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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Warmer Tonight; Partly Cloudy Wednesday VOLUME 50, NO 111 Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNb-FM WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, 1950 TWENTY PAGES U.S. SHIPS, PLANES TO AID PACIFIC LINE DRAWN AGAINST Contracts Let For Highway 35 Job Austin Gains 25% in Census, Count Low bidders for the reconstruction of Wisconsin highway 35 be- tween Fountain City and Bluff Siding and between Marshland andj Galesville was announced by the Wisconsin highway commission after aj bid opening at Madison this forenoon. Totaling nearly the bids covered only grading and bridge construction. At a later date bids for the surfacing of the highway Austin, Minn., has had a popula- will be opened. Uon of 4i728i or more than 25 Winona Keeps Sixth Spot in 30 Leading Cities Rochester, The city TODAY- Weapons Talk Can Harm U.S. By Joseph and Stewart AIsop Washington The "new weap- ons" propaganda Is reaching sin- ister proportions. Someone had better set down the honest facts before everyone becomes dream- ily deluded that the Western world can be cheaply defended with a few Buck Rogers-model atomic disintegrators. The current propaganda started In the first place, because of the ground forces' Jealousy'of the pub- licity accorded weapons-of-the-fu- ture of the rival Navy and Air Force. The Jealousy led, by the highway 35 through Centerville and squalid, familiar route, to the usu- al calculated leak about ground force achievements in the new weapons field. Perhaps the best comment Is the reported remark of the President, when he forbade official publication of the ground force claims. "Why the said Truman, "don't these guys pipe In the second place, the claims now being made are grossly misleading. One group of the alleged "new weapons" IK actually composed of old weapons, like the recoil-less gun, the shaped charge, the proximity fuse and the non- magnetic land mine, which ev- ery Informed student of de- fense problems has known about for years. Another group of these "new weapons" com- prises weapons like the nuclear for infantry and all the different varieties of guid- ed missile, which will not be ready for use In combat for a long time to come. Thus the "new weapons" propa- ganda is creating the illusion of revolution in tactics and strategy when no such revolution has as yet occurred. This is bad enough It is still worse, however, that this I The Winona contracting firm of Bigham cfc Dresser was low-bidder for the three bridges to be con- structed on the Fountain City-Bluff Siding link. Their bid was Nolan bete Bid A. T, Nolan Company, Minneapo- lis, was the low bidder for the five and one-half miles of grading be- tween Fountain City and Bluff Sid- ing. This project calls for the straightening of this sector of the highway and involves several big cuts and fills. The work will be similar to that done a number of years ago on the Minnesota side of the river in the construction of Minnesota highway 61. The Min- neapolis company bid for the work. The bid for the longer sector, that from the county line to Trempea- leau county near Marshland to Galesville, a distance of eight and one-half miles, went to I. H. Pertzsch, Onalaska contractor. This company's bid of this grading proj- ect, less difficult than that of the Buffalo county sector, was This Trempealeau county work involves the regrading of present on to Galesville. Curves .will be re- moved and grades reduced. The roadbed will be streamlined and widened. The work includes a num- ber of small bridges. In all, bids for worth of new construction was openedj by the Wisconsin highway commis- sion today. They included 27 proj- ects. In the project was six miles of grading on highway 95 in Jackson county. Plautz Brothers of WUlar'd, Wis., was low bidder for this project With a bid of Work was also let on highway 95 WU1H Wtti VtiOV vii eu in Clark county totaling for) 27. Fairmont per cent, in the last decade. This was revealed yesterday in preliminary figures from the 1950 census which were made public by the district census headquarters here. Austin's population now is compared with in 1940. Albert Lea also has had a sub- stantial growth, now boasting people compared with in 1940. Freeborn county, of which Albert Lea is the seat, grew from in 1940 to at present. Mower county, of which Austin is the seat, has people, as against ten years ago. The ranking of the 30 largest cities in the state and their 1950 populations follow: 1. Minneapolis, 2. St. Paul, 3. Duluth, 4. Rochester, 5. St. Cloud, 6. WINONA, 7. Austin, 8. St. Louis Park, 9. Mankato, 10. Richfield; 11. Hibbing, 12. Faribault, 13. South St. Paul, 14. Moorhead, 15. Albert Lea, 16. Fergus Falls, 17. Brainerd, 18. Virginia, 19. Robbinsdale, 20. Red Wing, 21. Owatonna, 22. Bemidji. 23. Edina, 24. Willmar, 25. New Ulm, 26. Columbia Heights, construction and for bridges. Work on highway 35 is expected to get under way in July unless difficulty is experienced in getting the governor's approval of the work. One-Year Draft Extension Bill Agreement 28. West St. Paul, 29. St. Peter, 30. Cloquet, Washington Senate-House propaganda also masks one of the! conferees today voted .a one year major scandals of the American defense effort, which is the slow- ness of new weapons research and. development by all three servtees! In his admirable book. Dr. Van- nevar Bush bitterly hinted at .this scandal. The Army Ordnance, for example, long neglected the adap- tation to antitank uses of the re- coil-less gun and shaped charge, both of which existed at the end of the second war. If this adapta- tion has now at last been made, as claimed, it has been made late. extension of the President's exist- ing power to draft young men. The agreement, which must be ratified by both chambers, also would empower the President to or- der the National Guard and all re- serves to immediate active duty. The Senate-House group obvious- ly acted because of the tense Ko- rean situation. They junked previous restrictions Because of' the delay, the new an- voted by the Senate and House upon titank weapons are not yet authority to induct ficiently perfected. JKence, and votecj out a one year extension of existing draft powers. Senator Byrd one of the conferees, told a reporter that the previously deadlocked lawmak- ers had quickly Agreed today that scale orders cannot be placed with- in a reasonable time, unless re- search and development are great- ly stepped up. In the case of the real nov- elties, like guided missiles, the picture is immeasurably worse. Only about a year is currently being In- vested in all the different guid- ed missile projects of the three services. No field of research and development is more vast, more complex, or more expen- sive. Hence progress has been so slow that the first experi- mental mass firing of the first true, supersonic guided missile will not occur for at least five years. Nor will this'delay be overcome by the botching that the sen-ices are now indulging in. such as the substitution of sub-sonic t u r b o-prop power plants In missiles needing sn- personlc speed for fall effec- tiveness. In short, the facts about the new weapons are far from justifying us in putting off the great intensifica- tion of defense effort demanded by the worM situation. On the con- trary, a great intensification of the defense effort will provide us with these new weapons at the (Continued on Page, 3, Column 6) ALSOP this was no time to have the world think there was a dispute here over such a matter. Previously the House had voted a two year extension of the peace- time draft act requiring registration of young men 18 through 25 years. It retained in the hands of Con- gress the authority for inductions or actual drafting. 3 Red Wing Men See 'Flying Saucer' Red Wing, Minn. Three Red Wing men said today they have seen one of the "flying saucers" the U. S. Navy says do not exist. The three are Oscar Hallqulst, op- erator of the Hi-Park Dairy, and two of his employes, Willard Rochen and Virgil Nelson. They said they sighted the object at 7 a. m. today. It was oblong in shape but said they couldn't esti- mate its size because it was1 so high. They said they watched it for several minutes. It seemed to stand almost motionless for a time and then disappeared swiftly. Key Points points in the Far Pacific policy an- nounced today by Preiident Truman: 1. U.S. air and sea forces to rive the Korean government troops cover and support. 2. The Seventh fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa. 3. The Chinese government on Formosa to cease all air and sea operations against the main- land. 4. U.S. in the Philip- pines to be strengthened and military aid speeded up. 5. Military aid for France and the associated states in Indo- China to be stepped up and a military mission to be sent to work with the Indo-China forces. The United States will con- tinue to uphold the rule of law. President Truman, looking grim, walks from the White House to his temporary "home" at Blair House across the street in Washing- ton this morning after his conference with diplomats, military and congressional leaders on the Korean situation. He told them he had ordered U. S. men and arms to the aid of Invaded U. S.-sponsored South Korean Republic. The President is flanked by secret service men.
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