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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Temperature Same Receive Your Paper At Your Vacation 3321 VOLUME 53, NO. 106 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JUNE 22, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Baby Killed As Uncle Leaves Family Reunion Car Runs Over Child On Awald Brantner Farm Near Durand Don't Need Rhee lark Says DURAND, Wis. Brantner, 19-month-old son'of Mr. j y J.L 14 C' j-L and Mrs. Awald Brantner. was! lOUth Has ilXtH and Mrs. Awald Brantner, was jkilled instantly Sunday at 4 Pm-j Break in 10 Years when he was crushed beneath the wheels of his uncle's car at a fam- ily reunion on the Brantner farm 15 miles northeast of here. A Police Helicopter hovered over the crowded Jacob Riis Park in Queens in New York City Sunday as temperatures of over 90 degrees ush- ered in summer and sent throngs flocking to beaches. Helicopters patrol the area to keep power boats from getting too close to the shore. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) U. S. Attacked at Rosenberg Rites NEW YORK services for Julius and Ethel Rosen- berg erupted yesterday into tearful praise of the electrocuted atom spies and angry attacks on U. S. government officials. Defense Atty. Emanuel Bloch declared in a funeral oration that the executions were "an act of cold, deliberate murder." TODAY' Men Still Fight, Die For Nation He said he placed "the murder j'of the Rosenbergs at the door of I President Eisenhower, Atty. Gen. I Brownell and J. Edgar Hoover." I Bloch praised the New York City who died Friday night in I the electric chair at Sing Sing Pris- what he called their "cou- rage and heroism." Semi-orthodox Jewish services were held for the Rosenbergs at a Brooklyn funeral home chapel, largest in the Brooklyn-Manhattan area. About 500 mourners jammed the chapel, and a crowd estimated by police at milled around JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP outside ja 93-degree heat. WASHINGTON-Who has heard i The chapel filled with hisses and i Of when Rabbi imurmurs of megadeaths? Can you define a Abraham Cronbach saidj Calif.; Yuma, Ariz.; and Presidio, Tex., Gila Bend, Ariz., topped the I list with 112. Water Rationed Several Texas cities rationed wa- ter. So did some Chicago suburbs. Lightning from a heat-generated Storm killed three persons in New York City and injured seven others. A similar storm brought lightning deaths to two persons in Ohio. and hail flailed Wichita, Kan. Roofs were torn loose, walls Ward's Automotive Reports, said today: "General Motors seems deter- mined upon a policy of annual major model changeovers. Current activities and public statements of the GM high command would seem to support the contention that the corporation believes such a pro- gram is vital if sales are to be sustained. "No doubt GM can carry out a venture of this scope, because of its huge capital stature. But the men who have fallen bravely i whether all members of the big fighting for their countries in all three can profitably sustain such the centuries of history. Over them, indeed, one could properly repeat Simonides' great epitaph inscribed upon the tomb of the Spartans at Thermopylae. The men who died to hold the pass send to their people a message from this common grave. "Go stranger, and in Lacedae- mon tell that here, obedient to the laws, we fell." a project could be questionable. Yet, if the trio is to endure, the leader must be followed. General Motors, Ward's said, has its high-priced model program of '54 well in hand. It continues: "Scheduled for turu-of-the-year introduction the new styling is radical in the extreme; so differ- ent, in fact, from anything now in the market that it may well render In the peace, if peace comes, i obsolete the corporation's present mere mere citizens, mere soldiers will hardly count, 'how- ever. The Medal of Honor winner (Continued on Page 8, iColumn 2) ALSOPS Girl Crushed to Death by Tractor ALBANY, Minn, (a Eighteen- year-old Mary Catherine Groetsch, who graduated from Albany High School this spring, was crushed to death by a tractor which overturn- ed in a ditch today. The girl was on her way to rake hay on the Groetsch farm, four miles north of Albany. Her mother Mrs. Anton Groetsch found her daughter dead under the tractor. Death was due to a crushed chest, Dr. J. N. Libert, Stearns County coroner, said. designs. Certainly it could pro- pound a serious threat to the competition." Two Chicago 'Els7 Collide, 32 Hurt CHCAGO (tf) least 32 per- sons were injured today in a col- lision of two elevated .railway trains carrying workers downtown in the morning rush hour. A four-coach rammed into a Evanston standing train eight- coach Englewood train at the Sher- idan Road station on the North Side. The two trains were southbound. The motorman of the Evanston train told police he saw the train ahead and applied his brakes but his train skidded. ranging up to 100 miles an hour. One person was killed, several others injured. Storm damage to crops and com- munications was reported in Ten- nessee. Home, Durand, has charge of ar- rangements. Hot Sabre Jet Pilots Knock Down6MIGs By MILO FARNETI SEOUL U. S.'Sabre jet pilots today blasted six Communist MIGs from the North Korean skies. The 35th jet ace of the war was crowned in blazing aerial warfare which extended nearly to the Man- churian border. Col. Robert Bald- win of Sherman Oaks, Calif., qual- ified as an ace by downing his fifth MIG. He also has damaged three. Ground action was light except for continued pounding by the Reds against South Korean lines on the East-Central Front. Three Russian-built MIG jets were destroyed and two others damaged, the Fifth Air Force re- ported, by Sabres shielding Allied fighter-bombers hitting a commu- nications center northwest of Sak- chu, near the Manchurian border. The fighter-bomber pilots re- ported they destroyed the main buildings of a communications re- lay station. Later in the day, Sabres knocked down three more MIGs while pro- tecting planes pounding a rail bridge near Pyongyang, capital of North Korea. Air Force, Navy and Marine planes also pounded Red positions on the muddy battlefront. After a night-long see-saw fight, raiders of the South Korean 8th Division recaptured a dominant hill on Red-held Finger Ridge, at the west flank of last week's big Communist offensive. U. S. troops near the Panmunjora truce site had a brief long-range small arms battle with perhaps a company of Chinese in the heaviest suffered Sunday when he was kick- ed by a saddle horse he was exer- cising. His previous break record: Brok- en hip in grandstand collapse at St. James 10 years ago; broken right arm while ice skating five years ago; broken nose and two broken kneecaps in auto accidentj last December. Richard is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Koeder. 4 Fishermen Missing on Rainy Lake INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn, ttf) Four International Falls fish- ermen, three of them teenagers, and a Minneapolis tourist were reported missing on Rainy Lake today after high winds swept this area over the weekend. A fishing party of four Caple, 18, Jarle Rokke, 17, Glen Weum, 19 and Gifford Ellsworth, 24 left International Falls about 6 p.m. Saturday on a fishing trip to the Canadian side of Rainy Lake. Traveling in two canoes, the four were scheduled to return Sunday evening, but no word or trace of them had been received up to 10 a.m. today. A Minneapolis man was reported missing from the Larry Lenth re- sort on Rainy Lake. The resort does not have a telephone. Meager reports identified the missing man only as "Mr. Anderson." He was reported to have left the 'resort to fish Sunday morning and failed to return. Winds of 36 miles per hour with gusts up to 50, struck the area Saturday and Sunday. Strong winds continued today along with an over- i cast sky, hampering search efforts. WEATHER Gen. Mark Clark, Far Eastern U.N. commander, today was greeted at Seoul airport by Robert Murphy, his advisor on truce affairs, left, and Gen. Maxwell Taylor, 8th Army commander, as Clark arrived to confer with South Korean President Syngman Rhee. After the conference Clark said "it was encouraging" but that he had the power to sign a truce without the approval of the South Koreans, if necessary. (AP Wirephoto "to The Republican- Herald) At least 14 persons died of Western Front in prostration and 103 were drowned two weeks, seeking relief in pools, .rivers and lakes. In Michigan a man died of a. broken neck after a dive into the- water. A woman was fatally in- jured in a motorboat collision at St. Louis. Man Sentenced As Red Perjurer WASHINGTON (Si Harold R. Christoffel today was sentenced to 16 months to four years in prison for falsely swearing before a con- gressional committee in 1947 be was never a Communist. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge F. .Dickinson Letts, who denied Christoffel bail pending another appeal. The sentence replaces a two to six-year term imposed by Judge Letts after Christoffel's second trial in 1950. 'The Supreme Court on. May 4 ruled that the former Milwaukee labor leader should be re-sentenced under the federal perjury law, which carries somewhat lesser pen- alties, instead of the District of Columbia code under which he was twice tried and twice convicted. Quake in California PASO ROBLES, Calif, (ffl The San Andreas fault slipped a bit this morning and Paso Robles residents felt a gentle rolling earth- FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Tuesday. Not much change in temperature. Low tonight 58, high Tuesday 80. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 94; minimum, 61; noon, 79; precipitation, .27. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 82; minimum, 61; noon, 80; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 80 at a.m., min. 61 at a.m. Noon scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles, wind 18 miles per hour from west north- west, barometer 30.10 steady, hu- midity 50 per cent. Violence Continues- In Eastern Germany By TOM REEDY BERLIN Germany's desperate ruling Communists ad- mitted today that strikes and violence still continue against their Kremlin-puppet regime and charged "foreign planes" have parachuted saboteurs inlo the Russian zone to keep the flames cf rebellion burning. A statement by the Socialist Unity Communist party s Central Committee said a "great number" I of the parachutists had been cap- j tured, but admitted that in the sixth day of martial law carried on by Russian troops and armor "quiet is not yet entirely secured.'" As reports flew that the Russians were about to throw out the satel- lite East German government of Prime Minister Otto Grotewohl, the party declaration attested to the still-continuing strikes with frantic appeals to the 18 million captive East Germans to go back to work. Throwing off restraint, the state- ment made clear the magnitude of the workers' mpsl gigantic rebuff from a captive civilian population in the history of Moscow-directed Communism. Blame West The the Communists said, incited "millions" of East Germans to take to the streets in wild disorder and "threatened the security and lives of workers of the (East) German Democratic Re- public." The "Fascist also plan- ned to incite farmers to destroy their crops, the party said. The Reds said the parachutists of "American warmakers and their West German landed in Saxony and Thuringia after the revolt broke out last Wednesday. The Western Allies already have denied in the strong- (Continued on Page 13, Column 6) BERLIN quake for a few quake was timed There was no damage. seconds. The at a.m. Police Truncheons and anti-riot water hoses to break up a group of demonstrators dur- ing a riot in Munich, Germany, Saturday.. Ten thousand persons rioted after a protest demon- stration in front of the C. A. Brenninkmeyer tex- tile shop which had remained open after regular closing hours despite protests by city merchants and local trade unions. (AP Wirephoto to The Re- publican-Herald) Dulles Sends Secret Note to Syngman Rhee WASHINGTON Assistant Secretary of State Walter Robert- son said as he took off on a truce mission to Korea today that he was carrying a secret message from Secretary of State Dulles to Syngman Rhee. He expressed hope that he can impress upon Rhee the views of the U. S. government about a Korean armistice. The essence of the U. S. position, as defined by associates of Robert- son, is that this government has every determination to get a truce if that is at all possible. Robertson, in charge of Far E astern affairs, is accompanied on his trip by Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army chief of staff, who plans military talks on the truce crisis with Gen. Mark Clark; Assistant Secretary Carl W, McCardle, in charge of public affairs, and Ken- neth Young, director of Northeast Asian affairs in the State Depart- ment. Robertson gave this statement to newsmen at the airport: I am flying to Korea as a personal representative of the President and of the secretary of state and in response to an invita- tion from President Rhee. I take with me a message from the secretary to President Rhee, th-e contents of which I am not at liberty to disclose. I will discuss with Gen. Clark and Ambassador Briggs as well as with President Rhee and the other Korean leaders, all aspects of the situation in Korea, where we and the Korean people have fought and sacrificed heavily for three years. f 'In this way my visit should enable us in Washington to have a first hand and up-to-date picture of how things stand in Korea. I hope that my visit will also give Gen. Clark and Ambassador (Ellis 0.) Briggs as well as President Rhee the clearest picture of the views of the United States government." Too Many Names To Remember PITTSBURGH (SI Anna Chodock told Judge Sara M. Swoffel today that her husband, Hy- man, called her so many other names that she forgot her own name. She was granted a divorce. Authorized To End War, Says General Issues Statement After Crisis Talk With ROK Leader SEOUL Gen. Mark Clark, U. N. commander, conferred to- day with President Syngman Rhee, then announced he can sign an armistice without South Korean approval, but he said doing so would "depend on instructions from my government." "I am authorized at the present time to sign the armistice which has been drawn he told news- men after what was apparently a showdown meeting with the rebel- lious Rhee. Many Problems "I am not trying to be overly optimistic. There are many prob- lems. I feel somewhat more en- couraged; more he added. I Clark said he could not reveal I why he was encouraged. What effect the talk might have on an armistice was not apparent. Although Clark indicated the truce document was virtually com- plete, he said there still are problems and added, "The truce timetable is more or less up to the Communists." He said a truce could be completed promptly "if the Reds desire it." Clark's comments indicated free-swinging South Korean gov- ernment would check with the U. N. Command before taking any more such lone actions as its single-handed release of anti- Red Korean prisoners since Wednesday night. Rhee's action froze the armistice talks on the edge of signing and left the UNC a plump target for the Reds, who demanded recapture of the prisoners and U. N. control of South Korea if the Allies wanted an armistice. No Remorse South Korea showed no remorse or inclination to change its stand against any truce which would leave Korea divided despite a burn- ing Allied anger. Its Prime Min- ister insisted just before the Clark- Rhee meeting that South Korea gave the Allies command of its troops and could just as easily take them off the battlefront. However, Clark made it clear that he feels he is boss of all U. N. the 16 ROK divi- sions. He said there is no question that the ROK Army is "under my command." Asked if he thinks the ROK troops loyal, Clark replied with an emphatic "Yes." He was asked- if he would sign an armistice without advance ap- proval by Rhee. He told newsmen the armistice is between the U.N. commander and the Red Chinese- North Korean command, and said: "I am authorized at the present time to sign the armistice which has been drawn up." Asked if Rhee would accept an armistice that doesn't unify North and South Korea, Clark smiled and answered: "I hope so." The U. N. commander said hy- pothetically (a truce) could be obtained" even with South Ko- rea opposing, but added: "Whether it is violated or not is another thing." Asked if such a truce would be useless, he answered: "It would depend on the amount of co-operation (by South Clark described his talk with the fiery, 78-year-old South Korean President as "friendly and en- couraging" and said both had agreed to use such a description. The'general said he did not out- line any new U. S. policy and added that President Eisenhower's offer to negotiate a mutual secu- rity pact with-South Korea after a truce had not been withdrawn. He also said there was nothing to a report he was given authority by Washington to declare martial law in South Korea if he it necessary. Clark said he never had considered such an action and re- minded newsmen South Korea is a sovereign state. Clark said he received "a new letter from Rhee just before leav- ing Tokyo and that it covered many subjects, but he would not discuss it. Only a short time earlier. South Korea's Acting Prime Minister, Pyun Yung Tai, told reporters his country had given his troops to the U.N. Command and could take them back if it desired. Pyun said there would be no further mass releases of anti-Com- munist North Korean prisoners if the Allied command guaranteed that no Indian troops or Commu- nist "brain washers" would enter South Korea. ;