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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1953, Winona, Minnesota WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 31, 1953 Fair, Hot and Humid Tonight And Tuesday Dial 3322 To Place Your Want Ad New Heat Records Set Across Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The August 1953 heat wave prob- ably will not soon be forgotten. Records written under a stifling air blanket reaching from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast should take care of that. Every day new records, and the Weather Bureau forecast little if any change through Tues- day. This is a distressing outlook for eastern United States, where 90-degree plus temperatures were the rule Sunday and Deaths of 17 Pennsylvanians, 15 in Philadelphia, were attributed to the heat; Some communities faced serious water shortages for domestic con- sumption as a result of brassy, rainless skies; many banned use of water for sprinkling and automo- bile washing; Lawns burned up, trees and crops suffered, and the dryness of vegetation posed the threat of grass and brush fires in rural areas; Hundreds of thousands of persons swarmed to the beaches seeking relief; Dozens of Records Aug. 30 all-time temperature records were set by the dozens. Nor was relief in sight. The Wea- ther Bureau in Chicago said it might be a bit cooler in the north- ern tip of New England today, and temperatures may drop into the 80s in northern portions of Minne- sota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Otherwise, the forecast was "Fair and continued hot." Possible brief showers in Lower Michigan, Min- nesota, Iowa, Western Illinois and Wisconsin were expected only to add the further discomfort of humidity. The long hot, dry has been eight consecutive days of 90 degrees or higher in Chicago apparently has directly caused lit- tle loss of life. Only Pennsylvania reported heat deaths Sunday. Chicago police and fire depart- Raymond W. Ambler, dark glasses, blind Legionnaire of Bridgeman, Mich., and a delegate to the 15th annual national con- vention, holds onto the harness of his constant companion Duke, who lies panting in an aisle of the convention hall in St. Louis. This was nothing new to the dog. He Ms accompanied his master to six previous conventions. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Faces Fight Air Force Cuts sons overcome by the 35 000 persons 150 More U.S. Prisoners Set Free by Reds 100 More Due For Release On Tuesday By JIM BECKER PANMUNJOM Another 150 Americans, mostly sergeants and officers, were freed today amid in- dications the Communists may send back up to 500 more Ameri- cans than the originally prom- ised. The Reds also released 250 i South Koreans on this 27th day of the Korean War prisoner exchange, i The Communists promised to i send back 400 prisoners tomorrow Americans, 25 British, 20 Turks, 5 Australians and another '250 South Koreans. One of the Britons to be handed over Tuesday will be Lt. Col. James P. Carne, top-ranking Brit- ish officer held by the Commu- nists, Red newspapermen said. Carne, commander of a battalion of one of Britain's great fighting units the Gloucestershire Regi- captured in April, 1951 in the fierce Imjin River battle. Surrounded by Reds, mpstof the men of Carne's 1st Battalion" were killed or captured in a gallant stand against overwhelming force.'. Only a few trickled back to Allied lines. The Communist Peiping radio said Monday that Carne was await- ing repatriation at Kaesong, the Red holding point just north of Panmunjom, and was in "splendid physical shape." Meanwhile, Allied and Commu- nist delegates to the Military Arm- istice Commission met at this truce site in one of their longest sessions. After an hour and 49 min- utes, the delegates recessed with- out setting a date for another meeting. There was no announcement of what was discussed. The meeting was called at Com- munist request. Returning Americans Monday raised hopes that the Reds would return more U. S. soldiers than they originally promised. Homeless I n s Flood 10 Days of Rain Too Much for A E-36 Of The U. S. Air Force flew over a gun emplacement as the big bomber came in for a landing at a Far East Air Forces base. Sev- eral of these heavy bombers completed a non- stop flight across the Pacific on a training mis- sion. The mission is part of the Air Force policy of overseas training conducted by the Strategic A'.T Command. (U. S, Air Force photo via AP Wirephoto) 5 of Force cuts by the them among tending the baseball game at Comiskey Park. Flint, Mich., had four prostrations and Baltimore one. The Weather Bureau said this low rate of human casualties due to low humidity. New Aug. 30 heat records set Sunday included: Washington 99.3; _.-..... Boston 98: Portland, Maine, 95; ment and by the elimination pi Louisville 98 4; Baltimore 99; Phil-1 waste and Gough said adelphia 100; Pittsburgh 96: Clove- j in his report prepared for delivery, land 96; Toledo 98; Columbus 100; An Air Force wing is a combat Albany 98; Syracuse and Bingham-! plane plus nonlactical groups for ton, N. Y., New York City 95.9; supply, maintenance and such. Chicago 96.1; Hartford. Conn., 97 Learitime is the length of time it t Lewis K. Gough of Pasadena, Calif., national commander of the organization, told convention delegates in his report that while the proposed 1954 budget gives the Air Force only 114 wings, 23 wings have been added to the Air Nation- al Guard and Air Reserve. "Over-all, greater combat strength should be realized through a reduction in lead time, better utilization of personnel and equip- Maneuvering Troops Alarm Trieste Area TRIESTE big Adriatic free port went about business usual today despite a clamorous word war between Italy and Yugo- slavia over the long-disputed Trieste "free territory." _______ ,_______ Although Italian troops moved toward the border as accusations The Reds have returned i flew back and forth, Trieste city remained free of demonstrations or mericans. leavins 486 still sched- even unusual public interest in lat- FLINT, Mich. UP) Flint was and Richmond, 101. Hot in Virginia takes from the letting of contracts j proucj today of itself and its neigh- until a plane is ready for use. For Chicago it was the fifth bors. In its northern outskirts stood completed homes and 112 more Americans, leaving 486 still sched- uled for repatriation, according to i their early figure. i But liberated Americans who were at Kaesong over the weekend said more than non-Korean POWs were still awaiting repatria- tion at the Red collecting center just north of here. They said most of the men were American and British sergeants and officers. The Reds said recently that their total did not include some POWs captured in the last days of the war. Lt. Maxey H. Hall Jr. of Indian- apolis, said 290 American of- ficers were at Kaesong. He said he had no idea how many enlisted men were being held there, Sgt. 1C. Earl Dantzler, of Rich- mond, Va., said more than 500 non- Lumberyard Fire Loss a! Appfefon Set at even unusual publi est developments in the long dis- I pute. Yugoslavia officially denied yes- terday Italian charges that Presi- dent "Tito was getting ready to annex the territory's Zone B, south of the port city, which Yugoslavia occupies and administers under the Italian peace treaty. Yugoslav Foreign Minister Ales Bebler also charged yesterday in a Evacuation of British From Suez Nearly Set CAIRO, Egypt and Egypt were reported near agree- ment today on evacuation of Brit- ish troops from their big Suez zone installation and future Western use of the base in the event of war. A high official source said "al- most all" differences had been settled and the two nations so long at odds were expected to complete a final agreement late in'September. The source said Egypt, in inform- al talks here, had agreed if Britain Coastal Plain Evacuated From Robstown, 500 From Sinton ROBSTOWN, Tex. than persons were homeless today along the swamped lower Texas coast as rising water from ten days of deluge rains seeped into homes on the flat coastal plains. At least were evacuated in this farming community of about 17 miles west of Corpus Christi. Many spent their second night in emergency shelter. They were joined by new refugees late last night as runoff from heavy afternoon thundershowers rushed into the water bound towns. The number of homeless in- creased as intermittent thunder- showers continued along the coast. More rain was forecast. Steady west winds from the Gulf drove moist air inland. Another town hard hit was Sinton 28 miles north of Corpus Christi, where 450 were evacuated. The south Texas flood was no great danger to life because the water rose slowly. It spread over vast acreages and was trapped be- hind drainage ditch levees, rail- road embankments and other ob- structions. Draining was slow. Flooding here began Saturday when an embankment softened by 8Vi inches of rain in 36 hours gave away, flooding much of the town. Constable Ben A. Bennett said "easily had been driven from their homes and calls for eva- cuation were coming in all the time as water crept higher. At Kingsville, 40 miles southwest of Corpus Christi, about 60 families, possibly 300 persons, were still sheltered after high water Thurs- day and Friday. There had been no reported loss APPLETON, Wis. Fire caus- speech at Idrija. on the Slovene pulled her troops out of ]if but propertv damages con- H In S50.GOO damage at i Italians were "en-j canal zone, Egypt wpdd make he tinued to nse. In many south Texag j deavoring with all means avail- base there available again to the j homes water was more tban ed an estimated damage at Americans, are awaiting return at Paradine of Xew York, adopted I in various stages of construction to "temperature rec-jwithout opposition, however, a hearts and hands can do ords and the 18th straight day of j port calling the present Air Force j t0 erase the scars of no measureable precipitation. j inadequate and especially short of j tragedy. It was Washington's replacement crews for the Stra- Those homes took an estimated of 1953, tegic Air Command. man hours of work all of; It was Detroit's and New York's The legion's National Executive jt contributed Saturday and yester-1 RJcochetinQ Bllllet second consecutive record temper- Committee, meeting late yester-1