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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 16, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Fair Tonight And Tuesday, Cooler Tuesday Join the Paul Giel Caravan NINETY-SEVENTH YEAR. NO. 304 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 16, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Carl Hall, left, and Mrs. Bonnie Brown Heady, confessed kid- nap-slayers of Bobby Greenlease, left the County Jail in Kansas City, Mo., today with U S. Marshal William Tatman, with hat, to go on trial for their lives. Note handcuffs and chains on woman. (UP Telephoto) FBI's Hoover In On White ruman Says erence Mishaps Kill Three Hunters, 18 Others By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents killed at least five more persons in Minnesota over the weekend and hunting mishaps accounted for three deaths. Two hunters died day of the deer season. Another hunter, seeking small game, died Sunday. Two other hunters were wounded in a freak accident. The dead: Jane Kenne.dy, 19, Minneapolis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Kennedy, killed early Sunday when a car left Highway 55 near Minne- apolis. A man tentatively identified from a social security card as John Peter Nelson of the Motley, Minn., or Fargo, N. D., areas, struck near Staples Saturday by a car officers TODAY French Weak in Indochina put the position very neatly. "It was a real he remarked cheerily, "to see those fellows face to face." Yet what has to be realized, none the less, is that this usually invis- ible enemy is generally somewhere in the immediate neighborhood. There may be a company of the! A bullet ricocheted off a highway Viet Minh hiding underwater in the !Dear, Menahga Sunday and frag- uddy canal by the road side Richard Samuelson, _ 99 1 niton rihnn onrt hi c- nr-inlo said failed to stop. The driver was arrested in Staples after becoming involved in two other minor ac- cidents. No charges were filed im- mediately. By JOSEPH ALSOP Gail Mortenson, 18, and Cleo HANOI. Indochma-This is a war Kober, of_Minne- in which you do not see very much .of the enemy unless you stick around for a long time. It is easy enough to hear the enemy's bullets whistling round your ears. Unless you are careful, you are quite like- ly to step on one of the enemy's mines. If you are lucky, you may even catch sight of dark, remote human specks craftily maneuver- ing through distant rice paddies. But a young Lieutenant who was in the big hand to hand fight at the end of the Mouette operation they rode crashed into a parked truck in Minneapolis early Satur- day. Harry C. Horst, 63, St. Paul, kill- ed in a collision late Saturday in Dakota County. Hunters Killed Killed as the deer season opened were: Dr. Edward Elsey, 50, Glenwood physician, accidentally shot near Blackduck. Charles Tuseth, 31, Beltrami. shot through the neck near Middle River. The coroner said a stray bullet struck Tuseth. Robert Ziolkowski, 26, St. Paul, killed by a shotgun blast while hunting small game near Chisago City Sunday. The coroner said the gun was defective and exploded, the charge striking Ziolkowski in abdomen. breathing through bamboo tubes. There may be a Viet Minh battal- ion concealed in the marvellously camouflaged holes that they dig by! night, waiting a chance to rush Da your camp. Or the peasants hum- y a bly toiling in the fields may simply have laid away their guns under the pale golden shocks of rice straw. Seek Rich Delta This omnipresence of the enemy is the real heart of the problem in the Indochinese war. Consider the fantastic disposition of forces here, and you will quickly see why. In brief, the main prize both sides are fighting for is this rich and strange Tonkin Delta. The delta is a triangle about 100 miles long on each side. It is a huge lake in summer remains a fertile marsh in the dry season, and sup- ports an incredible population of The delta, which is form- ed of Chinese soil deposited over 22, rural Menahga, and his uncle, Leonard Samuelson, 45, whose farms in the New York Young. Samuelson's y shattered. The gun. had discharged Mllls area- accidentally, 13 Die in Wisconsin Wisconsin accidents claimed a toll of 13 dead over the weekend. Three persons, including a 1-year- old child, lost their lives Sunday when a blast ripped apart a home in rural Appleton. The victims were Mrs. Mae Marx, 32, Appleton; her one-year-old daughter. Barbara, and Mrs. Joan Weiss, 33. Two men from Iowa, drowned Sunday when their small boat capsized on the Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien. The victims were Cyril Mott, 34, and Arthur Meyer, 30. Two Madison girls were fatally injured and six other young per- a carload 3 FBI Agents Dead in Crash Near Prosper Group Returning From Hunting Deer in Wyoming MABEL, Minn. Three Chicago agents of the FBI were killed, a fourth was critically in- jured, and three Burr Oak men were injured, two critically, in a two-car collision Sunday about a.m. IS miles south of here on Highway 52. Cause' of the accident still was not known today. The dead are Louis K, Ewing, 31; Robert J. MeMichael, 30, and Joseph J. Hughes Jr., 25, all of the Chicago office of the FBI. Critically injured are George Ba- vis, Chicago agent, on whose con- dition doctors .declined to com- ment; Robert Breitstrecher, 22, farmer living on Mabel Rt. 1, a fractured spine, and Paul McCon- nel, 38, rural Burr Oak, a fractur- ed right ankle, left forearm and jaw and multiple lacerations. Less seriously injured was Mar- vin McConnel, 24, brother of Paul. He has numerous lacerations of the face and neck. A fifth FBI agent, John J. Me- diary, suffered minor cuts and bruises. He returned to Chicago Sunday. The injured are hospitaliz- ed at-Decorah Hospital. Winishiek County Sheriff Pierce W. Anderson said this morning the mishap occurred at an intersection on Highway 52 where "visibility is quite good." He added, "We don't know how it happened. The Chicago men were traveling south. The Burr Oak car, driven by Breitstrecher, may have been go- ing north or it may have come off the side road. It was pretty much head-on." The sheriff said there were no witnesses. Kline Weatherford, director of the Chicago FBI office, said the five agents were returning to Chi- cago from a deer hunting trip to Sundance, Wyo. The agents' car was hauling a two-wheel trailer containing deer and hunting equip- ment when the mishap occurred. Sheriff Anderson said, "The trail- er broke away from the car and skidded down the road and over- turned. A heavy canvas covering the load kept the contents of the trailer from spilling on the high- way." Both cars were demolish- ed. Brainerd Hunter Dies In Fall From Tree BRAINERD, Minn. body of Earl Heath, 22, Brainerd, was found today in the woods eight miles from Pine River, Minn. Heath, who had been hunting over the weekend, di-ed of a broken neck suffered when he fell from a tree. His body was spotted by a low-flying plane. INDEPENDENCE, Mo. ry S. Truman, ready to tell a nationwide audience his side of the Harry Dexter White controversy, says FBI Director J. Edgar Hoov- er sat in on a conference at which White's fate was discussed. I The former President replies to- j night over radio and television j hookups to Atty. Gen. Brownell's I charges that in 1946 he kept White j in government service despite FBIj vreports that he was a spy. j Hoover's name came up when Truman was questioned last night about reports'his speech would ex- plain White was retained in gov- ernment work under a plan to trap an alleged Communist spy ring. Associate? of the former Presi- dent have been quoted as saying the case of White, who died in 1948, was discusssed at a conferenc of Hoover, the late Chief Justice Fred Vinson and Tom C. Clark, then attorney general and now a Supreme Court justice. It was at this conference that a plan to keep White in govern- ment work was reportedly agreed upon. Truman, in stating that Hoover did attend a conference on White, told a reporter: "That's all I'm going to tell you His speech, he said, "will an- swer all questions that can be answered at this time." Brownell has charged that "White was known to be a Com- munist spy by the very people who appointed him" to the monetary post. Truman said he would go "all out" on his speech tonight, which will be carried by the major radio and television networks at 11 p. m., EST. Truman and associates have been working on the speech for several days. On KWNO Tonight (Ex-President Truman's ad- dress tonight will be broad- cast locally by KWNO AM and FM at p. m.) During Their Second day in Japan today, Vice President and Mrs. Nixon enjoyed a luncheon party at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with Em- peror Hirohito and Ejnpress Nagako. After the luncheon Nixon braved cold rains to inspect Japan's new army which he praised as a grow- ing defense force. (UP Telephoto) NEW MOVE BY TITO 5-Power Talks On Trieste Near ROME new offer by Yugoslav President Tito to give Italy the port city of Trieste raised diplomats' expectations here that a five-power conference on the disputed Adriatic territory is imminent. These circles also felt Italy and Yugoslavia now were agreed on a number of major points relative to the 285 square miles of territory ------------------------j inhabited by persons which [each nation has claimed in the [past. North Koreans Turn Down Red Pleas to Return Speaking in Belgrade yesterday, Tito dramatically waived his na- tion's claims to the port city and conceded Italy should have it. But he repeated his demand for the rest of Zone A, the territory of farms and vineyards around the city. The city's population is largely Italian, the rest of the zone's settlers are mostly of Yugoslav-Slovene origin. By JIM BECKER Tito also warned that any fur- PANMUNJOM howl-1 ther Italian expansion at Yugoslav .__ (expense would result in a con- flict." He told a parliamentary election rally "Yugoslavia will not ing Koreans today turned 221 to 6, Communist pleas to come I home in another stinging boomer- go to war for but Deputy lane for the Reds, who asked Secretary "later explained his tier of China. If and when the Communists get a firm grip on the delta, it will be only a matter of (Continued on Page 16, Column 2) ALSOPS 2 Youths Held in Mill City Holdup MINNEAPOLIS youth is jn critical condition with shotgun wounds and another is held in con- nection with a S40 grocery store holdup here Sunday. Police say they saw two boys, who answered descriptions given them by the store owner, on the street. When they approached the youths, one ran and a warning shot struck him. The second boy, IS, was taken into custody. The proprietor of the grocery, Martin Halberg, said the wounded youth who is 19, "resembled" one of the bandits, but he could not identify the second boy. 113 west of Beloit and crashed into a tree. The dead were Phyllis jWaldon, 16, and Wanda Moncrief, 114. Mrs. Goldie Meyer, 46, of Hil- jbert, Wis., the mother of two small I children, was killed early Sunday j when the auto in which she was i riding hit a culvert on Highway 41 southwest of Green Bay. Chester W. Adamas, 18, of Athens, Wis., was killed Sunday in a 10-car i accident on Highway 97 two miles south of Athens in Marathon Coun- I ty. Ten other persons were hos- (pitalized in the crash which oc- curred in hazy weather. Two men were killed in a head- on auto collision Saturday night on Iowa County trunk road H about 12 miles west of Arena, Wis. They were Wesley A. Jacobi, 37, of Mazomanie, and Donald Steensrud, 39, of Cross Plains. Peter Doering, about 60, of Mil- waukee, was struck and killed by a car there Friday night. Patrick Hugh. 77, died Friday night when a rifle in the hands of a 17-year-old companion discharg- ed. r1 interview them after 10 days of I stalling. I The Communists dragged I through the noisy interviews, meet- ing only 227 of the 471 Korean prisoners called to the explanation area. One of the six POWs who chose Communism sat through five hours of Red wheedling and talk. U.K. observers protested he was worn out and confused and unable to make a rational decision. The Communist batting average was close to their over-all 3 per cent for some prisoners in- terviewed. The almost negligible figure has been a jolt to Red prop- aganda that all the balky POWs wanted to come home. The Reds were scheduled to meet with 500 Chinese prisoners Tuesday. Meanwhile, Allied and Red diplo- mats meeting nearby named two subcommittees to begin work to- morrow on the time, place and makeup of conference. Some of the interviews with the Koreans lasted ZVi hours. They were relatively quiet until late in Secretary Of Agriculture Ben- son galloped across the ranch of Dan and Norman Fain near Prescott, Ariz., Friday during his tour of western drought areas. He took a fancy to the horse, named and decided to ride him. (AP Photo) the Korean political Ales chief Bebler meant just the port city, not all'of Zone A. Yugoslav control of the rest of Zone A would isolate the port from Italy. Diplomats here believed, however, that Yugoslavia also would concede Italy should get a corridor linking her with the city. They anticipate sharp disagree- ment, however, on how wide this band should be. Tito's speech represented a mod- Democrats Uniting On White Dispute Bodies of Missing Tots Found in Pond FRAMINGHAM, Mass. bodies of a young brother and sis- ter were pulled out of a woodland pond Sunday to end a hunt in which thousands participated. The- victims were Tommy Gil- more, 8, and his sister, Carol Anne, 7, who had wandered from a playground near their home last Sunday, Police said the brother and sis- ter apparently tumbled from a small boat, found nearly sub- 'merged in the pond. Larson Slayer Being Returned From Denver MENOMONIE, Wis. John D. Mulqueen was being returned to- day from Denver where police said he told of strangling an Army para- trooper "with my bare hands" and hiding his body under a culvert near Stevens Point, Mulqueen, 24, of Cudahy was ar- rested Thursday while attempting a burglary. Police Capt. William Flor said "he then admitted killing Capt. Lloyd Larson, 33, of St. Paul, during a drunken argument the night of Oct. 6 near Menom- onie, Dist. Atty. Ronald J. Carey of By JACK BELL WASHINGTON Demo- crats in Congress rallied behind former President Truman as he prepared to discuss the Harry Dex- ter white case tonight on radio and television. Although there were some dis- to be drawing closer in a develop- ment that could spell trouble for the Eisenhower administration's program in the next session of Congress. Atty. Gen. Brownell has prom- ised further disclosures beyond the eration of Yugoslav policy. On Oct.! Menomonie arrived in Denver Fri- 10 he had demanded the city be day and questioned the pudgy Mul- an autonomous, or self-governing) queen, who told the same story of unit under Italian sovereignty, with j the slaying, that he had related the rest of Zone A having status under Yugoslav sovereignty. He also had demanded internation- earlier to police. Mulqueen has signed extradition papers, A deputy sheriff will drive Lar- son's 1953 car back to Wisconsin alization of the city. Titn's threats to march is own earlv this week- Gasollne receipts J.ILO S LIllcSLo lU IlldIC.Il Is UWI1 j luf linsi SSZVSLFS'Jtr.s sfti ass The fate of any five-power tney get me sooner or ference on Trieste may be decided j iater. Shown Above is Ed God- frey, 17, Floodwood, held for questioning at Du- luth after the fatal shootings of George Snyder, 61, his wife, 56, and Richard DeMars, 18, Godfrey and DeMars, wards of the state, lived with the Snyd- ers. Sheriff Sam Owens said Godfrey admitted he must have shot the three, but couid give no reason for the slayings. (AP Photo) this weeek by Italy's Parliament. Premier Giuseppe Pella must go before the Chamber of Deputies tomorrow with his Trieste policy. the afternoon, when the POWs be- i The Communists arid their Social- gan attacking the persuaders as ist allies plan to demand a vote gan attacking if on signal. of confidence. The gasoline receipts apparently cleared Mulqueen of any connec- tion with the disappearance of baby sitter Evelyn Hartley from La Crosse, Wis. They showed he was in Texas Oct. 24. the day of the girl's disappearance, Flor said. Body of Morningside Mayor, Missing Since Sept. 19, Found SWATARA, Minn. UK Fifty- seven days after he had vanished while partridge hunting, the mayor of Morningside was found dead Sunday by two deer hunters. He apparently died of a heart attack. Mayor Walter W. Anderson, 51, had been hunting with two com- panions Sept. 19. They said they left him while they combed a wooded area, and when they re- turned he was gone. The body was found about 375 feet north of a country road where Anderson had parked his car. The area had been searched 'several times by sheriff's officers. Mends of Anderson and other volunteers, using bloodhounds and airplanes. Coroner E. F. Blaufuss of Aitkin County said the -body was under some fern plants, which apparent- ly concealed it until recent heavy frosts killed the fern leaves. Ander- son's shotgun was beside him. Identification was made from cards and papers in his wallet and from his glasses case. The body was found by George X Asmus and his son, Patrick, St. Paul. Blaufuss said death was evi- dently from a heart attack, but that no effort would be made to confirm the theory because the body was too badly decomposed. The body was located about six miles northwest of Swatara, a tiny' community some 25 miles north of Aitkin and 70 miles west of Duluth. Anderson is s u r v i v e d by his widow. Morningside Minneapolis. is a suburb of To Get Case DULUTH, Minn, Ufl-St. Louis County officials decided today that the of Ed Godfrey, part-In- dian 17-year-old boy held, in con- nection with a "triple slaying with- out a will be handled in juvenile court. The officers said they had es- tablished that Godfrey is 17, There had been a question whether he was 17 or 18. He is held in connection with the deaths of George Snyder, 61, his wife, Carrie, 56, and Richard DeMars, 18, who were shot to death in the Snyders' farm home north of Floodwood early Satur- day. DeMars and Godfrey both lived with the Snyders under the state foster home program. Investigators said long hours of questioning have produced nothing to provide a motive for the shoot-i molTOW at I White case, in which he charged that Truman promoted White to be U.S. director of the International Monetary Fund after the FBI told Truman White was a spy. Truman, who has said no such thing happened, reports to the na- tion tonight in a speech which, he has said, will "tell all the facts." He said in Independence, Mo., last night that Director J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI attended' a con- ference at which White's fate waf discussed. But Truman did not spe- cify the time of the conference or say who else attended. White was named to the mone- tary fund position early in 1946. He served for more than a year and then, by Truman's account, was fired by being allowed to resign. He died in 1948 a few days after testifying he was neither a Com- munist nor a spy. Several newspapers have pub- lished stories from 'sources they did not name saying that White was kept on under- an agreement with the FBI to prevent Commu- nists from learning that he was under surveillance. Some of these accounts said the monetary fund position was less sensitive than ;he one he held previously as as- sistant Treasury secretary. The FBI has declined comment, )ut authoritative sources have told The Associated Press there was no advance agreement by the FBI to allow White to stay in govern- ment service so that he could be watched. Political figures disagreed in weighing the probable effect of the case on next year's elections for control of Congress. Chairman Leonard W. Hall of the Republican National Commit- tee said yesterday the issue of Communism in government will be a major one. Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell of the Democratic Na- tional Committee told a news con- ference at Belbit, Wis.: "I don't think the people will eat warmed- over spy." On Capitol Hill, observers said that if additional charges do devel- op to prolong the attack on former Democratic administrations. Dem- ocrats might be forced into a posi- tion of giving President Eisenhow- er's legislative proposals the kind of cool reception that Truman's got in the GOP-controlled 80th Con- gress. It is plain that no major Eisen- hower proposal can be enacted in the almost evenly divided Congress without some Democratic votes. Just how willing these Democrats will be to yield the necessary votes remains to be seen. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and to- night and Tuesday. A little cooler Tuesday. Low tonight 41, high Tuesday 58, LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, minimum, 39; noon, 68; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 72; minimum, 49; noon, 62; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- ing. They quote young Godfrey as saying his mind is a "blank" for the time of the slayings. Godfrey will be brought before Juvenile Court Judge Victor H. Johnson, but County Attorney Thomas J. Naylor said it was un- certain w h e t-h e r preparations would be completed in time for an appearance today. AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 68 at p.m. Sun- day. Low of 43 degrees at 7 a.m. today. Noon 60, skies clear with visibility of 15 miles. The wind is from the north- west at five miles per hour, the barometer is at 29.89 rising and the humidity is 52 per cent. ;