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   Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune (Newspaper) - August 7, 1953, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin                                For WlMXNMta: Purity Saturday Mostly fslr tad not much change In Local weather facto for 24 noon are- ceding 7 am: Max. 16; nun. M. Fre- clpitatlon JBL Afrfcmnsfn O N 8 T R U CT 1 V E 8-DAT roftECABT WISCONSIN MI the couth, illfhtly below the Mrtft. Nw. maximum 18 north, Math. N minimum north, touth. uuriinr Saturday, Sunday, cooler Mvft4ar, Wednwdfcjr. r .l5-.no inch UK acattrred ihowera or Sunday, Wednesday. Fortieth Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., Friday, August Single Copy Bevel Almost Allied Soldiers Perished In Yalu ROW Camp Ate Bug Reefs Claimed Was Germ-Infested by U.N. Life in Death Valley Told by Returning Gl By STAN CARTER INCHON, Korea OP) -An American soldier on his way home looked back today at the terrible winter and spring of 1951 and told how he help- ed bury some of almost Allied soldiers in shallow graves near the bank of the Yalu River. "There are no markers at said Sgt. l.C. Junior E. Dunlap, of McCorkle, W. Va. A tributary of the Yalu River ran between Camp 5 at Pyoktong and the burial ground on the side of a hill. "Some we buried at the edge of the water because we were too weak to carry them up the the tall, ruddy soldier said. "We only got some of them halfway covered. The ground was frozen and we were too weak to dig. We laid them up against an embankment and scraped dirt and stones over them." Dunlap said that of Allied soldiers at the camp in late January, 1951, only were alive in mid-summer. Dunlap, a tank commander, was captured in November, 1950, at Kunu. Dunlap said only he and about 60 others at Pyoktong were strong enough to help in burial details. "And we were he said. "Malnutrition, lice which suck- ed your blood out, dysentery, diarrhea, starvation and very cold Dunlap said. "We buried them in long shallow gra- ces." "The most I put in a grave was 17. When the weather be- came warm and the ground thawed, the bodies started to de- cay. Hogs and crows began eat- ing at them." Dunlap said there were plenty of guards at the camp who could have helped bury the prisoners in deeper graves. Camp 5 was run by North Korean guards un- til May, when Chinese Reds took over. Dunlap said the casualty rate among the prisoners started de- creasing toward the last of July or the first of August. "Then the men died of he said. "There were so may lice they popped out all over you." Dunlap continued his story: "They marched us five days to a cave in a hillside, water was dripping inside. We slept on the ground. There were 50 to 60 American prisoners in the cave about 10 yards long. They gave us soybeans to eat. "A lot of men were wounded. They were not treated at all. We stayed in that cave five or six days. "Then we started marching in circles, it seemed to me, for about a month. We holed up days in Korean villages and walked nights. Twice a day we would get two double handsfull of boiled whole grain corn. "I was very weak. I could hard- ly walk. It was very estimate is 20 degrees below :ero. I had no gloves and no hat. was just wearing a pair of light fatigues. I would put my lands in my buddy's overcoat to ceep them from freezing. There were about 500 of us on this 11 NEW YORK New York Times says one American pris oner ended Communist germ war fare propaganda at a North Ko- rean prison camp by eating a sup- posedly germ-infested bug. A dispatch from Inchon, Ko rea, by Greg MacGregor said the incident was witnessed and the story told by Sgt. l.C. Edward Hewlett, 24, of Detroit. Hewlett has just been released after three years as a prisoner of war. Last year Sgt. Hewlett was in Weisong prison camp near the Manchurian border. He and others were forced to attend pro- paganda, classes. In one phase of the classes the Chinese Com- munists tried to convince Ameri- can prisoners that the U.S. Air Force was dropping germs over North Korea. The Communists displayed pic- tures purporting to show North Koreans in fields picking up bugs they said were infested with germs by "American imperial- ists." Many of the Americans, includ- ing Hewlett, scoffed loudly. One day an instructor brought "evi- dence" to the class a small glass container, in which there was a bug the instructor said "is an insect bearing deadly germs." Several prisoners looked, suspi- cious that the Communists might have dusted the bug with a dead- ly powder. Finally one American prisoner popped it into his mouth. The Communists in the room were goggle eyed. One dashed out the door. Several minutes la- ter, Chinese officers returned and ordered the other prisoners mov- ed several paces away from the bug eater. "He will die soon but infect you all the interpreter warned. "He must be taken to the hospital immediately." From week to week, said Ser- geant Hewlett, reports were is- sued that the insect eater was near death's door. But within two months, he was released from "death's door" looking amazingly welL Some Allied Prisoners To Stay With Commies Charlie's Car French Civil Workers Rain Hampers Bean Canning The persistant rains of the past week have seriously hamp ered bean canning operations a the peak of the season, cannerv officials said today. Ray Sampson, secretary-treas urer of the Sampson Canning Co here, declined to comment on situation other than to say tha "we have been affected very ad versely" by the rains. He indicat ed that it has been difficult to get the beans picked in time in many places. An official Midsummer Employment Peak Reached One of the best-conditioned cars in the race! That was the verdict of All- American Soap Box Derby offi- cials who Thursday checked the racer of Charlie Anderson, Wis- consin Rapids' entry in the dream race to be run at Akron, Ohio on Sunday. 011 i e Wil- liams, Tribune staff member who is Char lie's official es- cort, wired from Akron to- day that Char- lie's car was "one of the found all OK." In the heat drawings which were also held Thursday, Charlie was bracketed with boys from Elmwood City, Pa., and Marion, few On Walkout PARIS vast army of two million civil servants slap- ped Premier Joseph Laniel with a crippling 24-to-48 hour nation- wide general strike today. They demanded he cut defense costs instead of lipping their retire- ment age and trimming their ranks. The protest against the Pre- mier's rumored plans for govern- "We're at our midsummer peak Ohio in the llth heat. Exactly of employment In the Wisconsin 151 other boys from every state Rapids Walter G. the union, Canada, Alaska, manager of the local off ice of the I Hawaii and West Germany will State Employment Service, said [also be competing at famed Der today in his monthly report. Downs Sunday for the jack- SWIMMING "graduation exercises" which marked the'close of swimming classes at the municipal pool Thursday were largely rained out, but there was time between the raindrops to present Red Cross certificates to the proud youngsters who had completed various phases of the training program. Receiving certificates from Pool Director Fred Ellis are Peter Smullen, 1041 Wisconsin St., and Kathleen Zimmer- man, 2330 6th St. S. A total of 186 children completed courses ranging from beginning swimming to senior life-saving, and 45 adults also received instruction. (Tribune Staff Photo) Administration Made Good Start, Ike Says "Employment has increased in manufacturing, trans portation and utilities and there has been a seasonal jump in the construc- tion industry. The Tri-Cities area firms which furnish us with em- ployment data have added 125 people in the last 60 days." Winn predicted a labor pinch in some areas later this month when some students quit summer jobs to return to school. "During the next 60 days our reporting establishments expect to hold close to current levels. This will entail a problem be- cause students and others who withdraw from the labor market in September will require replace- ments, and right now the sup- ply of workers is a little bit low.' There is a surplus of construc- tion workers, Winn said, and of women workers, who constitute almost two-fifths of the 500 cards in the file of job seekers. They are mostly married and seeking factory employment, where there is very little opportunity for them, he added. Te job seeker file contains 150 less names than it did a year ago, the manager noted. The office re- ceived 447 new applications from WASHINGTON Eisenhower staked out a claim steady jobs were found'for 229 today that his administration has made "a good start" toward I persons. Some 507 others found p0t prize of a four-year, college scholarship. Immediately after the heat drawings Charlie was whisked out to Derbytown, the YMCA camp outside the city which will be home for all the contestants during their stay in Akron. He was back at Derby Downs early ihis morning, however, for a day of final inspections, tuneups and test runs down the 975.4-foot hill. The busy day will end with a session of professional enter- tainment back at Derbytown. North Koreans Are Purged on Spy Charges TOKYO Communist radio at Pyongyang said tonight 12 high North Korean officials have been prosecuted for planning to overthrow the Communist re-jsaid: "What motive did the Troops Should Stay in Lines, Clark States UNITED NATIONS Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. commander in Korea, said today the United Na- tions character of forres should be maintained until a firm peace has been established. Visiting U. N. headquarters for the first time since he left to as- sume the Korean command 16 7 Americans on List; Tell of Mass Burials FREEDOM VILLAGE, Ko- rea Americans today disclosed for the first t time that some America" ment economies was France's worst strike since the 1936 days! of Socialist Leon Blum's popular ,ers of war and at least one front government. Trains ground to a halt throughout the country. Tele- phones were dead. Gas flickered feebly. Garbage piled up in the streets. Non-government mine workers also joined in. The only "bright" spot was in I ton have swapped freedom for life under Communist rule. Many Soutn Koreans also were were said to have chosen to re- main under Communist rule as a result of intense Red propagan- da. Two U. S. soldiers just releaa- n Pans-the subway and bus sys- ecl from the same North Korean terns were operating. stockade said they knew of about Paris buses and subways ran throughout the morning, but un- seven Americans who had refus- ed the ions decided just before noon to'viclims of reientless Red II nl 11 i call out their operators immedi- ately. That left only taxis and private automobiles for capital riders. The nation's business and com- mercial life rapidly approached i their free will ganda lectures. Stay Behind Four other repatriates said at least three Americans they knew probably will remain behind of paralysis. It looked like much of it would stay that way until Monday. Unlike most French strikes, this one was not called bv Cpl. James Davis, Bradshaw, Md.. said the three got special treatment. 4, "If you hit one of them you'd thebe going down to road-two to months ago, Clark expressed Forcc (Force Ouvriere) 1 t I .1 _ T _ 1__... hope that none of the participa t _ _ W LbU flve years in Davis told ing governments would will draw any of its troops. Clark talked with newsme after a brief visit with Secretar General Dag Hammarskjold. I response to questions, Clark re peated statements he made i Washington Thursday, assertin. his belief that the Communist may have to mor U. S. prisoners than they are er changing. He said he based his belie upon an accumulation of info mation from various sources, bu that he could not prove at th time the Communists are goin to hold back on the exchanges. "We should wait until after th exchange is completed befor making any he said He added that he reserved th right to bring up the issue bf> fore the armistice negotiators af ter the exchange is completed. Asked what motive the Com munists might have for holding some of the U. S. prisoners, h of the Canning Co., Pittsville, said tha it is "pretty hard to determine' the extent of the rain damage because it is impossible to ge into the fields in many places The firm has been canning for two weeks, but picking has been "very spotty." Rust hasn't showed up too the official said, crediting the cool nights with keeping it down and with keeping the beans from growing too fast to become overripe before picking. Condition of standing grain crops in Wood County has de- teriorated in the last week, Coun ty Agent Leo Schaefer said to- day. Lodging, or flattening ol standing oats, which was not much of a problem a week ago, has become more widespread, he reported. Woman Slightly Hurt As Automobiles Collide Cars driven by Kenneth E. Hagen, 18, Baker Dr., and Mrs. Richard Hoekstra, 240 3rd St. S., sustained damage in a rear- end collision at 13th Ave. 8. and Alton St. at a.m. today. Mrs. Hoekstra received a minor neck injury which did not require treatment. Police said that Mn. Hoekstra was pulling up to the curb and Hagen was attempting to pass, when an oncoming car forced Hagen to swing to the right again, causing his car to strike (he rear of Mrs. Hockstra's vehi- cle. A collision In Port Edwards at p.m. Thursday caused damage to can driven by Ervln W. Romansky, 30, and Frank D. Ticknor, 17, both of Port building an honest, efficient regime at home while exerting its power in the cause of world peace. But Eisenhower conceded that his administration has by no means "seen and conquered all the problems of our nation" in its first six months. In an all-network radio address to the American public Thurs- day night, the chief executive declared this to be his "single, su preme "To serve and to strengthen our people, all our people, in their faith in freedom and in their quest of peace; and to strengthen all peoples who share with us that faith and that quest." It was a let's-take-a-look-at-the-record address, much of it al ready said before but brought up to date and keyed to last Mon day's adjournment of Congress. In it, he mentioned an even dozen actions by such items as revised programs for defense and aid to America's allies, admission of refugees, lift, ing of economic controls, exten- sion of needed if "onerous" taxes. Even though the executive and legislative branches have had their differences, Eisenhower said, good will between them has been built up rapidly and firmly. Overseas, he said, there has been the fostering of Western un- ity, U. S. food shipments for rebellious East Germans, and a Korea truce in which "two pre- cious "victories" have been gain- ed: An opportunity has been won, 11 I Meulenbelt Is Appointed Engineer by Consolidated Appointment of Vern Meulen belt as electrical engineer for Consolidated Water Power Pa per Co. was announced today by M. V. Molsberry, chief engineer Meulenbelt received a degree in electrical engineering in 1950 from Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre Haute, Ind. For the last three years he has been employ ed by the General Electric Co. at Schenectady, N. Y. and Detroit and Grand Rapids, Mich., doing work related to the paper in- dustry. Meulenbelt is a World War II veteran. He and his wife will live in Wisconsin Rapids. 81 Americans in Group Freed By Reds; 6 Koreans Missing PANMUNJOM healthier group of 394 Allied war prisoners came out of Communist captiv- ty today and added to mush- rooming reports the Reds are lolding back some POWs in- cluding to Americans. Eighty-one Americans were among the group released today under a brilliant sun at this way- side village in the third day of the Korean war prisoner ex- Big Switch.'' Although the Reds had promis- ed 400, an unofficial count show- ed six South Koreans missing rom the scheduled 250. There was no immediate explanation. The Reds also sent back 25 British, 25 Turks, 12 Filipinos and 7 Colombians. They said the next group, scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday would Include 90 Americans, 250 South 35 Turks and 25 British. wU toUtf UM total of Americans released to 311, still only a bare fraction of the the Reds have promised to re- turn. In all, the Allies are handing over Reds for Allied POWs. The U. N. Command sent back Communists Friday, a quieter and better-behaved group than those of the first two days, who ranted wildly in last-minute shows of defiance. They still sang and chanted, but they did not attack U. N. personnel as they did earlier. The Allied repatriates, wear- ing faded blue Chinese uniforms, appeared In much better condi- tion mentally and physically than the sick and weary men released the first two days. Even then, some were ill and needed medi- cal care. The Americans laughed as they climbed from the Red trucks and 11 seasonal work, mostly in food processing. The bean picking season got off to a slow start because o wet weather, but Winn estimated the office would send out over 100 pickers each morning if and when the weather improves. VFW to Hold Water Frolic Outboard motor boat races Sun day afternoon and free dances Saturday and Sunday nights wil be feature attractions at the eighth annual Veterans of For eign Wars water carnival at Lake Wazeecha this weekend. The event is sponsored by Buckley Baldwin Post No. 2534 and its women's auxiliary, under the general chairmanship of John Vogel. The boat races, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, are ex pected to attract about 30 pilots from all parts of the state. Ap- proved by the Wisconsin Out- board Association, the competi- tion will include heats for crafts in Classes A, B and C. The course will be about one mile in length, laid out to give :he best view for spectators lin- ing the shores of the lake. Saturday night's dance in the South Beach pavilion will be a square dance, starting at 8 o'clock with Mrs. Paul Billmeyer as.the caller. Sunday night's dance, also n the pavilion, will offer old :ime and modern music, and will follow a fireworks display over the lake. Concessions, rides and games of many kinds are also part of the water carnival program, ac- cording to the committee In charge of arrangements. Working with Chairman Vogel on the committee are Russell 3avis, Dwaine Johnson, Peter Engwall, Chris Van Asten, Vern- on J. Kelly, H. D. Billmeyer, Re- vae Frost and Don Steuck. CONCERT POSTPONED The combined concert of the municipal band and the Ameri- can Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, scheduled for Thursday night at Witter Field, was inde- inltely postponed by the return of the monsoon season. B. T. Ziegler, band director, said the event will be held but could not MUM a (tafiaiM tout gime and spying for U.S. secret agents. The North Korean radio said among the 12 officials were Rhee Syng Yop, former peoples censor ship chairman, (the equivalent of special secret police) and Pak Hong Wong, former vice premier and foreign minister. While monitors here heard one name as Rhee Syng Yop the broadcast identified him as a former justice minister and the name probably is Lee Sung Yup. Last month South Korean in- telligence sources said Kim II Sung, North Korean premier, had fired Pak and Lee in a purge of Cabinet ministers who were pro-Russian rather than pro-Chi- nese. The ROK sources said Pak had been jailed and his job given to Lee Tong Run, a South Korean trained in Red China. Kim reportedly held a big edge in a tug of war between North Korean Reds trained by the Chi- nese Communists at Yenan and those trained in Moscow. Pak, a South Korean who turn- ed up in North Korea after being accused of inciting Red riots in the American-occupied zone in 1946, was a former general secre- tary of the Korean Communist party. From 1948 on, he was one of the most outspoken North Ko- rean officials, often acting as a government spokesman. have for holding World War I prisoners? I don't know." Could they be holding them as he was asked. "They might." Clark added that he had deal with the Communists for 10 years, "and I have never beer able to determine what their mo tives are." Clark expressed the belief that the Communists agreed 1o an at mistice because they had suffer ed heavily. "They wanted an armistice very badly for reasons best known to he said. He pointed out that the arm istice does not mean peace has been achieved in Korea and ad ded: "It is absolutely essential that we remain strong until the whole problem is settled." Rename Steinke Director Of State Fireman Group Marvin Steinke, delegate from the local unit of the Wisconsin State Association of Firefighters, was re-elected to the executive board of the organization at the conclusion of its two-day llth an- nual convention at Apple ton Thursday. Elected president was Elmer Schoen, Green Bay. The other two officers, Vice President Mau- rice Nason, Madison, and Secre- tary-Treasurer Ed Sciborski, La Crosse, were re-elected. New Western Auto Store Holds Its Grand Opening The new Western Auto Associ- ate store, located at 140 W. Grand Ave., held its grand opening to- day. It handles automotive parts, sporting goods, hardware, appli- ances, toys and miscellaneous household articles. Bob Treutel is manager of the store, one of affiliates of the Western Auto Supply Co. Treutel announced that he rill also retain an active position with the Paper City Heating Co. and the Christian Catholic Labor Federation. The Red CGT (Gen- joined in happily, however. The walkout was ordered to protest reports that Laniel's 6- week-old government planned to up the retirement age for ernment workers from 5? to 62 and lop many employes off the public payroll. The Premier's retrenchment program, designed to pull the government ruptcy, has out not of near-bank- been announc have been widely broadcast among workers, however. New Riots by Reds Smashed In W. Berlin BERLIN Club wielding police commandos smashed new riots by 900 Communist storm troppers against American free food stations in West Berlin late today. Scores of rioters were beaten >y 400 commandos defending hree stations. Thirty Reds were ailed. A force of 120 police comman- dos cracked down on the Reds ifter they had attacked six reg- ular patrolmen guarding the Reichenberger Strasse free food center in Kreuzberg borough in he U. S. sector. Two hundred other commandos rushed to protect two food dis- ribution points in the boroughs of Neukoelln and Wedding, where 600 Communists had gath- ered menacingly. The Kreuzberg fight was harp, bloody and decisive. Po- ice said the Red storm troopers ivere seeking to steal registra- ion cards of East Germans who lad violated Communist orders newsmen. Pfc. Donald C. Stewart, 20, of Cincinnati; Pfc. Theopilus Parris of Iluntsville, Ala.; and Pfc. Har- rison West, 26, of Gary, Ind., concurred with Davis that the three, all Negroes, would not re- turn. New Red Border The four were liberated from ft Red prison camp at Pyoktong near the Manchurian border. Another American from the Pioktong stockade, Pvt. Steve Glowacki, 22, of Brooklyn, N. Y., said the camp was emptied dur- ing the first days of the prisoner exchange except for one Briton and seven Americans. He said the eight stayed behind voluntar- ily. "They were having a party when we Glowacki said. "I didn't associate with them." Pfc. Thomas R. Murray of Balti- more, Md., who said he knew "about" seven Americans at Pyoktong who turned down re- patriation, described them as 11 Vets Sponsor Festival Event Buckley Baldwin post and auxiliary. No. 2534, Veterans of Foreign Wars, will sponsor the National Cranboree program at Witter Field on Saturday after- noon, Sept. 26. finale of The program will include the big parade, an exhibit ion drill by the 80- piece Racine Elks All-City Youth band and a grand bands and drum corps in the parade, expected to number about musicians. The grandstand and bleachers will be set up arena style with the procession making a giant circle to give all spectators a A y accepting free American view of the parade. Thepohce smashed back The VFVV will nandle tjcket loting Communists w.th clubs nd water hoses at the food dis- ribution centers last Tuesday, "hey had been tipped off in ad- ance that the Reds would try ew attacks today. The latest report on East Ger- many said Soviet army tanks sales and assist in the conduct ot the program. Announcing the ar- rangement, General Chairman Dick Davis said "the Cranboree committee welcomes the VFW interest in this phase of the civic festival. We not only need manpower of such an organiza- ringing many factories to tion but the cooperation 61 eal with possible outbreaks by leir bellious population. .ocal Recruiters Sign 7 for Army, Air Five Nekoosa youths enlisted n the Air Force during July and two Wisconsin Rapids men oined the Army, Sfc. James Richardson, local Army-Air Force recruiter, said today. The Nekoosa enlistees are l-e- roy H. Coon, 19, and Kerry W. Hinkle, Thomas C. Wirth, Harry Hamel and James J. Milkey, all 18. Arthur W. Pound, i7, 471 Oak St., enlisted In the Army and Leo M. GenMrt, Rt. 3, re-enlisted Weatherman Throws Drowning City a Concrete Inner Tube Scattered showers (definition: heavy rain interspersed with per- iods of lighter rain and hail) pit- ter-pattered down on Wisconsin Rapids again today, but the ever- confident weatherman professed to see his way out of the swamp. According to the Associated Press, skies will be fair and tem- peratures mild tonight and Sat. urday. The sun did show its face here occasionally this morning, but more often there were black clouds in the sky. The heaviest of the intermittent showers fell for a few minutes shortly before 1 p.m., and included about a min- ute of hail. Elsewhere In the state a few showers fell early today In the Eau Claire and Rhinelander areas. In MH There were quite a few read- ings in the 50s early today. The low was 51 at Phillips. Grants- burg reported 53, Lone Rock, 54, Spooner and Wisconsin Rapids Utt lray( Aw ifeHf land SMgtrtar-PuluUi 55. The tuf h minimum during the night was 60 at Kenosha. Some areas of the state re- ported heavy local rains during the 24 hours ending at 7 a.m. to- day. The top amount was 1.22 inches at Park Falls. Phillips had 1.06, Wausau 1.05 and an inch fell in the extreme southwest portion. La Crosse had more than one-half inch. Most of the rain fell Thursday. Cloudy Skies Skies were cloudy most of Thursday as temperatures were in the 70s with a few 60s report- ed In the north. The high for the day was 80 at Kenosha. On the low side was Two Rivers, 69; Park Falls, 68 and Superior- Duluth 65. Showers and thunderstorms were reported from one end of the nation to the other today but rainfalls were generally light. The heaviest were from southern Iowa to Lake Superior. Light rain fell In Virginia, the Carol- and the Northern RocUea. groups such as this makes the celebration more truly of a com- munity nature." Post er Kenneth Pike commented that the group was glad to be of as- sistance and thankful for the op- portunity to raise funds with, which they can carry on public' service projects. Members expect to have tickets available for purchase during their water carnival at Lake Wazeecha this weekend. "We art trying to keep admissions nominal as possible with bleacher seats for children at 15 cents, adults 35, grandstand general 60 and grandstand box seats Pike stated. Rites Monday for H. Peter Anderson Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Moravian Church for H. Anderson, 86, 2410 2nd Ave, who died Thursday his home. The Rev. lander is to officiate and will take place in Cemetery. Friends may pects at the eral Home until Monday body will be Uken to M until UM of ra   

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