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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Continued Warm Tonight and Saturday Receive Your Paper At Your Vacation 3321 VOLUME 53, NO. 98 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 12, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES John Foky, 62, Dies at Wabasha John R. Foley TODAY ROKArmy May Not Obey Rhee By JOSEPH and STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON anyone is taking Syngman Rhee seriously enough, according to those -who really know the old man and his people! It is rather generally as- sumed, both in this country and abroad, that Rhee's passionate re- jection of the Korean truce terms has given rise to a mere teapot tempest, and that the American government, on which Tlhee is ut- terly dependent, will soon bring him to his for some days now Rhee's defiance has occupied the almost exclusive attention of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. Dulles and other presidential advisers have met repeatedly with Presi- dent Eisenhower, and canvassed every possible way of dealing with the stubborn old Korean President. And the more they have examined the situation, the more obvious it has become that Syngman Rhee may be entirely willing to wreck the Korean truce, and quite cap- able of doing so. Asks Top Much Already, in fact, Eisenhower and Dulles have gone much further than they intended to go. There was originally no intention to offer Rhee a defense commitment which would in effect tie the American government to his Korean govern- ment Now that Rhee has rejected this offer, it is almost impossible to see what.more the Adminis- tration him. "What the old man really remarked one worried policy-maker, "is a green light to attack north, plus a promise to bail him out again if he gets into trouble." In short, settling with Rhee on anything like Rhee's terms would mean going it alone with a ven- geance. Rhee's terms would com- mit this country to a Far Eastern war of uncertain duration and out come, with Rhee and Chiang Kai- shek as this country's only allies. For this obvious reason, the Ad- WABASHA, Minn. (Special) John R. Foley, widely-known Wa- basha attorney, conservationist and father of a "family of died at a. m. today at St. Elizabeth's Hospital after an ill- ness of more than five months. He was 62. Foley, who had been a hospital patient since March 12, had an incurable back disease. Several members of his family were at the bedside when he died. He was well known throughout this area and in most parts of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and had practiced law in many of the nation's -courts including the U. S. Supreme Court since his ad- mission to the bar .in 1912. A Colorful Figure Foley was a colorful figure in court and usually drew a crowded courtroom when he made a plea in a criminal case. As a former Wabasha County attorney and lat- er a private practitioner, he sat on both sides of the table in some of the sensational criminal trials in Southeastern Minnesota history. He practiced law in St. Paul before moving to Wabasha; was a member of the Minnesota State Conservation Commission during the administration of Gov. Floyd B. Olson and later, during the war years, represented Minnesota at several conferences in Washington. Active in the Democratic and Farmer-Labor parties, he took a keen interest in local, state and na- tional politics but his hobby was duck hunting, golfing and fishing and he spent much of his time pursuing these avocations. Sylvester Case Prominence came to Foley dur- ing his terms as county attorney, 1920-1927, especially during the Sylvester bank case at Plainview. E. L. Sylvester, the bank's presi- dent and community's most promi- nent citizen, was accused of em- bezzling more than over a long period of years. When the pe- culations were discovered, the Nattily Attired in a grey Confederate uniform, Gen. John B. Sailing lets loose with a rebel yell at a Confederate reunion at Mobile, Ala. Gen. Sailing, 107, is the only one of four living veterans of the war between the states able to at- tend. He flew to Mobile from his home in Fort Blackmore, Va. (AP Wirephoto) ministration has no settling with Rhee intention of on Rhee's bank closed and peared. Months Sylvester disap- later, mostly terms. But persuading him to set- tle on any other terms is a great deal more difficult than is general- ly realized. Logically, it ought to be easy. Syngman Rhee is in a sense him- self a creation of the United States. Kis government, his army and Ms country still exist today thanks to the United States. Therefore, ra- tionally, Syngman Rhee cannot possibly defy a basic policy deci- sion of the United States. The trou- ble is that Syngman Rhee is not rational. This is, indeed, his great source of strength. Stubbornness Admired In a way, one cannot help ad- miring this stubborn octogenarian who is apparently so old-fashioned (Continued on Page 11, Column 6) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and fair, continued warm tonight "and Saturday. Low tonight 70, high Saturday 92. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations, for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 89; minimum, 67; noon, 89; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow, at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Maximum temperature 82 at noon; minimum 67 at a. m. Noon scattered at feet and thin scattered at visibility 15 miles; wind 7 miles per hour from north north- humidity 62 per cent; -baro- jneter 30.07, steady. irough Fole'y's driving effort, Syl- vester was found in the cotton fields, of Mississippi, returned, tried and convicted in a widely publiciz- ed trial at Wabasha. The Sylvester case was only one of several including mur- ders, robberies, liquor hijack- ing and attempted in which Foley figured ajf coun- ty attorney. More corflfictions were secured in years he held the office than in the previous 18 years and more fines and refunds paid than in the previous 21 years. After Foley was appointed to the five-man State Conservation Com- mission by Floyd Olson in 1931, he was the center of many bitter con- servation fights. He secured the trout rearing project at Crystal Springs for Southeastern Minne- sota and for years fought the con- struction of the nine-foot channel in the Upper Mississippi Riyer, giv- ing powerful orations against the project at national conventions of the Izaak Walton League. Since retiring to private practice, he has been involved in a number particu- case at Minneiska and the Hertz will con- test. Active in Politics Foley attended the national Dem- ocratic convention which nomi- nated Franklin D. Roosevelt for the first time and he was Gov. Olson's representative in Washing- ton during the reorganization days and inauguration of the NRA. He was a bitter opponent of the late Sen. James A. Carley, con- servative Democrat, in Wabasha County politics. Many stories have been told of their struggles and how they both enjoyed these political fights. One of the stories related how Sen. Carley paid Foley's ex- penses to a convention so he would (Continued on Page 13, Column 5) FOLEY of well publicized cases, larly the Lorenz murder Caudle Admits Tax Settlement Not Fair to U.S. WASHINGTON T. Lamar Caudle, one-time chief prosecutor of government tax cases, agreed today" that a settlement of a Min- neapolis doctor's tax fraud case in 1948 was not fair to the govern- ment. He referred to the Justice De- partment's acceptance of a off er to settle .the tax lia- bilities- of Dr.. Olaf AT'Olson after the physician pleaded guilty to one count of a fraud indictment. Olson was fined and given a sus- pended one year prison 'sentence. Caudle testified Thursday that Sen. Langer (R-ND) arranged for the settlement through Tom Clark, then attorney general, and his depu- ty, Peyton Ford. "It wasn't a fair settlement from the government's point of view, was asked Chairman Keating (R-NY) of a House judiciary sub- committee which is probing Just- ice Department operations of re- cent years. "No, it was Caudle replied. Caudle took the witness stand to amplify his testimony of Thursday after Ford, a .scheduled witness, failed to show up, Keating said the .committee was informed that Ford is out of the city and his testimony will be de- layed until next Wednesday. Caudle testified he voiced his dis- agreement with the Olson case pro- cedure at the time "but there was- n't a thing in the world I could do about it." He also agreed with Keating that "unusual circumstances" surround- ed .the case and it was handled "in a very unorthodox form." Committee counsel Robert A. Col- lier said a federal grand jury at St. Paul inquired into the Olson case last fall and supplied the com- mittee with a report in which it referred to the settlement as "seemingly inadequate." Collier also said the Justice De- partment declined to let the grand jury see the Olson case file. Caudle said Thursday that Tord had intimated to him he had prom- ised Langer the, case would be settled for a fraction of the claim. Chicago Ward Committeeman Feared Kidnaped Clem Graver Seized As He Drives Car Into Garage CHICAGO Clem Graver, a Republican state legislator and ward committeeman from Chi- cago's so-called hoodlum-dominated West Side Bloc, was abducted by three men near his home last night and today police had no trace of him. Five persons, including Graver's wife, Amelia, 51, witnessed the ab- duction of the 53-year-old real es- tate and insurance broker. Police said the witnesses gave varying details but all agreed three men followed Graver in a car as he drove his auto into his garage about 10 p. m. Graver was seized as he came the a half block from his home. He strug- gled with his abductors but they forced him into their car and drove away. On his way to his garage, Grav- er had passed his home and waved to his wife who was standing on the front porch with a friend, Wa_l- ter Pikelis, 52, a precinct captain in Graver's ward, the 21st. Police Capt. Eugene McNally of the Maxwell Street Station said he did not know whether Graver's ab- duction was connected with poli- tics. Graver, in Republican politics on the West Side for 30 years, has been a state representative from the 15th District since 1950.'The 21st Ward is among the eight west of the downtown district making up the West Side Bloc. State rep- resentatives of both parties for many years have been elected from the districts with little or no opposition from either party. Rep. Clem Graver 5 Bliste ring rom Heat Five Were Killed and 30 injured in a Grey- hound bus collision on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg, Pa., early today. The above view shows workmen making ready to move, the mangled bus. The bus swerved into a parked truck, shearing its side to the rear wheels.: (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) 3 Killed Trying To Break Log JamatAntigo ANTIGO. Wis. Three men were killed today trying a log jam at a local lumber plant. The men" were Al Galarbwitz and Walter Wilcenski of Antigo and Herbert Smith of Aniwa. Authorities said that .the three were moving a log jam at the Frost Veneer Co., log yard shortly before 8 a.m. Wilcenski apparently was operat- ing a tractor on the yard jam- mer, a crane-like device used to lift cut timber, and the other two men were holding guy wires on the boom when it came in contact with a high tension line carrying volts. Galarowitz and Smith were killed instantly and Wilcenski died in-a futile effort to free them. Eisenhower Attacks 'Creeping Socialism By MARVIN ARROWSMITH CUSTER STATE PARK, S. D. President Eisenhower says "creeping socialism struck at the United States during the last 20 years of Democratic administration" and that the runs a grave risk "if that group takes over again." _ The President swatted the political opposition in an informal talk last night to about. 500 South Da-j kota Republican leaders. He addressed the leaders a. few hours after arriving here from nearby Mt. Rushmore where he told another GOP rally his admin- istration has made a "good begin- ning toward a regime serving "the interests and needs of all our cit- izens." Eisenhower is staying at the President- Eisenhower looks over the 'Missouri Valley near Bismarck, N. D., as he -visited the site to attend official closure ceremonies of Gar- rison Dam. With the President are Gov. Norman. Brunsdale-of North Dakota and Samuel Sturgis, chief of the Army Corps of Engineers. Eisenhower fold a crowd of the great earth fill dam will-provide power and flood a region interests could not handle the job. (AP state Hills, game lodge in the Black _ the same quarters Calvin Coolidge occupied when he vaca- tioned in the area as president in 1927. Interrupting his speaking tour of five states, Eisenhower will remain here until Saturday morning, then to fly to Hanover, N. H. Oa Sunday he will receive an honorary degree from Dartmouth College, and speak later in the day at cere- monies dedicating Sagamore Hill, the home of President Theodore Roosevelt at Oyster Bay, Long Is- land, N. Y. On his Schedule Friday was only one fishing. He had planned to get in a round of golf but decided to pass it up, aides said, because there is no course close by. Although Eisenhower said he was tired when he arrived here after two speeches Thursday, he fished for trout for two hours before din- ner. He caught five, kept two of the larger ones and snagged his finger slightly "on a. fishhook. After dinner the President 'went down the road to Calvin Coolidge Inn to talk to South Dakota-GOP leaders. Striking a, theme he also sounded at Mt. Rushmore, the President called for hard work in the party to keep it in power after 20-years on the outside. As he did so often during the campaign, .Eisenhower called for a middle of the road .course, "avoiding indifference- on the one hand and socialism on Then; sounding a new note, he declared: the group takes over again that wants socialism, we very very gravely run the risk that we've, had. our. last.'.chance. We wouldn't easily recover." NY Bill Permits Beer in Theaters NEW YORK The City Board of Estimate has' passed a bill per- mitting sale of alcoholic beverages in legitimate theaters and concert halls. The measure, one of 22 building code amendments to encourage construction of new theaters, was passed unanimously by the board yesterday. The beverage measure will re- ceive a public hearing next Friday. A hearing on the other bills, which do not require approval of the board, will be held today. These would permit construction of theaters in hotels and office buildings, above or below street level, and relaxing of restrictions on smoking in theaters. Turtle Grabs Girl's Tongue OKLAHOMA CITY W) Mary Alice Miller has learned that little girls shouldn't stick out their to a turtle. The curious 3 year old picked up a turtle near her home and poked at him playfully. Out popped his head. Out popped her tongue in chiMsh derision. That was a final indignity .The turtle aimed for her mouth and latched on with a vice-like tongue hold. Screaming, Mary Alice ran to her home, turtle dangling from her tongue. Her mother, Mrs. Martha Miller, and neighbors probed the terrapin's jaws with bobby pins until he turned loose. "Heavens, what an the mother told reporters. "When I saw her running towards us, I thought she had tried to swallow his head." Mary Alice escaped with tongue intact but had a few scratches. Body Recovered MINNEAPOLIS. UP) Deputies late Thursday recovered .from su- burban Lake Minnetonka the body of Walter S. Knollenberg, 31, Min- night when turned. speedboat over- ROKs Continue Protests Over Korean Truce SEOUL Koreans chant- ed, marched and wept through their fourth., straight .day..of anfr truce demonstrations today as Al- lied and Red staff officers worked in secret on the last details, of an armistice that appears almost a certainty. The stubborn South Korean na- its unbending President, Syngman no outward sign of changing the violent oppo- sition to a ceasefire that would leave .the battered peninsula divid- ed politically. However, a truce appears only a matter of days time it takes the staff officers to finish the final document in morning and afternoon sessions at Panmunjom. The U. N. Command apparently is proceeding undaunted with its armistice plans in the belief that South Korea won't make good its threat to reject the truce and fight the Reds alone. JC'sPickNew President Today MINNEAPOLIS Polities held the spotlight today as- the Na- tional Junior Chamber of Com- merce prepared to pick a new pres- ident from among three candidates. The trio Chalmer N. Denny, Kokomo, Ind.; Dain J. Domich, Sacramento, Calif., and Burton Thornal, Orlando, Fla., each made brief talks before the dele- gates late Thursday. Each is 35 years old. In a business session after Thurs- day's p a rade, the convention passed resolutions favoring fluor- idation of municipal water sup- plies'to prevent tooth decay and calling for greater Jaycee co-op- eration with the armed forces. The annual meeting closes Sat- Temperatures Over 100 in Midwest Belt Hot Air Moving Into North Central Areas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More blistering heat was in prospect for the South Central sec- tion of the country today as area's first heat wave of the season continued, Five deaths attributed to heat were reported Thursday as temperatures climbed above 100 over wide areas of the hot belt extending over Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas and in parts of Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. Three heat'deaths were reported in Missouri and two in Memphis, Tenn., where Thursday it was 103, a record for the third straight day. Sixteen others persons were strick- en in Memphis. Temperatures reached 100 or higher again Thursday over most of Kansas with Hill.City and Rus- sell sweltering in readings of 106. Near 100 degree temperatures also were reported in other areas hit by the unseasonal hot weather. The hot air headed northeast- ward into North Central regions. Readings were around seasonal levels in most of the Eastern half of the country and in the West except in the Southwest desert region where temperatures were 100 and higher. Child Lost in Swampy Ground At Park Rapids PARK RAPIDS, Minn. W) blast from the village fire siren brought out a large posse in Park Rapids early today to search for missing 5-year-old Stephen Sand- ers after tracks were discovered in a swampy area on the north edge of town. Stephen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Sanders, has been missing two days. Aided by planes, search- ers combed the Fish Hook River Thursday in the belief he. had fal- len into the stream. Early today, Sheriff C. E. Churchill with a smaE group of searchers following trained dogs, found tracks in a brushy, swampy- area on the north edge of town. They returned to Park Rapids and mustered additional searchers by'sounding -the village -fire warn- ing. In the river search, townsfolk! built a' temporary' dam to lower the water level 'about five feet. The shallowed area was dragged as planes searched overhead. Stephen was last seen about 5 p. m. Tuesday. Warm weather the last two days had brought out hoards of mos- quitos and other insects, bothering searchers and adding to the plight of the lost boy if he is still alive. Stephen's father, Phillip, 36, past commander of the Sixth District American Legion, is taking part in the hunt while his distraught wife and friends tend to the other three Sanders 13, Mississippi Jaycees husband their strength on a giant Confederate, flag., just before lugging it down a.stronghold of Yanke'eland__Minneapolis' Nicollet Avenue in the National Junior Chamber of Commerce convention parade yesterday. (AP Wirephoto to Republican-Herald) ;