Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Friday; Colder Friday Are You Wearing a Red Feather? VOLUME 53, NO. 215 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 29, 1953 TWENTY-TWO PAGES in rosse J Workers Sandbag Po River in Italy MILAN workers frantically sandbagged the banks of the mighty Po River in northern Italy today as its waters rose to menace thousands of acres of rich farmland. Rain continued to fall in many areas. Sandbags were being piled up by the thousands along the banks of the Po between Polesella and Guarda Veneta, about 40 miles from the broad delta where the mouth of Italy's biggest river empties into the Adriatic Sea. On the Po delta itself, several hamlets already were flooded and their farm families evacuated. I rl liisn Don i -i V Want Butter Anti-Red POWs May Listen to Communists Now Break in Long Deadlocked Talks Expected Friday By FORREST EDWARDS PANMUNJOM promise of a surprising announcement to- morrow touched off reports, here (today that balky anti-Communist (Korean prisoners have agreed to abandon their stubborn refusal to I attend interviews with Red ex- Iplainers. Communist demands that the I Koreans be forced to gunpoint if all William DeFlorian, 12, a grade school pupil at Stoddard, Wis., points to a large stain on the roadside which may be the newest clue in the kidnaping and apparent murder of Evelyn Hartley, 15, who disappeared from a baby sitting assignment in La Crosse, Wis, DeFlorian discovered the stain, which may be blood, three miles south of Stoddard. RECORD FOR WORLD TO SEE LONDON vin do hig with. ted extinguish. I i" bounds, to publicize the GOP ed about two hours after the a The fire was reported extinguish hours after the tank er erupted. Firemen reported it "While it didnt save dg lo Sen. Knmvland ol California, the some Calls Off Festival have LA CROSSE, High School students voted "overwhelmingly" Wednesday to cancel the school's annual fall festival in order that they might "put their effort and money toward helping solve tha disappearance of Evelyn Hart- ley." The students voted to call off float-making, the election of a queen and the parade scheduled for Saturday night. The festival is recognized an- nually as Central's homecom- ing. School officials said money which would have been expend- ed for floats and other festival activities will go for some other purpose in connection with the search, but no deter- mination had been reached ai to how it will be used. had taken the baby-sitting job The 253-foot tanker, owned _ by i Would be to have the par- the James McWilliams Blue Line, ents hiring a sitter make sure all :o Rasmusen home Sat- t as a favor to a girl Evelyn, daughter of Mr. Richard Hartley, took the lgree with Police Chief George j Tar I Job as a substituu.for a classmate ig that open, lighted windows' ,i ringing door Knowland ob-: at window shades and drapes are j 'Duff one of the first ilriend- drawn before they leave the. house. tn Eisenhower for the presi Inc., and registered out of New Jersey, had been laying to in harbor because of weather tions. !Long The Coast Guard said the cause i attract peepers." of the blast had not been deter-1 AH baby sitters, Mayor Ahrens mi (Continued on Page 4, Column 5) j going to i P n i i 1H n fr served i urday night as a favor to a girl i Sen. Duff one of the first j Hmley> took ,T hev the President's rfins La Crosse High School. ;are fine "But I think he will "Evelyn had done no babv sit" iinp 'OPS on that he is ling ior tnree said Dist, j" n to Inve'to "dig deeper llolln Bossllard' "Her fatner FBI i that." One Seaman Was Killed and 2 injured when this 235-foot oil tanker, the Blue Comet, exploded and burned as she lay anchored near a South Chicago breakwater today bow. (UP Telephoto) Note the burned-out John Bosshard. "Her father i tells us she filled in for the Ras- musen's regular baby sitter so she I could go to a football game. The j chances are Evelyn was an ac- Icidcntal victim." Bosshard declined to name the I girl she substituted for. I The football game, between La Crosse State College where both Dr. Hartley and Rasmusen are instructors, and River Falls State College, also was attended by the Rasmusens. Boy Friends Checked The possibility that a boy friend i of Evelyn's might be involved in jher disappearance was discounted by Bosshard. i "All the boys she's ever gone out j (Continued on Page 11, Column S) j LA CROSSE WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Friday. Not quite so cold tonight, colder late Friday, Low tonight 34, high Friday 50. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 58; minimum, 32; noon, 58; precipitation, none; sun sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 60 at a.m. to- day. Low 26 at a.m. today. Skies clear, visibility 15 miles. Wind from south southwest at six miles per hour. Barometer 30.08 falling and humidity 57 per cent.