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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 8, 1953, Winona, Minnesota                              Snow Tonight And Wednesday, Colder Wednesday Join the Goodfellcws Club NOW NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 15 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 8, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Ike Suggests World Atomic Agency Three Asks Russia to Prove Peace Aims Western Powers End Talks Amid Pledge of Unity Preparing for Big Four Session In Berlin Chcrred By Fire is This house trailer at Wa- basha which became a fiery tomb early today for its ownsr, George Passe. The victim's body lies in the smoking ruins at the center of the picture, obscured by smoke. At right, unidentified fire- men are working to extinguish the flames and retrieve remains of the bachelor construction worker. Cause of the fire is unknown. (Stan Wehrenberg photo) Wabasha Man Burns to Death in Trailer Fire WABASHA, Minn, George Passe, a construction work- er in Wabasha since his retirement from farming four years ago, died at a.m. today in the flaming ruins of his house trailer here. Wabasha County Coroner E. B. Wise said the death was acciden- tal. The trailer was destroyed. Passe's body ivas found lying face down approximately five feet from his bed in the rear of the trailer. Wise theorized the man awoke, found his trailer home j aflame and attempted to reach the j tmue to have air power second to door at the front of the structure, i ncn.e." Wilson said in an Indiana- Wilson Asks Funds For 127-Wing Force WASHINGTON Kilgore (D-WVa) today labeled as "a Jnge in fr.ont" an announcement by Secretary Wilson that the De- fense Department will ask Congress .for funds to build toward a 127-wing Air Force by mid-1956. Wilson's statement that "including naval aviation, we now have l Europe." most DOwerflll aiH pffpptivn Air Vnwp in thp hniloH r TUCKER'S TOWN, Bermuda (ffl Western might anew as freedom's guardian, the Big Three challenged the Kremlin today to negotiate peace settlements in Eu- ope and Asia and to "solve the tubborn problems" of a world too ong in conflict. In a final Bermuda communi- ue that occasionally rang with Churchillian prose but omitted any concrete solutions for the key problems of Western unity, U.S. President Eisenhower, British Prime Minister Churchill and French Premier Laniel announced: 1. They are sending notes to Russia for an early Big Four for- eign ministers meeting in Berlin which they hope will make prog- ress towards the unification of Germany and independence for Austria. 2. They will continue to strive for a Korean political conference which they hope will lead to both a Korean settlement with the Asian Communists and "progress n restoring more normal condi- :ions in the Far East and South- east Asia." 3. They will continue to struggle or "peace and stability" in Indo- ihina. where the "valiant forces" if France and the native states re making' an important contribu- ion to the "defense of the free world." 4. They hope for a "peaceful" liberation of the Red-ruled East, European countries and reject as f of an Anoka County deputy sheriff, unjustified "the present division of The Wife And Six Children of Anoka County Deputy Sheriff Ernest Zettergren are pictured shortly after Zettergren was shot to death early Monday. With Mrs. Zettergren, left to right, are Gary, 5; Ernest Jr., 15; Charles, 8; Rodney, 10; Lois, 14; and Barbara, 16. Charles and Rodney were not yet aware their father was dead. (AP Photo) he most powerful and effective Air Force in the world" was hailed )y Senators Potter (R-Mich) and Welker (It-Idaho) as an answer to 1 critics of Eisenhower administra- ion cuts in Air Force funds. "We now have an Air Force with planes in the air instead of on he drafting Potter de- "lared. Welker said in a separate inter- he believes "the President nd the secretary of defense have hown what can be accomplished y sound planning and effective rganization work." Declaring that "we must con He apparently found his path block- ed by flame and collapsed. Cause Unknown Cause of the fire is unknown. Wise said the trailer was heated by an oil-burning stove near the door at the front of the trailer. He said the stove may have become overheated and sparked inflam- mable material nearby, or it may polis speech last night the Air Force will have 115 wings by next June 30 and can reach an interim of 120 WASHINGTON Penta- gon officials think it is quite pos- sible that some Americans cap- tured in Korea are alive and being forced to work for the Commu- nists behind the Iron Curtain. KE i-jntsKs-s) _. iivm j n-iac hporn cnnn rnnnrtc nnH 30 long-range bombers to 75 fight- cies heard such reports and made every effort to track them down. 5. The three Western powers will "lose no opportunity for easing the tensions that beset the world and for reassuring all nations that they have no cause to fear that the strength of the West will be in- voked in any cause of wrongful violence." The communique sounded a high note of Western unity and common purpose, providing a background for Eisenhower's appearance at v v v Ex-Convict Admits Killing Anoka Deputy MINNEAPOLIS former convict with a crime record of 20 years faced renewed questioning today in the slaying early Monday of an Anoka County deputy sheriff. Charles Wetherille, Minneapolis detective inspector, said William Anderson, 35, admitted the fatal shooting of Ernest Zettergren, 43, the father of six, but that officers were not satisfied with his story. the United Nations later today for from Duluth. A an address on the "perils of the i trucker employed world in this atomic by a Twin Cities The announcement of his speech firm, Vagovich was one of two known specific re-1 was en route to [Continued on Page 13, Column 5.) I a y' Arrested in Duluth Monday night and also held for questioning was John Vagovich, 46, a brother-in-law of Anderson living in Columbia Heights, denied the broth- er-in-law had any- thing to do with the shooting. Vagovich was being returned BIG THREE WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy Kilgore said the proposed re-1 say they cannot declare 'flatly that quest for funds to build toward 127 wings seemed to him an al- most complete about-face. Earlier this year, the administration aban- vino me auiimiiaLl duuil duail- have exploded The trailer was so doned at least temporarily the 143- completely destroyed by fire mves- 1 wing goai which had been t tigators were unable to determine der the Truman administration d Defense Department officials and light snow tonight, diminish- ing to flurries Wednesday. Colder late Wednesday. Low tonight 23, and slastled Air fund re- IP The trailer. a_modern vehicle by five billion dollars. Wil- feet long, was of commercial man- ufacture. Its structure was of ir- flammable composition. A bache- lor, Passe lived alone. Firemen, led by Fire Chief Paul Mprien, were unable to save any- thing from the burning structure. The trailer was parked in the back yard of the Fred Plein home half a block off Highway 61 in southeast Wabasha in a position where it would not ordinarily be seen from the highway. Flames from the trailer, however, caught the attention of a passing motorist son said tne Air Force stm have all the money it could spend effectively. Electric Shock Fata! to Girl In Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn. The cur- iosity of several youngsters in the the Chinese and Korean Reds failed to return or account for all Americans they captured, because the Communists never made com- plete reports on prisoners and re- fused to permit independent inves- tigations. But one official, after reading the statement of a returned Jap- anese prisoner of World War II that he had seen Americans in a high Wednesday 36. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 43; minimum, 32; noon, 35; precipitation, none; sun Minn., with a load of creosoted poles when tak- en into custody. He did not resist arrest Duluth police said he was closely questioned pending arrival there of Anoka County officers. Wetherille and Mike Auspos, Anoka County sheriff, said they were doubtful Zettergren was shot down first with his own pistol, as Anderson claimed in a statement. The sheriff said his deputy was a careful man and would not have cers said Anderson admitted heav- ing a rock through a window of, the tavern when he returned after hours in the quest for more beer. The tavern is in Fridley on the Minneapolis outskirts, Auspos said that Zettergren had radioed in for a check on the li- cense number of the car he found parked outside the broken window of the tavern. Anderson, not knowing of t h a t radio message, had sought to cover his trail by destroying Zet- tergren's log book', thinking it might have carried a record of his license number. Anderson was arrested several hours after the shooting at his home in south Minneapolis. Wetherille said Anderson was sent to the Red Wing Training! William Anderson sets tonight at sun rises to- j allowed a suspicious, person to and has since served four terms for burglary in both StiUwater the St. Cloud Reforma- tory. The detective inspector said Vag- ovich also had served a six-year term for robbery at the reforma- tory, starting in 1931. Benson Admits Need for Some Wool Subsidy j LONG BEACH, Calif. tary of Agriculture Benson said today some form of subsidy or unusual aid probably is needed to insure survival of this country's wool industry. He said present federal aid pro- grams are ineffective, since do- mestic wool production and sheep morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER Max. temp. 41 at p. m. Mon- prison near Moscow, put it this I day, low 31 at a. m. today. way today: I Overcast at feet, visibility 12 "It is quite possible that some j miles, wind from the north at 6 American boys are digging urani- um in Siberian mines- only prove it." -if we could miles an hour, barometer 30.03 and approach him close enough to! Hope fO Raise grab his gun, as Anderson's orali r j r -i statement said. TUHdS for Both Anderson and Vagovich had spent some time Sunday night in the Sylvan tavern, where Zetter- gren was found dead in his patrol falling slowly, humidity 78 per car after apparently having stop- cent, noon temp. 33. jped to investigate a breakin. Offi- who gave the alarm. Cec'1 Long family apparently led Formerly Farmed ito tne death, of one of them here George Passe and his brother i Monday. John, farmed in the Wabasha area I told Dr. T. 0, Well- flew into Chicago early today to Around World in91 Hours CHICAGO young brunette until four years ago. Their sister, j ner> 01mstead county coroner, at Rose, kept house for the men. They I 'east. tnree of her six children were gave up farming and moved to P'ay'nS in the living room -when Wabasha after their sister became she stePPed outside to hang some ill. She subsequently died. John is I about H a. BOW living at Wayzata. George Passe has lived in the house trailer for more than two years and has When she returned she found the children had pushed the fam- ily's floor-model radio away from on construction projects in the wai) ant3 Debra, 18 months, was lying between it and the wall. the area. Passe is survived by three broth- i APpfrently she had touched a break by eight hours the recorc time for rounding the world as a commercial air lines passenger. "It was the best weekend trip I ever said pretty Pamela Martin as she stepped from a United Air Lines plane at Chicago's Midway airport. She started her trip there at noon Friday. wire in the radio j Slle had eovered tne route in M Ted, with the Minnesota Highwavi little girl could'not be re-! and f She had Patrol at Excelsior, and three sis-! "ved- Dr- Wellner said death was hour-s ers, John; Tony, Wabasha, and "ot" Settlement Near In N.Y. Strike ters, Mrs. Theodore Kennebeck to electrocution. Mrs, Earl Stearns, both of Wab- asha, and Mrs. Jack Ward, Minne- apolis. Funeral services will be Thurs- day at 9 a.m. at St. Felix Catholic Church, the Rt. Rev. John N. Bar- tholome officiating. Burial will be in the church, cemetery. St. Jo- seph's Society, of which Passe was a member, will attend in a body. The rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wise Funeral Home. BULLETIN NEW YORK today accepted and strike lead- ers said they would recommend acceptance by union members of a mediators' formula to end the 11-day New York newspa- per strike. i but told waiting newsmen she felt "fresh as a daisy." The 23-year-old advertising copy- writer-artist said she was 'too ex- cited to sleep much" and she looks forward to making the trip but with this difference: Next time she will take time out "to see those cities." For the benefit of news photo- graphers, she kissed the pilot of the UAL DC6 which made up 34 minutes on the final leg of the to Chicago. Are you married, a reporter Pamela Martin, arriving at Midway Airport, Chicago, after a flight around the world, greets her boss, J. Stuart Roch- ford with a big kiss. (UP Tele- photo) asked Capt. W. F. White. "I was his lugubrious re- jly. Pamela, met by J. Stuart Koch- ford, general manager of Rochford Happiness Tours which picked up the tab for her trip, whisked Miss Martin to a loop hotel for a welcome breakfast and that longed-for shower she has been promising herself since Sunday. The record Miss Martin broke was something over 99 hours, set by Maj. Horace Boren, an official of Braniff airlines. Her trip began at Midway at p.m. last Friday and took her to London, Rome, Cairo, Karachi, Rangoon, Manila, Oki- nawa and Tokyo. Her only complaint was that it j was "just a series of Next time, she avowed, she'll take 'time out to see the cities." She'll get the chance. One of the i jromised rewards, if ,she broke he she a duplicate round-the-world ticket with stopovers. Miss Martin, a native of Albu- querque, N.M., has been employed n Chicago for four years. Her >arents are Mr. and Mrs. Ben L. Martin of Albuquerque. MINNEAPOLIS UP) Mayor John P. Stopka of suburban Co- lumbia Heights said a community mass meeting would be held in the field house there tonight to talk about raising funds for the stricken family of Ernest Zettergren. Zettergren, an Anoka County deputy sheriff, was shot down early Monday by a man he found prowling a tavern. In addition to his wife, the officer i left six children Barbara, 16, 1 Ernest Jr., 15, Lois, 14, Rodney, 10. Charles, 8, and Gary, 5. Mrs. Zettergren had been working as a restaurant cook in Minneapolis to help out with her mate's monthly checks. Zettergren started his law en- forcement work as a policeman in Columbia Heights, where the fami- ly home is located. Asks Powers To Reverse 'Fearful Trend' Says Plan Can't Succeed Without Soviet Participation By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. tfi President Eisenhower today called on the world's atomic powers to reverse "tht fearful trend" of the atomic arms race and tr set up under the United Nations an inter- national atomic energy agency to develop the peaceful potential of the atom. In a dramatic speech made against the background of the Ber- muda conference, the President declared "the Soviet Union must, of course, be one" of the nations participating in any such project. The chief executive then de- clared he would be prepared to submit to Congress with every ex- pectation of approval any such pro- gram as would achieve these four urposes: "First Encourage worldwide nvestigation into the most effec- ive peacetime uses of fissionable material; "Second Begin to diminish iie potential destructive power of ae world's atomic stockpiles; "Third Allow all peoples of 11 nations to see that, in this en- ghtened age, the great powers of ie earth, those of ,the East and West, are interested in human spirations-, first and foremost, ather than in building up the arm- ments of war. "Fourth Open up a new chan- e! for peaceful discussion and initiate at least a new approach o the many difficult problems that must be both public and rivate conferences if the world is o shake off the inertia imposed by ear and make positive progress oward peace." The months ahead, Eisenhower olemnly told the United Nations ssembly, 'will be fraught with ateful decisions." "In this he said, "in the capitals and military head- quarters of the world, in the hearts of men everywhere, be they governors or governed, may they be the decisions which will lead this world out of fear and into peace." He pledged the United States, with "its determination to help the fearful atomic to "devote its entire heart and mind to find the way by which the miraculous inventiveness man shall not be dedicated to his death, but consecrated to his life." The President addressed the U.N. Assembly one hour after arriving from Bermuda, where the Big Three conference concluded early today, Eisenhower worked until after midnight in Bermuda with Brit- ain's Prime Minister Churchill and France's Foreign Minister Geor- ges Bidault winding up the secret talks they hope will advance a big step toward peace. The 60-nation Assembly hall was packed fay an audience of foreign diplomats, newsmen and tourists. Eisenhower's U. N. visit was last only about an hour and a half. population are declining and. wool Flying in from Bermuda, he imports are increasing. (reached La Guardia Field at "The American people have a j p.m., and 40 minutes later at U.N. choice to the GOP farm (headquarters was greeted by chief said in a speech prepared for the annual convention of the National Wool Growers Assn. "Should they permit the pro- gressive weakening of our wool industry to proceed unhindered, or should they make a determined effort to solve the problem and maintain an efficient wool pro- duction as a part of our economy? "If they choose the latter, they must face the fact that raaintain- Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold, who invited him to make the address. Hammarskjold arranged' a short reception at p.m. A half hour later the presidential party was slated to whisk back to La Guardia and on to Washington. Television films of the Presi- dent's appearance will be flown to 15 countries in Western Europe, Latin America and the Far East. ing the industry in a sound and It had been hoped to wind up healthy condition will probably in-1 the Assembly session tonight. In volve some form of subsidy or un-1 view of the Eisenhower speech, usual assistance from the govern-1 adjournment probably will not CHRISTMAS SEALS ment." Benson said four major proposals had besn advanced for helping wool producers, including (1) tar- iff increases or import fees to re- duce competitive imports, (2) quo- tas to restrict imports, (3) price support programs involving loans and purchases of wool by the government, and (4) use of pro- duction payments to growers when market prices fail to provide ade-1 quatc returns. a Be a Goodfellow Following is a list of con- come until tomorrow. The Assembly's top Political Committee wound up its business last night with overwhelming ap- proval of a compromise proposal to postpone debate indefinitely on the Korean question. The vote was 55-0 with the five-nation Soviet bloc abstaining. The United States and other backers of the proposal said it was designed to avoid a discussion which might torpedo delicate Pan-, munjom negotiations for a Korean peace parley. Observers speculated Ike's talk might spell an end to the Baruch tributions to the Goodfellows fund j plan, proposed to the U. N. seven to date: Previously listed A friend 2.00 Mrs. Paul Watkins 20.00 Friends from Caledonia, Minn............... 7.2S Old Skater's son 2.00 Harmony, Minn.- clothing. years ago by Eisenhower's old friend, Bernard Baruch. This plan called for atomic energy production through- out the world leading eventually to international ownership of all atom plants. Western delegates have felt for some time that the Baruch plan went out of date witi the birth of the hydrogen bomb.   

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