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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 17, 1952, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain, Rather Windy Tonight; Colder Tuesday 'Pick a Present' Want Ad Section Starts Next Monday VOLUME 52, NO. 232 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 17, 1952 EIGHTEEN 3 Teen-Age Girls Ki I in Truck Pan American Stewardess, Joanne Copeland, herself attired in vacation costume, gives copies of hometown newspapers to Minne- sota Gov. C. Elmer Anderson, who with Mrs. Anderson is enjoying the warm sands of Waikiki Beach at' Honolulu. Minnesota papers are being flown to the governor daily. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) ________ H-Bomb Tests on Eniwetok Confirmed By ELTON C. FAY AP Military Affairs Reporter Atomic Energy Commission has officially disclosed that hydrogen bomb "research" was included in a test of nuclear weapons at heavily guarded Eniwetok AtolL But the commission stood pat today on its refusal to admit such a bomb had been exploded. The commission, after issuing its terse announcement last night, j York. Ike Making Up Mind on Korean Prisoner Policy Will Decide on Statement After Talks With Truman By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH AUGUSTA, Ga. UP) President- elect Dwight D. Eisenhower prob- ably will decide this conferences with President Tru- man and GOP congressional lead- to make a pre-inaug- uration statement on repatriation of Korean war prisoners. Eisenhower, spending his last day of vacation at the Augusta National Golf Club, flies to Wash- ington tomorrow for a history- making session with Truman at the White House. On Wednesday he will meet in New York with a quartet of Re- publicans who will have key roles in the GOP-controlled 83rd Con- gress, convening Jan. 3. In Manhattan, the general will confer first with Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, chairman of the Sen- ate Republican Policy Committee, and Rep. Joseph W. Martin of Mas- sachusetts, slated .to be speaker of tbe House. They will discuss plans for a legislative program. To See Bridges The general also has confer- ences scheduled Wednesday with Sen. Styles Bridges of New Hamp- shire, who may serve as Senate majority leader, and Sen. Alexan- der Wiley of Wisconsin. Wiley, in line to head the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is a dele- gate to the United Nations Gener- al assembly now meeting in New The Truck Which Figured in the fatal Lewiston hill crash came to rest near the rocky embankment at the north side of the high- way. The girls who were thrown out of the rear of the truck were lying within 10 feet of the vehicle when the first passing motorist arrived at the accident scene. (Republican-Herald photo) TODAY also spoke of possible prosecution! All four GOP leaders probably for those who have written letters home about seeing what they de- scribed as the world's first H- bomb blast. Dr. Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize- will get a report from Eisenhower on his conference tomorrow with Truman. That session will deal with in- ternational and domestic problems winning scientist who was a key I and with the transfer of primary figure in the development of the! responsibility for handling them atom bomb, said in Chicago he be-1 from the Democrats to the Re- lieved the AEC announcement I Publicans. One matter Truman reportedly wants to discuss with Eisenhower meant the United States has suc- cessfully exploded its first H- bomb. Test Confirmed Rep. Carl T. Durham Hunters will be permitted to bag four chairman of the Joint Congression- over with the President-elect, and is the delicate issue of repatria- tion of Korean War prisoners, i thi_ fali Wiley also is planning to talk that! one forked horn buck this fall. "More than red-coated Russians Now Set For War By JOSEPH ALSOP PARIS exactly years ago, after the 1948 election, President Truman decided that we did not really need to worry very much about the Soviet Union after all. The American rearmament program of James V. Forrestal thereupon transformed into the American disarmament "the" "of" atomic hower statement supporting the gram of Louis A, Johnson. The Ko-1 weapons development tests had I government's current policy on the ......been concluded at Eniwetok Atoll; j repatriation issue. They reportedly I Wisconsin Deer Season to Start As Scheduled MADISON 1952 deer season will be held as sched- uled. A welcome, much-needed rain, the state's first since August, brought about a decision to hold the season as arranged, Nov. 22-29, Ernest F. Swift, Conservation Department director, empowered by tlie Conservation Commission to postpone the season if unfavorable weather conditions prevailed, said the fire hazard no longer exists. al Committee on Atomic Energy, commented on the AEC announce- ment only by saying the "ther- monuclear weapons research" at Eniwetok "came off on schedule." He would not refer to the tests as hydrogen bomb experiments. However, "thermonuclear weapon research" is the scientists' way of designating work on an H-bomb. In a formal announcement, AEC Chairman Gordon Dean said only the subject may come up when Eisenhower meets with Taft, Mar- tin and Bridges. Statement Urged Wiley already has urged the gen- eral to make a public statement endorsing the present policy of in- sisting on voluntary repatriation of prisoners of war as a provision of any Korean armistice. Truman and Acheson are said to be hoping, too, for an Bisen- rean aggression followed a year and a half later. The great question now loom- sportsmen are expected to try their luck at bringing home a deer. The commission had scheduled a meeting at Wisconsin Rapids Wednesday for Swift and state forestry and forestry protection personnel to'postpone the season if the drought continued. Swift said today the meeting had been can- celed. "The season definitely will go Swift said. "For the present, however, em- that the program included "exper-lare prepared to tell the general ergency fire regulations will re- ______ i_ ___ __ x. endin develo- iments contributing to thermonu-jit would strengthen this country's clear weapons and that t t A ing ahead is infinitely larger. scientjsts "expressed satisfac- rearmament program for the whole Western world was stimu- lated by Korea. It is placing a heavy strain on the United States and a far heavier strain on our allies. Eminent thinkers are again declaring that we do not really need to worry very much about the Soviet Union after all. Now, af- ter the 1952 election, President- elect Eisenhower is going to have to decide whether to make the For- restal-to-Johnson transition on a much bigger scale by abandoning the Western rearmament pro- gram. Fearful Choice Before exploring the reasons why Dwight D. Eisenhower will soon be called upon to make this fearful choice, it is a good idea to consider the hard facts of the world balance of power. They are more permanently instructive, after all, than fine-spun speculations about the inner thought processes of Jo- "seph Stalin, as revealed at the re- cent Communist party congress in Moscow. From the vantage point of Gen. Matthew D. Ridgway's brand new- Supreme Headquarters at Marly, three groups of hard facts pos- sess central importance. First, there is the disappearance of the time of varning. At Korea- time, the Western intelligence serv- ices were counting on two months' advance warning, by such signs as building up of ammunition stock- Island Mtlts Away But what reporters asked, about the swelling volume of letters com- ing back from ship crew members and others attached to the joint AEC-rnilitary task force which con- ducted the 1952 program? The letters, widely published in the United States, described an explosion on Nov. 1 which, to them, seemed to transcend any previous man-made detonation. hand in dealing with other nations at the U. N. Assembly. There have been proposals that Eisenhower name a liaison man to sit in at the U. N. sessions. Indications have been he is against doing this, but there has been no ciue here as to how he feels about issuing a statement on the repat- riation issue. Eisenhower will also hold sep- arate conferences at his New York headquarters Wednesday with Jack Porter, GOP national committee- man from Texas, and Louis K. They told of a mile-wide island Gough, national commander of the melting away under the blast. (American Legion. main in effect pending develop- ments in the next few days. Under these, smoking and smoiung aiiu CAUICXUCS jVochman riass banned except at authorized sites. the freshman class. Truck Casualty List Six of 11 occupants of the truck involved in a fatal traffic accident near Lewiston Sunday afternoon were still confined in the Winona General Hospital this morning. The list of the dead and injured released today by the hospital follows: DEAD Ardys Ann Smith, 18, the daughter of Freeman Smith, 312 15th Ave., NB, Rochester. The Smiths formerly resided at Plainview. Lorraine Neale, 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neal Neale, Osakis, Minn. Lorraine recently had been residing with a sister at 1011 W. Center St., Rochester. Joan Van Kirk, 16, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Van Kirk, 1032 5th St., SE, Rochester. INJURED AND HOSPITALIZED Carlene Rossi, 18, the daughter of Mrs, Katherine Rossi, 1205 2nd St., SW, Rochester. She suffered head injuries and her condi- tion was reported this morning as fair. Margo Fick, 16, 820 10th St., NW, Rochester, the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Robert Fick. She suffered a back injury, a lacerated ear and complains of head pains. Her condition also is fair. Diane Ibach, 18, 301 17th Ave., SW, Rochester, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Raymond Ibach. She suffered arm and head injuries. X-rays revealed that one arm is fractured. Her condition is re- ported as fair. Alma Boutelle, 18, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bou- telle, 1600 5th St., NE, Rochester. She suffered a fractured clavicle. Her condition this morning was good. Shirley Bubier, 16, 427 6th St., SW, Rochester, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Bubier. She complains, of back pains but was not confined to bed this morning and is said to be in the best con- dition of the injured. Sheila Waldron 17, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Waldron, 517 llth St. SE, Rochester, who suffered a neck injury, but is in good condition today. NOT HOSPITALIZED Terrence McHugh, 20, Chicago, the driver of the truck who complained of an injured finger and bruises. Roger Muskat, 18, Madison, Wis., who escaped with bruises and Both are students at St. Mary's College where each is a member shock. Hunters will be informed if em- ergency regulations are called off. j "Rains varied in amounts around the state but are due to continue j through Tuesday, thus easing the hazard considerably. "Despite the worst drought con- j ditions in quite a few years, we've had a nominal loss." Swift said the state has had 88 Dead or Missing In 11 Plane Gashes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After one of its grimmest aviation weekends, the ?..j-tia Rochester Trio Spilled on Lewiston Hill Six Others Remain At Winona General, Driver Arraigned By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer LEWISTON, Minn. (Spe- cial) Three teen-age Ro- chester girls are dead and six companions lie injured at the Winona General Hos- tragic aftermath of a Sunday afternoon ride on the rain-slicked Lewiston hill. The three fatally-injured 16- and 17-year-olds were among 11 occupants of a pickup truck that skidded out of control on the hill grade two miles east of here at 4 p. m. Sunday and overturned in a shallow ditch. The dead were identified by Sher- iff George Fort as 17-year-old Ardys Ann Smith; Lorraine Neale, 17, and Joan Van Kirk. The trio was spilled out of the j carrier portion of the truek when I it rolled off the highway. The Van Kirk girl and Miss Smith died at the hospital' shortly after they were admitted for treatment of head and internal injuries. Miss Neale died in an ambulance en route to Winona, hospital attend- ants said. Three Three other girls riding in the rear of the truck were injured when they were hurled onto the rock- strewn roadside ledge but the con- dition of each was reported this morning as "fair." SEATTLE M Eight Seattle They are Carlene Rossi, 18; Mar- I go Fick, 16, and Diane Ibach, 18. children were left orphans today Threc' Bubjer. 16; by the traffic death of their father Shirley Waldron, 17, and Alma Eight Orphaned When Car Kills Seattle Parents and mother. A 16-year-old girl left as nominal head of the family was trying to make plans to keep the family under one roof. The parents, Halldor A. Byron, 38, a longshoreman, and his wife Josephine, 35, were killed early yesterday by an automobile as they walked along a Seattle road. The surviving children are Bev- erly, 16, and Robert, 17, who left home Friday night for San Diego to receive boot camp training in the Navy, and these younger chil- dren: Harry, 14; Darrell, 13; Flora, 12; Keith, 11; Jonny, 6, and Vick- ie, 5. Coroner John P. Brill Jr. said a chaplain at San Diego said he would aid in getting a leave or discharge for Robert. Meanwhile, assured of aid by relatives, Beverly said she hopes to keep the family together. How she will go about it, she didn't know. S. Dakota Man Kills Wife, Daughter, Self RAPID CITY, S. D. OB Bodies of a man, his wife and daughter, all victims of shotgun blasts, were found near the air base Sunday. The dead are Leslie J. Molzahn, 50, his wife, Maude, who had been in the State Hospital at Yankton, and their daughter, Loleita, 24. Molzahn only recently had taken his wife from the mental hospital. fires in forest protection districts i counted 88 persons dead or missing in the Penmngton County Sheriff Earl militar anes and three ivdian aircraft. j said Molzahn aarentl this year, with a burned acreage I crashes of eight American military planes Of 4 Hunters Slainf One By Hit-and-Run Killer piles, their before the Soviets threw Eastern European armies against the West. In 1951, the es- timated warning had gone down to one month. Now, to all intents, there is no time of warning at all. All the Russian divisions in East Germany are at full strength, for- ward stocking has been completed, (Continued on Page 9, Column 5.) ALSOPS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's 1952 deer hunting season went into its third day Mon- day with four hunters killed and several others wounded. First victim reported was Walter P. Olson, 60, Emily, who died min- utes after a bullet struck his stom- ach Saturday. Crow Wing County Sheriff Roy Wickland said Jack Hayes, Monticello, admitted firing the fatal shot "after I saw some- thing white move in the bushes." Wade Kimball, 41, Backus, was killed by a bullet fired from about 75 yards away as he sat near a campfire with a companion near Hackens; ck Saturday night. Hunter Flees Adam N. Daraitis, Minneapolis, perished when an unknown hunter fired at him as he and a cousin dragged a deer out of the woods 'near Big Fork, about 40 miles north of Grand Rapids. The cousin was (Rapids. Peter Kvomme, Cleveland, Phillip Bendik, Minneapolis. Itasca was shot in the left arm near County Sheriff Marvin Mitchell said the unknown hunter who fired the shot left the scene in a car. Lyle Allen, 42, Bemidji, died from a bullet fired by an unknown hunter as he apparently sat in a tree watching for deer Sunday. Allen's body was found by his son, David, 18, at the base of a tree. There were indications Allen had been sitting on a limb 25 feet above the ground. A heart attack was blamed for the death of Eric? Wester, Flood- wood, who died in a Duluth hos- pital after being found unconscious by a motorist near Floodwood. Hunters' bullets also wounded several men. William J. Subak, Minneapolis, was struck in the right arm by a stray bullet 50 miles north of Grand Lake Winnibigoshish. St. Paul Man Wounded Henry Eggerts, 35, St. Paul, was critically wounded by a bullet that hit his arm and then entered his abdomen. Emergency surgery was Some 3? crewmen aboard two U. S. Air Force trarJpTts are missiLg; 48 are known dead in the crashes of a military transport, a fighter plane and three Navy craft; and nine are dead in the civilian crashes. Nine Air Force planes searched in vain Sunday for a huge C119 Flying Boxcar which disappeared in Alaska Saturday with 20 men aboard. The Air Force fears the big transport crashed. Boats Scout Sea Meanwhile, helicopters and Navy small boats scoured the Sea of Ja- pan for 11 men missing after a C-46 transport dived into the water off the east coast of Korea Satur- day night. Seven others were res- cued. crashes, an Air Force reserve pilot was killed Sunday near Hanna City, 111., and three Navy pilots died in separate crashes in California and Arizona. Pilots Flying The Air Force reservist was in an F51 fighter plane of the Fighter Interceptor Squadron bas- ed at Peoria. Two of the Navy pilots'were flying in the same for- mation in California and crashed at about the same time 25 miles in a canyon near San Jose, the other into a residential section near Woodside. In Northern Arizona, the third men continued Sunday, a helicop. performed at a Grand Rapids hos- ter was flying out the mangled bodies of 44 passengers and crew- As the search for the missing Navy pilot died in a wintry storm pital, Eugene Perrier, Bemidji, about 35, was wounded in the right leg as his rifle discharged as it was being unloaded. Clifford Oldenburg, 35, Blackduck was wounded in the left leg as he and a brother-in-law were putting their rifles in cases. The gun of the brother-in-law, Roger Larsen, Blackduck, discharged. Albert K. Eassffla, Ely, suffered a minor leg wound when a gun his 11-year-old son -was carrying discharged accidentally. men killed Friday in the mountain- side crash of another C119 Flying Boxcar 18 miles east of Seoul, Ko- rea. Five persons died Sunday night in the worst of the weekend civil- ian crashes. -Their single engine private plane met disaster near Dalhart, Tex., on a flight from Guthrie, Tex., to Los Angeles, home of the five. Among the dead were a mother "and father and their two small children. In the other weekend military as his plane crashed and exploded in Skull Valley. The flier was en route from Denver, Colo., to Las Vegas, Nev. An eighth military plane mishap involved a light SNB Navy train- ing plane which made a forced landing last night when it ran out of fuel in a fog while about 20 miles from Logan Airport in Bos- ton, Mass. The two Navy reserve officers aboard escaped injury as the plane came down in a swamp. The other two civilian crashes each brought death to two persons: At Lamed, Kan., Saturday, and at Kehoboth, Del, Sunday night Gensler said Molzahn apparently first shot his daughter, put her body in the trunk of the family car and then killed his wife before turn- ing a single shot shotgun on him- self. Coroner Richard Molamphy said the shootings apparently took place about 10 p. m., Saturday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and or lo- cal thundershowers tonight, rather windy. Tuesday cloudy with occa- sional rain in forenoon, turning i colder in afternoon. Low tonight] LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday. Maximum, 62; minimum, noon, 53; precipitation, none. Official observations for tbe 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58; minimum, noon, 58; precipitation, .70; sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (Wif. Central Observations) Max. temp. 55 at p.m. Sunday, min. 50 at a.m. to- day. Clouds broken at 800 feet and Boutelle, 18, were riding in the cab of the truck and the three, although hospitalized, were less seriously injured. The other two occupants of the vehicle were 20-year-old Terrence J. McHugh, the driv- er, and Roger A. Muskat, 18, both St. Mary's College stu- dents whom the girls met at Rochester earlier in the after- noon. Miss Bubier, who is the least seriously injured of the accident victims, said this morning that Sat- urday night a number of the Ro- chester girls had been at her home for a slumber party. "Alma, Margo and Lorraine weren't at the Miss Bubier explained, "but they came over to our house Sunday." The Boutelle girl had obtained use of a pickup truck owned by her father who operates a construction firm in Rochester and the. group of nine girls decided to go for a ride. A 10th girl, not identified, had attended the party at the Bubier house Saturday night but had an- other engagement for Sunday and didn't accompany her friends on the drive. She learned of the accident late Sunday afternoon and came to Wi- nona early Sunday evening to visit the injured. 'Terrible Thing' "It just doesn't seem possible that such a terrible thing could have she said on arriv- al here, "and to think that I could just as well have been The accident survivors said they drove around Rochester for a short time when they saw the two St. Mary's College students hitchhiking on Highway 14 near tbe outskirts of Rochester. "We were going to be nice and give them a rtf. part of the Miss Bubier recalled, "so they climbed into the rear end of the truck." She explained today that "we didn't intend" at the beginning to drive all of the way but after we got going we just continued on to- ward Winona, I guess." Sheriff Fort, who investigated the accident with Deputy Sheriff John F. Jensen, St. Charles, said that the Boutelle girl was driving her father's truck when the group left Rochester. "When they got to St. (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) 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