Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Tuesday; Cooler Tonight Support Your Community Chest VOLUME 53, NO. 212 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 26, 1953 EIGHTEEN PAGES Crosse issmg Evelyn Hartley was believed kidnaped from the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Rasmussen shown above with their daughter, Janis, with whom Evelyn was babysitting. (UP Telephoto) 5 Die in 12 in Wisconsin in Weekend Accidents By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Janesville man drowned while rounding up strayed calves by inotoboat and four other persons died in traffic accidents over the weekend, raising the Minnesota highway toll to 515 for the year to date. The traffic figure topped by 96 the number killed through the same date in 1952. In Wisconsin 12 persons died in accidents. Lake Elysian, near Mankato, claimed George Bowman, 38-year-1 Bloodstains on a house near the scene of Saturday night's kid- naping of a La Crosse baby sitter are photographed Monday by Al.-r. Wilimansky of the Wisconsin State Crime taboratory. With him are Herman Rick Jr., left, and Detective Bernard Sauer of the La Crosse police department. (UP Telephoto) 400 Cattlemen TODAY Ghosts Fo ue rmosa By JOSEPH ALSOP To See Benson WASHINGTON A delega- tion of 400 embattled cattlemen warmed up for a meeting today with Secretary of Agriculture Ben- son by shouting approval of 3r price supports on live- 6 Perish in Flames in Mountain Cabin Girl, 15, Believed Dragged to Car; Hounds Lose Trail LA CROSSE, Wis widespread search was on today for a pretty 15-year-old high school girl who van- ished from her baby sitting job Saturday night and left behind the marks of an apparently bloody struggle. The resources of the State Crime Laboratory were thrown into the hunt for Evelyn Hartley, daughter of a La Crosse State College biology professor. The attractive schoolgirl disappeared from the Vig-go Rasmusen home where she had been staying with the Rasmusen's 20- months-old baby. The infant was found asleep and un- harmed in its bed. One of the girl's shoes and her glasses were found on the basement floor. Another shoe was upstairs. Police Chief George Long said officers discovered what are believed to be bloodstains on the outside of the house, grounds, garage and the wall of a nearby home in a window and found signs of a struggle. HIGHLANDS, Va. U) Six per- j Mrs. Richard Hartley appeared sons died in a flaming mountain composed today when she visited cabin near here early yesterday the home from which her daughter while the head of the household I vanished while baby sitting. But was fighting a forest fire four wnen viewed the apparent miles away. blood stains on the grounds outside Police identified the victims as j she down and shook with Mrs. Mildred Osborne, 41; her j sobs, daughters Vicey, 22, and Brenda, j "We she isn't alive. new sparsley-settled section of the The girl, described as weighing city. 120 pounds with blue eyes and light brown hair, is 5 feet 7 inches tall. She was reported wearing a white blouse and red slacks when she left for the Rasmusen home. She is a junior at Central High School i here and an honor student. j Police said they were discount-1 ing a robbery motive because there was no evidence of a search of the old Janesville hatchery worker, MULh- hnrnp workine with a fire aMM held! that mpotinff before their ac-1 his home was burning. 11 months; and three sons, Jamesi I Police Chief Long reported a Rasmusen house for valuables. 15 Clyde, 9, and Franklin, 6. j 34-year-old man had been picked j Police said nor.e of the neighbors Two other'sons got out of the" -..-i cabin before it collapsed into a pile of blazing logs. Their father. Babe Harrison Os- Saturday evening. He and a farmer i friend, Vernon Walters, were using I the motorboat to drive to shore calves which had wandered from an adjacent pasture. On a sharp turn, the craft tipped over. Walters and Bowman clung i to the hull but Bowman slipped away and drowned before help ar- rived, The traffic fatalities were: Earl Johnson, 24, Belle Plaine, I killed early Sunday in an auto- I mobile collision four miles south TAIPEI, Formosa The best j of BeUe plaine f0uowjng a dance way to begin a report on Formosa t Eight other persons ;n the is with a personal reminiscence, j two cars were three re- rin D hrnilinf rlav in thp parlv sum- _. On a broiling day in the early sum quiring hospitalization. mer of 1941, this reporter first John Jacobsorj] 91j Franklin, landed at the fantastic river air-j who died in a New hospjtai port between cliffs that used tojSund of injuries suffered in a! be Chungking's lime wuh the outer collision near Fairiax F r i d a y world. The experience was unforget- table. The filthy, teeming, half- ruined Chungking of the period, with its three or four daily .air raids, its government in a state of half-suspended animation, its hopes and fears, bitter discords and dumb doggedness. was a place that made an indelible impression. The worst part of it was the im- mediate disillusionment. In those days, the government of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and the Free Chinese night. His brother, Johannes, 84, injured in the crash, remained in critical condition. Seriously hurt a mass meeting before their ap pointment with Benson. The most popular chord struck i undetermined, at this meeting was the often-re-j peated statement that the only I solution to the woes of the cattle- men was government price sup- ports such as are given to many i grains and other crops. The mass meeting selected a 12- member committee of spokesmen. This committee in turn chose Den-1 nis Driscoll of Colorado Springs as j chief spokesman for the entire j delegation. James G. Patton, president of the National Farmers Union, which sponsored the caravan to Washington, and Gas Geissler, an assistant to Patton, addressed the meeting. Caravan Sponsors Patton said that the sponsors of the caravan were not trying to t -TT 1 I Oi 1 U'C l_i V- j Charles Herbst, 32, St. Paul, sel[ the deiegates on the Farmers a passenger in the second car, i Unjon gram for livestock but driven by Paul Sphttorff, going to ]eave it up to the cattlemen to hammer out rec- ommendations for themselves. Geissler, a former high ranking official in the Agriculture Depart- in the Truman admimstra- neapolis. Mrs. Emma Bug, 72. killed when she was struck by a car near her Onamia home Saturday. Patricia Dahl, 20, Aurora, who Cause of the cabin fire was mdetermined. B FBI Distributes Numbers oney up for questioning but had been reported hearing anything unusual released. Long said the man was Saturday night. One woman said picked up after he fled from po- she remembered seeing a light lice at nearby Sparta when 'they! colored car drive slowly down the drove up as he was parked in his street twice about 8 p. m. The girl was reported missing about P. m. A volunteer band of 100 La Crosse State College students and faculty members set out today to probe every bridge and culvert within a 50 mile radius of this Mississippi River town. car on a bridge. Charles Wilson of Madison, chief of the state crime lab, arrived here Sunday. Detective Captain Leo Kihn said a mobile crime laboratory would be brought from Madison today. Area Searched More than a thousand friends, neighbors, police and Boy Scouts and the Civil Air Patrol searched the city and an area 30 miles around it Sunday after police sent out a plea over local radio sta- tions for volunteers. Bloodhounds owned by George Brooks, an authority on tracking, followed a trail, but stopped at a The FBI street blocks from the Ras- distrnTu-linusen home There were reports _ f rr in Ll'e 11U111U1J Qvlllllniovii. r -1J died Saturday of injuries suffered won (he approvai Of the dele- 1 ed kidnaper and killer of the child, in a head-on collision on Highway j.Qr a Suggesti0n that no I was arrested in St, Louis, only be made to present a pro- j was recovered. i I mu A Kninrr i-Ueti-i riii in a head-on collision on Highway 53 south of Eveleth Friday. Six j i the most vorable colors. But instead of the unalloyed purity and patriotism advertised by Free China's Ameri- can friends, one immediately dis- covered all the weaknesses of in- competence, corruption and disor- ganization that were to contribute so greatly to the defeat of the Nationalists by the Chinese Com- munists. Going down the old Burma Road a little later with Tillman Dur- din, the excellent New York Times correspondent. I asked about this puzzling business. After all. Free China's continued resistance to Japan was in itself a triumph. Why was this not good enough? Why did everyone then writing about China overpaint the good and altogether overlook the bad? Durdin grinned and replied: "Oh, you know, nobody ever tells on China." Not very long after that, the ex- aggerated American praise gave way to equally exaggerated abuse. What had bcon absolutely white became absolutely black, with even more unfortunate effects on American policy. The original falsehood which was intended to help China, inevitably begot the violent reaction which greatly damaged China's cause. These long forgotten facts are necessary to remember today, be- cause here in Formosa the same silly cycle has started all over again. The professional enthusiasts for Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and his government, like Sen. Wil- liam KnowlanS and William C. Bul- litt, have grossly oversold Formo- sa in the United States. Where one would like only to praise, it isj necessary to begin by stripping away the complicated falsa fronts (Continued on Page 9, Column 5} j ALSOPS In Wisconsin four persons ap- parently were swept off a Lake He said that the meeting should bers of _the Currency up onof the serial numbers of the i that footprints at this spot ap- unrccovered portion of the Green- peared to match prints made by "ase kidnaping ransom money. someone wearing tennis .hoes A total of was paid to the kidnapers of little Bobby Greenlease, 6-year-old son of a wealthy Kansas City, Mo., automo- bile dealer. Bobby, however, had been killed J before the ransom was paid. His body was found in a shallow grave at St. Joseph, Mo. When Carl Austin Hall, confess- be devoted to the real Michigan breakwater by highi Sjtuatj0n" in the livestock industry the remainder of the Rasmusen home. It was specu- lated that the girl might have been forced into a car at the point where the dogs lost the scent. Evelyn's disappearance was dis- covered by her father, Richard Hartley, who told police he be- came alarmed when his daughter failed to telephone home as she usually did while baby sitting. Signs of Struggle Hartley said he got no answer when he tried to call her. The Rasmusens were attending a foot- ball game. Hartley said he went to the MlUelllUll 11J UIU to to the secretary and hearing Ben- The lists are being furnished to manclal 'nsWu- ill of money UPin S20 bills. home, entered tHrough a basement Evelyn Hartley Ask Neutral: rean Talks son's views banks ancl other fmanclal Thp dplpnat'on then should de- 'ions. law enforcement agencies voe mec ,iS on nd numerous other business con- Tuesday to working out ceins. recommendations and ask for an j appointment with Benson Tuesday1 Flnnri to present them, Geissler said. n During a two-day stay here, the Get Heavy Rainfalls cattlemen hoped to draw up rec- ommendations both for emergency REGG10 CALABRIA, Italy 5 DIE The bodies of two of the quartet were found Sunday near the outer end of th? breakwater that ex- tends out from Port Washington. They were Peter J. Hassel, 53, of Milwaukee, and a neighbor boy. Edward T. Kelly. 13. Still missing were Hassel's two sons, LaVerne, 14. and Newood, 16. The body of a Milwaukee motor- _.........._....... ______ __ _______ cyclist, John S-everson, 23, was j to distressed producers" and i Heavy rains fell again today found early Sunday alongside a j for a longer range program of gov- i throughout this Calabrian province Waukesha County road. The ma-1 eminent "action. They also advo-l where floods last week caused 55 (Continued on Page 16, Column 2) cate further drought assistance, (known deaths and wrought heavy damage. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Tuesday, cooler tonight. Low tonight 35 in city, 32 in coun- try; high Tuesday afternoon 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 62: minimum, 40; noon, 55; precipitation, none. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m, today: Maximum, 57; minimum, 40; noon, 48; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 56 at p.m. Sun- day. Low 37 at 7 a.m. today. Noon temp. 49. Scattered layer of clouds at feet, visibility 15 miles plus. Wind from northwest at 12 miles per hour. Barometer 30.08 steady and humidity 50 per cent. The Fafher Of The Missing La Crosse girl, Richard T. Hart- ley, is shown above, center, conferring with his brother Tom Hartley, left, and La Crosse Police Detective Vernon Weber, right. (UP Telephoto) Heber Bennion Jr., left, of Salt Lake City speaks for a group of Utah livestock growers upon their arrival in Washington to pre- sent an appeal for emergency action to Secretary Benson. With Bennion are W. Wallace Holman, center, of Delta, Utah, and Guy Hafen of St. George, Utah, (AP Wirephoto) I La Crosse.State College students and fellow townsmen gather to search the wooded and brush areas near the home where the 15-year-old La PANMUNJOM Communists today raised an immediate threat to the success of preliminary Korean peace talks at their opening session by demanding the admission of neutral nations to the big talks-a proposal opposed by the United States. Despite the ominous first day of the preliminary talks, Arthur Dean the U. S. ambassador representing the U.N expressed hope 1 that an agreement could be ham- Ijnered out and "a political con- ference will be held." Dean and the Communists ran together head on over an agenda for the preliminary talks. The Reds insisted on discussing composition of the political conference as the first item on the agenda for this meeting. Dean has no authority to nego- tiate the makeup of the political conference. He can discuss only administrative matters, time and place. The preliminary talks lasted one hour and 15 minutes. The nego- tiators meet again tomorrow. The Reds were represented by Huang Hua, counsellor of the Chi- nese Communist Foreign Affairs Ministry, and Ki Sok Bpk, who holds the same position in North Korea. The North Korean hastily opened the meeting with a prepared state- ment demanding the admission of Asian neu- the political conference. The Chinese representative immed- iately echoed the arguments. Dean merely noted the Red statements and'in answer proposed that the conference get started ,Nov. 23. He proposed an agenda listing time and place as the first order of business in the prelimi- Inary talks. He told the Reds that the United States would like to see the peace conference held at Honolulu, San Francisco or Geneva. He said he wouldn't insist on any of those cities but he ruled out a meeting in Communist ter- ritory. The United Nations agenda left the door open for later discussion of who should attend the confer- ence talks. It listed "other mat- ters" as the last item for discus- sion. Newsmen were allowed'to watch much of the first session and the impression was voiced that al- though the North Koreans were do- ing most of the talking, the Chi- nese Communists were again run- ning the show, as they did in the long armistice discussions at munjom. 10th Loose Cobra In Missouri Caught SPRINGFIELD, Mo. iff The 110th hooded cobra found slithering loose in this southwestern Mis- i souri city this fall was captured yesterday. Springfield's cobra scare started in late summer, when the reptiles Crosse baby sitter was abducted. Police directed '.KM the searchers. (AP Photo) importer. He has denied the cobras came from his shop.