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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Friday, Cooler Friday Support Your Community- Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 197 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 8, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Bystanderi, left, watched Wednesday as FBI agents escorted handcuffed and chained Bonnie Heady and Carl Hall, confessed kidnapers of Bobby Greenlease, to a patrol wagon for the trip to the St. Louis city jail. The couple is being held on bond each, following their arraignment on federal charges of ex- tortion. (UP Telephoto) France Limits U.S. Forces in Morocco PARIS is letting only 7 500 Americans enter Morocco to man the huge U. S. Air Force bases there, and American officers said today that number soon won't be enough to do the job. Three of the jet bomber and fighter bases will be finished in the near a cost of nearly 300 million dollars. U. S. officers U.S. to Turn Over Trieste Zone to Italy WASHINGTON IB United States and Britain jointly an- nounced today they will turn over their occupation zone in the Tri- este area to the Italian govern- ment for administration "at the earliest practicable date." This decision was disclosed as a step to halt the "recent deteri- oration in the relations between Italy and Yugoslavia." Both coun- tries claim the entire free terri- tory of Trieste. American and British troops have occupied Zone A, including the city and port of Trieste, for nearly eight years. At present some American and British troops garrison the area. Yugoslavia occupies the- remain- der of the area, known as Zone B. The British and American troops will be withdrawn, the announce- ment of the decision said. "It is the firm belief of the two governments that this step will contribute to stabilization of a situation which has disturbed the Italo-Yugoslav relations during re- cent years, said. the State Department "They trust that it will provide the basis for friendly and fruitful cooperation between Italy and Yu- goslavia, which is as important to the security of western Europe as it is to the two countries concern- ed." A State Department spokesman say they will need a marked in- crease in troops, perhaps nearly double the now allowed un- der present U. S. agreements with France. Two more bases are still to be built. French officials say the limit on troops was agreed to in the first contract authorizing the United States to build bomber bases. This limit will be continued, one author- itative spokesman said, until a "status of forces" agreement can be worked out covering the opera- tion and administration of the bases and control of the military forces there. The spokesman said France will allow no more men on the bases until a more workable agreement has been reached. That now is be- ing negotiated, but the differences have continued for two years. American officials in Paris indi- cated the negotiations were going on acceptably well. A "status'of forces" agreement covers such things as which nation's courts try soldier offenders, hiring and firing of civilian personnel and transpor- tation. American Air Force officers said the present ceiling will let into Morocco only enough U. S. offi- cers, airmen and civilians to oper- ate two bases and the 5th Air Division headquarters in Rabat. American civilian officials in Morocco said the limitation stems from French fears of increasing American influence in the country and a French belief that Ameri- cans are interfering in local poli- tics. "Frenchmen here actually think we want to take over this said one U. S. government official in Morocco. A French official agreed there was considerable antagonism to- ward Americans among the French in Morocco. He said it said the American-British decision started when Moroccan leaders in- has teen communicated to both j terpreted comments by President the Italian and Yugoslav govern-1 Roosevelt as assurance that the ments. He declined to report what I United States would help them get reaction came from Marshal Tito's independence from France. Moroc- government which can be expected to oppose the transfer to Italy. co is one of France's tenderest spots. Democrats Ask Statement on Atomic Dangers Charge Republicans With Spreading Confusing Reports By JOHN CHADWICK WASHINGTON Dem- ocratic senators said today confu- sion is being spread by Eisenhower administration spokesmen on the danger of an atomic or hydrogen bomb attack by the Russians. "It is high time that the National Security Council or the President himself made a plain statement the facts as they are known in this matter of life and said Sen. Kefauver President Eisenhower had an op- portunity to speak out at a news conference late today if he wished. In a .speech in New Jersey two days ago, he said the "mysteries of the atom" are known to Russia. He warned that atomic warfare might doom "every nation and so- ciety." Later the same day Secretary of Defense Wilson said it might be "stretching it a bit" to say that Russia now has a practical hydro- gen bomb and the planes to deliv- er it. Moscow claimed on Aug. 20 to have tested experimentally a type of hydrogen bomb. The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission said it had detected a Soviet atomic explosion which produced "ther- monuclear (hydrogen) reactions." AEC Chairman Lewis L. Strauss has spoken of the explosion in Rus- sia of a hydrogen sumably an experimental model not suitable for use in warfare. The Soviets with their smaller industrial establishment were able to test a thermonuclear device ivithin nine months of our Strauss said in a Sept. 30 speech in New York. Wilson voiced doubt oa Tuesday that Russia would be able to carry on sustained atomic warfare with- in three years, and he said he thought this country had a lead of three or four years on the Soviets in atomic weapons development. Sen. Gore (D-Tenn) said he had been struck by what he regarded as differences in Eisenhower's and Wilsou's statements on Tuesday. "I have a little difficulty in follow- ing he said. Sen. Russell senior mi- 3rd Kidnaper Sought OnWaytoTwinCities Held As Material Witness in the kidnap-slaying of Bobby Greenlease, 22-year-old Sandra June "Sandy" O'Day, St. Louis, Mo., was jailed in Kansas City Wednesday in default of bond. At the left is a county jail matron. (UP Telephoto) nority member Armed Services of the Senate Committee, said Winona Republican-Herald Expands Wire Picture Service With Telephoto By GORDON R. CLOSWAY Republican-Herald Executive Editor The Republican-Herald, first daily newspaper in the Northwest outside of the Twin Cities to bring its readers news pictures by wire, today expanded its news picture facilities with the addition of United Press Telephoto service. Heretofore and for'the last seven years this newspaper has re- ceived Associated Press Wirephoto service but on an abbreviated is, news pictures by wire were received from 12 noon until p.m. only. Under the new arrangement with United Press Telephoto, however, Iowa Gas Station Operator Reports Seeing Suspect he doubted if the Russians have an H-bomb ready for delivery rignl now but he added, "I'm not willing to gamble on it." In a separate interview, Sen. Robertson (D-Va) said administra- tion leaders should get together on whether the Russians have an H- bomb. Rep. W. Sterling Cole (R-NY) chairman of the Senate-House Atomic Energy Committee, had said over the weekend Russia has enough "deliverable" hydrogen bombs to create imminent danger to the United States. P WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Friday. A little cooler Friday. Low tonight 45, high Fri- day 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 66; minimum, 49; noon, 66; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 64 at a. m. to- day, low at a.m., 46. Noon 64 degrees with a broken layer of clouds at feet. Visibility is 15 miles, with the wind from the south at eight miles per hour. The barometer is at falling slowly and the humidity is 50 per cent. pictures will be received over a full-time circuit daily from 6 a.m. until midnight, thus assur- ing its large family of readers in Southeastern Minnesota and West- ern Wisconsin a wider variety of spot news pictures from all over the world by wire ami radio. United Press Telephoto network connects by leased line newspapers through the United States, Canada and Mexico. Radiophotos from across the Atlantic and Pacific and from South America are re- layed onto the network in this mir- acle of modern journalism. Seven Minutes Picture away of publican Herald one of the most outstanding newspapers of its size throughout the Middle West. Daily circulation now is approximately making us the largest daily in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities and Duluth, all metropolitan centers. Thye Committee Opens Wheat Probe In Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS W) A Senate agriculture subcommittee prepared hours, sometimes only a au minutes after the event they i- Canadian some flf aUegedly was converted into hu- rf adulterated is seven minutes. o 7X9 man food. Names of the witnesses were _ i A j AC iNaiiiKS ui uie wiuueaacs we i c Every day a .steady flow of pic- d as ft h fl ened_ tures will be received to illustrate i interest pictures. The Republican-Herald also will be able to transmit pictures of events in this city to newspapers across the nation. Both receiving and sending are done on the same ingenious product of electronic science known as the United Press Telephoto Trans-ceiv- er. This compact machine is no big- ger than a table-size radio, and is Young (R-ND) along P. Guinane, chief investigator, and Harker Stanton, subcommittee counsel. The witnesses will be: William G. Kellogg, Kellogg Mill- ing Co., Minneapolis; Robert J. Henderson, vice president, Bunge Corp., Minneapolis; Walter Vosika, attorney and general manager, Hallet Carey Co., Minneapolis; Benjamin J. Dodge, Hallet Car- almost as easy to operate. But its ey salesman, Minneapolis; D. C. complex assembly of tubes, wires Vaughan, assistant collector of ._ i ;_ fiictrtmc Tlnlnfh Thpftrtnrp W. and switches is such a precise mechanism that hundreds of Tele- photo machines in hundreds of dif- ferent cities work in exact syn- Carey, Duluth; T. P. Koran, as- chronization and receive simul- taneous identical reproductions of a transmitted picture. Telephotos are sent across the nation over a network customs, Duluth; Theodore W. customs house broker, Duluth; George A. Sassman, Hallet sistant collector of customs, Min- neapolis; Morton Johnson, officer in charge, grain department, Pro- duction Marketing Admanistration, Minneapolis, and John Bachmann, of leased wires especially design-1 chief accountant, Department of ed by the telephone company for i Agriculture, office of Compliance transmission of pictures. The rap-1 and Investigation, Washington, D. id processing of a Telephoto re-1 C. ception print makes it possible for Object of the hearing is to de- this newspaper to publish a pic- ture less than two hours after it has been taken in a point as far distant as San Francisco or Ko- rea. Circulation Now termine whether present anti-adul- teration law-s on grain need strengthening. Last winter, the Senate Agricul- ture Committee heard testimony that the Canadian wheat, imported United' Press has headquarters j from 1950 to 1952, was labelled "un- !n New York City and bureaus in j f jt for human but rey cities all over the globe.' Wherever telephone wires reach or radio facilities are available, Unit- ed Press cameramen can send their pictures to the newspapers of America, Where there are no wires nor radio facilities, air- planes, train, buses or even cour- ers afoot, as in the Korean War, may be used. that "a good percentage" of it was converted into food. Woirfan Has 7 Single Births in 6 Years The United Press Telephoto rr Trans-ceiver in this office is an CHICAGO W) A 24-year-old suburban Northlake mother claims The Classmates Of Little six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, slain kidnap victim, knelt in the chapel at the French Institute of Notre Dame de Sien in Kansas City today during a mass said for the parents and soul of the slain boy. The child was taken from the school Sept. 28 by Bonnie Heady, one of the two kidnap suspects held at St. Louis, Mo. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) mproved model of machines which saw widespread service in World War II. The Army, Navy and Air Force used Trans-ceivers to send thousands of radipphotos from battlefronts, the Bikini atom tests, world's child-bearing record seven sons, all speed single births, who were born within five years 10 months and eight days. "I think I hold the world's speed record for children born said Mrs. Corinee Mock. the Byrd expedition at the South j She said three of her sons were Pole and other recent global op- born in slightly more than 21 months. Her eldest son is six, the erations. Telephoto service is another rea- son which makes The Winona Re- youngest six weeks. Her husband, Rudolph, is 25. KANSAS CITY relied on a criminal's word. We had to. But we lost." That summed up today the Rob- ert C. Greenlease family reaction to a 10-day life-and-death gamble with their 6-year-old son Bobby as the gamble that ended the tragic death of the child. The boy's body was dug out of a shallow grave at St. Joseph, Mo., yesterday after a man and a woman had been arrested as his kidnapers. Bobby's wealthy par- ents had paid a record to the to no avail. The FBI said Carl Hall, 34, who once squandered a inheritance, was the ringleader. Also under arrest was Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, 41, identified as the woman who last Sept. 28 took Bobby from a private school on a ruse. They were arrested in St. Louis. The only missing figure in the case is Thomas John Marsh; 37, an ex-convict. Police said Hall named Marsh as an accomplice and insisted Marsh killed the boy. Hall told police, however, that he had not seen Marsh since the day of the kidnaping and that he alone carried out negotiations for the ransom payment. Hunt Third Man A widespread search is under way for Marsh. Robert Ledterman, a spokesman for the Greenlease family, gave details of the fruitless negotiations carried on with the kidnapers. Ledterman is a close friend and business associate of the 71-year- old father. During the highly secret negotia- tions, Mrs. Greenlease twice went to the telephone to plead for assur- ances her boy was safe. Ledterman said the kidnaper ap- parently had no fear of being traced through telephone calls. He called frequently. "I" talked to him every day, and sometimes 10 minutes at a Ledterman said. Twice unsuccessful attempts were made to turn the ransom money over to the kidnapers. Fi- nally the money, in accordance with, instructions, was thrown over a bridge in eastern Jackson County near Kansas City last Sun- day night, where it was picked up. The kidnaper acknowledged in a telephone call that he had re- ceived the money. After the money finally was ex- changed successfully, a telephone caller told the family to send a representative to Pittsburg, Kan., and await instructions on the re: turn of Bobby. Tough Decision Ledterman said he and another business associate, Norbert O'Neil, stayed in Pittsburg two days but finally gave up hope of a contact and returned to Kansas City. It was a "weighty Ledterman said of the negotiations and "we lost." Police recovered of the (Continued on Page 4, Column 7) KIDNAPING John Marsh, above, 37, an ex-convict, is sought by police and the FBI in the kid- naping and slaying of Bobby Greenlease of Kansas City. He was implicated in the case by two people arrested in St. Louis. (AP Wirephoto) 1st World Plow Match Opening On Ontario Farm COBOURG, Ont. >St-The first world plowing match begins this forenoon in fields near this Lake Ontario town. Twenty-one plowmen from 10 countries are competing for a gold trophy. The contest will continue through Friday with results to be an- nounced Friday night. The world competition is the final event in the 40th international plowing match, sponsored by the Ontario Plowmen's Association. Classes for Canadians and some open also to U.S. entrants have been underway since Tuesday. U.S. competitors are Graeme Stewart, Plainfieid, 111., and R. C. (Bus) Cummins, of Lewistown, 0. The Canadians are Robert Tim- bers, Stouffville, Ont., and James M. Eccles, Brampton, Ont. All contestants are the national1 champions or runners-up for their respective countries. Stewart is U.S. straight plowing champion, Cummins holds the American title for contour plowing. Ofher countries represented are England and Northern Ireland, Denmark, West Germany, Fin- land, The Netherlands, Norway and Sweden. 13th Traffic Death DULUTH, Minn. UP) Duluth chalked up this year's 13th traffic fatality today after the death in a hospital Wednesday of Edward C. Jerstad, 60 Fargo, N.D. Jerstad was struck by a car 24 hours ear- lier. There had been only 6 auto deaths on this date last year and the total for 1952 was 10. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa officers were alerted today for a second time in less than 24 hours by a report that a man who possi- bly might be Thomas John Marsh, 37, had been sighted. Marsh is sought in the kidnap- slaying of 6-year-old Bobby Green- lease. A Cedar Rapids filling station attendant told police an extremely nervous motorist stopped for gas about 3 a.m. and drove off without waiting for his change. The attendant said the motorist indicated he was going to Minne- apolis. He was driving a black (Chevrolet) sedan and although there were no license plates on the car the attendant said he saw a set of Missouri plates lying on the car's floor. The attendant said he didn't get a good look at the motorist's face. Late Wednesday a tavern own- er's wife at Ankeny, a small town near Des Moines, said a man answering Marsh's description was in the tavern three times during the afternoon. She said he asked for a newspaper each time he came in and remarked he "used to drive trucks for Greenlease." Later, when she saw a picture in the newspaper, the woman said the man resembled Marsh. There was some speculation that Marsh himself may have been, killed. But the hunt continued. FBI agents were reported to have found an ax at the Heady home. It was covered with a sub- stance resembling blood. Also found at the home was a long handled shovel, the kind used by grave diggers and sewer and trench workers. It was new but had some particles of dirt on it Robert Greenlease, above, 6, son of a wealthy Kansas City couple who was kidnaped .from school 10 days ago, was found dead in a shallow grave in St. Joseph, Mo., Wednesday. He was shot to death before 000 ransom was paid by his par- ents to the kidnapers. (AP Wirephoto) A Reporter re-enacted the tossing of the bulky package containing ransom money asked for Bobby Greenlease over a bridge 7V4 miles east of Kansas City today. The bridge crosses a small stream. (UP Telephoto)
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