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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 21, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Frost or Freezing Temperatures Tonight; City 35, Country 32 Read 'Green Water' VOLUME i.3, NO. 182 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1953 orean Pilot at S By SAM SUMMERLIN and FRED WATERS SEOT'L darin" North Korean pilot today handed the Allies a sleek MIG15 jet dndlv warpl-nc for which the United States offered last February. The MIG's "uns were still armed when it raced unheralded from North Korea and made a perfect j landing at sprawling Kimpo Air Base near Seoul. It "was the first MIG to fall into Allied hards in Korea, er left their own air over Red territory during the war. ______, The U.N. Command said the The Russian-built, swept-wirjg fighters nev-1 McCarthy Not Convinced of Beria's Escape Senate Probers Investigating Validity of Claim TODAY Red oonnb Impressed President reward offered for the first j MIG to bolt to the Allies is still in effect. There was no quick reaction I from the Communists. At first the Allies refused to iden- tify the flier, but later in Tokyo, Gen. 0. P. Weyland, Far East Air) Forces commander, said he was a North Korean. Weyland announced: The jet was from a "North Ko- rean air unit." Being Studied It is being studied by U. S. Air Force officers. The pilot's name will not be re By STEWART AUSOP WASHINGTON There is a simple, deeply significant reason why President Eisenhower has vealed unless he personally con- courageously decided that it is sents. time to trust the people with the The North Korean will be grant- hard facts of the situa-1 ed asylum if he wants it, tion. The background story of "Op-j The pilot disappearad behind a eration Candor" the admirable i tight wall of secrecy and Kimpo plan for a series of candid reports Air Base was closed to everyone to the nation by the President and but authorized military personnel. U.S. May Act To Boost Home Building, Report By STERLING F. GREEN WASHINGTON Ad- ministrator Albert M. Cole today the government may I WASHINGTON (officials took a highly skeptical (attitude today toward a report- under investigation by Senate Lavrenty Beria, de- posed Soviet secret police boss, has escaped from Russia and hopes for political asylum in the United States. These were developments i n what would be, if true, one of the most sensational cloak-and-dagger incidents of generations: 1. Sen. McCarthy (R-Wis) pub- licly acknowledged for the first time that his Senate investigations said I subcommittee has received a re- take Administration leaders back to mid-summer. goes i A psychological warfare colonel near Seoul said American Sabre At this time a speech on the jets met the MIG over the southern threat to this country of the grow- j boundary of the demilitarized strip ing Soviet air-atomic power had across the Korean peninsula and been prepared, on an experimental j escorted the Red fighter to Seoul, basis, for the President. Eisenhow-1 However, the MIG apparently er had been strongly urged to' caught Kimpo Air Base by sur- make a frank statement on this; prise. subject by some of his j A crowd scurried out to the nin- and he had been as strongly urged way after the plane stopped, not to by others. Without making j The pilot was described as short up his mind one way or the other, and black-haired. the President asked that such An American pilot who met him speech be drafted for him, so that j said the flier pulled a picture of he could see how it would look on i a girl from his blue flying suit paper. He took the draft with him on his vacation, and began working it over in longhand, as is his custom, covering about a third of it with and tore it up. The American pieced together the shreds of the picture, which he said "looked like a North Korean." Col. Don P. Hall of Kingsville, revisions and interlineations. But j Tex., commander of the 4th Fight- he still had not decided to go ahead j er-Interceptor Wing, said the pilot with the speech. Then, on Aug. 12. j was "smiiing and very happy it came the news of the explosion of! was over with." the Soviet hydrogen bomb. j Hall said the MIG pilot got out This event deeply moved and j of his plane and immediately sal- impressed the President. As detail- uted Capt, Cipriano F. Guerra, Mission, Tex. "The captain was quite sur- prised." Hall said, ''He got out of ed analyses of the air samples of the Soviet hydrogen test became available, moreover, he became more and impressed by the terrible significance of the event. Here a certain caution is neces- sary, since certain secret techni- cal matters are involved. Nontechnical Meaning Yet it can be said that these analyses had a simple, nontechni- cal meaning clear to the whieh was port that a mysterious figure, in 10 Persons Die In California Car-Truck Crash BAKER, Calif. UP) flaming his Sabre jet and walked over to the MIG15 A crewman threw sand-1 three-vehicle crash on a desert hiding in a non-Communist coun- direct action" unless private trv_ bg Beria He said mortgage credit is available to j "j am not convinced" and de- reasonably high home j clined to say what his subcommit- I tee is doing in the matter. 2. A Senate source said a sub- committee agent who would know whether the man is in fact Beria has gone to contact him and should make a report in a couple of days. Resembles Beria A person familiar with the Sen- ate group's operations said, how- ever, that investi- gators are con- vinced Beria has escaped from Russia and is hid- ing, in terror of i his life, in a neu- f t r a 1 European country. Other govern- ment sources, al- so asking not to be quoted by name, were skeptical, saying the chances of Beria's having escaped from behind the Iron Curtain were "one in a million." The Senate source said today "a new man has gone over who will know him if it is and that a report from this person can be expected within a few days. This source said the man who calls himself Beria had been con- tacted by agents of McCarthy's sought United building activity. Cole's address before the Ameri- can Bankers Assn. at its 79th con- vention here, was the first official acknowledgement of government the housing slowdown. Many builders have blamed a shortage of credit. New home starts in August, Cole reported, were down to a rate of a year, not seriously below the in 1952. But a sharper future decline is indicated by a drop in current applications for Federal Housing (FHA) mortgage said. Administration insurance, he Beria bags under the wheels. subcommittee and had .political asylum in the i States in exchange for disclosure I highway Sunday wiped out To Set Up Plan It Took More Than An Hour to free the vic- tims from the wreckage these two cars after they collided near Rockford, Minn., early Sunday. All four occupants of the two machines were killed. Victims Dermot Madden, Mrs. Lucille Stevenson, 37, both of Wayzata, Minn., were riding in'the car at the top. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Fadden, rural Buffalo, Minn., were killed in the car in the bottom picture. Mrs. Stevenson was the mother of five and the Faddens parents of six. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Weekend Mishaps By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A fire truck overturned, a freight train hit a car and two autos col- MIG pilot shook hands with wedding party in a crowded sedan j officials in the executive branch Me'd ovei. the weekend to add nine more names to Minnesota's 1953 1 rnpn 'and left 10 dead in one of the of the government said they knew traffic death count. Nine persons lost their lives in Wisconsin, also. worst traffic accidents in Califor- j nothing which would lead them to! A 10th victim, hit by a car Wednesday, died Saturday, mak- all the men. "The captain pointed toward the gun on the MIG and the MIG pilot turned off the switch. Air police too I immediately surrounded the plane nia history. believe Bcria, former head of the I Russian secret police, has man- President. For they I and th3 MIG pilot accepted ciga-i party were killed, including a All nine persons in the wedding i agecj get out Of Russia. At the dispelled, once and for all, any I relies that were offered to him by! young couple bound for Las Vegas, lingering notion that Soviet! milling around." physicists and weapons specialists Asked why the pilot brought the were inferior imitators. They also MIG, Hall quoted him: exploded the hopeful theory that "I'm happy to leave Commu- the Russians would never have j nism." made progress in the nuclear art H had it not been for Fuchs, Pome- corvo, ano the little '-and of trait- ors. The Soviet hydrogen test prov- ed, in short, that the Soviet spe- cialists are brilliant experimenters in their own right. The more he thought about these facts, the more Eisenhower be- came convinced that the people had a right to understand the dan- ger which confronted the nation, _ u ji AutO S UOOT Handle Cj.Iir i. Arm irUCK ln S Arm I MUSKAGEE, Okla. :.fl Richard C. Hardin, 29, was cruising down U.S. Highway 64 yesterday with his arm out the window. Suddenly, his auto and another sideswiped. The door handle from and that he had a duty to help I he other car pierced Hardin's them understand. He sent the iarm. The impact tore the handle Nev., to be married. The driver of one truck laden with gasoline was killed and a sailor hitchhiking a ride with him was injured. The driver of another truck escaped without injury. The crash created a ghastly scene of burning wreckage and bodies and tied up traffic on U. S, Highway 91 more than three hours. The accident occurred on the prin- cipal route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, east of here. Deputy Coroner Edward P. Doyle said the dead were identified ten- tatively as: Thomas Graham Jr., 24, and his intended bride, Jean Lindsey, 21; Claude Lindsey, about same time, it was made clear this government would be glad to re- ceive any man who knows as many of the Kremlin's secrets as Beria does. So far as is known in the Vv'est, Beria was last seen in public in Moscow on May 1. Soviet Premier Malenkov denounced him as a traitor July 9 and ousted him from his posts as home minister and first deputy chairman of the Coun- cil of Ministers. His name has not been men- rom ,he and jtuck in his 45, driver of the car; Mr. and Mrs. speech he had been writing untu Hardin finallx stopped A. J. Lindsey, about 25 and 23; to the White House, with instruc- j Hs car Linda Lindsey, 4 Virginia Lind. tions to "carry on from there." j Trooper Gordon Schulze said a Subsequently, he approved p ans i moiorisl stopped to aid Hardin and for extending Operation Candor I thc man fell out of the m.o a whole series of reports on ear whcn thc door tt.as ODencd. one aspect or ar.nthcr of the na- tional peril, by other Administra- 1 arm to lhc pnvemein tion leaders as well as himseli. The series on "The Safety of the Republic" which has grown out of this Presidential decision is still (Continued on Page 13, Column 5) ALSOPS The door handle dropped from his j not yet been identified. i tioned in the Russian press or radio 'in recent weeks, and there has been no recent mention of any trial. This has led to some specu- lation here that he may already have been executed. The Senate source said an agent of McCarthy's subcommittee had flown to a "neutral, non-Commu- sey, 2, and Joyce Lindsey, 14, andjnist country" in Europe and, after the driver of one of the trucks, talking with the purported Beria, John J. Jones, 44, Las Vegas, Nev. [reported he is convinced the man JV1I; Another body in the sedan has I is who he says he is. It was then, In a comparable period 1952, traffic accidents killed 86 fewer. Killed Saturday and Sunday Delores Casey, 20, member of a drum St. and Paul, bugle CAIRO Mohammed Naguib's government arrested former Premier Mustafa Nahas, his wife and 12 other onetime Egyptian bigwigs today. All 14 face trial before a special court created to deal with "traitors" to the rev- olutionary regime and corruption during the time of ex-King Farouk. No specific charges were an- nounced against any of the 14. it also was not known when they j would appear the court, The roundup came as the three- man special tribunal prepared to begin trials of alleged plotters. The scheduled to years, States with 10 other Americans on j1ES a regularly scheduled flight. Eight of his fellow passengers were also prisoners of the Commu- I he said, that another agent who could identify Beria was sent. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and cool tonight with frost or freezing City 35 and 32 j in the country. Tuesday fair with i rising temperatures, ana an after- j noon high of 70. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday; Maximum, si; minimum, 49; noon. 55: precipitation, .07. Official observations for 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 69; minimum. 45; noon, 57; pR'cipitaliyn. none: sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 79 at p. m. Sunday. Low 47 at a. m. today. Temperature at a, m. today 55. A broken cloud layer is at feet; visibility miles. Wind from northwest ;n 18 miles per hour with gust.-: of 3n miles per hour. Barometer 30.24, rising, and humidity 54 per cent. The Burning Wreckage of a big truck-trailer blocked the desert highway from Los Angeles, Calif., to Las Vegas, Nov., after a crash with a sedan in which nine persons were riding Sunday. All nine and the truck driver died in the flaming collision.' A passing truck driver, Tommy Thomp- son, made this picture. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publicaii-Herald) corps who died after a fire truck on which she and eight other corps members riding tipped over on a steep hill in Northfield Satur- day. The corps was helping North- field celebrate Jesse James Day. Four other women were hospital- ized. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon J. Fadden, I nists who were returned in Opera- Buffalo, parents of six small child- j tion Big Switch. The other two ren; Dermot P. Madden, 27, and were soldiers whose illnesses re- Mrs. Lucille A. Stephenson, 37, i quired medical care in the United both of Wayzata, who died in an j States. auto collision near Rockford Sun-1-------------------------------------------- day. Fadden was 30 and his wife j 26. The Faddens were in one car; Madden and Mrs. Stephenson the other. Train Hits Car Mrs. Walter (Geraldine) Flans- mother, Mrs. C. H. Flansburg, 63; and his aunt, Mrs. John Fourre, 61, who died Saturday night when a train hit their car near Anoka. Mary Alice, S-month-old daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Walter Flansburg, died early Sunday. Flansburg and two sons, Cyril, 2, and Charles, 3, were hospitalized in Minneapolis. Harrv Donaldson, 66. Marinette, Gen. Dean Leaves For United States TOKYO Gen. William F. Dean, the prize prisoner of the today and to remain in Communists for more than three j session throughout the three-year left today for the United "transition period" proclaimed Vishinsky Repeats Demand for'Neutrals' At Peace Conference UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Russia called upon the U. N. to-' day to impose an unconditional bah on the production of atomic and hydrogen weapons without de- lay. The Soviet proposal was laid be- fore the 60-nation General As- sembly during a major policy declaration by Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Y. Vishinsky. The Soviet delegate also served notice that Russia was ready to make z- vigorous fight to get the Assembly to revise its earlier de- cision barring neutral countries as representatives at the Korean peace conference. The Communist demands on this, he said, are justi- fied and must be met. The Soviet proposals on atomic control included hydrogen weapons by name, but otherwise followed closely Soviet disarmament reso- lutions of previous sessions, Vishinsky assailed the United States as the real cause of world tension, charged Western policy in Germany threatened to touch off a new war and declared the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was aimed at weakening the U. N. The Soviet disarmament resolu- Soviet move on this subject since the death of Stalin and the accession of Georgi Malen- kov to four points: 1. Immediate and unconditional prohibition of the atomic and hydrogen bombs with the Security i operating under a provisional con- stitution. Political parties have been banned during that period. Those arrested today included leaders of two once powerful poli- tical parties, several close advisers of Farouk and other persons prev- iously accused of corruption under i the monarchy. Andrei Vishinsky Shakes Admonishing Finger Council where Russia has the supervise compliance. 2. Immediate one-third reduc- tion by the Big United I States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France and their armed forces with a conference shortly afterwards to discuss reduction of the armed forces of other countries, 3. Dismantling of military bases maintained in foreign countries. This was an obvious reference to the United States for Vishinsky (had denounced U. S. bases over- I seas earlier in his speech. 4. Condemnation of propaganda tending to stimulate warlike psy- I chosis. Wis., who died Saturday in a Grand Rapids hospital from injur- ies suffered Wednesday when he was struck by a car as he crossed a street there. In Wisconsin a boating accident took three lives and other mishaps added six names to the weekend accidental death toll. Walton Albertson, 3S; his son, James, 7, and his brother-in-law, Robert Riley, 34, all of Lake Del- ton, drowned in Mirror Lake on the outskirts of the city Saturday, apparently when their boat cap- sized. The three had gone out to test an outboard motor. An hour and a half later the boat was found upside down. Dragging operations recovered all three bodies. Shotgun Blast- Ten-year-old James Albert Adell III of rural Dunbar (Marinette County) accidentally was wounded fatally Sunday by a shotgun blast fired by his brother, Richard, 9. Authorities said the boys, sons of Mr, and Mrs. James Adell Jr., PANMUNJOM Commu- nists said today most of the 3.404 Allied troops for whom the U.N. Command demanded an accounting "have never been captured at all." At the same time, the Commu- nists demanded an accounting for North Koreans and Chinese they said were captured by the Allies and are missing. The Reds' gave their long-await- ed answer to the Sept. 9 Allied demand that the Communists pro- duce the men or disclose what hap- pened to them at a meeting of the Joint Military Armistice Com- mission. The missing than 900 Americans, South Koreans and nearly 50 from the British Commonwealth and other Allied once believed cap- tured but neither released in the prisoner exchange nor reported dead. The Reds called the Allied list "crudely manufactured without having been carefully but reserved the right "to make further concrete comment." The Reds said 519 of the Allies listed as missing already have been returned. They said 380 (the total) have never been cap- tured at all." The Reds are expected to deliver to the demilitarized zone Thursday more than 300 South Korean and about 20 non-Korean prisoners not otherwise identified who they say refused repatriation, The following day. Command interview teams are expected to start trying to persuade them to return home, in accordance with the armistice terms. About 23.000 North Korean and Chinese POWs have refused repa- triation. The Allies by Monday night ex- pected to have transferred all but about anti-Red North Koreans and a handful of Chinese into cus- tody of Indian troops in the demili- tarized zone. The deliveries were U end Wednesday. Communist teams will try to per- suade the to return home, starting at the same time as the Allied teams. There was a noticeable break in the tension surrounding Allied de- liveries to the Indians Sunday whan a group of North Koreans surprised their new guards with invitations to a special reception. on Page 13, Column 6} They said part of the remainder 9 PERSONS [refused repatriation but "most of others were "released at the front" Other anti-Communists had hurl- during the war, had escaped, are dead. or ed rocks at Bed observers outside I the wire barricades at Indian Vil- lage and refused to tell the Indian guards their names, prompting a hurried call to New Delhi for 600 more troops. Sunday's shipment staged a vol- leyball game for the entertain- ment of the Indians. The guards used a new tactic to avert disorder on the part of anti-Red Chinese prisoners who ar- rived Monday morning they marched them into the compounds with their backs to U.N. and Red observers. The Allies were moving another 500 North Koreans by train to the neutral zone. Meanwhile the five-nation repa- triation commission Sunday re- leased to the Communists two Chi- nese and one North Korean report- ed to have changed their original decision to refuse repatriation. That brought to 10 the number re- turned in that way. Names on the Allied list of missing troops were collected from Red radio broadcasts, letters re- ceived from Red prison camps, in- formation furnished by repatriated prisoners and POW rosters handed over by the Communists. The list includes Capt. James A. Van Fleet Jr., son of the former U. S. 8th Army commander in Korea. Communist Correspondent Wilfred Burchett of the Paris newspaper L'Humanite, however, has reported Van Fleet was never a prisoner of war and is presumed dead. I   

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