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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1953, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy, Continued Coo! Tonight; Fair Thursday Are You Wearing a Red Feather? VOLUME 53, NO. 214 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 1953 TWENTY-FOUR PAGES me T rou u nd; Ike Warns Russ to Prove Intentions President Eisenhower returns to the White House in Washing- ton from his news conference at which he announced that the U. S. has decided to resume economic aid to Israel. The Presi- dent also said he believes cattle prices have reached bottom and now will rise. Accompanying him are Press Secretary James Hagerty, center, and Asst. Press Sec. Murray Snyder. (UP Tele- photo) No Special S On Farm Program TODAY Future of Formosa Debated By JOSEPH ALSOP TAIPEI, Formosa The mist delicately veiling the steep moun- tainside (which everyone profes- sionally called the "impact suddenly raveled and shredded into wisps. The tough, grinning soldiers of the Chinese gun team, who had come to this through years of war and from distant pro- vinces, stirred into a bustle of ac- tivity under their be-fronded camouflage net. From the other side of the bean- field, the wiry young battery ex- ecutive officer began shouting the count harshly and loudy. The gun team leader responded, while the spade-holder at the tail of the gun carriage opened his mouth comically wide, to protect his ear drums from the noise of firing. bellowed the exec. Three guns crashed out at once, and soon dust plumed up from the distant mountainside. This little scene was typical of a good many scenes of a day spent visiting one of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek's poorer divisions, which is just being brought up to combat-worthiness. One remember- ed the Chinese army of the the roped and beaten files of new recruits that the gun team had once walked with; the starveling tatter- demalions that they became as uniform; the wretched, maltreated equipment that was all they had; the careless, ignorant officers who stole their pay and rice. For one who so remembered, the scene in the bean-field was profoundly mov- ing. But the sharp contrast between past and present docs not justify mere vague enthusiasm. The gen- eralissimo, the prime minister, Gen. Ciien Cheng, who began the army reorganization, and the bril- liantly able army commander, Gen. Sun Li-jen, have done great things with the help of the Ameri- can Military Advisory Group under Genera! Chase. Vet it is important ALSOPS (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) I WASHINGTON tfl President I Eisenhower said today there will i be no special session of Congress to consider the general farm situa-1 tion. He said the only possibility of such a session would relate to drought and disaster. In ruling out a special congres- j l sional meeting on general farm problems, Eisenhower told his news conference the administra- tion's farm program will be ready I for presentation to the lawmakers when they reconvene in January, Sen. Kefauver (D-Tenn) said j earlier today that Eisenhower j should call a special session unless j the Republicans come up soon with plans "to meet the crisis in agriculture." Eisenhower said he wants the administration's farm program to meet the needs of all areas and i of all various commodity groups. And that, ho said, is difficult. He I called it a tough problem to bal- ance meat against grain and still [look after the consumer's interest. Eisenhower was asked to com- ment on the economic outlook for the next six months in view of I lower farm prices. He said he j wouldn't care to do that without j more information from official advisers. But he did say a decline i in farm and cattle prices has been 1 going on for a long time and has engaged the attention of a great many persons for many months. I Now, Eisenhower said, cattle I prices apparently have been large- ly stabilized and there has been a recent rise. Vet, he said, they are far from satisfactory. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Partly i cloudy and continued cool tonight. I Thursday generally fair and warmer. Low tonight 34, high Thursday 58. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 55; minimum, 38; noon. .43: precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Maximum temperature 49 at p. m. Tuesday. Low 33 at 7 a. m. today. Noon temperature 43. Scat- i tered layer of clouds at feet i and visibility 13 miles plus. Wind from northwest at 12 miles per i hour. Barometer 30.05, rising, and I humidity 64 per cent. Honesty by Reds Necessary First, President Believes By ED CREAGH WASHINGTON President Eisenhower said today it would be perfectly hopeless for him to take part in a meeting with Soviet Premier Malenkov unless he knows Russia has an honest purpose for such a meeting. He added that Russia could show such honesty in any of a hundred ways, The President's news conference statement was in response to ques- tions about a new Russian hint that Premier Malenkov may be ready for peace talks with the Western chiefs of state. The President also repeated what he has said regardless of handicaps or inconvenience he would do anything in the world he thought would advance the cause of peace. He qualified that again by say- ing there must be an indication it would produce results in good faith. The President also told report- ers: 1. United States economic aid to Israel will be resumed since Is- rael has agreed to suspend work on a hydroelectric power program which Arab neighbors charged would divert Jordan River water to their injury. Israel announced Tuesday it would hold up the project while the United Nations Security Council debates the issue. Eisenhower said he was delight- ed by this decision. He did not say just when aid to Israel would be resumed. 2. There exists no plan of any kind for reducing the armed forces of the United States anywhere. 3. It is conceivable that he will make some general statement urg- ing the election of n Republican Congress next year, or even that he may give an incidental pat-on- the-back to some individual candi- dates. But he reiterated a previous stand that he will not go into any state or congressional district to campaign. 4. He hopes and believes cattle prices have reached the bottom and are on the way back up. In that connection, the President said only a future drought or other crisis would justify calling a spe- cial session of Congress to deal with the farm problem. 5. When he shook hands with Paul Troast, Republican candidate for governor of New Jersey, on a recent visit to Atlantic City, he had never heard of Joseph (Joey) Fay, the imprisoned union official whose release Troast has sought in a written appeal to New York Gov. Thomas E. Dewey. Eisenhower was in a brisk, most- ly genial mood. He said the medi- cal reports given him after a series of check-ups during his six- weeks stay in Colorado were very cheering to a man of 63. Gas Jet Opened By Toddler Kills Two at Dubuque DUBUQUE, Iowa es- caping from stove jets appar- ently opened by a 19-month- old toddler took the lives of two small children here Tuesday and left their father hospital- ized. Gary Kramer. 19 months, and his 8-month-pld sister, Debra, were asphyxiated. Their father, Clarence Kramer, 19, who apparently was asleep when the four burners of the gas stove were opened, was reported in satisfactory con- dition at a hospital, It is believed Gary toddled to the stove and opened the while his father slept. Kramer works nights and sleeps days. Living Costs Set New Mark Dean !o Offer New Korean Formula to Reds U.S. Envoy Still Hopeful of Getting Peace Agreement PANMUNJOM S. special envoy Arthur Dean tomorrow will offer the Communists a new for- mula for sotting up a Korean peace conference. Today he said "there is a possibility we are going to work something out." Dean's optimistic prediction fol- lowed the third session of prelim- inary talks to plan a Korean politi- cal conference. There was no no- ticeable progress at the 2 hour and 40 minute meeting. The Communist delegate insisted in a statement that Rus- sia he seated at the peace con- ference as a neutral. Dean said he replied that Russia logically should attend the confer- sit with Red China and North Korea since Communist armies in Korea "were equipped WASHINGTON The cost of living pushed upward mainly: i _ tintc mine- arrt'mn. by higher rents, clothing costs and wlth medical expenses, set another new record last month, the government reported today. The Labor Department's bureau I of labor statistics announced that its consumer price index reached 1115.2 in mid-September, a rise i two-tenths of 1 per cent over the record August level. This was the seventh straight monthly increase. The index is a composite aver- age of retail prices paid by the sent from the Soviet Un- nitions ion." "The Soviet Union has openly supported your side by word and Dean declared. "The U.S.- S.R. has thus played a direct role in the Korean hostilities." The U. S. envoy, who represents the U.N., also reiterated that he had no authority under the Unit- ed Nations resolution approving the preliminary talks to negotiate on composition of the top-level con- ference. napmg North Korean Delegate Ki Sok Bok branded the U. N. resolution to set a American household for basic goods and services as compared with 1947- 19The bureau said a decline in retail food prices between August tjmg gnd lace and September was not enough to stm think 'hese are only pre. offset higher prices for ail other Iimin skirmishes and there is types of consumer goods and serv-1 stm a possjbilitv we are going ices- I to work something out of these Clothing prices were up 1 per preiirnjnarv he told news- cent over August, housing rose men after the meeting. three-tenths of 1 per cent and seems to me j catl detect medical care went up seven-tenths an attitude of interest on their of 1 per cent. j part and tnat they really want to Meanwhile food dropped three-1 come (o some on this tenths of 1 per cent. matter The BLS noted that retail prices, 0, h-s new to have risen gradually since Febru-jne ary. The total increase in that time j ,.j plan to propose a formula to jhas been 1.6 per cent. tnem tomorrow to see if we can't BLS said this has been due chief-1 get to work on a time and place lly to increased charges for various! first." services. Even though he made it clear A La Crosse, Wis., policeman, Emil Sikorski, holds a man's white shirt with stains, that appear to be blood. It was found at the edge of a Catholic cemetery in La Crosse today. The scene is about miles from the Rasmusen home where Evelyn Hart- ley, 15, was abducted. (UP Telephoto) 2 Other Unsolved La Crosse Killings LA CROSSE, stunned by the disappearance of a 15-year-j old baby sitter, residents here are recalling two mystery slayings in La Crosse County which remain unsolved. Still at large are the slayers of Dr. John E. McLoone, prominent La Crosse physician and surgeon, and Mrs. Bessie Moore, a tavern waitress. Search Efforts Intensified in City Outskirts Distraught Father Issues Appeal for Return of Daughter By CHRIS EDMONDS LA CROSSE Chief d :ge Long revealed today that a pair of men's trousers stained with "what looked like blood" had been found and seemed to have a definite link with the disappearance and apparent murder of Evelyn Hartley. The 15-year-old girl vanished Saturday night under circum- stances indicating she had been abducted from the home where she was baby-sitting. Although Long would not say that the trousers were found near the spot where stained lingerie was fc. :d Tuesday, he did tell a press conference that searching efforts are being intensified in that area. Also found was a man's white shirt, with stains that appeared to be blood, about a mile and a quar- ter from the scene of the kidnaping. Search Area A searching party .of 30 men on foot, an Air Force helicopter and a Burlington Railroad motor scoot- er was concentrating on the south- eastern outskirts the city. This is an area which has been search- ed twice before. The motor scooter will travel the right of way 30- miles south to DeSoto and the ground crews will move out from La Crosse. A reporter asked Dist. Atty. John Bosshard whether the searchers were looking for a body. He ans- wered, "we are looking for any- thing that might help in solving this case." Chief Long was asked by a Commodity prices on the aver- iage, BLS said, have changed only I slightly since the end of last year, I while service rates are up about J3 per cent and rents more than 4 jper cent. A month ago, the BLS index for (mid-August was reported at 115. [That meant that the average I American householder was paying he is unable to negotiate on who shall attend a Korean peace con- ference, Wednesday's session was devoted to talking of little else. Dean said of repeated Commu- nist assertions that Russia is a "We cannot accept this sugges- tion seriously or indeed believe that you put it forward seriously. Banks Loses To Supreme Court, Faces U.S. Prison Dr. McLoone, at 49 a highly successful and popular general practitioner, was shot to death Nov. 14, 1947. Mrs. Moore, 35, mother of fwo, died under a hail of bul- lets in December, 1944. All-out efforts by authorities to solve the two murders failed. The cases were not connected. Dr. McLoone's body was found ST. PAUL UPl Thomas W. i sprawled Highway 16, three Banks, Minneapolis night club fig-j sg-caliber bullet wounds in the ure, is expected to enter a federal i His pockets contained prison soon following refusal of the His car was parked several United States Supreme Court to fflijes away near an people's hear his appeal from conviction on i nome. His medicine bag was dis- income tax evasion charges. C0vered inside, its supply of nar- Banks, found guilty by a jury in cotjcs intact. May 1952, was sentenced to serve Scanty clues led authorities to three years and to pay a fine of a dead end. Three Red 181.15 in mid-August for the same it js "really very funny." basic items and services he bought j jn his opening statement, Dean [for an average of Si in the 1947-49 j accused the Reds of moving from I base period. a discussion of an agenda to ar- j guing items on the U..c 70 eifically the Red demand that neu- ,rarmer nas u natkms participate in the extra Cattle I peace conference. I "This action is arbitrary on two ADRIAN, Mich. Har-j he said. "It involves a uni- old Hoffman of nearby Addison is lateral determination of the agenda wondering what to do with 13 j by your side as the official agenda "extra" cattle. of this meeting. It also involves Hoffman said he discovered the a unilateral choice of one item in 13 cows had wandered onto his that agenda as the primary inter- farm two days ago. Since that 1 est and subject of first impor- time no one has claimed them. I tance." The government also has F0.jr later, the body of pending against him claims for j Albert Bishop, 58, manager of the i By SAM SUMMERLIN i PANMUNJOM ;.fl The chair- I man of the Korean Repatriation I Commission said today three Ko- rean and Chinese prisoners have been slain by fellow POWs in a camp for anti-Communists in Ko- rea's neutral zone. Fifteen other prisoners have died of natural causes, it was an- nounced. Three were shot to death by Indian guards during demon- strations, one apparently commit- ted suicide and another died of i starvation, the report said. i Nine of the 18 dead were Ko- i reans. The other nine were Chi- nese. The Communists have charged bitterly in propaganda I broadcasts and in letters to In- I dian custodial troops that South Korean and Chinese nationalist i agents in the camp tortured and j murdered prisoners who wanted to I return home. The Reds demanded that the murderers be found and i punished. j Lt. Gen. K, S. Thimayya, Indian I chairman of the Neutral Nations 'Repatriation Commission, said the Indians had not discovered the per- S sons who committed the three mur- j ders. back taxes running into the hun- dreds of thousands of dollars. Banks was convicted of having evaded some in taxes for the 1945-47 period. He lost in an earlier appeal, carried up to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis. The Supreme Court gave no rea- Grandview Hospital here, was dis covered in his quarters. Authori- ties first said he was a heart at- tack victim. An autopsy later showed Bishop had poisoned him- self. Bishop's car was similar to one which three persons said they saw at the spot where the physician's son in turning down the appeal. body was found. There were blood It was listed among other cases J stains on the floor mat. similarly rejected by the court on But Bishop has never been offi- Oct. 19. cially connected with Dr. Mc- Pending the appeal, Banks has j Loone's death. I been free on bond set by Two years later, La Crosse Coun Judge Robert C. Bell when he sen- tenced Banks 18 months ago. vv Under This Viaduct over the Burlington tracks on Highway 14 near La Crosse searching parties found female undergarments which authorities were seeking to identify as Belonging to Evelyn Hartley. (AP Wirephoto) ty officials charged a Minneapolis auto salesman. Arnold Larson, with the doctor's slaying, attributing it to revenge for the death of Larson's infant son while the child was un- der the physician's care. A jury sat through a long and dramatic trial and acquitted Lar- son. The question still unanswered: Who killed Dr. McLoone? Just as mysterious was the slay- ing of Mrs. Moore, whose assailant pumped five bullets into her body and then rifled a tavern cash box of S135 before fleeing. Officials said at the time that murder apparently was the slay- er's motive and the robbery a cov- er-up attempt. It was discovered that the victim, estranged from her husband, was four months preg- nant. Again, police traced clues and ended ur> nowhere. The file on the case of Mrs. Bessie Moore, they said, will never be closed until her murderer is found. Gen. Shepherd in Seoul SEOUL Lemuel C. Shep- herd Jr., commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, arrived today for a three-day inspection of the 1st Marine Division and the 1st Marine Air Wing. Detective Vernon Weber is holding a sample tennis shoe that will be used to determine the type and style of footprint found at the scene of the La Crosse kidnaping. (UP Tele- photo) man whether the police depart- ment believes the girl is dead. "I am not answering said the chief. Bosshard told reporters, "all the pieces of evidence which we have mean nothing now, but might fit into a pattern. Nothing points con- clusively at any suspect at this time." The distraught father of the missing girl issued an appeal Tuesday night for the return of his daughter. "I'm appealing to the abductor to return my Richard Hartley, a Wisconsin State College professor said. "Wherever you may be and whether she is dead or alive, her mother and I want her returned." A white brassiere and panties, of a size worn by the 15-year-old daughter of college professor Rich- ard Hartley "who never went out with boys because she thought she was too bore stains which Dist. Atty. John Bosshard told newsmen Tuesday night "could be blood." Not identified "They have not been identified conclusively as Boss- hard said, "but her parents tell us she 'wore things like that' and (Continued on Page 21, Column 4) KIDNAPING ;