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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Not So Cold Tonight; Warmer Friday Send Your Goodfellows Check Today NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 23 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 17, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES ines ims o f R epuDiicans 2 Killed in Chicago Fire; 5 Firemen Trapped in Ruins The Rev. William Gorman, fire department chaplain, talked with an injured Chicago fire- man who had just been rescued from beneath the debris of fallen timbers and bricks at a skid row hotel fire today. At last report five fire- men were still entombed in the wreckage. (UP Telephoto) CHICAGO WV- At least two per- sons one a fireman were kill- ed and five other firemen were reported trapped today in the fire- swept wreckage of a small west side hotel. Twenty-one firemen and one ho- tel resident were injured. Sixteen of the firemen and the resident were hospitalized. More than 40 patrons of the 46-room hotel es- caped. A dozen fire fighters were re- ported trapped in the ruins when the front wall of the three-story Reliance Hotel collapsed. All but five were rescued within a few hours. Earl Downes, fire department attorney, said a note found on the body of the resident prompted him to start an investigation to deter- mine if the fire was the work of an arsonist. The attorney identified the vic- tim -as John Tybor, recently re- leased from a state mental hos- pital. Chicago Firemen worked frantically today to free two of their trapped comrades who at this point had their heads out from under the bricks and debris. The men were trapped when a wall of a skid row hotel collapsed following a fire which practically de- stroyed the building. (UP Telephoto) Extra Billions May Be Asked For Farm Supports WASHINGTON WAbmwuiuw Churchill Hopes West Will Offer Russia Security LONDON UP) Prime Minister Churchill said today he hoped the west would offer Soviet Russia se- Sen Aikpn curitv. guarantees at the forthcom- Bjg Four forejgn jnjnijtgrs con chairman of the Senate j ference in Berlin. Agriculture Committee, said today! At the same time Churchill dis- Congress probably will be asked I closed he had warned the French to authorize extra billions of dol- j "f th" lars for the 1954 farm price sup- j W0uld develop over failure to rat- port program. ify the European Army plan. Open- Under the present fixed high i j.n_S a. foreign_ affairs de- or 3 per cent over our while some other items are in short supply. Congress has authorized the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to borrow up to 6% billion dollars from the Treasury to fi- nance farm price supports. Aiken I said in an interview that will not be enough to carry the program j through 1954 and "it looks like they j (CCC) will have to have about 10 billions." Secretary of Agriculture Benson announced Wednesday about 4W: billions of the CCC fund were tied up aj of Oct. 31, with losses com- puted at 62 million dollars in the July 1-Oct. 31 period. That com- pared with about 61 millions in the fiscal year ended June 30. DAYSlfFT TILL XMAS SHOP EARLY Reds Blocking 4 Who Want to Return, Claim South Korean Says Communists Will Stall Talks By GEORGE MCARTHUR PANMUNJOM South Ko- rean who fled from a pro-Commu- nist prisoner compound said today diehard Red leaders are guarding 3 and perhaps 4 Americans and 20 South Korean POWs who may want to go home. The young soldier said compound leaders deliberately stalled Allied explanations to prisoners who re- fused repatriation because they feared "defections." He named four Americans who might come home if given an op- portunity, but the names were withheld by military authorities to prevent possible reprisals. The South Korean Wednesday crawled through barbed wire sur rounding the compound holding prisoners listed as pro-Communis and asked an Indian guard for repatriation. He was returned to the U. N. Command the same day. There was some official skepti- cism over the report of Pfc. Kim Mun a 22-year-old ROK soldier captured by the Reds in the sum- mer of 1951. The Indian Command which guards unrepatriated prisoners in Korea's neutral zone has said al of the Americans and the one Brit- ish prisoner appear to have firm political convictions. The U. N. Command has said repeatedly it will interview any oi the prisoners who will leave the compound. But there are only six days left before the Dec. 24 dead- line for talking with prisoners who refused to return home. Allied officers have said there appears to be little hope that in- terviews with remaining South Ko- reans and the Americans and Brit- on will be held before the deadline. The five-nation Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission, of which The Broken Line Shows "last half-mile" kid- nap slayers Carl A. Hall and Bonnie Brown Heady will take from their death row cells (I) to gas chamber (3) of the Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City, Mo. They will die shortly after midnight tonight for the abduction-murder of Bobby Greenlease, 6. An auto will drive them from the entrance (2) of cell building, (UP Tele- photo) _ Downes said the note, scrawled j India is chairman, meets Friday on the back of a cigarette pack- 1 to see a the stalled interviews can age, read in part: "I am really be started azain crazy. I killed 15 people. I also set fire to 12 apartment build- ings The dead fireman was identified as Robert Jordan, 37. He was one of 12 reported searching the ruins for possible victims when the front wall of the building collapsed. Chief Fire Marshal John J. Haberfcorn said the cause of the fire was not known. He estimated the damage at more than Be a Good Fellow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Goodfellow fund to date: Previously listed Liliian end Leo 5.00 Wilson Fire Flies 4-H Club 5.00 Frank Raines Jr. 1.00 William, Freddie, Mary Beth and Johnny Burmeister 5.00 Friend 1.00 Steinbauer Shoe Store. 25.00 Sharon, Blake and Bri- an Turner, Canton, Minn............... 3.00 Gary Ruehmann 1.00 Mary Margaret Williams 1.00 J. C. Penney Co...... 25.00 Winona Boxcraft Co... 10.00 J. A................... 2.00 A Friend.............. 25.00 A Friend 1.00 A Friend 2.00 Martha and Mary..... 2.00 In memory of A. H. 25.00 Enterprise School 1.00 F. F. L................ 1.00 R and R, St. Charles, Minn. 1.00 In memory of "Jerry Mike" Erwin...... 5.00 Elizabeth Springer___ 1.00 Dr. I. W. Steiner and Dr. W. O. Finkeln- burg 10.PO Just a Grandmother 3.00 Sonny Ward 1.00 3-D Magee 1.00 Dairy Bar and em- ployes 15.00 Gracie Henry 3.00 Mr. and Mrs. Martin Erdmann, Winona Rt. 1 A Friend clothing; A Friend from Fountain F. J. Mr. and Mrs. G, goods; Ellen Anderson, Mabel, be started again. The Indian command has con sistently honored the decisions of prisoners in regard to attending interviews. If captives in the pro- Communist North Camp collective- ly refuse to attend, the decision will be up to each individual, an Allied officer said. He will have to crawl through the wire and sur- render to an Indian guard or stay with the Communists. Allied officers had talked to 250 South Koreans before the inter- views were broken off. All chose to remain with the Communists. The South Korean prisoner in- terviewed today said the order to stall the explanations before the remaining 77 Koreans were called was made by a 22-year-old Korean who runs the compound. Kim said U. S. Sgt. Richard G. Corden of East Providence, R. I., and British marine Andrew Con- dron are leaders of the non-Ko- reans. The leaders maintain contact with Communist headquarters, at Kaesong through the camp hospi- tal, he said. Knives and spears have been hammered from scraps of iron, and the hard-core leaders use these weapons to keep the prisoners in Kim said. Crippled Bomber Kills 17 in Guam GUAM HV-A homeward-bound B29 Superfort, forced to turn back by engine trouble, plunged into a military housing area and exploded today, killing 17 persons and injuring 14. The big bomber dropped out of a stormy sky just short of its goal and smashed a fiery 800-foot Record-Request Program Planned For Goodfellows Station KWNO announced to- day that it will have a giant record-request program Satur- day evening to bolster Good- fellow's contributions. Tunes can be selected by anyone who brings or mails a Goodfellows contribution along with the re- quest to Station KWNO. Disc Jockey Phil Edwards will start playing requests at p.m. Saturday and contin- ue until all the requests are played. Shoppers are invited to stop in with their contributions and requests any time during the day or evening Friday or Saturday. Requests will also be taken from people who stop in during the Saturday night broadcast. Goodfellows workers urge everyone to take part in this special program so that enough money will come into the fund to clothe all the 800 needy chil- dren in Winona against the bit- ter sub-zero weather. They em- phasize that many children will be poorly clothed if they do not receive Goodfellows help. The Goodfellows have been helping clothe Winona's needy children since 1910 when the organization was born, and there have been many lean years when the contributions did not come in as expected. Those who wish to contribute to the Goodfellows but do not want to pick a tune to be play- ed on the Saturday night record show are invited to mail or bring their contribu- tions to the Goodfellows in care of The Republican Herald. path through 1 of U. S. the Air Quonset homes Force families. PJymouth, Mass., officials try to dispose of one of their big- gest problems since the Pilgrims landed a few miles north of this spot in 1620. They are trying to burn a 50-foot, very mellow whale which drifted ashore after a ship cut off its tail. The Arctic fin- back, estimated to weigh 40 tons, was disowned by the Coast Guard which said it was .no menace to navigation while hard ashore. Whale's mouth is toward camera with huge tongue to left. Sev- eral hundred gallons of kerosene were used to ignite the oily carcass. (AP Wirephoto) Today Last Day In Life of Hall and Heady By LARRY HALL and AL DOPKING JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. Carl Austin Hall's last day of life today was filled with regret that he kidnaped and killec little Bobby Greenlease, but tha his wild gamble for quick riches soured in a drunken spending The crewmen, 5 military passengers, 6 children, 2 women and 1 Air Force officer. The persons includ- ing 1 woman. The Air Force said two of the injured are in critical condition. Seven crewmen and one passen- ger were rescued from the blaz- ing wreckage. No names were announced. Only minutes before the crash the Superfort took off from Ander- son Air Force Base here en route to the United States on a routine rotation flight. ,lt carried a crew of 10 and 6 military passengers. Fifty miles out, the pilot radioed that the plane had developed en- gine trouble and he was turning back. It made one approach to the field but did not land. On the sec- ond approach it faltered just short of the runway and ripped into the housing area. The cra-sh occurred during a howling storm which forced the Navy and Air Force to suspend temporarily the search for a big Navy weather plane which van- ished about 300 miles north of Guam yesterday. TT The weather plane carried nine and Mrs' Heady Plotted the men and was tracking the sea- j before the kidnaping, son's fourth typhoon across the Pa- j Sorry Plan Failed cific. Crew names were not an- In his distorted mind offi. nounceij. The B29 destroyed eight houses A few cells away from him in death row his paramour, Bonnie Brown Heady, was sorry sorry that the illicit love affair with wild-spending Carl was brok- en uj) in a shocking crime. The killers die tonight in the gas chamber a few minutes after mid- night. They have been pictured as sorry they snuffed out the life of 6-year-old Bobby a few hours after his kidnaping Sept. 28. Both have written to the multi- millionaire Greenlease family in Kansas City asking forgiveness. And both have asked for spiritual counsel in their final hours tonight. But it was learned from officials who have talked with Hall since he entered prison Nov. 20 that his sorrow is not over the slaying he cials say Hall is sorry only that his plans for quick and easy and damaged six a-s it ripped j wealth crashed in the binge that through the Air Force housing led to his arrest He area. The Air Force housing jt that way when he Start2d think. Jrt n rr f. 4- _' _ damage at I ing about a kidnaping months ago Maj. Ralph Shadwell of Bell, j in tbe same prison where ne dies. Calif., pulled two crewmen from the flaming wreckage. He said, "I j The 34-year-old Hall has been I as saying that he planned Mr 41' aext the crippled plane a half mile out. ,KI" aeaay: Then it crashed, sending a ball of Jhat he had vowed never to be thP taken alive. Now Hall says his pro- longed spree made him too fuzzy to realize clearly what was hap- pening when arresting officers knocked on his hotel door in St. Louis Oct. 6. But as death in the gas chamber Iced Runway Causes Navy Bomber Mishap KODIAK, Alaska Wl Ten crew members of a Navy patrol bomber escaped with minor injuries Tues- day when the heavy plane skidded on an ice-covered runway into a lillside, tearing off the right wing and bursting into flames. Navy officials said the accident occurred as the plane was attempt- ng a landing. An alert crew ex- ;inguished the fire in four minutes. Men aboard the plane included ,t. j.g. R. 0. Mongrain, Marietta, Minn., and J, L. Bachand, Red Oak, !owa. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and not so cold tonight. Friday fair rVith rising temperature. Low to- night 5 above in city, near zero n country. High Friday 26, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 lours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 9; minimum, noon, 5; precipitation, none; sun ets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 5 above at p.m. Wednesday, min. 12 below at .m. today. Sky clear, visibility 12 miles, wind calm, barometer 30.65 teady. humidity 67 uer cent. came closer and closer, neither (Continued on Page 9, Column 4) TODAY LAST DAY Informs Leaders People Desire Progressive Plan Plans Report To Nation On January.4 WASHINGTON WPI President Eisenhower told GOP congression- al leaders today the American people "are looking to the Repub- lican party to continue to enact a forward-looking, progressive pro- gram that will serve the welfare of 160 million people." As Eisenhower began the first of three days of conferences with the party leaders on his 1954, legislative program, it was an- nounced: 1. The President will make a nationwide radio and television address the evening of Jan. 4, re- viewing his administration thus far and outlining broadly the 1954 ob- jectives. 2. Eisenhower will personally de- liver his State of the Union mes- sage to Congress on Jan. day after the legislators convene. Cabinet Present At today's first session, Eisen- hower was joined by his Cabinet, other key administration officials, and top White House aides. At the outset, the President told the law- makers: The American people have vested in the Republican party the responsibility government. With that responsibility we have a great opportunity to advance the wel- fare of our country. Now let's go to work." The meeting was behind closed doors, but the President's state- ment was made public by the White House. Eisenhower told the group he had called the meeting to seek the leaders' advice on the legislative program which he will set out in messages. The budget and economic mes- sages will go to Congress soon after the State of the Union docu- ment. "I'm very happy to see you and have your cooperation at this the President told the GOP leaders. Looking to Republicans We can all look forward to another successful, sound and pro- ductive session of Congress. I am I know you that the people of'this country are ooking to the Republican party to continue to enact a forward-look- ing, progressive program that will serve the welfare of 160 million people, and I know we shall suc- Senators Gore (D-Tenn) and Monroney interviewed iointly, agreed there would be Democratic support for that part of the GOP platform which said: "Our goal is a balanced budget, a reduced national debt, an eco- nomical administration and a cut in taxes." "Those are very brave worjis he President has uttered and we Democrats will help him if he ac- ,ually recommends legislation to accomplish that Gore said. He added there also will be Democratic support for foreign policy moves. Senators Schoeppel (R-Kan) and Williams also interviewed ointly, agreed that the closer the 'resident sticks to the 1952 plat- "orm, the better will be the party's chances for retaining control of Congress in next year's elections. "If we win in 1954, we are going o have to win on the Republican Williams said. "The jeople voted for a change and on mr promises to cut expenditures, >alance the budget and reduce axes. I believe we can accomplish he goal if WP work hard enough tutting expenses." President Eisenhower today began in Washington an unpre- cedented 3-day series of legislative conferences with ranking GOP members of-the House and Senate on the proposals he will submit to the next session of Congress. Shown as they arrived for the first meeting are, left to right: Vice President-Nixon; Rep. Leo E. Allen chairman of the House rules committee; Speak- er of the House Joseph Martin Sen. Homer Fergu- son (R-Mich) and Senate Majority Leader William Knowland (UP Telephoto) ;