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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Rain Tonight, Partly Cloudy, Cold Saturday River Stage 24-Hour (Flood Stagt 13} Today 6.72 .21 Year Ago 13.88 -1.00 VOLUMI: 53, NO. 63 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 1, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Allies Demand 375 More POWs By ROBERT TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM The Allies warned the Reds bluntly today that failure to hand over 375 more disabled Allied soldiers "we know you are holding" leaves "no choice but to question your sincerity" in full truce talks. As liaison officers accused the Communists of a holdout in the sick and wounded exchange, truce negotiators got nowhere in trying to choose a neutral nation as caretaker for.some able bodied Red captives who refuse to go Jeering Tokyo May Day Mobs Battle Police TOKYO (SI Jeering mobs of May Day marchers clashed with steel helmeted police in downtown Tokyo late today, ending a rela- tively quiet celebration of the tra- ditional Communist holiday. Ugly brawls erupted when bands of diehard young leftists refused to disperse as columns of May Day marchers wound up a parade through downtown streets. About jeering, shouting brandishing staves and with hel- "meted police, As tension mounted the mobs abandoned banners and flags bear- ing such perennial slogans as "Go Home Yankees." Hundreds of such banners with slogans in Japanese and English were carried in the parade. A1J traffic was halted for four blocks on one of Tokyo's busiest downtown streets. Twice police cleared' the street, but the mob surged back. Some police wore struck by clubs. The brawls broke out after most of a half million laborers who t6ok part in the day's parades through- out Japan had headed for home. The marchers assembled at ral- lies throughout Japan. The largest, jammed Tokyo's Meiji Park. TODAY Western Foundation Cracking By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON The right background for the President's press conference on national de- fense is the story of what really happened at Paris. Judging by the reports now trickling back across the Atlantic, the NATO planning meeting was a fairly ominous rally. Some pretty big cracks had be- gun to show in the walls of the house of the West. Trouble with the foundation was all too clearly indicated. But repairing founda- tions is always expensive and both- ersome. Everyone wanted to avoid effort a'nd expense. So the assem- bled statesmen slapped some plas- ter into the cracks. They muttered a private prayer that the founda- tions would last for another little And they issued a public statement that construction was triumphantly progressing accord- ing to plans. Allies Surprised That is about the best figurative summary of what happened. To be more specific, the first offer that Messrs. Dulles, Humphrey, Wilson and Stassen brought to Par- is is now known to have spread something very close to consterna- tion among the other NATO allies. Perhaps the British, the French and the rest have been foolish to suppose that President Eisenhow- er would wish to complete the great NATO structure that he him- self designed, in his former incar- nation as Gen. Eisenhower. At any rate, they were surprised and shocked by the American delega- tion's original program. It virtually ignored the persistent European and British dollar gap. It almost wholly eliminated most of the sup- porting types of military aid. And it only provided for a reduced level of direct military aid. When the British got the news, they named Chancellor of the Ex- chequer R. A. Butler, chief plan- ner; Sir Edwin Plcwden and a rep- resentative of their Chiefs of Staff to tell their story to Messrs. Dulles, Humphrey, Wilson and Stassen. What the British what the French later simple enough. In effect, they would be fored to renege on their most vital NATO commitments, if the United States reneged on its past policy. More Good Will Such a public failure would have been politically embarrassing for everyone, as well as affecting the Kremlin the way bad fish affects an excitable cat. Considering the circumstrnces, there was a sur- prising amount of good will ground the council But- ler and Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey, for instance, are said to have -formed a close alliance. The threatened crisis was avoided (Continued on Page 18, Column 2) ALSOPS Russia Demands Near Neighbors Cut Armaments War Minister Challenges West To Act for Peace home. The U. N. Command today sug- gested Sweden. The Reds again refused to- name any country, de- spite Allied prodding. The Commu- nists already had rejected Switzer- land previously nominated by the U. N. In the liaison meeting, the Reds denied the holdout accusation, call- ing it "groundless" and "willful slander" not worth refuting. They admit holding some sick and wounded Allies, but said these are too ill to send home. Many of the 684 Allied captives released last week told of disabled comrades still in stockades of North Korea. The U. N. Command used these figures to pinpoint at least 234 non- of them undoubt- edly Americans and 141 Koreans left behind in "only a part of your announced camps." The Allies obviously were con- vinced the Reds hold even more than the 375, After returning 684 Allied .dis- abled, including 149 Americans, the Reds said April 26 that was all. They originally promised 605. Rear Adm. John C. Daniel, chief liaison officer, told the Reds the Allies are returning all eligible Communists, and the Allies expect the Communists to do the same. Saturday's return of 500 North Koreans will make a total of about disabled Reds sent back since the exchange began in April. The U. N, Command originally pledged S.SOO. After a 37-minute session, the liaison officers recessed until an other meeting is requested either side. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with occasional light rain tonight. Saturday partly cloudy, continued cold. Low tonight 40, high Satur- day 46. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 52; minimum, 42; noon, 46; precipitation, .17; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Central Observations) Max. temp. 46 at p. m, Thursday, Min, 42 at a. m. today. Noon over- cast at feet, visibility 12 miles, wind 6 miles per hour from east northeast, barometer 29.46 steady, humidity 91 per cent. 3 Who Fled St. Cloud Reformatory Caught LONDON upi_The Soviet Union's war minister Marshal Nikolai A. Bulganin challenged the Western world today to show by deeds as well as pacific statements that .it wants peace. Until the West does, Bulganin declared in a short May Day address in Moscow's Red Square, j Russia will continue to "show due care for ensuring the defense and j security of our country." He demanded substantial evi- a reduction of armaments in lands near the Sov- iet a sign that other countries seek a peaceful solution of the world's problems. Welcomes Peace "The Soviet government will welcome any steps on the part of other governments genuinely aimed at the easing of tension in the international situation and would like to see peaceful state- ments made by the leaders of these governments supported by he said. Bulganin's address was broad- cast by Moscow radio. The speech was a highlight of Moscow's May Day celebration which also included a short mili- tary review and a longer workers' parade. Bulganin said the Soviet Union believes that with "good will and a sensible approach, all inter- national differences can be solved by peaceful means." But since the West has given no signs of reducing the armament race or "closing down of a wide network of military bases spread-i ing over territories bordering on the Soviet he added, "our government will continue to show by due care for the ensuring of the defense and security of our coun- try. "It calls strengthening of our armed forces so as to be ready at any time to rebuff attempts of any hostile forces to interfere with the peaceful and victorious ad- vance of the Soviet people toward its great Bulganin opened his- speech by declaring that "friendship among peace loving peoples was grow- ing." Just before speaking, he in- spected troops drawn up in Red Square and nearby streets. Formations of jet planes flew overhead as the military parade got under way. Outside the Iron Curtain, work- ers of the free world also marked the holiday with rallies, speeches, parades. There was some fighting, This Is How House After House looked after a tornado swept through Warner Robins, Ga., late Thursday killing 14 persons and injuring between 250 and 300. More bodies may be found under the rubble in the town and in the splintered wreckage littering the Robins Air Force Base. Damage was estimated to be in the millions. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) however. In Japan, jeering leftist youths tangled with 1.500 police when the. youths refused to dis- perse at the end of what had been a peaceful parade by half a million laborers through downtown streets. Chief Justice Ready to Retire By JACK B. MACKAY ST. PAUL Chief Justice Charles Loring of the Minnesota 14 Persons Killed In Georgia Tornado WARNER' ROBINS, Ga. Wl A shattering tornado dealt trip- Supreme Court, a member of the-j hammer blows at this mid-Georgia high tribunal for 23 years, will re- tire next July 15, The Associated Press learned from, unimpeachable sources today. The "Chief" as he is called by his colleagues and lawyers community at twilight Thursday, killed 14 persons and caused prop- erty damage estimated in the millions. Between 250 and 300 persons were injured by the devastating blow that churned down from will be 80 years old November 26.1 warm spring skies and left a trail 'of misery, wreckage and death. He and his wife plan to move to Tucson, Ariz. Governor A n d e r son may an- nounce a successor within the next day or two. Anderson is known to be considering this course to avert Eleven bodies were found amid the litter of blasted homes in the town of Warner Robins, 15 miles southeast of Macca. Two iour-y e a r-old strong pressures on behalf of can-1 child and the wife of an Air Force _ i _ _i___i j'j ...U i- f T. five, died of storm injuries aboard an Air Force plane taking him to an Atlanta hospital. More bodies may be found under the rubble in this town itself and in the splintered wreckage littering the Robins Air Force base, a supply and maintenance depot and the service headquarters for the 14th Air Force. One hundred and one persons re- Kin of Student Gets WAUTOMA, Wis. grand- parents of a 21-year-old student killed in a 1951 auto accident will inherit because a judge ruled that the student outlived oth- er members of his family by five minutes. As a result of County Judge Gad Jones' ruling a home given to the village of Redgranite to induce a doctor to come to the community will be turned over to the heirs, Mr. and Mrs. Donate Eannelli of mained in the base hospital early j Redgranite. today. About 50 others were in Ma- didates for the post. when the The litigation began after a rail- con hospitals. j road crossing accident near Mich- Only three 'members of the Air igan City, Ind., in June, 1951. Force personnel on the base were j Masseraino Eannelli, a well to known to have been injured and they were dismissed Loring was eligible to retire Nov. wrecked the motor cars in which j stallation 26, 1943, on his 70th birthday an mversary. they were riding. I mated at The fourteenth victim, a boy of I dollars. __ Redgranite lumberman, was __ ____ ________ after treat-1 driving home with his wife, Anna, s t m I merit. Property" da'mage to the in- j 40, and their sons, Anthony, 21, and was unofficially esti-1 George, 15. The car was struck by more than a million a train and all four occupants kill- ed. River Falls Gl Happy to Be Back Home Trio Seized in Stolen Car at Waterloo, Md. Men Reported Fighting Return To Minnesota WATERLOO, Md. (Si Three 26-year-old men picked up on sus- picion by Maryland State Police Thursday were found today to be fugitives from the Minnesota State Reformatory at St. Cloud. The State Police identified them, as Jerry Duncan, of Spencer, N. C.; Richard D. Lloyd, address un- known, and Raymond Webb, ad- i dress unknown. The police said the three will oppose extradition. The trio was taken into custody while driving on the Washington- Baltimore Boulevard between the State Police barracks here and Elkridge. Troopers said they received a telephone call report that the young men were trying to sell a radio in the car. By the time troopers arrived, the trio had left. However, Troopers Warren Carpenter and A. W. Suit spotted the car on the boulevard and stopped it. They said the car had been stolen in Charleston, W. Va., and bore li- cense plates stolen in North Caro- lina. Carl Jackson, warden at the Min- nesota Reformatory, told State Po- lice the trio had scaled a 30-foot wall to escape last Saturday. The warden said they made their get- away in a stolen car which they apparently abandoned for the taken in West Virginia. State Police said they were un- aware the three were prison fugi- tives until an exchange of teletype messages today. They are being held pending ex- tradition proceedings. In St. Paul, Chief John Tierney of the State Crime Bureau said he understood the trio had refused to waive extradition to Minnesota. Meek, Little Man From Kenosha Admits 2 Murders erson said. He limped some, how- Naval Station." evr. and he is in for more surgery Peterson, reported he has the on Ms legs, which wore hit by naraes -some" other Amsnuans ing home. BLACK RIVER FALLS an ed him with her home-made apple amazing two weeks, Marine Cpl. pie. the procession headed for Lione Peterson found himself Black Tliver Falls. transported from the dreary hope- By ti.e titiu if. reached here it shrapnel. lessness of a Communist prison to 50 cars and acquired entered the Marines 11 camp halfway around the world to the high school band. Peterson months ago, and was m Korea 11 until he notified the a his parents' kitchen. in the lead car as the parade months, the last six in prison. "My heart aches wr Jwse i-ioth- Tnursday m6ht. !News about the exchange came ers whose sons are missjjg, his mother commented. I wish all the boys were com- radio program, the Horace Heidt Show to be broadcast from pete'rson got a kick out of watch- Wisconsin Rapids next Thursday ins of his homecoming over Minneapohs television station oe The Peterson family will jruests of the Wisconsin Rapids sat Thursday after- wound through this city of "f noon, eating apple pie and grinning boy, I'd like to get out there so suddenly it was a shock to au The young has agreed to affair. _ __ Elks lodge whicK is sponsoring the the "The Chinese instructor called a forit'ition one day and said the at the brass-band welcome his and do some he exclaim- 01 us, Peterson related. friends and neighbors gave him. ea as the caravan crossed "This is wonderful, he Blaefc River, said. "The Chinese didn't have any- thing like this." Peterson rode with a magazine ,pn1 photographer from a Chicago air- ft? American Legion and tne be sent horn... port to Millston, about 12 miles of Foreign Wars He then -We had a three-day trip by headed for home whore he began truck and then a wait of a few !.L- the pie while relatives, days more. Then the flight to San and newsman clustered Frenciseo, where we had a big re- him. ception. "I was given pretty fair medi- "I will have a 30-day leave now, treatment and surgery during then I am due for more surgery s'ivi Cloths in the Pet- and treatment at Great Lakes (HI.) greeted by a 25-car caravan that included his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peterson, and three sis- ters. The tall Marine warmly embrac- ed his family. His mother present Pfc. Lione Peterson hugs his faifcsr, Edward, as his twin sisters, Mrs. lola C'aspes, Black River Falls, and Mrs. lona Nazola, Neillsville, Wis., sob in happiness. (AP Wirephoto) "Mom'i Apple Pie" disappears as POW Lione Peterson gets encouragement from, parents, KENOSHA A mild manner- ed little man who admitted killing his wife and her daughter-in-law1 waived preliminary hearing Thurs- day at his Municipal Court ar- make a personal appearance on a raignment on two counts of- first degree murder. Myron Wickham, 55, hands clasp- ed behind him, told Judge Edward J. Ruetz he wanted no hearing. The court then ordered him held without bond for arraignment ia Circuit Court today. The soft-spoken, gray-haired de- fendant earlier had described in detail how he snuffed out the lives of his wife, Beulah, 51, and Mrs. Margaret Barry, 29, Wednesday night with blasts from a shotgun. Several hours after the slayings. in the Wickham's Highway 41 restaur- ant, Wickham was arrested when he returned to his rooming house. In his signed statement, released by Dist. Atty. John Rutchik and Sheriff Marshall Simonsen, Wick- ham said he had been driving a milk truck since his wife's divorce suit, pending since 1951, "forced" him out of the restaurant. The sheriff, said Mrs. Wickhams's com- plaint alleged that her husband's drunkenness was ruining business at the cafe. Wickham said working on the milk truck while his famEy "lived off" the restaurant had "been eat- ing him." After several drinks Wednesday night, he said, he de- cided to force a settlement on the property issue. He said he took the shotgun to the restaurant be- cause he intended to shoot some- body, "but not anybody in particu- lar at that particular time." At the restaurant, where the two women were alone, Wickham said he asked Mrs, Barry to call his wife but Mrs. Barry began scream- ing. He found Mrs. Wickham in the kitchen and she began scream- ing too'. "I wanted to talk but everyone was he said. "My wife tried to run out the back door. I shot her. Then I shot the other one." i Wickham said he then went to a nearby house where T h o m a Barry, 35, his wife's son by a pre- vious marriage, was sleeping with the Barrys' four-year-old son, Wick- ham said he tried to shoot Barry- but the guo was on safety and be- fore he was ready to fire Barry awoke and wrested weapon-" htm Mr. and Mrs. Edward Peterson. (AP Wirephoto)   

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