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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Friday, Warmer Tonight Waseca at Gabrych Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 150 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 13, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGIS Strike Spreads Against French Economy Drive Workers Threaten To Call Out 4 Million More By JOHN RODERICK PARIS organized labor shook a big fist under Pre- mier Joseph Laniel'.s nose today, calling out upwards of four million strikers to underline its protest against the government's economy program. Most of the workers were or- dered to walk out for only 24 or 28 hours. But a hard core of more than a million already is committed to stay out until the Premier backs down, tying up the nation's mines, railways, gas and electricity works, public health services and postal, telegraph and telephone systems. In the ninth day of the strike wave, Laniel, a multimillionaire textile industrialist who learned to fight in the wartime French under- ground, stuck his chin out and said he would not yield. Fighting Speech In a fighting speech to the nation last night, the 64-year-old Premier exclaimed: "I say not to strike. I say no to pressure moves, direct or indi- rect, which have been imposed on the government." All factions of French labor were pressing him. The first walkouts last week were called by the So- cialist Workers' Force but the Communist-led General Feder- George R. Little, Lumberman, Dead George R. Little MADISON, Wis. Wl Wiscon- sin's 1953 general hunting code, providing for another round of li- beral seasons on upland birds and a 7-day forked horn buck deer sea- son received formal approval from ation of Labor (CGT) and the I Gov. Kohler today. Christian (Catholic) Trades Union! The deer season will run from (FCTC) quickly joined in. i Saturday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Laniel declared it was the duty 1 Nov. 27, with the chief changes in of the government of a democratic I regulations the requirement that Kohler Approves Hunting Code For Wisconsin Chairman of Laird Norton Company Board George R. Little, whose career as a lumber executive spanned a period of a quarter of a century, died this morning at his home Edgebrook in Pleasant Valley at the age of 69. Ill for several years, death came to the Winona philanthropist short- ly before a. m. after he had been stricken with a heart attack. Mrs. Little left Winona Wednes- day on a trip to California and efforts were being made today to notify her of her husband's death. Little was chairman of the board of directors of the Laird Norton Co., and had resigned earlier this year as a member of the board of directors of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co., a post he had held for more than 15 years. He had served as a director of ......_ the Botsford Lumber Co., the First relentlessly down. National Bank of Winona, the I Hightower told of spending days Hayes-Lucas Lumber Co. and a in a dried-up creek bed, suffering dozen other firms associated with the Weyerhaeuser and Laird Nor- ton interests. Convicts Caught In Georgia Held On Murder Count Hostage of 2 Gunmen Returns Home to Family ATLANTA man who lived with terror for four days in the north Georgia woods returned to his family today after his two con- vict captors were bound over with- out bond on a charge of murder- ing a U. S. deputy marshal. George Hightower, 34, whose role of guard was turned into that of hostage by Herbert Juelich and Lewis Larson, told in a copyright- ed story in the Atlanta Constitution today how Marshal Sam Vaughn was shot to death. Juelich and Larson are await- ing action of a federal grand jury after waiving preliminary hearing before U. S. Commissioner Row- ell Stanton at Rome, Ga., yester- day. They were brought, here to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, fin- ally concluding a trip interrupted by tragedy and four days of terror while Georgia's biggest manhunt state to oppose the strike. He as- serted the quicker workers realized the strike would end sooner or lat- er, the quicker the nation could buckle down to carrying out the "generous social program" he said he has in mind. The wave of walkouts was sparked by disclosure that the gov- ernment's program for rescuing the nation's treasury from near- bankruptcy included lopping some employes off public payrolls and upping the retirement age for civil servants. Angered' Workers also were angered that Laniel's plan did not put a heavier tax bite on the nation's wealthy. And the Communists chimed in with calls for a general wage boost. The Premier declared that "de- fective services" would be re- placed. each deer be checked in and pro- vided with a transportation tag for movement. Refuge areas for deer on public lands will be held to acres after last year's all-time high of acres in closed areas. The harvestable population of bucks warrants the liberalization, the Conservation Department said. Benson to Attend National Plow Meet EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (.7 Agri- culture Secretary Ezra Benson not- ified officials of the National Plow Matches Wednesday that he will be present. The matches, slated for Sept. 18 and 19 at Augusta near here, r-re expected to attract personi. Born in Kasson Born Aug. 18, 1883 in Kasson, Minn., Little attended Carleton College for two years before trans- ferring to the University of Min- nesota from which hs was gradu- ated with a Bachelor of Arts de-1 from hunger, thirst and fear, with the two convicts for company. He gave the following account of the end of the trip on which he and Marshal Vaughn sought to bring the pair to Atlanta from Nash- ville, Tenn., to serve five years for transporting a stolen car across a state line. Reds Claim Right To Hold POWs i "We were coming down the high- gree m 1907. He was awarded hisjway toward Atianta. Mr. Vaughn L.L.B. degree from the university j wa's behind the wheel _ _ _ Then two years later and practiced law j thjs one Lucky Nine Children In Locked Ice Perish oxes at Kasson for ten years during which time he served as county attorney for three years. He became associated with the law offices of Brown, Abbott and Somsen in Winona and on Dec. 1, 1914, married the former Edith M. McBurnie, Winona. The Littles lived for about a year and one-half in Pasadena, Calif., before returning here in 1921. It was in April of that year that he accepted an appointment as sec- retary of the Laird Norton Co., and later served as president of the firm from Jan, 26, 1940, to Nov. 1, 1950. On YMCA Board After retiring from the presi- dency he continued as chairman of the board. In Winona he served continuously as a member of the board of direc- tors of the YMCA since April, 1922, and was active in the planning of came upon a dry creek bed, partly hidden by foliage, crouched for four There days flushed out by Georgia National Guardsmen yesterday morning. the new YMCA building. During the planning and con- struction period he served in an advisory capacity with the build- ing committee. He was a chairman of the board of trustees of the Central Methodist Church where he also had served! 'Got to PflV SaVS for many years as endowment di-j _. _ rector and a member of the pastor- i Jiaying buSpCCt al relations committee. He was a former Scoutmaster of Central came up over the back Oj tjje seaj- "He had his handcuffs off I don't know how he got them off He grabbed Mr. Vaughn and they started fighting. The other one grabbed me. "Mr. Vaughn finally took his hands off the wheel and started fighting back. Then this Lucky, he pulled out Mr. Vaughn's gun and shot him. I think in the neck the first time. He just seemed to keep shooting One of them shoved open the door and pushed Mr. Vaughn out "There wasn't too much talking between them. They just kept driving fast, up these dirt roads. When they stopped we ail got out of the car I thought I was going to get it right there." Instead, Hightower said, the pair took him with them as they stum- bled through the brush until they Tha General Motors Transmission plant in suburban Livonia outside of Detroit burned after a fire was set off by a blast of unknown origin. Two men died in the fire and loss was estimated at million. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Nearly 1000 Dead In Greek Quakes 2 Men Killed In Million GM Plant Fire DETROIT Mt-A 35 million dollar fire roared through the General Motors Corp. transmission and in- strument plant in suburban Livon- ia late yesterday, leaving a charred building. Two men were killed, more than a score injured. One GM official, who estimated the damage cost, said that produc-j people of the wrecked is- ATHENS, Greece ffl Earth tremors continuing into their fifth day and unchecked fires brought new horror today to three quake- ravaged islands off the western coast of Greece. Ships of all sizes shuttled in- ceasingly across the Ionian Sea, bringing hundreds of injured to hos- pitals in Patras, the closest big city. come only by ship or amphibian plane. The islands have no land- ing strips. And only the rotor- bladed aircraft could reach moun- tain-locked villages, whose fate remained a mystery. King Paul and Queen Frederika, cutting short an Aegean island vacation, planned to leave at once for the disaster scene aboard a i Greek destroyer. There still was no official esti- j Defense Minister Panayotis Can- mate of the total dead among the en0poulos and Welfare Minister tion in the Cadillac, Oldsmobile and Pontiac plants would be hit. lands of Ithaca, Kefallinia and Zakynthos. Unofficially, the figure An estimated workers mayjv.'as placed so far at just under be out of their jobs temporarily. with "countless" injured It 75 Americans In New Group Of Freed Men Chinese Defy Dulles Stand All Must Be Released PANMUNJOM (ffi Another 400 prisoners of the Communists be- came free men at this dusty vil- lage today as the Reds warned ominously that they have the right to hold back Allied prisoners fac- ing or serving jail terms. Prisoners freed today in the ninth day of the great POW ex- change were 75 Americans, 75 British and 250 South Koreans. Most of the repatriates appeared healthy as they bounced from the Red trucks. This was the first large group from Camp 1 at Chongsong. Al- most all POWs returned previously were from Camp 5 at Pyoktong on the Yalu River. However, the stories of turncoats, informers and cruelty in Camp 1 struck a note heard before from the Camp 5 veterans. Meanwhile. Red China's harsh warning backed stories from re- turning prisoners that buddies had been left behind, sentenced to jail for terms jip to three years by the Reds on such charges as "instigat- ing against peace." Want All Returned U. S. Secretary of State Dulles warned the Communists Tuesday that the U. N. Command would not return Red captives convicted of crimes "until we know the attitude of the Communists toward ours." He said the UNC wanted all POWi returned. Peiping radio said the Geneva quiwuuiiiwo tiiAu TI j Ai j. Constantine Adamoponlos already Convention provides that prisoners -fa mnrf T-iT-ni-xnaHin