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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight .And Sunday; Temperature Same Have Your Paper Sent to You Daily On Your Vacation VOLUME 53, NO. 158 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 1953 FOURTEEN P, When Sgt. Richard N. Cleaver, Niagara Falls, N. Y., felt a "wad of silk" in his face during a parachute jump today at Ft. Camp- bell, Ky., he grabbed it and held. It was the collapsed chute of fellow jumper Pfc. Harold D. Lovell, Oklahoma City. The photo shows Cleaver dropping safely with Lovell dangling below. Both men were uninjured. (U. S. Army photo via AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Recently Wounded U.S. POWs Freed By FORREST EDWARDS P4NMUNJOM and stretcher-borne American and Can- adian soldiers, some still suffering from recent battle wounds, were liberated here today as the Reds made the first deliveries from three more North Korean stockades. Many of the 94 American and 43 other non-Korean repatriates of the 18th daily exchange were white-faced, bandaged and too ill TODAY French Serious on Indochina to rejoice, in grim contrast to the rollicking and U. S. returnees of previous Bandit Kidnaps, Robs St. Paul Bar Owner of Victim Left Tied Up in Como Park ST. PAUL Ufi A hunt was on here.today for a gunman-kid- naper who robbed a St. Paul tavern owner of Friday and left him tied hand and foot in Como Park. Earl J. Monpettit, 26, told police he had driven to a downtown bank to get the money for cashing checks over the weekend at the Bel-Mont Club on University av- enue. Coming out of the bank, the victim said he found two men push- ing his car which had been double parked. They said it was in their way. Monpettit got into the mach- ine. Before he could drive away, a man jumped into the back seat, pressed a pistol against the back of his neck and ordered him to "keep driving." When he got to the park, the gunman ordered Monpettit out of the car and told him to lie down in some weeds. After tying the bar owner's hands behind him and lacing his ankles together, the man fled. Monpettit managed to free his feet and hailed a passing motorist. It happened to be Warren Reinke, an off-duty policeman who drove the victim to headquarters. Washington Rioters Kept On Open Field MONROE, Wash, (.fl Herded together under the menacing fire- arms of scores of guards and peace officers, 150 state reform- atory inmates who went on a wild riot and fire spree Thursday spent night. An American Marine, Cpl. Steven j They were kept there by order E. Drummong, said some of the Americans came from Camp No, near Kanggye. He said it held only men captured in the last five months of the war. This indicated they apparently still were re- covering from battle wounds. The rest of the 437 Allied re- patriates came from two other camps, No, 6 near Pyoktong and No. 10 at Manpo. Others Released The Reds delivered 300 South By STEWART ALSOP PARIS men whose names very few Americans had ever heard of a most important political figures "in Hans, 2 Frenchmen, France. Premier Joseph Laniel of Warden P. J. Squier, who said none would be allowed to return to his cell until they had been thoroughly checked for possible weapons. The still defiant rioters tried once last evening to leave the institution's baseball diamond, where they have rema'ined since starting a riot that cost one life. They headed toward the burned- out cannery, where some canned fruit offered the promise of food. fcTmonthsago are Koreans in apparent good health They were driven back by a double few montns are r-anartianc Anstra. burst of eight shots each from a the 23 British, 13 Canadians, 3 Austra 1 Turk and 1 Colombian in addition to the 94 guard's tommygun. The men quickly returned to their exposed positions, shouting to IneiT eXpOSBQ POSlUOnS, SHOU SZXM bol of the future )south Sm A guard replied that the return Joseph Laniel is a big, heavy la Q{ Ameri. wouid be made when the prison set, rather paunchj leans returned on a single day, and j shakedown was completed _ not slightly college- itjle j Americans re- before. This, ,t appeared, would crew haircut. He is less articu- h lf s i be sometime todav. late than most French politicians, the halfway but perhaps for this very reason he is the kind of man you feel in- stinctively is honest clear through, He has had a most honorable rec- ord, before, during, and since the war. A wealthy industrialist him- self, he heads the most conserva- tive government in France since the" liberation. He is the archtype of the patriotic, moderate-minded Two other Americans said Maj conservative. Gen- wmiam F'Dean' Good Program He has an admirable program be sometime today. A report that captured Japanese-1 Angered, the prisoners picked up American soldiers from Hawaii and axes and saws they taken at least one U. S. officer were !from the carpenter and auto repair tortured by the Reds in an effort to before burning it and began obtain military information about! wrecking the bleachers for fire- the big Pearl Harbor naval base and lean-to shelter, was told by one repatriate, Cpl. Robert P. Montgomery of Indiana- for putting France back on her feet again. On the foreign front, -D su Idl- jjave ieuiiLiiaLeu a 11 scribed in this space, for ending the Indochinese war. On the do mestic front, La to bring order out of France's fi- Gen. William F. Dean, ranking Red-held captive, is in a prison camp deep in North Korea with other officers and will be among the last returned. The Reds so iar have repatriated a mere repatriates apparently had no accurate information on Dean's me inayuiimese w.c whprpahmits mestic front, Laniel's.aim has been of the first nanciafchaos bv the most Allied repatriates Friday were ndinidi '_ i stretcher cases. Often there was no CTTOeToWem as Si sees U to names of returning, The problem _as jAmcricans Canadians on the roll call. After a is to restore French self confi- dence, both in Indochina and at the home Once this is done, he reasons, the French Parliament prisoner-would answer: will be willing to take the ambulance, sir." risks inherent in ratifying the Eu-1 Wan and Haggard pause, another freed He's in ropean army pact. Many of the first who arrived So much for the Laniel theory, looked wan and haggard, with Alas the wide gap between theory i bandages around their heads and and practice was immediately heavy casts on broken limbs, demonstrated when the underpaid censors at first refused to permit French government workers of them, but later sponded to Laniel's first very mild j allowed all to be named provided economy measures by crippling na- jtheir condition was not mentioned, tion-wide strikes. The gap is likely Later groups in the three-hour to grow wider if and when Laniel tries to send troop reinforcements to Indo-China, an essential part of as'sisted" the Laniel-Navarre plan. Most ob- servers now believe that the Lan- exchange looked in better condition and jumped from Red trucks un- iel government will fall not long after Parliament reconvenes. The Laniel-Navarre plan and the Lan- iel domestic program will collapse, presumably, at the same time. What then? Sooner or later the answer is likely to be a government headed The Command delivered North Koreans to the Reds, i resuming shipments interrupted last week when a typhoon delayed repatriation ships off South Korea. Friday's exchange brought to the number of Americans and to the total number of Allied captives the Reds have sent Mankato Couple Killed in Crash RUTHVEN. Iowa Lfl-Mr. and Mrs. Ray Goodrich, both 65, of Mankato, Minn., were killed Fri- day night in the collision of two cars at a country road intersection near here. Patrolmen said the view was obscured by tall corn and dust. Both cars rolled over in the ditch and Mr. and Mrs. Goodrich were dead when taken from the wreckage where they were pinned. Erwin G. Hanson, 30, Ruthven, driver of the second car, escaped with minor injuries. Ruthven is about 20 miles south- west of Fairmont, Minn. Sir Winston Churchill, British prime minister, wore gray hounds toothed 'checked trous- ers, a jacket and black hom- burg as he left 10 Downing Street, London en route to his home at Chartwell, Kent. Win- nie spent the night at No. 10 after presiding at Tuesday's Cabinet meeting, the first he has attended in two months. He had been ordered to rest by physicians. (AP Wirephoto) Wisconsin Park Employe Admits Taking STURGEON BAY, Wis. William A. Beckstrom, custodian of Peninsula State Park, Friday pleaded guilty to embezzling in park funds between Jan. 1, 1949, and Aug. 12, 1953. Following his arraignment be- fore County Judge Groyer Staple- ton, Beckstrom, of Fish Creek, was bound over to Circuit Court for sentencing. He was released under bond. Woman's Body Found In Cabin in Woods WOLF LAKE, Minn. UP) The body of Greta Ukwa, 66, was found by a searching party Friday near the lonely cabin where she lived by herself in the woods about two miles from here. The woman was reported miss- ing Thursday night and a search party was organized Friday after- noon. The party of 60 found the body about a mile from the cabin three hours after the search start- ed. Theron Vigen Jr., Becker County coroner, said the woman died of exposure about 48 hours before the body was found. U.S. Speeds Aid ToWesternAllies Kyes Urges U.S. Strategy Based On Air Power WASHINGTON De- fense Secretary Kyes called Friday for a national strategy based on air power. He said it should be somewhere between the idea of "almost .fanatical" backers of one sort of preparedness or another, and those of "the pacifist who would do nothing." "Air power is the keystone make no mistake about Kyes'delcared. He added that air power would be basic in the new look at the nation's present mili- tary strength and future needs be- ing conducted by the new Joint Chiefs of Staff on orders from Pres- ident Eisenhower. The No. 2 civilian in the Defense Department addressed the A i r Force Association. The organization in its meeting here already has gone on record with strong crili- i cisms of administration ordered cuts in Air Force spending. It is considering a resolution callling for a civilian commission to review national strategy and suggesting doubt of the objectivity of the joint chiefs study. Kyes said any study of the na- tion's security must be conducted realistically without "emo- tion, promotion or indifference." He said the necessity for such an approach was underlined by the announcement of the first Russian hydrogen explosion. The secretary cautioned against any short-term approach to the threat against the United States. "If we prepare only for the short dash, for a D-day, we are likely to 'have prepared for the wrong kind of Kyes said. Moorhead Boy Dies Of Railroad Injuries MOORHEAD, Minn, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Matson, Moorhead, died in a Fargo hospital early this morn- ing after losing a leg in a railroad mishap Friday night. Police said the boy was injured when he fell while trying to board a Great Northern freight train near the depot here. Robert W. Toth and his mother, Mrs. Nettie Mertz of Pitts- burgh, embraced at a Washington, D. C., airport this morning after he arrived from Korea. He has one arm around his sister, Miss Audrey Toth, also of Pittsburgh. Toth has arrived from Korea for a federal hearing to test the legality of the law under which the Air Force arrested him as a civilian and flew him to Korea on a murder charge. Toth, a former airman first class, is charged with murder in the death of a Korean civilian. (AP Wirephoto to Tile Repurjlican-Herald) Shah Welcomed Back to Iran TEHRAN, Iran Shah of Iran returned to his homeland today. The 33-year-old monarch, a fugitive from his throne only a few days ago, arrived at his flag-bedecked capital in his private plane from Baghdad. He took off from, the Iraqi capital after hinting that ousted Pre- mier Mohammed Mossadegh may face a treason trial and the death Italian Premier Wins First Vote Of Confidence Arab Leaders Greet Ruler of Morocco Sultan Moulay Mohammed Ben Arafa Youth Oklahoma City Befriended Revealed as AWOL -Paratrooper France, who missed the premier- ship this .summer by a handful of votes and who is widely regarded as the man of the future in French politics, is a figure who should in- terest Americans. A short stocky sheriff's office. The youth was ar-. rested at a high school football game, accompanied by a few city coaches trying to convince Maw- dy to play for them. There', were lumps in the throats of husky sheriff's officers who still found it hard to believe. "I'm terribly disappointed said Sheriff Bob Turner. "But I'd do it again for any boy who I be- lieved in and thought needed help." One Deputy commented, "He could have had anything he wanted here." ______ ___ ___ Mowdy said he went AWOL be- Friday 10 more mericans had j checked with Oregon authorities i cause "I got homesick. I couldn't take it in the Army, I guess. So when we packed to go on bivouac I took off. I should have known OKLAHOMA CITY Mowdy, who had the. city's heart in his hip 'pocket just a few hours ago. was lodged in the county jail today as an AWOL paratrooper from Ft. Campbell, Ky. The 17-year-old high school foot- ball star from Coburg, Ore., was found sitting dejectedly on the courthouse steps by sheriff's offi- cers a few days ago. He told them he was Roy Edwards, a lonely, heartsick youth who lost his moth- through Freedom Gate, according jn an auto accident and. was fcv Piwrp Mcnrifxj-Franrp ATcnrlps i-iccuum ualc, OIA.UIUUIS er m an auio accident JH Allied figures. Communist! unable to find his father. China's Peiping radio claimed i The officers, who said they Friday 10 more mericans had j checked with Oregon authorities been returned while the Reds got j and found the story to be true, of- back 54 fewer than the U. N. re- j fared to send Mowdy through man with great drive and intelli- a gence, he also boasts an honorable war and post-war record. He Amencans- ported delivering. The Reds have said they held including (Continued on Page 4, Column 4) ALSOPS Previous Communist, deliveries all had come from Camps 5, 3 1 and 1 near the Yalu River. school. So did dozens of other well- to-do families, and a few offered to adopt him. Then the roof caved in. better." Mowdy's mother, Mrs." Marie Lanini, wife of a prosperous Co- His picture and story appeared burg farmer, said the youth'.s fath- in a Eugene, newspaper, er is a full-blooded Oklahoma In- and Mowdy's mother called the dian who lives near here. ROME Wl Italy's neV pro- Western Premier, Giuseppe- Pella, today won his first parliamentary test, a Senate vote of confidence. The vote was 140 to Ten of the 237 senators abstained. One was absent. Pella, 51, successor to veteran statesman Alcide de Gasperi, now must face a similar vote in the Chamber of Deputies. It probably will come early next week. Pella is expected to get over that hurdle also and bring at least temporary stability to Italy's floun- dering government. Rep. Biatnik Speeds Up Duluth Sailor's Wedding DULUTH, Minn. A sailor, is going to be married on schedule here tonight, courtesy of a con- gressman, an admiral and' an -air- line ticket agent. He is Curtis Jacobson, 23, on leave from the seaplane tender j Feisal. Corson, based at San Francisco. By TOM MASTERSON RABAT, Morocco Wl White- robed tribal chiefs and Moslem re- ligious leaders gathered in this sul- len North African capital city today to greet Morocco's new French- backed ruler, Moulay Mohammed Ben Arafa. The 64-year-old candidate for the hill country Berbers was pro- claimed Sultan yesterday after the French dethroned his cousin, form- er Sultan Sidi Mohammed Ben Youssef, and sent him into exile on Corsica. French officials would not say whether the new Sultan would pa- rade through the streets to the im- perial palace after his special train gets in from Marrakech. It still was feared the bold de- cision to switch rulers might bring rioting among followers of the rival chiefs. Strong French Army Strong French army and police, forces held Rabat under tight mili- tary control. A curfew clamped on the city following Thursday's oust- er of Ben Youssef has been lifted, however. The Arab population remained quiet but glum, if in mourning, although it 'was the period of the big religious feast Aid el Kebir and ordinarily would have been a time of rejoicing. The loudest outcry so far against the forced exiling of the nationalist- minded Sultan, Morocco's spiritual leader and nominal ruler for 25 years, came from .the Arab-Asian bloc in the United Nations. The 16- nation group decided yesterday in New York to ask for an urgent ses-, _. sion of the U. N. Security Council j PrOteSSOr DlES to act against France's "unlawful" The bloc said the Sultan's ouster i Larson, 54, professor of electrical face a penalty. The short flight back to Tehran was in sharp contrast to the Shah's hurried flight from the city only last Sunday. Iraqi Crown Prince Abdul Ilah and high officials of the Baghdad government ceremonious- ly bade him farewell. A squadron of Iraqi fighter planes flew an honor escort for the twin-engined Beechcraft plane, pi- loted by the Shah's personal pilot, as far as the Iranian border. Tehran appeared bright and shin- ing as the Shah landed, with fresh coats of whitewash covering the accumulation of old political slo- gans on walls throughout the city. Green, white and red Iranian flags blossomed throughout his capital to greet him. Wooden triumphal arches bear- ing signs spelling out "Welcome to Our Shah" and "Long Live the Shah-in-Shah" (emperor of emper- ors) spanned roads leading from Tehran's airport to the heart of the city. Beneath the decorations, how- ever, the steel hand of martial law still gripped the city. Troops and police of Premier Faslollah ZahefJi, backed by scores of heavy tanks, patrolled the streets for any hint of trouble from pro Mossadegh forces. Zahedi's government Friday night announced the arrest of three more Mossadegh henchmen as Shah Mohammed Reza Pahleyi told .interviewers in Baghdad his first' act on returning home would be to see that justice is done to all traitors. The Iranian monarch arrived at the Iraqi capital Friday by air from Rome and stayed overnight as an official guest of Iraq's King Asserting that under the Iranian His bride is 20-year-old Joanne constitution the highest crime is Loyear. Both are of Duluth. armed resistance to the govern- The couple had been engaged for ment, the Shah declared, "The a year and the wedding date of Mossadegh are the most been set for some time. Prepara- serious a person can be respon- tions for the nuptials were well sible for." under when the prospective j He said he was not certain bridegroom's leave was set back i whether Mossadegh, as a civilian, to Aug. 30 because of repair work would be condemned to death 'but on his ship. "That news hit like a said Mrs. George Loyear, mother of the bride-to-be. "Invitations were already out for 200 for the wed- ding and 300 for the reception afterward. I was frantic." So Mrs. Loyear telephoned Rep. Biatnik Minn) who was home at Chisholm, even though she didn't know him. Biatnik, in turn, called his Washington office and Pentagon was contacted. the MADISON, Wis. Ludvig C. could lead to international strife and thus should come under U. N. jurisdiction. France has main- tained her administration of the French protectorate is a domestic affair. She has warned she will walk out of the U. N, if it meddles in the affair. engineering at the University of Wisconsin, died at a hospital here Friday night after a long illness. A member of the faculty for 30 years, Prof. Larson was. an auth- ority on illumination. He was a graduate of the University of Min- nesota. he added a soldier "convicted of such activities would be shot." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Sunday. Little change in temperature. Low tonight 56, high Sunday 85. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 88; minimum, 57; noon, 83; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at Airport Weafher (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 83 at p.m. Fri- day. Low 55 at a.m. today. Noon temp. 79. Skies clear, visibil- ity seven miles with calm wind. Barometer 30.23 steady and humid- ity 59 per cent. Stassen Reports Progress to Ike in Denver Military Equipment Going to Help Stand Against Reds DENVER Aid Chief Harold Stassen today called the indicated Russian possession of the hydrogen bomb "an important fact- or" in world security and reported to President Eisenhower a big speedup in U. S. deliveries of mil- itary equipment to the world's free nations. Slassen, chief of the foreign op- erations administration, gave Eis- enhower an hour-long oral report on the aid program during the first six months of the new adminis- tration. They conferred at the summer White House at Lowry Air Force Base, At a news conference after the session, Stassen was asked wheth- er indications that the Russians have touched off an H-bomb would make any difference in this coun- try's foreign aid program. "Yes, Stassen re- plied. "That is one of the impor- tant factors in world security bal- ance." 'Coma Back Home With Husband, Child MIAMI, Fla. Janice Cub- bedge, 16-year-old "coma mother" was back home in Labelle, Fla., to- day with her month-old son Charles and her husband Ronald, 16. But Janice's mother, Mrs. Viola Markham of Fort Myers, remained in Miami determined to press her petition for custody of the daughter she nursed through months of ill- ness, 130-Mile Trip Ronald took his wife and son to Labelle late yesterday after Cir- I cuit Judge Pat Cannon granted a habeas corpus petition ind signed the order placing them in his cus- tody. The "coma made the 130-mile trip in an ambulance. She (was pale and unable to walk, but j appeared in good spirits. Ronald and the baby went along in another car, -accompanied by his parents, Mr. Mrs. Lester Cubbedge. Grunewald, Woman Overcome by Gas, Facing Charges JERSEY CITY, N.J. Wl (The Dutchman) Grunewald, one- time Washington mystery man who was found in a gas filled room with a woman friend, was released in his own custody Friday night, police announced today. Grunewald had been charged with disorderly conduct Friday aft- er he and the woman, Mrs. Ann Anderson, 46, were found overcome by gas in an apartment. Police said a pot of coffee on the stove may have boiled over, putting out the fire and allowing gas to es- cape. The pair had been taken to Jer- sey City Medical Center to recover, and it was thought that Grunewald and Mrs. Anderson would remain there until their expected arraign- ment on the disorderly charge Mon- day. However, Magistrate Michael F. Riley released both in their own recognizance and set a hearing for Aug. 31 on the charge, a police spokesman confirmed today. The 63-year-old Grunewald was prominently mentioned in the con- gressional probe of "influence ped- and he was reluctant to testify about his activities. He was fined and given a suspended 90-day jail sentence for contempt of Congress, and put on probation for a year. Probation requirements were that Grunewald i be honest, temperate and live a I clean life. If probation is found to be violated, Grunewald could be required to serve the 90-day jaU sentence.   

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