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   Winona Republican-Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1950, Winona, Minnesota                              Fair, Rather Coo! Tonight and Tuesday Baseball Tonight p. m. KWNO-FM VOLUME SO, NO. 133 FIVE CENTS PER COPY W1NONA, MINNESOTA, MONDAY EVENING, JULY 24, T950 SIXTEEN PAGES Reds Attack Along 150-Mile Front I Invasion of Quemoy Under WayJealous Suitor Admits Snooting Emergency Tax Boost Studied In Washington Truman Discusses Immediate Levy To Cut Inflation Washington President Tru- man discussed with Congressional leaders today the advisability of an immediate, emergency tax in- crease on both individual incomes and business firms. House Speaker Rayburn (R.- Texas) told reporters after the White House conference that the matter was "still in the conversa- tion stage." But in any case a long-range taxi bill, possibly including an excess profits tax, is likely to be takeni up later in the year or early next year, Rayburn said. Rayburn said the idea of an im- mediate, emergency tax rise would be discussed by Secretary ot the Treasury Snyder and the chairmen of the appropriate Senate and House committees in the near ture. He said such "interim" legisla- tion, as he called it, would be in- tended to take up "some of the immediate slack" in government financing arising from the propos- ed huge increase in military spend- ing. Rayburn mentioned no figure in talking of the possible emergency Chinese Reds _ Reported at fountain In for Attack Preston, jealous suitor from Lanesboro turned on the girl I jhe claimed to be "madly in love with" Sunday night, shot her several i [times, dragged her to a field and then pleas for mercy.! South Korean, U. S. Troops Repulse Drive Defenders Hold Taejon-Yongdok Battleground By The Associated Press Nationalists Confident of Holding Island By Spencer Moosa. Taipei, defense Lying near in a state of a Rochester hospital} Tokyo North Korean in- ,__._ _. jvaders were attacking today all Jalong a 150-mile Iront f-om Tae- ijon eastward to the nl town jof Yongdok, but "continued to be jrepulsed" by American and South iKorean defenders, General MacAr- jthur's headquarters reported to- Preston, statement Field dispatches described two assaults on separate is 25-year-old Shirley Knutson, Fountain township resident. I Meanwhile Fillmore County Sher- iiff Donald L. Cook is holding Ray- Randall, 25, of Lanesboro charge in the county jail outcome of wounds suffered by the girl. Randall admitted the shooting in a statement signed this morning, according to Sheriff Cook. He1 had Statement been working the past two months on the Knutson farm three miles i uii me Aiiui'ouij laiiii mice jiiiica ministry spokesman said today o{ Fountain on mghway Tllim VlPF nf 'innVc Tuern a i ert These Heavy American Tanks mounting 90 MM. guns are being readied for transportation to the South Korean battlefront after arriving at Pusan, major port of southeast Korea. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) number of junks were approaching (52. Quemoy island under cover of a1 'Condition Grave and Chinese Communist artillery bar-1 Authorities at Rochester describ- rage. ied the girl's condition as "extreme-, It may be the long expected bad" and said she was in a state! vasion attempt against the shock. I alist held island used as a blockade! Critical gun wounds were inflict-1 base against the Reds. jecj in her back, injuring the spinal) bill. 34 Killed in Crash Minnesotan Of Guardmen's Korean Battle The spokesman said Nationalist forces on Quemoy, just off the mainland port of Amoy, were ade- quate to meet the expected Bed at- tack. He said they would be sup- ported by locally assigned Nation- alist air and naval units. Communist artillery began bom- cord, in her hand and chest, the] hospital reports. She is also suf-i ferine from a superficial injury to her forehead. Randall told the sheriff he had been "keeping company" with the girl for about a year and a half. He said he learned Saturday that jbarding the town of Guanau on sne w-as gomg on a date to Roches. northeast coast, at 11 with another man. ra. Sunday. Rancjall said he "just couldn't At the Capitol, hearings began on the administration's general home Iront economic program. Allocation Powers Banking committees of the Sen- ate and House called for public examination of the broad powers asked by the Truman administra- tion to control and allocate steel, rubber, and a long list of otherj materials. j For the present there were no! plans to slap on the price and wage controls used during World War n, but some lawmakers thought this should be done. W. Stuart Symington was to pre- sent requests for the "defense pro- duction act of 1950" introduced last week after President Truman had informed Congress and th2 nation of his emergency plans Myrtle Beach, S. Air Force transport hurtled into swamp- land near here yesterday and ex- ploded into a blazing funeral pyre for 34 servicemen. The dead included '30 members" of the Tennessee Air National Guard, en route to Nashville from war games in this area. Pour Air Reserve crewmen were on the plane. Minutes after the C-46 climbed from the municipal airport here it plunged into the pine-spotted muckland. The servicemen were still within sight of the airport until) just before the ship crashed. I Touring, gasoline-fed "flames front yms dispatch jpushed would-be rescuers Tool Larnbert, Associated The spokesman said President Truman's July 27 request to halt air and sea operations against the Red mainland did not preclude the defense of Nationalist positions. Military Secret Asked whether there was effec- stand that." according to the sher- iff. The pair went for a walk about p.m. on the farm and Randall picked up his .22 calibre rifle from a parked truck which they passed, che sheriff said. In his signed statement Randall F.B.I. Ordered To Tighten Spy Detection Work Tru- Symington is chairman of today ordered the Fede'ral Bu- of Investigation to tighten its enforcement program against "es- pionage, sabotage and subversive activities." He called on citizens to set up after the last war to plan for mobilization of man- power. Industry and production In any emergencies. He had morning (Continued on Pace 8. Column 4) NEW TAX tlve co-operation between National- told of walking behind Shirley and ists and the United States Seventh her in the back once. Helpless, they watched the correspondent at the Korean assiSneci to safeguard Formosa tlqn. When the flames died, yesterdav how Red invasion, the spokesman! jacketed Army medical corpsmen clarence Lackner of Virginia Minn i replied: "That's a military secret." j participated in a 60-hour' battle! He hinted" Nationalist air and began removing the bodies. Late last night, they had recovered 25. The others were trapped in buried, charred wreckage. with a regiment of North Koreans led by 11 tanks. He escaped unhurt, Lambert re- ported. Bits of the big transport were flung in a. 100-yard circle. The wings were still further away. There were conflicting reports about the crash. Some said the plane I "Exhausted men of a 25th Divi- seemed to explode in midair. company sprawled in safety Lackner is a member of a 25th Division company now at the front. Here's Lambert's story: a pilot who flew over the Carolina swampland said the ship didn't blow up until it struck. At Nashville Sunday dinners were interrupted by a terse broadcast that a plane-load of homeward- bound Guardsmen had crashed. Families and sweethearts raced out to the Tennessee Air National Guard base. They some today after a 60-hour battle. Company Withdraws "The company was forced to withdraw from the hill it occupied but not until it had taken an enor- mous toll of the surging Reds. The company's job began last Thursday morning when it relieved another American unit on a South Korean South Korean units were on weeping, others white-faced silent. flanks. j "The company's A plane landed, bringing with itjfieht developed in returning Guardsmen. The broke. People ran to the plane. For' some there were tears and shouts first the intensive afternoon naval support would -not be given Quemoy if invasion develops with- out Washington's approval. The spokesman expressed doubt that a reported large concentration of Communist craft in the vicinity of Quemoy would pass the island for a direct attack on Formosa. "It looks as if Quemoy is going to be their he said. The Nationalist garrison on Que- moy is commanded by General Hujwas found by the sheriff and Mr. Lien, rated one of Generalissimo Knutson. "She fell over on her stom- he said In his statement. "After a bit she rolled over and I shot her in the forehead and several times in the hand. guess I must have shot Shir- ley about five times or Randall continued. "After this I dragged her in the! cornfield and left- her he! admitted. I The girl lay wound'ed in thisi field on the Knutson farm from the time of the shooting around p.m. until a.m. when she Chiang Kai-shek's most able com- manders. He inflicted a smashing defeat on the Reds last winter (Continued on Page 8, Column 5) CHINA Randall told the sheriff that Shir- ley had begged him to set a doctor. Walking a short distance from the (Continued on Page 3, Column 5) GIRL SHOT TODAY" Where Will Communists Strike Next? By Joseph and Stewart Alsop Washington The Soviet rulers! are now clearly faced with an) enormously tempting opportunity, j This is to start another drive, pat-( t.erned on the aggression in Korea.! while the West is still and while the inadequate conven- ower of the United Bive the F.B.I, all possible help. Of joy. When the last of the return- In a statement, Mr. Truman said ing planes landed, people took up he has asked all law officers, both their vigil there and at the state federal and state, to report Infor- j capitol. many were told thejr maton on spying, sabotage andiloved ones were dead subversion to the FB.I. where it with them was Mrs Mary M can be "sifted out and correlated." He added: "I suggest that all patriotic or- ganizations and individuals likewise jreport all such information relat- ing to espionage, sabotage and sub- versive activities to the Federal Bu- reau of Investigation in this same manner." French President Demands Army to Fight Aggression nest of 15 Americans on the right flank. 'They used practically nothing but automatic weapons, which real- ly can spit a sergeant re-, ported. "We were temporarily back- ed off our hill for about ten min- utes.' Brown, a widowed mother from clarence Lackner of burban Antioch. She sat outside the Virginia, Minn., went back to in- adjutant general's office with He reported, 'There's not __, i mnTQ r no n I-IT- i-rnnb-i- nn sons. They were called into the general's office. There they were told that Corporal Emmett Clifton Brown, the youngest son, was aboard the crashed plane. Corporal Brown, 19, finished high school this year. There were 33 other similar messages. than two or three Imprison Reds, Legion Demands commanders of the American Legion adopted unanimously yesterday a resolution calling for imprisonment of any person who supports or sponsors subversive acts against the government. there.' I The resolution was adopted at a conference summoned by National the other sergeant report- Commander George N. Craig of Brazil, Ind., who called on the Legion'sl was midnight." ed, 'we took the hill again.' jthree million members to campaign Reds Harassing jf0r "immediate enactment.of uni- "Tne Reds continued to harass j versa! military training legislation." the company all Lackner Lewis K Gough of Pasadena, said. 'A heavy rain Friday added tojcalif., head of the California de- its troubles Saturday morning the presented the imprison- critically wounded the Fountain township girl Sunday. Sheriff Donald L. Cock, Preston, released the statement, which fol- lows in full: "My name is Raymond Ran- dall. I am 25 years old. I am the son of Mr. Laif Randall of Lanesboro. I am one of ten children. I was born on a farm near Mabel, Minn. I don't re- call the year or the date. I only had about four years of rural school. Since leaving school I have worked on farms in the vicinity of Lanesboro and have also done several odd jobs around town, such as for Mrs. Ed Schmidt, who operates the hospital in Lanesboro. "I have gone with Shirley Knutson of Fountain township for the .past year and a half. As a matter of fact, I have been working for her dad on their place since the early part of June, 1950. I was very much in love with Shirley. Last Sun- day I went to Lanesboro and was drinking beer. Along about that evening Shirley and her dad drove down and got me for I was supposed to go out to the farm and do the chores. "I had overheard Shirley say that she had a date with a young man and that they were going to Rochester. This kind of news I could not stand, for I was very jealous of her. "About that same night Shirley wanted me to walk up to the highway with her, which I did. However, I walked be- hind her'and when we got to the truck which was parked on the driveway, I got my .22 rifle and I shot Shirley in the back. "She fell on her stomach. After a bit she rolled over and I shot her in the forehead and several times In the hand. I guess I must have shot Shirley about Sve times or so. "After this I dragged her in the cornfield and left her there. She asked me to go and get a doctor for her so I hiked up to the highway and ditched the rifle near a schoolhouse. "After this I hiked to Foun- tain. I then asked Cordie Knudtson to give me a ride to Lanesboro. I guess we got there about p. m. I then went to my brother's place in Lanes- boro and told him about it. "After this I hiked up to the Lanesboro hospital and told Mrs. Schmidt to call a doctor for her, I guess by this time it !Reds attacked early, first feinting the Army rescuers that she saw two I' men parachute from the falling j head- plane. But she said they dropped ed lhe company s lull. Five lineo the blazing wreckage. into report couldn't be verified. iAt ihe same time about a regiment Captain W. P. Birm- Ol Koreans poured off three Will the men in the cumb to this temptation? If where? The most knoivledfrable of the State department's team of Russian experts arc now anx- iously searching for possible answers to these questions. They arc inclined to make two basic, but wholly tentative as- sumptions. Bar Le Due, France if} I Shaw Field in Sumter', S. C., Present Vincent already recovered were to Red 111 uft TIJJ I wnt-ilrt f Li y liltiliCU V cl tjQ UilCii IIJ1Q called for "definite orgatuza-'mutilated. i ff TniD n -rt LCi orgat. tion" of an international army! The task of clearing the area! "j against aggresssion. jcontinued today. ''i In his first public statement on! [the Korean war. Auric! hailed "the building, however late, of the in-j ternational army so long demanded by France." "France asks now a definite or-, ganization of that army as an jment of order and security for all peoples." he declared. Speaking at ceremonies honoring! j World War I President Raymond] The first is that the Soviet rulers jPomcare. Auriol said France will Washington Senator Taft me lust is uuti, uie ____ fR.-Ohio) savs the nation must re- "Then the Red tide rolled for- ing said: ment resolution. The resolution's text was: "Re- solved, 'that any person who know- ingly aids, abets or assists or in any way practices implementation of a subversive policy of a nation bent upon destruction of our gov- ernment by violence or other means be subject to imprisonment as a criminal.' Craig's announcement of a cam- paign for universal military train- Taft Asks Tax Boost for War iward. For about two and a half i hours there was savage j fighting." The American [withdrew and Lambert reported .that "The tired men who got jdo not look defeated." Lackner was among teem. "Universal military training is ieast; expensive and most ef- fective national security measure company later we can aflopt. The cost of univer- out Chicago Woman P' next ten or 15 years and we should k I C "hers from'breaSng taxes now to pay the 13U LlaiTQ be forced to abandon vital first he fnr tions without general war. The sec-'" ls necessary to stop an aggres-j Taft ond is that the Kremlin will if Dos-isor who- by refusing mediation. new immediately taxes on Eau Claire, Chicago to meet avoid the use of t nf fhp himself to the stigma of what he estimated may be between TT __ clAAAAnnnAAn con nAA AAA Ann tnif, the U.N. it is first necessary to and and an occupa-i added annual defense costs. woman was killed and a Minne- of danger are now being scrutin- ized. apolis girl hurt in an automobile collision on highway 12, 34 miles _____ ________ _________ ______ [east of here about 8 a. m. Sunday. The new taxes also will drain off! Killed was Mrs. Alvilda Aggressors, Auriol declared, must! excess buying power. Taft said in! 51. She was a passenger in a car sal military training can never break us. Its adoption will make us." The Legion commander called also for reduction of all govern- ment expenditures not concerned with national security. He said the Legion would set an example by, dropping for the present its sup- iport of new pension and bonus I laws. "The American Legion as of now throws overboard for the duration of the present crisis its advocacy of any new veterans pension leg- islation." said Craig. "Also, for the duration We shall support no bonus bills." Craig also said the Legion would 4 tack on Indo-China, Burma, For- mosa, or Korea itself. The experts point out that aggression by the Chinese Commuiilsts at any one of these four points would almost certainty involve Uiem in the i Aggressors Auriol declared must1 excess buying power. Taft said She was a passenger in a car Craig also said tne Legion would ibe made to understand "not broadcast with other lawmakers I driven by her husband. Fred, 63. Heiast for additional benefits or freedom is alwavs bound to yesterday. Iwas unhurt. (extensions under the G. I. bill of in rugged south-central Ko- rea. A third Red column had slither- ed down the west coast to KwanR- (ju, near the southwest tip of Ko- jrea in a broad flanking threat. Dispatches from the front late [last night said Red pressure jmounted steadily nil day against (American lines astride trie Taejon- Yongdong highway, while 20 to 30 .miles northeast another drive was Jin progress, pronging out along jthree roads. i On the Yongdong front. A.P. [Correspondent Hal Boyle reported JRed infantry at one time got be- hind advanced American positions land threw up a mortar-backed jroad block. i This serious threat was cleaned out in two hours with the aid of American tanks and artillery, Boyle reported. North and northeast of Yong- dong, a force identified as the North Korean Second infantry di- vision pushed its three-speared at- tack on other American positions. One Second division column ireached Poun, 22 miles north of JYoagdong' and 35 miles northwest the rail-highway hub of Kum- chon. American planes and ground troops were credited with knocking out five of the eight tanks lead- ing about 700 Red infantrymen near Poun. i The two other columns of the Red second division were reported 15 miles and 20 miles northeast jof Poun on iuo rugged mountain (trails that wind southward west of the town of Hamchang. General MacArthur's press re- lease early Tuesday also said a South Korean division withdrew from miles farther northeast of Hamchang "to more tenable positions" two miles south of Yongju. Counter Attack Stops Reds A savage U. S. first Cavalry Di- vision counter-attack stopped an :arlier Red thrust along the moun- tain highway leading to Yongdong. An expected second Red attack in this sector failed to materialize in ,he afternoon. In the early thrust at the First 'Cavalry, the Reds kicked off with i tanks, then shot their infantry at (American lines. The fresh cavalry- jraen went to close quarters with jthe Reds and beat them back in la one hour and 15 minute rough (and tumble fight. j Fighters and bombers went out at dawn Monday to support the U. S. ground troops. B-29. Superforts struck in clear weather at Communist transport lines. They dropped 80 tons of bombs on-bridges and roads lead- ing to the Teajon front. The Fifth Air Force moved its advance base from southern Jap- an to Korea. Already it has at least two fields in operation. This means shorter runs and more time over the battlefront for U. S. fight- er planes. The U. S. counter-thrust develop- ed after a Communist tank attack along the mountainous, winding Taejon-Yongdong highway was stopped Sunday. That attack was unsupported by Red infantry. The North Korean's tank-led in- fantry assault near Taejon today :was driven back in a rolling, tum- bling mountain fight. The Ameri- cans gained more ground than had been yielded previously. News of the aerial and artillery- supported assault was tempered by General MacArthur'.s report of a buildup of North Korean Com- munist troops in "considerable on the southwestern, western and central fronts. The enemy's sweep down the (Continued on Page 3, Column 4) KOREA Iwin in the long run but that this jtirne collective measures will be taken from the first day. I "This is the reason why we feel jhappy that the TJ.N. did not giv? (way this time before the blackmail jof the 'fait accompli1 (accomplish- fact) and has pledged its will to (Continued on Page 3, Column 6) insure respect for the given word ALSOP land for world security." yesterday. The Senate G.OP. policy com- mittee chairman saw "a new 'nor- mal' condition in which about 20 per cent of our national produc- tion will be devoted to sustaining partial mobilization." This, he said, is something "which we must accept as permanent, for we don't know when the Russians are going to strike." The second car. driven by John VFohlrabe, 24, 1905 PiUsbUry ave- nue South, Minneapolis, carried five other young people. Miss Mary Lou Borlough, 19, 4142 Thirtieth avenue South, Minne- apolis, suffered a fractured pelvis. rights except to make the bill ap- plicable to those cow fighting in Korea. State Legion commanders adopt-1 ed unanimously a resolution call- ing for congressional action to as- sure veterans of Korean fighting She is in Sacred Heart' hospital full benefits for themselves and de- here in good condition. The others pendents in event of injury or suffered minor hurts. 'death in the fighting. rt Solid Arrows Locate Communist drives north and south of the main American defense line, sawtooth, east of Taejon in South Korea: In, the south the Reds swept to Kwangju, almost at the tip of the peninsula. A U. S. counterattack, cpen arrows, halted a Red thrust along the Taejon-Yongdong highway, but to the north increasing pressure was reported in the area where North Korean columns are moving toward Hamchang and Punggi. The broken line is the approximate line of Red penetration. (A.P. Wirephoto to The Republican-Herald.) WEATHER FEDERAL FORECASTS Winona and vicinity Fair and rather cool tonight and Tuesday. Low tonight 54: high Tuesday 78. LOCAL WEATHER Official observations lor the 24 hours ending at 12 m. Sunday: Maximum, 85; minimum, 61; noon, 78; precipitation, .48. Official observations for the 24 hours ending at 12 m. today: Maximum, 81; minimum, 57; noon, 72; precipitation, .04; sun sets tonight at sun rises tomorrow 'at Additional weather on Page 8.   

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