Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1947, Winona, Minnesota
aeld warmer EATHER w INONA Auditorium mow The Associated Press WINONA 1947 Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations FIVE CENTS PER COPY SIXTEEN PAGES V f I Crossing Crash Near B. R. Falls Kills 2 Mutiny of 69 Waupun Convicts Ended Prisoners Yield After 15-Hour Siege Four Held As Hostages Found Unharmed TVls. Slxty-nln rtrtklng convicts tossed away thel homemade weapons and filed peace fully out of their state prison bar ricnde today after a 16 hour sleg by more than 150 heavily arme officers and guards. The four guard they had held as hostages were no harmed. Ten minutes after a surrende ultimatum was given, the last o the prisoners loft the second floo of the laundry they seized Monda afternoon. The prison is about 7 miles north of Milwaukee. Deputies searched the room li which the prisoners had holed u; and sold they found weapons sue! AS wooden clubs, sharpened bits o metal and bits of pipe. The surrender came suddenly an dramatically after the all-nigh aJege. Despite the tense situation there was no violence. A public address system was sc up and as order was given for th 20 men to come out. The} emerged almost Immediately. A sec ond order brought out 20 more con vlcts and the third emptied th 90 by 130 foot laundry room. Called Law officers from i deaen communities in a 70-mll radius had been called to the prison the mutiny started yesterday Deputies sped from as far as Milwaukee, 70 miles south of here, to help thwart the prisoners who seized the laundry. They had refused to dial with anyone but State Director A. W. Bayley. Bayley rushed to the scene and told the prisoners would not talk to them until they wore back In their cells. He said wai In "complete charge." Guards were armed with machin funs, tear gas and shotguns. From towers atop the 22-foot prison walls adltional guards, armed with high powered rifles, commanded all ap- proaches to and from the laundry building. Acting Governor Oscar Renne- bohm raced to the prison from Milwaukee last night. With him was Milwaukee County Sheriff George Hanley and 35 deputies. Other enforcement officers nrrlvoc from Dodge. Done, Wlnnobago and Fond du Lac counties and from nearby hospital for the crlmlna: Insane. An undetermined number ol night shift guards was augmented by 28 men from tho day shift. Warden Burke blamed tho trouble on three mon. He said they per- suaded 28 others to stop working and moved on to the laundry. There 40 others Joined the strike. Burke said some apparently were forced to Join in the insurrection. A total of 854 men are prisoners at Waupun and Burke said all ex- cept the 68 strikers had been locked In their cells. Waupun has had a number of disturbances. On January 12, 1044 700 prisoners disarmed 15 guards In the mess hall and staged a day- long protest against various griev- ances, In 1842, two short-lived strikes occurred: in July, 1941, about 000 inmates went on a brief hunger strike against "too much and In 1040, 300 prisoners demon ittratcd against the prison food. 3 Minnesotans Illinois Auto Accident Victims Rockrord, ill. Theodore Xasfcunas, 11. died last night in a Rockford hospital of Injuries suf- fered earlier Monday In a two auto collision which cost tho lives of his mother and father, Michael, 40, and Anne Kaskunos. 3f, of Wright, Minn. Less seriously hurt were Mrs. Edward Thlllman, Minneapolis, and Mrs, Anna Misulsanls, Sturgeon Lake. Minn., passengers In tho Kas- kunas machine, and two Illinois men. occupants of tho car Involved. Wliooiuln Siate Prison Guards, left to right, Harry Veleke, Gilbert Reichert, George Amadon and held aThoftigeTby 89 convicts during IB-hour mutiny In the Waupun Wls..prison laun- rst cigarettes after unexpectedly peaceful end of rebellion tills morning. (A.P. Wlrophoto to The Republican-Herald.) .___________________________________________________ Ball Wants to Keep Buying in U. S. Hands Connally told the Sen- today eommunlata out to "reduce' western Europe to and political Blavery" and urged his colleagues to vote of -winter aid to combat "totalltatlan .tyranny. Talclnc floor In the Senate's second day of debate on the Woman Held in Ax Slaying of (eewatin Child Grand Bapldi, Minn A 34 rear-old woman, held wlthou hnrge, was being questioned her oday in the ax slaying Monda; I two and one-half year old Ann General, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Tony S. General of Keewatin. Itasca County Sheriff ku'arvin W Mitchell said the child's head was early severed with two blows o he cutting tool and that Mar; Sapan had told him "I'm sorry I.did The Generals had left the chile with Lucy Sapan, 25, while they were on a business trip to Duluth told officers she had taken to the Bopon home to care fo iOr, After having at a neighbor1 or a few moments to have her nlr flxod. Lucy Sapnn said eturncd to find the child's body on no floor. Kcwiitln Police Chief Big Llndahl said when he reached the Sapan ousc, Mary was In n state o ollnpse and could not bo-questlon- d. Ho called tho sheriff who order- d her removal to the county Jail o rest overnight. Llndahl said the voman In custody had only recently oturned from Minneapolis, where ho had worked as a domestic. Llndahl said the father had been ostralncd from violence with dlf- culty after ho returned homo to nd his child slain. aglclan, ccrctary, "amed Magician at Rochester Hospital KoohMicr, Minn, Doctors avo advlsod Harry Blnckstone, tho to take a long rest, his _______ Charles Washburn sale oday, and Blackstone probably wil ot resume his magic until ext September. Blackstono is in Colonial hospital oro being treated for asthmatic nd sinus conditions. Washburn said B probably would remain in the he hospital for about a week. Snyder Tells of Plans ForBond-SellingDrive Washington Secretary John W. Snyder said today the Treasury plans a huKo peacetime bond-selling drlvo, and he called lor keeplnK taxes high enough to reduce the nation's debt. There should be no tax reduction, Snydor said, until "we have taken care of nld to forolptn countries, balanced the budget, -and taken caro of payments on tho na- tional debt." Once that Is done, ho taxes should bo revised. Discussing President Truman's anti-inflation program as a witness before the Houso banking commit- tee, Snyder declared: 1. Controls on installment buying ahould bo restored. 2. Congress should provide funds to finance a new drlvo to soil gov- ernment bonds to Individuals. As for maintaining a high tax level, Snyder snld "It Is imperative that during these times of great, prosperity we should continue to collect adequate revenues over and above a balanced budget to provide a systematic reduction of the debt total. "A reduction in tho debt through substantial budget surplus Is the mosc anti-inflationary measure that can be taken in the fiscal field." Ho said "a sizeable reduction in the public debt will be possible dur- ing tho early months of On the other side of tho Capitol, tho Senate banking committee cnn- (Contlnued on Faxe 10, Column 4) 8NYDER relief nwaiurt, Oonnally joined Chairman LVandonberr of the foreign committee in urging that the ether allies make their own peace with Austria and Germany along. The Texas If Russia refuses to go senator, top Demo- cratic member of the committee, said this action should be taken if the council of foreign ministers, now meeting in London, falls to reach agreement. Vandenberg suggested the game, policy ago. Both senators as advisers at previous council meetings. Leaders called -the Senate into session an hour earlier than usual In order to push ahead with debate. They hope for a final vote by tomorrow night. Several moves were .under way. however, measure to make reported changes In the by the foreign relations committee and disposal of these may delay a final vote until after Thanksgiving. One, reportedly gaining headway, is a proposal by .Senator Joseph Ball (R.-Minn.) to keep in American hands all buying for foreign relief. WanU Control of Ball told a reporter he wants this country to have control of pur- chases made outside- the United States in the program to supply France. Italy and Austria with food, fuel and clothing they need to get through the winter. Under present terms of the bill the President would be permitted to allot money to any of these three countries'to buy elsewhere supplies not available here. "I think we ought to control these purchases to see that they are made xt reasonable cost and In a way that won't push up prices In this tho Minnesota senator said. Tho foreign relations committee already has heard of wheat bought by somo European countries from Argentina, and members ex- pressed the hope that American lunds won't be used for such costly purchases. As a companion proposal, Ball also offered an amendment under which administrators of the relief funds would be directed to follow buying policies and methods which will exert the least possible upward >ressuro on prices in tho United 3tates." Fhrailnr Alteration Sought Ball sought to divorce the stop- gap proposal from tho long range European recovery program by trlldng out a phrase in the bill. That phrase said one of the pur- poses is "to alleviate conditions of ntolerablo' hunger and cold and )rovent serious economic retrogres- sion which would Jeopardize any general European economic recovery wogram based on self-help and Swimming, Says Rescued WAC New Technical Sergeant Vivian O'Rourke, 30, ar- rived here last night thankful for the feel of dry land underfoot, but apparently nont the worse for her two-hour dunking In the ntorm- lashed Atlantic November 15. Miss O'Rourke was washed over- board from the weather deck of the army transport General C. C. Ballou as the ship plowed through lul WM_ 30-foot waves miles east of beforo the new conference opened New York. i brought the Information that Secre- After alternately swimming Marshall and Secretary Bevin treading water in the darkness in the least their two hours, she was rescued by theiopp05ltlon to economic, po- U. S. Seeking Priority for Austrian Pact East-West Split Evident As London Conference Opens By John M. Hlgbtowcr foreign mlnis- ors of tho United States, Russia, Great Britain and Prance startec today their second attempt to frame a peace for Germany despite the wide open conflict between Russia and the Western powers over the economic and political future of Europe. Secretary of State Marshall met with V. M. Molotov Of Russia, Ern- est Bevin of Britain and Georges Bldault of France in the blue- anc gold council room of Lancaster house. It was tho first session of the council of foreign ministers since the four adjourned their unsuccess- ful efforts at Moscow last April to write a peace treaty for Austria anc unify Germany, Program Is Just Issue The first problem lor the confer- ence was agreement on a program of work. Marshall and Bcvln pre- ferred to give priority to Austria Russian negotiators, in preliminary planning, opposed this. Associates said that what Mar- shall and Bevin wanted mainly was an agreement that. If the confer- ence bogged down one issue, it would move quickly to another. Molotov called formally on Bevin last night. The Informant said "the two foreign ministers agreed in their feeling that the council of foreign ministers was of the very highest Importance not only to the future of Austria and Germany, but also to Europe and the world." Hpllt EntaMliihcrl Tho foreign ministers.of America, Britain and France looked to Molo- tov to produce a there Is to be the east-west dead- lock over Germany's future. A check of tho top British and American officials in the last hours combined efforts of a lifeboat crew anc1. two ship's officers who dived overboard and guided her to the rescue craft. "I prayed to all the I kept she told reporters. Miss O'Rourke, whose home Is In Chicago, said she saw the lights of tho Ballou as it put about to search for her. Only once after that was she really scared. That was when her-right foot touched something solid. Maybe fish. "I didn't stay to find she said. "I took off like a P-38." litical and reparations demands con- cerning Germany. The four power conference opens with tho three to one split which de- veloped at Moscow firmly established here. Western power diplomats said that If Molotov shows any indica- tion of being willing to undertake real negotiations about Germany, then It may be n fairly long con- ference: otherwise it should end well before Christmas. :ooperatlon." Ball said this might be read by luropeans as a commitment to go ahead with the Marshall plan, a jledge he said he. isn't ready to take n until he knows more about the multi-billion dollar recovery project drafted by 16 western European latlons'at the suggestion of Secre- ary of State Marshall. Vandcnbcrg said he doesn't think Hunting Fatalities In Wisconsin Mount to Five By The Associated Press Deer hunting in Wisconsin tlnued to maintain its deadly pace of at least a hunter a day today as the list of fatalities mounted to Ive hunters in the fourth day of the season. Three of.the dead were gunshot victims and two others dropped be- cause of heart attacks. Emmett Meyer, 48, Bangor, was the latest victim. He died of a heart attack yesterday while hunt- ing near the Meadow Valley ranger station. Fredonia, Wis., Derailment Causes Seven-Hour Delay Green Bay, Mil- waukee road's Copper Country lim- ited was stalled for at least seven Health, Housing Top Stassen's Program Broadly. Harold Stawen, greeted an unidentified lltUo at Milwaukee, Wis.. after his speech last night formally making t> tn Tho ReDubllcan- girl bid for presidential delegates. Herald.) (A.P. Wlrephoto to The Republican- Meyers Case Goes To Grand Jury, Court-Martial Set By Hal Cooper Washington The Justice department carried the case of Ma- jor General Bennett E. Meyers' to federal grand Jury today as the wartime money dealings of tho re- tired air force officer began to explode like a chain of delayed action bombs. Shaken from top to bottom by the charges against Its one-time deputy purchasing chief, the two- months-old independent air force stripped the 52-year-old Meyers of his monthly pension, took away the distinguished service medal and cglon of merit awarded after his retirement, and announced that he will be court-martialed. W, Stuart Symington, secretary of the air force, described as "one of tlio most shocking scandals ever exposed in the history of our gov- ernment" the testimony before a E. Stas- sen, formally opening his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination last night, advanced an eight-point -domestic and Interna- tional program to overcome what he termed "boom or bust ten- dencies." The former Minnesota governor, in a nation-wide broadcast (ABC) from the city auditorium, told the persons at the political rally that in the succeeding months he planned to "spell out the details" of the plan and hoped his proposals would stimulate others to offer 'additional facts and alternative proposals." "We might find together the best program that America can fol- low and that our Republican party can Stassen told the rally, which was sponsored by the Republican Organization of Wis- consin and the Stnssen for Presi- dent Volunteers of Wisconsin. Housing, Housing hours today when the locomotive was derailed three miles south of Fredonia. No one was injured. Another Milwaukee road passenger train was stalled behind the derail- ment, but officials of the Green Bay divisional office said they hoped the right-of-way would be cleared by noon. Engineer Richard Isaacson of the limited said 72 passengers had been taken to Milwaukee by bus. Search for Missing Hynter Resumed Duluth, Minn. Searching parties made up of St. Louis county Previously reported victims in-1sheriffs and friends of Uic missing cludo Frank Rusch, 03, renewed their hunt tocluy for Russell Crandall, 61, Mondovi, and Burr Shanks, 43, Racine, all gun- shot casualties, and Frank J. Ko- pecky, Wabcno bank president, who died of a heart attack. Meanwhile search was resumed today for a Milwaukee hunter be- lieved lost In a .large swamp eight miles southwest of Gliddcn after a search by a 200-man posse last night was unsuccessful. The'hunter, Harold Anderson, 40, last was seen about Monday afternoon. Fires were lighted on corners of the swamp last night and automobiles circled lire lanes In the hopes of locating the man. Heart Ailment Life of Banger Hunter Hanger. jy a heart attack during a hunt- ng trip, Emmett Meyer, 40, was dis- covered dead by a companion who had initiated a search for Meyer after the two had become separated while hunting near Melrose. Born February 18, 1898 on a farm near Holmen, Mr. Meyer married the former Ella Neprud at Pigeon Falls in 1924 and had been in the garage business here since then :xcept for wartime employment in La Crosse. In addition to his wife, he is sur- vived by four daughters, Virginia, La Crosse: Donna, Rochester; Mar- ene and Arlot Lee, both of Bangor, and his father, -Anton Meyer, also of Bangor. Dennis (Dan) Padgct, 08, Duluth, last seen last Tuesday night in the area of his cabin, about 26 miles north of Duluth off the Vermilion trail, Padgct was planning to go deer hunting. Senate mittee war that Investigating Meyers took subcom- ny such commitment is implied in I Funeral arrangements have not the stop-gap bill. jbeen announced. In recognition of the Thanks- giving holiday, The Republican- Herald will omit publication on Thursday of this week. Advertisers are requested to bear this fact in mind in mak- ing their merchandising and ad- vertising plans. Advertisements for publica- tion on Friday, Nov. 28, should tie in the hands of the Advcr- -Using Department BEFORE NOON on Wednesday. in profits out of a Dayton, Ohio, aircraft parts factory while others in military aviation concentrated on winning the war. New Purchasing System Syrj-iir.gton told a news conference late Mondny that as a result the air force is moving to set up a purchasing system "which reduces to an absolute minimum the chance of any disgraceful occurrence ever happening again." The Justice department did not disclose in advance what charges it would level against the retired officer before the grand Jury here, but officials said the indicting body wou'.d put aside all other matters until Uio Meyers cose is disposed of. The Senate .subcommittee licndcd by Senator Ferguson (R.-Mlch.) suggested that on the basis of its record prosecution for wnr fraud, corruption, perjury and Income tax evasion would be appropriate. Tux Prosecution Planned Attorney General Clark announc- ed last week that the Income tax angle would be handed to a grand Jury in the district where Meyers filed his wartime returns. Officials disclosed yesterday these were filed with the internal revenue collector nt Baltimore. Symington said a likely court- martial charge against Meyers would be conduct unbecoming an officer, which is punishable by- dismissal from the army. This would insure that Meyers' pension would not be resumed. The general has been receiving a! month plus for Insurance premiums. Health Given Priority ____ and what he termed 'lack health, service" were ranked top priority by Stassen in his program. "The best of progress in America has been made when liberal, for- ward looking blended and proposals adjusted have with been con- servative attitudes into an agreed program of Stassen. said. "In that he continued, "I do not clash with the conservatives of the Republican party, but rather do I seek the area of agreement with them on the basis on which we can Join in action by the Congress and the nation." "Everyone on social security should be covered by an insurance that will paj' duly verified and reasonable bills which ore Incurred for medical and hospital expenses in excess of In any one lie said. "Through this means the eco- nomic catastrophe that comes with major illness or accident is re- moved, but the entire independence of tho medical profession and the iicrsona) responsibility of the indi- vidual citizen for his ordinary ex- pense Is retained." Parents of 7 Children Are Victims Auto Dragged Half a Mile, Demolished Mlllston, Wis. A Jackson county man and his wife, parents of seven children, were Instantly killed about p. m. Monday when their car was struck by a northbound Chi- cago, St. Paul, Minneapolis tr Omaha passenger train at a. crossing two miles north of here. Their automobile, demolished by the Impact, was dragged half mile. Victims nre Mr. and Mrs. William. Slater, about 65 each, who resided on a small farm two miles west of MillKton. After iui investigation, Jackson County Coroner Sidney Jensen ot Hlxtoii concluded that the couple had been to Millston on a tour, had returned to their and then apparently decided to re- turn to Mlllston when the accident occurred. There were no eyewit- nesses. Assisting in the Investigation Acting District Attorney Louni Drecktrah and Deputy Sheriff Cleo Thomas. They were called by Traf- fic Officer Paul Cooper. The train. No. 501, was en rouU to the Twin Cities. The railroad parallels the U. S. highway 12 at that point and the accident occurred on a side road crossing which crow- ed the tracks as It approaches high- way 12. Death was accidental. Coroner Jensen ruled, and no Inquest will be held. Funeral arrangements Incomplete. Mlllston IK In Jackson county IS miles south of Black River Falla. Squaw Lake Shooting Fatal Gmnd Bapior, MOM. Jack Flneday, 31-year-old Indian, WM shot to death lost night as he itood on tha doorstep of his home In Indian settlement at Squaw Like. Ho died of an abdominal wound inflicted by a 12 gauge shotcun. County Attorney Ben dorf said today that of the shooting were not fully termlned In the preliminary Investi- gation he made at Squaw Lake and that Flncdoy's brother, Leonard. detained here for questioning. Weather FEDERAL FORECASTS For Winona: Partly cloudy and quite cold tonight; lowest 14. Most- ly cloudy with occasional anow flur- ries and somewhat warmer Wed- nesday; highest 32. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy tonight and Wednesday, with anow most of north portion tonight and most of state Wednesday. Colder southeast and not so cold northwest portion tonight. Wisconsin: Partly cloudy and colder tonight. Wednesday mostly cloudy with occasional snow north, and west portions. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for te 34 ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 32; minimum, 18; noon. 24; precipitation, .01; sun to- night at sun rises tomorrow at TEMPERATURES ELSEWHERE Pep. T T T Max. Min. BemldJI ...........16 Des Moines ........26 15 Duluth ............20 13 International Falls. 14 8 Jos Angeles .......66 50 Miami .............82 73 Mlnncopolls-St. Paul 21 13 Sdmonton .........41 35 The Pas ...........12 .07 Housing Plan Told Development of huge projects as many as unite" on con- tract by private builders, with fur- nished dwellings sold to owner oc- cupants and Investors would alle- viate the housing shortage, .Stassen maintained. Stassen listed six other policies which he said "must be Inaugurated (Continued on 7, Column 4) STASSEN Russ Lose Move to Drop Korea Problem Baguio, P. lost its first move today to eliminate con- sideration of working relations with Corea from the agenda of the United Nations economic commission for Asia and the far cost Slavs Free Six Americans Taken in Trieste Area U. S. army public relations office said six American soldiers taken into custody Monday morning by Yugoslav troops were released to American authorities today. Names of the six men and details of the manner in which they were taken into custody, held and released will be made public in 48 hours under the terms of a new regulation, public relations said. (In Belgrade it was reported that Premier Marshal Tito had issued an order to his troops on the Austrian and Trieste free territory borders that all military personnel who stray over the line in an "obviously accidental" manner are to be released immediately.) EXTENDED FORECAST Minnesota and Wisconsin: Tem- peratures will average nbout rive degrees below normal. Normal maxi- mum 27 northern Minnesota, Nor- mnl minimum ten to 24. Continued cold weather till becoming warmer Friday and Saturday. Colder ex- treme north Sunday. Precipitation will average less than one-quarter Inch, except one quarter inch Wis- consin and northern Minnesota. Light snow or snow flurries north- ern section Wednesday and southern sections Wednesday night or early Thursday. Snow flurries north por- tion about Saturday. DAILY RIVER BULLETIN Flood Stage 24-Hr. Stage Today Change Red Wing 14 Lake City Kc.-xds .........12 Dam 4, T.W....... Dam 5, T.W....... Dam 5A, T.W...... Winona (C.P.) 13 2.4 6.2 3.3 4.3 2.7 3.5 5.6 J. Dam 6, Pool....... 10.2 .-I Dnm 6, T.W....... Dakota 7.7 .1 Dam 7, T.W....... 2.0 La Crosse 12 4.S Tributary Streams Chippewa at Durand. 2.4 -f .6 Zumbro at Theilman. 2.5 Buffalo above Alma 2.4 2 Trempealeau at Dodge 1.1 2 Black at Neillsville... 3.6 -f .1 Black at Galesvllle... 2.7 J La Crosse at W. Salem 1.6 4. Root at Houston......5.8 .1 RIVER FORECAST (From Hastings to GntUnberj. Iowa.) During the next 48 hours there will be no material change in the river stages throughout thla district.