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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 29, 1948, Winona, Minnesota VOLUME 48, NO. 241 WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 29, 1948 FIVE CENTS PER COPY TWENTY PAGES Two Seized in Lake City Raid Two Persons Die When Hit by Car Near Rochester Rochester, pedestrians were killed early Sun- day when struct by a car at the edge of the city. The victims were Opal Moran, 49-year-old woman farm op- erator, and an employe, Edward Bannon, 50, both of route 3. elements A week ago three other Rochester residents were killed when Floods, Storms Wreak Havoc Over Weekend Property, Death Toll Mounts in Southern States the South. Rain and snow plagued! j many areas. j At least flve persons were killed (in automobile accidents attributed Here Is A General view of livestock judging in progress at Chicago, when the International Live- stock show opened. (AJP. Photo) Badger Deer Hunting Toll Reaches 12 By The Associated Press Wisconsin's 1948 deer hunting sea- son ended at sundown last night Hundreds of hunters returned home with a buck during the nine-day season, and hundreds of hunters returned home without one. Twelve hunters didn't return home alive. Ten of the sportsmen died of gun- shot. The other two were victims of natural causes. In 1947, six hunters died of bullet wounds and five died of heart at- tacks. Earl Mack, 43, of Mellen, was shot and killed near Duck Lake, 12 miles west uf Mellen, yesterday while hunt- Ing with his father, Paul, 70. Under- aheriff Richard Pufall said the fa- ther shot at a deer, but when he reached the site he found his son shot through the heart. Ray Gnewikow, 44, of the town of Wonewoc in Juneau county, was wounded fatally during the season's closing hours yesterday. Gnewikow, dressed in red and standing in the open, was hit in the left hip by a stray bullet. Physicians at a Mauston hospital administered a transfusion and scheduled an operation to re- move the bullet, but hs died last night. Gnewikow was hunting In the Buckhtim bridge area near German- town. The ten gurshot victims of the 1948 season were: Earl Mack. 43, Mellen. Sverre Sathlrr, 24, Rhinelander. Ray Gnewikow, 44, town of Wor.e- Erwin Kluwe, 17, Polar (Langlade Mike Mikkelson, 68, Rhinelander. William F. Schmidt, 52, Oakfield. Don Mllbach, 17, Marinette. Mrs. Rosemary Jones, 25, Antlgo. Robert Uebersetzlg, 35, Waunakee. Lee McCaskey, 64, Richland Cen- ter. Victims of natural causes were: Stanley Stemp, 50, Madison, heart attack. Earl L. Hawthorne, Monroe, cere- bral hemorrhage. I to the weather, ing.- Rain-swollen banks in three Another was miss- rivers left their southern states- Bob Schmidt, right, 18, of Delmar, Iowa, shakes hands with A. D, Weber of Kansas State college, judge of the International Livestock show at Chicago, after Schmidt's Aberdeen Angus "Black Boy" won top award in the junior grand championship steer competition. Photo) Dunn Opposes State Gasoline Tax Increase St. Representa- tive Roy Dunn said today he is opposed to an increase in the state gasoline tax unless a way can be found to give a greater percentage to the counties. Dunn is majority leader in the house. He made his statement as thej legislative interim committee on highways met to draw up its report. The committee will spend the next two days revising a tentative report prepared in the hope the gasoline tax amendment would pass. The amendment was defeated at the November 2 election. It pro- posed to give the counties half the gasoline tax receipts instead of one-third as now. The committee was created at the end of the last legisJiture to Chinese Plea for-Aid May Be Soft-Pedaled By John M. Hfehtower Chiang Kai-shek's arrival here .is week is expected to touch off a fresh drive to get the United States to underwrite China's war against its communist foes. Authoritative informants said today that as the Chinese presi- dent's wife she will be shown "every but they made clear privately they have little sympathy with Madame Chiang's un- official mission. This attitude has been openly! shown in the hands-off policy the! State department has tried to fol- low as far as possible in dealing with her trip. In announcing Satur- day night that she would travel here In a U. S. Naval transport plane the department emphasized that it was made available "at her request." There was no expression of welcome and no official word on arrange- ments which expedite her might be made to mission after the scheduled arrival Wednesday. Dramatizes Dilemma The fact is, Madame Chiang's trip dramatizes n dilemma in Mental Health' Week Proclaimed St. Paul W) Governor Young- dahl today proclaimed this week "Mental Health week." He described mental illness as America's number one health prob- lem and called dnve under attention to to improve the th dilemma Secretary of State Marshall and President Truman presently findj state's mental health resources. themselves in connection with The state's mental hospitals wll Chinese crisis. te Qpen by a On the one band, according or of week_ Hospitals a to responsible informants, they willmar Pergus b wish to avoid any word or action which might embarrass the Chi- ang government in its struggle with the communists. And they are hopeful some way may be Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee. j Hundreds of persons were forced to flee their homes. Property and crop damage was estimated in hundreds of thousands of dollars. Injured Four Negroes were injured in a windstorm which hit Fort Davis, near Tuckegee, Ala. A brief snow- storm struck parts of Texas, Ok- lahoma and Kansas and then moved southeastwards, with the snow changed to rain or slush and strong winds diminishing. Three died In Georgia and Ala- Sheriff Gerald Cunningham said two men were being detained without charge for questioning. He Identified them as Ronald J. Hendrickson, 37, a farmer, and Ray Pringle. 39, of Rlceville, Iowa. Cunningham quoted Hendrickson as saying he thought his car had hit something as he drove along the highway. Hendrickson said that after let- ting Pringle off at nearby Harold's! Inn, he drove home. While at the! restaurant, Pringle heard there had been an accident. j Pringle and the proprietor of the) restaurant went to Hendricfcson's! home and the three then drove to I the scene of the accident, SheriS Cunningham said. The accident occurred near the junction of highways 14 and 52 on the road to Chatfield. Hendrickson signed a statement admitting the accident. Meanwhile, three persons were bama highway accidents, .and an-j dead today as the result of weekend other person was missing. Two were [accidents in Wisconsin, killed on a slippery highway ini Francis Schwlnd, 15, Milwaukee, Pennsylvania. wounded fatally yesterday while Southern floodwaters originated I target shooting in woods near in northern sections of Georgia, Thiensville in Ozaukee county. A Alabama and Tennessee. i companion, Dennis Sieser, also 15 Residents Flee land of Milwaukee, told authorities Many roads were inundated. Near Montgomery, Ala., 335 convicts were evacuated from a prison farm to the Kilby state prison, nearby, when Jie Tallapoosa river rose. Homes were evacuated in scattered floods around Birmingham and Fhenix 'ity, Ala., Atlanta, Columbus and Macon, Ga., and Knoxvllle, Tenn. Peachtree creek-overflowed at At- anta, forcing residents of a fash- onable northside residential section- to flee. Macon had the highest flood level in its history in the Ocmnlgee river. Highways in the vicinity of Rome, Ga., were in danger and workmen removed mer- chandise from buildings. Wind Storm A number of Kansas and Oklaho- ma communities were without elec- ric service yesterday as the result )f a snow and wind storm In that area. Transportation and commu- nications were disrupted. Heavy leet broke power lines to 43 Ok- ahoma communities. Telephone and elegraph lines snapped under coats f ice. Some highways in south entral Kansas were closed. Up to three inches of snow fell in ome parts of western Pennsylvania. Snow fell on the outskirts of Washington, D. C., but melted as it urned to rain. Rain and snow Tampered motorists in eastern West 'irginia. Blizzards the accident occurred after he and Schwind had separated. Sieser said he flred his .22 rule at a tree branch and found Schwind lying wounded on the ground when he reached the tree. The boy died a half hour later. Joseph Kontny, 48, Ashland, was injured fatally yesterday when he fell from a moving train at the AshJand depot. Knotny was get- ting off the train, after saying good- bye to a relative. In another fall, Peter Jauquet, 49, B. J. Rofhwell, Bay State Mill Chairman, Dead Bernard Joseph Rothwell, above, suffered fatal injuries Saturday 189, Boston, Mass., chairman of the board or directors and one of the founders of the Bay State Milling Company, Winona, died Saturday In Boston after a long illness. Mr. Rothwell's first connection with the flour industry came when he became associated with the H. B. and thunderstorms hit he Cascade mountains In Washing- on. Communications were severed nd blown down trees blocked high- rays. Many automobiles were aught in the heavy snowfall. when he tumbled down a stairway at his rooming house at Sugar Bush (Brown Four Perish In Madison Tenement Fire Madison, mother and three of her children perished early i active Interest "in Gambling Place Runs 40 Minutes Sheriff, State Agents Take Club's Equipment Lake City, A bold attempt to operate a gambling house near here was frustrated Sat- urday evening, after 40 minutes of operation, by an equally bold raid. The Lake Social club, located in ;he basement of the luxurious Ter- race night club, opened at 10 p. m. and was closed down at p. m., vhen Wabasha County Sheriff John 'acobs and State Agent William Bennyhoff arrested two St. Paul men and confiscated assorted gamb- ing equipment. County Attorney Arnold Hatfleld aid that James Sharkey and John VTallouf had both posted bail of m charges of gambling, and that ioth would appear before Municipal fudge G. H. Lange here Wednesday at 10 a. m. He said that John who operates the Terrace club, is not being held. Tip to Authorities The county attorney gave this ac- count of the short-lived gambling den: Last week he received a tip that a gambling house was to be opened jat the Terrace. Amazed at tha I audacity, and unbelieving, he told the sheriff about the report. Sat- urday night the sheriff and Benny- hoff sat in a car outside the club, watched a few patrons go in, and then decided to go in themselves. The outside door, equipped with the traditional peephole, had a sign on it reading "Lake Social Club." When they told the doorman that they wanted he admitted them. Downstairs, in a series of three connected small rooms, they found Sharkey operating a dice table and Mallouf operating the roulette game. There was also a blackjack; table, which was not in operation. Two Arrested Between eight and ten patrons were playing the two games. After watching a bit, the bold raiders, closed in, arrested the two men, took trons and the names of the pa- confiscated the equip- ment, including a few samples from a big stack of membership cards for Goodwin Company in the club' APParently of flour. He helped found the young club had not yet started State Milling Company in 1899, and cards- after serving as its president for some time, became chairman of the board of directors. He was active in the Millers Na- tional federation, and served as a member of the board of directors of the federation for some years. He always maintained a great and yesterday when fire gutted a crowd- ed tenement building five blocks off capitol square. Mrs. Florence Dinger, 32, a di- vorcee, helped one child to safety but died in an attempt to rescue the other three from their tiny one-room apartment on the second floor. forecasters The other victims were Ju'deen, in Chicago said clearing weather as in prospect this morning and ate this afternoon for the flooded areas of Georgia and Alabama, learing and colder temperatures to- ight_were forecast for Kentucky freezing tern Below freezing temperatures ear his morning included Land-O akes, Wis., 12; Lone Rock, Wis., 18 owa City, Iowa, and Kirksville, Mo Dodge City, 19; Quincy 21; Minneapolis, 22; El Pasi 4; Salt Lake City, and Bismarck D., 26; and Fort Smith, Ark., 30. found by which the United States can help to prevent a communist conquest of all China. On the other hand, the adminls- open all week. The hospital a Cambridge will be open to the pub lie on November 30, the hospital a St. Peter on December 1, hospitals all confidence in Chiang's his military and poli- The so as to Udc and halt the re- several thousand tidles added to ths system earlier nave not yet been Improved. Dunn emphasized that the great need still Is for farm-to-market roads. He acknowledged that pro- posals probably will be offered at the next legislature to raise the gasoline tax from four to five cents, but said he regarded defeat of the wnendment as the voice of the people speaking against an increase. Only remaining way to give the counties more highway funds, he said, appears for the state highway commissioner to give to the counties ail federal aid given to the state for secondary roads. Now the com- missioner retains a portion for use on secondary trunk highways. they apparently con- sider It impossible for the United States to underwrite Chiang's" war with an all-out aid program which would involve an estimated expendi- ture of several billions of dollars over the next few years. Some authorities speculate, more- over, that if the United States be- came deeply involved in the Orient struggle it might eventually be con- fronted with a decision on whether to send American troops to fight there. While lladame Chiang's approach to the problem remains to be fully disclosed, most experts here believe (Continued on Page 7, Column 5.) CHINESE AID at Moose Lake, Anoka and Faribaul on December 2 and the hospital a Hastings on December 3. In addition to- visiting the hos praticipa voluntar agencies and local committees seek- ing to improve the work with the mentally ill. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: Increasing cloudiness and Tvarmer tonight; low 26. Tuesday mostly cloudy, becoming colder in the afternoon; high 37. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 j hours ending at 12 no. Sunday: 35; noon, 30; precipitation, none. Official observations for the hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 39; 13- noon, 39; precipitation, none; sun 24 sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Additional weather on page 10. wo Hospitalized In Pennock Crash Two youths wer hospitalized here today, one with critical injuries, following a two car collision near Pennocfe Sunday in which five Willmar persons were hurt. Suffering from head injuries and still unconscious this morning was Dale Renstrom, 17. Also aospitalizec Hagen, 18, who had head and neck injuries. Both were In one of the cars. Occupants of the other machine were Edwin C. Erickson, 20; Don- ald Fladeboe, 20, and Kenneth Niel- sen, IS. All were bruised and cut. The mishap occurred two miles west of Pennock in a fog. SHOPPING 9; William, 5, and Shirley, -3. Nancy Dinger, 11, and 26 others escaped. Mrs. Dinger helped Nancy through a window onto the roof of a porch. From there the child jumped into the arms of a man below, while went back to help the rest of her children. The blaze apparently started when an oil stove exploded in one of the apartments. The two-story frame building was divided Into 11 tiny apartments. Clark Wiedner, a cook, had re- tamed home from work and was reading when he smelled smoke shortly after 1 a. m. He carried two of his young children through the smoke, returned for his wife and another small child, and then raced through the blazing building pound- Ing on doors and shouting to arouse the sleeping tenants. Several persons were hospitalized with minor bums. Firemen fought the blaze for an hour. Dr. David. Atwood, Dane county coroner, ordered an inquest but set no date. District Attorney Horace Wilkie was questioning the owner of the tenement, Alex Rosen, Last July wiedaer, a veteran, complained of the crowded condi- tions in the building to a local news- paper which subsequently carried an affairs. In addition to his milling Inter- ests, Mr. Rothwell served with many civic, state and federal groups and boards, and as a bank director and trustee. Mr. Rothwell was chairman of the board of directors of the Boston Elevated Railway Company from 1930 to '34, and a director since that time. He was a director of the Massachusetts Bonding and Insur- ance Company, a trustee of the Union Savings bank, the Massa- chusetts Savings bank and the Life Insurance Guaranty Fund; chair- man of the Federal Home Loan (Continued on Pafe 3, Column 7.) ROTHWELL The patrons were hustled out of the den without being given time to cash in their chips. According to Attorney Hatfleld, Manager Lowrie says that he. rent- ed the rooms to the St. Paul men without knowing what use they would make of them. The St. Paul men admitted renting the rooms. The rooms were reached from an outside entrance. Navy Discounts Submarine Rumor Washington Navy officials discounted reports of an un- mown submarine in the Gulf of Mexico. Privately, they were writing -he whole thing off as a mirage inspired by enthusiasm.' The crew of a training plane from he Corpus Texas, Naval Air Base reported nought they saw a miles off the U. S. coast. Friday they periscope 20 editorial on the matter along with several pictures. The room in which the Dingers lived was 13 by 10 feet. Northern Pacific Decrease St Pan! Net income of for the first ten months of 948 was reported today by the Northern Pacific railway. This was a decrease of the profit reported for the ,ame period of 1947. Operating revenues amounted to compared With for the first ten months of 947. Railway operating expenses ere against Oi2 a year ago, Nancy Dinger, 11, looks from the second story window through she crawled to the porch roof, lower right, Sunday to escape a. fire in which her mother and two sisters and a brother burned to death at Madison, Wis. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) ;