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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Continued Cool Tonight, Saturday New Type Means Less Eye Strain, Faster, Easier Reading VOLUME 50, NO. 220 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 3, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES 3 Killed at Stockton Rail Crossing Eye-Strain Reduced Readability Attractiveness Top Factors in Type Change Truman Visits TODAY- Republican-Herald readers can rest assured that no bride ever chose her fall trousseau with greater attention to detail than has been exercised in choosing from a wide variety of type families the Corona type which will be used in all news columns in The Republican- ilif J-J Herald starting Monday. Readability was sought first of all, and after that attractiveness. Just as a new suit of clothes i gives a man added self-confidence, I ifresh and renewed incen- tive, so a new type dress renews the I enthusiasm and spirit of service of r IOQ I !a newspaper and its staff. I tl The ;s Of doable sig- nificance. The Republican- Herald helps Itself with a bet- ter looking product, and it helps lts readers by lightening the optical task involved in absorb- ing news By Stewart Alsop Chicago The career of that august figure, Scott W. Lucas, ma- The Republican-Herald has given jority leader of the United States imuch study to the selection of a Senate, is seriously threatened that would reduce eye-strain the price of hogs and the surpris- f0 ft minimum. Increased readabil- ing wealth of an elderly captain. police ity, conducive to minimum eye- strain, and added attractiveness As for the hogs, their price Is I will be the chief advantages re- down, and that traditionally spells suiting in the adoption of the new trouble in rural downstate Illinois for any Incumbent politician. As for the police captain, his name is Daniel A. Gilbert, and he is the Democratic candidate for sheriff of Cook county. He is not very type. The old type face in use on this newspaper for a good many years is known as Ionic No. 5. It has been a standard among newspapers. Like everything else, though, types are at catching the perpetrators ilmproved the years, and this of Chicago's frequent gang mur-jnew Corona tvpe js the result of the ders, and he is very good indeed [designers' efforts to produce a type at making greater legibility. With this new type, The Ee- pnbllcan-Herald is giving read- ers the clearest, most readable type available for modern lino- type machines. On Monday, November 6, Repub- lican-Herald readers will notice a marked improvement in the ap- teristlcs of his running mate are hurting Lucas batly here in Chi- cago. Whether the hogs and the po- liceman together will be fatal to Lucas depends largely on how effectively Colonel Jacob Arvey, the small, shrewd, en- ergetic boss of Chicago's Dem- ocratic machine, performs his allotted task. Arvey's task can be understood In terms of sim- ple mathematics. The Republicans are sure to pearance of all news columns. The print will be larger and boldes.wlth more white space between lines. The new type will be more attrac- tive than the old. With the adop- tlon of the new Corona type, The have a huge lead in rural down- R bllcan_Herald wiu easier to read, there will be less eye-strain and the entire page will not appear as a gray mass but rather will suburbs. Arvey himself estimates this lead at around 350.000. If Lu- cas is to win, therefore, Arvey's organization must deliver this kind of majority to Lucas in the city of Chicago proper. Arvey's admirer give him cred- it for being a remarkably percep- tive organization boss. From the day he took over from the late Mayor Ed Kelly, they say, he rec- ognized that the era of the cld- fashioned machine candidate, whose only qualifications were obedience and a proper under- standing of the value of patron- age, was over. As a result, can- didates of the stature of Mayor Martin Kennelly, Governor Adlai Stevenson and Senator Paul Doug- las were backed by Arvey, and won by whopping majorities. Arvey's numerous critics say that Kennelly, Stevenson and Lioujlas were forced on Ar- vey by circumstances. How- ever that may be, Arvey Is now saddled with a candidate of a very different stripe, who looks the very prototype of the old-fashioned machine candi- Truman paid a unheralded visit today to two White House guards who were shot down in blocking an attempt to assassin- ate him. Mr. Truman walked the two blocks from the White House to Emergency hospital see Privates Joseph A. Downs and Donald T. Birdzell. The President -was accompan- ied by Secret Service men. He spent about ten minutes with the two officers. Mr. Truman told reporters, the two guards "are getting along fine." A third White House guard, Private Leslie Coffelt, was fa- tally wounded in the gun battle Wednesday with two Puerto Rican fanatics who tried to shoot their way into Blair house, the President's temporary resi- dence. One of the Puerto Ricans was shot dead. The other was wounded. No Immediate Plan to Send Envoy to Spain Washington Although the TJ.S. supported the United Nations move to lift a diplomatle'tfaTfagalnst Franco Spain, it is not now ready to send an ambassador to Madrid. Stassen Plans To Answer Truman Talk Plugs for Taft, Charges Politics Delaying Controls By the Associated Press Harold E. Stassen appeared to- iday to have moved into the wheel- j horse position in the final Repub- jlican drive toward Tuesday's con- gressional elections. Chosen to rebut President Tru- man's campaign speech from St Louis tomorrow night, the Univer- 'sity of Fe.insylvania president went to Columbus yesterday to back Senator Robert A. Taft. 1 It was Ms first political appear- jance there since he battled Taft for Ohio delegates to the Republi- can national convention in 1948 Stassen won nine of Ohio's 53 G.O.P. delegates but Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York won the presidential nomination. In urging Taft's re-election, Stas- sen said both political parties rec- ognize that "in this hour they need in public position above all else, men of high and unquestionable character, of unflinching courage, of deep sincerity, of conscientious devotion to their task, and. of un- wavering loyalty to their country." Taft, he declared, is such a man. To Talk at New Haven In answering Mr. Truman's speech tomorrow night, Stassen j will speak from New Haven, i immediately after the Pres- ident concludes. Mr. Truman's address will go out over about radio and 72 television stations through a hook- up of all the major broadcasting chains. The Democratic national committee which is laying put about for the time estim- ates that citizens the largest American audience in po- litical history will listen in. Mr. Truman hasn't given any sign yet about the course his speech will- take, but political ob- This was made plain yesterday by servers in Washington think he'll US U biaJ WUK labiid stand out with greater illumina-jsala- President Truman. Asked at his press conference if he had any- thing to say on the matter in view of the U.N. action, Mr. Truman tion. Expert typographers, whose busi- ness it is to design types and page make-up for highest readability, It will be a long, long time be- sends an wnbas- this sador to Spain. And he added that reporters feel that the adoption of the newiwould have a long time to think Corona type is another step forward I that over. The President declined in makinj to read. news presentation easier I to make any direct comment on i Itf.N. action. Widow of Slain Assassin Sought j New F.BJ. searched today for the young widow of iGriselio Torresola, slain in the gun battle outside President Truman's jhome, while indications pointed to a federal grand jury probe of the (assassination attempt by two New Yorkers. The widow, 22-year-old Mrs. Carmen Torresola, disappeared yester- contend the results of the Korean war show that venture was a bold, successful step to preserve world peace. For the Stassen said in Columbus that "the national se- curity and hope for peace had 'been dissipated in the last five years" partiaDy because of the administration's foreign policy. At Kingsport, Tenn., G.O.I'. Na- tional Chairman Guy Gabrielson said the Korean war had brought "roaring inflation." He criticized President Truman who, he raid refuses to use the controls he has before election." Choice Before Nation Three Were Killed at Stockton, Minn, Thursday night when this locomotive pulverized the car slnown above A fourth occupant of the car was critically injured. twq-of-ttoe, victims were still i'i the car as'a wrecker lifted the machine from the-Chicago North Western locomotive. At ex- treme right is Sherifi George Fort as he signaled to; the'Wrecking-crew. Additional pictures on Page 3, Republican-Herald photo dale. To Arvey's visible dis- !day from her 103rd street hotel with her six-month-old baby girl. tress. Captain Daniel Gilbert has become a major issue in this campaign. The reasons arc simple. Safecracking Suspect Nabbed At Rice Lake Allies Rush Aid To Trapped Men By The Associated Press reinforcements rushed to the flaming northwest Rice Lake The arrest Korean front today to try to rescue remnants of the surrounded Ameri- Kice Lane, cairo-inir TTnitfid Nations line. The choice before the nation, a quiet little department store lments and buck up the sagging United Nations line. __, y__.. T.T AnnflfA Locomotive Hits Car; Child, 9, Survives Crash John Christopherson, Wife, One Son Die; Survivor Improved By Gordon A Stockton couple and their slx- year-oid son "were killed and a fourth member of the family seri- ously injured in a train-car crash at a railroad crossing in Stockton Thursday night. The dead are: John Christopherson, 31, Stockton, who was thrown clear of the car about 300 Jeet from the crossing where the crash occurred. Mrs. Christopherson, 27, and Jerry, six, who were pinned in the wreckage which was car- ried more than 600 feet by the passenger train which struck the automobile. A second son, nine-year-old Lar- ry, is being treated at the Winona General hospital for multiple frac- tures suffered in the -crash. His condition this morning was de- scribed as "somewhat improved." The toll of last night's accident boosted to nine the number of per- sons killed in traffic accidents in Winona county thus far this year. One of the fatalities was recorded in the city of Winona earlier this fall when a Winona trucker died of injuries suffered in another rail- oad crossing mishap in the city. Worst Accident Described by Sheriff George Fort as the "worst accident I've seen since I've been in the Stockton crash claimed more ives than any other single traffic mishap since three Winona young people were killed when their car careened into a tree at the Junc- tion of highway 61 and Mankato avenue here In 1946. The time of the accident has been'set by the sheriff's office at p.m. yesterday while the westbound Chicago and North Western's passenger train No, 501 was passing through the village. The crash was at the inter- section of "talc aid road No. 6 and the Chicago and North Western tracks, approximate- ly 150 north of highway 14 which rung through the vil- lage. The Christophersons, who only recently moved into a new house not far from the crossing, are be- .leved to have been en route to (He home of'Mrs. Christopherson's jarents who reside a short dls- ,ance north of the village, No Eyewitnesses As far as Sheriff Fort has been a.ble to determine, no residents the village were eyewitnesses of combined Chinese Red and North Korean counterattack sent e Gabrielson said "is clear liber- i( k allegedly caught the UN forces reeling back in virtually every sector. At one point the bureaucTacyWmg to chisel open a grocery store 47 miles north of Pyongyang, fallen. Communist capital and the welfare state isafe, may solve a wave of safe- Only U. S. Marines in the north- Meantime, Henry Morgenthaujcrackings and break-ins here, Dis- least were on the offensive. And Jr., former secretary of the treas-jtrict Attornev p E van Sickle said thelr was blunted by a llerce ury who resigned from the Attorney van sa Rprt pnr.irriine move. cabinet in a. huff in July, 1945, was listed among the top Thursday. Paul Brink, of Rice Lake, about contributors to the Democratic UQ, married and father of three [children, was in Barron county jail Milwaukee-Madison 4 IJCT 4 oii'ipiv-- f Gilbert has amassed a fortune 30 UpGHS well over a third of r, million 3 I FJ3.I. agents, tracing her through city relief rolls, missed the dark- ance Of haired, attractive woman by hours, j Torresola was shot and killed I campaign fund. The Democratic national com- mittee reported to the clerk of the House that it had received 687 from all sources and has spent hart bal- '2 on hand October contrast, the Republicans earlier this week reported a de- Madison, high ,._ way 30. extending from past Blair House police to getjgress_ lars. on a salary as Chief Investigator for the State's Attor- ney. Second, in the eighteen years !tc "Madison, is open to traffic, the'at the President. Cnibe ha Wednesday as he and 37-year-old of 570.000 after spending near-i Collazo tried to shoot theirjjy in the battle for Con- A census report yesterday show- at Barron today under bond. He waived preliminary hearing in municipal court Thursday and was bound over to county court on a charge of breaking and entering with intent to commit larceny. Van Sickle said the slightly built, five feet four inch Brink was nab- bed by two policemen in a small local grocery store early Thursday as he chiseled the knob on a safe. The district attorney said Brink admitted at least two other break- Red encircling move. U. S. Eighth Army headquarters called the situation "very serious." A U. S. First corps spokesman said it was "not so good as it could be and not as good as we would like it." However, General MacArthur's spokesman in Tokyo described the main battle, around Unsan, as a large-scale enemy defensive ac- tion and not a counteroffenslve. Two U. S. Cavalry regiments are cut off there. The spokesman said U. N. forces still retained the initiative in North Korea, The intelligence officer said reln- (Continued on Page 15, Column 4) KOREA Police before he was to testify before the. Kefauver committee! and not one; ot these murders has been solved, 'he Tins reporter spent an incon-: elusive but interesting evening with the controversial captain, as: he went about his campaign! duties. F.e spoke before a series: of ward heelers' rallies, and al-; ways the burden of his address; wss the same: "Not a finger ofj proof has been laid upon This, though oddly phrased, true. But his real punch line came: at the end: "When I'm my patronage is gonna go to thej loyal members of the Democratic' party." This was always greeted! wild applause understand-] ably, since the Sheriff of Cook county controls upwards of two dollars worth of patronage. The captain looks like an el- derly Shakespearean actor, and he is an entertaining com- panion, with a memorable vo- cabulary and a fund of gory reminiscences of Chicago's bad old days. Asked about his wealth, he replies that he has been "very fortunate" in spec- that is no doubt possible. As for the unsolved murdrrs, the captain points out that it is difficult to deal with murder when it is organ- ized as a "the he says, only caught Capone on a "phony income tax rap." This may be reason- able too. Yet the fact that the "richest The men were members of I others. The changes will not af- j'outlawed Puerto Rican the Congress being elected iists. dedicated to gaining the i-s-jnext Tuesday, but the one elected ;land's independence. Jin 1952. i A grand jury probe of the attempt i B ito kill the president was indicated; jyesterday as subpoenas were isued for three Puerto Ricans seiz- JUJJCI VI3UI led earlier at the Collazo apart- iment. j The three were Juan Pinto-Gan- !dia, 42, self-described leader of the Hike Ruled Legal St. Paul Attorney General Bumcniist held today that the sal- ary of the supervisor of nurses at Rochester may be increased during the fiscal year. The supervisor in the Rochester health department resigned and another was hired at a salary (Continued on Page 2, Columa 4.) ALSOP Ricardo Montalba of the films violates a Hollywood tradition in this scene from the picture "Don Renegade." He's taking a bath on the screen, a maneuver heretofore reserved for the feminine sex. But the view is about, the same, observers point out. Lots of soapsuds. (A-P. Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald.) Puerto Rican Nationalists here; Juan Cortes Cordero, 71, an uncle of Mrs. Oscar Collazo; and John .Correa, 43, a Nationalist member and sporting goods manufacturer. Determine Jurisdiction observers pointed______ ___ 'out that the grand jury here, be- higher than her predecessor, Des- ifore it could take action, wouldlmond Hunt. Rochester city attorney lhave to determine whether a con- ispiracy to assassinate the Pres- jident was plotted within the feder-iwould not prevent the pay hike. ial southern district of New York, j including Manhattan, the Bronx land several other counties. The wife of the wounded would- be assassin, Mrs. Rosa Collazo, 42, 'remained in jail in-lieu of ibail. As a result of the Washington in- cident, special police guards were thrown around at least eight Puer- to Rican government and business agencies here. informed the attorney genera] Burnquist said the city charter WEATHER Similar vigilance was maintained FEDERAL FORECAST Partly cloudy and continued cool itb. low temperatures rang- 26 to 28 degrees. Saturday fair and continued cool. 45. ____ LOCJLL WEATHEK Official observations 'or the 24 the accident. The clearest account of the events Immediately before and aft- er the crash was given by mem- bers of the train crew. The fireman, Ray Chesser of Mankato, apparently was the first member of the crew to notice the Christopherson car. "I saw the car approaching the Chcsscr told the sheriff, "and I yelled to the engineer to put on the brakes. It was Impossible to stop In time though." The engineer was H. A. Larson of Mankato. Goes 700 Feet. The brakes of the train were ap- plied immediately but the train traveled nearly 700 feet-to a point just west of the Stockton before it could be brought to a stop. Both df the crew told the sheriff that a split second before the crash It appeared that Christopher- son was makinc an effort to leap from the car. This conclusion might be sub- stantiated by the fact that his body was hurled out of the car about halfway between the cross- tile crew of the train, which was ea route to Waseca, was a Winona Industrialists Review 1951 Munitions Plans By Sterling F. Green Sea Island, than 90 leading industrialists assembled with defense officials here today for a preview of the 1951 munition, program and the cutbacks it may bring to civilian output. The three-day session of the group, the business advisory com- mittee of the Commerce depart- ment, will be held behind closet doors. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer, presiding, has told report- ers that they "will not be welcome. Industry brought to the meeting Ing and the depot, a ristag concern over pending or- Among other members of ders of the National Production au- thority which, NPA has said, may------ v v, m-m. tn-> curtail by 20 to 30 per cent further man Conductor J D. Miller, 302 use of aluminum and copper in ci- vilian goods. Protection from antitrust prose- cution arising from industry-wide agreements for the sharing .of these materials and the basic defense metal, steel, is urged by many top businessmen. This problem topped the program of the opening meeting. Reports were due from two members of the council's antitrust committee, John C. Virden of Cleveland and Black- well Smith of New York. Legislation has been proposed to give firms which enter allocation agreements immunity from anti- hours ending at 12 m. today: around the home of GenenUj 55- minimum, 36; noon, Dwight D. Eisenhower, precipitation, trace; sun sets to- ot Columbia universitv, and the ho-j ;'ht 4.55- am rises tomorrow tel residence of U. S. United Itions Delegate Warren Austin. No} ireason was given. Additional weather on Page la. In The Cnsan Area where elements of two U. S. Cavalry divisions are trapped, attacking North Koreans swept to within 47 miles of Pyongyang. The Red advance caused a retreat of almost 50 miles by U.N. troops on the west coast In northeast. Marines started a drive toward the Cnangjin reservoir, but were stopped by Red encircling moves. CAJP. Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald.) the emergency period after. Under present law, allocation plans such as the program under which, steel is earmarked for new freight cars monthly, carry antitrust exemption only "for the duration." This leaves the parti- cipating firms liable to action, on grounds of restraint of trade, once tile program Is ended. Sawyer was not expected to ar- rive until late today. He is flying here from Washington in a Civil Aeronautics administration plane. West Fourth street. Winona authorities were notified of the crash by a Stockton gar- ageman, Vincent Daniels, who call- ed Sheriff Fort moments after the accident and stated that at least one person had, been killed. Bush to Scene Sheriff Fort, ancl his deputy, Hel- mer Weinmann, arrived at the ac- cident scene a short time after the crash and were joined 'a few minutes later by County Coroner R. B. Tweedy. Two ambulances were summoned to take the dead and injured to Winona, It was immediately apparent trust prosecution not only during Mrs. Christopherson and Jer- noHnrf but there- ry who were in the tangled wreck- age of the automobile, were dead when the first village residents ar- rived at the depot, tarry, however, had' been thrown against the left ride of the car, In the rear seat and farthest from the point of impact. reached Into the removed the child and placed him on a bench Jn the depot until an (Continued on 3, Column 4) 3 ;