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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 21, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy Tonight And Wednesday, Warmer Tonight River Stage (Flood 13) Today Year Ago 7.62 .29 17.80 -..10 KHUME 53, NO. 54 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 21, 1953 TWENTY PAGES There Was A Look Of Disbelief on the grease-smeared face of Beverlee Nelson, 27, a few minutes after her rescue from the waters of the San Francisco Bay Monday night. She was one of the two survivors in the crash of a Western Airlines four-en- gined DC6B. Eight others, five of them passengers, died. The plane was en route to terminate a flight from Los Angeles. She was pulled out of the water and taken to the Alameda Naval Air Station and then to a naval hospital. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) ________ _________ Black River Falls POW Given Release BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. IJPI-The prayers of Mr. and Mrs. Ed- Ward M Peterson were answered in Korea today when their only 21, was turned over to the Allies by the Communists in the prisoner-of-war exchange.______________ I had never "We're so happy. Mrs. Peterson said the last news of their son came in a government telegram that he was missing in action in Korea Oct. 27, 1952. She said she was anxious about his wounds or illness but that the im- portant thing was that he is alive. Only sick or wounded prisoners are being exchanged. The report from Korea did not give Lione's condi- tion. Included in Second Group By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN i PANMUNJOM, Korea sec- Mrs. Peterson said a neighbor group of :tO disabled but jubi- had called her Monday night to ]ant Allied prisoners came back from North Korean prison stock- ades today as some of the 30 Amer- tell her he thought he had heard Lionel's name broadcast as one of the repatriated prisoners. But the neighbor wasn't sure, said Mrs, Scans exchanged yesterday landed in Japan on their way home Peterson, so she didn't get too ex-1 Many of tne American and other cited. After that the telephone united Nations prisoners, who didn't stop ringing as newsmen through Freedom Gate to- called to tell her that Lione's name j day were laughing and joking, in on the official list of prisoners exchanged. Mrs. Peterson said she was eag- er to contact Lione's three sisters to tell tnem the news. The sisters, all married, are Mrs. Viola Casper oi Black River Falls, Mrs. lona Mazola of Neillsville and Mrs. Irene Siley of Jones, Okla. Drafted in 1951 Mrs. Peterson said Lione, who will be 22 in July, was drafted into the Marine Corps Nov. 27, 1951. sharp contrast to the solemn air of those freed as the exchange of sick and wounded began yesterday. But today's group of 35 Ameri- cans, 12 British, 3 Turks and 50 South Koreans told also of serious- ly sick and wounded comrades still in Red prison camps and of death marches over frozen highways dur- ing the bitter winters of 1950, 1951 and 1952, The Reds have said they would me iuaniit; vuipa i'uv. exchange 100 South Koreans for He trained at Camp Pendleton on 350 North Koreans and 150 Chinese the West Coast aria was sent to j Communists tomorrow, leaving 55 Korea last May. In June he was Americans the Reds have promised sent to the front lines with Com- to free still in Communist hands, pany A of the 7th Regiment, First All of the 605 disabled United (Continued on Page 17, Column 3.) (Continued on Page 17, Column 5.) BLACK RIVER FALLS I KOREA Airliner Plunges In San Francisco Bay, 8 Perish Stewardess and Passenger Saved in Wreck SAN FRANCISCO Iff) A huge airliner carry ing 10 g-trsuSS plunged into San Francisco Bay with a roar and a flash late Mon- day night minutes after unload- ing 44 passengers at San Francisco Airport, Two survived, four were killed and four were missing. The crew of five and five pas- sengers on the Western Air Lines DC6B were on a short, low-level 10-mile hop from San Francisco to Oakland, last leg of a flight from Los Angeles. The two who survived are: Stewardess Beverlee Nelson, 27, Playa Del Rey, Calif., and St. Clair Shore, Mich. She suffered no serious injury. Severe Shock Jerry Adams, 21, Fairbanks, Al- aska, a passenger. He was in severe shock but was reported re- covering. Four bodies were recovered by U. S. Coast Guard crews. The dead: David B. Petty, San Bernardino, Calif., passenger. Nancy Turner, Oakland, passen- ger. Charles H. Graves, Oakland, pas- senger. Co-Pilot Robert Jacobsen, 31, Whittier, Calif. The missing: Pilot, Capt. Robert Clark, 35, Torrance, Calif. Flight Engineer Robert League, 35, Los Angeles. Stewardess Barbara Brew, 26, Hollywood. Stanley J. Newman, Richmond, Calif. Giant Plane The giant plane one of the largest types of passenger crashed at p.m. in 15 feet of water in the .southern part of the bay, about four miles from San Francisco and six from Oak- land. It was almost the same spot where a United Airline plane crashed in 1937, killing 11, and exactly a month after the crash of a Iransocean Air Lines trans- port that killed 35 in a landing tempt near Oakland. Apprentice Seaman Devon C. Peterson, 23, Glenwood, Utah, of the Alameda Naval Air Station, pludged into the debris-littered, oily water with a line from a crash boat and rescued Miss Nelson and Adams. C. W. Hollingworth, Western Air Lines station manager at Oakland, said cause of the crash was un- known. Western Air said it was the line's first crash since December, 1946. la Crosse Girl Dies in Barracks Building Fire I LA CROSSE, Wis. fire at I a city-owned temporary housing project Monday killed Frances Lou I Payne, who was asleep in her S family's apartment. I Dr. Matt McGerty, acting cor- oner said Frances Lou, the young- I est of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Payne's I six children, apparently died of suffocation. The fire destroyed the one-story i barracks-type structure which con- tained the Payne's apartment and a small store. Authorities said the fire appeared to have started in the building's furnace room where laundered clothing had been hung close to the heating unit. A baby sitter led the victim's 5-year-old sister and 6-year-old brother to safety. Three older Payne children were in school and Mrs. Payne was shopping. The Edward M. Petersons of Black River Falls were all smiles today. They learned Monday night through the Korea Prisoner of War exchange that their son, Marine Pfc. Lione E. Peterson, 21, is alive. Lione was reported missing in action last Oct. 27. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson are shown with their granddaugh- ter, Bonnie Casper, 8, who hugs the family dog, Tags. Bonnie is the daughter of one of Lione's three married sisters. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Legislature Winding Up; Extra ion This Picture shows a view of the derailed streamliner near up cars and engines. Five persons were reported dead and 125 Dillon, S. C., looking from the back toward the twisted and piled injured. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Explain Legislative Actions, Council Demands of McGill Homer Anderson Killed in Korea City Representative Called on Carpet; Resolution Discussed The City Council wants an ex- planation from City Rep. John D. McGill for actions in' the cur- rent session of the Minnesota Leg- islature, and has invited him to ex- plain his positions at a meeting next Monday evening. Aldermen are irked at his fail- ure to vote on the bill which re- quires cooking of commercial gar- bage before feeding to pigs, and j at his action to take Winona out a fpartnre and has lost the the local option tax bill. Winonan Badly Hurt in Crash Albert Babler, 25, 460 E. Broad- way, is in critical condition today at a Rochester hospital where he is receiving treatment for injuries suffered in a traffic accident here Monday night. Examinations at the hospital re- Carolina Train Crash Kills 5, Injures 125 By LATHAM MIMS and ALLEN ALEXANDER DILLON, S. C. UP) A 17-car streamliner, bound from Miami to New York, careened off the rails near here Monday night and piled up a mass of twisted wreckage. At least five persons died. More than 125 injured were rushed to hospitals, many of them in criti- cal condition. Rescue workers con- tinued to probe the wreckage and officials said more bodies may be First Ward Alderman. William F. Holden recommended to the City Council Monday night at City Hall that a "reprimanding" resolution be passed. some of the injured lay for hours a skull fracture and has lost the !pinned m shattered cars of the sight in one eye as a result of Atiantic Coast line's fast passenger the crash at East 4th and Walnut Streets. The driver of one of the two cars involved in the collision, Bab- ler was taken first to the Winona B yasseu. I ier was taken iirst to tne winona He said he was present in the General Hospital immediately aft- [innesota House about a month i it o-on nm anri er the accident at p.m., and TRACY, Minn, Paine, city engineer at Bemidji, Minn., will become full-time engineer here May 1. The city council has set his salary at per month. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy tonight and Wednesday. Warmer tonight. Low tonight 42, high Wednesday 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 65; minimum, j2; noon, 65; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER {North Central High temperature last 24 hours 62 at a.m. today, low was 27 at a.m. today. Thin broken layer of clouds at feet. Vis- ibility 15 miles. Noon temperature 62, Wind from the south at 15 miles per hour. Barometer 29.75, falling. Humidity 45 per cent. Sgt. Homer V. H. Anderson, above, 20, son of Mrs. Lula Ander- son, 609 Center St., was killed in action in Korea Friday, his mother was informed by telegram late Monday from Gen. Lemuel C. Shep- herd Jr., commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Marine sefgeant would have concluded his three-year enlist- ment in November. He has been in Korea since September, 1952. He was assigned to the First Marine Division at the time of his death. A graduate of Winona Senior High School in 1950, Sgt. Anderson i enlisted in the Marine Corps in No- vember that year. In the telegram from Washing- ton, Gen. Shepherd said, "All Ma- rines who lose their lives are re- turned home for burial as soon as possible. Any additional informa- tion received will be promptly for- warded." Arrangements for burial will be made by the Marine's father, Dr. Henry 0. Anderson, Glendale, Calif. Born Nov. 23. 1932, at Hickory, N. C., Sgt. Anderson had been a resident of Winona from 1941 un- til the time of his enlistment. He attended Central Methodist Church. He was single. His mother is em- ployed at Winona General Hospital. A brother, Cyrus, 1402 W. Broad- way, is an entomologist with the J. R. Watkins Co. Survivors besides his father, mother ,and brother here include five Mrs. Edwin (Vivian) Hamer, San Diefo, Calif.; Mrs. Glenn (Delia) Dawes, Canby, Minn.; Mrs. Paul (Olivia) Heironi- mus, San Diego; Mrs. Richard (Gloria) Oftedahl, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Frank (Virginia) Balzer, San Francisco, and another brother, Henry 0. Anderson Jr., Pomona, Calif. Edwin Hamer is formerly of Winona. Glenn Dawes is a former teacher at Jefferson Junior Tligh School. Llie ago "when pages spent about a j ,ater was transferred in a Stevens half an hour looking-for him._ Hoi- Service arnDulance for further treatment of his injuries. Babler, who is employed as a driver for a milk firm, was driv- ing his car south on Walnut Street when his car and an automobile driven by Mrs. Evelyn Tepoorten, 31, 209 E. Broadway, collided at the Walnut Street intersection. Police said that Mrs. Tepoorten was driving west on East 4th Street at the timS of the collision. After the initial crash, Babler's cal: was pushed and skidded diag- onally across the intersection and came to rest against the southwest curb corner. Babler, the only occupant of his car, was hurled out of the auto- mobile by the force of the impact and hurtled across the sidewalk. When the first persons arrived at the accident scene, Babler, who was bleeding profusely from his in- juries, was lying with his head on the west edge of the sidewalk arid his body on a nearby parking area. Mrs. Tepoorten, meanwhile, ap- parently escaped serious injury in the collision. den said the House wanted him present to vote on the rent control i bill and later, on the garbage bill. I Aldermen conceded that the gar- bage bill was passed by an over- whelming majority, but they con- tend that it was in the city's in- terest not to have it passed and, therefore, the city's representative should have been there to vote against it no matter what the odds. Mayor Loyde E. Pfeiffer said I that "McGill claims he acted on I the recommendation of Keller 'to 1 duck out' on the garbage vote." i The Council decided to invite Wi- nona County Sen. J. R. Keller to Monday night's meeting, too. Keller Fought Bill Keller, who has a contract to collect the city's garbage for feed- ing to his pigs, fought the bill in the Senate, but lost out. One of the provisions of the bill cancels all such municipal contracts as of July 1, and the Council will discuss the matter with him. The other source of irritation to (Continued on Page 4, Column 2.) McGILL Atlantic Coast line's fast passenger train, the East Coast Champion. Skilled rescue workers, called from their beds, used acetylene torches to reach the victims. Doc- tors crawled after them, giving first aid and sometimes operating on the spot to free the injured. 25 Ambulances More than 25 ambulances, re- cruited from far and wide in this Northeast South Carolina tobacco section, maintained a steady pa- rade to and from half a dozen swamped community hospitals. Part of the train caught fire and the burning oil, emergency lights and cutting torches cast a weird glow. The wreck occurred shortly be- fore midnight, 2% miles south of Dillon, 12 miles south of the North Carolina line and only about 25 miles from Rennert, N. C., where two ACL passenger trains crashed Dec. 16, 1943, killing 72 persons and injuring 187. Roaring northward through the night, the train carried an esti- mated 300 passengers, many of them vacationers returning from a winter in Florida. The seriously injured engineer, B. B. Sweeney of Rocky Mount, N. C., told Sheriff Pete Rogers he didn't know what happened. He said a freight train covered the same stretch only 10 minutes be- fore the Champion derailed. The Driver Of The at the left suffered a skull fracture and loss of sight in one eye in this collision at East 4th and Walnut streets Monday night. Albert Babler, who ii'Confined in a Ro- Chester hospital for treatment of his injuries, was hurled out of the car and was lying on a sidewalk near the intersection. (Republican-Herald photo) Talk Expect to Beat Night Deadline On Passing Bills Only Education, State Building Measures Remain By ADOLPH JOHNSON and JACK MACKAY ST. PAUL W A new, special session threat or what some interpreted as a today Minnesota Legislature began its last day, apparently .in good position to finish by the mid- night deadline. Gov. Anderson said he had not signed any bills since Saturday night and would sign none until Wednesday. The governor declined to say whether he was withholding his signature as a "club" to obtain last minute action on his program, or to force a special session. But some legislators were quick to interpret it that way and ex- press astonishment and resent- ment. Lot of Local Bills I "There are a lot of local bills and I want to analyze all of is what the governor said. "They I have been coming so fast that I have not had a chance to study them." Among the bills on the gover- nor's program which the Legisla- ture has not passed are employ- ment-on-merit, arrest powers for liquor agents, party designation for legislators and an interim study of the state's tax structure. One legislator called the reported plan "silly." Another said that if the gover- nor forced a special session it would be "his responsibility and not the Legislature's." Rep. Roy E. Dunn, Pelican Rapids, House majority leader, was not concerned. "We are geared to finish Tues- day he said. "If the governor wants to call a special session, that is his affair. As far as the House is concerned, it will not be necessary." "At midnight I will move to ad- journ even if there is no agree- ment on the education bill, "The governor has said he will not sign any bills passed after 12 clock so we will adjourn. The next move to the governor." Said Sen. Archie Miller, Hopkins, Senate majority leader: 'Just Rumor' "Certainly a governor wouldn't i resort to those tactics. I can't ilieve it. I think1 it is just a rumor." Only remaining essential jobs left for last-day agreement are the education and state building bills, plus action on a measure fixing the state mill levy. The education bill i n c u d e money for the University of Minn- esota, the teachers colleges, and state school aids. The conferees agreed on teach- ers colleges a separ- ate conference committee on state aid compromised that issue. The state aid compromise calls for an increase in basic aid of S10, from per pupil to and raises equalization aid maximum from to Still to be settled is the differ- ence on the university appropria- tion, where the Senate voted 32 million dollars and the House 27Vi millions. Fait Action Action came fast Monday. Both houses accepted compromises on the institutions and state depart- ments bills. The Senate adopted a debate limiting rule and opened the way for pent up motions for priorities on certain bills. First bill consid- ered thereafter, the power of ar- rest bill, failed to win priority and thus was apparently dead. Three bills given precedence were passed Monday night. One, to extend the school district re- organization act another two years, was approved 37-20, and returned to the House for action on Senate amendments. Approved and sent to the gover- nor were bills to write into law the specific responsibilities of banks on check stop orders, and to provide to set up nurse training programs in teachers col- leges. The House completed action on the bill to cut the assessment rate 'on airplanes owned by airlines from 40 to 33 1-3 per cent, and sent it to the governor, Also sent to the governor after approval by the Senate was a bill {or issuance of five million in rural credit deficiency bonds.   

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