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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 2, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Local Showers Late Tonight And Thursday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad VOLUME 53, NO. 167 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES utW ar IfTal A Signboard Thermometer pointed to past 100 degrees as James Lynn, Chicago, strolled past with his shirt over his shoulder as Chicago suffered its Sth straight day of record temperatures over 95 degrees. An all-time high was reached in the "Windy City" late Tuesday afternoon when the temperature reached 101 de- grees. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 50 Dead in Heat ave; Damage to w c Gen. Wainwright Dead in Texas SAN ANTONIO, Tex. Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, 70, World War II hero of Corregidor, died today in Brooke Army Hos- pital here. The hopeless, heartbreaking task of defending the Philippines after the islands had been cut off from aU aid fell to his lot in the early months of World War II. He fought on until his food and ammunition were exhausted and there was no alternative left but surrender to the Japanese. I Then for three years, three months and eighteen days he was 'I in prison camps, where he was 1 beaten and subjected to indignities I by an arrogant enemy. The Japan- ese threatened to kill him immedi- ately after the surrender because all troops under his command had not given up at the designated time. Looked Nickname Gaunt and stooped, "Skinny" Wainwright looked his nickname when he returned from captivity. Declaring that "peace is a mili- tant state which is not secured by wishful Gen. Wain- wright urged that the United States aever again let down its guard. He told his fellow citizens that "if we are to be sure of our liberty we must preserve it through full cooperation with other peace-lov- ing nations, we must be ready to fight for it, and until we are safe from treachery we must keep our defense impregnable." Gen. Wainwright was born at Walla Walla, Wash., Aug. 23, 1883. He married Miss Adele Howard Holley in 1911 and they had one son, Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright V. rops in TODAY Budget Cut May Peril Defenses By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP An important faction within the Eisenhower Ad- ministration is determined to sac- .'By THE ASSOCIATED P'RESS A prolonged heat wave, following weeks of hot and dry weather, showed no signs of a letup today in wide areas in the eastern half of the nation. The damage from the summer's unseasonable weather, with no heavy rains in many areas, was widespread. The death toll from causes attri- buted to the current heat wave mounted to at least 50. Thousands have been treated for heat prostra- tion. Damage to crops in several states appeared soaring into the millions of dollars. In Missouri alone, officials estimated the farm .income loss from drought would total 150 million dollars. In Iowa, one of the leading corn states, a Farm Bureau official said the hot weather of the last week alone had cut the state's prospec- tive corn yield by at least 15 per damage also re- Illinois, South Dakota, rifice a serious American defense j Nebraskai Kansas, Indiana and effort in favor of a balanced bud- 1 hio Ohio. get For the time being, more- over this faction appears to have over, ims. I.H.UUI No General Relief rc'ief from tn He received the Distinguished Service Medal for his World War I services. In 1942 General Mac- Arthur personally decorated Gen, Wainwright with the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism in action-during the early phases of the Philippines invasion. POW Exchange Hearing End, 100 More Free PANMUNJOM 100 j happy Americans rolled through i i w 11 tii w Freedom Gate today, bringing to j government of deposed Premier the number of U. S. soldiers i Mossadegh freed by the Communists as the] Last week Eisenhower made Korean War prisoner exchange a Ike Says U.S. Will Consider Aid for Iran Assures New Government Plea Will Be Heard By MARVIN L. ARROWSMITH FRASER, Colo, Eisenhower has assured the new government of Iran "sympathetic" American consideration of its ur- gent appeal for financial aid. In another move obviously de- signed to win Iran to the Western world and away from any align- ment with the Soviet Union, the President'last night made public a message to Premier Zahedi of Iran promising immediate study of that nation's economic crisis, Eisenhower, in a messsage dated Aug. 26 in reply to Zahedi's of the same day, told the Premier: "In an effort to assist you in dealing with your immediate prob- lems, I have authorized my am- bassador to Iran to consult with you regarding the development of our aid programs there. "I recognize that your needs are pressing. Your request will receive our sympathetic consideration and I can assure you that we stand ready to assist you in achieving the aspirations of your country which you havt. outlined." Message Made Public Eisenhower's message, made public at his vacation headquar- ters here, mentioned no specific amount of financial assistance this country might provide. Zahedi mentioned no figure, either, but did say the aid Iran now is receiv- ing from the United States is in- adequate to tide his nation over its financial crisis. The Premier added: "The treasury is empty; foreign exchange resources are exhaust- ed; the national economy is de- teriorated; Iran needs immediate financial aid to enable it to emerge from a state of economic and fi- Lake City Man Charged With Shooting Swimmer Shotgun Discharged During Row at Hansen Harbor LAKE CITY, Minn. (Special) A. Martin Hansen of Lake City was bound over to Goodhue Coun- j I ty District Court on a charge of first degree assault with a deadly i weapon following his arraignment I in Red Wing Municipal Court this morning, the result of a shooting at Hansen's small boat harbor five miles north of here on Lake Pepin Tuesday night. Hospitalized as a result of the shooting is Verniel L. Kuhfuss, 26, Rochester. Wounded in the right knee by a shotgun blast, he was reported in "fair" condition at St. Mary's Hi -pital in Rochester. Beach Closed Kuhfuss, his wife and two-year- old son and Mr. and Mrs. John Sterns and small child, also of Rochester, found the Lake City beach closed when they stopped here. The beach closed for1 the season Monday. j They then drove to Hansen's har-1 bor and began swimming. Hansen j ordered them out of the water, in-1 forming them that they were tres- passing. An argument ensued and Hansen told them he was going to call the sheriff {Goodhue Coun- ty Sheriff Lenus Hansen left the beach and called the .sheriff's office. Deputies Paul Zillgitt and William Avery left for the harbor after receiving the call. While the deputies were en route, the couples left the water, dressed, got into the car and started to drive away. When they reached Highway 61, they found Hansen's car blocking the entrance to the highway. Kuhfuss got out of the car to protest and saw Hansen standing there with a shotgun. An argu- j ment followed and the gun was discharged. Hansen summoned an j ambulance that took the injured j man to Lake City for treatment e was removed to Roches-i affair took place about This Photo Shows the reaction of Mrs. James Schmitt of Evans- ville, Ind., in a hotel lobby in St. Louis Tuesday night as Legion- naire Bill Kinney, left, went to work with his the tin contraption at left. The victim's husband, right, lent a steadying arm. In the background, Winona delegate J. M. (Pete) Henry looked on impassively. It was part of the unscheduled festivity of the 35th annual American Legion convention. {AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) speculated reports put the figure at about 30 I million. The Eisenhower letter to Zahedi I Hansen operates a marine serv- ice here. Arraigned before Judge Eimer hrow of th ing, Hansen examination, waived entered a plea of not guilty, and was bound over to Die in Crash French Plane Dulles Warns Reds Against Indochina Move Secretary Addresses Convention of American Legion ST. LOUIS {ft The American Legion demanded today an all-out war, including use of atomic and hydrogen bombs, to drive Com- munists from Korea if negotiations fail. It took its stand even as Secre- tary of State Dulles was telling it that Red Chinese aggression against Korea or Indochina might' provoke war between the West and China itself. Dulles, given a big ovation as he walked onto the convention floor rostrum, appeared to be laying down a new government policy of warning potential aggressors where the United States intends to fight for security protection. The Legion, amid applause, went on record as questioning the sin- Wilson Tomorrow Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson's special address be- fore the American Legion Con- vention will be carried over station KWNO Thursday, at p.m. cerity of the Communists in the peace negotiations and adopted a resolution of the foreign relations committee demanding; "If the peace negotiations are not successfully concluded then the full military strength and might of our government with every use- able weapon at its disposal, be employed to drive the Communist forces out of Korea and to estab- lish a unified democratic govern- ment in that unfortunate country." Warning to Chinese Dulles toW the Legion's 35th na- tional convention that Chinese Communists must realize they could no longer count on the "priv- ileged sanctuary" of Manchurian air and supply bases if they re- newed aggression against South Korea. The Legion itself also approved NICE France UFi-An Orient-bound French airliner crashed in a resolution saying "the time has flames late last night on the side of a Alpine peak, killing! come to serve notice on this France's most famous violinist, Jacques Thibaud. and 41 other persons, j treacherous enemy (Red China) The giant four-engined Air France plane was on a regularly- scheduled flight to Saigon and Hong Kong when it smashed near the towering summit of Mt. Cemet, in southeast France 100 miles north of this Riviera resort. Rescue workers who reached the neared an end. shan Mohammed Reza Pahlevi on developments high- his return to p0wer. The Shah had 29th dav of Operation I said on Aug> 23 that his govern- Big Switch: _ (merit was broke, needed aid im- 1. A returning officer said Amencans who s ims. I.H.UUI sticky weather was. predicted President's backing. These i fh th ld the conclusions are very clearly sug- gested by a hitherto undisclosed and highly significant exchange of letters between the Budget Bu- for the bulk of the area enveloped in the hot air mass. Some cool air moved into north- ern parts of Minnesota. It was expected to move slowly across northern sections of Wisconsin, reau, the Defense Department, and i anci :owa by tomorrow.' the White House, But hot and humid weather was Before Congress adjourned, Bud- j predicted for today and tomorrow cet Director Joseph Dodge sent areas south and east of the gei .LJueLuui uuoci fa slowly advancing cooler air mass. And in Washington, the Weather form letter to Defense Secretary 75 1 mediately and was willing to ac- "confessed" to j cept it from any includ- germ warfare charges under re- 1 ;ng i lentless Red pressure would be re- Eisenhower's pledge of sympa-i patnated soon. He said the men, I thetic consideration to Zahedi was mostly officers, were at Kaesong, j disclosed a few hours after the I the Communist holding point north presjdent decided to extend his I of Panmunjom, and all expect to j vacation here by 24 hours. District Court. Bail, set at Si 000, [scene after toiling more than five was immediately furnished by the hours up the steep mountain slopes defendant. reported (here were no survivors among the 33 passengers and 9 crew members. Wreckage was scattered over feet of the mountain side. Air France officials could give no cause for.the crash, which oc- curred only an hour and a half after the big plane left Paris' Orly Field. They said messages from the pilot had reported all was be repatriated. 2. The sixth troopship carrying liberated Americans sailed for the United States from Inchon on Ko- rea's west coast. With 440 men aboard, the transport Gen. Black is due in San Francisco about Sept. 15. 3. An American corporal, said to be marked for death by other re-, turning prisoners because he be-j He had intended to return to the summer White House in Denver! Wreckage of Airliner. Found, 21 Aboard Dead 1861s Drown In Accident At Fort Bragg FT, BRAGG, N. C. (B-The Ft. Bragg public information office re- ported that 18 soldiers drowned to- well and the weather was good, j'day in an accident during a train- Rescue crews reported the tern perature on the mountain side was 'below freezing bat the weather last night, but put off departure i McCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, I otherwise was perfect. Charles Wilson. The meat of this; Bureau forecast hot and dry j trayecf was re- letter was contained in the follow- i weather was the outlook for the (ported to have disappeared from ing paragraph: northeast part of the country dur- i a Tokyo Army hospital Tne sol_ "The fiscal year 1955 budget will j mS September. perature records have to show further substantial! reductions from the fiscal year yesterday in nearly cijer, identified only as toppled was freed three weeks ago and had reaucuwii, y ]il fvery j been sent as a medical case to the 1954 revised figures. These reduc- i section of the swelter-belt. It was hospital, lions will have to be at least equal j the same in many cities yesterday 4. The U. N. Command, in an 'o and may have to be greater; as it has been for more than a usua] announcement, accused the than rtiose already made in the i in the high 90s and j Communists of rigging interviews fiscai year 1954 budget." i m some cities above 100. j between Allied POWs and visiting Sends Reply i The hot weather has slowed bus-1 Red Cross teams. The announce- Wilson mulled over the Dodge I mess in some areas but no general ment quoted a returned Australian directive for a couple of weeks, j slackening was reported. officer as saying the Reds told him and then sent a reply. He pointedly i Farmers were worried about the j that he would not be repatriated reminded Dodge that "the Con-1 lack of rainfall as they surveyed j unless he gave "proper answers" gress was informed by both the j brown pastures and lean livestock. I tr Red Cross workers Secretary of Defense and the Pre-! In cities, millions were incon- j Smiling and apparently in good until this evening after landing the largest rainbow trout he or any other member of his party had caught since coming to Fraser last Thursday, It measured 15% inches and weighed pounds. 4 New Catholic Bishops, 2 More Dioceses Named WASHINGTON Pope Pius XII has expanded the Roman Cath- olic Church .organization in the United States in a series of chan- ing problem. The office said two other soldiers were not accounted for and four others were hospitalized. Details of the accident were lack- Wash. Air Force reported I Airline officials said th- passen- _ today the burned wreckage of a i gers included four Indochinese, one ing, but authorities said it occur- chartered airliner that vanished! Swiss and a man believed to be aired during a "routine training Tuesday night with 19 soldiers and! German. The rest apparently were two crew members had been found French. Among the passengers in southwest Washington. First reports indicated there were no survivors. The McChord information office were one baby and four other chil- dren. With Thibaud were his daughter, Suzanne and accompanist, said 15 bodies were counted at the I Rene Herbin. They were en route scene. I to Japan for concerts. ges including: sident that the new Joint! venienccd by lack Chiefs of Staff would make an in-1 overheated pumps of water as j health, 41 officers and 59 sergeants broke down. made up the 100 Americans re- tensive and detailed study of all [The stifling heat in offices and j turned Wednesday. The Reds held aspects of defense Until the (factories brought early closing injup delivery of the Americans until completion of the review of the many cities again yesterday, military plan by the Joint Chiefs, I The hottest cities yesterday were it would appear undesirable to Louisville and Jackson, Term., with as to the'-103 while Chicago's 101 marked the I eighth straight day of tempera- With this polite but firm rcjoind- j tures above 95. It also was 101 in er, round one apparently went to Cleveland. 2 degrees below the Wilson. Round two started when j city's hottest day in history. make an estimate amounts required Wilson received a second letter, this time from the President him- self, shortly before the President left on his vacation. This letter closely followed the Budget Bu- reau line indeed, it was al- most certainly drafted by Dodge for the President's signature. Like the Dodge letter, the Presi- dent's letter told Wilson to "rcd- duce current being official language for stretch- (Continued on Page 9, Column 5) ALSOPS In Legionnaires Collapse St. Louis, two members of the American Legion collapsed and died during the 10-hour parade as after 150 South Koreans were re- turned. In Commun'sts Creation of two new dioceses and raising of the of Hartford to the of an archdiocese. four new bis- of three I others. The changes were announced to- v, A back 100 Americans and 200 South jdav through the National Catholic Koreans Wednesday and promised I Welfare Conference, by Archbishop to deliver Thursday 89 Americans, j Amleton Giovanni Cicognani, apos- 200 Koreans, 5 British and 6 Can- j delegate to the United States. aaians j Thg diocese of Hartford, which Including Wednesday's delivery, formerly comprised the whole state Allied prisoners have Connecticut, becomes an arch- freed. Before the exchange started, the Reds said they held temperatures soared to 101. About I POWs, but have since indicated 150 other paraders and marchers j they would return more than that were overcome by the heat. There j number. They said these would in- have been 23 heat prostration deaths in St. Louis this summer. Of the 50 aeaths attributed to the heat, there were 12 in Chicago in a 12-hour period yesterday, the clude an undisclosed number of diocese and the present bishop, Henry J. O'Brien, becomes arch- bishop. The new dioceses are those of Bridgeport and Norwich. Bishop Lawrence J, Shehan, now men captured in the last days of auxiliary to the archbishop of the war. i Baltimore, was appointed Bishop According to the original Red I of Bridgeport and Rev. Msgr. hottest Sept. 1 on record, death toll in Illinois was 14. figure, 286 Americans are yet to The be returned, but this number prob- ably will be exceeded. Bernard J. Flanagan, now chan- cellor of Burlington, Vt., bishop of Norwich. An Unidentified Keewatin, Minn., High School football player made a run with valuables saved from one of several buildings threatened when fire hit Keewatin's business district Tuesday. The call for volunteers spread to the football practice field. Grid- ders in full uniform sprinted to the scene to help firemen man hose lines and carry records and merchandise from the buildings. Keewatin is 10 miles west of Hibbing. 
                            

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