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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 28, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Cloudy, Warmer Tonight; Showtrs, Warmer Friday Chiefs at Austin Tonight at 8 KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 86 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 28, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAOif Man Found Dead At Minnesota City The body of Theodore Stephens, 82, who had been missing fror his home here since Tuesday morning, was found at p.m. todaj Police reported that the body was found in shallow water alon the Minnesota City Creek, in the Mississippi River bottomlands. The first report, a radio message to the City Hall police station, sai that the rapidly-rising river ma have risen over the body since ye terday. Today's operations were pres ed in two phases: One grou of police traversed the woode area in a 1-mile radius nor of the old Minnesota City mi site in the vicinity of the Minn sota City Creek. Members i the county sheriff's office and pc lice, meanwhile, manned tw rescue boats for the dragging of th creek and adjacent waters in th possibility that Stephens may hav TODAY Security Pushed To Limit By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP the new security procedures that are now being followed in the State De- partment, there is a question whether the Secretary, of State himself is a satisfactory security risk. This is the clear implication, at any rate, of the case of L. Corrin Strong. Strong is an amiable millionaire, much given to good works, al- ways happy to be organizing the "north'poition lands. The search, which began at noon Tuesday four hours after Stephens had left the home of his nephew, Charles Stephens, 1127 W. Howard St. spurred Wednesday aft- ernoon with the discovery of the missing man's pants and cane which had been aban- doned near the creek, Police came upon Stephens cloth ing and cane while they were scour something or other, and fond of small public distinctions, such as decorations and minor ambassador- ships. He and Mrs. Strong were both leading workers for President Eisenhower before the Republican convention and during the cam- paign; and there is every reason to believe that he also contributed heavily to the party's war chest. When the choice of Strong as Ambassador to Norway was dis- closed in early January, the news hardly caused a ripple. To be sure. Strong has no visible qualifi- cations to represent this country in a diplomatic post. But that could also be said of most of the toward which the former Garvi: Heights resident had been seer walking Tuesday morning. Fell in Water? The find gave rise to the poss: bility that Stephens might have fal! en into the water and police im mediately called for a rescue boa to be used in dragging the creek. By nightfall, however, the en croaching made it hazardous to. continue the rescue operations and the manhunt was halted for thi night. This morning, Sheriff George Fort and Chief of Police A. J. Bin- gold again recruited members of their respective departments to re- other purchasers of ambassador- sume the search. ships; and Strong is at least less purse-proud than some. In short, there can be no real objection to the Strong appointment, as long as the country tolerates the public auction of the most delicate posts abroad. Troubles Over Four and a half months "have now passed since Strong learned of his supposed good fortune. His troubles 'are now reported to be over and his nomination will prob- ably be sent to the Senate before long. Yet the fact remains that the Strong nomination was held up for this long period, causing the maximum embarrassment to a professional pillar of the com- munity, because of allegations that the blameless Strong was a "se- curity risk." The widely known reason for this extraordinary action was that Strong and Mrs. Strong were ac- quainted with Alger and Priscilla Hiss. They were not intimate friends, but they were on casual first-name terms. To make the case look blacker, presumably, the story was also put about that Strong contributed a small sum to help pay Hiss's legal expenses. This story is not true, although Strong, to his eternal credit, has the quite remarkable courage to say: "I still believe that even the worst man has the right to a fair trial; and maybe I would have con- (Continued on Page 16, Column 5) ALSOPS Army Moscow Removes Commander In East Germany LONDON W> Moscow today removed its army commander in East Germany from all duties ex- cept command of Soviet troops and appointed a Russian "supreme commissar" to supervise govern- mental affairs of the Soviet-oc- cupied zone. Moscow Radio, announcing this, said the Soviet Control Commis- sion in Germany now is abolished. The Russian-language broadcast, as translated by monitors here, referred to the appointment of a "supreme commissar" but the term could be translated "high same term used by each of the three Western powers for their chief representa- tives in West Germany. Abolition of the Soviet Control Commission parallels, at least on paper, similar steps taken long ago by the three Western occupying U. S., Britain and France. The announcement said Vladimir Semyenov, a member of the Sov- iet Foreign Minister Collegium, had been appointed supreme com- missar. The new commissar will "watch over the activity of authoritative organs of the German Democratic Republic from the point of view of their fulfillment of undertakings arising from the Potsdam decisions of the Allied Powers in Germany." He also will maintain "appro- priate relations with representa- tives of the occupational powers of the U. S. A., Britain and France on questions of a general nature arising from agreed decisions of the four powers on Germany." I The recently-purchased water rescue kit and dragging equipmenl of the sheriff's office was being used by Assistant Chief of Police Everett Laak and Deputy Sheriff Helmer Weinmann while other members of the police department manned the second boat. Relatives Identify Relatives of the missing man were called to Minnesota City Wednesday afternoon and identi- fied the pants and cane as belong- ing to Stephens. Earlier, his foot- prints and marks left by the cane had been tracked along the creek bank toward the wooded area of the bottomlands where all traces of his progress were lost in the dense undergrowth. Mrs. Stephens, at whose home the missing man had been resid- ing for the past week, said Wed- nesday that her uncle left, the house at about a.m. Tuesday. "I saw him leave but he didn't say anything about where he was Mrs. Stephens recalled. "I saw him walk a block down the street, then he turned down an- other street and I didn't see him again. When he failed to return by noon I got worried and called the police." The niece said that Stephens a day earlier had mentioned that he wanted to consult a physician about his hand which had become swol- len. Talked of Lake City "He also talked about going to see his brother who lives in Lake (Continued on Page 19, Column 2) BODY Radical Changes Seen by Allies If Truce Fails Tafr Address Alarms Foreign Agent in U.S. in By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON UP) Worried Al- lied diplomats wondered today whether the Republican adminis- tration may seriously consider rad- ical changes in Far Eastern pol- icies if Korean truce talks col- lapse. Their concern stems from efforts to measure the ultimate impact on future decisions by President Ei- senhower of ideas which Senate Majority Leader Taft put forth in a speech read for him at Cin- cinnati Tuesday night. At Vancouver, B, C., Canadian External Affairs Minister Lester Pearson said if Taft's advice "be- came U. S. policy it would be de- plorable and a terrible blow to the United Nations." Taft said if armistice negotia- tions fail the U. S. should tell Eng- land and other Allied nations "we are withdrawing from all further peace negotiations in Korea." He also asserted the U. S. "might as well abandon any idea of working with the United Nations in the East and reserve to our- selves a completely free Change of Direction These and related proposals he nade appeared to diplomats here :o suggest a change of direction and a severing of ties between he U. S. and its allies which the Eisenhower administration has so 'ar generally observed and pro- ected. The proposals come from a pow- erful figure in the governing par- y, moreover, at a time when truce negotiations are in what may prove to be the showdown stage nd the need for new decisions may be almost at hand. Taft's speech found no endorse- ment from his colleagues on 'the enate Foreign Relations' Commit- ee who were willing to comment. )ne of them, Sen. Sparkman CD- Ala) said it "may have torpedoed hances for a truce in Korea nd it may even have thrown a arpoon into the Big Three talks Bermuda." r U.N., .Taft Kohler Signs Toll Road Study Bill MADISON, Wis. A bill calling for a study of the feasibility of a toll road paralleling Highway 12 be- tween Illinois and Minnesota was signed into law by Gov. Kohler Wednesday. The legislation also author- izes a five-member turnpike commission to proceed with construction if the study con- vinced them there is enough traffic to support it. A preliminary survey show- ed the 237-mile stretch of di- vided four-lane highway would cost million to build, and would pay for itself in less than 30 years. The governor also signed a bill opening up relief records for public inspection. Records of unmarried mothers, adop- tions and foster children are exempt under the new law. ROKs Oppose t Truce Plan in NofetoU.N. Arraignment )f Rochester Postponed ROCHESTER, Minn, Arraign- ment of Sterling Henry Jenkins, 51, n a first degree murder charge, as postponed today when Jenkins ppeared in municipal court with- ut a lawyer. Municipal Judge Irving Eck- oldt requested that the county ttorney ask District Judge Arnold Hatfield to appoint an attor- ey for the defendant. Jenkins, a porter, is charged in e shooting of his wife. He ad- itted shooting her four times with .25 caliber pistol when he found s wife and James Williamson, their landlord, in a bedroom arly last Sunday. Williamson was ot seven times. He is in serious mdition. The Towering Lacy Mushroom from Monday's first test of the atomic cannon rose from the desert floor at Frenchman's Flat, near Las Vegas, Nev. The 280-millimeter gun which tossed the shell to its destination six or seven miles away is in the foreground. The rifle was touched off electrically, with the gun-loading crew entrenched a safe distance away. This picture, released today by the Air Force, was probably made about 10 seconds after the explosion, (AP Wirephoto from the U. S. Air Force to The Republican-Herald) By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL (ffl Bristling with charges of Allied appeasement and sellout in Korea, the South Korean government today spelled out its opposition to the latest Allied truce proposal in a note to the United Nations Command, Maj. Gen. Choi Duk Shin, South Korean truce delegate, delivered the message late today to Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison, senior Allied negotiator, at the Allied truce camp at Munsan. Contents of the note were not made public. But a Republic of Korea spokesman described it as "very important." He said it gave detailed expression of the ROK government's r e commendations, but was in no way an ultimatum. South Korea's foreign minister, Pyun Yung Tai, threatened to re- sign if his government approved the still-secret Allied proposal for breaking the prisoner of war dead- lock submitted to the Reds Mon- day. While never revealed officially, South Korean sources this weei; disclosed most features of the plan. Referring to two Red satellites and Czechoslovakia- nominated for a five-nation com- mission to handle prisoners who refuse to go home, Pyun said: "Our country will fight troops from such countries." A few hours before delivery of the government note, nine ROK national assemblymen met for an hour with Harrison. An Allied spokesman said later they ex- pressed "fears and aspirations o the South Korean people." The assemblymen said the; asked Harrison to withdraw th latest U. N. proposal. They told a press conference thi South Koreans would keep fighting if an armistice were concluded or that proposal. Evidence Claimed On British Ships Transporting Reds WASHINGTON iff) The State Department confirmed today it has evidence that two ships owned or operated by British Hong Kong firms transported Chinese Commu- nist troops along the China coast during the Korean war. It named them as the Perico, registered by Wallem and Co. Ltd., of British Hong Kong, and the Miramar, then owned by Wheelock Marden and Co., also of Hong Kong. The report was made public at a news conference by Sen. Mundt acting chairman of the Senate Investigations subcommit- tee which had requested it. Mundt said the report leaves "the next step up to the British now." He said it answers their contentions' that prior testimony concerning the ship incidents was too vague. The State Department report was addressed to Subcommittee Chairman McCarthy Leaving Washington on an inves- tigative mission which he declined to describe, McCarthy left release of the report to Sen. Mundt. Mundt serves as temporary chairman of McCarthy's Senate Investigations subcommittee when I McCarthy is absent. Members Of Hit Family Beam as Lt. Roy Jones, only Minnesotan released in the recent Korean war prisoner exchange, is greeted at a Minneapolis railroad station upon his return home today. Jones hugs his sister, Ruth, 18, left, a Macalester College student, and his motner, while his father, Roy P. Jones, awaits his turn. The Joneses live in suburban Morningside. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 'Hate America7 Drive Renewed by Russians By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Foreign News Analyst Moscow suddenly has changed its tone, and a new "hate America" campaign seems in the offing. The Kremlin charge of American spy activities in the Soviet Ukraine indicates the new campaign will be dictated largely by internal con- ditions. The post-Stalin regime of Georgi Malenkov evidently still has a struggle on its hands and cannot _ B _f afford to extend its brief era of Observing Tips On Safety May Save Your life ST. PAUL wi University of Minnesota safety specialist today isted suggestions aimed at reduc- ing the Memorial Day weekend'ac- cident toll. Highway Department records show that on last year's four-day Memorial Day weekend there were 618 motor vehicle accidents in which 305 persons were injured and two were killed. Five drowned on, the weekend, according to the State Conservation Department. Glenn Prickett, University Farm extension safety specialist, made these suggestions: 1. Have your car in good condi- tion. 2. Drive within rules of the road. 3. Don't be an "eager trying to pass when, there is neither time or space to do so safely. 4. Start early and observe legal speed limits. These water safety rules were suggested: 1. Use a seaworthy overload. 2. Stay off the lake if winds and waves are high. 3. Don't stand up or exchange places in a boat when in deep water. 4. If the boat capsizes, stay with it until help arrives. 5. Don't go swimming until at .east aa hour after eating. 6. Don't swim alone or beyond your depth. Two More Drown In State, Hunt For 4 Continues ByTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two more names were added to Minnesota's drowning toll today as searchers continued their as yet unsuccessful hunt for four fisher- men, missing since Sunday and presumed lost in Lake Winnibig- oshish. Latest victims, reported Wednes- day night, were: James Heinz, 24, Chicago, drown- ed in Round Lake, 43 miles north- Austrian treaty of independence, i west of Grand Rapids when a sweetness and light. The mask of reasonableness ap- peared to have dropped away ab- ruptly last weekend with Pravda's blast against the projected Ber- muda conference of the Big Three. On top of this came the Kremlin's rejection, of four-power talks on an Superior Forest Air Ban Upheld ST. LOUIS GB-The U. S. Court if Appeals has upheld a federal )an on flying over Superior Na- ional Forest. The ban was term- ed unconstitutional by three north- Tn Minnesota resort owners. In upholding the federal restric- ion, the three-man court affirmed previous ruling of the federal istrict court of Minnesota. The ppeals court decision was unani- mous. The chips were down on a test o Moscow's sweet talk. The new spy charges put out b the Kremlin follow precisely an almost in every detail the patter of the charges against the Unite States in December, 1951, when th Americans were accused of para chuting spies into Soviet Moldavia Like the Ukraine, Moldavia ha been a source of trouble to th Kremlin, a constant target of pres abuse because of putcroppdngs o "bourgeois nationalism." Those charges were followed up by a formal Moscow protest ti Washington that the United State was encouraging subversive activ ities inside Soviet and "people democracy" territory, A similar protest may be expected this time After the Malenkov regime too] over, the Soviet press soft-pedatec such charges against the Unite< States, The Americans' Mutua Security Act, which the Russians charge is designed to promote sub version within their borders, was not mentioned. It had figurec prominently in the Soviet press in the previous all-out hate-America campaign in which the Moldavian spy charges indignantly rejectee by the U. S. State Department- played a large part, Stories of the capture and ecution of "spies" for the United States apparently make a deep im pression on the Soviet people, fur- thering the idea that they are sur- rounded by enemies intent upon their destruction. This propaganda campaign now apparently will be resumed. There seems to be one good reason benind it: The need for a menacing outside enemy to persuade the Soviet people to close ranks and to provide the excuse for harsh measures against any evidences of nationalism or of rest- iveness of Soviet peoples under the domination of the Great Russians. Big 10 OKs Three-Year Rose Pact CHAMPAIGN, 111. The Big Ten today approved a three-year renewal of the Rose Bowl football pact -with the Pacific Coast Con- ference. fishing boat overturned. His body was recovered. Dar Holsman, Itas- ca County deputy sheriff, said the upset came when the outboard motor shifted suddenly while being started. James Jeska, 15, Hugo, Minn., Mahtomedi High School student, perished in White Bear Lake. He and two other youths were using a mortar box for an improvised raft when it sank. Lloyd LaGoon and Duane Bronk, each 16, man- aged to stay afloat until help arrived and were rescued. Deputies, aided by a plane, con- tinued their hunt of Winnibigosh- ish for the four missing men. Officers said dragging operations would be all but futile as the lake is among Minnesota's largest. They awaited a change in weather to provide possible clues. Those believed drowned were James W. Pidgeon, 35; Clifford Esnougb, 33, and George Straka 32, and Newell Hauge, 34, whose lome is in rural Hennepin County near Hopkins. Judy in Hospital SANTA MONICA, Calif. ress Judy Garland is in St. Johns lospital for a physical checkup, ler doctor says he doesn't know low long she'll be there. Miss Gar and has been inactive profession, ally since the birth of a daughter ast November, gent Sid Luft. Her husband is WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and vicinity Partly loudy and warmer tonight Friday ocal thundershowers and some- rhat wanner. Low tonight 59, high Friday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 ours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 73; minimum, 50; oon, 68; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 67 at m. Wednesday; minimum, 57 at 30 a. m. today. Noon ky overcast at feet; visi- ility 15 miles; wind 15 miles per our from east; humidity 45 per ent; barometer 30.30, falling. No Free Nation Can Live Alone, President Says Bermuda Meet Not Prelude to Conclave With Russ Leaders WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said today he dis- agrees with Sen. Taft's statement that this country "might as well forget the United Nations as far as the Korean war is concerned." The president also told a newi conference that the forthcoming Big Three meeting in Bermuda may not necessarily lead to a Big Four session with Russia. Developments would have to justify a conference with Soviet leaders, he said. The Big Three session is a plan- ned meeting of Eisenhower, British Prime Minister Churchill and'the" French Premier, to be held at Bermuda in the latter part of next month. Churchill has said he hopes it will be followed by a top-level meeting with the Rusians on East- West tensions. Eisenhower's declaration that hs disagrees with Taft was in re- sponse to a question. It is the widest divergence of opinion that has developed between he President and the Senate Re- publican leader since the new ad- ministration took office. Eisenhower emphasized, how- ever, that he believes Taft has right to bis convictions. The question, as put to Eisen- hower, was whether he Taft's view that the United States might as well forget the United as far as the Korean war s concerned. The President replied no. Taft made the statement in a ;peech read for him in Cincinnati Tuesday night. Taft also said at that time: "I think we should do our best now to negotiate this truce (in and if we fail, then let England and our other allies know bat we are withdrawing from all further peace negotiations in Single Negative Eisenhower, after replying with single negative to the question, aid he wanted to explain his posi- ion a bit. He went on to say he has had great deal of experience in deal- ing with coalitions and that it is Iways a difficult task. He said it might -be easier in ertain cases for any one nation o act by itself. But, Eisenhower added, you an't have cooperative action in lese great matters only in isolated ases. He said that if you go it alone n one place, you, of course, have i go it alone elsewhere. Instead of taking that kind of ourse, Eisenhower said, there nust be compromises, which will erve the good of all of us. Those compromises, he addedt mst be between local conflicting onsiderations. He said no single free nation an live alone in the world, but must have friends. Eisenhower said he realizes that every man is faced with irritations and frustrations in the business of trying to win world peace, and that men find themselves balked. Eisenhower said then with much feeling that only patience, opti- mism and a very deep faith can carry America forward. After giving this dissertation, the President apologized for the length of it but said he felt it was some- thing that had to be said. Later, Eisenhower was asked whether he was aware that besides saying that the U. S. might as well forget the U. N. so far as the Korean war was also had said "we must do our best now to negotiate this truce" and, we fail, withdraw from further negotiations. Eisenhower replied that he had not read Taft's speech in detail. He said he believed the Senator certainly did not mean we should throw everybody out, apparently referring to the United Nations. Actor Jim Backus Suffers Mishaps BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, tf) Actor Jim Backus is recovering oday from a couple of tough ireaks. While golfing, he fell and broke wo ribs. And when he came home, B fell downstairs and broke a tone in his foot. He'll be doing his the husband in the "I Married Joan" TV from cast for a whtie.   

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