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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Rather Warm Tonight And Wednesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME PAGES Scooping Out The First Spadeful of dirt at the future site of the hangar and shop that will house the Winona Experiment is Max Conrad, famed Winona pilot who stopped here briefly this morning for the ground breaking ceremony. Conrad and Joe Lubin (at the left of Conrad with suit coat National Anniversary Commit- tee field representative, are visiting every state capital in the nation in observance of the 50th anniversary of powered flight. Conrad was greet- ed by about 75 persons at the airport. He left Winona at p. m. for St. Paul. (Republican- Herald photo) Conrad Stops to Turn Spadeful for Hangar By ROBERT EGGLESON Republican-Herald Staff Writer Winona took the spotlight oi the aviation world today as Max Conrad came home to turn the first spade of dirt at the site of the future Winona Experiment hangar and shop. The Winona pilot, now flying to every state capital in the nation as part of the observance of the 50th anniversary of powered flight, FBI Chief Sees McCarthy as Vigorous landed at Winona Municipal Air- port at a.m. accompanied by Joe Lubin, field representative of the National Anniversary Commit- tee. Conrad's first words were to the youngsters present during his stop here. "Oh boy, do you kids look good to me" the famed Winona light plane pilot shouted as he i taxied his tiny Pacer in front of the Winona Flying Service han- gar, before climbing out to greet his mother and other members of his family. Just east of the hangar, about 75 city officials, civic leaders and youngsters enrolled in the experi- ment gathered for ground break- ing ceremonies. Removes Parts During the stop-over Conrad the Federal Bureau of Investigation changed the oil in his plane and described the senator in an inter- removed a few parts, which he 'as stripping down for country flight in which Flight of B36s Make Nonstop Hop to Tokyo TOKYO flight of B36 heavy bombers landed at an base here trip American today after a nonstop bases in the United LA JOLLA, Calif. J. Edgar Hoover says he looks upon Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) as "a vigorous individual who is not go- ing to be pushed around." j That was the way the director of with the San Diego Evening Tribune ne attempt to set a new world Both Hoover and McCarthy are distance record. Conrad will make flight after completing the the flight after state-to-state hop Sept. 4 at Sacra- mento, Calif. The ground breaking was only a further indication of Conrad's enthusiasm and desire for the sue-! I cess of the Winona Experiment as j from States. flight was made with "maximum security" in force. The number of the monster bombers was not disclosed. The planes landed at Yokota air base, used during the Korean War by B29s bombing Communist tar- gets. The B29s were moved out yesterday to Okinawa to make room. Special guards were ordered for the field. Restrictions protecting details of the arrival of the B3Ss even included bans on telephone calls. The bombers had taken off Sun- day. Even their points of depar- ture were kept secret. In Washington, the Air Force had said only that the flight was a training mission. The intercontinental bombers, built to carry the atomic weapon, were making their first visit to Japan. ROKs Object to In 136 More U.S. Prisoners Back From Red Camps Reds Claim 400 Others Choose to Remain Communist By MILO FARNETI PANMUNJOM i.fl Another 136 Americans and 264 other U. N. prisoners of war streamed back to freedom today but the Reds said 400 of the POWs still in stock- ades may not come back because they have chosen Communist rule. Allied sources confirmed that the Red statement was handed over at a meeting of the Prisoner Repatriation Committee in Pan-) munjom last night. There was no word of a breakdown of national- ities among the 400. Today's release of 9 American officers and 127 enlisted men boost- ed to nearly the number of Americans liberated in three weeks of the prisoner exchange. One hundred and thirty-three more will be freed tomorrow. Some Stay Behind Many Americans repatriated earlier have told of some fellow captives who have elected to re- main behind, either because they had turned informer and feared retaliation or had swallowed Com- munist propaganda. In sharp contrast to Communist prisoners moving northward, to- day's liberated Americans came back quietly. A few shouted jubi- lantly, but most were silent, sim- ply happy to return from bleak North Korean camps. They ap- peared in good health. Communist prisoners delivered by the U. N Command continued I their violent demonstrations. Their Highland Eve, prize Aberdeen Angus yearling heifer, joined her mistress, Phyllis Campell, 13, Utica, Minn., for a pan of cracked wheat in the family kitchen. The heifer, a pet as well as a show animal, has the run of the farm, including the house. Phyllis will exhibit Eve in the 4-H Club livestock show at the Minnesota State Fair start- ing Saturday. Her dad, Stanley Campell, is a well-known livestock man. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Stenographer Sought in Mad Slaying of Girl SOMERVILLE, Mass. 25- year-old "very pretty" stenograph- er was sought today for question- ing in the slaying of 14-year-old State Gasoline Tax Take Up 5% i ST. PAUL Gasoline tax col- lections for the first seven months of this year were up almost 5 per cent over the corresponding figure for 1951, State Tax Commissioner G. Howard Spaeth reported today. Collections so far this year total as compared with for the same period last j year. After refunds for nonhighway Justice Robert H. Jackson says the He's Irish Combine you're going to have those, and a vigorous to be registered at the same seaside ho- tel here. Hoover described it as a coincidence. McCarthy came here for a rest after conducting hear- ings of his Senate investigating group in Los Angeles. about The FBI chief told the Evening j About 7Q winona and Tribune: "McCarthy is an ex-1 area youngsters, enrolled in the Marine He was an amateur boxer, experiment, are now assembling plane kit at the airport. M. J, Bambenek, director of the 'ity's park and recreation depart- j ment, was master of ceremonies. I He welcomed Conrad and Lu- bin and remarked that Winona was the only nonstate capital on the entire flight. Mayor Loyde E. Pfeiffer termed Con- rad's stop a "big day for Wi- nona" and told "the work that you are doing to pro- mote aviation throughout the country will undoubtedly go down in history as an outstand- ing accomplishment." He added that "the people of I Winona appreciate your task, and wish you ail the luck and success (Continued on Page 3, Column 2.) CONRAD individual, who is not going pushed around. "I am not passing on the tech- nique of McCarthy's committee, or other Senate committees. That's the senators' responsibility. But the investigative committees do a val- uable job. They have subpoena rights without which some vital investigations could not be accom- plished." U.S. Korean Talks Stand impossible, Billion Bank Deposits by 1978 MADISON, Wis. dft Bank de- posits in the nation will approach 500 billion dollars in the next 25 years, and the standard of living will double that of the present ge- neration, members of the Univer- sity of Wisconsin school of banking were told Monday. The prediction was made by Paul McCracken, University of Michigan professor of business. He faces of two' Allied" ofSffers. Beside the 136 Americans, the Reds Tuesday handed over 250 South Koreans, 8 Canadians, 3 Aus- tralians, 2 Dutch and 1 Greek. The return of the Dutch soldiers was s surprise. The Reds had claimed they didn't hold any pris- oners of that nationality. Delivery of eight Canadians raised to 24 the number returned, six more than the Communists had said they would give back. No Explanation The Reds gave no explanation for the additional returnees. The nine American infantry or field today were of low rank and there Mary Di Rocca, whose tured, slashed and partially burned body was found in the cellar of her home yesterday. Police identified the girl they are seeking as Miss Mildred McDon- ald, an employe of the StateJUn- employment sion. They said with Joseph Di Rocco, 25, the vie tim's brother, for about three years until he married another girl last April. Medical Examiner Andrew D. Guthrie said five slugs from a .22- year ago. Receipts of gasoline during June j ed" for security, this year showed an increase, with He told the American Bar Asso- gallons received a s j ciation last night that individual Compensation Divi- she kept company the head, jaw, abdomen and left wrist. Slash on Throat In addition-, he said, there was i a slash on the girl's throat as if was no indication when the Com- munists would hand over top Al- lied officers held captive.. The Reds promised to deliver Wednesday another 400 prisoners j snarp kmfe. -133 Americans, 17 British and Hg motor oU had been d 250 South Koreans. Qver body and pers and a magazine, One of the Americans liberated j Tuesday, Cpl. Henry H. Kern of I based his forecast on two condi- Hardin; Mont) was listed by the j defense department as having been J That the rate of economic in the closing d s of the i gress prevailing in the last half of the century continues; and that j mdio the Reds had the price level remains relatively j y N_ Command o{ ithe burial places of Allied stable. "We would do well, however, to think less about how rich we will be in the future and spend more time thinking how we can make certain this rate of growth and progress does McCrack- en said. Says LONDON A Soviet commen- tator charged today that the United States position on the projected Korean political conference "ex- cludes all possibility of success." He added that the United States attitude in United Nations debates is meeting growing resistance which for the first time has re- vealed a "deep conflict" among the Western allies. Moscow radio broadcast a re- view of the Korea situation by of- ficial Tass News Agency commen- tator Alexandrov attacking the United States concept that the Korean conference should fake place between two na- tions that fought with the U, N. and the Communists. "The principle of the two oppos- ing he said, -excludes all possibility of success." He said because of this pro- doomed "failure the Soviet Union tabled its proposal for an 11-nation round table conference including India, adding: "The United States with particu- lar stubbornness opposes the par- ticipation of India. This meets with heavy resistance on the part of many delegations. "All this tells of a growing re- sistance to U. S. dictation in the General Assembly. The bourgeois press abroad, including the Ameri- can press, notes that the discus- sion in the U. X. Political Com- rfiittee has demonstrated openly for the first time the presence of a deep conflict among the Western allies concerning the nature of the political conference on Korea." Dr. Charles Mayo, Rochester, Minn., was presented with, a U.N. handbook by Ycrk Langton, Minneapolis, at a Minnesota United Nations Association dinner Monday night in Minneapolis. Dr. Mayo, an alternate delegate to the U.N., and Mrs. Mayo, were honored guests. Mrs. Mayo is a member of the associa- tion's board of directors. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) soldiers who died The Reds recently turned over a list of men they said died in captivity, but it fell far short of the thousands o[ U. N. troops still unaccounted for. Peiping also said the Commu- nists had asked at a meeting of the War Prisoner Repatriation Commission what the U. N. com- mander intended to do about 250 Chinese it claimed were being held back. Army Secretary Stevens recently said the U. N. Command was hold- ing back the 250 until it finds out whether the Reds intend to release all Allied POWs. 2 Held in Brutal Death of Negro fire was extinguished Di Rocco, 17, another DUNN, N. C. Two men were held today for Negro i grand j around it, had been set Police said the motor oil did not catch fire because it burns only under extreme high temperature. The burning papers caused only a slight scorch on the girl's side before the by Robert of the victim's brothers, who was attracted to the cellar by the smell of smoke when he arrived home. Robert said he passed Miss Mc- Donald on his front steps and chatted a few minutes before he entered his family's modest two- family house. He said she was just leaving the house and appeared calm as she strode away. Angelo'Di Rocco, the slain girl's father, said he went home to lunch and found Miss McDonald there with his daughter. He told police he asked Miss Mc- Donald what she was going there rnd said she replied: "I just came over .for a while." The father said he advised her to leave and that she answered: "I'll go after I have another cig- aret." Truck Driver He said he left to return to his job as a truck driver after having a jury action after authorities said j sandwich. He said his wife was out they believed' John McLean, _ 30, shopping at the time. Negro farm was dragged or squeezed to death. The two are Leroy McNeil and Tommy Cameron, each about 35. A coroner's jury Monday ordered them held in bond each for action Sept. 8. Dr. C. W. Bird of Dunn testified at the inquest that McLean may have been dragged behind an auto- Justice Jackson Warns Freedoms May Be Bartered BOSTON W) Supreme Court use of gasoline, net collections amounted to as against for the seven months a nation's traditional freedoms are in danger of being lost through "being gradually bartered or tradr The slain girl was a niece of Gabriel Piemonte, a Boston City councillor and former president of that body. Police said discovery of a sixth' .22-calibre slug in the mattress of a bedroom leads them to believe the attack on the girl began in the apartment and that she was slain from point-blank range when against in 1952. This- is a hike of slightly more than 16 per cent. Fuel oil inshipments also showed an increase in June, with gallons received this June com- pared with in June, 1952, an increase of 29 per cent. 13 in Flaming B29 Near Tokyo 'Chute to Safety TOKYO East Air Forces reported today a B29 Superfort crashed in flames Monday night about 30 miles west of Tokyo but that all 13 crewmen parachuted to safety. Ten members of the crew were picked up Moriday night and early today. A Japanese' American search party found the other three at noon in the remote mountain district. j The three were 1st Lt. Nils P. F. Ahl, radar operator, New York, N. Y.; Airman 2. C. Calvin A. Mittlesteadt, Hazen, N. D., and Airman 2. C. Gary McCluskey, Farmington, Minn. The men picked up earlier in- clude 1st Lt. Paul R, Trudeau, aircraft commander, 528 E. 5th St., Duluth, Minn.; Capt. Marvin F. Pelletier, navigator, M i 111 o w n, Wis.; 2nd Lt. Albert W. Junes, bombardier, Menagha. Minn.; and A. 2, C. Ronald A, Ersfeld. central fire control gunner, Farmington, Minn. The Air Force said the plane, part of the Okinawa-based 19th Bomber was on a routine training flight when one engine failed and another caught fire. The big four-engine plane plunged into the side of a moun- tain. I There were no reports of injury to civilians or property damage as a result. Nation Viewed As Representing Communist Side Impossible to Collaborate With Hindus Present BULLETIN UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. an New Zealand's Leslie Knox Munro called on the U. N. to- day to ignore South Korea's threatened boycott and recom- mend the inclusion of India in the Korean peace conference. Munro said he could not "be- lieve the government of Korea would jeopardize the confer- ence on the ground of Indian participation." By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. South Korean boycott of the Ko- rean peace conference threatened the United Nations today. Syng- man Rhee's representatives said they couldn't attend a parley with India present unless the Indians sat on the Communist side of the table. Foreign Minister K.T. Pyun and Col. Ben C. Limb, South Korea's permanent observer at the U. N., declared last night: "The Republic of Korea finds it impossible to col- laborate with India on the same side." "If India wants to sit on the Communist side, all added Pyun. "We are not vetoing who will be at the peace conference. But we certainly can say whether we will be there, and we certainly may walk out or boycott the con- ference if the U. N, goes ahead and votes to sit India on our side." Attacks India Pyun earlier yesterday had bit- terly attacked India before the U. N. Assembly's Political Com- mittee as an appeaser of the Com- munists, "not only trafficking with the Communists but intriguing with them." -His violent blast visibly rocked India's chief delegate, V. K. Krish- na Menon. The Indian may reply late today or tomorrow. India's candidacy for the confer- ence is backed by Britain and three other Commonwealth coun- tries, Russia and most of the Arab- Asian bloc. The United States op- poses India at the peace table, arguing that to admit her would discriminate against such other neutrals interested in Korea as Japan and Nationalist China. Pyun piled up a running series India freedom is threat- ened by the phi- losophy "that all else must give way to the inter- ests of the state "In this anxi- ety-ridden Justice Jackson said, "many are ready to ex- change some of their liberties for a real or fancied increase in se curity against ex- ternal foes, inter- nal betrayers or Robert IT. Jackson criminals. "Others are eager to bargain, away local controls for a federal I of denunciations against India in subsidy. Many will give up indi-! the Political Committee, accusing vidual rights for promise of col-! her of "appeasement to the Com- lective advantages. i munist aggressors treachery "The real question posed by the I of the first magnitude con- Fascist and Communist move- stantly hatcheting at the tree ments is whether, today, lib- freedom to please the enemy of. erty is 'regarded by the masses of freedom." men as their most precious posses- sion. Certainly in the minds of many foreign peoples our type of individual liberty has been valued by promises of social out- wel- fare and'economic security, which they want too passionately to be critical of the price. "If this indifference to tradition- India has done nothing but dis- service to the cause of human free- dom by pandering to the interests of the enemy of he charged. He also assailed Prime Minister Nehru's government for its support of the recent installation of a pro- Indian government in Kashmir, de- claring: Cites Appeasement From the knowledge of how In- al values should .spread to us, it would be the greatest threat to our The justice spoke to the Bar j dia has been behaving in Kashmir, Association's annual dinner for the i my delegation gravely doubts judiciary, concluding the first day's whether India will live up to the activities of the organization's V5th high moral standard it seems to anniversary convention. expect the Republic of Korea to Earlier the House of Delegates practice." elected William J. Jameson "What India has Pyun de- Billings Mont., to succeed Robert! clared, "is mainly appeasement to as presi-j the Communist aggressors. What Joseph D. India has not done is an active Ohio, was re Stecher elected Bred ell elected of Toledo. secretary and Harold of Indianapolis was treasurer. mobile. But he said his exam-1 ran )o tne cellar ination showed that a rope or wire had been placed around Mac- Lean and tightened until several ribs were broken. He said the broken ribs punctured a lung and caused hemorrhages, resulting in death. McNeil and Cameron said they found McLean lying on a highway Saturday night and picked him up believing he was drunk. They said they visited friends for about two hours letting him out on a county road. control and crashed into a ravine Relatives found the body Sunday on the island of Mitylene today, i morning. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair and rather warm tonight and she I Wednesday. Low tonight 70, high Wednesday 90. Yoshida Welcomes Sen. Knowland TOKYO Minister Shi- geru Yoshida held a reception to- night in honor of Sen. William F. Knowland, Republican majority leader of the U. S. Senate. contribution to our concerted effort to stop that aggression. "India sent not one single soldier to defend freedom. It has now will- ingly dispatched .thousands o f troops to guard what the Kremlin, created with much of its own de- votion in the midst of the free world, the Communist inquisition where tens of thousands of poor, defenseless anti-Communist prison- ers will be indoctrinated or brain- washed into Communism for many long A police check showed Miss McDonald left her job two hours before she was seen in the Di Rpc- co home.'She had told her superior she was not feeling well. Her father is a teacher at the Northeastern Junior High School. 6 Die in Bus Crash ATHENS, Greece W) A bus LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 then woke McLean before j jammed with passengers1 ran out of him nn ci rnsn infr. 1 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum 94; minimum, 64; noon 90; precipitation, trace; sun set tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Centra! Observations Near Riot as Navy Bars Wives Welcoming Vets Max. Temp. 90 low 74 at a. at noon today, Skies ALAMEDA, Calif, riot was touched off and near i The crowd became angry at Alameda its wav Past the Marine line. clear, from hour. visibility 15 south at seven miles per Barometer reading 29.99 I killing six persons and injuring 2l! I steady, humidity 52 per cent. Naval Air Station yesterday when the Navy barred wives, sweet- hearts and other relatives .from welcoming three shiploads of re- turning Korean War veterans. A restraining line of Marine guards held back some 200 greet- ers as soldiers debarked from the attack' transports Henrico, Lenawee and Begor. Then it ran into another group of Leatherneck sentries. Finally the blaming the Army, then retracting reported it had erred and the rela- tives could visit the troops. But by that time hundreds of troops had passed on toward Camp Stoneman and processing for leaves, leaving many relatives stranded without a greeting.   

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