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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Generally Fair, Colder Tonight And Saturday Hurry Hurry You Goodfellows NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 18 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 11, 1953 TWENTY PAGES Dean May Return for Instructions Sick Mother Asks Shoes For Children The following letter was received today by Mrs. Thomas Lightfoot, a Goodfellows worker: "Dear Mrs. Lightfoot, "I am writing this in regard to my. little girl who attends the first grade at the Lincoln School, "1 am expecting a child and have just come home from the hospital after a week's stay suffering with pneumonia. Due to so much sickness in our family my husband has missed a lot of work, and with the small income we have the most of it goes for doctor bills and rent and food so we are un- able to get our little girl a pair of snow boots which she needs badly. She is six years old. "Also, I am going to ask for a pair of shoes and overshoes for each of my brothers and sisters. I wouldn't ask for this much if it weren't desperate- ly needed. "My father is unable to work at all and my mother has only been out of the hospital a short time after havk-g a serious op- eration. She can't work be- cause of her health. That is why I am asking for these things. My brother is in the seventh grade in the Junior High School. He needs a pair of overshoes and could use a pair of shoes. My sister is also in the Junior High School and needs a pair of snow boots. She could also use a pair of shoes. My youngest sister is in the third grade at school. She needs a pair of snow boots and a pair of shoes. "If you would please let my mom know when she could bring the children in, Mrs, Ligbtfoot, to be fitted with shoes and overshoes, I know she would appreciate it great- ly. She needs the help badly but is a person who will not ask for help if she can pos- sibly get by without it. "So, if you will please help them and our little girl, we all appreciate it greatly. When we are financially able, I will try to do all I can for the Goodfellows. I think they are a wonderful organization. "Please, Please; "Thank you (Name and address with- held) "P.S. Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to each and every one of you." This case, of course, is being in- vestigated. This is only one of the many letters received by the Winona Goodfellows. The letters are all quite a bit alike. They are written by friends of families and by moth- ers whose children are in desper- ate need of help this Christmas. (Continued on Page 18, Column 1) GOODFELLOW New Goodfellow Contributions Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellows funds to date: Previously listed Roy M. Solberg, shoes. Jeffrey Monk, left, 15, and William Hagedorn, 12, attempted to rescue young Monk's calf from a flooded pasture on the Monk farm south of Kent, Wash., after the rain-swollen Green River suddenly flooded the area Wednesday night. Many householders in the region prepared to move out until water began receding Thursday, (AP photo) clothing and Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Walker.............. Angus................. From a Friend Betty Hebbler Carolyn and Dorothy Anderson Steatc Shop and employes Kenneth Harold, Winona Insurance Agency and em- ployes In Memory of Paul Gulbrandsen Swede and Vera J. M. R............... N. N.................. Suzan and baby Carol Arntson Sharon and Rusty B and B Shoe Store Northern Field Seed Co., Inc............. A Friend Paul Libera Mrs. H. M. L......... A Friend from Fountain City Two Friends Two Brownies and three Blues 2.00 5.00 10.00 2.00 5.00 2.00 20.00 1.00 25.00 5.00 10.00 .25 5.00 25.00 15.00 1.00 5.00 25.00 1.00 20.00 10.00 End Gasoline Tax, Stop Highway Aid, Kohler Urges U.S. WASHINGTON Gov. Walter J. Kohler of Wisconsin Thursday recommended "immediate abolition of the federal gasoline tax and of federal highway aids except to a handful of states in unusual cir- cumstances." Kohler also told a national conference on highway financing that in addition to leaving the gasoline tax field solely to the states, Con- gress should begin distribution of some portion of the other federal automotive excise tax revenues TODAY U. S. to Press For Acceptance Of Atomic Plan Undeterred by Coldness of Moscow Reaction By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON United States, undeterred by Moscow's in- itial coldness, weighed today the nature and timing of the next step in pressing for acceptance of the Eisenhower plan for an interna- tional atomic pool. Officials speculatively pointed out two possibilities for action: 1. A tormal request may be made in the United Nations Dis- armament Commission for appoint- ment of a subcommitteee consisting of nations with atomic resources. They would hold secret talks on the plan as President Eisenhower suggested when he presented it to the U, N. Assembly Tuesday. 2. Secretary of State Dulles will have opportunity at a forthcom- ing conference of Big Four for- eign ministers in Berlin to dis- cuss the idea privately with Soviet Foreign Minister that seems to be a good idea at the time. Dulles takes off for Paris late today to attend a meeting of the North Atlantic Treaty Council. He may discuss the next step on the atomic plan there with British, and French officials. Secretary of the Treasury Hum- phrey and Secretary of Defense Wilson also are going to the Dec, 14-16 NATO meetings, whose ma- jor objective is strengthening West- ern defense arrangements in Europe, First Soviet reaction to the Presi- dent's an internation- al atomic agency., under the United Nations, to develop the peaceful uses of nuclear given in a Moscow radio broadcast for construction of the interstate Wednesday. The Russians derided highway system. He said Congress authorized des- ignation of an interstate highway system in 1944 but has appropri- ated only 25 million dollars toward its construction. Billions are need- ed, he said. The governor expressed belief the Republican administration will reduce government costs to such an extent that the distribution he proposes can be made. Asserting the government col- lected 850 million dollars in 1952 from its gasoline tax, Kohler said only 575 million dollars is to be U.S. Must Look to Defenses By STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON As this is writ- ten, every sign suggests that Mal- enkov is going to turn down Pres- ident Eisenhower's proposal to cre- ate a world pool of fissionable ma- terials, just as flatly as Stalin _ turned down the Marshall Plan. I together the states are to get back highway purposes only 27 per! This 7-Month-Old Deer has the run of the Mrs, Beatrice Lewis household during deer hunting season in Maryland. The family sheltered the ani- mal shortly after it was born. It has romped in the nearby woods at North East, Md., but right now the Lewis family is keeping the deer inside so it won't become hunters' game. Cayolyn Lewis, 7, shown above, gets along nicely with the pet. He sleeps in the kitchen, eats beef stew, hot dogs and pickles. (AP Wirephoto) Alden Mother Denied Right To Visit Korea TOKYO mother of an American war prisoner who stayed with the Communists learned to- day that she cannot visit Korea in an effort to persuade her son to return home. Mrs. Portia Howe of Alden, Minn., arrived by plane and con- ferred privately with Gen. John, Eisenhower's U. N. speech as a E Hull. The supreme Allied com- "warmongering" address and con-1 mander announced that he had tended he had "threatened atomic been "obliged to refuse permis- I sion" to Mrs, Howe to visit Korea. Mr.s. Howe's son by a previous Their principal seemed to be that Eisenhower had' not yielded to the Soviet insistence on immediate outlawing of all kinds of atomic 'weapons. The official U. S, reaction to this Soviet blast was that it did not "necessarily represent the con- sidered decision of the Soviet gov- ernment." For the time being, officials said mted win tafce only 575 mmmn awiars is TO wait.and.see attitude. The gov- returned to the states m the "seal I __._t fi_al ri, year 1953-54 for highway purposes. He said other automotive excise taxes returned to the government in 1952 and that al- ernment willl not make a final de- termination of what the next move should be until there is some defi- 4 More Deaths Swell State's '53 Traffic Toll Total Now Within 38 Of All-Time Record Of 649 Set in '36 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A highway "slow" sign today cut the throat of Elsworth Eck- dahl, about 55, killing the Wash- ington County highway foreman when his truck was involved in a collision. Death of Eckdahl and three other persons, all victims separate accidents, raised the Minnesota traffic toll to 611 for 1953. The figure was 107 more than for the same period last year and within 38 of the all time record of 649 set in 1936. Eckdahl, of Forest Lake, had the metal sign in the cab of his truck as he drove on County High- way 5. The truck and a car driven by Henry Weitzel, 59 Lake Elmo, collided near the Lake Elmo air- port. Sheriff Reuben Granquist, Still- water, said the impact knocked the sign against Eckdanl's throat. The Minnesota State Highway Department today removed from the list of fatalities on highways the name of Oscar Maten, 66, Wrenshall, Minn., killed when his truck was hit by a switch engine Nov. 11. A detailed report dis- closed the mishap occurred not on a highway, but on a private drive- way to Maten's farm. Besides Eckdahl, the latest traf- fic victims were: James Belanger, 14, struck by a" car as he walked along U.S. 53 south of International Falls. Eugene Friesse, Ransom, Kan., Navy man stationed at Wold- Chamberlain Field in Minneapolis, fatally injured when the car in which he was riding skidded, on an icy patch and overturned three miles east of Cororan in Hennepin County. Alex Strauss, 48, Golden Valley, killed in a collision at county road 7 and 17th avenue, near Minne- apolis. Critically injured in the ac- marriage, Pfc. Richard F. Tenne-1 near Hopkins. cident was Gunnar Ellison, 65, of son, is among 22 Americans who did not return home last summer. "I have the deepest sympathy for Mrs. Howe and the utmost re- spect for her desire to effect the return of her son to his own coun-1 Gen, Hull said in a state-> ment. "But in view of previously j announced U. S. Department of Defense policy in relation of the prisoner of war question, I am not authorized to permit her entry into Korea to see her son." And this turn-down is just as for-1 cent of the total tunate for the United States and) said'that under the plan the Western World as was the i he proposed states such as his own earlier one. i would get no federal aid. He was spate of justified enthusiasm for the President's speech. If the So- viets had agreed to turn over a limited quantity of fissionable ma-1 House Thursday. I One Good Binge Deserves Another DETROIT Vlaikov, _ 64, testified that he went on a spree after his 70-year-old wife Theresa Gov, Walter Kohler visited Pre-1 went on a shopping binge and sident Eisenhower's chief assistant, bought 35 hats and 40 dresses. Sherman Adams, at the T Commerce of the United States. terial to international control, this I Kohler said his visit was only a Mrs. Vlaikov accompanied her Johnny H. and clothing; A clothing: Mrs. Doris Irwin. Fountain A Friend from would not have reduced by one social call and did not say whether I husband to iota the threat to national survival they discussed any business. babushka. j inherent in what the President call- Jed "the awful arithmetic of the atomic bomb." j Production of fissionable mater- ial (which used to be measured by the thimbleful) is now measured by the ton. If both the Soviet Union and the United States were to hand over to international control a few pounds of the deadly stuff Or even many pounds this would in no way e'ffect the world balance of nuclear power, nor the' threat of nuclear aggression. Threat Over World j As long as the Soviet Union con- I tinues to produce fissionable ma- terial, and to turn it into nuclear weapons, this threat will hang over the United States and the Western World. Yet it is easy to imagine the reaction in this country and throughout the West if the Kremlin had complacently agreed to hand over a limited quantity of fission- al rawstuff to an international agency. "RUSSIANS ACCEPT EISENHOWER the head- lines would read. And this must be just as fatal to the whole NATO system of alliances as a Russian agreement to participate would certainly have been to the Marshall Plan. This is not to suggest that the President's proposal was unwise or (Continued on Page 14, Column 4) ALSOPS nite indication of the Soviet gov-1 Hull said the Defense Depart- ernment's reaction policy announced _Sept. 30 opposes the idea of relatives talk- ing with the balky prisoners. j Mrs. Howe walked smiling from j the plane and told reporters: I "All I want is to present my son with a picture of America that he grew up in and his religious training. I am here with a con- viction that what I want to do is right. I am here with a faith in God and a knowledge that mil- lions are praying for me." Just before she left Washington for Tokyo, she said she is con- vinced her son is a "victim of brainwashing and needs help." White' Traffic Judge John D. Watts sentenced him to 30 days. court wearing a Anderson Visits Ike, Lunches With Sherman Adams WASHINGTON Gov. C. Elmer Anderson of Minnesota paid a brief, unscheduled "courtesy call" on President Eisenhower Thursday at which, he said, "no politics were discussed." However, the Republican gover- nor had lunch and spent an hour and a half with Sherman Adams, assistant to the President, at which the Minnesota political situation was discussed. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Red Slowdown Perils Allied Korean Talks 30 Prisoners To Be Called On Saturday By MILO FARNETI PANMUNJOM U. S. envoy Arthur H. Dean said today he may fly to Washington before Christ- mas, leaving snarled negotiations to set up a Korean peace confer- ence in the hands of his chief adviser. Dean that the preliminary peace talks would not be broken off as long as there j is hope of an agreement. Meanwhile, Communist slowdown I tactics forced suspension of Allied explanations to South Korean war I prisoners who have refused to go home, threatening Allied efforts to j change the minds of balky POWs, 1 including 22 Americans and one Briton, Lt. Gen, K, S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, said 30 ROK prisoners would be called up for interviews tomorrow. But there was no indication whether the sessions would be held. Thimayya suspended the Allied explanation program Friday after 25 of 30 prisoners insisted on mak- ing their own explanations to Allied interviewing officers. He said that if the POWS re- fuse to accept NNRC conditions Martin J. Boyle M.J.Boyle Dead; Retired Superintendent Funeral services for Martin J. Boyle, resident of Winona for 36 years until 1931 and former sup- erintendent of the old Minnesota Division of Chicago and North Western Railroad, will be held Tuesday morning at Mason City, Iowa. He died Wednesday night at a Dubuque, Iowa hospital after an I for the interviews "I'm afraid the illness of about a year. Boyle, who explanations will come to an end." would have been 83 years old next Friday, had lived in Mason City since leaving Winona. He was tak- en to the Dubuque hospital Sept. 1 following a second stroke. Funeral Services will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church at Mason City at 9 a.m. Tuesday and burial will be beside his wife in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at Owatonna. Born in 1870 ice of the railway in the j to budge. of water boy at Special U. S. Envoy Arthur H. Boyle was born at Springfield, Minn., Dec. 18, 1870 and entered the service capacity Wis., April 8, 1887. Being attract- ed to railroading and possessing unusual ambition, he studied tele- graphy under the tutelage of the telegraphers at that station and quickly mastered the work, serving as telegraph operator at many After a hurried meeting of the NNRC Thimayya announced that 30 more South Koreans would ap- pear Saturday. He did not say whether there was any .sign of a change in Communist tactics. The Indian general also an- nounced that a Red request to interview 250 anti-Red Koreans Saturday was turned down be- cause the prisoners refuse to leave their compound. Some of these prisoners were interviewed earlier and the rest have refused Dean said he may fly to Wash- ington before Christmas and leave the stalled talks on arrangements for a Korean peace conference in the hands of his chief aide. If Dean leaves. Allied negotia- tions probably will be taken over points on the railroad including Wa- by Kenneth T. Young, the State seca, Owatonna and Rochester, Department's director of North- Minn. east Asian affairs and Dean's No. 1 He was assigned to the position i adviser. of telegrapher in the superintend- j The state Department announced ent's office at Winona Sept. 1, 1895 iin Washington Thursday that Dean and subsequently was promoted in inas Deen authorized to return successive order to assistant dis- i home. It said the spokesman for patcher, night chief nations which fought in Korea day chief dispatcher, trainmaster I flas not been ordered home but and assistant superintendent On may return for consultations. Nov. 20, 1913 he was appointed] The diplomats made no progress superintendent of the Minnesota I Friday toward removing the big Divison here which position he I roadblock to a peace conference- held until Aug. 16, 1931 when the I Commumte insistence that Russia division headquarters were closed i attend as a non-voting neutral and he was transferred to tban as a participant. City as superintendent of the! The? agreed to meet again Sat- Northern Iowa Division. He retired May 1, 1940 after 53 years of con- tinuous service and had made Ma- son City his home since. Mrs. Boyle died several years ago. They had no children. While a resident of Winona he was Active in civic affairs and Winona and Vicinity-Generally i years as a director of Miss Liberty, right, since 1886 a fixture in New York Harbor may or may not be a New Yorker. Mrs. Evelyn Hill, who operates a refresh- ment and souvenir shop on Bedloes Island site of the Statue of Liberty, is suing for the return of in taxes paid to New York City on the grounds that the island is west of the New York-New Jersey border (broken The city maintains that Bedloes belongs to New York. Other points are Ellis Island Jersey shore Manhattan (D) and Governors Island (UP Telephoto) fair tonight and Saturday. Colder e ssociation o ommerce tonight with lowest 2t; high Satur- whlle here he was .member of day afternoon 32. LOCAL WEATHER I Official observations for the 24 j hours ending at 12 m. today: j Maximum, 38; minimum, 30; noon, 33; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 35 at a. m. to- day. Min. 28 at noon Thursday. Thin layer of clouds at feet and a scattered layer at Vi- sibility 15 miles, wind 18 to 26 miles per hour from west, barometer 30.- 02 rising slowly, humidity 59 per cent. (Continued on Page 14, Column 4) MARTIN BOYLE The snarl in the Allied explana- tion program definitely has de- layed the start of interviews with the 22 Americans and one British prisoner. Allied officials said the Red slow- down appears to be aimed at tying up the explanation program before the non-Koreans are called. The U. N. Command had planned to complete interviews with 328 South Koreans early next week, then ask for the others. Marshall Calls Spiritual Rebirth Peace Essential OLSO, Norway Gen. George C. Marshall called today for a. spiritual rebirth to establish anew good faith among men as a prime necessity for enduring world peace. Such a regeneration, the 1953 Nobel peace prize winner declared in a lecture at Oslo University Festival Hall, should bring good will, faith and understanding among nations. The 72-year-old American soldier statesman, honored for. his spon- sorship of America's 17 billion dollar aid plan to postwar Europe, received his prize Thursday in the same hall. Tonight's lecture was required by the will of Alfred bel, Swedish inventor of dynamite, who left the money for the awards. Marshall offered these sugges- I tions for furthering the cause of peace, warning that they held nothing of glittering or early prom- ation based on these factors might contribute to a better under- standing among all nations. 3. Solving the economic prob- lem of the "millions who live un- der sub-normal conditions and who ise: have now come to a realization that 1. "A careful study of all fac-1 they may aspire to a fair share of tors" which have caused wars in the God-given rights of human be- I the past and striving "to deter- mine the great fundamentals which must govern a peaceful progres- I sion toward a constantly higher level of civilization." 2. Study and understanding by peoples everywhere of the differ- ences between national groups. He suggested that principles of cooper- ings. "But perhaps the most important factor will be a spiritual regenera- tion to develop good will, faith and understanding among he declared. "And with all Marshall asserted, "there must be wisdom and the will to act on that wisdom." Downtown Stores Open Tonight For Christmas Shoppers ;