Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 25, 1949, Winona, Minnesota
COLDER TONIGHT, CLOUDY SATURDAY THERE'S NO STATIC ON KWNO-FM 97.5 MEGACYCLES VOLUME 49, NO. 238 WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 25, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Good Fellows Set For Big Campaign Republican-Herald Opens Drive With Contribution of for Needy Children IF EVERY reader of this column today would put a dollar In an envelope and mail it to the Good Fellows editor, The Republican- Herald, every needy child of this community would be assured a substantial gift and a Merry Christmas this year. But such a response is beyond the dreams of the Good Fellows editor or of the Good Fellows workers who are assembling today to launch their 1949 Good Fellow campaign to bring happiness at Christmas time to the needy children of this community. Need Is Great This expression of the true spirit of the Christmas season, the giving to the needy, is launched earlier than usual this year because the need is great and there are a great many children to be reached. On top of this, the Good Fellows organization this year is more ambitious than it has been in recent of just buying a pair of shoes for a needy little boy or girl, they hone this Christmas with your assistance, to buy for that child a full underwear, a coal, stockings, shoes and outfit him so he can enjny the pleasures and rigors of our Minnesota winters. Last year, because of limited funds, only one article each was purchased for the 625 children reached with the funds approximately 300 pairs of shoes, 200 coats and 125 miscellaneous articles were given costing 750 on Needy List This year, Good Fellow workers estimate, that there are 750 children on the needy who will have no Christmas and will be improperly clothed If the Good Fellows do not respond. If an average of three articles of a coat and to be purchased for these hopes of the Good fund this year must be more than double last Christmas. Realizing this situation. The Republican-Herald today is start- ing the list with a S500 contribution, and urges other firms interested in the welfare of the children of this community to be generous in their giving to the fund this Christmas. But the big boost in the fund can come from the the ones who put a dollar bill in an envelope and mail it to the Good Fellows editor, The Republican-Herald. These dollar these individual the ones that bring joy to the hearts of the needy children and will help to banish the empty stocking at Christmas time. More Good Fellows Necessary There must be many new Good Fellows this year if the new goal is to be who never before enrolled in the Good Fellow movement. New members of this organization must help Santa Claus fill empty stockings at Christmas. It is very simple to be a Good Fellow. Just put one dollar, five dollars, ten dollars or a bill In an envelope with your name and address and mail to Good Fellows editor, The Republican-Herald. Winona, Minn. It will be listed upon arrival and the full amount assigned to a Good Fellows worker to buy gifts lor a needy child. The Good Fellows Is not a new organization. It has worked here in Winona since years as Santa Glaus assistants. Its volunteer workers are cltywlde In scope, including school teachers, welfare workers and school nurses, all working for one children lit Christmas! It does not duplicate the work ol other groups. It supplements regular welfare and charity organizations and gives the needy child a gift at Christmas. Bayers Are Experienced Its buyers are experienced workers. It gets discounts from the Is economically Is no waste. The full dollar you give goes into the gift. The children are picked by school teachers who have worked with them since last September and know their circumstances. Their lists are checked by welfare workers and school nurses. The Good Fellow workers conduct Independent Investigations. The children go direct to the shoes are fitted, the clothing fits and there are no waste gifts. The funds buy practicable and useful gifts. Your Good Fellows dollar Is carefully spent to do the most good. Your Good Fellows dollar Is an investment In the future. It Is the "American way" to help at Christmas. Be a Good Fellow. Mall your contribution today. Cash contributions to the Good Fellows In recent years are shown In the following table: 1921 I32Z 1923 721.91 1924 759.35 1925 801.50 1926 938.50 1927 IKS 2.089.35 1930 TOl 1932 1933 1BX4 inSS 1.700.15 1936 1K7 1SI3S 19II9 1910 1911 2.119.44 1942 19-13 1344 191.', 1.997.45 194G 2.365.46 1947 2.780.89 1918 Postal Employe Arrested Snow, Hazardous Ice on Roads 161 Violent Snarl Holiday Traffic in Area Deaths Over Thanksgiving Traffic Accidents, Fires, Shootings Cause Fatalities Julius J. Meier By The Associated Press The nation's death toll in vio-i lent accidents over the Thanks-' giving day holiday was one of the I highest in several years. i There were at least 161 violent deaths from 6 p.m. (local time) Wednesday to midnight Thursday. These included 103 traffic fataii- ties. Fifty-eight persons died in miscellaneous accidents, including fires, plane crashes, shootings, falls and hunting. Also included were 14 persons killed In Alabama tor- nadoes. This year's Thanksgiving violent deaths compared to 114 over the same period last year; 128 in 1947, ,and 83 in 1946. The totals reportedly still seeking I Thanksgiving day holidays during successor to David E. Lihenthal the war years also were below this as the atomic chief, was Top Executive Sought to Fill Lilienthal Job By Oliver W. De Wolf Washington Tru-liu St. Paul. Theft of C.O.D. Money Charged In Complaint Julius J. Meier, 53, Seven Years From Retirement, Held A Winona postoffice employe, seven years away from retirement, has been arrested for the theft of '.O.D. package money. He is Julius J. Meier, 53. 315 East Third street, employed in the postoffice here for more than 27 pears. Meier was arrested late Wednes- day, at the end of his work day as a parcel post carrier, by Post- office Inspector C. I. Turner I He was immediately arraigned before TJ. S. Commissioner Thomas Wiley on a charge of "Theft or mail and embezzlement of public monies derived therefrom." After waiving: preliminary hearing, Mei- jer was bound over to federal court This Was One Of Several Automobiles damaged In collisions on highway 61 following the snowfall Thanksgiving eve. The accident occurred at p. m. yesterday near Lamoille when the car shown above driven by Gerald Nichols of Minnesota City was involved in a collision with another car and a Rochester Dairy Co-operative truck. Damage to the three vehicles in the accident has been estimated average of 82 persons killed every 24 hours in traffic accidents dur- ing the first nine months of 1949. However, the figures for the nine months cover deaths occuring as long as months after the accident in which the victims were injured. at more than 14 Killed in Alabama Tornadoes, 44 Hurt Birmingham, day tornadoes roared down at four points in east Alabama yesterday and killed 14 persons, persons -were injured. The vicious, out-of-season storms left several other persons missing Forty-four hazardous and glaze. Republican-Herald photo Sheriff Kept Busy By Skidding Cars, Minor Collisions i Winter's sudden onslaught Wed- nesday night left in its wake a series of traffic snarls, truck and car collisions on highways in the Winona area that had been made by hard-packed snow year's mark. This year's traffic deaths year's toll of 86. The National _AJiigh official of the atomic en Safety council's records show an Thanksgiving' far exceeded day last urged by lawmakers today to Among the violent deaths were atomic energy com- a 19-year-old mother and her three young children who perished in a fire that destroyed their Jog cabin near Rockville, Ind. In Elizabeth, N. J., a father died in attempt- ing to aid his eight children when fire broke out in their home. California, Illinois and Ohio each reported ten traffic deaths, Minnesoran Dead In Plane Crash By The Associated Prera Two Minnesotans died in Thanks- giving day auto crashes, one of'them He could not furnish bail or bond and he is in the Winona county jail awaiting transfer, by U. S. marshal, to St. Paul. Nine Thefts in Two Months Mr. Turner said that he has a record of at least nine thefts over ergy commission said he under-1 the "past two months" and that choose no one but a top-notch exe- cutive. stood that Mr. Truman had not j they total in the vicinity "sev- yet picked a new AEG chairman erai hundred dollars." Those already discovered, said to replace Lilienthal, whose resig- nation was announced Wednesday. Senator Edwin C. Johnson (D.- Colo.) and Representative Kilday (D.-Tex.) members of the on the President to exercise careful judgment in mak- ing the choice for one of the most important jobs In the world. Johnson has been highly cirtical Mr. Turner, range from S8.21 to but only one is under An investigation is also under way to determine the existence of other type thefts, such as parcel post Itself, but Mr. Turner could not say today whether others had been uncovered. Mr. Turner said that Meier has ioffered no denial of the C.O.D. of many of Lilicnthal's policies initiiefts, "although there are mora the past; Kilday has been a strong defender of the controversial atomic official. In accepting Lillenthal's resig- and destroyed more than a score of buildings as they leap-frogged in j Port was Winona County Sheriff George nation with "reluctance and the utmost Mr. Truman ex- pressed confidence that his atom- ic lieutenant would stay on if real- ly needed beyond the December 31 le now plans to than he said." The postoffice inspector said that Meier accomplished the thefts by taking C.O.D. packages out of the postoffice without checking them out. three counties about dusk. An entire family of ten Negroes was wiped out near Hackneyville in Tallapoosa county, 60 miles southeast of Birmingham, mammoth wind picked up their weatherbeaten little home and hurled it 300 yards across the road into another house. The second house was occupied by another large family of Ne- groes, but none was reported hurt. up a greater part the night Thanksgiving eve investi- gating numerous accidents report- ed by motorists en route to f man perished when a plane fell in 01 Mexico. all, nearly a dozen mishaps were reported to authorities here yesterday. Particularly hazardous were conditions on highway 61 and, at one time early Thursday, toe sher- iff stated that more than 50 cars were stalled by slippery conditions Larger Czech Farms Cut Up By Red Rulers By Richard Kasischke Prague, Czechoslovakia Communist-led search committees spread' out through the Czech countryside today in an apparent drive to liquidate larger farmers. The commutes, backed by self- styled "persuading oper- ated through a wide section of the ____ country seeking out and rounding! Another person was killed about two mneg nortn Da. up "economic reports I five injured by the tornado's when cars (jrjven Robert the controlled press revealed.ion Sand mountain, near Nestor Falls Onta'rio Can- Prison sentences, confiscations: Head in Dekalb county. Valley Head and Vern stelling Ontario Only death in the state was that of Roger Mechavich, 18, a, St. Thanksgiving reunions and dinners I (Continued on Pagre II, Column 4.) ACCIDENTS Both houses were on hills in. the Dakota Lamoille nesses said they appeared to plode after the smashing impact. Fire at Whitehall Destroys House Near Oneonta, in Blount county, two members of a white family State highway department main-j Whitehall, Wis. tenance crews were called out small children and their, par- 3 a. m., yesterday and spent were homeless when fire destroyed were billed at the Easley commu- entlre morning clearing the high- nity. The same twister hopped aiwaj of ?now and spreading sand small mountain and struck again! a.nd cmders hills and on the northern outskirts of One- onta, where 34 persons were hurt. Property damage was heavy. portions of the pavement. Ontario Drivers One of the most serious acci- i dents occurred at 10 a.m. Thurs- !and stiff fines were being impos- is 90 miles northeast of here. 1949 Be a Good Fellow The following contributions to the Good Fellows fund have been received to date: The Republican-Herald .............................ScOO.OO Winona Athlotir club 25.00 United Parking House of America, Local 305 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Gcorso Encstrom 5.00 AVinona Fire Fighters association.................... 15.00 5570.00 ed by district national committees (local governing bodies; against the kulaks (village rich) on Sheriff W. P. Maynor of Blount county reported that an unidenti- Wis., collided. According to Sheriff Fort, Stel- ling was driving north on high- charges of sabotaging the nation's Of a burned home near Oneonta. five-year plan. The agrarian campaign appear fied body was taken from the ruinsiway 61 when his car suddenly slid ed to be a counterpart of the wave out of control across the center A Red Cross disaster crew and into the path of the south- dispatched to the Hackneyville Abound Cotton car. J storm area to aid other Negro! The automobile driven by Cotton of the arrests last month wnose houses were dam-'was thrown into a steep five-foot cities which rounded up thousandsjaged by twjster I ditch by the impact while the Stel- independent businessmen andj Governor James E_ Folsom car managed to stay on the led on national guardsmen at to aid in the search for the! Stelllng has estimated damage here their today three- Kilday noted that a. majority of the congressional atomic group had cleared Lilienthal of "incred- ible mismanagement" charges He then delivered the packages, collected the money, pocketed it and took the C.O.D. tag, at least in some Instances, to his rooming- house. This tag is ordinarily re- turned to the postoffice with the money, Mr. Turner explained. Seven Tag's In Room When Meier was arrested made by Senator HickenlooperjThanksgiving: Eve, Mr. Turner add- (R.-Iowa) last May 22. In Des Molnes, Iowa, looper saw in the resignation an answer to the demand that he had 'ed he was asked where the tags Hicken-1 were. "He said they were at his Mr. Turner recounted, "so we made for Lilienthal's scalp lastjtook him down there, and he show- May. them to us in a box. There 'I look forward to a new stim-jwere seven tags in the box." jlation in our atomic of the nine thefts already dis- said in a statement. 'covered, some are based on com- A source close to Lilienthal said plaints, Mr. Turner said. The In- the resigning official has no defi- nite plans at the moment, but may do some writing and lecturing. In his letter of resignation, dat- room home on the east side of Jed November 21, Lilienthal left no Whitehall Thursday about 9 p.m. double that his active interest in Loss was estimated at around! public affairs and atomic policies Only a few personal continue. He wrote: ings were saved. The fire is be-l "Indeed one of my chief rea- lieved to have started from a smallisons for wishing to return to pri- wood burner, used to heat theivate life is that I may be able to small, frame home. engage in public discussion and The occupants, Mr. and Mrs. An-j public affairs with a greater lati- ton Klundby and their two chil- dren, moved in with Mrs. Klund- by's aunt, Mrs. Edwin Paulson. tude than is either feasible or suit- vestigatlon began only last week. Meier is married children, but has a and has two legal separa- tion from his wife and has been paying toward her support by dis- trict court order. Mr. Turner estimated that with a November 1 raise Meier was making "close to net" a month. If found guilty of the charge, Meier would probably be ineligible for further employment with the postoffice. but, it was reported he able for one who carries specific I would still be eligible for his pen- public responsibilities." jsion at age 60. of independent businessmen and other middle class elements. Informed diplomatic quarters in- terpreted the new drive as part of to his car at S400 while Cotton 'set damage to his automobile at the land along the Soviet pat- "re" uy hour and one-half later, three cars were damaged one ex- In such a scheme "big" farmers Maynor said damage m Easley _ ir a three-way col- (none of whom can own more than was "widespread" and that many; jive mjles t Dakota 124 acres of "land under there were injured. Jesse; highway 61 laws) first would have to be liqui- McCuUough, an Easley Cars'Collide Selling Begins At 4-H Show jYoung Mother in Rail iCrossing Crash dated. related that he was picked up byj the wind and carried across three Officially the government has re- mained silent on the of land, finally landing m The sheriff said that but daily appear in reports of its progress tree top. the semiofficial commu- Evidence of the wind's nist party organ Rude Pravo. shown when a school bus; report made the in front of Eugene Gib-i cars driv- en by William ZUliox, 262 Grand street, and Harold Walters, 753 j utiwest Fourth street, collided while' !both were traveling west on the 'son's house was blown completely j" Two months ago the government-1over the building, landing in the controlled press had proclaimed yard. i-i- i Tornadoes are uncommon in Ala- ama at this time of the year. Most of them are spawned in the! j Milwaukee -Wl-A young 6arvest uith the com-j Chicago Auctioneers were ;er who attempted to rescue kerjpujsory delivieries of crops to busy at the international amphi- baby from a stalled car, wasjstate exceeding the target. theater today, seeking: top prices for struck by a train and injured seri- 380 steers rejected for entry in yesterday. international livestock exposition, j She is Mrs. Patricia Adams. 24, The rejected animals were among Milwaukee, who was hospitalized unwrr'AeTC 705 well-finished nnimals brought (in serious cor.dition after the ac- clearing Tn tho bv 'tirm boys and i Winona ana vicinitj. 0 Fb'ig livestock cident, four miles north of tonight; lowest 20 in the! ZUliox t (Continued on Paee 11. Column 7.) j ICY ROADS WEATHER spring and fall. The weather bur- eau at Birmingham gave this ex- planation: 24 La Crosse Co-op Gels REA Permit tomorrow kesha. jcity, 16 in the country. Saturday I After culling out the 380 rejects.] ___ Police gave this account of thesPartIy t ofiicials approved the remaining 325imishaD. temperature; highest Saturday aft- steers for entry in the baravard! ernoon 3o. ____ s Joseph Adams, 25, driving his LOCAL WEATHER bigtime. "The rejected good prices under the auctioneers' at Watertown, applied his brakes animals broujht family to a Thanksgiving dinner Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Thursday. gavels. By midday top of S43.50 a h approached a railroad cross hundredweitrht had been paid by i. Company for an Aberdeen saw a trata- Angus owned by Lyie F. Trucken-'skidded 100 feet on the icy roadjhours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum. 32; minimum, 25; pre- cipitation, .19 (two inches cari Official observations for the 241 bred. 16, of Mentiotn. 111. jand stopped on the crossing. Next highest price of S43 was paid: Adams and his wife tried to get 29; precipitation, none; sun by Wilson Company for another: their two children and the at sun rises tomorrow Aberdeen Angus, owned by Duane mother, Mrs. Loretta O'Brien, outjat Scliwingle, 13, of La Moille, m. j of the car as the train bore Additional weather on page 17. Maximum, 31; minimum, 24; t.s sets The federal issued a 50- C Washington I power commission year license to the Dairyland Pow- er Co-operative of La Crosse, Wis., for construction and operation of a hydro electric project on the Flambeau river in Wisconsin. The project will include a dam feet long, a power plant of kilowatt capacity, a substa- tion, and transmission lines. Energy generated at the project will be used by the 25 electrical associations which own and con- trol the co-operative. The associations are financed by the rural electrification adminis-; tration. j Bill Gorman, 18, center, and Wilbur Colvin, 19, right, ride the back of a tractor piloted by R. H. Jose at Des Moines as Jose towed their plane in from a field where they crashed on. a Thanksgiving flight to Omaha. .The youths missed the Des Moines airport in bad weather and darkness and just "put her down" in a com field. Neither plane nor passengers were injured. Midwestern hospitality included a pre-Thanksgiving dinner, bottom, complete with candle- light at the Jose home. Both are from Greensboro, Pa. Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald.) Humphrey, Father Of Senator, Dead Minneapolis Hubert H. Humphrey, Sr., Huron, S. D., drug- gist, died in University of Minne- .sota hospital today. He was 67 'years old. i Death came a week after Hum- iphrey had suffered a stroke of paralysis. i Humphrey, father of U. S. Sen- ator Hubert H. Humphrey, Jr., CD- I was brought to the hospital ja week ago yesterday. He had been !a patient there last March after suffering a stroke. The senator and his wife, who iwere about to sail for Europe last 'Saturday, abandoned their trip and iflew to Minneapolis upon learning the elder Humphrey had .suffered ithe second seizure. Also here were ithe senator's mother and brothers and sisters. Humphrey was born at Albany, Ore., March 23, 1882. He spent his iboj'hood at Elk River, Minn., where his parents moved while he Iwas still an infant. Educated in schools at Elk River and St. jjames, Minn., Humphrey was iwas graduated from the Minnesota llnstitute of Pharmacy in 1906. One year later he married Chris- tine Saunes of Lily, S. D. The cou- iple had four children, two girls land two boys. When he was 27, Humphrey started on the road, selling patent medicines and later candy for a Minneapolis firm. He opened bis own drug store at Wallace, S. D., in 1911 and mov- ed it to Doland, S. D., five years later. There, he served on the city council for eight years and as act- ing mayor for 18 months. In 1931, Humphrey moved his Doland store and fixtures to its present site in Huron.