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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 21, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Windy, Colder Tonight With Snow Flurries Send Your Goodfellows Check Today NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 26 SIX CENTS PER COPY VVINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES even lity Ties 1941 Record Russ Agree to Secret Talks on Atomic Pool Mri. Joseph Wans, who was held hostage by 5 of the 13 in- mates that escaped from the Jackson, Mich., state prison is pic- tured after she was reunited with her family at Jackson. Left to right: Joey, 15 months: Mrs. Watts; Cynthia, 5 years; and her husband, Joseph. They are shown on the porch of their home. (AP Wirephoto) 2 Escaped Michigan Prisoners Believed Hiding in Detroit DETROIT last two of 13 southern Michigan prison fugitives were believed holed up somewhere in sprawling Detroit today, waiting for an intensive manhunt to slacken. The other 11 who burrowed out of the world's largest walled prison with them Saturday night were back behind bars. Seven were captured within hours after the spectacular break from the penitentiary at Jackson. Another, cold and hungry, gave up there last night. Jackson is 80 miles west of Detroit. Police today captured in Detroit three of the five fugitives remain- ing at large. The three apprehended fugitives were identified as Edward J. Emric, Virgil Lane and Daniel B. Bousha. Police said Bousha, Emrick and Lane would be taken to headquart- ers for questioning on the where- abouts of Roman Usiondek, 37, and Robert Dowling, 33, the still at large fugitives. Another fugitive returned to safekeeping was Harold Rosa, 25, serving 4 to 15 years from Sagi- naw for breaking and entering. He was found hiding in the basement coal bin of the Milner Hotel in Jackson last night. The 13 escaped by cutting through three steel grates of an underground sewer with an acety- lene torch. Where they got the torch and the oxygen to operate it was the subject of an immediate investigation by William H. Bannan. Deputy Warden Charles Cahill said he believed the torch was ob- tained from one of the prison in- dustries. Emerging from the filthy drain tunnel, the 13 were 250 feet out- side the prison walls. Their first move was to converge (Continued on Page 14, Column PRISON I Harold Rosa, 25. one of 13 in- mates of Southern Michigan State prison that escaped Satur- day, is returned to prison after he was found hiding m a Jack- ton hotel coal bin late Sunday. Five other escapees are be- lieved hiding in the Detroit area. (UP Telephoto) Russia Requests Information on Ike's Proposal Soviet Message Handed to U.S. Envoy in Moscow WASHINGTON Ul The White House announced today that Sovie Russia has agreed to join th United States in secret negotiation on President Eisenhower's propos sal for an international atomi pool, Murray Snyder, assistant presi dential press secretary, told news men the Russian government als has asked the U. S. for additiona nformation on Eisenhower's Dec 8 plan. Snyder declined to provide mon information on the Soviet note ivhich Moscow radio said had been landed to American Ambassadoi iharles E. (Chip) Bohlen in Mos "ow today. In outlining his plan to the Jnited Nations General Assembly Eisenhower proposed that Russi; oin with the United States am ther nations possessing atomic materials in -creating an interna .onal atomic energy agency for eaceful development. The statement, handed to Ben- in by Soviet Foreign Minis- er V. M. Molotov, said: "Quite justifiably the U.S. Pres- ent emphasized the danger for e peoples of the world of the tuation which is being created nless governments adopt meas res against the race in atomic rmaments. "This is even more so now, hen, together with the atomic eapons, the hydrogen weapon has ready been weapon hich greatly surpasses in power ie atomic weapon. must be remembered also tat there exist such modern types f armaments as the rocket weap- ns which modern technique en- bles to be used over' distances of lousands of kilometers, without as well as torpedoes with tomic warheads and others. "The discovery of the practical ossibilities of the use 'of atomic ower is an immense achievement modern science and technique." WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy, windy and much colder tonight with occasional snow flurries be- fore midnight. Tuesday mostly cloudy and colder. Low :onight 12, high LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 44; minimum, 18; noon, 40; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 41; minimum, 32; noon, 35; precipitation, .06; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIR PORT WEATHER (No, Central Observations) Max. temp. 38 degrees at p.m. Sunday. Low 33 at noon to- day. Other noon readings over- cast at feet, with visibility of four miles with light snow and fog, wind from the northwest at 10 miles per hour, barometer is rising at 29.74 and the humidity 91 per cent. The Driver Of The Car at the left Saturday became the city's seventh traffic fatality of the year. Struck from behind by the truck tractor in the right foreground, the car ran off Highway 14 and struck one of the trees on the boulevard. The truck, mean- while, veered off the highway, glanced off a telephone pole .and spun completely around. (Republican-Herald photo) Be a Good Fellow Following is a list of contribu- tions to the Good Fellows fund to date: Previously Linda and San Buntein 4.09 In memory of Patty, from Vicki, Timmy and Steve 2.00 A Friend 5.00 Grandchildren 6.00 Mrs. C. J. Kruse 10.00 J. G. 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Ertl 5.00 A and shoes and 10.00 James Majerus 1.00 A Friend 2.00 David, Susan, Colleen, Jimmy, Patty 5.00 Senior Class, Mabel High School, Mabel, Minn................ 5.00 A Friend, Spring Grove 2.00 Standard Foundry Co.. 20.00 A Friend.............. Alan M. Walker, Altura 5.00 A Friend, Harmony... 1.00 Mr, and Mrs. Chris Jensen.............. 5.00 Siebrecht Floral Co. and employes 40.00 Santa Claus 20.00 In memory of J. R. S. 3.00 Royal Yellow Cab Co. and employes 20.00 Katie 2.00 Edna Fifield 5.00 Friends from and nuts; Mrs. J. J. Litcher, of clothing; Jim- my and Jackie ing; Third Street boxes of clothing; Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. C. C. Shir- ley Moore clothing; Mrs. Jackson, St. Charles Rt. 2 clothing; Joan ing. 3 Weekend Deaths Lift State Toll to 620, Near Record By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With 11 days of 1953 remaining, the Minnesota traffic death toll stands at only 29 less than the all-time yearly record of 649 set in 1936. Three weekend deaths raised the fatality figure for this year to 620, exactly 100 more than died on the state's highways last year. The latest victims; Andrew W. Wolters, 79, Alex- andria, killed Sunday when a car skidded on an icy spot on U. S. 10 five miles north of Sauk Centre and overturned in a ditch. The driver, William Arfsten, 51, Alex- andria, and Walter Grodahl, 55, also of Alexandria, were injured. Wolters, formerly of Enderlin, N.D., was Arfsten's father-in-law I and lived at the Arfsten home in j Alexandria. Carl Schulstad, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alden Schulstad Detroit Lakes, died of injuries suffered in a three-car collision Saturday night on Highway 59, three miles north of Detroit Lakes. Sheriff David Wennerstrom said Osborn Wolstad of Evansville, Minn., driver of one of the cars, was held for questioning. The third driver was Emil Kiehl, Detroit Lakes. The child's parents and a 2-year-old sister were not seriously hurt. P. J. Beyers, 72, Winona, died Saturday night, minutes after his car apparently stalled and then was struck from the rear, by a semi-truck tractor. The accident Family of 7 Wiped Out in Crossing Crash CHICAGO family of seven was wiped out by an automobile- train collision at a Soo Line cross- ing near suburban Wheeling last night. Killed 'in the crash were Fred Galle, 37-year-old Gary, 111., labor- er; his wife Violet, 33; and their children, Evelyn, 10, John, 8, Elaine, 6, and Carol Ann, 1. A 2-year-old daughter, Audrey, died several hours later of injur- ies, including a skull fracture. Dr. Millikan, World Famous Scientist, Dead PASADENA, Calif. Ifl-Dr. Rob- ert Millikan, world renowned sci- entist and dean of American phys- icists, is dead. The 85-year-old Nobel Prize win- ner succumbed Saturday at a rest home. He had been bed-ridden with infirmities of age for several months. His body will lie in state tomor- at Forest Lawn Memorial Grade Crossing Crash Kills 4 KNOXVILLE, Tenn, W_A long I height train slammed into an au- limits. Dale Ives, 17 Winona told tomobile on a grade crossing bere fifftnnvc- ha innTtflH yesterday, killing four young peo- ple and bouncing the wreckage across a signal post 500 feet down the track. The train was .not de- railed. The dead were identified as Jack Asbury, 21, and Roger Lynch, 19, both of Knoxville; Joanne Prater, 17, Powell and Nora Hack- worth, 18, Clinton, Tenn. officers he applied the truck brakes but couldn't avoid ram- ming into Beyers' car, Three rural Glenville teen-agers were injured Saturday night when the car in which they were riding skidded into the locomotive of the Rock Island's Rocket as the train (Continued on Page 10, Column 4) ACCIDENTS Dr. Robert A. Millikan Park in nearby Glendale. Private services are being planned for Wednesday. Dr. Millikan, an authority on cosmic rays, for years was -head of the California Insittute of Tech- nology here. He lived in nearby San Marino. Winner of the Nobel Prize in phiysics in 1923, he held 25 honor- ary degrees from universities and wrote 18 books and hundreds of papers. Gardener Dies After Crash on Gilmore Avenue Peter Beyers, 72, Killed as Truck Hits Rear End of Auto By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer The city of Winona's 1953 traffic toll today stood at its highest mark in more than a decade following the death Saturday of Peter J. Bey- ers, 72, a Gilmore avenue truck gardener who was fatally injured in a truck-tar collision near his home. Beyers, who died at the Winona General Hospital less than 20 min- utes after he suffered a skull frac- ture and other injuries in the mid- afternoon mishap, was the seventh fatality on streets and highways in the city thus far this year. This was the 13th fatal traf- fic accident in the county year and 'the second death recorded in the city this month. Beyers had just driven put of his driveway and was beginning a trip to the downtown business district when his car was struck from be- hind by a truck tractor driven by Dale Ives, 17, 573 W. Broadway. Car Pushed 100 Feet The force of the impact pushed the car ahead a distance of more than 100 feet and sent it crashing into a tree on the boulevard. The critically injured driver was trapped inside the wreckage of the automobile and crow bars were re- quired to force open the door so that he could be extricated from under the front seat. He was taken in an ambulance to the hospital but died at p. m.', shortly after arrival at hospital. Chief of Police A. J. Bingold said that investigation thus far has re- vealed no actual eyewitnesses of the mishap but evidence at the ac- cident scene and the facts related by Ives provide facts by which cer- tain circumstances of the crash can be determined. It is believed that the Beyers car was either stopped, or near a stop, on the highway at the time of the crash. Had Told of Defect Members of the accident victim's family recalled that the elder Bey- ers had complained recently of the car stalling momentarily after stops at intersections and the driver had mentioned that he intended to have the car checked at a garage some- time this week. He had left his house on Gil- more avenue and had driven ap- proximately a block and one-half along the Highway 14 route when the accident occurred. Ives, meanwhile, had driven the truck to Rochester earlier in the day and was returning to. Winona along Highway 14. with his uncle, Warren Ives, 483% E. Bellevjew St., as a passenger, Ives-said'that although he has no chauffeur's license he had driv- en the truck after his father Be- came seriously ill recently. Just Over Bridge The truck no trail- er the city, came down the hill east of St. Mary's College and had crossed the bridge when the accident occurred. The driver's uncle recalled that as the truck came into the straight- away at the bottom of the hill he noticed the Beyers car leaving the driveway. Ives said that as he approached the accident scene he was driving between 35 and 40 miles an hour. The legal speed limit at that loca- tion is 30 miles an hour. The driver said that he noticed (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) 7TH FATALITY Just Before Falling into the churning sea at Surfside. Calif., the rear of Ray Tissue's home leans precariously against the front of the house. A Few Moments later the rear section 01 the house falls into the angry seas. The sea then begins its work of reducing the house to splinters. The Front Part of the house starts to fall as the house loses its battle with the sea. The roof of the rear section of the home can be seen in the foreground. The Roof Of The Front section "crumbles. Shortly after this pic- ture was taken only a few pieces of wood remained, the rest being, swept out to sea. (UP Telephotos) Downtown Stores Open Until 9 Tonight, Tuesday, Wednesday ;