Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair, Rather Cold Tonight And Thursday Are You Wearing a Red Feather? VOLUME 53, NO. 219 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES Carl Austin Hall, right foreground, and Bonnie Brown Heady, are surrounded by federal officers as they arrive at the United States courthouse in Kansas City for arraignment on kidnaping charges. They pleaded guilty to federal charges of kidnaping 6-year-old Bobby Greenlease. (AP Wirephoto) Know Hartley Gir Slayer, Man at Savanna, 111., Claims TODAY imese Reds Take trol By JOSEPH ALSOP HONG you've got to offer them your own property on a golden platter, and politely plead with them to accept it as a gift. Then you've got to sweeten the deal by putting bit of cash on the platter too. And then they hold you for ransom for six months or a year. And after that you're out of business, and thank God, out of Communist China too." The speaker was a genial, pros- perous appearing man with the commanding manner that China GALENA, 111. Savanna, 111., ordnance plant worker who of- ficials said claims he knows who killed Evelyn Hartley, missing La Crosse, Wis., baby sitter, was in custody here today pending ques tioning by Wisconsin authorities. Mrs. Lawrence Grebner, wife of Sheriff Grebner of Galena and who also serves as his deputy, said the man also claims he knows the whereabouts of the 15-year-old Hartley girl's body. The deputy identified the man as Elder G. Frisled, 26, and said he Q has told several stories but has denied any direct connection with the girl's disappearance. The Hartley girl has not been seen since early in the evening of Oct. 24 when she arrived for a baby-sitting job at the -home of Viggo Rasmusen in La Crosse. Dragging operations are under way in the Mississippi River near La Crosse in the continuing search for her body or some solid clue to her wherabouts. Mrs. Grebner said a check at the Savanna ordnance depot discloses that Frisled worked regular day shift Oct. 24. Savanna is about 150 miles south of La Crosse. The deputy sheriff also related the fol- lowing: Frisled was arrested about Tuesday night at nearby Hanover, 111., by police officer Lee Harkness who said Frisled was going from one tavern to another claiming he knew where Miss Hartley's body was. Harkness booked Frisled for in- nuire. As a n, which locally he had also been archetypical of those old China as well as British, it is well to re- were once so sure that the Chinese Communist gov- ernment would wish above all to trade with the West. Assurance Returning The man's natural assurance was just returning. There was still a tendency to stop the conversation abruptly when any new person en- tered the room, but then he was only one day off the Shanghai boat. Foreigners in Shanghai still live comfortably enough, but con- tinual surveillance and the con- stant threat of gaol does not make for peace of mind. After a few more days, he would stop wor- rying about spies; and then he would go home to start his life all over again at the age of 53. When you see these men in this situation, the inclination dies to murmur a vengeful "I told you although an "I told you so" would be fully justified. They were as wrong as they could be about Chi- nese Communism, Their influ- ence had a good deal to do with the British government's spaniel- like recognition of the Peking re- has now resulted in the British representative at Pe- king being officially classed as a "Negotians Commissioner." In (Continued on Page 8, Column 2) ALSOPS WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and and continued rather cold tonight and Thursday. Low tonight 26, high Thursday 52. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58: minimum, 29; noon, 40; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp, at p. m. Tuesday 60 degrees, low at a. m. today 24. Noon 40, scat- tered clouds at feet with visi- bility to 15 miles. The wind is from the northwest at eight miles per hour, the barometer steady at 30.52 and the humidity is 47 per cent. ner who brought the man to Galena where he was questioned until 2 a.m. Among several stories Frisled has told is a claim that he had "many dates" with the Hartley girl and that she is buried on an island in the Mississippi near La Crosse: Frisled has black hair, blue eyes, weighs about 165 pounds, is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and has a scar on his upper lip. He was wearing work clothes. Officers from La Crosse were en route here to check Frisled's story. Mrs. Grebner said Frisled gave the last name of a man he claims killed Miss Hartley but could sup- ply no first name or home town. Frisled has been employed at Savanna the last 13 months. He said he formerly lived at Ferry- ville, Wis., about 30 miles south of La Crosse, Police Chief George Long said today's dragging operations would range north from Riverside Park into the Black River. Later, he said, the dragging would extend to a lagoon at Pettibone Park and two gravel pits at the southeast end of the city. Long also asked the fire depart- ment to make spot checks along the Mississippi in an effort to find a place where the abductor's car could have been driven near the river's edge. Sheriff's deputies were assisting the firemen. Two Webster, Wis., youths, picked up in a bloodstained car Monday at Minneapolis for ques- tioning were released, after the blood was found to be from an animal. However, at La Crosse, both Dr. Richard Hartley and his wife that they never had heard of Frisled and that his claim of having many dates with their daughter was "ab- solutely not true." Dr. Hartley, a college professor, said Evelyn had only a few dates and when she had one "we knew whom she was with." Evelyn's 22-year-old brother, Tom, also said he never had known anyone named Frisled. Elk River Woman Dies MINNEAPOLIS W) Mrs. Mary Belanger, 73, Elk River, Minn., died in University Hospitals today from injuries received in an auto collision near Zimmerman, Minn., Sunday. Woman Elected Mayor at Thief River Fails Million Bond Issue Passed by St. Paul Voters By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thief River Falls named a wom- an mayor while Eveleth and Moor- head were adding women to their councils for the first time in their histories Tuesday as Minnesotans gathered at the polls for a series of municipal and special elections. St. Paul voters put a whopping 38 million dollar bond issue across, to and approved a boost in the per capita real estate tax limit from 32 to 44 mills. Of the bond proceeds, 12 million dol- lars is for roads and bridges, 11 millions for schools and 8 millions for sewer work. The new woman mayor at Thief River Falls is Mrs. Agnes Israel- son. Her councilmanic compatriots are Miss Ann Gerencher at Eveleth and Mrs. Ruth M. Wensel at Moor- lead. Here are the detailed election re- sults: BRECKENRIDGE Voters .'ailed to give the necessary major- ty, for a second time, to a charter amendment which would have au- horized city officials to purchase up to worth of goods and materials without calling for bids, "he present limit is CLOQUET Norman Halvorson unseated Mayor Roy Ranum, 97, in the latter's bid for a fifth erm in office. Hazel Peacha. city treasurer for the past 18 years, ilso was defeated to ly Mrs. William Lindquist, Leo Vahtera ousted Mike Marciniak as third ward alderman while incum- >ents Felix Lessor and William lash were being returned in the wo other wards. Harold Berg and Howard Ross were named alder- men-at-large. Returned Unopposed CROOKSTON Har- ey Wilder and Municipal Judge lobert A. Peterson were elected the only contests in Tuesday's lection. Mayor Harold Thomforde as returned to office unopposed. EAST GRAND FORKS Frank i. Zejdlik won in his challenge f Mayor Earl L. Enright, seeking Continued on Page 4, Column 6) WOMAN MAYOR Democrats Victorious 3 Eastern States New York Elects Wagner; GOP Loses Jersey Seat By DONALD SANDERS WASHINGTON jubilantly hailed results of Tuesday's scattered state and local elections as pointing to further gains next year, and the Republican high command conceded "we are in trouble." But, said GOP national chairman Leonard W. Hall, he is confident things will be different in 1954, when control of Congress is at stake. His Democratic counterpart, Stephen Mitchell, claimed his party is "on'the march from north, south, east and west." Both noted the local character of the Tuesday elections. In many cases there state and local issues which cannot be expected to carry major weight next year. But Mitchell pointed to a White House statement stamping Presi- dent Eisenhower's endorsement on LI VI all Republican candidates, when- INCW TOTK ever they were running, and said that gave the results added signif- icance. Helen Keller, whose "eyes" are in her sensitive fingers, "sees" President Eisenhower in a visit to the White House Tues- day. Miss Keller, without vision and hearing, is a world renowned leader in work for others thus handicapped. Of the President she said, "He has a wonderful smile." (AP Photo) Report of A-Bombs For Spain Denied By ELTON C. FAY WASHINGTON top administration officials have denied the United States plans to store atomic weapons in Spain, and Sec- retary of the Air Force Harold Talbott contends he didn't say it did. The denials came yesterday in quick succession, and in the wake of widely published stories quoting Talbott as saying in Madrid on Committee Has Surprise Badger Judge! Solution MADISON Joint Finance ommittee of the Legislature grpp- 1 its -way to a budget solution te Tuesday night with a surprise greement to "borrow" om state building funds if the easury runs short before June 30, 55. The plan, drafted by Assembly- .an Frank Graass (R-Sturgeon was approved 12 to 2 ,and ill be offered in the Assembly to- ay. Only the two Democrat mem- ers Sen. William Draheim, Nee- ah, and Assemblyman George olinaro, Kenosha, dissented. The committee rejected for a ird time Gov. Walter Kohler's :quest bill that would empower m to supervise state agencies' uarterly spending proposals for e next year and a half to balance e budget. The same measure wa.s bled a week ago, and refused re- msideration later. Before approving the Graass pro- isal the committee rejected 9-5 a otion from Sen. Porter that would ave declared the state budget bal- the committee's opinion spite of budget director E. C. GiessePs estimates of a deficit by 1955. His motion was killed 9 to 5. Monday there were such plans. President Eisenhower had an op- portunity to give his views at a news conference this -afternoon. Until Talbott comes home about mid-month and "gives his. official version, the government apparent- ly intends to ride along on the basis of: 1. The pronouncement of Secre- tary of State Dulles, concurred in by Secretary of Defense Wilson, that "we have no plans for storing atomic weapons in Spain" and that if and when such plans materialize "we shall not announce them pub- licly to the world and to pur po- tential enemy." Wilson is Tal- bott's immediate superior. 2. Talbott's insistence on arriv- ing yesterday in Athens, Greece, that he had said nothing about storing bombs in Spain "nor will I ever make statements about atomic weapons." He had been quoted by various correspondents for American and British news- papers and news services as say- ing there were such plans, subject to approval by Spain. Up to last night, no official word from Talbott to the Pentagon bad arrived, and a spokesman said the 2 Jets Collide Near Madison, Observer Killed MADISON, Wis. The midair collision Tuesday of two jet .planes killed a radar, observer, but both pilots parachuted safely. The crash, 20 miles east of here, sent the planes hurtling about 16 miles apart. Cause of the collision was not disclosed immediately by officials at Truax Air Force Base, where both jets were based. The radar observer, Lt. R. K. Smith, 24, of North Vernon, Ind., was found dead at p. m. on a farm five miles northwest of Jef- ferson. The Air Force did not say whether he was killed by the crash impact or in parachuting. The planes were piloted by Lt. Tunis W. Parson, 22, of Jackson- in abeyance until the secretary's return. In the Pentagon they have word for it: "Flaps." A flap in military lingo is something that tangles up policy. This was the third major flap involving the Pentagon in recent weeks. The first came when Secretary Wilson commented at a news COD- ifercnce that he didn't think the Russians had enough planes or atomic bombs to wage a sustained war. Flap No. 2 came when Wilson at a later news conference talked about troop strength in Europe and new weapons. Some subsequent Fla., and Lt. William Lut gen of St. Cloud, Minn. Smith was in Parson's F89 Scorpion. Lutgen was flying alone in an F86D Sabre when the collision occurred about. p. m.- Truax Air Force Base said the planes were on routine training j flights. A searching party discov-' ered Smith's body about 13 miles New Jersey By JAMES P. HACKETT NEWARK, N. J. Demo- crat won New Jersey's governor- ship yesterday with surprising ease and Republicans viewed the victory as political trouble for President Eisenhower. Country lawyer Robert B. Mey- ner defeated Republican Paul L. Troast by more than votes just a year after Eisenhower swept Adlai Stevenson, the Democrat- ic 1952 presidential nominee, had tliis comment: Renewed Confidence "Many people in many places have expressed renewed "confi- dence in Democrats and the con- promises and performance is dis- By ARTHUR EVERETT NEW YORK F. Wag- ner Jr. was elected mayor of New York yesterday in a Democratic landslide that sent ecstacy through the New Deal-Fair Deal wing of the party. His victory had been widely fore- cast. But the size of it and the structive record of the Democrat- New' Deal-Fair Deal stamp he bore ic party. "I am not sure what the returns mean in all eases, but it looks as though the fruit of Republican the normally GOP state with plurality. He will be the i satisfaction, disillusion and defeat.. first Democratic governor in New When the Democrats, for the i first time, elected a house mem- ber in a special election in Wis- consin's 9th District last month, the President didn't comment. He Jersey in 10 years. Meyner's triumph was in keep- ing with Democratic victories in Virginia, the only other state with a gubernatorial election, and in New York City's mayoral race. The New Jersey election was con- sidered the only .statewide test of Eisenhower's administration this year. Coupled with Meyner's defeat of Robert Meyner Governor-Elect of N.J. Troast. a contractor and head of he N.'j. Turnpike Authority, was he victory of Democrat Harrison A. Williams Jr. in the state's 6th Congressional District. Williams won over George F. Hetfield by a scant votes 'in he normally heavy Republican istrict. The Union County district ias had a GOP. congressman since t was organized in 1932. The WiEiams election pared Gop CQntrol of Republicans over House to 2i8 215 Democrats. from where his plane went -put New deiegation at eight Republicans and six Demo- crats. Meyner's victory was noted Smith were flying crashed and exploded three miles south of Wa tertown on the Jefferson County farm of Hugo Dietzel. Lutgen's craft caught fire after coming down on the Herbert Luhrsen farm just a few hundred feet off High- way 30 in the -Town of Sun Prairie (Dane Rocket ammunition was scat- stories connected the two, saying jtered about both crash scenes, and that with more new weapons in armament crews were dispatched Europe the United States could cut troop strength there. immediately to remove it. This Picture Shows the flaming wreckage of an F86D jet which crashed Tuesday near Madi- son, Wis., after colliding with another jet in mid- air. A radar operator was killed but both pilots parachuted to safety. (UP Telephoto) among other Democratic triumphs in statements by both the Repub- lican and Democratic national chairmen. Said GOP Chairman Leonard W. Hall: "There's no question about as of today we are in trouble po- litically." Democratic Chairman Stephen Mitchell said Meyner's victory shows "clearly the trend back to the Democratic party which was evident last month in Wisconsin" where a Democrat upset a Repub- lican for Congress. 4 Feared Dead in Hotel Fire WATERBURY, Vt. that spread with lightning rapidity lev- eled the four-story, Wat- erbury Inn early today, taking a possible toll of four lives. Missing are: Robert Molony, 28, manager; Richard Brown, 55, night and two unidentified per- told reporters he thought they could make a better analysis than he could. In mayoral elections elsewhere, the results were spotty. The Dem- ocrats made gains in. New Haven, Akron, Buffalo, Davenport, Iowa, and Columbus, Ohio. The Republi- cans picked up mayors in Syra- cuse and some smaller New York cities. There was no party turn- over in such places as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Albany, Louisville and Little Rock. Lose Seat in N. J. The GOP had attached consid- erable importance to the New Jer- sey race. For example, Sen, Dirk- sen, said in campaigning for Troast that his defeat might start a "chain reaction" toward' election of a Democratic congress next year. Both the Senate and House are- now almost evenly divided. All 435 House seats and a third of the Senate's 96 will be filled next year. GOP Chairman Hall undoubted- ly had this in mind when he commented: "There is no question about it of today we are in trouble politically, despite excellent show- set his backers to dreaming '.of capturing the state next year and nominating their type of presiden- tial candidate in the 1956 Demo- cratic convention. Wagner won a four-year term by a plurality of and nipped the political careers of his two major opponents, Republican Har- old Riegelman and Liberal party candidate Rudolph Halley. Son of the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Wagner of New York, the may- or-elect carried four of the city.'s five boroughs with ease. In Queens, where GOP strength is greatest, he Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Wagner Celebrate Victory fought Riegelman to a virtual standoff. Final returns from the city's ing in Virginia and in several mu- election districts gave Wag- ner VOtCS tO fOf Riegelman and for Halley. A fourth candidate, Clifford T. Avoy of the dying left wing Scan Labor party, polled only nicipal races. As the results rolled in, Hall was at the White House attending a reception given by the Eisenhower- ers for members of the President's official family and a few others.. There was no .sign that Hall and the President discussed politics. Hall declared in a statement is- sued shortly thereafter that the GOP had inherited "a political mess. .beyond comprehension" and had spent 1953 building the basis for an affirmative, forward looking program. Virginia Construction Spending Sets October Record WASHINGTON (m A govern- ment report said today spending for construction set an October record this year. The Departments of Commerce and Labor, in a joint report, .said October construction outlays to- lled with both pri- vate and public expenditures set- ing records for the month. By JOHN F. DAFFRON RICHMOND, Va. stuck by its custom and named another Democratic governor in a general election yesterday that found the political organization of Sen. Harry F. Byrd well able to handle its most serious Republican challenge. Thomas B. Stanley, 63, a furni- Wag- Jack, ture manufacturer congressman who and former campaigned largely on the organization record, defeated Ted Dalton, 52, a state Senator and GOP national commit- teeman. But in losing to Stanley by a vote of to on the basis of nearly complete returns from the state's polling places, Dal- ton ran up the best vote and the biggest percentage ever scored by a Republican in a Virginia race for governor. Dalton, given a boost by the Eisenhower victory of last year, the election of three Republican congressmen and the disenchant- ment of some Democrats who put part of the blame for last year on Byrd, got a shade better than 44 per cent of the vote to Stanley's 55-plus. independent Howard Car- wile, a third candidate with .07 of the vote, was no factor; The best previous effort, of the Republicans was 37 per cent in the election for governor in year, as was this one, following a Virginia vote for a Republican President. Stanley takes over from Gov. John S. Battle on Jan. 20. Virginia governors, elected for four-year terms, selves may not in office. succeed them- votes. Among those elected on ner's ticket was Hulan E. who succeeds him as Manhattan borough president and becomes thS first Negro ever to hold so high an office in New York's history: Jack's regular opponents also wefe Negroes. A total of persons out of registered went to the polls. Wagner drew 46.3 per cent of the mayoral vote, Riegelman Halley 21.2 and McAvoy 2.5. Small Turnout It was the lightest turnout since 1945, but Wagner's plurality was the greatest since William O'Dwy- er's in the same year. Wagner succeeds Mayor Vincent R. Impellitteri Jan. 1 in the sec- ond biggest political job in the nation. Impellitteri, elected as an Independent in 1950 after O'Dwyer resigned to become ambassador to Mexico, lost to Wagner 2-1 in the Democratic primary last Sept. 15. Virtually unknown to the nation at large except through his father, young Wagner will step up from His present post as Man- hattan borough president. His father authored the Wagner Labor Relations Act in 1935 as .a. right hand man to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the early days of the New Deal. The elder Wagner died last spring. Gen. Shows 'Good Improvement' WASHINGTON George" C. Marshall is reported showing "good improvement" at Walter." Reed Army Medical Center. The 72-year-old soldier-states- man, winner of the 1953 Nobel; peace prize, is under treatment for inflammation the right lung following an influenza attack. Queen Frederika of G r e e slipped away 'from a New York reception late Tuesday to pay a flying visit to Marshall and thank him for his part in providing econ- omic aid to her country!