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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 3, 1949, Winona, Minnesota SHOWERS TONIGHT, CLEARING SUNDAY VELVET VOICE OF RADIO 49, NO. 169 WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1949 FIVE CENTS PER COPY Jets Cross U.S. at 529 M.P.H. 280 Slated to Die In Holiday MisLaps By The Associated Press Millions of motorists headed for Labor day outings today as the nation started the summer season's last extended holiday. Early reports from across the country showed safety in travel. But the National Safety council predicted a probable death toll of 280 in traffic ac- cidents from last night to mid- night Monday. The first survey of violent deaths from 6 p.m. Friday showed 13 -jerscns killed in traffic mishaps and one per- son drowned. New Tork report- ed three motor fatalities; Colo- rado and Oklahoma two each, and one was reported in Ida- ho, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Tex- as and West Virginia. The 1948 Labor day weekend was marred by 407 violent deaths, including ?93 traffic fa- talities; 60 drownings, and 54 persons killed in miscellaneous mishaps. Californian Arrested on Treason Count labor Day Agenda Heavy Traffic, Rain Seen for Weekend Rutiedgc Has Senators Irked Quiet Night Johnson's >rr__i. njry. ill Ban on Planes York, Me. illj Supreme Court Justice Wiley B.! Eutledge still clung to life today in York hospital. The 55-year-old jurist, in a coma since noon yesterday following cer- ebral hemorrhage had a quiet night. A hospital bulletin said "his con- dition remains the is still gravely ill." itor of American prisoners and Thousands of motorists, probably accompanied by scattered showers j other roles nVlM., will "WlTinnR t.flflftV i Charged With Aiding Japs After Corregidor Capture New York W) Handsome, 33- year-old John David Provoo just discharged from eight years in the Army was in jail today on charges of betraying his country to Japan during wartime, An ex-sergeant, Provoo allegedly volunteered his services to Japa- nese military commanders after his capture on Corregidor in 1942. Federal authorities said he work- ed for the wartime enemy for threej cue workers and welders battled years as a propagandist, an inquisi- an underground sandslide almost Friends Rescue Youth Trapped By Well Cave-In Elkhart, Ind. Friends, res- and chilly temperatures, will travel through Winona today and to-1 morrow en route to lakes and resorts for Labor day vacationing during His arrest yesterday on a treason the last "lone weekend" of the summer season Traffic authorities anticipate one of the year's heaviest weekends of highway driving during the next two days which unofficially mark ______4-Vin nvirt Tfafat-irtn The Alsops the end of the vacation season. Locally, a Labor day banquet a the Hotel Winona will be held in lieu of the originally-planned street parade and Prairie Island picnic. The parade and picnic were can- celed in consideration of the (threat of) polio in this area and it was probably just as well, in- asmuch as the weatherman has made a rather gloomy forecast for the weekend. Overcast Skies Overcast skies are predicted for the greater part of the next two days, scattered showers are ex- By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington-President Truman' speech to the American Legion inj Tlle weatherman's dim outlook Philadelphia has clearly alteredjwon't deter many holiday-minded the whole ptmosphere in v crucial forthcoming Anglo-Ameri can talks are to be held. The vital j AU offices in the citVi as weii as four paragraphs toward the and wholesale business firms, Bankruptcy Of Britain Perils U. S. I warrant, just a few minutes after he had shed his Army uniform, apparently surprised him. "This is the first I've heard of he said. six hours last night to get a 17- year-old Chicago schoolboy out of a well. When the desperate battle was over, cocky Gene Sanders, appar- ently unhurt by being almost com- pletely buried, wanted to take a Denies Use of Air Force Craft For Trips Abroad By Edwin B. Haakinson Washington Secretary of Defense Johnson's protest against using military aircraft to haul sen- ators around the world brought a we can pass law reaction today from Congress. Senator Elmer Thomas (D.- who first received the point- ed suggestion that congressmen ride the regular commercial air- lines, told a reporter. "This may bring this airplane issue to the front. If the military officials can assign planes to any- one they like, then Congress may have to take notice of it and fix the policy." Thomas, one of the leaders of an insistent Senate economy bloc j conceded with a wry smile that the drive to slash government spending had apparently boomeranged. But with'most senators away for a long Labor day weekend, Thom- had been under way Eand d ta over Sanders Jed they wanted to make a leisure- ever since the war's end. The' p r _ fl-mnn- -incnooHnn nr wit? F.B.I, launched a new inquiry a year ago. The tall dark-haired Provoo, a An investigation of Provoo's bus back to Chicago But he was i as held his fire. He merely pass- overnight in Hkhart Johnson's blunt comments ms other senators who had indicat- native of California and a one-time student of Oriental philosophy, al- legedly worked with "Tokyo Rose" in broadcasting Japanese propa- ganda to U. S. troops. At the time Corregidor fell to Japan, he allegedly changed from his II. S. Army uniform to the robes of a Buddhist priest, hoping by this means to curry .favor of the Japanese. Provoo was arraigned- yesterday I just as he and a friend, Gust Peter- son, had finished digging a -well 20 feet deep beside Peterson's farm- house near Bristol, nine miles east of here. Peterson, who had just started a ladder, frantically scratched sand away from the boy's face, but more sand kept sliding in. When Pire Chief John Williams of Elkhart arrived with an ambul- ance and rescue crew, he found Peterson bending his own body over the boy's face to keep the sand away. before U. S. Commissioner Edward W. McDonald. U. S. Attorney John F. X. Get out of there, or ly flying inspection or Europe, with a number going on around world. Senators Grumble j Other senators grumbled private-j ly to reporters that President Tru- man, Vice-President Barkley and other officials of the executive de- partment make frequent flying trips. They also recalled recent public testimony that John Maragon, man- about-Washington, and Major Gen- eral Harry H, Vaughan, the Pres- ident's Army aide, were able to ar- The Most Rev. Leo Binz, top left, coadjutor bishop of Winona, and the Most Rev. Albert G. Meyer, bishop of Superior, Wis., stand on the deck of the Liner Saturnia in New York before sailing for Italy and a visit to Pope Pius XH. Also sailing on the Saturnia to visit the Pope are the Most Rev. Elin J. Nold, bottom left, bishop of Miles In 3 Hours, 45 Minutes Tail Winds Help Racers on Hop To Cleveland Cleveland Major Vernon A. JFord, San Francisco, shrieked across the finish line at the National Air races with an average spsed of 529.6 'miles an hour today in the fastest i time ever made in the Bendix cross- 'country jet division. His elapsed ;time was three hours, 45 minutes, seconds for the 1993 mile dash jfrom Mures, Calif., air base. Captain E. J. Newman of Mason I City, Neb., the second to take off, !was also the second to finish. He crossed the line approximately 26 minutes behind Ford. Ford said he had a helping wind of around 25 miles an hour or so. This made his trip about five min- lutes shorter than he had figured. The fastest time ever made ia 'the jet division of the Bendix pre- iviously was just under 500 M.P.H in 11947. I De Bona Bendix Winner Joe De Bona, who flies for fun and sells Hollywood real estate for a living, won the Bendix cross coun- try race for propeller planes. I the national air races after the range military air transport to Eur- or we u nave nprfump jtwo to bring Williams order- Lcretafy was shot and killed in front of the Redfield of the speech, calling for Anglo- American co-operation and dis- claiming any intention of interfer- ing in the internal affairs of Brit- ain were written, at the uours. will be closed Monday ir. observ-jof the case: ance of Labor day. When employes return to Tuesday, however, they'll working the winter ted an air mask on the boy's face. Before the war. Provoo worked! Charles Reserve bank of the Elkhart Bridge Iron the dent's request, by State depart- ment Chief Planner George Ken- Stor; Schedule Effective Tuesday, t-iTMi tn iiYinn nctpndhlv tn studvlshould be lowered into r JapS' and" the- any Army in a tube 42 inches in diameter and 20 feet was firm, writing Senator Thomas; "For economy reasons, both in aircraft and in dollars, so far this year I have refused to agree to the assignment of special mission aircraft to accompany congression- al parties on trips, around the world." Thomas had informed the de- fense secretary that a number of the 17-member appropriations sub- committee, which handles the arm- and that a hospital. i.iiecuve enierea vne iu -triirVi t cuiiiiiiiLuee, winwi iiauujco me tum throughout the downtown district Sent to the Philippines, herons were radioed to tne .MKnarLjed services. mulu billion dollar " TIFHOM "mnk" lant. r mill- Behind these four simple and! will remain open until p.m., was on Corregidor when the "rock not very startling paragraphs lies! Tuesday through Saturday afterjjell to japan in 1942, marking a a concept of the utmost import-i closing at 5 p. m., during the American defeat in ance This concept has been agreed! mer months. The 9 a.m., to 9 of the war. to by most of the chief policy-! Monday hours will remain in He was used by the Japanese to makers in the government. It hasifect and food stores will be Other prisoners, and to aid An hour and a half later, Miller bills s> been arrived at after a whole evenings and closed questioning them, "among oth- ries of conversations at the highest day evenings as usual. jer Saypol said. The attor- was back on the Peterson but the tube was too big. A crane operator found it wouldn't budge past a spot where the well narrow- ed. level both here and abroad. It calls for the promotion of two great Highlighting the Labor day ban- quet here Monday will be the ap- economic political, and strategicjpearance Arnold Zempel, associate trrouoincs within the over-all struc- director of the Office of Interna- tional Labor Affairs, who will de- ture of the Atlantic pact. One of these groupings ney did not elaborate. After the Philippines fell he was shipped to Japan, where he alleged- ly did his propaganda work, and was associated with "Tokyo Rose" would i liver the featured address at the _ Mrs. Iva Toguri D'Aquino. consist of the United Statas. Can-jbanquet at p.m. Zempel will, contrasting the two cases, McGo- ada, "and Great Britain. The sec- also speak over KWNO at said: ond' grouping would include most p.m., Monday. i "Tokyo Rose was used for prop- Western Europe, with Prance On both occassions he will be in- aganda purposes, while this fellow is charged with actively aiding the Japanese forces by voluntarily of- fering his services to the Japanese of taking the lead, and with a finalltroduced by Arthur Wedge, presi settlement between France of the JVinona Trades and La xnricr "f council and a district vice ane to make the inspec- of six weeks to two months. They planned to take a boat to Europe September 21, then tour lEurope by military plane, with some The tube was pulled out andjof thg senators continuing the in welders, working on the spot, ction tour by air to Middle out a strip ten inches wide, then rewelded the tube. This time the tube fit, and rescue, workers began scooping ouc tnej ,.j havg felt that tne services do sand around Sanders a buckettuJ haye aircraft to Spare for trips of this sort, and, also, I have felt that I could not justify placing the armed services in competition and Far East, 'and then fly on home. But Johnson replied: at a time. Through the long hours. Sanders had been cramped in a sitting pos- ition. At first he told rescuers, "It's no use." with commercial carriers who are 'engaged V.lig.ii Later, he complained of feeling Germany forming: the basis of continental union. THE DUAL CONCEPT SPRINGS_____ from certain extremely importantirnaster of ceremonies for the ban- conclusions. The first is that there is no practical possibility of nn effective union between Great Brit- ain and the continent, simply be- UUI UUUIIUll llllU O. 1 til ill 1J.J.3 atl y u" w president of the state federation ofiforces to assist them in the occupa- 'labor. Wedge also will serve Of Corregidor." B No Paper Monday quet program, Banquet Tickets The invocation will be delivered! by the-Rev. L. E. Brynestad and cause the real interests of the two, the benediction by the Rev. F. W. and especially of England andjFrcking. Tickets for the banquet Germany, are mutually contradic-lare still on sale at the Labor tem- tory The second conclusion is thatlpie. Kenneth McC.veady, chairman Britain's real interests }'P in the banquet arrangements com- collaboration with the has announced that all hemisphere, since it ir only this! members of the clergy in the city which makes it possibl-j for Britainihave been invited as special guests to remain a great vorld the banquet. Moreover, it is in t' interest! The weokend also will see a rna- of the United that Britishjjor influx of Winona State Teachers (Continued on 5, Column 4) college students preparatory to the ALSOPS Four Arrested For Detroit- Counterfeiting As has been its custom for many years. The Republican- Herald wil! omit publication Monday, Labor day. There win be a general cessation of busi- ness throughout the nation. cold in carrying passengers same routes." Senators and representatives usu When it became apparent that jike to jn the large four- would get out all right, his spirits engjned military planes. Johnson brightened, and his conversation! commented: took on the colorful characteristics! Air Force estimates that of the Chicago south side. lit costs S130 an hour'to keep a, When at last he was hoisted out four-engine aircraft aloft, and South Dakotan Killed In Family Quarrel Houston Texas and the Most Rev. Joseph P. Lynch, bishop of h.OOO mile run which he covered in 1" to The Republican-Herald.) j approximately four hours 16 mm- Jutes. Two 5'ears ago, Deboirn trailed 1 Paul Mantz, the fabulous flyer of Hollywood, by just over one minute. There wasn't another contestant in sight when Debona finished. De Bona's average speed of 470 miles an hour was a new record for I the Bendix. The old mark was '.SO M.P.H. set by Mantz in 1947. De Bona already holds the trans- continental record for propeller Janes wlth a-nl ght of four hours 57 -D o- v, ,e Kcdfield, S. Sheriff Tom Fitzgerald said Ray -jn 3 Redfield policeman, Maynard Schultz, 24, was in a minutes, from Los Angeles, to New York last March. The first takeoffs were made State's Attorney StantonL. Clark said Schultz was wounded in momi at Bosamond dry shoiSder by a fellow policeman after Siebens had been k.lled. The state's attorney said he was informed the shooting of Siebens stemmed from Schultz's belief thatj Siebens had taken liberties withj Mrs. Schultz following what Clark j said described as a drinking party, j Clark attributed the wounding ofj Schultz to Patrolman Allen who with another officer ran from! the police station when they heard j four shots in front of the building. The state's attorney said no charges have been filed in the case, pending further investigation. He said Mrs. Siebens suffered mgulr irum a otartino- minor flesh wound from a bullet crashed in flames. One bodyif_ound fired in the direction of her bus- Five Parachute From Burning Plane, 2 Dead Fairfield, Calif. lake, north of Los Angeles, where .half a dozen fast ships began a irace horse start in the flight to Cleveland for the Bendix 1 trophy and a total of in prizes. They were followed by iAir Force P-84 Thunder jets in a one-stop flight. Cloud of Dust In a cloud of dust which ob- Iscured them seconds after they iwere airborne, three F-51s, a B-26, ;an AT-12 (P-47) and a Dehavil- land Mosquito headed eastward in a 400-mile-per-hour race for a __At jeast 000 first prize in the annual Ben- dix transcontinental trophy try. of the planes were off the band. Siebens died instantly. Clark said that from witnesses was found near the wreckage the giant Air Force plane. of a. m., PST. The i piloted by Vinee Perron of North JHollywood, was four minutes late. Suisun Air Force base that he was: One of the crewmen who leaped: 'under' rules of tbe race stm and participants he obtained this i to safety telephoned the Fairfield-jwm haye the sajne Official start. account of what happened: air trorr-p hnw that, he Mr. and Mrs. Scbultz had helped the Siebens move to a new apart----- ment four blocks from the Ref- An Air Force public informal _ _. _i_i i J T no TV the fifth to jump and only the pilot ,ing time. and co-pilot remained. field police station last night, I officer said, however, the Schultz having the night off duty j earlier bad reported by radio there men aboard, crew was Perron, flying the AT-12, partial- ly financed by Charles (Buddy) J Rogers, the actor, was delayed by p low pressure in his tail wheel. Speed Burner Paul Mantz an- nounced just as a policeman. When Schultz eigh, men turned to the apartment after go-! None of the c g ing out with Mrs. Siebens for aj The pilot radioed over Pittsburg UUe personally. He has won hriof mark was at p.m. (PSD that he, f. before takeoff time not defend his Ben- the policeman's wife was lying onjwas at and one of t.hP floor and had "passed out." two engines had quit. race three times in a. row. 1 He said he had promised Ms chief test pilot, Stanley Reaver, U1C -UUUl tlllU linu "_, KTT CZJ1C1 IUSL OW1JUC.V Schultz said he was suspicious ofj The names were spotted by Herman (Fish) Salmon, Lock- whnm hP described Evans, captain of a UJitea, rnmnnnv test oilot. of the well in a rescue harness, he bowed to news photographers and said: "This'll cost you five bucks. Doctors could only find minor I bruises. They said he spent a rest- ful night. on a trip of six or seven weeks'j his whom be best friend. Air Lines flight, at p.m.! iheed Aircraft Company test pilot, ily can exceed Iran downstairs. So did the Siebens. It is this cost, coupled with and Mrs. Siebens jumped feeling that our aircraft should Siebens' taxicab. Siebens fel- on military duty and that we should lowed in his private car. avoid in every way possible com-! A[ foe police station, Clark said, beginning of the fall quarter next week. The college dormitories will! open Sunday and college authori-i ties expect most out-of-town stu-j dents to arrive here during the weekend to secure housing accom- modations for the coming year. Freshman day at the college has been set for Tuesday and regular (Continued on Page 3, Column 3) LABOR 'JOAY Detroit Secret service agents arrested four men here last) night on counterfeiting charges. I The arrests are the result of a concerted drive to find the source JMI1Ilei of bogus money which has been cu nf culating in Detroit since lastjVjUVcinUf Ul SPTheS secret service said the four! Washington _Tru- held today all have police records.iman today named Carlton Skinner They are Victor Curlanis, Milford, Conn., to be the first Thomas Marson. 39: Harry Melt-j civilian governor of Guam, zer 39 and Louis Jacobs, 35. The! Skinner is 36 years oM. He is arrests' were made in a Detroit! a former Washington newspaper bar The specific nature of and is now serving as special CTOUD'S activities was not disclos-1 assistant to Secretary of the In- jterior Krug. Lamest counterfeit money deal! The White House said he will here in recent months was theUake office soon, succeeding Rear swindle of a professional money j Admiral C. A. Pownall, present chanirer who was given ini governor. hocus bills in exchange for Skinner has served in interior as rnrrency. (director of information, security of- dian currency. At the time of this deal early in August, the secret service said it believed a well-organized ring was operating here. ficer, and as adviser on territorial problems. He formerly was con- nected with the United Press and Wall Street journal. peting with and reducing the ran m, obtained his- pistol drainage ditch and plowed; enues of our private air carriers. that impels me to offer you an i alternative suggestion for the tra- vel of those members of the com- Eugene Sanders, 17, Chicago youth, managed a smile as he was hauled to the surface late last night after being trapped six hours in a cave-in at the bottom of a 20-foot well. (AP. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) mittee who decide to travel around from his locker and emerged as Mrs. Siebens and her husband got out of the respective cars. Then, Clark said he was told, Schultz the world." As Patrolmen John Bymers and and was tak- This suggestion was that the sen- f th station clark ators ride the commercial airUnes Schultz whirled Qn Bymers_ which, the secretary wrote, have i f then Schult2 sboul. TaTd'Tmght via com- d.- mercial airline from Frankfurt, I en Germany, to Tokyo cost and! even if eight senators decided toj fly around the world the "total costj by commercial carriers would be! less than to Tokyo." Prom Tokyo, he said, senators 'could return to the United States on our daily scheduled military air transport rather than a specially-assigned military plane. large fire surrounded by small; Mantz was undecided until the last monent whether to go himself but said, finally, he would not ly attempting a forced landing, a araiiiage