Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
FAIR TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY SPRINGFIELD HAS A SWIMMING POOL VOLUME 49, NO. 112 WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 28, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Liberals Win in Canadian Landslide Playing Fatal To Judge Twesme Galesville, ended the colorful career of one of Trempealeau county's best-known political figures Monday afternoon when County Judge A. T. Twesme, 69, suffered a fatal heart attack while playing golf at West Salem, Wis. Judge Twesme, who for nearly half a century has been in the legal practice in this community and area, collapsed on the Maple Grove course about p. m. According to his son, Albert L. Twesme, associated with his father in a law firm here, the judge was searching for a lost ball at the time. The two men had been attending meeting of the La Crosse County Bar association. Judge Twesme was playing ln; a foursome just ahead! of his son. I The elder Twesme walked into a pocket at the bottom of one of the course's many hills, ac- cording to reports, and dropped to the ground. Members of his foursome, with him at the time, rushed to his side, Heart A tta ck While Coplon Case Fatal for Going to Jury Wednesday Hiss Returned To Stand in Second Trial Woman, 87 Mrs. Anna O'Laughlin, 87, 462 Winona street, died at a, m. today of injuries she suffered when struck by a car Friday She had been confined to the Winona General hospital since th'c accident. Mrs, OXauffhlin was injured while crossing Winona street south of the Kins street inter- section, police reported. The driver of the car was Miss Mar- jorie Christophcrson, 18, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Christopherson, Winona route .three. Miss Christophcrson was driv- ing north on Winona street, and the accident occurred about p. m. Preliminary examin- ations showed Mrs. O'Laughlin had suffered a slight concussion and arm and side injuries. Judge A, T. Twcsme The Alsops U.S, Policy Gives Hope In Batavid By Stewart Alsop Batavia, Dutch East tavia is an utterly characterless colonial town of unimaginable stuf- finess, which boasts the most in- edible food, the most outrageous prices and the most tireless mos- quitoes in the Orient. Yet there are two things here which, to the weary traveller from other parts of Asia, make all the difference. The first of these unexpected phe- nomena Is an actual, solid, under- standable, constructive American policy. The second is simply hope in the air. There is hope solid a final settlement between the Dutch and the Indonesians, This settlement would transform a huge area In Southeast Asia, prob- ably the world's richest area in natural resources, into a great, sovereign, non-communist state. It is almost Impossible to exaggerate the Importance of such an event but the judge died within a minute, according to a West Salem doctor, and the county coroner was called to the scene. The spot where Judge Twesme collapsed is known .a.; the hottest place on the entire course. The coroner said that death was caused from a heart condition and the ex- treme heat. There had been no rain at West Salem yesterday and the heat and humidity were both high, according to reports. Judge Twesme had not Dutch Liner, Fishing Boat Collide in Fog Nantucket, Dutch steamer Nieuw Amsterdam and ;he New Bedford fishing vessel Mar- max collieded in dense fog 20; miles southeast of Nantucket light! vessel early today. The coast guard reported no one By The Associated Press Two government prosecutors and the attorney defending Judith Cop- Ion braced the jury today with their Inal pleas for her conviction and acquittal. Federal Judge Albert L. Beeves gave each side two hours to present their final arguments. He is ex- P.ected to give the case to the jury tomorrow. It must decide whether the 28 year-old former Justice department employe is guilty or innocent of taking government secrets with in- tent to injure this country and aid a foreign power, Russia. j If she is convicted of both counts] in the indictment against her she] faces a maximum penalty of 13] years in prison and a fine of She and Valentine A. Gubitchev, 32, a Russian engineer, with whom she was arrested March 4, also are under indictment in New York on espionage conspiracy charges. Hiss Back on Stand In another case stemming from j alleged espionage activities, Alger: 'Hiss, former State department offi- cial, returned to a federal court wit- been ill, and his death yesterday w.as injured. The fishing craft car- ness stand in New York. came as an unexpected shock to all who knew him. Funeral Wednesday Funeral services have been set for Wednesday at 2 p. m. at the First Presbyterian church here, the Rev. H. A. Wlsner officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Cliff cemetery here. Masonic 'rites by members of the lodge of which Judge Twcsme was an active mem- ser. The judge was a-'32nd degree Mason. For 48 years, ever since graduat- ing from the school of law at the University of Wisconsin in 1908, Mr. Twesme had practiced law in "ialesville. He was appointed judge of Trem- pealeau county in June, 1946, to succeed Judge J. C. Gaveney who retired because of poor health. Then, under state statute, wpKmp Tan on n in T CIS to the whole future of Asia and indeed of the world. The drama which is being played out here may yet end in tragedy. ried a crew of 12. The Nieuw Amsterdam, en route to Hoboken, N. J., from Rotter- dam, carried 953 passengers. She is owned by the Holland-America line. The 84-foot fishing craft mes- saged she was in "no immediate danger." The coast guard said the liner, proceeded toward Hoboken after determining the Marmax could keep afloat with pumps. Th'e steamer was due in Hoboken thi: afternoon. The Marmax's bow was stove in. The coast guard said the steam er's hull was damaged slightly. Spanish War Twesme ran on a regular ticket In November, 1947 and was officially elected to a six-year term. Prominent In Civic Affairs Prominent in all civic affairs in lalesville and Trempealeau county, Judge Twesme served as mayor of this community from 1915 through 1917. A stalwart Republican, Mr. Twes- me became prominently identified with state politics in the election of 1908 when he defeated the in- cumbent assemblyman, Herman L. Ekern, in 8 flght-to-the-finish bat- Itle, But a happy ending is ultimately' Residents of this community well far more likely. To understand remember the colorful campaign, why, it is necessary to know some- thing of three of the principal ac- tors in the Dutchman, an Indonesian and an American. THE DUTCHMAN is H. J, Van Royen, a thoughtful, fair-minded, highly intelligent diplomat who has spent much of his life in the United States. Before he arrived a few weeks ago, Dutch policy here was largely in the hands of the high commissioner, Louis Beel, a con- servative who looks a good deal like Senator Robert A, Taft. Beel was mainly responsible for the "second police action" last win- ter, when the Dutch tried to crush Indonesian resistance once and for all. This was a brilliant military operation. But it was political in- sanity. It confirmed the Indonesi- ans' worst fears. And, perhaps more important, it forced the Uni- ted States to make up its mind Beel has now resigned, in protest against the new Dutch policy which Van Royen has brought with him from Holland. The Indonesian actor in the dra- ma is Mohammed Rum, the lead- er of the independence movement with whom Van has been negotiating. He is a shy, brilliant man, with a game leg (he (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) ALSOP Wisconsin Teachers College Bill Killed Madison, Wis. The state assembly last night killed a pro- posal to make the Superior and Milwaukee State Teachers colleges branches of the University of Wis- consin. The vote was 49 to 38. Times to Cut Hay Davis, The best time for cutting vetch and oats for hay has been determined by Professor B. A. Madson and L. G. Jones on the Davis campus of the Uni versity of California. Vetch is best for hay when cut in full bloom. Oats makes good hay if cut when the grain is In the soft-dough stage. when Twesme was drafted as a Stalwart candidate to oppose Ekern, backed by Bob LaFollette. It was called an upset of the year when Twesme defeated Ekern in the primary, and an (Continued on Page 9, Column 4.) JUDGE TWESME Clilsholm, Minn. John W. Trimble, Virginia, today was named Minnesota department com- mander of the United Spanish war veterans. Other officers elected at the close of a three-day convention in- Tom Iverson, Minneapolis, senior vice-commander; Harry H. Hoover, St. Paul, junior vice- commander; Major W. A. Curtis, St. Paul, adjutant; John A. Prince, Virginia, chief of staff; Carl Al- brecht, St. Paul, assistant chief of staff, and Rev. F. H. Farrand, St. Paul, chaplain. Ina Reed, St. Paul, will head the auxiliary for the coming year. Among other auxiliary officers are Avis Sandburg, Albert Lea, senior He undergoes more .cross-exam- ination on perjury charges growing out of his denial of accusations' by Whittaker Chambers, self-styled courier of a prewar red spy ring that Hiss, was one of his chief sources of State department secrets. Hiss testified yesterday that he went to-the F.B.I, in March, 1946, after a tjjj.-that communist accusa- tions were" brewing-against him In Congress. The FJ3i, he said, gave him "very perfunctory" treatment. The government charges Hiss lied when he denied before a federal grand jury that he fed secrets to Chambers or that he ever saw Chambers after January 1, 1937, un- til the current espionage inquiries Lines Disrupted By Heavy Rain, Lightning Here A severe electrical storm and a torrential rain belted Winona Mon- day evening. Rain started at p. m. and by 7 p. m., 225 inches had cascadec on Winona. The rain was so heavy that a number of intersections be- came expanses of water. Cars trav- eling on Broadway- splashed through at hubcap-depth.., The accompanying electrical storm burned down wires near Front and Liberty streets at p. m. and slacked out an area east of Man- zato 'avenue. Lightning apparently struck the wires or hit close by, according to J. Fischer, superintendent of dis-' tribution for Mississippi Valley Pub- started. Hiss has continued point-by-poin denials of the government's case nc Service" Power "had during three days on the stand. Gilbert Green, head of the Com- munist party in Illinois, returned to ihe witness stand in the New York trial of 11 faip communist leaders charged with conspiring to advocate ;he overthrow of the U. S. govern- ment by force and violence. The trial already had gone on 100 days and the end is not in sight. Highlights of 3 Trials Highlights of the three trials: Coplon Coplon's widowed mother broke down and wept yester- day as both sides rested their case in the nine-weeks-old trial of her daughter. Judge Reeves, for the fifth time, Republican-Herald photo A Good Old Summer Storm which brought 2.26 inches of rain to Winona between and 7 p. m. Monday almost solved the swim- ming pool problem for these youngsters. Splashing in the street at West Howard and Sioux streets were these rain-soaked but happy children. They were neither frightened nor discouraged by lightning and the rain which came down in torrents. been restored by he said. Transformer In addition, the electrical storm burned out a transformer at the J R. Watfcins Company plant, where only limited service was available until repairs could be made. A trans- former also was burned out at the West End theater about the same time and the evening showings were, canceled. Repairs were completed ;oday. Rural feeder lines were reportec downed by lightning at Second and Kansas streets, disrupting some ru- ral service beyond Goodview. A transformer fuse, which was blown by lightning, blacked out portions of Republican-Herald photo Through A Miniature Lake, a car splashes its way down Broad- way across Winona street just after the height of the storm Monday evening. The cloudburst hit about p. m. and in a short time cars were stalled in water up to the hubcaps at several points in the city. vice-president; Annie Elsmore.jChambers once gave him a bright Duluth, junior vice-president, and red rug. But he added he never con- urned down a' defense motion for area Burns Valley and a directed verdict of acquittal. ne" and Wilson. In ad- a motion is routine before case goes dltlon- trans- o the jury. admitted yesterday that Sophie Zimmerman, St. Cloud, chaplain. sidered it a gift from the Soviet underground. It was so described by Chambers. Hiss said he inferred that Cham- bers was trying to pay off a part rainstorm. of the. money he owed Hiss for loans and rent on an apartment. former fuse at the Galesville, Wis., substation, curtailing service in that area. Mr. Fischer said some delays in repairing damaged lines was neces- sary because of the severe rain. Workmen cannot be sent out he said to work with "hot" lines in such a Telephones Affected .._______ Some 500 telephones in Winonaj He said that Former Secretary of were out of order overnight, report- State James F. Byrnes warned him ed Harold B. Law, manager of thi that he was about to be accused 01 the floor of the House of Repre sentatives as being a communis This was the tip, he said, whict' caused him to call on the F.BJ. ani ask them to grill him. Communists Green continue to deny that he' conspired to advo cate the violent overthrow of thi government. He 'also denied test! mony of a government witness tha he once called socialism "the 'only solution for the problem of Ameri can workers." 3 Children Killed In State Accidents Diaper Dye Blamed For Babies' Death. Engine Moves A String of coal cars from Berlin railroad yards this morning as the 38-day rail tie-up comes to an end. Coal is be- ing moved to the U. S. zone for use in the gas works. The anticommunist rail strikers who went out on May 21 in dispute over being paid in Soviet zone marks, job security and union recognition, began preparing for normal resumption of traffic, a task which will take several days. (A.P. Wirephoto to The illness that turned newborn babies a bluish tinge at times, 'caused the death of a fourth infant today. One other baby is still undar ireatment. Miss Bree 'Kelly; superintendent of Lake Wales said doc- tors believe the attacks were caus- ed by poisoning from a laundry dye used in marking diapers. "We're not she added, "we've made a research of every- thing." Results of an autopsy are being awaited. The five infants became ill June 21 a few hours after the first batch of diapers marked with a new dye containing analine oil was used, Miss Kelly said. Last Friday, the American Medi- cal association journal urged spec- ial precautions against poisoning babies with analine dyes used to Northwestern Bell Telephone Com- pany office here. He said four cases of cable trouble were reported but three had been repaired by noon today and service restored to all but 100 telephones The damage was a result of cabling getting wet from excessive rain. Mr. Law pointed out that fall- ing temperature causes air in the cables to contract and to suck water into the cable. Winona apparently was in the center of the storm area. Temper- atures dropped from a high of 91 to 67 the rain. No rain was reported at Rochester, and only moderate rainfall in the Chatfield area. __ The federal weather forecast for Lake Wales, strange Winona is generally fan- and cooler ;onight and Wednesday. A low of 60 is expected, and a high of 84. Labor Bill Gets Two Taft Changes Senate to- lay approved the plan of Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) for government to use both injunctions and plant seiz- ure In dealing with national emer- ency strikes. The vote was 50 to 40. It wrote this proposal into the Sruman administration's labor bill t the climax of a bitter scrap over what provisions should be made in By The Associated Press Two children drowned and a child was run over by his father's truck in accidents reported in Minnesota yesterday and last night. The water victims were: Peter, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Tabaka of Long- rille, who drowned in Island lake, :our miles south .of there, when he fell into the water while fishing off a dock at the summer home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ewer. Genese Sonnenberg, 14, Columbia Heights, drowned in the Mississippi river at Minneapolis when she step- ped into deep water while wading. Darlene Pontius, 12, also went over the stepoff but was pulled to safety by Leanne Sonnenberg, 11, who also made a futile effort to grab Berlin Rail Tieup Ends Test Runs Made Over Main Tracks her sister. At Rosemount, 18-months-old Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs Thomas Evans, was crushed unde the dual wheels of the truck his father was backing out a driveway at the family home there. Evans said he was unaware 'the child was even in the yard until his wife screamed. He stopped immediate ly, but too late. By Richard K. O'Malley Berlin 38-day rail ieup came to an end today as strikers went back to their jobs and the Soviet-directed manage- ment resumed control of the west Berlin -stations. Traffic did not resume immedi- ately. The management prepared to direct test runs over the, which had been idle since May 21, when anti-communist em- ployes struck. Western railroaders said a few Capture 193 Of 262 Seats In Commons St. Laurent Aims Toward Peace, Prosperity Goals By Ben Bassctt Liberal party of Prune Minister Louis St. Laurent has won a smashing political vic- tory reminiscent of the 1936 land- slide of the Roosevelt New Deal. Returns today from the national election showed the ada's nearest equivalent to the won 193 of the 262 seats in a new house of commons. They led in all provinces but Al- berta. It was the greatest party triumph in Canadian history. The Progressive Conservatives, with main opposition party, took 42 seats. The other commons members will come from .minor parties. The Canadian party dominating the house of commons names the government. The Liberals now nave a mandate until 1954. That Will run their incumbency to 19 took over from the Conservatives in 1935. Personal Triumph It was a personal triumph for St. Laurent, who has been in pol- itics only eight years. The soft- spoken French-Canadian, 67 years old, assumed the prime ministry last November when W. L. Macken- zie King bowed out because of ill health. King personally selected St. Laurent to lead the Liberals to vic- the staunchest -Conserva- tive could admit today that King was smart. St. Laurent, in a broadcast to the people, promised to work for peace and Liberal party aims. One of these is to ex- tend social security measures to include a system of contributory health insurance. Canada's present social security system encompas- ses several measures similar to those enacted in the United States also a "baby bonus" that oays all parents about a month toward each child's support. Drew Loses George Drew, former premier of Ontario, spearheaded the losing Conservative drive. There were 245 seats in the last commons and the Liberals held 125. The greatest triumph ever run up by a party, until yesterday, was in 1940. That year the Liberals took 178 of 245 seats. The Social Credit party, which governs Alberta, won ten seats there yesterday against the Lib- erals' five. The Socialists (Co-op- erative Commonwealth Federation) took 12 seats in five provinces. In- dependents took the remaining five. All( 19 communist candidates lost. So did all the 15 women running. Judge Stops Hiss Quiz on Suicide New U. S. At- torney Thomas F. Murphy was pre- hours work on signals, switches a new labor law to meet the prob- lem of strikes .which threatened the national health or safety. The acceptance of the Taft plan altered the administration's bfflrstill 72 cases of poisoning frazn coal car and that five infants bad died. mark diapers. The Journal said further'toward the likeness of the Taft-Hartley law which the Demo- derivative dyes had.been reported crats and- Truman are pledged to repeal. Wisconsin Senate Pay Raise Madison, Wiscon- sin senate last night approved an assembly bill'to increase the salaries of legislators to a month. They now receive The senate rejected a provision to give each legislator a month expense account. Certain state officials also would receive pay boosts under. the bill. The governor, whose annual salary is would receive WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity: Generally fan- tonight and Wednesday. Cooler tonight, low 60; high Wednesday 84. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 .m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 67; noon, 14; precipitation, 25; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow, at (Additional Weather on page 10.) and trackage was needed ,to get the freight yards in service again. The Soviet government said it would have to send inspection teams around before allowing eith- er inter-zonal freight trains or the city's elevated trains' to roll. The four occupation powers mean- while got ready for another try at breaking Germany's economic deadlock. The deputy military governors suicide of Chambers' brother dur- of the. United States, Britain, !ast week. ing is to lay .the groundwork for ly. As the perjury trial of the for- mer State department official en- tered its 20th day the government prosecutor resumed cross-examina- tion. He asked Hiss if he remem- bered Defense Counsel Lloyd Paul Stryker cross-examining Whittaker Chambers about Chambers' broth- er having committed suicide. Then Murphy asked if Hiss had "such experiences" to his own fam- ily. Stryker leaped to his feet, shout- ing, "I object." ruled Federal Judge Samuel H. Kaufman. Murphy protested in vain, that Stryker asked questions about the ing defense cross-examination of France and Russia prepared io Hiss' accuser, self-proclaimed for- hold their first meeting of this series today. They are acting on orders put out by the Big Tour 'oreign ministers council in Paris went to the F.B.I, and asked for mer courier for a Soviet prewar spy ring. Hiss that he a a tip that commu- Chief aim of the impending: meet-nist accusations were brewing against him in re- a "way of living together" that ceived "very perfunctory" treat- vill afford economic traffic be- ment. ween the east and west zones of Germany and sectors of Berlin. As the signal ending the rail strike came, western sector police, who manned the stations after vio- ence had claimed two .lives, with- drew. They were replaced by So- viet sector rail police. Western U. G. 0. union men struck for full pay in west marks, security and union recognition. The strike was ended by a West- ern Allied order Saturday, direct- ing the workers to accept a com- promise offer'of'60 per 'cent pay in west marks. This total will be raised to 100 per cent by the west Berlin city government. Three Hurt in Mishap Near Sauk Rapids St. Cloud, Ber- wyn, Dl., men were injured, two seriously, last night in an automo- bile accident at Sauk Rapids. Their automobile left highway 10 and went into a ditch, overturning. The driver, Arthur G, Beetz, 19, suffered, cuts. His brother, Alfred Reetz, 24, suffered a broken back. Alfred's father-in-law; Cley Wal- lace, 46, also received a back injury, possibly a fracture.