Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 5, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy, Cooler Tonight; Saturday Fair, Cool VOLUME 53, NO. 92 Receive Your Paper At Your Vacation 3321 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 5, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Car Rolls Over Man Awaiting Trial round Dead in Cell At Durand, Man Fatally Injured Earl Kuschel, 28, Misses Corner on Pepin County Road KENOSHA Wickham, whose first degree murder trial in [the deaths of his wife and her daughter-in-law was to have op- ened Tuesday, was found dead (early today in his Kecosha County jail cell. Coroner William Rauen sched- uled an autopsy for this afternoon. Wickham pleaded innocent to DURAND Wis charges of shooting his wife, Beu- Kuschel, 28-year-old Maiden Rock lab from whom he was estranged, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. native, died en route to St. Bene- dict's Hospital of injuries received when he was thrown from his car near here about 8 p.m. Thursday. Two other occupants of the car, Kuschel's wife and 17-month-old child, were also thrown from the car. They were also brought to St. Benedict's here for observa- tion and treatment. Pepin County Undersheriff Victor Seline reported that Kuschel's car rolled over four times after miss- ing a corner at the intersection of county trunk N and a town road, about 14 miles southwest of here. Kuschel, the son of Erwin Kus- che.1, Maiden Rock, was recently separated from the armed forces. The body was taken to Maiden Rock, where funeral arrangements are being made. TODAY Knowland Insists on Victory Jy JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON State De- partment and the Pentagon are in one of their recurrent moods of optimism about the Korean truce talks. There are various little indi- cations that the most recent U. N. truce offer is being seriously con- sidered by the enemy.' For in- stance, Gen. Nam II has asked for clarification of a number of points of detail, which at least means that the offer is being carefully studied. Meanwhile, there is a good deal more than meets the eye in all the arguments about the way the truce negotiations are being conducted. The differences of view about our Korean truce policy here in Wash- ington are, on the whole, more significant than the differences be- tween Washington and London. The most serious of these Wash- ington differences have been aired behind closed doors, at the White House and State Department. Only a general rumble of debate, a con- fused sound of disagreement, has reached the public. So it may be well to set down what the real issues are. Minority Viewpoint The champion of the minority viewpoint is Sen. William F. Know- land of California, a grave and sol- id man whose outlook has been much misrepresented. 'Sen. Know- land has repeatedly led deputa- tions of protest, at the White House and the State Department, against the current conduct of the truce negotiations. Knowland has his own truce terras, which are as follows: First, he would not permit any "whittling away" of 9ur stand against forcible repatriation of pris- oners of war. Second, he would insist on the unification of Korea, Third, he would insist further on a promise from the Chinese Com- munists to give no more aid or comfort to the neighboring Com- munist movement in Indochina, Burma and elsewhere. Costly Deal The important thing to note about the Knowland terms is that they represent, not a truce, but a victory. The California senator does not desire a mere agreement to stop the fighting in the Far East. He wants a permanent Far East- ern can only be imposed by force of arms. The difference between the Cali- fornia senator and many of the oth- er Asia-minded Republicans is that he is quite honest enough to face the real implications of bis view- point. Unlike most of his colleagues, he does not think that we can get (Continued on Page 5, Column 3.) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy and cooler tonight. Satur- day fair and cool. Low tonight 48, high Saturday 66. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 91; minimum, 57; noon, 63; precipitation, .32; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (North Central Observations) Low temperature last 24 hours was 58 at 7 a.m., high 90 at p.m. Thursday. Noon today 82. There was an overcast at feet. Visibility 15 miles, barometer steady. Wind was from the west and northwest at 12 miles per hour. Humidity 63 per cent. Margaret Barry, the night of April 29. The shootings took place in a restaurant operated on Highway 41 by Mrs, Wickham. A physician who pronounced Wickham, 55, dead at a.m. said he could not give a cause of death immediately. Marshall Asks British to Study Korean Crisis LONDON George C. Marshall appealed today to Brish leaders to foster a generous un- derstanding on America's aims and problems in Korea, In a stern tone, he told a lunch- eon of the English Speaking Union it was important that the British public resist Soviet propaganda. He also declared the American public "is intent on seeing that nothing be permitted to lend aid to the Chinese Communist forces." Marshall told the luncheon gath- ering of he thought the Brit- ish public "only partially realizes" the size of American casualties in Korea. Marshall said that in his own experience as secretary of state and secretary of defense "I think a maximum of attention was paid to the view of our associates, par- ticularly those of the British gov- The Fail Of A 14-Year-Old Winona boy (inset) from the top of the interstate bridge is traced, approximately, on this picture. The youngster, Charles Buggs, said that he was climbing down from the top of the bridge when he missed a step and plunged into the water between a sheer boom and shore. Another picture on page 3. (Republican-Herald photo) 8 MIGs Felled By Sabre Jets SEOUL Sabre jet pi- lots bagged eight Communist MIG jets, probably destroyed one and damaged five in air battles high over North Korea today._ Maj. Vermont Garrison of Tulsa, became the war's' 32nd jet ace by downing his fifth MIG, the Air 9 W Boy Falls From Bridge Into Mississippi Unhurt in 130-Foot Fall By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer Still somewhat shaken but otherwise unscathed, a Winona teen-ager today was reflecting on his miraculous escape from death or serious injury in a 130-foot plunge off the interstate bridge here Thursday night. _ The once-in-a-million survivor of the fall from the top of the bridge superstruc- ture is 14-year-old Charles Buggs, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Buggs, 116 Winona St. I With a 16-year-old companion, Charles was attempting to catch pigeons on the bridge when he climbed to the top of the structure at about p. m. He had snaked his -way to the It was .the second time this month that Sabres and MIGs have tan- gled. One MIG was shot-down and one damaged Tuesday. Nixon, Fall Guy At Circus, Pats Lion Gingerly WASHINGTON Presi- dent Nixon showed some reluc- tance at first, but finally he patted La Crosse Boy Had Whisky Before Drowning LA CROSSE, 14-year- old boy. who drowned in the Black River, drank some whisky shortly before he drowned, La. Crosse po- lice said Thursday. A 13-year-old companion passed out from drinking whisky and was hospitalized, police said. The drowning victim was 'James McGrath, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cy McGrath. Police said the 13-year-old took a fifth of whisky from his father's basement, and. the two boys went to the river Wednesday night to swim. After swimming a short while, __r____ they came out of the water and the 18-year-ol'd on the drank large quantities of the whis- The 18-year-old was a lion named Sheba, The Vice President's initiation yesterday as "fall of the Circus Saints and Sinners required that he thus make Sheba's ac- quaintance, .but it did not blossom into a long companionship. The lion opened its mouth, dis- playing teeth. It was, perhaps, a yawn. Nixon stopped patting and soon moved on to enjoy more of the circus atmosphere the Saints and Sinners had created in the lobby of the Mayflower Hotel, iky, police said. Police said the 13-year-old boy told them that he and James pass- ed out on the river bank. He said that he came to later and went home, passing out a second time in his home. Succeeds Graham MINNEAPOLIS (ffl Directors of Northwestern Schools here Thursday approved the recent sel- ection of Dr. Richard A. Elvee, Gary, Ind., to succeed Rev. Billy with posters, a calliope, a pink I Graham as president. He will take lemonade fountain and a shimmy dancer called Jai-Leta. office about Sept. 1. Dr. Graham resigned because of the press of his evangelical work. Sheba, A Real Circus lion with teeth, accepts with bowed head a smile and pat from vice .President Richard Nixon, inside her cage at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D. C. The vice presi- dent was initiated by this unusual ceremony into the P. T. Barnum Tent of the Circus Saints and Sinners Club. Photographers worked inside the cage as Trainer Terrell Jacobs Wirephoto) top 'of the bridge and was begin- ning the descent when he lost his footing and hurtled into the 20-foot deep water. The whole story of the young- ster's fall into the waters of the Mississippi is fraught with almost unbelievable quirks: When he climbed up the bridge girders, Charles was carrying a flashlight for the pigeon hunt and despite the harrowing incidents that fol- lowed his he managed to maintain his grasp on the flashlight which he was still holding when members of police rescue party arrived. In the fall, he not only escaped crashing into the steel bridge braces but missed by the scantest margin being dashed against the wood pilings that support the sheer boom near the bridge. Swims to Piling The impact of his body striking the water stunned the child mo- mentarily but he 'recovered m time to swim to the piling and then climbed another 10 feet up the sheer side of the boom to await rescue.. This, then, is the story of what transpired in the few minutes just before 10 p. m.: While his companion, James Stueve, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Stueve, 110 Winona St., re- mained on the sidewalk on the east side of the bridge, .Charles began to scale the girders on the west upstream side of the superstructure in his search for pigeons. James saw his friend begin the downward trip and suddenly heard a loud splash in the water. The sound of the boy hitting the water, incidentally, was heard by resident living more than two blocks away from the scene of the mishap. When he heard the splash, James said, he ran to the National Hotel, 227 W. 2nd St., and shouted for someone there to call police because a person had fallen into the river. Capt. William Multhaup con- tacted Patrolmen Paul Kapustik and John Drazkowski who were cruising in a squad car only a short distance away'from the ho- tel and then sent Patrolmen Harry Erdmanczyk and Isadore Wieczo- rek to the river front with a police rescue boat. Boy Missing "When we -got Kapustik "we found out that after the boy had reported someone in the river he ran off, and no one around knew who had fallen or where it had happened." The patrolmen went to the foot of Winona Street, under the bridge and moments later saw Charles crouched on the boom. "His flashlight was still lighted and that helped us see Ka- pustik said, "and we shouted to him and asked him how he was. "He was sitting there shivering and cold iand replied that he was all right-except that his head hurt him a little.' Moments later Kapustik, Erd- (Continued on 3, Column 5) BOY FALLS Korean Next W Military Pact With British in Pacific Urged WASHINGTON W) Sen. Taft CR-Ohio) called today for a mili- tary alliance with the British in the Pacific to bypass the United Nations veto in that critical world area. The Senate GOP leader issued a statement clarifying the., views he expressed in a Cincinnati speech May 26 which caused Pres- ident Eisenhower to say more economic and military aid ROKs Denounce Truce Proposal As 'Cowardly' Acting Foreign Minister Indicates Disappointment By BILL SHINN SEOUL HI South Korea's acting foreign minister today an- grily denounced the United Nations and its latest armistice plan as dishonorable" and "cowardly." He predicted bloodshed if Indian troops or Communist representa- tives enter South Korea after an armistice. The U. N. plan, reported to have made a quick truce highly prob- able, has drawn uninhibited at- tacks from South Korean govern- ment sources. Although Minister Pyun Yung Tai did not indicate whether he spoke for his government, he said in an interview: "We are merely disappointed about United States world leader- ship. "I have never come across more more cowardly We are greatly disgusted with such an ignominous truce. -We have now lost confidence in what the United Nations says. They say non-forcible repatriation of POWs but what they are actually doing will result in forcible repatriation." He predicted prisoners unwilling to return to the Communists would "commit suicide .from mere gust." Pyun, one of the loudest critics of the U. N. proposal, met with President Syng-man Rhee in the morning, and with Rhee, U. S. Ambassador Ellis Briggs and Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. Far East-com- mander, in- the afternoon. Before the afternoon meeting Pyun said he did not believe Rhee would accept Clark's advice that the aging South Korean president co-operate in concluding an armi- stice. He said that even if Rhee might try to co-operate, South Korea '-will not, and can not, accept a plan similar to a "death sentence." the U. S. has promised that he couldn't agree with Taft that the U.S. "might as well for- get the United Nations so far as the Korean war is concerned" if for South Korea after an armistice but added: "What is the good of any aid after death? We will thank them if efforts to obtain an armistice fail, 'we live long enough." Allies Seek Posts Captured by Reds By FORREST EDWARDS SEOUL South Korean infantrymen battled with bayonets and hand grenades today to win back strategic Allied outposts which the Reds may claim if an early armistice halts the bloody three-year-old Korean War. The tough ROKs were fighting hand-to-hand with Chinese and North Koreans at some points along the muddy East-Central and Eastern Fronts where bitter bat-, ties have raged all week. In the air, U. S. Sabre jets dam- aged three Communist MIGs in battles over North Korea, while fighter bombers pounded Red bat- tie front positions and supply lines. Truce negotiators agreed in No- vember, 1951 that the cease-fire demarcation line would be along a line of contact across Korea. Since then the main battle line has changed little, but in recent weeks the Reds have grabbed im- portant outposts in the west and a number of advance Allied posi- tions in the center and on the east- ern end of the line. Observers said the Reds could be expected to claim the line of contact was south of Allied out- posts they have which in -many cases guard the main U. N. line. Chinese and North Koreans Thursday hurled back six of seven South Korean counterattacks in Central and Eastern Korea and in at least two sectors grabbed addi- tional territory. North and South Koraens were reported locked in combat again today near the crest of Anchor Hill on the extreme eastern end of the line. Rhee Will Sign But Only Under U.S. Compulsion SAN FRANCISCO Correspondent Jim Robinson said today in a broadcast from. Korea that President Syngman Rhee told him South Korea would sign a truce on the basis of present proposals "only be- cause the U. S. forces us to." Rhee told Robinson he plead- ed with Gen. Mark Clark, U.N. Far East commander, earlier in the day, against signing. Robinson, in a broadcast re- corded here, said Rhee told him he has sent his own truce plan to President Eisenhower, but did not give its terms. In Seoul, a government offi- cial said Rhee's plan would be made public Saturday. U. S. Confident Truce Near in Korean Parley By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER WASHINGTON and De- fense Department officials drafted fresh instructions for U. N. truce negotiators today in apparent-con- fidence that an agreement to end the Korean War will shortly be achieved. State Department officials have under consideration, meanwhile, the formulation of a basic decision on what America's policy toward Red China should to try to encourage a split between the 'Chinese' Red leadership and the Kremlin or whether to eliminate this as improbable and seek some other solution. Indications were that an an- nouncement would be made in the near future. There appeared to be sharp dif- ferences of opinion as to the best U. S. course. Some influential offi- cials are taking the position that Chinese Nationalist forces on For- mosa must be maintained and made a rallying point for anti- Communist resistance throughout the Far East. 2 Sentenced At La Crcsse LA CROSSE, Wis. WUTwo parol- ed federal convicts from Minnesota were sentenced to 7 to 20-year terms in Waupun State Prison to- day for the armed robbery of a La Crosse tavern early Monday. Marvin Sanders, 38, Minneapolis, and Bruce Lego, 31, of Nevis had pleaded guilty, as had a third man, Russell Fairbanks, 35, of Minneap- olis. Circuit Judge Lincoln Neprud ad- journed, sentencing of Fairbanks to June 12 when District Attorney John Bosshard said he had not completed his presentence exam- ination. Incomplete reports to Eighth Army headquarters said soldiers of the 15th ROE Division clawed their way back.to of the key hill. -There; was no claim that the peak was again in allied hands. Troops of two South Korean di- visions beat off two Chinese Red probing" attacks on the battered East-Central Front; This Map Locates the strategic spots on Korea's front where United Nations troops are battling to win back outposts which the Reds may claim if an armistice halts the fighting. (AP .Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Rochester Man Held For Trial on Murder ROCHESTER, Minn. M Sterl- ing Henry Jenkins, 51, Rochester barber shop porter, was bound over to District Court for trial on a first degree mur'der charge -.Thursday. He is accused of slaying his_wife. Jenkins waived preliminary exam- ination. Holstein Sale Average .ST.- PAUL W The auction clos- ing the 68th annual meeting of the Holstem-Friesian Associat io n of America here Thursday brought for the 78 animals sold, an average of Top price, was paid for a nine-year-old bull. Agreement on Prisoners Set For Saturday Rhee Continues Opposition to -Proposed Terms By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL KV-The end of the Ko- rean fighting appeared close to- day. A fateful truce meeting to- morrow could almost write an end to three years of war and death. The Communists were reported to have submitted terms so close to those of the U. N. Command that an armistice might be signed by June 25, third anniversary of this war that has-already taken an awesome toll. Minor details must be ironed out but "peace fever" was in the air here as well as other Allied capitals. A high U. S. official in Tokyo said an agreement to exchange prisoners likely will be signed Saturday, However, a truce could not be signed before next week, he added. Allied and Red negotiators meet in the tiny hut in Panmunjora Saturday at 11 a. m. (9 p. m. Friday Jarring Note However, there was one jarring and bitter dissent to the optini- North Korean Gen. Nam II, chief Communist negotiator, steps out of his auto at Pan- munjom on his arrival there for Thursday's meeting. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) ism. President Syngman Rhee's South Korean government stub- bornly opposed the truce terms although Rhee'has said he would co-operate "at any cost" with U, S. Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. Far East commander, flew to Seoul from his Tokyo headquarters and conferred with Rhee, possibly in an eleventh- hour attempt to overcome the opposition of the aging but fiery president. They talked for an hour but there was no announcement after the meeting. Pyun Yung Tai, South Korea's acting foreign minister, and U.' S. Ambassador Ellis 0. Briggs were also present. Clark flew back to Tokyo after the conference. Violent Opposition Pyun said angrily in an inter- view: never come across more more cowardly We are greatly disgusted with such an ignominous truce." He said war prisoners who re- fuse to return to Communism would "commit suicide in disgust." The violent South Korean oppo- sition has worried Allied leaders. The South Koreans have threat- (Continued on 13, Column 2.) TRUCE Stay Denied Rosenbergs NEW YORK U. S. Court of Appeals today denied a stay of execution to condemned atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, scheduled to die in Sing Sing; prison's electric chair June 18. Judge Thomas E. Swan told Emanuel Bloch, counsel for the Rosenbergs, that he might apply for a stay before the Supreme Court of the United States. The court alrea-dy has refused three times to review the case. Bloch said several days ago that if all else failed he would appeal to President Eisenhower for clemr ency. Eisenhower previously hai refused such a request.'