Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Warmer Tonight and Thursday VOLUME 53, NO. 125 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 15, 1953 Southern Minnesota League All-Star Game Tonight at TWENTY PAGES Mrs. Edward Crane and five children are shown at a Mandan, N. D., hotel today while they waited developments in the case Crane, charged with first degree murder in the slaying of Police Chief Edward E. Mumby at New Salem, N. D., Saturday night. The family was stopped by authorities in northwestern South Dakota Monday. Mrs. Crane learned today her father, who died several years ago at Clinton, Conn., had left her about The children are, left to right: Edward, 12; Jerry, Judith, 4Vs; Nancy 1W, and Carol 10. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Father Leaves N. D. Killer Suspect's Wife Told of legacy CLINTON Conn Mrs. Vera Saunders Crane, stranded with Allied Officers Pessimistic on Peace Outlook Delegates Meet Secretly for 21-Minute Session By SAM SUMMERLIN PANMUNJOM Ufh-Allied officers here were pessimistic today about the chances for a quick armistice in Korea, but elsewhere there was continued optimism that negotia- tors would agree soon on the final details of a truce. Top-level U. N. and Communist delegations met secretly for 21 minutes today, then adjourned until 11 a. m. tomorrow. There was no hint what went on inside the mat-covered conference hut. Allied officers in direct contact with the negotiations said the Reds have taken a tougher position and are insisting that the U. N. Com- mand provide concrete guarantees that South Korea will observe an armistice. These same officers, who refused Help Unite Germany, Alii les enge Russ Townsend Off to Belgium LONDON on Princess Mar- garet's reported romantic interest, Group Capt. Peter Townsend, went off to a new job in Belgium by a secret route today. He left town two days before the princess is due home from an African tour. Townsend, 38-year-old divorced airman, has been named air at- tache at the British in Brussels after nine years o a palace equerry. Some British news- Chinese Renew Savage Attacks On Allied Lines SEOUL m The Chinese tonight renewed .savage attacks on the East-Central Korean with a CUUtliJ. iJVJ-.iv. ijlivuii i papers have accused officialdom I two-prong, man assault south of "exiling" the handsome World of Kumsong. War II hero because the Church j xhe attack broke a day-long lull of England frowns on remarriages in thg bj t Red offensive bv divorced persons, especially to i to be quoted by name, said the royalty i more than two years- big Communist attack on the East- 1 Central Front indicates the Reds! do not plan to sign a truce soon. The Communist radio at the j North Korean Capital of Pyong- yang said last night that 90 per cent of the anti-Communist North Korean war prisoners freed from Allied camps last month now are at Pohang, north of Pusan on the east coast. The Red radio attributed its in- formation to a special correspon- dent at Panmunjom. The broadcast said that since the prisoners now are concentrated in one place, the Allied claim that they have melted into the civilian population and cannot be recap- father died several years ago, leaving no will, tured does not hold water. was ms> m, Reds Force U. N. POWs to Shoot Comrades, Claim CENTRAL FRONT, Korea The new assault backed by tanks was believed aimed at a main Allied highway. A combination of stubborn South Korean resistance, driving rain, an a blistering curtain of Allied artil- lery fire had temporarily stalled the massive Red offensive by 11 a.m. today along a 20-mile front. But an uneasy lull hung over the bloodied Kumsong Bulge where more than Reds ripped into Allied lines in a two day offensive. As ROK troops braced them- American and South Korean artil- j selves against attack in the ap- lerymen captured by Chinese Com- j preaching darkness, Allied light munists were forced at gunpoint j planes reported sighting numerous to fire shells at their Allied com- j company and battalion size build- Carl C, Swan, was named admin- istrator. He has been holding the money until she could be located. Calls to Swan's home went un- answered today, but the Hartford Courant said he had been seeking for four years to learn his niece s whereabouts. Sales Tax Fighr The Courant also said it tele- phoned Mrs. Crane in Mandan, ND where her 32-year-old hus- band Edward Emerson Crane, is being held. The Courant told her about the legacy, and re- and that Mrs. Crane's uncle, ported: "For few moments she was TODAY speechless wh she heard the news over the telephone. She had seen her father in 1946, and didn't know he was dead." Crane is accused of killing Chief of Police Edward E. Mumby of New Salem, N.D., on Saturday after one of his children became involved in an argument with a storekeeper over a one penny charge for sales tax. Crane and his family fled the town in a comandeered car. But were apprehended Monday in South Dakota. The Courant said Mrs. Crane gave this account of the shooting: We had been traveling looking Supreme Chance For West By STEWART ALSOP BERLIN Lavrenti Beria murdered in Berlin. He is unques- tionably the most prominent vic- tim of the revolution in Eastern Germany which started in the Sov- iet sector of Berlin. But viewed from Berlin, Beria's fate takes on an added, special meaning. Among all the puppet rulers and proconsuls everywhere in the Sov- iet empire, there must now be a terrible fear and insecurity. It was precisely such fear and inse- curity within the German Com- munist regime which three weeks ago led to the East German revo- lution. Take, for example, the pre- sent situation of Wilhelm Zaisser, the East German Secret Police Chief, famous for his polished boots and his utter ruthlessness. Like almost every satellite secret police chief, Zaisser is accounted a Beria man. There are now widespread reports here that Soviet proconsul Smeyenov has returned from Mos- cow "to Berlin with orders to send Zaisser the way of Beria. The next victim may be, instead, the aged Pieck, the'brilliant, evil Ulbrecht, the oily turncoat Grotewohl or ever. Smeyenov himself who has also been accounted a Beria man. It is important to understand the nature of this revolution. It was, to start with, a genuine revo- lution. objective was to seize power, not from the Soviets but from the German Communist re- gime. Within the limits of this ob- jective, the revolution succeeded. On June 17, in city after city, the writ of the Communist regime sim- ply ceased to run. Premier Grote- wohl has himself admitted, in an unguarded moment, that power was restored to the regime only due to "Our Russian Brothers" which sent Soviet tanks and troops. The oddest aspect of this revolu- tion was that it precisely followed the pattern which Marx and Engels used fondly to which (except perhaps more than 80 years ago, at the time of the Paris commune) never really happened on earth, until last month. Marx and Engels set two main condi- tions for a "revolutionary situa- (Continued on Page 15, Column 7.) ALSO PS The Reds have insisted on the recovery of these prisoners since the first big group fled from U. N. stockades on orders of President Rhee June 18. Allied spokesmen declined to comment on the Red broadcast. Communist Correspondent Alan Winnington, who frequently reflects official Red views, said negotiators apparently "made no progress" at Wednesday's session. Winnington has stressed for days that the Communists are far from satisfied with Allied assurances that Rhee will abide by the terms of a truce. "There doesn't seem, to be any change he commented. Robertson told newsmen at Me- Chord Field that there are no j rades, ROK Army intelligence officers near the front said today. U.S. officers acknowledged it was "definitely possible" but found no confirmation for the reports. Lt. Col. Choi Soo Kuen, chief of intelligence for the ROK Capitol Division, turned over the report to American advisers. The report apparently was based on accounts of Korean artillerymen who were overrun but escaped cap- ture during the week's big Com- ups. Some of the -sightings were made in the Kumsong River area, where the ROKs withdrew Tuesday to the south bank under orders from Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Earlier today, the Eighth Army commander flew to the front for the second straight day and said the line had been stalled. Several small attacks by Red men each Wednesday afternoon east of Kumhwa in the companies about 150 were reported late munist offensive at the Kumsong embattled sector, but there was Bulge, an American officer said. j no major Communist activity be- The Chinese onslaught swept over I fore dark, Eighth Army said, several artillery units and surviv- j In the air, American Sabre jets ors reported the Chinese probaby shot down two MIGs, with Maj. took some prisoners. James Jabara bagging his 15th "The Chinese already know how i Russian-built jet to himself to fire our a U.S. officer to within one of the all-time rec- units were re- ii'- -we naa oeen u-aveimg i agreements "which in any way I it was an isolated case where I Red infiltration units were re- for work. None of the _ farmers would interfere with an immediate iif'T Chinese did not have time to I ported as much as four miles be- would give my husband a Job. They impleraentation of a truce." down an artilleryman to man j hind the Allied main line. cmri fhov rniilnrvr TMlr lin Wliil a i "v T _i___ ii__t said they couldn't put family with five children. "Saturday we were in New Sa- lem when our car (a 16-year-old model) broke down. While my hus- I band and a man in a truck were i trying to push it to get it started, we let one of the boys go across the street to a store 'to get some candy. Ready to Quit "The car wouldn't start, and he was just about ready to quit when the boy came running out of the store. He said they were going to call a cop because he wouldn't pay the penny sales tax. My hus- band went across the street, and I guess there was an argument. "I couldn't see. I was sitting in our car with the children, "The next thing I knew my hus- The assistant secretary of state wnatever guns they captured." stressed that U. S. aims and those j of South Korea are the same- unification of the war-battered peninsula, and that he tried to impress that upon Rhee. Superior Housewife Stabs Policeman SUPERIOR, Wis. 27-year- old housewife, arrested after a po- liceman had been stabbed with a butcher knife when he seized her dog, was freed on bond Tues- day pending preliminary hearing on an assault charge. Fred Johnson said he and anoth- J.1JC I1C A I, tiling A rtiiWY HIT iiu-j- band was calling me to come on. I er policeman went to the home of 6 Mrs. Janet M, Yeazle to take her puppy after a neighbor reported it had bitten a child. They had no court order or warrant, they said later. Mrs. Yeazle objected to their de- mands for the puppy, Johnson re- lated, and when they took it to their patrol car, she brought a butcher knife from the house. John- son said he was cut under the arm I got the kids out of the car, but I couldn't see where he was. Then I saw he was sitting in a strange car with another man. "I also saw a policeman slumped over in his car. "When I got in the car with the children my husband told the man to get going. He acted like a wild man. I asked him what had hap Air-Sea Search Ends in Pacific HONOLULU Hawaiian Sea Frontier has called off the air-sea search for victims of the Transocean Air Lines passenger plane crash Saturday 350 miles east of Wake Island in which 58 persons perished. Fourteen mutilated bodies were recovered from shark-infested wat- ers before the search halted at 4 p. m. yesterday. The Navy transport Barrett, which first came upon the plane wreckage, radioed that the plane crash apparently was caused by an explosion. The Barrett added that there was "no possibility of finding survivors alive." The Barrett was taking the 14 women, three men and two Guam. It was scheduled to arrive there Friday. Light spotter planes that flew through rain and low clouds re- ported the Reds were shuttling artillery, supplies and fresh infan- try toward newly occupied posi- tions. Bomb and rocket-laden planes, their engines warmed up, marked time for a break in the clouds to roar northward toward the swarm- ing Chinese. On the front, Allied forces were fully alerted for further Red as- saults. Units were sorted out and redeployed over the bloodied sec- tor east of Kumhwa to the Pukhan River. Muddy roads were clogged with supply trucks headed toward the front. Some exhausted soldiers sprawled out asleep on the ground. Others sat by the side of the road, opening blisters and washing swollen feet in muddy water. Artillery fire fell off. American advisers with the ROKs said the Chinese apparently were moving up their artillery and mortars in support of new positions. Hunt Infiltrators ROK soldiers continued search- ing for infiltrators left over from the big Red push. Two Chinese limn. u-jiiv ..I. w uu SUU SdlU 11C VYclS LUL. U11UC1 LUC dl 111 t-u ux A.J. i. HIIL.J. j. j j t_ i. i. pened, and he hit me on the head in the ensuing fight but the offi-1 The Barrett said none of the infiltrating units were shot up just ____Tii_ ...__i..__ t i i-c 11. ___i ii_ _ j_ nnnti with the butt of the revolver "The man driving was frightened, and kept saying, 'You're not going to kill me, are you'" My husband said no, and in a little while he let him out and took the wheel." I cers left with the dog. victims had on life belts and that "oon- tne :l 3 IL.I L rt' 11.11 LlJt: VJUrt- II UU Wll u i J J Mrs. Yeazle. in Municipal Court I all but two were nude. The ship! Gen. Taylor was accompanied to on a charge of assault with intent t added there was no evidence to do great bodily harm, demanded! among the victims or the debris preliminary hearing. It was set for that the passengers had been pre-1 22- i pared for an emergency landing. B a Rogers, Girl Smuggled Aboard Ship All Alone With Gobs LONG BEACH, Calif. Wi The dream that sailors are supposed to have smuggling a girl aboard ship is a nightmare today for j blue uniform and "fixed up a lib- door with a sign that read: 'Dan- Joan Garrison. erty pass for Joan continued. "About 4 a.m., he took me aboard a Liberty boat and away we went. Blue-eyed Joan, 18, .was found in hiding as big guns of'the Cruiser Los Angeles thundered in target practice at sea. She faces charges of illegally wearing a navy uni- form. Joan, who was arraigned Tues- day before a United States Com- missioner told reporters it happen- ed because of a a friend. "He's a sailor who gets the craziest she explained. "A bunch of us were up at my apart- ment in Long Beach clowning around and it sounded like fun, so I said, sure, I'd go on the ship. My girl friends bobbed my hair real short." Her friend 'got her a seaman's iThere were a lot of guys going back to the ship from liberty and some saw that I was a girl and snickered. "We came alongside, and like the rest I said to the officer of the deck in a real low voice, 'request permission to come aboard, sir.' "Permission he said. High Voltage But her friend was hustled off to explain why he was over leave. "I hid behind a whatyacallit a gun mount until he came back with a friend. They took me aft to the crew's quarters and hid me in a steel bunk which they lashed to the bulkhead. "All of a sudden the guns began to shoot. I was terrified. I saw a ger. High voltage. Do not enter.'" "So I entered. The guns fired and I jumped a lot. I started to cry. Finally a security patrolman found me. He took me to the mas- ter of arms. "They took my blues away and made me get into this skivvy shirt and dungarees. I felt embarrassed. Thirteen hundred men and me. I think every doggone one of them stuck his head into the door to stare." Joan said she had wanted to see her former husband stationed aboard the Los Angeles, but didn't. Of her meeting with the ship's captain, she declared: "He acted real shook up. I guess he wasn't used to having a woman aboard." Her friend? He's in the brig, awaiting naval discipline. Group. The South Korean troops who bore the brunt of the Red attack received a personal message from President Syngman Rhee. He told his troops to stand firm and die if necessary to stop the Chinese invaders. He praised them for the fight they have made and exhorted them to even greater efforts. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Generally fair and warmer tonight and Thurs- day. Lowest temperature tonight 66, high Thursday 87. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 86; minimum, 64; noon, 86; precipitation, trace; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 84 at noon today. Low 65 at a. m. Skies are clear with visibility seven miles. Wind from east at three miles per hour. Humidity 65 per cent, barometer steady at 30.15. Secretary Of Sttta John Foster Dulles, left, greeted Walter S. Robertson, President Eisenhower's personal envoy to Korea, on the latter's arrival at National Airport in Washington today from his talks with South Korean President Syngman Rhee in an effort to conclude the truce. Robertson was to report personally to the President on his mission. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Truce Up to Reds, Robertson Believes WASHINGTON wi_ Assistant Secretary of State Walter S. Robert- son said after a conference with President Eisenhower today that an armistice in Korea now is squarely up to the Communists. Robertson made the statement to newsmen immediately after giving Eisenhower a personal report on his mission to win the support of South Korean President Syng- man Rhee for a truce. Accompanied by Secretary of State Dulles, Robertson checked in at the White House a little over an hour after his arrival from the Orient. Robertson said Rhee "has not changed his objections to an ar- mistice, but has agreed to collabo- rate with us" in an effort to achieve unification Korea by peaceful means. The Korean leader had been hold- ing out for an agreement to re- new the war if necessary to reach unification. Dulles said the President congrat- ulated Robertson heartily on his mission. They spent 40 minutes with the chief executive. Ike Asks Aid For Livestock WASHINGTON UH President Eisenhower today asked Congress to appropriate 150 million dollars for "emergency assistance to farm- ers and stockmen." The money would finance the livestock loan program being set up under legislation signed by the President Tuesday. It is aimed at helping farmers maintain 1 i v e- stock operations despite local feed shortages and depressed livestock prices, Eisenhower's request was made in a letter M House Speaker Mar- tin At the Agriculture Department, R. L. Farrington, Acting Director of Agricultural Credit Services, said the department will be ready quickly to handle the program. Farrington said the department expects to have special livestock loan committees set up in distress areas, particularly in the drought- stricken Southwest, in a week or 10 days to begin processing loan applications. Loans of or more will be extended to established producers and feeders of cattle, sheep and goats who have what the loan com- mittees consider to be a "reason- able chance" of working out of their financial difficulties, but who cannot obtain the funds they need from other credit sources. A farmer may obtain a loan even though his current debts are larger than his current assets if the loan committee believes he has a reas- onable chance of ultimately paying off his debts and being able to continue in the business. Loans will be available to es- tablished livestock producers and feeders in any part of the country if they meet the loan requirements but the heaviest demand is expect- Reds Warned Against New War in Asia Big Three Foreign Ministers Map Program for Peace By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON States, Britain and France posed an im- mediate challenge to Russia today to join in a four-power foreign ministers meeting aimed at re- uniting East and West Germany. The call for a session next autumn on Germany, and on com- pleting an Austrian independence xeaty, was agreed upon by Amer- ican, British and French foreign ministers in a five-day conference which ended with issuance a communique last night. Notes from all three Western governments were prepared for lispatch to Moscow within 24 hours. The foreign ministers also issued a warning to the Reds in Asia that, if they break an armistice with a new attack on South Korea, the United States, Britain and will again go to war. The proposal on Germany repre- sents initiative by the West to put. squarely up to the the face of its internal Beria purge and in the light of anti-Communist unrest in East chal- lenge to do something definite about one of the world's worst sources of tension. Secretary of State Dulles, Acting British Foreign Secretary Lord Salisbury and French Foreign Min- ister Georges Bidault also called for restoration of "true liberty" to the Soviet satellite peoples of East- ern Europe and announced that if those countries achieve freedom door to unity with the community now being created in Western Eu- rope is open to them. On Far Eastern problems, the three" ministers announced that economic embargoes against Com- munist China would be continued indefinitely after an armistice and that the policy of barring Red China from the United Nations would continue pending further consultation. Britain and France joined with the United States in pledging to work for peaceful unification of Korea. The three warned Red China against using prospective peace in Korea for new aggressions else- where in Asia. They said also they had consid- ered measures for winning the war against Communism in Indochina. If Russia accepts the bid for a foreign ministers meeting on Ger- many and if this meeting results in steps toward German unity, U. S. officials said it could lead to a Big Four conference at Eisenhower-Malenkov level. Pending the proposed autumn session, however, there reportedly is no plan for a conference with the Kremlin at the top level. State Boy, 6, Run Over by Tractor, Lives PARK RAPIDS, Minn. Lord took care of him." This was the verdict of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hoefs today after their six-year-old son, Paul, sur- vived being run over by a tractor wheel. Hoefs and his sons were haying, with Earl 9, driving the tractor while his father and Paul walked behind. Suddenly Paul crawled up onto the moving vehicle and leaned against a fender just ahead of the rear wheel. Hoefs, too far away to grab the child, was afraid to call out i Informants reported that the for- for fear of startling him. But, j eign ministers had removed many seconds later, the boy fell and the j of the problems which would have tractor stopped with a 790-pound I come up at the postponed session wheel on his chest. The farmer raced to the controls and drove the tractor ahead to free Paul, where he had been pin- ned to dry, bare ground. "Paul was winded when I picked of President Eisenhower, Prime Minister Churchill and French Pre- mier Laniel at Bermuda. The understanding therefore was that though this meeting could still be held, there is no longer an urgent ed in the Southwestern drought I crawled a short distance from the (tracks to the highway. him up, but he didn't appear too need and no plans were worked Hoefs reported. The boy out for bringing it about, was rushed to the Park Rapids I Salisbury left Washington last office of Dr. John Eilers who found night to sail for home from New no injuries or fractures. Sole reminder of the near trag- edy was a strip beside the boy's head the size of the tire tread where the hair had been pulled out. Man Loses Leg In Fall From Freight Train LITCHFIELD; Minn. Wl A 47- year-old Minneapolis man, Arthur Harstad, whose leg was cut off when he fell from a Great Northern freight train, was found near here early today, about 12 hours after his fall. He was weak from loss of blood when he was found, but later at the Litchfield hospital his condi- tion was described as fair. The search began about 6 p. m. Monday when Clifford Bosley, 54, Harstad'.s companion on a journey to the harvest fields, reported to police here that Harstad had fallen off the train west of Litchfield. Instead, Harstad was found about a mile east of Litcbfield, He had York today. Bidault is expected to fly home Thursday. In their announcement on Ger- many, Dulles, Bidault and Salis- bury noted the "grave that is, the had occurred recently in Soviet-con- trolled Berlin and East Germany. They said these demonstrated the will of the people under Soviet rule in Germany to gain independence. The early reunification of Ger- many, the three declared, "would be a great contribution to the eas- ing of international tension." But they said this requires Soviet co- operation. "The three governments have therefore decided, in consultation with the German federal govern- the communique declared, "to propose a meeting in the early autumn of the foreign minister of France, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the U. S. S. R., to discuss directly the first steps which should lead to a, satisfactory solution of the German problem, namely, the organization of free elections and the establish- ment of a free all-German govern- ment. "This meeting should also con-, sider the conclusion of the Austrian treaty."