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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Warmer Tuesday VOLUME 53, NO. 153 Receive Your Paper At Your Vacation 3321 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 17, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Transient Bicyclist Killed at Dakota A Bridge Over The Raisin River near Clinton, Mich., gave way under the weight of this truck and double-trailer loaded with gallons of gasoline. The driver, Joseph Horgus, was unin- jured. Police said Horgus had found his original route under repair and was detouring over country roads. Authorities blocked off the area, fearing an explosion from the gasoline which poured out of holes in the trailers into the river. (AP Wirephoto) Escaped Convict Taken Into Custody ST. PAUL Earl J. LaRue, 21, St. Paul, one of two trusties who escaped from a work job at the State Fair grounds Friday was taken into custody Saturday night as he walked on Rice Street. He offered no resistance to police. He denied knowing the whereabouts of his companion in the escape, j Roland Blanchard, 23, Minneapo- lis. Rhee Believes U.S. Will Fight If Talks Fail WASHINGTON ffl President Syngman Rhee of South Korea said today he believes that if the Ko- rean peace talks fail "the United Ike Urges West By D. HAROLD OLIVER .Soviet Russia continues a serious threat to peace and that U. S. rreMULUl nist exansion aid to check Communist expansion States resume the fight to dlU LU LllCCrv J.VJ.1CC, Eisenhower told Congress toaa., shiftirlg in emphasis from view, declared: Western nations should strive for i Europe to Asia and the Pacific. accomplish the common objective" of unifying his embattled country. His statement came in the wake of one by Walter S. Robertson that the United iStates has not mapped out a specific course of action if it is necessary for the Americans to walk out of the peace talks. Robertson is the assistant secre- tary of state who, as personal representative of President Eisen- hower, persuaded Rhee not to ob- struct the truce. He agreed that this government will quit the peace talks in 90 days if it appears that the Reds are not negotiating in good faith. Robertson said the United States has not agreed with Rhee to help him in resuming battle unless the Communists break the peace first. Rhee, in the magazine inter- greater self-help toward collective security because American aid "cannot do the whole job." His report reviewed the mutual security program for the six TODAY Business Booming In Britain By STEWART ALSOP months ended last June 30. It said declared, "it is equally clear that the mutual security program alone cannot do the whole job. "Other measures are necessary, anc1 it is important that the mutual security program and our foreign relations as a whole be conducted 1. "I believe the United States While it is clear that the will resume the fight in order to strength needed by other free na-1 accomplish the common objective tions cannot be developed and j (of a unified Korea) because the maintained without substantial u. S. honor and future security American the be at stake. You know the United States is honor bound to- reunify Korea." 2. South Korea may leave the peace talks in less time than 90 days "if it is apparent the Com- munists have no intention of agree- j ing to the fundamental require- French Soldiers Watch for New Morocco Riots 35 Persons Die In Bloody Fights Over Weekend CASABLANCA, Morocco UPI French soldiers and police kept an uneasy watch over the main cities of Morocco today, seeking to avoid new outbreaks of violence over re- ligious leadership of the North African protectorate. Thirty-five persons died in bloody riots over the weekend. The fighting followed a procla- mation Saturday by some 300 Ber- ber chieftains and the Pasha of Marrakech, Thami el Glaoui, that the Sultan of Morocco, Sidi Mo- hammed Ben Youssef, no longer was the 'religious leader of the Moslem country, They named as of the Sultan's uncle, Moulay Mohammed Ben Arafa. He had backed down, however, from a previous decision to install him as the new sultan. The sultans previously have been considered both the temporal and spiritual rulers of the country. The move against Sidi Moham- med touched off riots in Marra- kech Saturday night which claimed seven lives. Sixteen more deaths were re- ported from Oirjda, eastern Moroc- co, yesterday and 12 from Casa- blanca. A curfew was installed in Oujda, and communication by tele- phone and telegraph was cut off. All the demonstrations apparent- ly were set off by supporters of the nationalist-minded. Sultan. Trouble developed when the police tried to intervene. The Sultan lashed back at El Glaoui yesterday. In a communi- j TIQ ?ii'rM or! Vlimcplf trlO Hurled From His Bicycle after it was struck by a car Saturday night, the body of a man iden- tified as Eugene Butts lies sprawled on Highway 61, north of Dakota. In the foreground are the twisted wreckage of the bicycle and a bag in which the transient carried his personal effects. (Republican-Herald photo) Minnesota and Wisconsin Mishaps Cause 13 Deaths Bus Driver Delivers Child in such a way as to facilitate the j ment and merely intend to use the taking of these measures." j conference for vicious slander and Must OK Treaty j propaganda." i Ratification of the European i Defense Community Treaty, trade i expansion, and greater investment i of'private capital in underdevel- j oped countries were three steps the i President mentioned. I Eisenhower limited his own re- observers here marks to a two-sentence letter of believe that if the Conservative j transmittal saying America's safe- government calls a general clec- ty is "inextricably tied in with the tion this autumn (as it it is I security and well-being of other 3. "I have informed President Eisenhower that under no circum- stances will we accept any neu- tralization of Korea. All this would mean would be that we would have to lay down our arms and see our friendly allies withdraw, giving the Communists the chance to strike against us at any time of their choice." The Communists would gladly likely to be returned with a heav-jfree nations." By forwarding the (have a reunited Korea under Com- 'ily increased majority in short, the Conservative government is endorsed it in effect, currently enjoying a resounding report to Congress, however, he j munist he said, "natural- :i .-_ they WJJJ Jjy JQ political success. The report said during the cur- rent fiscal year ending June 30, This success is, of course, closely !1954i lne Foreign Operations Ad- connected with the economic re- i ministration which recent- covery which is so striking a m..i..-i phenomenon in Great Britain, Even the staunchcst adherents of the government agree that there has been a considerable element of simple good luck in this economic through the (peace) conference "They will villify and slander my government to do all in their .power to convince the world that ly absorbed the Mutual Security Korea would be better off under Agency, will have to I any kind of government whatso- spend or obligate, including ever than the Republic of Korea, billions of new money. j Many dupes and fellow travelers "In drawing up the new fiscal 1 in America and elsewhere will year's it said, wnat tney say-" que, he proclaimed himself the "only sovereign Morocco and its only spiritual chief." He claimed a separation of temporal and spiritual power was contrary to Islamic law. Pepin Man Killed in Fall Off Bridge PRESCOTT, Wis. Flem- ing, 55, Pepin, Wis., plunged 20 feet to his death today when he slipped from a girder on the Burlington Railroad bridge here. Fleming was pulled from the St. Croix River within a half hour after the accident, but efforts to revive him were futile, Fire in Kahler Hotel Addition By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS i Addition of five victims to the I growing list of traffic deaths sent the toll for the year to 350 in Min- nesota today, an increase of more than 20 per cent over last year. FLORENCE JUNCTION, Ariz. In all seven persons died vio- W! The Greyhound bus .stopped .enfly over the weekend, with a 90 rainutes drowning and a shooting mishap. Three of the traffic victims died in one accident near Henderson, An eye-witness whose name could not be learned said a car came onto State Highway 19 without stop- ping to strike a car and send it out of control. Killed were Mrs. Morris Hanson, 23, 640 Simpson St., St. Paul; her mother, Mrs. S. W. Moore, 63, of the same address, and Mrs. Moore's sister, Mrs. Han- na Christianson, 66, St. Louis Park. Eugene W. Butts, 50, a transient, was killed Saturday night when a car struck his bicycle near Winona. Loren Snyder, 15, Robbinsdale, died Sunday of injuries suffered Friday night in a three-car colli- sion that took the lives of -two other suburban Minneapolis youths. Mary Marie Thompson, 3, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thomp- son, Barnesville, drowned in Big Floyd Lake when she apparently fell off a dock while playing with other children. Ronald 18, Glenville, while driver Lee Mull delivered a baby. Mull was unloading passengers when he heard a woman in a back seat moan. He rushed to her aid. W.F. Uhlmann, who owns the bus stop supplied hot towels and help. The dark-eyed boy which Mull delivered weighed 7 pounds. "The prettiest thing you ever Uhlmann commented. Russia Assured OfSeafatU.N. Talks on Korea .UNITED NATIONS, N, Y. Russia appeared assured today of a seat at the forthcoming Korean political conference her satel- lites North Korea and Communist died of a bullet 'wound inflicted china want her chances of being ROCHESTER, Minn. (ffi-Heavy smoke from a fire in an addition good management as well. Good Manager The most conspicuous good man- ager has been R. A. Butler, the able, rather frosty Chancellor of the Exchequer. Butier's thorough credit and other fiscal policies were anything but popular at first, Now unemployment (which reach- ed serious proportions some months ago) has evaporated, business is booming, and Butler has been able to lift most of the hated controls, and to offer the overburdened Bri- tish taxpayer some small relief. Other good managers have been Harold MacMillan, Mininster of Housing, and Sir Walter Monck- ton, Minister of Labor. To the amazement of all and the discom- fiture of the Socialists, MacMillan is in a fair way to making good on the Tories' promise of new houses. Monckton has gained the confidence of the initially hos- tile Labor leaders, to such an ex- tent that there have been fewer man hours lost from strikes than under the Labor government. Butler, MacMillan and Monckton are thus conspicuous rising stars. Butler is now universally regard- ed as the next Conservative Prime Minister but one. after Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, who is likely .rather soon to succeed Sir Winston Churchill, If his title rules out the exceedingly able Lord Salisbury, either MacMillan or Monckton may replace Eden in the Foreign Office (the latter is a better bet, since Eden and Mac- 'Millan do not get on well Aside from such individual suc- cess stories, however the central fact is that the Conservative party is now very much stronger than (Continued on Page 4, Column 3.) ALSOPS sis was shifted more toward Asia j Rhee said the prime issue for i being built to the Kahler Hotel of simple !and the Pacific- Including the (the peace conference is: Will the drove some hotel guests from their rooms today. The fire started when a welder's torch ignited a pile of cork insula- j special assistance for Indochina, [Chinese Communist armies with- about 37 per cent of the new funds draw from Korea? Insisting that fc. the 1954 program will be for I the U.N. has pledged to reunify Asia, compared with 14 per cent! his country, Rhee said that "so i- the previous fiscal year. The long as this fundamental test is j The blaze was extinguished European program will drop from j kept in mind, there never need be [quickly. Damage to the new por- 73 per cent of the total funds in any doubt as to the success or tion of the hotel has not been 1953 to 50 per cent in 1954." i failure of the peace conference." estimated. when a .22 caliber pistol discharged accidentally as he leaned over in a car to pick it up. He and a companion were on their way home I after shooting blackbirds in t h e Albert Lea vicinity. Mangles Airline Stewardess LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. A young airline stewardess was in a critical condition today after !dia at the conference table, how- being mangled by the propeller in j ever> remained as great as ever, The Top Military Team of the nation posed at the Pentagon between swearing in ceremonies that placed two more of them in office. Gen. Nathan Twining, left, took office six weeks ago as Air Force chief of staff. Saturday Gen. Mat- thew Ridgway, second from left, took over as Army chief of staff, and Adm. Arthur Radford, second from right, as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Adm. Robert Carney, right, became chief of Naval Operations today. (AP Wirephoto) there, asked India's to the parley dimmed, however. Diplomats, gathering for the U. N. General Assembly begin- ning this afternoon, freely predict- ed approval of a carefully worded Western resolution tossing the is- sue of Soviet participation to the Communist side. Two British Commonwealth and New Zeal- up with this formula yesterday to patch up part of the split between the United Statef and Britain. Both agreed to support it. The Anglo-American differences a fall from a speedboat owned by hotel owner Conrad Hilton. The stewardess, Miss Boni Bueh- ler, 25, of Hollywood, was pulled from the waters of Lake Arrow- head yesterday by Geary Steffen, ex-husband of actress Jane Powell. Steffen was water skiing behind the boat curred. when the accident oc- and it was doubtful whether India could win a two-thirds majority in the 60-nation Assembly. U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. said frankly yesterday that the United States would not vote for a British-sponsored reso- lution to include India in the conference. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A race car went out of control on a Stevens Point track Sunday, killing one man and injuring an- other. Other accidents added five more names to Wisconsin's- week- end fatality list. Edward Bohn, 62, Route 1, Junc- j tion City, was killed and Victor Trebiatowski, 32, Amherst, was in- i jured when a stock ear ran into i them during a race at a speedway south of Stevens Point. Donald Bel- 1 linger, 24, St. Paul, driver of the car, said he lost control when he tried to avoid another racer on a curve, shot over a bank and into a pit in which the two men were standing. Palmer Dobbe, 57-year-old farm- er of rural Rosholt, was killed Sun- day when he was struck by a car' on Highway 66, on the eastern out- skirts of Rosholt. The driver of the auto said Dobbe was sitting on the highway. Cathy Luke, 18, Burlington, died Sunday of injuries after a three- car crash on Highway 11 and Ra- cine County Trunk C. Six were in- jured. Leroy Ronk, 38, Town of Belgium (Ozaukee County) was killed Satur- day night when his bicycle was struck by a car on Cedar Beach Road near Belgium. Christ Peterson. 70, Colby, died Saturday in the collision of his auto and a semi-trailer truck on High- way 12 north of Wisconsin Delis. Joan McKay, 18, Manitowoc, was kaied Saturday when .she was struck by an auto while walking along Highway 141 near Sheboy- gan. A chid who fell into a tub of hot water on the farm of his grand- parents Wednesday, died of injur- ies and complications Sunday. The victim was Gregory F. Ziewacz, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zie- wacz of Route 1, Black Creek. Speedy Action Urged For Drought Village WASHINGTON ac- tion is being urged by Sen. Humph- rey (D-Minn) on a proposed gov- ernment loan to relieve a water shortage for the village of Watkins, Minn. Humphrey released the text of a letter he wrote the Recon- struction Finance Corp., asking that an emergency loan be granted quickly. identification Not Positively WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Tuesday. A little warmer Tuesday, rather cool again tonight. Low tonight 54, high Tuesday 84, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 83; minimum, 58; noon, 80; precipitation, .01. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: j Maximum, 84; minimum, 56; noon, 78; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 78 at p. ra. Sunday; minimum 53 at a. m. today. Noon readings Scattered clouds at feet; visibility, 15 miles; wind calm; barometer 30.30, steady; humidity 40 per cent. Syrian President Reported Slain BEIRUT, Lebanon firmed reports circulated in Leba- non today that Syria's President Adib Shishekly had been assassi- nated in Damascus, his but authoritative Syrian sources here denied the reports. The Syrian sources said the re- ports were part of an organized campaign by enemies of the Syrian president. The reports said unknown assail- ants mowed down Shishekly with machinegun fire as he stepped from his bulletproof car. This dispatch did not disclose the source of the report of the as- sassination. News usually seeps quickly over the Syrian-Lebanese border, though an official an- nouncement on an event of this kind might be bottled up in Da- mascus for several hours. Shishekly, Syria's "strong Sunday had made his first public appearance since his election as president last July 10. He drove 200 miles in his German-built arm- ored car to Horns where he ad- dressed a graduating class of 186 military cadets at the school he once attended. As chief of staff with the rank of colonel, Shishekly rose to pow- er by two military coups, in 1949 and 1951. Authorities Believe Dead Man Formerly Lived in Rochester By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer DAKOTA, Minn. A check of Social Security rec- ords was being- made in Washington, D, C., today in an effort to provide positive identification of a transient killed Saturday night when the bicycle he was riding was struck by a car on High- way 61, about 5 miles north of here. The county's eighth traffic fatality in 1953 has been identified tentatively as Eu- gene Willis Butts, about 50, who may have lived at one time Rochester. Minnesota Highway Patrolmen who investigated the accident made the identification from a Soc- ial Security card carried by the bicyclist who also was in posses- sion of a note which indicated that he may have resided recently in Rochester. The Social Security card has been sent to Washington for infor- mation regarding the accident vic- tim's permanent address. Driver from Dakota The accident occurred at about p.m. Saturday while Butts was riding his bicycle north on Highway 61. The driver of the car, Eugene Bearevold, 18, Dakota, said that he, also was driving north and did not see the bicycle until it loomed up suddenly only a few feet in front of his headlights. The bicycle, it was found, was not equipped with a rear light and Butts was dressed in dark clothing. In a futile efiort to avoid the accident, the youth turned his car sharply to the right It veered ofi on the highway shoulder, skidded along the shoulder and ditch em- bankment where it spun around once and finally came to rest on its side in the ditch some 90 feet from the point of impact. Neither Bearevold nor his 17- year-old companion, Richard Schultz, Dakota, was injured, how- ever. Patrolmen Arrive Patrolmen Oscar Krenzke and Eugene Molitor arrived at the .scene only a few after the accident occurred. They found Butts' body lying in the southbound lane of traffic, the smashed bicy- cle and his few personal effects scattered along the highway a short distance away. "I was driving along the high- the distraught Bearevold youth declared, "and all I noticed was a truck approaching. I was looking straight ahead and keep- ing my eyes on the we weren't even talking at the and then, all of a sudden, when we dimmed our lights there was this bicycle right in front of me. There wasn't a thing I could do." Patrolmen Krenzke and Molitor interviewed the driver of the truck whose observations were similar to those of the Beerwald youth. Joseph Kearney, Janesville, Wis., a retired policeman who was operating a southbound automobile transport, recalled, "When I came around the curve I saw the lights of another vehicle approaching. I could see nothing else ori the high- way, however. "As we approached we each dimmed our lights and it was at that Kearney said, "rhat I saw the bicycle rider directly in front of the car. At almost the same time the bicycle was struck by the car and the rider and the bike were tossed into my line of traffic. "I cut the wheel way over to the right and drove off on the shoulder to go around the man lying on the he explained. Kearney stopped his truck a short distance beyond and put out flares on the highway to warn oth- er motorists of the accident. Calls for Ambulance Schultz, meanwhile, had gone to a nearby truck stop and asked that a telephone call be made to Wi- nona for an ambulance and a doc- tor. The call was received at the sheriff's office and Deputy Sheriff Clarence McElmury drove to Da- kota after a Stevens Service am- bulance had been .summoned. When McElmury arrived he found that the highway patrolmen already were at the accident site so the deputy returned to Winona to call the coroner. In the absence of Winona County (Continued on 'Page 3, Column 6) BICYCLIST n   

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