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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Friday, Warmer Tonight Waseca at Gabrych Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 150 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGIS Strike Spreads Against French Economy Drive Workers Threaten To Call Out 4 Million More By JOHN RODERICK PARIS organized labor shook a big fist under Pre- mier Joseph Laniel'.s nose today, calling out upwards of four million strikers to underline its protest against the government's economy program. Most of the workers were or- dered to walk out for only 24 or 28 hours. But a hard core of more than a million already is committed to stay out until the Premier backs down, tying up the nation's mines, railways, gas and electricity works, public health services and postal, telegraph and telephone systems. In the ninth day of the strike wave, Laniel, a multimillionaire textile industrialist who learned to fight in the wartime French under- ground, stuck his chin out and said he would not yield. Fighting Speech In a fighting speech to the nation last night, the 64-year-old Premier exclaimed: "I say not to strike. I say no to pressure moves, direct or indi- rect, which have been imposed on the government." All factions of French labor were pressing him. The first walkouts last week were called by the So- cialist Workers' Force but the Communist-led General Feder- George R. Little, Lumberman, Dead George R. Little MADISON, Wis. Wl Wiscon- sin's 1953 general hunting code, providing for another round of li- beral seasons on upland birds and a 7-day forked horn buck deer sea- son received formal approval from ation of Labor (CGT) and the I Gov. Kohler today. Christian (Catholic) Trades Union! The deer season will run from (FCTC) quickly joined in. i Saturday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Laniel declared it was the duty 1 Nov. 27, with the chief changes in of the government of a democratic I regulations the requirement that Kohler Approves Hunting Code For Wisconsin Chairman of Laird Norton Company Board George R. Little, whose career as a lumber executive spanned a period of a quarter of a century, died this morning at his home Edgebrook in Pleasant Valley at the age of 69. Ill for several years, death came to the Winona philanthropist short- ly before a. m. after he had been stricken with a heart attack. Mrs. Little left Winona Wednes- day on a trip to California and efforts were being made today to notify her of her husband's death. Little was chairman of the board of directors of the Laird Norton Co., and had resigned earlier this year as a member of the board of directors of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., a post he had held for more than 15 years. He had served as a director of ......_ the Botsford Lumber Co., the First relentlessly down. National Bank of Winona, the I Hightower told of spending days Hayes-Lucas Lumber Co. and a in a dried-up creek bed, suffering dozen other firms associated with the Weyerhaeuser and Laird Nor- ton interests. Convicts Caught In Georgia Held On Murder Count Hostage of 2 Gunmen Returns Home to Family ATLANTA man who lived with terror for four days in the north Georgia woods returned to his family today after his two con- vict captors were bound over with- out bond on a charge of murder- ing a U. S. deputy marshal. George Hightower, 34, whose role of guard was turned into that of hostage by Herbert Juelich and Lewis Larson, told in a copyright- ed story in the Atlanta Constitution today how Marshal Sam Vaughn was shot to death. Juelich and Larson are await- ing action of a federal grand jury after waiving preliminary hearing before U. S. Commissioner Row- ell Stanton at Rome, Ga., yester- day. They were brought, here to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, fin- ally concluding a trip interrupted by tragedy and four days of terror while Georgia's biggest manhunt state to oppose the strike. He as- serted the quicker workers realized the strike would end sooner or lat- er, the quicker the nation could buckle down to carrying out the "generous social program" he said he has in mind. The wave of walkouts was sparked by disclosure that the gov- ernment's program for rescuing the nation's treasury from near- bankruptcy included lopping some employes off public payrolls and upping the retirement age for civil servants. Angered' Workers also were angered that Laniel's plan did not put a heavier tax bite on the nation's wealthy. And the Communists chimed in with calls for a general wage boost. The Premier declared that "de- fective services" would be re- placed. each deer be checked in and pro- vided with a transportation tag for movement. Refuge areas for deer on public lands will be held to acres after last year's all-time high of acres in closed areas. The harvestable population of bucks warrants the liberalization, the Conservation Department said. Benson to Attend National Plow Meet EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (.7 Agri- culture Secretary Ezra Benson not- ified officials of the National Plow Matches Wednesday that he will be present. The matches, slated for Sept. 18 and 19 at Augusta near here, r-re expected to attract personi. Born in Kasson Born Aug. 18, 1883 in Kasson, Minn., Little attended Carleton College for two years before trans- ferring to the University of Min- nesota from which hs was gradu- ated with a Bachelor of Arts de-1 from hunger, thirst and fear, with the two convicts for company. He gave the following account of the end of the trip on which he and Marshal Vaughn sought to bring the pair to Atlanta from Nash- ville, Tenn., to serve five years for transporting a stolen car across a state line. Reds Claim Right To Hold POWs i "We were coming down the high- gree m 1907. He was awarded hisjway toward Atianta. Mr. Vaughn L.L.B. degree from the university j wa's behind the wheel _ _ _ Then two years later and practiced law j thjs one Lucky Nine Children In Locked Ice Perish oxes at Kasson for ten years during which time he served as county attorney for three years. He became associated with the law offices of Brown, Abbott and Somsen in Winona and on Dec. 1, 1914, married the former Edith M. McBurnie, Winona. The Littles lived for about a year and one-half in Pasadena, Calif., before returning here in 1921. It was in April of that year that he accepted an appointment as sec- retary of the Laird Norton Co., and later served as president of the firm from Jan, 26, 1940, to Nov. 1, 1950. On YMCA Board After retiring from the presi- dency he continued as chairman of the board. In Winona he served continuously as a member of the board of direc- tors of the YMCA since April, 1922, and was active in the planning of came upon a dry creek bed, partly hidden by foliage, crouched for four There days flushed out by Georgia National Guardsmen yesterday morning. the new YMCA building. During the planning and con- struction period he served in an advisory capacity with the build- ing committee. He was a chairman of the board of trustees of the Central Methodist Church where he also had served! 'Got to PflV SaVS for many years as endowment di-j _. _ rector and a member of the pastor- i Jiaying buSpCCt al relations committee. He was a former Scoutmaster of Central came up over the back Oj tjje seaj- "He had his handcuffs off I don't know how he got them off He grabbed Mr. Vaughn and they started fighting. The other one grabbed me. "Mr. Vaughn finally took his hands off the wheel and started fighting back. Then this Lucky, he pulled out Mr. Vaughn's gun and shot him. I think in the neck the first time. He just seemed to keep shooting One of them shoved open the door and pushed Mr. Vaughn out "There wasn't too much talking between them. They just kept driving fast, up these dirt roads. When they stopped we ail got out of the car I thought I was going to get it right there." Instead, Hightower said, the pair took him with them as they stum- bled through the brush until they Tha General Motors Transmission plant in suburban Livonia outside of Detroit burned after a fire was set off by a blast of unknown origin. Two men died in the fire and loss was estimated at million. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Nearly 1000 Dead In Greek Quakes 2 Men Killed In Million GM Plant Fire DETROIT Mt-A 35 million dollar fire roared through the General Motors Corp. transmission and in- strument plant in suburban Livon- ia late yesterday, leaving a charred building. Two men were killed, more than a score injured. One GM official, who estimated the damage cost, said that produc-j people of the wrecked is- ATHENS, Greece ffl Earth tremors continuing into their fifth day and unchecked fires brought new horror today to three quake- ravaged islands off the western coast of Greece. Ships of all sizes shuttled in- ceasingly across the Ionian Sea, bringing hundreds of injured to hos- pitals in Patras, the closest big city. come only by ship or amphibian plane. The islands have no land- ing strips. And only the rotor- bladed aircraft could reach moun- tain-locked villages, whose fate remained a mystery. King Paul and Queen Frederika, cutting short an Aegean island vacation, planned to leave at once for the disaster scene aboard a i Greek destroyer. There still was no official esti- j Defense Minister Panayotis Can- mate of the total dead among the en0poulos and Welfare Minister tion in the Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Pontiac plants would be hit. lands of Ithaca, Kefallinia and Zakynthos. Unofficially, the figure An estimated workers mayjv.'as placed so far at just under be out of their jobs temporarily. with "countless" injured It 75 Americans In New Group Of Freed Men Chinese Defy Dulles Stand All Must Be Released PANMUNJOM (ffi Another 400 prisoners of the Communists be- came free men at this dusty vil- lage today as the Reds warned ominously that they have the right to hold back Allied prisoners fac- ing or serving jail terms. Prisoners freed today in the ninth day of the great POW ex- change were 75 Americans, 75 British and 250 South Koreans. Most of the repatriates appeared healthy as they bounced from the Red trucks. This was the first large group from Camp 1 at Chongsong. Al- most all POWs returned previously were from Camp 5 at Pyoktong on the Yalu River. However, the stories of turncoats, informers and cruelty in Camp 1 struck a note heard before from the Camp 5 veterans. Meanwhile. Red China's harsh warning backed stories from re- turning prisoners that buddies had been left behind, sentenced to jail for terms jip to three years by the Reds on such charges as "instigat- ing against peace." Want All Returned U. S. Secretary of State Dulles warned the Communists Tuesday that the U. N. Command would not return Red captives convicted of crimes "until we know the attitude of the Communists toward ours." He said the UNC wanted all POWi returned. Peiping radio said the Geneva quiwuuiiiwo tiiAu TI j Ai j. Constantine Adamoponlos already Convention provides that prisoners -fa mnrf T-iT-ni-xnaHin <TP they until Methodist Troop 6 and was an in- structor in the Sunday School classes. Little was a member of the board of trustees of the Woodlawn Ceme- tery Association. Other Winona affiliations includ- ed the Arlington Club and the Wi- nona Country Club. In addition to his wife he is sur- vived by two daughters, Mrs. Eli- zabeth L. Helmholz, Hidden Val- ley, Lafayette County, Calif., and Mrs. Charlotte L. Taylor, Roches- ter, N. Y.; two brothers, Haven M. Little and John T. Little, both of Kasson, and a sister, Mrs. William Parkhurst, Hemet, Calif. Funeral arrangements are being completed by the Fawcett-Abra- ham Funeral Service. The fire raged for three hours before it was brought under con- trol. Within another hour the dead were brought out of the building. They were: Lt. William G. Degner, 43, acting chief of the protection force of the Ternstedt instrument division lo- cated in a wing of the building. Danny Staley, a production work-j less- was feared the uncleared rubble hid many more bodies. Fires were reported still burn- ing in the cities of Zakynthos, pop- ulation and Argostolion, population Both were de- stroyed by the earth disturbances. Most or virtually all of the islanders were reported home- ST. PAUL Wl "You know how many times I've said I'm sorry. Well, this time I'll just have to pay for it instead of being sorry." So spoke Herbert Eugene Juelich of St. Paul Wednesday night from the jail at Rome, Ga., where FBI agents said he has admitted slay- ing Sam Vaughn, a deputy U. S. marshal, near Adairsville, Ga., last Saturday. Juelich, 25, and 31-year-old Lew- is Larson were captured Wednes- day after having hid out in the brush since the slaying with an- other guard they held as a hostage. Most of the injuries were slight. Begins to Sink The Ministry of Interior said offi- cials on Kefallinia advised Argo- stolion, the island's chief port, was "beginning to sink under- water." No Jetup was in sight. The brief Leaves Jury Cold DENVER A. Baker j reports from the area said the! Union has pulled out of the AFL told a district court jury that his I tremors still were continuing. in protest. facing "criminal proceedings for an indictable offense may ba detained until the end of such pro- ceedings, and, if necessary, until the completion of the punishment. The same shall apply to prisoners already convicted Peiping charged Dulles with "blackmail" in his threat of re- taliation and said that while he charged that the Reds do not in- tend to return all the POWs, "Dulles, nevertheless, has to admit that it is too early yet to know for sure whether any POWs are actually being withheld." The broadcast said Dulles unwittingly stamps himself liar." the AFL and CIO for a merger! Peiping said flatly there is no already has produced a major cas-j basis in _the armistice agreement ualty. The powerful Carpenters were at Kefallinia'supervising lief work. Carpenters Quit AFlf Protest 'Deal'With CIO By NORMAN WALKER CHICAGO between I a false teeth were no can't "cluck" with them. He needs to cluck in his business, Baker explained. He's a horse trainer. But the jury was unsympathetic. It ruled yesterday Baker must pay "I took an awfully big chance that Dr. Max Haabe claims Northwestern Phone Workers Vote to Strike Mrs. J. W. Hallman, seated, wife of a tenant farmer, told of- ficers at Proctor, Ark., Tuesday night she passed the icebox in which five of her children died "but I never dreamed they might be in there." At her side were Eugene, 11, and Mary Ellen, 10. The five tots were playing in the unused icebox when the lid slammed down and said. Dead of suffocation were Edward, 9; Wesley, 7; Odie and Tommy, twins, 4; and Bar- bara Ann, 2. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 187 Per cent tne reported i prior to the deadline Wednesday The Richmond victims were chil- j night, the vote was about 10 to favor of strike authoriza- OMAHA CIO communica- tions workers union members in the five-state Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., territory have voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike in support of wage de- mands, the union announced to- day. About 20.000 workers in Nebras- ka, Iowa, Minnesota and the Da- kotas are involved. J. R. Hill, district and an awfully foolish Jue-1 lich told his parents here in a long distance telephone call record- I ed and copyrighted by radio sta-! jtion KSTP. j "There isn't much I can I the slaying suspect went on in the conversation with his mother, Mrs. Herbert J. Juelich. "I am sorry for what it's been on you people." His mother told him: "Well now, you just have to take all that's coming to you. Take it bravely, won't you." And the son replied in a slow voice: "I can take it all if you can take it too. I'm just sorry I'm hurting you. I was glad to tell 'em what I told 'em, got it off my chest." He apparently was re- ferring to the confession the FBI said he made. Earlier, to his father, .Tuelich said he hoped "you and Ma and the rest can kind of forgive a little bit." When his parents advised him they wanted to go to Georgia and visit him, the prisoner asked them to delay the trip a week or two because "I couldn't take he owes interest. for the dentures, plus From Naples, the speedy ton cruiser Salem, flagship of the U.S. 6th Fleet, sped to the stricken islands with doctors, stocks and medical supplies and food and a helicopter aboard. Another American helicopter was on its way from Tripoli and others were expected from Germany. Without them, rescue and aid could IKE ENJOYING VACATION RICHMOND, Va. Rich-, mond of them 7 and i dren of two members of the hospi one found dead today in j lal staff. Three of them, twins an abandoned ice box near their i Woodrow and Wilson, 7, and homes at McGuire Veterans Ad- j George, 5, were the only children ministration Hospital. i of Mr. and Mrs, Woodrow Wilson John Turner of the hospital's JBlackstock. The father is hospital engineering staff made the dis-1 maintenance engineer. The other covery at a. m. to bring to i boy, Walter Charles (Tex) Boykin, a macabre close a two-day search 7, 'was the son of the hospital's 7 director of 1 seelng you' the CWA-CIO, said that with about i Juellch Larson. 'w a i v e d preliminary hearing when arraign- ed before U. S. Commissioner Rowell Stanton and were ordered held without bail for the marshal's slaying. by upward of in organized and volunteer groups aided by planes and helicopters. It was a tragedy almost identi- acting manager, Dr. J. Melvin Boykin, and Mrs. Boykin. The old refrigerator, in an un- used building less than 25 yards cal to one Wednesday at Proctor, from the Boykin home, was one of Ark., where five children were found suffocated in an old re- frigerator. the early places .spotted for a somehow was over- looked. one in tion. He estimated about 80 per cent of those eligible to vote had balloted on the strike issue. Meanwhile company and union bargaining committees met again this morning in efforts to agree on a new contract. The union has scaled its wage demands from a flat S3.50 per week increase to a range of to S4.50 weekly. The company is standing on its original offer of SI to S2.50 weekly, but lias SUD- long Happy When Catching And Cooking Trout By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH DENVER hard to tell, watching President Eisenhower, whether he gets a bigger kick out of catching trout or cooking them over an open fire on the bank of the creek. But one thing is certain. He sure looked happy doing both yesterday. And he displayed as much skill at the frying pan as he did with the casting rod. Those trout, only an hour out of the stream, were delicious. The President drove about 50 miles southwest of Denver, his vacation headquarters, to the ranch of an old friend, Bal F. Swan, about feet high in the Colorado Rockies. Cool Air Covers Most of Region By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cool weather covered most of! DOW. rived, Eisenhower had pulled on his waders, a brown jacket, clapped a Western-style blue hat on his head and was fishing the i north I River. fork of the South Platte He landed his first trout, a rain- iow. in about eight minutes and half" 'of the nation his luck continued good for the with temperatures first hour. He and Aksel Nielsen, the northern early today, generally in the 60s. Readings in the southern Denver businessman and also a stituted proposals of S2 increases I generally were in the 70s. The j a dozen between which it! weather bureau said no rain was j brooks and short order. in three categories in originally offered (reported anywhere. Then they took time out for for the United States to demand the return of "convicted POWs" and added: "On the contrary, this claim is in contravention of the Geneva Convention." U. S. State Department officials said in Washington Dulles' state- ment made clear that regardless- of the Geneva Convention the truce agreement itself specifically states that all prisoners shall be returned. Violate Agreement- It said the Geneva Convention has certain complicated provisions regarding retention of POWs, but said the armistice agreement over- rides any such provisions. Neither the Korean Communists nor the United States signed the conven- tion, but both have agreed to abide by it. "The Communists are trying for something to justify their intention to violate the one U. S. official .said. The prisoner swap itself contin- ued at Panmunjom, with another 409 promised by the Reds for Fri- Americans, 74 British, 1 Canadian and 250 South Koreans. The 75 Americans returned Thursday brought the total of U.S. troops sent back to 823. The Reds said they held The full 400 men brought the to- tal Allied figure to of the Reds' figure of WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair tonight and Friday. A little warmer tonight. Low tonight 65, high Friday 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 62; noon, 86; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Max. temp. 85 at noon, min. 60 at a. m. Noon readings Thin scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles, also planned to sign more of the more than heavy bombers j wind 13 miles per hour from south, lunch. The President borrowed a couple of pounds of bacon, a pound of butter, salt and pepper, some corn meal and two skillets from the wife of a ranch hand, and then he went to work. Three reporters representing the press associations looked on with mouths watering. They stopped watering a few minutes later when the President invited them to "come and get it." Eisenhower cooked for the party before sitting down on an over- turned bushel basket to lunch him- self. After lunch, Eisenhower and Nielsen waded back into the creek i The carpenters a pillar of the AFL and one of its founding unions, suddenly severed connections with the fed- eration yesterday. Action by other AFL leaders in okaying an agreement with the CIO to ban "raids" of rival union membership was given as the rea- son but Carpenters' President Maurice A. Hutcheson conceded: "It's the climax of something that's been going on for a time in the AFL." Hutcheson wrote in a letter to AFL President George Meany re- vealing his union's secession that he objected to the AFL agreeing to ban fights between AFL and CIO unions when, he said the AFL hadn't taken steps to stop scraps among its own unions. More Concerned Hutcheson's letter complained that AFL leaders "are more con- cerned with the affairs of the CIO than they are with those of the federation." Meany fired back that Hutche- son's reasons for quitting "didn't seem to make He said the "no raiding" agreement with the CIO was a necessary first step to- ward achieving an actual AFL-CIO Meany said al- most everyone agreed would bene- fit all labor. U-- M3S and fished until late in the after- 1 A-Bomb Stock, Belief noon. The heat of the day appar- Within 30 minutes after he ar-1 ently had driven most of the trout j WASHINGTON Adm. to the cooler depths, and the fish-1 Leslie ermen had less luck than during i naval the morning. C. Stevens, former U, S. attache at Moscow, says j there is every reason to believe After a watermelon snack, the the Soviets by now have a "re- party set out for Denver, arriving j spectable stockpile" of atomic shortly after 7 p. m. bombs and may soon have hydro- Eisenhower planned to spend to-1 gen bombs. day in Denver. He arranged to j Stevens also told a John Hopkins confer at his Lowry Air Force Base I University conference on "Soviet office with, former Sen. Harry j imperialism" yesterday that the Darby, the Republican national Soviet Air Force is estimated at half I long-time friend, caught more than committeeman from Kansas. He first-line aircraft, including bills which Congress passed just before adjourning. capable of carrying the bomb. atomic j barometer 30.06 falling, humidity per cent. oar 152