Winona Republican Herald, August 6, 1953

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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Cooler Tonight, Fair On Friday Rochester at Gabrych Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 144 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 6, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Clark Says Reds Hide POWs Five Were Killed and 24 injured today when a Greyhound bus and a car pulling a trailer collided on U. S. Highway 66 near Hydro, Okla. Above is shown a general view of the bus and the car. They plunged over the bridge and down a ravine, coming to rest in a creek bed. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 70 More U.S. r> i i Germans Get POWs State Lawmaker Can't Run on 2 Tickets, Ruling ST. PAUL UP) State Rep. Leon- ard A. Johnson, Minneapolis, can- not make the race for lieutenant governor on two party tickets, Atty. Gen. Burnquist ruled today. Johnson, a member of the lib- eral group in the House, announced he intends to run for the post, but asked Burnquist if he could run on both the Democratic Farmer-La- bor and Republican tickets Burnquist cited the statute which provides that a candidate, in his affidavit of candidacy, must state the name of the political party with which he is affiliated and say whether he voted for a majority of the candidates of that party at the last general election. Johnson has been associated with the DFL party. Virginia Man New Commander Legion MINNEAPOLIS Wi Nate V. Keller, Virginia insurance and real estate man and a veteran of World War I, Wednesday was elected com- Dulles, Rhee In Accord on Security Pact Map Plans for Reconstruction Of South Korea By ROBERT D. TUCKMAN SEOUL S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Pres- ident Syngman Rhee, apparently in accord on a U. S.-Korean mutu- al security pact, today mapped plans for the reconstruction of war-torn South Korea. Dulles and top aides for almost two hours with the South Korean president while subordinate offi- cers worked on final details of a mutual defense pact. Authoritative sources said the to ratification by the U. S. be ready for initialing before Dulles leaves Saturday for Washington. Dulles told newsmen after to- day's session the talks were going Later in the day, Dulles and the 78-year-old Rhee toured mander of the Minnesota Ameri- alone for a look at the can Legion Seoul and what the U. S. diplomat called an Keller succeeds Milton B. Boock, Wormal chat. Lake City Dulles said today s meeting, the A native of Eau Claire, Wis., since J16 arrived Tuesday, By GEORGE A. MCARTHUR today. Another died PANMUNJOM Commu- shortly after, nists gave back 392 Allied war prisoners today. Two already are dead and others were gaunt and haggard but many returned to freedom laughing and shouting. Still other ROK soldiers were reported at the edge of death. They looked pitiful. Some Americans appeared in good shape and the 25 British and Seventy Americans came out Turks all appeared healthy. Red prison camps. Forty-two of them were sick or wounded. The Communists said they would send back 400 more Allied captives tomorrow in the third day of the Korean War prisoner exchange. Eighty-one will be Americans, bringing the total for three days to 221. One South Korean died in a Com- munist ambulance en route to TODAY 'Reign of Stupidity' Hurts U.S. U. S. men told of torture in North Korean stockades. They told of hunger and beatings and buddies who died. Many of the diehard Red pris- oners sent north broke into a frenzied demonstration as they left U. N. hands. They howled, screamed, ripped their clothing and went back to Communism nearly naked. Two failed in an escape attempt, One Red smashed an American ambulance driver in the nose, They threw boots, clothing and other gear at U. N. personnel. One officer was hit in the mouth and suffered a split lip. BERLIN East Germans call them can packages. But there's nothing in or on them to show their Ameri- can origin. More than a million and a half hunger sufferers under Commu- nism have received the Western food in the first 10 days of the U. S.-financed, German-operated food relief program in West Ber- lin. But what the hungry hordes from the East are getting in the West Berlin giveaway is not one big package. It Keller went to Virginia in 1902 and has lived there since. He has been active in local and state Legion affairs and attended 29 national conventions. Carl Lundgren, Minneapolis, also a World War I veteran, defeated Adolph Bremer of Winona for na- tional committeeman from Minne- sota. Bremer conceded the elec- tion and moved for a unanimous vote near the end of the balloting. Lundgren was holding a lead of nearly 100 votes with about that number of votes still to be record- ed. Slightly over delegates were eligible to but when balloting got under way at mid- afternoon in the all-day session, only about half were present. Other officers named at the final session of the annual state con- vention were Larry J. Willett, pounds of pork i Jackson, first vice commander; lard in unmarked cellophane; George Korbel, Breckenridge, sec- -two pounds of white flour in ond vice cammander; and Eugene an unmarked cloth sack; i Lindquist, Clarissa, third vice com- pound of dried peas in an mander> "The Rev.' John P. Geng- unmarked paper bag; small cans of milk. j To hold these, the East Germans bring their own shopping bags, tier, Woodstock, was named chap- Among resolutions passed was other oce [HXfHs-as the last Legislature sharply. A U. N. officer said later the Communists told him "they would take measures to see that incidents do not happen again." dual items of free food for the trip home, past the grabbing hands of Communist border police. Some of the schmalz came orig- __, 1 OUJ11C vL U1C OLlllJlaJ.ii 1-aJJlC Vi The outbursts obviously were set cardboard cartons with up for waiting Red photographers j labels. Mindful of Com. and newsmen. munist threats to seize the food In general, the Americans ap-1 d k vengeance on its re. mirVioro Kotii.'oon _..___. for "failure to keep faith with state veterans' organizations" for failing to provide funds for a Vet- erans Service building according to original specifications as part of the capitol approach plan. The resolution directed special criticism at the House Appropria- tions Committee which it said de- Big event on Tuesday's program that this should be so. There is an almost unbelievable contrast be- j tween the bustling prosperity of Western Germany, and the weary, angry stagnation of the Soviet j sick or wounded Americans ly to hospitals while others ap- peared in excellent condition. This aftermath of war already cellophane wrapping. Some of the flour also comes from the storehouses in cartons with American labels. It goes into zone; which is visible from Ber- cloth sacks. The canned came from a this h nninnv mis contrast should tnese siek and wounded men 1 West German company with a ,m AmePcan Tith rencVed corfHjhe disabled exchange last Aprd? famous American name. The label dence in the future. Yet one very Washington, Sen. Potter was in the German language. The soon realizes that Americans here I (Continued on Page 11, Column 3.) hungry ripped off most of the labels before they reached the Iron are. instead, rapidly losing their KOREA confidence in themselves and their j country. This in turn has led to a ___ _ sort of paralysis where the great j 200-Ca ret Diamond issues oi policy are concerned, for j r_llnfl ;_ C Africa people who have lost their cpnfi- i rOUnd Id i. Africa dence naturally tend to substitute I BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa Curtain border. Despite these precautions. at least East Germans have been stopped by the Red police I and robbed of their food gifts. The chief policy advisers here were until recently three very able professional foreign service offi- Davies, Charles Thay- er, and Samuel Rebcr. As one of- ficial here remarked, ''They held the whole thins together." Now all three are gone, at least two of them victims of McLepdism, the State Department's dutiful imita- tion of McCarthyism. There have been, of course, plenty of other victims-designate, some well known, others purged under cover of the reduetion-in-force program, others still waiting for the ax to fall. Fishermen Save 200 and 300 carats has been dis- covered at the Jagersfontein mine in the Orange Free State. Its value is estimated at between _, 50.000 and pounds FAIRMONT, Minn. 071 Charles Boy From Drowning and Previous finds at Jagersfontein include the Excelsior diamond of 971 carats in 1893 and a 634 carat diamond in 1895, WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and a little cooler tonight. (Friday fair with moderate temp- It is hardly surprising that the j erature. Low tonight 58, high Fri- Cite American Gestapo Bulfer, 10, of rural Fairmont, was pulled from the water by two local fishermen late Wednesday after the flat-bottom boat he and his uncle were using was capsized by high waves on Hall Lake. The boy had gone down several times before Bill Austin and Prim Buckholz, who had been fishing nearby, reached him. He was ex- hausted when pulled into their Sylvester Angstrom, Huxley, la., the uncle, managed to cling to the capsized boat until he was rescued. survivors have adopted "Don't j day 77. stick your neck out" as their guid- LOCAL WEATHER ing rule. The Germans, of course, j Official observations for the 24! VFW GJV6S 000 derive a special pleasure ending at 12 m. today: j talking about the "American Ges-1 Maximum, 79; minimum, 64; For Cancer Research and from comparing Amer- ica today with Germany twenty years ago. This is nonsense. There is no Buchcmvald for American of- ficials who have incurred official disfavor. Instead, there is a steady noon, 7S; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 78 at a. m. to- was a parade with some per- sons participating. Some 20 drum and bugle corps and bands were in the line of march. Trophy award winners were an- nounced. The Lindell Community Service Bell for the greatest single piece of community service during the past year went to the Zenith City Post, 487, Duluth, for the post's campaign for a civic auditorium. Post 43, Faribault, won the Levi W. Hall trophy for outstanding school patrol activity. The Joseph was devoted largely to plans for spending 200 million dollars al- ready voted by Congress to start the rehabilitation of South Korea. The money is the first of an expected 900 million dollar alloca- tion to be spread over a three or four-year period. Dulles said Army Secretary Robert Stevens did most of the talking at the meeting because the appropriation will come from De- fense Department funds. Dulles said the potentially ex- plosive question of'Korean unifica- tion had not yet been discussed but probably would come up at Fri- day's session, set for 10 a, m. (8 p. m., EST, He said he may see Rhee again Saturday before leaving for Tokyo. Dulles said he plans to spend a day in Tokyo and take off for Washington Monday. Lower level U. S. and South Korean officials, meeting for the second straight day, reportedly were ironing out the differences between the United States and South Korean drafts of the defense pact. They reported "considerable progress." McCarthy Blasts 'Men Responsible' For Korean loss' MILWAUKEE, Wis. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) declared Wed- nesday that unless the Republican Party "brings to the bar of justice those who ordered us not to win in Korea, then we should never have been returned to power, for we have broken our promise." He was cheered by some 700 delegates to the Veterans of For- eign Wars national encampment as he declared that the GOP and President Eisenhower have thus far failed to fulfill a campaign promise to call to account "those responsible for our tremendous de- Gen. Mark Clark'told a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington today that the Reds may be holding back between and more American prisoners than the the Communists have said they will exchange in Korea, Clark is com- mander of the United Nations and U. S, forces in the Far East. He is in Washington for conferences with top administration officials. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Ike Vetoes Movie Tax Repeal Bill WASHINGTON Eisenhower today vetoed a bill which would have repealed the 20 per cent federal tax on movie tickets. It was the first major piece legislation Eisenhower has refused to approve. In a "memorandum of he said he was taking W. Finley trophy for the best all i R around program of post activities SuggtlHon was awarded to the David Wished, McCarth renewed his s s. Post 28, of Duluth The Loftness-, tj madexill a speecn at Bandrow Post at Gibbon won the Att A public relations and publicity a grand'jury to award- determine whether the responsible Mrs. William Dingmann, St. persons were guilty of "incompre- Cloud, was named president of the Minnesota department of the Le- gion Auxiliary. She succeeds Mrs. S. C. Lueben, Kerkhoven. Mrs. hensible incompetence or treason." "It's got to be one or the oth- McCarthy said. He spoke of "events approaching in- Lueben automatically becomes the cluding. the ammunition shortage Auxiliary's national committee- m Korea; what he called a Wash- woman. I ington countermand of Gen. Mac- i Arthur's orders to destroy the Yalu River bridges linking-Korea with Manchuria; MacArthur's removal as supreme commander in the Far East, and the Washington orders that he said prevented Gen. Van LOS ANGELES UPI James Fleet from destroying in June, James Roosevelt Mum on Divorce Roosevelt, asked about published reports that he and his wife are planning a separation, said yes- terday: "I have the same answer to all questions concerning this pressure for dull conformity, in an day, low, 65 at a. m. 'Noon oddly ridiculous atmosphere of i 78, broken layer cloak-and-dagger. The flavor of of clouds at feet and overcast this atmosphere is best conveyed bv the sort of minor incident w h i c h oecome the small (Continued on ?sge 12, Column 2) ALSOPS research. A check for was present- ed to Dr. Henry S. Zujedwski, head of cancer work at Holy Cross Hos- ___________________ pital in Chicago. at Visibility 12 miles. Windj General grants were made to from the south at six miles per! state units of the Auxiliary for lo- hour. Barometer 29.91 falling cal distribution. These were topped slowly and the humidity 69 per by to the California Depart- cent. ment and to New Mexico. MILWAUKEE m VFW matter, namely: 'No comment." Auxiliary Wednesday announced! Mrs. Roosevelt, the former Ro- grants totaling for cancer I melle Theresa Schneider, formerly of Independence, Wis., a nurse, attended the late President Frank- lin D. Roosevelt's eldest son when he was a Marine colonel confined by illness to the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., in 1938. Married in 1941, they have three children. Roosevelt has two daughters by the former Betsy Cushing, who divorced him in 1940. this step because the government cannot afford the loss of revenue and "it is unfair to single out one industry for relief at this time." The action amounted to pa "pocket is, letting a bill go un- signed while Congress was not in session. This has the effect of kill- ing the legislation. Such a "pocket veto" is per- mitted when Congress is not in session. Otherwise, he would have only two alternatives: (A) sign the bill into law, or (B) veto it with an explanation to Congress. Should the President take the latter course today, the deadline for presidential action on the measure, Congress could vote when it reconvenes in January on whether to override the veto. But a pocket veto is final. The bill passed both the Senate and House overwhelmingly, despite objections by the Treasury Depart- ment. Tax Cut Eisenhower has said repeatedly that taxes should not be cut until a balanced budget is in sight. Treasury spokesmen argued the movie theater tax brought in a needed 100 million dollars annually and, if repealed, would invite de- mands for similar relief from oth- er industries. Last night the House Ways and Means Committee got such pleas from actors, legitimate theater owners, play producers and mana- gers. The legitimate theater people told the committee, which is study, ing ways of revamping the na- tion's tax laws, that they were faced with much the same prob- lems as movie theater operators. The movie theater representa- tives had contended they had been in an attendance slump ever since television became popular after World War II. They said thousands of movie houses had closed and others would go the same way if the 20 per cent tax were not lifted'. Besides the movie tax bill, Ei- senhower had on his desk more than 100 measures passed by the congressional session which ended last Monday. He signed 21 bills yesterday. On Air Tonight The President goes on the radio tonight, to S p. m. (Winona time) over the four major net- works, to report to the nation on the work of Congress and his ad- ministration to date. The bills he signed yesterday included a appropria- tion for the State, Commerce and Justice departments during the fiscal year which started July 1. Others authorized submarines to Italv loan of two and a small 1951, the combat efficiency of Red forces in Korea. Earlier, McCarthy declined with thanks an offer of from the New York County Council of VFW posts, to be used in his investiga- tions. The senator said that, with the Republican Party in control of j the government, he expected his group would have plenty of money for its activities. James Noblin, 16, Forest, Wis., was presented Wednesday with the Dr. James E. West conservation award of Young Noblin was chosen by the ifcy Scouts for his outstanding record in conservation work. aircraft carrier to France, created a nine-man commission to work toward erecting a World War II memorial at Corregidor and ex- tended unemployment insurance coverage to merchant seamen on certain government vessels. Pillsbury Academy Headmaster Named OWATONNA, Minn. UP! Lloyd Holsinger is the new Headmaster of Pillsbury Academy here, named by the board of trustees to succeed Dr. George R. Strayer, who re- Hunt Continues For 16 Missing In Bomber Crash By ALVIN STEINKOPF LONDON S. Air Force planes roared off British fields in dismal weather today to continue the desperate search for 16 Ameri- can airmen still missing in the icy North Atlantic. Surface ships were en route to British ports with four survivors and three bodies, all that were accounted for of the 23 men aboard a giant RB3S reconnaissance bomber yAen it went down before dawn Wednesday south of Iceland with 5 of its engines ablaze. The survivors and the bodies were picked up from lifeboats and one-man dinghies after planes di- rected the ships to the area. Heavy fog delayed the takeoff of the first daylight search flight of 25 planes until 9 a. m. today but the weather was expected to! clear later. The British merchant i ship Manchester Shipper radioed! this morning: "Have on board one survivor, Roy de Vere Speer, staff sergeant, I 18196930, address, Route 1, Ben-j nington, Okla., apparently in sound condition. Escaped through for-1 ward turret in rubber dinghy, "Two dead on board are Walter Norman Hunter, captain, 2068762, address, 411 Nobel St., Fairbanks; Robert Eugene Yeoman, staff geant, 18354161, address, 133 Vacaj Valley Acres, Vaca Valley, Calif." j A crew list issued Wednesday by Travis Air Force Base, Calif., gave j Combat Strength To Be Retained In South Korea General Announces Intention to Retire Oct. 31 WASHINGTON (Si -Gen. Mark W, Clark said today the Reds may hold between and more American prisoners than the S.313 they have said they will exchange, The Far East commander also told a Pentagon news conference he applied today for retirement from the Army, effective Oct. 31. He said he had made no plans ag to what he will do when he doffs his uniform after 40 years' Army service. There had been reports earlier this week Clark would head' The Citadel, South Carolina's famed military college. Clark had this to say about Korean prisoners: 1. The United Nations Com- mand hat evidence indicating the held many more who- should be returned. 2. Ko- reans still are unaccounted for and there "may 'pit between and additional Americans In enemy prison camps. Clark, who will return to hii Tokyo headquarters in a few days, said the Third Marine Division, now under way to the Far East, will be stationed in Japan. In reply to questions he said there are no plans now "for any- body to come back from Korea." He explained he meant there U no current intention to move any large combat unit from Korea. He added that the Far East Command has made elaborate plans to give troops in Korea a chance to go to Japan for rest. Will Work, Play Hard "They will train hard in Korea and play hard when we can spare them for the general said. Clark said when the Communists first offered to exchange something over American prisoners aft- er a cease fire, he reported to Washington the total was close to estimates made earlier by his com- mand of the number of Americans who might have been captured. But he said later information, obtained from Americans returned in the sick and wounded exchange early in May and from other, un- identified sources, led to the be- lief the enemy actually holds many- more Americans. To Continue Talks The Far Eastern commander said Washington authorized him to continue the armistice negotia- tions, reserving the right to "pro- test and pursue" the matter of ad- ditional prisoners in the Military Armistice Commission which now is supervising the truce. "All we could have done was to accuse the Reds of holding back on prisoners without positive Clark said. He added that when the sick and wounded were exchanged in "Op- eration Little Switch" in April and May, he had reason to believe the Reds held back many sick and injured prisoners. U. N. negotiators "demanded an answer" to questions based on that belief, Clark said, but the Com- munists denied having any prison- ers who should have been ex- changed under the agreement. cinto, Calif., and Sgt. Yeoman's as Buchanan, Mich. Another British ship, the 1805-ton Manchester Pioneer, reported it I had three survivors aboard. The French trawler Magdalena picked! up one body, Travis Air Force Base said the] three other survivors were Maj. j George E. Parkes, 37, navigator of the plane, from Nephi, Utah; Airman l.C. Harold E. Parker, 22, a gunner, of Spokane, Wash., and Sgt, Charles M. DeHaven, 24, crew chief, Stroudsburg, Pa, The third body was not identi- fied. Congressional Record Bill WASHINGTON iffi Congress j members' debates and the things they wanted printed during the recent session filled Con- gressional Record pages. The printing cost was The Record itself, reporting on Capt. Hunter's address as San Ja-1 Climbs Over Billion WASHINGTON (ffi The govern- ment debt climbed to 000 during July, an increase of although spending was lower than in the correspond- ing month of 1952. Major reductions in spending, compared with July last year, were accomplished (A) by Con- gress' decision not to keep adding to the civil service retirement fund, which in July ,1952 received about 323 millions, and (B) the Post Of- fice Department's action in delay- ing any withdrawal to cover its first quarter deficit, A year ago it drew 175 millions. Tractor Topples, Killing State Boy, 4 in June. Holsinger has been I In hours of sessions, 302 admissions director for the were passed out of pro- academy for the past three years, i posed. LEWISVILLE, Minn. W) Allen, aE but the last two days of the 4, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George session, gave figures indicating j Ruprecht, was killed late Wednes- that House members talked a i day when the tractor on which he little more than four hours a day, j rode with his father rolled into a ditch. Ruprecht said he grabbed for tie boy as the machine went over but missed, Ruprecht him- self was unhurt. senators more than six. ;

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