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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 22, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair and Warmer Tonight And Wednesday VOLUME 53, NO. 183 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1953 Read 'Green Water' Page 10 Today TWENTY-TWO PAGES Fi ire 175.000 President Eisenhower had a pensive far-away expression as he listened, to Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-Mass) introduce him at the GOP fund-raising dinner at Boston, Mass., Monday night. The President told his audience that no tax or sacrifice is too great for the sake of freedom. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican. Herald) No Tax Too Great For Freedom's Sake, President Declares BOSTON Eisenhower solemnly declared last night that no sacrifice no tax, for example is too buidensome for Americans determined to thwart "enemies of freedom equipped with j the most terrible weapons of destruction." Kicking off a Republican drive to hold control of Congress in the 1954 elections, the President got a round of applause in making that statement at a party rally in Boston Garden. Russian Pilots Flew in Korea, ier Says Didn't Know Allies Offered Money for Plane, Asserts Airman By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL A young North Ko- rean jet pilot who flew to freedom in a Russian-made MIG said to- day the Communists have flown jet fighters and propeller-driven bombers into Korea since the ar- mistice in violation of truce terms. The 22-year-old pilot, a senior lieutenant in the North Korean Air Force, told a news confer- ence he did not know the Allies had offered for a MIG when he landed his swept-wing fighter at a base near Seoul yes- terday. He said he fled from Commu- nist Korea because "I did not want to stay there." He voiced hope that he could study in the United States. The Air Force lost no time getting its prize MIG out of Korea. An official spokesman said the sleek fighter was dismantled, crated and put aboard a big C124 _Globemaster which left for an undisclosed des- tination tonight. Presumably the MIG ultimately will be put through exhaustive tests in the United States. In Washington, an Air Force of- ficial said the' would be paid and added that the offer of for additional MIGs still only "for the mo- indicating it soon will be withdrawn. The smiling young pilot, clad in U. S. Army fatigues, also told newsmen: 1. He knew Russian pilots flew MIGs in combat against pilots of the 5th U. S. Air Force -in Korea. Russians also were his advanced instructors, he said, but made no combat missions with Korean fliers. 2. The plane he flew to Kimpo Flames Roared Hundreds of feet into the air Monday night as Osseo, Wis., High School was destroyed in a spectacular 000 fire. Firemen, left center, battled desperately in a successful bid to save a new grade school building. Intense heat kept spec- tators, foreground, at a respectable distance. Athletic field light poles are silhouetted against the flames, A football player saw the fire from the practice field at p.m. (Photos for The Re- publican-Herald by Gene Johnson, Whitehall) 10% Tax Slash Will Take Place, WASHINGTON (.71 Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey said today the 10 per cent income tax cut will take place at the end of the year as scheduled, and also there will be no request for re- newing the excess profits tax. He said, in a speech for the convention of the American Bank- ers Association: "The excess profits tax" will expire Dec. 31, and there will be no request for renewal. At the; ceSeredudiJnninaMMdual income of about taxes is scheduled to go into feet, and it will become effective. His remarks touched off specu- lation that the White House may be thinking about a new tax levy to help meet the Russian hydrogen bomb threat. There has been un- i confirmed speculation the admin- istration might ask Congress to approve a national sales tax. House Speaker Joseph W. Mar- tin (R-Mass) told the same rally o; New England Republicans, ever, "It is universally agreed that next January there will be a re- duction in personal income taxes and the excess profits tax will be eliminated." The President made no mention 01 those scheduled tax cuts. It was the first time he had anything to Say publich about i "terrible weapons of destruction" i since Russia announced last month that it had exploded a hydrogen bomb. The U.S. Atomic Energy type as had been rumored in some quarters. Personal Protection For personal protection the pilot declined use of his name. A South Korean newspaper earlier identified him as Noh Kuem Suk, Commission confirmed it had de- tected a Russian atomic explosion which included hydrogen reactions. Eisenhower's speech was car- Humphrey's speech also stressed j The tickets. President flew Escaped Korean Pilot Refuses to Give Name He flew from an unnamed base near the North Korean capital back to i Pyongyang to Kimpo, waggled his the need, in the light of the Rus-1 Washington last night, completing I wings as a signal, and landed. He sian threat, to exercise caution m one.day round of speechmaking! had no .Allied escort. He said he cutting Jaxcs expendi- Massachusetts which took him made the flight to get away from Communism and had been plan tures.'He said there is a "real j to as well as Boston of an atomic Pearl i possibility Police estimated a quarter of a Harbor hanging directly over our million persons turned out to wel. _ IT i i __i heads. Seek Sound Policies, Ike Urges Bankers WASHINGTON (.7) President Eisenhower urged the American m Bankers Association today to seek and Adlai E. Stevenson, policies that are -sound for au the Democratic presidential nomi- r .1 nnn in 1 Vln llrfnH ll'hnt come Eisenhower on his arrival in Boston. Other thousands saw him before he left. In Springfield, the President told a crowd of about at the j Eastern States Exposition Coli- seum that the American form of government is "threatened by a Godless Communism. In Boston, Eisenhower took no direct note of criticism of his ad- ministration by former President for just one class, nee in 1952, But he listed what JLUL viu-jo, segment, but for all." called the accomplishments of his administration thus far. He said the record since Janu- ary is "too short to be anything like definitive." While Eisenhower took no direct issue with the Democrats, some of his GOP colleagues at the rally did. group or The President received a trem- endous ovation ot applause, whis- tles and cheers from the bankers and their wives who filled Constitution Hall for his brief mes- sage of welcome to their conven- tion. He thanked them for "splendid bute the government's bonds to all people." Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, work in helping to distn-1 chjef o{ thg U-S- mjssion to the savings j United Nations, referred to Stev- jenson's contention that the admin- "With more than 40 million peo-1 istration is putting things pie owning more than 50 billion I operating a "government by post- dollars worth of bonds, we know i ponement." there is still an incentive and a I Turning to Eisenhower, Lodge determination to incen-lsaid: live thnt is responsible for so many j "Well, Mr. President, you didn't oAnrl tJiintic pninv f MM n o good things we enjoy, er said. Eisenhow- (Continued on Page 8, Column 4) IKE ning an escape since 1945. The pilot said he did not know how many MIGs the Reds had moved into North Korea since the armistice but added that some ar- rived about 40 days ago, about two weeks after the truce was signed. The 5th Air Force said on July 30 that a big Allied radar station had tracked Communist planes fly- ing southward from Manchuria into Korea after the 10 p.m. July 27 deadline for building up either air or ground forces. The Air Force said the planes presumably were MIGs. Although the armistice permits of replace supervision, the U. N. Command did not pro- only the movement ments under strict UlHasVotes To Stop Soviet Searing Flame Made an inferno of the interior of Osseo High School. Here, gaping windows give a view of huge mounds of scorched debris in the interior of the building. Flames are spurting Reds Expected To Keep Pushing For 'Roundtable' UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. Ifl The United States had the votes lined up today to scuttle a Rus- sian move to put Communist Chi- na's demand for an enlarged, round-table Korean political con- ference before the U. N. Assem- bly for debate. But no one expected the Com- munists to give up. The 15-nation Steering Commit- tee was slated to give almost auto- matic refusal to list the item on the Assembly's agenda. Then fiery Chief Soviet Delegate Mdrei Y. Vishinsky was expected to take the Assembly floor at his first oppor- tunity and ask the 60-nation body to overrule the committee. Few Diplomats Only a two-thirds majority could do that, and few diplomats here think Vishinsky can round up so many votes. They said, however, he may get enough Asian and neu- tralist support to score a propa- ganda victory. India's Prime Minister Nehru let it be known in no uncertain terms last week that he resented U. S. and Latin American strength which blocked a proposed U. N. Force and Illinois state police gave irise to false reports today that a j Russian flier had landed in Central j Illinois in a MIG. The report, broadcast over a Champaign radio station, brought a flood of inquiries from news- papers in several parts of the na- tion. The flier actually was a mem- ber of the Air Force intelligence service squadron at O'Hare Field near Chicago who was flown to Chanute Field at Rantoul, 111., Monday night. It was an exercise to test co- ordination between the Air Force and state police. Chanute personnel transported him by car to a quarter of a mile from the state police headquarters at Urbana, 111., where, as pre- arranged, he "surrendered." from the belfry, top left. Ivy climbing the cracked brick walls seems undisturbed by the heat. The legend, "Lincoln Hill School" is carved in the brick high up on the wall. In Illinois Jail considerable extent by other Asian countries. The United States contends the Korean armistice agreement, which calls for a. political confer- ence of "both sides" by Oct. 28, limits the proposed talks to the belligerent nations of either side. Vishinsky, in a speech yester- day which was billed in advance as a major policy address but later was labeled by most Western del- egates as minor, said this inter- pretation ran directly counter to the agreement. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and warmer tonight and Wednesday. test the plane flights as a truce vi- j LOW tonight 40, high Wednesday 70. olation. The pilot, whose only two words of English are "O.K." and "no" spoke through an interpreter. He apparently had been coached ss Flier' Part of Defense Stunt CHAMPAIGN, 111. Civil De-1 The flier, identified by police marshal at nearby Chanute fense exercise involving the Air j A l.C. Witold Glinski, of Chi- Field hurried to the jail to talk cago, was garbed in an old type fur j to the man. felt officers cap, Air Force jump j Then Trimble announced the boots and winter type coveralls. He i whole incident Was an arrange- wore an insignia bearing a ham-1 ment between the state police and mer and sickle and carried a type-1 the Air Force intelligence unit at written card reading: "I am a O'Hare Field. He said Chanute's participant in an air defense exer-1 only part in the incident was to cise." provide the flier with transporta- Someone pressed the panic but-1 tion from the field to near the ton and the flier ended up in the j state police station. Champaign County jail. Reporters A spokesman for the Illinois and photographers got wind of the unusual prisoner, but officials re- fused at first to talk freely because of "security reasons." Deputy Sheriff Robert Martin told newsmen a man who claimed to be a Russian flier was in cus- tody. State police headquarters in Springfield said the man was car- rying identification as a Russian flier. Capt. Robert J. Trimble, pro- Civil Defense headquarters in Chi- cago quoted Lt. Frank J. Cunnion of O'Hare Field as saying the ex- ercise one in which Ground Force Air Observer Corps would re- port the landing of a strange plane to state police and state police in turn would take over until re- lieved by Air Force intelligence. The O'Hare flier added to the confusion by playing bis role to the hilt talking to his jail custodians in a gutteral foreign tongue. (Trainmen to Demand LOCAL WEATHER official observations for the 24 Sharp Wage Increase hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 63; minimum, 39; "ffippT-c I noon, 63; precipitation, none; sun QIlILcIa __._ t c r-itn to shy away from certain ques sets tonight at sun rises to- AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) LU DJJV dWdV JUUiu i_Ci LCIIII __ _._. tions such as whether the MIGs j bad radar gunsights. j However, he said that the MIGs flown by Russians had radar equip- j Max. temp. 60 at p. m. Mon- ment while those flown by the j day. Low 34 at a. m. today. North Koreans did not. I Temperature at a. m. today He said he had planned his es-) 63. Scattered cloud layer at cape for a long time everj feet, visibility 15 miles with calm since the day he joined the North I wind. Barometer 30.41 slowly fall- Korean Air Force in 1950. ling and humidity 49 per cent. ALBANY, N.Y. members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen will demand a wage increase of S3 a day, effec- the country. W. P. Kennedy, president of the independent union, said Monday that he had "every reason to be- lieve" the BRT's demands would be met. Velde May Seek Douglas' Seat WASHINGTON Velde Sv o'S seek the Republican nomination j than ne could chew Monday, tive Oct. 1, from every railroad in next year for the Senate seat now Bobby Deran of Owensboro, Ky., held by Sen. Douglas turned up at a hospital with a sore Sword Swallower Has Sore Throat NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mid- way sword swallower at the Velde, chairman of the House j throat. Un-American Activities Commit tee, told newsmen he has been con- ferring about the possibilities with Illinois GOP leaders and may make a decision this weekend. A new sword, he said, went down crooked or got stuck or something before he could cough it up. He was treated and released. Faulty Wiring Believed Cause; Coach Burned Strum, Pigeon Falls Volunteers Assist Locai Department OSSEO, Spectacu- lar flames believed to have kindled from faulty attic wiring destroyed Osseo High School Monday night with a loss estimated at The high school coach suffered minor burns. An enforced vacation for 260 high school, kindergar- ten and seventh and eighth grade students for "up to a week" was foreseen this morning by Bert Kloster, supervising principal. Temporary class rooms will be set up in the city hall and chur- ches. The school board met in emergency session this morning. The building, constructed in 1918 for was insured for "over Osseo is 58 miles northeast of Winona in the extreme northeast corner of Trempealeau County. Fire Smoldered J. H. Smith, editor of the Tri- County News, said the fire "ap- parently had smoldered for two to three hours" before it was discov- ered at p. m. by a high school football player. The youth spotted smoke issuing from the building as he and other members of the team ran through drills on an adjoining practice field. Coach Herb Kohls rushed to the locker room and was met by searing flames when opened the door. He was burn- ed on the legs. Kohls rushed to the officB and turn- in the alarm. Twenty-six Osseo fire volunteers under Chief Ivan Curry answered the initial call. Subsequent alarms to neighboring communities brought 15 fire volunteers from Strum, 12 miles west, and six from Pigeon Falls, 16 miles south. The teams of firemen battled success- fully to save an adjoining grade school completed last December, at a cost of and a music and agricultural building erected four years ago. Neither structure was damaged beyond superficial "blistering." Osseo teachers will receive their first paychecks today on schedule. A safe containing the checks was dragged from the office on the eve of payday. Seven-Hour Fight Firemen poured water into the fire-swept skeleton until midnight when Osseo's rural fire truck one of two truck units maintained by the city and the Pigeon Falls and Strum trucks were withdrawn from duty. At the height of the fire sev- en fire lines were operating simultaneously. During the firemen were forced to shut down one line as the water system becams over- taxed. Ample water was not a problem, however, Smith said. Dragged to safety before flames reached the heart of the building were school records dating back to 1952, typewriters from the com- mercial department and new elec- ric ranges, refrigerators and a deep freeze from the home eco- nomics department. The one-story structure had a partial basement. The fire was fed by hot tar and oil on the itoof which melted, kindled and dropped into the building as the fire progress- ed. One corner of the building con- taining the school furnace was spared by the flames. Officials in- dicated a portion of the heating system may be salvaged. All football equipment with the exception of practice uni- forms was destroyed. Kohli lost his clothes and billfold. The coach indicated today, however, Osseo will play itj football schedule with make- shift equipment. Officials were unwilling to spec- ulate this morning on the cost of replacing the destroyed structure. The school district is near its lim- it of bonded indebtedness. It cur- rently is paying off bonds on its new grade school at the rate of approximately per year. In- surance would be sufficient only for a start on a new building. Osseo Joint Integrated School District 1 provides education for students from Osseo, the town of Garfield in Jackson County, the towns of Bridge Creek and Otter Creek in Eau Claire County, and the town of Sumner in Trem- pealeau County. Eleven teachers are employed. Kloster estimated it will be "about a week" before emergency classrooms can be arranged. Members of the school board who will tackle the replacement problem are Walter Carter, clerk; Alvin Johnson, director: William Cox, treasurer, and Alton Hagen and Frank Johnson, advisory mem- bers.   

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