and they want the veto er rprtiirpri the contempt of court conviction of Woman to Head U. S. Treasury John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers for failure to call off a strike last year. The court ordered English 'Girl' G.I. Deserter In Disguise Burtonwood, England The U. S. Air Force today formally ac- cused Donna Delbert, the cutest music hall fire-eater in Britain, oJ leading a double life. The Air Force asserted that Don- na, with her hair cut off, is 'Private Delbert Hill of Philadelphia, a de- thousand was pierced 996 By Harvey Hudson Omaha. Beach, is D-Day plus five years. On June 6, 1944, church bells all over the Allied world pealed to herald the Invasion .of Adolf Hitler's "fortress Europe" by shock troops f the Western democracies. As they fought their -way into Prance, soaking the sands of this beach The impossible had come to pass. years before its promised millennial, Grass grows over the old foxholes. base here ordered Hill to Cattle roam peasants till The fantastic masquerade came to the fields. French end on April 7 at Newcastle. the soil where the "Boys from Brooklyn" fought the "Boys from won. But offshore lay the rustling hulks of the ships sunk to make on arti- ficial harbor so the Allies could and the overwhelming product of their war-factories and the men who had left peace behind them to man that product. Inland are the battered villages that still bear witness to the fury of the onslaught. And high on the bluff which the the landing place lie the Acting on a tip from an undis- closed source, British police picked up the Hill at a the- atrical boarding house where he stayed between turns on the stage. Hill was hefty but fetching in women's clothing, a shoulder-length hairdo and plucked eyebrows. A girl assistant in the fire-eating ac said she had been with him fo months without suspecting th truth. "Donna Delbert, demon fire was Hill's billing. The Air Force cropped "Donna's chief and the union to nav who fel1 so their comradesihair to GJ. length, outfitted him cmer and tne union to pay fines could d fo wlm a of fati and put totaling The fines were fabrio of Hitler's empire. Democrats, all from the South. That here Tuesday and continu coalition is backing a G.OP.-writte since the communist movement Ior tne administrate Ho Chi Minn is already strongly established in northern Indo-Chlua, while the harassed Burman gov- ernment is being challenged by two simultaneous .communist re- bill. It would make 28 changes in th Taft-Hartley law, but its sponsor say that none of them would alte the basic provision of the law. i I In Legal Snarl belllons. The task will be almost impossible, if the Chinese _ _ nlsts gain the southern border of LOplOH bpy I rial China and link up with their Bur- man and Indo-Chinese brethren Hence the Chinese border provinces of Yunnan and Kwangsi, remote, backward, mountainous and impov- erished though they may be, are now one of the vital strategic areas of the modern world. It must be snid that very few official Americans in China believe (Continued on Page 5, Column 2.) ALSOP Youngdahl Names Watch Board Men Washington Judith Coplon espionage trial was recess ed today to give attorneys an op portunity to prepare written argu ments on a legal snarl. The question is whether, the go vernment must produce the full text of 22 secret F.B.I, reports as demanded by the defense. I could have crucial Importance in this and future cases. The government contends it should be required to produce only )artial texts to show that papers bund in Miss Coplon's pocketbook when she was arrested with Valen- St. R. Hilllg of tine A. Gubitchev Came from of- Redwood Falls was appointed by Governor Youngdahl today as a member of the board of examiners in watch making. He replaces Paul Teske of Hibbing. Reappointment of William C. Westphal of Minneap- olis as a member of the board also announced. Both terms run four years. ficial documents. The trial resumes at 8 a.m. (C.S.T.) tomorrow. Federal prosecutors have hinted at the possibility the case might be dropped if they are ordered to produce the full reports. They deal with internal security matters and suspected espionage agents in the United States. for a week. The convention win vote on revised constitution, discuss advi ability of entering mission work ii Japan and lay plans for tt church's Jubilee celebration in 195 when the church will be 50 year old. Among leading speakers will b Rev. Clarence E. Walstad of Brook lyn, president of the synod, Rev R. Norheim of Pasadena, Calif, and Rev. A. A. Pederson of Gram Forks, N.D. Several returned mis sionaries also will be heard. The young people's mission league will meet at the same time 3 West Virginia Convicts Captured Moundsville, W. Only hree of the 14 hardened convicts who sawed their way out of the Vest Virginia state penitentiary Friday were still at large today. Police from West Virginia, Penn- sylvania and Ohio were pressing ae search for the 19 and Eddie Starcher, 23, under ten-year sentences and Denver Vaunest, 35, who was serv- ng 25 years. imposed by Federal District Judge T. Alan Goldsborough on April 20, 1948. The fine against Lewis amounted to The union fine was Goldsborough imposed the fines because Lewis refused to carry out a court order to halt a strike over miners' pensions.. It was the second contempt find- ing against Lewis and the union. In 1946 Goldsborough fined the union and Lewis for contempt. On an appeal to th Supreme court, the union's fine wa cut to Lewis' penalty wa lleft unchanged. In the second con tempt action, Goldsborough double both fines. The 11 other inmates were re- iptured within 60 hours after the >ectacular, pre-dawn break from the old, thick-walled prison. Mrs. Georgia, Neese Clark Tru man today nominated Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, vivacious Rlchland Kin., banker, as the first woman end. treasurer of the United States. Mrs. Clark, a 49-year-old divor cee, was supported for the post by Mrs. India Edwards, head of the women's division of the Democrat ic national committee. Hers is the first of several expect- ed nominations of women to high ederal office, including diplomat- c posts. Within the Democratic party all. Mrs. Clark, a member of the Democratic national committee >ince 1936, has been a banker, armer, actress, store owner and rain elevator operator. She succeeds William A. Julian; killed in a car crash a week ago after serving in. the post since 1933. The treasurer's ost requires the Incumbent's sig- ature on all U.S. currency, or fold- Lakeland Produce Strike Settled Minneapolis Enployes o the Lakeland Fruit and Produc Company went back to work today after a week strike. The workers were granted a 25- cents-an-hour pay increase in nego- tiations completed over the week- New pay rate for most workers drivers and inside men will be an hour. Helpers will get The workers are represented by the Drivers union local 544. these moves are accepted as recog- nition for the part women played a helping elect Mr. Truman last were treated for smoke inhalation Smoke Injures 60 Manhattan Firemen New York firemen or minor injuries early today in a four-alarm Manhattan fire. The blaze caused extensive dam- age to a 50-year-old building hous- ing- St. Nicholas arena and a ball- room. ing money. Asked about her handwriting, irs. Clark laughed that "it's ter- -r lap Castle Burns castle, a 43-year-old Japanese national treasure, was destroyed by fire yes- terday, it was reported here today. The castle is at Fukuyamji, oldest city on Hokkaido island. Yesterday was dedicated to these men by a world which seems not to have found the universal brother- hood they so nobly sought. Two little Norman of the world's hope for the placed wreaths where the men who died to make that future were laid to rest. Two Americans represented the thousands of their countrymen who represented the United States five years ago. They were Brigadier General Joseph O'Hare, military attache at the embassy, in Paris and Captain Smith Hutton, naval attache. French villagers held ceremonies all along the invasion coast. The villages of St. Laurent and, Vierville were awarded French Croix de Guerre by Robert Betolaud, French minister for war veterans. Overhead flew a U. S. Air Force. B-17 Flying flower petals. Fortress scattering Rev. William Tiede Services Tuesday Albert Lea, services will be held Tuesday for the Rev. William Tiede, -70, who died Friday at his home here after a heart attack. He had served churches in Iowa, ocunty and Montgomeryj Minn. Surviving are his widow, two sis- ters and a brother. in the prisoner's stockade to grow a new set of eyebrows while the investigated the case. The formal charge today followed. Fleming Heads Maritime Board Washington The Maritime commission today swapped an ad miral for a general as its new chairman. Major General Philip B. Flem ing, former Federal Works admin istrator and trouble-shooter for Presidents Roosevelt and Truman was sworn in as head of the agency. He succeeded Admiral W. W Smith, whose term expired on April 15. The commission had -been without a regular chairman since hen. Fleming said there would be 'no in the commission. The commission has been the arget of numerous blasts from Congress as -veil as the Hoover commission on government reor- ganization. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Fair and ooler tonight. Tuesday fair and uite cool. Low tonight 52, high Tuesday 74. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 78; minimum, 71; oon, 54; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 ours ending at-12 m. Maximum, 82; minimum, 60; oon, 78; precipitation, sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional Weather on Page 8.) Mrs. Eugenie Anderson of Red Wing, Minn., above, is reported to.be under consideration by President Truman for an ap- pointment to a foreign diploma- tic post. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Policeir jets Wild 18-Hour Ride With Trio Kidnaping, Burglary Charges Face Fugitives on Arrest BULLETIN Norfolk. Neb. (fP) Three gunmen sought for the slaying of a Minneapolis, Minn., police- man, changed cars four tirnes in Nebraska in a desperate attempt to escape a tightening ring of Nebraska police officers. After releasing a Mandan, N. police officer they had kidnaped early Sunday, the trio zlg-zagged through northeast Nebraska with police officers at their heels. The three men, identified as Arthur E. Bistrom, 37, his bro- ther, Carl H. Bistrom, 27, and Allen C. Hartraan, 20, are the men sought. They are wanted for questioning in the slaying of Fred Babcock, Jr., police of- ficer fatally shot Saturday white frustrating the attempted buglary of a grocery store in the Minneapolis suburb of Richfield. By. Fred Mocn Mandan, i g h t y happy and mighty hungry" was a young Mandan, N. D., police officer today after a wild 18-hour ride through three states with gunmen who kidnaped him. Ralph Serin, seized as he tried to halt the trio on a Mandan street early yesterday, said he drove about 100 of the 500-odd' mile ride with a gun trained on htm. The three "were pretty nice to me, Senn told The As- sociated Press in a long distance interview from Randolph, Nebr. "They were quiet most of the talk much." Senn said they drove south fcrough North Dakota, South Da- kota and Nebraska at a 60 to 70- nile an hour clip, much of the time over dirt side roads. They stopped for gas in isolated com- munities and made no stops for "ood. Senn, before going out for his first meal in 24 hours, gave this account of the kidnaping: He sirened them down on U. S. 10 in Mandan yesterday morning, and asked to see the driver's li- cense. "All.three pulled their guns on me instantly and forced me into my patrol Senn said. They headed south on North Da- kota route 6, and bought gasoline in St. Anthony, about 15 miles southwest of Mandan. Senn paid for it. Senn rode in the front seat most of the time, with two of the trio changing off driving. Once Senn was forced to drive about 100 miles at gun-point.. Resigned to Fate Senn, who sounded calm despite lis ordeal, said early in the ride le became resigned to the fact iat "if they're going to km me, hey're going to kill me." The three began talking about lim, however, and decided to let ilm out, partly because "they said I'd been pretty nice to them and mrtly because they figured they were already in enough trouble." Senn said they made no refer- ence while he was with them to he Minnesota police shooting they ,re sought for, however. They decided to drop Senn off about 10 p. m. }ast night, but got ost and didn't let him off until about 2 a.m. They released him eight miles east of Laurel, Nfibr., Senn said. He walked into Laurel, arriving there about 4 a.m. One of them called, "We wish you a lot of luck and ;ope you get where you're going." With that they sped off. His abductors took off the car's spotlight in North Dakota, and the xilice aerial after they got into South Dakota, Senn said. They ap- eared to have money, and talked re'quently of going to Sioux City, owa. They were near Sioux City I'hen they released Senn. Senn said they were armed with t least three pistols and now have fourth, Senn's .38 caliber pistol. Semi's Safety Cheered The report of Senn's safety heered tired searchers in the Man- an area. For nearly 24 hours it ad been feared the young officer as dead. The report came shortly after a alse tip sent a large number of men to the Fort Rice country 30 illes south of Mandan. C. J. Schauss, Morton county ate's said warrants had een issued against three St. Paul, Minn., men, charging them with obbery and kidnaping. He identified the trio as Arthur Bistrom, 37; his brother, Carl Bistrom, 27, both former con- lets, and Allen C. Senn was kidnaped early Sunday hen he sought to question three men about the slaying of Fred abcock, Jr. Babcock was shot and killed early Saturday while in- estigating an attempted burg- lary of a grocery store In Richfield, suburb of Minneapolis.