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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Colder Tonight, Occasional Light Snow on Sunday NINETY-EIGHTH YEAR. NO. 2 SIX CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 21, 1953 FOURTEEN PAGES ing Car Kills Two at Virginia Communists A Of PO Ws After An Unnatural, long fall season, winter finally reached Minneapolis today, Tom Schrader huddles in front of a sign pre- dicting some of the future's problems. (UP Telephoto) Queen Leaving Fog Of London for Trip To Sunny South Seas By VALERY GIBSON LONDON Elizabeth will leave the fogs of Britain Mon- day night for sunny southern islands and a trip around the world. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be away six months on a hand-shaking trip designed to give thousands of her subjects a glimpse of their 27-year-old Queen. It will be the first time a British sovereign has made a world tour, i Inevitably parts of the .trip I board the passenger American Envoy Says Communists Are Delaying Talks By WILLIAM C. BARNARD PANMUNJGM (fl The Allies today accused the Communists of holding back some prisoners of war and told the Reds to turn over to Indian custody imme- diately "all those POWs you still retain." Maj. Gen. J. K, Lacey told Com- munist members of the Military Armistice Commission that three Korean soldiers who sought refuge at an American sentry box Thurs- day were South Korean war cap- tives who had been forced into the Red army. The Communists asked for a Asks Foreign Policy Overhaul Would Bring Stand In Line With Ike's Proposals By EDWIN HAAKINSON WASHINGTON, Gillette (D-IA) today urged a complete overhaul of U. S. foreign policy and programs "to bring them in line with President Eisenhower's latest proposals." "Instead of a race to build the j world into two massive military camps, we should put our empha-1 sis on universal knowledge, under- j standing and cooperation, as the President Billette, a mem- ber of the Senate Foreign Rela- tions Committee, said in an inter- iew. A drastic cutback in multi- billion dollar outlays for military buildups here and abroad is the "only possible way to carry out recess to study Lacey's statement, then 30 minutes later asked for and were granted more time. j campaign pledges of tax reduc- The chief Allied member of and a balanced Armistice Commission told news- i Gillette added, men the ROK soldiers provided! The Iowa senator referred to evidence that the Communists "have forcibly retained prisoners after they had certified that all prisoners had been turned over to the NNRC (Neutral Nations Re- Eisenhower's informal speech here Thursday to a Catholic University convocation at which he received an honorary doctor of laws degree. The President said there was patriation j no peace in military strength alone Lacey also told the Communists and urged unity "among those who thing as we do" to convince others that: Korean war prisoners who have "Those who seek peace in terms to "cease delays" and get on with the job of interviewing Chinese and refused to go home. The explanation program has been stalled by Red refusal to accept Indian rules for speeding up lie interviews. Lacey accused the Communists of delaying the program deliberately because of 'disastrous" results. Only about 3 per cent of the approximately prisoners in- terviewed so far have elected to return to Communist rule. Meanwhile, Allied and Commu- nist diplomats continued efforts to arrange a Korean peace confer- apparent progress. U.S. envoy Arthur H. Dean ac- of military strength alone, I am certain, are doomed to end up in the agony of the battlefield." The President said all the peoples of the not the rulers of a "longing for peace." Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles have called repeatedly for than words, from Russia as a sign the Kremlin really wants peace. Such deeds as agreement on an Austrian peace treaty and unification of Germany, they say, would set the stage for top level talks to settle East-West differences. cused the Reds of delaying and I Dulles has criticized the Truman making a farce of the preliminary negotiations. "Does it really help you to call administration "policy of contain- under which Western al- liances would block the spread of me a warmonger, untruthful, a I communism. Instead, Dulles ar- rogue, insincere, irrational, lack-jgues the United States must offer ing in common sense and frivo- the Red satellites all aid short Dean curtly rejected a Red sug- of war to inspire hope of eventual liberation. will take on all the pageantry of Gothic, converted for royal the peace conference to regulate gestion that neutral nations attend I Gillette, who has supported past royal occasions. There will be re- ceptions, investures, loyal ad- dresses, civic welcomes, state ban- quets. But the royal couple, who love to travel, will also have time for sightseeing. They leave London Monday night in the American-built stratocruiser Canopus, piloted by Capt. Anthony Loraine. They will fly through the night via Gander, Nfld., to Ber- muda, where they are due Tues- day. The next day they fly on to Jamaica. There the Queen will open a road cut through swamps to connect Kingston and Montego Bay. At Kingston the couple will Jen, McCarthy to Reply to Truman In Radio Speech NEW YORK Sen. Joseph R. use. Instead of 83 passengers she normally carries, the Gothic will have the Queen's entourage. This includes several private secretaries, two ladies-in-waiting, equerries, a medical officer and a 30-piece Royal Marine band. By radio telephone the Queen may keep in touch with government af- fairs and also have chats with her children, left behind with Queen Mother Elizabeth. After Jamaica comes a 17-day sail via the Panama Canal to the island of Fiji. There the party will, receive ancient ceremonies of wel- come from the bushy-haired is- landers and be presented with whales' teeth, the most prized ar- ticles of ceremonial usage. Their next call will be at the Tonga Islands. Here they will be greeted by the only other reigning queen in the British empire, G-foot the debate of belligerents. He said foreign aid programs, complained that recently "all the emphasis could dominate the conference. Minneapolis Girl Tells Police She Is Evelyn Hartley MINNEAPOLIS semi-hys- terical girl who first claimed she was Evelyn Hartley, missing 15- year-old baby sitter from La Crosse, Wis., early today was identified as a Minneapolis juve- nile. Detective G. H. Cronstrom said ISalote. definitely the girl was not Evelyn From Tonga they will sail to i Hartley. No reason was given for I AuckJand, northernmost city of j her assuming the name of the Wis- New Zealand, where they will1 spend Christmas. On Christmas ocu. ,v. Day the Queen will make the sov- McCarthy (R-Wis.) will make a i ereign's traditional broadcast. a drizzling ram on a residential street. She hailed them saying, "I need help." Police Sgt. L. C. Knudtson at the precinct where the g_irl was taken said the girl answe'red de- scriptions ol the missing baby sitter. He said she told him she was Evelyn Hartley and was from the suggestion was merely a Com-1 has been placed upon a rapid munist effort to maneuver Soviet j buildup of military strength." it I "Even Germany and Japan, our former enemies, now are being pressured to rearm at huge add- itional cost to their people and our he said. "If this trend continue we may carry out the Soviet Russian pre- diction that we will bleed our- selves white and spend ourselves bankrupt in an armaments race. "It could bankrupt us econom- ically and morally, as well as all those who follow our leadership." consin girl, who disappeared on Oct. 24. Three youths found the girl in speech Tuesday night in reply to The couple will spend a month former President Truman. (in New Zealand, touring north and McCarthy demanded equivalent j south islands by road, rail and radio time after Truman, in ex-1 air, visiting the dairy and sheep plaining his part in the Harry Dex- j farms, the towns and Maori set- ter White spy case "McCarthyism." denounced j tlements. (The speech will be carried ty radio station KWNO at TWA Plane Has False Fire Alarm GANDER, Nfld. Itf-A Europe- bound Trans World Airlines Con- stellation with 57 passengers aboard returned to Gander early today after what, appeared to be a false fire alarm 500 miles out over the Atlantic. The big airliner was flight 966, out of Philadelphia and New York The Queen and the Duke arrive in Australia Feb. 3 to spend two months. They will travel miles, throughout the dominion, mostly by air. atomic experiments carried Police said later the 14-year-old acknowledged she had been drink- ing. She was being held in ma- WoZera rocket range where tron's for further ('Ues- I supplied police party leaves Australia the Gothic April 1 on their way I Minneapolis. te Gothic pril 1 on ter way c- home. A day will be spent in the Signature LlU6 Corla Islands of the Cocos in the TO Raky Indian Ocean and 11 days among I the tea and rubber plantations of LA CROSSE, Wis.-Chief of Po- Ceylon. After a six-day sail to the Uce George Lang said Friday night British protectorate of Aden, they he is awajtjng a sample of hand. will fly south on a quick trip to j wrjting made in Hugo Okla by a Uganda in Africa. They will takeigjri resembling Evelyn Hartley off April 30 to Tobruk in North 1 15 La Crosse baby sifter who dis. and bound for London and Frank-j Africa, site of the heroic British j appeared Oct. 24. furt. j stand in World War U. The girl's resemblance TWA said a fire indicator on the to the There the new royal yacht, Brit- j baby sitter was noticed by a hotel plane flashed a warning signal annia, will be waiting for the j clerk in Hugo. Persons in, other from one engine shortly after 9 closing days" of the journey through .p.m. The pilot radioed the Mediterranean. The final calls there was no smoke or flame but will be at Malta, where the Queen officials said he was instruct'.a stayed several times when her hus- return as a precautionary measure for a mechanical check. was a serving sailor, and Gibraitai U. S. Navy planes from Argentia They leave Gibraltar May 11 and escorted the liner back to Gander, I sail up the River Thames to London fhere it landed safely at a.m. ifour days later, May 15. business establishments there con- firmed the resemblance. Officers said the girl checked in at the Gilmore Hotel Nov. ll with a man. She signed the regis- ter "George Miller, Shreveport, at the suggestion of the man. The registration card is en route here. Cpl. Edward Diekenson, the GI who changed his mind about staying with the Communists in Korea, is greeted with a hug by his father, Van Buren Diekenson, as he stepped off his plane this morning at Andrews Air Force Ease in Washing- ton. Tlie woman on the left is his mother. (UP (Story on Page 6) Farm Boy, Held in Curtiss Bank Robbery LADYSMITH, Wis. 19-year- old farm boy has been arrested and charged with participating in the holdup of the Curtiss, Wis. State Bank. R. L. Murphy, agent in charge of the Milwaukee FBI office, iden- tified the youth as Bernard Earl Kinnear Jr., of Exeland. Murphy said the arrest was made by FBI agents. Sheriff Frank Dobes of Clark County and Sheriff Peter Sybers of Rusk County. The arrest was made Friday night at Ladysmith. A federal com- plaint has been filed against Kin- near at Wausau charging him with violation of the federal bank rob- bery act. Murphy said, The holdup occurred Tuesday. Sheriff Sybers said Kinnear was i taken into custody at a Ladysmith WASHINGTON (ft Ancher tavern and admitted participation j Nelsen of Eurai Eiec. in the holdup during subsequent j trification Administration questioning. The holdup car, an old blue Nash which Kinnear bought at a Madi- son used car lot Nov. 10 for was found abandoned near a rural Rusk County tavern Friday. The break followed discovery of all but S256 of the bank loot Friday in the basement of an abandoned farmhouse near Owen, Duluth Airport Landing System Contract Awarded MINNEAPOLIS Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling to Kraus-Anderson Inc., Minneapolis, for construction of an instrument landing approach system at the Duluth airport. Road construction will precede erection of five antenna-topped Communist-led Vietminh to grab French Land Troops Deep In Indochina HANOI, Indochina UP! sands of French and Vietnamese paratroopers have jumped deep into mountain territory of the a major base for new raids on their guerrilla foes. The French High Command an- nounced their forces, suppported by U.S.-supplied fighter bombers, yes- terday seized the big rebel war base of Dien Bien Phu, 180 miles west of Hanoi. Gen. Rene Cogny, French com- mander in north Indochina, Said the capture: 1. Provides a center of the rally- ing and training of partisan fight- ers from the pro-Franch Thai tribes and for raids by them and the French forces on the Vietminh, 2. Removes a major threat to the Thai tribal capital of Lai Chau, 50 miles to the north. The Vietminh failed to capture Lai Chau in their was reported today to have been sweeping offensive last winter offered the post of assistant sec-1 which seized large areas of the buildings to house electronic equip- ment. The control stations will be located at the end of the east-west runway. The project will be com- pleted by late spring. a Anther Nelsen Offered Farm Post, Report Careless Thief Melts Ice Cream HAMILTON, Ohio to the next burglar of the MacGrcgor Race Driver Killed retary of agriculture. j Thai country. Nelsen, who resigned as Minne- 3. Takes from the rebels a po- sota lieutenant governor early this tential springboard for a renewed year to take over as REA admin-1 attack on the kingdom of Laos, istrator, declined to affirm or de-1 whose northern frontier is less ny the report. "I have heard the Nel- sen told a reporter. "However, I am happy where I am. I believe in the REA and that is why I came down, here to take on this job. I like what I am doing." than 10 miles south of Dien Bien Phu. 4. Seizes "highly important" Pavements Icy In North and Western Areas Up to 10 Inches Of Snow Falls In South Dakota By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's 1953 traffic death toll rose to 574 today with the death of a second man as a. re- sult of an accident on icy pave- ment near Virginia in the first storm of the winter. Andrew Tomasich Jr., Virginia, died in a hospital there from in- juries suffered Friday when the car in which he was riding skid- ded into a power pole. Mike Dajrccula, 30, Chicago, died late Friday from injuries in the same accident. A third member of their deer hunting party, John Capparelli, 28, Chicago, is in criti- cal condition. A fourth man, Jamei Ingratta, Chicago, was unhurt. In St. Paul, Frank Boniecki, 65, a resident there, was killed, and his 68-year-old sister, Katherine, critically hurt when their car col- lided with a truck at a city corner. Police said the Boniecki car struck a truck driven by Adrian Seiberlich, 35, who was not injured. The state death toll on the high- ways currently is 103 ahead of that for this date a year ago. 7 Inches of Snow Up to seven, inches of snow fell in northern and northwestern Min- nesota Friday and Friday night, hampering traffic and further snarling communications. Heaviest snow fell in the Moor- head area, with Crookston, Bemid- ji, International Falls and Detroit Lakes each reporting six inches, Fergus Falls five inches, Brecken- ridge and Mahnomen four inches and Brainerd one. All parts of Minnesota received precipitation, either snow or rain. Most precipitation, 1.45 inches, was recorded in Duluth. The Highway Department said all roads are open, but urged caution because of slipperiness in the snow areas. The Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., struggling to restore downed lines in southwestern Minnesota, reported a new trouble spot de- veloping in the Detroit Lakes- Wadena area. 3 Towns Isolated Service to three of 21 communi- ties isolated Friday has been re- sumed, but the company reported five other towns were isolated to- day. They are Dalton, Ashby, Mel- by, Evansville and Underwood, in western Minnesota. Cleared for service were Marietta, Starbuck and Vilkrd. The company reported more Ice Cream Co: Please shut the door to the re- frigerator. The guy who broke into the plant EL PASO, Texas Bon- netto, leading Italian race driver Vietminh in the center of a than 400 poles down and 426 toll J circuits out, an increase of 94 rice growing area and at the cross- roads of supply routes to the north- east and to the south. Cogny said the French dropped battalions" on the broad plain around Dien Bien Phu and they quickly captured the town since Friday. Winds, which reached a velocity of nearly 60 miles an hour in some areas Friday, had diminished to- day. The snow in International Falls, its FiShter bombers first measurable amount of t h e Gilette said he agrees with Eisenhower's comment that mili- tary and economic strength must not be neglected, but he added: j officials said. "I also am confident that more than enough billions to balance budget and reduce taxes could be safely saved from our present and future defense programs." area. stole only from the office, was reported killed this morning j In previous such paratroop raids but his failure to close a door his heavy Lancia sports car deep jn enemv territory the in melted ice cream, company I struck a lamp post in the town of ISinaloa, Mexico. Teachers Refusing To Testify Dropped US. Battle Death Toll in Korea WASHINGTON U. S. battle death toll in Korea will pass when the Pentagon begins next January to close out its books PHILADELPHIA M-THe board on American casualties m the conflict. of education has suspended 27 teachers because they refused to 3lleged among After the truce and completion of prisoner exchanges, the death figures stood at and the missing at The Army yester- day announced confirmation of 400 Communist connections. Bluntly, the board said the teach- ers "do not recognize or do not understand that public office is a public trust" and said their con- duct had jeopardized the reputa- tion of Philadelphia public school employes, The suspension of 2fi was an- nounced Friday. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Cloudy and colder tonight with diminishing wind. Sunday mostly cloudy, oc- casional light snow. Low tonight 25, high Sunday 38. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 60: minimum, 35: noon, 35; precipitation, .55; sun sets tonight at sun rises 'to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observations) Max. temp. 60 at p. m. Fri- day, min. 35 at a.m. today. Sky overcast at feet, visibil- ity 15 miles, wind 14 miles per hour from south, barometer 29.74 steady, humidity 75. viously listed as missing. The Army announced yesterday that, unless new information ap- pears by January, it will declare men listed as missing for more than a year as "presumed dead." The remaining Army miss- ing, unless they are found, will be declared dead one full year after their disappearance. The Air Force, with 671 listed as missing, said it will declare 170 presumed dead next month. The Marine Corps has 493 miss- ing and the Navy 78, but neither said they had any plans to declare any of them dead in the near future. The U.S. casualty total in Korea killed, wounded or miss- the same. It is a preliminary figure, however, and is being checked and ve-checked as new information gets to the Pentagon. The change in status from miss- ing to killed was foreshadowed in early October when the Defense Department said most of the miss- ing must eventually be presumed dead. The declaration of presumptive death is needed to comply with the Missing Persons act. This law expires next Jan. 31, but the De- fense Department is expected to ask for an extension so survivors of the missing and probably dead men may receive the benefits to which they are entitled. The Army has set forth informa- tion needed for the families and beneficiaries .of men who have been or will be declared dead. The regulations, which also apply to such survivors of all service- men, include: 1. When a survivor is notified that a serviceman has died as the result of combat, the beneficiary will be furnished an application form for the payment of a gratuity. This gratuity is equal to six months pay at the rate prevailing when the man was declared dead. 2. Survivors are entitled to what- ever portion of a missing man's pay that accumulates while he is missing and which has not been previously such as for allotments or savings bonds. 3. Immediately after a service- man is declared dead, the Veterans Administration will be notified. The Veterans Administration will then help survivors collect what French have withdrawn after de- stroying enemy arms and stores. This time, said Cogny, they would remain and shortly would be re- inforced by airborne troops and war supplies poured in through the captured airfield. The French claimed to have in- jflicted heavy casualties on the Red-commanded rebels. It was be- lieved the Reds had about one regiment of men around the town. Appleton Slayer Draws 14 Years APPLETON Harold Fraser, 46, found guilty of second degree murder in the slaying cf Mrs. Lil- lian Spmmers, 59, during an argu- ment in a tavern July 28, was sen- tenced today to 14-25 years in the state prison at Waupun. The sentence was ordered by Municipal Judge Oscar Schmiege. Sheriff Lyman Clark said Fraser would be taken to the prison later today to begin serving his sen- tence. A jury of 10 men and two women Friday returned a verdict of guilty. Doll in Oven Recipe For Fire Department OGDEN, Utah was pretty cold in Ogden last night, so 2- year-old Janet K, Waters did her best to keep her dolly warm. She stuck it in the oven. Moments later, mother, Mrs Calvin Waters turned on the stove to preheat the oven. The fire de- partment responded. Damage was confined to the dolll ever government life insurance is I and feelings of the solicitous due them. mother." period on record and came only three days after the mercury rose to 68. Snow which began in the Twin Cities about 7 a.m. stopped before 10 a.m. The Weather Bureau forecast colder in the wake of the snow, with a few snow flurries tonight in the northern part of the state. Partly cloudy and continued cold was forecast for Sunday. Light snow continued in the Aberdeen, Huron, Watertown and Mpbridge areas of South Dakota this morning, but visibility was considerably oetter than it was at the height of the storm. Indirectly, two deaths could be blamed on the storm. Fred Flow- ers, an Aberdeen horse trainer, collapsed and died Friday when he was rounding up horses in the swirling snow at Aberdeen. Death was attributed to a heart attack. At Watertown, Mrs. Charles C. Smith, 71, died early Friday of injuries she received when the car her husband was driving struck an icy spot and went out of control on U.S. SI near Watertown. The state highway patrol early this morning reported roads clear but slippery in some areas, Ten inches of snow was reported at Aberdeen. Huron, Watertown, Pickstown, Chamberlain and Win- ner had eight inches; Mitchell six, Mobridge three, Pierre two, Rapid City, Lemmon and Philip one inch and a trace at Sioux Falls. Snow in North Dakota Eastern North Dakota commun- ities shoveled their way out of a layer of wet, slippery snow that ranged from two to six inches in the first big snow storm of the season. Heavy snowfall was confined mostly to the extreme eastern sections, although up to' three inches was reoorted as far west as Bismarck. Fargo had the heav- iest reported fall this morning, (Continued on Page 12, Column 1) STORM ;