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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Cooler Tuesday Join the Goodfellows Club NOW NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 14 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 7, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES This Is What is left of a section of the downtown area of Vicks- burg, Miss., after it was hit by a violent tornado Saturday night. Thirty persons were killed and hundreds injured. (AP Wirephoto) 30 Perish in Vicksburg Tornado, 230 Injured By HUGH MULLIGAN and ED TUNSTALL VICKSBURG, Miss, Rescue gangs hunted in freezing weather hospitals today and authorities said j ers estimated the damage at 25 at least eight other persons re-! million dollars. mained on the critical list. I An undetermined number was today for additional victims of Sat- Dawn brought the no.e of steam urday's tornado that took at least 30 lives. The temperature dropped to 31 degrees in the heatless city. National Guardsmen on duty built fires from the debris that lit- tered the streets. The two latest victims died in u same number, Aa addi- Mix; Dempsey Match Called Off NEW YORK pretty andj Ike to Put Atomic Challenge to Russ Anoka County Deputy Slain; Seize Suspect Car Traced From Numbers Given Sheriff MINNEAPOLIS W An Anoka lounty deputy sheriff was shot to death early today in front of a avern that bore evidence of a breakin and shortly before noon deputy sheriffs picked up a sus- pect for questioning. The victim was Ernest Zetter- gren, 43, 3970 Van Buren St. N.E., tolumbia Heights. It was reported the suspect was arrested after officers traced a car from a number Zettergren had radioed to Hennepin County au- horities before he was shot. The man was arrested in his home. Zettergren's body was found fabulously rich widow has called I slumped over the seat of his patrol off plans to marry Jack Dempsey car- He had been shot over tne with the statement "Oil and water nfhCeeypeatrol car was parked in simply won't mix." She says she's after a heatless, shivering night jtional 29 apartment buildings or flying back to Florida today, for the 28.000 residents. i "Wp'rp iiist fun rliffprpnf" for the residents. Seventy to 75'of tie 230 injured were crowded into Vicksburgs' four main hospitals. They were warmed by blankets and electric beaters from the city's homes. Civil defense and military lead- Dean Skips Korean Talks to Meet Rriee PANMUNJOM chief U.. S. delegate unexpectedly skipped today's negotiations with the Reds on a Korean peace conference and instead met with South Korean President Syngman Rhee at "Seoul, possibly to talk over the dragging talks. As Ambassador Arthur H. Dean talked with Rhee, aide Kenneth TODAY Thailand Threatened By Reds By JOSEPH ALSOP LAMPONG, Thailand What is Young declined to reveal the sub- ject of discussion. Dean represents 16 United Na- tions and South Korea in the ef- forts to set up a peace conference. South Korea has been outspoken in its ideas on such a conference, news anyway? Is it the great occasionally differing with Dean's man's startling statement, or the (line of negotiation, expert's foreboding analysis, or thej In other developments: Young sat in for him at Panmun- jom in a meeting he termed "a move forward." Young said all points of the negotiations were discussed by both sides but gave no indication of any concrete progress. Before Dean met with Rhee, he talked with Ellis 0. Briggs, U.S. ambassador to Young termed Korea, urgent on what business. multiple houses were destroyed, j "We're just too says Mrs. Estelle Auguste, possessor of a fortune estimated at 45 million dollars. The breakup came Sunday night, three days after the Palm Beach, Fla., willow hkd announced she would marry the man who" used his iron fists to slug his way to fame and fortune. Dempsey had stalked out of Mrs. Auguste's apartment in the Wal- dorf-Astoria Hotel a few minutes before she announced the engage- ment was broken. At the Mayflower Hotel, where according to the Red Cross. Funds Promised President Eisenhower h.st night declared the historic old city a disaster area, authorizing emer- gency funds 'to help rebuild 12 blocks of stores, homes and ware- houses violently leveled Saturday night. Today, torn Christmas: decora- tions dangled from lamp posts. One fifth of the city was without electricity. There was no natural only heating and cooking fuel for most homes. The broken gas main was repaired late yes- terday, but city officials feared to turn it on because, someone might have left a gas jet open. The search continued through the night for the body of a 17- year-old girl believed buried in the wreckage of a clothing store. Power shovels ate into the ruins of a dry goods store to reach the body of another 17-year-old, Jack Palermo, last seen bidding two customers good night as he closed the store. An Army colonel who directed the search said the youth's body was found after hours of constant digging, pinned two floors below the street level under tons of brick and mortar. Donate Brtad Meanwhile, grocery stores don- ated bread to make sandwiches. Garages and gas stations loaned j "Mr. Dempsey is extremely Dempsey and Mrs. Auguste "You take the high road the former world heavyweight champion is staying a telephone operator said in answer to calls: truly exceptional phenomenon, or what? These questions are inspired by i short visit to North Thailand. I came to see Gen. Li Mi's troops in transit from Burma to Formosa. 1 stayed to marvel at something which strikes me as more import- ant and significant than anything I saw or heard in busy Bangkok. But since this is a doubtful judg- ment, the reader must make his own choice of the biggest news following three short 1. Thirty more South Korean war prisoners refused to return trucks and wreckers. Volunteers from many Mississippi towns head- tired. He has left instructions not to be disturbed until tomorrow ed for the city, located on a bluff j morning at 10 o'clock." overlooking the Mississippi River. home, making a total of 160 who Debris in the streets was cleared have snubbed interviews quickly and rescue workers South Korean officers. Not one South Korean has returned in the five days of explanations. 2. The head of the Neutral Na- tions Repatriation Commission said the Communists and the U.N. Command should decide what to do with POWs who refuse to go home if the peace conference does not meet soon. The UNC insists that by the truce terms they must be released from the scenes. Scene one is in Bangkok, in the as civilians on Jan. 23 even if pseudo Venetian-Bangkok-baroque the conference is not under way, palace inhabited by Field Marsha Phibun. In the Japanese years the field marshal was dictator oi Thailand. A few years ago, he seized power again in one of the opera bouffe coups d'etat, diversi- fied with light-hearted homicide, which are this country's political specialty. He is now prime minis ter of "democratic" Thailand. Man of Power The setting bespeaks the man of power. In the huge, high, fan tastically ornate room, the most golden gold writhes in dragons and blossoms in bouquets and glitters over ornaments on every object and piece of furniture. He sits easily among all this magnificence, a small, very delicately made man with an expression of sharp intelli- gence and a remarkably vivacious manner. cries the field marshal. "Everyone talks about Indochina, but Indochina is not the real problem. China is the problem if the growth of Chinese power continues unchecked for another two years, all will be over in this part of Asia." Having made this statement, the field marshal giggles cheerfully. Without emphasis, without so- lemnity, he then spells out his thesis. The NavY H'ld brief, solemn memorial Of course Thailand's position will service on the superstructure of the battleship (Continued on Page 15, Column 3) Arizona, which Japanese bombers destroyed 12 ALSOPS years ago today in the infamous attack on Pearl began digging out the dead. The twister roared out of the west, cut through the heart of the city, and then faded out. Ten youngsters between the ages of 2 and 10 were among the dead. Five were at the Saenger Theater when the black funnel struck, col- lapsing the walls and toppling the roof. Two tots, both 3, were killed when the tornado struck the Happyland Nursery. Mrs. at 42 is 16 years younger than Dempsey. "I don't think there is any chance of a both so she said. Asked how she reached her de- cision that an oil-and-water situa- tion she said; "I always knew it, but I didn't think it would make such a vast difference until our engagement was announced. "I found many of my friends would not accept him. I was front of the Sylvan tavern near 60th and University Ave. N.E., in Anoka County. A plate glass win- dow and a window in the front door of the tavern had been broken. Deputies believe Zettergren spot- ted some activity at the tavern and stopped to investigate. He was apparently shot without warning before he had a chance to defend himself. Twin Cities area police broad- cast a pick-up order on a 54-year- old man driving a Chevrolet car. Zettergren bad asked the Henne- pin County sheriff's office via radio at a.m. for information on a car bearing Minnesota li- cense plates. When Hennepin County authori- ties tied to contact Zettergren Charles H. Weaver, 38, of Syracuse, N, Y., was lifted high into the air and thrown out the right hand door of his auto after it- went out of control and climbed a pole in Syracuse's west side. He suffered only bruises. (AP Wirephoto) State Traffic Deaths 110 Over Last Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's highway fatalities for 1953 stoocl at 605 today, with ;he addition of a Minneapolis man and an Osceola, Wis., man to the steadily mounting list of victims. In the same period last year there five minutes later they got no re- j were 495 deaths, sponse from his radio. Several i The latest victims were Norman Marcoe, 36, Osceola, and later calls also failed to reach Lyle Zettergren. The license plate num- ber he gave was checked to a two-door 1949 Chevrolet sedan. i It was nearly four hours later that the body was discovered by a newspaper carrier boy, Wallace Shernell, 14, 5960 Fourth St. N.E., while making his route with a companion, Philip Novack, 15, of 5952 University Ave., N.E., both of Columbia Heights. Sheriff L. A. (Mike) Auspos of Anoka County said it was likely Zettergren had found evidence of a breakin at the tavern and had spotted a car parked outside, then radioed the Hennepin sheriffs for the car check. A trail of blood led from toe broken front window to the door Of the patrol car. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- :ight and Tuesday. A little cooler Tuesday. Low tonight 28, high Tuesday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 35; minimum, 23; noon, 33; precipitation, .236 (M: inch Official observations for the 24 Roger Pommer, 37, Minneapolis. Another Minneapolis man, Herman E. Greus, 64, was killed when he was run over by a freight train. Marcoe died when his car hit Flying From Bermuda for U.N. Address Plan for Talk Sensation of Big 3 Conference By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda W) Eisenhower flies direct to New York tomorrow to deliver a dramatic new Western challenge to Russia to join in working out a plan of disarmament and atomic control for a world periled by the hydrogen bomb threat. With the backing of Britain's Prime Minister Churchill and the; French leaders here for the Big Three conference, Eisenhower in a major address to the United Na- tions General Assembly is expect- ed to suggest a fresh approach to the knotty international atomic problem which has been caught in the vise of a Soviet-Western deadlock for seven years. The announced subject for the speech is "Perils That Confront the World in This Atomic Age." Major radio and television net- works in the United States plans to carry the address. It is scheduled for 4 p.m., EST. (3 p.m. Winona time.) The sudden announcement last night that Eisenhower would ad- dress the U.N. caused a sensation dominating the closing rounds of his meetings here with Churchill and French Premier Joseph Laniel. Talks End Today The development overshadowed the shift of the talks today to Far Eastern problems, including France's war in Indochina and negotiations for a Korean peace conference, and continuing British- American efforts to press the a truck on Highway 8 near Forest I French for early approval of the Lake Sunday. Ice on the road was West Germany. blamed for the accident. Neither Marcoe's wife or daughter were seriously hurt. The truck driver, Minneapolis, a St. Peter Leland L. Hanson, escaped harm. Pommer died in told that if I married Jack Demp-! hours ending at 12 m. today: sey 'You can go with the sporting] Maximum, 40; minimum, 24; crowd. Don't bother us.' Harbor. The superstructure of the stricken bat- tlewzigon, above, has been made a monument in memory of the men still entombed in the ship's hull. (UP Telephoto) noon, 40; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at 4.29; sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 40 at noon, low 32 at a.m. Broken layer of Segregation Plea Renewed Before Court By PAUL M. YOST WASHINGTON for Negro parents in Virginia and South Carolina today renew before the Supreme Court the long legal battle to open all public schools to all children regardless of race. They hope to win a decision that segregation of Negro and white pupils is a harmful discrimination violating the Constitution. No de- cision is likely for several months. Thurgood Marshall, New York City attorney who represents the National Assn. for the Advance- ment of Colored People in opening the debate before the nine justices, is prepared to assert in essence: "Candor requires recognition that the plain purpose and effect of segregated education is to per- JJ.J .1.1 an j MCI 11 VAj.bu petuate an inferior status for-t since Premier Fazollah Zahedi an- Negroes which is Americas Saturday ttat his govern. heritage from slavery. t had resumed diplomatic rela- tions with Britain. Thirty demonstrators were ar- hospital Saturday night. He was injured when'his car missed a rail- road viaduct near the Mendota bridge, south of the Twin Cities, on May 14. Greus apparently fell from a warehouse platform between two cars of the slow-moving freight train. A hotel resident in Minne- apolis, Greus was carrying a bank- book showing deposits of There was no clue as to where- j abouts of relatives, Anti-British Riots Flare in Tehran; 2 Killed, 1 Hurt TEHKAN, Iran W) troops fired into a crowd of anti- British demonstrators at Tehran University today, killing two per- sons and wounding another. It was the first public violence Iran-s heavil patrolied capital miles, wind 5 miles per hour from west, barometer 29.74 falling slow- ly, humidity 68 per cent. Be a Goodfellow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellows fund to date: Previously listed Kathy and Bobby..... 2.00 A friend 2.00 Pleasant Busy Bee's 4-H Club 2.00 In memory of Edward C. Anderson 5.00 A friend 2.00 Neville-Lien Auxiliary VFW................ 5.00 In memory of Emma Davis 5.00 A friend 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. L. H. 10.00 Mrs. Santa Claus...... 1.00 G. F, Streater 25.00 Madison Silo Co....... 10.00 A H........ 2.00 Winona Contracting Construction Employ- ers Association 25.00 Brief for State John W. Davis, Democratic idential nominee iti 1924, is pre- pared to reply on behalf of South Carolina: "The right to establish separate schools for white and colored the doctrine of sep- arate but equal been so repeatedly approved by the Supreme Court, by lower federal courts, and by the courts of last resort of many states, and has tfeen so continuously exercised by congressional and state legislation, that it should be regarded as no longer open to debate." rested. Following the announcement, the: powerful Moslem leader, Ayatullah j Kashani, threatened to order ai campaign of "national mourning" wearing of black arm bands, displaying of black flags and shout- ing of anti-British pro test the action. Kashani told an interviewer, how- ever, he would not calll out mobs for street demonstrations as this might cause bloodshed. To meet possible violence extra police guarded Tehran's main streets. Armored cars were spotted at strategic places and two truck- loads of soldiers were parked near The Big Three talks were to close late this afternoon or to- night with a communique sum- ming up the meetings. Eisenhower will fly to New York tomorrow. The ailing Laniel, still confined to bed with a lung in- fection, also will fly home tomor- row if he is able. Churchill will take off for London late Wednesday: Eisenhower and Churchill, along with U. S. Secretary of State Dulles, British Foreign Secretary Eden and French Foreign Minister Bidault, at their sessions yester- day completed the drafting of a note to Russia reportedly agreeing to a Big Four foreign ministers meeting in Berlin, possibly in early January. The draft of the note was sent immediately to Bonn for West German Chancellor Konrad Aden- auer's approval. Plea From Bidault In their examination of European problems, Eisenhower and Chur- chill reportedly heard a plea yes- terday from Bidault for new as- surances they will maintain their military strength in Europe and will back France's demands for continued close economic union with, the strategic border Saar Basin, which Germany wants "Europeanized." These were given as part of France's price for ratification of German rearmament as part of the projected European Defense Community. Informants said both Eisenhower and Churchill pledged that, at this time, they have no intention of reducing the combat effective- of" the American and British the entrance to British embassy. the still-empty Fire Hits Brainerd's New Shopping Center BRAINERD, Minn. shop- ping center only about a year old today bore the marks "of fire, which caused damage to six busi- nes establishments in the develop- ment Saturday. Loss was esti- mated at to The actual fire damage was con- fined to a television shop, but five other businesses were damaged by smoke and water. But both reportedly refused to it any fixed number of troops to continental duty, or to say how long they would keep troops on Europe's mainland. Nor would they commit them- selves to choose sides in the Saar dispute, it was said. The announcement that Eisen- hower planned to address the U.N. came from the President's press secretary, James Hagerty. Hagerty first told a news con- ference the speech, on which the President had been working for many weeks, had been "unani- mously approved" by the British and French leaders. No Objections But after French and British spokesmen said their delegations had seen the speech and had no objections, Hagerty amended his announcement to conform with this. He added he had been wrong when he reported unanimous ap- proval. Other informants said later, however, that the President cer- tainly would, not have announced the speech agamst the background of the Bermuda meeting unless he had the fullest understanding with his foreign colleagues.   

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