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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 26, 1954, Winona, Minnesota                              Light Snow, Colder Tonighf And Wednesday Want Ads Cost as Little As 65 Cents NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 55 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 26, SIXTEEN PAGES 3 urn Sought Dulles Rejects for Big Five Conference MEN WITHOUT A COUNTRY POWs Ask Reds to Take Them By FORREST C, EDWARDS jture when we can fight for world (newsmen squarely in the eye as PANMUNJOM W) Twenty-one self-assured Americans pleaded publicly today for the Communists to take them back as "free men" from their only homeland barren Korean neutral zone. The Reds have refused to accept them as war prisoners and the 21 have rejected the United at least for the present. peace without being persecuted." j they answered questions. "We are not de- j dared Sgt. Richard Corden of East 1 Why choose Communism? Sgt. Larrance V. SuEivan, Oma- Providence, R.I., "though some ha: "The American people know of us hope to be." He read from a how the Negro is treated in the prepared statement which he said United States. Definitely this is one was approved by every man in the 1 of my reasons of course, my group. Spout Red Propaganda The Americans in later individual desire to work for world peace is the main reason. I can't speak out for peace in America without being persecuted." Cpl. Morris R, Wills, Fort Ann, N.Y.: "People who voice an opin- ion for peace in the United States are persecuted and their voices sup- pressed. There is not a democratic government in the United States as long as McCarthyism anci Mc- Carranism are allowed to exist the people cannot be allowed to fight for peace." The 21 Americans looked healthy, rosy-cheecked and warm in their j huge blue padded Chinese over- WASHTNGTON W_The Defense Department has decided to wash I its hands of 21 American soldiers who have aimed their backs onl.TIJey were cheerful had good I on thelr faces and looked weU- AH AU the Pnsoners were clean sh; A spokesman told a press con- j interviews spouted Red propaganda ference they expect to return to catch-phrases and praise for the America "at some time in the fu-1 Communist command. They looked Army to Discharge 21 American POWs them as "free men." The Army, on orders from Secretary of Defense Wilson, has pre- BULLETIN TOKYO UP) Peiping radio said Wed- Communists have to take back tbf 21 Americans, 1 Briton and 325 South Koreans who have de- cided to with the Reds. Bloody Jacket Believed Clue In Hartley Case LA CROSSE, Wis. (Special) Authorities here Monday revealed that a bloodstained denim overall jacket has been added to the list of clues in the Evelyn Hartley case. Police Chief George Long said pared dishonorable discharge pa- pers for the 21 prisoners of war converted to Communism. The Americans, who have spurned all opportunity to return, now are stranded in the Korean neutral zone. The Reds refused to take them back when India gave up its neutral custody last Friday. In ordering dishonorable dis- charges, Wilson said the 21 have the right to try to clear their names, if they ever care to do so. Meanwhile, their Army pay has been halted and any veterans ben- efits canceled. Wilson overruled Army recom- mendations that the 21 be given "undesirable a less severe classification. Army lawyers, urging this course, cited regulations which say an enlisted man can be dishonor- ably discharged only in accordance with "an approved sentence of a general court-martial" at which the accused man is present to defend himself, An the "undesirable dis- lawyers contended, may be ordered by the head of! a service without, trial. But Wilson's legal advisers cited precedent going back to 1806 in support of his action. the jacket was found a week after the girl disappeared and that the bloodstains proved to be type A, Dickenson of Cracker's Neck Va., the same type of blood as Meanwhile, Wilson took a hand in the case of Cpl. Edward S. lyn's. The girl vanished about 7 p.m. Oct. 24 while baby sitting for friends of the family. of a struggle and blood- stains near the scene the dis- ven. They posed readily for photo graphers. There was no indication they wer ill. at ease among fellow Americans although some joked and laughei about "mike fright" when they fa ced radio and television micro phones. The Americans, 1 Briton and 325 Koreans marched jauntily from their isolated compound in the quiet buffer zone between the huge Red and Allied armies in Korea, The 347 pro-Red prisoners were left orphans of war last week when the Indians broke an Allied-Red stalemate over release of the pri- soners as civilians by asking that their captors take them back, Mickey Jelke's Brother Missing On Training Flight WHITE PLAINS, N. Y. IS-Jofcn Paris Jelke III, 28, a member of the oleo family, is missing in the Gulf of Mexico area in an Air Na- tional Guard fighter plane, ANG headquarters reported today. The missing man is a brother of Minot F. (Mickey) Jelke, who fig- ured in a cafe society vice case Americans still in Korea in refus-' ing to come home. He later changed his mind. Wilson's office said in a terse statement last night that the de- fense .secretary has taken Dicken- flier was on a routine train- ing flight, bound for New Orleans. He reported Monday night at a height of feet over Mobile and gave no indication of any trouble at that time. Molofov Urges Meetings Be Held in May America Rejects Demand Red China Be In on Talks By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER BERLIN Wi Secretary of State flatly rejected Moscow's pro- posal for a big five conference on world problems today, but Soviet foreign Minister Molotov struck jack with a concrete demand to lold such a parley in May or June. Dulles told the second day's ses- :ion of the Big Four the United itates will not join Red 'the convicted any meeting in order to deal with the eace of the world. Nevertheless, the secretary said, the Western powers will go along with Molotov's agenda for the Ber- lin conference which calls for dis- cussion of Red China first, German unity second and an Austrian peace treaty last so as to avoid further delay in the conference work. When Dulles finished his word speech outlining the Ameri- can position, Molotov took the floor and said he would bring up the five-power issue as the first order of business Wednesday. In perhaps the most stinging speech he has made about Soviet policy since he became secretary of state, Dulles accused Molotov of wanting "reversion to a sterile and dangerous past" with his pro- posals for a German settlement. Reviving Hostility "It seems he Molotov, British Foreign Secretary Sden and French Foreign Minister Bidault, "that Soviet leaders should now be devoting themselves to re- viving Franco-German hos- ility and obstructing a unification which would realize the vision of lie wise European statesmen who or generations have been preach- ng unity as the indispensable oundation for lasting peace." In a speech to the opening con- erence session Monday, Molotov The Driver of a tow truck prepared to move the crushed auto that Louis. P. McChesney, 75, of San Diego, Calif., drove to his death in front of a Santa Fe train Monday. The car was dragged 143 feet down the tracks, (UP Telephoto) Permit Strike Votes Doomed WASHINGTON W-Top admin- told istration officials were reported T-H Change to Bricker Willing to Accept Compromise convinced today that President Ei- senhower's proposal for secret gov- ernment-supervised strike votes in labor disputes is all but dead. The proposal was certain to come in for more discussion dur- ing Secretary of Labor Mitchell's return appearance at a Senate La- bor Committee hearing for fur- ther questioning on Eisenhower's 14-point program for revising the Taft-Hartley labor law, Mitchell, due half an hour later denounced the proposed European I before the House Labor Commit. Defense Community which would was to be followed at the Sen- ink France and Germany mill- ate hearing by W. B. Barton, gen- anly. He also generally assailed American and Allied defense meas- WASHINGTON (R-Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) said today a desire to keep the Republican party from being "torn apart" would lead -him to accept a reasonable compromise on altering treaty-making powers President Eisenhower's newly stated conten- or form affect negotiations international affairs and in would it restrict or interfere ires throughout the world. "There is no known substitute for Dulles declared today. Certainly the Soviet Union has roposed none except a return to bankrupt system of the Versailles 'peace' treaties war." and other so-called which have bred appearance led police on a search case under advisement, for bloodstained clothing. Reports announced Friday v ii. night that the youne Virginian of a car having been in the charges thafhe feaJt Slaw" also brought the possibility of a fully with the enemy to get better bloodstained car into the case, but i treatment and that he curried fa- the car has not been found. Girl's underwear, possibly be- longing to Evelyn, was found dur- ing the first week of the disappear- ance. A few days later bloodstain- ed denim trousers were found, Lat- tennis shoes with specks of er Thieves Steal Eggs, Company Truck Too DALLAS, Tex. of a blood were found near Coon Val- produce firm here got no joy from ley. The blue denim jacket was I the fact that thieves took n fresh eggs from their warehouse yesterday. But they were really chagrined over the theft of the firm's new truck to haul the eggs vor with the enemy to the detri- ment of fellow POWs. found in a roadside ditch about a mile from the spot where the shoes were found. Capt. Leo Kihm, head of La Crosse detectives said the search for the owner of the jacket is strictly a routine matter. Chief Long said the jacket, bloodstained on the back, was wel worn and about size 38. It had been cut off just below the bottom pocket. The bottom section has no1 been found. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy with some very light snow and colder tonight, Wednesday cloudy with occasional flurries of snow and continued cold. Low tonight zero to live below, high Wednes- day 15. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 23; minimum, 8; noon, 23; precipitation, .03; sun sets to- night at sun rises tomorrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 25 at noon today. Low IS at p.m. Monday Over- cast at feet, visibility 12 miles, wind from the north at 3 miles an hour, barometer 30.25 and steady and humidity 72 per cent. I away. rs. Carlson Wins Larceny Acquittal ST. PAUL jury which era! counsel of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. Informed sources who asked not to be quoted by name said the administration has been doubtful all along that fcongress would ap- prove the strike vote recommenda- tion. They said Eisenhower's chief morrow, on the ground that labor advisers now feel the pro- in the Constitution. Bricker disputed tions that the Ohioan's proposed amendment would (1) make it im- possible for the United States to I deal with friendly countries on de- fense matters, (2) strip the Presi- dent of his historical role as the nation's spokesman, and (3) force the President in the proper American withdrawal from leader- ship in world affairs. In a letter vesterday to Sen. Knowland of California, the GOP floor leader, Eisenhower said he subscribes fully "to the proposi- tion that no treaty or international agreement can contravene the Con- stitution." He would back an amendment to make this clear, he added. But the President said he was "unalterably opposed" to Bricker's proposal, now before the Senate for debate expected to begin to- i listened to mony took Monday to nine weeks of testi- just six hours late acquit Mrs. Lillian Carlson, former head cashier in the Minnesota Department of Em- ployment Security, of first degree grand larceny charges. Mrs. Carlson was tried on an indictment charging her with theft of in unemployment compen- from her post Dec. 19, 1952. She indicated she probably would return to the state service Her posal would meet overpowering op- position in the Senate. Barton said the Chamber feels Eisenhower's labor message to Congress had "a sincere ring and paves the way for needed changes" in the Taft-Hartley Act. However, he disclosed that the Chamber supports only about half of the President's recommen- a form of the strike vote "ques- j tions" others. Barton said the Chamber be- lieves a strike vote should be taken conduct of his duties." Filer's Body Found Near Wrecked Plane LAWNDALE, Minn. The would impair our hopes and plans j body of Eugene Nelson, 28, Minne- for peace and the successful apolis flier, who had been missing achievement of the important mat- ters now under discussion." He added: "This would include the diver- sion of atomic energy from war- like to peaceful purposes." Release of the President's letter was regarded in some quarters as indicating the administration has decided it must light the issue out in the Senate at the risk of splitting the Republicans. However, Knowland said compromise would continue. since Sunday, was found in a farm field near his wrecked plane about Grocer, Wife, Mother-in-law Dead in House Family Car Missing. Sheriff Alerts State Authorities SHERBURN, Minn. WV- A Sher- burn grocer, his wife and mother- in-law were found shot to death in their home here early today. Sherburn is about 15 miles west of Fairmont. Martin County Sheriff William Musegades said the three had apparently been murdered and that ie couple's teen-aged son was jeing sought "as a possible sus- sect." He said the son "may possi- bly be armed." The three victims were identi- ied by the sheriff as Tony J. iVisdorf, 42, his wife, Myrtle, 44, and Mrs. Wisdorf's mother, Mrs. n Larson, a widow in her 70's who had been living with the Wis- dorf's for several years. Car Missing The sheriff said the Wisdorf car, 1950 green two-door Dodge with vhite sidewall tires and license number 717-837 was missing. M. H. Markcn, Martin County oroner, said the three were ap- arently shot Monday night. The sheriff said "there were everal guns in the house and we found some rifle shells on the boy's dresser. He may possibly ba armed." Musegades said Wisdorf had been slain in the living room, where his body was found. The body of Mrs. Wisdorf was found on the bed in her bedroom. The sheriff said she was apparently sitting on the bed when she was shot. Mrs. Larson's body was found on the floor near her daughter's bed. Musegades said she bad apparently been shot in the hallway of the come and dragged about 10 feet into the bedroom. Found by Deputy The bodies were found by Depu- ty Sheriff Dwight Montgomery who went to the home about 9 a.m. after Wisdorf failed to open his store at the usual time. He found a ,22 calibre automatic pistol near the davenport in the living room. All window shades ex- cept one in the kitchen were drawn. Musegades said the Wisdorf's son, Richard, is 15 and attends high school. He described the boy as being about 6 feet, weighing about 150, and having dark hair and green eyes. The Wisdorfs' daughter, Toni, 19, is believed to be a student at St. Catherine's College in St. Paul. Ran Away Last Year Authorities recalled that Richard had run away from home last year and had been found at Sioux Falls, S.D. The sheriff said he thought the boy might have gone in that direction during the night. The Wisdorf home, a white frame a mile west of here late Monday. house, has two bedrooms, kitchen, Nelson, one of the first television living room and bath downstairs this area, had been and two bedrooms and half-bath dealers missin in since area, p.m. Sunday when he reported he was over Alexandria on a flight from Minne- apolis to Fargo, N.D. The scene of the crash is about 30 miles southeast of Fargo. In Minneapolis, Nelson's widow at- j disclosed that he had made an Disputing the President's stand, sation funds. She was dismissed attorneys have atroe 1 d h d prior to a walkout "and after missal before the state Civil Serv- i bargaining negotiations j Bricker said his amendment would ice Commission. v niched not in_any_way affect negotiations During the tong trial, the stati sought to show that her account were short and that she had with held certain reports to cover thi alleged shortage. Mr. And Mrs. Robert Tilton are shown with their three-month- old baby, Toni Lee, one of five children Mrs. Tilton rescued Sunday when fire broke out in their second floor apartment at New Munich Minn. (AP Photo) The defense contended that a lax accounting system was re sponsible for the apparent short age, that others in the departmen' handled money, and that Mrs Carlson, 48, was being made a "political scapegoat." Her indictment followed disclo- sure of a shortage in de- partment funds dating back over a 13-year period. She was accused only in connection with the smaller figure, however. Defense counsel in final argu- ments to the jury contended that Mrs. Carlson was made a scapegoat by Victor Christgau, aead of the department, arid by Richard -A. Golling, state public examiner. Goff. said the two department leads were trying to "railroad" Mrs. Carlson because they were facing possible loss of their own "plush stalls at the public trough." Today the state said it will "vigorously press" lawsuits to col- lect approximately from Mrs. Carlson and four bonding companies. Golling said the law- suits were instituted a few days before trial of Mrs. Carlson. Asked to comment on the 'jury's acquittal, Golling said: "The jury's verdict has relieved Mrs. Carlson from criminal lia- bility. Her civil liability is yet to be determined." Eisenhower did not stipulate whether he thought the vote should come before or during a strike. However, a bill drafted at the White House and introduced by Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R- NJ) of the Senate Labor Commit- tee provides for a vote after the strike has started. with friendly nations for mutual defense or impede Eisenhower's plan to pool atomic energy resourc- es for peacetime uses. I have asked for a bill of par emergency landing in Fargo about ten days ago after he developed landing gear trouble and that he upstairs. It is located in the south part of Sherburn, village of about When authorities arrived, the fire was out in the furnace and a terrier was in the basement, bark- ing loudly. Wisdorf had formerly been a butter maker and in his living room displayed about 25 trophies attesting to his skill. Mrs. Wisdorf had recently expressed concern was prominent in Catholic church about his safely on his frequent i work, business trips by air. ticulars on this point and I never! mother, Mrs. Walter Noonan, wife have rsceived Bricker said in of the chairman of the board oJ George (Cy) Saxton, a longtime Also surviving are two children, family friend who lives across the inna. 23 months, anil Knppno Rnss street from the Wisdorf home, said Mrs. James Hoffard called' him about 8 a.m., wondering if he knew Linda, 23 months, and Eugene Ross Nelson III, 9 months, and his an interview, would not in "My amendment l North American Creameries, any way, shape The Body Of Eugene Nelson, 27, Minneapolis and Moorhead, Minn., was found late Monday near the scene where his plane plowed into a field near Lawndale, Minn., 30 miles southeast of Fargo-Moorhead. Ernest Dow and Kenneth McManigle, Lawndale farmers, spotted the wreck- age of the plane that had been missing since Sunday. (AP Wirephoto) why Wisdorf hadn't opened his neighborhood Pantry Grocery Mrs Hoffard worked for Wisdorf and lives in the same building as the store. Saxton said he went to the house to investigate and peered through a window in a door and "saw something covered up." It appar- ently was one of the bodies. Sax- ton called the sheriff's office. Saxton said he knew of EC dis- pute which would have led to the shootings. "They were a very nice he said. Asked about the Wisdorf family Mrs. Hoffard said "I'd rather not comment." 'Lindbergh Sfory' Sold for Big Price NEW YORK picture rights to Charles A Lindbergh's autobiography, "The Spirit of St. have been sold for what may be the largest price ever paid for a literary property, his agent says. The famed aviator's literary agent, George T. Bye, disclosed the sale Monday, saying an un- disclosed cash down payment and a percentage of the film earnings may total more than a million dollars.   

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