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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 15, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Cooler Tonight; Sunday Fair, Pleasant- Chiefs at Austin Sunday at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 152 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, AUGUST 15, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES ROUTE OF "FLYING PAUL MVERT AUGUST. 1911 The Route Of Max Conrad's "Paul Revere" flight, beginning in Washington, D. C., and ending in Sacramento, Calif., is shown on this map. Conrad will leave Monday on the 19-day flight that will take him to every state capital in the nation, carrying messages to state offi- cials pertaining to the 50th anniversary of power- ed flight. The flight is being sponsored by the National Anniversary Committee, Civil Air Pat- rol, Civil Aeronautics Administration, U. S. Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Aircraft Indus- tries Association. Conrad will also speak in a number of cities on the "Winona Experiment" now in progress here as about 70 youngsters as- semble their own plane. After the "Paul Revere" flight is completed, Conrad will fly from San Francisco to New York in an attempt to break the world's non-stop distance record he set in 1951. Story on Page 3. (AP photo) Britain Back on Her Feet By STEWART ALSOP French Strike Seems To Be Fizzling Out By HARVEY HUDSON PARIS long, costly series of French strikes seemed to- day to be running out of steam. It was still too early to say when the work stoppages might end or that there would be no recurrence enthusiasm appeared to be waning. No new walkouts were announced yesterday, and a few perhaps were appearing in the solid front the TODAY strikers put up the past week, I Still Off Jobs Although most of the demon- strators were still off their jobs, there was no way of estimating Sfjthe real strike strength. Today is AssumptiorTcTay, normally a holi- day. The big test will come Mon- day and Tuesday, when the holi- day weekend is over and many workers are due to report back to their jobs. j The only new strike scheduled is I a one-day walkout for newspaper I plant employes Monday. The un- LONDON news is always j jons have agreed, however, that a welcome change these days, and j the publishers would be permitted the news from Britain is good The rt of good news is simply this. Britain j A Communist.ied attempt to is back on her feet again. Although spread the strike among laborers it has made few headlines, Bri-1 as well as civil employes appar- tain's remarkable economic recov-! enUy has failed so 'far. Official nnP of the ereat underpins >sources estimated that two million ery is one of the great underpins, actually quit work although facts of the world situation. j strike calls went out to four mji_ The first thing the visitor to Bri- jn0n..The stoppage included work- tain notices is a general brightness j ers in the postal, telegraph, tele- and cheerfulness, in sharp con- phone, gas and electric service as auu wen as railroads and coal mines, trast to the dimness of life which j Government civil servants also lasted for eight years after their jobs ;n tne huge protest war ended. This first impression is against Premier Joseph Laniel's fully confirmed by further inquiry, i economy decrees. The government 1 measures designed to halt the drain on France's near-bankrupt treas- I ury included upping the retirement age of civil servants and firing Tip on Gambling, Vice Worth ROCK ISLAND, 111. good tip on gambling or prostitution is worth SlOO in Rock Island County, starting today. State's Attorney Bernard J. Mo- ran ran advertisements in two newspapers offering that amount for information leading to the ar- rest and conviction of violators. He plans to run similar ads weekly for the next three years. 16 Allies Meet To Palch U.S, Britain Breech Dispute Involves Seating Russia, India at Conference By A. I. GOLDBERG UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The 16 nations that fought under the U. N. banner in Korea readied another try today at patching up British-United States differences over the proposed inclusion of In- dia and the Soviet Union in the forthcoming Korean political con- ference. Delegates gathered at U. S. mis- sion headquarters for their third private huddle on the issue only a few hours after the British gov- ernment declared it was not com- mitted to a renewal of the Korean War if the armistice were broken by any nation on the U. N. side. The declaration apparently was aimed at South Korean President Syngman Rhee, who told a mam- moth rally in Seoul today that "it is our wish and determination to march north at the earliest pos- sible time" to achieve unification of divided Korea. Rift Over Makeup The British-American rift over the makeup of the political confer- ence followed Britain's nomination of both Russia and India. The Lon- don government has maintained that if the world wants a real set- tlement Russia must be represent- ed and it put forward India as a symbol of non-Communist Asia. The United States has insisted that only countries which fought for the U. N. have the right to represent the international organi- zation at the parley. It maintains this is- the clear meaning of the armistice agreement. The British reportedly were pre- pared to carry the issue to the floor of the General Assembly un- lless prior agreement is reached POW ByRO V-IVI Advertising costs, he said, will before the 60-nation body assem- be met by fines levied against vie- ties Monday for its special Korean lators. Lauding local law enforcement i agencies, Moran said he hoped to help them "wipe out entirely the persistent, petty violations which now exist." 3-Car State Crash Kills 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A three-car crash that killed two youths today raised Minnesota's steadily growing traffic toll for 1953 to 345 73 more than the figure for this date last year. Latest victims were Conrad Daly, 18, Robinsdale; William An- derson Jr., 16, Crystal, and Diane Fernholz, 3, Lake Benton, Minn. Daly and Anderson were two of four youths riding in a car that burst into flame after it was struck from the rear and hurled into the path of an oncoming machine. Anderson died at the scene. Daly died in Victory Memorial Hospital today of burns. Seven other persons were in- jured, two critically, in the crash that occurred at the Belt Line (Highway 100) and 34th Ave. N. at p. m. Friday. In critical condition at General Hospital are Loren Snyder, 15, 3335 with all me anxiety 01 a i tnlpn'hnnr r-alh will hp'next Brunswick Ave., Crystal, and Clif- mother watching the thermometer to Almos? no Jones, 16, 3357 Vera Cruz The plain fact is that Britair. is in the midst of a boom, by any rea sonable definition of that word. Unemployment, which was be-, su ]us govcrnraent employes, ginning to worry the government j Tension Lessens seriously a year ago, is now vir- the tension seemed les- tually non-existent. Profits are there stjll was no indica. good, and prosperity general. The o{ any ab t break jn thfi crucjal gold and dollar .reserve, Trains apparently stm will and dollar is" watched by British with all the anxiety of a run only spasmodically. Long dis- Sparkling Smiles Were In Order Friday night at the Winona County Fair as five queens cele- brated their triumph in a field of more than 125 4-H club clothing contestants. The health king is at the extreme right. Left to right: Louise Walch, Miss Homemaking' Assistance; Judy Roper, Miss Beginner Clothing; Geraldine Sackreiter, Miss Winona County, the 1953 queen who will represent the county at the Minnesota State Fair; Nadine Steuernagel, Miss Junior Clothing; Rita Ninte- mann, Miss Advance Clothing; and Earl Drenck- hahn, the county's health king for the second year in succession. The fair closes Sunday night. (Republican-Herald photo) ef a sick child, is up almost three year ago. The production index, which turned ominously downward in 1952, has turned up again. There is a solid respect for the value of the pound sterling which has not existed for a long time. Internally, inflation has been almost stopped, and the pound is holding its own steadily on the world markets. Admit Pleasant Facts All these pleasant facts are ad- .0 impossible to make. Almost no mail will be delivered. Local bus and subway transport will be cur- tailed. The government has made no move to give in or talk to any un- ion leaders while the strikes go on. The one possibility for an out- right reversal of its position was slow in developing. It was a move- ment for calling a special National Assembly session. The deputies can force a special session if a third of the assembly mitted by the British leaders and i men make written requests. Over their economic experts with an 200 deputies had sent such tele- m o s t agonized reluctance, as i grams to assembly headquarters though merely to mention them were to invite disaster. The British are downright superstitious about their economic situation, and espe- cially in all odd-numbered years. The great postwar British econom- ic crises occurred in 1947, 1949, and 1953 has not yet run its course, as the gloomier experts like to point out. The current remarkable recov- ery, is moreover, in part a mat- ter of sheer good luck, as Chancel- lor of the Exchequer R. A. Butler (whose political stock has been ris- ing steadily with the British boom) freely admits. The terms of trade began some months ago to turn in by last night but fewer than had been able to get letters through in confirmation. It is the written confirmation that counts. 'Mata Hari7 Ordered To Leave Kashmir Ave., Crystal, both suffering se vere burns. The Fernholz girl was killed near Lake Benton. Diane, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Fernholz of Lake Benton was struck down on a highway near there by a car driven by Merlyn Vick, Fendricks, Minn. A Latin-American source said Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., chief U. S. delegate, had indicated the United States would oppose India all the way but might abstain on Russia if the issue came to a vote in the Assembly. Lodge Confers Lodge conferred with delegates from the 20-nation Latin-American bloc last night. The source said he told them a U, S.-sponsored resolution would name 10 countries as U. N. participants in the con- ference. The nations listed, accord- ing to the source, were: Australia, Canada, Thailand. Co- lombia. France, The Philippines, Turkey, Britain, South Korea, and the United States. The British declaration on pos- sible renewal of the Korean fight was issued last night from No. 10 Downing Street, Prime Minister Churchill's official residence. It was designed to clarify the gov- ernment's position on an agree- ment by the 16 nations with forces in Korea to resist any new ag- gression in the war-devastated pen- insula. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and Okinawa Base May Escape Full Force Of Pacific Typhoon NAHA, Okinawa howling Pacific typhoon veered slightly to- night and weather experts said this huge American base may escape ROKs Parade In Seoul, Rhee Asks Unification By GEORGE MCARTHUR SEOUL South Korean troops paraded through this bat- tered capital today and President j "of Okinawa Air Base Communications Center Syngman Rhee shouted his deter- j said the of the worst ever to churn through the Western the full fury of the storm. Wolff of mination to "march north at the j earliest possible time" as this war-! late slightly to the shattered republic marked its fifth Independence Day. In an address to thousands packed into Capitol Plaza Rhee re- iterated that the post-armistice po- litical conference has 90 days to unify Korea. And he predicted again that the conference will fail. Rhee made it clear that unifica- tion is his goal. The one and only standard by which the success or failure of the political conference may be judged is whether it achieves this com- mon he declared. Rhee said the armistice shifted cooler tonight. Sunday fair and the "battle of Korea" from a mili- pleasant. Low tonight 55, high Sun- day 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the tary to a political field but it still 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 83; minimum, noon, 75; precipitation, none; sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. Temp. 80 at p, m. remains the crucial struggle to avoid World War III. He spoke at a giant gathering in front of the war-scarred Capitol 58; I building. At least South Ko- sun reans lined the streets and Capitol Plaza to hear the speech directly and over loudspeakers. Korean po- lice estimates ranged as high as a half million. After the speech, the Republic NEW DELHI. India mysterious Edna Bellefontaine, dubbed the "Mata Hari of Kash- mir" by the leftwing Indian press, was reported to be collecting her houseboat in preparation for leav- ing the Kashmir capital. r i The Kashmir government has or- Britain's favor-the prices of raw ftfi blonde cab. rnateria s which Britain imports d h d N Sheik Abdullah. The government charged she had acted, or was about to act, "in a held steady. Other than by prayer, there is no way the British can make sure that this situation will continue. The British economic experts, moreover knockers-on-wood and crossers-of-fingers to a man, from manner prejudicial to the security and tranquility of the state." The London-bom Miss Bellefon- taine is reported to have come to long conditioning-point to a whole Kashmir in 1945 at the invitation of the late Singh Bahadur, maha- j rajah of Kapurthala, and his son ALSOPS I who had seen her dancing. array of clouds on the economic (Continued on Page 2, Column 7) Friday, min. 55 at a. m. Korea proudly paraded its mili- day. Noon strength. Units from 16 ROK of clouds at feet, visibility I divisions marched smartly through 15 miles, wind calm, barometer the streets. Cadets from the army 30.17 steady, humidity 58 per cent, j and naval academies joined the parade and a battalion of Korean Marines in full battle packs took a salute. The small ROK Air Force sent 24 F51 Mustangs low over the parade. Big guns, tanks, trucks, jeeps, ambulances and all the equipment of modern war passed the review- ing stand where Rhee stood sur- "If it remains on its present course its center may pass to the south of Wolff said. "We'll know by 9 a.m. tomorrow (7 p.m. Saturday The big storm was centered about 200 miles from Okinawa at 3 p.m. and the island was braced for a big blow even if it is spared the full brunt of the winds. The typhoon, generating winds of 138 miles an hour, is moving the River Irk today, killing northwesterly at 10 m.p.h. toward i 10 passengers and injuring 50 Wenchow, a Communist China port others. about 230 miles south of Shanghai. One coach somersaulted into the Wolff said he believed the cen- 2 British Trains Collide, Milled MANCHESTER, England (ffl Two British trains crunched into each other atop a viaduct 80 feet ter would pass far enough north bed, landing down aft- to spare Formosa, Nationalist Chi- j er ripping a 30-foot gap in the via- I duct wall, lashed An emergency call went out for na Island stronghold. Winds up to 60 m.p.h. Okinawa Saturday. Light rain fell acetylene equipment to burn from a yellowish, gray sky. I through parts of the wreckage to Fsnpri-illv built tvnhoon-nroof Ireach at least three Persons be- prisoners. The U. N. has made no Especially built, tvpnoon proot ntion omni r ans 314 Communists And 9 American Guards Injured 50 Soldiers From U.S. Among Newly Released Men By WILLIAM C. BARNARD PANMUNJOM The U. N. Command said today South Korean civilians stoned taunting Commu- nist war prisoners moving north for repatriation yesterday, injur- ing 314 Reds and nine American guards. The outbreak of violence near Inchon brought n o immediate echoes at this dusty village where 400 more Allied prisoners were freed from Communist prison camps today. Fifty Americans, all of them ap- parently hale and hearty, were among the group freed on this, the llth day of the great prisoner exchange. Nine others prisoners liberated of them seriously ill or due at Travis Air Force Base near San Fran- cisco today after a flight aerosf the Pacific. Second Ship to Sail The second troopship to leave for the United States with liber- ated Americans was to sail from Inchon Harbor Sunday morning. Aboard the transport Gen. Hase are 437 American repatriates and other troops en route home on reg- ular rotation. The trip is expected to take about 10 days. The U. N. Command said some Red prisoners, flaunting ban- ners and chanting Communist songs, hurled boots and metal can- teens at South Korean bystanders as they were being trucked to a rail station from Inchon Harbor. The South Koreans responded with rocks. The U. N. POW Com- mand said 314 Reds were slightly injured. Nine American guards also were hurt, two seriously. Saturday's liberated Americans added to the stories of horrors in Red POW stockades. And Commu- nist Peiping radio continued the war of words over the withholding of some prisoners. Peiping said the Reds had pro- tested to the armistice repatriation commission against what it called "the forcible retention of a num- ber" of Communist prisoners due for repatriation. The broadcast accused the U.N. Command of "brutal treatment and murder of Korean and Chinese POWs." Protest Lodged The broadcast said the protests were lodged Friday and that an explicit answer" was demanded within three days. The U. N. Command Friday told the Reds to say definitely whether they plan to withhold any Allied concrete structures protected American airmen, soldiers and their families on the island, a key base for U. S. B29s and fighters. Some Superforts have been flown from the island for the duration of the to bases in the Philippines. Other planes, with their full crews aboard, will ride out the typhoon on the ground with their engines running, headed into The port of Naha turned into a ghost city as everyone sought shel- ter. Most offices and stores were closed. Commercial traffic stopped. The natives on the island scurried for cover. licved trapped river is shallow the at the The mention of a Communist protest, isolated Saturday's group of 50 Ameri- stretch of track about a mile from cans was the smallest returned so Victoria Station. jfar by the Reds. Fifty British and Breakdown gangs went to work 1300 South Koreans also were re- almost immediately to remove patriated Saturday. Sunday's group the Reds said. wrecked coaches from the main line. Exactly how the collision oc- curred was not announced. will include 75 Americans, 75 Brit- ish, and 262 South Koreans. 'We are all buttoned up, and may begin to feel the first real rounded by foreign dignitaries, in-! effects after midnight." eluding U. S. Ambassador to Korea I The screaming winds may take Ellis 0 Briggs and 8th Army com- j as much as 24 hours to pass the mander Gen, Maxwell D. Taylor. Okinawa archipelago traveling at "It is our wish and determina- j the present rate, tion to march north at the earliest possible time to save our North Korean brethren from the sure death they are facing Rhee declared. "We are destined to share with them life or death and we are fully aware that our mental attach- ment and official obligation to them Boy Admits Setting Fire This Car Was Reduced to charred wreckage in a Belt Line (Highway 100) crash in the Minneapolis suburb of Crystal Friday night. Two youths died in the 3-car crash and seven others were injured. The above car became a huge torch when spilled gaso- line ignited. One car struck it in the rear, hurling into a car traveling in the opposite lane. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) hardly allows us to delay their ulti- mate salvation another few months." Rhee strongly denounced any po- litical "appeasement" of the Com- munists. Barbara Gale Born During Hurricane NEW BERN, N. C. hurricane "Barbara" struck here Thursday night, a daughter was born to the N. E. Wards at Kafer Memorial Hospital. They have named her Barbara Gale. -A 17- Friday MILWAUKEE, Wis. (ffl- year-old boy told police that he set a fire that de- stroyed the Blatz Brewing Go's bot- tle warehouse May 15, 1951. William Rossiter, deputy state fire marshal, said the youth also admitted setting about 20 other fires in garages, ash boxes and automobiles since he was 12 years old. The boy told Rossiter he got a thrill from hearing sirens and watching firemen in action. The youngster related his story because he "had something on his mind" after officers took him into custody over violation of the bi- cycle ordinance. His case was turn- ed over to juvenile authorities. Myrna Hansen, 13-year-old Chicagoan who recently was named Miss United States and went on to finish second in the "Miss Universe" contest this year, examined a bump on the head of Albert LaTorra, 22, Chicago, whom she helped rescue from Lake Michigan Friday night. LaTorra was knocked unconscious and into the water when struck on the head by the boom of a sail- boat on which they were riding. Miss Hansen; an expert swim- mer, leaped from the boat and held LaTorra's head above water until a Coast Guard rescue boat arrived. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ;