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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 8, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 224 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 8, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES Two rea Youths Dead in Mishaps Grand Jury Indicts Representative Crashes Fatai an Faces Charges Of Conspiring To Pad Payroll Committee Head's Secretary Named On Similar Count Washington Representative J. Parnell Thomas (R.-N. chair- man of the House un-American ac- tivities committee, was Indicted to- day on charges of conspiring to pad the payroll of his congressional of- fice. His former sec- retary, Miss Helen Campbell, was charged Jointly with him by federal grand Jury. The jury has been Investigating I published charges 1 of payroll irregu- Cities in Thom- as' office. He was called last week to testify but de- clined to do so. The indictment accused Thomas and Miss Campbell of conspiring to maintain fictitious employes In Thomas' House office so the sal- aries paid to these persons could be routed Into Thomas' bank ac- count. The Indictment alleged that Miss Campbell's niece, Myra Midklfl, and a maid In Miss Campbell's home, Arnette Minor, were car- ried on the Thomas office payroll and received monthly checks with- out actually working for the gov- ernment. Bank Account It was alleged that Miss Mid- kifl and Miss Minor, upon receiving their government checks, indorsed j them over to Miss Campbell who deposited it In the account of Rep- resentative Thomas in the First Na- tional Bank of Allendale. N. J. The Indictment said that "with the Intent of concealing and covering up the fraudulent and fictitious em- ployment" of Miss Midkiff, the con- gressman and Miss Campbell pre- pared income tax returns in her name, with Thomas paying the tax due on the salary listed for her from the government. The Indictment formally charged Thomas and Miss Campbell with a MILLIONAIRES' PARADISE UNVEILED ON WEST COAST Medford, Ore. (fP> How would you like a summer place In one of the best fishing and hunting countries In the U. S.? The price: A mere Or, II you get here early only S42.500. And that includes use of the private landing strip, A unique millionaires' para- dise was unveiled over the weekend with a covey of Holly- wood personalities as window dressing. They came to be en- tertained and photographed, in- vited by Finger Rogers, a some- times Oregonian who is asso- ciated in the saheme. The brains behind the plan is John Day, soft-spoken, sandy- haired millionaire rancher and sportsman. He conceived of di- viding acres of his Rogue river property into "package estates" roomy houses plus two or three acres and rights to fish and game there- on. He hopes to sell wurth. As an added feature, Day has built an amazing air strip. It Is atop Table mountain, which stands like a great pool table feet above the Rogue river valley. This strange formation, upon which the Indians are said to have made a last stand against the white man In Ore- gon, will now receive the planes of tired businessmen seeking rest and sport. The first landing was made Saturday. The first two of the Table mountain estates were shown to the Hollywood party over the weekend. One overlooks Hardy Riffle, a famous (to anglers) spot on the river where Herbert Hoover the late Zane Grey and Clark Gable have cast many a fly. The other house overlooks an artificial lake. Big enough to boat upon, the lake was created to provide a view from the living room window. Although some of them seem slightly miscast In real out- door roles, the film crowd had a rousing time. They acted just like a Boy Scout troop as they sang around the camp flre. Among the choristers were Ann Miller, Lee Bowman, Gale Storm, Theresa Wright, Ro- bert Preston, John Howard, Ward Bond and John Carroll. Israeli Peace Bid Hinted By James M. Long Tel Aviv, close to the Israeli foreign office said yesterday peace talks are under way between the Egyptian arid Israeli governments. (A member of Egypt's U.N. delegation In Paris denied the report, while Israeli informants in Paris would neither confirm nor deny it. Authoritative U.N. sources said they had no knowledge Truman Basks In Sunshine By Ernest B. Vaccaro Key West, Fla, Harry S. Truman shed the cares of state to- day to shine. frolic in the Florida sun- The President of the United States started a vacation at this Naval conspiracy "to defraud the United submanne base in the company of a small grQUp of House States of Its money and property. At his Allendale, N. J., home, Thomas said: "I have nothing to say at all at this moment." He said he might have a statement later. The committee headed by Thomas was in the spotlight throughout the year in its Investigations Into com- munist and subversive activities during and since the war. Wins in Election Thomas was re-elected last Tues- day. However, he will lose his chairmanship when- Democrats take control of Congress in January. The conspiracy was alleged have run from January 1, 1940, to trunks for his visits to the beach. January 30, 1845. Miss Campbell was accused only cronies among whom he could relax and, for the time being, forget some of the problems of his office. For the moment, his main Concern was to: 1. Bask in the sunshine in colorful trunks, 2. Walk in comparative privacy around the submarine Naval base where he is spending his fifth period of rest. The gray-haired chief executive adopted a costume which he has worn on previous visits tan slacks, a sports shirt and two- to tone shoes, for his swim of the alleged conspiracy. Thomas Many decisions involving changes in the administration may be made before Mr. Truman returns to Wash- was charged with conspiracy and I ington two weeks from now. But for also with a series of overt acts present, he is in no hurry to act. the filing of allegedly false claims.' Court officials said that conviction all the charges against Thomas would carry a possible maximum sentence of 32 years in prison, In fines, or both. George Morris Fay, U.S. district attorney, said the court was noti- fied that Thomas will appear Tues- day of next week for arraignment. Fay said the trial, under normal procedures, could not take place be- fore January. The indictment charges Thomas with 34 "overt that are specific instances of wrongdoing. Sub-Zero Weather Hiis South Dakota Custer, S. D. Eight below zero was recorded last night in this Black Hills town. Neighboring hill city reported It was South Da- kota's first sub-zero weather this fall. Nearly a foot of snow fell in Cus- ter and nearby Southern Hills points over the weekend. The Northern Hills, where Deadwood received 18 inches of snow in midweek, had more over Saturday and Sunday. Missing B-29 Hunted Tokyo An air and surface search of the ocean 250 miles north- of Guam for a missing B-29 continued today. The plane with an unannounced number of persons aboard has been missing since Saturday on a flight from Okinawa to .Guam, of such negotiations.) The Jewish sources said the con- versations have been in progress for several days, either in Paris or Geneva. They said Israeli Foreign Minis- ter Moshe Shertok was en route to Paris and had undertaken the trip more because of the peace talks than because of scheduled U. N. security council and political committee sessions on the Holy Land. A peace between Israel and Egypt would involve only southern Pales- tine. A Jewish offensive last month pushed the Egyptians back in the Negev desert and Jewish forces still surround several thousand Egyptian troops in isolated pockets. The TJ. N. security council is try- ing to get the Jews to withdraw to positions occupied before the of- fensive, (A Cairo newspaper yesterday re- ported King Abdullah of Trans- Jordan had suggested a separate peace between his country and Palestine, but Trans-Jordan offi- cials in Cairo denied that report.) (Brigadier General William E. Riley, chief of the U. N. truce mis- sion in Palestine, was reported to Scramble Seen For Leadership Among G.O.P. Stassen Listed As Possible Top Candidate By Jack Bell Washington A scramble for Republican party leadership with Harold E. Stassen among those taking part apparently is in I the making as an aftermath of last Tuesday's election. Despite an assertion by Governor Thomas E. Dewey that he has no plans to step down as titular G.O.P. head, his second straight defeat for the presidency may leave him little to say about future Republican policies. These policies largely will be shaped by the Republican minority in Congress. There such familiar figure? as Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg of Michigan, Senator Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Senator Kenneth Wherry of Nebraska, House Speaker Joseph W. Martin, Jr., of Massachusetts and Floor Leader Charles A. Hal- leek of Indiana will be in the saddle. But none of these is a standout now for the Republican presidential nomination in distant 1952. Standouts Listed Instead, some of the Republican politicians who have caught their wind after the surprise drubbing given them by the Democrats Deginning to look outside the for- mal' congressional leadership. Those catchinc their eye include men like Stassen, Senators Irving M. Ives of New York, William of California, Raymond Baldwin of Connecticut, Leverett Saltonstall and Henry Cabot Winona. representatives in in the have told Arab Paris Holy Land were hopeless and that their governments had better make peace with the Jews.) Kepnblican-Herald photo by Merrill Kelley Lavi Mariner, 21, a Plalnview farmer, died early Sunday morning of injuries suffered when his auto- mobile went off the road about one mile south of Beaver. The youth died in a Plain-view doctor's office where he was taken for treatment of his injuries after the automobile, shown above, crashed Into a tree beside the highway. His brother, Joseph, a passenger in the car, escaped with injuries and is recover- ing in a Wabasha hospital. Donovan Foundry Plant Here to Close Thursday The Donovan, Inc., foundry will shut down Thursday. Closing of this war-born industry means that 82 persons will be out of work. Some of them have been offered employment at the St. Paul foundry of Donovan, Inc., but few if any plan to ac- Everett! cept, according to one employe. He said they prefer to stay in of Massachusetts and" Homer George Donovan, St. Paul, president of the firm, also held out Ferguson of Michigan. Representa- ;ive Clarence Ohio Is mentioned among House members, j Governors who might be regard-] ed as available for one of the spots on the ticket fours years hence include Alfred of New Jersey, Ernest of Vermont, Luther W E. Driscoll W. Gibson Youngdahl of Minnesota and Frank Carlson of Kansas. While most of the new crop of Republican hopefuls hold public off- ice, Stassen has prehaps as good a forum as any of them in his presi- dency of the University of Penn- sylvania. His understanding with ;he university is that he is to have a free hand to engage in politics, j Younger Voters Stassen's appeal to many Re- Mother of 11 Children Named Woman of Year Snrronnded by his family, Fred Marshall, Meeker county farmer, checks election returns which showed him a winner in his contest with a veteran Republican member of Congress from the sixth Minnesota district. Representative Harold Knutson. Marshall ran on the Democratic-Farmer-Labor ticket Looking on are his wife, Josephine, and sons, Frank, ten, (at and George, eight. Marshal' lives on a 400-acre farm near Grove City. Photo) publicans lies largely in their be- ief that he has widespread influence among younger voters. It was this asset, more than any other, which was said to have led] Dewey to forget some of Stassen's pre-convention cracks and invite ills former opponent to take an! active part in the campaign. At Albany the defeated G.O.P. nominee blamed Republican over- confidence, in part, for the Demo- cratic victory. I In some other quarters, however, Republicans were blaming loss of the farm vote for their defeat. Senator Aiken (R.-Vt.) told U re- 1 porter he thinks that despite Dew- 'ey's assurances to --fee contrary, i farmers were "afraid the Republi- Icans might cut price supports." Aiken, who classes himself among the so-called liberal element of the party disclosed over the weekend that he has written a personal let-j ter to Mr. Truman pledging "full cooperation" with the Democrats on such things as: Social security expansion, development of natural resources, federal aid to education and a permanent long-range farm support program. Senators Young CR.-N.D.) and Flanders (R.-Vt.) also told a re- porter they will support such pro- posals and at the same time try to inject younger blood in the lead- ership of their party. Meyers Conviction Upheld in Court U. S. cir- cuit court of appeals today upheld the conviction of Major General Bennett E. Meyers on charges of inducing another person to lie un- der oath to a Senate committee. The court split 2-1. Meyers has been in jail since last March 14, serving an 18 months to five years sentence imposed after his conviction in U. S. district court. The case against him grew out of a Senate investigation of wartime Air Force contracts. Dr. Lillian M. Gilbreth New York Dr. Lillian Moller Gilbreth, 70 year old management engineer and mother of 11 children, has been named America's "Woman of the Year" by the American Woman's association. Dr. Gilbreth, a resident of Montclair, N. J., received the award yesterday for "eminent achievement" in commerce and industry. Mrs. Gilbreth, president of Gilbreth, Incorporated, a Mont- clair firm of consulting engi- neers, is a leader in the study of human motion to attain peak efficiency in industry. She received the association's award at the annual friendship dinner meeting. Mrs. Fanny S. Sweeney, a member of the award committee, said in making the presentation that Dr. Gilbrelh and her as- sociates are "responsible for dis- covering, recognising and for- mulating the laws of human motion which in industry are accepted today as fundamental." The Montclair firm was es- tablished by Mrs. Gilbreth and by her husband, the late Dr. Frank B. Gilbreth. Farmer Wins Award Chicago Henry Lippman, Nicollet county farmer, has been named the recipient of the W. G. SkeUy award for superior achieve- ment in agriculture. Lippman will be presented the award at a break- jfast in his honor Saturday. the possibility that some other foundry might be Interested in tak- ing over the firm's lease which runs to September, 1949. He cited three reasons for closing the foundry: 1. The high price of scrap iron and materiel shortage. 2. The cramped space, making the operation inefficient. 3. The criticism of neighbors. This factor was not emphasized. Mr. Donovan said that if the foun- dry ,were located in the East End, 'where it wouldn't be the foundry would not now be shut- ting down. Late in the war, Dono- van, Inc.. was offered a site in the East 2nd but the offer was re- jected. Here Steadier "We like said Mr, Don- ovan, "and we'd like to continue operating there." He said absentee- ism was much, less here than in the St. Paul foundry. "But the plant isn't arranged right for good operation. The per unit price is lower in the St. Paul foundry." Although the operations of the two foundries are being consolidated in St. Paul, all of the equipment is not being moved immediately, Mr. Donovan said. He added that the St. Paul foun- dry is three times as large as this one. His announcement of the clos- ing of the foundry follows months of rumors and reports that the foundry was closing. Last spring, after a fire destroyed a grinding room, Mr. Donovan announced that the foundry would close down July 1. 170 Employed at One Time At that time about 170 were em- ployed there. Both the Association of Commerce and the Winona Trades Labor council made ef- forts to keep the foundry running. When the foundry continued run- ning after July 1, the rumor was current that the foundry would stay for the duration of lease, but late in the summer it became ap- parent that the foundry would close within months. Donovan, Inc., essentially a construction firm began operat- ing here early in 1943, manu- facturing corrugated rolls for hemp plants. During the war it turned, too, to the manufacture of hand grenades and opened a machine plant at Carimona and Front streets. At one time 227 persons were employed. That plant was abandoned after the war. In these postwar years, the production of the plant has been devoted principally to the making of castings for International Harvester. The building at 1124 West Fifth street is owned by Dr. B. E. Mc- Laughlin. The reported monthly rental is i Wilfred Bignell, Lavi Meringer Accident Victims Two area youths were killed early Sunday morning in traffic acci- dents near Plalnview, Minn., and Durand, Wis. Dead are Wilfred Bignell. 21, Durand farmer, who was struck by an automobile on highway 10, six miles west of ArKansaw. shortly af- ter midnight Sunday, and Lnvi Maringer, also 21, a Plainvicw fnnn- er, who died of injuries suffered when his automobile went off the road near Beaver at 1 a. in. Sun- day. Maringer and his brother. Joseph, 28, were returning to their home I near Plainview when the accident occurred about one mile south I of Beaver on trunk highway 74. Joseph was unable to tell in- vestigating authorities nny details of the accident and explained that he had fallen asleep soon after the two left Elba, Taken to Plalnview "The first tiling I he ra- lated, "a doctor was taking care of me in Plainview and they told me that Lavi had died in the doc- tor's office." After receiving emergency treat- ment in Plainview, Joseph was brought to St. Elizabeth's hospital in Wabasha. where he is recovering today from neck injuries and mul- tiple bruises and abrasions. Investigation of the mishap re- vealed that Maringer apparently lost control of his car as he was attempting to negotiate a curve on the highway near Beaver. Skid marks sho-.v that the ma- chine ran off the highway and struck the road shoulder, returned to the highway and traveled down the highway in a zig-zag manner before it slipped off the highway and slid broadside into a tree. Car Badly Damaged The impact of the crash exten- sively damaged the left side of the automobile and the greatest force was felt directly beside the driver's seat where Lavi was Injured fatally. Ralph Schwanback of Plainview stopped at the accident scene and took the two men to Plainview for treatment of their injuries. Examination of the wrecked auto- mobile railed to reveal any defects In the steering mechanism of the vehicle and Joseph told Sheriff George Fort that his brother had always been a carelul driver. Income Tax Change Seen Democrat By Francis M. Le May Washington Representative Eberharter (D.-Pa.) said today he looks for President Truman to urge a revision of the 1948 income tax cut. The idea, said Eberharter, would be to pass more of the savings along to low Income groups by boosting the levies for those in the upper brack- ets. Eberharter, a member of the tax- framing House ways and means committee, also predicted that Mr. Truman yfll revive his excess profits tax proposal. However, some of the President's! advlsers are known to take a dimj view of such a move because when he was struck by a pats- Car Injuries Fatal For Wilfred Bignell Durand, Wis. In- suffered early Sunday morn- its possible effect on business. The E.O.T.C. regiment of the University of Minnesota has chosen, Miss Elizabeth Erast, above, of Coleraine, Minn., as its 1948 sweetheart. Miss Ernst, a senior in the col- lege of education, will preside over social affairs of the unit, including the military ball (AP. Photo) ing automobile were fatal nine hours later to 21-year-old Wilfred Bignell. Bignell, farm youth from this area, died at the Plum City hos- pital yesterday morning at 10 o'clock. He had suffered a skull (Continued On Page 3, Column 4.) DEATHS Search Continues For Slayer's Gun At Eau Claire Eau Claire, Wis. Search continued today for the .22 calibre rifle used in the slaying of a teen- age boy and girl two weeks ago. Sheriff Lloyd Thompson said a 32- year-old ex-convict, who admitted the slayings, had pointed out the spot in Dell's pond where he said he threw the gun. Boys1 State Plan Backed by Legion St. Paul W) Dr. Charles J. Turck, president of Macalester col- lege, has been named chairman of a committee to plan for a 'Boys' to be sponsored by the Min- nesota department of the American Legion. The 'Boys' States' arc de- signed to train selected high school students In the mechanics and operations of government. WEATHER FEDEBAt FORECASTS Winona and -vicinity: Mostly cloudy tonight, clearing Tuesday. Somewhat colder tonight; continued cold Tuesday. Low tonight 32 in the city, 28 in the country; high Tues- day 44. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 52; minimum, 34; noon, -43; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 47, minimum, 34; noon, 36: precipitation, .14; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 13, ;