Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1953, Winona, Minnesota
Fair Tonight And Saturday, Temperature Same Are You Wearing a Red Feather? VOLUME 53, NO. 216 SIX CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 30, 1953 TWENTY PAGES un-Carrying Boy Quizzed at Alma Checking Kidnap Clues, left to right, Detective Granvillc Smith, Ernest Schisler, 15, points to alleged bloody timber for Detective Captain Leo Kihm as District Attorney John Bosshard and POLICE FACE STONE WALL Police Chief George Long, extreme right, Icok on. Authorities later announced the clue was false. The shed located in a lonely La Crosse area was searched thoroughly (AP Wirephoto; 'Lucky Break' Awaited In La Crosse Search British Plane Crashes Near San Francisco Kapell, Brilliant Concert Pianist, Among 19 Killed SAN FRANCISCO only survivors here are rescuers." That's how Coast Guard Chief Wilson Jennings described by radio I the grim scene 25 miles south of j here yesterday where a British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines DC6 crashed and burned, killing all 19 aboard. Among the 11 passengers were William Kapell, 31, brilliant New York concert pianist returning from an Australian tour, and a 7-year-old Australian boy. Two of the eight crew members were hostesses. The ship was only two minutes from San Francisco Airport on its transpacific journey from Sydney, Australia, via Honolulu. It crash- ed into fog-shrouded, King's Mountain and burned. Seventeen charred and dismem- bered bodies were recovered By CHRIS EDMONDS Pair Arrested While Driving Stolen Auto Deny Any Connection With Disappearance Of La Crosse Girl 'Richard Berg" "David Kr-suse" Death of 2 in Stale Raises Toll to 514 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota's 1953 highway ac- cident death toll reached 524 with Search for the other two resumes 1 deaths Thursday of two men in- today. jured in recent auto collisions. The All aboard were British, except Kapell. count for the comparable period of 1952 was 427. Cause of the crash has not been Johannes Jacobson, 84, died in determined. Veteran pilot Bruce Dixon had LA CROSSE, Wis. Only a checked by radio with the C9ntrol lucky break, it was felt by auth- tower at San Francisco Airport there ori.es today, will turn up any con- crete evidence in the disappear- tragedy as he said: ance of 15-year-oid Evelyn Hartley i "Five hundred feet on top of six nights ago. foot ceiling.' Police Chief George Long, who j Because of the fog, the ship was a New hospital from injuries suffered in an accident last Fri- day. Jacobson's brother, 91, died Sunday as a result of the same crash. Both were Fairfax area farmers. Nathaniel J. Paynes, 66, Glyndon, died in a Fargo hospital from in- juries received in a Sept. 16 ac- agree to the U. S. request. cident near Glyndon. Principle George D. Scott of Central High School, La Crosse, and student Lois Munkel admire a trophy Evelyn Hartley helped win for the school last year in a national interscholastic Latin contest. (AP Wirephoto) TODAY Chiang One Great en despite the fact our searchers have worked hard at their job." Confers With FBI Bosshard conferred in his office Thursday with FBI agents, but declined to discuss the nature of the conference. Under the Lind- bergh law, the federal agents could come into the case week from the girl's disappearance there was evidence of kidnap- ing. "There's no such Bosshard said. "This is a sex crime rather than a kidnaping." In Milwaukee, R. L. Murphy, agent in charge of the FBI office, iaid "There must be some con- crete evidence of a federal viola- tion." before the FBI can enter the investigation. He added that so far no such evidence in the Hartley case has come to his at- tention. Bosshard disclosed that the State OSLO. Norway Norwe- j Crime Laboratory had determined gian Nobel Institute announced to-1 that a pair of girl's panties found day that Albert Schweitzer, Al-1 several days ago under a railroad had admitted his department is I on instruments, "up against a stone was I At Honolulu Kapell almost de-1 L. HnMc joined by Dist. Atty. John Boss-1 cided_ to stop over. He changed j ManKafO .Mayor nOIQS hard in the belief that it's now a matter of fortune whether search- ing parties which have been comb- ing the rugged countryside will come up with anything tangible. "If we get a good break we may develop said Boss- hard. "So far we have had none. Schweitzer, Marshall Nobel Peace Prize Winners for '52, '53 satian humanist and medical mis- sionary, was awarded the Nobel underpass, are stained with human blood. The underwear, the same peace prize for 1952, and former type and size worn by Miss Hart- U. S. Secretary of State General I ley, has not been identified as I George C, Marshall the prize for hers. 1953. By JOSEPH ALSOP TAIPEI, room is] handsome, the servants are soft; footed, as befits the headquarters ol a chief ul sti'ic. The man nt the biLi desk is in his sixties now and looks more sage than soldier, yet he is stili lithe- and erect. The wise snii'io, the superb courtesy, j the air of timeless traits are quite unchanged. Such j is Chiang today. As basically simple. Sen. George Asks I Social Security Hike Be Cut By G. MILTON KELLY WASHINGTON George "The enemy has lost the people (D-Ga) said today Congress should Stains on a house near the Vig- go Rasmusen home, from where Evelyn disappeared last Saturday night while tending the Rasmusen's baby daughter, ajso are of human said. Miss Hartley's blood type has not been determined. Animal Blood The district attorney also report- ed that a pool of blood found on a highway some 14 miles south of La Crosse was animal blood. And, he said, analysis has determined that two stained shirts left in a j Milwaukee railroad depot by a j his mind, however, and continued! nf on the flight to death. He was UP iale Or going to Los Angeles to record MANKATO, Minn. W! Sale of U. N. is Given Atrocities Report UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. The United States today formally asked the U. N. General Assembly to take up its charges that Com- munists in Korea committed atrocities against American and Allied captives. The request was contained in a letter from Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. The letter merely asked that the item be put on the agenda. It was not accompanied by an explana-' tory memorandum telling why. U. N. sources said they expected a meeting of the steering commit- tee Monday to decide whether to in municipal bonds, part American soldiers behind William Kapell played here as a issue approved in 'Red lines in Korea. Winona Community Concert artist, a recent city election, has been j xbe report documented with winter of 1942-43. was a up by opposition of Mayor E. blood curdling photographs and j touched off de- coming artist at that time. A. Hodapp. By Republican-Herald Staff Writer ALMA, youths, arrest- ed near Mondovi Thursday after- noon driving a stolen car, were turned over to Juneau County Sher- iff Ralph Purvis and Undcrsheriff Harvey Adams early this after- noon. The officers arrived here about 1 p. m. and left an hour later to return the pair to Mansion where they will face auto theft charges. One was armed with a German automatic pistol with one shell remaining in the chamber. The boys say they arc Richard Berg and David Krausc, both giv- ing their ages as 15, but Buffalo County Sheriff Glenn A. Davis said this morning he is confident that Krause is quite a bit older. Farmer Suspicious The youths were arrested late Thursday afternoon when a farmer became suspicious. They were ar- rested by Buffalo County Deputy Sheriff Carl Swain of Mondovi. Under intensive questioning this morning, the youths denied having been in La Crosse and claim they were in Chicago at the time of the disappearance of 15-year-old Evelyn Hartley. But the possibility that they may be connected with that case was not entirely ruled out by Buffalo County authorities today, Buffalo County Sheriff Davis, County Judge G. L. Pattison and Dist. Atty. Robert L. Smith of Mondovi questioned both youths ex- tensively Thursday night. Davis said this morning that "their stories just don't make sense" and cited conflicting statements by tha youths. Admit Stealing Car The boys admit stealing a car at Mauston. Wis., Wednesday night discarding its license plates and taking plates from a dealer's auto parked nearby, public and private figures for U.N. I Korean peace conference "absurd j Authorities say that the license action. a trick. absolutely iinac- i on the car was stolen at Baraboo. Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. announced the move last night, a little snore than 24 hours after the Army War Crimes Division issued its account of the torture, murder and starvation deaths of Reds Reject U. S. Plan for Korean Talks By SAM SUMMERLIN PANMUNJOM dfi Communist diplomats today called an Ameri- I can proposal for setting up the Lodge's terse announcement gave no indication, however, whether the United States would ask the Assembly to pass judg- ment and condemn those respon- sible for the killings. It said sim- ply: "The United States is placing on he agenda of the General Assem ceplable" and pushed preliminary j The boys say they got it from a talks deeper into deadlock. car at Mauston. Although the Red refusal was They say this is the only car less caustic than usual, they made it clear their answer was no to U. S. Ambassador Arthur Dean's plan to fix a time and place for the conference now and talk about composition later. they have stolen, but authorities in Juneau County r.aid today there are at least three and possibly four automobiles that have been stolen in eastern and central Wis- I consin since Monday. Cars have blv the United States Army resort i Unruffled by the Red rejection, j been listed as stolen from Kenosha, oi atrocrtes committoTYgahs Dean agreed to a Communist re- Sheboygan, Baraboo and Mauston. ion atiocmes fc was auto. views. The meeting recessed until I malic pistol inside his shirt when tomorrow. nc was arrested by Swain. Swain man were not stained with blood. Bosshard said police were work- ing on an "average a slug' yet their system drives them al-; knock down the billion-dollar so- ways to make new aggressive! cjal security tax increase which moves. Our timy will surely come." I becomes effective Jan. i: It is nearly 30 years since this! Georsc, senior Democrat on the Sin g which occurred in Madison man cooliy expelled the Commu- j tax-handling Senate Finance Com- I last Friday under similar circum- nists from the It isJmittee, said in an interview it! stances. The Madison assailant, j getting on for 1'u years since the would'be "less than fair" to per-1 who slugged a woman with a black- j Japanese attacked, in order to sons jn low-income brackets to let i Jack entered through a basement! forestall this man's unification of the increase stand while income window of a house in a newly de-1 China. It is nearly four years since iax rates go clown. veloped section of town and a light he fled from the mainland, leav-i -rne net result, he said, would i colored car was reported seen in ing his iifcwork in ruins behind j bo a bigger tax load on "the little i the area at that time. Those cir- Smoke Rises from the wreckage of a British airliner, crashed on a hillside near Half Moon Bay, just 18 miles south of San Francisco, where 19 persons died at the end of a long journey from Australia. Among the dead was prominent U. S. concert pianist William Kap1 ell, soloist with the New York Philharmonic, returning from an Australian tour. All aboard were killed. Diplomats said any U. S. de- mand for condemnation of alleged war criminals almost certainly would run into bitter Communist The Communists insisted that! falled to fnsk the youth and drove composition of the conference be ifour mlles v''lth "le Palr toward decided before anything else. They I Mondovi before he shook them opposition and Russian counter i that Red China and North i have proposed that five Russia. India, Korea be invited here to answer the American charges. Bur- ma. Pakistan, and in on the conference. The Allies have stood firm so j. iic JTJiJUi iiuvc ouuuvi 111 j ii au The announcement came as the j far b thGJr ,an that the confer. Jnitcd States disciosed it will pre- United sent further evidence of Soviet complicity in Communist torture ences include only the nations which have fought in Korea, plus Russia if the Chinese and North to wring germ warfare "confes-1 Korcans jnvite ner sions" from captured Americans to AIeanwhile -tuhb'orn the U.N.'s 60-nation Political Com- -tuooorn, mittee. An American spokesman said the U. S, delegation will submit more statements from tortured GIs when it takes the floor in the debate, which is to resume today. Lodge's swift reaction to the atrocity report caught his associ- ates by surprise. American experts went into an immediate huddle to write an explanatory memoran- anti-Red Korean War prisoners broke an- other, longer deadlock by agreeing to listen to Communist efforts to persuade them to come home. Lt, Gen. K. S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of the prisoner repatri- ation commission, said the first 500 of Koreans will meet Red interviewers Saturday, ending a two-week holdout that threatened the entire Communist persuasion dum telling the U. N. why they I Program _ thought the recort should be'placed I The unyieldm on the Assembly's agenda. Anti-Red POWs To Attend Interviews Air Force Claims Speed Record With Jet at 755 m.p.h. Red stand on the peace conference discussions did not seem to mar Dean's optimism. down. Krause said he found the auto- matic pistol along "a highway." At one time he said the pistol was found wrapped in a towel, and an- other time in a paper sr.ck. His companion claims he did not know Krause had the gun until Krause flourished the weapon while they walked along a country road. In La Crosse? Krause denied any knowledge of the La Crosse kidnaping. He told authorities he had not even heard about it. Borg said he had know- ledge of it, but denied the youths were at all involved. j Both youths said at one time or i another they had been in La Crosse this week, but subsequently denied jit. I Both boys say they left Chicago Monday night hitchhiking. Krause claims they do not know the roi'te they took out of the city. Berg says he believes they fol- lowed Highway 12 generally north He told newsmen after the 1 2nd Wisconsin. minute session that despite the j They sajd they nitcnniked Mon- lack of progress at this fifth meet- and slept at nignt PANMUNJOM ....._. ...._______ Violently anti-Communist North Korean pris- him. Through all these vicissitudes, and a tax saving to others. cumstances fit the Hartley disap-1 oners have agreed to attend Communist interviews tomorrow, ending his ccuragejias failed him. j jiany persons: don't earn enough to pearance. la two-week holdout which threatened to wreck the Neutral Nations ke ror jncome taxes, but the More Rewards Offered j Repatriation Commission. big majority of wage earners must I Bosshard declared. "I wouldn't j "They are coming out tomorrow for explanations so they have pay social" security taxes to fi-! say this lead is so hot. just two j said Lt. Gen. K. S. Thimayya, Indian chairman of the nance the federal retirement and l similar cases." 'commission. Great It is reasonable to aamire such a man, and the current fashion is even to be sentimental aootit him There are not many alter all who death benefit program have never bowed their heads. There are not many who can be Rewards for information in the] Five hundred North Koreans are income tax rates un_ Hartley case climbed to 1 scheduled to move out of their dor cxjslinq u-iu down Thursday night when a St. Paul i compounds at 8 a.m. (6 p. m. EST cool in victory and still serene about 10 per cent on the first of the j newspaper offered SI, 000 for infor- i Friday) for interviews with Red OOlPat. nl a II if Kai-SilCK. D6 V OIK! T-U _ j ___ __: _ __ ...i _ ___u j. ___ ___ defeat. Chiang Kai-shek, beyond i is one of the great men of; expjres thc same tjme_ j Jan. 1 is also leading to a solution. explainers who will try to persuade our time. Those dcnv his Most automobiles on the streets them to return home. Another 500 sreatness are fools or worse. when of this Mississippi River town of are to be interviewed in the after- i social security taxes are- due to bore stickers today proclaim- noon. nations. But they asked for time At today's meeting, Dean sug- gested the dispute over admission of nonbelligerent might be tossed LOS ANGELES I.-P1 -The Air j to the corifcrence itseU. Force claimed today to have j But ne repeated that he is will- wrested back from the Navy the to excnange vicws on composi- world speed record for level flight. Col. F. K. Pete Everest, 33, of Edwards Air Force Base, flew a North American Super Sabre 754.98 m.p.h. Thursday over a 15- kilometer (about 9 miles) course along the Salton Sea. His top speed with a tail wind was 767.276 m.p.h. and he bucked the wind coming back at 742.684 m.p.h. 753.4 ing there was "generally a better roadside. They said they attitude in the discussions. the car Wednesday night. tion if agreement first is reached on a time and place. WEATHER FEDERAL FORECAST Winona and Vicinity Fair to- night and Saturday. No important Low to- rn, p.fl. by Navy Lt. Cmdr. James r ti ____ j _. to talk fellow prisoners into at- 1 v'erdir. "of "Patuxent, earlier tending. The commission chairman said he was notified Thursday night t that the men were ready to start! Saturday morning. rfU 4 4 lUACS die UUU IU JU.UUU uuic SUCAC13 LUUil Y JJlUUldJJll- i liUUll. i c h-1S hi h, Tn i UP present l'-i to 2 per ing, "My Car Is 0. proving The Koreans' decision to attend I The NNRC promptly notmed the each OI1 2nd em-i they had been inspected for stains i the interviews peacefully repre- Commumst and UN commands lemcmber that the weaknes this man helped to bring upon him and his people, God knows, American policy in (Conlinued on Page 17, Column 5) will bring in about a billion dollars j been taken away, was launched leaders indicated two days ago by filling station attendants. The sented a. solid personal triumph The Treasury has estimated this i campaign, calculated to reach all'for patient Gen. Thimayya. total increase, from 3 per cent to cars here in a hunt for a vehicle He told newsmen that after cays per cent on a worker's earnings, I in which Miss Hartley might have of delicate negotiations the POW AL50PS I more a year. [Thursday. they were willing to attend expla- that explanations would be held for the first time since Oct. 16 at 8 a.m. Saturday. These will be the first North Koreans to meet the Reds since the explanations started Oct. 15, this month in an F4D Skyray over a three kilometer course. 2 Burned in Milwaukee Tannery Explosion Die MILWAUKEE of three persons burned in an explosion at a tannery died Thursday at a Mil- waukee hospital. They were Mrs. Anna Jeffery, 60, and Julio Gonzales, 26. They agreed that they got the car stuck in the sand Wednesday night on a side road and that a trucker pulled them out. Drawing the interest of au- thorities, was the fact that Krause said he threw his doth- ing out of the car somewhere in central Wisconsin and donned clothes which he said he took from a deserted house. Berg said, however, that Krause never changed clothes during the trip, Asked where they were headed, both youths said, they were going night 42, high Saturday 64. to Ely, Minn., where they had in- LOCAL WEATHER tended to visit Krause's grand- Official observations for the 24 mother. Asked her name, Krause hours ending at 12 m. today: I said he didn't know. Maximum, 66; minimum, 48; j Later however, he said she had noon, 65: precipitation, none; sun i just remarried and added that her sets tonight at sun rises to- morrow at AIRPORT WEATHER (No. Central Observation) Max. temp. 66 at a.m. to- name formerly was Mrs. Ida Maki. Claim to Be Students Krause says he is a student at Steinmeti High School in Chica- go. Berg said he is a student at day. Low 48 at a.m. today, i Schurz High School, also in Chica- Skies clear, visibility 15 miles. go. Wind from south at eight miles per Buffalo County authorities said hour. Barometer 29.83 failing and j both boys have obviously been ly- humidity 46 per cent. I ing.