Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Cloudy Tonight, Occasional Showers; Cooler Sunday Night Austin at Winona Sunday at 8 p. m.r KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO. 99 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 13, 1953 SIXTEEN PAGES Both New And Old Barn construction were blow. New construction for a lean-to is in the twisted into rubble at the William Martinson right foreground. Lumber only 100 feet from the farm south of Witoka. The silo withstood the barn was not disturbed by the winds. Louis Horsman, Winona Rt. 2, looks up splatters of leaves and grass driven against his home by winds and rain Fri- day night. The new home was virtually undamaged, although the barn was destroyed. The Clark Goss Garage at Witoka is near wall. Concrete blocks badly damaged the tractor, collapse from the loss of its north wall. Wind A truck rack is seen through the hole in the shat- whistled in through the open doors and blew out the tered side. District Legion, A uxiliary Begin 33rd Annual Sessions in Winona 750 Expected Here Today; Election, Parade on Sunday American Legion members from throughout Southeastern Minnesota and their Auxiliary counterparts opened first sessions this morning of the 33rd annual First District American Legion convention here. Some 400 Legionnaires and Auxi- liary members had registered by noon today and afternoon and Sun- day registrations are expected to swell the total registration for the convention to some 750 persons. Tackling far-ranging discussions of the Legion's nation-wide four- point re- habilitation, national security and child welfare the conventioning Legionnaires and Auxiliary looked forward to a full afternoon of con- tinuing sessions today and wind-up sessions Sunday morning. Legion meetings are at the American Legion Memorial Club, 265 E. 3rd St. The Auxiliary is in session at the Red Men's Wigwam. Banquet Tonight Highlighting the balance of the day's program is the joint con- vention banquet at 6 p. m. at the Oaks. Principal speaker will be J. Addington Wagner, Battle- Creek, Mich., national vice commander. Roy T. Anderson, Austin, retiring national committeeman; Odell Lee, Mabel, district commander, and Leo J. McCaffrey, commander of Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 of the American Legion, also will appear. Honored at the banquet table will be John W. Dugan and Mrs. Leo F. Murphy Sr., convention chair- man and convention Auxiliary chairman respectively. A d o 1 p h Bremer will be-the toastmaster. A convention dance is scheduled at the Memorial Club at p. m. following the banquet. Final sessions of the Legion and Auxiliary are scheduled Sunday morning at a. m., featured by the annual election of district officers. Sessions will adjourn in time for the annual memorial serv- ice at a. m. at the State Theater. Committees Named Committee appointments made at the convention this morning in- cluded: Rules and credentials Stan Sevaldson, Albert Lea; Clarence Nitschke, Owatonna, and John Galvin, La Crescent. Resolutions George Frogner, Harmony, chairman; William Cos- grove, Rochester; Arlo Laging, Wykoff, Richard Olson, Blooming Prairie, and Russ Voight, Albert Lea. Time and place 0. D. Krogen, Fountain City; George Olson, Ro- chester, and Duane Bierbaum. Auditing Wendell Liane, New Richland; Ben Feda, Harmony, and Dan Fisher, Waseca. Nominating Leo McCaffrey, Winona; J. H. Worell, Wabasha; Joe Fruth, Grand Meadow; Byron Ingvalson, Preston, and Joe By- ron, Waseca. Officers to be elected Sunday morning include the commander, three vice commanders, finance officer, chaplain, historian, 10 de- legates to the national convention and 10 alternates to the national convention. Canada to Have Elections Aug. 10 OTTAWA Parlia- ment went out of business today with elections for a new one set for Aug. 10. Prime Minister Louis St. Laur- ent announced the voting date fol- lowing a Cabinet meeting Friday night, automaticaDy dissolving par- liament. Pictured During an adjournment of business sessions of the First District American Legion Convention this morning are, left to right: Ben Feda, Harmony, commander-elect of Fillmore County; E. L. Hibbard, Lake City, commander- elect of Louis McCahill Post 110 there; Leo J. McCaffrey, Winona, commander of Leon J. Wetzel Post 9; Roy T, Anderson, Austin, retiring na- tional committeeman from Minnesota; Odell Lee, Mabel, first district commander, and John W. Dugan, Winona, convention chairman. (Repub- lican-Herald photo) Mid-June Heat Wave Shows No Sign of Letup By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mid-June heat wave showed no signs -of a letup over wide areas in the South and Central sections of I the country today. Pleasant, mild 'weather was the outlook for most I other areas. There were a few. wet and cool spots. Temperatures climbed to mid- summer marks in some parts of the hot belt yesterday. The mer- cury zoomed to 112.5 degrees at Pittsburg, Kan., the city's hottest day since August, 193S. Readings of 100 and above were reported again yesterday in Texas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. They were in the 90's in most of the West Central states. The week-long oppressive .wea- ther has caused at least 10 deaths including four in Kansas, three in Missouri and three in Tennessee. Coolest spots were in New En- gland and the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures in those areas early today were generally in the 40's. In contrast, it was 90. above at Presidio, Tex., where yesterday's, high was 105. Showers fell early today in the Upper Missouri Valley and ex- treme Upper Mississippi Valley. Light thundershowers were report- ed in sections of the Eastern Great Lakes, the Central Atlantic states and in extreme Southern Texas. Rain fell in Laredo, last night, the first precipitation since .42 of an inch of rain on March 18. On Thursday Laredo closed its stores for one hour while per- sons of all denominations gathered in the downtown plaza and prayed for rain. i Youth Drowns Near Rochester ROCHESTER, Minn. UP) Henry A. Frederich, 23, Rochester, drowned in Lake Zumbro near Oronoco today while testing a new outboard-motor. The boat apparently tipped throwing Frederich into the water, then continued on to shore, pilot- less. The accident occurred near White Bridge. The body was recovered' by fire- men. Frederich, a contract milk hauler, was single. Moose Membership Passes Million Mark BRAINERD, Minn. Nation- al membership of the Loyal Order of Moose has passed the Trillion mark, Fritschoff G. Sallness, Su- preme governor of the order, re- ported here Friday night. Sallness, from Saginaw, Mich., was honor guest as Brainerd Lodge 1246 initiated a class of 17. Roy Wing, Stevens Point, Wis., state director for that state and Minne- sota, 'also attended the induction ceremonies. Young Mother Found Slain, Husband Sought GLEN BURNIE, Md. (Si A young mother was found shot to death near here and a search was ufTder way today for her husband and five young sons. The husband and youngsters, ranging in age from 18 months to 9 years, were last seen in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, traveling in a maroon, 1946-47 Buick sedanette, police said. They put out a .pickup notice for the husband, urging of- ficers to "use caution." State Po- lice Lt. Martin M. Puncke said he was "terribly worried about the fate" of the children. Authorities said_ they could not determine immediately whether 27- year-old Mrs. May Ann Shaulis was slain or took her own life. Dr. Gustave H. Faubert, Anne Arundel County medical examiner said no gun was found but there was a .32 caliber cartridge shell on the floor, along with an unfired .32 caliber gullet. Ike Hopes for Just Peace in Korean Dispute President Flying Back From Visit to Minnesota, Dakotas CUSTER STATE PARK, S. D. W) President Eisenhower flies back East today after expressing hope the Korean prisoner of war agreement will lead to an armis- tice, a just peace and general eas- ing of world tension. The President was scheduled to take off from the Rapid City, S. D., Air Force Base at p.m. (EST) and to arrive at Lebanon Airport near Hanover, N. H. at p.m. At Hanover tomorrow he will receive an honorary doctor of laws degree at Dartmouth College commencement exercises. He will make a brief speech there, then go on to Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York for another informal talk at ceremonies dedicating Saga- more Hill, the home of President Theodore Roosevelt. From there he will fly back to Washington, arriv- ing Sunday evening and completing a five-day trip into as many states. The President came to the State Game Lodge here late Thursday and .spent about eight hours Friday trout fishing in French Creek. He caught seven trout, the largest about two and one-half pounds. Late in the day, Eisenhower made public a message to Prime Minister Nehru of India. In it, the President expressed the "earnest hope" the POW repatriation agree- ment reached last week at Pan- munjom "will speedily lead to an armistice and :'ust peace in Korea and to a relaxing of world tension." Also made public was an earlier Nehru message asking the State Department to congratulate the President on the signing of the POW agreement. "The United States under the leadership of the Neh- ru said, "has played a wise and generous part in these negotiations which have resulted in an agree- ment. I should like to offer my respectful congratulation to Presi- dent Eisenhower for his leadership at this critical moment, "I earnestly trust that this agree- ment will lead to peace, not only in the Far East but elsewhere." India is a member of the five- nation commission which, under the Panmunjom agreement, would handle POW repatriation. Man Collapses, Dies on Golf Links ST. PAUL. Bowman, 58, St. Paul, collapsed and died at the Midland Hills golf course late Friday. He was president of the Sun-Rayed Products Sales Co. here. The coroner said Bowman's death apparently came from a heart attack, induced- by over- exertion in the 90-degree tempera- ture. Batter Area Mutual Aid Pact Demanded by Rhee By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL Syngman Rhee has called on the U. S. to sign an immediate mutual defense pact with South Korea to halt bit- ter anti-armistice demonstrations that erupted into sporadic violence today. Even as the fiery old patriot asked bis people to soften the fury of their demonstrations, another top government official told the Allies they could pull out of the war if they wish. And staff officers put the finish- ing touches on a truce agreement which could end nearly three years of fighting within a few days. Rhee, in written replies to a. newsman's questions, said "I need something concrete to show the people that our security has been guaranteed and that (a defense pact) will help." U. S. President Eisenhower offered Rhee a joint defense pact after the impending armistice is signed. 5th Day of Rioting The seething demonstrations gained added fury in their fifth straight day. U. S. soldiers fired over the heads of school boys who stoned an Army wrecker, fist and rock fights erupt- ed, youngsters stormed barbed wire barricades. And milling crowds continued to shout "Unification or death... drive north drive north..." Rhee again asserted his violent opposition to the armistice which may come in a few days in answer to questions from Rolf Lamborn, correspondent for the Stockholm Tidningen. Calling the truce a "flagrant sell- out" of his nation, Rhee said the United Nations now is "going to wash its hands of the Korean en- tanglement." Cancel Army Leaves At the same time, the ROK de- fense ministry some of whose officers have called for South Ko- rea to continue the fighting can- celed all military leaves "in view of the grave emergency." All serv- ice personnel were restricted to their bases. In Seoul, barbed wire barricades were thrown up in front of Allied correspondents- billets where disabled war veterans staged a sit- down strike. Meanwhile, at Panmunjom, two teams of Allied and Communist staff officers whittled at remain- ing details blocking an armistice. Dain J. Domich, Sacramento, Calif., was named president of the National Junior Chamber of Commerce at the organization's annual convention in Minneapo- lis Friday. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) Hopes Fading That Kidnaped Man Is Alive 4-Die in Sparta Farm Fire SPARTA, Wis. expectant mother and her three small chil- dren perished early today when-the family's rural home burst into flames during an electrical storm. The victims were Mrs. Beverly Jean Leis, 23, her daughters, Di- ane, .5, Barbara, 4, and her son, Stephen ,2. Ths husband and father, Arnold, suffered severe burns in a desper- ate rescue attempt. Ha is in crit- ical condition at Sparta Hospital. He ran to a neighboring farm Leis told authorities he was awakened by his wife and found the entire first floor of the two story frame house in. flames. He led her to a window and as he attempted to lift her. out "fell through' the opening himself. He climbed-.back in but could not lo- cate his wife and was forced to flee. for help. But by the time the Spar- ta volunteer fire department ar- rived the blaze was far out of control. Fire Chief Ery Edwards said it was impossible immediately to dis- cover the cause of the blaze at the home on Highway 27, five miles south of Sparta. He had the testi- mony of Arnold Westby, a milk hauler who had stopped at the farm at a.m. to pick up milk. Westby related there was no in-, dication of a fire then. However, when he drove past the house 20 minutes later it was enveloped in flames. He also put in a call for the fire department. The bodies were recovered aft- er the .flames had reduced the large house to a mound of wreck- age. The: fire burned for two hours. CHICAGO that a kid- naped state legislator would be found alive appeared fading today, more than 30 hours after he was abducted near his home Thursday night. Fears that state Rep. Clem j Graver had met violent death at the hands of his abductors were expressed by police, including Commissioner Timothy O'Connor who was in personal charge of the kidnaping case. "I feel certain: we'll never find Graver O'Connor said. Police said they had no tangible clues in their search for the 53- year old West Side Republican leader. Graver, who had been in politics all bis life and has been a state representative since 1950, was seized by two men as he parked his car in his garage near his home about 10 o'clock Thurs- day night. His struggle with his abductors was witnessed by his wife, Amelia, 51, and four other persons. Graver is Republican committee- man-from the 21st Ward, one of the eight wards making up-the so- called West Side Bloc reportedly dominated by mob interefti. Crops Leveled, Barns Wrecked In Storm Path By FRED LEIGHTON Republican-Htrild Editor Screaming winds swept diagonal- ly across Winona County between 1 and 2 a.m. today leveling more than a score of barns and out- buildings, disrupting telephone com- munications, laying crops in ruin and felling hundreds of trees. No one was reported injured in the season's second disastrous wind storm, but damage will-run into the multiple thousands of dol- lars. The hurtling winds took up their destructive ways at Elgin and ran out of steam at Dakota, after hitting the Eyota, Witoka and No- dine areas. Hardest-hit community was the village of Witoka, eight miles south of Winona, where both telephone and electric service were knocked out, huge hailstones battered roofs and windows, trees fell-on homes and the 50 by 100-foot roof of the Isadore Burbach truck and imple- ment garage was hurtled 75 yards and plastered against the Schwert- feger Grocery. Houte Burbach said, "It came and went in just seconds. I got up to close the windows. It was I had just finished when 'this ter- rific noise started up. The whole house shook on its foundations." His garage was damaged an esti- mated It is not insured. A large section of the hurtling Burbach roof snapped a main tele- phone cable at the Witoka Store. Service west of 'Witoka through and' west of Wilson was disrupted. Fifty subscribers were without service.. The phones were expected to be back in use by mid-afternoon. Witoka was without water this morning. Electric service to the Burbach garage was disrupted. Burbach pumps water for the vil- lage. Water service was expected to be restored by noon. The storm struck Elgin at 1 a.m. Only the house and the corn crib (Continued en 7, Column 3) WINDS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight and Sun- day. Occasional local thunder- showers, continued warm tonight but turning' cooler Sunday night Low tonight 68, Mgh Sunday 86. LOCAL WEATHER Official 'observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 93; minimum, 68; noon, 85; precipitation, .24; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 92 at p.m. Fri- day, min. 71-at a.m. today. Noon layers of clouds scattered at broken at and overcast at IS.OOO! Visibil- ity 15 miles, temperature 84, wind 4 miles per hour from east south- east, barometer 29.87 steady, hu- midity 73 pw cant.