Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Wednesday, Cooler Tonight Faribault at Winona Tonight at 8, KWNO AM-FM VOLUME 53, NO.' 101 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 16, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAOES Ike May Seek Far East Settlement Deputy Warden Kills 2 Convicts, Quells Rioters New Mexico Prison Inmates Give Up After Hours SANTA FE. N. M. at New Mexico State Penitentiary thought Deputy Warden Ralph Tahash was too tough and so they rebelled yesterday, demanding his removal. Tahash proved they were right. For 7V4 hours he had been held with 13 guards in the prison hos- pital by some 25 convicts armed with meat cleavers and homemade knives. State police swarmed out- side, reluctant to make a move that would bring harm to the hos- tages. Gov. Edwin L. Mechem, who had arrived shortly after the early- morning outbreak, had arranged a conference with convict ring- leaders, but before it could be held prisoners in Cell Block 2 seized seven more guards who were bring- ing them lunch. Then everything happened at j once. One of Ringleaders One of the ringleaders in the hospital, Homer Lee Gossett, jerked a gas grenade from his pocket and tossed it at Tahash. He grabbed it and threw it back. The convicts retreated toward the rear of the hospital. Tahash saw his chance. He rushed to the window and got a revolver and carbine from state police outside. "Then I went into the room where the convicts he said later. "When the guard that Gos- sett was holding as hostage lunged away to one side, I shot Gossett in the throat. I think he was killed instantly. Then I shot the other man." Simultaneously, the police troop- ers were storming the hospital in force, and within minutes, Tahash said, "the convicts started coming out with their hands up." A few minutes later police had also moved in on Cell Block 2 and it was all over. The second ringleader shot by Tahash Adolfo Benevidez was also killed. Gov. Mechem said one guard had been hit on the head with a base- ball bat, two had cuts, one was gassed and another stabbed in the Suit for Opens Federal Court Session in Winona One of the largest claims for personal injuries in any lawsuit tried in Winona in recent years is being asked in the opening case at the June term of U. S. District Court which opened in the federal building this morning with Judge Dennis F. Donovan of St. Paul pre- siding. Damages of are sought in the action brought by Stanley I Peterson, Red Wing, young Ham- Iline University graduate, against shoulder. None was in serious condition. One convict was slashed in the arm and another hit in the 'knee by a ricocheting bullet. During the riot, the convicts said they wanted Tahash and six guards fired. They said Tahash, recently appointed deputy warden and ordered to strengthen disci- pline at the prison, was "too tough." They also complained of the food. j Reuben Erickson and Buddy Maisel, Stratford, la., the result of a headon collision on U. S. High- way 14 a mile west of Eyota last JAug. 2 during a fog at a.m. i Peterson, psychology student, was driving east and a tractor- trailer truck owned by Erickson, a stock buyer, and driven by Mai- Judge Dennis F. Donovan 2 Fresh Red Units Slam Into Allied Lines Rhee Confers With ROK Army Generals at Front By GEORGE A. MCARTHUR SEOUL fresh Chinese Communist into Allied lines to-1 Mississippi Valley, day on strategic Finger Ridge in a bloody pre-armistice drive toward r Korea's ssth Parallel. Chilean Airliner Syngman Rhee, 78-year-old Pres-! fracripc 7 Killprl idpnt-of Smith Knrea. marie a flv- V-raSHES, IMIIGQ Weather Stormy In State, Dakotas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Stormy weather hit sections of the Dakotas and Minnesota and there were showers in other mid- continent areas but generally fair weather prevailed in oSber parts of the country today, Thundershowers occurred south of the storm center into Texas. Light rain fell during the night from Nashville, Tenn., to Central Indiana. Relief from a week-long heat wave appeared on the way for the Central Great Plains. Hot weather continued in Texas and the lower ident of South Korea, made a fly ing two-hour visit to the blazing East-Central Front to confer with his embattled Army commanders. was accompanied by Lt Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor, U. S. Eighth Army commander. The Chinese charged Finger brain injuries, a paralysis and Rjdge through a hail of artillery partial loss of vision and memory, j and small arms fire and blazing In an opening statement to the napalm and bombs from about 500 after leaving livestock at the j Swift Co. Winona plant. Peterson claims permanent 'Book Burning' itiful, McCarran Says WASHINGTON McCar- ran (D-Nev) today labeled as "a pitiful thing" President Eisenhow- er's speech advising a college graduating class not to "join the book burners." "He showed no knowledge of his McCarran told newsmen. "It's too bad a man in his position doesn't know more about it. Some- one must have sold him a bill of goods." McCarran is a member of the Senate internal security subcom- mittee which has been searching for Communist influences in schools and colleges. The President, in a commence- ment talk Sunday at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N. H., told graduates not to be "afraid to go to the library and read every and he asked: "How will we defeat Communism, unless we know what it The President said even those j with whom we disagree have a right to set down their views and "to have them in places where they in 1912, 41 years jury, James H. Geraghty of St. Paul, one of his attorneys, said Peterson was confined to St. Mary's Hospital at Rochester for two months. and was unconscious for three to four weeks. The plaintiff (Peterson) claims the accident was due to negligence on the part of the driver of the tractor-trailer whereas the defen- dants claim contributory negli- gence on the part of Peterson. Ex- cessive speed on the part of the tractor driver is alleged by the plaintiff. Jurors Nor Serving Dismissed Jurors not serving on the case were dismissed _until a. m. Friday. Other attorneys in the action are Hamilton Cochrane, St. Paul and Ted Glasrud, White Bear Lake, for Peterson and H. J. Car- roll, Minneapolis and C. A. Sme- dal, Ames, la., for Erickson and Maisel. The Hawkeye Casualty Insurance Co., of Iowa is reported- ly involved. Court officials here for the term include two new officers, U. S. District Attorney George E. Mac- Kinnon of Minn- eapolis and En- ard Erickson, U. S. Marshal, and Chell M. Smith, clerk, who are accessible to others." If these rights are questioned, Eisenhower said, "it is not America." Smith came to Winona as deputy clerk Erickson Firemen In Sao Paulo, Brazil, watched a woman dangling momentarily after she had leaped from a burning building hous- ing a Negro dance hall. Just after the picture was taken, the1 woman dropped to her death. About "0 dancers were killed in the Sun- day fire. Many were suffocated or were trampled to death. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) ago. Serving as jur- ors in the case now under way iare Mrs. M. H. White, R. R. Brotherton, S. J. Pet- tersen, Allyn M. Ramsden, Anton Prigge and Karl F. Conrad, all of Winona; Alfred Sandvig, Rush- ford; Ernest Anderson, Hayfield; Milton Bany, Plainview; Mrs, Donald Duerre, Wabasha; Clif- ford Thoen, Lanesboro, and Ed Redalen, Lanesboro. Six cases were set for jury trial by Judge Donovan, one was an- nounced as.settled and nine others continued. Cases set for jury trial in the -order named are as follows: Stanley Peterson vs. Reuben Erickson and Buddy Maisel (now under Leonard J. Schultz vs. Green Bay Western R. R. Co., and Consolidated Water Power Paper Co., of Wisconsin Rapids, a per- sonal injury action for Crossing Case The Iowa Mutual Insurance Co. vs. Albert Schroth, as trustee of Marlowe E. Schroth and Chicago North Western R. R. Co., and Leona Voll as administrator of the estate of Arnold Voll, the re- sult of an accident near Meriden in Steele County, Jan. 19, 1953, in which three persons were killed when their car was struck by a train. This action seeks to ascer- tain what the insurance company's liability is. Third person killed was Harold Lewison. All lived in the vicinity of the accident. Since cases already have been started in Steele County District Court by Schroth against the estate of Voll, driver of the car, and the railroad and by the estate of Lewison against the same' defendants, at- torneys .for the defendants in the Federal Court action have moved for dismissal and if that .is refused, have asked that the case be set for trial by jury. Judge Donovan said he will rule on the motions in a day or two. Frank J. Repinski vs. Dr. G. J. (Continued on 18, Column FEDERAL COURT planes. Reds punched in the main Allied line Sunday and Mon- day. South Koreans still clung to two- thirds of the ridge, which guards miles of Allied territory behind the main line, East of Bulge East of the bulge, a Chinese battalion of about 750 men drove South Koreans from one of seven embattled positions near Christmas Hill. SANTIAGO, Chile WV-A Chilean airliner exploded and crashed at Copiapo Airport yesterday, -.killing the four passengers and three crewmen aboard. All were Chil- eans. The plane, owned by Linea Aerea Nacional, blew up as it was coming in for an emergency land- ing at the airport, 425 miles north of Santiago. Found Monday after being lost on the forbidding Navajo In- dian Reservation in Arizona, Richard Mclntire, left, 15, and Phil Crowley, 16, Des Moines, la., Boy Scouts, ate their first meal in five days at Kayenta, Ariz. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican- Herald) Staff Officers Work On Armistice Line MUNSAN officers today drafted finishing touches for a truce agreement to halt nearly three years of bloody warfare in Weary ROK soldiers who bore j Korea, even as fresh Chinese regiments smashed into weakened the brunt of the mightiest Red of- ensive in two years dug into new positions on the Pukhan River front, east of Finger Ridge. They were reported holding. One American officer said the Chinese apparently were surprised at their two-mile gains and unable to exploit them immediately. Assaults by as many as Communists probed Allied lines as far east as Anchor Hill near the coast, where more than Reds were reported killed or wounded in a bloody attempt to seize three heights from the ROKs. AP Correspondent William Bar- nard reported from Central Front f h a t Communist mines caught an Allied tank force and the Reds then opened up with their big guns on tanks trying to Allied lines on the East-Central Front. Only a line of demarcation to separate the two armies stood in the way of an armistice. But that line changed almost continually along a 40-mile front where U. S. and South Korean infantrymen escape. Night Pounding Even four-engine B29s from Ok- inawa were diverted from their regular strategic bombing mis- sions to participate in the day and night pounding of- the Reds near the front. Allied planes Monday ran up a new record for the war of missions in a single day. Red artillery and mortar fire in the 24 hours ending Monday eve- ning hit a record pitch of rounds, the Eighth Army reported. The mighty battleship New Jer- sey threw its weight into the battle Tuesday. Standing off the east coast it poured 16-inch shells at Communist fortifications on Anchor Hill. Low flying Communist planes bombed Seoul's outskirts about midnight Monday. One Red single- engine biplane was reported prob- ably destroyed by a radar-guided Marine fighter bomber. No damage from the raid was reported. Senate Committee Approves Seaway Legislation, 13-2 WASHINGTON UP) The Senate Foreign Relations Committee to- day approved, 13 to 2, legislation to authorize the United States to join with Canada in constructing the St. Lawrence Seaway. The bill approved is identical to one on which a hearing is now beine held by the House Public Works Committee. Chairman Wiley (R-Wis) in an- nouncing the vote told reporters he could not be certain when the bill would be debated in the Senate. The bill would authorize the U. S. to build that section of the seaway in the river's International Rap- ids. Canada would build the other sections. The seaway would give ocean going shipping access to Lake Erie. Jury Indicts Rochester Man ROCHESTER, Minn, (ffl An Olmsted County grand jury Monday night returned an .indictment charg- ing Sterling Henry Jenkins with first degree murder for the fatal shooting of has wife May 24. Jenkins pleaded innocent today before District Judge Arnold W. Hatfield. Trial was tentatively set for June 25. Jenkins was returned to jaiL Truce Delegates Meet Wednesday PANMUNJQM UP) main truce delegations will meet Wednesday at Panmunjom in What could be the decisive meeting prior to an armistice in Korea. The U. N. Command said the meeting was scheduled for 11 a.m. at the request of the Allies. The main delegations have been in recess since June 9, the day after they signed an agreement on prisoner repatriation. Truce delegates will meet in se- cret session, the Allied command announced. The meeting Wednes- day was arranged late Tuesday at a. meeting of liaison officers at Panmunjom. Justice Douglas lo Hear Last Rosenberg Plea WASHINGTON ffl-JuIius and Ethel Rosenberg's attorneys car- ried back to the stately Supreme Court Building today their dra- matic fight to save the lives of the convicted atom spies. They lost three separate moves in the court yesterday and then, finally, won permission to present to Justice Douglas today new argu- ments in favor of a stay of the execution set for Thursday night. Not until they have exhausted every legal effort, the attorneys said, will they present a new plea for mercy to President Eisenhower, who rejected one such appeal last Feb., 11. John F. Finerty, one of the Rosenbergs' interrupted the court's last regular meeting of this term yesterday with an emotional plea in sharp contrast to the cold legal phrases with which the court had just refused, for the fourth time, to review the case. Splitting 5-4, the court declined to act and, by the same division, refused to issue a stay of execu- tion. Rosenberg Boys' Visit to Parents May Be Last One pSSINTNG, N. Y.. two children of condemned atom spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg today visited their parents in the Sing Sing prison death house for per- haps the last time. The father and mother are due to die in the electric chair Thurs- day night, their 14th wedding anni- versary, for conspiring to send A-bomb secrets to Soviet Russia. The children, Michael, 10, and Robby, 6, were accompanied by Emanuel H. Bloch, defense coun- sel for the parents. The boys will not see their parents again unless an llth hour court action or clemency by Presi- dent Eisenhower staves off the scheduled double execution. battled perhaps Reds. No official word came from to- day's secret truce sessions, but the staff officers were believed to be nearing the end of their work. 7 Thousand Women Seven thousand women paraded through Seoul under banners read- ing your skirt belts and spring up! Give us death, if not But there was no resumption of the angry anti- truce demonstrations which flared through South Korea last week. The women protested the pro- posed use of Indian troops to guard prisoners who refuse repa- triation. Some carried banners reading: "We will forcibly oppose landing of Indian troops." South Korean oficials have called India pro-Communist. The two groups of staff officers scheduled their ninth session for 11 a. m. Wednesday, One group of officers, reported working on details of exchanging prisoners, presumably is all but through, on the basis of a state- ment in Washington by. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles that a demarcation line was the only remaining problem. If the Communist offensive con- tinues right up to the signing of a truce, officers drawing the line of contact would work right up to the last minute. Truce Negotiators Top-level U. N. truce negotia- the South Korean dele- gate who has boycotted the talks since' May at advance truce headquarters here. After they approve the armistice, top military commanders of both sides will be called in to sign it, ending the fighting which began on June 25, 1950. Hopes still were high for an armistice within a matter of days, but Dulles warned that .the big- scale Communist offensive could become a serious obstacle to a truce. Happy Reunion Seen for Two Rescued Scouts WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. UP) A joyous reunion is expected to take place this morning between two Explorer Scouts rescued yesterday after a five-day ordeal in sun baked Nakai Canyon in Southern Utah and their parents from Des Moines, la. Slated to be reunited are Buc 15, with Mr. and Mrs. K. H. Mclntire, and Phil Crowley, 16, with Mr. and Mrs, James CroW' ley. The boys spent the night at the hospital resting from their gruel ing experience of being lost in the canyon wilderness 30 miles from where they entered it last Wednes- day in Arizona. Two Indians, John Fat and Neskie Yazzi, found the boys and brought them out by wag- on. Then white man searchers took over and got them to clean beds and medical attention by jeep and plane. The boys were pronounced in good health but tired and dirty. Their only complaint was sore feet. "We both had faith in our said Mclntire at Kayenta, as they both sat 'down to T-bone steaks at a trading post cafe, "Our Scouting experience didn't do us much good in the he added. Talking between bites, Mclntire described the ordeal while Crowley concentrated on the groceries at hand. "We separated that first he said, "but about an hour after sundown I spotted Phil a half-mile away. We went to sleep, each of us on another side of the canyon." "We ran out' of water the next morning but we found a spring. The water had bugs in it and was muddy but we drank a lot of it anyway. "The last meal we had was half slice of pine- apple and a chunk of candy bar apiece. Saturday afternoon the .old Indian found The "old Indian" was Yazzi. He is a Navajo cattle- man who lives on a mesa above the canyon. He had been on their trail for two days. Caterpillars Clog State Highways By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two torrents of rain and forest tent caterpillars com- bined Monday night to wreak havoc with Minnesota highways. A downpour as heavy as seven inches in two hours was registered in the western part of the state. The caterpillars formed such a slippery mess crews were called out to sand several sections of highway. Thousands of the worms, crawling over roads most- ly at the crests of hills, brought emergency action on Highway 61 between Sandstone and Duluth; Highway 53 near Canyon-and High- way 2 at Floodwood. Crushed by traffic into greasy heaps as deep as two inches, the caterpillars brought highway con- ditions rivalling those after sleet storms. At Onamia, a Soo Line reight train was stopped on a grade by a slippery mass of the worms until tracks were sanded. The .flash rain storms, coming in the wake of an unseasonable spring heat wave, dumped from one to seven inches of rain, into the southwestern two-thirds of Minnesota. The five inches that fell at Paynesville caused the Crow River to rise two feet and flood many basements, including that of the Merchants Hotel. At an underpass on Highway 23, water stood six feet deep and traffic was forced into a two-mile detour. L. H. Bennett, manager of the Federal Fish Hatchery-'-at New London gauged 7.3 inches of rain there between and p.m. He reported. the downpour the heaviest in 12 years he has been keeping records there. The Willmar area drew from one to four inches, with many fields flooded. Some hail was also reported. Agreement on Broader Area Than Korea Aim Sen. Smith Says Congress Will Back Dulles on Program By EDWARD E. BOMAR WASHINGTON of State Dulles has revived specula- tion that the Eisenhower admini- stration may seek a ,broad Far Eastern settlement with the Com- munists following a Korean armi- stice. The administration, Dulles told his news conference yesterday, has not definitely confirmed the stand taken last year by United Nations negotiators that the political con- ference now scheduled to open 90 days after the prospective truce should confine itself to strictly Korean questions. President Eisenhower, the secre- tary noted, said in his April 18 address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors that "any armi- stice in Korea that merely re- leased aggressive armies to attack elsewhere would be a fraud." Dulles told a questioner that con- ceivably the post-armistice confer- ence might take up the question of the Communist-led Vietminh insur- rection' in Indochina. Dulles did say that the primary purpose of the U. N. will be to assure the unification of Korea, as it has been over the past several years. He said South Korea will take part in 'the conference on the U. N. side and expressed belief that unification of Korea as well as Germany and Austria will come about, although he did not attempt to predict when. That statement brought applause from congressional leaders, who, however, sounded a cautionary note against paying too high' i price for an agreement with Chinese Communists. Chairman H. Alexander 'Smith (R-NJ) of a Senate foreign rela- tions Far Eastern said he thinks Congress will stand firmly behind Dulles on a demand that Korea be united. Smith added, in an interview, he fears it is going to be extremely difficult to get the Communists to agree on a free election to Korea without agreeing to give the Chinese Communist government the U. N. Security Council seat now occupied by the Nationalists. Smith said, "That would be an impossible price for us to pay." Eisenhower has been quoted as telling lawmakers this country not only will oppose U. N. admission for Peiping but will lead the fight against it. f Sen. McCarran (D-Nev) said he and others who "have been watch- ing the proceedings up to have "not much hope for a united Korea." Conference Reopened The immediate effect of Dulles' news conference statements was to reopen a matter which in close contact with Panmunjom. negotiations had considered settled months ago. U. N. and Communist representatives agreed last year to the wording of Paragraph 60 of the armistice agreement, which said that the political conference should take up "withdrawal of troops, peaceful settlement of tht Korean questionj etc." The U. N. representatives made clear at the time, officials said, that they considered "etc." meant all the questions concerning Korea. Authorities declined to speculate whether any proposal to broaden the agenda to include Far Eastern matters aside from Korea would complicate the truce negotiations at this late date. Dulles went into the political conference plans in a discussion of the Korean situation. In the course of it. he said the current Commu- nist military offensive could turn nto a very serious obstacle to a truce and cautioned that any let- down by the U. N. forces in the meantime might bring defeat and disaster. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Wednesday. Cooler to- night. Low tonight Wed- nesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: 89; minimum, 66; noon, 78; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Centre I Observations) Max. temp. 81 at p.m. Mon- day, min. 67 at a.m. today. Noon broken at feet, visibility '12 miles, wind 15 miles per hour from west northwest, barometer 29.76 humidity 72 per cent.