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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 11, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Showers Tonight; Generally Fair Wednesday Chiefs at Albert Lea Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM 53, NO. 148 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 11, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Blair Man Killed by Hit-Run Driver M. Sgt. Ralph H. Krueger, Rt. 4, Black River Falls, Wis., left, and his friend M. Sgt. Carroll T. Hodges, right, of San Diego, Calif., contemplated an ice cream treat as they settled down aboard the Navy hospital ship Haven in Inchon Harbor, Korea, for the long trip home from Korea and months spent in a Com- munist POW camp. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Released Gls Vow Vengeance on Yanks Who Turned PANMUNJOM By FORREST EDWARDS bitter band of die-hard Americans came back from their Red prison camps vengeance on weaker comrades who turned to Communism under pressure. They spat out "progressive" as a dirty word, and wore with honor the badge of "reactionary" fastened on them by Red Chinese who AS -4 IIAWI hitf HiH U.N. Diplomats Begin Talks on Korean Meeting Agreement Sought On Nations to Take Part in Conference By MAX HARRELSON UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Top U. N. diplomats began arriv- ing here today for a week of be- hind-the-scene talks on the im- pending Korean political confer- ence. Before the 60-nation General Assembly convenes next Monday, the delegates hope to agree on the countries that will take part in the conference and its time and place. The conference must begin by Oct. 27, under the terms the Korean armistice. Some preliminary talks have been in progress since the truce signing, but the signal for full-scale consultations was the return of Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., from Korea. Lodge conferred with President Eisenhower at the summer White House in Denver yesterday, then rushed back to New York to begin discussions immediately. Soviet Delegate Arriving in New York today were Soviet Delegate Andrei Y. Vishin- sky, returning from Moscow: Brit- ish Minister of State Selwyn Lloyd, and Maurice secretary of affairs. The United not disclosed Schumann, state for French foreign States so far its views on has the TODAY Democrats Back Ike on Top Issues By JOSEPH ALSOP WASHINGTON As Congress heads for home, everyone is1 talk- ing about the meaning of the past things done and un- done, the trends that developed, the signs that the President will have a staggering job on his hands when Congress meets again. All clubbed and tortured them but did conference even to its closest not break their spirits. One tough American had to be held back by force when he spot- ted a "progressive" at the Free- dom Village reception center. "I'll get that s.o.b. when I get he said. One hundred Americans came back from the North, along with 24 British, 25 Turks and 250 South Koreans in the seventh day of the Korean War prisoner exchange. Meanwhile. 328 Americans repa- triated earlier sailed from Inchon allies. Though this has made it impossible for the allies to shape up any firm proposals, they felt it was worthwhile to learn in pre- liminary talks as much as possi- ble about the views of others. Mme. Henri Bonnet, wife Of the French ambassador to the United States, displayed her shortened hemline on arrival in New York today aboard the French liner Liberte. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) U.S. Women Have Prettiest legs, Says Mme. Bonnet NEW YORK i.fl American women have the most beautiful legs in the world and they should- n't worry if French designer Chris- tian Dior wants to lift the hem- line up and up. Mme. Henri Bonnet, wife of the French ambassador to the United States, made this clear today upon he- arrival from France on the French liner Liberte. The chic wife of the French dip- ,lomat calmly hauled up her skirt Responsible diplomatic sources j hem ,0 hflw she is said they found these prevailing j in line "See, the hem was here and I have taken it up to she told newsmen. 1. The conference should be small, preferably about 11 coun- tries. 2. The participating countries inches. The difference was about two aboard the troopship Gen. Nelson I should decide whether the confer- M. Walker for the voyage 14 to I ence should limit its discussions 15 days to San Francisco's Golden were classed as healthy. The ship originally was to sail several hours later, but its orders apparently were changed. A plane bearing 17 seriously ill Americans, landed litter patients, Honolulu for a night of rest before continuing homeward. to the Korean problem or should include other subjects. Roundtable Parley 3. The conference should be "Everybody made such a fuss about the new she com- mented. "Certainly, skirts are shorter but they are not necessarily knee length. I'd say about mid-calf. It was the j Air Force Base near San Francisco j indicated the United States 6 I try to limit the conference in all, however, the outstanding it is_expected to arrive at Travis feature of the session growth of a 1 rela Mg yanks preed tionship between the White House ,fh e week o{ exchange has j fceen nQ word_ and the Democratic opposition. j brought 648 Americans of the j wnethcr this move would be made House Leader Sain Rayburn, the Reds say they hold. A total j in the General Assembly or in the Senate Leader Lyndon Johnson Allied ha conforence ltself. and the other Democratic chief- i tains decided at the beginning of turned 19.406 of its Red the session that they would sup- j prisoners, port President Eisenhower when- j Another 100 Americans, 250 roundtable parley rather than an depends on the individual and what across-the-table negotiation limited kmdA leSs to the belligerent parties. A round- table would permit such non-belli- gerents as Russia and India to take part. U. S. Secretary of State Dulles There have been ,some N. Command has re- j catjons from Washington that the I AOf, Of itC flfin 4-n l.nnrt united States may try to keep "American women shouldn't wor- ry about it. They have the most beautiful legs in the world." Army Will Draft in October WASHINGTON (m The Army today issued a draft call for men in October. The October quota brought to ever they could reasonably do so. JROKs. 25 British and In part, the motive was strictly are scheduled to return Wednes- political. In Rayburn's and John- j day son's native Texas, the polls show- j fne latest group of Americans ed Eisenhower with 7l> per cent of released won the "reactionary" the voters behind him. As Johnson j honors the hard way. has remarked. "Nobody but a right i There were bitter men among wing Republican would .want [the first groups last week, but few to kick this kind of popularity in i matehed 'the anger of the last the teeth." groups. Result of Experience j They spoke with passion of those In part, however, the Democrats' hrivc suficreci. decision was also the result ol the ..jj any progressives Bet on the long experience of responsibility boat wilb sajd One, "They'll which they had enjoyed. Beiore j be shark bait. They are hated this experience and responsibility I tnan thc chinks. Russia and India out of the con- the total number of men fercrlce. Lodge is sure to find drafted or earmarked for induc strong sentiment against such a tion since the resumption of selec- plan during the forthcoming talks. Itive service in September 1952. also came to him, the late Sen. Taft used to say that "the business "If I met one in a bar, I'd hit him in the said another. of the opposition is to oppose. I he ..Qne ot us Couldn't walk very different viewpoint of the Democratic leaders is again that of Lyndon Johnson, who has said that all in the same air- plane together, and it just isn't sensible to hit the pilot over the head so hard that the plane crashes." At the beginning, it must be add it wouldn't be me." American officers and newsmen were startled at the violence of the reactions and immediate .steps taken to keep some of the qroups separate to prevent pos- sible bloody ciashes. After months and years behind jthe Red curtain, many still had ed, President Eisenhower, his couraKe to ,hc communists, inet and his political advisers cith- j For 'at Hcd propaganda er took the co-operation 01 the disputing Communist lies Democrats rather lightly for grant ed, or they were actually disturb. ed'by it. No thanks were offered. and standing up for their legal rights, these men said they re- ceived special attention of their .icc standing bare- without Democratic :oot for hours on ,he frozen Yalu Loud partisan noises were made on issues which the President was sure to lose support. I River choking confinement in This phase passed however as crude onc.man dungeons bcat- the President learned his poliUcal and hanging job. He began on occasions to con- !bv arms wltb _ star, .suit Johnson and Rayburn. and _ and doHborate with. particularly Rayourn whom of medj al CEre from the knows and likes of old. Rayburn quietly advised the President on i how best to secure Democratic help without riling Democratic tempers. By stages, the collabora- tion between the White House and the moderate Democrats was regu- larized with the more astute mem- bers of the Cabinet like Secretary "roactionaries." But bitter as the men were against the Chinese Communists, they hated the "progressives" more. Estimates of their numbers have varied considerably and some re- patriates said it. was hard to tell whether a fellow prisoner really (Continued on Page 5, Column S.) I-swallowed the Red line or just ALSOPS 'played along lor better treatment. Gigantic Winch in background prepared to pull 20-inch oil pipe- line into Straits of Mackinac at St. Ignace, Mich., first step in four-mile operation of pulling the pipe across the 243-foot deep water. The pipe was supported by buoys. Later, a second pipe will be pulled across the Straits and both will be linked to the 30-inch line being laid between Superior, Wis., and Sarnia, On- tario. This line will connect to the present one from Edmonton, Alta., to Superior for a distance of 1.765 miles, longest on this con- tinent. (AP Wirephoto) Admiral Radford Briefs Ike on Military Outlook Takes Over New Job as Chief of Staff Saturday By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH Denver Eisenhow- er gets a briefing on the world military situation today from Adm. Arthur W. Radfqrd, the incoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Radford, who takes over his new duties Saturday, flew from Wash- ington to the President's vacation headquarters here late yesterday. He and Eisenhower conferred to- day at the Chief Executive's sum- mer White House office at Lowry Air Force Base. The admiral is succeeding Gen. Omar N. Bradley as head of the military high command. Bradley retires at the end of the week. White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty said no em- ergency prompted Radford's fly- ing visit. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs briefs the President routinely at least once a week, Hagerty .said. The practice will continue while Eisenhower is va- cationing in Colorado. He added that Radford is han- dling the assignment this week be- cause of the imminence of Brad- ley's retirement. Hagerty said he had no informa- tion on whether Eisenhower and Radford would discuss Soviet Pre- mier Malenkov's statement over the weekend that the United States has no monopoly on the hydrogen bomb. Secretary of State Dulles said after a conference with the Presi- dent here yesterday that he (Dul- les) had not given much thought to Malenkov's announcement. Eisenhower planned another round of golf today after the con- ference with Radford. The President played at Denver's Cherry Hills Country Club yester- day, his first game since arriving from Washington last Saturday. He bagged one of his best scores of the 83 for 18 Eisenhower and big Ed Dudley, the pro at both the Broadmoor club in Colorado Springs and at the Augusta, Ga., National Course, teamed up to defeat Gov. Dan Thornton of Colorado and Ralph (Rip) Arnold, Cherry Hills pro, in handicap match play. Over 3 Billion Bushels of Corn Forecast for'53 WASHINGTON Ufi The Agri- culture Department forecast today this year's corn crop at 000 bushels and the wheat crop at bushels. The corn estimate is bushels less than last month's forecast of bushels, and the new wheat figure is 000 bushels more than the previous estimate of Department officials have said that a corn crop of more than bushels would create, when added to a reserve of bushels from previous crops, a surplus supply requiring production control measures on the 1954 crop. Harvest figures will be awaited, however, before a decision is made on controls. The wheat crop has built up a surplus supply that already has led tc imposition of acreage allotments and marketing quotas. The quotas must be approved, however, by growers voting in a referendum Aug. 14. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with occasional local showers to- night. Wednesday generally fair with moderate temperature. Low tonight 66, high Wednesday 77. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 68; noon, 72; precipitation, ,01; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 83 at 3.30 p. m. Mon- day. Min. 69 at a. m. today. Noon readings overcast at 000 feet, visibility 10 miles, wind 5 miles per hour from east, baro- meter 29.93 steady, humidity 86 par cent. President Eisenhower, left, tugged at his ear as he chatted with Admiral Arthur W. Radford at the summer White House in Denver today. The admiral, after conferring with the Presi- dent, returned to Washington where he will take over as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Saturday. (AP Wirephoto .to The Re- publican-Herald) Canadian Vote Keeps Uncle Louis' Party Liberals Returned To Power in Near Landslide By BEN BASSETT TORONTO Canadians still swear by Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent and will have very his detractors. They made that clear in the national elections with a big tide of votes rolling the Liberal party to an un- precedented fifth term. The vote yesterday returned the Liberals to power with a House of Commons majority just short of the record margin they ran up in the landslide St. Laurent engin- eered in 1949. There were 265 Commons seats at stake. The Liberals needed 133 to maintain a majority able to back a government. They won 171. The Progressive Conservative (Tory) party won 50. The socialist CCF (Commonwealth Cooperative! Federation) was in third place' with 23 and the Social Crediters next with 15. The remaining 6 were scattered! In 1949 the Liberals won 193 seats for the greatest majority in history. The Conservatives won 41, the CCF 13 and the Social Credi- ters 10. St. Laurent hailed the result as showing Canada has the kind of government it wants. He called the returns "a heartening expression of confidence." The 71-year-old "Uncle Louis" conducted his own kind of cam- paign. "I'm running on perform- ance, not he said. That was good enough to make history again. Never before had a party won five consecutive times in Canadian elections. The Liberals have been in pow- er since 1935, first under W. L. Mackenzie King and since 1948 under St. Laurent. With the four to five years added by yesterday's election, they will run their tenure to 22 years. The Conservatives now have failed to win a Canadian election since 1930. They tried yesterday under the same leader who lost in Drew, former pre- mier of Ontario. Premier Louis St. Laurent Omer Otterspn Found on Street; Inquest Planned Passing Motorist Discovers Body About 4 a. m. Today BLAIR, Wis. Trera- pealeau County Coroner Martin Wiemer said today an inquest will be held into the hit-and-run acci- dent that claimed the life a 55- year-old Blair man about a.m. today. Dead is Omer ptterson, 55, a resident of Blair since 1936, who was apparently on his way home from a downtown tavern where he was employed as a cleanup man after closing hours. The coroner did not set a time for the inquest. Found by Motorist He said Otterson's body wai found shortly before 4 a.m. on South Street 53 feet from the in- tersection with Pearl Street by Er- ven Matson of Blair, who works the night shift in Onalaska and was en route home. The back of Otterson's body was badly torn and he also suffered in- ternal injuries. The coroner said there was a possible skull fracture. Sheriff Ernest Axness, called to the scene about a.m., found Otterson's body lying in the middle of the street, but the body had ap- parently been dragged 60 to 70 feet along South Street. The area is about four blocks from the tavern. The scene of the fatal accident is about six blocks from Otterson's home, which is on a small farm at the curve of Highway 95 as it turns into the downtown district. Jackson County Native He was born Feb. 27, 1898, in the Town of Franklin (Jackson the son of Mr. and Mrs. 01 uf Otterson. No time has been set for the fu- neral which will be held at tha Zion Lutheran Church in Blair with the Rev. L. W. Halvprson officiat- ing. Burial will be in the church cemetery. He is survived by three sisters, Bertilda, who lived with him; Mrs. Lee Mathson, Blair; and Mrs. Mel- vjn Gunderson, Ettrick; and three brothers, Oscar, Madison; John, Blair, and Ed, on a farm at tha Town Franklin. Ike Asks New Drive To Cut US, Spending By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH (James C. Hagerty made the letter DENVER W) President Eisen-1 Public at the President's vacation (headquarters here as Eisenhower hower, trying to avoid calling a wag rifin OQ i was etLLuig d briefing on Uic special session of Congress, today j military situation from Adm. Ar- called for a reduction of federal Ithur Radford, the incoming chair- spending "with renewed vigor." man of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a letter to the heads of the I Hagerty told newsmen that Ei- federal departments and agencies, j senhower, in calling for a new the President said: 'Ever since the date of j drive to reduce federal spending, in-1 was trying to avoid calling auguration, every member of this (special session of Congress, administration has been dedicated The press secretary noted that to the purposes of efficiency and j the Senate had refused to go along economy in government. with the President's request for :Now" that Congress is adjourn-1 an increase in the S275 billion is time to "attack the prob-1 ceiling on the national debt. The lem with renewed vigor." administration wanted it increased White House Press Secretary to billion dollars. Malenkov Weathers Top Man in Russia, Struggle for Power By JOHN A. SCALI WASHINGTON r e m i e r Georgi Malenkov has successfully weathered a grim power struggle inside the Kremlin and now stands virtually unchallenged as Russia's ruler. This, at least, is the carefully considered view of top American foreign affairs experts who have been watching developments with- in the Soviet Union since Premier Stalin's death. Active support by powerful Red army leaders, they said, probably was a deciding factor in maintain- ing Malenkov's power despite wide- i spread uncertainty after the sud- i den purge of Deputy Premier Lav- renti Beria. It would be no surprise to these American experts if in the com- ing weeks Malenkov's most prom- inently mentioned rival, Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, and his defense minister, Marshal Nicolai Bulganin, publicly avow their loy- alty to Malenkov. Closing Ranks A closing of ranks within the Soviet high command, in their view, does not rule out potential unrest within Russia and the satel- lite world later. But it does plainly indicate to them that the sleepy- eyed Malenkov now is definitely top man. I The conclusion stems partly i from the tone and content of Malenkov's speech last Saturday to the Soviet parliament. He scold- ed and criticized Communist party chiefs generally and talked like a. man completely confident of hisj position. The United States and it was learned, have added infor- mation which supports this view. No authoritative American offi-l cial would say whether they took! at face value Malenkov's broad j hint Saturday that Russia has mastered production of the hydro- gen bomb. Tending to support his claim, however, is an unexplained 92 per cent increase in the Russian bud- get's "other expenditures" cate- gory which usually shows how much Moscow intends to spend on atomic weapons and similar secret projects. American experts, after analyz- ing the Soviet budget figures, con- cluded that, instead of cutting down on military Moscow would have the world is actually increasing its military budget by about 25 per cent. Picture Unchanged Specifically these officials de- duced that Malenkov has allocated some 30 billion rubles in toe 1953 calendar year for atomic and hy- drogen bomb developments. There is no official exchange rate for the ruble, but it generally is fig- -.red at about 4 to Secretary of State Dulles said yesterday, after arriving from Korea and conferences with South Korean President Syngman Rhee, that Malenkov's hydrogen bomb boast has not altered the cold war picture in any way. George Kennan, former Ameri- can ambassador to Moscow, mean- while predicted in a speech that "revolution eventually would break out" in the Soviet orbit. He told a university seminar here Russia's structure is "faced today with severe strains and crisis" and said: "It will even- tually earn the retribution it so richly deserves." Kennan cautioned against any American government interference in Soviet affairs at this time, lest it unify the Communist world and prevent the revolt he foresees. Kennan, author of the Truman, administration's "policy of con- tainment" toward Russia, thus took issue with the Eisenhower administration's policy of aid to Russia's satellites by every peace- ful means to help them throw off the Communist   

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