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Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1950, Winona, Minnesota Cloudy Tonight, Local Showers Wednesday VOLUME 50, NO. 122 FIVE CENTS PER COPY WINONA, MINNESOTA, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 11, 1950 EIGHTEEN PAGES 60-TON RUSSIAN TANKS CRACK U. S. UNE School Board Increases Budget But Holds Line on Tax Levy Asked For Next Year Higher By Gordon Holte With costs of public school oper- ation soaring to a record high, the Winona board of education Monday night drafted a record-shattering tax budget for the next fiscal year. But, despite the fact that the proposed budget of expenditures for school purposes is nearly DOO higher than the budget drafted a year ago, Winona taxpayers Will not be called upon to shoulder a substantially heavier tax burden to support the increase in costs of Bchool administration. Acutely conscious of a touchy tax situation here, the school bqard coped with spiraling budget re- quirements by agreeing to forego a sizable cash balance at the end of the fiscal year in an effort to hold the line on local tax levies. So while total expenditures for school purposes for the next fis- cal year will be up about seven per cent, the local special school tax for the general school fund will be Increased only three per cent. That increase was written into the draft simply to make up the reve- nue deficit of delinquent taxes. Special School Tax In all. a total of will be levied through the special (school tax for the general school fund during the next fiscal year. This compares with a tax set -last year while the remainder of the revenue for the general fund will be obtained! from grain and mortgage and federal aids and miscel-J laneous revenue sources. In addition to drafting the tax budget for the general'school fund, the board last night voted to levy ten-mill tax for- the school build- ing sinking fund for another year. It was over the matter of the Mnking fund levy that the board of education has come to grips with the city council the past two years. Sinking Fund Levy cation proposed that the sinking Radar Equipment And Trucks for mobile use are shown on the deck of the Aircraft Carrier Boxer during loading operations at the Alameda Naval Air station in California. Lieutenant William. O. Andrews of New Orleans, La., right, is supervising the loading. (A.P. WJrephoto to The Repub- lican-Herald.) Draft Boards Ready to Call Men Minnesota Expected To Supply 400 Of National Quota By The Associated Press Draft machinery to produce 000 recruits asked for by the Ar- my was in motion today. The calls (were expected to include 400 from Minnesota and about an equal! number from Wisconsin. j Meanwhile in Washington mill-1 tary leaders sought ships to carry! already trained troops to back the defense of southern Korea against invading Communists. The Army said it is studying the possibility of opening induction centers to handle the draftees as well as the flow of volunteers yes- terday's call-up is expected to pro- duce. Army officials explained, howev- er, that induction centers may not 3e necessary, unless the enlist- ment volume increases consider- ably. I Beady to Go Colonel Lloyd E. Lilygren, Min- nesota selective service director, said, however, no official word had been received as to the number i of Minnesota draftees to be called] nor the induction date. "We are ready to go as soon as get the he said. Bridges Booed For Opposition To Korean Aid Department of Health Plan Beaten in House By William F. Arbojrast to a call of "no socialized medicine." Congress has killed President Truman's plan to create a department of health, education and security. The death blow to Mr. Truman's proposal that could have made j San Francisco HarryjOscar Ewing a cabinet member was dealt yesterday by the House. opposition to his own By 249 votes to 71 it passed a resolution vetoing the proposal to s cii balked at the proposal and sug-l Bested that the levy be set at two mills until such a time as the Bchool board actually was prepar- ed to begin school construction. While the council is authorized to veto a school board budget, the board Is granted power under its charter to override the council ve- to by a three-fourths vote. After an extended exchange between the five- night. fist fights broke up the meeting of local 10. Interna- tional Longshoremen's and Ware- housemen's union, and prevented a vote on the anti-Communist re- we "All the machinery has been set up." According to the director, each! of 131 draft boards in the state! will be given an allotment, to be furnished from the oldest men in the draft ages of 19 to 25. If suf- ficient men in the 25-year group are not available, the difference will be made up from among the 24-year-olds. WSconsin's share of the inductees also will be about 400 men, Bentley Courtenay, Wiscon- sin director of selective service, reported. Both Minnesota and Wis- consin are expected to supply two per cent of the inductees called for service. Four Divisions on Tap The Army now has four train- ing divisions I to tap Black Arrows Show Route of North Korean invaders who are driving U. S. and South Korean forces back to Kum river, last major defense line (Jagged line) before Taejon, South Korean Provision capital. (A.P. wlrephoto to the Republican-Herald.! REPORTER AT FRONT Prisoners Slain By Korean Reds By William R, Moore Near the Front in Korea I saw two dead American soldiers j Enemy Bridges is a member of become a cabinet officer had Con- fgress not rejected the reshuffling. transfer all agencies of the Federal Security agency to a new department of health, education and security. Major agencies involved were the Social Security administration, the Office of Education and the Public Health service. Ewlns heads the FSA, and was generally believed to be in line to "e h< the local. Angry rightwing longshoremen booed thier international president as he led the opposition. The reso-j lutlon had been offered by Phil) No Senate action is required. The reorganization law permits either branch of Congress to nullify a re- of thiVeal. T The resolution condemned North i voted 6 to 3 against the 1 all war cargoes, I organization plan but the Floods Menace New Areas In Nebraska Ord, the Ninth infantry at behind them. This was Communist North Korea's answer to the plea of the Inter-. national Red Cross for humane treatment of prisoners in Korea's civil! Infiltrating Reds Cause Confusion Behind Lines Aerial Gunners Pound Reds Moving to Front Korean troops, led by monster 60-ton Russian made tanks, cracked the Amer- defense line today Jn Southern ,'Korca, U, S, troops fought desperately to stem the onrushing Commun- ists before they reach the Kum river, last major defense line nor'h !of Taejon. i The hupe tanks roared out of an early morning fog, crushing U. S. imachine gun and light artillery positions. Behind them, Red troops a division strong pressed the attack. North Koreans who had infiltrat- ed American lines during the night in civilian clothes, created confu- sion. In Korea, an American field Iheadouarlers spokesman said Communist pressure wus "being jexerted all along our front line." More Atrocities The battle raged between Chontit land Cliochiwon, 20 air miles north of Taejon. The spokesman said it j still "was fluid." An unofficial re- port reaching Tokyo said Ameri- cans had fled from Chochiwon. General MacArthur's communi- que, which is usually 12 to 24 (hours behind field reports, said forces. .are contlmi- jing their action to stabilize the situation by Stopping the North Ko- rean offensive above the Kum riv- ver." It was issued et a.m. Reports of new North Korean (atrocities mounted. A check of jfront line accounts showed 18 TJ.S. 'soldiers had been shot through the 'head after their hands were bound j behind them. :in Washington the Defense de- partment ssid ten U. S. tanks had been destroyed and two disabled in Korea.) Communist activity on the east coast increased, the announcement Isald, "although it still remains on 'a relatively small scale." strength was reported near TJtchin, an east about 125 miles north war. Fort Dix, N. J., the Tenth infan- Third armored division at Knox. Ky. Army officials said that an Genera! MacArthur has ordered United Nations troops fighting in warfare. Major General Chung induction centers could be delay- Jed since Major General Lewis B. 'Hershey. director of selective serv- ice, said it would take about 60 days for his reactivated organiza- United States' By The Associated Press Flood waters menaced new areas in Nebraska today after striking damaging blows to crops and prop- the east central part of the two groups, a compromise mill levy was adopted by the board. Last year, the board hiked the I levy to ten mills and again strenuous objections from the council. The board refused to al-, ter its proposal however and' "We shall not loin in. ______ overrode the council veto to recognize any Communist dem-i was the first Truman Losses were estimated in thejofficjal ln tne Distrlct of Columbia" tablish the ten-mill figure ionstration or picket lines. lization plan beaten by the House.jmillions of dollars. I figured it would mean about 100 The ten-mill levy (he same fled [from the city of Washington, the one over the cil a tion to provide recruits the Army could start turning into soldiers. The call for men the Army said it wanted them "at the earliest possible date would in- dicate that few would be inducted in any one community on the first draft Arthur's instructions. The two soldiers lay just off a main road which carried the frantic traffic supplying front linej fighters. They had been there since Monday morning, I was toldj later by infantry officers at rear command posts: These officers said three Amerl- At McCoy Going To West Coast Planes Active The Fifth Air Force's light bom- bers supported' by B-29s attacked bridges, highways and railroads I with "excellent the com- jmunique said. Fighter planes ranged widely, jstrafing highways, bridges and rail- jroads with rockets and machine to support ground troops, the jgeneral's communique said. North Korean tanks, lunging out of a dawn mist, drove some Amer- icans from their frontline positions which were filled by Communist troops, field dispatches said. Private First Class, Edward ne passed by the school board impressing support for the iwenty m< %f pS. rr "lS K SE r it is sighted, j The provement program planned last week, and thus had In all. the President has sent r the next 15-year period, jbeen disposed of. Bridges' appeal reorganization plans to Congress :commu congressional j struck the towns of York, McCoolJdraft call goes as high as to death by North Korean: sequence of the board's war- Sandlm said the on Jul-v 31- unless lost their lives in the floods. ------knrt nnnnritmr, it drttort I waters Qf Wg river headed for Beatrice, a Sj'community of with a crest Lincoln School Sitp !from Sandin's ruling was defeatedjthis year. They were based in 25.5 feet eight feet above On April 1 of this vear 3 vote. jing degrees on stage predicted for Thurs- school building sinking fund had Tile fist-swinging started afterjof a bipartisan commission Families were moving furni- and" this amount prob-'olle then shouted: jby former President Hoover. jture .from homes in the path of ably will be swelled to about S4GI -i "A" lhe Commies should be! Republicans who led the flood waters. Farmers also 680.23 by April l. 1951'. From imo cars and sent'against the FSA reshuffling moving livestock to higher cans had been tied and shot inj i the head but I saw only the two! CamP McCoy, Wis. ThreeiSheese, of Terre Haute, Ind., said idles. .hundred men of the 34th Communists came "out of a (Yesterday, Lieutenant D. CJ1-81 combat team now with trees and everything else Gates, Joinerville Texas wil1 report to Camp them" as camouflage. uie uuy 01 wasnmzion ed seven American soldiers, by the end of next One high American officer said gonejtheir homes frcm'the floods which! General Hershey "a wSfaUf the behind, had been Camp stonemar, is the port "Probably a division of Red so- rail "f to death bv North Koreans. embarkation for the Philippines.idiers spearheaded the newest at- whether and Korea. itack. He said enemy tanks knock- three reported'today were some of' According to post commanderjed out some American machine jthose, or additional atrocities I Colonel Jacob J. Gerhardt. 200 gun and light artillery positions. Hand Bound 'men have been ordered to Camp Associated Press Correspondent Istoneman by July 31, and an- Tom Lambert, who telephoned the I found no one who 100 by August 25. They will'account, was not permitted to give Washing-ton President jthese slayings. Based on what replaced at Camp McCoy" by location. He said 11 tanks led Truman today signed a bill of the fighting at this from camp Carson jthe thrust, which shoved Amcri ing a combat Air Force Monday, the belief more becomes ef-jBeaver Crossing and Crete. Five (men he believes the men can'be must be subtracted thp tures for the purchase of the Lin-i lake." <Tule lake, Calif., fJUJtiui-Turuii-ucriJlit-i _ site and, other ex- ere Japanese nationals were in- lit was a direct conflict with Hoover the area lcoinmission recommendations. itemed during World War II.) coin school penses. The ten-mill levy, however, i would bring an additional or more during the year of April 1951 to March 31. 1D52 so that the amount in the sinking fund April 3, 1952 would total S581.680.23 sr-j cording to current board esi'.-j mates. i Expenses connected with the! construction of the Lincoln school] to get under way this fall! been estimated at S50C1.000 RO the board hopes to have a sink- ing fund balance of slightly more than April 1, 1952. As a matter of fact, the school board feels that a ten-mill levy may be necessary for the next 15 years to provide revenue for an ex- tensive school building program that will span the years of 1950- 1964 at an estimated cost of 096.000. Pay-As-You-Go According to the Winona school1 building survey report prepared! this spring for the board by the! bureau of field studies of the Un- iversity of Minnesota, a pay-as- you-go plan was recommended for' the building program. The survey pointed out ttiat thej entire program is predicated annual building fund receipts of 5125.000. "If the assessed valuation in- BARELY ENOUGH- the report states, the jack, fivc-month-old bear cub proceeds of the ten-mill tax also! 3t London Zoo. has learned hou" would increase. This might hasten, io get the most out of things. (Continued on Page 12, Column Here' after he licks SCHOOL BUDGET i ,._ spoon used fry ground. Flood dangers eased in north They based their opposition main-lcentral But overflows from jly. however, on their claim that the the and BIue rivers iplan was a broad step in the direc- Ition of socialized medicine and a 70-Group Air Force out over much lowland. Showers were forecast in parts1 authorizii of 70 groups but carrying no ap- propriation to finance it. Since group sizes are vari- able, there is no way of deter- mining how many planes are involved. Present Air Force strength is about 48 first-line groups. was held'col. lean troops out of positions the? generally that the soldiers, ridingj National Guard and reserve won in an earlier counterat- in a jeep in the morning training corps troops in sum-itack. suddenly found themselves only 20jmer training were inspected At least (.wo American tanks yards or so from a North Brigadier General Williarn'were knocked out by the Reds, tank. With the tank guns raised's. Bradford', chief of civilian com- Lambert said. mpon them, they jumped out training, and Major Gen-; A seesaw battle roared along i surrendered. Jonn B Couiteri deputy corr.-'lhe western front. Their bodies showed what hap-jmanding general or the Fifth ar- Good Air Support afterward. my. American and South Korean (move to build up Ewing politically, j of the flood area. One of the green-clad corpses; Among the first units of Organ-ground troops were getting sledge- jEwmg long has been a target of I Rain also was in prospect for provided from among those face downward, the other on ized ReserVists arriving early thisihammer support t.'ie heaviest of i congressional criticism because of j the northern plains, the central! trams who are 22 years of age or its side. Cloth bands about_ three jweek were men in 60 nondi'-jthe war from Allied aircraft. Ihis stand on public health and'and southern Rockies and in compulsory health insurance under i Pair weather was reported over federal supervision. Watch All-Star Game j other sections of the country, al- though much cloudy and foggy weather prevailed early today in the Middle Atlantic and New Eng- land states. The Pacific Northwest and north- ern New England- states were the The draft law permits drafting eacn American soldier of men 19 through 25 18-year-olds first aid kit' were tied must register but can't be drafted around the wrists of each North Dakota v J.OAWI.O.J UIIXLO u UJ J.11111U1S (111U I r carries in Wisconsin, and 550 men of the 85th led so tight- division from Indiana. Illinois, until to take Many Older Men Exempt since so many of the .24 and 25 year olds are exempted only areas reporting temperatures from the draft because of service below normal. They were above in World War U, the accent at the seasonal levels in the northern start will be on those who are 22 plains and the central and south- and 23 years old. ern Rockies and near normal over The to service will other areas. By Jerry I.iska Chicago The American leaguers took the lead for the first time, at 3-2, in the fifth inning of the 17rh all-star baseball game be-! 'ore 49.000 at Comiskey park to-i dav i After spotting the Nationals ai Angeles A six month'slsion. 2-1 lead in the second inning, theibinge on S19.000 in Navy funds-' The be issued, as in the last war, boards. wide, like visional units from Illinois and [General MacArthur said his planes knocked out 65 Communist tanks Mis-jand 190 trucks Monday'for a rec- Nebraska.iord single-day bag. total rth Ko- reans kept hurling armor-led pres- sure against American and South jKorean infantrymen in four major sectors siretcJjing' across a battle London The foreign 40 miles wide. they are 19) and the plan hands showed purplish brown. Wisconsin, Kansas and Wyoming.'' But despite an estimated fee the oldest eligibles first. the arms above the thongs much B }joss Oj 170 tanks, the Norti lighter. The gravel road at that point cuts through a small ridge. Below each approach to this small hill lie green rice paddies which stair- British Ambassador Talks With step deeply down to a small river. tonjght BrUain-s Thirty to 40 Red tanks were Two Russian-built tanks were said to have pushed through the morning fog to the top of this Five-Year Term Lieutenant i through the local draft i These now number 3.600. Hershey said he had no ideal After Disabled Tanks about the size and timing of fu-j i reached this hill late in the ture draft calls. He used aboard a tank retriev-l figure as a basis for an armored tank-like vehicle that pulls disabled tanks back to in Moscow had a second talk with i spotted speeding toward the Amer- Deputy Foreign Gromyko today Minister sector, about eight miles on a possible (north of the Kum river defense i-ds. ridge, retreating: after a hot settlement of the and 20 air miles north of iburned away the fog. conflict." ;U. S. headquarters at Taejon. An WEATHER Americans tallied one in the thirdjhas cost Lieutenant Bascom B. defense department said yesterday's call for was is- tentiary. [approved by President Truman off Starter Robin Roberts, of Phil-jBoaz five years in a federal peni- sued to meet the manpower ceiling adelphia and two in the fifth off Brooklyn's Don Newcombe. The American pair in the fifth came as No. 2 pitcher Bob Lemon of Cleveland walked, Larry Doby of. Cleveland got a scratch double over second base, and Ted Williams Boaz, 42, former paymaster of i last week. The exact figures that the Navy tanker Navasota, in the ceiling are still a the sentence calmly yesterday after secret. There is hope among offi- pleading- guflty to embezzlement, cialdom that volunteers will make He earlier had told the FJBi how [up a large part of the required he spent the in a dizzylnumber. Upswings in recruiting of the Boston Red Sox looped a'whirl through California, Nevadaiwere reported yesterday in a num single to right field. The score by innings: Nationals ...........020000 j Americans..........001 020 1. safety. Almost immediately the deadly] Crescendo of a fighter plane'sl; dive, which sounded as if it coming toward us, caused all; aboard to hit the ground. The! plane had another target stalled or damaged enemy tank. I FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity: American spokesman there said, [some of the Russian-made tanks were big 33-tonners. j This column of Red armor was iwide open for another aerial The Air Force said fly- weather was excellent, th'e crescendo of a fighter clouchness tonight and as vesterdav, when MacAr- TTcal showers new'315 sorties a by cooler Wednesday hi Th fi t appeara f Low tonight 64; high Wed- Red je, fjghters yesterday-three LorAt WFATRFR iRussian-built Yak-15's did noth- the land Utah with blonde Pearl Car-iber of cities across the nation; 33. She was not charged. in others, the number of applica- maKes It was a few hundred foot of the hill on ward Boaz admittedly rifled his snip's Isafe. the a front line. ;ft turn at irds from he side to-j The road I tions for enlistment was describ- (Continued on Page 13. Column 5.) (morrow at "si12 minfmuni 6" sald lhere were no air isets n-f S" -11 al- ed as normal. PRISONERS Additional weather on page 13. I (Continued on Page 8, Column 2.) I KOREA