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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair and Not So Cold Tonight And Thursday One Day Left' To Become A Goodfellow NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 28 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES Independence Crash Kills Woman A mencan Reject Last Plea Chant Red Songs During Interviews Neutral Nations Commission Rules Meetings Ended By FORREST EDWARDS PANMUNJOM, Thursday W Time ran out at midnight Wednes day on efforts to change the minds of 22 American war prisoners who stayed with the Communists. The 90-day period for explana- tions to war prisoners expired hours after the Americans and other pro-Red captives chanted songs, shouted and linked arms in a wild dance to drown out last- minute broadcast appeals to re- turn home. An Indian spokesman said that as midnight passed there was no request for repatriation from pris- oners in the pro-Red north camp. The U.N. Command said earlier its broadcasts yesterday ended ef- forts to woo home the 22 Ameri- cans, l Briton and 327 South Ko- reans. The Communists, who have pressed repeatedly for an exten- sion of the explanation period, asked to interview more Chinese prisoners from the anti-Communist South Camp tomorrow. But the Neutral Nations Repatri- ation Commission ruled that the explanations had ended. The commission approved a re- quest from the pro-Communist Americans and the Briton to meet Allied and Red news correspond- ents inside their compound tomor- row. Loudspeakers outside the barbed wire enclosure broadcast 12 times during the appeals each to the 22 Americans, 1 Briton and When A Gust Of Wind Blew Down the cover blocking the fireplace at the Dickinson home in Cincinnati, Ohio, today, Ronald, 2, above, decided to make an investigation as to the whereabouts of Santa Claus. Up the chimney he went, for two feet, until a flue blocked his way. Soot-covered, Ronnie still thinks Santa is up there but he'll just have to wait until Christmas. (UP Telephoto) 77 South Koreans who had not been interviewed individually. All oi the 250 South Koreans interviewed earlier elected to stay with the Communists. The broadcasts were greeted by wild demonstrations as the prison- ers danced, sang, shouted and cheered in unison. 17 Counted Only 17 Americans were counted inside the compound. The Indian command said three were in nearby hospital and did not hear the broadcasts. Two others appar- ently remained inside the huts where the prisoners live. The In- dian command said 18 were inside the compound. News correspondents standing outside the wire identified from pictures Sgt. Richard Corden of East Providence, R. I., striding about the enclosure with a short coat thrown over his shoulders as he led the demonstration. Corden and British Marine An- drew Condron previously had been identified as leaders of the non- Korean prisoners. Correspondents also identified from photographs: Claude Batchelor, Kermit, Tex.; Richard Tenneson, Alden, Minn.; William C. White. Plummerville, Ark.; R. E. Douglas, San Angelo. 5 Children Victims Of Marinette Fire MARINETTE, Wis. raging fire took the lives of five children early today when the home of the Robert DeGayner family burned to The bureau said that in making s study it used basic records al- eady in its files, as well as infor- ation gathered by survey teams, ent into retail meat markets in I Boston, Buffalo. Jacksonville Fla. The children were sleeping in bedrooms on the second floor of (Dallas St Louis Los Aneeles the house when the fire started at about 6 a.m. The father, Robert, j Seattle, Minneapolis, St, Paul and the ground. No Excessive Profits in Beef, Survey Indicates Retail Prices Reflect Decline in Live Cattle, Claim WASHINGTON Agricul- ture Department reported today it has found no evidence of wide- spread, above-normal profit mak- ing by beef and cattle processors and distributors in the past two years. The report culminated an inves- tigation started in September at the direction of Secretary of Agri- culture Benson. He said there had been consumer and producer com- j plaints that beef prices had not declined in proportion to sharp drops in beef cattle prices in 1952-53, But the report, prepared by the department's Bureau of Agricul- ture Economics, which made the study, declared: "It appears that retail prices of beef have generally reflected the declining prices for live cattle in 1952 and 1953. "There were scattered examples of very depressed prices on some of the lower grade cattle sold in the local livestock markets. There were also a few cases of extremely wide margins on lower grade meat sold in retail meat stores. But thi. An Oil Barge Explosion which killed six per- sons at PI. Pleasant, W Va., Tuesday tossed this 6x30-foot chunk of deckplate 300 feet. The steel By SAM SUMMERLIN TOKYO Portia Howe I packed tonight for o be fairly stable." Marketing margins were defined as returns for marketing services performed, .such as labor, rent, upplies and equipment, as well 5s management and profits. The -bureau said it appears that ailing prices for cattle, especially or the_ lower grades, were caused y an increase in slaughter as beef attle population soared to new leaks. It said the heavy slaughter aggravated to some extent by istress sales from drought area. "Prices of retail beef, wholesale eef carcasses and live cattle gen- rally followed parallel ie report continued. "Certain lags n the adjustments of these prices rom month to month resulted in rratic month-to-month variations margins, but such variations ave not been unusual in the past nd are not at all peculiar to the ecent situation. son one day will realize he made a mistake in turning Communist. The Alden, Minn., housewife ex- pects to spend Christmas with her family. She is taking presents bought u Japan for her three other children. She flew to Japan 12 days ago in an effort to see her POW son, Pfc.' Richard Tenneson, in Korea. She failed. But she said tonight her hope is not shaken. Tenneson, 20, is one of 17 Ameri- cans who today shouted down a Car Runs Into Parked Truck On Highway 121 Coroner Planning Inquest in Death of Mrs. Eugene Sobotta INDEPENDENCE, Wis. (Spe- Mrs. Eugene Sobotta, 24, mother of two small children, died in Whitehall Community Hospital Tuesday at p. m, less than an hour after the right side of the car driven by her husband was sheared away in a collision with a stalled stock truck on Highway 121, three of Whitehall. Her husband suffered minor fa- cial lacerations. Earl Larson, In- iependence trucker, was in White- hall seeking assistance when the mishap occurred. Mrs. Sobotta is the 7th Trempea- eau County highway fatality this ear. Trempealeau County Coroner Martin A, Wieraer, Independence, this morning that a coroner's ury will be impaneled for an in- quest into the death. He said the ury will be called at the end of his week or Monday as investigat- ng officers finish interviewing principals in the crash and any jersons who may have been wit- .esses. John C. Quinn, Arcadia, district ttorney, will question witnesses at ie inquest. Turned Out for Car Sobotta told Trempealeau County heriff Ernest Axness he and his vife were driving to Independence rom Whitehall. He said he turned forward in the State Department j out to what appears "to be a {or an oncoming car and did sheet hit the boom of a 25-ton crane, wrecking it and toppling the boom onto a truck, left rear. (AP Mrs.Howe Ready U.S. to Welcome Russ Agreement To Son Fails By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON United Slates probably will send Russia a new note soon welcoming its avowed agreement to atomic talks and suggesting ways to gel them started. a hnmo officials, wno are "ill going over Moscow's Monday message a long home- with a magnifying giass> have yet to decjde precisely how this coun- try should proceed. Some authori- ties believe an exchange through normal diplomatic channels will be undertaken. However, such planning is going safeguards against use for war of any atomic materials contributed for peaceful uses. 2. An answer must be worked and Atomic Energy Commission f ;eci Soviet-proposal which prob- 1 not see tne tiuck parked with its (AEC) on the assumption that se- cret talks among the world atomic powers will open up under the sponsorship of the United Nations Disarmament Commission in late a month away. A preliminary exchange of views which could be carried on by am- bassadors, or perhaps by Secretary i i .11-11 i J, ui na wo wj last-minute Allied loudspeaker ap-jof state and Foreign MJJ1. peal at Panmunjom that they come ister Moiotov at the projected Ber- home. All the Americans refused. Mrs. Howe, a small Bible in her hand, listened to the news tonight in her hotel room. Then she opened her Bible. "Train up a she read aloud lin conference, might serve to clear the air of misunderstandings i if any exist, .officials said. The Russian note conditionally agreeing to talks said President) ably represents the Kremlin's "new approach" to the problem of atomic control. Moscow's note served notice that the Soviet gov- left wheels on the black top high- way until it was too late to avoid collision. The Sobotta car crashed into the ernment would propose in any rear of tne stock truck and talks held that all participating na- i out control 100 feet down the tions pledge themselves not to use I highway and off the road on the atomic weapons. '.n a soft but composed voice, "in j ternational atomic energy pool for Be a Good Fellow Following is a 'list of contribu- Eisenhower's proposal for an in-1 tions to the Goodfellows fund to :he way he should go and when ie is old he will not depart !rom it." This, she said, is one of God's weapons control. peaceful purposes needed clarifica- on the point of what the President would do about Last 2 Michigan left the house to call the fire de- j Montgomery Ala partment. A woman watching the fire said A she saw the father try to enter (Army the house by climbing to the roof! 197 and entering through a window, Jdiieu VJI5 but heavy smoke and flames! HEIDELBERG, Germany forced him back. U.S. Army headquarters today an- The children were identified by 1 nounced the release under Christ- In Indiana Hotel Tex.; Howard C. Adams, Corsi- cana, Tex.; and L. V. Skinner, Akron, Ohio. Indian guards said Otho G. Bell Olympia. Wash.; W. A. Cowart, Monticello, Ark.; and Larance Sul- livan, Omaha, were in the hospital. Tenneson's mother, Mrs. Portia Howe, flew to Tokyo to try to per- RICHMOND, police overpowered in a hotel room lere early today the last two o 13 long-term convicts who escape1 from the southern Michigan prisoi .ast Saturday. Captain John Rizio of the Rich mond police said the two men ad milled they are Roman Usiondek 37, psychopathic killer, and Rober Dowling, 33, a burglar. Rizio and three other policemen 'ornered the two men in a hole 'oom aftsr discovering their es caped automobile on a Richmonc Street Tuesday night. They were taken to the Rich- mond City Jail for questioning. Capt. Rizio said the men arriv- ed in Richmond Tuesday night Their car, with Michigan license plates, was noticed on a down- town street at a.m. this morning. It was littered with cig- arette butts and bread. A check Continued on Page 10, Column 5) I Michigan police showed it was PRISONERS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- stolen. The occupants were traced to a downtown hotel. Capt. Rizio and three officers knocked on the door of their room. Dowling opened the door, then went to a bureau to get wnat ne said were his identifica- night and Thursday. Not so cold tonight, warmer Thursday. Lowi, tonight 12 above high Thursday 32 ?er a llat and Pulled out a -32 cali LOCAL WEATHER I Rizio grabbed his Official observations for the and overpowed him. The hours ending at 12 m. today: jthree other officers grabbed Usion- Maximum, 14; minimum, noon, 10; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 12 ___ grees at noon today. Low of five Shimek below zero at a. m. today, j Co. in suburban Spring Lake Park Jvoon clouds at i Tuesday nieht causing damage es- feet; visibility 15 miles plus; itimated at S50.000 Zero tempera- wind calm; barometer 30.39, fall-itures hampered firemen as they ing; humidity 58 per cent, i pumped water from a nearby lake. Rlzu> sald Dowling reached un- St. Paul Sash, Door Firm Burns ST. PAUL I.K _ Fire swept the fire department and hospital an thorities as Michael, six; Patrick five; Gary, four; Daniel, three ant Steve, two. Parents Hospitalized The father, Robert, 30, and wife, Rose, 27, are hospitalized with first and second degree burns on the face and hands. Mrs. De Gayner suffered a possible cerebral concussion, hospital authorit- ies said. It was believed she suf- fered the injury while groping through the smoke-filled house for the children. DeGayner said he awoke to find the house in flames. He left to notify the fire department. He said he was unable to re-enter the house and bring the children to safety. The house was a two-story frame structure located on Van Cleve avenue on Marinette's west side. Cause of the fire .has not yet been determined. Hear Explosion The alarm was turned in at a.m. Spectators who were among he first to arrive told firemen they leard a muffled explosion and that lames shot from the windows of he house. Firemen wept as they told news- men how they found the bodies of he children. One youngster's head vas forced through a partition in he bed as if he had been trying esperately to get air, a fireman aid. The flames destroyed the inter- or of the house. Neither the roof or walls collapsed. mas clemency of 123 American soldiers serving court-martial .sen- tences due to expire by Jan. 7. Of those released, 110 were held promises and "I believe God's promises are never broken. "I feel sure Richard will realize his mistake." Of course, she said, her son will be welcomed whenever he might choose to come home. "I would like the Communists to Dulles said yesterday the world might see a "recession of the hor- ror of atomic warfare" in 1954 as a result of America's initiative in reviving atomic talks and Russian agreement to participate. Authorities said two major moves must now be worked out in i detail: know they haven't destroyed our family she ssid. "I am go-, ing home to have Christmas. I will I 1. The international atomic ageir go home and resume a normal jcy which Eisenhower proposed in we wili get back to nor-1 a mal. as fast as possible." i blueprinted speech Dec. that 8 must be the United so But Mrs. Howe said she is still; States will be able to spell out date: Previously listed Beta Gamma Chapter, convinced her son by a previous; precisely what kind of operation it in Germany and 13 in England, ling. marriage is a victim of brainwash-j would like to see, with what kind 'of management, and with what Five Cents Subscribers receiving The Republicaji-Herald by car- rier will pay five cents less this- week because of the Christmas holiday. Firemen From The Towns of Spencer and Stratford aided the Marshfield, Wis., fire depart- ment in putting out a blaze which razed the Hotel Blodgett in Marshfield Tuesday. Inset shows an unidentified fireman sipping coffee in the seven degree weather. The hotel was emptied of its occupants without mishap and damage has been estimated at about ;UP Telephoto) Epsilon Sigma Alpha 10.00 KWNO Staff 17.00 Anonymous 10.00 Schuler Chocolates, four cases of candy and 50.00 Jefferson Junior High School, Student Coun- cil 5.00 Delta Junior Hi-Y Club 15.90 A Friend 1.00 PTA organization, St. Charles 75.00 A Friend, St, Charles. 25.00 Anon 10.00 In Memory of Our Daddy 10.00 Winona Union Club 10.00 Federal Bakery and employes 100.00 Dr. J, D. and Margaret H. Keyes 10.00 A Friend............ 5.00 The Co-Ed Committee of YWCA 5.00 W. E. Cooper, Bremer- ton, Wash. Employes of H. Choate Co. 51.84 Three Friends In Memory of Patty Lou 2.00 Mr, and Mrs. John Degnan, Paul and Jim, La Crosse..... I. T. 2.00 Mrs. Blanche Eaves, Wabasha 2.00 Mr. and Mrs. R. 0. Benson, Lanesboro 3.00 Leah Griesel 5.00 William New 5.00 Judy Meier.......... 1-00 Judy, Ronnie and Steve 1.00 In Memory of H. B L. 1.00 M. V................ 1.00 Exchange Club of Wi- nona 15.00 Marigold Dairies and employes, SO tickets to Winona Theater and 100.00 Latsch Son Co. em- ployes 30.00 R. D. Cone Co........ 25.00 Curley's Tile Co....... Durfey Studios 10.00 right. The impact drove the truck forward 35 feet, according to Trem- pealeau County Traffic Officer Maurice Scow. Taken by Ambulance Sobotta told investigating officers he lost control of the car after the collision. When the car came to a stop he said he did not see his wife for a few moments. She was lying partly out of the car. She was tak- en to the hospital by ambulance. Clifford Karopa, Independence, who stopped at the accident scene, :ook Sobotta to the hospital where he was treated for cuts and re- .eased. The mishap occurred 300 feet east of Club 186 in what is known as the West Lincoln community. Larson told Axness and Scow the truck broke down and he parked it as far off the road as he could. The shoulder of the road is narrow at that point, and the left wheels of his truck were in the right lane of traffic when he left to seek help at Whitehall. He said he left the taillight burning on his vehicle. Ax- ness confirmed the trucker's state- ment, adding that Larson did not place flares on the highway. The entire right side of the So- botta automobile was ripped away, and the right front door was torn off. Was Glove Worker Mrs. Sobotta was employed at the Independence Glove Factory. Her husband works in the egg depart- ment of Land 0' Lakes Creameries Inc., Whitehall. Their children, Daniel, 5, and Barbara, 2. were at home when the accident occurred. Mrs. Sobotta was the former Irene Sinieja, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Smieja, In- dependence. Born Jan. 30, 1929, she spent her entire life in Independence. She was educated in Independence pub- lic schools and was married Sept. 22, 1946. Survivors include a brother, Adrian, Independence'; seven sis- ters, Mrs. Lauren Gunderson, Blair; Mrs. Clement Symicek, In- dependence; Mrs. Nets Stielen, Pigeon Falls; Mrs. Norman Bo- berg, Arcadia; Miss Katherine Smieja, Independence; Miss Del- phine Smieja, Independence, and Miss Angeline Smieja, a polio pa- jtient at St. Anne's Hospital, La Crosse; her husband and two chil- I dren. Gretchen A A Dale and Cub Scouts, Den 1 and 2, Dover, and toys. A Downtown Stores Open Until 9 Tonight ;