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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 9, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Thunderstorms Late Tonight, Cooler Wednesday Winona at Mankato Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 95 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 9, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Details of Armistice Being Worked Out By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM officers worked today on final details of a Korean armistice as hundreds of thousands of South Koreans dem- onstrated'violently against the im- pending truce that will leave their nation divided. Even as Koreans surged wildly through the streets of Seoul, Allied and Communist teams met in the tiny truce hut at Panraunjom for 12 minutes amid increasing signs that an armistice may be signed within the week. Although an Allied spokesman gave no hint of what took place in the hut, the brief meet- ing indicated that only touches remained before a cease fire agreement was reached. Lower level officers assemble' after the plenary to iron out the wording of the docu ment that would call a halt to th bloody three-year-old war. Recess Granted The Reds asked the recess the plenary session and another meeting was set for 11 a.m Wednesday (9 p.m. Tuesday EST) While the demonstrations raged defiant South Korean Presiden Syngman Rhee assembled with hii generals behind closed doors. The meeting followed one with South Koreans Hurl Rocks at U. S. Police By WILLIAM C. BARNARD SEOUL UP; Hundreds of thou- sands of chanting South Koreans surged through Seoul and other cities today in angry demonstra- tions against an impending armi- stice. Some rocks were'hurled by one man rescued him uninjured. Other thousands of South Kpre ans staged protest demonstrations in Pusan, Taegu and Suwan in re sponse to government pleas for a all-out show of resentment agains' an armistice which would leave the country divided and Chinese Reds wielding U. S. military policemen and Korean police outside the Eighth Army headquarters com pound here. Fire hoses played on the streei ahead of the advancing mob halted its -forward momentum. As the crowd milled around, 50 Korean policemen waded boldly in, shout- ing and shoving. A few minutes later the crowd began breaking up. No U. S. military personnel were reported injured, but many Koreans in the unruly mob were trampled. One American MP was grabbed by the mob, but a Korean police- TODAY Mt. Everest Conquerer Determined ly JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON One can be certain of one thing, in this uncer- tain world. Col. John Hunt, the leader of the British expedition that conquered Mount Everest, be- haved precisely as the leader of such an expedition ought to be- have. One can visualize him among the chilly terrors of the ultimate heights, his pale blue eyes steely with resolve, his long, solemn face stern with grimly leading his party onwards for queen and country. Indeed, one can all but hear him rallying his fellow climbers, encouraging the Nepalese porters, and giving their send-off to the chosen pair who made the last terrible ascent, in language dangerously close to pa- rody of the bulk in improving boys books of forty years ago. Hunt was not yet a hero when one of these reporters first en- countered him in wartime. The place was a particularly dreary training ca.mp. The time was early 1943. A high proportion of the men in training later had a good war, as the British rather nastily put it. But the fashions of 1914 were not the fashions of 1943; and when John Hunt raged about the camp, furiously demanding to be "given a crack at the it was re- garded as very odd and slightly comic. Got- His Chance Later Hunt got his crack at the Hun a little later, when he was sent to Italy to take command of a bat- talion 'of his regiment, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. The regiment had been organized in flu's country in the French and Indian wars; and in the time just before and after Pearl some Amer; icans had impulsively joined it in a sort of hands-across-the-sea ex- change of allied enthusiasm. One of the Americans, Tom .Braden, was a lieutenant in Hunt's com- pany. One of Hunt's, first "acts in Italy was to send for Braden, for a serious private talk. "You've been looking blue, he said, with great earnest- ness.... "And I know why. We haven't had a real battle yet, and you haven't, had a chance to close with the enemy. But we'll meet the Hun soon, and I want to prom- ise you that. I'll give your platoon the first cradc at him." At this point, Hunt fairly glowed with gen- erosity, adding should even have -a chance to get at the Hun hand-to- Braden went through some of the hardest lighting with .the .Brit- ish infantry in'Italy and later vol- (Continued on 7, Column 2) 1 ALSOPS rean Army officers late Tuesday after earlier meetings with Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, Eighth Army commander, and his Cabi- net and a National Assembly crisis committee. To Continue War After the Cabinet meeting, As- sembly Vice Chairman Yoon Chi Yung said the joint session reaf- firmed decisions to continue the war, refuse to recognize an armi- stice based on the May 25 U. N. proposal and to fight Indian troops if they enter Korea. In Pusan, the National Assembly was scheduled to hear the crisis committee's recommendation that it declare war on Indian troops if they land in Korea to guard Allied, held prisoners. The prisoner exchange agree ment approved Monday at Pan- munjom provides that Indian troops would guard prisoners who refuse to return home until their future is determined. Rhee and other South Korean officials have caUed India pro-Communist. In Seoul, U. S. military police detachments were rushed to U. N. Command buildings as crowds of government inspired demonstra- tors grew to astonishing, propor- tions. With placards waving, the chant- ing crowds snake-danced through the streets. Some of the marchers were sullen. Many were weeping, semi-hysterical school girls. In the march toward the Eighth Army compound hundreds of men paraded behind a crowd, of school girls, using them "as a shield in an attempt to break through the mili- tary police barrier. But the ruse did not work. Adultt Stopped A group of school girls broke past MP guards at Fifth Air Force headquarters and entered the com- pound, but adult demonstrators were stopped cold, authorities said. About men and women chanted slogans around a big sign reading "Don't Let U. N. Desert Korea." Ten men bit the ends of ;heir fingers and streaked the sign with blood. Weeping girls from a school which was bombed by a Red plane Monday night pressed past a bar- rier and into the compound where Allied war correspondents are billeted. One girl cried, "our country dying." The girls then chanted in unison, in response to the shouts of several leaders. Many appeared-semi-hys- terical and some collapsed. Five thousand school children shouted in clusters around Seoul's railroad Tens of thousands of marchers paraded into the grounds of the city's battered capital. Stores and shops were closed tight. Demonstrations in other cities ap- peared to have been on a smaller scale. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight' with thunderstorms begining late to- night followed by somewhat'cooler. Local showers Wednesday and a little cooler. Low tonight 55, high Wednesday-76. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 78; minimum, 60; noon, 76; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) High temperature last 24 hours 76 at p. m. Monday, low 61 at a. m. Noon temperature 69. Scattered cloud layers at feet and feet. Visibility 15 miles plus. Wind from northeast at 5 m.p.h. Barometer 30.08 steady. Humidity 64 per cent J finishing Gen. Maxwell Taylor, TJ. S. Eighth Army commander and the South Korean Cabinet. A spokesman said the Cabinet and national assemblymen who at- tended the session reaffirmed their decision to ignore an armistice based on the May 25 U.. N. pro- posal, continue the war, and fight Indian troops if they land in Korea. The South Korean National As- sembly was to hear a recommen- dation that it declare war on In- dian troops if they come into Ko- rea to guard prisoners after an armistice. India, under the prisoner ex- change agreement signed Monday, will provide troops probably about handle the POWs. Yoon Chi Yung, vice chairman of the Assembly's crisis commit- tee, said hi will offer the recom- mendation late Tuesday afternoon. May Revise Line Eevision of the cease-fire line to follow the present battle line prob- ably was one matter discussed by negotiators and staff officers. The original line was drawn up in No- vember, 1951. Since then it has changed only slightly. Observers anticipated no serious delay in reaching agreement on a new cease-fire line. The big obstacle was swept aside Monday with the signing of the agreement providing for voluntary prisoner exchange. Still, the threat of continued South Korean warfare after a cease-fire agreement worried top TJ. N. officials. There was no indication what would happen if the ROK armies refuse to acknowledge a truce. All lighting is to halt 12 hours after armistice is signed. Within 72 lours troops of both sides are to pull back to create a buffer zone De Gasperi in Danger of Losing Italian Control Reds, Monarchists Reported Gaining Strength at Polls By JAMES M. LONG ROME close, see-saw vote count put Italy's pro-American government in-peril today of losing the legislative majority it needs insure ratification of the European army plan and continue its recorc of postwar stability. Premier Alcide de Gasperi': NATO-allied center coalition ap peered certain to emerge as Italy'; strongest faction, but steady Com' munist strength and the sky-rocket ing extreme right wing of Monar chists and Fascists threatened to leave the parliamentary balance o: power with a half-dozen minor anc splin.ter parties lined up with neither the government nor the opposition. With senatorial votes being counted ahead of those -for the more important Chamber of Depu. ties, the final outcome appeared likely to remain' in doubt until sometime tomorrow. The senatori- al tally was watched closely as an indication of how the government would fare finally. The total of votes c was enormous, almost 94 per cent of the electorate. It was probably heaviest percentage -turnout in history of modern democratic elections. These were the results this morn- ing on of the votes cast in the senatorial con tests (more than two million others voted for the lower chamber be- cause the age requirement, 21, was four years lower than for senatorial __ __ __ Government center bloc: Total 2V4 miies the" same with the Premier's Chris. time, machinery for the release pf prisoners of war will be set in motion. Austin Honors Martin Nelson Termed Fine Judge And Good Citizen Minn. Iff) "Austin's oss is Minnesota's gain." That was the keynote Monday night, for 250 banqueters, gathered here for a testimonial to District udge Martin Nelson, who becomes an associate justice on the Minne- ;ota Supreme Court next month. "We know Martin Nelson not inly as a fine judge and legal cholar but as a good fellow citi- said Mrs. H. E. Rasmussen, lusiness manager of The Austin )aily Herald who served as toast- mistress. "His appointment to the igh court merely confirms the steem in which we hold him." Judge Nelson joins the tribunal :pon retirement of Chief Justice Charles Loring, whose place is eing taken by Associate Justice loger Dell. Gov. Anderson, who made the ppointments, termed Nelson "a true son of 'Minnesota." President lifford Gardner of the Minnesota tate Bar Association, another peaker, said the promotion meant another able judge has been lost 3 Minnesota attorneys for trial urposes." Attending the dinner from Wi- ona were R. T, Patneaude and W. G. Wainwright who flew to Aus- :n in the Wainwright plane. tian Democrats getting the Moderate Socialists Liberals and Republicans .Communist and left-wing opposi- tion: Total with Commu- nists pro-Red Socialists Right-wing opposition: Total with 'Monarchists Fascist MSI (Italian Social Move- ment) Minor parties: A percentage breakdown of the early vote, count showed: Center bloc, 48.6 per cent as com- pared with 61.9 in 1948. Extreme left wing, 34.7 com- pared with 31. Extreme right.wing, 13 per cent compared with 4.8. Others, 3.7. Under Italy's new election law, any party or block winning one vote over 50 per cent of the total gets bonus seats giving it 64.5 per cent of the_ Chamber of Deputies. De Gasperi said such a majority was necessary to assure a stable government. If he fails to get ..it, his whole program of alliance with the West might be upset. .The left-wingers seek outright ties with Moscow. The Monarchist Fascist right, highly nationalistic, wants a mid- dle way separate from either East or West. Bird Stops Washer With Nest in Pipe CARLTON, Minn. Wl Mrs. Syl- vester Isaacson's new automatic washer and dryer stopped cold the other day. Investigation- disclosed a birt had. built a nest in the exhaus' pipe leading out of the house ant laid one blue egg in it. The bird was dispossessed. Twisters Kill 141 In This Aerial Photo shows a small section of the pafc h of a tornado that hit Flint, Mich., suddenly last night. At top of picture is Saginaw Road. Highway at left is Coldwater Road. The twister cut a wide path through this area, causing many deaths and wide property damage. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 'With Whafi Left of an auto wrapped around a tree, Michigan "state police move through .the wreckage at Flint, Mich., searching for bodies after a twister struck the arealast night (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) t Truman Urges Firm Support Of Ike Policies By ERNEST B. VACCARO KANSAS CITY Iffl Harry S. 'ruman called today for firm sup- iort of .President Eisenhower dur- ing the critical negotiations in iorea. The former .President, declined all comment" on developments in that war-torn country and suggest- ed a similar course foe. others not in authority "and not in possession of the facts." "In a critical time like Truman said in an interview, "there can be but one American foreign policy. The President of the United States has the facts. We must support him in what he does and recommends. Any other course could lead only to con fusion." The 69-year-old Democrat who held the. reins of the U. S. 'govern ment for nearly eight years kep' abreast of developments through newspaper and radio accounts. But he knew, from his own expe- rience in the White House, that's vast amount of secret information which cannot be made immediate- ly available to the public, pours into the President. New Trial Denied to Rosenbergs NEW YORK Judge Irving R. Kaufman refused again yesterday to grant a new trial to condemned atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. The judge also refused to .grant a stay of execution pending appeal of the denial of a new trial. The latest in a long series of moves by defense counsel involved four hours of argument before Kaufman, who: originally sentenced the New York.City couple.to death more than two years ago. U. S. Atty. J. Edward Lumbard' opposed defense moves. The Rosenbergs are scheduled to die in the -electric chair at Sing Sing Ossinihg, N. Y., on lie night of, June-18 for conspiracy io transmit atomic' secrets to Russia. Defense' Counsel Einamiel EL Jloch asked.yesterday for a new rial on the ground of what he called "newly discovered evi- dence." Bloch charged that two key pros- ecution witnesses, David Green-' jlass and his wife Ruth, commit- :ed perjury at the of the losenbergs. Greenglass, Mrs. Ro- senberg's brother, was sentenced to 15 years for his part in the conspiracy. Minneapolis Keeps Hoyer MINNEAPOLIS Iff! Minneapo- lis' Swedish born mayor, Eric G. Hoyer, was re-elected for a third term in Monday's city election. He defeated Stephen Palmer, former alderman, on the basis of complete unofficial returns! Total vote was 48 per cent of a registered total of 013. The, vote was the heaviest ic a city election since-1949. Palmer's charges denied by Hoyer of lax law enforcement were a principal campaign issue. In the City Council election first since the CouncE was cut from 26 to 13 members liberals won eight seats and progressives five. The progressives are the con- servative members. All but one of those elceted to the CouncE are now members. In the llth ward, Earl L. Johnson, 25-year-old attorney, upset John W. Straiton, an alderman for 14 years. Another incumbent to go down to defeat was Henry H. Bank who was defeated by Edward J. Egan, also an incumbent, in the 5th ward. Comptroller Al Hansen, City Treasurer. Gladys E. Miller and Municipal Judge Irving Brand all were re-elected. New U.N. Secretary Pleased Over Korea NEW YORK OH Dag Ham- marskjold, United Nations secre- tary general, returned 'today from Europe and said he was "most happy over the Korean develop- ments." "It is a great step forward, but there is still much to be done in the weeks and months to he said as he alighted from a Scandinavian Airline plane at Idle- wild Airport. La Crosse Boy Drowns Trying to Catch Minnows Three small boys and an elderly man died Monday as the result of accidents in Wisconsin. Stephen Tanguay, 21-months, of Pymouth, was killed .when he has run over by a truck on the Nick DiCesare dairy farm four miles northeast of Pymouth.: He appar- ently crawled under a dump truck being used by his father, Theodore, and other workmen who 'were re- pairing a fence. William Heinemann, 6, the son of Mr. and. Mrs. Arthur Heine- mann, drowned in the Sheboygan River while playing-in a city park. He apparently stepped off a park boat landing. Larry Schams, 9, La Crosse, slipped and drowned in Swift Creek while' trying to catch minnows in a bucket. His body was recovered by city firemen. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Schams.; Carl Berg, 66, the second victim of a'gasoline heater explosion in a home at Mason Sunday, died in an Ashland hospital. Mrs. Charles An- derson, 70, the owner of the house, j was killed after trying to light the 'heater. Stock Prices Slump Again NEW Wl The. stock market went down today and some shares lost or more. Volume mounted quickly as prices fell. In the first two {hours, shares were traded. Industrial Area Of Flint Takes Heaviest Loss State Police and National Guardsmen Help; 750 Injured I FLINT, Mich. (J) Six roaring tornadoes, their black-clouded fun- nels dealing multi-nifllion dollar destruction, ripped furiously through parts of Michigan and Ohio Monday night, killing 141 and injuring 750. The most deadly of the shriek- ing windstorms flung full force against Flint, a heavily industrial- ized city of about 70 miles north of Detroit. In Flint alone at least. 113 persons were killed. Forty houses in one Flint street were flattened like pancakes: The tornadoes shot the nation's spring twister toll to 358 dead. Alabama, Texas and have been hit hard recently. Second of Year The new tornado struck Michi- gan while the state was still clean- ing up the May 21- twister that whirled through the outskirts of Clair River and tore through Sar- nia, Ont. The first tornado lashed Erie, Mich., just over the Michigan Ohio line from Toledo, 0., at p.m. At p.m. a twister hedge-hopped through Washteriaw County, 35 miles to the north and swept into Milford, Oakland County; 15 miles to the' northeast. Tawas midway up the east- ern coast of Michigan on Lake Huron, was hit at p.m. and Flint at p.m. The tornado area extended from Tawas City-down across the Ohio- Michigan border to Bowling Green a path of 350 miles. Ten persons died in the twister that struck the Cygnet, area; eight died in the Cleveland area; and one each at Elyria and Cey- lon. Michigan fatalities, in addition to those at Flint, included four dead at Erie; four at Tawas City; one at Ann Arbor; and one in Brown City, near Lapeer. Flint hospitals were filled witfc he mjured many crowded into corridors still stunned by the swift destruction that hit their homes. National Guard troops, state poi ice and police officers from num- erous Michigan cities converged on the Flint area to aid in the rescue work. Gov. G. Mennen Williams ;ook personal command but did not declare a state of-martial law. The Flint tornado killed many, n' homes on Coldwater Road and ftirtz Street, before it hedgef hopped eastward through Michi- ;an's "thumb" toward Lake Hu- ron. It. was so powerful it tossed huge trailer trucks off highways and smashed brick houses as though they we're matchboxes. One eyewitness said: "It sounded like the rumbling of; a train." State officials said the Flint diJ- aster probably was the greatest in Michigan's history. Donald S. Leonard, Detroit, po- lice commissioner ,'Said the twister; damage was worse than that he saw in London during the Williams asked President Eisenhower to declare the Flint area, well as other Michigan communities, "disaster" areas. The American Red Cross, in (Continued on Page 15, Column 5) TORNADOES Destruction Most Terrible Ever Saw, Witness States By EENTON LUDTKE FLINT, Mich, "It, was horri- ile. It was the most terrible thing ever saw." That's the way John J. Turbin of Coldwater: Road described the tornado that spread death and dev- astation' over his neighborhood. Turbin and his wife and two rel- gtives escaped unhurt, while neigh- >ors were, left in pain and "death, heir homes leyeled by the: twisting. wind that hit the area, about p.m. last night. T why it didn't get Turbin, a retired Chevrolet worker, said in bewilderment. His son Carl whispered, "Thank God, thamc God." Carl and his wife came in search if the Turbrns when they heard of the tornado. When they saw the Turbin -home. .Mrs. Carl Turbin "I just knew they were dead." Instead of finding death, they found Carl's his ter- rifying' experience, out' helping res- Carl and his 6-year-old son Dennis had -just left the elder Tur- bins' home minutes: before the twister struck. were storing some of Carl's belongings in the barn j which was blown' away after they left it With- John Turbin and, his wife were Chris Carlson, Turbin'g broth- er-in-law, and Mrs., Elsie Booth, Turbin's -sister, "who lives in Mulli- gan, Mich. "I looked out the dining room Turbin "and saw an 18-inch-wide maple 'tree .twirled and'twisted xight'out of the .was a. terrific noise and felt something strike' the house with awful force. "A giant hand seemed to push me suddenly and I flew through" the doorway into the kitchen against the stove. My wife and, sister were1 sitting at the kitchen; table. Chris, was in the dining room. "Let's get out of warned them. Then he grabbed a had fallen front1' the ceiling and smashed a front dining room window and all four were safe from the savage -wind. Outside, Turbin'found iis -was gone. His, breeze-'. way' attached to his -home wew" gone. His home'' was slapped its foundation, -and, a room1'. in a nearby N of t: neighbor on his lawn. The' corpse had been -wind-tossed at least feet from A home across the roa'd. f, if-   

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