Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Thundershowers Tonight, Sunday Cloudy, Cooler River Stage 24-Hour (Flood Stage 13) Today 10.46 .41 Year Age 6.35 06 VOLUME 53, NO. Ill SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY, JUNE 27, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES Actress Ann Blyth, 24, and her husband, Dr. James V. McNulty, paused on the steps of St. Charles Catholic Church in North Hol- lywood today after their marriage by James Francis Cardinal Mclntyre. The bride's gown was white mousseline with heirloom lace forming a deep yoke. The wedding was witnessed by 600 invited guests while outside a crowd of thousands gathered to watch for the smiling couple to appear after the ceremony. Mr. McNulty is the brother of singer Dennis Day. It was the first Hollywood wedding presided over by a Roman Catholic cardinal. (AP Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald) New Formula May Settle Korean War By ROBERT EUNSON TOKYO The possibility that a formula is being reached which Secret Talks With Ike Envoy CheerRhee Settlement Would Include U.S.. Guarantee By ROBERT B. TUCKMAN SEOUL Korea's Pres- ident Syngman Rhee was de- scribed as "very happy" today following a 40-minute secret con- ference with a special truce emis- sary from Washington and the top U. N. military commander. Speculation mounted that the stubborn old statesman might ac- cept an armistice. No new conferences were sched- uled. Most members of Rhee's Cabinet went into closed door ses- sion immediately after the session. Members of the U. N. delegation met at the U. S. embassy. Rhee's price for accepting a truce has not bePu disclosed. But high sources were quoted as Sleep Walker Found in Tree Picking Leaves "ENID, Okla. 27-year-old Enid housewife, who sleep walks at midnight when the moon is full, was found nude early today pick- ing leaves 20 feet up in a tree. Police answered a call from her distraught husband, who was un- able to find his wife. He told authorities his wife often walked in her sleep and it was always when the moon is full and around midnight. Police reported the woman was spotted in the tree as a full moon illuminated the weird scene. The woman, still asleep, was nude and picking leaves while she balanced on a limb 20 feet in the air. The fire department was called and rescuers, working si- lently so the woman wouldn't be startled, stretched a life net under the tree. The husband then climbed the tree, carefully wrapped his shirt around his wife and gently awaken- ed her. She fell into the net and he fol- lowed, grabbing his frightened wife before she could run off and hurt herself. The husband reported later his wife was extremely nervous but saying he might agree if the U. S. I apparently none the worse for her gives him an iron-clad pledge to j experience, come to his aid in the event of a new Red attack. Gen. Mark Clark, the U. N. com- mander, flew here from Tokyo to join Assistant Secretary of State Walter S. Robertson in the critical second meeting in Rhee's hilltop presidential mansion. Clark was accompanied by Ambassador Ro- bert Murphy, his political adviser, and Lt. Gen. William K. Harrison Jr., chief Allied truce negotiator. Work Nearly Over Just before the session began a source close to Robertson said that "if things go as well as they have. so far" the mission would not i have to remain in Korea much Churchill Ailing; 'Big 3'Meet Off will settle differences between President Syngman Rhee and the United States over a Korean armistice was seen today. Rhee may drop his opposition to a truce if the U. S. concludes an agreement to rush to his aid if South Korea is attacked again. A highly-placed South Korean source indicated today that stub- TODAY Satellite Liberation Discussed By JOSEPH STEWART ALSOP WASHINGTON. Behind the scenes, one of the President's ma- jor campaign promises is getting its acid test. If the policy of "lib- erating" the Soviet Union's Euro- pean satellites means anything at all, this is the moment to try it. The highest -.policy makers in the Administration are currently en- gaged in a hot debate about "lib- eration's" meaning or lack of meaning. The near-uprising in Eastern Germany is the immediate cause of the debate. Liberating East Ger- many is plainly not a practical proposition, as long as Gen. Di- brova has 200 tanks to deploy, on Two Men Killed In Car Crash Near Duluth DULUTH, Minn, UPI Two men were killed and a third was in- jured early today when their car went out of control near here, skidded and rolled over several Ferguson Raps Truman Stand On Air Force Senator Also Turns Guns on Secretary Wilson times. longer. The party was expected to leave for Washington in two or three days with a stop-off in Tokyo. The assistant secretary of state address unknown, and Gordon "Gene plans to tour the fighting front I Johnson, Fessenden, N.D. Korne- By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON ffl _ Sen. Fergu- son (R-Mich) today said former President Truman is still "hooking feathers on dollar bills and call- ing them Air Force wings." And Ferguson said Truman ap parently had forgotten that as President he had impounded 615 million dollars Congress voted to expand the Air Force "and refused to let it be spent." 1'erguson, along with some other Republicans who are supporting a cutback in Air Force funds and goals, expressed surprise at Tru- man's statements in a speech be- fore the national convention of the Reserve Officers Association in Philadelphia last night. In it. Truman argued for the de- Kuled were Virgil Kornegay, 30, j fense goals he set up and said it before leaving Korea. Robertson and other high U, S. officials were scheduled to be guests of honor Saturday night at i born 78-year-old Rhee may drop a dinner given by and his two of his demands that are now blocking an armistice if the U. S. agrees to the third a firm mili- tary defense pact. "That is the one point the Presi- dent will never back down the source said. "He riiay give in on the other two points" immediate withdrawal of American and Chi- nese forces and a three-month time limit on a political conference "but he will never give in on the defense pact." If Rhee were to drop his other two demands, which are almost certainly beyond the power of the U. N. to grant, it seemed likely that Rhee and Special Presidential Envoy Walter S, Robertson could easily hammer out a suitable se- curity pact in their current secret talks in Seoul. May End War This could mean the withdrawal Austrian-born wife. Saturday's crucial session began at p. m. a. m. Saturday EST) and broke up at South Korea's Prime Minister Paik Too Chin and Foreign Min- ister Pyun Yung Tai sat in on the session. Robertson flew here from Wash-, ington with secret messages toj Rhee from Eisenhower and Secre- tary of State John Foster Dulles. He met for almost three hours with the defiant statesman Friday and said afterward he was "very op- timistic" that Rhee could be won over. Rhee also expressed optimism over the outlook for an agreement. The aging President has refused to accept a truce negotiated at Panmunjom and created a crisis when he ordered the release of anti Communist Korean prisoners from U. N, stockades. gay was driving the car. Bernard Briekzin, 37, Mahnomen, Minn., third occupant of the car, is in St. Mary's Hospital here in good condition. He suffered cuts, bruises and undetermined other in- juries. The accident occurred on High- way 61, near the entrance to Nope- ming Sanatorium, five miles west of Duluth. was dangerous and foolish to con- tend this country could not afford to spend a few more billion dol- lars for increased defense, espe- cially air power. "I think that those who talk about our defense program being too big may be letting their pocket- books obscure their the former President said. This was an obvious thrust at recent statements by Secretary of Defense Wilson that the country Secretary Of Agriculture Ezra Benson, in Lubbock, Tex., to address the American Cotton Congress, made a personal tour of part of the drought area today, examining the farm and the pas- ture land. Benson got the feel of the dry soil as he inspected some land between the towns of Tahoka and Brownfield, Tex. (AP Wire- photo to The Republican-Herald) of Rhee opposition and the sign-j Rorbertson emerged from Fri- ing of an armistice to end the bloody war, now in its fourth year. The source, an extremely relia- ble one, said "it doesn't matter whether they decide to write the oact before or after the armistice is signed. Rhee may agree to wait _ ii jucxj iv waiL a couple _of hours notice, to quell a untu an But he is demanding, and will continue to demand, that there be a firm mili- tary alliance with the United States single riot in Berlin, Yet the pattern of the East Ger man disorders has made a ver deep impression on the Whit House, on Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, on the Intelligenc services, and on other policy mak ers. What began with a phony demonstration in Berlin becam an immensely dangerous genera conflagration involving most of th important East German industria centers. Forces Not Trusted Furthermore, neither the Eas German people's police nor the Bereitschaften (the East German satellite army) were trusted to pu out the fire. Soviet forces weri used for this purpose in all cases The spread of the disorders, the courage and depth of feeling dis played by the rioters, the total dis trust of their own puppets display ed by the Soviets, all betokened profound and organic weakness This weakness is held to be gen eral, throughout the whole Euro- pean satellite area. In here is where the test comes Czechoslovakia is now considered to be a genuine danger point for the Kremlin. Riots at Pilsen, on the same pattern as those in Berlin, actually preceded the disorders in East Germany. Since the sudden death of Presi- dent Gottwald, the Czech puppet government has been in a state of obvious confusion, with authority ill-defined and all the control ma- chinery creaking under the strain. As in Germany, so in Czechoslo- vakia, these are the "hunger just before the harvest Even for favored industrial work- ers food is very short. The Czech currency reform has in effect con- demned the whole very large Czech middle class to slow starva- tion. In short, all the materials are present for a major explosion. Most important of all, there are no Soviet occupation forces in Czechoslovakia to stop an explo- (Continued on Page 12, Column 4.) ALSOPS day's meeting to tell newsmen "we hope we are making progress in removing misunderstanding" in the disagreement over armistice terms. Good Ideas And Rhee said "Mr. Robertson has brought good ideas and our mutual understanding is being greatly improved." The Korean public information of- All three men were employed on! must not upset its economy for over-spending for defense. Quick Reaction One quick reaction to Truman's speech came from Leonard W. Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, who said: "Mr. Truman is back at the old on economy, soft on money and soft on Communism." Ferguson, chairman of the Sen- guaranteeing South against I f further Communist aggression." telks _, j t-tt j.i EIJfe as saying the ,been and, an understanding might be reached. t t- saidfRhee, Bother) Rhee has balked at any truce top South Korean officials haa been which leaves his country divided n nn nt _. _ and Chinese Communist troops in the north. His "minimum demands pressing for such a defense pact for more than a year, both in Washington and through U. N. mil- itary leaders in Tokyo. Rhee and Robertson have been meeting secretly. The assistant feiretary of st-ite is in Korea as a representative ot President Eisen- hower and attempting to convince Rhee that an armistice is neces- sary An American source said the U. S. probably could guarantee to defend Rhee's country, but chat Ei- now considering Air Force and defense funds, commented that Sen. Symington who was secretary of air during part of the Truman told the Senate in a speech this week that defense planning and production under Truman was indeed "sad and disgraceful." Symington has said he resigned for an armistice have been the rep0rted and there was onl mi withosawal of US. and Chinese damage at three s. airy bases. troops, a 90-day time limit on aj u, s mflitary units pitched in post-armistice political manpower, medicine, planes i e iT-it if t.TitV. TTO ji i and boats to help feed and evac- uate, some inhabitants of the stricken area. and a security pact with the U. S Associated Press Tokyo Bureau Chief Robert Eunson quoted a hig] South Korean source as indicating Ehee might drop his demands for troop evacuation and a time limi on the peace th< S. agrees to a firm military senhower wasn't going along with I defense pact. ROK demands to withdraw U. S. I Eunson quoted the spokesman as forces from Korea. "With an investment of battle casualties, the United States isn't about to withdraw from Ko- the American source said. "The Moral Principle moral principle is too strong. Rhee is going to have to put up with American soldiers in 3is country until we feel the sit- uation is safe enough to wltonraw." The United States has about lalf a million servicemen in the Far East now. Most of them are in Korea. What Robertson was telling Wee, it was understood, was that oy demanding t.lat American sol- diers leave Korta- and by insti- gnfing incidents against the Unit- ed States, he was playing right into the hands of the Commu- nists. The Communists hold the whip ipw When Rhee turned locse tt.jse anti-Communist prisoners he ,ave the Reds the opportunity to tall off a truce signing as "long s they desire. "They will play this record as ong as they feel it is doing them ny an American State De- artment source said. saying the pact "is the one point the President will never back down on.' In Washington, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles said President Eisenhower was talking of a post- armistice meeting when he said Thursday he would be willing to send any high U. S. official to meet with Rhee outside Korea. The President had been quoted as telling U. S. senators that he would be willing to send a high official to meet with Rhee in an effort to win the South Korean president over to a truce. Rhee's press secretary said there would be no comment until a meet- ing was officially proposed by Washington. Bee Flies in Mouth, Stings Man in Throat ATLANTA Robert Cove, 51, opened his mouth to bite an apple and wound up in a hospital. As he opened his mouth, a bee flew in and stung him in the throat. The unemployed boiler fire- man was dismissed from the hospi- tal after treatment. a geological survey project. They were working put of Proctor, Minn. Japanese Feared Dead in Worst Flood TOKYO Wl Modern Japan's most disastrous flood left almost persons dead or missing to- day as angry waters covered whole villages and forced thousands to hills and rooftops on the southern island of Kyushu. National police described as un- precedented the toll of 252 known dead, 703 missing and 725 hurt as rivers swollen by a three-day cloudburst swept over parts of the northern half of the area roughly the size of Massa- chusetts. Japanese press reports said all 1 administration will provide ade- 488 inhabitants were believed lost! quate defense funds that will as- sure "modern, combat-equipped Air Force wings faster than Mr. Truman planned, instead of the plan of trying to make dollars fly." Hotel Maid Finds Two Men Held in Mill City MINNEAPOLIS Discovery by a chambermaid of 17 Canadian bills under a berspread in nson Promises To Aid Southwest Feed .for Starving Cattle Will Be Made Available LUBBOCK, Texas of Agriculture Benson told drought- harassed farmers of the Southwest ate appropriations subcommittee today the government will act to save cattle needed to maintain foundation herds for future beef supplies. Stating a shortage of feed was forcing many livestockmen to sell herds, the secretary declared it would be "a calamity for the whole country ii foundation herds were forced into liquidation." Flood Control Projects Vote Near in Senate WASHINGTON The Sen- ate .may decide today how much the country should spend on flood control and navigation projects dur- ing the 12 -months begin- Doctors Order Prime Minister To Take Rest Causes Third Postponement of Bermuda Conclave LONDON UPI Prime Minister Churchill was ordered by his doc- tors today to take "a pomplete rest" for at least a month causing the third postponement of a pro- jected Bermuda-Big Three meet- ing. President Eisenhower and new French premier, Joseph Laniel, concurred in the decision to postpone, a statement from Churchill's residence at No. 10 Downing Street said. The meeting had been scheduled to start July 8. Aides gave insistent assurance Churchill was well but his doctors had told him in emphatic terms he must rest. With his No. 2 man, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, convalescing from a gall bladder operation in Boston, Churchill turn- ed over the job of running the cabinet to R. A. Butler, chancellor of the exchequer. A medical report signed by two doctors said: "The prime minister has had no respite for a long time from his very arduous duties and is in need of a complete rest. "We have therefore advised him to abandon bis journey to Bermuda and to lighten his duties for at least a month." Churchill, who is 78, will remain at his Cartwell Country home near London. Churchill had been scheduled to leave for the Atlantic island aboard the British battleship Van- guard next Tuesday night. He was to have welcomed President Eisen- hower and the French premier in Bermuda on July 7. The conference was destined to have momentous importance in ning July 1. Before the senators was a bill as Air Force secretary after the j "You need feed, and we want to Truman administration cut back help you get said the Cabinet Air Force funds and goals in 1949. j officer in a speech prepared for And he is now bitterly opposing I a meeting of the American Cotton I and maintenance in the next the Eisenhower proposal to cut' about five billion dollars in new funds for the Air Force and to reduce the 1955 goal from 143 to 120 wings of 30 to 75 planes 'each. Ferguson said the Eisenhower in a village where the Chikugo River burst its banks and swept away 193 houses. No American casualties were Congress. by its Appropriations Committee proposing for the wa- terways program construction fiscal year. i Benson came here yesterday to j Senate leaders planned to corn- address the cotton group and to plete debate on the measure be check on a drought that has been Pvt. Donald Miller, 20, Her- man, is held in the Becker County jail at De- troit Lakes, Minn., in connec- tion with the death of Adam Strelau, 55, Frazee farmer. Miller, charged with sec- ond degree manslaughter, is scheduled to undergo pre- liminary hearing in municipal court Monday. Miller is accus- ed of striking Strelau, Nov. 14. Strelau's body was found in the Otter Tail River at Frazee April 2. (AP a hotel room here led to the pickup of two men. Detective Capt. Eugene Ber- nath said the two gave their names as Ray McGuire, 35, who is employed here as a baker, and Raymond Krentz, 24, Billings, Mont.- They are held ,without charge. Bernath reported the find to the FBI, and FBI agents began a check to determine whether the money was part of most of it in Canadian bills, reported taken from a Canadian in a swindle in Miami last winter. Bernath said records showed that McGuire and Krentz were onetime cellmates in Nevada State Prison. Dick Haymes Divorcing HOLLYWOOD on Nora Eddington Haymes, former wife of Errol Flynn, is making prepara- ions to get a Nevada divorce from singer Dick Haymes. She announced Friday that she will take up residence at Lake Tahoe near Reno within a few weeks. She and Haymes were married in 1949. described as the worst in the his- tory of the Southwest. President Eisenhower yesterday declared drought-stricken areas of Texas and Oklahoma to be "major disaster areas." This made them eligible for federal relief grants. Will Distribute Funds The White House gave no outline of just what areas are within the disaster zone. A spokesman said Benson's personal survey will help determine any allocation of funds to cattlemen who have suffered as a result of the prolonged dry spell. There was no indication whether the "disaster area" designation would be applied to drought-hit areas of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico. Benson, who has asked Eisen- hower for emergency powers to take whatever steps are necessary, said before leaving Washington yes- terday he expects to announce soon what specific action he has in mind. In his prepared speech, the sec- retary did not outline a drought aid program, but he said these other measures, besides "disaster" declarations, are under consider- ation: 1. Establishment of emergency freight rates to encourage move- ment of livestock to feed and pas- ture areas. 2. Offer of government-owned feed at prices as "low as we are permitted" by law. 3. Provision of emergency and more liberal credit for farmers needing financial help. Benson's prepared talk did not fore adjourning tonight. The bill represents a hike over the amount voted by the House last month. It is a cut of from the budget recom- mendations of President Eisenhow- er and under recom- mendations Truman, of former President CNW Conductors' Strike Averted CHICAGO The Order of Rail- j way Conductors settled disputes i with Pullman Co., today, averting _. a strike of some 800 conductors on Over Churchill Richard Austen Butler world affairs. It was originally called by President Eisenhower to map common Western strategy in the cold war and, on prodding by Churchill, possibly set a date for a later Big Four meeting with Russia. It already had been post- poned twice because of the 37-day- long French political crisis which was resolved only Friday. mention proposals advanced by some Southwestern cattlemen at congressional hearings in Washing- ton that the government buy cattle in the stricken area in a move to re-establish more favorable prices. Benson said recurring droughts in some areas and floods in others underline "the basic need for much more effective water conservation and water control than we now have." the Chicago North Western Railroad. The strike had been schedulec to start Monday. A. Guy Wise, executive vice president of the union, said Pull man Co. agreed to abide by de cisions of the National Railroac Adjustment Board. The decisions involve application of some rules and ordered the reinstatement o: two discharged conductors. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and lo- cal thundershowers tonight, some- what warmer. Sunday partly clou- dy and cooler. Low tonight 66, high Sunday afternoon 75. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Maximum, 88; minimum, 65; noon, 72; precipitation, .76; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 82 at p.m. Fri- day, min. 63 at a.m. today. Noon 15 miles per hour from southeast, sky overcast, humidity 75 per cent, barometer 29.87, erratic. WASHINGTON UP) President Eisenhower today expressed dis- tress over Prime Minister Church- ill's inability to go to Bermuda be- cause of his health, but said be looked upon this "only as a tem- porary deferment" of the Big Three meeting there. The White House released the following .message addressed to "Dear Winston" as announcement was made in London that Church- ill had been ordered to take "a complete rest." "I am deeply distressed to learn that your physicians have advised you to lighten your duties at this time and that consequently you will be unable to come to Ber- muda for our talks. "I look upon this only as a tem- porary deferment of our meeting. Your health is of great concern to all the world and you must, there- fore, bow to the advice of your physicians. "With best wishes from your riend, Die." President Relaxes At Cabin Retreat THURMONT, Md.- UP) Presi- dent Eisenhower relaxed at his cabin retreat in the Catoctin Moun- tains today but kept in close touch with the situation in Korea.