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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight And Thursday, Warmer Tonight Chiefs Wascca KWNO Tonight at 8 Austin Thurs. at 8 VOLUME 53, NO. 85 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, EVENING, MAY 27, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES Winonan, 82, Missing In River Bottomlands 82-Year-Old Theodore Stephens apparently walked into this wooded area when he disappeared near Minnesota City Tuesday afternoon. In the background, Chief Bingold stands at the point where footprints left by the elderly man ended. His trail could be followed for about 75 yards from where the policemen standing in the fore- ground are standing to Chief Bingold stands. Left to right are McCabe, Haeussinger and Duellman. Air, Ground Search Fails To Find Man By GORDON HOLTE Republican-Herald Staff Writer Twenty-four hours of almost continuous searching in the dense underbrush of the bottomlands near Minnesota City this afternoon had failed to reveal the where- abouts of 82-year-old Theodore Stephens who has been missing from his home since early Tues- day morning. A long-time resident of Garvin Heights who recently has been (living with rete- ll tives in Winona, IStephens has been the object of an intensive i land and air S search pressed by j the Winona Coun- ty sheriff's office, i Winona police I and a number of Stephens volunteers since the elderly man's disappearance was noted early Tuesday after- noon. The manhunt was concentrated in an area north of Minnesota City, along the Minnesota City Creek (Garvin Brook) after sev- eral residents reported to author- ities that they had seen Stephens walking with his cane in that vicin- ity Tuesday afternoon. Additional impetus was given to the search early today when law enforcement officers discovered what appear to be Stephens' foot- prints along the creek bed. Check From Air This morning, Sheriff George Chief Of Police A. J. Bingold, kneeling, surveys one of the footprints believed to have been left by Theodore Stephens in a creek bank near Minnesota City Tuesday afternoon. Standing, left to right, are Patrolman James McCabe, Radio Engineer Wal- ter Haeussinger, Patrolman Sylvan Duellman and Records Clerk George McGuire. (Republican-Herald photos) Dogs Find Woman AITKIN, Minn. An- na Erickson, 85, was found by posse using bloodhounds Tuesday after being lost in the woods overnight. The 150 volunteer searchers found the aged woman sitting on a log in a tract three miles from her home. She was in good condition. Fort and Police Sgt. Edward Hit- tner went aloft in an airplane piloted by Hittner and traversed for more than an hour and one- half a wide area from Minnesota City to the Mississippi River in an unsuccessful effort to locate the missing man. Chief of Police A. J. Bingold, meanwhile, accompanied a group of Winona patrolmen in a ground party that scoured the same area that was searched Tuesday eve- ning and through most of the night. Chief Bingold said this afternoon that he has considered the possi- bility of bringing bloodhounds to Winona to assist in the search. Police were notified of Stephen's disappearance at p.m. Tues- day when a niece, Mrs. Charles Stephens, 1127 W. Howard St., call- ed and reported that her uncle had left home at a.m. and had not been seen since that time. Mrs. Stephens said that the fam- ily had been seeking to, determine (Continued on Page 21, Column 2) MAN MISSING i------Five Cents Subscribers receiving The Republican-Herald by car- rier will pay five cents less this week because of the Memorial Day holiday. ROK Assemblymen Oppose Truce By BILL SHINN SEOUL Korean assemblymen today called for with- drawal of the United Nations' latest plan to break the Korean War prisoner deadlock. They called it a "dishonorable and surrendering An Assembly delegation asked for a meeting with Lt. Gen. Wil- liam K. Harrison, chief Allied truce delegate, to demand that the pro- truce." Sterling Henry Jenkins, 51, Rochester, Minn., has confessed the fatal shooting of his wife and the wounding of his land- lord Sunday. He is being held without charge until a grand jury investigates the incident. (AP Photo) Charged With Murder of Wife ROCHESTER, Minn, dfi com- plaint charging Sterling Henry Jen- kins, 51, with first degree murder in the pistol death of his. wife, was signed today by Sheriff Gerald E. Cunningham. Jenkins is expected to be ar- raigned Thursday prior to calling of a grand jury. posal be scrapped. Harrison said he would try to arrange the meet- ing tomorrow. In many capitals of the free world, the U. N. proposal drew favorable comment. Both Britain and India warmly endorsed it. Indian Prime Minister Nehru said he would be surprised if a cease- fire were delayed much longer. The U. N. plan reportedly follows closely one sponsored by India which the U. N. adopted last December. After a meeting with South Ko- rean President Syngman Rhee and other top ROK officials. Assembly vice chairman Soon Chi Yung im- plied that pressure from Britain was partly responsible for the pro- posal which he denounced as a "dishonorable and surrendering truce." GOP Leaders Ask New Ike Plea on Air Force Cuts Wilson Under Fire In Senate Policy Committee Session By JACK BELL and RUSSELL BRINES WASHINGTON leaders have decided to appeal for new help from President Eisen- hower in a battle with congression- al Democrats opposing a five bil- lion dollar slash in Air Force fund requests. Their decision came after Secre- tary of Defense Wilson reportedly came under critical fire -by Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine and some others at a Senate Re- publican Policy Committee meet- ing yesterday. Mrs. Smith, also a member of the armed services and appropria- tions committees, was quoted by colleagues as having contended that Wilson had "brushed off" senators and had not explained satisfactorily how the fund cuts would be applied. Pointed Question The woman senator has ad- dressed a series of pointed ques- tions at Wilson, who said he didn't believe that she would press for answers on all of them. Rep. Kilday (D-Tex) said House Republican floor leader, said in a their own study of Eisenhower's proposal to slash Air Force funds. Rep. McCormack of Massachu- setts, deputy Democratic floor leader, would not say whether a concerted party attack will be launched. But he said a continuing series of Democratic speeches against the budget at least "pre- pares the ground." Rep. Halleck of Indiana, the Republican floor leader, said ina separate interview "we're going to support the President's budget substantially as it Kilday, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, said he intended to fight the proposed cuts. He contended they would throw the Air Force out of balance with the other services. Young Critical Sen. Young a policy committee member who has been critical of the proposed reduction, said he believes tfie 'President will have to supplement his defense of the cuts made in a radio address to the nation last week. "If the President will come out and say personally that the pro- gram he has outlined for the Air Force is what we need for our security, I will go along with his Young said, GOP leaders want Eisenhower to explain in layman's language, eith- er at a news conference or in his scheduled television program June 3, that the cuts affect funds to be spent two or three years in the future and not the current aviation budget. The White House has said Eisen- hower will participate in a tele- vision "program." There was indi- cation others might appear with him. Sen. Byrd an armed services committee member who helped Eisenhower carry Virginia last November, said he thinks the President ought to spell out just how the appropriation cut-back would affect the Air Force. Byrd said he didn't feel Senate committees got a satisfactory ex-. planation from Wilson. Adm. Byrd Plans South Pole Trip NEW YORK (ffl Adm. Richard E. Byrd says he will make another expedition to the South Pole as soon as the Ko- rean War ends. The veteran polar explorer, now 64, says there is an un- explored antarctica land area which has an "untouched reser- voir of natural coal, oil, uranium and other de- posits. Byrd spoke of the expedition Tuesday at a gathering at which he accepted appointment as vice president of Arnold Bak- ers Inc. of Port Chester, N.Y. Two Killed in Snow Slide in Montana GLACIER PARK, Mont, Bloodhounds this morning located the body of a man buried deeply in a pile of snow since Tuesday when an avalanche shoved a snow plow off a drop, killing two and injuring two. Searchers, working through the night with the dogs under glaring portable lights, found the bo'dy of George Beaton, 45, of West Glacier, Mont., as they inched through the treacherous slide. Beaton's cap was found Tuesday night at about the same time res- cuers dug out Eugene Michael Sul- livan, also of West Glacier, who had been entombed for over eight hours by ttie tumbling snows. He said he saw Beaton standing by the plow as the avalanche crashed down. The men were working to open Glacier National Park's going-to- the-sun highway for tourist travel. William Whitford, 45, an Indian from West Glacier, was killed as the bounding, rolling snow mass smashed over the snowplow he was driving, crushed it and scattered parts over a three-quarter-mile area. Whitford and Frederick E. Klein, 31 of Sleepy Eye, Minn., were found 500 feet from the scenic highway. Klein and Sullivan were taken to a hospital at Kalispell, Mont., southwest of the national park. The Minnesota man suffered multiple fractures and was reported ia crit- ical condition. Despite his ordeal, Sullivan was reported apparently suffering no serious hurts. Korean Views or Ike, Taft Differ British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, third from right, led guests in a toast to Queen Elizabeth, left center, during luncheon tendered in her honor today at London's Westminster Hall by elder statesmen of the British Commonwealth. Left to right: Mrs, Churchill; an attendant; Har- old E. Bolt, Australian labor minister and chair- man of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Asso- ciation which gave the luncheon; the queen; Churchill; Mme. St. Laurent, wife of the Canadian premier, and Robert Menzies, Australian prime minister. (AP Wirephoto via radio from London to The Republican-Herald) Commonwealth Leaders Pledge Support to Queen LONDON W) Young Queen Elizabeth II met today with the elder statesmen of the far-reaching British Commonwealth and receiv- ed their pledge to go forward with her "in a spirit of adventure." It was the first time in history that representatives of the Com- monwealth parliaments feted a British sovereign about to be crowned. The occasion was a luncheon at Westminster hall. Standing in the hall where King Charles I was condemned to death for treason three centuries ago, the 27-year-old queen was rever- ently received by the 750 repre- sentatives of 52 parliaments. A diminutive but dominant figure among her counsellors, she ap- peared completely at ease as she promised to carry on the tradi- tions of her father, King George VI. "It is a stirring thought that all these legislatures are descended from the assembly which first met under this roof nearly seven cen- turies she said in a brief response to the homage of the delegates. Elizabeth, dressed in a blue en- semble, sat with her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. The queen's address was broad- cast to all the dominions and colo- nies. The birth of a new "Elizabeth- an Age" was the theme of the luncheon, and Harold E. Holt, the chairman and Australia's minister of labor and immigration, gave this pledge: "Your commonwealth is respond- ing, as you have counselled us, to tht spirit of adventure. We feel the urge to develop our great re- sources, and as the young countries of our Commonwealth grow in strength, so we strengthen the whole." Freight Rate Hike Granted ST. PAUL State Rail- road and Warehouse Commission today issued an order granting railroad freight rate increases that will cost Minnesota shippers an estimated 1% million dollars a year. The new rates, applying to shipments within the state, will become effective July 1. They bring rates on such shipments into line with percentage increases ordered by the Interstate Com- merce Commission, since Jan. 1, 1947, on interstate shipments. Besides granting general in- creases, today's order wipes out certain exceptions made by the state commission in earlier orders. In following up various ICC orders, the state commission ex- cep'ted from general increases such products as grain, livestock, sugar beets, rough quarry granite, brick, coal and pulpwood. Ike Won't Force Prisoners Home WASHINGTON Eisenhower reaffirmed last night that the United States and its allies in Korea are sticking to the principle that prisoners of war must not be forced to go home. "Our allies are in full Eisenhower said. But if there was international unity on that issue, there was a Korea Bodies of Four Hunted on Lake sharp dissent from South on the latest United Nations truce proposals. And at home, dissatis- faction was voiced by members of Congress with the current course of events. "Even the best truce under pres- ent conditions will be extremely said Sen. Taft of Ohio, Republican Senate leader. He suggested that if the present talks fail, "we might as well abandon any idea of working with the United Nations in the East, and reserve to ourselves a completely free hand." Rep. Hand (R-NJ) took issue with the no-forced repatriation principle, urged that the adminis- tration stop "splitting hairs" and get a quick truce. Clears Up Issue Eisenhower's statement, which the White House said was issued to clear up unspecified misunder- standings, was a firm declaration that the U. N, will not agree to any plan under which reluctant prisoners will be forced to Com- munist control. "Certain principles inherent in BENA, Minn. Wl Surface craft, aided by a spotter plane overhead, today dragged the cold depths of Lake Winnibigoshish for bodies of four anglers, believed drowned when their boat capsized. The car the four men drove to the lake was found parked Monday on the shore. Several hours later, their overturned boat was spotted on the north shore near Raven Slough. Sheriff Buck Simpson said there was little chance the men would be found alive. He reported a brisk wind swept across the broad lake Sunday. The four were last seen that morning. The missing men are James W. Pidgeon, 35; George Straka, 32, and Clifford Esnough, 33, all of Minneapolis, and Gerald Hauge, 32, living near Hopkins. They left Minneapolis Saturday. the United Nations Command posi- tion are basic and not subject to the President said. "No prisoners will be repatriated Men prom Whitehall by force. No prisoners will be co- erced or intimidated in any way. And there must be a definite limit to the period of their captivity. "The procedures used in han- dling the prisoners must .reflect these principles." South Korea, through, Ambassa- dor You Chan Yang, told the j State Department late yesterday the latest Allied truce proposals are "completely unsatisfactory." Rising anger over the proposals, which have not been officially dis- closed, was evident in Seoul. The objection appeared to be a fear that a truce would leave Korea divided, with the Chinese Reds in North Korea indefinitely. One of Missing WHITEHALL, Wis. (Special) Gerald Hauge, one of four men missing in the Lake Winnibigoshish fishing mishap, is the son of Mrs. Emma Hauge, Whitehall. Married and the father of a year-old son, Mark Jeffrey, Hauge is employed by the Minnesota Auto Body Works, Minneapolis. His mother received a telegram Tuesday night from her daughter-in-law saying Hauge is missing. The mother said today her son learned survival techniques in World War II as a member for 4Vfe years of the 4th Marine Air Corps. She indicated Hauge and his companions left Minneapolis Friday intending to return Sunday. Mrs. Everett Krani, 22, St. Cloud, Minn., is pictured with her triplet sons born Monday night. The children are the first born to the young wife and her 22-year-old husband, a produc- tion worker at a St. Ctoud factory. (AP Photo) President Lays New Stress on Support of U.N. Senator Suggests U. S. Take Free Hand in Conflict WASHINGTON tf> President Eisenhower laid new stress on Am- erican and Allied support of United Nations principles in the Korean truce talks at almost the time Sen. Taft was saying Tuesday night: "We might as well forget the United Nations as far as the Korean War is concerned." How a split this indicated between the views of the two top Republicans wai not immediately clear today. The White House would not talk about any subject related to that question. "I am not going to elaborate on the President's Press Secretary James C. Hagerty re- plied to questioners at his news conference. No Comment Hagerty added there would be no White House comment on the Taft remarks which were in a speech read for the senator in Cincinnati. Taft himself js in a Cincinnati hospital for a checkup. Eisenhower's comments were in a statement which the White House said was issued to clear up un- specified misunderstandings. They were a quick follow-up, whether intentional or not, to a semi-formal complaint from South Korea that the latest Western proposal for peace terms in that country art "completely unsatisfactory." Eisenhower aimed especially at the issue of forced repatriation of prisoners, as demanded by ths Communists. He said there will be no abandonment of the principle that no prisoners will be driven home against their will. Taft did not make any point of that issue. He said: "I think we should do our best now to negotiate truce, and if we fail, then let England and our other allies know that we are withdrawing from all further peace negotiations in Ko- rea." Taft said he still believes in the U. N., but not as an effective means to prevent aggression. With regard to the proposals newly offered by the West in the truce talks, the President said: "Our'allies are in full accord." Taft's speech was delivered last night by his son, Robert A. Taft Jr., at a dinner in the senator's honor held by the local chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, The Ohio Re- publican still is in a local hospital for a checkup of a pain in his hip. Taft said in his strongly worded speech that "even the best-truce under present conditions will be extremely unsatisfactory." He said it would divide Korea along an unnatural line, create an unstable condition likely to bring war again at any moment. Force And, said the senator, a prime force on the Senate Foreign. Rela- tions Committee, it would "release a million Chinese soldiers, who no doubt will promptly be moved down to Southern China for use against Chiang Kai-shek or against the French in Indochina." The Ohio senator stressed that "from the beginning, we should have insisted on a general peace negotiation with China, including a unification of Korea under free Koreans, and a pledge against further expansion in Southeast Asia. Taft said he thinks that this any bound to the policy of preventing Commu- nist aggression where it occurs and where it is within the of the United States to stop it. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and able cloudiness tonight and Thurs- day. Not quite so cold tonight. Low tonight 49, high Thursday 68. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 75; minimum, noon, 63; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 72 at p.m. Tuesday, min. 49 at a.m. to- day. Noon overcast at feet, visibility 15 wind 6 miles per hour from east, humidity 70 per cent, barometer 30.41 falling. ;