Waukesha Daily Freeman from Waukesha, Wisconsin on April 13, 1948 · Page 3
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Tuesday, April 13, 1948
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. Killed Father, Charge DUKAND. (UP) -- Ernest Hag- ntss. 48. will stand trial in citcuit court on second degree manslaughter la the death of his father. Hagni's? wns hound over for trial when he appeared for preliminary hearing In county court yesterday. Ko dale for the trial was set and Hagness was freed on continuation of $1,000 bond. The charge against Hagness resulted from a coroner's jury verdict . on the death of his father, Christ 'Harness, 72, Mondovi, who died March 17 In an Eau Claire hospital. The jury found the elder Hagncss died of "pneumonia resulting from Injuries- at the hands of Ernest Harness while taking Christ Haj- ncss horn* from a tavern" in Durand March 7. --.----.----..,, . . . (And Everyone Eltel) You'll Simply Love the Top-Flight Comedy Hit Starting Wednesday at the Van JOHNSON June AllYSON IUTCM JINKHU HUMfCMNrM UNA MUMIt Have you Mulled In Your Conti-.tt Kntr.v? S»c I,nit Nl/;ht' Freeman! Yes, and All BRIDES (and Everyone Else) "Go Wild" with Delight with LUCKY VAN--Van Johnson seems to have too much of a good thing-Beauties June Allyson (tugging) and Arlene Dahl (winning) in the .MGM comedy "The Bride Goes Wild," Her tantrums can be seen at the Park theater starting tomorrow. Mom Kills 4 Children, Self PITTSBURGH, (U.R) -- A 32-year- old mother who learned to shoot a revolver when she was a member of her college pistol team fatally shot her four children a n d then committed suicide, homicide detectives reported today. Mrs. Gilbert E. Morcroft, wife of a Pittsburgh board of education solicitor, killed her four children as they slept in their suburban Bellevue home shortly before midnight. Then, sitting on the edge of her bed, she turned the .38 caliber revolver to her head and fired a f i f t h shot. She died instantly. Morcroft, who had been to a business meeting, returned home early today and went into the room where Susan, 8, was sleeping. He said he picked her up and didn't know anything was wrong until he felt blood running down his arm. Was in "Fine Spirits" Then he ran through the house and found the other children, Nancy, 8 months; Douglas,.3, s.nd Gilbert, Jr., 12, also had been shot, Gilbert's body was found on the same bed as his mother. Morcroft told detectives that his wife was a member of the Carnegie Tech pistol team when she attended the school. He said she had won several trophies for her marksmanship. Morcroft said his wife was "in perfectly fine spirits" when he lelt the house to go to the business meeting. He said, however, that she had been under a physician's care for melancholia since the birth of their fourth child eight months ago. Morecroft's brother, Ralph, said he stopped into their house for a visit early in the evening. "W» Joked and talked for awhile and then I left. She didn't appear upset or troubled about anything." Palestine Jews Form Own State JERUSALEM, (UP) -- A Jewish agency spokesman said at a press conference today that the partition of Palestine had been achieved, with a Jewish state set up and functioning, The spokesman said the actual government itself had been planned, and would come into being as a public body as soon as the British leave the country. "The Jewish national home is ripe for independent existence," he said. "We can govern ourselves and defend outselves. Partition has been achieved." Keject U. S. Proposal The Zionist general council, the highest agency of world Zionism, adjourned a .special meeting at Tel Aviv last night. It rejected the American proposal for a Palestine trusteeship, and selected a provisional council of 37 members, including the 13 "cabinet ministers," to take over the rule of the Jewish state after the British mandstii expires May 15. Comay said the government setup included ministers for foreign affairs, defense, economics and finance, immigration, commerce and industry, labor, agriculture and | fisheries, public works, interioi justice, education and health. The proclomation that a separati JewUh. state now was a realitj came as Jews and Arabs carried on their hostilities which they regarc as the first stage of a showdown war for Palestine, Arabs Attack Convoy A Jewish convoy on its way to the Hadassah hospital outside Jerusalem was attacked by Arabs in the Sheik Jarrah quarter. An offi- iial announcement said three of 10 Waukesha Daily Freeman · Tuesday, April 13, 1948 · Page 3 Final Times Tonite! WALLACE' BEEKY "ALIAS A GENTLEMAN" The whole town will soon be raving about ihii New Hit! Starti TOMORROW for 4 Days! OUR FORD-TRAINED MECHANICS know your Ford best. 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SM your Mwipoptr for Mm* and jtoNw, M I T C H E L L M O T O R , INC. 155 W. Main St. WLAD 303 Dial 4384 N O W ! Ends Thurs.! Double Action Thrill Bill! "LIFE BOAT" William Bendix Tallulah Bankhead VETS KECEIVE FM SET--Switching on the FM receiver recently donated to the veterans of Resthaven is Dr. Charles Murphy hospital manager. Following from left front are Bert E. Broude, Milwaukee- Hy Parks, Bay Shore and Mrs, Herman Isreal. Top (left to right) are Sam Friedman and S. L. Zeiger. The set was given to the hospital by the B nai Bnth lodges of Waukesha and Bay Shore and the Women's Auxiliary of the Southern Wisconsin council of B'nai Brith vehicles in the convoy were knocked out and the others returned to Jerusalem. Two Arab sources 'crossing the Lebanese border into Palestine with loads of ammunition were blown up near the frontier village of Ras El Nakura, according to Haganah sources. At Tel Aviv, British warships last night .seized the Jewish refugee vessel Tirathzvi. Its 800 uncertified refugees included two babies born during the voyage from an unspecified port in western Europe. State News Roundup Tragedy Strikes Pastor's Family MILWAUKEE, (UP) -- For the second time in two days calamity struck the family of the Rev. Ensworth Reisner, but the second time it was tragic. The two-month-old son of the Reisners' was found dead in his buggy yesterday. It had been only about 24 hours before that an IS-month-old daughter or the pastor of the First Methodist church had wandered 1 away while her parents were greeting mrishioners after Sunday services. Little Hetty Beck, however, turned up after an anxious 30 minutes in :he Milwaukee police station, about three blocks from the church. The escapade of Hetty Beck, who iad toddled away from her sister, Tlmyer, 10, still was a topic for conversation at the Reisner home yesterday. Shortly after lunch Mrs. Reisner went to the front porch to look at baby Ensworth II. The child, had .been placed in his buggy with warm clothing- and a cap on his head for a fresh air nap. Mrs. Reisner stooped to adjust the cap which slipped over the baby's head. The boy was very still. The frantic mother called the fire department rescue s q u a d which was unable to revive the child. The boy died of suffocation. He was th e only son among the four Reisner children. Marinette Mayor Hurt MARINETTE, (UP) -- Mayor Orin W. Angwall was recovering today from serious injuries received when his clothing became tang- Obituaries (Catherine ·!. Greengo Katharine I. Greengo, S2, died early this morning at the Masonic home, Dousman. . She is survived by one brother, Dr. Claude Greengo, Los Angeles, Calif. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Methodist church, Sussex. Burial will follow at St. Alban's cemetery. Friends may call at the William R. Hansen funeral home, Pewau- kec, after 7 p. m. tomorrow and at the Methodist church after 11 a. m. Thursday. led in the flywheel of his fishing tug. Angwall had started out in the tug to pick up fishing nets In Green Bay when his clothing was caught. He was hospitalized with a shoulder injury, broken arm and cuts on his face. Angwall was defeated in the primary for re-election as mayor of Marinette and also was an unsuccessful Republican convention delegate from the eighth district pledged to Gov. Thomas Dewey. Plant Uses Plane NEENAH, (UP) -- Te Kimberly-Clark corp., today put into operation a five-passenger twin- engine plane to facilitate travel between its mills and offices in the United States and The plane, with Canada. a range of 910 miles and a cruising speed of 200 miles per hour, will carry corporation executives and other office employes to different branches of the firm. It also will speed products, blue prints and other materials wherever needed. EditorEngineered Slugging Primary By Marguerite Davis LINCOLN, Neb., (U.PJ--Seven candidates fought today for top rating in Nebraska's GOP primary--and that fact alone was a victory for Raymond A. McConnell, Jr., 32- year-old editor of the Lincoln Journal newspapers. McConnell became d e t e r m i n e d many months ago that the name of every possible candidate should be on the party ballots. He wanted Nebraska voters to be able to express their complete opinions. He did not'like the idea of primaries such as that in Wisconsin last week, where voters could csst ballots favoring Gen. Douglas MacArthur, Harold E. Stassen, and Gov. Thomas E. Dewey but could not express themselves on Sen. Robert A. Taft because he had not entered. As a result, McConnell originated an idea that turned the primary into a free-for-all popularity contest. He organized a statewi.de bipartisan committee to put it into effect. The editor investigated state law and discovered that candidates sre neither required to file personally nor permitted to withdraw. Thirty-five Nebraskans, ranging from the lieutenant governor to labor union representatives, were invited to join the committee and help circulate petitions for both the willing and reluctant candidates. Unless a candidate specifically ruled himself out, as did Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, his name was tossed Into the hopper. Gov. Earl Warren had not planned to enter here but the committee did it for him. House Speaker Joseph Martin and Sen. Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan were prominently mentioned as possible candidates. When the committee asked them if they were interested, they did not give clear-cut answers. So their name went in, too. Stassen, Dewey and Taft were eager to be included and MacAr- thur'a supporters were anxious to have him in the fight. Democrats were limited to the o n l y likely candidate, President Truman, after Eisenhower removed himself and Henry Wallace bolted to form his third party. McConnell said today "that he considered his battle royal plan a «uc- :ess. "No voters are better informed than Nebraskans on the issues_or on the manner in which the candidates face them," he said. He estimated one or more of the candidates have been seen and heard by 60,000 citizens, two-thirds of all Republicans who voted in the last presidential primary. "I'm sorry we couldn't do the same for the Democrats," he said. He believes both candidates and voters profited. The aspirants became acquainted with Nebraska ana were led to make firm commitments on two matters vital to the state; farm price policy and the Pick- Sloan plan for developing the Missouri river basin. He hopes this year's free-for-all will set a precedent for future Nebraska primaries. Risk Toi's Life Yor Fun' OAKLAND, Cal., (UP) -- Two women told police today that they were "just playing" when they repeatedly pushed a buggy containing a 16-month-old baby into the path of speeding automobiles. i One of the women was Mrs. Elizabeth Allen, 36, the mother of the baby in the buggy. She and Mrjs. David Lee Allen, 31, were jailed for investigation of attempted murder. The child, Rosemaric Smith was taken to detention home for safekeeping. Witnesses said the women stood at the curbstone at a busy street intersection and sent the baby car- riage rolling across the stream of traffic. Once, the baby carriage upset and spilled the baby on the pavement. Placing her back in the carriage, the two women again pushed the baby buggy back into the traffic, police said. When horrified pusscrs- by protested, the women told them to "mind their own business," and moved to another spot two blocks away where they resumed their pastime. They were arrested shortly after. They told police they were "just playing." Authorities said they had been drinking, "but were not drunk." Gray Suede with platform 11.95 C.ASM- WAY 5 T O R f W'AUKESHA'S LEADING DEPARTMENT STORE % t f ~. - f "··

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