Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
WARMER TONIGHT, SHOWERS SUNDAY READ DICK TRACY BACK PAGE DAILY VOLUME 49, NO. 87 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY FOURTEEN PAGES Car Crash Kills Former Winonan Winona Youth On Bicycle Hurt in Mishap Charles Steinke, Critically Injured At Junction A Winona youth riding a bicycle was critically injured in a traffic accident about p. m today at junction of highway 14 and 61. Corrections Promised in 1948 Revaluation of City Property Equalization Board Report Residential Places to Get Most Attention The report of the city board of equalization on its meeting with The 1948- revaluation of real I State Commissioner of Taxation G. Howard Spaeth and Assistant Com- )roperty in Winona, which broughtImissioner Ronald V. Powers: lowls from numerous "The state commissioner offered the full co-operation of his de- vill be checked and corrected withlpartment in the correction of errors in the recent revaluation, he "full co-operation" of the Min-j result of our consultation is as follows: nesota department of taxation. That was reported today by "1. Adjustments have been made by the state tax commission in I some industrial cases. U1 aj Jt felt tnat tne revaluation of commercial Broperties as a Charles Steinke, 15, son of a meeting yesterday with Stateiwho.e. was falr id Mrs. Anton Steinke, 633 of Taxation G How lower cube rate was agreed upon in regard to new brick and boulevard, was taken to snapth anrt his frame construction for the purpose of arriving at a 1940 value upon General hospital in a Steven's am-Jaid V Powers asslstant' Bsn--which the revaluation of Winona was based, bulance. "4. An adjustment as to large old residences in the city, based on Police sairi ho ininrpri commercial a two per'cent depreciation for a certain number of years followed industrial properties will get a One-per cent depreciation to be set by your board in line'with by her husband collided a Lsolne'transnort driven bvI r attention' since nas been Cities. head-on with a truck about one a gasoline tiansport driven oy J. c. determined that their assessed val- Mrs. Beck, 33, Dies in Collision Near Hastings Sophia Shapiro Before Marriage To Radio Official Mrs. Joseph Beck, 33. the wife of a Minneapolis radio school execu- tive and a former Winona resident, was killed in an automobile acci- dent on highway 61 late Friday afternoon while she and her hus- band were returning to Minneapolis after visiting here yesterday. The former Sophia Belle, Shapiro of this city, Mrs. Beck was killed at p. m., yesterday when the car T.T- f. .determined that their assessed val-l Ninth street, Good-; uations are basicauy correct, but Republican-Herald photo Fiftccn-Ycar-Old Charles Steinke was seriously injured shortly after noon today when the bicycle on which he was riding crashed into an oil transport truck at the junction of highways 61 and 14. Shown above is the bicycle lodged under the truck. Memorial Day Program LAKE PARK BANDSHELL, A. M. Cyril B. Smith, Presiding Flag raising Marine Corps league The Star Spangled Banner Winona Municipal band Harold Edstrom, Director Community Singing led by Carlton Neville Pledge to the Flag led by Eagle Scout John Baumann Invocation Rev. Truman -Potter Reading, "Lincoln's Gettysburg Address" John Ganas "America the Beautiful" Winona Civic chorus Directed by Carlton Neville Accompanied by the Winona Municipal band Overture, "Over There Medley" Matthew L. Lake Memorial Address "God of Our. Fathers" Winona civic chorus Directed by Carlton Neville Accompanied by the Winona Municipal band "America" Winona Municipal band LAKE FRONT CEREMONY A water ceremony in honor of all sailors and marines lost at sea will take place at the Lake Front immediately following; this program. It will be under the direction of the Women's Relief Corps and the combined auxiliaries. The Rev. R. E. Jennings will give the prayer. The American Legion program will follow immediately at the American Legion Memorial Shrine. Donald T. Winder will call the roll and wreaths will be placed on each cross. This will be followed by a Salute by the American Legiou Firing Detail. Taps will be sounded by William O. Miller, bugler, and LeRoy Kuhlman, echo bugler. Testimony in Rutledge Murder Trial Reopened By William Eberline Cedar Rapids, mony was reopened once again to- day in the murder trial of Dr. Robert C. Rutledge. Jr., which is expected to .go to the jury by to- night. Dr. Rutledge. 28, is accused of the knife slaying of Byron C. Hatt- man, 29-year-old bachelor.friend of his wife Sydney, 23, in a hotel room fight here last December 14. The state was given special per- mission to call Christopher Efthiri of St. Louis in rebuttal to testimony of a surprise defense witness yes-! terday. The defense witness was Mrs. Agnes Schamberg, 65, a" cleaning woman at the Cutler-Hammer trical Company In St. Louis. She Riester, 4070 view. Riester told police he was driving his truck west on highway 14 when certain residential properties will get a thorough once-over. Emphasis will be on the very the youth riding the bicycle on high- j old and the very new houses, which way 61 ran into the state tax commissioner agreed Riester stated that he noticed] yesterday had received unfair the youth riding the bicycle alongitreatment in some cases. He made highway 61 but said that he lost I that observation on the basis of sight of the boy when he approach- ed a parked truck at the inter- section. He added that he did not feel the impact of the crash and was un- aware of the accident ortil a passing motorist signaled for him to stop, almost 300 yards from the accident site. The motorist witnessed the acci- ident and told police that the boy was thrown from the bicycle by the a test check he and Mr. Powers made here May 17. The cubic foot rate used to de- "5. Adjustments in extreme cases to be made by tax abatements, mile east of Miesville, Minn., near These to be filed with the city assessor and approved by the city] Hastings. board of equalization before being submitted to the county board and! Her husband president of the ultimately to the state tax commissioner. "In order to properly carry out the above, your board recommends the employment of a qualified man to recheck and revalue proper- ties where tax abatements are filed and meet with the board of equali- zation and the city assessor for the purpose of discussion and approval or disapproval of the abatement applications. "Your committee further wishes to recommend the employment of ex-mayor John Druey for this work, as we feel that he is qualified to do the work. He has had years of experience in cost of home construc- tion, is appraiser for the Building Loan association, and various his recent limited check in Winona showed a few errors and they should be taken care of as above stated." crash. i The impact lodged the bicycle age. the truck, only a few feet forward of the rear double termine the assessed valuation oflbanks and knows property values in Winona. some "new brick and frame con-! "We wish to further advise that Mr, Spaeth _reported a result of struction" was too high, and "a lower cube rate was agreed the board of equalization reported. And as for the very old, large homes, they will be entitled to a) two per cent depreciation rate for] "a certain number of years" rath jer than one per cent for their en and was dragged along until Faljs> the stopped. I special assessor here for the r- claimed Hattman made death threats in her presence last August. She said the incident occurred after a mau who said "I'm i iicic iui uuc who worked virtually un- der the direct instructions of the state department'of taxation when, he was here in 1947 and early 1948. Making this report today were the members of the board of equal- ization: Mayor Cy Smith, City Re- corder Roy G. Wildgrube and Coun- cil President William P. Theurer. Their report will be submitted to the city council June 6 with the recommendation that former may- or John Druey be named to assist the board in making the investiga- tions for possible corrections. when a Service ambulance arrived to take him to the hospital. Robert Crabb, Crookston, Picked By State A.P. Minneapolis Robert Crabb of the Crookston Times today was fleeted president of the Minnesota I Associated Press at the group's He succeeds Walter Mickelson, [the street" came in and asked to] iuse the telephone. Efthin said he had worked at the [Emerson electric Hattman also was Memorial Weekend To Be Warm, Damp A warm, but slightly moist, Memorial weekend faces this area. The rain, according'to the weather bureau, is to be confined f. Sunday and to "local leaving Monday warm and dry for Cutiei-Hammer firm Emerson s, Memorial clay observances and activities fvan' IS .a.bout n In Winona, the formal Memorial day observances will start at JzL f. a. m. and end shortly before The program includes a brief me-i i jury roorial service at the Veterans of fill I fllPD Schamfaerg testified yester- Foreign Wars club, a parade IUIIIV UU day that a man whom she identified services at the Lake Park, which; from pictures as Hattman twice will begin at a, m. Cinillii the at the Cutler- The parade will start west onnrinQP rindiil last August. Third street at 10 a. m.. according, WMJ The defense surprise witness said O, B. Augustsoa of the Willmar I Tribune was chosen vice-president to succeed Crabb. Members accepted the invitation resulting from such investigations could result in tax abatements, the board said. First taxes on. that 1948 revalua- tion are now being paid, and abate- ments granted would be on taxes being paid currently. of the Fairmont Sentinel Berlin Railroad Strike May Go to 'Big Four' Berlin American spokesmen said today Berlin's paralyzing railway strike, which has become involved in the cold war, may have to be settled at higher government levels by_ the four powers. there is no settlement in the next few days, it may have to go up to the government said James W. Riddleberger, the. U. S. State department's chief adviser in Germany. "The Paris conference can, of course, step in any time and take He added that "another try" for------------------------------------------ a settlement is being made here. III t Ford Negotiators Recess After 11 -Hour Session C. A. Dix, American transport! expert, said so many questions of high policy have crept into the pic- ture that neither the Russian nor Western officials here can take a positive stand. The Russians ex jecially "bump up against thei: "Extreme cases" of higher policy all the Dis asserted. The people of Berlin, pinched by he week-old strike and recogniz ng its place in cold war maneuver ing, are getting blockade jitters Called by west Berlin anticom- munist railway workers againsi February, 3947. At no time since I then, Efthin said, had operated in a building anywhere near the factory where Mrs. berg worked. He said one of several I -ri A I ich AlSOgS near fal1 However industrial and Russian bosses strikeifls cial Properties will not be described by the Western Al ....._____ looked in this corrective procedure, u justified. The strikers are to hold the according to the board their y m west in Fair- sioner Spaeth told the board thatj f tl as much some adjustments in Sovlet currency in whioh cases have already been made, and th have been riaid it is the intention of the board to l ey na e Dee p to Parade Marshall John W. Du-j gan. The parade lineup: Marine Corps league unit At Third and Walnut. City officials On Third east of Walnut. National Guard On Third east of Walnut. [Bridge Finally Sold Prairie du Chien, 12- jyear fight for public ownership of I the toll bridge connecting Wisconsin iand Iowa came to a successful con- clusion last night. The city council approved a con- tract with the state for purchase of the Prairie du Chien-Marquette that on the first occasion she joked Lilienthal Attack May Backfire By Joseph Alsop leave the investigations in indus- trial valuations to the state depart- ment. However, commercial valuations now appear to be correct entirely in the opinion of the state depart- ment and the local board. The members of the local board .returned from their St. Paul meet- ing "pleased" with the conference. Said Mr. Wildgrube, "We were sur- prised and pleased with the co- with him following his telephone a good 'h JTh chance tlfaUhe current envenomed angry, asking him if someone on Davia E. LUienthal will his girl. "He said 'yes' and he showed me knife. He said 'I could plunge this through his heart, clear to his back." She said the knife was "as large as la contract to buy the bridge fonjspring to release the full length of one million dollars and will resell the Boy Scouts On Third east of [bridge for 5500.000. The state Walnut. Girl Scouts On Third east of Walnut, Municipal band At Third and Market. Gold Star mothers On Mar- ket north of Third. United Spanish War Veterans On Market north of" Third. Veterans of Foreign Wars on Market north pf Third. American Legion On Third cast of Market. Woman's Relief corps On Market south of Third. V.F.W. Auxiliary On Market south of Third. ordinary dinner knife" and i prove a boomerang. The attack has 'given Lilienthal and his colleagues an opportunity they have wanted for a long opportunity to call public attention to the Atomic Energy commission's total record jit to the city for half a million, Ma- lyor Harry Speck said. i Under the new ownership tolls will set by the state, which will repair and maintain the span. Oper- ation will be supervised by the city. The city will finance the purchase with a bond issue. Tolls bng have been a subject of bitter argument. Present rates are round trip for car and driver plus ten cents each way per pas senger. Although new rates haven't been set, council members want them lowered substantially and have suggested 50 to 70 cents as a fair fee. Mayor Speck said the bridge The parade will go up Third to would be turned over to the city in Main street, then on Main 'ess than ten nor more than to the bandshell. Mr. Dugan sug- gests thnt cars for Gold Star moth- ers form on Second street, near Market street and move south on Market street to the V.F.W. club where the Gold Star Mothers will come aboard. V.F.W. Service Officer Carl the memorial service at the V.F.W. monument at a. m. But the memorial services in Wi- nona and in nearly every commu- nity in this vicinity will only be part of the weekend observance. Many baseball games will be play- ed both Sunday and Monday, fam- 30 days. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity: Fair and of practical accomplishments. Today, however, Brigadier Gen- eral Frank S. Howley, U. S. com- mander in the American sector oi Berlin, charged that "it's quite clear the communists wanted this situation to develop. They engineer- ed it that way." He asserted they hoped it would help Russian nego- tiators in the Big Four meetings at Paris which seek to settle the entire German problem. The Russians have contended that the Western powers are back- (Contlnued on Page 3, Column 4.) ling the strikers, CORRECTIONS iidea. with the Bame the Eisler In Hiding After Release From British Jail London OP) Bail-jumping Gerhart Eisler, communist fugitive States, was L "hiding today to be "safe from Ameri- the blade. When pressed by Assistant Coun- ty Attorney David Elderkin, she I said the knife blade was "about record. 'he said. strove grimly for negotiators settlement of the Ford strike today. After a night-longr tussle the com- pany and C.I.O. United Auto Work- ers were still trying beyond day- break to untangle the dispute. On the efforts of the conferees in the strike's 23rd day hung the chance of an early return to work of Ford employes idled in he "speed-up" fight. Chief Negotiators John S. Bugas of Ford and Walter Reuther of the union made no comment as they .eft the sessions for brief rests. Both were wan. Reuther, the union president, slumped in a chair when he took one breathing spell "rom the protracted meeting In a midtown hotel. It seemed evident, however, that hey were determined to reach a The night-long negotiation session was unprecedented In the strike. At a. m. the 25-odd company ,nd union men had been in con-j iimous session for 11 hours. j They had resumed conference ati :30 o'clock last night after a five hours of talks earlier yesterday in two separate sessions. jBeck Studios, Incorporated, a Min- neapolis radio and television school, was seriously injured in the mishap while the driver of the truck, Rich- ard Laqua of Millville, suffered only minor injuries, Both machines were demolished. First reports of the accident stated that the Becks were en route to Winona when the acci- dent occurred but later investi- gation revealed that the couple had visited here earlier in the day and were returning home the time of the crash. Mrs. Isadore Beckman, 473 West King street, a longtime friend of ,he Shapiro family, was notified of the accident this morning and earned that Mr. and Mrs. Beck had left Minneapolis for Winona early yesterday morning. Child HI School officials stated that the Becks left Minneapolis at a. m. yesterday and had planned to re- turn home last night because one Of -their children was ill. M. H. White, president of the Winona Radio Service, stated today that he and Mr. Beck had been .n conference in Mr. White's office Mday afternoon and that the Becki left here shortly before 4 p..m. 1 Mr. Beck was taken to a Hastings hospital immediately after the acci- dent, and, early this morning, was transferred to Asbury hospital in Minneapolis where his condition this morning was described as "extremely critical." Laqua, meanwhile, is confined in the Dakota county jail at Hastings and sheriff's office authorities there stated that yet deter- be placed against him. The accident occurred on high- way 61, just west of the Dakota- Go odhue county border, eight miles south of Hastings. Graduated Here A graduate of the Winona Senior High school, Mrs. Beck was gradu- ated from the College of Saint Te- resa here in 1936 and at 20 was the youngest graduate in the his- tory of the school. During her sophomore year in col- lege, Mrs. Beck was elected to iie Rainbow and Bush society, an honorary scholastic group and was re-elected in her junior year. N She also was a member of the Teresan Players, a dramatic club, and was poetry editor of the Te- resan Censer. She was a member of the International Relations club, the- P.E.N. society and members of the faculty recalled that she evinced a strong interest for cre- ative writing. One director at the school re- marked that "Sophia Belie Is well-remembered as a very ex- cellent student and we arc shocked to hear of her death." In college, she majored in social in children Eisler was'freed yesterday by a Bow street court magistrate in extra- er of five inches long and nearly an inch wide." That man had murder in she said. Iowa, who has demanded Lilien- thal's resignation, took a truly ex- traordinary position at the hearing! last week. Having charged "malad- ministration" in the AEG, he then indicated that he Was not especially interested in the results secured by the AEC's administrative efforts. This is like denying the old prov- erb that "the proof of the pudding Turnesa Beaten In Golf Finals Portmamock. Sam WcCready of Ireland won the Brit- ish amateur golf championship to- day bv defeating Willie Turnesa to bc allowed to the real lurnesa, h, proceedings instituted by the United States, Meanwhile in Washington, Attorney General Tom. Clark said his office would "exert every 'effort to secure the return of the and would not give up efforts to get him back. "I expected Eisler said in a press interview. "I expected every dirty trick from House un-American activities committee and the Justice The American embassy was pledged publicly to abide by the Bri- tish court decision. The embassy said it was waiting, however, for is in the eatine and maklne- thp 5ala was waging, uuwever, jur able that the committee, will Jet Lili-nthal do what he has asked i of Elmsfoj-d, N. Y., 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final. McCready took a four-up lead over the American champion in the first 18 holes, permitted Tur- nesa to catch and pass him briefly afternoon, and then put on Hargesheimer will be in charge of slightly warmer tonight low 48- a whirlwind finish in a pouring of v w m Sunday light local shower's, high 74. rain to win the title. Fair and somewhat cooler Monday. The-new champion, a 31-year-old common and fishing will be popu-j lar- i LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 73; minimum, 43: noon, 68; precipitation, none; sun sun 'rises to- (former R.A.F, pilot, never before had played_ in the British classic. In yesterday's quarter-finals he eliminated the other American fa- vorite, Frank Stranahan of Toledo, at Ohio, A 4 and 3. McCready Additional weather on page 11, [don. firm. is a tobacco salesman for a Lon-i j story of his commission's work. 'Those best informed say it will be an impressive story. THE MEN WHOSE scientific qualifications open to them the AEC's barred doors do not assert, any more than Lilienthal asserts, that the AEC has made no mis- takes. But these impartial judges, holding only watching briefs as ex- pert advisers, will also tell you with great emphasis that the total record is creditable enough to make the mistakes look pretty triv- ial. These men comprise a good many of the country's most dis- (Continoed on Page 7, Column 7.) ALSOP i Eisler was convicted and sentenc- ed to prison terms for falsification of a visa application and refusing to testify before the House un-Amer- ican activities committee. He fled while free on bail pending an appeal of his conviction. The Bow street magistrate. Sir Laurence- Dunn, held that the charge against Eisler was not an extraditable offence, Eisler is scheduled to address a "victdry meeting" Tuesday night of British organizations that helped in bis defense. One of these, the Na- tional Council for Civil Liberties, announced it had collected 230 pounds for the purpose. An- other was the British council for German democracy. Eisler told reporters last night he planned to stay in BriHan a week or two. were reported the only unsolved matters. Ford sad the U.A.W. already were said to have come to an understanding on The specific ques- tion to be arbitrated. Gerhart Eisler, called Ameri- ca's No. 1 communist, .cele- brates with a glass of beer in a. London, England pub -after he was freed in Bow Street court. Magistrate Sir Laurence Dunne rejected the U. S. demand for Elsler's return. (AP Wirepaoto via radio from London) Second Rite For Rita Today By Carl Hartman Cannes, France Two Mos- lem imams (priests) arrived day from Paris to perform Mos lem marriage rites for Rita Hay- worth and Prince Aly Khan who were married in civil rites yester- day at nearby Vallauris. Just when tie Moslem ceremony will take place remains a ques- tion. Yesterday Rita and Aly were talking about having the Moslem rites in Paris. Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit, head of the Moslem church in France, said In Paris: 'A Moslem marriage is a very simple ceremony. It only means that the husband must declare the amount of dowry he is giving his wife. Then the marriage Is regis- tered In the Moslem records." The newlyweds were in seclusion today at their luxurious Chateau de 1'Horizon. the daughter of the lat Shapiro and Mrs. Shapiro who re- sised here until about eight years ago when they moved to Minne- apolis. Box Company Mr. Shapiro owned the Winona. Paper Box Company and later operated a similar business in Min- neapolis until he was forced to re- tire because of ill health. When Mr. Shapiro died, Mrs. Shapiro moved to California where she and three children now live. In addition to her mother and husband, Mrs. Beck is survived by three Children, two-year-old John, Joseph, Jr., seven, and Sarah Ruth, ten. Also surviving are three brothers, Wallace and Harris Joel Shapiro, both of Los Angeles, and Sydney Shapiro of San Francisco, and a sister, Mrs, Morlan (Josephine) Fit- terman of Dallas, Texas. Mrs, Shapiro has been notified of the death of her daughter and is reported en route to Minnesota from California by plane. No Paper Monday The Republican-Herald will omit publication Monday, Me- morial day, to permit to spend the day with their families. Business will be gen- erally suspended throughout the area.