Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 6, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Quite Cool Tonight, Warmer Tuesday River Stage 24-Hour Change (Flood Stage 13) Today 9.97 .11 Year Ago 7.44 .54 VOLUME 53, NO. 117 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 6, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Holiday Mishaps Claim 473 Lives By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fourth of July weekend, garnish- ed with generally good weather brought fun to violent Of the total 16 lost their lives Minnesota and 15 in Wisconsin. The nation's automobile drivers apparently were careful enough to beat the National Safety Council's prediction that 290 persons would die in traffic accidents between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday way and street accidents. Another 118 drowned and 45 died in mis- cellaneous accidents. There was one fireworks fatality. accidents claimed 366, drownings 202, fireworks 2 and miscellaneous 73. Edward Nolta 15, was struck on R in the jaw by a falling unexploded nunudy aerial bomb while watching a su pervised fireworks display at Wil- low, Calif. Weekend Toll The two-day holiday weekend toll, 413 lives, was substantially Fatal to 16 in State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Accidents over the long Fourth of July weekend in Minnesota took 16 lives. Fourteen lost their lives in ion, 31.3 iivea, was ouuaLaiinmij ig lives, rouneen IOSL uieit iivco ui p m Friday and midnight bunaay smaller than the 643 recorded for auto mishaps, one drowned and a (local time) But not by much. the three-day Independence Day pierz voutn died of accidental gun- At least 249 persons died in high-1 weekend of 1952. Last year, traffic j shot wounds. r______________________ i -f rj Russ Act to Quell Satellite Uprisings BERLIN Europe's Soviet masters displayed both the iron hand and the velvet glove today in their attempts to quell riots, utner so iai. uui. strikes and outright rebellions by their discontented Peoples b holiday weekend, all The soft approach was on in Romania, where Red leaders, have been Rhee Wants War Renewed If Talks Fail Would Give Reds 90 Days to Make Good on Promises By SAM SUMMERLIN SEOUL, Korean Presi- dent Syngman Rhee is standing pat on his demand renew the Korean fighting if a post-armistice political conference fails to agree in 90 days on unifying Korea, an authoritative South Korean source said today. The source, who insisted on shot wounds [.anonymity, also confirmed reports Francis Kohler, 17, of White that the U. S. has offered Rhee a Bear Lake, died Friday night in! face-saving two-point compromise the Stillwater hospital after an to win his support of a truce, auto in which he was riding rolled Ehee's demand for a con- over on Highway 35 near Houlton, Wis. Another passenger, Charles E. LeMere of White Bear Lake, is in fair condition in the Stillwa- ter hospital. The driver, Elmer J. Ryan, 19, of 89 Virginia, St. Paul, was fined for drunken driving. Other traffic deaths so far dur- The soft approach fearful of anti-Communist revolts, ordered additional rations of bfead, i nwfwlnMc vpppra- previously reported, have been TODAY Lesson From the Indians j Hi (111 upd-l Actual tu JJUjw !y JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOPi farmers, Prime Minister Otto WASHINGTON The year was Grotewohl conceded that many are ilie yeai. was Ji-coHcfiort uHth mprp nrom- 1770, not so very long before the establishment of the American In- dependence that we have been celebrating. But even the wisest elders of the tribe that was enjoy- ing a kangaroo barbecue on the still dissatisfied with mere prom- ises. Public Angry To appease the angry public, Grotewohl's regime and its Rus- sian masters were reported re- leasing gradually many of those Minn. Lawrence Harrer, 18, of Ceylon, 'is. Sharon Schmidt, 9, of Somerset, Wis. Bruzenak, 9, of Moun- ,r tain Iron, Minn. iVe11 mailed fist stil, showed in H. Fennern, 22, of Virgima, i East Germany. East German Jus- tice Minister Max Fechner an- nounced that persons have been arrested for rebelling against I the regime. Disclosure of the stag- i gering public admission to the extent of the repressive i measures taken in the wake of the June 17 as the gov- ernment admitted that the spirit 'of revolt is still alive. In an open letter to East zone Wis. Delroy F. Skaja, 25, Minneapo- lis. Elmo Arnold, 25, of Cold Spring. Arthur J. Byrne, 32, of Medford. Sheldon Johnson, 17, of Grove City. Cherry Moore, 2, Oak Creek, Colo. Kenneth Farnsworth, 21 of Edge- ley, N. D. Donald Reynolds, 22, Minneapo- 5. Vernon O'Connor, 27, of Duluth. Arthur Byrne, 32, Owatonna, Minn., was killed instantly late Saturday night when his car miss- ed a curve near Owatonna and lis. mg a. curve near uwatonna ana wooded shores of Botany Bay arrested as rebels, rolled 150 feet Bvrne a farmer would not have grasped the mean- j Reports from the East zone told roUed 150 leet JJyrne, a ing of the date, if they had ever of new industrial strikes and fresh j was alone at the time. heard it mentioned. unrest among farmers. Refugees Drowning took the Ijfe ot Ken- The Australian bushmen had not merely been cut off from the other races of men since' paleolithic times, so that the Christian erajjatuwj_, was unknown to them. They were j by work stoppages, also simple, early Stone Age peo- j Despite the_ flood of reports tell- unresc icumeia. told West Berlin authorities thatjneth Farnsworth, 21, Edgeley, N. the Eisleben coal mines, the Zeiss ID., Saturday at West Cormorant races ot men since paiemumi: optical works at Jena and a truck Lake, near Detroit Lakes Minn. A times so that the Christian era factory at Halle have been affected j boat in which Farnsworth was a passenger collided with another boat about 120 feet from shore. In another type of accident, Lee Karels, 16, of Pierz, Minn., was killed when a gun discharged ac- cidentally while he was handing it to a brother, Leonard, 18, during target practice. The bullet struck ference limit is the stumbling block of the 11-day talks between Rhee and Assistant Secretary of State Walter S. Robertson, President Eisenhower's special envoy, the source told-Associated Press Cor- respondent Bill Shinn. The compromise reportedly pro- vides for the U. S. to: 1. Agree to join South Korea in walking out of the conference if after 90 days it had made no pro- gress toward peaceful unification of Korea. 2. After such a walkout, "dis- cuss" on a diplomatic level re- sumption of the war, with the un- derstanding that any action would have to be ratified by the U. S. Senate. Shinn interviewed the authorita- tive source shortly after Robertson emerged from his ninth secret ses- sion with Rhee, lasting one hour, 40 minutes. Robertson declined to indicate whether he is making headway in persuading Rhee to accept a truce. He said only, "The atmosphere of all our talks has been friendly and cordial" and another meeting will be held. No time was set for the next session. En route to the presidential man- sion, Robertson ran into the first South Korean antitruce demonstra- tion apparently beamed specifical- ly at him. A line of marchers shouted "Drive north Keep our sovereignty Unification until death. C-45 McCoy pie, who kept no account of time ex- cept to remember the year of the great flood; the year of the bewitchment, when the tribe fell victim to hostile magic; and the year of big bellies, when the grass ing of disorders behind the Iron Czechoslovakia, Bul- garia and Poland, as well as in east Germany and Romania- Western diplomats in Vienna ex- pressed belief that the Communists year Ot Dig Denies, wnen me presseu ueiiut uiui uic j taisct. stood high and the game was fat. j still have the 70 million restless j Lee in the forehead. The year 1770 seemed to promise East Europeans in the satellite to be a repetition of the year of states under control. i r i i These diplomats said that al- j 13 LOS6 LIVCS the big bellies. The tribe, agreeably smeared with kankaroo grease and blood, was happy and at peace in the half shade of a eucalyptus grove. Mothers were rounding up children. Grizzled elders distended with food v.-ere beginning to grow dozy. The young warriors though the disturbances are im- mensely significant, they are, merely signs that the Kremlin's past policies in East Europe have been wrong and that the Kremlin is changing them. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Fourth of July weekend was a deadly holiday for 15 persons in dozy. The young warriors were apparent-! Wisconsin. in starting to stomp out the rhythm jv believe that if they treat the j highway accidents and six ended in i ..I i nrnwnin Starting LU SLUJJ11J UUL L11C 111J null QCllCVC tllat 11 Lical. Lllti of a dance, in which the giggling i man-in-the-street with more kind- girls would later join, as the swift ness, they will get more produc-j onset of duik announced the happy j tion, one diplomat said, adding: privavy of the night. I "We feel this is merely a new New Magic tactic withoutv any basic change Then, rounding a headland into i heart. The goal of world revolu-} son, Botany Bay, where the lazy swell i tion is still be .won by -Tr glistened in the afternoon sun, sugar instead of vinegar." swam the ship. To the tribe, to be Switch to Sweetening sure, this tall apparition with the The Romanian switch to sweet- canvas bellying under the steady name i toll: breeze and the cutwater feathering with foam, was not a ship at all. It was a new and fearful magic, threatening who knew what dark, dangers to tiie bushman way of ening followed recent reports of riots and plunderings of Commu- Nick J. Santoro, 42, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Neiko Nakahira, Madi- on, John Feld, 53, and Mrs. Mar- garet Foster, about 52, Milwaukee. both of Robert Gaertig, 31, Fond du Lac, This Was The Scene on Chicago's far north- west side Sunday night when 120 m.m. shells ex- ploded at an anti-aircraft site. The pyrotechnics display came one day too late to get in on the usual July 4th act. Capt. Clark Martin, duty officer of the 22nd anti-aircraft group, said a sentry reported a lightniag bolt started the fire and explosion. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Lightning Bolt Sets Oil Ammo Dump Explosion Others carried placards reading i CHICAGO touched "Continous friendship with Ameri- J1UI3 .flilU UA nist collective farms near Buchar-1 Sturgeon Bay. ca." The marchers left after Robertson's sedan entered the mansion compound.. Rhee told Shinn Sunday he didn't know whether the deadlocked talks will succeed. "I am trying to clear up he said. The U.S. reportedly has firmly opposed Rhee's demand for a guar- jfntee to renew fighting if unifi- cation fails. In Washington, Sen. William F. Knowland (R-Calif) praised Presi- dent Eisenhower for sending Robertson, but said it should have been done sooner. Knowland said during a television interview, "I don't think this breach would have developed" if Rhee ha'd been consulted more fully during both the Truman and Eisenhower ad- ministrations. The acting Senate majority lea- der called the Robertson-Rhee talks "the first real consultation" with South Korea on truce terms. Meanwhile, another secret con- ference was held in Seoul by Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, U. S. com- ,.uucil mander of Allied ground forces and Loran Ellis, 28, Plainfield. 'in Korea, and his U. S. advisers Davis Kleinsteiber, 19, Route 1, to the South Korean Army. Army ammunition dump Chicago's Northwest Side Army Ready Reserve Program Falling Flat By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON Army's program to maintain a ready re- serve of trained men made up of former draftees is falling flat. Only about 4J.7 per cent of draftees who have finished two years ui, of active service are participating in reserve training last i the selective service law prescribes a military obligation in the re- night, rocking a half-mile-square serves of five or six years tremendous post-1 discharge from active duty. Fourth of July fireworks display. Some residents were eyacu- j ated from homes but no injuries were reported. Exploding 120-rom. shells set off brilliant orange flashes In the sky backed by the blazing red of a burning anti-aircraft installation building. The fire was brought under con- trol quickly, preventing possible explosion of two other ammu- nition stores. Army officials said the explosions followed a bolt of lightning which struck in the area during a thunderstorm. Flies to Paris ln19Minyfes trouble, say Army officials, is this: While the selective service law states that upon completion of two years' active duty a man shall be assigned to a reserve training unit, there is nothing in the law that compels him to train. The law has no punitive provision covering re- serve duty, although it contains definite penalties for draft evasion. The situation has concerned the Army for some time. Gen. J. Law- ton Collins, retiring Army chief of staff, said several months ago he intended to recommend that the law be amended to cut in half the time of a man's reserve obligation if he would volunteer to join an tne Pacific. Big California Ranch Set for Scout Jamboree By GARBER DAVIDSON JAMBOREE CITY, Calif. Everything is relatively calm and peaceful today in this campsite located on an old South- ern California rancho overlooking ment sd nrmminrp- increased rates IJieJIL bctlU tJ-lc itn-t'-'ii" i would be available next Saturday beUsport. Joseph Schmidt, 47, Milwaukee, i A Mark Coulter, 3, Route 3, Camp-1 Banker Appointed I i k. I in Bucharest the nation's capital, As the crew swarmed up the ancl tne surrounding region. Else- rigging to reef the sails, and the wnere, they will be received some (Continued on Paqe 16, Column 2) I time between July 16 and 21 ALSOPS Food prices in Romania, fixed after the nation's currency was devalued last year, reportedly have been going up steadily to- ward a new high. Frederick Linde, 16, and John Mclntyre, 17, both of Lodi, drown- ed Sunday in Lake Wisconsin, 15 miles south of Portage, when they fell off a floating log. Chester Murawski, 28, Chicago, drowned Sunday when his motor boat tipped in Lake Mason at JAs Envoy to Norway WASHINGTON (Si L, Corrin Strong, 60, a District of Columbia banker, was sworn in today as the new U. S. ambassador to Norway. Strong, who was born in Tacoma, Wash., will succeed Charles Ulrich Bay as head of the American em- ard a npw Reports that8 spreading riots in I Briggsville in Marquette County. T1 onald Blla5 PoTand" of_ThR body of Donald martial law there drew an unusual 5outeJ' was found m the flat denial last night from the Red Warsaw government. The Polish news agency PAP broadcast a communique that no emergency measures had been taken in Pol- and. LOS ANGELES Southern California's worst forest fire in 11 years roared unchecked on sev- eral fronts today after consuming more than 40.000 acres of timber WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST more man w.uuu acres m Winona and Vicinity-Fair and and brush in Angeles National For- Quite cool tonight. Tuesday partly est in the rugged San Gabriel I cloudy and warmer. Low tonight Mountains. 64, high Tuesday 82. Foresters held little hope of con-, LOCAL WEATHER trolling the which also I Official observations for the 24 have destroyed eUht hours ending at 12 m. Saturday: before Wednesday. The fire started last Thursday and has fanned out over a 48-mile front in sometimes Maximum, 86; minimum, 63; noon. 79: precipitation, .83, over a -e r n sm Official observations for the 24 precipitous and often inaccessible I hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: terrain. Maximum, 83; minimum, 66; Low humidity and scaring winds noon, 80: precipitation, none. up to 40 miles" an hour have ham- Official observations for the 24 pered the efforts of more than hours ending at 12 m. today: 1.000 firefighters. A helicopter Maximum, 78; minimum, 57; dropped food and supplies to a j noon, 78; precipitation, .86; sun backfiring crew on Tie Ridge and sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 79 at noon today, min. icu SIUIM.Y i in; -in. 61 at a. m. Noon readings man resort areas and Buckhorn j clouds scattered at and public camp. The fire also broke feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 15 out anew in Cooper Canyon and i miles per hour from west south- along Santiago Canyon, threaten- i west, barometer 29.93 falling, hu ing watershed areas. midity 68 per cent. a gang of firefighters in Pallet Creek, Yesterday the flames jumped Angeles Crest Highway and crack- led slowly toward the Mr. Water- Fox River, just south of Berlin, Sunday. Fred Ferron, 39, Milwaukee, drowned off Sturgeon Bay Sunday Vernon R. O'Connor, 27, Duluth, Minn., fell from an ore dock at Superior Saturday and drowned. An accident Tuesday claimed the life Sunday of Mrs. Amanda John- stone, 62, Detroit. Wisconsin Youth Loses Both Hands In July 4 Blast BELOIT, Wis. UP) Sixteen- year-old Robert Tetroff, who lost both hands Saturday when chemicals exploded as he was making Fourth of July flares, remained in critical condition Sunday. The boy underwent emergen- cy surgery Saturday night at Beloit Hospital. Other injuries were to his eyes and a multi- tude of cuts. Robert was mixing chemicals for the flares in his family's garage when the ingredients ex- ploded. The blast splintered a table on which he was working and blew out windows of the garage. His mother, 50 feet away in the yard, was injured slightly by flying debris. bassy in Oslo organized reserve unit or the Na- 1 tional Guard. Draftees who were inducted prior to amendment of the selective ser- vice law in 1951 were obligated to five years of reserve status, those drafted after that date to six years. PARIS planes wore all apparently prefers over the Paris skies yesterday. the law to induce a man But next week Boy Scouts from hamlets and cities across the nation will arrive in special trains, buses and autos and take over Jamboree City for their na- tional get-together. A British RAF fighter whistled over the 21G Miles from London ancl back again to Britain in record times of 19 minutes 18 seconds and 19 minutes 14.3 seconds. to go into reserve training, rather thai; punishing him if he doesn't. He told a congressional commit- tee: "There is no punitive provi- sion in the law, and we would be Plane Falls in Swamp 2 Miles From Airport Craft Had Made Unscheduled Stop To Take on Gas SPARTA twin en- gine Air Force C-45 crashed into a swampland two miles from the Camp McCoy air- port today after taking1 off following an unscheduled re- fueling stop. The four men aboard died in the crash. Col. Fred C. Dyer, deputy com- mander of the post, said the craft landed and refueled after it had requested permission by radio. Dyer said he did not know the plane's destination or where it had come from. The victims were identified only as three Air Force men and one Coastguardsman. Dyer said further identification will be withheld pend- ing notification of next of kin. 1 The plane burst into flames after it landed. It had taken off from the Camp McCoy field just after 10 a. m. and headed due west. It came down in a marsh area two miles east of here. The Camp McCoy fire depart- ment was joined by the volunteer unit from Sparta. Vehicles were driven as close as'possible to the wreckage and long hoses were stretched out to pour water on the flaming plane. Military police guarded the scene and kept nearby residents from the area. Air Force officials from Camp Williams, 20 miles east of Camp McCoy were called to in- vestigate the crash and determine the cause. An Air Force investigating team, arriving on the scene just after noon, said that the aircraft was en route from Denver to Dayton, 0. Rochester Jury To Hear Slayer's Written Statement ROCHESTER, Minn. UP) A 12- page typewritten statement said to have been signed by Sterling Kenry Jenkins, 51, was to be read to the court this afternoon in Jenkins' first degree murder trial. The statement deals with tha fatal wounding of !iis wife, Esther Thirty thousand tents will Jenkins, 31, May 24. som on the dry hills. Boys who! The statement was taken by have never seen an ocean will Deputy Sheriff Robert L. Brown- Three French Mystere Mark IV I very loathe to use one if Congress pageants, c jets broke through the sound bar-j had included a penalty for non-j stars, rior river thp ritv with exolosive I comformists." eats with r claps which sent people scurrying into the streets and shattered some Instead he recommended cutting down the obligation time if a form- dive into the nearby Pacific. Char- coal fires will dot the landscape in the evenings. Paper Plates For a week there will be fun, campcraft, songs, Holly- hikes, rodeos and good eats with no dishes to wash. The shop windows. Police at first er draftee joins the guard or a thought a bomb had exploded. 'reserve training unit. third national jamboree. The site is just a small section of the 000 acre Spanish-grant Irvine Ranch. It is a pleasant stretch of land that rolls down to the yacht- ing and resort town of Newport Beach, 40 miles southwest of Los Angeles. Since last September Scout of- ficials have made the exhaustive preparations necessary for a con- centration of energetic kids. Nine Candidates for the title of "Miss Uni- verse" posed on the roof of the Waldorf-Astoria in. New York Sunday. They are en route to Long Beach, Calif., for the contest starting Thursday. Left to right: Wanda Irizarry of Puerto Rico, Synnoeve Gulbrandsen of Norway, Elayne Cortois of Belgium, Alicia Ibanez of Uruguay, Ingrid Mills of South Africa, Jytte Olsen of Denmark, Ulla Sandklef of Sweden, Teija Sopansen of Fin- land and Ayten Akyol of Turkey. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ing and William P. Bennyhoff, state crime bureau agent, May 25. The state planned to end i t s presentation of the case late today. James T. Spillane, court-appoint- ed attorney for Jenkins, said the defense admits that bullets found at the scene of the shooting and CaU? W1L11 UiOlltJ l-U I I, 1..1W Scouts will eat from paper plates, j in the body of Mrs. Jenkins came The wide-open spaces of Jam-1 from Jenkins' gun. Previous wit- boree City were chosen by the nesses have testified Jenkins said Bov Scouts of America for their he shot at Mrs. Jenkins dnd James JJ" J __ rTl f A it n H "There will be three doctors in each of the jamboree's 36 sec- tions. There will be mobile dental I L units and first aid stations, as well UdnlSn as a helicopter ambulance. All the boys will- have physical I exams before leaving home and j after their arrival here. Williamson, 59, after he found them together in the Williamson house. Williamson, the Jenkins' land- lord, testified again today from a stretcher. He was wounded and paralyzed from the waist down at the same time Mrs. Jenkins was shot. Williamson denied again that he had had any affairs with Mrs. Jen- kins. The court room was crowded. II Q U.J. A mile of shoreline has been set aside for swimming at nearby Huntington Beach, Eleven boats will patrol the coast, maintaining radio contact with a shore base. A rigid food inspection system has been set up. All perishables will be kept in big 150-cubic foot Navy refrigerators. Farm Youth Killed ROCHESTER, Minn. (Si Ray- mond F. Crofoot, 19, farm youth from near Douglas, (Olmsted County) was killed early today when his car went off Highway 52 six miles north of here. Cro- foot was thrown out and crushed under the car. COPENHAGEN; Denmark Danish newspaper thinks it's high time President Eisenhower named a new ambassador to Denmark. Noting that six months have passed since the last envoy, popu- lar Mrs. Eugenie Anderson, left the post to which. President Tru- man had appointed her, the Con- servative Nationaltidente said in an editorial today: "We we may re- gret it is American politi- cal custom to replace top diplo- mats after a presidential election. But the international Situation and Denmark's position in it are such we must note with a certain feel- ing of apprehension that the am- bassadorship here has'been vacant for so long. Denmark needs an American ambassador."