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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1949, Winona, Minnesota FAIR, COOLER TONIGHT EAU CLAIRE HAS A SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO- 99 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY EIGHTEEN PAGES Mankato Girl Drowns at Lake City Accident Toll 25 in Minnesota, Drownings Rank High Among Weekend Deaths By The Associated Press Four Kansas anglers homeward -bound from ft Bemldjl, fish- ing trip- were killed Sunday when their airplane crashed and burned In n storm nenr Pcrham, Minn. Di-ownings, a navein, an auto- mobile accident helped bring the weekend violent death total to 12. The dead: Joseph Gumbos, 70. 675 St. Peter street, St, Paul, who died in a hos- pital Sunday after what police de- scribed as MI altercation with motorist, RoRcr Allen Solseth, seven, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Solseth, and Leonr.rd Howard Peterson, 14. j son of Henry C. Peterson, who both drowned Saturday evening while swimming In a. pond on the Solseth farm. Both families live near Wat- non, about five miles north of Mon- tevideo. Victims In Minnesota C. D. Clark and W. A. Morris of Great Bend, Kan., and their com- panions, Frank E. Hannigan, Jr., and Pnul Clyde Stewart, of Hoising- ton. Kan., victims of the plane crash. William Bongers, 20, Cannon City township farmer whose car over- turned near Farlbault, pinning him Wreckage Of A Twin Engine plane in which fom- Kansas fishermen died Sunday was scattered over a wide area near Perham, Minn. The plane crashed at the edge of a wooded section during a severe storm. The dead were C. D. Clark and W. A. Morris, both of Great Bend, Kan., and Frank E. Hannigan, Jr., the pilot, and Paul Stewart, both of Hoisington, Kan. They were en route home from Bemidji, Minn. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) Dog Saves Master, 76, In Fire at Pickwick Pickwick, faithful dog saved his 76-year-old master from possible death as fire swept a historic home here Saturday beneath it. at 5 p m Frank Malaskr. resident of rural: I Ramsey county, suffocated In aj Francis Cox, 76, wsa alone at home m an upstairs room when the caveln of a cesspool he was dig- flre is believed to have started from a kerosene stove in the kitchen. glng. John P, Casey, seven-year-old son of Dr. and Mrs. John T. Casey of Wayzata, who drowned while wad- InE in Lake Mlnnetonka. Myra Fowler, 19, Minneapolis, body was tound floating in Cedar lake, Minneapolis, Sunday. Coroner R. R. Helm said her death by drowning was a suicide. The Perham plane crash occurred shortly after noon Sunday, about an hour after the four Kansans had taken off for Sioux Falls, S. D... on their way back to Kansas. Harold Hall, Bemidji airport manager, said the men had taken off without in- vestigating weather conditions. The plane, a two-engine Cessna, crashed in a wooded area about four miles south of Perham In Ot- tertnll county. A farmer who smoke coming from the woods dis- covered the wreckage. Deputy Coroner Dr. I, E. Blgler ol Perham said all four had died in- stantly. Clark was owner of the Clark Motor Company, at Great Bend, Metoff Seized At Freeport Ellsworth Escapee To be Given Hearing Ellsworth, Wis. After only two days of freedom following, his escape from the Pierce county His nephew, Theodore Cox, with coal diggers began a week whom -he makes his home, was not in the house at the time. Tne Pepper, sensing the danger, bounded up the stairs and aroused his master and then would not leave without Mm. Mr. Cox is quite deaf and was not aware of the fire, The blaze was beyond control I when the alarm was sounded. Vil- lagers and neighboring farmers rushed to the house, but nothing could be saved. Lewis Miners Begin Week's Walkout L. Lewis' Soviet Action Against Tito Rumored Near Cominform Meeting In Poland to Deal Issue By Larry Allen Warsaw, highly qualified informant said today the Cominform (communist interna- jtional information bureau) is meet- ing in Poland to plan action a- gainst Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. The informant said communist leaders from all the so-called de- mocracies of eastern Europe also are drafting a new propaganda campaign in an effort to undermine the effects of American aid to tern Europe. What form this campaign might take is not known. The Cominform session'is due to end tomorrow but it may be a week before there is an official announcement of what has been decided. Inquiries to the government on what is going on at the Cominform j meeting, reportedly being held at! Karpacz, near Wroclaw, brought the standard reply, "That's purely party matter." Angus S. Mitchell, right, of Melbourne, Australia, outgoing president of Rotary International, and the incoming president of the organization, Perry Hodgson, of Pawtucfcet, R, I., get together at New York city last night at the opening session of the first Rotary International convention ever to be held in New York. Hodgson automatically becomes president of the International at today's ses- sion. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Eepublican-Herald.) Informants said, however, that reports on the victories of Chinese communists drew applause but were overshadowed by the success of American aid to western Europe. The steadily deteriorating rela- long walkout the United Mine Workers' chief kept working to get them more benefits. His plans may include a "share- the system to.give all min- ers about the same amount of work and pay, when demand for coal is slack, "If we are going to starve In this industry at any time, we Will Just all starve he said at union convention last fall. He declared the available work would have to be shared. The labor leader, who's in the and Morris, nn oil man there, oper- ated the Morris Cable Tool Com- pany. Both men were married. Hannlgan, a single man, worked for Stewart who owned a welding shop In Holslngton. Stewart was married and his wife is expecting a baby. The Kansans Apparently passed) over Perham at the height of a vi-j olent thunder and wind storm. The wind ripped scaffolding from a Por- Jail here, Rodie Metoff, 20, was seized In Freeport, 111., Saturday night. Metoff, who twice attempted when confined to his cell being held by author- ities at Freeport pending a sanity hearing. He was apprehended in the Illinois Central railroad yards at Freeport when railroad authorities recog- habit of dofae dered Acheson Turns Down Russ Berlin Proposal the silken language of diplomacy at least momentarily, Secretary of State Dean Acheson yesterday used homely American talk to describe a Russian proposal for a German peace treaty. It is, Acheson declared, "as full of propaganda as a dog is of fleas." "In he added, "I think it is all 2eas and no dog." That was the way Acheson told off Russian Foreign Minister An- tions between Yugoslavia and the drei Y- Vishinsky at the close of a so-called eastern European demdc-lsession of tne Council of foreign racies top the list of items dis- cussed. The second item on the agenda was said to be plans for broaden- ing "peace conferences" support- ing the international views of sia and demanding an all-out, struggle against "American imper- ialism and warmongers." Informed sources said the Comin- form session is certain to produce unexpected, or- a "hardening" of the attitude of as eastern European nations allied Francis Cox, who came to Pick- wick in 1854 from Ohio. Charles Cox and son Theodore owned and occupied the house for many years prior to the father's death in 1942. The house was located on High street, overlooking the historic stone mill and other business places in Pickwick. The homeless men are being cared discussions were underway the Russians against Yugo- that each of the four powers should one segment of the Southern Coal Producers associa-l Yugoslavia was expelled from tion. He said the 'industry needs to be "stabilized." As usual, the nearly. half-million U.M.W. dues payers did What their leader stayed home. Lewis called-the walkout under a provision of the contract which says the miners work only when "willing" and 'able." Walter R. Thurmond, secretary nized him as he alighted from aifor at the farm home of Francis! tralT1 Cox's brother, Marshall Cox and his tne Southern Producers, said TUT.YMT x t n i, daughter, Mrs. Edith Fitch and there's nothing in the contract to Metoff broke from his cell here famlly_ a mile north of the vlllage permit what Lewis describes- as Thursday night after being boundj it was covered by insurance. hnm bnnk some trees. building and uprooted Harold Mever, 25, Plpestone, Minn., was killed Saturday near Isabel, S. D., when a road grader upset and pinned him beneath the machine. Bench Toll Hlph Hot and humid weather drew thousands to Wisconsin beaches over the weekend and swelled the! state's accidental death toll. Of 14J who last their lives, ten drowned. Bevcral Ducrkop, 14, Eau Claire, drowned yesterday when she stepped Into a drop-off in the Chlppewa river near her home. Firemen could not revive her. James Holland. 7, of Madison, over to circuit court on a burglary) ;e with bail set at trail -had been followed by Sheriff Victor Gilbertson to Pres- cott, Wis., north of here, where it was believed he had caught a through train. Two other youths who had ad- mitted taking part in the stealing of money and property at the Li- pinskl brothers home near Maiden Belgians Seize German Oil Plant Duesscldorf, gian troops with armored carsi and machine guns today seized a a "stabilizing period of the Cominform last June, after Tito's government had been ac- cused of pursuing a policy "hate- ful" to Russia and of other devia- tions from Marxist-Leninist theory as interpreted by the Kremlin. The controlled press in Poland, in line with that of Soviet Russia and the other eastern "people's has in recent weeks been attacking Tito as a traitor to the workers' movement. Yugoslavia, which has been com- plaining bitterly of economic dls- ministers. Western, officials said almost the whole session was de- voted to Russian propaganda ap- peals to the Germans. The ministers later went into a secret session which American sources said was devoted largely to discussing the future course of the conference. The conferees de- cided not to meet today and to hold the next session tomorrow. West Assailed Vishinsky had proposed Friday Woodworking Plant Burns At New London New London, "iremen poured mearly a half-mil- lion gallons of water on the New London manufacturing company's woodworking plant yesterday as he structure was destroyed by submit drafts of a peace treaty to the foreign ministers council with- in three months. The draft would provide for withdrawal of occupa- ire. The owner of the firm, Orville De Groff, said the 200-foot flames damaged the toy and furniture The U.M.W.'s present contract crimination by the Cominform na- expires June 30. The miners are tions, may be expected to feel a scheduled to resume work a week further economic pinch. Poland from quit again on June 25 to start their annual ten- day paid vacations. They receive apiece from the operators. If a new contract isn't signed by the time the men end their vaca- synthetic oil works at Bergkamenjtion they're not expected to return where German workers had defied alonK witn Metoff- according British attempts to dismantle the the sheriff, were committed to Plant. (Continued on Papc 12, Column 1. ACCIDENTS a mental institution at Chippewa Falls last week. Metoff had been placed in jail at Freeport ten days ago after at- tempting to shoot himself, Gilbert- son said. When placed in jail here he tried to hang himself, and later picked the lock of his cell and made his way to freedom. The trio also admitted stealing an Carrying out their threat to use force if necessary, the British call- ed Belgian troops, which occupy the Bergkamen area in the northern Ruhr valley. There was no resistance to the; troops from the Germans. Hun-j dreds of German workers armed' with sticks and chunks of coal, who had stood defiantly in front to work. The has a tradi- tional "no contract, no work" policy.j Methodists Honor 3 Retiring Ministers Sparta, retiring ministers were honored by Bishop H. Clifford Northcott and five ministers were ordained at the West Wisconsin conference of the Metho- automobile from Trempealeau a1 of the plant all morning, fled when dist church here yesterday week ago, the sheriff said. the troops approached. The honored retiring pastors were Mrs. Abbie Burnett, Birchwood, L. A. Swisher, Elroy and B. B. Zeuner, Viroqua. The Rev. Stanley Joslin also was honored but absent from yesterday's session. already has slashed exports to Yugoslavia to what is described as an irreducible minimum. The recent action by the Yugo- slavs in closing the Polish Infor- mation bureau in Belgrade brought an official reaction here to the ef- fect that the Yugoslavs would have to suffer the consequences. Nations represented in the tion forces from Germany within Fire_Chief Ralph Res- a year after conclusion of the ty. The proposal was the same as those made by the Russians at con- ferences in- Moscow and London. Vishinsky held the floor most of the day at yesterday's regular ses- sion. He accused the West of not want- ing a peace treaty. He also stres- sed the part of his proposal calling for withdrawal of troops from Ger- many. through the walls and spread com- pletely through the two-story wood- en structure before firemen could reach the scene. The blaze was reported at p.m., and Restle said two pumpers hurled gallons of water by 6 p.m., mainly to prevent the fire from spreading, to other buildings. He said only a west wind and efforts of firemen prevented The Russian declared the Wes-jthe flames from igniting'a long tern powers have troops in Germany as against Soviet troops. .Judge by Deeds Acheson had said Friday the West had men in Germany as compared with Russians, Yesterday he told Vishinsky the West "knew" it had 50 per cent minform are Russia, Poland, troops than Vishinsky said and mania, Bulgaria, the West "thought" Vishinsky shed which led past four other large buildings. He said blowing sparks set fire to a marsh on an Embarrass river island to the northeast. Eleven spectators were drafted to aid the town's 14 volunteer fire- men in the battle, and Mayor Lynn Springmire was on duty directing traffic throughout the afternoon. Hungary and Albania. Standard Oil Antitrust Verdict Upheld Washington The court today decided the Standard This Is Combined general store and bank owned at Richmond, Kan., by Mrs. Georgia Neese Clark, President Truman's nominee for U. S, treasurer. Customers at cashier's window when this picture was made are Mrs. W. E. French, Emporia, Kan., and her sister, Mrs. R. E. Lepper, Ricland, Kan. (A.P. Wirephoto.) Leland Shaw, Boyceville; Charles Hanson, Mineral Point; Robert Har- rison, Ben ton, and Orra Compton, Albany, weie received into the active' ministry......... New appointments to the follow- ing pastorates included: Bruce Hol- lingsworth, Pepin, Bay City, Maid en Rock; A. E. Atwood, Trem pealeau, Centerville. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Fair and cooler tonight, low 56. Tuesday fair I with slowly rising temperature to afternoon. High 78. ____ LOCAL' WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending m. Sunday: Maximum, 95; minimum, 71; noon, 87; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 66; noon, 72; precipitation, ,73; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at Additional weather on Page 1L federal antitrust laws by contract- ing with independent gasoline deal- ers to buy all their fuel from Stan- dard. The decision was handed down on a Standard Oil appeal 'Which! said that to hold the company guilty of violating the antitrust statutes would have "immeasura- bly disastrous" effects on business practices. Justice Frankfurter delivered the 5-4 decision. Justice Jackson wrote a dissent in which Chief Justice Vinson and Justice Burton Joined. Justice Douglas also wrote a dissent. Joining Frankfurter on the ma- jority side were -Justices Black, Reed, Murphy and Rutledge. The majority opinion declared that Standard Oil's contract bad ihe effect of lessening competition in both interstate and intrastate commerce. But Douglas In a stinging dissent asserted that the court's elimina- tion of the Standard Oil contracts system "sets the stage for Standard and other oil companies to build service-station empires of their own." understated the number of Rus sians in Germany. Acheson told Vishinsky the pub- lic would judge by deeds, not words, which powers really want a peace treaty. He said Soviet ac- tions in its occupation zone are not consistent with the its expres- sed desires. British Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin said he wanted to make it .clear that Britain had fought two (terrible wars with Germany and 'was not going to leave the Reich until assured Germany would not start a third war. ''We are. not willing to play up to the Germans on this he said. Companion, Ex-Carnival Worker, Held Body Recovered In Sunday Afternoon Search Lake City, trail of a 15-year-old Mankato girl who run away from home Satur- day with a carnival worker ended tragically here Sunday. She drown- ed at 1 p. m. while wading in Lake Pepin. Lily Padilla stepped into a drop- off a short distance from the city ourist park, according to reports. She was unable to swim, but had been wading to escape the hot weather yesterday. Her companion 29 year-old Claude Thompson of Fennimore, swimming nearby at the but was unable to reach the girl soon enough, authorities re- ported. Body Recovered After about an hour of dragging, the girl's body was recovered some Jstance from the spot where she went under the water. Wabasha County Coroner E. B. Wise pronounced death accidental due to drowning. Sheriff John Jacobs and mem- bers of the Lake City fire depart- ment aided in the dragging opera- tions. Jacobs arrested Thompson and notified Mankato authorities who came here late Sunday and took him with them. Thompson is being held In county jail at Mankato, pending filing of a formal charge. Blue Earth County Attorney Milton Ma- son was named county judge week ago, leaving the county with- out an attorney. A new one is be- ing named today by the board of commissioners and once chosen, he will enler the formal charge. Thompson said he had been op- erating a tUt-a-whirl machine with iie Wolf Brothers carnival, accord- ing to Sheriff Jacobs. Hitchhikes From He had decided to quit the carni- val after it closed a week's en- gagement In Mankato. Together with the 15-year-old girl he hitch- hiked to Lake City Saturday night, the sheriff revealed. According to what Thompson told the sheriff, the two had reached iake City about noon yesterday making concern to the extent of and decided to visit the beach. Sheriff Jacobs said that another carnival is scheduled to play here in the near future and that he thought the man was probably in- tending to seek work with them. Lily is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Padilla. 1518 Fourth avenue, Mankato. Her father is a truck driver in that community. Incinerator Odor Draws Hot Protest Unionlown, Approxi- mately 100 "burned up" women are going to protest today against "odoriferous smoke" given off by burning trash at the city's incin- erator dump. The irate housewives halted gar- bage collection in Uniontown for iwo days1 and plan to picket the ucinerator plant today to further demonstrate their ire. Hitler's Yacht Coming to N. Y. New York' Adolf Hitler's yacht, is due here Wed- nesday from Gibraltar. Its new owner, George Arida, Middle East industrialist, said yes- terday he Is scheming to find a way to use the yacht that would have caused Hitler the greatest possible displeasure. The'yacht, named the Grille, was bought by Arida from the British idmiralty. His 22-year-old son, George, Jr., is bringing it from JIbraltar. The yacht, 476 feet long and cap- able of 30 knots, was built for Hit- ler as a gift from the German peo- ple. Marchine In Front of his World War I Battery D buddies, Presi- dent Harry Truman waves to cheering thousands that line the parade route In Little Rock, Ark., as the 35th Division marches in their annual parade. In front row marchers, left to right, are Frank Spina, carrying Battery D guidon; Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson; President Truman; Governor Sid McMath of Arkansas and Major General Harry Vaughan. Wirephoto.) ;