Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 30, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Windy, Rain, Colder Tonight, Friday River Stage 24-Hovr (Flood 13) Today 6.51 .04 Year Ago 14.88 .10 VOLUME 53, NO. 62 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, APRIL 30, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES I ke Cuts Truman Budget Billions U.N. Asks Reds To Take Short CutonPOWs Tells Communists To Nominate Neutral Caretaker By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN PANMUNJOM UP) The Allies the Communists today they might take a .short cut through the snarled prisoner exchange problem by simply releasing North Koreans who don't want to go home. Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison, chief Allied negotiator, said that turning the prisoners free in South Korea would follow a pattern cre- ated by the Reds themselves. He also told the Communists to nominate a non-Asian country as neutral caretaker for Com- munist prisoners who don't want to go home and made it clear the Allies would discuss little else un- til that's done. In an unproductive, 51-minute meeting, Harrison said that choos- ing the neutral caretaker nation must come next. He added: Asian Nations "Ail Asian nations are located very close to countries dominated by Communists and might there- fore be subjected to Communist military, economic or political in- fluence." The delegations meet again Fri- day at 11 a.m. Harrison told newsmen the Com- munists "talk a lot about conces- sions, but on the vital point of ulti- mate disposition of prisoners there has been no concession of any kind." He repeated his contention that the Red proposals would indirect- ly force prisoners to choose be- tween return against their will or endless captivity. Meanwhile, Rear Adm. John C. Daniel said liaison officers of both sides would meet at 10 a.m. Fri- day to discuss problems concern- ing exchange of disabled ers. He did not say what the prob- lems were. The Communists have said that 684 disabled Allied prisoners (in- cluding 149 Americans) turned over last week were all the dis- abled they had. But those prison- ers told of more sick and wounded Allied prisoners in North Korean camps. The Allies have been returning 500 Red sick and wounded daily. Delivery of 250 Chinese and 250 North Koreans Friday will bring the total of returned Reds to about almost 200 more than were promised. At Mimsavi, 500 sick and wound- ed Reds threatened Allied guards in a short-lived rebellion on a hos- pital train taking them to Panmun- jom for1 return to Communism. The 375 civilian internees and 125 North Korean soldiers finally quieted be- fore they were unloaded for the Pfc. John Ploch of Detroit was overcome by emotion as the full significance of his return to freedom struck him while sitting with processing officers at Freedom Village after his release by the Communists in the prisoner exchange. Drink- ing coffee, he relaxed and smiled at first and then into tears. His apology "I can't help it. It's too good to be true." Until he had been exchanged at Panmunjom there had been no word of what had become of him after he failed to return from a.17th Infantry Regiment mission last July. (AP Wirephoto from .Life Magazine to The Republican-Herald) Black River Falls ROW Home Today, Emotions Mixed ambulance ride from Munsan Panmunjom. to Estate Hearing May 19 OSiHKOSH, Wis. Winnebago CHICAGO was a homecoming of mixed emotions for Cpl. Lione Peterson of Black River Falls, Wis., one of six re- patriated prisoners of war from Korea who arrived in Chicago by plane today, en route home. Peterson, 21, a tall, handsome Marine, has learned that his high school" sweetheart, Miss Odana Stenerson, 22, plans to wed an- other May 9. But he's terribly hap- py about coming home and he can scarcely wait till he gets there. Peterson was wounded in the right ankle and left knee by shrapnel fire. He limped as he alighted from the plane. He had been in service 17 months months in Korea. He was captured Oct. 26 and spent about six months in-prison before the Communists released him in the exchange for prisoners held by United Nations forces. Peterson said he had undergone two operations in prison camp and expects to have another at a Naval hospital. Today, however, he's on his way home. He had planned to make the trip by train but instead he ac- cepted an offer of a photographer for Life Magazine to drive him home. They expected to arrive in Black River Falls some time in late afternoon. Home Bustling Meanwhile, the Peterson home was bustling with preparations for a welcome. Neighbor -women took over the kitchen and began cook- Jet Ace Shoots Down 12th MIG In 'Rough Fight' SEOUL UP! Capt. Manuel Fer- nandez shot down his 12th MIG to- day in "the roughest fight I ever had" to tie the individual record for destruction of the Russian-built Red fighters over Korea. The scrappy 27-year-old jet ace from Miami destroyed the MIG in a fierce air battle just south of the Yalu River. He tied the mark set, last month by Col. Royal Baker of McKinney, home. Tex., who has gone Two more Red jets were blasted to earth by Maj. Clyde L. Wade, Johnson City, Tern., and Capt. George P. Kelly III, Houston, Tex. Two MIGs were reported damaged. ing and baking the young corpo- Miied fighter-bombers-Shooting ral's favorite menu-baked ham, j stars and Sabres-cratered two air baked beans, apple pie and pea- fields the jjaeju peninsula area nut butter cookies. I above the Western Front and 46 Veterans' organizations planned Marine propellor-driven Corsairs to head a caravan of cars to meet attacked a troop-supply area near Peterson at the hamlet of MiDston, I Anak, farther to the north. Pilots 10 miles south of Black River Falls reported at least 42 buildings de- light The State Supreme Court has ap-fathf' a _ c nTYTnlnVO ?inH hie Unfrnl Law Wouldn't Change on Highway 12 the main route stfoyed and 25 fires, from Chicago. The High School j Ground fighting remained band will serenade Peterson, a for the fifth straight day. former student, and bead a parade j Fernandez, who asked for 25 through the village streets. The 1 more missions after flying the re- town was being decorated today qujred 100 has 14 left. He's going with flags and welcome home ban-1 after over-all mark of 14 Red _. _ I planes set by Maj. George Davis, i Black River Falls is a town of j who destroyed 11 MIGs and three County D. E. McDonald has! 2'539 People m far Western Wis- j propeller-driven planes before he set May 19 as the date for the hear-1 cousin (Jackson County) more j crasned in Recj territory in Febru- ing on the final account of the miles northwest of Chi-1 arVj 1952_ tate of the late Mrs. Isabelle T. I Maxcy, prominent Oshkosh worn- Peterson told a reporter in Chi- an, whose several wills have been tms mornmg that he was rnntpstprl i mishty anxious to get home to his contested. i r.tu._ Western Wisconsin Senatorial Districts MADISON, Wis. of Western Wisconsin'state senatorial districts will be unchanged if a bill introduced in the Legislature Wed- nesday becomes law. The new legislation would realign Wisconsin's senatorial districts on the basis of 70 per cent popula- tion and 30 per cent area. Major changes would be in and immedi- ately surrounding more heavily- populated areas. The present senatorial appor- iiicj pitals where doctors will try to Ike to their shattered bodies and broken minds. Yesterday's repatriates were but they cringed from the At JC that awaited them. No Interviews Before they left the plane they sent out the "We don't want In talk to any reporters. We have talked enough already." Then the 26 walking wounded filed off the big plane. They straight to a waiting bus. WASHINGTON UP! smiled, some waved, all Eisenhower, who did some of around curiously. most vigorous campaigning in emotion showed on their state last fall, is coming back But strain was there, and pain, and the lines carved deep war and captivity. The White House jacketed medics then went Wednesday night the President and brought out the nine start a series of five talks with patients. An amputee, _ a with tuberculosis, a soldier afternoon appearance June 10 couldn't bend his leg. fore the National Junior the litter cases were being of Commerce convention in tenderly into a huge ambu- there was a sudden com- by the bus. The following day, June 11, Jose Garcia, blinded in one is scheduled for talks in by-, the blast of a Communist North Dakota and South slammed down a window At .a. m. Eisenhower greeted his kid brother Alfon- in a tearful, joyous reunion. speak at ceremonies at the had reached the field rison Dam between Bismarck and got lost in the milling Minot, N. He finally spotted his Three hours after that, the and pounded the bus to dent will address the Young attention. Stick ToQof her publicans, holding their national meeting at Rapid City, S. D. Both of those states also were sites for several campaign talks in the afternoon the two brothers stayed close together. They left together last night for home. After a 30-day leave Pvt. will go into an Army hos- Press Secretary James C. Days, weeks, or months later gerty said it also was a will come out and start life good assumption" that the dent would do some fishing in bus and the ambulance lakes of South Dakota's Black slowly, almost gently, country midway of his the base to the bright new On June 14, the President make two more speeches, both cameramen, televis- the East. In the he technicians, enthusiastic by- dresses .commencement followed in droves. at Dartmouth College, nearly two hours the men N. H., where Eisenhower will kept in seclusion. Navy, Air ceive an honorary Doctor of and Army doctors checked degree. That afternoon he is over, deciding who needed part in ceremonies dedicating specialized care Theodore Roosevelt Memorial could be sent to hospitals near Sagamore Hill, Oyster Bay, homes who could be Island released at once on 30-day First 12 POWs To Reach U.S. Speeding Home More Men Will Leave Travis Air Base by Night By G. K. HODENFIELD TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. American fight- ing men who may never fight again sped to their homes in the far corners of the U. S. today. They are the vanguard of the first 35 repatriated POWs to reach home from Korea. More will fly out of this sprawl- ing air base, later today and tomorrow. And another 63 will be borne swiftly across the Pacific in giant C97 Stratocruisers. A few of those who arrived here yesterday aren't going home im- 'to hos- Sen. Stylet Bridges left, and Rep. John Taber (R-NY) talked with reporters outside the White House to3ay after lead- ers had a "spending" talk with President Eisenhower. Reported- ly, he laid before them preliminary proposals to whack about billion dollars off the budget. Bridges referred to the reductions as "substantial" and Taber chimed in: "Very decidedly." (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) proved a court decision in which two nieces were awarded the estate instead of the Presbyterian Church of Florida, which was the benefi- ciary of most of the es- tate'by a second will which was not recognized by the court. The May 19 hearing also will de- termine assignment of the estate. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and windy with occasional rain tonight. Showers continuing Friday morn- ing followed by colder in afternoon and evening. Low tonight 46, high Friday 50. LOCAL WEATHER employe, and his mother, Hazel. The young soldier telephoned his mother about his change in travel plans and promised to call her again this noon to tell her what time she could expect him home. Lione had planned also a happy reunion with Miss Stenerson, with whom he kept company when both attended high school. But it ap- parently won't come off now. Can't Blame Girl Peterson told newsmen he had "many letters" from the girl while he was in Korea before he wa.v captured. He said .they had plan- ned to marry but had not set a date. After he was released, he said, he heard on the radio she planned to marry another man on May 9. "I guess I can't blame the Official observations for the 241 Peterso_n told reporters. hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 51; minimum, 40; noon, 44; precipitation, 32; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomor- row at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) tionment in Wisconsin which would continue under the new law is: Tenth district Buffalo, Pepin, Pierce and St. Croix counties. Twenty-eighth Chip- pewa and Eau Claire_ counties. Thirty-second district Jack- Max, temp. 51 at p. m. Wed- nesday, min. 42 at a. m. today. Noon readings overcast at feet, visibility 12 miles, tempera- ture 44- mi'es per hour from east northeast, barometer 29.45, falling slowly, humidity 86 per cent. wither Crosse and Trempealeau all the luck in the world." I counties, Peterson was wearing the Pur- ple Heart and several ribbons, in- cluding the green Korean ribbon with two battle stars, the United Nations ribbon and the Syngman Rhee Citation. When questioned by newsmen, Peterson at first said he had seen no brutality. Then he said he was under military orders not to talk about such things, adding, "I've got plenty of buddies back in prison." Paintup, Cleanup Section Tomorrow In connection with Paintup, Cleanup and Fixup Week, pro- claimed by Mayor Loyde E. Pfeiffer for May 4 to 9, The Re- publican-Herald will publith special section of paintup, cleanup and fixup ads and in odition. Sgt. Ned M. Kelley, 23, of Ashland, 0., first Ohio soldier re- patriated from Korea, was met at the Cleveland Hopkins Airport today by his wife Ruth, 26, and son Jackie, 4, and immediately got a new wedding ring. He is shown displaying the gold band, which his wife bought him to replace the one he lost to the Reds in Korea. She got size 12 "to be sure it was big and it was. (AP Wirephoto to The Hepublican-Heraid) Dulles Dropping Acheson Aides By ERNEST B. VACCARO WASHINGTON Mundt (R-SD) disclosed today what he called a "highly accelerated" State Department effort to elimi- nate "members of the old Acheson team" from, top policy positions. His disclosure took at least some of the edge off this aspect of Sec- retary of State Dulles' questioning at a closed session of a Senate ap- propriations subcommittee today. Reporting to the nation over ra- dio and television networks last night, Dulles compared U. S. eco- nomic aid in Europe to the crutch a sick man uses until he gets well enough to throw it away. "We believe that this is becom- ing increasingly he com- mented in saying America's allies in Europe are getting string enough to require no more outright grants. Nevertheless, he said, the U. S. will continue to spend "sub- stantial sums" with them. Dulles said he told this to Brit- ish, French and other European officials at the meeting in Paris last week of the North Atlantic Treaty Council. He said these al- lies "welcomed a relationship which would be dignified and self- respecting for all concerned." The secretary declared the Coun- cil provided for a steady buildup of Western defense, which he de- Truce Certain Soon in Korea, Humphrey Says MINNEAPOLIS UP) A truce in Korea is certain "within weeks or says Sen. Humphrey CD- because the Russians real- ize that was "Stalin's biggest mis- take "Instead of paying off for the Russians, the Korean war is serv- ing to keep the western world Humphrey tcld a Fifth District American Lcg'.on audience. Humphrey, a Senate Foreign member of the Relations Corn- scribed as "no longer a 'push-1 mittee, said also that the Western and said the Eisenhower j trade embargo is starting to hurt administration's plan to substitute Russia and its satellites, trade for aid will "get more se- curity for less money." Mundt said the Senate subcom- mittee was informed at a secret meeting this week that Dulles has "Some of the nations behind the Iron Curtain are becoming rest- he said, "Albania and Bul- garia may be upset enough to jump soon. And the Communists "replaced over 50- persons in key j also have to deliver the positions for policy reasons alone." capital' goods they promised for A few involved shifts from policy industrialization of China." to nonpolicy posts, he said, but res- j Minnesota's junior senate ignations accounted for the rest. In addition, Mundt said, the ad- ministration has removed or ob- tained the resignations of 49 others junior senator also warned against "kidding ourselves that th'ere will be a revolution in Russia." That isn't in he con- "for reasons of suitability, secur-, should also guard ity or homosexuality' since the j ginst compiacency in this coun- tnnlf T-i fi On i i try growing out of the current GOP took over Jan. 20. Another 112 applicants have been denied jobs since then on the same grounds, he added, Mundt, an' outspoken critic of former Secretary of State Dean Acheson, complained recently of a slow turnover of top State Depart- ment jobs to men more "in sympa- thy with the new administration." But in an interview today, he said: "I am very much pleased from the testimony of Under Secretary of State Donold Lourie at the highly accelerated rate of turn- over now, which I am told will be continued, if not intensified." Badger Senate Votes To Merge Colleges, U MADISON The Senate, by a vote of 23-9, today passed a bill sponsored by Gov. Kohler to in- tegrate all institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin. Woman Killed in Car Crash at Faribault FARIBAULT, Minn. UP) An. Owatonna woman was injured fat- ally and three other Owatonna residents were hospitalized in a lighway accident near Faribault early today. Dead was Mrs. Marjorie Bailey, 37. She died shortly after ar- riving at St. Lucas Hospital in Faribault. Mrs. Bailey was a passenger in car driven by Lyle E. Wilson, 23. The car struck a bridge abut- ment on Highway 60 near the west Faribault city limits. In fair condition -in St. Lucas Hospital are Lawrence Jenson, about 23 and Mrs. Doris Conrath, 35. Jenson suffered lacerations and other injuries; Mrs. Conrath a Droken arm and head injuries. Wilson, bruised, was in good con- dition. Communist peace drive. Already there is a hue and cry to cut taxes by reducing defense spending. "Because of this pressure, Con- gress probably will cut taxes. Then you'd better pray every night that the Russians don't cut our throats." Mongolian Rebellion TAIPEH A Chinese Na-! tionalist news agency said today a company of Red troops and civilians joined forces in a 24-hour rebellion against Communist forces in Inner Mongolia early this month. Billion Whacked From Arms Spending Preliminary Figures to Be Reviewed Later WASHINGTON W President Eisenhower reportedly laid before legislative leaders today prelim- inary proposals to whack approx- imately billion dollars off former President Truman's budget Lawmakers who sat in on the discussion at the White House said. the tentative cuts would include a reduction of about five billion dollars in Truman's proposals for military spending. Reductions of in foreign aid, in do- mestic spending and 250 million dollars in atomic projects also were discussed. Eisenhower was said to have emphasized that the approximate ZVi billion cuts under the Truman spending program, for the year beginning July 1 were only preliminary and would be reviewed later. Truman figured defense spending at atomic energy and 000 on foreign assistance. Their Impression Lawmakers who attended the conference said it was their im- pression that the proposed 8V4 billion dollar cuts would make it possible to balance the so-called 'cash" budget in the next fiscal year. The proposed cut, however, would leave the regular budget out of balance more than VA. billion dollars, since tax revenues for the fiscal year were estimated at by Truman. In this connection, the conference was informed that revenues are declining, with some indications that they may not reach the total predicted by Truman. The President was reported to have said that action on proposed tax reductions would have to wait more definite information as to what the deficit may run. One conferee said there heated discussion of the military budget, with Eisenhower acting more in the role of a referee than a participant. Eisenhower was said to have laid down the principle that he intends to keep the security of this country as the No. 1 consideration at all. times. These reports came from, legis- lators who asked not to be quoted by name. 'Right on Edge' Earlier, at the White House, some of the conferees had said the cuts contemplated would be "right on the edge" of balancing the budget. Sen. Bridges (R-NH) gave that estimate to reporters as he left the White House, In more cautious language, Re- publican Leader Taft of Ohio said the administration has "substan- tial savings" in defense spending in sight but probably won't an- nounce any figures for another: two weeks. Communists Release 14 French Civilians MOSCOW French civilians arrived in Moscow today by the Trans-Siberian Express af- ter almost three years'of Commu- nist internment in North Korea. They were in the second group of Western civilians released through the recent intercession of the So- viet government. Six Britons and one Irish priest also interned by the North Koreans since the start of the war arrived in Moscow last week and went on to Britain. DeacT GIs Reported Alive TOKYO Virginia corporal fresh from a North Korean prison camp today gave the names of 81 Allied troops he said were still in the camp. Cpl. Everett W. Ritenour, 21, Woodstock, Va., said all of those named were in "pretty good shape" when he left Red Prison Camp No. 5 on the Yalu River. A check of the official list of the prisoner list turned over to the United Nations Dec. 20, 1951, showed most- of them to be on the list. In Honolulu, a returned Ameri- can' prisoner told the Army he memorized the names of 50 U. S. soldiers listed as missing or dead but who actually were held in Red prison camps. The Army confirmed the report but refused to release the repatri- ate's name or the names of his 50 fellow A spokesman said disclosure of the names "might- lead to reprisals against the men' still in Communist hands." The Army did not comment on Ritenour's list. Publication of the list was per- mitted by the Army censor after he checked his headquarters. Ritenour was among POWs ten- tatively docketed for return to U. S. today or tomorrow. The list included: Pfc. Dale Lloyd Reeder, 308 Wil- liams St., Waukon, la. Pvt. Jacques W. Beaupre, 435 Lande St., West De Pere, Cpl. George W. Havelock, Box 72, Hiteman, la. Pvt. Vernon Henning, 14 Wilson" Ave., Northeast, St. Cloud, Minn. Pvt. Robert D. Collett, 501 E. First St., Onawa, la. Cpl. Billey E. Clark, Route 1, Dallas, la. Cpl. Edwin R. Meyers, Route Box 22, Buaboo, Wiz.