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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 5, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair, Continued Cold Tonight; Are You Wearing a Red Feather? MINNESOTA. THURSDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 5, 1953 Warmer Friday Woman, 86, Fatally HurtJnCrash m I HAfniiallTOn Of The Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren attended a funeral mass in St. Augustine's Church in Washington, D. C., today for Harry N. Parker, 74-year-old Negro' court runner who died Monday after 39 years of service. Left to right: Chief Justice Warren; Justices Sherman Minton, Thomas Clark, Felix Frankfurter, Harold Burton, Mrs. Burton and Justice and Mrs. Robert Jackson. (UP Tele- photo) Stickins to Plans, Ike Says in Study Of Election Setbacks WASHINGTON By JACK BELL Eisenhower, conceding he i is not charted. The job c terday, is to Police Discount Stories of Two In Hartley Case LA CROSSE, Wis. (ffl-The sto lies of two men picked up in Illinois after both claimed they knew something about the disap- pearance of Evelyn Hartley were dismissed by police Wednesday as "liquor talk." Dist. Atty. John Bosshard said the men's boasts were "washed out" in questioning and investiga- tion of their whereabouts during and after the abduction of the 15- year-old baby sitter Oct. 24 Bosshard and other officials talked with Elder G. Frisled, 26, at Galena, 111., and John R. .Jef- frey 24, who said he is a hitch- hiker from Texas, at Ottawa, 111. Neither will be held further in connection with the Hartley case, me country. He said the adminis- tration will continue toward that goal, believing that in the long run it will win. Eisenhower declined to appraise the results of Tuesday's elections, which included surprise Democrat- ic victories in New Jersey, in terms of reaction to his adminis- tration's policies or actions. He told reporters he just didn't know, and they would have to do their own analyzing. Not Pleased The President volunteered, to open the news conference, that he 2of136POWs Agree to Return To Communists By JOHN RANDOLPH PANMUNJOM Communis effors to coax home anti-Red Chi- nese and Korean war prisoners ground almost to a halt today as stalling Red persuaders dragged out interviews and walked out dur- ing even minor disputes. Only 136 prisoners were inter viewed all day. And only two of the 136 elected to return to -Com Dean Suggests Subcommittee Work on Peace Communists Promise Answer on New Proposal Tonight By SAM SUMMERLIN PANMUNJOM Dean, US envoy, suggested today that top Allied and Communist diplo- mats abandon temporarily efforts to arrange a Korean peace confer i ence and turn over to subcommit- tees disputes which have stalled e preliminary talks. The Communists promptly said no then agreed to think about overnight. They promised an nswer at 11 tomorrow (9 m. today Dean, noting the high level ne- otiators have gotten nowhere, Id newsmen he felt staff advisers ould have a "freer exchange o: eas." They presumably would meet in closed sessions. Dean said the top delegates now sit like bumps on a log" and ave "no give and take" in their eliberations. The envoy also said the lower- evel negotiators might divide up vith one group debating the time nd place for the conference and nother thrashing out the major will attend. The preliminary talks to arrange ie peace parley have been stalled rom the start over Red insistence lat neutrals be invited and that lis question lead the agenda for happy O Tuesday's state and local election results. But he added, giving reporters per- mission to quote him directly in this instance: "I have lost skirmishes before." Taking up the military analogy, a reporter asked whether he in- tended to win the presum- ably the 1954 congressional elec- tions. He never went in a war to lose one. the President replied. Bosshard said. 'Liquor Talk' Police officials said Frisled's again to politics, specifically to "ons munism. This was the smallest number of POWs to appear before Red ex plainers in any one day and wa only a fraction of the 492 prison ers the Communists asked to see There was growing speculation here that the Reds might be pre paring to call off explanation which have won back only a hand ful of balky prisoners. It was the second straight da of slowdown tactics by Commu nist teams trying to change th minds of prisoners who have re jected repatriation. And even though interviews a eraged about one hour and 20 nun utes each the Reds chalked u their poorest score in seven day of explanations. Less than 1.5 pe cent of the prisoners said the would go back to their Red-rule homelands. Only 61 of prisoners inte viewed to date have agreed to g back. Lt. Gen. K. S. t Commissio. interview wer in the New York City mayoral race, elected a governor and a congresssman in recently Republi- can New Jersey, held the Virginia anti-Red. "This is got to stop." he said. "It Police Take Measurements at the scene of a fatal traffic accident here late Wednesday after- Mrs. Phebe Wahler, 86, a passenger in the car at the right, was injured fatally in the ctash and the driver of each of the cars was less seri- ously injured. (Republican-Herald Ike Signs Order On St. Lawrence Power Project WASHINGTON President Eisenhower today cleared the way for construction of the St. Law- rence River power project by the lelligerents and "possibly Russia ttend the conference and wants ie first order of "business here to oe a decision on time and place or the conference. The U.N. Assembly has fixed composition of the conference and Dean is not authorized to change it. Dean picked Kenneth Young, di- rector of the office of northeast Asian (Japan and Korea) affairs of the Department of State and Col. Stanton Eabcock, a senior ad- viser, to represent him at lower meetings if they are held. Authority of New York State as the United States partner in con- struction of the project. Eisenhower also set up, under today's order, the U. S. section of the St. Lawrence River joint board of engineers. He named Sec- retary of the Army Stevens and the chairman of the Federal Pow- er Commission as the American members. "This order completes the ex- ecutive action needed to go ahead with this presidential Press Secretary James Hagerty told newsmen. Dulles apparently have despaired of negotiating major world prob- lems with Russia any time soon ters' meeting on Germany Austria. The Western powers are due to corsult today on their next move. In Farm Fire At Rolla, N.D. ROLLA, N.D. UPl Four children, ges ranging from 2. to 8, were urned to death in a farm fire miles south of here early today, They were children of Mr. and rs Walter Gross whose farm onie was leveled in a blaze which claims "were nothing but chatter while under the influence of liq- nor La Salle County, 111., officers said Jeffrey's comments also were made while he sat in a tavem. Frisled spread story Tuesday night that he knows where Miss Hartley's body is, that he formerly lived at Ferryville, 30 miles south of La Crosse, and that he had had "many dates" with the girl. _ He was arrested Tuesday night in Hanover. A check of the Savan- na Ordnance Depot showed he worked his regular day shift Oct. 24. Savanna is about 150 miles south of La Crosse. Claim Denied Prof and Mrs. Richard Hartley said they never had heard of Fris- led and his claim of having had "many dates" with their daughter was "absolutely not true." Jeffrey was picked up Monday night by LaSalle County authorities after telling a bartender he had. some information on the baby sitter case in La Crosse." He told the bartender he had no money, and begged a drink. Meanwhile, dragging opeiations for clues to the girl's disappear- ance were centered in the Mis- sissippi River around Goose Island near La Crosse and at Genoa, 17 miles downstream. Genoa was chosen as a spot be cause a boat found scuttled was supposed to have been stolen Oct. 9 in Stoddard, several miles up- stream. Milwaukeean Killed In Auto Accident MILWAUKEE Petry, 26 of the Town of Milwaukee, was killed Wednesday night when his automobile rolled over follow- ing a collision with another car on North Port Washington Road can isew jersey, ueiu cue t governorship, and made gains SmUQCller Slam local elections in such states as In Gangland Fashion iatea eastern area, TAMPA, Fla. UV-PoIice today time when most politicians were sought a tall nerveless gunman saying there were definite signs who walkedjnto-a bar, drew a 45 Connecticut. This showing in heavily popu- lated Eastern areas came at a of opposition to the administration in Midwestern and Southern farm areas. caliber pistol and pumped four bullets into Joe Antinon in this city's latest gang style killing. This Photograph Shows the tangled wreckage of a 1949 Mercury which crashed head-on near Platte City. Mo., Wednesday night with a 1953 Oldsmobile'killing 8 persons, leaving no survivors. It the second fatal crash in five days on a new stretch of road just opened a week ago. (UP Telephoto) President Eisenhower and members of his staff walked briskly towards the While House Bomb shelter today as the Capital came under a mock atomic attack. All government workers and school children participated in the drill. The President, left, spent 15 minutes in the shelter. Walking beside him is Maj. Gen. Wilton B. Persons, his special assistant. (UP Tele- photo) Head-on Auto Collision Kills 8 in Missouri PLATTE CITY, Mo. (flr-Two au- tomobiles collided head-on on High- way 71 near here Wednesday night killing eight young people in- cluding Dick Reinking, former col- lege and professional football play- Reinking, 27, and his wife, Ca- mille, 25, were in one car. Six young men were in the other. Authorities who blamed exces- sive speed for the crash, said the speedometer of the car in -which the six men were riding was stuck at 83 miles per hour. Retaking was a star left end at Southern Methodist in 1945 and the college days of All-America Doak Walker. He played pro football with the New York Giants. The victims, in addition to. the Reinkings, were Mike Nigro, 18; Mike J. Ferrera, 20; John Floyd Tittone, 19; Dean Stainley, 19; Carl J. Pace, 19; and Charles Di- salvo, 29. All lived in nearby Kan- sas City. Reinking was plant manager 01 a North Kansas City lumber con- cern headed by an uncle, A. C. Reinking. He and his wife moved to this area from Dallas, Tex., about one year ago. Dick Reinking Autos Biggest Hazard, Train Engineer Says NEW ULM, Minn. Wl Loui J. Lippert, just retired here afte pulling locomotive throttles for 4S years and an estimated 1V4 millio miles, says his biggest worry a. that time was autos. "You see a car speeding dow highway at a terrific rate, "You lean on the whistle But the driver keeps on coming You open up the whistle for a con tinuous blast, wondering who is gc ing to win at the approachin grade crossing. "Then the driver slams brakes within 10 feet of the track sits there and laughs at you. H has no thought for my or what might have happened his brakes had failed." Lippert says that he hit a lot of cars" during his travels but is proud of the fact he never happen- ed to kill anybody. Talks With Russians Considered Unlikely Informed sources said it was ques tionable whether any further bi would be to the Kremlin. The Western governments are far more concerned about the im- pact of Moscow's latest message on a basis acceptable to them. on opinion in France and else- The Soviets two days ago re- where in western Europe than they buffed the latest invitation from are aDout Russia's behavior in the the United States, Britain and I present circumstances. Ihe unitea France to attend a foreign mmis- states in particular has been press- and mg for eariy approval of the pro- jected six-nation European De- fense Community If for reasons of western Eu- ropean politics, there is pressure to send another message to Mos- cow it very likely will be sent. But if, as officials here hope, Rus- sian opposition to negotiation about Germany OB anything else on terms acceptable to the West is now sufficiently established to pro- mote EDC ratification, then the long series of East-West exchanges will be dropped. President Eisenhower, in an ex- traordinary statement issued yes- terday at his news conference ac- cused the Soviet Union of blocking all along the line attempts by the United States and its allies to get to grips with the Soviet" on major world problems. He said the Russians' "negative" note had not only rejected a bid to a foreign ministers meeting on out sbout 3 j, n G "os ou s a ames were not immediately avail- Germany Lugano, ble. and Mrs. Gross and four ther children escaped by crawling rom an upstairs window onto the oof of a lean-to attached to the ouse. Gross told J. L. Marchand, Rolla re chief, that he was awakened y the smell of smoke in the early norning and got up to awaken our of the youngsters sleeping in ne upstairs room. He sent them ownstairs and.what he felt was o safety. Then he went back upstairs and wakened the rest of the family. The fire spread so swiftly, he said, hat he, Mrs. Gross and the four hildren had to climb through the upstairs window to safety. He said he assumed at the time vrciJ.iiu.JJj v Switzerland, next Monday, but had also set up "impossible conditions" in a move to "prevent such a con- ference.1' Putting it another way, the Pres- ident said the Russians showed no sign of wanting to get together with the Western powers but, on the contrary, disclosed "an in- tention to create as many difficul' ties as possible." In the present case, he recalled American efforts going back to last July toward arranging meeting on German unification and Austrian independence. He mentioned efforts in the United Nations to limit arms and restnc atomic weapons. He referred to negotiations for a Korean politics conference. Overall, the President said 2 Hospitalized By Intersection Collision Here Police to Interview Drivers in Mishap At Huff, Wabasha By Gordon Republican-Herald Staff Writtr Winona's run of 4% months with- out a fatal traffic accident was broken Wednesday evening wath the death of an elderly woman who lad been injured two hours earlier in a collision at West Wabasha and Huff streets. The city's fifth 1953 traffic victim was Mrs. Phebe Wahler, 86, 165V4 W 4th St. who died at General Hospital at p.m. a skull fracture suffered in the crash at p.m. Two other persons were hospital- ized as a result of the accident and both were reported to be in fair condition today. They are: Miss Louise Farner, about 60, 323W> W. King St., the driver of the car in which Mrs. Wahler was. a passenger. She suffered facial cuts and bruises, possible head and back injuries. X-ray examinations were being made this morning ,to determine the exact nature of her injuries. She is an instructor -in rural education at Winona State Teachers College. Jerome Jergenson, 36, Da- kota, the driver, of the second car who is being treated for head and face injuries. He, apparently, was the least seriously injured of tne three. Police Investigating Chief of Police A. J. Blngold said this morning that police are con- tinuing their investigation of the the first fatal traffic ac- cident in the city since May 17 ,vben a pedestrian was fatally in- ured in an accident at West How- rd and Main streets. There appear to have been no ctual eyewitnesses of Wednesday lightis collision, police found, al- though it has been determined that Jergenson was driving east on Vabasha street and Miss Farner outh on Huff street when the two collided. Perhaps the nearest to an eye- witness account was obtained from Zigmund Glaunert, 521 W. Mill St., vho was in a house near the inter- action at the time of the accident. "I heard the crash, looked out the window and saw a car flying hrough the Glaunert said. Hit on Right Side The Jergenson car struck the outhbound Farner automobile on .he right side with the impact cen- tered near the right front door. The car in which the two women He saiu ne assumeu UL uic, hat the other youngsters, sent I peace is the American goal and downstairs had escaped the fire, this country will continue to "be but when the rest of the family ready to discuss any issue wit climbed down from the Iean4o the Soviet under conditions whicl of the other provide a clear and dependabl basis for agreement." here was children. no (Continued on Page 3, Column 3) WOMAN WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair and continued cold tonight. Friday fair and warmer. Low tonight 20, high Friday 52. T LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 46; minimum, 20; noon, 37; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 47 at p. m. Wed- nesday. Low 13 at a. m. today. Noon temperature 34. Clear skies with visibility 15 miles. Wind from east at eight miles per hour. Bar- ometer 30.70, slowly dropping and humidity 58 per cent. Vice President Richard Nixon, making a good-will tour of the Far East, talked with tired unshaven British troops of D Co., 1st Bn. Somerset Light Infantry Troops who had just come off a 10-day patrol in the jungles of Malaga where they killed one Red and flushed out others who are being tracked down. (UP'Telephoto) ;