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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Cold Tonight; Cloudy, Warmer Tuesday River Stage (Flood Stage 13) Today 6.41 .34 Year Ago 16.05 .40 VOLUME 53, NO. 59 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 27, 1953 TWENTY PAGES 4th Hig Bridge Takes Victim A 2.7-Mile Span Of Death Road on Highway 16 between Rushford and Houston began to acquire its grisly reputation July 21, 1950, with the death at this bridge of S.lC. Harold 0. Murray, 23, Camp McCoy soldier from Colorado Springs. The bridge is 4.3 miles west of Houston. All pictures are looking toward Rush- ford. Another Bridge, A Second Death. James A. Fris- vold, riding alone, was -killed instantly Dec. 6, 1952, when his automobile plowed into this bridge 4.7 miles west of Houston. All vehicles were traveling toward the accidents occurred. Three of the four victims were drivers riding alone. A Third Bridge, A Third Death. This harmless- looking structure hugging the road on a straight stretch of Highway 16 seven miles west of Houston claimed the life of Earl M. Knutson, 24, Rushford, New Year's Eve. Knutson was a passenger in an automobile driven by Joseph M. Burke, also of Rushford, critically hurt. SAME OLD STORY Korean Armistice Talks Deadlocked By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM, Korea new Korean armistice talks dead- locked again today as the U.N. Command flatly rejected a Red pri- soner exchange proposal which it said offers only return to Com- munist rule or "endless captivity" for Reds who refuse to go home. In their second meeting since Oct. 8, both Allied and Communist delegates stood pat on their own plans for settling the exchange problem and bringing a truce in TODAY Budget Cut Perils Air Defenses By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP Soviet res- ponse to President Eisenhower's foreign policy speech goes a long way to prove a point that all the more experienced government of- ficials privately make. The Presi- dent's bold peace program will come to nothing in the end, unless the United States is strong enough Korea. Another session was scheduled for 11 a. m. tomorrow. The truce talks were broken off Dulles Seeks Aid For Cut-Down NATO Defense Secretary Home Paris With Harold E. Stassen By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON UPl Secretary of State Dulles returned from an Atlantic' Alliance meeting today to Oct. 8 by the U. N. Command when I report to President Eisenhower and it refused to force any prisoner to go home against his will. The Reds demanded all prisoners back, including some Chinese and North Koreans who have said they won't go home. Although the Allies threatened to call off the talks again unless the Reds show willingness to nego- tiate constructively, Lt, Gen. Wil- liam K. Harrison, senior Allied .delegate, said it's "far too early" I to think about such a move. Meanwhile, the Panmunjom gate to freedom for sick and wounded to be respected and feared. The Soviet response took the form of an editorial covering Pravda's entire front page, Congress that "we accomplished some good, hard, practical results" in the interests of American secur- ity. Dulles together with Treasury Secretary Humphrey and Foreign Aid Chief Stassen arrived from Paris in a Military Air Transport plane. He said he expected to see. Eisenhower some time today and I go before the Senate Foreign Re- lations Committee Tuesday. Ministers of the North Atlantic Council countries in Paris were so busy with their own work, he Allied prisoners stood closed by reporters, that "we didn't have the Reds. time" to give very much study to Delivery Ended The Communists said Sunday's shipment of 84 disabled Allied prisoners ended their delivery. In seven days they turned back 149 Americans, 470 South Korean men and one woman, and 64 dis- abled prisoners from other na- tions. They had promised 605. However, a U. N. spokesman 1 Saturday's Moscow press statement generally rejecting Eisenhower's recent peace plan but stating a readiness to engage in talks with the Western Powers, Dulles offered no other comment on the Moscow reaction. The Secretary of State now faces the task of seeking vital financial support from Congress for the j iAwiiwTvi, it. .3JJUJVCO1UC111 which is unprecedented. A week "considerably more" sick and elapsed between the President's i wounded Reds would be returned speech and this response. Without 1 than the originally pledged, Hiiri'na wppk "ut he did not give any figure. The any doubt at aU during this week transfer rf the Pravda editorial was debated at length and in detail by .the Kremlin's inner circle. Yet the reference in the editorial to "direct an obvious hint that the Kremlin wants a face-to-face east- west meeting, is the only concrete reaction to the Eisenhower pro- gram. Rest .Propaganda The rest is propaganda, and nothing more. Indeed the Pravda editorial is full of hints that the Kremlin will not even consider serious disarmament and the other absolute essentials of a true east-west settlement, such as Pre-1 sident Eisenhower proposed. i Meanwhile, unfortunately, Wash ington positively bristles wit hints that the long debate abou budget-balancing versus nationa survival is going the wrong way It started with promises to "cu out waste." It may well end wit' a decision to cut out the strengtl this country needs to be respects by the Kremlin, without whic' President Eisenhower's grea peace speech will be mere emptj verbiage. A few Air Force examples from the Pentagon's current welter o "economy exercises" and "tenta live directives" will suffice to show the trend. Under Budget Di rector Joseph Dodge's origina budget-balancing economy order of last March, the American Air Force would not merely have been prevented from building up to its destined 143 groups. It would also have been cut back from its pre- sent strength of about 103 groups to its former strength of about 70 groups. New Order Issued When this truth, emerged, it was found to be unappetizing, and a new order was issued freezing group strength at approximately current levels. When the Air Force analyzed the effects of this freeze on the Strategic Air Command, the Air Defense Command, and the Tactical Air Command, a little more leeway was again given. The new allowance was 110 groups. There is a great deal of evidence that the 143 group Air Force plan (Continued on Page 7, Column 4.) ALSOPS at its 500-a-day rate. In Tokyo, a U. N. spokesman said the first Americans released would be flown to the U. S. "this U.N. to Free 491 Prisoners Tuesday PANMUNJOM, Korea Wl The United Nations command said to day it would deliver 491 North Korean sick and wounded prisoner here Tuesday. The 491 will raise the number of disabled prisoners returned to the Communists to about The Communists stopped deliver- ing Allied prisoners Sunday, after reaching t total of 684. TaftandByrd Agree Budget Can Be Balanced By JACK BELL WASHINGTON top- ranking Republicans and Demo- A Fourth Bridge, A Fourth Death. Hollis E. Erick- son, 33, Peterson, died Saturday night when his car smashed against this bridge 6 miles west of Houston. Two other bridges of the same type have yet to claim a victim. Of eight bridges along the route, two are steel girder-type structures less dangerous than the concrete variety pictured here. (Republican-Herald photos) crats, including Sen. Taft (R- agreed today with Sen. Byrd (D-Va) that the Eisenhower administration can balance the next fiscal year's budget: But there was a wide difference of views about the Virginia sena-1 tor's proposal that Congress keep excess profits and individual in- j come taxes at present high leve until July 1, 1954, to get the revi nue Byrd said would be needed And there was evidence that stiff fight is developing over n ported administration proposals i This Is The Shattered Wreckage of the car in which Hollis E. Erickson died six miles east of Rushford Saturday night. Most of the driver's side is torn away, (Bob Burns photo) General Munitions Review Promised program. This may prove to be a formid- able only because of the HU.IV- UiliJ UCS-aUDC Lilt y j cost-cutting temper of Congress my former President Truman pro posed be spent on atomic energ development in the year beginnin but also because of indications the defense buildup may henceforth go even slower than Dulles himself has advocated. was due to report not give a specific date or number. At Monday's 52-minute armistice meeting, each side suggested .that the other take another careful look at its proposal. j Harrison told newsmen, "In this on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council meeting which he and other top U. S. officials attended. The Council set military targets (for the Atlantic Allies for this shrTTV- "ln. year at an increase of six divisions short time we have no real basis jin Western Europe for a predicted for assuming the Communists will tntni nf not negotiate in good faith." I Secretary Of State John Foster Dullei chatted with Italian Ambassador Alberto Tarchiani, left and Netherlands Ambassador Dr. J. H. von Roijen as he left his plane at National Airport in Washington today on his return from Europe. The secretary at- tended a meeting of the NATO nations council in Paris. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) Agrees With Byrd Taft, Republican leader, said ir an interview he agrees with Byr that the budget can be balanced But he declined to discuss detail of the Virginian's weekend pro posal to trim off Tru man's spending program. Taft said some figures may b. forthcoming when legislative lead ers discuss the defense program with President Eisenhower at a White House conference Thursday The Ohioan has called for a cut o about four billion dollars in de fense and about ZVi billion in for eign aid. Byrd would keep defense spend ing at its present level and cu' foreign aid Will Cut Taxei Sen. Millikin chairman of the Senate Finance Committee wouldn't comment on Byrd's pro- sosal for keeping taxes at presen .evels. The excess profits levy is scheduled to die July 1 and in- come taxes are due to drop 10 per cent next Jan, 1. A bill pending in the House would advance the date to July 1. "We'll be all right, though. We'll balance the we'll re- duce taxes Millikin declared. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Fair and quite cold tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy and warmer. Low tonight 34, high Tuesday 62. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 50; minimum, 35; noon, 45; precipitation, .36. Official observations for" the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 53; minimum, 30; noon, 35; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 52 at noon, min. 32 at a. m. Noon ing broken at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 10 miles per hour from northwest, barometer 29.92 falling, humidity 72 per cent By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON Wl Roger M. Kyes, deputy secretary of defense, he prepared for the U. S. Chamber of Commerce convention here con- tained the sharpest criticism to said today the Eisenhower admin- so far from the new admin istration will review the whole mil-1 istration of the Truman regime's nitions picture and weed out high- j rearmament program. cost arms plants to keep America strong in peace and war. Kyes called some of the planning done by the former Truman administration. A speech Compromise Can Establish Peace, Lie Tells U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. the tools will be handled in such a manner as to assure their avail- ability. The general policy will be that of retaining the low-cost pro- Saying another farewell to the ducer of desired goods, as against United Nations he served for high-cost producer." Removal of Wildlife Director Protested WASHINGTON ifl Sen. Humph- rey (D-Minn) protested Sunday that removal of Albert M. Day as Di- rector of the Federal Fish and Wild- life Service indicates a "pattern of breaking down the safeguards the nation has erected to protect our resources from exploitation." Charred Bodies Of 8 Children Found in Ruins SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. Eight in one family and three in in a weekend fire here. Investigators said seven of the I Peterson Man Hits Abutment On Highway 16 3 Other Bridges Scene of Fatalities Since July, 1950 RUSHFORD, Minn. The fourth narrow concrete bridga on Highway 16 to claim a traffic victim in less than three years took its toll in death Saturday night. The bridges are within 2.7 miles. Hollis E. Erickson, 33, Peterson, died instantly about o'clock when the car he was driving went out -of control, swerved across road and smashed into the bridge abutment near the Rushford Golf Course. The car The No. 2 man in the Defense Department announced: "Because in some instances the mobilization base is too widely dif- fused, there will be situations where a sufficient quantity of the item manufactured is not required to maintain a minimum economic production flow in all facilities. Cut Seen "In these cases, certain of the facilities will'be forced to stop pro- duction, and where necessary for the maintenance of the mobiliza- tion base, arrangements will be was torn apart and pieces of metal draped across the abut- ment. Erickson suffered a crush- ed skull, broken neck and crush- ed chest. He was alone. Houston County Coroner John P. Potter said Erickson years as .secretary general, Trygve Lie argued yesterday that negoti- ated compromises could bring world peace. There can be no settlement in he Far East, he declared, unles. Communist China "is a party ti t." Nor can "unconditional sur render" bring real peace in Korea Lie spoke in a recorded mes age broadcast over 'the world in .onor of the eighth anniversary p be United Nations' founding in san Francisco. A Korean armistice, he said would be a great victory for col ective security under tie U. N ut "real peace and freedom for may be a long time coming." "It is not possible to foresee a iorean settlement except in rela- on to other Far East issues and lere can be no settlement unless he People's Republic of China is party to he asserted. Lie said the U. N. would have maintain military strength to discourage any more attempts at rmed but that it also ould have to "face the realities." "You cannot negotiate a true ettlement on the theory of uncon- tional he said. "In- raational politics are the art of e possible and practical. You ave to make compromises that the long run will serve the prin- ples for which you stand. 'As in Korea, so with Germany nd Austria and all the other is- ues of the cold war, that must :i me end either in mutual disaster be resolved by negotiated ements." But Kyes also said "careful con- sideration" would be given to pre- serving industries vital to defense which dp not have full opportunity in civilian economy, noting that "the aircraft industry is an ex- ample of this type." Program Studied This major policy statement by Kyes presumably reflected the cur- rent views of Secretary of Defense Wilson, who has been in Europe. Both men are former top execu- tives of General Motors. while .sleeping in one bed. Their charred bodies were found in the bed. The eighth was recov- ered between the bed and a door. Five of the eight were children of Philip and Winifred Derry, who suffered severe burns in a futile rescue attempt. They were Doro- thy, 7; Reginald, 5; Clifford, 4; Eleanor, 3, and John, 1V4. The other three, cousins of the Derry children, were children of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Trudeli: Wilma, 14; Marion, 10, and Diane, this morning the mishap was acci- dental. He indicated no. inquest will be held. Erickson's wife and, three small children survive. at 'High Speed' Houston County Sheriff Beryl Kerrigan, Caledonia, who inves- tigated the mishap with Potter, said Erickson was traveling to- ward Rushford and struck abutment at "high speed." Also in- vestigating was AI Caulkins, Pres- ton, of the Minnesota Highway Patrol. The left side of the automobile was sheared away back as far as the rear of the front door. The car spun around and slid 29 feet before stopping headed in the di- rection from which it had come. The car struck the east end of the bridge on the south side of the road. Alvin Eide, farmer living near- by, beard the crash, investigated and called a Rushford physician. Four of eight bridges in the 12- mile distance from Hushford to Houston on Highway 16 have claimed lives in the last three years, Potter pointed out this morning. Kerrigan said, "There is developing a public outcry against these bridges." The four deaths have occurred on a stretch of Highway 16 only 2.7 miles long. Other deaths were: Wilma had been baby sitting for j Harold 0. Murray, Camp Mc- the Derrys and Marion and Diane Coy soldier from Colorado Springs, _. J tATA went with her. They were staying overnight. Derrv told Ontario provincial police he got up during the night TIT'I 1 .k'.'L, bUW A month ago Wilson was known and put wood in a ytchen range, to be questioning the wisdom ofjHe and his wife were awakened the broad case" mobilization pro- i by the fire several hours later, he gram instituted by the former ad- i ministration. Colo., killed July 21, 1950.' James A. Frisvold, Rushford banker, killed Dec. 6, 1952. Earl M. Knutson, 24, Rush- ford, killed Dec. 31, 1952. In three of the four (Continued on 18, Column 1) Philip Derry And Winifred, are shown hospitalized with serious burns after a fire destroyed their home at Sault St. Marie, Ont., Canada, Sunday and took the lives of their five children. Three other children, cousins, spending f: the night at the Derry home, perished in the blaze. An overheated stove was believed to have caused the fire. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald)   

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